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Hornfels and Glass

wrestling fate and cursing his maps

burning the page so he can never look back

a benevolent face and shakespearean past

just a sirius shape clinging to black 

some flames burn out 

as the end of the day packs up and leaves town

but there’s love on his breath as he lays down to rest 

til’ the light in his eyes gives out

grinding that blade and honing his craft

drinking his pain while his heart does the math 

a bitter man’s taste grows with the grass

when stuck in a place between hornfels and glass

some flames burn out 

as the end of the day leaves town

but there’s love on his breath as he lays down to rest 

til’ the light in his eyes gives out

threading his lace and straightening his back

planting his faith in a humble man’s tracks

a rocking-chair sways to slow blues 'n' jazz

that precarious place between hornfels and glass

some flames burn out 

as the end of the day packs up and leaves town

but there’s love on his breath as he lays down to rest 

til’ the light in his eyes gives out

til’ the light in his eyes gives out

til’ the light in his eyes...

Hope

hope...is the seed we haven’t sewn

a field we haven’t roamed

the skies we haven’t flown

 

hope...is the book we haven’t wrote

a beach we haven’t combed

the door we haven’t closed

some days i try to remind people who are waiting for an open door that

some things take time to arrive so pull up a seat and stay awhile... 

 

hope...is the prayer we haven’t spoke

a friend we haven’t phoned

the kiss we haven’t stole

 

hope...is the wish we haven’t told

a hand we haven’t loaned

the strike we haven’t bowled

some days i try to remind people who are waiting for an open door that

some things take time to arrive so pull up a seat and stay awhile... 

 

hope...is the heart we haven’t broke

a love we haven’t known

the things we haven’t owned

 

hope...is the side we haven’t shown

a skill we haven’t honed

the pitch we haven’t thrown

some days i try to remind people who are waiting for an open door that

some things take time to arrive so pull up a seat and stay awhile... 

This Motel Song

a blistering sky mourns the rain

every heart is born to break...a million pieces

warning signs they congregate

this motel song plays again

 

a wandering mind hoards the space

every line forms a shape...a different reason

rooms are white but full of shame

this motel song plays again...this motel song plays again

 

a residual smile holds the frame 

every light informs the shade...a hidden meaning

days and nights stand up straight

this motel song plays again...this motel song plays again

 

Angela

angela...it’s a crying shame

it wasn’t in the cards for us but maybe we can still be friends

angela...without a doubt 

if we were twenty years younger, i could really see us working this out

we’re living a lie, we’re living a lie
oh...feet don’t fail me now

we’re living a lie, we’re living a lie 

oh...feet don’t fail me now

angela...it was just a phase

we started out as friends but became lovers by the end of the day

angela...let’s draw the line

we knew from the beginning this could never become more than one night

we’re living a lie, we’re living a lie
oh...feet don’t fail me now

we’re living a lie, we’re living a lie

oh...feet don’t fail me now

angela...take everything

you’re worth every penny, just leave me with the mess that we made

angela...the time is now

there’s nothing worth saving, if there was we would’ve saved it somehow 

we’re living a lie, we’re living a lie
oh...feet don’t fail me now

we’re living a lie, we’re living a lie...

Saint Anthony

that sepia tone wallpapered fridge

some ole love notes in a coffee can tin

a memory road full of curves and bends

i lost my heart again

 

i searched every mile leaving no stone unturned

i swallowed the rain just to settle these burns

i lassoed the sun and hijacked the moon

i left the light on in case you returned

forgive me… forgive me… saint anthony

heart-strings tied as the phonograph spins

while time-worn chimes flirt with the wind

a million more miles with nothing left to give

i lost my heart again

i lost my heart again

 

i searched every mile leaving no stone unturned

i swallowed the rain just to settle these burns

i lassoed the sun and hijacked the moon

i left the light on in case you returned

forgive me… forgive me… saint anthony

the weathervane whines a cold winter sting

as mason jar fires dance orange and red

songbirds fly but have nothing left to sing

i lost my heart again

i lost my heart again

 

i searched every mile leaving no stone unturned

i swallowed the rain just to settle these burns

i lassoed the sun and hijacked the moon

i left the light on in case you returned

forgive me… forgive me… saint anthony

We're So Lucky

we lie here awake in the grass beside your grave       

telling stories from the years now gone

the sky is cold and gray but the feeling remains the same

we’re so lucky we got to know you at all

                    

it’s hard to say goodbye some days but it’s easier knowing you’re living amongst the stars

i wish...oh, i wish...you’re happy where you are

 

we go about our days trying hard to keep the faith
knowing life’s eternal light burns on

some memories might fade but the feeling remains the same

we’re so lucky we got to know you at all

 

it’s hard to say goodbye some days but it’s easier knowing you’re living amongst the stars

i wish...oh, I wish...you’re happy where you are

we celebrate your name and the selfless love you gave

giving thanks as the day is long

you might seem far away but the feeling remains the same  

we’re so lucky we got to know you at all

 

it’s hard to say goodbye some days but it’s easier knowing you’re living amongst the stars

i wish...oh, i wish...you’re happy where you are

One Of A Kind

a radiant sun, a heavenly muse  

a tight fit glove, a perfect excuse

she’s a ship set sail, a rising balloon

she’s a tall tall tale, a deep water blue

i don’t need to go much further, i don’t need to slow down time

i don’t need to contemplate this, i just need you by my side...cause you’re one of a kind   

           

a morning buzz, a sweet perfume

a silent hum, a body in tune

she’s a midnight train, a trip to the moon

she’s a purple haze, a sunset cruise

i don’t need to go much further, i don’t need to slow down time

i don’t need to contemplate this, i don’t need to question why    

let these moments take us over, let them paper airplanes fly

i don’t need a magic potion, i just need you by my side...cause you’re one of a kind

a late night hug, a wish come true

a crazy love, a benny meets joon

she’s a restless soul, a girl on the move

she’s a place called home, a room with a view

i don’t need to go much further, i don’t need to slow down time

i don’t need to contemplate this, i don’t need to question why    

let these moments take us over, let them paper airplanes fly

i don’t need a magic potion, i just need you by my side...cause you’re one of a kind

Junkyard Full O' Hearts

we’ll, now i know forever is too far

i couldn’t start the engine like water to a spark

them neon signs are blinking junkyard full o’ hearts

well, i was sold a quiver full o’ darts

cupid came up empty like flashlights in the dark

i guess i wasn’t ready for love and all her parts

now, i was told that failure’s where it starts

mistakes are good 'n' plenty like pennies in a jar

a barrel half empty is a decent place to start

we’ll, now i know forever is too far

i couldn’t start the engine like water to a spark

them neon signs are blinking junkyard full o’ hearts

Kaleidoscope

i wake up each day love like any other day

and wait ‘til you walk by and put a smile on my face

it’s less than a mile to the front door of my place

but it feels like forever behind this lonely window pane

then the wheel starts turning, the kaleidoscope spins

from every direction letting light and color in

but you leave in a hurry, then the color begins to fade

and the beautiful pieces pull away...away...away      

then color turns to gray

what’s on your mind love, do you feel the same

searching for reasons why it has to be this way

it’s less than a mile to the front door of my place

but it feels like forever behind this lonely window pane

then the wheel starts turning, the kaleidoscope spins

from every direction letting light and color in

but you leave in a hurry, then the color begins to fade

and the beautiful pieces pull away...away...away       

then color turns to gray

Wait don’t go, stay for a while instead

Wait please stay, tell me it’s not all in my head

Don’t make me wait one more day

then the wheel starts turning, the kaleidoscope spins

from every direction letting light and color in

but you leave in a hurry, then the color begins to fade

and the beautiful pieces pull away...away...away       

then color turns to gray

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

yesterday has come 'n' gone

let’s pack them bags, we’re moving on

time is slowly fading while other iron’s are waiting in the fire

today is playing a brand new song

let’s take our places and sing along

time is slowly fading while day-old dreams are waiting to be born

all those reasons that make us run 'n' hide like the stars and the sun when it rains

keep crashing down like waves

we can make things right

we can take it slow

we can shine our light so bright...so bright

we can make our own

tomorrow is patient but growing old

let’s take this straw and spin some gold

time is slowly fading while empty slates are waiting to be drawn

all those reasons that make us run 'n' hide like the stars and the sun when it rains

keep crashing down like waves

we can make things right

we can take it slow

we can shine our light so bright...so bright

we can make our own

Heart's On Fire

a dangerous game, this ring of fire

bending my faith, well she’s a bad bad liar

poisonous face, yeah...the devil’s inside

you tell me to stay but my heart’s on fire

 

heaven can wait, she’s a burning desire

shaking them graves with them bad bad vibes

a beautiful blaze, yeah...a real wild child

you tell me to stay but my heart’s on fire

the sun brings out the fire as the rain, the rain falls down

two lost souls stuck in the mire

clinging to desire as the waves, the waves crash down

lift me up...a little bit higher

filling my veins, she's a chemical vice

a basket case full of tell tale signs

lingering taste, yeah...the venoms inside  

you tell me to stay but my heart’s on fire

the sun brings out the fire as the rain, the rain falls down

two lost souls stuck in the mire

clinging to desire as the waves, the waves crash down

lift me up...a little bit higher

A Life Worth Living

filling your plate with the black and white

changing your shapes to fit in them lines

you’re feeling too gray to see the blue sky

covered in shade saving face thru a smile

but one thing stays the same and no one can take it away

your beauty remains unchanged...inside

we aren’t done ‘til we finish

don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up

we aren’t wise ‘til we’ve lived it

soak it up, soak it up, soak it up

we aren’t free ‘til we lift this

push it up, push it up, push it up

here’s to a life worth living

raise your cup, raise your cup

your memory plays like an ‘ole 45

soothing that pain night after night

you carry your faith miles upon miles

while the heaviness weighs like a hundred pound tire

but one thing stays the same and no one can take it away

your beauty remains unchanged...inside

we aren’t done ‘til we finish

don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up

we aren’t wise ‘til we’ve lived it

soak it up, soak it up, soak it up

we aren’t free ‘til we lift this

push it up, push it up, push it up

here’s to a life worth living

raise your cup, raise your cup

 

Blink Of An Eye

well, i've been a winner at losing things

i talk a good game but my game never wins

i sent her a letter and a cracker jack ring

i told her i loved her but her patience grew thin

 

gone in a blink of an eye we were so young and full of life

 

well, i've been a loser at winning things

i promised her the world but the world wouldn't spin

i held her closer than a two dollar bill but

i couldn't be bothered to let her in

 

gone in a blink of an eye we were so young and full of life

​​time hasn't been kind forever in love stuck in rewind

well, i’ve been a winner at losing things

i used to make her smile but her smile grew wings

i met her at the altar but the steeple caved in now

i bury the hatchet beneath whiskey and gin

 

gone in a blink of an eye we were so young and full of life

time hasn't been kind forever in love stuck in rewind

This Heart
this heart of pins ’n’ holes without you near me is beating slow

this bed of springs ’n’ foam without you near me is hard and cold

i've travelled so far on this road turning each stone as i go

there's too many pieces to hold

 

i will run ’til my feet go numb

i will climb the highest rung

i won’t rest ’til the day is done and you are near me

this house of sticks ’n’ stone without you near me is not a home

this field of seed ’n' rows without you near me is overgrown

i've travelled so far on this road turning each stone as i go

there's too many pieces to hold    

 

i will run ’til my feet go numb

i will climb the highest rung

i won’t rest ’til the day is done and you are near me, you are near me

Nothing To Lose

i lie awake thinking of you, chipping away this hollowed out tomb

i keep on waiting for this wall to break through and make my escape, i’ve got nothing to lose

 

chasing the shade in these hollowed out shoes

counting the days ‘til i leave this place and running back home to you

i keep on waiting for this wall to break through and make my escape, i’ve got nothing to lose

 

i’ve been waiting for this, praying for this every night

i’ve been waiting for this, praying for this every night

from the dark to the light and back home

 

drifting away by the light of the moon

whatever it takes, i’m gonna leave this place and running back home to you

i keep on waiting for this wall to break through and make my escape, i’ve got nothing to lose

Firefly

up from the dirt in synchronous flight

christmas tree fields flicker with light

flashing in waves across the sky

patiently waiting my lover in sight

 

firefly, don’t pass me by

i’ve been waiting to make you mine

firefly, show me a sign

i just need one more night

lanterns aglow for twenty one nights

circling close ‘til the chemistry’s right

blessed be the tie that binds

patiently waiting my lover in sight

 

firefly, don’t pass me by

i’ve been waiting to make you mine

firefly, show me a sign

i just need one more night

One Became Two

she won me over just like that

a few years later things were moving real fast

she said i need more than this in my life

so i took her by surprise and made her my wife

is this everything that you hoped it would be

is this everything that you dreamed

you said i do then one became two like a pair of new shoes, i'm head over heels for you

then it was over just like that

thanks for the memories but i ain't coming back

she said i need more than this in my life

so i gave her a piece of my mind and said my goodbyes

is this everything that you hoped it would be

is this everything that you dreamed

you said i do then one became two like a pair of new shoes, i'm head over heels for you

Handful Of Stars

nerves overthrown, love at first sight

losing our breath suspended in time

we'll never come down, the feeling's too high

wait for it now as cloud nine passes by

let's take this too far and catch a handful of stars

the story unfolds with a four letter word

let the truth be told even though it hurts

who would've thought we'd reach cloud nine

the wind at our backs, two birds taking flight

let's take this too far and catch a handful of stars

you fell into me when falling didn't matter

a pocket full of dreams emptied on a platter

we'll never come down, the feeling's too high

wait for it now as cloud nine passes by

let's take this too far and catch a handful of stars

The Hardest Part

it was a la carte from the start you were different

circling bars and kissing sparks we were spinning

the hardest part of falling too far is the distance

it’s a long way

spending our days burning the shade just dreaming

it was easy for you, it was easy for me like breathing

the hardest part of falling too far is the distance

it’s a long way

it’s a long way

we were riding the stars into the dark like missiles

two broken hearts put together like ours is kindred

the hardest part of falling too far is the distance

it’s a long way

now that we’re here baby let’s be clear as crystal

i’m better with you, you’re better with me it’s simple

the hardest part of falling too far is the distance

it’s a long way

it’s a long way

She Said

this life is more than what we bargained for

we fight taking names and keeping score

she said...i found a road that takes us home

she said...i found a place to call our own

 

shake them graves

lose your faith

choke them chains         

fall from grace

we hide deep in the hollows from our crimes

we lie truth’s in the middle of black n’ white

she said...sticks ‘n’ stones won't break our bones

she said...the devil roams where 

 

shake them graves

lose your faith

choke them chains

fall from grace

in time mountains fall and the rivers rise

we climb machines inside go bump and grind

she said i found a road that takes us home

she said i found a place to call our own   

 

shake them graves

lose your faith

choke them chains

fall from grace

So I Ride

beautiful strangers buried in lies destined for danger who’s wrong and who’s right

wars being wagered fists to the sky, we fight for redemption with no end in sight

so i ride…and i ride

two-sided faces and one-sided minds lost in translation forever tongue-tied

endless persuasion forcing a side relentless invasion of our God given rights

so i ride…and i ride

so i ride…and i ride

perfect creation, imperfect design vengeance keeps raking more coals on the fire

sitting in chambers confessing our crimes while the compass that guides us is beating inside

so i ride…and i ride

so i ride…and i ride

Can't Move On

beneath the wreckage my heart grows cold

visiting seasons from more than ten years ago

frivolous meaning i’ve gotta move on

tell me i’m dreamin’ when daylight’s gone

i know there’s beauty in everything but i just can’t move on

broken and restless from sticks and stones

watered down reasons why right turned wrong

frivolous meaning i’ve gotta move on

tell me i’m dreamin’ when daylight’s gone

i know there’s beauty in everything but i just can’t move on

living uneven over cobblestone roads

perpetual grieving for far too long

frivolous meaning i’ve gotta move on

tell me i’m dreamin’ when daylight’s gone

i know there’s beauty in everything but i just can’t move on

Here I Stay, Here I Wait

we rise, we lay

restless heart, restless faith 

here i stay, here i wait

how far can we go into the unknown before our two souls will need a lifeboat 

her light, her shade

heavy clouds, heavy rain

here i stay, here i wait

how far can we go into the unknown before our two souls will need a lifeboat

tides keep on changin' and waves keep on breakin' us down

hopin' and prayin' the light keeps us safe in the dark

how far can we go, how far can we go

how far can we go, how far can we go

her lines, her shapes

broken mind, broken wings

here i stay, here i wait

 

how far can we go into the unknown before our two souls will need a lifeboat

tides keep on changin' and waves keep on breakin' us down

hopin' and prayin' the light keeps us safe in the dark

how far can we go, how far can we go

how far can we go, how far can we go

how far can we go into the unknown

how far can we go, how far can we go

You're OK

i see rain but rainbows follow close behind, don't be late 

the sun will shine and light the sky

broken feelings, time will heal them

believe me when i say...you're ok

walk away, the grass is greener 'til it fades, give 'n' take 

learn to bend before you break

living, breathing, losing, grieving

believe me when i say...you're ok 

just keep breathing...just keep breathing...

hope will only float if you let go of the pain

reap what has been sewn and learn from your mistakes

find a way to pull the covers from your face, have some faith

nothing ventured, nothing gained

rhyme nor reason love or treason

believe me when i say...you're ok

just keep breathing...just keep breathing...

hope will only float if you let go of the pain

reap what has been sewn and learn from your mistakes

scars beneath our bones remind us where we've been

when heartache overflows, remember you're ok

You're Everything To Me

you stand in place waiting for your number to be called

you want to walk away but it's hard enough to crawl

a thousand miles away and you haven't even gone

hoping you'll stay 'til staying's what's wrong

step back, take a look in the mirror

tell me what do you see

think back 'til the image get's clearer

you're everything to me

you try and escape but the burden's just too strong

filling empty space with everything you've lost

replaying your mistakes like a broken-hearted song

waiting to be saved 'til waiting takes too long

step back, take a look in the mirror

tell me what do you see

think back 'til the image get's clearer

you're everything to me

you search for a face that doesn't lead you on

sleeping wide awake 'til the heaviness is gone

people won't change 'til there's nowhere else to fall

living day by day but old habits turn you on

step back, take a look in the mirror

tell me what do you see

think back 'til the image get's clearer

you're everything to me

Parking Lot

you saw me baby i saw you

the world stopped spinning for a minute or two

arms open wide, we fell back in it

making up for lost time if only for a minute

tears of joy rolled down your cheek

taken by surprise, we could hardly speak

i said, how's life been treating you

she said, life's been good sweetie how 'bout you

i live my life in the moment like a clock without motion, frozen

i lie here hopelessly waiting like a bottle in the ocean, floating

you knew me baby, i knew you

like having our own private balcony view

your playful ways were sweet as could be

and the weight of your smile defied gravity

thinking back on the memories we made

moments we shared before life got in the way

we'll never know how things could've been but 

at the end of it all we'll meet up again 

i live my life in the moment like a clock without motion, frozen

i lie here hopelessly waiting like a bottle in the ocean, floating

i'm stuck in the moment with you

i'm lost and i know it, it's true

 

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