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01 Steady The Bow
02 The Journey
03 The Severed Head
04 Alison
05 Golden Fox
06 Clearing
07 This Is The Road
08 Lost Balloon
09 Pieces Of Me
10 The Caretaker
11 Antidote

 


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01 The Good Life
02 Fragile From The Storm
03 No Harvest
04 Different Dimensions
05 Complicated Human
06 Lights in Houses
07 All The Love
08 My Silver Net
09 The Truth Never Changes
10 Constant Without Me
11 To The Shadow
12 Undercurrents

 

The Good Life

In my hiding place
Where I play it safe
Nobody harmful
Can ever reach me

But in hiding I have missed the good life
In hiding I have missed the good life

So I’ll take the risk of feeling
When there is no guaranteeing
On the rollercoaster I give in
To the rise and the fall

‘Cause in hiding I have missed the good life
In hiding I have missed the good life

And it’s ok not to be perfect
It’s ok to stutter
We all fall over the baggage and the clutter
And it’s ok
It’s ok to love and be loved

Fragile From The Storm

Fragile from the storm
A delicate newborn
A porcelain heart in my hands
I walk on shifting sand

Nothing is for sure
No one has the cure
A paper plane is easily torn
A dream can grow old and worn

This precious beating heart
This is the very start of everything
I breathe in
The way is opening

A rare glimpse of the dawn
When the night has gone
The stillness everywhere
And for a moment I am aware

Of this precious beating heart
This is the very start of everything
I breathe in
The way is opening

No Harvest

This conundrum will never be resolved
This problem will never be solved
Never be solved

These copper coins will never turn to gold
This ideal will never unfold
Never unfold
Never unfold

I cast all of my hopes out on the field
This land will never yield and there will be
No harvest

That poison will never make me well
The downward spiral will only lead me to hell

I cast all of my hopes out on the field
This land will never yield and there will be
No harvest

All of my hopes are out on the field
This land will never yield and there will be
No harvest

Different Dimensions

We live in different dimensions with no way in
We never meet though we are still living

Alive, I’m alive and well
Turning on a carousel
I’m here, in the here and now
As long as the time will allow

We live in different dimensions
No way in no way
We live in different dimensions

We used to live on the same street years ago
How far apart we have grown

Alive, I’m alive and well
Turning on a carousel
I’m here, in the here and now
As long as the time will allow

Alive, I’m alive and well
I’m alive and well
I’m alive and well
I’m alive and well

We live in different dimensions
No way in no way
We live in different dimensions

Complicated Human

The lady on the wall
She smiled and waved
As I recall
Then faded

Maybe it was my imagination
A frame of mind altering the day
The ghost in the room
Was just a projection of my inner face

And the hardest thing is living
With the complicated human mind

The man in the hall was just an illusion
An imprint of loss showing through
And all this time I’ve been seeing the world
With layers of time covering my eyes

And the hardest thing is living
With the complicated human mind

A figure sitting tall
Not facing me
Turned to heed my call
Then faded

Lights In Houses

Someone emerging
From the space
Into being
A new face

Moving closer in
Coming into focus
To where we begin
Or have we already begun?

Lights in houses
The lamps like moons
Figures move
In unknown rooms

Move in closer
To be revealed
To where our hearts
Are healed

All The Love

When the barriers fall I can feel
A sense of freedom around me

And all the love like blossom
Falling on the grey street
Like there will never be another autumn
No more need to retreat

When the mist clears I can feel
The strength of connection between you and me

And all the love like blossom
Falling on the grey street
Like there will never be another autumn
No more need to retreat

Reach out to me can you?
I’m over here I see you
I’m so close to breaking through

And all the love like blossom
Falling on the grey street
Like there will never be another autumn
No more need to retreat

My Silver Net

With new sails I go out to sea
The blue whales are underneath
I cast my silver net into the unknown

I’m drifiting in a flooded world
I left something behind with the girl
But I’m here in this time and I can’t go backwards

I feel a swaying in me
In the midst of this recovery
But all the birds still glide on the wind

And even on the darkest of days
Love will make a path through the waves
My silver net will bring treasure from the deep

The Truth Never Changes

I balance on the endless unbending line of truth
That stretches like a tightrope through life
Swaying in the doubts that blow like a harsh arctic wind
Threatening

The doubt I feel is not even real
The truth never changes
Look through the belief to the underneath
To see the truth
The truth never changes

Searching through the fog for something real to hold onto
Like a lighthouse in sight
Or a constantly recurring sound like a heart beating
Reassuring

The doubt I feel is not even real
The truth never changes
Look through the belief to the underneath
To see the truth
The truth never changes

The doubt I feel is not even real
The truth never changes
Look through the belief to the underneath
To see the truth
The truth never changes

Constant Without Me

And you were not to be a constant in my life
I saw you face down in the river
You lay there for weeks until one day
I passed by, expecting

But you were gone
You were gone

Maybe the current flowed into you
And the water became your blood
And the cold stone softened
Right through to the core

Becoming your heart

And just as the night was ending
When no-one was looking
You rose
You rose
Into life
Into life

You rose from the river
You rose from the river

I dream you are out there somewhere
A real man
Constant without me
Constant without me knowing

To The Shadow

The candles flicker in the evening air
My heart beats quicker on the darkening stair

And deeper I descend
On the stairway with no end
To the shadow I attend
Like a hand reaching out to a friend

When I remember in the listening room
The old bones shiver in their ancient tomb

And deeper I descend
On the stairway with no end
To the shadow I attend
Like a hand reaching out to a friend

Calling

Undercurrents

The surface carries the leaves
Down the river winding stream
The broken branches of our lives
Are caught on rocks and left behind

Undercurrents unseen
Like the emotions moving through me
Altering perceptions in my mind
Through the ever changing shades of light

I’m falling under waves of sadness
Losing control
I am swept away in the deepest feelings
Pulled by the flow of the undercurrents

In time
Through the rushes I climb
To be safe and clear again
Like the water above the weir
On the edge

I’m falling in love in waves of gladness
Losing control
I am swept away in the deepest feelings
Pulled by the flow of the undercurrents

Steady The Bow

Get ready to go
Get ready
Then steady the bow
Stay steady

Wake up it’s the morning
Good fortune may come calling
Lace up your shoes dear
They’ll be knocking on your door by the new year

We’re all growing older
We’ll never see this day again
It’s all over your shoulder
You can’t change what happened then

So get ready to go
Get ready
Then steady the bow
Stay steady

For the dark will descend again and again
You know the dark will descend again and again

Step out into the daylight
See the road stretch far beyond your sight
To places you have never been
Beyond your wildest dream

We’re all growing older
We’ll never see this day again
It’s all over your shoulder
You can’t change what happened then

So get ready to go
Get ready
Then steady the bow
Stay steady

The Journey

The train swaying gently
Lulls like the womb
that rocked me to sleep
Way back in the deep

Before I could speak

The carriage takes me
Further than I have ever been
Under a changing sky
The journey rushing by

There is a sound pulsing like a heart
And there is a rattling
As if something is coming apart
And there is a shaking and a stuttering and a muttering

The sky is darkening
We are nearing our destination
Approaching the station

I alight

The Severed Head

Can you see the bag I’m carrying with me
It has a severed head inside and it’s so heavy
I’m looking for a place to bury it to bury it
Where no-one will ever find it, they’ll never find it

I’ll dig a hole in the soil the soil
Oh the toil the toil
I’ll dig a hole in the soil the soil
Oh the toil the toil

But I can never dig a hole far enough down
I fear the shallow grave will one day be found
Someone will come along and dig it up again
And I will have to face the severed head my old friend

So I will make a fire a fire
Oh I tire I tire
I will make a fire a fire
Oh I tire I tire

In the field where I stand
Make a fire with my hands
It will leave a mark on the land
Like a bruise on the face of a woman

Alison

The sun rise for a new day
Radios in cars play
The city makes the usual sounds
Normal life going round

Alison I’ve been away
I came back home today
I’d like to see you sometime
I could go to yours
Or you could come to mine

Here in this quiet afternoon
Spinning in an unchanging room
The reflection holds truths to reveal
And when you see me then I will be real

Alison I’ve been away
I came back home today
I’d like to see you sometime
I could go to yours
Or you could come to mine

Golden Fox

Golden fox in the garden oh
Don’t be afraid oh don’t you go
Your wildness holds the mystery
And I just want to be free

I watch you as you are curled asleep
You are unaware of me
This life’s a long and misty dream
And I just want to be free

Suddenly your eyes open
And you see me
Suddenly your eyes open
And you freeze

Then you run away

Golden fox in the garden oh
Don’t be afraid oh don’t you go

Clearing

When the fog cleared
I saw the colour of the sky
Clear blue forever held me
Like a mother carrying me through

Over sea and land
I’ve travelled all these days
And the sight of the mountain steadied me
Like a father who knows just what to do

A moment in time
Cycling by
The sun dance on the river was golden
Like a daughter innocent and new

This Is The Road

I hide your name
The sound contained
I hear a hum

There is no other way
This is the road
I can carry the pain
Now I know

There is no other way
For your name is part of me
There is no other way
This is the road

And this is freedom
The road goes on and on
Past the cycle of thought
The traps where I am caught
To where the world is bright
Beyond the fight
Through the eyes of the witness
I find forgiveness

Lost Balloon

Stolen by the wind
I’m flying
I see my home below and my loved ones
And I didn’t want to go

When I come down to land
With them I will stand
But I’m so far away
Like a fading thought from yesterday

Rising higher
Rising higher
Rising higher

And now I’m so high
Like a lost balloon
That once belonged to a child

Now I’m so high
like a lost balloon

Pieces of Me

Like a stone shaped by rolling waves
I have been shaped by all my days

All those pieces of me
All washed out to sea

Like the sand thrown by a hurricane
I have been thrown by your disdain

All those pieces of me
Just thrown out to sea

Pieces of me

Just when I think
There is nothing left to feel
Another layer is revealed
Raw and real
Another layer is revealed
Raw and real

The Caretaker

I will never go
I will never go back
Eyes on the road
Keep on the right track

A faded photograph
Of us in the ruin
A smiling face
Always in trouble
Looking for love
Got to find love

I will never go
I will never go back
Eyes on the road
Keep on the right track

There was a fire in our home
And no-one could find the caretaker
Now there is a riddle in our lives
And no-one can find the code breaker

No-one could find the caretaker
No-one could find the caretaker

A hazy memory
Of us in the snow in Glasgow
On a plastic sledge speeding downhill
Steering round trees through the big freeze

Antidote

Your ghost goes right through me
On the highway home
True you never knew me
I walk the streets of stone

The void surrounds me
On the way home
Your absence dumbfounds me
I feel so alone

But the green pushes up
Through the gaps in the concrete
The green pushes up
Through the cracks in the stone

And my fate is not sealed
I am protected by a shield
I wear my hope like a coat
And this is my antidote