KATABASIS
 

In the unknown darkness

that’s near to us

Between the waves

and breaking shore

my knees scrape 

across the floor.

 

The sharks circling

The blood curdles in

The evening arrives

with words on the wind

breaks my heart

to it’s core.

 

I might find my way home

is this the final dance?

 

What once was true

is nothing more.

 

Gotta gotta find a way

Gotta gotta go down…

 

LIONS

 

Lions 

always hit their highs

because killing 

has always been the easy way out.

 

I don’t know where to go

nobody told me so.

I don’t know what to say

doesn’t matter anyway. 

 

Lions 

always hit their highs

because killing 

has always been the easy way out.

 

I don’t know where to go

nobody told me so.

I don’t know what to say

doesn’t matter anyway.

SHIMMERING

 

Low hangs the willow 

I can't leave 

I'm running like a tiger 

on Vaseline 

 

The days grow short 

The grief is long 

Will the sun shine again?

 

Skeletons rattle 

In the wind 

Feel like a balloon

Tied to a violin

 

The days grow short 

The grief is long

Will the sun shine again?

 

Tattered and beautiful 

I will shine again.

 

Pockets filled with pebbles

And broken glass

A dirty bluejay feather

Lying in the grass

 

The days grow short 

The grief is long 

Will the sun shine again?

 

Heavy with reverb

And I can't see

Driving to nowhere

With no gasoline.

 

The days grow short 

The grief is long 

Will the sun shine again?

 

Tattered and beautiful 

I will shine again.

BLOOD

 

There is a blood

inside us burning.

It holds the meaning of our birth.

And while this world keeps turning,

we’re destined on this mystic search.

 

It’s in the blood,

it’s in the blood.

 

There is a blood

inside us burning.

Carrying the mystery of our birth.

 

 (Home is wherever we bled,

home is wherever we bled)

 

The blood is in the stone

The blood is in our bones

The blood is in our tears

The blood is in our fears

The blood is in our cries

The blood is in the sky

The blood is in our soul

It’s in the blood.

BONES

 

A soul is stirring

Life's unending dream

It's in me,

It's in me.

 

A heart lies between us

Set it free

singing in me,

singing in me.

 

If the ocean can’t keep on

Sweet roots of the world

Then who are we,

Then who are we?

 

The sky was in our hair

fingers full of moon

the Son of sons shines on,

the Son of sons shines on.

 

Carry not these bones

And leave this salty shore

New buds are in the surf.

The silence sleeps no more.

 

Smoke signals burning

Rattlesnake skins turning

Covers me like a shroud.

 

I am forgotten magic

A fly in the milk

Like bees swollen vow.

 

MONGOOSE

 

I'm drowning in my life

Waiting to be set free

God please help me.

 

I'm searching for answers

Looking both high and low

Oh, I need you so.

 

I never thought I'd see

Such beautiful harmony.

 

I'm looking for the sun

Living in the rain

Gonna wash it all away.

 

The snakes are circling my life

Moving in for the kill

I sink my feet in black earth

As the heavens begin to spill.

 

I'm looking for the sun

Living in the rain

Gonna wash it all away.

 

APOLOGIA

 

In the snow

a boy was born

eyes of blue.

 

Through the years

he walked and walked

growing regret.

 

Then a little bird flew above

carrying his song

Wove it into a nest

and that’s where he was formed.

 

And this world 

is full of pain

And life is so short

We die everyday

and all that’s left is love.

 

So he

cried to the Son

I know what I have done.

 

Please know this

from my heart

I’ve always loved you

from the start.

 

I’ve always loved you.

COMMITMENT

 

And there’s a certain way

the wind lovingly and assuredly

carries seeds into the arms of lovers

without a word

it is just understood.

 

And there’s a certain way

when things turn inward

and what was hidden comes clear

to hang your heart.

 

Let’s call it a commitment

to love

Not someplace or someone

above

Let’s follow this feeling until it grows

and it leads to a better day.

 

And there’s a certain way

two bodies lie in bed together

gracefully cupped close

free from weight

and a honey drips

from there tongues

every time they speak

a pearl falls onto the floor.

 

I’m so nervous

when you’re in the room

but I made a vow

and I’m gonna keep it with you.

 

Let’s call it a commitment

to love

Not someplace or someone

above

Let’s follow these seeds 

until they grow

And reap from this harvest,

this harvest of love.


 

GRIEF

 

Sometimes I don’t know why we go on this way,

We’ve both been here long before.

And I’ve been wondering what the bird said to the bee,

We should know by now.

 

I don’t know why we go there

but we better get the grief on

if we’re gonna make it through this world

together.

 

Sometimes I feel like a waterfall,

bubbling under you.

We should let it flow, baby.

And it’s so quiet outside,

I want you here with me.

 

I don’t know why we go there

but we better get the grief on

if we’re gonna make it through this world

together.


 

WOOD

 

There's a singing

In this wood

Longing to be free.

 

Listen closely

To the song

Floating in the breeze.

 

We were one time

Lost in grief

Eyes red like a flame.

 

Now our hearts

Sing in this wood

Crying this refrain.

 

Down in the wood.

CRASH

 

I see blood on the highway

Rubber is burning in the wind

Are you going my way?

Are you loved from within?

 

Will we ever really know

If the silence leaves us alone?

I believe I’m on my way

But I can’t tell if it’s night or day.

 

There’s blood on the highway

But are you going my way?

I feel it burning in me

But I’ve gotta know

are you loved from within?

 

Will we ever really know

If the silence leaves us alone?

I believe I’m on my way

But I can’t tell if it’s night or day.


 

BEHEADED

 

Feels like we're going around again

Send the letter 

Around the same.

And now I'm walking out the door

Send the letter

And I won't care no more.

 

I don't know how to bleed like this

Sometimes I cry

And I'm remiss

Send the letter.

 

And so I'm moving so slow

And now this drug is taking hold

I've always known deep in my heart

That some things you can't outsmart.

 

Now matter how far we've gone down

Sometimes we don't even know the score

And now my feet are so diamond shaped

That's how I know we're mapped this way

God knows I've been so we're growing so far away

Slipped up on something in the rain.

Send the letter.

 

And now I'm moving so slow

It feels like this pain is taking hold

I always knew somewhere in my thought

This life would eventually cut my head off.

INVERSION 

 

The river swells

Filled with old songs

And heartache lies upon the muddy shore.

 

Easter lilies

They wither and weep

And birdsong fills my mouth.

 

Jagged edges

My memories will hold

I empty my hands and water pours right out.

 

The center is soft

And meaning is short

But eventually all black stars go home.

 

Inspirations, have I none

To touch the flaming dove

I was grown inside your love.

I was grown inside your love.

 

We keep starting over…

 

This river swells

Filled with new songs

And I was grown inside your love.