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

FEELS LIKE RAIN

it comes and goes like a hurricane

a resonate hum, his lightning comes in waves 

and it feels like rain

it feels like rain...feels like rain

 

the rebellious sky and the games he plays

a wistful howl, his swollen clouds looming gray

and it feels like rain

it feels like rain...feels like rain

 

the darkness falls from miles away 

a frail moonlight, the old sunrise sleeps too late

and it feels like rain

it feels like rain...feels like rain

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 away 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 noble man’s tracks

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

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

'til the light in his eyes gives out

'til the light in his eyes...

INTO THE OPEN

every evening of every day

i hid in the shadows of confidence

she gave me comfort and peace of mind

she told me she loved me and that i’d be just fine

 

she’s a slow sunrise

into the open she climbed

a beacon of hope in our lives

wherever we go, she shines

 

every season thru every change

i looked for shelter in the words she said

she gave me patience and endless light

she had me believing that the world was mine

 

she’s a slow sunrise

into the open she climbs

a beacon of hope in our lives

wherever we go, she shines 

 

she’s a slow sunrise

into the open she climbs

a beacon of hope in our lives

wherever we go, she shines

wherever we go, she shines

wherever we go, she shines

SAVE ONE BREATH

tidal waves, turning mountains into islands

castaway, there’s beauty in the silence

hold my place in line

trust your hands in mind

 

outerspace, that moment we collided

fallaway, there’s beauty in the fire

stay with me tonight

soothe my aching mind

 

save one breath for love

take a shot like a gangsta on the run

trick your fate into believing i’m the one

bombs away, let the feelings shake you up

 

hideaway, leaving everything behind us

without a trace, there’s beauty in desire

hold my place in line

trust your hands in mine

 

save one breath for love

take a shot like a gangsta on the run

trick your fate into believing i’m the one

bombs away, let the feelings shake you up

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 the children go 

 

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

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 

 

MEND THE BREAK

in the distance i hear them howling

burning timbers whipping the darkness

am i falling, we came unfastened

church bells calling, still god was napping

 

slow it down he said, take time for your heart

mend the break, leaning into the dark

 

we chose the ladder over the wagon

lions closed in for the main attraction

don’t let it happen, time was pleading

a slow reaction could start the bleeding

 

slow it down he said, take time for your heart

mend the break, leaning into the dark

the beds we make know every turn that we toss

victims of fate playing tug o’ war with the stars

 

sleeves untethered from my emotion

cupid rushed in to claim the fallen

my heart’s still beating, bruised and battered

a sea of embers, white flag in tatters

 

slow it down he said, take time for your heart

mend the break, leaning into the dark

the beds we make know every turn that we toss

victims of fate playing tug o’ war with the stars

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

IF LOVE IS BLIND

if a picture’s worth a thousand words,

then these four walls have bared the worst 

i was ready, i was ready or so i thought

 

if love is blind, well...now i see 

the forever kind wasn’t meant for me

i was ready, i was ready or so i thought

 

i wish some days i could leave the ground 

and drift away like a fleeting cloud

i was ready, i was ready or so i thought

 

i try real hard but i can’t forget

the things you did and the things you said

i was ready, i was ready or so i thought

pull me out of this place 

i can’t see what’s in front of me  

there’s too many reasons to hesitate

too many demons to keep at bay   

all this time slipped away 

too many feelings to deliberate       

i don’t wanna have this bitter taste

there’s so much more to appreciate  

if love is blind

if good things come to those who wait,

then tell me how come good hearts break

i was ready, i was ready or so i thought

 

if slow and steady wins the race,

this heart of mine must have run in place

i was ready, i was ready or so i thought

 

i think about if we worked out

how things might look in this old town

i was ready, i was ready or so i thought

 

i remind myself to not lose sleep

and to thank my stars that we did meet

i was ready, i was ready or so i thought

pull me out of this place

i can’t see what’s in front of me  

there’s too many reasons to hesitate

too many demons to keep at bay   

all this time slipped away

too many feelings to deliberate       

i dont wanna have this bitter taste

there’s so much more to appreciate  

if love is blind...if love is blind...if love is blind

if love is blind...if love is blind...if love is blind

well, now i see

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

TWO FEET FROM ME

two feet from me on a limb in the breeze 

watchin’ the dogs in the rain 

sitting real still admiring your will 

tying a knot on our fate

 

i take these moments for granted i suppose 

and don’t see the forest for the trees

you think i would know the wonder you show me 

and believe it was meant to be  

 

two feet from me in the sand by the sea 

wastin’ the day away

filling your pale with sea glass and shells, 

thinkin’ how little it takes 

 

i take these moments for granted i suppose 

and don’t see the forest for the trees

you think i would know the wonder you show me 

and believe it was meant to be...for me

 

two feet from me in the grass by the creek 

countin’ the stars in space

making a wish, you blew me a kiss 

wearing your heart on my face 

 

i take these moments for granted i suppose 

and don’t see the forest for the trees

you think i would know the wonder you show me 

and believe it was meant to be

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 return

forgive me...forgive me...saint anthony

heartstrings 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 return

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 return

forgive me...forgive me...saint anthony

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