SONGBIRD

 

One morning I heard you songbird

Cryin out loud

So I came to see what you were crying about

Your broken wing

The dirge you were warbling

Was it your own?

Who was going to take care of you?
Who was going to care for you?

Were you blinded by the stars?
Is that how you hurt yourself?
Or did you lose a lover?
Maybe that’s why we found each other

 

I offered you my home

Your songs from start to end

I wanted to remember them

 

Who was gonna find you?
Who was gonna fall for you?
Who was gonna take care of you?
Who was goin to care for you?

The days and nights they passed

I knew you would waste away

Stuck inside a cage

Still I hoped you’d stay

 

Now are you flying high?
Soaring above the sea

Or in the tallest tree?
And do you remember me?
Do you tell about this story?
Cuz when the bells ring

All I long to hear 

Are the songs you would sing

 

Who was gonna find you?

Who was gonna fall for you?
Who was gonna take care of you?
Who was going to care for you?

 

MARGO

You’re a lonely hunter finding something I don’t see

Operating on sense and ability

You never feel alone, you always stay strong

I often think what you might do when I haven’t a clue

 

Oh Margo

There’s still so many things that you don’t know

Oh Margo

It’s such a luxury for you to hope

 

Your dad he brought you to the ways of the wild

Your mother she left when you reached a certain height

Your home is on the water, you are the river’s daughter

Now that you’ve learned how to kill, can you ever be still?

 

Oh Margo

There’s still so many things that you do’t know

Oh Margo

It seems a luxury for you to hope

 

When you roam the streets at night

You long to shut your eyes

This is not a world for you while you seek out the truth

Your home is on the water, you are the river’s daughter

Now that you’ve learned how to kill, can you ever be still?

 

Oh Margo

There’s still so many things that you don’t know

Oh Margo

It’s such a luxury for you to hope

 

 

MOON AND WAVES

Why does the moon hang so low?
On nights like these it feels so close

In a cape of stars that seem the same

Does the moon know each one by name?

Why does every river’s flow reach for the sea?
Could they be lonely?
Seeking some truth to reveal

Serving their purpose for eternity

 

When the waves they crash

Maybe that’s how they dance

While we shrug and we sigh

And another day goes by

 

How do we orbit around?
How come gravity won’t lose ground?
What are these arms built for?
If not to be wrapped around you

What are we all moving toward
If not to be brave enough to lose?

 

When the waves they crash

Maybe that’s how they dance

While we shrug and we sigh

And another day goes by

 

And that’s how moments pass

Drops in an hour glass

Oh where do we go?
Who knows

Where we go

 

Why do we push then pull away?
Maybe this time I’ll stay

And trace my face in the car window

Wondering why the moon hangs so low

 

 

GRASS STAINS

It won’t feel right

To watch you go home tonight

It won’t feel right

To let you leave

So won’t you stay with me?
You can sleep here

I wish that you feel

See what I see

 

The grass stains upon your knees

When you wash em clean

Will you remember me?
Or will I have disappeared?
I wish that you could feel

See what I see

 

Dreaming of 

Your embrace

How can I replace

The feeling of your face?

 

And when I wake

And the sun streams in

Thoughts passing by

I started praying

Like some way

To capture time

When what remains

May only be grass stains

 

Dreaming of

Your embrace

How can I replace

The feeling of your face?

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRIFTING (THE RIVER)

 

It’s the river and I am swimming

The cool water sweeps me away

And it feels good to be moving

I close my eyes

And drift away

 

I’m as free as a nameless shadow

Who in following somehow lost its way

I’m like a leaf in a big tornado

I close my eyes
And I drift away

 

Night is falling and I would love to

Find the current that leads to the sea

I hear footsteps on the shoreline

I see you standing there

Watching me

Drift away

Drift away

Don’t you worry

Because I’m going

Oh drift away

 

 

 

WALK AWAY

 

When the night comes

I pray for the dawn

When the daylight shines

I long to bathe in the moonlight


What would you do if all I needed was you?
What would you say or would you then walk away?

 

All these things unsaid

Stay in letters I’ll never send

But I hold them close to me

Hope someday you might see

 

What would you do if all I needed was you?

What would you say or would you then walk away?

 

We were given some chances at heaven

But all we could do is look for something better
Now there’s nowhere to go

We can find a new way home

It’s time to leave our fear behind

 

What would you do if all I needed was you?
What would you say or would you then walk away?
Where would we go if we could be free from what we know?

What would I lose if I would say these words then walk away?

 

 



SIRENS

Sirens calling you by name

Familiar when the night falls

And when you follow them you say

I feel I’ve been here before


Oh and there’s nothing to fear

So you disappear

So you disappear

So you disappear

So you disappear

Slowly disappear

 

So sweet and so serene

The silence you’ve known

Is deafening

You dive into a new beginning

When the night falls

You’ve been here before

 

Oh and there’s nothing to fear

So you disappear

So you disappear

So you disappear

So you disappear

Slowly disappear

 

 

 

 

THIS OLD HOUSE

This old house we live in

Needs a new beginning

Clean the ashes from the fireplace

Embers fade with the glow upon your face

 

We could build a bright new rooftop

Brainstorm colors from the ground on up

An open front door, four strong walls

We’ll go back to the way it was

 

This old house

Broken down

It’s still ours, it’s still our own

This old house

Filled with clouds

It’s still ours, it’s still our home

 

Let’s go

I know we can

I’m haunted by 

All I don’t understand

Let’s go

We can look to the view

Like we used to

Yeah like we used to

 

We’ll plant a garden

And watch it grow

Faster than we could’ve 

Ever even known

 

Paint the porch real pretty

And when friends come round

We’ll stand proud


Of this old house

Broken down

But it’s still ours, it’s still our own

This old house

Filled with clouds

It’s still ours, it’s still our home

 

 

 

ALREADY YOURS

When I’m tired, I think about us

And I wake up, cuz it’s never enough

When you’re weary, or maybe even worried

I’ll let you be

But if you need me

I’d be so glad

To have that chance 

What I’m growing to understand

Is from the moment you took my hand

I may have had a whole life before

But I was already yours

Those times, when I’m at a loss

The search for words, I hope you heard

Cuz they’re straight from my heart

So how do I start?

What I’m learning to be less afraid of

Is to give myself over to this love

I didn’t know just what was in store

But I was already yours

When I wonder if you won’t want me anymore

I don’t know what I’m good for

Not sure what else I can do

Cuz I’ll still be yours until I’m through

You taught me that I don’t need you

But I want to stay true

Who knows what the future holds?

If we’re lucky we grow old

Yeah I can’t change that

But I want the chance with you

What I’m growing to understand

Is from the moment you took my hand

I’m learning to be the one you can lean on

I was already

I was already

I’m always yours. 

SOMEDAY

Somewhere seems so nice and new

Someday dreams they can come true

I'll fly away to someday soon

Some streetlights make nights feel like the movies

And some cities are built on what could be

I'll find a way to someplace new

A certain someone is on my mind

While somebody by my side takes my night

And he dreams of someone else too

Sunlight shivers to overcome the moon

When morning always comes too soon

Awake, another day starts

Could it be the someday that waits there inside my heart?

Somewhere seems so nice and new

Someday dreams they can come true

I'll fly away

Oh I'll find a way

Someday

 

CLOSE MY EYES TO SEE

The rain falls over me
The river runs to the sea
Dream of peace as the way
But we wake and fight every day
We want to be free from the chains
So we leave for more of the same
The world goes by
But I, I stay inside
Where I’ll be anything
I close my eyes to see
We want to feel the sun on our faces
But fear its greatness
Let’s row our boats to shore
We’ll go where no one’s alone anymore
The world goes by
But I, I stay inside
Where we can be anything I close my eyes to see
You call my name
But I’ve gone away


BRAND NEW START

In the evening when the storefronts close

I watch as everybody goes away

But I want to stay

I stare down the empty streets aglow

Wonder at the windows and homes

Alone

In the morning kids are off to school

Yellow buses, all the rules remain the same

Stay in line, be kind, wait your turn but try to win

Be good, like you should

You've got to walk so far

Lose who you are, fall apart

To get that brand new start

When you meet a stranger down the road, say hello

But all the same, don't get too close

That's a lesson we've all been taught

To protect what you've got

And so you stay away

These roads are open and wide

There's room for everyone to move side by side

So it's a shame, it's a pity

In every town and city that we learn to walk in single file

Walk so far, lose who you are

Fall apart, Get that brand new start

 

LAVENDER MOON

White walls always weep
When I try to fall asleep
In this city by the sea
Walk the memories
Just me and the lavender moon
She knows
My heart belongs to you
Filled with secrets like these
Haunted by long gone dreams
She bends down low
Walks me home
Just me and the lavender moon
She knows
My heart belongs to you
 

LOVE WILL FOLLOW

You're lost
Don't want to be found
Where do you go

When no one's around?

You get further away
With every day
What do you look for?

Lay a bet and lose yourself
(Call my name)
Run away if you choose
(Call my name)
Love will follow you
(I'll be there)
Anywhere
Everywhere

You get further away
With every day
What do you look for?

Lay a bet and lose yourself
(Call my name)
Run away if you choose
(Call my name)
Love will follow you
(I'll be there)
Anywhere
Everywhere

You're lost
Don't want to be found
Wherever you go
Love will follow

 

FREE TO BE ME

Every day when I wake It’s just the same
Plot the way that I could make
My escape
From the dark
Fall apart
To a place so far
Where dreams are
Then I see your face
And you show me the way
And the words you say
Set me free
There’s more to believe
And so much more to see
And I am free
Free to be me
So so many many days and ways
That I ought to change
These are the thoughts that drown my brain
And I’m sinking deeper and deeper Into a hole
And I don’t know Where else to go
Then I see your face
And you show me the way
And the words you say
Set me free
There’s more to believe
And so much more to see
And I am free
Free to be me
I had learned to shield my eyes
When I would dread the sunrise
Until you It’s true
Then I see your face
And you show me the way
And the words you say
Set me free
There’s more to believe
And so much more to see
I am free Free to be me
 

THE LEAVING SONG

Take your time
When you walk away
Cuz it gives me a chance  

To think of one last thing to say

And when you've gone
I turn all the lights on
And I don't want to go to sleep at night
Without you by my side

So darling please
Won't you forgive me
When I say
Stay
Oh baby it's all so new to me
And I miss you so
Won't you come home?

It seems a loss of faith
Can easily take place
In my heart
When we're apart

Cuz what can I do?
I don't want to lose you
But I wonder if someday my love
Just won't be enough

So darling please
Won't you forgive me
Because I need you
Near
Oh babe this is all so new
And I miss you
So won't you come home?

Before you I was fine
Wasting all my time
Now there's never enough
How I long for your touch
What's a girl to do?
Since you made me love you

So darling please
Won't you forgive me
When I plead
Don't leave
Oh baby this is all so new to me
And I miss you so
Won't you come home?

 

IF I COULD PRAY

If I could pray just a little bit longer
My spirit would sleep with ease
If I could sing just a little bit louder

I'd make all the fear disappear

If I could let my laughter linger
It might reach the ends of the Earth
If I would have just a bit more faith
I'd know where my soul will go someday

Maybe I can learn to praise on high
If I could only find some time
Perhaps I'd end up where the good ones belong
If God could only hear this song

Well could I believe in a hero?
Would he have the strength to fly?
With buildings to cross
And smog in his lungs
Would he ever even reach the sky?

If I wasn't so plagued with doubt
If I could see what Heaven's all about
Your way is what I would choose
I just need a little bit more proof

Maybe I can say hallelujah
Maybe someday I will see a sign
But there's not a moment to read or to write
In this city full of dreams and lights

Yes I will confess
I've thought too often of myself
But why was I made this way?
Left in doubt
Waiting for your grace

Lord, how can I pray to you
When there's so much to do?
Maybe you can relate
Cuz you must be busy every day

Please Lord you can't blame me
Cuz I'm doing the best that I can
I know I'm no good
But I wrote this song
If you'd hear it
You'd understand
If only you'd hear me
If only you'd understand

 

LAY ME DOWN

Give me something to believe
So that I might fall asleep
Mother lay me down

Sing a song for me
Find a melody so sweet

Oh won't you look again
For the monsters beneath the bed
Father leave the door open
When you go
Leave it open when you go

Sister come over and see
A garden so full of blues of greens
And the story goes on
Brother tell it to me
Tell it to me please

Show me a heart that's true
Show me your heart so true
Lover lay me down
And I'll look after you
I'll look after you too

 

ANOTHER BREAKUP BALLAD

I mistakenly believed
That I would be the one
Who could make you think of
No one else but me
And I refused to see the truth
When all my friends would say
Just walk away Not to count on you
It's time
Though it makes me sad
It's time
All the nights we had
It's time
To leave it all behind
It's time
To say goodbye
This morning I was lost in thought
About those flowers that you bought
For me, and the card would read
An apology
But memories fade just like the day
And I don't want to hear you say
"Do you remember that night From last November?"
It's time
Though it makes me sad
It's time
All the nights we had
It's time
To leave it all behind
It's time
To say goodbye
I wear my sweaters thick
Go to bed with lots of blankets
Because my dreams— They leave me cold
I thought we'd make it
Together we'd grow old
But now despite the lovely life
I'd planned for you and I
It's come to that time
Where we must say goodbye
 

NEW YEAR's DAY

A whole new year
Everything’s same
Waste the day
With a list of ways I should change
We drive all around this town
Looking for somewhere to fit in
It’s nowhere to be found
So we keep on driving
Waiting Dreaming Praying
Hoping our days away
There’s nowhere to go
All these sleepless night I’ve known
Until you
And now
We are home
We’ll sit by the fire
And make all kinds of plans
Before we can blink our eyes
This day comes to an end
Waiting Dreaming Praying
Hoping our days away
We hear the bells chime
There’s no escaping time
We can run away or stay
But soon enough comes the dawn
Of next new year’s sun
The sky surrenders the night
Look to the horizon
Without saying a word
Just keep on driving
On new year’s day
We’ll drive away
One new year’s day
We’ll get away


 

SIMPLE TIME

Simple time, simple time
Where did you go? Where did you fly? 
All my dreams apart at the seams
They seek someplace to hide
Oh simple time
All we need to see
Eyes open so wide
All we need to see
Arms stretched to the sky
Someday you’ll see
A girl just like me
And remember the end
Of what could’ve been
Some night I’ll find
A picture of us
And wonder if your hair’s long still
All we need to see
Eyes open so wide
All we need to see
Arms stretched to the sky
Can you teach me, old friend,
How it was back then? 
Simple time, simple time
Come find me again
 

A PLACE UNDER THE SUN

I want to find you a place under the sun
I want to find you a place under the sun
All your worries gone
Under a waterfall
Don’t you dare look at the time
Just ease your mind
Look how the garden’s grown
Beneath the bedroom window
And you wake just to smile my way
I want to find you a place under the sun
I want to find you a place
Oh a place so far away....