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Maybe the very ground grew everything we found
To tangle ourselves into
And spread out this fancy feast
Laid out by your two feet with a simple invitation

Drink from the still water, honey
Drink to the dregs cuz it’s pure
Drink, let it cauterize the wound of your appeal
For our love is real… I’m sure now (so sure, now)

So take me on your carousel
Open up your heart to tell the secrets you’ve been keeping
Oh, I understand now: this is sacred ground
The wonder we’ve been keeping

And I swear I could water my whole kingdom
With what I have drank from your well
Yeah, even the thought has got me singing
And I’m dying to tell the world now (the whole world now)

So do that thing you do to me again
And I would die a happy man, alone if I have to
I’ve dressed up all my casualties to conjure up some simile
To explain what we share when your heart is laid bare
And your temple’s exposed
And you let me in there where you writhe with no clothes
To your own rhythm (with such precision!)

Makes me never wanna come down
And I never wanna wake up from this carousel
Got me dreaming of you undressed with your hands against my chest
I’m spinning round….

And it bruises me so to know
That such a mighty tree should grow
From just this tiny seed inside of me…


Dixie Cup
There’s peace inside the skin of this room
Every time I dream I imagine this womb
And every time I leave you, it’s feeling way too soon
Never felt secure like I do right now
Never felt so pure…
But if you wait I will tell you a prophecy that I’ve seen…

The waterfall’s a sheen down my window
Every time the rain seems to welcome me home
And every time I close my weary eyes
A puddle forms so deep inside
That you can see your smile reflect off of my pool

So where’s my empty summer sky
I would fill up every second with a smile
I would gladly splash through puddles for a mile
To brighter days
And where’s my Dixie cup of love
Hear me pulling words right from the atmosphere
Hear the anthem in our clinking pints of beer
Here’s to better days…

There’s never been a smell like your skin
Every time I inhale I believe it’s a sin
And every time your green tea dribbles down my chin
Never take this hour away from me…
I’ve never felt so pure…
And if you wait I will tell you
That I don’t know a fucking thing


Insatiable Moon
Show me an heirloom of you
I will show you my indigo blue
All I can say is I want to hold you tonight
To touch that moonlight on your skin

Can you believe all the light?
How these stars burn for you in the night!
Come trace the sky and we’ll map out the journey we’ll walk
I really want you (can you tell?...)

And here’s my compass
I’ve found my way through the sea
With you shining
And take my searchlight
I’ve found my way through to morning
By the light of the Moon
My insatiable moon…

I’m scared but I’m strong when you laugh
And I sit here and marvel at your craft
All I can say is I want you
And maybe it’s wrong to sing out this song
I’ve written for you

And here’s my garden
Can you believe the colors in bloom?!
And you are my Springtime!!
And take your time here
I want to remember this room
By the light of the moon
My insatiable moon…


Polaroid
After all the seeds I’ve sown
After so little fruit has grown
Now your hair falls soft like Honduran rain
With a gentle wind a-blowing
All the mangos are falling
Too ripe for the juice they contain
And they bang against our metal roof
And now they’re pounding out their 80 proof
And I’m drunk again

And all our trees have grown
And all our birds have flown
And the harvester is calling
That my fruit it is all falling in love with this moment and you

And these are the things that I love in my lady
All of these days I have spent here with you
These are the things that I want for my baby
It’s true… my heart fell for you…

It’s your hand so warm against my back
And the way you breathe against my neck
With a tender voice so sure
You pluck a single blinding fear
And wipe away all of my tears
Against the sleeve of your only shirt
And how your fingers they entwine in mine
And lead me to fine hairs along the spine of your curve

All our days are gone
But your love lingers on
Like some song that I can sing
To turn my winter into spring and fall in love
With this moment with you…

How these footprints in the sand
Have made a catastrophic man
Believe in peace
And how the welcoming of hands
Has built a castle made to stand upon a beach….


Valentine’s Day 01
I wouldn’t kiss another woman like this
If her oil would fall like poison into my ocean
I wouldn’t rest on the warmth of her breast
If she would take her knife
And cut me open

She would take words I’d spoken
When my heart was broken
And take love I’d meant to
Sail on the ocean to paradise

A woman is more than I can bear
To lose my affections in some callous infection of wine
She’s stolen mine…

Here me cry!!!

I heard a word of Solomon’s proverb
And it spoke to my heart and I laughed…
I had to test if the proverb was blessed
And it broke my ship in storm
Down to a raft

And I have sailed far from my homeland
To find me the white sand
Would I ever be taken for an honest man?

A woman is more than I can bear
To lose my affections in some callous infection of wine
A woman is more than wisdom in the street
To lose my affection is some ancient confection of mind
She’s stolen mine…
Hear me cry!!

I wouldn’t give another lifetime to live
With this truth that I know (it fills me with woe!)
O woman, make me an honest man
O woman, is this the promised land?

Wisdom calls aloud in the streets
Can you hear the sound of her dancing feet??
Wisdom…


Valentine
Every time
That I wake up next to you
It all feels the same
And my mind
Will make up any excuse to rid me of my name

But this is different now
The way you look at me
And you’re smiling too
Like we’re making history
This is different now, cuz this is you
And you are the sun coming up
On the inside of me…

So let me into your window
I’ll be your Romeo
Let me in, and say you’ll be mine
I’ll be your Valentine…

Every year
I swear that this season always falls on a Monday
But you are here, and you are the reason
I am laughing out loud this way

This is different now
I feel the sunshine
And you’re smiling too
You feel the chemistry
This is different now
Cuz this is you
And you are the sun coming up on the inside of me


Christmas 2000
Her eyes like coal
Staring into nowhere found my soul
Alive, but weeping wretched tears
Softly all alone
Would you sigh for me
Or cry bittersweet…

“I can be the brave,
But I stand in a sea of rage
I can, but I fear
This shaking hand draws me near….”

So I said
“Wake you Eastern Sun
And burn up the dross with the real emotion
And lay me down here
Release me in the sea…
To swim down until I’ve found peace…”

The day was cold
Cold, as in December with Christmas all alone
This coffee shop is killing my resolve with every inhale
Would my vision die
Or be given to fly away
To something new
To brave this quiet risk of death
So I can, though I fear
This different man will appear

So I said
“Take my wasted tears
And drink them all down
So you’ll know my heart’s sincere
And every breath I can take under this sea
To swim down…
Until I’ve found peace...”

I risked my whole life for a day on the beach
And I drowned swimming down to a pearl
Just out of reach………


Kellysong
Never before have I caught such a glimpse
Like I first caught that glimpse of her sunlight inside
And there up ahead in the cracks in the pavement
Lives a flower not yet caught in the tide

And I swear it was an angel
I swear she came down
And I swear I was strangled
By the light in her I found

And if her world never changed
And every day was the same
Then I would take her and hold her in my arms
If my world never changed
And there was no such thing as pain
Then I would tell her
Just how she makes me feel
When she looks at me…

It’s churning within me
But calming confusion
I think I could fall like the lava in her ocean
And never before have I found it so hard
Just to tell someone else that I loved them

But I swear that it’s real
I swear she could know
But just how much could I feel
Till the day that she goes??

So lay me down into one of your green pastures
And be my shepherd, girl
My heart is so close to the brink of disaster
But there’s so much morning light
In your world….


XO
There’s not another lady within me
No not any other that I want
It’s taken a lifetime to win me
It’ll take another one
For me to walk away
You know, we’re fools if we walk away

From a world where we succeed
And you make me feel complete
I am determined now to never let you down
And make this bed of roses a safe place where no one knows us
I’ve never kissed a sweeter mouth than yours

You say you love the sunshine more with me
At least, that’s what you told me once before
Funny how the days move by so quickly
And everything has changed
But you’re still the one I adore
You know, we’re fools if we walk away

From the texture of your skin
To the way you treat a sin
I’ve never loved so many things about a friend
So take this bed of roses
With the mercy beauty shows us
We’re both held guilty of committing the same sin
I’ve never kissed a sweeter smile than yours

So faith has cleansed me of my inability to breathe
The very things that make us capable of love
And I’m basking now in midnight kind of light
That kind they write about
You’re shining like the North Star up above
And I’ve never kissed a sweeter smile than yours….
I’ve never kissed a sweeter mouth than yours…

* (Roselinni)


Morning Sun
It’s a world
That I don’t know that grows out of control
It twirls
It trembles, it resembles the tendrils of her curls (look at you laughing like a little girl!)

And I feel
Thing I never ever felt before
Pushing open the door
Pushing me down to the floor to breathe the very sands of Earth

And her birth is majestic
Just look at how she shines!
And I think of all the times
That she’s covered me in gold
After shivering in cold for too long
Now I lift up a song

To this morning sun
To the morning sun
To this morning sun I belong

Yebo… jabelani-mo, yebo, yebo!!!

It’s a time
That I can’t believe the griefs that lie beneath
It’s a line to thread the symbols of all of your beliefs into mine

So pay attention
To all the little things lie buried underneath
In the morning by the sea pushing me down to my knees
To breathe the very sands of Earth


Dixie Cup
There’s peace inside the skin of this room
Every time I dream I imagine this womb
And every time I leave you, it’s feeling way too soon
Never felt secure like I do right now
Never felt so pure…
But if you wait I will tell you a prophecy that I’ve seen…

The waterfall’s a sheen down my window
Every time the rain seems to welcome me home
And every time I close my weary eyes
A puddle forms so deep inside
That you can see your smile reflect off of my pool

So where’s my empty summer sky
I would fill up every second with a smile
I would gladly splash through puddles for a mile
To brighter days
And where’s my Dixie cup of love
Hear me pulling words right from the atmosphere
Hear the anthem in our clinking pints of beer
Here’s to better days…

There’s never been a smell like your skin
Every time I inhale I believe it’s a sin
And every time your green tea dribbles down my chin
Never take this hour away from me…
I’ve never felt so pure…
And if you wait I will tell you
That I don’t know a fucking thing


Dondet
How many casts does a fisherman throw
How many fish does he let go so quiet in the morning?

How many trips does the longtail take
When does the sweeper take his break
To slake his thirst in the lake with the fountain, by the mountain

A baying bark
A rooster crow
The whisper buzz of insects grow
Then slow down in the heat
And coconut milk and whisky sour
And colorful silk to drape around our necks as we walk
Down the beach… the way that you do in your bare feet
It’s unusual to meet someone like you
It’s beautiful to me……

Bamboo hut on flamingo stilts
How long ago was your frame built
Pressed up against the banks of the Mekong River
Where crickets relay their dealings in Morse
And a basket of rice with every course you bring me
For my dinner

It’s a naked boy and a little girl
A mother’s hands reach out and twirl
The ladle round the supper bowl
And daddy smells of nicotine
And fills our tanks with gasoline
And we roll our motorcycles down the street
And the wind on my face is so sweet
It’s unusual to meet someone like you
It’s beautiful to me…


The Dark Crystal
Love stole a glance through the crystalline glass
And her ivory velvet crimsoned and she turned and she whimpered in vain
And this name fell out of her mouth
That pathetic purple pout
Let it out

She has the name and address of everything
Bearing something resembling an exchange of their chakras
And it damaged her age (to see what she’d seem from her cage)
She swallowed the key
Now, let it out!!

Who stole your heart you beautiful girl?
It seems it’s halfway around the world
Now let your wings unfurl
Girl, and sing, your day is born….

Who laid the egg?
The chicken’s a mystery
Much like the drab unawareness
That people propagate about constantly
She’s found and then lost again
Behind a barricaded shout again
That pathetic purple pout
Let it out!!!


Scarborough Beach
What is this liquid morning breath? This coughing on the beach?
And the golden morning gleam in between my coffee mug and steam and the blue?
And here I am in the Indian Ocean
Up to my neck in foam
In a mess of Kodak moments with you…

I am reborn…
And I never wanna know my next move

So hey, I wouldn’t have to talk to the rune any more
Cuz I’d know…
Hey, I could know the truth and be pretty sure
Hey, I could move like smoke and slide beneath your door
Into your room…

So show me your down under
Is there such a thing as thunder, like we get up in the North?
I’m dumbfounded in my wonder and I blunder out some weak excuse
From underneath
But I stand my ground when the waves crash down
Though I’m never ever sure why!
I’m completely overwhelmed
By the colorful sounds of this life
I am reborn…
And I never wanna know my next move

Just to know that I never wanna go down there alone
Unless you’re with me
Unless you kiss me when I go down there
And I never wanna turn from the ocean-green churning dusk
Or inhale the dust of another town that I’ve had enough of
So come away and let me lay you down against this ground
That I’ve found
In the meadow of your room…


Countenance Enamored
Crystal clear created mirrors on his eyes
And blushed a rose upon his cheeks and then a smile
And then a laugh
Then it was gone….

And suddenly this different man transformed inside
He gripped his hand around my finger and I cried
When I realized that he trusts me

O, this must be what it’s all about
This must be what it’s all about

His countenance enamored
His hands are just proportioned
With clumsy strides he stammered
And he showed off his emotion

Well, spring has come with blue-eyed wonder filled with gasps
Anointed heads of glistening oil and then the laughs
Because he smiles and he trusts me!!

His countenance enamored
His hands are just proportioned
With clumsy strides he stammered
And he showed off his emotion
It felt like chemical endorphins
Felt like cancer in remission
When his countenance enamored
My heart filled with emotion

This must be what it’s all about…


Way Down Here Under The Turquoise
I don’t know if I have lied to you
Just see the way the tide draws at you
Way out here on this strand of white sand
Way down inside my hand you found me here…

In a blue bouquet of roses
A thousand tailors grew your clothes
Way down here under the turquoise green…
You are my queen and I am loving you!

Her eyes well up with tears that fall here
The water is so clear and calm here
We’ll chase the turtles down to the bottom
With only bubbles for our sound to drown the fear

And I love you more than I ever did before…
Way down here under the turquoise green
You are my queen and I am loving you
All painted in blue
The Indian, the Andaman Oceans all agree with you
Way down here under the turquoise green


Carousel
Maybe the very ground grew everything we found
To tangle ourselves into
And spread out this fancy feast
Laid out by your two feet with a simple invitation

Drink from the still water, honey
Drink to the dregs cuz it’s pure
Drink, let it cauterize the wound of your appeal
For our love is real… I’m sure now (so sure, now)

So take me on your carousel
Open up your heart to tell the secrets you’ve been keeping
Oh, I understand now: this is sacred ground
The wonder we’ve been keeping

And I swear I could water my whole kingdom
With what I have drank from your well
Yeah, even the thought has got me singing
And I’m dying to tell the world now (the whole world now)

So do that thing you do to me again
And I would die a happy man, alone if I have to
I’ve dressed up all my casualties to conjure up some simile
To explain what we share when your heart is laid bare
And your temple’s exposed
And you let me in there where you writhe with no clothes
To your own rhythm (with such precision!)

Makes me never wanna come down
And I never wanna wake up from this carousel
Got me dreaming of you undressed with your hands against my chest
I’m spinning round….

And it bruises me so to know
That such a mighty tree should grow
From just this tiny seed inside of me…


Fragile As Laughter
She knew my name
I was a amazed, she sang it all the time in commendation
She thought it lame to be complacent or sublime in confrontation
And her conversations ripple through and stir up
A potpourri of intrigues
And the way she moves it illuminates the room with her fantasy
That trust is still available to the willing
And two wrongs can sometimes work out right
And truth is still bought for a shilling
And love is still the maiden and the knight
But it’s as fragile as laughter…

The feather that fell
That bowed her cheek and then lifted with her laughter
She wanted to go
She wanted to show me hers was ever after
Outside of the bar
We kissed in the car and I loved her
With her lips like ripe fruit and her subtle perfume
They hung me from the rafters!
O, I wanted to die there a minute ago with you
But you’re waving goodbyes with your eyes and “I Love You”s
And you’re letting me go, is it only so that I will miss you?
Tears like rare diamonds to put on your fingers when I kiss them
How long could they linger there and glisten?
They’re as fragile as laughter…

I knew her name
I moaned, I moaned
I sang it to her backwards
In this garden, under this bowl of lights that glitter up in them rafters
I missed you already
Like I miss you right now
And your brown hair and brown skin
And your brown eyes….
Memories so clearly could serve me correctly now
But they’re as fragile as laughter…


Heart Like A Jar of Fireflies
It all comes down to your heart
It’s like a jar of fireflies
And the arch of your back against the mast of the steeple
I’m picking glances off you like burs from a thistle
The people all whistle at you…

It is the autumn of your youth
And your leaves are all gold on the beach like vermouth
And you’re laughing like a dolphin on the Amazon horizon
You’re clapping like seal off the rock near Anvil Island

Where the whole night filled up with stars
But I see only you
Black velvet white washed in stars, but I see only you!!

If I could count the amount that I thought of you
Like so much pocket change
I could amass a tiny fortune to build you a home out on the range
And I’d lift you straight up into heaven
Out there on some mountain field
Then march around for the seventh time
And I’d come barking at your heels
And down into your mansion
Surrounded by your garden…

Where the whole night filled up with stars
But I see only you
Black velvet white washed in stars, but I see only you!!


Skidegate Lake by Chris Neufeld
My moonbeam came again late (but not too late!)
Shivering across the water of Skidegate Lake
Well up towards it all, the mists drift by
With crushed mint and cinnamon in my heart’s sigh
My heart’s cry…

Forest trails and magic tails converge between the time
Reciting long forgotten poetry and the amanita rhyme
I lose myself in revelries as the rain falls on outside
The crushed mint and cinnamon in whose fragrance I could hide

Then the sun sears the sky… a change from gray to blue!!
Like chicory chilling cheerfully beneath the summer hue, the summer hue
And torrential light cascading all around me
Covering me, covering me
Filling up the pallid me with all its Vitamin D, o yeah, o yeah
Filling up the pallid me with all its Vitamin D
I breathe the vibrancy of life and feel the mystery of death
I kiss her skin and hear the shudder catching slightly in my breath
And somewhere deep in the forest an amanita sings
My heartbeat hovers
My heartbeat hovers skyward
My heartbeat hovers skyward with the beating of the Great Black Wings
The Great Black Wings, o yeah, o yeah
The Great Black Wings…


In Blue by Chris Neufeld
I finally settled down beside my mound
Settling softly, swiftly down to the ground
Here’s a thought for you:

Driving on the Jinx to home
Our penny pieces paid
Build big box bonfires
To thwart the blackflies raid
A mountain lullaby for you
In blue…

The summertime is rising and the fireweed’s surprising
Blue heaven’s our horizon
I feel your smile surmising
The best of times: right now or yet to come
And friends in blue
From here to kingdom come…

445 aurora
Sets my sights
Three-paper doobies with four sets of rubies in the night
It’s like an iambic pentameter of poetry
This forestry monotony
It ain’t killing me, cuz I got my friends in blue


Mexico
Paradise is a world we’ll know
You’ll arise like some mermaid from lagoon
And show me your hands
Filled to brim with pearls (and you laugh like a little girl!!)

And in this land all the joy is ours
If we could trace it all from the stars till now
And stretch it up to Mexico
And down the Emerald Coast
How far could our ocean go?

And I would move like a wave in your sea
And down into the deep
And I would kneel, kiss your hand
With eyes to the sky
My face in the sand

Paradise is a world I’ve found
With eyes alive in this sea I’ll drown with you
You show me your hands
Filled to brim with peace
Maybe you’ve finally found me…


Elephant Ride
Three times in a week that I hear people speak that I’m strong
And I lie awake and dream
But I don’t get to sleep for so long
And I forget about the laughter and my vision gets blurry
And my muscles all ache cuz I ‘m always in a hurry to live

And the days move by so long
And then fly away like songs around a campfire
They’re there and then they’re gone
Scared off when along came a spider
Caught up in a web of New Years resolutions
I couldn’t possibly scurry and bring them all to their conclusions
When inside my head, the furious wind blows…

When all that I want is the elephant ride in your iris
Where you soar up like Icarus to a sunbeam
So take me into the jungle
To the tiger
And the tumble of the green water into rumbling canyons
The hang of the banyans
Impale your flag with me, on top of a mountain…

I’m not talking revolutions
When I’m drawn from my delusions into grandeur
I’m talking Himalayan Basecamp
And canned ham sandwhiches high on a Mayan ruin

And I’m kicking up a dustcloud from the ground under my feet
And I’m singing it out loud from my lungs onto the street
And I’m saying proud to every stranger that I meet “LIVE!!
Come on and live with me!!”

All that I want is the elephant ride…


Armor Down
Honestly, I can’t see another mile in front of me any more
Its never been this cut and dried with everything that I’ve tried
To push open this door
And I say
Foolish heart… you aimed up for the clouds and you came crashing down
Now you’ve only found a million miles of question marks
Casting riddles in the dark
Then disappear from here and find out who you are
Is this a safe place now to let your armor down

And be free from fear…

10,000 miles, 10,000 miles of road stretched tangled in a web in my head
I’ve never felt quite this unsure if I’ve felt anything so pure
And I believe the things you said
And I say
Foolish heart, you’re trembling in fear
And you never shed a laughing tear, but getting ever nearer to what you found
In who you are
You shimmer like the star
Then, disappear from here!!
And find out who you are
Is this a safe place now to let your armor down

And be free from fear…


Lake Last Year
It appears when winter’s near
And her cheeks are all cold with rememberance posies
And her watery gaze
And her tiny embrace, hand-in-hand on top of the bridge
So I rode my bike down to that river
And I thought of us together
And I carved your name in mine
Into the wood of the pine and I signed it “Forever”

But I never meant you anything bad
When I think of all the times we had
It makes me feel sad

I really only wanna love you
The way we did back then
I put none else above you
And your ivory skin
I really only wanna love you
Like on the lake last year
I was really so proud of you
And the end wasn’t so near
Well, I’m just as far on the other side of the love now
And thinking about you…

So the eye of God fell like a bombshell
To the waves all frozen with evening’s closing
Only harbor towns greet
All in the incoming ships with the ones who are leaving
Well, I saw two ships shine and disappear
And I wanted to go with the one leaving me here


Tapestry
Could you close your eyes so that you couldn’t see
Could I whisper the words and pretend it wasn’t me
But I see… a craftsman hard at work
Fashioning a tapestry from a little girl

Mixed a bit of vanilla into the cream of your skin
With a lemony taste of burgundy and just a hint of cinnamon
Gave you two wild oceans for drowning men to swim in
Down to your heart
Or maybe just your mind…

A day in your garden of wonder
A freeway to spiritual hunger
A basket of emeralds, a high wire of hope
The insatiable longing to never grow old
In a bouquet: a canvas of marvelous intrigue
The painter, the potter, the dancer, the gypsy
The Mozart, the Van Gogh, the Hepburn, the Wilde
The joker, Theresa, the violent, the child
No artist had it on you
No poet wrote it out
The laughter of your make up
Is a wonder to make out…

A blood-shot eye with swash-buckling curves
In your cheeks flushed a full house
And your heart, how it burned
And your two wild oceans
Give up and they churn out your heart
And let me in your mind

And sometimes I hear, and it makes me go blind…


Summer’s Hot
When summer’s hot the fields get brown
The trees are dry, the river’s down
In memory we recall winter’s rain
The dialectics drive the dry mind insane
And the ground below needs the blue sky above
And a boy here has found a girl from there to love
Though these dry roots clutch the stony soil in pain
They’ll find their hearts desire when it finally rains…

A fire burns
My world turns on and on
And I begin to learn to see
That nature’s opposites they operate in harmony
Relativity…

I live my life as a balance of extremes
Reality so harsh, conflicting with my dreams
Though the more I think the less it makes me sad
Cuz if all was good how could I define bad??

If rain would come
The river’d away
And the sun would appear
Like a new day
Like a new day so crystal clear…


Terrible The Longing
What hell to pay the night again
And ache to lay in the light again
And it feels so heavy when she’s gone
What kind of life is it living
On the other side of all the giving?
It grows the furrow on my brow
Because I wanna know how she glides that way…

So I wrote a play in my mind again
And on the stage forgot the lines again
But her eyes glittered with a kiss
And then a playful whisper, “He glides that way…”

Well I feel your rhythm on my bridge and a sudden urge within
To give my heart away
Across this sea
How terrible the longing/how wonderful the love!

Your eyes are my only language
To tie up my tongue in this anguish
Cuz you know I’ve waited all my life
Cut umbilical with knife and fly away

So I lay awake up on my bed
And I held her letter to my chest
And I prayed she meant everything I read
I feel your rhythm on my chest and the sudden urge within
To give my heart away across this sea…
How terrible the longing/how wonderful the love
How terrible the longing/remarkable the love!!


The Road to Emmaus by Sean Neufeld
My heart grows weary
Mile after bleary mile
These blisters on my heels remind me of the
Rusting creaking wheels turning incessantly ease my mind
Once again I glance behind

So we walk this road alone
But I see another on the other side of you
I was sure I’d lost my faith this time
Somehow I feel fine…

I’m so tired now
But a week ago I was ready to touch the sky
And now it all just seems like one big lie
“Love and peace, eternity,” these were the Master’s very words
I had never felt so high
And then he had to go and die…

Now we walk this road alone
But I feel another man on the other side of you
I was sure I’d lost my faith this time
But somehow I feel fine…

Who’s this stranger here
And hasn’t he heard the news?
But there’s something about his eyes
That puts to rest all of these lies
“Simple fools,” he says to us
“Didn’t you know that it had to be this way
So that the world could see the light of day?”!

So now we walk this road alone
But I feel another man on the inside of me
I was sure I’d lost my faith this time
Somehow I feel fine… yeah


Blue Sky
I dreamt I held an Andalusian flower
Under blue sky with a breeze in the leaves of the trees
I dreamt I held an ocean without rain
Under blue sky inside me

Where do we go when there is no home that we can call our own?
And who holds the keys to the door that I keep locked so tight
That I don't know the blue sky from the rain?
Is there nothing but pain?

I dreamt you were sincere inside your vows
Under blue sky by the lake
I dreamt I heard the harmony of souls
Echo in the blue sky of our name

Where do we go when there is no home that we can call our own?
And who holds the keys to the door that I keep locked so tight
That I don't know the blue sky from the rain?
Is there nothing but pain?
Where is my blue sky?
Where is my true love?

Some fairytale as real as the sun
Has burned the skin off my ocean
And filled this organ of fire
And I would deem it paramount
To pack up my dreams and count the white pearls in your kiss
And call you mine...
would you betray me?

I dreamt I held a boomerang of geese
In the blue sky inside me...


The Colors of the Morning
Orion fell down to the bottom of the horizon
And drew the gold light up in the misty morning
And Zion sent messengers in the wings of carrier pigeons and doves
And they flew in vees like geese up above
Each boomerang a victory
And spooning you was ecstasy
I fell into a rhythm, like a gift had been given
And lamplight was smoking
In the gold leaves we were soaking up the puddles of the morning
Befuddled because I heard you singing my song
How could I have known you so long??

Ocean green coral ivory
And the gold grey blew glitter at the sea
Energy amber
Amethyst finger
Pointing to the singer in the sunrise that rose
In your eyes I saw the colors of the morning shine

My innocence is frozen
But ice can be broken and shaken up and stirred
I'm shaken up and stirred and poured like a martini
Into glasses made of hands
With a grenadine sky, I'm drizzled with Chianti
With champagne like a Bellini
And I'm wondering "where's the hangover here?"
We lie awake smoking
You're laughing cuz I'm joking in the colors of the morning
But I thought I heard you saying "Goodbye"
How could I have known you so long??


Corridors
I want nothing more than to know why I was made this way
I want nothing more than to know love
And it feels like nothing new ever happens around here
But I get more confused when it's without you

So shine your light on me so that I can see
All of the corridors left inside of me to explore
Such a mystery how you show me when you crash your waves up against my shore
I want nothing more

I'm reluctant to share in this meal tonight
The bread and the wine in the name of the Cross
And here I am I'm craving forgiveness from a pure man
I'm craving the body of Christ


Yin Yang
Retain wonder like rainwater
High above your head, high on stilts in the sand
Well, I sing a song in the storm
And wrap it around to keep warm when it's cold

It's no longer black and white now
The light is all splintered in twain by the rain
You've got to prepare for the drought
But it's never as harsh as the being let down

So why would your break my heart? Is it only so that we can start over?
And why is the falling apart the only time that all finally come together?
And respect one another not merely just because of the season
You know, the season's fucked up as it is

Trees in a row
Like ten sentries grow
As cold as the snow that fell on your home
Still bright in a frame I keep by the bed
Where I pour it like rainwater on my head
When it's gone


Stir the Dragon
Wisdom drive the arrow home
Within the hearts that sink like stone
Down into the murky deep
To stir the dragon from her sleep to roam

This was a garden
We called it our home
And vengeance betrayed us
And brought it to ruin
The pride of the country
Thrown out like a jewel
And if felt more like bigotry led by a fool

And you brought us to war
Did gold make you blind?
You'll murder the poor
It's a mutiny you've signed in the name of freedom!!

Put your shoulder to the plow
Harvest grain to feed the cow
Work the land to feed your sheep
Build a fence to give their lambs a home

This was a garden
With acres of blue
And down came the rockets
And brought it to ruin
In came the dragon
Whose fire has no rules
Burned up like humility
By the hand of the fool


The Shores of Ningaloo
In a world with no existing politicians
But the ever faithful rhythms of the ocean
Nothing but the stillness speaks........ "!"
And in keeping with the patience of the ancients
Grows a coral reef to lay these waves down on the beach
Where millions find their homes in the lapping metronome
Of chrome and turquoise green
And one generation of man can take it away
Yeah, one generation of man can take it away...

So I lift up a song, cuz I think it's wrong
That we say all that we do
And we make a choice about a face with no voice
About the shores of Ningaloo

If we could all speak the language
Do you think that they could prophecy the anguish
That a rich man's dream could bring?
Another catastrophic plan to build a castle on the sand
Like an epitaph in praise of the reef
And one generation of man can take it away
Yeah, one generation of man can take it away....


Stellar
Your fingers are drifting
Stirring something warm inside me
Reaching hands in my rib cage
Wrapping round the beast of my rage
To let me fly away, far, far away....

Don't know, should I thank you?
Or curse you to your face?
With such tenderness you compliment me
With such poetry you weave a mystery
And then walk away, far, far away...

There's a globe in your fingers
You twirl it around
Like a girl with a passion that lingers
And I pray that true love would enrapture your heart
Before the world hinders you from becoming who you are
Cuz you're a star....

But you already knew this
And time is on your side
Though you bend to discover the truth
It's like something eludes you...
But it's there inside your hands
Locked away, far, far away....

Treasure In You

Satin pressed up against me
Warm hands like sand on a Maui beach
And stronger than the ripcurl that's pulling me out to sea
With the shoreline drifting swiftly out of reach

And all at once I'm falling
All at once my feet hit solid ground
And questions all turn to calling out the answer
At once I'm lost and found

I'm found in you
My diamond in the rough
My quiet room from the storms of love
And I never wanna let you go
If there's one thing that I know
I never wanna lose the treasure I've found in you
The treasure I've found in you

Like ancient Egyptian cotton
Folded a 100,000 times
Suddenly forgotten when the gold of your laughter shines

Like fire ignites the morning
The smell of juniper and pine
Like a bowl filled with strawberries, mangos and peaches
The taste of vintage wine!!


Now

Time is a currency I'm desperately impoverished from
But I was a billion of time
I would spend most of mine at play in the fields of the Lord with you, my bride

And I die every time that your eyes brim up with wine
And your tears salt the wound of my pride
So cut me loose, let me run in the meadow of our youth
And breathe the gold off the wheat and your perfume

They could say what they like about your predecessors
And lay claim to a multitudinous entourage of pleasure
But your love is not statistic or something I could measure
And you make me feel love like no other
Now

This is the truth
There's no need to be obtuse about the distance I'm willing to run
You are the warm stone that anchors me as I lean towards the sun
There's so far I gotta go

But it's you, and your kindness
Your impeccable sense of taste in the details of every day love
So fill me up, and pour me out
Hold me upside and shake me
I'd never drain of this fire inspired by you


Baby Boy

You're bright and brilliant like the morning
Hailing new ways in failing to perfect the balance in it all
In all that is right in the rhythm of the circle of life
Yours is a thousand lights

So wait, I'm scrambling to catch up
And I wanna know each stage as you grow and rearrange it
But it's happening too quickly and my cup runs over
Yours: like the Similkameen, swollen in springtime, when finally green
Swollen with spring

It's like you were knit together
Somewhere far better than here
If there's one thing that I know
It's that life rarely shows you the breath of the sun so near
To feel so much beauty
Wrapped up in a bundle of joy
My baby boy

High on top of a mountain
We climbed to where the waterfell bright green into a basin
And we cried loud and it echoed off the canyon
The epitome of grandeur to fill my heart couldn't compare to how I feel now
Couldn't compare to holding you


Hummingbird (written with Jane Eamon)

Morning comes, I'm as still as a well
I'll hunker down here, put my ear to the shell
Ruby throat and sapphire crown
Would've missed it if I didn't slow down

Falling star, lightning rod
The life of a child as old as God
Moving like light, never touching the ground
Would've missed it if I didn't slow down

Hummingbird hum in the morning light
And fill up these seconds with the song of flight

Ladadai

So hold your hand open, if you don't she'll die
Buzzing with sweet water the hummingbird flies
Moving like light never touching the ground
Would've missed it if I didn't slown down
Burning l like clouds in the sun
Would've missed it if I didn't slow down


Phoenix (written with Brent Tyler)

It is the fiery edge of the sun coming down on the jungle
Igniting the leaves and dusty shadows
The breeze moves up on the trees scattered across the lawn
And the tiger comes alive

Turning sorrow into laughter
Changing water into wine
Diamonds in the ashes
Bruised, released
To sparkle over time

It is the deluge ripping up the shoreline
Washing away everything that I've known
The coming to grips with the face of the future fixed like a Phoenix:
To rise and soar up above the ashes

Time is the shepherd
Let it lead us to healing
Where we can find who we really are


Send A Little Rain Down (inspired by Don Neufeld)

For the sake of life lately
All of our extreme prognostications
Cancel each other out in mists of magical doubt
Don't ever have to wonder about
The mystery of the thunder when you understand the mystery of the cloud

Send a little rain down
Send a little rain down
Can't remember when I didn't feel the fire of thirst burn within me
Send a little rain down on me...

Used to flow so green
As though the very heart of Eve bloomed the flowers
In the coming of her age, I used to feel so innocent
Now I'm daily dealing with the rage

Send a little rain down
Send a little rain down
Can't remember when I didn't feel the fire of thirst burn within me
My heart bleached as a bone
Scarred arrhythmia
In the dried riverbed of misery
Send a little rain down on me....

Rain came down and the flood came up
From the banks of the river
The seam in my cup exploded like fireworks
From the flame of our love


Legacy

Wait
What of our future and how is our home 20 years from now?
Pulled out the sutures and I dreamed we were warm
And still together, our children all grown

Say it: how can we do it?
With the warming of the planet?
We can adapt and change
And one by one rearrange our thinking
And find the truth
Reclaim a co-existence

To build our Legacy

Create
A bridge across the chasm
Maintain sustainable energizing community
Ever moving forward
To create our destiny

To build our Legacy

One by one we can change the world
One by one every boy and girl


I Think I Can Fly

I have a reoccuring, too fantastical, realistic dream
That somehow I'm so high up above the clouds
And Black Sabbath serenades the surreal gymnastics
I'm blasting into space like the Ironman

And I don't know why
But I think that I can fly
High above the cumulus complexity
The sky open cup for me
And I'm so high

Such adrenaline is dwindling these precious hours of peace I live in
I'm so driven by the human race
But this passion is an ocean
It's a magical love potion
Makes me feel like I am actually the Persian illyptical, rippling sheen
And I'm surfing on the trellis of the wind

And I don't know why
But I think that I can fly
High above the cumulus complexity
The sky an open cup for me
The recalcitrant electricity!
Burning like fire in my arteries

I think that I can fly...


Black Cloud

Black cloud
Black heart
Black lung dragging in and out
Told me why and hung me out to dry

Black fly
Black horse
Black sheep you are depression
And there's no recession from the shower of your poison rain
Black cloud

You used to calm me down
Now the cancer lingers
O damn the black cloud of cancer
The loving oneself to be a dancer
The cutting oneself could never be the answer

Black cloud
Stay far away from me now
Be gone forever

Black lie
Black tie
Black light shining on the privy
And there's nothing behind the curtain

Black cloud

Bright sun......
Wash over me like the ocean
Come and fill every canyon
Bright sun