From The Lake To The Land

From the lake side
From the lake side
From the lake side to my friend
From her hand I caught a glimpse of the river’s end
The sea is dark
For her hand
For her hand on the river bend

From the lake side to my friend
From her hand
From the lake side to my friend
From her hand I caught a glimpse of another hand
The sea is dark I’m waiting for it again
For her hand
For her hand on the river
For her hand on the river


Taller

I’ve been here before
Gratefully
I can see it all
But I can’t feel at all
Who’s the man putting his heart to my ear
Who is eight feet tall
Before they feel this small

Can I break in, in, in
Can I break in, in, in

How am I
How am I
How am I taller
How am I
How am I
How am I taller

What’s the shame behind these tranquil rays
It’s not pain I passed
From the house I left
I’ve been here before
Gratefully
I can see it all
But I can’t feel at all
No I can’t feel at all

Can I break in, in, in

How am I
How am I
How am I taller
Fear in life
Out of spite
How am I
Taller…

I was born with this old mind
And I told you to keep, keep my life


Mountaintop

Up on the mountaintop
The whole damn world’s all fucked up
Where her head finds rest
He held his final bated breath

When you wait, wait and see
What you’ll find will be
That it’s gone, that it’s gone, that it’s all gone

When you wait, wait with me
What you’ll find will be
That it’s gone, that it’s gone, that the world is gone

Down from the Mountaintop
She’s begging, begging, please don’t stop
Hands to her fragile chest
Forget them, forget them, all the rest

When you wait, wait and see
What you’ll find will be
That it’s gone, that it’s gone, that it’s all gone

When you wait, wait with me
What you’ll find will be
That it’s gone, that it’s gone, that the world is gone


Where the Willow Tree Died

Up on the limb I had more to see but I can’t feel your hand
And I can’t extend my reach

I yelled down to you to climb the tree instead without my help
And you said back, “I tried”

Now I am looking at the branch where I stand it’s giving out, oh my
Can you hear my lonely cry

I should have saved a seed for you to grow and us to reap all night
Where the willow tree died

Well you always play the games
Looks like you’re off again, but your branches always break
When on solid ground we stand
You lean down and lend a hand and everything goes as you planned


A Difficult Year

I’m here, by your side
As we walk down to the river’s edge
Will you be my guide

I’m with you
I’m with you

With our hands held high
We reach out through the waters
So far away from the others

I’m with you
I’m with you

Your face up there
The dappled sunlight in your hair
Floating out through the warm air

I’m with you
I’m with you

Fall down…

We sit and wait for the smoke to clear
I guess it’s been a difficult year


So Many Foreign Homes

Just get up and rise
I already saw what’s planned
Let go of me now
I have no need for your hand
Don’t open your eyes
Forget all your childish fears
Your footing is sound
The further you are from here 

And when you’re out on your own please take my advice
Just leave your soul alone

So many foreign homes are
Standing on the shoreline
All of the sons and daughters
Wondering when it’s their time
On their faces you’ll see looks of pleasure
Cause they’ll live forever
They’ll live forever
With their arms and legs and feet together
They’ll live forever
They’ll live forever

So many foreign homes are
Standing on the shoreline
All of the sons and daughters 
Wondering when it’s their time
On their faces you’ll see looks of pleasure
Cause they’ll live forever
They’ll live forever
With their arms and legs and feet together
They’ll live forever
They’ll live forever


Keep Us In Mind

Keep us in mind
Keep us in mind


Names and Races

You sat me down and told me
We’d be alright
You said we were the only
Good guys
That we carried the light
In our aching bodies
That we carried the light

Down…

And the ashes fall
On the children’s faces
On their names and races
And here, at the end of time
You will find us waiting
On the seashore fading

I asked you if you’d leave me
You said you’d never go
But you lie there still
In your dying body
But you lie there still

Down…

And the ashes fall
On the children’s faces
On their names and races
And here, at the end of time
You will find us waiting
On the seashore fading

We’re still trying
We’re still trying
We’re still trying
We’re still trying to live


Pillars (Pillllars)

Gardens won’t grow
A shelter from my company
She holds so close
Her heart within my custody

This life we chose
Permanently sacrifice
My shape a mold
A bedroom filled with mattress eyes

Awake, awake my thoughts
We’ve grown too tall
We keep building up our walls
While our pillars fall

Awake my thoughts
We’ve grown too tall
We keep building up our walls
While our pillars fall


The River Kings

So here we are
The redskull warriors
We count our scars
From the river’s waters
We drive for hours and hours and hours

Only night
Only night

You’ll find us poised
So drunk and violent
We’re throwing stones
To break your silence
We’re growing old we know we know

Only night
Only night

Hear us roar
Hear us sing
The brightest fires
The river kings

Hear us roar
Hear us sing
The brightest fires
The river kings


Perfect Home

You look at yourself in the bathroom mirror
You take off your clothes so you can see yourself clearer
What do you find
What do you see
I am your body
You’re looking straight at me

Look where we landed
Baby take a look around
We stand where we’re standing
We bathe in the sound
What do you see when your eyes fall on me
My flowers are blooming
Under your sea

And on and on we’ll find our perfect home…


Fake Arms

Candles aren’t lit yet
We just became friends
Friends again
I drove off my dreams
To make you real again

I hung my flag high
I won’t ever forget
Eating my pride
I taste gold on my tongue
See white from my eyes

And when I’m asking for your hand
But you’re coming home instead
I’ll ask for so much more
Never to leave me again

If I leave this town for Tenn
I’ll see mountains again
But if I can’t see you
I’ve lost it all my friend

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