40 FT/1000 MILES

We feel a fight looming but too indifferent to yell

You have to feel something not through me

I won’t go to bed angry, I’ll just go alone

Drama can, can be a necessity

The deafening silence leaves a ring for days

I can’t be your only link to sanity

Live our lives from across an empty room,

Whole separate people, exist in the in between

Cause 40 feet is a thousand miles

40 feet is a thousand miles

Close the door so softly, keep things serene

You’d have to say something I might not like to me

I was dreaming of ordinary life

What a waste of such a good fantasy

Put the pedal to the floor, look away

you have to want something besides me

Heavy air, like before a springtime storm,

you gotta love something besides me

Cause 40 feet is a thousand miles

40 feet is a thousand miles

Feeling high, but brought down to size

That downward line becomes my daily ride

It’s like good good wine opened too late at night

Feeling I’ve failed, but all that’s left is what feels right

Cause 40 feet is a thousand miles

40 feet is a thousand miles

ADELAIDE

Don’t you worry I don’t have the brains

To even think to run away

It’s amazing how far we’ve come

With teeth still in our gums


And you’re on your way

Back to Monterrey

I’ll sit here instead

And sing “Adelaide”

Adelaide, Adelaide


Feels like we’ve been here before

Taking the lead just to even the score

You have to be so far away

Just to keep me at arm’s length


And the point is made

Time to act your age

On a different page

I still sing “Adelaide”

Adelaide, Adelaide


There’s still so much distance to go

From your hair down to your toes

I wonder what your doin’ now

While I’m up and down your in and out


And I’m lain to waste

Can’t say I’ve prayed

But I still have faith

and sing “Adelaide”

Adelaide, Adelaide

AROUND THE SCENE

 I need space to breathe

To wrap around

Thoughts unbound

Aside from these

pleasantries

There ain’t no other place to go

And your mind’s all been made

So put on your make up

And make your way around the scene

Move with the rhythm

Hoodwinked and hidden

Barely ever missing a beat


In sum, it fell apart 

Adding up to less than desired

And the fault lies in the stars

We were forged in the heat and the fire


On a lead, so promising

When it shows you never know

And yeah, we’re green

and stumbling

And now we’re bound to confound

And your faded and laid up

A waste of a day off

But made your way around the scene

Moved with the rhythm

Hoodwinked and hidden

Barely ever missing a beat


In sum, it fell apart

Adding up to less than desired

And the fault lies up in the stars

We were forged in the heat and the fire

BALLADS & BABIES

Ballads & babies

A solipsistic maybe

Moving’ from the city

Here’s to brand new beginnings

A mortgage to levy

The debts are getting’ heavy

It’s time to get steady

Getting’ real already

Everyone’s meant to move on

born to grow strong

So honey grab the reigns and hold on

We’re bound to see

If we’re meant to be

So honey grab the reigns and hold on

Ballads & babies

A sentimental craving

Move out to the country

Create something from nothing

A garden to harvest

The livin’ is honest

The season upon us

Little babies in bonnets

And ballads to balance

The happy and the sadness

The reason for being

Is so we can have at it

Don’t know how it happens

But one can imagine

The setting’s every ready

For life automatic

Everyone’s meant to move on

And born to grow strong

So honey grab the reigns and hold on

We’re bound to see

If we’re meant to be

So honey grab the reigns and hold on


BOTTLE CHRONICLE

In mid July I felt the freeze up

hello from the bottom of the bottle

Hello, hello it’s in the tidal

And you won’t come by until I cheer up

It’s gonna be a while

But you can try again tomorrow

I’m right in the storm/ in the eye of the beast

the center attention of the sweetest disease

I’m writing a story that I wouldn’t read

But once it gets started gotta make it complete

In any amount or more, I couldn’t agree

I was in mid-stride and then I seized up

I didn’t want to go there

But I did it wasn’t from nowhere

Signals collide and they won’t let up

sometimes I indulge in the despair

Sometimes I act like I don’t care

I’m right in the storm/ in the eye of the beast

the center attention of the sweetest disease

I’m writing a story that I wouldn’t read

But once it gets started gotta make it complete

In any amount or more, I couldn’t agree

Essentially trapped in the bottle

I’ve traveled so far but where did I go

Went into town I’m set to rewrite

to steady myself I’m at the helm right now

But somehow going down in the swell.

I’m right in the storm/ in the eye of the beast

the center attention of the sweetest disease

I’m writing a story that I wouldn’t read

But once it gets started gotta make it complete

In any amount or more, I couldn’t agree

BREATHE IN A DREAM

In wisdom we’re wide awake

To contemplate

Lives, and lessons learned

In the dark of night

The quiet ride

Waiting for the return

Of a new moon

The essence projected

Reflected of the one

Undying love


All in all we’re family

Partial truths speaking

Relatively, it seems

And together

Together we breathe


Lit up electrified

Like Leo rising

Brighter and brighter we grow

It’s written in 

What the stars have penned

Assigned like playing a role

So choose

To use

This presence, so precious, directed

We become

The sun


All in all we’re family

Partial truths speaking

Relatively, it seems

And together

Together we breathe

DARKNESS UNLIGHTED

I won’t say it again

won’t you just let me in

and maybe we could talk about it

it’s colder than sin

like hell frozen

in the darkness unlighted

Can't unlock the door

Better off in a pile on this floor

Know we gad the best, best laid plans

You'll always be the light, that pulls me out if bed

I'll never want what I know I gave to have

But it's been what it's been

I won’t say it again

won’t you just let me in

and maybe we could talk about it

it’s colder than sin

like hell frozen

in the darkness unlighted

Thought i was your best

best of friends

Can’t turn it on and off

I cringe at losing this

but if it’s what you want

then I’ll be gone

it is what it is

I won’t say it again

won’t you just let me in

and maybe we could talk about it

it’s colder than sin

like hell frozen

in the darkness unlighted

I know you won’t give

until the bitter end

but damnit, I’m trying

I won’t say it again

won’t you just let me in

(with chorus)

Won't say it again, can't let you in

No more to say about it

The air feels so think, I can hardly breathe in

Won’t say it, won’t say it, won’t say it again

DOMINO

Oh, nothing like letting go

Finally something to set me free

Been stacked up and down a row

Waiting for what is awaiting me

Sometimes it’s like I don’t even know

Why we bother at all

It’s only ever meant to come around

Stood up only to fall

I just want it real

Something to feel

Brought to my knees

I wanna sense it all

I wanna relate

Some time to be create

Commiserate before it’s back to old….

DOMINO

Now it’s like a cannonball

Barreling down after me

Some say it’s unstoppable

Easy as shooting the breeze

Sometimes the order’s a bit too tall

A rollercoaster ride

It’s only ever meant to come around

Same old, just black and white

I just want it real

Something to feel

Brought to my knees

I wanna sense it all

I wanna relate

Some time to create

Commiserate before it’s back to old

With a brand new name bending under the weight

Before it’s back to old…

DOMINO

I just want it real

Something to feel

Brought to my knees

I wanna sense it all

I wanna relate

Some time to create

Commiserate before it’s back to old

With a brand new name bending under the weight

Before it’s back to old

It’s hard to maintain, but it’s all in a day

Before it’s back to old… DOMINO


FINAL PLEA

If i'da known you was gonna lead

To the promised land and the far between

The few of us, it had to be

You of all, it's fine by me

I'd be better off to believe

We're in the hands of destiny

And where it goes is where we'll meet

The two of us, in a final plea

I don't know a lot of things

But it feel like i grew wings

And we're floating on, and flittering

Where angel come, come to sing

And far behind, far below

We must return but we'll take it slow

To attend the world, tenderly

I rattle off a final plea

And it's so damn loaded

To defend this moment

Feeling like we found our place

But we can never own it

It's all in doubt

I'll take it anyhow

I'd hate to let you down

If i'da known you we're gonna leave

To provide by other means

While I'm holding on to a dream

To have it all, everything

You'd be better off to believe

In a certain truth, in destiny

But there it goes and there I'll be

On a limb, in a final plea

FOREVER, FOR SURE

We stumbled on a kiss

This heart of mine

Is always trying to make

Water into wine

To turn it on it's often

To decide

What it might become

Given the time

Maybe it's not forever but baby

I know that it's for sure

I can tell you what you think

Is on my mind

But you already know

That's it's defined

I can only imagine

What it would be like

So let's pretend

We'll make it through the night

Maybe it's not forever but baby

You know that it's for sure

How I know it all too well

I see your silhouette

Lost into the bed

And It's anybody's guess

How it all began

Or where it will end

This feels so intense

I intend ...To attempt...To surprise... To arrest....

Maybe it's not forever but

Baby you know that it's for sure


HEAVY WIND

A heavy wind

An aching grin

I was so sad to see you go

I’m vitally in need of you

Like to live I breathe

Unaware, beyond repair,

Broken walls are crumbling

You’re my world, I hope you know

And you do because I told you so

As situations often go

I’ll be driving along the edge of the bay

it’s as big as an ocean

And a good good love will still only leave me half broken

A new approach

She kindly spoke

Ties her shoes and gets up to go

I see her there in my rearview

Walking down that old tired road

I turn the key, a rumbling

used up themes on the radio

where do ya go to get low

with the lights on over every door?

As situations often go

I’ll be standing along the edge of the bay

it’s as big as an ocean

And a good good love will still only leave me half broken

I see the sky and mountain pass

With only you on my mind

It seems as though, this might pass

But for now it’ only you on my mind

As situations often go

I’ll be standing along the edge of the bay

it’s as big as an ocean

And a good good love will still only leave me half broken


I DO

My heart is full and satisfied, Like a new sunrise

A new set of eyes to set, On the horizon


What do you say, Would you be my bride?

And by my side, We’ll sing the soundtrack of our lives 


Our days are sweet, right from the vine, like strawberry wine,

We'll savor our time, to be with each other


The best is left, on the road of life, an adventure that's right

Along for the ride, and breathing all that good air


I do- I do cherish you, (and) in darkness and in light

I do-  I do promise (to) to the moon have and to hold

I do- love you  (always)

I do, I do

In wind and waves, and far from shore, we’ll keep our north,

And float on towards, to wherever the sun sets

As stages turn, and the tour goes on, we’ll play our song

And I’ll sing along, beside you the whole show

These words bestow us, Two entwined

Committed in-kind, A love re-a-lized, a love alike something higher

On this new day, for all all to hear

And so sincere, I and you and we, are one in another

I do- I do cherish you, (and) in darkness and in light

I do-  I do promise (to) to the moon have and to hold

I do- love you  (always)

I do, I do

If it Sings


She wants a song that moves

i guess she wants to groove

she wants to break the mold

I’d like to help her out some

but it’s hard to break apart from

all the laws and faint embrace

we try to make

She wants a song that goes

she likes them the most

but can also slow it down

Just have to sort it out from

the top to the bottom

it’s in there somewhere

it between

the middle ground


Nod your head if that’s what you mean

about shining like a diamond right

Tap those feet so approvingly

I’d like to hear that you’re proud of me

Now shake those hips

If it sings

can’t promise you anything

Nod your head if that’s what you mean

She wants a song that says

more than words can

but it’s gotta have heart

i’d like to bring it up some

and yell it from a mountain

but it’s a good long climb and

down it falls

to the other side.

Nod your head if that’s what you mean

about shining like a diamond right

Tap those feet so approvingly

I’d like to hear that you’re proud of me

Now shake those hips

If it sings

can’t promise you anything

Nod your head if that’s what you mean

IN THE FLATS

Pour a little salt in my wounds

Been at it for days, baby

I’ve been missin you

Like to hold you

You know I do

Let it all out 

Tell me, are you feeling it too?

Got to high tail, got to make a move

It’s simple enough

It’s what, it’s what happens to fools

Baby baby I’m a fool for you

So let’s get drunk and undone

There’s only room for two


What you afraid of

Giving it all up?

As far as they know, honey 

We’re just friends

Lets try it just once

If something good comes

If you like it we can do it again

It’s not an unforgivable sin


I’m aching at the thought of you

I want it more, even so that it’s

Forbidden fruit

I need ya now, you know it’s true

It’s heating up and my blood 

Is burning for truth

It’s a hot day to play it cool

Out in the flats its a fact you got

Work to do

And I know he’s gonna miss you too

But let’s get high on wine 

Until it turns us rouge


What you afraid of

Giving it all up?

As far as they know, honey 

We’re just friends

Lets try it just once

If something good comes

If you like it we can do it again

It’s not an unforgivable sin



INNER MIDST

What am I but a man

With this mind with these hands

I pray thee

With one breath

One love

I possess so much

Patiently


So guide me now

Lead the way

Open up this mind this flame

Grows bright, won’t break

Can you feel it now

Show me how to


Get high, well on the way 

Inching ever closer to that final escape

I’ve been down in a shadow of doubt

But getting ever better from here on out


In the Inner-Inner-Inner Midst

In the inner-inner-inner midst

In the inner-inner


What are we if not united

In our hearts, with the land

We hope to see

With one breath

One love

I possess so much

Patiently


So guide me now

Lead the way

Open up this mind this flame

Grows bright, won’t break

Can you feel it now

Show me how to


Get high, well on the way 

Inching ever closer to that final escape

I’ve been down in a shadow of doubt

But getting ever better from here on out


In the Inner-Inner-Inner Midst

In the inner-inner-inner midst

In the inner-inner


What time better to wake up, than now?

What time better to wake up, than now?

What time better to wake up

You got time, you got to take a

Good look, long look at your Self


What time better to wake up

You got time, you got to take a

Good look, long look at your Self


What am I but a man

With this mind with these hands

I pray thee

With one breath

One love

I possess so much

Patiently


So guide me now

Lead the way

Open up this mind this flame

Grows bright, won’t break

Can you feel it now

Show me how to


Get high, well on the way 

Inching ever closer to that final escape

I’ve been down in a shadow of doubt

But getting ever better from here on out


In the Inner-Inner-Inner Midst

In the inner-inner-inner midst

In the inner-inner



INNOCENCE

I get the feeling I'll get along again

I'm hoping it all goes to the wind

And all of the odds that we're up against

I can remember when

There was just innocence

When, when we were young

We never had to worry about the problems

Of the world we see them now

With heavy eyes

It's in demise

And I walk alone late at night

With occasional street light

Up ahead, I hang my head

And take a breath

And then a step

But I get the feeling I'll get along again

I'm hoping it all just goes to the wind

And all of the odds that we're up against

I can remember when

There was innocence

I can remember when

We were innocent

One, one just ain't enough

To get me through it won't solve

The heavy looks in a crowd

Now I sit aside

I can't decide

If it's all that we expected

Of the life we elected

We'll mend in time

I'm yours tonight

I can't deny

I let it it fly

But I get the feeling I'll get along again

I'm hoping it all goes to the wind

And all of the odds that we're up against

I can remember when

There was sweet innocence

I can remember when

We were so innocent


KEEP YOUR U

This game can be harder than it looks 

then bring about as much joy as you’d want

Don’t worry about what other people have

Cause no one knows what lies in that next draw

No matter what you plan, the board may change

Your heart will want to follow suit

Just use your head, your gut, your grace, and keep your U

Drew a J, we joked how life is like a game

Don't plan to win, know it’s partly luck 

Make the board a place that everyone can play

Be open to ask for help when you feel stuck

It’s fine to gloat, just not for very long

Take special care to help a novice learn

Let rivals have a win sometimes

You’re better than a four letter word

With a C, conclude all vowels are out of reach

Or all your options bore and seem mundane

You can make a slew of words that just don’t matter

But sometimes a single one can change the game

Surround yourself with people who will play 

Don’t plan to block another with your turn 

The cumbersome letters count the most

Revel in someone else’s triple word

Now an H, Heaven knows how time will fly

Even if that hourglass stays put away 

So try to hit every corner of the board

There a finite pile of tiles in that bag

KINGDOM

Born and raised, by the way

still trying’ to hammer it down

Night and day swing away

followed up by tidal waves

We’re always on our way out

a rumbling underneath

Take a trip through looking glass

flip everything around

Far beyond right and wrong

and accept the meaningless

nostalgia now and anon

saddled with a new gift

What was once unknown is found

I introduce myself to the crown

Can’t describe what’s at stake

Searching’ for the greatest escape in the sound

The Kingdom come 

to nights in the round

A mind’s eye in the grey

colors gather around

time to play reindeer games

and quietly disengage

while shouting out loud

as demon days demonstrate

Take a sip from the glass

let it filter throughout

inner sanctuary haven

and it’s all a fantasy

when you pull it apart

go through hell to get to heaven

What was once unknown is found

I introduce myself to the crown

Can’t describe what’s at stake

Searching’ for the greatest escape in the sound

The Kingdom come 

to nights in the round

LOW ROAD

How About a change

a change from what you used to know

So I hear you paint

why don’t you go on and paint me on into your life

How bout a chance

a chance to maybe lose control

A little romance

So cool and yet so mercurial

The sun set on your plans

your plans they never rise again

what you do and how you act

I’m never gonna understand

Are ya through

through with all your childish games

You had me fooled

There’s no more ground left to gain

On the Low Road tonight

we can never get it right

just wanna live love divine

on the Low Road tonight

Call it strange

I just want you to know who I am

Call it deranged

It always seems to work out in the end

There’s nothin to lose

but losing’ ain’t the only thing

You broke all the rules

the rules they all rigged now anyway

On the Low Road tonight

we can never get it right

just wanna live love divine

on the Low Road tonight

MARIGOLD

The pain comes and goes/ won’t let you be

won’t blind you/ but you can barely see

The violent survival won’t stop

and they call it suffering

The solid ground beneath your feet

confined to

and it can’t set you free

The latest thing

think spring arrival

but living among the weeds

Only/ sometimes/ can’t reach/ sunshine

My lonesome marigold

celebrate your soul

Solitude will give one room to grow

(To grow)

The dawn breaks a little late

it’s safe to say

that you can barely believe

In anything beyond the Fray

and it’s so stifling

But at seventy degrees

nothing beats sitting’ so comfortably

The latest thing/think spring arrival

and it’s all gone to seed

Only/ sometimes/ can’t reach/ sunshine

My lonesome marigold

celebrate your soul

Solitude will give one room to grow

(to grow)

MY OH MY

My oh My we’re here at last

made it through a mess and back

to begin once again

Older now but good as new

I’m thinking this and you are too

is where we should have always been

oooh oooh oooh…

We’ll find, find a way

a way to see it through until it’s me and you

It’s fine, oh it’s fate

there’s nothing more you can do so take a breathe or two

My oh My we’re here at last

made it through a mess and back

to begin once again

Older now but good as new

I’m thinking this and you are too

is where we should have always been

oooh oooh oooh…

A side, side to sway

swaying to and fro

but it’s you i’m looking for

my mind, oh it’s made

sign me up we’re enrolled

let’s take this where it goes

My oh My we’re here at last

made it through a mess and back

to begin once again

Older now but good as new

I’m thinking this and you are too

is where we should have always been

oooh oooh oooh…

ONE FINE DAY

One fine day

I woke up and decided

I’m gonna live my life

The way I would’ve wanted

Cause, after all, we do Is

echoing echoing

On to no end

Great wide waters

And a fire burnin’

Only what remains

Of such a burden

Cause, after all, we do

Is rest assured reckoning

For every time

We sounded the alarms

Cause life was too hard,

Just trying’ to find just who you are

And in time you will see

Just what you will bring

One fine day

I woke up and decided

I’m gonna live my life

the way I would’ve wanted

Cause, after all, we do

Is rest assured reckoning

For every time

We sounded the alarms

Cause life was too hard

Just trying’ to find just who you are

And in time you will see

Just what you will bring

OUR WORLDS ALIGN

Spoken through the trees

Ancient melodies

Stories upon stories

At heights above the trees

A matter of degrees

Swerving constantly

Threading through the moment

And whatever that may mean

A raven in the cave

Cardinal on Mother’s Day

Vultures in Dakota

And home to sandhill cranes

La da da da da

La da da da da

La da da da da da da da da da da da

In this state of mind

I find

It’s less about the way i try

But instead let the guardians guide

With familial pride

Rely upon the wisdom of

The years they learned and lived and loved and died

Our Worlds Align

La da da da da

La da da da da

La da da da da da da da da da da da

In this state of mind

I find

It’s less about the way i try

But instead let the guardians guide

With familial pride

Rely upon the wisdom of

The years they learned and lived and loved and died

Our Worlds Align

Our Worlds Align

Our Worlds Align

OUT OF THE NEST/INTO THE FLOW

A chill baby says she got eyes for me

What she sending out ain't hard to read

Wheels are moving' in this motormind

Well I'm all on board to enjoy the ride

Never for a minute did I hesitate

This thing called love, It ain't hard to make

And how, with a look around,

It's hard to breathe I need mouth to mouth

I knew I'd fall, but not this hard

That boy, my doorstep, his guitar

A checked off list, save just one thing

I added on unwillingly

Didn't sleep that night, and not much since

Afraid our time'd go by and all I'd miss

that smile, my heart it's too much to bear

It's hard to breathe, gotta get some air

And it's so-o-o far away, 

So-o-o far from safe

And it go-o-o-es, Take it as it comes

We’re out of the nest and into the flow

Wound up in a frenzy in a bout of love

Sick to the thought of it wearing off

Up close she into mine

Lost each other in these idle eyes

A pretty little lady stood me on my head

And spin me around she ain't done yet

Got me movin like I hit the road

At the end of it is a pot of gold

Under the weather, sick with love

Over on the counter, talking of

things that showed up later in my dreams

you and me baby, make a winning team

My world got turned inside out

swept off my feet, the ground's in doubt

So come on over here I'm feeling cold

Let's drift away towards that pot of gold

And it's so-o-o far away, 

So-o-o far from safe

And it go-o-o-es, Take it as it comes

We’re out of the nest and into the flow

OUTER SPACE

I checked the weather there

Maybe it’s unseasonably cold

Since the energy of you loving me is gone

Or a higher power

Is sympathetic to me

Looks like it’s mostly sunny

Your tired voice

calling me darlin’ on my voicemail

will be the death of me

I didn't sleep that well last night

I didn't sleep that well last night

I didn't sleep that well last night

I told you I loved our stillness, but this one feels like I won’t move again

The beginning of an era or my punchdrunk heart, breathing in your air

I just smoked two of your brand of cigarettes to remember the taste of our

first kiss, it worked

You’re so much more than 1200 miles away, you’re there. I’m in outer space

Played radio 8 ball

Heard Jolene again

The last time, you sang it, I couldn’t even breathe

The space and distance grows

New songs and pictures there

Soon it won’t even seem like you and me were real life

A playlist of love songs

That kiss in a handstand

A piano bench in a ditch along the road

You were my major lift

You were my major lift

You were my major lift

I told you I loved our stillness, but this one feels like I won’t move again

The beginning of an era or my punchdrunk heart, breathing in your air

I just smoked two of your brand of cigarettes to remember the taste of our

first kiss, it worked

You’re so much more than 1200 miles away, you’re there. I’m in outer space

POTENTIAL TO GROW

Wash over me

The cloudiest light

A spirit revived 

In the smoke and the screens


The here and now

Up against the there and then

Connecting all the dots and images

The field of view

Is widening

So tend to those awkward ways

You’ll be tempted to laugh


Because the harder you try

It slips from your grip

With your fists to the sky, screaming

Why me, oh my

A much wiser approach

Build your heart an abode

And live in that place 

The pure light of your soul


With potential to grow

Potential to grow

With potential to grow

Potential to grow


What you think about

You bring about

So follow that vision, don’t

Turn it around

The field of view

Is widening

So tend to those awkward ways

You’ll be tempted to laugh


Because the harder you try

It slips from your grip

With your fists to the sky, screaming

Why me, oh my

A much wiser approach

Build your heart an abode

And live in that place 

The pure light of your soul


With potential to grow

Potential to grow

With potential to grow

Potential to grow

SAINT OF THE DAY

If I take an honest look at myself

I see me as somebody else

we get along, but its been a long

some odd year

i sit upon a fallen log

it is my peer


And I make a promise to you my pain

to you I fully embrace

and shrug it off

can only scoff

at what is here

I’ll say it once

get to the punch

isn’t it clear?

I had to run

I was done

found a new faith in s rising sun

Saint of the day leading the wave goodbye

By the night, when we arrive

tethered unto like a satellite

dreaming of ways, another place to go

but I’m back to being framed

the day will have to wait

if i seem forlorn it’s bitter taste

It’s a matter of my health

to shed all of the “wealth”

to carry on, in debt to none

falsely feared

I feel the love, not from above

but in my ear

And I take a moment to entertain

to applaud all that is great

and find the pulse

missing the most of what is dear

I’ll say it once

get to the punch

isn’t it clear?

(chorus)

I’m back to being framed

the day will have to wait

if i seem forlorn it’s a bitter taste

...dreaming of ways, another place to go

dreaming of ways, another place to go

SUN IN THE MORN

On and on in a circle 

From the start to the end 

We're on some kind of mission 

To make amends

But you can bury your sorrows

Into the sand 

Let em wash away and 

Leave em for dead


Come on gather around 

With the moon hanging low 

It's in full effect 

And ready to blow 

You can call all your favorite fellow people 

This party gone turn all out festival 

And we gonna light up with

The sun in the morn…..


Are you outta your mind 

Are you some kind of freak 

Do you know how to bend 

But never to break

You can come on down for something to drink 

We'll be up in smoke and looking to shake


Come on gather around 

With the moon hanging low 

It's in full effect 

And ready to blow 

You can call all your favorite fellow people 

And turn all festival 

And we gonna light up with

The sun in the morn…..


My god, what is all of this for If not to adore 

My god, what is all of this for If not to explore 

We gonna light up with

The sun in the morn

SURREAL

Beat down, thank the Lord

I’m fatalistic and doubting

Tucked in the fold and for what

I don’t know

Ease up these thoughts

Are nearly neurotic

Deep in the valley

Of the untold

Burned out hands down

It’s a feeling embodied

Captured and killed out In the field

Tired of feeling

like they got me surrounded

Inundated in the Surreal

Inundated in the Surreal

Inundated this is how it feels

(Oooh, Oooh)

Lost sight, fade to black

Can I get hallelujah

Watch as I dig it out

From down below

Hold tight

Go for broke

While they’re givin’ it to ya

I got some knowledge to unload

Turns out, I’ve found

As we move in these bodies

We’re scratching the surface of what is real

Got to dive in

it’s a love of nothing

As everything turns in the wind

THAT HEART OF YOURS

Just outside, the cloud of night Hangs so heavily

Figures, minds, come to delight, Distract, they hurt they leave

Head in hands, your body's tense, With frozen energy

Collapse instead, send to bedForget, forgive feel free


Call your light home from where you left it x4


Palms to sky, breathe in, Let it fill, the space you’ve forged

Feel it vi-brate through that, Broken bloody heart of yours


Open eyes, tall straight spine, Set for taking in

Your manta chant, the legs set stacked, Then the fear sets in

Beads in hand, count if you can, The times you’ll nod to sun

When you land, come back to stand, Feel the soul and mind as one


The mind is like a careless child, Far from watchful eyes

The flutter sits, within your chest, See what it has to hide

Revel when, you’re tall or scared, Revel for your life

Even this dark moment has, Poetry inside

THE LINES

Ya try to do your best

working to rest

them aching feet are howling

We’re in a different age

with different ways

there ain’t no doubt about it

And looking back

on all you’ve had

the memories, they’re shrouded

And ya can’t replace

all the mistakes

there ain’t no way around it


There’s a time for change

and a place for rage

and a hope to wander again

And on your face

it’s written plain

the lines, they draw you in


And you’re workin’ late

And your own name

is a ghost within a body

And the skin you’re in

is harboring 

an outlaw with a bounty

Like a vagabond

The rails roll on

A narrative unwinding

And looking back

On the tracks

A disappeared horizon


There’s a time for change

and a place for rage

and a hope to wander again

In picture frames

an image traced

the lines, they draw you in


There’s a time for change

and a place for rage

and a hope to wander again

And on the page

it’s written plain

the lines, they draw you in

THE ROCK, THE RAIN

Rustle in the trees

the birdies, they’re singing for me

swinging in the hammock

tiger lilies sway in the breeze

 Reeling in the signals, the signs 

Carved in the clouds

In this stumbling abyss, find ourselves 

Right where we are


Love me more than I have known

Love me and don’t let go

I need…

So much of the good stuff

I can hardly keep it composed

(chorus) I can’t lie

in my side

there’s thorn

a mile wide

but when you’re near

it disappears

i can’t deny

you’re the rock, the rain

and the love of my life


Shuffling around the house

playing my part

picking up the dishes and work my way

out to the yard

if it weren’t for the fence, the walls

i’d likely be lost

and seek to no end the unattainable all alone


Love me more than I have known

Love me and don’t let go

I need…

So much of the good stuff

I can hardly keep it composed

(chorus)

I need…

So much of the good stuff

I can hardly keep it composed

I can’t lie

in my side

there’s thorn

a mile wide

but when you’re near

it disappears

i can’t deny

you’re the rock, the rain

and the love of my life

TOO MUCH

Baby it’s hard to sit here alone

Thinking bout how all this will go

Siphoning the will to stay from a grand fate

Lost that newfound religion by the end of the day

Baby, in that photo you look so sad

I’ll pretend you’re missing all the time we had

Binged on your words like bourbon to get a glimpse in your world

Baby, you’re a great storyteller, or a real good liar

Either way you should take me with

And baby I struggle at the thought at what I’d give

To see you again

Weighed and wanted a thousand times

That story’s projected, but the plot twist contrived

That I miss you note won’t become an epic poem

But I can’t stop or leave well enough alone

Babe, am I a wrench in your life long plan

To stay mundane and escape when you can

I can’t live with the weight pulling me down while you float on by

We’re close together, like you’ve been here all along

I’ve been waiting for that voice since my first love song

Baby you don’t have to choose between life and love

But I know it’s all too much

I feel you slipping, slipping closer from home to me

I’m still thinking I might not have all you need from me

The road we’re driving could lead to a tragic end I’m afraid

Could say I saw it coming, but I need my eyes closed to concentrate

TROUBLE I FOUND

Sooner or later

I'd like to get over

but like i told her

it's the hardest thing to find falling

in love with the broken hearted

like hitting a target

right between the eyes

In a hole can't dig my way out

and a whole lotta trouble i found

Turning the light on

i'm tired but i don't

wanna be alone

so i go somewhere inside

If only i wasn't in this apartment

this life that we started

that she left behind

in a hole can't dig my way out

and a whole lotta trouble i found

Rolling around in

the bed that she made me

I needed saving

she came into my sites

Now i can call it

wisdom imparted

as long as it doesn't

bury me alive

in a hole can't dig my way out

and a whole lotta trouble i found

WARNING SHOT

I like to break the law, What can I say I see a lock and key,

But I'm bustin down the gate

I'll goin it alone, I'm pullin out the stakes

Taking to the sky, And endin up lame

Make a little room, We'll be needin all the space

I'll be settin for the spring when I get a little taste

Gonna get fresh like runnin in the rain

Gonna make it count like each and every day

   In another life it'd pass on by    In another night we'll be wondering why

     All these ever forgotten      Nights that we sleep through

     A warning shot in the silence      Oh it feels like I'm falling

     Down to the floor for you      I bet you didn't see it comin'


I tend to let it roll and leave it where it lay

But know how to fire up and work it every way

Featuring the prize, ordinary fame

Fortunate to fly but crashing all the same

Gonna get caught up coming down the chain

All the temptation

Runnin' through our veins

Gonna make it last like a westbound train

Hope you're fit to follow with minimal delay

   In another life it'd pass on by    In another night we'll be wondering why

     All these ever forgotten      Nights that we sleep through

     A warning shot in the silence      Oh it feels like I'm falling

     Down to the floor for you      I bet you didn't see it comin'


Now comin' back around we'll bring it back in play

Gotta get that fill like April into May

Lookin for that thrill like jumpin from a plane

Taking to the sky, a bullet in the rain

Got caught up coming down the chain All the temptation

Runnin' through our veins

Lock and load and fire up, this is what it takes

To keep a motivated running in the ranks

   In another life it'd pass on by    In another night we'll be wondering why

     All these ever forgotten      Nights that we sleep through

     A warning shot in the silence      Oh it feels like I'm falling

     Down to the floor for you      I bet you didn't see it comin'

WAYS TO FAIL

I’m stating the obvious

it’s not easy for me

to put it all out there

but I firmly believe it’s not fair

there’s so many ways to fail

I got a love that’s like

living the longest lie

queen of denial baby

you’re just my type you see

anybody could meet

And I could blow your mind

and treat you right

among so many other

hills to climb you see

anybody could leave

So I’ll try to achieve

it’s not fair

there’s so many ways to fail

If there’s a better way to find

a lesson learned in time

well fill me in and maybe

I just might realize

it could turn on a dime

I can make the grade

and tend the flame

and roll on over

if it’s good that way you’ll see

I can make believe

And I’ll try to succeed

But I won’t count the flaws

they constantly

oh they all amount

to what is essentially

holding us down, within without

any end in sight, and with all my might

I’ll try to keep from

it’s not fair

there’s so many ways to fail

it’s not fair

there’s so many ways to fail

I’m one among the love, indeed

One among the gravity

When enough is all you need

We’ll get by, get by alright

And it’s hard to disagree

What you choose to believe

Is what makes reality

But it might take time, take time to find


We’re writing our story

In all of our glory

And all the good people

There’s no need to worry

No judge or no jury

Could ever appeal


What is, what is

What is, what is

What is Real?


With populations on the move

Premonitions on the news

It’s where disaster looms

It’s a fight, fight to survive

But as we aim to improve

All we are, we gain to lose

Just like a point of view

It might take time, take time to find


We’re writing our story

In all of our glory

And all the good people

There’s no need to worry

No judge or no jury

Could ever appeal


What is, what is

What is, what is

What is Real?

WHERE I’M AT

I didn’t need a saffron robe to know

All the disappointment that's in store

Didn’t need to get away

Find some place to meditate

I can go anywhere and bear my soul

On another search and rescue boat

On another assignment to find hope

I've been to told to seize the day

Like it was the last, they say

If it was then I am I can't do any more

All the while you know it's all been right here

Just had to find a way to switch gears

I can draw from the darkest well

All the way to the depths of hell

I can point and laugh in the face of fear

(OMIT)Wade through the fog until it clears

I can shed a little love and grace

Shine a light upon the human race

From where I'm at I can affect from right here

Only needed a little room to sow

I was never the wildest of oats

Could never give it all away

Like to think there was something gained

On the order of being late to bloom

Said I needed something new but don't

Found myself reeling at the end of a rope

I came to see and then I saw

Here to stay in spite of it all

I can learn to make the most

All the while you know it's all been right here

Just had to find a way to switch gears

I can draw from the darkest well

All the way to the depths of hell

I can point and laugh in the face of fear

Wade through the fog until it clears

I can shed a little love and grace

Shine a light upon the human race

From where I'm at I can affect from right here