For You I

Sorry if I sound like a broken record,
But I was not expecting to be played like that.
You dropped the needle from the greatest of heights,
And I skip over the words that I used to say.

We could spin around until we are worn through,
But we’re not as fast as we used to be.
And our song is still the same.
It’s just that the music was starting to fade.

I guess we skipped a beat and got stuck on the line,
That said ‘love is for ever’, but boy were we blind!?
Now that the shroud of false hope has died,
We stand on a mountaintop far from the tide.

That was some distance to have climbed.
From where I’m standing the view is divine.
Our song is still the same.
It’s just that the music was starting to fade.

For You I, For You I, For You I Climb.

Turn it up now lover,
I can still sing along.
Turn it up now lover,
They’re still playing our song.

 

Breathless

Sometimes love is a beacon,
Sometimes love is a light,
Sometimes it is an anchor…

Sometimes love is a blessing,
When the light it is low,
Flickering like a candle….

Breathless,
I know you want to run.
Breathless,
Every flame,
Every flame needs air.

Sometimes love is the guardian,
At the gates of what we unearth.
Sometimes it is a treasure.

Sometimes love is the mystery,
Of the captain it will not free.
Burns him up like a furnace.

Breathless,
I know you want to run.
Breathless,
Every flame,
Every flame needs air.

Oh, you leave me restless but I don’t want to run.
I think I’ll take my chances like Icarus and the sun.
Like a moth to a flame, caught in these winds of change.
I draw breath to your fire so it doesn’t go out….
And leave me breathless.

 

The Ghosts that are Troublin’ Thee

Brother I know
There’s a voice in your head saying,
You can’t lift the stone,
That your heart has ben tethered to.

Hmm mm mm…

There’s a man of great fire,
Needs a spark to set him free
from the ghosts that are troublin’.

Hmmm mmm ..

Let’s take the road,
Of the brave hearted warrior.

Don’t fear what you will become,
If you raise your fists to the sun,
To shake your anger.
Love finds it’s way back in.

Hmmmm..

Let’s take the road,
Of the brave hearted warrior.
To all of your fears we will say..
Won’t you stand and deliver or fade away.

Free your self from the ghosts that trouble you.

 

Vampires

Sometimes when the light gets low,
Love becomes a vampire of the night.
Feeding off the ghosts of all the lovers,
We’ve ever had in our lives.
They come crawling out from the woodwork.
We stack them up like firewood.
We become candles in a storm, with no port to call home.

Oh Vampire, I didn’t think love would last forever.
But you got your teeth in me,
and you couldn’t let go.
Would it kill you to love me?
You know it’s killing me.
In the morning I know you’re gone.
Coz the night sets you free.

These days I’ve been real bad company.
I’ve been sleeping with the wolves.
We’ve been howling your chorus from the night ’til the dawn.
I become a magpie among crows.
They hunt me down with their beady, black eyes.
I’ve been thieving from those who’ve yet to give their heart.
Those who have yet to die.

Oh Vampire,
I didn’t think love would last forever.
Yeah, but you got your teeth in me,
and I cannot let you go.
Would it kill you to love me?
You know it’s killing me.
In the morning I will be gone.
Coz the night just set me free.

It’s a treasure with no map.
Theres no X to mark the spot
Where I found you at rest.
Lying down with a stake inches from your chest.
Hands poised in readiness to pull it down, to pull it down.
And all around there were no souls.
Just the signs of digging,
And the holes people leave behind.

Oh Vampire,
I knew this love would never last forever.
Yeah since you’ve had your teeth in me,
you’ve been real hard to find.
I know it’s killing you to love me.
Just like it’s killing me.
In the morning we’ll both be gone.
Coz our love will set us free.

 

Reckless Gambler

I’ve been a reckless gambler.
I’ve been ignoring all the rules.
If I had stuck to them,
I’d have been someone else’s fool.

Sure I would have won some.
But I’d have lost all my heart.
I’d have been a puppet,
Just playing another’s part.

I’m a rolling stone gathering speed.
Breaking down the bridges.
Not just waiting around to bleed.

I’m a lover not a fighter,
But I’ll fight for what I love.
As if I would be eased,
By never fighting any more.

From up here on the hillside,
I can see where I went wrong.
I can see where I must go now.
For you I will be travelling on.

I’m a rolling stone gathering speed.
Breaking down the bridges.
Not just waiting around to bleed.

This stone has a heart you know?
has a heart you know?
has a heart you know?
It bleeds for no one.

And the rolling stone gathering speed.
Broke all of my bridges,
I’m a stepping stone in a stream.

 

Soul Getter

Soul Getter who you trying to find?
Cast your jetsam to the ocean blind.
No heart can float with stowaways,
be your own life buoy.

Soul Getter put away your guns,
Steer your vessel to a shady bay.
Your love is like a firefly,
on the edge of life.

Let it burst like a new sun,
over everything.
Lift the curse of these memories,
and a new day will begin.

 

The Crook In the Creek

There’s a look in your eyes that bleeds the light,
Like a new found religion – serene and so right.
One trip through this alley affair,
Is enough to carry the greatness we share.
Over the lions we leap tonight.

As you lay down your arms you lie in mine.
Between the lines in your face I read what’s unsaid.
As the crook steals away up the creek,
Far from the castles we build in the sand.
So begins this crazy dream we share….

…To love.

One more mountain left to climb.
One more valley left to roam.
One more river to unwind,
To get right back to the heart
As it wanders blindly through the storm.

 

North Star

I met my match in the eye of the storm,
among the wreckage of those forlorn.
I a rag and she a galleon with no sail.

She told me how she had lost her captain.
That he had fallen for the heart of the sea.
And she alone in the fog had gone astray.

We are lost and all at sea.
We have nowhere to land.
I will be your island.
I’ll be your north star.
Yeah I’ll be your north star.

I told her I was once a proud main-sail.
And my vessel was a faithful merchant kind.
But she was conquered and condemned to the deep.
So I surrendered to the mighty tempest.
It tore my skin and chewed me to the core.
Til’ I awoke by the beauty of your waterline.

We are lost and all at sea.
We have nowhere to land.
I will be your island.
I’ll be your north star.
Yeah I’ll be your north star.

 

Fragile and Few

When the fragile feed the few,
They bear the teeth marks from when they shook,
Taking candy from their lovers,
While in two breaking another.

We can share the bruises but the scars we’ll never show,
Our shadows hide in darkness until they grow.

When the fragile need the few,
Domino lover, my new tattoo,
Pierce the skin to mark the start,
Polish the sweat stains from the heart.

We can share the bruises but the scars we’ll never show,
Our shadows hide in darkness until we grow.

Feel the fire, feel the fire,
Joy and sorrow are colliding,
Can’t change a diamond into coal again,
To feed the fire, feed the fire,
I don’t know where I’ll land, but I know where I fell from,
the shadows of another in my hand.

Just hold on to your shadow.

 

Desolation Town

I stole my rose from the rising of the weep.
Gazed at her endlessly ‘til she became a part of me,
One day the petals fell, left a thorny stick.
I caged my heart with a crown of thorns and to the river did depart.

Now I’m on the run to desolation town.
Streets full of gunfire but my heart is full of song.
Once you’ve known such beauty it can never be undone.
So I’ll keep on Rollin’, till’ my dying day.

I found my Lily on the banks of the Lee.
Her eyes to me were a shining hook from which I could not flee.
She gazed so far into my soul and found the thorns of rose.
Plucked it from my heart as the ebb and flow carried me away in the undertow.

I’m on the run in desolation town.
These streets are full of gunfire and my heart is full of song.
Once you’ve known such beauty you should never be outdone.
So I’ll keep on Rollin’, till’ my dying day.

I spied me an Orchid at the braying of the bay.
Hidden deep within the reeds, dark beauty in the veins.
I kneel down to collect it but am stranded in my tracks.
Captured by her siren song, willing as a statue I am cast.

There grows a yew tree at the reaping of the rocks,
time gave him eternal life as a gift for his solitude.
From his bow there comes a whisper on the wailing wind
`Let no man be an island when it comes to the flooding of the heart’

Now I’m on the run from desolation town.
streets full of gunfire, my heart is full of song.
Once you’ve known such beauty you should never be undone.
So I’ll keep on Rollin’, till’ my dying day.

 

Lullabye

There’s times you walk alone,
Searching through your fears,
and calling for release.
Your head, it pounds a hammers’ beat,
your thinking caps’ too small,
I’ll sing a lullaby for you.

When you need some peace of mind,
look deep inside, you’ll find
the key to your release.
Open up the door within.
Let sunlight wander in,
showing you the way.

I want to soothe you.
To soothe you.
To soothe you,
Awake.

I’ll sing a lullabye for you.
Sing a lullabye for you.
Sing a lullabye for you.
Sing a lullabye for you.

 

Unbelievable Ways

Boy the moon fell from the sky,
And me I thought I heard a cry.
Then the pillarcats and flutterbies fly by.
They said a change is on the way,
and boy we think that you should stay,
No I never wanted to.
No I never wanted to.

But look at the way the day changes in the most unbelievable way.

So then the moon she rose again<
This time I know I saw her smile<
Keep the fire burning babe,
Keep the fires burning babe.
Remember the way the day changes on the most unbelievable way.
Unbelievable ways.

Da da da da

Just remember the way the day changes in the most unbelievable way,
Remember the way the day changes in the most unbelievable way.
Unbelievable ways yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

 

Apologies

I saw you standing at the bar,
Said gibe me some confidence and I will go far,
So, I ask you for a dance, Take you by the hand,
We’ll fall down the stairs to our promised land.

We look into each other’s eyes,
yours turn to a stare.
You’re looking right behind me to see if he is there,
I turn around full circle I trip over your hair.
I really didn’t see you hiding under here.

But I want to dance with you tonight,
Suffer the consequence tomorrow. We are the ultimate in all,
but, apologies.
Apologies.

I kneel down beside you, I whisper in your ear,
bring yourself to moonlight and Ill meet you when It’s clear.
Sneaking out the back way with a bottle in my hand,
we dance to your own music-loving symphony.

So, dance with me tonight.

Suffer the consequence tomorrow.
We are the ultimate in all but apologies<
Apologies.

The sun it used to rise,
directly from your eyes.
A rainbow smile on golden lips.
And all the magic elements that stole my heart that day,
endured the test of time till your wedding day.

So now I cant dance with you tonight
Suffer the consequence tomorrow.
We were the ultimate in all but apologies.

Apologies, apologies.
Apologies yeah I fell I love with you.

 

Dirty Sleeves

Blackbird, summer sky,
take this rain and wash my pride.
I think it was a warning shot,
Fired from a broken clock.
So I reached in for my gun,
I shot myself on the run.
I never should have tried so hard;
I got dirty sleeves and a broken heart.

But this is how I want you.
This is how I want you
in my life.

Lemon scented attitude,
Hide yourself in company.
Acid drip into my eye,
I spit back and I make you cry.
You reach in for your gun.
You shoot me when I’m on the run.
You never should have tried so hard;
we both got dirty sleeves and a broken heart.

But this how I want you.
This is how I want you,
in my life.

Slap, slap, gum chew man;
take a baton to your hand.
Pop, pop, bubblegum girl;
here’s a story to unfurl.
You know we never should have tried so hard.
We never should have tried so hard.
We both got dirty sleeves and broken hearts.
Dirty sleeves and broken hearts.

But this is how I want you.
This is how I want you.
This is how I want you
in my life….

 

Benburb Street

Head on down to bargain town on Benburb Street.
Cross the water, you go down to where the dolphins crack.
Where nothing could ever pray upon your mind,
time slowly breathes upon your shoulder,
you chew it motionlessly.

Throw away your bottle, let your tears wash it clean.
Step outside the red brick door, with the sunshine at your feet.
Where nothing could ever pray upon your mind,
time slowly breathes upon your shoulder,
you chew it motionlessly.

She’s a light in shining armor,
with one hand against the sun,
and her feet lie in the ocean,
she’s bathing.

She’s a light in shining armor,
with one hand against the sun,
and her feet lie in the ocean,
just like my feet lie in the ocean,
all our feet lie in the ocean,
we’re all bathing.

 

So you wanna be an angel?

So you wanna be an angel,
but they wouldn’t let you upstairs.
You’ve been hanging around like a devil,
for far too many years.
And you can take them horns from off your head,
and you can use them to climb up the walls.
You’re gonna find wings at the top of this hole.

A high horse with broken shoes,
you know you ain’t no use to no-one.
It only serves to pull me down.
Heaven knows I’m waiting, I’m waiting for the right time.

They only want you when you’re down.

So you wanna be good some times,
but you wouldn’t know where to begin.
You’ve got a lot of closets full of skeletons,
 and there’s no way to make them win.
So when you climb the stairs and you knock on that door,
and they send you back down on your way.
I’m gonna steal my wings from the top of this cage.

(get off your) High horse with broken shoes
you know you ain’t no use to no-one.
It only serves to pull me down.
Heaven knows I’m waiting, I’m waiting for the right time.

They only want you when they cannot avoid you.
They only want you when you’re down.

So you still wanna be an angel?

 

Test Drive Sunrise

It’s a comet and your on it,
Tonight your gonna burn like fire.
On the last parade of your January fade>
tonight your gonna fill your desire.

The way you’re painting up the night sky.
We all danced underneath the moonlight.
Test-drive sunrise

It’s a simple path and we live it.
Tonight we are the victims of destiny.
Even though we intertwine
when our fire seemed to dine

You were gone upon the nights final curtain.

The way you’re painting up the night sky.
We all danced underneath the moonlight.
Test-drive sunrise

Test-drive sunrise.

 

Amy

The words that I chew are bitter,
They burn my tongue until It’s numb
and I can’t taste the air that I breathe
My heart is plasticine,
modeled under the sun,
So brittle but unchanging to my thumbs.
Amy don’t you want me to stay.

Amy, I hope you come and see me,
in my institution.
Where I try to hide myself away.

My pockets full of pennies,
one for every day,
I try to speak, but cut my tongue,
upon your vacant stare,
You greet me without a care,
and trip so graceful on my spine.
Amy don’t you want me to stay.

Amy, I hope you come and see me,
in my institution.
Where I try to hide myself away.

Strange how comfortable everything is,
Circling over my head,
and there’s nothing that ever I would change,
that could keep me from burning all of my heart on your fire.

Amy, I hope you come and see me,
in my institution.
Where I try to hide myself away.
To your eyes from the distance,
fly the hearts of angels.
This one goes to those without the wings.

Amy, I hope you come and see me in my Institution.
In my institution.

 

Vultures

Don’t take all the heart from my lover’s chest.
She doesn’t know that she needs some rest.
Spinning around in circles with one eye on the sun.
A tear saved for the moonlight and the day that’s still to come.

Don’t fear, I lay by your side,
We wait for the vultures to dive,
While we are sleeping.

Smoke rings a frame around my lover’s breast.
Throws stains to the skies that put us all to the test.
She cries for her children, they dance in crimson shoes,
Tiptoe through the violence that brings her to her knees.

Don’t fear, I lay by your side,
We wait for the vultures to dive,
While we are sleeping.
They collide and fall from the sky,
Only the guilty would try
to wake us while we’re dreaming.

I hope you’re not hollow inside,
I hope you live to see clearer skies,
and that you’ll stay for one ore day of sunrise,
I’ll get you through the night.

Don’t fear, I lay by your side,
We wait for the vultures to dive,
While we are sleeping.

Invader 

The silence of every whispered tear,
as they drip upon the echoes of your fear,
the salt it melts the ice, this hearts’ a flame again.
I whisper in your ear, I’m the invader.

Could see it turning black,
but there’s embers on the fire,
so before your heart turns to rust,
I’ll give you something to rely on.

Your blood it tingles and boils inside your veins,
Your skin, you washed it, it stains so easy again.
Your eyes reflecting the fear you feel to trust again.
As I whisper in your ear, I’m the invader.

I could see it turning black,
but there’s embers on the fire,
so before your heart turns to rust.
I’ll give you something to rely on,
something to rely on.

And I’ll teach your heart not to have to be stronger
than any heart should be.
Feel your fear running scared and surrendering to your heart
with love it cries, this love!

Invade me now,

With something to rely on,
something to rely on,
something to rely on,
something to rely on.

 

Skate

Where did I bury my ghost?
Where did I bury my ghost?
I put it where I can’t see it,
right when I needed it the most.

That’s how I freed my soul.
That’s how I freed my soul.
Put wisdom to my instincts,
and buried my body whole.

What did you do to my bones?
What did you do to my bones?
Put flesh to my aching,
and body to my soul.

And now I’m drunk on your spirit,
never been so out of my mind.
I thought my shoes were on their last legs,
but they carry my body home.

You can come skate.
You can come skate.
Don’t break the Ice,
That’s where I buried my ghost.

You can come skate.
You can come skate.
Don’t break the Ice,
That’s where I buried my ghost.

Skate away on it….

Easy Flow

Sometimes I wish that I were invisible,
so I could go with the ghost of you and feel no shame.
We’d leave this city and go where the river does go;
we will let the salt of the ocean take the dirt away.

When there’s no easy flow you got to let it go.
To find the space to breathe you got to let it go.

There are days I find myself lost in you.
Together we reminisce about the winter shade.
You’re telling me that worrying cannot erase,
that if I know my demons I’ll embrace what I can change.

When there’s no easy flow you got to let it go.
To find the space to breathe you got to let it go.

 

Slow Burners

There’s times when it takes another to say,
your heads in the whiskey and your hands around her heart.
Don’t be down when the bird has flown,
It’s days like this that she’s better off alone.

When you’re tired of being old lover,
tired of being slow burners,
it’s time to spread the roots my lover,
so we can find new air.

The flowers that grow around your feet
tickle your toes and drag you down to her.
The tears you cry don’t water ground,
there’s a salt inside come trickling from your crown.

We’re tired of being old lovers,
tired of being slow burners,
it’s time to spread the roots my lover,
so we can find new air to breathe.

You are all I can taste.
I know you feel the same.
You are all I can taste.
I know you feel the same.

Hold on, I love you like no other.
More than I ever knew.
So don’t give up the fight.
It’s not that we’re no right.
Sometimes you need a flight,
just to know you can return.
Just to know you can return again.

Get ready to be old lovers.
Get ready to be slow burners.
It’s time to spread the roots and nurture.
It’s time to spread the roots and nurture.

How Much Love

When we are naked we are one,
our hearts fit like gloves.
We keep our fingers warm;
try not to give our love away.
We are lost with each other as a guide.
Now its time to count the cost.

How much love do I have to give,
to be sure that I’m stealing your heart
the right way.

I’ve never known an ocean like you,
into which I skip out like a stone,
sink to the greatest view,
and watch our future in the waves.
I swim to you and hope that we both reach the shore.
Paradise is only a dive away.

How much love do I have to give,
to be sure I’m stealing your heart
the right way.

I’ve got all this love to give you.

Reflections of Airam

We need to harvest the ground.
We need to sow the better seed.
We need to weather the storm.
So we can harvest the ground.

 

Some Snakes are Handbags

I found poison in my veins and I,
cut myself so I could taste it.
It brings me to my knees,
but I am stronger than I’ve been before,
in this wisdom I will remain.

Some snakes are handbags.

So I dwell in my future,
never lived within the past,
I’ve been there before but I am uncoiling,
from this slumber,
as a snake that’s charming the charmer.

Some snakes are poison,
but that’s why they’re beautiful.

Don’t let them take your skin,
wrap it around the mold.
one in a million.

Some snakes…

I wouldn’t let them take my skin…

Its my skin…

 

Polar bears don’t give a fuck

Hope lies, eternity dies.
Freedom hides while love subsides.
Jealousy colours anger blind.
Fear deludes while innocence cries.

The polar bears they don’t give a fuck.

The shadows of progress,
where some grow small.
Bloods boil and two fingers fall.
Hands unite, n war we trust.
To end all violence destroy we must.

But the polar bears they don’t give a fuck.
They’re all drowning, drowning in our muck.

Shoot your gun in a zoo.
Shoot your gun in a zoo.
Shoot your gun in a zoo.
The animals would want you to.

Shoot your gun in a zoo.
Shoot your gun in a zoo.
Shoot your gun in a zoo.
The animals would want you to.

Not everywhere is pretty in the sun.
You do your days until your days are won.
But the polar bears they don’t give a fuck.
They’re all drowning, drowning in our muck.

These Scars

Makes it easier to love if just for a minute I can hate you.

I need to dig deep but sometimes I’m unable.
So I keep chewing on the surface.
Soon the surface scars may reveal too much,
of how I grieve to other people.
In these scars I’m able,
to carry other people.
Teach them not too hate,
before its too late.
Too late to heal.

Got to write what I don’t wan to find what I do.
I can keep these scars covered.
As long as the river is deep and the water flows.
I bleed into my heart.
Skin gets sick of healing.
Scars on scars don’t heal.
They only intricate and cover.
Become unclear.
But very clear.

I swear until this day,
I willed my breath away.
But now as water flows,
I will my breath to stay.

Meet me down.
Down by the water.
Sow you tears before the rivers dry.
Let it flow to the ocean.
And the rain will pass it on again…

Down by the water…
Down by the water…
Down by the water…
Down by the water…

Then the rain came down.
Just like it always does.
It took away my salt.
And gave it to the sea.

 

 Darkness becomes mere shade

I found myself lost in you.
But to keep me from the blue>
I put you somewhere in front of the back of my mind.
So I could steal away with you one last time.
We walk in the same direction,
but we move in different ways.
I let you in. You came and you saw.
You left your cure.

I get sick when you’re not around.
I get lonely when you’re not around.
I carry you with me when,
 It all comes tumbling down.

We dive into this watercolor.
Draw breath with every brushstroke.
Marvel at autumn shade and dive into paint.
Surface awash with new colour.

I get sick when you’re not around.
I get lonely when you’re not around.
But if I carry you with me,
when it all comes tumbling down.

Darkness becomes.
Darkness becomes.
Darkness becomes mere shade.

Well if its over now, then at least we let I begin.
And the rain won’t wash away the colours,
that made my life seem like everything.
If it’s over now at least we let it begin.
Yeah if it’s over now we painted a beautiful thing.

Darkness becomes.
Darkness becomes.
Darkness becomes.
Darkness becomes.

Darkness becomes mere shade..

 

Windcharmer

The window it caved in,
from here I can begin,
to feel you touch me deep inside,
 and course my veins with sin.
Freedom has a price.
It makes me cool as ice.
I am an instrument of pleasure in your minds’ eye.

When you catch me in a spin,
you send me flying into the wind.

A motion slow in speed,
on feeling we both feed,
we are an instrument of pleasure in our minds eye.
The icicles have gone,
they melted one by one,
they drip into the cracks of fear and I have none.

When you catch me in a spin,
you send me flying into the wind.
When you catch me in a spin,
you send me flying into the wind.

The window it caved in.
That’s where I did begin.
I felt you touch me deep inside and course my veins with sin.
Freedom had a price.
It made me cold as ice,
and I am an instrument of pleasure in your minds eye.

When you catch me in a spin,
you send me flying into the wind.
When you catch me in a spin,
you send me flying into the wind.