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The Journey Is Divine
I Can See That Far
Love Is A growing discontentment
Everything
Misunderstood
Living In The Love
Terms Of You
Closer To The Heart
Only You
Music
The River

The Journey Is Divine

Driving
Driving around my T.V.
Leaving all rewind behind
I'm in front of me

Don't
Don't adjust your set
This is as good as the reception gets

And the clouds are on the ceiling
And the wind is in my hair
And my mind is turning musical
Surround sound everywhere
There's something about the key
Of tuned machinery
That blends the RPM's into a symphony

Give me that long straight road
Give me that big, big sky
Give me miles and miles of freeway rushing by
I don't care just where I'm going
Just as long as I can drive
Don't you know the journey is divine

Moving
Move from there to here
Watching all my ties to madness disappear

Dreaming
Dreamed to see this great big land
Keys to secrets lying in the sand

And you just can't ignore
This two-lane metaphor
The need to explore
What else is life worth living for
It takes time to write your story
No need to hurry up and wait
Don't deny your glory
Anticipate

Living life elated

Give me that long straight road
Give me that big, big sky
Give me miles and miles of freeway rushing by
I don't care just where I'm going

I Can See That Far

Oh, take me
Take me somewhere
Take me anywhere
Oh, take me

Too often falling for the phantom freedom
Chasing rainbows just to bring them down
Sacrifice, the strangest neighbor
Cheating needs and bound for danger
Oh, bound for danger

But I can face my shadow
I can taste tomorrow
I can see we are
And I can see that far

Overexposed and fading black
Vision focused but feeding back
Don't magnify the teary eye
It's the lens that lies

Redefining lines of incarnation
Praying power through the pain
Prospering in presence of ecstasy
And paralyzed anxiety
Joy as far as I can see

And I can bear my burdens
I am made of moments
I can stare down shame
And I can shake the blame
And I can search for justice
I can try for patience
I may take my time
And I can reach for fine
Dream of love
Feel above
See we are
And I can see that far

Take me

Love Is A growing discontentment

A growing discontentment
A world at breakneck pace
The need to feel love deeply
Has somehow lost its place

We want for something lasting
Not fly-by-night affairs
Suffering solitude in silence
We won't admit we care

This digital dimension
The on line repartee
I'll fax you back a phone call
And we'll do lunch someday

A touch between two people
So clinical it seems
We've streamlined all our feelings
Forgotten what it means

Love is free
The sum of you and me
A sacred strength we need
So jaded eyes can see the future we can be

I love how the sun sets
I love how seabirds fly
I love a random silence
When thoughts become aligned

But what of grand romance
And sharing to transcend
These are the steps to heaven
Not just means to an end

Love survives
Through every tear that's cried
It will not be denied
To feel a warmth inside no one can divide

Everything

For as much as I'm a loner I'm a lover
Less a genius than I'm logically a fool
The paradox of loving you
The wanting and not wanting to
Too real
How I feel

Honesty with you does not seem right right now
If you sense that I'm sincere you'll surely fly
But how long until we both become
The reason this thing started from
The truth
Always knew

Everything that's beautiful is beautiful in you
Everything that is of love I love in you
You are in my music and my music makes me sing
You are everything
Everything

When a woman makes you more than you could be yourself
Not that I can't survive just fine all on my own
But the world's too much a lonely place
To move through all this time and space
Alone
Unknown

Now you're reaching out to see if I remember
I'm believing what I've wanted to so long
There are things she only shares with me
My lady and my fantasy
Release
All is peace

Everything that's beautiful is beautiful in you
Everything that is of love I love in you
You are in my music and my music makes me sing
You are everything
Everything
You are everything
Everything
Baby, you are everything
Everything

Misunderstood

Misunderstood again I was
Raked on the coals again I was
All for the question she offered
Wasn't the answer she asked for

So misconstrued out of context
Now should I guard what to say next
An observation offered
Lies disregarded

All for the sake of making conversation
Just to create sensational social interaction
I'm only seeking satisfaction

Tired of reading the meeting
Just want to think when I'm speaking
Never aware of the impact
Keeping composure so intact

So if I'm asked should I answer
Better to speak idle banter
Am I more safe than sorry
Never to have someone really know me

Making conversation
Create sensational social interaction
I'm only seeking satisfaction

Misunderstood again I was
Raked on the coals again I was
All for the question she offered
All for the sake of the meeting

Living In The Love

Too much time in the same four walls
Reaching out through teary phone calls
Tired of my life alone
I need a heart to call my home

Barriers built up so strongly now
Has love just up and left this town
Wide open though I'm terrified
Can't anyone hear or see what's inside

I can only think of every other place I've been
'Cause sometimes I hate the space I'm in
But if you'll be where I begin
I'd be living in the love I'm in

Where is the fire that burned and made me run
Cause I don't feel I'm running to, I feel I'm running from
All the pieces seem to be in place
I just need the energy your eyes radiate

I would let you love me but I don't remember how
I would let you rescue me, sometimes I'd rather drown
But you could make all the demons go away
And liberate the things that my heart needs to say

I can only think of every other place I've been
'Cause sometimes I hate the space I'm in
But if you'll be where I begin
I'd be living in the love I'm in

So take my hand though it is shaking
And lose ourselves in the love we're making
And I will let you be the reason
To sing these lines of love and really mean them

I can only think of every other place I've been
'Cause sometimes I hate the space I'm in
But if you'll be where I begin
I'd be living in the love I'm in
In the love
In the love I'm in

Terms Of You

Well, you ain't worth another
Song of therapy
A prisoner before
Not anymore, this one's for me
Transparency

You couldn't go much deeper
With such a painless life
Survived on dreams and fell through
Alive but could not tell you how
I'm stronger now

Forgive your indiscretions
It's just the way love dies
The dream at last is numbing
The verses fast becoming lies
While no one cries

Too many thoughts on paper
Too many words to stone
Too many hours wasted
Destructive anger faced alone
I've let it go

Try your magic on somebody new
On someone who don't know your heart like I do
I can see my whole life shining through
I no longer think in terms of you

A suffering lost angel
You smiled and took me in
Became what I'd become
While laughing at me from within
You changed your skin

If you could have it your way
Forever wanting you
Ignore the silent taunting
It's just your conscience haunting you
I hear it, too

Try your magic on somebody new
On someone who don't know your heart like I do
I can see my whole life shining through
I no longer think in terms of you

Don't ever think you own me
I'm healed from where I bled
I'm much more sane than lonely
Remains are only in my head
Your ghosts are dead

I'm free as rain without you
I'm clean of all your dirt
The backhand love that wasn't
Is changed around, it doesn't hurt
No, it doesn't hurt

Try your magic on somebody new
On someone who don't know your heart like I do
I can see my whole life shining through
I no longer think in terms of you

Closer To The Heart

You think you're in love but you're always crying
You're confused through and through
She says she loves you and she's not lying
But you say you need some room

And even though it'd going just the way you planned it
You feel like it's coming apart
It's happening now though you don't know it
Getting closer to the heart

You played the game well, the queen was yours
And her prize yours to claim
Now when you've gotten everything you wanted
The feeling ain't just the same

And though it's not going just the way you planned it
You feel like you're coming apart
It's happening to her though she don't know it
Getting closer to the heart

And when finally realize you're not so smart
And you fear all the hate in the world
You'll be alright, Make a brand new start
By getting closer to the heart

You split up hoping absence will make the heart grow fonder
You wonder how you'll know
You tell her that you'd like to see her again
She says you're letting go

And though it's not going just the way you planned it
Trying to be her sweetheart
But just when you think that you can't stand it
You're closer to the heart

And when finally realize you're not so smart
And you fear all the hate in the world
You'll be alright, Make a brand new start
By getting closer to the heart

Only You

So now you're with him and I'm with her
And still I wonder why I can't recover
I thought I saw you try to break through
What was I to say
That there's a pain that only you
Only you can take away

Are you thinking what I dream for you
Does it reach for you each day
I'm afraid that what I'm counting on
Might somehow go astray
And we'll all end up lonely
To search for what we had
In anyone familiar who needs it just as bad

I tell you I still feel it

And I can't seem to let go of you
And I cannot make you stay
Only you can help me see that light of day
And I can have my lovers
Though my love is never true
I can give my heart and soul to only you

So I'll stand up here and sing my heart out
For all the good it does me
And though she's never out there listening
I can dream that she still loves me
I try in vain to hide it but it's there for all to see
The yearning to be whole again
Only which way sets me free?

I do it all for you

And I can't seem to let go of you
And I cannot make you stay
Only you can help me see that light of day
And I can have my lovers
Though my love is never true
I can give my heart and soul to only you

Music

The love of my life ain't a woman
She has no face just a name
The more she loves me
Still I'm lonely
Knows I won't leave just the same

And she'll tell you secrets of my joy and pain
While she leads me on with tales of wealth and fame

Things haven't always been easy
But I won't have anyone else
Her love so consuming
Her needs so continuous
Leaving no room for myself

And she'll sing you songs of love and bittersweet themes
While she dances laughing madly in my dreams

Music move me
Music use me
Follow, follow 'till I die
Music rules me
Oh, she fools me
Music never tell me lies

You promise me self liberation
You promise to take me above
Can't live without
One who knows what I sing about
When will I find my true love

No one will be there to take the blame
Music come to me and speak my name, speak my name

Music move me
Music use me
Follow, follow 'till I die
Music rules me
Oh, she fools me
Music never tell me lies
Music move me
See right through me
Bring me down if I should fly too high
Music groove me
Music soothe me
Music never tell me lies, tell me lies

The River

And if you feel your world is crashing down around you
The current's pulling you down
You're used to higher ground
You weren't prepared for this white water world
Swim ashore and go back to the beginning
Before it got so crazy
Where the water was lazy
Where the current was helping you along

And like the river you'll wear down the rocks before you
And over time this pain will settle in the stream
'Cause in the long run you know nothing really matters
The river washes everybody clean

Don't fight upstream and resist lessons ahead
Rely on what you know
Chose which way to go
Or meander and let time decide your fate
Chart the easiest course down the mountain
Different places everyday
You'd better learn along the way
'Cause you know the river won't wait

Know (no?) you're not the only one who makes this journey
Familiar curves and bends
Tributaries and friends
Share the same visions and sights
So if you feel the world is crashing down around you
Remember you're tough
Though the river gets rough
It is pure and it is right

And like the river you'll wear down the rocks before you
And over time this pain will settle in the stream
'Cause in the long run you know nothing really matters
The river washes everybody clean



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