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The Far Field
Aladdin

Doubled the top knot
Flew out the lattice door
Do what he wouldn’t
Do what he couldn’t do
No lack of ‘wouldn’t’ could be my undoing
No lack of trying
No lack of sighing ‘loo’

Weave songs of loving late
Dream songs of dying
Recite the oakwood flame
Rings count my olden days
I’ve seen the beaches
Breached the peak of ‘please’ and ‘thanks’
I’ve seen my features age
My fingers strange

From the dew
From the dew, of the fields
We grew

And I built a ship for two
It waits for me and you
In the dew of the fields

Is it real?
Is it real?

I’ll show you the way
Just walk beside the low stream until it fades
Into a melon colored field
The wind will know your name
And you don’t have to run
You don’t have to change

Don’t ever change…

We were the candles that lit up the snow on dusty roads
We were the animals breathing life into June just to see faith
Blessed by the cannibal moon and the spoon dipping deep to your nose
Stressed by the distance of shoes and the bridges too far to be named

Was it real?
When we held our hands close to flame
Just to feel

I’ll show you the way
Just walk beside the low stream until it fades
Into a honey colored field
The wind will know your name
And you don’t have to change
You don’t have to change

Love is real
Our love was real
It’s a hand
It’s a hold
It’s a shield

Our love was real
Our love was real
It’s to hope
It’s to dream
It’s to heal

It’s to heal

Time on Her Side

The sea was large today
Just as any other day
But something broke in me
Watching on this winter’s eve

Like a voice, that I’d been trying to hide
Pulled me close
And out into the undertow

I can’t beat it
Oh! The sirens sing me home
Just can’t release it
I didn’t have the strength to go

She’s a garden rose and blossoms head to toe
And even when she leaves her golden shadow stings
I can’t beat it
Every time she goes, cuts me even deeper
If only I’d the strength to go
Like she does

But she’s got time on her side
And she’s free to decide
Because she’s got time on her side
To be young is divine

And scaling the dunes to sea
Where the white wall feeds
Gets me no closer to peace
From the grips that she holds on me
Oh! I can’t beat it
Every time she goes
Cuts a lil deeper
So the wound will never close
If only I could beat it
She wouldn’t look away for woe
But it finds me when I’m sleeping
And wakes me in a fevered low
Like she does

But she’s got time on her side
And she’s free to decide
Because she’s got time on her side
She’s so free, it’s sublime

I just wonder if I’m on her mind
As she’s on mine, all the time
And I want her to know that I’m on her side
I’m on her side

The sea was large today
Just as any other day

Ran

Ingest, where it goes, nobody sees but me
So perfect and so sweet
But the rest, feels incomplete
Like the rabbit’s foot I keep
In the locket, with no key

And I can’t take it, I can’t take this world without
This world without you
I can’t take it, I can’t take it on my own
On my own

On these roads
Out of love, so it goes
How it feels when we fall, when we fold
How we lose control, on these roads
How it sings as it goes
Flight of field, driving snow
Knows the cold

Ran round the wailing world

And what’s a song without you?
When every song I write is about you
When I can’t hold myself without you
And I can’t change the day I found you

On these roads
Out of love, so it goes
How it feels when we fall, when we fold
How we lose control, on these roads
How it sings as it goes
Flight of field, driving snow
Knows the cold

Out of love, so it goes
How it feels when we fall, when we fold
How we lose control, on these roads
How it sings as it goes
Flight of field, driving snow
Knows the cold
Ran round the wailing world

Beauty of the Road

Left out on the road eight years ago
And you left too but I never really thought you would really go
If I knew then—I’s really losing you
I’d change my ways and my mind—fore I lose control

Cuz in a darkened space, we watched our souls replace
And said our ‘goodbyes’
But we didn’t know the shape

And for years now
I been hunting you down
Trying to find out
Your hiding place

Oh, at last!
You’re here in my arms again
And I don’t know how long
So I won’t waste a bit
The beauty of the road—is lost in your eyes—I drift
Softly back to when, we were young and in love

Where does it go?
You spend your whole life wishing and working all you gets the end of the rope
Oh what do we know?
You spend your whole life searching and find the thing you’re looking is what you lost so long ago

And for years now, I’ve been hunting the sound
That soft breath on the back of my neck, got me running…

Oh, at last!
You’re here in my arms again
And I don’t know how long
So I won’t waste a bit
The beauty of the road—is lost in your eyes—I drift
Softly back to when, we were young and in love

You’re here in my arms again
And I don’t know how long
So I won’t waste a bit
The beauty of the road—is lost in your eyes—I drift
Softly back to when, we were young and in love

Oh we were young
And in love
I was young
And in love

Cave

In parting ways
And parting hearts
A dress of leaves blows to the winds
Take these sacrificial remnants—untended
Bashed to dust
And trust distressed
Red cheeks—caved in

I don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
Cuz all we know, is gone and cold
I don't believe anymore
Don't grieve anymore
Cuz all I hold, is all I own

Is this a desperate wish for dying?
Or a wish that dying cease?
The fear that keeps me going and going and going
Is the same fear that brings me to my knees

I don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
Cuz what was gold, is gone and cold
I don't believe anymore
I won't grieve anymore
Cuz all we are, is bled and gone

I am the air, the after
Always in the clouds
Searching for some answer
Parted now, I am the shore—repeated
Becoming air
I'm finally free

I don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
What I can't see, can't hold to me
I don't believe anymore
I won't grieve anymore
Cuz what was gold, is gone and cold

I don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
Cuz what was gold, is gone and cold
I don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
I won't grieve anymore
Won't grieve anymore
For you

Through the Roses

Catch me laughing
Catch me drinking past the dawn
Catch me singing
Catch me beaming—open armed

Don’t watch me weeping
Don’t watch me weep into my palms
Don’t watch me leaving, I’ll be gone

Kiss me mother, Kiss me father
Fore I go
Don’t want to leave you
But I’m sorry... I can’t hold

And you see me, through the roses
Through the lights and the smoke and the screen
I’m no one better
I’m no better than you and I'm scared
Just searching for truth

It’s not easy, just being human
And the lights and the smoke and the screens
Don’t make it better
I’m no stronger than you and I’m scared
I don't know what to do
I’m scared

That I can’t pull through

In the weak of my soul
The temptation to look inside my wrist—it grows
The cut is waiting
The cut is waxing in its hold
The clutch of nothing
The curse of wanting
Takes me whole

And you see me, through the roses
Through the lights and the smoke and the screen
I’m no one better
I’m no better than you and I’m scared
Just searching for truth

It’s not easy, just being human
And the lights and the smoke and the screens
Don’t make it better
I’m no stronger than you and I’m scared
I don't know what to do
I’m scared

But we can pull through—together

Together
We can pull through

North Star

I’ve broken many promises
But this one I would die to keep
When I said I’d be there tomorrow
Beside you as you sleep

I was scared, cuz I’ve lost so many things before
Kept me running from the world and from myself
You gave me second chance and hopes to run to
I couldn’t bare to spend — another day without you

I’ve gotta catch you
Freezing rain can’t keep me away
From your door, from your door

What if the sun don’t shine?
Well then the birds won’t sing
Just then the blizzard came
Covered you, half a world away

Now I’m stuck in this place, without you
Thinking—what should I do?
All I knew—I couldn’t wait—one more night
And if this plane won’t fly
Then I’ll drive…

'Cause I’ve gotta catch you
Freezing rain can’t keep me away, from you

I’m gonna catch you
Blinding snow can’t keep me away
From your door, from your door

What if the sun don’t shine
Well then the birds won’t sing
Just then the blizzard came
Covered you, half a world away, a world asleep
And I was scared
Cuz I’ve lost so many things before
Kept me running—from the world—and from myself
You gave me second chance and hopes to run to
I couldn’t bare to spend—another day without you

Cuz I’ve gotta catch you
Freezing rain can’t keep me away, from you
I’ve gotta find you

Hurricanes can’t keep me away….from you
Fire and chains can’t keep me away…from you
Falling planes can’t keep me away…from you
From you…
From you

Ancient Water

Ancient like the water
Dissolves my selfish leanings and all the others
Guide me
You beside me
With conviction—my lost invention
My child is starving

But you keep me, you keep me
I’ve been locked and you’re the key
You keep me, you keep me
You keep me ’til I’m ready to be free

Too many wasted days and nights
Obsessed with the flickering bits of my life
Forgetting what giving and living can be—what it can mean
First forgiving myself and stepping outside of my own apathy
To see, I just want to be

Patient like the forest
Stood through thousands fallen
Watched the changing evening a million times or more
Lead me to the water
Take me to the other side
And know how much it means, to me

Cuz you keep me, you keep me
I’ve been locked and you’re the key

Too many wasted days and nights
Obsessed with the flickering bits of my life
I’ve forgotten what giving and living can be—what it can mean
First steps to being better is doing the smallest things

Cuz you keep me, you keep me
You keep me I’ve been locked and you’re the key

You keep me, you keep me
You keep me ’til I’m strong enough to see
To be free

Candles

Soften your penitence
It’s not your fate
Release the weight
Of shouldering after-thoughts
Of watching them fade
Oh I can relate
But deciding your innocence
It’s not mine to make
You’re not mine to save

You’re not mine…

Where does it go?
Where does it go?
This one, for the last time
Baby, I know
A little candle like you
Don’t deserve the hurt you’re going through

Let me take it from you

Where does it go?
Where does it go?
This time, for the last time
Baby, I know
A little candle like you
Don’t deserve the pain you’re going through

Let me take it away

You flicker so gently
Yet light up the hall
We dance on the walls

As shadows flee after you
The great and the small
You better us all
You better us…

Where does it go?
Where does it go?
This time, for the last time
Baby, I know
A little candle like you
Don’t deserve the hurt you’re going through

Let me take it away

Where does it go?
It comes and goes
This time, for the last time
Baby, I know
A little candle like you
Don’t deserve the pain you’re going through

You shined a light for me
Reflecting light for you
I’m too far to save
So let me take your pain

Let me take it from you
Let me take it away

Where does it go?
Where does it go?
This time, for the last time
Baby, I know
A little candle like you
Gave me the strength that pulled me through

Now let me take it from you
This sadness from you

Day Glow Fire

Our second step was river quiet
We walked along the Rockies, stones admired
Calcite greens and feather bones divided
Morning’s first born and a day-glow fire

Day glow fire

In your upstairs room, I sit in silence
No longer a guest in your bed
Or in your heart or head
Surrounded by your things and memories entire
Not finding any trace of me
I know it’s time to leave

We used to talk until the sun come up
We used to walk, we used to run

We used to talk until the sun come up
We used to walk, we used to run

I packed my bags last night
I always pick the strangest ways to say, ‘goodbye’
But I had to come and see that this had died
I had to look into your eyes
Just one last time

Just one last time
Oh I had to look into your eyes!

We used to talk until the sun come up
We used to walk, we used to run

We used to talk until the sun come up
We used to walk, we used to run

We used to talk until the sun come up
We used to walk, we used to run

We used to talk until the sun come up
We used to walk, we used to run
And walk into the sun

Shadows

My window opens on your heart
Yet shadows divide our worlds with loss
The light setting, in the corner of my room
Isn't enough, but is it for you?
A melody that trails and falls, yet never fully blooms
Plays like an old song
That’s just out of tune

Why can't you just break free?
Is it the heat dreams, that fevers brought you?

These old shadows (they're just shadows)
They turn me like a screw
And dance the dance of Dante, entreating you

They're just shadows (these old shadows)
Won't let me get close to you
I'm walking a ghost, through the Garden of Eden’s ruins
(I’m tryna get through to you)

The light setting, in the corner of my room
Plays like an old song that's just out of tune
A melody that trails and falls yet never fully blooms
Is it enough? well is it for you?

Why won't you just take me?
Is it the bee's sting that honey haunts you?
Is it the sweet things you fear--you'll lose
If I get near, to you?
Before we’re through…

These old shadows (These old shadows)
Parade you like a fool, you’re living in dust
While a ghost hangs coats on you

These old shadows (They're just shadows)
Crotcheted and trembling, nude
I’m walking a ghost but I wanna walk next to you
I wanna break through to you

The light setting in the corner of my room
Isn’t enough, well is it for you?

The light setting, in the corner of your room
It’s more than enough, for me and for you

For me and for you

Black Rose

Lead not for loss
And you’ll bleed not for long
Lost in streets, unnamed by your fate
Go unplayed, all the records, you’ve reclaimed

But it’s easy, in the winter
Where the white smoke
Rises slow like finding, something waiting
Where no one goes
It makes a sound like dying
Was it trying to say
“I’d give you all and diamonds, just for one more replay”

Just one chance to say

Keep me close, I’ll never weep
My love’s asleep

I’ve kept it close and guarded tight
From dead of night

And laid a cross of iron dross upon my door
The way you laid across our bed some time before

In the winter
There’s a black rose
Its beauty, something blinding
Curling wilding
Through the white snow
It makes me feel like diamonds
Was it dying to say
“I’ll give you all but silence, just for one more replay”

Just one chance to say

“As my lover goes my garden grows”
As she looks away I hear her say
“As my garden grows, my lover goes”
“As we look away, I hear him say”

“Stay.”

Singles
Seasons (Waiting on You)

Seasons change
And I've tried hard just to soften you
Seasons change
But I've grown tired trying to change for you
Cuz I've been waiting on you
I've been waiting on you
Cuz I've been waiting on you
I've been weighing on you

As it breaks, the summer will wake
But the winter will wash what is left, of the taste
As it breaks, the summer will warm
But the winter will crave what has gone
Will crave what has all
Gone away

People change
But you know some people never do
You know, when people change
They gain a peace, but they lose one too
Cuz I’ve been hanging on you
I’ve been weighing on you
Cuz I've been waiting on you
I've been hanging on you

As it breaks, the summer will wake
But the winter will wash what is left, of the taste
As it breaks, the summer will warm
But the winter will crave what has gone
Will crave what has all
Gone away

I've been waiting on you...

Spirit

Trusted, repeated
Candor, uneven - in it's will to find
The right design
The form belongs, to no one
Holding truth

Come see me through
Come through the sea
To bare
And share
The light inside of you

Don't cast away, Don't cast away
Don't let them cast a role for you

Find the sun, force the moon
Loose the earth
For dreams come to those who let them in their guarded room
And open wide your winged-eye
Spirit dives - to catch your truth
For spirit thrives where darkness comes to challenge you

Be more than words
Be more than strength and kind
Be love and blind
To those who come to you

Sing something new
Belief is wet and ghost
Yet, loves the most of what we do

Don't cast away, don't cast away
Don't let them cast a role for you

Find the sun, force the moon
Loose the earth
For dreams come to those who let them in their guarded room
And open wide your winged-eye
Spirit dives - to catch your truth
For spirit thrives where darkness comes to challenge you

Those winter days
Those winter nights
Those days and those nights

Come see me through
Come through the sea
To bare
And share
The light inside of you

Don't cast away, Don't cast away
Don't let them cast a role for you

Find the sun, force the moon
Loose the earth
For dreams come to those who let them in their guarded room
And open wide your winged-eye
Spirit dives - to catch your truth
For spirit thrives where darkness comes to challenge you

Challenge you, challenge you
Challenge you

Sun in the Morning

Mine all mine
Wander
Away we go
Over lines
I won't let go, she knows why
She feeds my soul
She feeds my mind

Sun in the morning
My sun, every morning
My star of the evening
My moon, always beaming

She loves to watch me go
She hates to watch me go
I hate to watch her go
I love to watch her go

That's cause I always know, she's always coming home
That's cause she always knows, I'm always coming home

Sun in the morning
My sun every morning
My star of the evening
My moon always beaming

Sun in the morning
My sun every morning

She feeds me daily soul, she feeds me daily soul
She feeds me daily soul, she talks right to my soul

Sun in the morning
My sun every morning
My star of the evening
My moon always beaming

She feeds me daily soul, she feeds me daily soul
She feeds me daily soul, she talks right to my soul

Sun in the morning
My sun every morning
My star of the evening
My moon always beaming

She feeds me daily soul, she feeds me daily soul
She feeds me daily soul, she talks right to my soul

Doves

We've traded places times before
We were built for making love and not for war
I'm screaming, "Fire! Fire!"
Watching from the door
I'm feeling burnt clean, under your eyes
Putting me out

Ooh ooh, baby don't hurt no more
Ooh ooh, keep from crying
Ooh ooh, baby don't hurt no more
Ooh ooh, ooh baby don't hurt no more

And I feel it go
What we held so slow
Goes so quickly
And I need to know
All I need to know
Is the pain of lying

It's just a little too much on my mind, this time this time
It's just a little too much
On my mind mind
And I'm begging you please, singing

Ooh ooh, baby don't hurt no more
Ooh ooh, keep from crying
Ooh ooh, baby don't hurt no more
Ooh ooh, ooh baby don't hurt no more

Ooh ooh, baby don't hurt no more
Ooh ooh, baby don't hurt no more
Ooh ooh, baby don't hurt no more

It's not for you, It's not for you
It's not for you
It's not for you, It's not for you
It's not for you
It's not for you

Ooh ooh, ooh baby don't hurt no more
Ooh ooh, ooh baby don't hurt no more

Back in the Tall Grass

Home isn't open
It's like, when you get here
The tracks by the creek bed
The minnow's the body
Crawdads with their heads down low
Back in the tall grass
Stinging my cattails, oh!
Looking for brother
It feels like winter
But it's the heart of the summer
We can't go swimming
As long as we slumber

Cuz we're a long way from home
A long way from home
A long way from home
How did we get here?

One step takes me home
Two steps back on my own
Three skips to each stone
Four steps back and I'm gone

And I wanted you to know
I was thinking about you
And you look like a rose
Especially

When I'm a long way from home
A long way from home
A long way from home

How did we get here?
Back to the body
Words jump like salmon

One step takes me home
Two steps back on my own
Three skips to each stone
Four steps back and I'm gone

And I wanted you to know
I was thinking about you
And you look like a rose
Especially

In that backwater
Running through the woods
In that red water
In the mirror
Thinking of you
Spend all day just thinking of you
In the mirror thinking of you
Spend my days just thinking of you
Oh, baby, thinking of you
All day, thinking of you

And I wanted you to know
I was thinking about you
And baby you look like a rose
Especially

Long way from home (Long way from home)
Long way from home (Long way from home)
Long way from home

A Song for Our Grandfathers

Been a long time, in a low place
Surrounded by what I have made
Need to get away
Get away from what relates
And what was done

Cuz it's all over now

Through the woods, I come running to loose leaf
And carve my name
In the lines, there's not a trace
I hear the ghost whisper, and those old eyes watching me
But I feel safe...

Grandfather looking over me

He said:
"Don't make them wait
Gotta go a long way
Let's be brave
Don't make them wait
Nah, don't make them wait"

I sat down, with a coffee on my bent knee
Looking out, at the burnt land, looking back at me
These used to be green crops
And high on a summer breeze
Now it's fallow fields and clear-cut barren weeds
They said that if I stared
The abyss would stare back at me
So I did...
And I felt it slowly creep in me
Save for the smoke, that danced when I took a drag
It made me think about the way it all came to be...

Grandmama watching over me

And she said
"Don't make them wait
Gotta go a long way
Let's be brave, show them the way
Nah, don't make them wait"

Don't make them wait, nah
Don't make them wait

I hear the ghost whisper
And those old eyes watching me
But I feel safe
I feel safe

Light House

When I couldn't see you for the wall
What was that you said?
What was that you said before you called?

And when I couldn't catch you for the fall
What was that you said?
What was that you said?

"Nothing hurts this much"

But I've seen the way
That bodies lie
And bodies tend to break

And I've been away
I've been away too long
Too long to be afraid

But you know
What you know is better
Is brighter

And you know
You know
What you know is better
Is brighter

And this is where we were, when I showed you the dark
Inside of me, in spite of me
On a bench in the park
You said to me:

"This is not you
This is not you
This is not you!
This is not you"

But I've seen the way
That bodies lie
And bodies tend to break

And I've been away
I've been away too long
And I don't know a better place

And this is where we are
In your bed, in my arms
Outside of me
In spite of 'we'

I showed you the dark
And you said to me:

"You know
What you know is better
Is brighter"

"And you know, you know
What you know is better
Is brighter"

Like the Moon

She looks like the moon
She says, "it's your eyes"
She sees everything
She knows me too well

And she looks like the day
She says, "it's the light"
Something in the way she says "goodbye"

And she looks like the moon
So close and, yet, so far
She says everything
She knows me too well

And I can call you "friend"
And I can be the world
Silent chatter held
I won't be around

And I can be a friend
But I won't be around
Silent chatter, bound
Just don't push me out!

And she looks like the moon
She says, "it's your eyes"
She says everything
She knows me too well

And I can call you "friend"
But I won't be around
Silent chatter, bound
Just don't push me out...

We don't have to speak tonight
Just don't say "goodbye"

Making a home in my body
Letting it grow in my body
Taking these chains from my body
Letting it go from my body
Letting it go from my body
Taking these chains from my body
Is harder than you know

Oh!
And she looks like the moon
She says, "it's your eyes"
She says everything
She knows me too well

And she looks like the day
She says, "it's the light"
Something in the way she says, "goodbye"

Just don't say goodbye
I can be the world, tonight

Fall from Grace

You were mine when I was young
Why does it take so long?
When you were here, it was warm
Now it's just a bitter storm

Now I'm older, turning white
Watching days turn into nights
Now I'm older and I'm grave
Tell me, what's been left to save?

Pardon my reflection
In the mirror, at your feet
Before you go, please tell me
"Was it all inside of me?"

I'll leave here in the morning
I'll leave here in the morning
I'll leave here in the morning

You were mine when I was young
Why does it take so long?
Now I'm older and I'm grave
Tell me, "what's been left to save?"

I held you in the morning
In the doorway of the sea
"Pardon my reflection
It was all inside of me."

We slowly fall from grace
We slowly fall from grace
We slowly fall from grace
We slowly fade away
We slowly fade away
We slowly fade away
We slowly fade away
We slowly fade away

A Dream of You and Me

I wrestled by the sea
A loneliness in me
I asked myself for peace
And found it at my feet

Staring at the sea...

All that glitters is gold
Don't believe what you've been told
People lie, people love, people go
But beauty lies, in every soul

I wrestled by the sea
A dream of you and me
I let it go from me
It washed up at my feet
Staring at the sea

All that glitters is gold
Don't believe what you've been told
People lie, people love, people go
But beauty lies, in every soul

If you wait, if you wait for the morning
If you wait, if you wait for the morning
If you wait, if you wait for the morning
If you wait, if you wait for the morning

How long, how long
How long, how long

I asked myself for peace
I asked myself for peace
I asked myself for peace
I asked myself for peace
I asked myself for peace
And found a piece of me
Staring at the sea...

On the Water
On the Water

There are the moments that we save
And the dreams that fade away
And sometimes they come together
And we can walk through the room we made, in the winter
On a bed, made of feather
When our hands held the answers
To life and love and nothing
To life and love, and some things
You just can't pull away

I waited for an answer
You turned towards me, leaving

Body of Mine
Body of Christ
The tongue is left to dine
And takes it's precious time

Your body alive
My body on fire
Give me the chance to burn
One last time

Watching from the shore
A house caught in storm - breathes for the morning
And calls us, without warning
And pleads
To the light in your eyes
"Never stop your lanterns burning..."
I shield you like a candle

Body of Mine
Body of Christ
Can I be the one who saves your life?

Your body alive
My body on fire
Can I be the one you hold tonight?

Can I be the one?
Can I be the one you hold tonight?

Before the Bridge

And I will walk you home
And I will leave you there
I'll take the books you stole
And leave the heart that bared - this soul

I hope you have what you need
(I hope the moon is listening)
I hope you have what you need
(I gave my soul, my body)
I hope you have what you need
(I hope the moon is listening)
I hope you have what you need
(I gave you soul and body)

And if things hadn't changed
I would have buried you deep in my arms
And if things had stayed the same
I would have carried you as far as the stars

Whatever has us now
I can't forget, somehow
For, to forget a love, is to regret
And, what is love, is regret
And, what isn't love is a test

And if things hadn't changed
I would have buried you deep in my arms
And if things had stayed the same
I would have carried you as far as the stars

Do you believe in love?
Do you believe in love?
Hold your tongue...
Hold your tongue...
Do you believe in love?
Do you believe in love?
Hold your tongue...
Hold your tongue...
Do you believe in love?
Do you believe in love?
Hold your tongue...
Hold your tongue...
Do you believe in love?
Do you believe in love?

And if things hadn't changed
I would have buried you deep in my arms
And if things had stayed the same
I would have carried you as far as the stars

Far far away

Whatever has us now
I can't forget, somehow
For, to forget a love, is to regret

The Great Fire

I can't ask you now
But if I could, I'd say the same

And I can't be the wound you wear to sleep, always

And I can't watch you dream
Beside a fire
You made to leave

But if you let me be there, again
If you let me be there, again
If you let me be there, again
I'll be still, won't say a word

And, I will wait tonight
Along a pier, alone in light

And, I will wait in sight, for you to call
In purple night

But, I can't watch you dream
Beside a fire
You made to leave

But, if you let me be there, again
If you let me be there, again
If you let me be there, again
I'll be still, won't say a word

If you let me be there, again
I'll be still, won't say a word

Where I Found You

I remember your smile
The smell of your skin
The way that you walked
And laughed

And I remember our room
And coming home to you
I remember our room
And you

Look back
Hold on to the last
Don't let today push out the past
You've gotta look back, look back
Hold on 'till the last

I remember the drive
With and without you
One road I took to catch you
The other road I took to leave you, where I found you

And I remember the day
We sat in some strange bar
And nothing much to say
Nothing at all

I loved you
And I still do
You know I loved you
And I still do

Look back
Hold on to the last
Don't let today push out the past
You gotta look back, look back
Hold on 'till the last

I loved you
And I still do
You know I loved you
And I still do

Look back, look back
Look back, look back
Look back, look back
Hold on 'till the last

And I loved you
Look back, look back
And I still do
Look back, look back
You know I loved you
Look back, look back
And I still do
Look back, look back

Look back, look back
Look back, look back
Look back, look back
Hold on 'till the last

Give Us the Wind

We set out to find something to hold
When seeking truth the answer is the road
When seeking wisdom the journey is your home
Fight through the wind, fight through the rain
Fight through the cold

We left ourselves behind on dancing wire
The loved ones we left back home will be our choir
Let the doubters be
The stick, the thorn, the briar
Fight through the wind, fight through the rain
Dance in the fire

Don't bless me
No, don't bless me
We don't want your blessings
Don't bless me
We don't want your blessings

Give me the pen
Give me the sword
Let me cut away the darkness, and pin it to the wall
Let us sing a song of beauty as before
Give us the wind, give us the wind
Give us the storm
Give me the pen
Give me the sword
Let me cut away the darkness, and pin it to the wall
Let us sing a song of beauty as before
Give us the wind, give us the wind
Give us the storm

Pushing back the lake
We found something more
Like a song
In a word
Like the heartbreak of birds

And there, beneath the sand
Looking like the rain
We found some god
And the will to change

We set out to find something to hold
When seeking truth the answer is the road
When seeking wisdom the journey is your home
Fight through the wind, fight through the rain
Fight through the cold

Don't bless me
No, don't bless me
Don't bless me
No, we don't want your blessings
Don't bless me
No, don't bless me
Don't bless me
We don't want your blessings
We don't want your blessings

Give me the pen
Give me the sword
Let me cut away the darkness, and pin it to the wall
Let us sing a song of beauty as before
Give us the wind, give us the wind
Give us the storm

Close to None

You look like you wanted home
Far from god, and close to none

I've been waiting for the sun
To wash away those powdered eyes
And I've been wanting to hear a voice
But not a word from, Madeleine

I've been trying
To get back to you
For some time

Darling, I was simply blind
How the mountains play tricks on our eyes

You know the sea has saved
The life you made
The white of waves
The truth of waves

I've been waiting for the sun
To wash away those marble eyes
And i've been wanting to hear a voice
But not a word from...

You look like you wanted home
And now that I've found you
You're not alone

You know me
And I know you(I've been waiting for the sun
To wash away)
You know me
And I know you(I've been waiting for the sun
To wash away)
You know me
And I know you(I've been waiting for the sun
To wash away)
You know me
And I know you(I've been waiting for the sun
To wash away)
You know me
And I know you

Balance

And you can clean around the wound
But if you want it to heal
It just takes time

And you can go up to the Moon
But if you want something to change
You gotta change your life
And take your time

It just takes time
It just takes time
It just takes time
Hard work and your time

And the Sun will leave the room
And leave you to the night
And that's alright

Because before the morning comes
There's a certain calm
And then there's light
It just takes time

It just takes time
A little trust and your time
You can change your life
It just takes time
A little trust and your time

And I can sit and talk
Because I was just like you
So arrogant and brave
Impetuous and blue

But trust me as a friend
And I'll do all that I can do
And I'd do anything for you
Because I want to see you through

It just takes time
Hard work and your time
You can change your life

It just takes time
A little trust and your time...
A little trust and your time...
A little trust and your time...
It just takes time
It just takes time
Hard work and your time

Tybee Island

No illusions
No replays
Heads are watching
Currents wave
Bodies huddle
Birthing flame
I'm a watchman
I'm a slave

Now I'm safe
Now I'm grave
Now I'm safe
And I walk away

If my head slips beneath the sand...
If my head slips beneath the sand...
If my head slips beneath the sand...
If my head slips beneath the sand...

If my head slips beneath the sand...
If my head slips beneath the sand...
If my head slips beneath the sand...
If my head slips beneath the sand...

Grease

We've been here before
In a gravel lot, by the back door
We move the same
We say the same things
And the same song plays on the radio

Time for the show
And the road was long and slow
And I'm growing old
I was a boy not long ago

What happens to youth?
What happened to truth?
What happened to me?
This song won't change a thing

No, but the people want it all
The dancing bear, the bouncing ball
Oh, I hope they want it all...
Or the same song plays on the radio

Time for the show
And the road was long and slow
And I'm growing old
And the highways take a toll

Time for the show
And the road was long and slow
And I'm growing old
I was a boy not long ago

In Evening Air
Walking Through That Door

As processions fade
New hearts doubt
But you are Golden and no one questions it
But who you fake and how you sound
Asks the best of men
To share your sentiment

I want to be the one to help you find those years
That you've been talking about
Dreaming of the South
And all those lost goodbyes
And all those lonely tears
You never got to cry

It never works out right
Unless you're one to follow
Where the silence takes too long
When the night falls--when the night falls oh so slow
And caution isn't ours
When the night falls--when the night falls oh so low
We may lose control

I want to be the one to help you find those years
That you've been talking about
Dreaming of the South
And all those lonely nights
And all those lost goodbyes
You never got to sigh

I want to be the one to help you find those dreams
Because you've been hanging around
Talking about the South
And all those balmy nights
And all those lonely songs
You never got to write

And I'll hold your hand as I walk you through the door
And I'll hold your hand as I walk you through that door
And I'll hold your hand as I walk you through that door
And I'll hold your hand as you held my hand as I walk you through that door
And I'll hold your hand as you held my hand as I walk you through that door
And I'll hold your hand as you held my hand as I walk you through that door

Long Flight

I got back from a long flight
You said you'd meet me there
I've been tripping off constellations and stars
I found you at home, what was our home
With another man, oh man
Been keeping you in my heart

And so I whispered into your ear
"What are you thinking about?"
You just looked up at the stars

And so I whispered into your ear
"Who are you thinking about?"
It couldn't be me

And you can't look me in my eyes anymore
Without the rivers to tend
Because you remember our love was true
But you just needed a hand

And you can't look me in my eyes anymore
Without yourself to defend
You know you hurt me so bad
Just ‘cause you needed a hand

And I went off and saw things I’ve never seen
I really wanted you there
But you ruined what was love
Just ‘cause you needed a hand
Just ‘cause you needed a hand

This is the way that it all falls
This is how I feel
This is what I need
You, by me--right here--by me
Right now

And so I whispered into your ear
"What are you thinking about?"
You just looked up at the stars

And so I whispered into your ear
"Who are thinking about?"
It couldn't be me

And you can't look me in my eyes anymore
Without the rivers to tend
Because you remember our love was true
But you just needed a hand

And you can't look me in my eyes anymore
Without yourself to defend
You know you hurt me so bad
Just 'cause you needed a hand

And I went off and saw things I've never seen
I really wanted you there
But you ruined what was love
Just cause you needed a hand

Just 'cause you needed a hand
Just 'cause you needed a hand
Just 'cause you needed a hand
Just 'cause you needed a hand
Just 'cause you needed a hand
Just 'cause you needed a hand
Just 'cause you needed a hand
Just 'cause you needed a hand

And you can't look me in my eyes anymore
Without the rivers to tend
Because you remember our love was true
But you just needed a hand

And you can't look me in my eyes anymore
Without yourself to defend
You know you hurt me so bad
Just cause you needed a hand

And I went off and saw things I've never seen
I really wanted you there
But you ruined what was love
Just cause you needed a hand
Just cause you needed a hand
Just cause you needed a hand
Just cause you needed a hand
Just cause you needed a hand

Just ‘cause you needed a hand

Tin Man

You couldn't possibly know how much you mean to me
You couldn't honestly look inside my tarot
You couldn't possibly find it in your heart to forgive me
You are the savage sun and scarecrow

And time -- goes by
And you've got a lot to learn, in your life
And the heart's not inside
And I've got to find the one that's just right

You offer all amends in hopes of saving me
You never imagined I could be strong without you
You offer me a branch of peace that bleeds through
The thorns that welcomed me -- now speak truth

And time -- goes by
And you've got a lot to learn, in your life
And the heart's not inside
And I've got to find the one that's just right

And time -- goes by
And you've got a lot to learn, in your life
And the heart's not inside
And I've got to find the one that's just right
Find the one that's just right

I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man
I am the Tin Man

An Apology

This is what I know
The canopy loss of our home
Is a far cry, while I'm away

Tethered to finding a rope
We walk in precarious ways
And go alone at night
To Misery's bed
In Misery's bed, we stay

So far away
So far away
So far away

Here in the tremble and pulse
With the rush and the weight of the world
I am a cannibal, known
Begging the lashes to break

You find me awake in a dream
A scream in the dark, so it seems
Or is that just how it leaves?
The shadow I cast now the breeze

So far away
So far away
So far away
So far away

So this is how it goes
With the loss of our canopy home
That falls with the leaves from the trees
As we pass

And I wasn't there in the last
But I was surely there from the first
Here, in my chest where you burst
I keep the crush
And the weight of the world

So far away
So far away
So far away
So far away
So far away
So far away
So far away
So far away

Swept Inside

By the shattered calls of a mother's arms
All swept-inside like the rosary
That fell away when her girlish charms
Cried out to take on motherhood
She waits by the windowsill
All wrapped in white and puzzling
What happened to the child inside?
Who ran the streets and the days at night...

She says, "Nothing seems the same."
And, "I can't change a thing."
"My body's like a wave, breaking to the sea."
She says, "Everything seems strange."
Locked behind the years

But life is ours to find, in the days at night

There passes a stranger every eve
Who walks himself on a silver-leash
And in his head, the worlds asleep
Or, so the wrinkles in his hands believe
When he was young, he had a dream
To be a star, on the movie-screen
Now it all seems a silly lie
As he walks alone
And, the days on fire

He says, "Nothing seems the same."
And, "I can't feel a thing."
"My bodies like a wave, caving in on me"
He says, "Everything seems strange."
Holding back the tears

And he smiles just like a child
In the days at night

Mother of song
You'll find the right way
To cherish in dreams
All of the small things

Father in time
You'll find a world
That's so perfect and calm
All of the small things

Mother of song
You'll find the right way
To cherish in dreams
All of the small things

Father in time
You'll find a world
That's so perfect and calm
All of the small things

Mother of song
You'll find the right way
To cherish in dreams
All of the small things

Father in time
You'll find a world
That's so perfect and calm
All of the small things

Mother of song
You'll find the right way
To cherish in dreams
All of the small things

Father in time
You'll find a world
That's so perfect and calm
All of the small things

Inch of Dust

A part of me - you have
A part of me - you hold
Apart from me - you stand
And there's parts that you have stole

You collect them in the cupboards
Like the pieces of a puzzle
And nest just like a mother
In the dampness of your sweater
And it's never put together
As I've watched you from the window
Behind the curtains, winter
Moves slowly as a tether
To wrap around you tightly
As lovers will in meadows
To fall in love with shadows
Where the snow is all but melted
And it's never put together
It's never put together
Behind the curtains, winter
Falls slowly as a feather

A part of you - I have
The part of you - I hide
A part of you I hold
The part you left behind

Call on me, I'll be there always

And call on me
I'll be there always

And call on me
I'll be there always

Call me
I'll be there always (Ooo-oo-oo-oooo)

Call me
I'll be there always (Ooo-oo-oo-oooo)

Call me
I'll be there always (Ooo-oo-oo-oooo)

A part of me - you have
A part of me - you hold
Apart from me - you stand
And there's parts that you have stole

A part of you - I have
The part of you--I hide
A part of you I stole
The part you left behind

Vireo’s Eye

A loose, and hazy time
When you were not my Clementine
And I was not your diamond's eye

Bereft, as daisies lie
For our love was not lost in style
You were strong, I was a child

We, we're not kings here
We're not kings here
We're just strangers

We, we're not kings here
We're not kings here
We're just strangers

And Love, has died in song
Carried down by ancient tongues
Ferried around the water's thrum
And winds, along a line
Along a whirl, a lonely girl

To be, to see, to sweat, and bleed
To fall on your sword-on your sword
On your word

We, we're not kings here
We're not kings here
We're just strangers

We, we're not kings here
We're not kings here
We're just strangers

Be still, by my side
For you are not my Clementine
And I am not your diamond's eye
To Sleep!

By right of you, I can't endure
In the light of things, I can't ignore
In spite of all the rose's thorns, and hopeless words, and hopeless works

We're not kings here
We're not kings here
We're just strangers

We, we're not kings here
We're not the kings here
We're just strangers

We, we're not kings here
We're not kings here
We're just strangers

We, we're not kings here
We're not the kings here
We're just strangers
And angels

As I Fall

I can't touch you anymore
I can't tell you how I feel, as I fall
You would walk
Heavy hearts do bury words
Under promises and "anything you wants," you'll have

Like a body without warmth
Feels the blood arrest
And blackens from the cold, I'd cave
For kings and queens misunderstand
Heaven isn't held - but takes you by the hand, so I've found

I can't touch you anymore
I can't tell you how I feel, as I fall
You would walk

Tame your thoughts and let me in
Break your callous ways and press me to your skin
Save a rose

I'd quell your thoughts and let you in
Break your savage ways and press you to my skin
Save a rose

I can't touch you anymore
I can't tell you how I feel, as I fall
You would walk

I can't touch you anymore
I can't tell you how I feel, as I fall
You would walk
You would walk

I can't touch you anymore
I can't tell you how I feel, as I fall
You would walk

I can't touch you anymore
I can't tell you how I feel, as I fall
You would walk
You would walk

You would walk
You would walk
You would walk
You would walk
You would walk
You would walk
You would walk
You would walk

Wave Like Home
Old Friend

I whisper the tongue - like an old friend
I cherish my time, here - alone
I wait in the eyes of the passing night
To help me laugh brushfires again
By the swallow's sleeve, I'm a new hand
Cutting out the shapes that burn me
I can touch the mouths of these child gods
And these true minds that hurt man

And the will - will go up
To the crashing sails
And the crushing wails
Of my old pen
This wind screams - while I'm asleep
And dreams that these white eyes
Will smile again

And the will - will go up
To the crashing sails
And the crushing wails
Of my old pen
This wind screams - while i'm asleep
And dreams that these white eyes
Will smile again

I take to the road like an old man
I cherish my time here - alone
I process the lines of the passing lights
Losing myself, I change my plans

By the western walls- I'm a cursed hand
By the eastern seas - I'm hardly wrong
I can swing myself down from these trees
When I crave a glimpse of weary sands

I whisper the tongue like an old friend
I cherish my time here alone
I swing myself down from these trees
To help me laugh brushfires again

Flicker & Flutter

You'll never know me, cuz you gave that up
And i was taken out with the trash
Taken out with the good
You're holding onto nothing, file me away
With all your broken dreams
'Cuz that's what you are to me

Take me out, take your ring
You gave to me - and I lost
Between the seats
Take me out, take your ring
And everything you ever gave to me

You'll never know me, or crawl so slow
This place is my home, now moving - too late
You in the lantern, flicker and flutter
Sign in my chest hair, "Where are you going."
And "When are you leaving?"
I'm leaving tomorrow. You can't stop me
Is that honesty? Is that enough for you?
It's enough for me. File me away
With your broken dreams
Cuz that's what you're to me

Take me out, take this spider ring
You gave to me, and I lost
Between the seats
Take me out, take your ring
And everything you ever gave to me

How's that for honesty?
How's that for honesty?
Take your ring...

Escape Artist

You look hurt, but it's not my fault
We're wasting time, that's for the birds
I feel cheated somehow
I feel stifled down here
No one here understands me
I feel cheated somehow
It's not my fault

You look sad, waiting for the train
The sun comes down in the rain
You look cracked, with your mirror-broken face
I feel down, seeing you so low
("But it's getting late")
Baby I've got to go

I feel cheated somehow
I feel stifled down here
No one here understands me
I feel cheated somehow
It's not my fault

You get home, you're bleeding for a light
But now it's closed, the only door in sight

Seize a Shark

I go to bite your hair
Who would outweigh
You turned your head so fast you broke my neck
T-t-t-turned, turned me to the nightlife
Look away and the day is cold
Sea my eyes fall out of my head
So fast they roll away
T-t-t-turned me, turned me fucking inside

Another Saturday with you
Another Saturday--i'm missing you all night
I'm missing in my life
Another Saturday with you
Mistaking pain for the feeling i'm missing
You all night, another autumn day
Fishing in your life

Ooh you fucking turned me
Ooh you fucking turned me

I go to bite your hair
Who would outweigh
You turned your head so fast you broke my neck
T-t-t-turned me, turned me fucking inside
Another Saturday with you
Another Saturday--i'm missing you all night
I'm missing in my life
Another Saturday with you
Mistaking pain for the feeling i'm missing
You all night, another autumn day
Fishing in your life

You fucking turned me, ooh you fucking turned me in my life
You fucking turned me, another autumn day
Fishing in your life

Heart Grows Old

Looking for something the Lord would make
Meters of sleep--buried under the neck
Bereave animal dreams, instinct - to keep you
Instance - to bleed you
Instinct
Saturday folds, by the time I put my wishing words away
The sound of an old door laughing
Creaks to signal
Your wishing words were saved

The heart grows old
The heart grows old with you
No one in this world could hope to take your place
The heart grows old
The heart grows old and rues
The end of our days
The heart grows old with you

And it breaks my mind in two
Because I know--and you know
That it was never meant to be
Baby I was just too young
To appreciate all of your seams
Now I'm cutting myself
Watching you cutting yourself
Bleeding myself

The heart grows old
The heard grows old and rues
The end of our days, the heart grows old with you
The heart grows old
The heart grows old and croons
Into the blue--the heart grows old with you

Save me, save me from loving you always
Save me, save me from loving you always
Save me, save me from loving you always
Save me, save me from loving you always

Beach Foam

Standing on a beach somewhere
Looking for something to see
As the beach rolls in, I swear
It's bringing something to me

Maybe one day I'll have what I want
Someone to stand next to me
Until then I'll just wait and watch
As the foam rolls in--to me

Beach foam baby, be my baby
Beach foam
Beach foam baby, be my baby, be mine

Standing on a shore somewhere, looking for something to be
As the beach rolls in, I swear, it's bringing something to me

Maybe one day I'll have what I want
Maybe one day I'll follow the streams
Until then I'll just wait and watch
As the foam rolls in--to me

Beach foam baby, be my baby
Beach foam
Beach foam baby, be my baby, be mine

Beach foam baby, be my baby
Beach foam
Beach foam baby, be my baby, be mine...

Wave Like Home

Grey eyes link these--sharp dawns
Bird-chested
These cornered arms
Half-lit, mirthless, marksman
Of bamboo chute & charm

I took your portrait from the wall
And your picture at the window
Sucked you lemon dry and wept--
Deep in the hall

Who would swallow my life?
And leave me as a child
In the whale I can see the bone
And the muscle in dim-light
Who would swallow my life?
And leave me here to die

In these arms I can feel my home
Breaking from inside

Who would swallow my life?
And leave me here to die
In these arms I can feel my home
Breaking from inside

Little Dreamer

I caught you sleeping here, all wrapped in wool
I caught you sleeping here, almost broke my heart
I found you dreaming
I'm dreaming of you always, always

When I was just a child, a lonely boy
I held onto my dreams, like they could run from me
The hopes I harbored fled - as they often do
But I still dreamed of you
And now my dream's come true

And as we say goodnight, I hold you close and tight
No more raging suns, only waning ones
Like the waxing scar where my lonely heart --
Once bloomed -- before, I met you

My little dreamer, I'll always
Always, dream of you