SOMETHING GOOD

watch the sunset fading/it's a slow, slow burn/if i'm out here waiting for something/i don't know what i should learn/it's so quiet lately/i'm losing my mind/and the highest highs/they just crash on by // until you come around/and i'm starting to feel something/feel something good // do my best just to keep to myself most of the time/rather be alone i don't like the crowds and the noise and the lights/i don't believe in fate/no faith in chance/i don't like small talk/and i don't dance // until you come around/and i'm starting to feel something/feel something good

YOU'RE THE ONE

i know we fight sometimes/there have been nights we've cried/but there is no one i/would rather fight beside/when i'm alone i drift/what brings me home is a gentle kiss/learning how to be/all we want and need // in the middle of the night/you are the one to find the pieces i hide/of a hear that's breaking/a heart that's breaking/and when nothing is right/you are the one to wipe the tears from my eyes/ there'll be no mistaking/there's no mistaking you are the one // neither of us knew what we were getting into/everything you are says we could make it through/and i'm learning how to be/all we want and need //  in the middle of the night/you are the one to find the pieces i hide/of a hear that's breaking/a heart that's breaking/and when nothing is right/you are the one to wipe the tears from my eyes/ there'll be no mistaking/there's no mistaking you are the one

STRANGER

all the people passing by/clouds reflected in tall buildings/your blue jeans with the holes in the knees/those lines in your smile/that bent the boundaries of my heart/like when the morning bends the dark/and everything gets illuminated // i'm a stranger in my life/ didn't heed the danger/the danger in asking an angel not to fly/i've been treading water all this time // vivid vision of your eyes/my heart detected their soft singing/you and me and konstantin's cold blue trees/couldn't help but touch you when we talked/somehow it healed my wounded heart/and everything was illuminated // i'm a stranger in my life/ didn't heed the danger/the danger in asking an angel not to fly/i've been treading water all this time/you fill up my mind in the morning/when i open my eyes/cause me to pause in my bed/in my head when i rise/your memory it whispers/when i lay down to sleep/still my heart making wishes/still the plot of all my dreams //  i'm a stranger in my life/ didn't heed the danger/the danger in asking an angel not to fly/i've been treading water all this time

CANYON

seen those rainclouds coming for a while/that storm in under a couple miles out now/suddenly you're coming back around/and i haven't done the things i should/to keep the water out // carved myself a canyon/and i filled it up with rain/there's a river running through it with your name/now that we are strangers/i'm ashamed i love you still/knowing you have never loved me and never will/let it rain/let it rain/let it rain // golden summers, seaside dreams/drifting on forever so it seems/waking now to find you were never really mine/but i've loved you all this time // carved myself a canyon/and i filled it up with rain/there's a river running through it with your name/now that we are strangers/i'm ashamed i love you still/knowing you have never loved me and never will/let it rain/let it rain/let it rain // you wouldn't let me go/you wouldn't let me in/knowing what i know/would i do it all again // carved myself a canyon/and i filled it up with rain/there's a river running through it with your name/now that we are strangers/i'm ashamed i love you still/knowing you have never loved me and never will/let it rain/let it rain/let it rain

GHOST IN THE DARK

when the nighttime is rising/there's fire on the horizon/i see you standing here/there are some loves that echo on/second chances are gone/i'm angry still and broken/roses in stone bloom forever/in my mind we're young together/i'm driven mad wondering what might have been/i just keep waiting for someone to save me/the sun's breaking through this/and i am waking/i don't know how anybody just moves on // you light up the sky/in the night/like the moon on the water/you are the ghost in the dark/you light up the sky/in the night/like the moon on the water/you are the ghost in the dark // when you walk through my deepest dreams/you don't say anything/i try to follow you/the house falls down around me/darkness surrounds me and i can't find you // roses in stone bloom forever/in my mind we're young together/i'm driven mad wondering what might have been/i just keep waiting for someone to save me/the sun's breaking through this/and i am waking/i don't know how anybody just moves on // you light up the sky/in the night/like the moon on the water/you are the ghost in the dark/you light up the sky/in the night/like the moon on the water/you are the ghost in the dark 

GIVING UP ON YOU

sometimes it's hard to see when it's time to move on/what sense does it make to be tending to a fire when it's gone/but there's smoke so i hope that the flame will take just one minute more/but it's been raining all this time/i been out of my mind/not anymore // giving up, giving up baby on you/now that i've seen the truth/i'm not your fool/giving up, giving up baby on you/now that i've seen the truth/i'm not your fool/i'm giving up, giving up, giving up, giving up, baby, on you // it hurts to know you won't try to change much at all/and how easy it is to turn back to your touch and still fall/ your memory is part of me/i won't forget where we've been/but it's been raining all this time/i been out of my mind/i won't be burned again //  giving up, giving up baby on you/now that i've seen the truth/i'm not your fool/giving up, giving up baby on you/now that i've seen the truth/i'm not your fool/i'm giving up, giving up, giving up, giving up, baby, on you

BURN IT DOWN

dark and beautiful/few as generous as you/charming, disarming and warm/everybody loves you and i don't want to drop my guard/you tell your stories well/laughter fills the room // you like lighting fires/i like being scared/walking on the wire/and the freedom there/you like lighting fires/i like being scared/walking on the wire/and the freedom there/so strike a match on everything now/burn it down/burn it down // all that's good in me/doesn't always rise to fight/sometimes i cross lines/i know i could love you but i don't want to go that far/don't tell your own hell and smile //  you like lighting fires/i like being scared/walking on the wire/and the freedom there/you like lighting fires/i like being scared/walking on the wire/and the freedom there/so strike a match on everything now/burn it down/burn it down

BETTER LIFE

the world don't need your prayers if it means closing your eyes/if you'd ever really cared, i wouldn't leave you behind/but you're wasting my time/too many secret tears/regrets are fast and loud/too many secret fears/well i'm not scared now/of a better life // a better life has been waiting for me all this time/disguised as opportunities for me to feel a sense of peace at night/and be unafraid of all that i've become/everything i've done is building me a better life // it's true, i'm not getting any younger/these days, they aren't getting any longer/so i'll say what needs said/before i'm dead and gone/it's never long //  a better life has been waiting for me all this time/disguised as opportunities for me to feel a sense of peace at night/and be unafraid of all that i've become/everything i've done is building me a better life

LET YOU RUN

i gave you all that i had/the best of me/and i'm not one to hold back/but you wanted to be free/and before, it used to be that you couldn't do anything wrong/not anymore/'cause i've cried the last tears that' i'm ever gonna cry for you // i'm gonna let you run/i'm not chasing the setting sun/take what's left of my pride/and i'm saying goodbye/i'm gonna let you run/gonna let you run // i'm letting go of the past/you're too far gone/though it hurts to look back/i'll sing it in a song/and before, i would have done anything just to keep you here/not anymore/'cause i've cried the last tears that' i'm ever gonna cry for you // i'm gonna let you run/i'm not chasing the setting sun/take what's left of my pride/and i'm saying goodbye/i'm gonna let you run/gonna let you run

WHAT IT MEANS

you really caught me off guard/this wasn't in my plans/didn't know that i could fall so hard and never land/it's getting harder than it's ever been/keeping secrets when my heart so loudly says // want to know what it means to love/want to know how it feels to kiss your mouth/there's no one else above you/i can feel my heartbeat getting loud/and all this time/you never left my mind/tried not to let it show/but i want to know what it means to love you // i can't keep roping the truth in/i'm getting weaker by the day/i just keep hoping to see you again/get up the courage to say/it's getting harder than it's ever been/keeping secrets when my heart so loudly says // want to know what it means to love/want to know how it feels to kiss your mouth/there's no one else above you/i can feel my heartbeat getting loud/and all this time/you never left my mind/tried not to let it show/but i want to know what it means to love you

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WALKING THE WORLD

wrote you a letter but i kept it in my pocket/for 15 years or more/i broke you heart in two/i never wanted to/it's all that i can do sometimes// i'm walking the world with a noose around my neck/ i'm playing my cards with no ace left in the deck/ i'm walking the world/ i'm walking the world/ i'm walking the world alone // i dreamed the strangest things when i tried to be honest/for 15 years or more/i dreamt a man had died/from a sword in his side/he rose and learned to walk again // i'm walking the world with a noose around my neck/ i'm playing my cards with no ace left in the deck/ i'm walking the world/ i'm walking the world/ i'm walking the world alone

RIVER & THE RAIN

been a long time wandering/been a long time weary/spending my whole life waiting/to hear those angels clearly/been a long time coming/been a long time gone/letting my heart lead me home/by the sound of the spiritual song // can you hear that sweet sound/rising with the river and the rain?/carry me home now/in the arms of the angels and the saints/i'll be letting that sweet song/carry my worries away/oh like the river/the river and the rain//done a lot of things wrong/don't a few things right/had my fair share of heartache/fair share of sleepless nights/spent a few years angry/spent a few years lost/spent a few years learning/pride ain't worth what it costs // can you hear that sweet sound/rising with the river and the rain?/carry me home now/in the arms of the angels and the saints/i'll be letting that sweet song/carry my worries away/oh like the river/the river and the rain

ROOSEY ROADS

he joined the navy at 17/passed his years in what he'd seen/when you're half of your father/it's hard to break free/too much in the ground/he left for the sea/he was a blue-eyed Iroquois boy with a heart of gold/coming from a long line of lost souls/she was a good girl/her daddy's jewel/soon to be married cause that's what you do/she had a wild streak that knew no rules/iron-willed irish girl through and through/a dark-haired northern girl with a gaze like fire/growing up in a long war in the countryside // atlantic ocean sky/your stars were all aligned/love happens all the time/but not that kind/not like that night at roosey roads // everybody said it was a holiday fling/love at first sight, there's no such thing/her daddy was dying/she said 'i gotta stay here'/so they wrote letters for near 3 years/in a florida chapel, she said 'you know when you know'/never took that long flight back home // atlantic ocean sky/your stars were all aligned/love happens all the time/but not that kind/not like that night at roosey roads // she married that iroquois boy in '82/and never was there ever a love as true/3 decades and 3 children in/still dreamy eyed/still holding hands // atlantic ocean sky/your stars were all aligned/love happens all the time/but not that kind/not like that night at roosey roads

EMBERS

we sat in the kitchen/tears glistening in our eyes/laughing at sepia pictures/of years gone by/i felt your warmth and a need to touch as much of you as i could // that was a long time ago/we went our separate ways/oh but in my heart i know/there are embers waiting to flame // running on whispers and red wine/loneliness and desire/2 a.m. always found us falling/colliding in fire/dancing around the need to be held again  // that was a long time ago/we went our separate ways/oh but in my heart i know/there are embers waiting to flame // if you pushed me just a little/if you pushed me just a little/if you pushed me just a little  // that was a long time ago/we went our separate ways/oh but in my heart i know/there are embers waiting to flame

ECHOES

you can stop right there/don't tell me anymore/don't go thinking we're like we were before/there's a shadow hanging over us i just can't ignore // you seem content to let it lie/but i can't stand here watching everything around me die/slow it down/there's only chaos in my head/slow it/infinite echoes of the things you said/but no more/but no more // you stay right there/no you're never ok to come that close again/breaks my heart you still don't know who i am/no matter what i say or do/i just can't win // you seem content to let it lie/but i can't stand here watching everything around me die/slow it down/there's only chaos in my head/slow it/infinite echoes of the things you said/but no more/but no more 

CALLING ON ANGELS

what i'm doing/is barely getting by/not really what i had imagined for my life/eyes are tired/muscle sore/tired of rattling every locked door // calling on angels/is there anybody out there?/feel like i've faced hell/there's got to be more/calling on angels // no one can tell me/i don't work hard/sometimes good deeds don't get rewards/i know it's a gamble/not everybody wins/makes it hard sometimes/getting up again // calling on angels/is there anybody out there?/feel like i've faced hell/there's got to be more/calling on angels

AFTERLIFE

i'm not afraid of dying/or being out in the great unknown/the only reason for crying/is being without you for who knows how long/i've got a lot of questions/nobody can answer/when forever reaches for me/as a leading dancer // how will i find you/in the afterlife/tell me if we decide to search the heart of the night/promise me now/somehow, we'll find each other out among the stars/i will always come to where you are // i never saw a reason for everything right and wrong/but it's easy believing purpose in a love this strong/i got a lot of questions nobody can answer/when forever reaches for me/as a leading dancer // how will i find you/in the afterlife/tell me if we decide to search the heart of the night/promise me now/somehow, we'll find each other out among the stars/i will always come to where you are

EVERY SEASON

your eyes brought sweet silence/like heavy winter snow/your lips are hollyhock blossoms/budding in the cold/hair like autumn in late september/touch as warm as the middle of july/you are// every season together/every pain and pleasure/every moment that we ever treasured/i've been chained to a memory/every season together // ten years bound to a fantasy/a prisoner in my head/tortured by lover's clarity/wish i could forget/take away this pain i remember/take me back to the middle of july/you are// every season together/every pain and pleasure/every moment that we ever treasured/i've been chained to a memory/every season together/ every seed is broken/in the field of dreams we've sown/though it seems we were destroyed/what's buried still grows // every season together/every pain and pleasure/every moment that we ever treasured/i've been chained to a memory/every season together

SECRET

you know i'm ready/ready to go/if you'll be there/is all i need to know/and if you wanna/if you wanna take it slow/i'll let my heart go up in smoke // i can keep a secret if you want me to/tell me if you wanna/cause you know i do/oh oh oh oh oh oh // i know i'm acting crazy/so are you gonna save me?/you got me falling fast in love/and if you touch me, babe, i'm a loaded gun // i can keep a secret if you want me to/tell me if you wanna/cause you know i do/oh oh oh oh oh oh

 

WHISKEY SEA

silent in the upstairs

dark in the rooms

long neck bottles on the  floor

rain on the roof

i know i shouldn't stay inside another night

but i've got you on my mind

 

i'm a shell of who i used to be

it's been a hell of a ride to the edge of me

i've been drifting on your memory

sailing away on a whiskey sea

struggling with the simple things

the tv is always on

a stack of last week's dishes

still sitting in the sink

dirty clothes still in the wash

i know i should do my best to get to sleep tonight

but i've got you on my mind

 

90 PROOF

 

you're like whiskey on my lips

oh you burn me with a kiss

you can't steal my heart like this

oh whiskey love

 

oh oh oh oh oh whiskey love

i can't get enough of that sweet burn, sweet burn

whiskey love

 

oh your loving comes on strong

i can't break free from your arms

never could stop at just one

oh whiskey love

 

LITTLE WHITE TRUCK

 

standing on my front porch steps

don't you let me go just yet

need another little kiss goodnight

when mama and daddy turn out the lights

come around and pick me up 

in your little white pick up truck, darlin

pull up slow, headlights out

sitting quiet in the dark just waiting for the sound

of the engine running at the end of the drive

adrenaline rushing tip i make it outside

gotta make a quick getaway  0 don't look back

pick it up, darling, step on the gas

 

in the back of a pick up truck

you and i falling in love

the wind in the wheat fields

wind in the wheat fields

sweet nights in june

holding each other by the light of the moon

we'll be burning so bright

oh oh oh in the back of a pick up truck

 

put the pedal to the metal til the meter reads red

dust in the mirror, dirt on the tread

stop in the middle of a washed out road

stare at the stars and lie real close

2 AM the 2 of us in the back of your pick up truck

 

GLOW

 

i know the road that we can't ever walk again

all of the sweetest moments

along the path of your eyes and your hands

the lines that you trace so tenderly across my face

you know the secret way to my hiding place

when the stars come out, you know which one to follow

 

i try so hard to let you go

but you are the moon, and i am the ocean

always reaching for your glow

 

the novel you gave me on my birthday

stays in a box of letters -

an autographed copy of 'house keeping'

i know you love her

if i'd read between the lines, 

i'd have known you wanted to be mine

if you'd listen carefully, 

you'd know you had the best of me

all those broken hearted love songs were for you

 

chorus

bridge-

 

sometimes anger is wild love, smothered to ash and smoke -

the reason for heated exchanges every time we spoke

did we have a chance at a garden of eden?

guess we'll never know, 

focused on the thorn and not the rose 

 

GHOST TOWN

 

it's half past 1:00 and I'm fighting back the years

telling old john jameson my troubles and my fears

oh but old man JJ has trouble with his ears

oh oh oh oh oh

 

oh i still ride all the old trails in my head

still doing things the way i always did

carving deeper, wider riverbeds

oh oh oh oh oh

 

i'm just a lost soul in a ghost town

a lonesome spirit when the sun goes down

died of the fever of broken hearted believers

ain't nobody live in these parts now

 

every day i've a chance at starting over

the only start i've had is the mirror getting older

i'm only getting more rounded at the shoulders

oh oh oh oh oh

 

my only change is spending my last dime

the pain you feel will remind you you're alive

spend your time running

but you're running out of time

oh oh oh oh oh

 

MARIONETTES

 

it's late and i should go

my defenses and the lights are low

everyone else has long gone home

no on else around to quiet the sound of our desperate hearts

so you cross your arms tight against your chest

tight agains the cold and dark and the question marks

 

there's a rush at the edge of the unknown

will you take me home

will you take me home

 

slow dancing again

a wistful waltz between lovers and friends

love's marionettes

slow dancing again

 

resistance goes to sleep

while we linger in secrets we keep

i should just go home

my eyes on your mouth

if i don't leave now, we can't turn around

so we talk small

afraid to fall again

afraid but leaning in

let the dance begin

 

chorus

 

bridge

so you make a move

start the dance

one step forward

one step back

 

CITY OF MADNESS

 

my heart is a canvas

your memory, van gogh

you're painting a city of madness in me

and i'm losing control

you make me so angry

i'm not over it, no i'm not done

everything you say still drives me crazy

it's obvious i'm still in love

 

i try to keep my sanity - she's a runaway

she roams the streets, won't answer me

when i call her name

you're the only one

you're the only one who can bring me home

 

leathered grief grips me

i'm a locket she holds

i keep my heart shaped memories

and all my past regrets in gold

you make me so angry

i'm not over it, no i'm not done

everything you say still drives me crazy

it's obvious i'm still in love

 

bridge

i'm living in another life when i close my eyes

when the lights go down in the city

dreaming leaves me in a cold, cold sweat

nights i held you that i can't forget

when the lights go down in the city

 

ALL THOSE YEARS

 

when i see a picture of you

it spins my heart and soul

the memories like galaxies

in their soft midnight glow

i have made a thousand wishes

on a single shooting star

what a sight, that light

before it sinks beneath the dark

 

when i feel like i'm riding rapids in the dark

i'm a passenger in a reckless car

when my shoes are made of stone

and i can't outrun my fear

i remember when you were in love with me

for all those years

 

i'll keep you in my heart, my love

like fabled buried gold

the way to you will stay with me

until i'm worn and old

i was afraid to say those sweet words

though i knew then what it was

when 2 friends

fell so deeply, sweetly in love

 

chorus

 

bridge

my dark haired darling

the oasis in your eyes

is a dream in the desert

springing up from forever

oh i'll keep you in my heart

oh my sweet dark haired darling

 

HEAVEN'S DOOR

 

heart burning like a freight train

oh the wheels they never stop

if i could slow the picture down

i'd hold you like a dream

 

there's a light inside your eyes

captivates me, devastates me

there's a darkness deep inside

that defines me, confines me

you're my moon, 

you're my stars

when i'm lying in your arms

 

i'd wait 10,000 years for you

i'd wait 10,000 more

and if i die before you do

i'll be waiting at heaven's door

 

3:30 in the morning

and i'm staring at the clock

if i can close my eyes now

there's still 3 hours before the dawn

 

STRONG

 

been in love with you, baby, since i met you

can't forget you, can't forget you

i've been working up the courage to tell you

to tell you -

 

that i know that love it ain't always sweet

there are things in life that bring you to your knees

what i feel inside my heart 

is anchored deep

so hold on - love is strong

 

i can't promise everything will turn out alright

don't know that outright, don't know that outright

but i promise i will always stand by your side

by your side

 

DRIVING

 

spent a lot of knights

beneath the pale street lights

no radio, just the sound of the rain

just sitting in my car

driving circles in the dark

and waiting, waiting for the dawn

 

but i'm not going home this time

got my eyes fixed on that horizon line

i'm gonna keep driving

 

spent most of my life

living in a strange light

don't know if it's sunset or sunrise

and in my dreams, i'm lost at home

drifting down the back, the back roads

 

chorus

 

bridge

where i'm going is lost on me

but i'm gonna keep driving

 

GOODBYE BABY GOODBYE

 

why you gotta make me cry?

all i did was try, try, try to make you happy

it don't seem right

no, it don't seem right

after all this time  - to leave me standing

 

goodbye, baby, goodbye

 

love was strong when we were young

wild as a hurricane, 

then sot as a summer breeze

somewhere high on that dusty road

when the trail got rough, 

felt your hand letting go

 

goodbye, baby, goodbye

won't waste your sweet time anymore

goodbye, baby, goodbye

 

ALL THAT I SHOULD SAY

 

could have saved a lot of time

if i'd walked a straighter line

i was running blind

with nowhere to go

i'm so tired of hearing my pride 

telling me i got to be strong

when i know it's so goddamned wrong

to watch you walk away

 

when i know what i should say

all that i should say

to make it right

to make it right

i know what i should say

all that i should say

to make it right

to make it right

all that i should say

 

i'm just as weary of saying i'm sorry

as you are of hearing the same old sad story

i'm tired - tired of being wrong

 

HALLELUJAH

 

in my dreams i'm with my father

we are kneeling in a chapel, faces veiled

and i seen the ghost of jesus

he said he finally found an answer to my prayers

hallelu- hallelu-hallelujah

 

a young girl squanders silver

staring down into the well of broken hearts

spends a fortune casting wishes

finding light is not the silver but the stars

hallelujah

 

when there is not a tongue to tell the sorrow i have known

the sorrow i have known

the music leads me home

 

in my visions there are flightless angels weeping

tell me, where do i belong

when i cannot find the strength to lay me down

before that holy golden throne

 

when there is not a tongue to tell the sorrow i have known

the sorrow i have known - the music leads me home

 

THE WAR

 

tired of the war tonight

put myself through hell over what's right

i haven't been sleeping that well these days

when you asked me, i couldn't tell you

what's been keeping me awake

 

it's you i want

it's you i want

 

tired of the war tonight

there will be no messenger

no signs, no flashing lights

just you.

 

ROSE-COLORED LENSES

 

i still expect for you 

to tell me which way i should go

i'm still afraid of everything i think i should know by now

 

take off your rose-colored lenses

deal with the consequences

nothing is ever what it seems

the more i see, the less i know

the further i travel, the further to go

the further to go

 

i keep waiting for permission

to say how i feel 

tell me under what conditions

can't i say what's real

 

RAINMAKER

 

you bring the rain

i'm just fine, til someone says your name

see them big black clouds on the horizon

and that water line starts rising

 

you, you're the rainmaker

you, you're a heartbreaker

i'm soaked to the bone

all i got is whiskey 

killing off the cold

all those girls do

what you tell them to

everybody rains for you

 

LONG WAY DOWN

 

it's heartbreak, 

making the same mistakes

as you did before

you said no more

but nothing has changed

it's a strange scene

when truth ain't a good thing

when it's love that brings somebody pain

 

it's a long way down

when you come around

you take me high

you take me low

when you go, 

i know it's gonna be a long way down

 

and sometimes 

a little red wine

helps get me through 

thoughts of you i'd rather leave behind

 

WALKING THE WORLD

 

wrote you a letter

but i kept it in my pocket

for 15 years or more

i broke your heart in two

i never wanted to

it's all that i can do sometimes

 

i'm walking the world with a noose around my neck

i'm playing my cards with no ace left in the deck

i'm walking the world

i'm walking the world

i'm walking the world alone

 

i dreamed the strangest things

when i tried to be honest

i dreamt a man had died

from a sword in his side

he rose and learned to walk again

 

BLACK PINES

 

when the sun has set o'er the last crest

and you see the trees' silhouettes in the far west

meet me under the old stone bridge

where we promised once to go

no one will know

 

on a moonless night

the stars in the heavens will be our only light

we'll run blind

through the old black pines

 

bring a change of clothes

and your warm coat

when the storms in the north blow

it will grow cold

we will reach the river's mouth

before the land turns gold

no one will know

 

WE BOTH KNOW

 

you used to look my way just a little too long

and i'd sing while you strung me alone

when you brushed my hand

or stood just a little too close

oh you can't pretend that you just didn't know

 

cause we both know that's a lie

oh don't even try to hide

cause we both know, we both know

that's a lie

 

if i told you with the truth in my eyes

that i'd fallen for you

would you be surprised

or would you say you never knew?

oh you can't get away with saying that you miss me

and all those times that you nearly kissed me

you can't say, can't say you didn't know

 

HANNAH'S HYMN

 

grandmother hannah,

my mother said you prayed for me

did those prayers search the whole earth

the whole earth for me?

to cling to me, when i came to be?

to cline to me, when i came to be?

 

straightened your spirit with the bend of your back

and knelt down

down in the dust and light and humility

to whisper prayers into the gaps in the wooden floors

to whisper prayers into the gaps in the wooden floors

 

your eyes covered by your hands

strands of your dark hair glowing in the light

all your pleading and your covering

your words rising 

like the smoke of burnt offerings

like the smoke of burnt offerings

 

someday i'm gonna rise up

leave this body behind

someday i'm gonna rise up

spread my wings and fly

 

 THE RED WEST

 

there's an angel on my bedroom windowsill

she don't fly but she still sings

she says her eyes are tired

from the weight of heavy things that she has seen

 

with a heart like the red west

fading slowly into the darkness

don't close your eyes

 

there's a see-through man

with a sign that says 'spare change'

you see his shoes are worn 

from the weight of indifference on his head

he don't cry but it still stings

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY KATE LYNNE LOGAN (C) 2014.