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1. Dear God 
Oh dear god 
out for your name I’ve called 
you answered with your silence 
you answered not at all 
oh dear god 
bid goodbye with a nod 
rose from my knees 
and found my peace within 
my heart now leads 

oh what a world 
joy still comes, still goes 
but now I love alone 
yes now I love alone 
hopeful on my own

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Little Dove 
Little dove, little dove 
come and fly to my window 
little dove, little dove 
come and sit next to me 
it’s fine to feel the way you feel 
cause I feel it too, and nothing’s wrong with you 
little dove, little dove 
sit next to me 
let me just hold you, together we’ll breathe 
and I hear your heart 
it’s my only anchor in this sea of ours 
long may you fly 
into my broken life 
long may you fly 
into my open so broken life 

little dove, little dove 
you flutter like the sea 
little waves on the shoreline of you and me 
little dove, little dove 
with your sea-foam hands 
take me and shape me just like the sands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Together Anyway  
Lying awake  
thinking 'bout everything  
you’re half a world away  
wonder if you’re okay  
you and I we lie apart again  
our minds they circle and they spin  
if we close our eyes we can  

enlace  
our thoughts criss cross and mingle up in outer space  
a soft embrace  
from star to star together anyway  
la da da da da da  
la da da da da  
la da da da da da  

another day  
inhale and I drift away  
I’ll do most anything  
to stop myself sinking  
I can picture you afar  
your beaming eyes like gleaming stars  
I hear your voice in my guitar  
we are the ones for who we are  
you and I we lie beneath this sky  
apart again  
our minds they circle and they spin  
if we close our eyes we can  

enlace  
our thoughts criss cross and mingle up in outer space  
a soft embrace  
from star to star together anyway  
la da da da da da  
la da da da da  
la da da da da da  

no matter where you are  
your image isn’t far  
apart, we still found love  
because  
faced with all this space between us  
we just found the strength to  

enlace  
our thoughts criss cross and mingle up in outer space  
a soft embrace  
from star to star  
together anyway  
la da da da da da  
la da da da da  
la da da da da da  
yeah enlace  
no matter what the place  
regardless of the space  
we’ll be together anyway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Love(d) You
Today marks a week of death
just as the week before
the grave is dug and I'm supine
upon its earthy floor

once azure skies are oil black
and the clouds refuse to float
all for you this mechanical pause
like my love you learned by rote

my mind is sunk in pain beneath
the water stinging cold
that's filled this whole here from my death
from the day my soul was sold

sold to love and living bound
by cages rusted red
by a pair-too-many sodden lips
spittin' words that said

I love you
I love you
I'm leaving

You left me for the shopping malls 
of meretricious dreams
and sure as hell is hot with fire
your ends betrayed their means

the sheet on which you'll never fuck
are the ones that hold these words
and with them I will walk along
as you gather in your herds

now the question as is always posed is
whether to commit
to another cage or this here grave
or instead rise from it

the lucky choice that this earth bears
between us and I
now offered me a second time
I choose to survive

saying I love you
I love you
I'm leaving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. A Million Miles or More  
Hold me tonight  
as I fall to sleep  
love me just right as I fall  
I own the world when you lay next to me  
lay next to me  
but I don’t need the world when you lay next to me  
lay next to me     
don’t close your brown eyes  
no don’t look away from me  
it’s colder every night they stray away  
I think it’s clear I need you in my life  
in my life  
I think it’s clear I need you in my life  
in my life  

with you I feel light,  
a whispered breathe of happiness  
and laughing or crying  
we’re doing our best  
It’s hard to see you go when you go  
though I know, you’ll come back home  
it’s hard to see you go when I know  
I’m not good at being alone  
                                   
I opened up my beating heart,  
despite my mind screaming no  
on the shore of this river, love  
I was content just to watch the current flow  
but you trusted that together  
if we dove we could float  
now tethered together  
we’ll sail down this river  
a million miles or more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Among the Overgrown 

 Out east in Appalachia, among the overgrown 
strode a boy with pure intent to find just where he belonged  
he left his mama, papa one bright summer  
on his own to find  
eyes to see and a tongue to talk  
at his back a breeze  
as he walked the line  
woohoooo oooohh  
woohoooo oooohh  
Packed bag slung swung heavy on his back  
filled to burst with books, only clothes he took  
were the sweat stained ones that poorly clung  
to his aching back  

he came quick upon a slick preacher man  
he said hey young man have you heard of god’s plan  
there’s a savior on this planet  
here’s a book to help you plan it  
as you look for answers  
he said give your life to christ  
the only path to salvation is self sacrifice  
and with this humbling feat  
death becomes obsolete  
there’s a promise of eternal life  
  

kept moving on, he walked along still going alone  
down dirt roads, and crooked highways  
all away from the rising sun  

through Tennessee on to Arkansas  
he happened on a woman in a wooden lodge  
chimney spoke with smoke,  
she had a smoke and spoke  
talking over the howl of the hungry coyotes  
woohoooo ooooohh  
woohoooo ooooohh  

long back very many clock ticks ago,    
t’was a lion’s den full of confident men,  
who saw it fit to show that no beast or foe  
could ever conquer them  

But with something to prove they were doomed to die  
too busy trying to catch an admiring eye  
while the lions had nothing but themselves in mind  
I think you know how it ends  

She gave a wink and said goodbye  
only on yourself can you rely  
don’t hope and open for this big wide world to  
push you up to rise  
and rise, and rise, and rise  

On a blue black night under hissing stars  
on the doorway’s edge of a blue boxcar  
he sat and thought he ought not  
be thinking so goddamn much     

just then a scream pierced the night  
he peered out into the cold moonlight  
saw a frightened woman bound to the rail  
as the train let its whistle wail  
whoo hoo ooh  
whoo hoo ooh  
he knew right away this was life or death  
if he tried to save her he may take his last breath  
he heard the voices of his travels singing contradictions  
forcing him to fortify his brand new convictions  
lest christ convict him or he be a victim  
as the voices grew louder  
he just knew to evict ‘em  
while his mind was clear  
he was shown forthright  
that he had to adhere  
to what he knew was right  
right, right, right

 

8. For Cate  
Lay your head down now  
the sun is sinking down  
a dream awaits your presence you’re a princess in a tower  
lay your head down now  
the moon is out your window now  
its light will keep you safe  
the stars are shining down from heaven  
onto your restful face  

Sleep now, dream now, night has come  
lay your head on a bed of clouds  
just like the drowsy setting sun  
say goodbye to this day  
and wake to find another one  
where dreaming just as easily comes  

as you’re fast asleep  
a dream emerges from the deep  
all you want and all you need is right there at your feet  
as you’re fast asleep  
and as this blue world cradles you  
it won’t betray your peace  
the darkness too is here for you  
it’s not your enemy  

sleep now, dream now, night has come  
lay your head in a bed of clouds  
just like the drowsy setting sun  
say goodbye to this day  
and wake to find another one  
where dreaming just as easily comes  

when you wake to find another light-full day  
shake off your sleep, get to your feet  
but don’t throw your dreams away  
find things you love, stay opened up,  
the world is yours if you want it enough  
and remember all along the way  
you’ll always have my love  

sleep now, dream now, night has come  
lay your head in a bed of clouds  
just like the drowsy setting sun  
say goodbye to this day  
and wake to find another one  
where dreaming just as easily comes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Though I’m Scared of Needing You  
Stay with me my love  
take me down this road you speak of  
where frozen rivers open to flow  
take me where you go  

keep me close my love  
keep hold this time its all we’re made of  
and with that mountain strength you own  
help me make a home  
  

And if I should happen to fall  
will you be there to meet me  
I’m open now, I’ve torn down my walls  
with all you’ve come to teach me  

On the horizon  
I see our sun rise  
It’s glowing and showing  
our path in these growing skies  

don’t leave me here  
alone and in fear  
I need you more than ever  
your love fills me  
strengthens and stills me  
may it stay forever

3. Moonshine Taker  
Moonshine taker  
love, peace maker  
nothing moves you  
like a song  
you can’t fake it  
you awaken  
oh  
let it take you  
up and wake you  
you’ve been wanting  
all along  
now together  
we can weather  
any storm  

cause I don’t wanna wait  
for the sun to sink down  
and I don’t wanna wait on your yes or your no  
cause speaking honestly  
all I wanna see  
is you and me but  

same day over  
now it’s over  
wake and do it all again  
break the cycle make it final  
start at the end  

cause I don’t wanna wait  
for the sun to sink down  
and I don’t wanna wait on your yes or your no  
cause speaking honestly  
all I wanna see  
is you and me but  

oh when the clouds come pushing in  
and it’s hard to locate a friend  
you’re loving hating back and forth all alone  
you’re loving hating waiting on tomorrow  
just so you know  
there’s a way  
that we can take this day  
so it never fades  
it never wanes  
it keeps and it stays  
don’t run away  
I like it when you stay  
keep me company  
my symphony  
you make me wanna say  
there’s a way  
that we can take this day  
so it never fades  
it never wanes  
it keeps and it stays  
don’t run away  
I like it when you stay  
keep my company  
my symphony 
you make feel okay

6.Picture This Summer Day  
Wrong  
this is wrong  
what’ve I done  
where did I get this gun  
am I awake  
for god’s sake  
I’m caked and stained with blood  
and you’re gone  
your dead-eyed stare  
and your skin so cold and wan  
in my arms  
my aching arms    
once held you  
we dwelled  
our fantasy it swelled  
we would run  
t’wards the sun  
to a distant flowery nell  
oh Belle  
what have I done  

A storm  
is this the norm  
one thunder strike and I’m back in the Iraq war  
in the corps  
where fire rained  
and my blood it stained the floor  
what for  
these pills I pop  
ain’t doing shit anymore  
and now you’re    
another casualty of this war  
that’s it  
I’m done  
I killed the only one  
who believed  
in me  
so I’ll take this wretched gun  
and with the chamber spun  
point the barrel at me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. A Part of Me  

Night sky  
tell mamma bye  
I’m going out to play  
couple houses down  
it’s all our playground  
these backyards and driveways  
back when laughter  
was so easy  
it would freeze me  
it’s what freed me  
every time  

yeah hop on them pegs  
the mongoose bobsled  
and don’t forget the ball  
yeah we’d be outside  
until the sun would slide  
shooting ’til them big lights came on  
back when each day  
stood alone  
no future known  
shit to bemoan  
we were not yet grown  
enough to know  
there was  

no way to make our way  
back to those simple summer days  
and looking back it probably  
wasn’t great  
its nostalgic escape  
so I’ll make my way each day  
shake off this wistful haze  
cause there are blissful days  
to come, but when I’m numb  
nostalgia here I come  

well school’s out  
and I’m heading out  
no drivel for a while  
yeah if only church  
had a summer break  
I’da been sprinting down the aisle  
see when summer swung around  
up would sprout  
straight from the ground  
all these  
reasons to relax and smile  

yeah, least when I look back  
it seems like I’ve been took back  
to a time when all was ripe with  
promise and pride  
where hope, joy, and freedom, fun,  
and not to mention water guns  
were alive  
but there’s  

no way to make our way  
back to those simple summer days  
and looking back it probably  
wasn’t great  
it’s nostalgic escape  
so I’ll make my way each day  
shake off this crutch of wistful haze  
cuz blissful days  
abound, but when I doubt  
I’ll sing out loud  

from corner stores to porches  
on rainy days or scorchers  
bike riding through the streets  
or chasing girls, like ooh you gorgeous  
getting in trouble for the fun of it  
breaking rules, or just plain breaking shit  
no principles, we weren’t takin shit  
authority, ain’t having none of it  
religion was the obscenity  
vulgarity a necessity  
shit piss fuck cunt cocksucker motherfucker tits  
transgression was identity  
contented and free  
with peach fuzz goatees  
pass that nasty fifth of vodka to me  
to wash the smoke as I toke ’n choke on this weed  
yeah, we were as dumb as can be  
we experimented to get demented  
we were men then  
or just pretending to be  
all we intended to be  
tempted to see what we wanted to see  
now ain’t it funny how it works out  
how we wanna grow up ’til we do  
so before we grow up we look forward  
and now that we’re grown we look back like, damn  
what a beautiful view  
cause in lieu of the present we present  
ourselves with a present  
a carefree and cool adolescent  
christmas tree loaded with presents  
everything, anything free of the menace  
of growing old, never knowing cold,  
summer’s fixed when this story’s told  
and summer friends never have to go  
but summer ends, and we all know there’s  

no way to make our way  
back to those simple summer days  
and looking back it probably wasn’t that great  
it’s nostalgic escape  
but I’ll make my way each day  
shake off this wistful haze  
cause there are blissful days to come  
but when I’m numb  
nostalgia here I come

 

12. Creature  
Where the rivers run  
and the mossy ground is cold  
and the leaves turn red and gold  
where water runs down naked mountain tops  
to where trees are growing  
all unfolding as the spinning earth grows old  
There’s no cowardice in fall’s leaves’ tumbling retreat  
no bravery in spring’s vivacious repeat  
there’s life and progression  
towards light and expression  

a sudden spark of energy and light  
explosions unearthly bright  
the birth of a universe  
and from that single burst  
witness the blooming galaxies  
suspended in black cold  
and among the many molten spheres  
an infant earth grows old  
no evil to behold  
no goodness to console  

just life and progression  
towards light and expression  
but from it all, a creature with a question  
am I good enough  
is there any good at all    

take my hand  
it’s all need  
to break this thread  
these tired beliefs  
cuz we are love  
and bravery  
we’re everything  
this world can’t be  
yes, you’ve shown me  
that meaning comes from me