B i o g r a p h y
 (by MacKenzie Wilson)

The sweetness of Heather Nova consumed the indie rock market throughout the 1990s, and into the new millennium she was a rising star across the globe. Born to a Canadian mother and a father from Bermuda, Heather Frith used singing and music as a means of entertainment during her childhood. She was born in her father's native land on July 6, 1967, and spent the next 16 years of her life aboard a 40-foot boat with her parents, brother, and sister. Her imagination was tested and music was her calling. She incessantly listened to taped records from her mother, later crafting her own songs by age eight. By 14, she was learning to play guitar and was a fan of Neil Young and Jimmy Cliff. Two years later, she and her family returned to the States, where Nova enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Performing Arts and began studying visual arts. One to be taken by a moving image and art itself, Nova shifted creativity into writing music, but music for films. A closet songwriter of sorts, Nova was quick to realize that she could mix her love for film and music for something solid. To make her dream come true, she moved to New York City and adopted her mother's maiden name. Time spent in the city that never sleeps was short-lived; Nova found herself at home in London by the late '80s and focused on songwriting.

A self-titled EP was recorded under her given name, but later released by Rough Trade as These Walls in 1990. Nova was a budding artist and growing confident by the time she issued her first album, Glowstars, in 1993. Coffeehouse gigs across the country attributed to Nova's growth as a performer and Blow, a live effort, followed the same year. The president of Big Cat Records, Abbo, was taken by Nova's innocent lyrical beauty and made her an offer. Nova hooked up with Killing Joke's Youth for her proper global debut, 1994's Oyster. Oyster, which appeared on Sony/Work in the U.S., was dark and sultry, but raw and sexy. The single "Walk This World" was a hit in Europe and she went on to play nearly 300 gigs across the continent for the next two years. After a world tour, Nova returned to Bermuda for some down time. It was there that she reflected upon her life and composed songs for a third album. Siren would surface in 1998, showcasing a more calm and serene Nova. It was a surprise hit among critics and earthy, passionate songs such as "Heart & Shoulder" and "London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do)" that were mainstays among college radio. Prior to the decade's end, Nova went back to Bermuda on December 31, 1999, for her first show ever. She performed Bob Marley's "One Love" and embarked on another journey, another decade. The years to come would prove prominent for Heather Nova. She was creatively in control of her own material and comfortable in her London home. Still England's sweetheart, Nova surfaced for a fourth album in the fall of 2001. South (V2 Records) was recorded while on vacation in Bermuda and the title itself was an homage to Nova's upbringing. The album was a chart-topper in the U.K. as was the single "The Virus of the Mind." In May 2002, American fans finally got a taste of Nova's new material when South was officially released the U.S. Several months later, Nova self-published a book of drawings and poems titled "the sorrowjoy." Her fifth album, Storm was released in 2003.




Glow Stars
- 1993-05-17 -



Bare
My fidelity
Spirit in you
Shell
Glow stars
Ear the ground
Second skin
Mothertongue
All the way
Frontier
Shaking the doll
Talking to strangers


Oyster
- 1994-10-24 -



Walk this world
Heal
Island
Throwing fire at the sun
Maybe an angel
Truth and bone
Blue black
Walking higher
Light years
Verona
Doubled up
Sugar


Siren
- 1998-06-02 -

 

Keep me (London Rain)
Blood of me
Heart and shoulder
What a feeling
Valley of sound
I'm the girl
Winter blue
I'm alive
Widescreen
Paper cup
Avalanche
Make you mine
Ruby red
Not only human

 


South
- 2001-12-11 -

If I Saw You in a Movie
Talk to Me
Virus of the Mind
Like Lovers Do
Waste the Day
Heaven Sent
It's only love
I'm No Angel
Help Me Be Good to You
 
When Somebody Turns You On
 
Gloomy sunday
Tested
 
Just Been Born

Storm
- 2003-09-08 -

Let's Not Talk About Love
You Left Me A Song
Drink It In
River Of Life
One Day In June
Storm
I Wanna Be Your Light
Aquamarine
All I Need
Everytime
Fool For You



Redbird
- 2005-08-30 -

Welcome
I Miss My Sky
(Amelia Earhart's Last Days)
Motherland
Redbird
Done Drifting
Overturned
Wicked Game
Mesmerised
Singing You Through
A Way To Live
This Body
The Sun Will Always Rise

The Sorrowjoy
- 2006-03-xx -

The Singing State
The Bad Blood And The Rose
The Homeopath
Looking For Home
The Poison
Ode To My Grandparents
You Moved Like An Animal
Sucking Out The Sting
Six Years Behind
Please Please You
Real Is My Only Real Friend
Murmur
Winged Messenger
Prescription Of Dreams
Rain In The Tropics
Respect For The Dead
At Sea
A Simple Grace
Like Spiders
The Girl
The Bridge
Into The Pink
My Body Will Not Be Fooled
This Is The Colour Of You
The Abandon
In Your Hands I'd Be A Planet
Soon Alaska
Cracking The Code
Firefly Dreams
The Amber
Joy
Nothing In Between
Digital
The Wave
The Bowerbird
Blue Eyed Lion
Though I Am Not Known Here
I Cannot Say Yes
Moods
I Can Smell The Rain Coming
Paradise Is Harder To Digest Alone
Loss And Passion
My Father
Eastern Blue Cut
The wonder is returning
The Jasmine Flower
- 2008-10-10 -



Ride
Beautiful Storm
Maybe Tomorrow
Out On A Limb
Every Soldier Is A Mother's Son
Out In New Mexico
Looking For The Light
Hollow
If I Should Die
Say Something
Follow Me In Grace
Always Christmas
300 Days At Sea
- 2011-05-27 -



Beautiful Ride
Higher Ground
Stop the Fire
Save a little Piece of tomorrow
Everything Changes
Do something that scares you
The Good Ship ‘Moon’
Turn The Compass Round
Burning to Love
I’d Rather Be
Until The Race Is Run
Stay

He's Spiritual (Bonus Track)
Over You (Bonus Track)
Precious Thing (Bonus Track)
When The Music Stops (Bonus Track)
You're A Rainbow
(Bonus Track)
The Way It Feels
- 2015-05-29 -



Treehouse
Sea Glass
The Archaeologist
Girl on The Mountain
Lie Down In The Bed You'
ve Made
On My Radar
Sleeping Dogs
Sea Change
This Humanness
I'
m Air
Women'
s Hand
Moon River Days
Serengeti
Earth Is My Heaven

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Believe in angels
Blessed
Blind
Call
Dancing
Days and nights
Drive away
Feel you like a river
Flying as she falls
Further than you
Grow young
Home
I have the touch
I'm Here
I'm on fire
In The Garden
I See It All
I wanna Be Your Light
Leaving for London
Let's not talk about love
(Duet version)
Like a hurricane
Love will find you
 Man In The Ocean
Many Rivers To Cross
Mooie Dag
New love
Nothing
Paint The World

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

The Phantom of the opera
Photograph
Renegade

Sail on
Ship song
Shoreline
Someone new
Stars We Be Shining
Stayin' alive
Straight to hell
Summertime
Sweet November
These walls
Together as one
Untitled live song
Water from wine
We can work it out
 


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Glow Stars

Bare

 I want to live where the sky is big
Simple and free
That's where I want to be
Simple and free
That's where I gotta be

 Take my clothes off,
Be the one I am
In my own rhythm
Like the water

 Simple and free
That's where I gotta be

Just living day to day to day to day
Just living day to day to day to day

Like a cherry seed
Let me learn to bleed
Breaking open
Like the sun

Just living day to day to day to day to day
Just living day to day to day to day to day

Why do I keep fucking up X3

Just living day to day to day to day to day
Just living day to day to day to day to day

My fidelity

Is it something ritual
I'm caught in, can't break the spell?
Is it moving in my body
Is it biological?
I gotta hand it to you
You've got one heart ten times divided.
Did you cut yourself in pieces
To get them all inside?

 You dream about her, can't you see?
She's only shining bright
'Cause she's so out of reach.
You dream about the seven seas
While I'm staying home each night,
Making love to my fidelity.

 I'm rocking in my bed
I can't talk can't think can't sleep.
And nothing's jumping fences,
I only count what I cannot keep.
I lick my wounds,
I chase my instinct, like a cat.
I don't know how I got so good
Or why my heart's a trap.

 You dream about her, can't you see?
She's only shining bright
'Cause she's so out of reach.
You dream about the seven seas
While I'm staying home each night,
Making love to my fidelity.

 Why I love you, why I love you
Why I love you I don't know,
Why I love you, why I love you, why.
Taking sides with my enemy
Making love to my fidelity.

 You dream about her, can't you see?
She's only shining bright
'Cause she's so out of reach.
You dream about the seven seas
While I'm staying home each night,
Making love to my fidelity.

 I'm landlocked, stuck in here,
I don't want to take my freedom.
I can't change what makes me high
And I can't change what I believe in.
I'm not pleasing no guru,
I'm not out to look for Jesus.
I'm not afraid to break the rules
It's just, one love keeps me breathing.

 You dream about her, can't you see?
She's only shining bright
'Cause she's so out of reach.
You dream about the seven seas
While I'm staying home each night,
Making love to my fidelity.

 Why I love you, why I love you
Why I love you I don't know,
Why I love you, why I love you, why.
Taking sides with my enemy
Making love to my fidelity 

Spirit in you

 Under your skin there's something beckoning,
There's something that makes me believe in you.
Behind your eyes, that's where the sacred lies,
You know I need to get through.

 Oh here I go again.
Through the undergrowth again;
Feel the earth move, the planets spin
But I can't get through.

 It's the spirit in you,
It's the spirit in you,
It's the spirit in you,
That I want to find.

 I've seen your face, the one your mother made.
Now let me see what makes you really move.
I know you're scared, I know it's tender there,
Just let me closer let me get through.

 O here I go again,
Through the undergrowth again,
Feel the earth move, the planets spin
But I can't get through.

 It's the spirit in you,
It's the spirit in you,
It's the spirit in you,
That I want to find.

 And when you make me feel
When you make me bleed,
My lucky stars fall down on me.
You know I need to know you,
I need to see,
I need to take ahold of what's underneath.
So close your eyes, close your eyes,
Unlock your mind, unlock your mind,
Throw off the fear, and let us fly.

 O here I go again,
Through the undergrowth again;
Feel the earth move, the planets spin,
But I can't get through.

 It's the spirit in you,
It's the spirit in you,
It's the spirit in you,
That I want to find.

 It's the spirit in you,
It's the spirit in you,
It's the spirit in you,
That I want to find.

Shell

Look at me I'm smooth like a shell,
Put your head down
You can hear the ocean.
Hold my body - feel it roll,
So much inside and it's all been broken.

You know it's just one step out it could all be over,
You know this could rip us out at the seams.

 I'm falling; it's all in your hands,
Don't let it wash away.
I'm aching; don't take it all away,
Breaking the shell again.

Look at me I'm out on the edge,
Put your hand here
See I'm bleeding.
I can't get it, get the light out
I can't seem to tear out the feeling.

 You know it's just one step out it could all be over,
You know this could rip us out at the seams.

I'm falling; it's all in your hands,
Don't let it wash away.
I'm aching; don't take it all away,
Breaking the shell again.

I am a box, I am a fish, I am a trail, I keep you warm,
And I remember stripping down to meet the water,
Wading out to where the sky turns under,
My insides smooth like a shell,
Like a shell...

You know this could rip us out at the seams.

I'm falling; it's all in your hands,
Don't let it wash away.
I'm aching; don't take it all away,
Breaking the shell again.

I'm falling; it's all in your hands,
Don't let it wash away.
I'm aching; don't take it all away,
Breaking the shell again.

Look at me I'm smooth like a shell,
Put your head in
Hear the ocean, roll

Glow stars

 Kiss me, Kiss me, under a glow-star sky;
If they're stuck on the ceiling I don't mind.
It's a brittle world but it's soft inside
I'll make the milky way for you, only you
For you, only you.

And I will always ride far into the night with you,
And I will take my chances, far into the night with you.
Only you, with you, only you

 Love me, love me, under a glow-star sky,
It's a galaxy when we get high
And sleep to the junkies' lullabies,
I close my eyes for you, only you
You, only you.

 And I will always ride far into the night with you,
And I will take my chances, far into the night with you.

 I touch your face, I'm flying over fields,
I touch this moment - it's mine.
I'm an angel, I'm a parasite,
I'm a vessel - I shine.

Kiss me, kiss me, under a glow-star sky,
We'll be pushing up soil someday, sometime,
So hold me now, hold me tight,
I'll make the milky way for you, only you,
For you, only you.

 And I will always ride far into the night with you,
And I will take my chances, far into the night with you.

 And I will always ride, kiss me kiss me, far into the night with you,
And I will take my chances, kiss me kiss me, far into the night with you.
With you.

Ear to the ground

 I've been wondering,
Waiting for something to give,
I won't be a heroine,
I'm just looking for something to live by.

And there are lesions in the soil
And there pockets of pain where the shadows lie,
And there are voices in the ocean,
And there is something in the sky.

 A mother should say,
A father should say,
Oh you,
Look up, Look down,
Keep your ear to the ground.

It's washing over me,
It's spinning, it's spinning under me
And am I looking up at the angels
Or am I really looking up at the clouds floating by?
And when I say I'm listening
Why is it I only hear you when you cry?

A mother should say,
A father should say,
Oh you
Look up, look down,
Keep your ear to the ground X3

A mother should say,
A father should say,
Oh you
Look up, look down,
Keep your ear to the ground X6

Second skin

 The bullet's deep, I'm not dreaming,
The blood I keep, while you're healing.

Have you found your second skin, second wind ?
Have you found your second skin, second wind ?
Second skin.

You're riding high, you won't be falling
Don't look behind, I'm crawling.

Have you found your second skin, second wind ?
Have you found your second skin, second wind ?

Oh you could have been born to swim,
You could have been born to camouflage.

Have you found your second skin, second wind ?
Have you found your second skin, second wind ?

 Does it pull ? A ring around your finger ?
Does it hurt ? And will it linger on ?

Have you found your second skin, second wind ?
Have you found your second skin, second wind ?

Have you have you have you have you X5

 Mothertongue

 I got my daddy's eyes
But you gave me your double vision,
I got my daddy's stride
Now I'm walking blind with double vision.

 And I can almost see your face now, in me.
And I can almost feel the weight you carried.

You had to break the skin
To put the blood between us,
You did the dirty work
To put the blood between us.

And I can almost see your face now, in me.
And I can almost feel the weight you carried.

Oooh rocking the seed in me
Oooh learning to speak the mothertongue.

 Sometimes between the lines
I crashed, I could've killed you
I tried to go too fast
And I crashed, I could've killed you.

 And I can almost see your face now, in me
And I can almost feel the weight you carried.

 Oooh rocking the seed in me
Oooh learning to speak the mothertongue.

But I can almost see your face now, in me
And I can almost feel the weight you carried

The mothertongue, the mothertongue.

All the way

 When birds fly they navigate by stars,
These nights the walls come down,
These nights are ours.

 This love is life, I want to stay,
I'll be beside you all the way.
All the way, all the way, all the way,
All the way, all the way, all the way.

 Frontier

 Sometimes I'm an indian
Caught only by the sky,
I can't go further
I'm going inside.
See it's like a ride
It turns you out in the night,
You're far from the road now,
But it's getting brighter.

 If you don't believe it
Then loose yourself and feel it;
This is the bright frontier
Right now, right here;
This is the bright frontier
Right now, right here.

Taking hold of what we have,
It's easy now;
We're splitting it open
To eat the seeds.
Looking in at what we've found,
It's easy now;
This big horizon,
It's you and me.

 If you don't believe it
Then loose yourself and feel it;
This is the bright frontier
Where the love runs free;
This is the bright frontier
The sky is the limit for you and me.

 When you get to the top of something
Do you get that feeling?
Do you get that high?
When you get to the top of something
Do you get there, you want to jump off ?
Oh we're going to keep on stretching out
We're going to ride on.

 If you don't believe it
Then loose yourself and feel it;
This is the bright frontier
Right now, right here;
Where the love runs free;
This is the bright frontier
The sky is the limit for you and me.
This is the bright frontier
Where the love runs free;
The sky is the limit for you and me.
Where the love runs free;
The sky is the limit for you and me.
This is the bright frontier.

 Shaking the doll

 Oh I won't be your pretty baby,
I won't eat from your hand again.
And the man in the white says it's alright,
He says, come on girl give up the fight.
You'll go to sleep, there will be no pain.
Well I want to live with myself again.

 Well, where we lived there was a lighthouse,
Throwing a white beam into our house,
Over my body when I was sleeping,
Over the secrets I was keeping,
I could tell myself there would be no pain,
But I have to live with myself again.

I'm digging up, I'm digging up,
I'm digging up, I'm digging up,
I'm digging up, I'm digging up,
I'm digging in the earth.

 I'm looking for signs
And I'm shaking the dolls
And the fairy-tales lied
And somewhere, back there
I didn't understand,
Man and woman and woman and man.
And I'm shaking the dolls
I'm shaking the dolls.

Oooh, the dream isn't coming through,
I can't feel for you.

 Well somewhere, back there
I didn't understand,
Man and woman and woman and man,
And I'm shaking the dolls
I'm shaking the dolls.
Oooh I have to live with myself again,
Oohh I want to be with my body again,
OoohYou can't make me hollow again.

Oooh, the dream isn't coming through
I can't feel for you.

Love, shooting up, through my veins,
I gotta get a hit again.

Talking to strangers

 I'm talking to strangers
To see what I feel,
Your face is changing now
And nothing seems real.

These things I know
Are like a baby how they grow in me;
I pull them out
Just like a baby for you to see them all.

I'm talking to strangers
To see what I need;
This love between us now,
How it's twisting in me.
I want to get it out,
I want to feel the breathing,
I want to really love,
I want to know the meaning,
I want to share all these things.

 These things I know
Are like a baby how they grow in me
I pull them out
Just like a baby for you to see them all

 These things I know
Are like a baby how they grow in me
I pull them out
Just like a baby for you to see them all

Oyster

*** Thanx a lot to Cassander from Heathernova.net for these lyrics ***

Walk this world

 I have slept beside the winter, and the green is growing slow
I have watched you find the places hidden by the snow
I have tripped into a valley that is blue 'til you can see
I want you to come walk this world with me

With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
Holding on and on 'til we believe
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
I'm not touched but I'm aching to be
I want you to come walk this world with me

And I'm sucked in by the wonder and I'm fucked up by the lies
And I dig a hole to climb in and I build some wings to fly
And I think that I could love you 'cause you know how to be free
I want you to come walk this world with me

With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
Holding on and on 'til we believe
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
I'm not touched but I'm aching to be
I want you to come, I want you to come
I want you to come walk this world with me

And it's burning in our fingers and it's burning on the road
And I like the way you're broken and I'll like you when you're old
And I see you in the garden and I feel you plant the seed
I want you to come walk this world with me

With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
Holding on and on 'til we believe
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
Holding on and on 'til we believe
With the light in our eyes, it's hard to see
Holding on and on 'til we believe
I'm not touched but I'm aching to be
Dust to dust, ah dream to dream
I want you to come, I want you to come
I want you to come walk this world with me
 
Heal

 Fall for me, my Southern Cross, my star
Shine for me when love has gone too far
I've got you belly deep in me

It's just a little breath on water now is all we need
Just a little strength in our hearts, enough to heal
Enough to heal

Dig me out; can't leave this love for dead
Hand to mouth, we're pickin' up the thread
I've got you belly deep in me

It's just a little breath on the water now is all we need
Just a little strength in our hearts, enough to heal
Enough to heal

And the sea glistens
And the waves pull us in
Something rising up and up

A little breath on the water now
Just a little strength in our heart, enough to heal

A little breath
Enough to heal
A little strength
Enough to heal

Just a little breath on water, it's all we need
Just a little strength in our hearts, enough to heal
Enough to heal
Enough to heal

Island

 Yeah, there are parts of me he'll never know
My wild horses and my river beds
And in my throat
Voices he'll never hear

He pulls in me
Like a cherry tree
And I can still move
But I don't speak about it

Pretend I'm crazy
Pretend I'm dead
He's too scared to hit me now
He'll bring flowers instead

I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you
Somewhere to go

And the dogwoods shimmer
In the October sun
"Oh, sweet thing", he sings to me,
"You're the only one"

I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you
Somewhere

I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you
Somewhere to go

And I don't know why
I can't tell my sister
He spat me in my face again
And I don't wanna die here

You know that dream when your feet won't move (move)
You wanna come but your body won't let you
He steals it from me
He steals it from me

Well shine, shine like sweat, like jewels
Like something that - that's died too soon
He fucks with the beauty

A kiss, a kick, a kiss, a kick, a kiss, kiss, kick, kick, kick
He steals it from me
It's out of my hands again

I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you
Somewhere

I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you
Somewhere to go
To go

I need an island
I need an island

I need an island, somewhere to sink a stone
I need an island, somewhere to bury you, somewhere to go...

Throwing fire at the sun

 I think of Venus sinking down into the sea
And what it is to be alone and have nothing

I don't know why you wanna leave the space between
Is it easier to be alone and have nothing?

Oh, you and me and everyone
Oh, throwing fire at the sun

I put my hands up, lay my weapons down
I know that I was stupid, I was wrong

If I listen, there's something deeper that speaks
If we reach out, maybe we could make a little peace

Remember stealing oranges and how they bled
And you're the one who showed me how to touch myself

Blood is a river, ties you to me
Blood is a river, ties everyone
Blood is a river, ties you to me
Blood is a river, ties everyone
Oh, ties everyone
Oh, ties everyone

Maybe an angel

I put my hands where your wings should be, ooh yeah
I put my feet where the earth should be, ooh yeah

And I can't see very far
And when you said that you were dead, I hung on

Something I feel, oh yeah
You are an angel, or maybe you could've been
Something out here
You are an angel, or maybe you could've been

I got this light, hangs over me, ooh yeah
I got this fear, cuts into me, ooh yeah

And I can't see very far
And when you said that you were dead, I hung on

Something I feel, oh yeah
You are an angel, or maybe you could've been
Something out here
You are an angel, or maybe you could've been

See how they run
Snd nobody said you would go
See how they fall
Ooh yeah

And I can't see very far
And when you said that you were dead, I hung on

Something I feel, oh yeah
You are an angel, or maybe you could've been
Something out here
You are an angel, or maybe you could've been

See how they run
You are an angel
See how they run
All the same, all the same

Something out here
You are an angel

 
Truth and bone

Sometimes I can feel you breathing into me
And these hands I can feel them tugging at my sleeve

I move through the day in the rhythms that I've known
I've got this crazy dream of stripping down to truth and bone

All of it, all of it, all of it stripped down
All of it, all of it, all of it to truth and bone
All of it, oh all of it, all to truth and bone

My mouth is full of secrets that I'm too afraid to tell
And my body's full of longing for you to know me well

I move through the day in the rhythms that I've known
I've got this crazy dream of stripping down to truth and bone

All of it, all of it, all of it stripped down
All of it, all of it, all of it to truth and bone
All of it, oh all of it, all stripped down
All of it, oh all of it, all to truth and bone

And I think of sinking in way over my shoulders
Let the water, let the water take me in
And I need you to cut through to where I'm hidden
And I'm awkward and I'm too polite
And I want two stars for arms like Orion
I could breathe in, breathe in, breathe out
If I could only lose myself, I would lose my myself in you

I move through the day in the rhythms that I've known
I've got this crazy dream of stripping down to truth and bone

All of it, all of it, all of it stripped down
All of it, all of it, all of it to truth and bone
All of it, oh all of it, all stripped down
All of it, oh all of it, all to truth and bone

All of it, oh all of it, all stripped down
All of it, oh all of it, all to truth and bone

All of it, all of it, where are you
All of it, where are you, to truth and bone

Blue black

Eat your words, eat your heart out
Eat your words, eat your heart out

There's not much left, just my red dress
Just this feeling that I got
You made me a victim in your Christmas kitchen
It's my memory, it's your loss

Blue black
Maybe you got something but the flowers grew back

And was it familiar when you touched my sister?
God, I don't think there's a word for that

Blue black
Maybe you got something, maybe you got something
But the flowers grew black

I gave it away, whore for a day
It's so ugly, I'm still breathing
But you never got my virgin heart
It stayed locked up, it's still beating

Blue black
Maybe you got something, maybe you got something
But the flowers grew black

Eat your words, eat your hat
Eat your words, eat your heart out

I never felt so clean, you did the sin supreme
You never had a clue, you can't take it with you

I never felt so clean, you did the sin supreme
You never had a clue, you can't take it with you

You can't take it with you

 
Walking higher

I carry you with me, ghost inside
In these shattered arms, you're still alive

I carry you with me, holy shrine
Dogs and angels follow right behind

Could I be walking higher
Could I be right beside her

The bones they bury will feed the trees
But every word you ever spoke is still in me

Could I be walking higher
Could I be right beside her

And I will feel for you in the music
And I will send that river home
And I will cry for you sometimes
When the night is down

And I will raise my head up to the mountain
Talk to the birds and I fly
'Cause the spirit lives on
When the body dies

Could I be walking higher
Could I be right beside her

Could (Could I now be?) I be walking higher? (higher)
Could (Could I be?) be right beside her?

Could I be walking, walking higher?
Could I be walking higher?

Light years

You found me
Drifting
Big motion like a bird
Strangest song I ever heard

Now, now that you’re here
Stay with me light years
Light years, light years

No paper, no ring
In the trees where frogs sing
I brought lilies for you
Think of all the things we’re gonna do

Now, now that you’re here
Stay with me light years

I give you a thousand hours
Making love in the tall sunflowers
I give you a thousand feet
Down where the water’s deep

Sleepy storm, sleepy head
Limb for limb on my bed

Now, now that you’re here
Stay with me light years
Light years, light years
Light years, light years

Stay with me, stay with me
Stay with, stay
Stay, stay

Verona

La la la la la la
La la la la la

It gets inside you like the sun
It makes you wet just like the rain
It makes you sound so sentimental
Ah, it's a lovely kind of pain

La la la la la la
I used to dream (la la la la la)
La la la la la la
I used to dream about Verona (la la la la la)
La la la la la la
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream, dream)
La la la la la la
I used to dream about Verona (la la la la la) (Verona)

And if there ever was an earthquake
I'd go down in the earth with you
And if there ever was an avalanche
I'd landslide down with you

La la la la la la
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream, dream)
La la la la la la
I used to dream about Verona (la la la la la)
La la la la la la
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream)
La la la la la la
I used to lean over the side of the boat
La la la la la
And get hypnotized by the water

It's up in the trees, up to me
It's out of the blue, out to you

La la la la la la
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream)
La la la la la la
I used to dream about Verona (la la la la la)
La la la la la la
I used to dream (la la la la la) (dream, dream...)
La la la la la la
I used to dream about Verona (la la la la la)

La la la la la la
La la la la la

La la la la la la
Oh, Romeo, you are priceless, lifeless (la la la la la)
La la la la la la
Skipping star to scar to star (la la la la la)
La la la la la la
I used to dream, dream (la la la la la)

Slipping, slipping, slipping from me
I used to dream, dream
Burning, breathings, sleeping in me
I used to lean over the side of the boat
And get hypnotized by the water

Slipping, slipping, slipping from me
Burning, breathing, breathing, sleeping in me
Oh, Romeo
 
Doubled up

 I saw a mountain from higher above
I held your hand and I was doubled up in love

Big sky above me, a river inside me
And I'm doubled up in love

You're watching your step but you fall as you're walking
You take it in stride but still you fall as you're walking

Big sky above me, a river inside me
And I'm (ah) doubled up in love

Feels good, it feels like poetry
Don't ask me to explain
It just feels good like poetry
I'm doubled up again

Look at the sky lift off like an aeroplane
Watch the ground come up to meet you

Big sky above me, a river inside me
And I'm (ah) doubled up in love

Feels good, it feels like poetry
Don't ask me to explain
It just feels good like poetry
I'm doubled up again

Big sky above me, a river inside me
And I'm, ah, doubled up in love

Feels good, it feels like poetry
Don't ask me to explain
It just feels good like poetry
I'm doubled up again

Big sky above me, a river inside me
Big sky above me, a river inside
And I'm, ah, doubled up in love

Sugar

On the Vermont Transit bus
I leaned my arm into a little chink of sun
Going somewhere older than I was
Strapped into something tight, keeping me small
I dug into you like rock climbing
Too scared of coming down
Too scared of going up
Too scared of rock face

I should've split my sides
Or spilled my guts
Or hit you or something
But I was good
And your father's little pancakes
So round and perfect
And me sitting up too straight
Laughing in wrong places
Kissing you
Kissing up
Kissing too soon

Ooh, when the cock crows
When the morning comes, where will I go?
Ooh, when the cock crows
When the love is gone, where will I go?

And when you got me pregnant
I stopped the party
And I stopped the typewriter
And I stopped your dumb ball game in the red barn
And I stopped your father and bled instead
And I felt the lie
I, something sticky on the inside
A bitter wind in my throat
Oh, stopping me wanting
In my stomach
My head
And you said

Sugar, sugar, you couldn't come come
Sugar, sugar, without your mother mother
Sugar, sugar, you couldn't taste it
Sugar, sugar, in my throat

Sugar, sugar, you couldn't come come
Sugar, sugar, without your mother mother
Sugar, sugar, you couldn't taste it
Sugar, sugar, in my throat

You couldn't, you couldn't taste it
You, you, you couldn't taste it

Siren

Keep me (London Rain)

I'm coming, i'm coming home to you
I'm alive I'm a mess
I can't wait to get home to you
To get warm, warm and undressed

There've been changes beyond my dreams
Everybody wants me to sing
There've been changes beyond my grasp
Things I'm sinking in

So keep me, keep me
In your bed all day, all day
Nothing heals me like you do
Nothing heals me like you do

And when somebody knows you well
Well there's no comfort like that
And when somebody needs you
Well there's no drug like that

So keep me, keep me
In your bed all day, all day
Nothing heals me like you do
Keep me keep me
In your bed all day, all day
Nothing heals me like you do

And where l'm home, curled in your arms
And I'm safe again
I'll close my eyes and sleep, sleep
To the sound of London Rain

So keep me, keep me
In your bed all day, all day
Nothing heals me like you do
Keep me keep me
In your bed all day, all day
Nothing heals me like you do
Nothing heals me like you do

Nothing falls like London Rain
Nothing heals me like you do

Nothing falls like London Rain
Nothing heals me like you do

Nothing falls like London Rain
Nothing heals me like you do


Blood of me

Big ring around the moon
It's gonna rain hard soon

I know you're gonna leave
It's like a storm inside

You're the blood of me
You're the truth that hurts
You're the memory
You're the drug that works

Why do people change
When hearts, hearts, still beat the same ?

You're the blood of me
You're the truth that hurts
You're the memory, yeah
You're the drug that works

I don't believe you when you tell me
I don't believe you when you hold me
I don't believe you.
You're my medicine
I don't believe you when you fuck me

You're the blood of me
You're the blood of me
You're the truth that hurts
You're the memory, yeah
You're the memory
You're the drug that works

You're the blood of me, yeah
You're the blood of me
You're the truth that hurts, hurts
You're the memory, yeah
You're the memory
You're the drug that works

Big ring around the moon
Gonna rain hard soon


Heart and shoulder

Wanna cry for you
Would it do any good?
If I rained for you
It would just be water

And the night's with you
And the storm's in your hand
And you're down, and you're down
And I can't lift you

I'm powerless to change your world
I'm powerless to stop the hurt

But I'll give you my heart
Give you my shoulder
I give you my heart
Give you my shoulder
Over and over

Wanna run for you
Would it do any good?
If I flew for you
You would still be standing

And it's hard watching
'Cause I'm part of you
And it's hard not to
Not to know what I can do

I'm powerless to change your world
I'm powerless to stop the hurt

I'm trying hard to be your tower of strength
I'm trying hard to bring you back to joy

I'll give you my heart
Give you my shoulder
I give you my heart
Give you my shoulder

When the night just cuts you through
And the dream is lost to you
When you're worried and confused

I will give you my heart give you my shoulder
I give you my heart
Give you my shoulder
Over and over

Time and again
Give you my shoulder
I will
I give you my heart
Give you my shoulder
I will
Time and again
Over and over
I give you my heart
Give you my shoulder

What a feeling

Now's the time when this will turn to fruit
All the poppies gonna push up through
And I can see the ground below
The places that I know, disappearing
And I can see the winter fade
I don't feel so afraid it's clearing

Oh, what a feeling
Oh, what a feeling
Oh, what a feeling

Life is only half way in our hands
Years have passed while I was making plans
And I could never find the words
I always felt absurd, and always outside

But now I know I shouldn't care
There's a song already there
Waiting inside

Oh, what a feeling
Oh, what a feeling
Oh, what a feeling

And I can feel the crock unwind
The parts of me I tied are running
And all the birds are in my head
The laughter that was dead is coming

Oh, what a feeling
Oh, what a feeling
Oh, what a feeling

The laughter that was dead is coming
Oh, what a feeling
The laughter that was dead is coming


Valley of sound

Move me
Don't try
Let the music reach me tonight
Push me over into something new
I've been riding all day on a bus
Just to listen to you

I love, I love, I love I love the look
In your trespassed eyes
I love, I love, I love I love the way
You can make me cry

Sink me into stirred-up sea
Something I can drown in
Only you can do this to me

I love, I love, I love I love the look
In your trespassed eyes
I love, I love, I love I love the way
You can make me cry

Fill me up
And drop me down, yeah
Now I'm alive in the valley of sound
In the valley of sound
In the valley of sound, yeah
In the valley of sound

I love, I love, I love I love the look
In your trespassed eyes, yeah
I love, I love, I love I love the way
You can make me cry

Yeah yeah, in the valley of sound
Hmm, The valley of sound, yeah yeah yeah
Valley, valley, you can,
The valley of sound
Yeah.

I'm the girl

I got a memory a thousand years old
And I know secrets I've never been told
And I got jewels I haven't found
And they'll return me to the ground

I'm the girl, I'm the girl, I'm the girl
You know me
I'm the girl, I'm the girl, I'm the girl
You know me

And I'm a Siren, I wreck you on my shores
And I'm Godiva, I'll call you back for more
And I'm Medusa and I'm your favourite doll
And I'm a Georgia O'Keefe hanging on your wall

I'm the girl, I'm the girl, I'm the girl
You know me
I'm the girl, I'm the girl, I'm the girl
You know me

I'm Joan of Arc
I'm the girl next door
I'm the mother and the daughter
Of the mother and the daughter before

And I remember being born just sound and lights
Sound and light and light
And I remember the first time, skin on skin
Yeah, in the arms of the night

Well how many times have we looked up into the starry skies
And how many times have we felt the passion rise

Every ruby-lipped girl baby, old lady, squaw junkie, girl after girl after girl
Every muse, whore, good witch, princess, back-arching year after year after year

I'm the girl, I'm the girl, I'm the girl
You know me
I'm the girl, I'm the girl, I'm the girl
You know me

I'm Joan of Arc
I'm the girl next door
I'm the mother and the daughter of the mother and the daughter
The mother and the daughter of the mother and the daughter
The mother and the daughter of the mother and the daughter before

Reach your hand out
Now at first love when she said
Yeah, she loved you
Hmm, I'm a girl, I'm a girl, I'm a girl...


Winter blue

Kiss your lashes, hiss you low
I'm driven to you like the driven snow
There's a place for us to lie
For every lover there's a piece of sky

To every life a light that shines
To every heart a beat that's true
Baby you're my yellow summer
Baby you're my winterblue

You know that this was meant to be
Long ago a hundred years from now
Tossing on an open sea
Love so good it's easy to go down

To every life a light that shines
To every heart a beat that's true
Baby you're my yellow summer
Baby you're my winterblue
Baby you're my yellow summer
Baby you're my winterblue

To every life a light that shines
To every heart a beat that's true
Baby you're my yellow summer
Baby you're my winterblue

Love you like a jungle fever
I'll never never never, I'll never leave
Through every vein and every fibre
I'll never never never, I'll never leave

To every life a light that shines
To every heart a beat that's true
Baby you're my yellow summer
Baby you're my winterblue
Baby you're my yellow summer
Baby you're my winterblue
Baby you're my yellow summer
Baby you're my winterblue
Winterblue, winterblue ...
Winterblue, my yellow summer ..
.

I'm alive

Your hands were covered in paint
The pillow smothered my cry
You were half charmer half snake
I lived in dreamtime

But I'm alive
I survived you
And the bitter taste
The years I wasted
All the hate is gone
'Cause I'm alive

Some nights I'd sleep in the car
Just to escape you
You drove devotion too far
No-one could save you

But I'm alive
I survived you
And the bitter taste
The years I wasted
All the hate is gone
'Cause I'm alive

I still have visions of you
I still have nights to get through
And when the trust isn't true
I have these visions of you
I have these visions of you

And I'm alive
I survived you
And the bitter taste
The years I wasted
All the hate is gone
'Cause I'm alive
I'm alive

I'm alive
Ride on and fade away
I'm alive
There's nothing more to say
I'm alive
Ride on and fade away
I'm alive
There's nothing more to say
I'm alive
Ride on and fade away
And the bitter taste
The years I wasted
All the hate is gone

Widescreen


Lately I've been slipping down
Thinking I'm the only one
Drifting in and out of blue

But destiny's a state of mind
And today I'm doing fine
Rolling through the afternoon with you

And it's a widescreen world around me
And I'm lying on the backseat of my mind
And it's a widescreen, you beside me
We're just riding on the backseat feeling fine

I will be your misfit queen
I'll take you where the grass is green
Past the littered sidewalk to the sun

I hear the traffic move outside
Yeah but if I close my eyes
I can make it sound like waves rolling on

And it's a widescreen world around me
And I'm lying on the backseat of my mind
And it's a widescreen, you beside me
We're just riding on the backseat feeling fine

And if we lie still can you feel the room
Feel the city, can you feel it move?
Tell your body, your body from mine?

Can you la la la lie

Can you feel I still, can you feel the room
Feel the city, can you feel it move?
Can you tell your body, your body from mine?

I'm lyin' on the backseat of my mind
I'm lyin' on the backseat of my mind
I'm lyin' on the backseat of my mind

And it's a widescreen world around me
And I'm lying on the backseat of my mind
And it's a widescreen, got you beside me
We're just riding on the backseat feeling fine

And it's a widescreen world around me
And I'm lying on the backseat of my mind
And it's a widescreen, you beside me
We're just riding on the backseat feeling fine

I'm lyin' on the backseat of my mind
I'm lyin' on the backseat of my mind
I'm lyin' on the backseat of my mind

Paper cup

Wishful thinking I might be yours
Drifting on every step
I'm always drawn to the dark horse
Sweet sweet, oh nothing's said

And every dream, every, is just a dream after all
And everything stands so still when you dance
Everything spins so fast
And the night's in a paper cup
When you want it to last

Wishful thinking you might be mine
Every shiver sends
One breath under the bridge of sighs
Bending where the river bends

And every dream, every, is just a dream, after all

And everything stands so still when you dance
Everything spins so fast
And the nights in a paper cup
When you want it to last

And every dream, every, is just a dream after all
And everything stands so still when you dance
Everything spins so fast
And the night's in a paper cup
When you want it to last

And everything stands so still when you dance
Everything spins so fast
And the night's in a paper cup
When you want it to last

Avalanche

I lie in a field,
In the trailer-park of my dreams
Saving up for someday,
But what does someday mean?

And I'm young but I let it stip on by
I'm co-dependent and I'm lost inside

And you, you look like freedom
You look like the avalanche I need
The avalanche I need

And there's a road, leads away from here
And every day I stand in place and watch it disappear
And there's a bird, circles in my mind
Security's the whore in me that never lets me fly

And you, you look like freedom
And you, you look like change
You look like the avalanche I need
The avalanche I need

With your sunburned soul
And your hunger for the road
I'm snowblind and I'm crying after
Yeah, like nothing matters
When you go down take me
When you go down, yeah, make me
Go down
I got a hunger you could feed
You're the avalanche I need
The avalanche I need

And I know it's a fine line divides
The place I'm looking for and what's inside
And I know it's a long, long way
Through the outskirts of everyday

And you, you took like freedom,
And you, you look like change
You look like the avalanche I need
The avalanche I need
Avalanche
Coming over me
Avalanche
It's coming over me
Avalanche, avalanche
Avalanche, avalanche
Avalanche, avalanche
Avalanche, avalanche.

Make you mine

You're the one I think about time after time
You're the one that comes to me, visions in the night
I want to complicate your feelings
I want to heat you up inside
Yeah yeah yeah, I wanna make you mine

I'll be your sun coming up
I'll be your dog days
I'll be your new morning
Kiss you baby
I'll be the bluebird singing
I'll keep you warm
I'll take you deep in
Take you deep in

Gonna make my bed beside you
In the bluebells of your soul
Gonna slip into your river, babe
Linger in your shoals
And when the stars are bright like fireflies
And the night is black as coal
Yeah yeah yeah, I'm gonna make you mine

I'll be your sun coming up
I'll be your dog days
I'll be your sweet honey
I kiss you baby
I'll be the bluebird singing
I'll keep you warm
I'll take you deep in
Take you deep in

On another side of time
Before the sea runs

Yeah yeah yeah
On another side of time
Where the love runs high
I'm gonna make you mine
Gonna make you mine X4
Gonna make you mine, yeah

I'll be your sun coming up
I'll be your dog days
I'll be your new morning
Kiss you baby
I'll be the bluebird singing
I'll keep you warm
I'll take you deep in
Take you deep in
Yeah, yeah, yeah

On another side of time
Before the sea runs dry
Yeah yeah yeah
On another side of time
Where the love runs high
I'm gonna make you mine
Gonna make you mine
Gonna make you mine
I'm gonna make you mine

On another side of time
Before the sea runs dry
Yeah yeah yeah
On another side of time
Where the love runs high
I'm gonna make you mine
Gonna make you mine
Gonna make you mine
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm gonna make you mine
Gonna make you mine

In the bluebells of your soul
Yeah before the sea runs dry


Ruby red

I've got a ruby red desire
Like a virus like my last hope

I've got a ruby red desire
I've got to hear the red bird sing
I've got to rip this cord
And rinse this lazy blood
Clear a path and walk away

I've been waiting for the sky to fall
I've been worried I could lose it all
I've been waiting for the safety net
Tell myself that I'm not ready yet

And every memory's a dream
And each uncertainty reminds me why
I saw a kid outside playing by a moongate
Making paper things that fly

I've been waiting for the sky to fall
I've been worried I could lose it all
I've been waiting for the safety net
Tell myself that [m not ready yet

I want to live ...

I've been waiting for the sky to fall
I've been worried I could lose it all
I've been waiting for the safety net
Tell myself that I'm not ready yet

I want to live ...

Not only human

Morning is almost here - let it wait
I just want to lie here awhile, tempting fate
I don't think I could breathe now with you gone
But it's not weakness it's just something I've begun

Maybe there's a light that's always on
Maybe we're not only human, maybe
Maybe there's a light that's always on
And we're not only human

When you're sleeping your ceramic
You're surrounded by little stars
Every shimmer is a searchlight
Every planet is ours

Change the street change the decade
Still the longing's left inside
But why am I too small to carry you?
Why does twilight make me cry?

Maybe there's a light that's always on
Maybe we're not only human, maybe
Maybe there's a light that's always on
And we're not only human

When all is said and done
When all the weight is gone
When all is said and done
When all the weight is gone
We're not only human

Life is something set to music
I can hear it when I'm sad
There's a chord in every muscle
Every kiss you ever had
There's a power when you're near me
In our heads or in our bones
I know nothing but I'm guessing
When we die we're not alone

Maybe there's a light that's always on
Maybe we're not only human, maybe
Maybe there's a light that's always on
And we're not only human

When all is said and done
When all the weight is gone
When all is said and done
When all the weight is gone
We're not only human
Not only human
Not only human
Not only human
Not only, yeah, human.
No, human, human.
Human.

South

If I saw you in a movie

Sweet, won't let you go
Sweet, won't let you go

I got an email from you today
With a poem that you wrote
I was touched because you felt it
And 'cause I nearly let you go

Sweet, won't let you go
Sweet, won't let you go

This long distance has me outta my mind
But it gives me time to think
And it gives me room to see you
In another live

Sweet, won't let you go
Sweet, won't let you go

Sweet, won't let you go, won't let you go
Sweet, won't let you go

And I know
If I saw you in a movie
I know
You're doing all the things you do for me
I know
If I saw you in a movie
Doing all the things you do
I would fall in love with you

Sweet, won't let you go, won't let you go
Sweet, won't let you go

And I know
If a saw you in a movie
I know
You're doing all the things you do for me
I know
If I saw you in a movie
Doing all the things you do
I would fall in love with you

Sweet, won't let you go
Sweet, won't let you go

Sweet, won't let you go
Sweet, won't let you go

If a saw you in a movie
Won't let you go
If a saw you in a movie
Won't let you go
If I saw you in a movie
Won't let you go
If I saw you in a movie

Talk to me

Talk to me, hm
Talk to me
Like you used to darling

I know it's cold
I know it's late
But let's go out walking
Cause we haven't heard each other in a long time
And we have been treading water living side by side

You take my breath away
Yeah you still do
Even though we've been down
So come on talk to me
Yeah come on
Even though we've been down so long
So long, long ...

Come to me, hm
Come to me
Like you used to darling

Every day
Every way
We've been losing something

Cause we haven't
Held each other
In a long time

And I need to
Feel your body
Close to mine hmm

You take my breath away
Yeah you still do
Even though we've been down
So come on talk to me
Yeah yeah hey
Even though we've been down so long
So long, long ...

Cause it's still inside you
And it's still inside me
Still in our blood in our memory

I'm still longing for you
Are you longing for me
Long long long long long

You take my breath away
Yeah you still do
Even though we've been down

You take my breath away
Yeah you still do
Even though we've been so down

You give me the feeling and I love to feel
Long long long long ...

You give me it all, before we'll ever take around
Long long long long ...

So long long
Talk to me talk to me yeah
So long long
Talk to me talk to me
So long long long long ...

Virus of the Mind

Do do do do do da do doo doo x 4
While I was watching this talk show the other day
And on it there was this guy
And he was saying "When you let other people tell you what's right
when you leave your instinct and your own truth behind he said
That's a virus of the mind, that's a virus of the mind"
Well I guess it's kinda like loosing your sight
For a second you think that they might be right
And it feeds the doubts that you have inside
It almost starts to feels like a crime
To follow your own rhythm and rhyme

I'm pretty happy, living in my
My own sweet time, living in my
I'm pretty happy, and I don't need your
Virus of the mind
Your virus of the mind

Do do do do do da do doo doo x 2
virus of the mind
Do do do do do da do doo doo x 2

Well I went to this party thing last night
A lot of people I hadn't seen in a long long time
And they wanted to know about my life
But making me feel like it wasn't quite right
Like "Where's is your kids?" and "Where is you car?"
I said "I don't have either but I have a guitar"
And I ended up feeling like I was a freak
So I found some wine and something to eat
I talked to the dog to pass the time
I told myself "I'm doing just fine"

It's just a virus of the mind x 2
I'm pretty happy living in my my own sweet time
Living in my
Yeah I'm pretty happy
And I don't need your virus of the mind

Do do do do do da do doo doo x 2
you're a virus of the mind
Do do do do do da do doo doo x 2

It's in the deep of your soul, it's on the tip of your tongue
It's the feeling you get, when you feel young
It's in the sound of a beat, it's in the base of your spine
It's in your gut reaction, yeah every time
But they tell you what you should have, they tell you who you should be
It's in the pictures and ads and in the magazines
I'm kicking it off like a bug in the breeze
Cause is anyone out there inside me
I say "Is anyone out there inside me?"
I say "Is anyone?"

Oooooh ooh hooo
[I'm pretty happy living in my my own sweet time
living in my
yeah I'm pretty happy
and I don't need your virus of the mind] x 2

(secondary background throughout rest of song:  "mind mind")

Do do do do do da do doo doo x 2
you're a virus of the mind
Do do do do do da do doo doo (no no) x 2

Do do do do do da do doo doo x 2
Do do do do do da do doo doo (no no)
Do do do do do da do doo doo (no no I don't need it)

Do do do do do da do doo doo (no no)
Do do do do do da do doo doo (no no don't you see it?)

Do do do do do da do doo doo (no x 6) ... 

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Like Lovers Do

There is a paradise that can be found
A better life to bring us round
And all we really need to do
To see the world like lovers do

I wanna take it easy
Take it slow
To catch a fire
And let it go
I wanna give myself to you
So we can live like lovers do

Like lovers do
I wanna feel that way
Yeah Like lovers do
They lose themselves for days
And I need to feel, I need to feel that way (e ay) x 4

I can hear you thinking what I feel
I know that what we've got is real
And all we need to get us through
Is just to live like lovers do

Just like lovers do
I wanna feel that way
Yeah Like lovers do
They lose themselves for days
Yeah I need to feel, I need to feel that way (e ay) x 4
Like lovers do

Give me the strength to give myself to you
Like lovers lovers do-oooh-ooooh

(whispering)
Yeah all we really need to do is see the world like lovers do

Like lovers do
I wanna feel that way
Yeah Like lovers do
They lose themselves for days

Lovers do
I wanna feel that way
Like lovers do
They lose themselves for days
Yeah, I need to feel
I need to feel that way (e ay) x 4
Like lovers do

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Waste the Day

Do do do do do do do do do x 2
The streets are all busy
We're still in bed
We should be up working
But we're lying here instead
I look outside
The weather's fine
For playing music and drinking wine

I could waste the day with you
I could slip away into
Another dimension
What a perfect way to spend the day with you

Let's walk to the café
And sit in the sun
And read all the papers
And watch everyone
Cause Life is Short
Life is sweet
And Sometimes you've just got to set yourself free

I could waste the day with you
I could slip away into
Another dimension
What a perfect way to spend the day with you (ooo-ooo -ooo -oo) x3

I could waste a day with you
I could slip away in two
Another dimension
What a perfect way to spend a day
Yeah what a perfect way to spend a day with you (ooo -ooo -ooo -oo) x3

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Heaven Sent

Got the lights down low, the street below
The world inside is spinning
All my memories, my doubts about the ways that I've been living
You come on like the sun
And blow it all away
I guess

Heaven sent you
cause I'm heaven high
And I'm heading into what I can't describe
It's all I ever wanted, but I'm terrified
You're in my head, in my veins, in my world
And you're here to stay

Every day I wake, I hesitate
I feel you're in my sky
All my melodies, my dreams it seems
You're always on my mind
If you come on like a tide you turn me
And I can't turn away

And I guess
Heaven sent you
Cause I'm heaven high
And I'm heading into what I can't describe
You're all I ever wanted, but I'm terrified
In my head, in my veins, in my world
And you're here to stay

And I guess
Heaven sent you
Cause I'm heaven high
And I'm heading into, what I can't describe
You're all I ever wanted, but I'm terrified
In my head

Heaven sent you
Cause I'm heaven high
in my head

Heading into, what I can't describe
You're all I ever wanted, but I'm terrified
In my head, in my veins, in my world, yeah
In my head, in my veins, in my world, yeah
("Heaven Sent You" in background) x 3

In my head, in my veins, in my world
And you're here to stay

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

It's only Love

Love...
I used to think that I knew what we needed
I just assumed we would always be fine
Now I don't think that we lost the feeling
But we, let everything build up inside

It's only love
But love.. should make us strong
It's only love
But love.. has been hurting so long

What a challenge, honesty
What a struggle to learn to speak
Who would've thought that pretending was easier

It's only love
But love.. should make us strong
It's only love
But love.. has been hurting so.. long

And it's all, a part of me
It tears at my heart only
Love..
And it's all, an eternity
Hoping to learn only
Love..

Love..

There's a part of you I'm trying to reach
Still a part I don't know
Tell me, is devotion a gift or a thief
Do you wish I'd let go

It's only love
But love.. should make us strong
It's only love
But love.. has been hurting so.. long

And it's all, a part of me
It tears at my heart
Only love
And it's all, eternity
Hoping to learn
Only love

Only.. Only love.. Love..
Only love.. Love..

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

I'm no angel

Are you ready
For me to be stronger
I'm keeping my distance
My voice to a whisper

Are you ready
For me to surrender
'cause I find in my return
There's no need to hide these words

Cause maybe I'm no angel
But I feel like I could fly
And maybe there's no rainbow
But my love for you still shines

And I want to
I want to be endless
I want to be helpless
I want to be true
Like a sunbeam
The shadow's behind me
Sliding out of view
Let me bring it home to you

Maybe I'm no angel
But I feel like I could fly
And maybe there's no rainbow
But my love for you still shines

'Cause here I am, here I am
I've been running long enough to know
Here I am, here I stand
All this rung's got me longing in my soul
Longing in my soul

Maybe I'm no angel
But I feel like I could fly
And maybe there's no rainbow
But my love for you still shines

Yeah maybe i'm no angel angel 
Feel like feel like i could fly
Yeah but maybe there's no rainbow
But my love love for you still shines
My love still shines

*** Thanx a lot to Milo for this one ***

Help Me Be Good To You

Here in the light of late afternoon
Sun on the water, I'm thinking of you
How we've come too far
To be drifting apart
All this distance we're losing
I know it's my fault

But I think that I love you
I know that I do
I just need you
To help me, help me be good to you
Help me, help me be good to you
Help me, help me be good to you

I don't know why
I can't settle down
Something from my childhood
I still haven't found
And I don't wanna hurt you
With all my longings and my doubts
Just the way I need to feel free
I can see how it brings you down

Well I think that I love you
I know that I do
I just need you
To help me, help me be good to you
Help me, help me be good to you
Help me, please help me dad
Help me be good to you

Help me be good to you
Help me, help me be good to you
Help me, help me, help me, help me
Help me be good to you
Help me be good to you
Help me, help me be good to you
Help me, help me be good to you

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

When Somebody Turns You On

Can you hear me
Am I loud enough
Could you see it coming
Like an avalanche
I only felt the need
Ahh ahh ahh ahh

When somebody turns you on
It's like a light in the dark goes on
It's like you've waited for rain, you're waited
So long
When somebody turns you on

Were you waiting, were you waiting
When you took my hand
Were you aching with me
Did you understand
I only felt the heat
Ahh ahh ahh ahh

When somebody turns you on
It's like a light in the dark goes on
It's like you've waited for rain, you're waited
So long
When somebody turns you on

When I know this is real
I know, 'cause I know, 'cause I feel
You eyes go straight to my soul
And I know this is good
It goes deep like I know it should yeah
We've just got to let love grow

When somebody turns you on
It's like a light in the dark goes on
It's like you've waited for rain, you're waited
So long
When somebody turns you on

When somebody turns you on
It's like a light in the dark goes on
It's like you've waited for rain, you're waited
So long
When somebody turns you on

When somebody turns you on x 8

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Gloomy sunday

( Rezső Seress )

Sunday is gloomy
My hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows
I live with are numberless
Little white flowers
Will never awaken you
Not where the black coach
Of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thoughts
Of ever returning you
Would they be angry
If I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday
With shadows I spend it all
My heart and I
Have decided to end it all
Soon there'll be candles
And prayers that are said I know
But let them not weep
Let them know that I'm glad to go
Death is no dream
For in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my soul
I'll be blessing you

Gloomy Sunday

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep
In the deep of my heart here
Darling I hope
That my dream never haunted you
My heart is telling you
How much I wanted you

Gloomy Sunday

Tested

Simplicity, is what we need
And I know it in my heart
So many choices make us think we need
What we haven't got

I've been blessed, by you
I've been tested, by an angel
I've been blessed, by you
And I know and I believe
There's a way out to the sea of happiness

And if I knew what Buddha taught
And would my wings unfold
And if I had all that I want
Could I let it go

I've been blessed, by you
I've been tested, by an angel
I've been blessed, by you
And I know and I believe
There's a way out to the sea of happiness

And sometimes I feel I'm learning to crawl
Like I'm still learning how to love
And sometimes I feel like I'm losing it all
But I know there must be some way we can rise above

I've been blessed, by you
I've been tested, by an angel
I've been blessed, by you
And I know and I believe
There's a way out to the sea of happiness
And I know and I believe
And I know and I believe
And I know and I believe

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Just been born

My heart opened, like an oyster shell
I drank salt water, from your lips
And just below the equator
I swallowed the pearl

And I feel, and I feel, and I feel like I've just been born

And the sea rolled in
And rose around us
Your face above me
Darkening the stars
And as the waves are breaking out along the reef
I dived for your heart

And I feel, and I feel, and I feel like I've just been born

Honey honey, yeah I want you
Honey honey, yeah I want you
Honey honey, yeah I want you
Want you yeah

Honey honey, yeah I want you
Honey honey, yeah I want you
Honey honey, yeah I want you
Want you yeah

My heart opened, like an oyster shell
I drink salt water, from your lips
And just below the equator
I swallowed the pearl

And I feel, and I feel, and I feel like I've just been born

Honey honey, yeah I want you
Honey honey, yeah I want you
Honey honey, yeah I want you want you yeah
Honey honey, yeah I want you
Honey honey, yeah I want you
Honey honey, yeah I want you, yeah...

Welcome

I see you standing in the doorway
Shadow in the sun
I'm reaching out to touch you

Is it better when you know?
That you're not the only one.
That I can hear you.

And there's so much I can do for you.
Give it time I know that I can pro-ove
Now my world is often out to you.
Let if fly-i-i

Welcome
To my life
Welcome
To my world

Welcome
Come inside

I see you pick'in up the pieces
The pieces of a dream
You tried to build around you

I know you're looking for a reason
A reason to believe
And now I found you

And there's so much I can do for you
Given time I know that I can prove
Now my world is offered up to you.

Come inside
And I say. . .

Welcome
To my life

Welcome
To my world

Welcome
Come inside
Wel-he-he-he-he

And there's so much I can do for you
Given time I know that I can prove
Now my world is often out to you.

Come inside
And I say. . .

Chorus (x 4):
Welcome
To my life

Welcome
To my world

Welcome
Come inside

Wel-he-he-he-he

*** Thanx a lot to Stan & Chris for this one ***

Storm

Let's Not Talk About Love

I don't know if I love you
Or if it's all in my head
I don't know if I love you
Though I know it's what I said

I don't know
This love is something I don't understand
Can't explain, can't hold in my hand
But I'll stay here tonight and I'll keep the flame alight
Let's not talk about love

I don't know if I love you
Though I feel some pain
I don't know if I love you
Or if I'm playing the game

I don't know
This love is something I don't understand
Can't explain, can't hold in my hand
But I'll stay here tonight and I'll make you feel alright
Let's not talk about love

Yeah, i'll stay here tonight
And i'll make you feel alright
Let's not talk about
Let's not talk
Let's not talk about love

You Left Me A Song

Out of the glitter and the shine,
Out of the corner of my eye,
Saw you walk in, I freezed the frame,
My luck again.

We could have been strangers if we tried
Moved to the rhythm side by side,
Maybe a glance across the room,
Blue moon

Why do the hours burn so long?
Sunset and shadows call,
I hear the music playing on
I know you're gone but you
You left me a song

Under the skylight after dark,
Crept in to find you, what a lark
We were like children stripping down,
The joy we found.

But even the lights that turn me on
Make it so hard to see beyond;
Make it a rainbow in my mind
This borrowed time

Why do the hours burn so long?
Sunset and shadows call
I hear the music playing on
I know you're gone, but you
You left me a song

Oh, you left me
Oh, you left me a song

Why do the hours burn so long?
Sunset and shadows call
I hear the music playing on
I know you're gone, but you
You left me a song

Drink It In

How many days are left
And what to spend them on?
Should I keep working
Or sit and marvel at the sky?

I think about your skin, your fragile skin
The heaven of life we're living in

Drink it in, drink it deep yeah
I pray to life your soul to keep
Drink it in, drink it in

Pink clouds scatter
My heart beats clear
For all the hearts that I hold dear

Drink it in, drink it deep yeah
I pray to life, your soul to keep
Drink it in, drink it deep yeah
I pray to life, your soul to keep
Drink it in
Drink it in

Drink it in
Drink it in

River Of Life

I wanted to feel like a bird
On the wings of time
But it was not our time

I wanted to lie for a while
In the fields and dream
But it was not to be

’Cause sometimes you got to let love go
Even though it's hurting, even though
And sometimes you got to let love slide
With the river
The river of life

I wanted to hold you so long
In the dark till dawn
But I could feel you go

I wanted to sing in my head
I could hear a song
But it was not our song

Oh, yes
Sometimes you got to let love go
Even though it's hurting, even though
And sometimes you got to let love slide
With the river
The river of life

The river of life

Sometimes you got to let love go
Even though it's hurting, even though
And sometimes you got to let love slide
With the river
The river of life

And sometimes you got to let love slide
With the river
The river of life

One Day In June

One day in June
I slipped away
Caught by desire
Drawn to the flame

My virtues disappeared
Light on my feet
Whispers as sweet as honey
Calling to me

One day in June
One day in June
I felt the hunger
I ate the fruit
One day in June

So don't cry for me
I had my chance
I took a risk
I asked the wind to dance

Don't try to save me
I'm already gone
Everything's over
I'm burning on

One day in June
One day in June
I felt the hunger
I ate the fruit
One day in June

And I don't like how it feels
To tell all these little lies
Try to be the one you can count on
But it's a thin disguise
I kissed it all goodbye
One day in June

Storm

Storm's out on the water
I watch it getting closer
Are you coming home ?
All these years we've wandered
Trying to break the cycle
All these years of hope

And my heart feels the strain
But it makes me feel like i am alive again
Well sometimes in our lives
We need the pain

So I find some candles
Put out all the anchors
Pull the shutters down
It makes me think about us
All those things that got lost
Still we're holding on

And the storm rushes in
But it makes me feel like i'm alive again
But sometimes in our lives
We need the pain

The wind, the rain
The storm will wash us clean again
The wind, the rain
The storm will shake us up again
The wind, the rain
The storm will make us think again
The wind
And maybe we can start again

Storm's out on the water
Sea and sky become one
Are you coming home ?

I Wanna Be Your Light

Nothing's promised in this life
So I am thankful
That we're here tonight

Take my hand and let's look up
At the stars
We can make them ours

I wanna be your light
Let me be your light
I'll light your way
Across the milky way

I wanna be your star
Let me be your star
I'll light your way
Across the milky way

I don't wanna see you cry
All that pain we hold inside
Life is waiting, don't forget
You are free, I'll help you see

I wanna be your light
Let me be your light
I'll light your way
Across the milky way

I wanna be your star
Let me be your star
I'll light your way
Across the milky way

There's no time in life to judge
Only time enough for love
So as another night slips by
Let us dance beneath the sky

I wanna be your light
Let me be your light
I'll light your way
Across the milky way

I wanna be your star
Let me be your star
I'll light your way
Across the milky way

I wanna be your light
Let me be your light
I'll light your way
Across the milky way
The milky way

Aquamarine

Aquamarine
All that glitters lies beneath
Deep blue, shallow green
I won't let it go

Aquamarine
You're my sexy little daydream
Deep blue, shallow green
Gotta make it so

Aquamarine
Send it up into the gulf stream
Deep blue, shallow green
I won't let it go

Now is the dream
Now is the dream
Aquamarine

All I Need

Can we love each other
And respect each other
Find some joy together

'Cause that's all i need, oh, all i need
That's all i need, oh, all i need

I don't want your money
Or all your time
Just a heart that's beating
With mine

'Cause that's all i need, oh, all i need
That's all i need, oh, all i need

And when you've got the world on your shoulders
You'll see
I be there for you
Like you there for me

That's all i need, oh, all i need
That's all i need, oh, all i need
That's all i need, oh, all i need...

Everytime

See the lights go by
Streaks against the sky
You've been by my side
You've been on this ride

All the times I've cried
All the nights beside
You have brought me round
Yours the thorny crown

Where the sea grass grows
Dark among the stones
You have thrown the line
Saved me every time

Fool For You

You came into my life, I don't think that you meant to
You were standing in a doorway I was trying to walk through
Like an angel or the devil, I could never quite say
It doesn't matter anyway

'Cause I'm a fool for you
I'm a fool for you
Open my heart and let the wind blow through
'Cause I'm a fool for you

Well you can tell me anything and I'll believe
'Cause when you keep me hanging it only feeds the dream
I'm never going to reach you, you're a distant shore
But you've still got me coming back for more

'Cause I'm a fool for you
I'm a fool for you
Open my heart and let the wind blow through
'Cause I'm a fool for you

Oh let the wind blow through

And now the snow is falling; all the roads are gone
The earth keeps moving but I'm moving on
I had so much to tell you, but no words to say
It doesn't matter anyway

'Cause I'm a fool for you
I'm a fool for you
Open my heart and let the wind blow through
'Cause I'm a fool for you

Oh, I'm a fool for you
I'm still a fool for you
Open my heart and let the rain fall through
'Cause I'm a fool for you

Redbird

*** Thanx a lot to Stan via Cassander from Heathernova.net for these lyrics ***

Welcome

I see you standing in the doorway
A shadow in the sun
I'm reaching out to touch you
Is it better when you know
That you're not the only one
That I can hear you?

And there's so much I can do for you
Given time I know that I can prove
Now my world is offered up to you
Let it fly

And I say
Welcome
To my life
Welcome
To my world
Welcome
Come inside
Well, well

I see you picking up the pieces
The pieces of a dream
You tried to build around you
I know you're looking for a reason
A reason to believe
And now I've found you

And there's so much I can do for you
Given time I know that I can prove
Now my world is offered up to you
Come inside

And I say
Welcome
To my life
Welcome
Yeah, to my world
Welcome
Come inside
Well, well

Ah... let it fly
Ah... come inside

And there's so much I can do for you
Given time I know that I can prove
Now my world is offered up to you
Come inside

Welcome
To my life
Welcome
Ah, to my world
Welcome
Come inside
Well, well

Welcome
To my life
Welcome
To my world
Welcome
Come inside
Yeah yeah

Welcome
To my life
Welcome
To my world
Welcome
Come inside
Well, well
Oh, oh, oh

*** Thanx a lot to Stan & Chris for this one ***

I miss my sky

I bury myself in the leaves to sleep
The sun so strong and the rage so deep
I keep waking to find I've been dreaming again
And the sound of the ocean is not a plane

And far away they talk about me
In newspaper columns they write about me
Round dinner tables and cocktail parties
I'm a heroine and a tragic figure
I'm a heroine as I'm lying here
Beneath my sky

And sometimes
Sometimes I cry
And sometimes
Sometimes I wonder

Why we're always coming down
Why we need to touch the ground
Why I didn't keep on heading
Right on up to heaven
I miss my sky

Here from below the clouds are shadows
Not the golden mountains I used to fly through
Here from below the sky is a painting
A child's room with the future waiting
But not for me

But sometimes
Sometimes I cry
But sometimes
Sometimes I wonder

Why we're always coming down
Why we need to touch the ground
Why I didn't keep on heading
Right on up to heaven
I miss my sky
I miss my sky

I look up at the birds flying overhead
My sentinel's true but the signal's dead
It's been five hundred days of hope and sorrow
Five hundred days with no tomorrow

And the poetry and the best of me
And the heart and spirit and the sex of me
All fell into the azure sea
In the tailspin with the last of me

And my wings and my song
And all that I knew is dead and gone
I'm weak and tired but my will is strong
And my hope lives on
My hope lives on

But sometimes
Sometimes I cry
And sometimes
Sometimes I wonder

Why we're always coming down
Why we need to touch the ground
Why I didn't keep on heading
Right on up to heaven

Why we're always coming down
Why we need to touch the ground
Why I didn't keep on heading
Right on up to heaven

I miss my sky
I miss my sky
I miss my sky
Yeah

Motherland

If I could keep you
Underneath my wing
The sky above you
Safe from everything
Under
Under my wing

To watch you breathing
Is all that I can do
To see you smile
My only wish come true
I'm living
I'm living for you

The waves roll in
I help you swim
You take my hand
And through the years
And through the fears
I'll be your rock
The motherland

The bond is written
The animal in me
I'd lay my life down
I'd give it happily
I'd give it
I'd give it for you

The waves roll in
I help you swim
You take my hand
And through the years
And through the fears
I'll be your rock
The motherland

The motherland
The motherland
Motherland
Motherland

If I could keep you
Underneath my wing
The sky above you
Safe from everything
Under
Under my wing

The waves roll in
I help you swim
You take my hand
You take my hand
And through the years
And through the fears
I'll be your rock
The motherland

(he waves roll in
I help you swim
You take my hand
You take my hand
And through the years
And through the fears
I'll be your rock
The motherland

The waves roll in
The waves roll in
The waves roll in


The motherland
The motherland
Motherland
Motherland

Redbird

I saw the redbird fly
Bright flame against the sky
Burning against the sun
Hmm, am I the only one

I watched the rose unfold
Secrets we left untold
The rose, the red red rose
Hmm, still nobody knows

I split the pomegranate
Restless until you've had it
Sweet against the tongue
Hmm, am I the only one
Am I the only one

The blood red rubies of
The blood red rubies of
The blood red rubies of our sexuality
The blood red rubies of our sexuality

Of
Am I the only one
Of
Am I the only one

The blood red rubies
Blood red rubies
Blood red rubies

Blood red rubies
Blood red rubies
Blood red rubies
Blood red rubies

Blood red rubies
Blood red rubies
Blood red rubies

I saw the redbird fly

Done drifting

I'm done drifting
I'm ready for living
I'm done drifting
I'm ready for living
With you

And though the world is big and wide
What I want is peace inside
And though there's still so much to do
All I need is you

I'm done searching
I'm ready to dig in
I'm done searching
I'm ready to dig in
With you

And though we still have far to go
That's alright, we'll take it slow
And though the days are often long
With you here, I can be strong

I'm done wishing
I'm ready for giving
I'm done wishing
I'm ready for giving
With you

And though the world is big and wide
What I want is peace inside
And though there's still so much to do
All I need is you

I'm done drifting
I'm ready for living
I'm done drifting
I'm ready for living
I'm done drifting
I'm ready for living

I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living
With you
I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living
With you
I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living
Ooh...
I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living
Ooh...
I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living

I'm ready for living
I'm ready for living

Overturned

On a flight path out of Berlin
I had a sense what I was falling in
I caught the light refracting from your eyes
On the runway below making me blind
I had a hurricane warning in my chest
Listening for the voice that knows me best
Well it's all so simple and so true
But I'm so slow to learn

Yeah, you got me
I'm in your world
Caught in your sunset
Overturned

So I put down in Nova Scotia
In the pine tree sun I could smell the ocean
I was trying so hard not to remember
Washing you clean in the icy water
But the energy I can't dismiss
And when the fog rolls in
I think of your kiss
So I light a fire to stare into
But love's so slow to burn

Yeah, you got me
I'm in your world
Caught in your sunset
Overturned, oh

Well some will say that nothing lasts forever
And some will say it's better to be safe
But I don't care, I'll stay with you whatever
It takes

Yeah, you got me
I'm in your world
Caught in your sunset
Overturned, oh

Yeah, you got me
Yeah, you really got me
I'm in your world
In your world
Caught in your sunset
Overturned, overturned

Mesmerized

Your face so beautiful it makes me cry
I was not thinking I would get this high

But here I am mesmerized
Here I am mesmerized
Life gets heavy but bright
Deeper blue, crystallized
I'm so weak, so alive
Mesmerized

A light appearing in my broken sky
Night falls around me as the stars shoot by

But here I stand mesmerized
Here I am mesmerized
Life gets heavy but bright
Deeper blue, crystallized
I'm so weak, so alive
Mesmerized

Here I am mesmerized
Life gets heavy but bright
Deeper blue, crystallized
I'm so weak, so alive
Mesmerized
Mesmerized

Singing you through

Do you think I can't see through
To who you are?
All the life that shines below
The pain, the scars
Did you think that you could hide
Build up a wall inside
Just turn yourself to stone
And go through this alone

No, I'll be there
Like a bird
Singing to you
I'll be there
Like a bird
Singing you through
I'll be there
I'll be there
Holding the light for you
Making it right for you
Singing you through

Do you think that I don't know
How far you've come
All the heights you've had to climb
The miles you've run
Did you think I'd let you down
Just turn this ship around
And leave you in the dust
But you must know you must

That I'd be there
Like a bird
Singing to you
I'll be there
Like a bird
Singing you through
I'll be there
I'll be there
Holding the light for you
Making it right for you
Singing you through
Singing you through

People think that they can heal
Without the touch
Learn to live without the love
They need so much
But everybody hurts
And everybody cries
And everybody needs
A helping hand sometimes

And I'll be there
Like a bird
Singing to you
I'll be there
Like a bird
Singing you through
I'll be there
I'll be there
Holding the light for you
I'll be there
Making it right for you
I'll be there

Singing you through
Like a bird
Singing you through
Singing you through
Like a bird
Singing you through
Like a bird
Singing you through

A way to live

If we can't find a way to live
It's that we don't know how to give
We're breathing but with iron lungs
Speaking but in separate tongues

Just find a way
A way to live

The walls are high but made of glass
The dye is dark but not yet cast
And though remorse comes easily
An act of love could set you free

A way to live, a way to live, a way to take it higher
A way to live, a way to live, a way to hold our fire
A way to live, a way to live, a way to live

A way to live, a way to live, a way to take it higher
A way to live, a way to live, a way to hold our fire
A way to live, a way to live, a way to live

A way to live, a way to live, a way to take it higher
A way to live, a way to live, a way to hold our fire
A way to live, a way to live, a way to live

A way to live, a way to live, a way to live
Oh, a way to live, a way to live, a way to live


Wicked game

( Chris Isaac )

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
I never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you
And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

No I don't want to fall in love
This world is only gonna break your heart
No I don't want to fall in love
This world is only gonna break your heart
With you
With you

What a wicked game to play
To make me feel this way
What wicked thing to do
To let me dream of you
What a wicked thing to say
You never felt this way
What a wicked thing to do
To make me dream of you

No I don't want to fall in love
This world is only gonna break your heart
No I don't want to fall in love
This world is only gonna break your heart
With you

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
And I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you
I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

No I don't want to fall in love
This world is only gonna break your heart
No I don't want to fall in love
This world is only gonna break your heart
With you

This world is only gonna break your heart
This world is only gonna break your heart


No I...
This world is only gonna break your heart
This world is only gonna break your heart
This world is only gonna break your heart


Nobody loves no one


This Body

Hmm, hmm, hmm
I'll tell you what I want
Hmm, hmm, hmm
This is what I want
Yeah this is what I want

The world outside can't describe my inner life
The river's long, the roads roll on in my inner life
I know you're a good man
But you can only guess

That this body has traveled on
this body is fine and strong
This body has given life
Nurtured and sacrificed
This body has done so much
This body needs your touch

And all I want is a little tenderness
A real embrace, hmm to wake up my senses
I just want a caring hand
I want you to understand

That this body has traveled on
This body is fine and strong
This body has given life
Nurtured and sacrificed
This body has done so much
This body needs your touch
Needs your touch

Hmm, hmm, hmm
I tell you this is what I really really want
Hmm, hmm, hmm
This is, this is what I want
Yeah, this is sacred ground
Waiting here to be found

This body has traveled on
This body is fine and strong
This body has given life
Nurtured and sacrificed
This body has done so much
This body needs your touch
This body has done so much
Yeah, this body needs your touch
Needs your touch

Hmm, hmm, hmm
This is what i really really want
Hmm, hmm, hmm
This is really what i want

Don't you know
Can't you see
Can't you feel

The sun will always rise

Hey, don't cry
The night is almost through
And I'll be here
To hold and comfort you
Though sometimes
You'll look out
On dark and stormy skies
Darling
Remember
The sun will always rise
And bring the light
And bring the light

And life will take you
Through many endless nights
And you may struggle
With pain and loss sometimes
But as long
As you are humble
As you stay true inside
Come what may
The sun will always rise
And bring the light
And bring the light

Mountains will make it harder
Dark clouds will make you doubt
But you'll get through
And when I can't be with you
This ray of hope
I give to you

So hey, don't cry
The night is almost through
And I'll be here
To hold and comfort you
Though sometimes
You'll look out
On dark and stormy skies
Darling
Remember darling
The sun will always rise
And bring the light
And bring the light
And bring the light
And bring the light

The Sorrowjoy

The singing state

There is a state of being,
A place i go to,
And where i would remain;
The singing state.
The ch'i is bigger and it feels like home,
The everything is through me;
I am vessel, flute, the conduit,
The sorrowjoy.
I can close my eyes and it comes,
I can loose my grip and slip,
My soul can visit other souls and i can swell
Down deep and cry.
When you clap it sounds like thunder
The way a storm feels; frightening and exhilarating.
Did you know you are clapping for you?
And for love and for celebrating
And for the flow? Ok ok. But its true. You
And me we are little kids playing in the fields
And big kids making love
And old kids dying and reaching out
And in and towards what we are all longing for -
The spaces between now and the dream and
Each other

The bad blood and the rose

My ache from knowing you. My skin. My sorrow from the year of
Guilt. My knees and my ass and my bruises and the doing and the
Undoing. Swans all took off at once moving air over the river. My
Mouth was tied up like a parcel. My loose shoulder, my mothers hands
I see in mine. Skinny little moon and a traffic jam. I could see into you
Like an xray but i couldn't read your blood. 'Cause you spun me right
Round. Yeah right round till i was facing, i guess, a bad angle and the
Arrow hit. Today an old friend brought me a rose from his swedish
Garden and the goodness lit up like the fourth of july. Everything
Switches all the time. Thank god for the changes. Thank god for the
Pain. The bad blood and the rose. They all mix together. A river. A river
For the swans to leave behind.

The homeopath

The homeopath rubbed my feet and my head
And in her broken english told me i was sad.
She held my neck suspended
As if she was water
And i was a leaf,
And the stillness brought on my tears like a fever;
Tears for all that had gone and all that would be,
Tears for all the searching,
Tears for the wooden house by the sea that i see
But to which there is no path,
Tears for the motherlove.
And they trickled down the sides of my cheeks
Like tiny streams into my ears, forming pools.
I wanted her to stay there forever letting me be weak.
But tonight i will get up and sing my heart out
To ten thousand people.
How funny that that makes me seem strong
When i do it out of need;
The need to feel. Whole. To surrender;
And to free the passion.
I think in the end that is what we all want.
And at the end of the day
When we are tired,
To be a leaf floating on water;
Someone to hold us while we cry.

Looking for home

I keep going back,
As if i am looking for something i have lost;
Back to the motherland, sisterland, fatherland,
Back to the beacon, the breast,
The smell and taste of the breeze,
And the singing of the rain.
I keep going back,
And wondering why i don't fit in when i'm there.
Or anywhere.
Other people sit stiller than i, i suspect.
They get on with life, they build something.
But i drift
Tidal. Hormonal.
In and out and sometimes like a hurricane -
Way up beyond the beach
And the line of palm trees to the houses
Way beyond reason,
Looking for home.

The poison

I have done it i have drunk the poison and your beautiful soul is no
Longer mine. I have altered your heart, you don't know it but it's left
On my skin like jellyfish stings, my nipples crimsom from the pain and
My lungs weak. And everyday i squeeze lemons over the welts and
I think about how to die. To burn out the lies. There is no solace and
Why should there be? There is no refuge and no halfway house. The
World outside has taken on a dullness and my mind is a heap of rubble.
Darling i didn't call you that enough. I was so fucking self sufficient.
The world is smaller the children in the park are sweeter and i am
Older than i've ever been. "thin as your consience," my grandfather
Used to say when slicing the bread with a half smile. Mine was thin
As rice paper but now i could not digest the wheat and the yeast;
It would stick in my throat and kill me maybe that is the answer.

Ode to my grandparents

Grandpa comes across the lawn, a blackened citrus in each hand. Shaky.
Squalls today. Rain shattering and slamming till it gushes under the
Cedar door. Grams put a towel down. They talk of trusty, their old
Yellow dog. They talk of the time grandpa had to ride his bicycle all
Along harbour road to give blood to cousin hutchings and how they
Gave him two shots of brandy. They talk of airplanes landing in the
Snow. In the morning before it rains the blue canvas seat cushions on
The porch are warm. There are echoes on the phone line. Grandpa burns
Cedar every night. If you go outside you can smell it better. There used
To be a ladder up to the roof. Grandpa keeps trying to find a piece of
Glass to fix that broken pane. He tells me the beans are ready to be
Picked. Too choppy to row. Grams tries to talk about jesus. In the
Evening i fill a red hot water bottle and a blue one. I sleep on the edge
Of the bed. Granpa listens to the new turned up loud. His legs bent
Like two pipes thin as my forearms. Late at night if you turn the lights
On quickly in the kitchen you see the roaches run into the cracks.
Grams says its ok to live with a man before you marry him. Then she
Says it isn't. I put on her long pink raincoat and skip and run against
The wind in the dark to the ferry dock. He'll pick her a rose or an
Orchid from the garden. He shows me how to shut the door without
Making a sound. Soon the freesias will spread out all over the lawn.
Soon the loquats will come. I bail out the rowboat. Grams is slipping
Me a twenty dollar bill. Tells me to buy myself something. The tanks
Must be overflowing by now. I caught a tree frog on the living room
Rug. Came in on the firewood. Woke up. Grams says her breasts hurt
From the shingles. She lets them hang. I read poems in the middle
Room at night. In the morning when i take them their oranges they're
Lost in the blankets

You moved like an animal

The past is in the narrow shadows beneath storefronts and trees and
The sun that will come cannot light the gullies where you lie. In me.
Still. The deep down voice lulling me every time. So cool. You are. But.
I suspect that really the thunder booms in your chest. I want. To. Put
My ear to your mouth. I want the broken pieces and the bitter taste.
Your skin was brown and smooth and you moved like an animal -
Some kind of deer or springbok. Ephemeral as pan. I could feel the
Switch in me. I could gauge the fall and the bruising and the bursting
Of my. Suddenly tender heart. Tender. Hooks. Tin.der.sticks. I turned.
And the road that led me away was paved with crushed pink coral.
Ahead of me it sparkled in the sun. I picked up speed. A train bound
For glory. But. I admit, i dropped some bread crumbs as i ran.

Sucking out the sting

So now the change and the slipping out. Who predicts the overflow?
She crashed and the sofa was warm and her arms fell asleep. Baby doll
Pink and rosy, she drew up her knees, and her hair fell against his
Cheek. The rules were gone. The stereo. The music flew out the window
Like a swallow before he spoke and the trucks so noisy. Remember the
Oil refinery in the night while we drove and drove? Remember the
Bunny in the back of the car? Do you see pictures when you come?
The icicles on the trees made it look like fairyland. And once he found
A raccoon by the side of the road. Stopped in the cold and dug it
A grave. In the middle of the night he would find her in the sheets,
Unwrap her like a parcel. Sometimes the tv light glowed under the
Stars; they watched it on the roof in summer. Under blankets. He cried
From time to time, sucking out the sting. The past is our sweetness and
Our bitterness, she thought. And now, make a wish little star; the boy
Has outgrown me and the passion long buried was never understood.

Six years behind

I'm behind my time
6 years to be precise
I lost them in a triangle
In providence

I was stung by a thousand bees
I had bruises on my lips
From the kisses and the lies
So that now, you see,
I'm younger than i ought to be.

So i sing
I sing to get on with it
I sing to stay afloat
I float to stay free
I do not commit so that i can keep dreaming,
And i dream so that the possibilities remain
Perfect.

Please please you

Drink in the sunshine and the hue
You shine shinier than all of them, you always have.
I want to dig you out like a big diamond from the dirt,
Polish you up so even you can see the brightness.
There is no quiz. The headmaster's gone.
Take off your blindfold and let your summer through,
Stand by the mirror and
Untwist your distorted gaze,
Fuck what others mothers think
Take off your widow's veil and go dance
With the wolves or the pretty boys.
You were always the smartest
So you should know
The day is waiting,
You are worthy and you deserve some cake.
Banana fana fo fana
Please please you
And let me remind you
That of all the people in the world
Yes,
You are the one i would save.

Real is my only real friend

The pain i feel from losing you is crawling in my skin
The smell of you is like a ghost.
It's better that you left 'cause i could never get enough;
I was too hungry, and too friendly,
And you know what they say.
But you made me feel again
You made me feel
Again you made me
Feel again
And real is my only real friend.

Murmur

In the night i am anybody in my bed in a bus in america. Drifting out
Over starry blackened highway. My little mind. I am holding onto
Youth a little too tightly, i've noticed. Fear is a faithful dog, running
Beside me, licking my face, wanting to be fed. Can't get loose. Pretty
Boys. Can't settle down, settle in. Berit asked me today what murmur
Means. I couldn't describe it; little sound, a hint. Not quite a whisper.

Winged messenger

In your abstraction you are losing your way
All flowered up and gorgeous and seductive,
And free.
So free you are almost paralysed.
I wind my way around your soul
And wonder at your delicate wings.
I once climbed a bell tower in italy and felt dizzy like this,
Almost wanting to jump; the unthinkable so delicious.
The message you bring is freedom,
But i, from my earthbound nest, cry out:
"commitment opens the door to life."
I think neither of us is convinced
And both will wander on, for a few years at least;
You soaring and dipping and gossamer,
And me like a winter fox, burrowing deeper.

Prescription of dreams

The rocky mountains
Are dusted with icing sugar
And little clouds.
And every time i fly i can see my life like a river,
Like a desert spread out,
Like a city lit up,
Like a song.
And my soul aches
Like tired muscles.
How can it be that i live in the ruins
Of such a bright future?
There are moments of flow,
And there is so much searching.
I long to be lighter, to skip.
The cab driver today was laughing at the traffic
Big hearty laughter.
The woman in the health food store was singing.
The rain was pouring down on broadway.
I went to a dream doctor;
He taught me how to go down
Into the world we create,
And to alter the dream.
He gave me a prescription,
A prescription of dreams.
But i know there is no cure
For desiring desire;
No cure for dreaming itself.
It is chronic and painful,
And no one can tell you how long you've got.

Rain in the tropics

Rain falls so heavy
It's sexy how the rain falls here;
How it doesn't mind, it takes its time
And it rushes and then the sun comes out
And the greener green and the glistening
And the damp skinlike air on my skin like
Sex after the rain
And the shower off;
I run outside and laugh 'cause its warm, and dance with
Your memory and rain
Again but i dont mind 'cause i'm part of the mountain
And the mountain is the rain and the wet
Wet sun will always again come again again

Respect for the dead

I saw the photo
Him as a boy with his hand in a candy bag.
You can tell so much from a photograph,
Especially if you know the outcome.
His body looked kind of loose on his bones
In a friendly, unjudgemental way
Like someone you could trust.
I slept in his bed after he died;
A guest in a dead man's bed.
I heard him sigh as i drifted off to sleep.
There is so much respect for the dead,
Are we afraid someone is watching?
The smiling moments captured in photographs,
The shadows forgotten,
The dark moods are stamped out with death,
And the light made brighter by the loss.
The love blows up like a balloon,
Delicate and pink.
I think we make our own hells down here
During our life times -
The penalty for not being true;
The punishment for fear;
We suffer the consequences.
In the end we all float up to the same sky
And there is no division.
We leave some light behind;
A lot or a little;
And some photographs.
Up like a balloon
To the same sky.

At sea

Out at sea the circle wraps around you and around you till the blue
Is inside and swimming. And the night falls down like a hat. There
Is always sound and always motion and sometimes the whole world
Is shaking. If you have a night watch you are the only one in the
Universe and the smallest. And you are nothing. There is poetry all
Around you and you want to die and to live forever. Silver winged
Flying fish crash land on deck and you find them in the morning,
Little fairies fallen from the sky. There are miles below and miles
Above and miles around but you have never been so calm inside.
Windless days are like another planet; timeless white haze. The sails
Flop and you go nowhere. I always thought - this is the best picnic
Spot ever, and no one ever comes. The cities are so crowded. Like a
Tipped-up seesaw.
In a storm the movie frames flicker. And sometimes freeze. I pray
Those nights. Respect for the fury. Slamming down each wave. And
Cold saltwater spray in your face as you hit. The compass swings glow-
In-the-dark. In the roughest weather you feel almost good. Every part
Of you aware of being. Alive. And you never complain about anything
Again. You are never a primadonna. Are you kidding?
When it clears and you watch the dawn you realise there are only
So many sunrises you will see in your lifetime. So you try to digest
It somehow. And then your watch is over and you fall into your bunk
Just as the sun is peering down your hatch. The rolling is gentle now.
You do not crave land. You're not sure you ever want to rejoin it. The
Meditation is everyday. And you don't want to lose it but you know you
Will again and that you will need to be reminded of this. Of being at sea.

A simple grace

Gotta find a peace inside try not to hide from life and what is hard
To swallow hard to taste you got your pain your girlfriend's skipped
Again we all are striving for a simple grace and joy every girl and
Every boy the little child we are inside the pressure of the day slips
By lost for a moment in some reverie some sweet day dream it seems
Like lifetimes pass unseen but you and me we slide between what
Keeps me going i don't know sometimes i think i'll fall below and lose
The breath that ties me to the ground here the blood that binds me
And my tears that are afraid to come

Like spiders

Like spiders hanging
We are
From the big web of lies
Tree to tree
And glistening
The spinning and the weaving
Growing more intricate and elaborate
Til exhausted
We hang
From our silver threads
Each believing the other is believing
Uneasy though and sad
Side by side
Dangling and hoping for a breeze
Or a breath
To break the lines
And blow us down together
To the earth and truth
And even to our deaths

The girl

She is so dark and sweet and lonely
And you are so kind,
Is there any way you can resist each other all day?
I almost think i would let you touch her
So long as you remembered me
With some kind of shrine at her altar.
She, i'm sure, tastes of plums,
(do they grow in the mountains of georgia?)
And i know you are fascinated;
Last week you confessed you piggybacked her
Up the harrow road,
And i have seen you dream at night.
I have always wanted to grow
Less like vines,
And more like the poinciana; reaching out and up
And flowering.
Perhaps you need a holiday from the green of my eyes,
And anyway,
From day one my lesson has always been of letting go.

The bridge

You said you would be the bridge
That hung between the cliffs
Suspended and swaying,
So i stepped out onto you
And i inched my way across.
I had faith and hope till i was in the middle
And i made the mistake of looking down;
The river was a snake,
And i couldn't smell or even imagine
The sweetness of the grass;
Everything was erased and i was swinging
In the arms of fear,
Even though you spoke to me in the wind,
And even though your arms still held me.
If i could only look up, you said,
I would fly with the kestrel,
But i was transfixed.
Why does fear name us for its own?
Why are the depths seductive
And the heights more like a dream than a reality?
Why does love try so hard to contain and define?
The shelter that we seek will keep us
From the boundless sky.

Into the pink

I walk out into the pink, into the smudge and the dirty air and the
Streets with yellow houses painted perfectly and who knows what
Goes on inside. But everywhere is the myth and i spend all my money
On it. And my soul. I'm a sucker aware of my suckerness; i hang on
Every move, i watch the pretty people. And then i shake it off like a dog
After swimming; i shake and i shake and the drips fly everywhere and
I don't care. And i don't need anything; only the sea. And i feel the bliss
Again. You gotta strip away your skin to feel it sometimes these days.
One day for real i will run away like i want to to a south american
Town and live in wonder. And drink in the lush green and the now,
And the sticky warm air. Some day i will get unhooked and wander
Back to where i left off when i was twelve. Can you follow a sound
Back through time? A melody like a path? Because maybe then i could
Catch a ride on "heart of gold" and find myself in '79, on deck in the
Harbour looking up at the stars. And i could start again from there...

My body will not be fooled

My lungs are weakened by sorrow,
Uncertainty tires my kidneys,
And fear constricts my arteries.
My body will not be fooled -
It will bear the brunt of my restlessness,
My resentment and my worry,
And if i can calm my mind and my spirit
I will heal my flesh and blood.
Not a miracle, but a simple law of nature;
Why did we start separating and dividing this continent?
It is a whole.
Since when did our eyes not know our liver?
And our chest not feel anxiety?
Doesn't expecatation bring the butterflies?
Flapping and fluttering in the gut?
Since when did the muscles not send thirsty messages
To the mouth?
Since when this civil unrest?
The highways and byways of my capillaries are the fibre optics,
And the brain that rules the kingdom never sleeps.
Ah the good intent of missionaries;
We knew ourselves best
Until they told us how to think and who to pray to,
And what we should believe.

This is the colour Of You

All the waves rolling in and over and the shallow sandy shoals clear
To the bottom and where the eel grass grows and the rough winter
Storms churning up the white-caps cold and along the cliff beneath
The reef swirl and the in and out of the tide and the rock pool and the
Glassy calm with sun path to the horizon and the deep deep darker
Out beyond
This is the colour of you.

The abandon

The dutch girl danced round the fire
Stripping off her clothes,
Her slim brown body catching the fire-glow,
Shouting in italian for everyone to join her.
She threw her knickers to the flames,
She laughed like hyenas;
And maybe we really were repressed like she said
In our deck chairs, with our glasses of wine;
No one moved.
Her spirit was the fire itself - spitting and leaping and swaying in the air
Until the darkness named her for its own and she became enraged.
She pulled at our clothes then, and smashed a window.
She screamed at her man. She scared everyone.
I don't know why it hit me then, but at that moment i knew
That we will never recapture the freedom we were born with;
That we are always curbed by fear.
The journalist who had crashed the party was writing it all down in his
Hungry mind
His eyes popping from excitement.
And i am writing too;
An ode to the girl. An ode to abandon.
And maybe to madness.
Because there was something in me that applauded her.
Something i admired, and knew that i would welcome...

In your hands i'd be a planet

Hands
Just for a second
In your
Hair;
Watching the hourglass
We hang
Like a bat
Under the big bell
And
Well
Maybe its wrong,
Or maybe it's holy ground
In a church of my own we're perfect together
I recognise you in the stained glass

Soon alaska

I want to be the one who keeps on walking
But with days alone it's hard to say no.
I want to look back and i did the right thing
Though i want to burn like a cherry flame.
Here over greenland i could be easily kissed.
Here in the back seat
No one would miss me.
Out the window, polar bear fur ice like marble,
Snake of a river.

Soon alaska.

This wasn't who i meant to be

Cracking the code

Two small birds flew in today and sat on the photographs;
The ones of her father and her husband -
Both gone. (from this world anyway)
I always said the birds were the messengers,
And i am trying to crack the code;
Every day i sit in silence and try to still my mind;
Every day i throw my net to the field of energy
And sometimes i catch glimpses.
They say while you are cutting a tomato think only of that;
While you are walking only walk.
But where does that leave dreaming?
And where would we be without
The lovely stretch of aching and of hope?
Maybe the artist is always just in sight of
But just out of reach of
The divine;
Too in love with the searching and the struggle,
Hooked on the bitter-sweetness of longing, of fucking up
And of looking back.
I am trying to crack the code
But, if the journey is the aim,
I will leave the mystery with the birds
And paint pictures and make songs instead.

Firefly dreams

The unspoken is pulling at me like a lifeline,
Twisting in my kidneys, making me thirsty,
And there's a rough track leading up from desire
Through my throat to the dirty city.
The music of tree frogs,
The music from the strings that bind you to me;
We are just dangling swaying unfree
Stretched out too far between...
Firefly dreams.
Dreams are dangerous unless you act on them,
Otherwise they fester and hold you prisoner;
Otherwise you might miss the passing of the day,
Piss it away.
I know; i feel the sting,
I feel
I feel the lesson that life brings.

The amber

The amber is the love
Around my wrist
Around and bound
Your given heart. You.
(picking the one with no insects)
Big vein that carries to my hands
The blood, around my wrist
The circle and the depth
And whole
I love you for light coming through
And for what is caught in time
And for the pain you said was worth it
Crystallised
And the continuation of the heart
Around my wrist
(with no insects)
The one you picked.
The tree cried such beautiful tears
For all the years
The amber
To remind me.

Joy

The fisherman far below me the cliffs my cave house, in the sea comes
And haze, and in the sound of an outboard motor and in my breath.
Again. Thankyou i say. And the seagul like balsa wood plane three feet
Away wings against air. If the ocean becomes my mind then i am god.
But instead i flutter, and paddle in my plastic pool; reaching out my
Arms and my mind in search of the peace and ease of expansion.
I felt the infinite spirit once, in brilliant light and love and my
Grandmother's voice. And even if it's all in our heads.... Does it matter?
It is joy we all seek. Joy. Come sing a song of. And peace shall come.
Our natural state, i believe. But then again, uhuh, i want to.

Nothing in between

The other day i was thinking
About the first day i became allergic to cats
Sitting in the parlour of the italian farmer's house
With the wind howling outside,
Drinking the sherry and pretending to be the au pair.
And suddenly i couldn't breathe.
I guess all those pretenses messed me up a little - got into my cells.
It seemed so black and white. Virgin and whore.
One or the other and nothing in between.
She was the mother and child
So i had to be...
It's dangerous the logic we create.
I went to the national gallery today.
I thought, "it's right here and i never go".
I was wondering if at night all those virgin marys come out
From their gold paintings and dance in their blue dresses.
I'd like to be sweet sweet sweet, i really would.
But can you love me like this anyway?

Digital

I've got my laptop palm pilot digital flip flop and a direct line to
Everyone but i can't find myself. I got into the big plane crossing the
Same ocean again too fast and i longed for vertigo to keep me down.
I miss the passing of real time. I miss the horizon. Watching the squall
Come. Smelling it and hearing it first. I whispered to the clouds outside
Through the window with my mouth against the pane i asked - can
Our souls survive this? A storm will shake you up and make you more
Alive. A wave will pick you up and throw you. There will be sand in
Your ears and salt in your mouth but you will breathe deeply and
Laugh afterwards. But the nonstop city hop and the too many planes
Will scramble your brain and maybe your heart will be left in berlin
Or in a midwest denny's take away, who knows? I've got my laptop
Palm pilot digital flip flop and a direct line to everyone but i don't feel
Better. The choice is mine but the choice will kill me. The mind is much
Too complicated; the heart only wants a field to lie down in. And i am
A kid in a candy store, with a toothache and a fifty dollar bill.

The wave

Sound comes before the light
The humming and the heehaw
The singing and the crying
Rising from the valley
Til the mountain wakes and steps out
From her cloud.
The palm trees shine
And the sun
Takes up the whole southern sky
So that you can't see the sea for the light.
Everything is humming now
The yellow birds in the bamboo;
The shimmer and the coming through and the bluer blue
Soaks me through like honey, the air.
I don't know why i don't stay forever
I don't know what draws me back
Away from paradise each time,
That big wave from another shore -
That drags us up the golden sand
And pulls us out to sea again
In and out, back and forth; the motion of our lives
The moments that we dream - the crest -
Catching the sunlight, seeing the world from here
The frothy white curling precipice, taking us...
Again forward. And then back
The big wave -
The motion of our lives.

The Bowerbird

love walks beside me, but I didn't see til now; how tall and how good
and how rare a bower bird he is. for years he has laid out the path
of blue objects leading to the finest nest. the songs i made and all the
dinners were nothing in comparison. i catch him sleeping and it makes
me cry for all my wandering and darkness and for all his grace. kick
me out, let the folds of promise smother me; i have failed the biggest
test, a beginner cheating at the starting line. bind me up and throw me
to the sharks; i will rot in your lovely nest, i will mess it up and leave
feathers everywhere. you are too good for me; i swear god gave me
your heart on a bone china plate to make up for the pain i'd known.
and maybe we are given but one gift in life. we could go on, but you
are so rare and patient. i don't deserve your sweetness or your comfort
or your blue blue blue, perfect blue love.

Blue-eyed lion

Let me talk of my brother
The lion heart
And the kittensoft heart
And the oceanheart and the steady
And the eyes like a
Blue-eyed lion
And the deep ocean soul
Singing it up and always singing.
He doesn't know i am in awe,
That i only touch the surface
Of the places he dives to;
That i would give him all my money
Or the keys to anything.
I think he is a prophet;
That he walks the earth an inch or two above
And below us,
The earth he tends
And sings to;
And the earth sings back
And grows the collard greens from the singing
And the rain.
Let me talk of my brother
Because he won't tell you himself
Like my father and grandfather before him -
The humble lion singing from his heart.

Though i am not known here

Though i am not known here
By the sea hare,
The fire coral, the inky squid
Though i am no familiar form,
I slip so easily into their depths
Salting my nerves
The water my blanket
Ease coming now,
Breathing
Ribs of the sea-fan
My own purple.

Though i am not known here
Yet i relax like coming home
The oleander scent
Seeps into my pores like mother's milk
Returning and returning
And the summer sings under my skin.

I cannot say "yes"

I cannot say "yes"
And that is all that's needed.
Or a "no" will do
Just fine.
Bring on the spring and summer and then
On and off again
The wine.
Underdowny pillow on a cool white bed
Lay my head and sweet me in
For an eternity please dear one.
They shot a naked man in the schoolyard
In front of the kids
So he wouldn't hurt them,
Their little lamby brains all splattered.
Five times
Dead.
I cannot say "yes"
But i say it so often and "no",
How to rub off the memory of a shambolic decision;
I wonder if the birds saw everything
And what the little one said.

Moods

There are too many moods in a day
And how do i know who to open the door to
Who is passing through and who is here to stay?
And who was brought by the sun
Or a glimpse of a thought from yesterday?
It's a game they play
With me
To see
If i will sink or
Float
Away

I can smell the rain coming

I can smell the rain coming
And the earth is waiting,
I look out and watch it
Moving across the water
Like a veil, like a hurried guest, like a white wall
And the trees bow down and rise up like stairs,
The sky does not lower here;
There is just a parting of the clouds
To let her through,
She is always on her way somewhere else
I imagine the mountain begs her to stay -
Each time she leaves the leaves are dripping, hoping,
As she wends her way westward with the trades
A white ghost
A temptress
A sweet relief

Paradise is harder to digest alone

Paradise
Is harder to digest alone
Without the "look at that" and the "wow",
Without your collusion.
I try to breathe it in -
The road winding between the fairy pink houses
And the vineyards staggered along the hill.
I try to store it somewhere.
But beauty won't be held by only two hands, two eyes.
I try to swallow.
The old man in his garden that sweeps to the sea,
The lemon tree bending under the weight
Of so many bright yellow baubles,
The pink and purple flowers that spatter the slopes.
I try to drink in the scent of the pitisporum,
To freeze frame the ocean all haze and light
With islands floating
Like sleepy dogs;
I try to eat
And to enjoy the fruit,
And the wine and the music.
But to eat alone diminishes the flavour.

Loss and passion

Loss is passion's best ally;
Like two naughty kids they collude,
All innocent and rosy-cheeked,
They know all the tricks,
And every time i fall for them;
Nights you come home late
I imagine, in horror, your bike skidding off the road
So vividly
And in that moment of panic,
I love you more than all the hours of all the nights spent beside you
Your steady faithful breath on my neck
From the boundless sky.

My father

My father is the poet
Under an oath of silence
All the words, the balancing prose
And the singsong lie in wait;
He is a mute piano
And i would like to see inside,
For once he woke at dawn and
The doors to his subconscious
Had been left ajar;
He couldn't help himself -
He wrote a poem
So beautiful and pure it surprised even him
Scratching his head he wondered where it came from
The sly old fox!
One day i will tap a little
And all the lines from all the years will come tumbling out
Like the falling leaves
Of a book

Eastern blue cut

Eastern blue cut
Where the reef drops off into the dark of deep
But before the edge is a dazzle of fish and
And a sky so on and on,
The tips of tails and fins are the brightest hues
And the sea fans soft and purple wave in the waves.
Bermuda is bobbing on the horizon
Balanced on the rim,
We put a message in a cranberry juice bottle and throw it
Over so the northeast wind might take it to georgia or
Swirl it up in the gulf and who-knows-where it.
I like the bigness and the colour and the wind
The uncrowded sun,
I like the sense of edge and safety.
The sharky tingles and the lullaby water on the hull.

The wonder is returning

In the almost dark
The old-mans-beard hanging from the cedar.
The blue is dusky on the bay
All the boats have gone home racing
And the fatcats drinking heineken.
The evening is down and the lighthouse lights.
I have lost my city slick
Browning and unravelling and caring less about the plan,
Tuning in to the bigger and the smaller
The wonder is returning
Like a stretch after a long sleep.
Who does the prayer go out to?
That is my only question.
When i swam through the water I
Was the water
And the blue swallowed me whole.

The Jasmine Flower

Ride

I don't know if I took a wrong turn
Cause the birds don't fly low like they used to
The water's rising but I'm bone dry
And I don't come for you like I used to

And I need a stranger to tell me I'm beautiful
I wanna hold onto nothing and ride
Like the cinnamon girl
Like a butterfly
Just hold onto nothing
And ride

Well sometimes I'm hungry for the warmth of a body
Like a flame that could feed me or keep me alive
I done the right thing but I'm incomplete
I need something to explode inside

And I need a stranger to tell me I'm beautiful
I wanna hold onto nothing and ride
Like the cinnamon girl
Like a butterfly
Just hold onto nothing
And ride
Hold onto nothing
And ride

Onto Georgia O'Keeffe's skies
Over red earth plains
Where the desert raven flies
Where the truth remains

Let me ride
Yeah
Ride, ride

'Cause I need a stranger to tell me I'm beautiful
I wanna hold onto nothing and ride
Like the cinnamon girl
Like a butterfly
Just hold onto nothing

And I need a stranger to tell me I'm beautiful
I wanna hold onto nothing and ride
Like the cinnamon girl
Like a butterfly
Hold onto nothing

Yeah, I need a stranger to tell me I'm beautiful
I wanna hold onto nothing and nothing and nothing
Yeah, hold onto nothing
And ride
Hold onto nothing
And ride
Hold onto nothing

Beautiful storm

There is a light that catches my eye in the morning
And I see it now
There aren't any saints, it dreams like it paints
It's a beautiful storm, it comes with no warning at all

I walk the line, tripping each time, and I stumble
But now that I'm half gone
The world's on the table, I'm willing and able
This beautiful storm, it comes with no warning at all

And you stand in the shadows
The room, dark and narrow
I bloom down to the marrow
It's a beautiful storm
It comes with no warning at all

Into the flesh
Into the sorrow I fall now
Waves coming on
And I'm soaked and I'm torn
I'm blissed out and worn
And this beautiful storm
It comes with no warning

And you stand in the shadows
The room, dark and narrow
I bloom down to the marrow
It's a beautiful storm
It comes with no warning

And I, how will I ever tell you that I want you
Oh how will I ever touch you like I long to
You just blow right through me

You stand in the shadows
The room, dark and narrow
I bloom down to the marrow
It's a beautiful storm
It comes with no warning

And you stand in the shadows
The room, dark and narrow
I bloom down to the marrow
It's a beautiful storm
It comes with no warning at all

Maybe tomorrow

When you touch me, I feel lonely
I don't know how to let you into me
It's been coming now for a long time
It's been coming now for a long time

Is there some way to reach my Hebrides
Burn a light on the headland, lonely seas
We've been rolling on for a long time
We've been rolling on for a long time

Oh maybe tomorrow the sun will shine
Oh maybe the wild rose will be all mine to give you
Oh maybe soon

I've been out on the birdland, got no wings
I've been calling the nighthawk, hope she sings
It's been coming now for a long time
It's been coming now for a long time

Oh maybe tomorrow the sun will shine
Oh maybe the wild rose will be all mine to give you
Oh maybe tomorrow the sun will shine
Oh maybe the wild rose will be all mine to give you
Oh maybe soon, oh maybe soon

Out on a limb

I'm looking through to what this all comes down to
I'm looking for just a little more, a taste of happiness
This world keeps spinning me around, I can't see clearly
I got no way to find the ground and I've gotta move on

But what if I fall
What if I fail
What if I find I'm out on a limb
And what if I fly
What if I sail
What if I find that it's better than ever before

Red sky at night, you tell me there's good yet to come
I think I might find a little more, a taste of happiness
I've built these walls around myself, I can't see over
And all these lines I tell myself, so I don't have to try

Cause what if I fall
What if I fail
What if I find I'm out on a limb
And what if I fly
What if I sail
What if I find that it's better than ever before

Cause what if I fall
What if I fail
What if I find I'm out on a limb
And what if I fly
What if I sail
What if I find that it's better than ever, yeah

What if I fall
What if I fail
What if I find I'm out on a limb
And what if I fly
What if I sail
What if I find that it's better than ever before
Better than ever before
Better than ever before

Every soldier is a mother's son

I keep a light in the window
Dark band on my heart
Some days are better than others
Mostly I'm falling apart

I keep his picture beside me
I see the dream in his eyes
I watch the light disappearing
Into unsettled skies

You say the world will be a better place
After this war is won
You say no sacrifice too great
But every soldier is a mother's son

I know he can't take the killing
And how it messes with his soul
I know the days are unending
When you're so far from home

You say the world will be a better place
After this war is won
You say no sacrifice too great
But every soldier is a mother's son

You say the world will be a better place
After this war is won
You say no sacrifice too great
But every soldier is a mother's son

No war that can be won
When every soldier is a mother's son
No war that can be won
When every soldier is a mother's son

I keep a light in the window
I keep a vigil inside
I say a prayer for those mothers
Across the enemy lines

You say the world will be a better place
After this war is won
You say no sacrifice too great
But every soldier is a mother's son

You say the world will be a better place
After this war is won
You say no sacrifice too great
But every soldier is a mother's son

Every soldier is a mother's son
Every soldier is a mother's son

Out in New Mexico

These walls around me and the days are long
I fill my lungs with a widow's song
I'm looking for a reason, feel the spirit rise
I see my life before me when I close my eyes

I picture a road out in New Mexico
Red earth and mountains and sky
I picture my soul out in New Mexico
With all that space rolling by

Sometimes I feel, in a world between
Everything I touch and everything I dream
Sometimes I long for the rose to bleed
For the spark to light in the depths of me

I picture a road out in New Mexico
Red earth and mountains and sky
I picture my soul out in New Mexico
With all that space rolling by

I'm so scared of what I'll find
If I let it go, if I look inside
I'm so scared of what I feel
If I let it go, if I make it real

I picture a road out in New Mexico
Red earth and mountains and sky
I picture my soul out in New Mexico
With all that space rolling by

With all that earth rolling by
With all these dreams rolling by
Leaving this life behind

Looking for the light

I'm looking for the spirit in life
I'm looking for the beautiful
I'm looking for the sweetness
Let my heart be full

I seen the face of Buddha
I seen the face of time
I've heard the words of Jesus
But I can't find mine

I'm looking for the light
I'm looking for the light
I'm looking for the light
To light my way

I wanna hold it to me
I wanna catch the glow
I think I'm getting higher
Then I fall below

I find it in the skies sometimes
I find it in the dark sometimes
I find it in my mind sometimes
But I can't hold on

I'm looking for the light
I'm looking for the light
I'm looking for the light
To light my way

I'm looking for the light
I'm looking for the light
I'm looking for the light
To drive these doubts away

Hollow

What do you need to be high, to be here
I catch your eye, now I'm lost in the tears
And it's hollow, but it's beautiful too
In the shadows, with the light coming through

Lay me down, lay me down
Lay me down, lay me down

What do you need to be warm, to be real
I found a photograph of how we used to feel
And I'm drifting, but I'm riding it too
In the silence, with your voice coming through

Lay me down, lay me down
Lay me down, lay me down
Lay me down, lay me down
Lay me down

I wanna feel, wanna find what you are
Now that it's dark, we can see by the stars
And it's hollow, but it's beautiful too
In the shadows, with the light coming through

Lay me down, lay me down
Lay me down, lay me down
Lay me down, lay me down
Lay me down

If I should die

If I should die and leave you here, just disappear
I know the sun will still shine
The day I'm gone, you'll carry on and on and on
And I know the sun will still shine

And if you wanna reach me
Just feel the sun in your face
And if you wanna hear me
Just sing out with your own voice

Life in each hour is delicate
As a jasmine flower in my hands
Just for this time
To kiss your face, to hold you now
To feel this grace
Just for this time

And if you wanna reach me
Just feel the sun in your face
And if you wanna hear me
Just sing out with your own voice

Cause I will always, I will always
I will always be a part of you
And love will always, love will always
Love will always, love will get you through

Yeah, I will always, I will always
I will always be a part of you
And love will always, love will always
Love will always, love will get you through

Say something

Say something, let it fly
Darkness is here and so am I
Say something, I don't care
Just let the words spill everywhere

And I'll just lie awake and watch the stars
There is no one can take this night of ours
Except for you, so get it through to me

Say something, I believe
There's still a chance for this to breathe
Say something, make it real
And risk it all, for what you feel

And I'll just lie awake and watch the stars
There is no one can take this night of ours
Except for you, so get it through to me

Your silence is not golden
Your words have not been stolen

No matter, in my head
I hear the words you never said

And I'll just lie awake and watch the stars
There is no one can take this night of ours
Except for you

Follow me in grace

Dive in to a life
Fall in to the green
Out with my breath
Bursting unseen

Cradle you rock
Hold me in the deep
We all are lost
Searching and free

And to the little hearts
Hardly spoken
And to the wild hearts
Always fierce

Life, I don't know your ways
Life, follow me in grace

Crack in my voice
Where did you go
We've got no choice
Chariots swing low

And to the little hearts
Hardly spoken
And to the wild hearts
Always fierce

Life, I don't know your ways
Life, follow me in grace

Life, I don't know your ways
I will make mistakes
So follow me in grace
So follow me in grace
So follow me in grace

Always Christmas

Christmas is coming
Like a road I'm running
All the lights reminding me
There's something more I've got to give

Bells are ringing
In my head, I'm singing
Still I can't begin to feel the light
That I was meant to live

All of the places that I used to know
The million faces passing by
And you and I, we still have far to go

It's always, it's always, it's always Christmas
When I feel this way
It's always, it's always, it's always Christmas
When I feel this way

The night is silent
How the stars are vibrant
And I wish the world was peaceful
As it seems it is tonight

So hang the mistletoe
And kiss the one below
But pray the angels come
And bring this world a little light

All of the places that I used to know
The million faces passing by
And you and I, we still have far to go

It's always, it's always, it's always Christmas
When I feel this way
It's always, it's always, always Christmas
When I feel this way

All of the places that I used to know
The million faces passing by
And you and I, we still have far to go

It's always, it's always, it's always Christmas
When I feel this way
It's always, it's always, always Christmas
When I feel this way

It's always, it's always, always Christmas
When I feel this way

300 Days At Sea

Beautiful Ride

Tried to reach you yesterday
To lie the lion down beside the lamb
Tried to find the words to say
I tried to put the white dove in your hands

I'm happy to take my turn
I'm happy to live and learn
I'm happy to let this slide
Till you come around

‘Cause it's a beautiful ride
As long as we're living
It's a beautiful ride
I don't mind if you're willing

‘Cause you and I
Circle in the same sky
You and I could fly side by side
On this beautiful ride

We're living with the tapestry
The energy of everything we've done
A little bit of you in me
A little bit of hope in everyone

I'm happy to make it right
I'm happy to stay all night
I'm happy to let this go
Until you come around

‘Cause it's a beautiful ride
As long as we're living
It's a beautiful ride
I don't mind if you're willing

‘Cause you and I
Circle in the same sky
You and I could fly side by side
On this beautiful ride

Yeah, you and I
Circle in the same sky
You and I could fly side by side
On this beautiful ride

It's a beautiful ride
As long as we're living
It's a beautiful ride
I don't mind if you're willing

It's a beautiful ride
Look out your window
It's a beautiful ride
It's a beautiful ride
Beautiful ride

It's a beautiful ride
As long as we're living
It's a beautiful ride
It's peace and forgiving

Higher Ground

Why do I
Follow this heart of mine
Risk my life
Follow it every time

Ride the waves
Into the wild beyond
To bring you hope
That's what I'm riding on

It's what I see inside
I see in your eyes

I can pull you from the wreckage
I can save your life
I can bring you what you need
I can make it alright
But it's you who lifts me to higher ground
It's you who lifts me to higher ground

Why do I
Follow the call again
No one hears
But I can feel your pain

Worlds away
Everyone's looking through
Glory fades
But it's what I am to you

It's what I see inside
I see in your eyes

I can pull you from the wreckage
I can save your life
I can bring you what you need
I can make it alright
But it's you who lifts me to higher ground, yeah
It's you who lifts me to higher ground
It's you who
It's you who
It's you

I can pull you from the wreckage
I can save your life
I can bring you what you need
I can make it alright
But it's you who lifts me to higher ground, yeah
It's you who lifts me to higher ground

I can pull you from the wreckage
From the wreckage
I can save your life
I can bring you what you need
What you need
I can make it alright
But it's you who lifts me to higher ground, yeah you
It's you who lifts me to higher ground

Yeah, it's you who lifts me to higher ground

Stop The Fire

Fire

So this is what it's coming to
Divided by the things we do
I see a light in the distance shining
I see your eyes and the pain that you bring

So this is just a rich girl's dream
No way to know the things you've seen
We're worlds apart but both flesh and blood
A change of heart could do us all some good

And we can the stop the fire
Yeah, we can turn this around

We got a long way to go
This much I know
But we can stop the fire

I'll listen if you speak to me
If you speak to me
And fly it for the world to see
If you speak to me
I don't pretend that I know how you feel
Easy for me but for you it's so real

And we can the stop the fire
Yeah, we can turn this around
Yeah, we can stop the fire, mm-mm
Yeah, we can turn this around

We got a long way to go
This much I know
But we can stop the fire

Fire
Fire

We got a long way to go
This much I know
But we can stop the fire
Fire

We got a long way to go
Stop it now
We got a long way to go
We can stop the fire, fire
We can stop the fire
Fire, fire, fire, fire
Yeah, we can stop the fire

Save A Little Piece Of Tomorrow

I'm swimming over rooftops
I'm looking through sea
This home I used to live in
The way things used to be

I'm breathing underwater
I hear my mother's voice
I'm back there in the blue swing
Back when there was a choice

I'll save a little piece of tomorrow
For you, child
I'll save a little piece of tomorrow

I'll save a little piece of tomorrow
For you, child
I'll carry this weight

I'm floating through the silence,
The shadows, and the sand
We held it like an hourglass
The world was in our hands

I'll save a little piece of tomorrow
For you, child
I'll save a little piece of tomorrow

I'll save a little piece of tomorrow
For you, child
I'll carry this weight on my shoulders
I'll carry this weight on my conscience
I'll carry this weight

I'll save a little piece of tomorrow
For you, child
I'll save a little piece of tomorrow

I'll save a little piece of tomorrow
For you, child
I'll carry this weight on my shoulders
I'll carry this weight on my conscience
I'll carry this weight, oh

I'll save a little piece of tomorrow
For you, Child
I'll save a little piece of tomorrow

I'll save a little piece of tomorrow
Oh, yeah yeah yeah
I'll save a little piece of tomorrow, oh

Everything Changes

Last time you were here, I lost a baby
Nothing was clear, everything maybe
Songs I have sung deep in the silence
Nobody finds hope in defiance

Everything changes, changes for the good
Even the pain hurts like it should
Everything moves, shadows to light
Heart becomes whole when you give up the fight

Once a long time ago, you were a girl
Path undecided, sails unfurled
I could have known you then, followed you here
Swam in the lake with you, making it clear

Everything changes, changes for the good
Even the pain hurts like it should
Everything moves, shadows to light
Heart becomes whole when you give up the fight

I feel no hate
I feel no weight
I feel the truth
Of what it takes

I feel no hate
I feel no weight
I feel the truth
Of what it takes

You're lost in the silence now, deep in my heart
I'm starting again but I don't know how to start
Look out to the ocean, the green turns to blue
Crack in the sadness, the light filters through

Everything changes, changes for the good
Even the pain hurts like it should
Everything moves, shadows to light
Heart becomes whole when you give up the fight

Everything changes, changes for the good
Even the pain hurts like it should
Everything moves, shadows to light
Heart becomes whole when you give up the fight

Do Something That Scares You

Yesterday, I walked outside
Out into a sea of dust, arid and dry
And so hot and so unbelievably radiant
And unforgiving
And I watched myself go under

And I felt energy rising
And then I saw this woman coming towards me
All heat and haze
But with a smile like a river that swept me up
And I took my hand and I put it in hers

And I said, "Will you be my spirit guide?"
And she said, "You don't need a spirit guide
All you gotta do is ride
You just close your eyes and then open them wide"

She said
Do something that scares you
Do something that scares you

And I washed my hands in the clear green water
Rushing from the mountain like some kind of absolution
Like a resurrection
I put my whole body into the water
Like I was transforming, a chrysalis
I could taste the dirt
The red earth on my tongue

And I felt like I was just a girl,
Seventeen, looking for something, edgy and green
And bursting and beautiful and undecipherable
With the reins held tight
And I felt like I was just holding onto a thread
Taking off, ready for joy, on a bird's wing, fragile

And I heard that voice
Do something that scares you
Do something that scares you
Do something that makes you feel
Do something that makes you feel

And I stood on the edge of that cliff
And I realized I was all alone
With no way up or down
And I was scared
And I started to climb
Up, up, up

And I could suddenly feel
And I could feel rain on my skin, sweet and cold
And I could feel all the pain from all the years
All the sweat and all the untold passions and the tears
Like rain flowering in me so strong
Like jasmine, and releasing me
And I fell onto the sand and I put up my hands
And I put up my body arms
And I cried with the rain
And I felt myself becoming myself
Like I was freed from the beliefs that I'd been handed as a child
Like I could see the world from above
Like I could live pure

And I took off that red ribbon from around my head
And I buried it under the yellow earth, scratching at the sand
Burying it deeper and deeper
Into the heat, into the core

I said
I did something that scares me
I did something that scares me
I did something that makes me feel
I did something that makes me feel
I did something that makes me feel
Alive

The Good Ship, 'Moon'

Moon, they let you sink down
Through the seas you rode
But no one takes the dream
It holds me fast
Anchored in the deep
It everlasts

Hold your course
Northwest, southeast
Shore to shore
We're all going
Home to where
The heart is

I try to find my way down
But the tears come
Blue, the silver light
I feel the ocean now
The waves we ride
The circle of the moon above inside

Hold your course
Northwest, southeast
Shore to shore
We're all going
Home to where
Home to where
The heart is

And I wish that I could bring those feelings back
All the pieces from my childhood
And I wish that I could somehow hold my breath
All the way down
Moon
Moon

Hold your course
Northwest, southeast
Shore to shore
We're all going
Home to where
Home to where
Home to where
The heart is

Turn The Compass Round

I've made my way, I've walked this world
I've tried to be a better girl
I've held my head up, held my own
Now all I wanna be is home

We sailed east in summer on the Azores High
For days I felt a silence in my soul
We headed south in winter to the trade winds
Like a heart beat, I could feel the ocean roll

My mother taught me how to be strong
My father showed me how to carry on

Now I turn the compass round
And head out on the ocean
I turn the compass round
And head out on the sea

'Cause I've made my way, I've walked this world
I've tried to be a better girl
I've held my head up, held my own
Now all I wanna be is home

Sometimes I think I'm never gonna find
A sweetness that I knew when I was young
And in this faded photograph it seems
Like everything is shining in the sun

My mother taught me how to be free
My father showed me how to live the dream

Now I turn the compass round
And head out on the ocean
I turn the compass round
And head out on the sea

'Cause I've made my way, I've walked this world
I've tried to be a better girl
I've held my head up, held my own
Now all I wanna be is home
Is home, is home

I've made my way, I've walked this world
I've tried to be a better girl
I've held my head up, held my own
Now all I wanna be is home

I've made my way, I've walked this world
I've tried to be a better girl
I've held my head up, held my own
Now all I wanna be is home
Is home, is home

Burning To Love

I saw the young man standing, arms across his chest
He was afraid to speak the words that put his coolness to the test
But then he rose above and spoke of love and all that he had found
And he brought us all to tears like bringing rain back to he ground

‘Cause we're all burning, we're burning to love
We're burning, we're burning to love
We're learning that all we want and all we need
Is love
We're burning to love

I felt the mother's loss, her sadness and her pain
As she stood beneath the cedars, she was whispering his name
The life that breathes us is fleeting as a song
When we fly, we leave each other with empty, aching arms

That leaves us burning, burning to love
We're burning, burning to love
We're learning that all we want and all we need
Is love
We're burning to love

Love

So will you help me wear my heart out on my sleeve
Bring the alter to my doorstep, I'm already on my knees
Yeah

Yeah, I'm burning, burning to love
I'm burning, burning to love
I'm learning that all I want and all I need
Is love
I'm burning to love

Oh yeah, I'm burning, burning to love
I'm burning, burning to love
I'm learning, I'm learning that all we need
Is love

Love
Burning to love

I'd Rather Be

I'd rather be warm than tough and cool

I'd rather be warm than tough and cool
I'd rather be true
I'd rather by soft than hard as steel
I'd rather be real
I'd rather live close to the ground
Than fly at the speed of sound
I'd rather free fall and feel it all

And if you want me, you gotta take me
As I am
There's no one like me, so celebrate me
As I am
As I am

I'd rather see life with open eyes
Than wear some know-it-all disguise
I'd rather be small, observe it all
A little unsure
I'd rather speak truth with every word
Or hold my tongue and not be heard
I'd rather live full and feel the fear

And if you want me, you gotta take me
As I am
There's no one like me, so celebrate me
As I am
As I am

‘Cause we win and we lose
And we feel and we bruise
And we're not perfect
But that's how I'd rather be

And we give and we take
And we fall and we break
And we're not perfect
But that's how I'd rather be

I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be
I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be
Let my hair down, make a big sound, let it all around
I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be
I'd rather be
I'd rather be loved than held above

And if you want me, you gotta take me
As I am
There's no one like me, so celebrate me
As I am
As I am

‘Cause we win and we lose
And we feel and we bruise
And we're not perfect
But that's how I'd rather be

And we give and we take
And we fall and we break
And we're not perfect
But that's how I'd rather be

And we laugh and we cry
And we love and we die
And we're not perfect
But that's how I'd rather be

And we climb and we fall
And we mess with it all
We're not perfect
Not perfect, but that's how I'd rather be

I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be
I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be

I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be
I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be
I'd rather be, I'd rather be
I'd rather be, I'd rather be, I'd rather be me

Until The Race Is Run

No words to describe
This ocean inside
I'm tired and I'm afraid
And I can't find my way

I've been hiding for days
Caught up in these waves
Of hope and sorrow
I gotta find my strength

And I know I'm gonna make it
If my heart can take it
And if I don't, I know I'm gonna go out fighting

And I know I'm gonna get through
Cause I got the will to
And if I don't, I know I'm gonna go out trying

Could I rise up above
And be healed by love
And dream about the mountains that I've yet to climb

Can I touch what I feel
Can I make it all real
Just dream another dream to take me high

And I know I'm gonna make it
If my heart can take it
And if I don't, I know I'm gonna go out fighting

And I know I'm gonna get through
Cause I got the will to
And if I don't, you know I'm gonna go out trying

I will be strong
I will hold on
I will keep winning until the race is run

I will be strong
I will hold on
I will keep winning until the race is run

It's a beautiful day
If I could just walk away
From everything that keeps me from the truth I know

‘Cause I know I'm gonna make it, make it
If my heart can take it
And if I don't, I know I'm gonna go out fighting

I know I'm gonna get through
‘Cause I got the will to, got the will to
And if I don't, you know I'm gonna go out trying

I will be strong
I will hold on, I will hold on
I will keep winning until the race is run

I will be strong
I will hold on
I will keep winning until the race is run

I will be strong
I will hold on
I will keep winning until the race is run

I will be strong
I will hold on
I will keep winning until the race is run

I will be strong
I will hold on
Until the race is run
I will keep winning until the race is run

Stay

This is our reason to be
Alone on an island at sea
Watching the tide roll away
It makes me wanna stay

Sweet is the oleander breeze
Calling the bluebirds in the trees
Soft are the clouds when evening comes
To calm the burning sun down

And are you gonna stay with me
Are you gonna stay
Throw the anchor out with me
To the shore
Are you gonna stay

And when you wake, you dive below
Scatter the seeds and watch them grow
Living in touch and out of time
We leave the world behind

And are you gonna stay with me
Are you gonna stay
And throw the anchor out with me
To the shore

‘Cause this is where I wanna be
Surrounded by the sky and sea
And this is what I want
Nothing more

Living in touch and out of time
We leave the world behind

And are you gonna stay with me
Are you gonna stay
And throw the anchor out with me
To the shore

‘Cause this is where I want to be, I want to be
Surrounded by the sky and sea
So honey, take a chance on this, take a chance on me
And throw the anchor out

“Cause this is where I wanna be
Beside you on this shore
This is what I want
Nothing more

He's Spiritual

( 300 Days At Sea bonus track )

He's a man after my heart
And I'm wakin' up now to feel it
He's a man walkin' apart
And I know I'm close to believin'

He doesn't judge me, he only loves me, yeah

He's spiritual, he doesn't see
That I can feel his golden energy
He's spiritual, he's out of sight
I think I wanna find God tonight

He's a man holding his own
In a world that's full of persuasion
Unafraid, solid as stone
Brings me back to life when I'm fading

He doesn't judge me, he only loves me, oh

He's spiritual, he doesn't see
That I can feel his golden energy
He's spiritual, he's out of sight
I think I wanna find God tonight

No religion, only love
Is all we need to rise above
No religion, only love
Is all we need to rise above

He doesn't judge me, only loves me

He's spiritual, he doesn't see
That I can feel his golden energy
He's spiritual, he's out of sight
I think I wanna find God tonight

No religion, only love
Is all we need to rise above
No religion, only love
Is all we need to rise above

Spiritual
I think I wanna find God tonight
He's spiritual
I think I wanna find God tonight

He doesn't judge me, only loves me...
 

Over You

( 300 Days At Sea bonus track )

Days, how they roll together
Seems like you been gone forever
And I don't know who I was
Yesterday, dust to dust

Skies and the lights changing
Give it up, but I feel the same
And here I am, movin' on
Pickin' up, gettin' strong

‘Cause I'm over the rainbow and into the rain
Feeling the sun come through the pain
I'm over the rainbow
Over you

Lookin' out at the street below me
All the people and all they show me
We're gonna rise, we're gonna fall
We gotta hurt to feel it all

Sweetheart, how you did me wrong
Nothing left now but a song
And in my head, everything
I'm laughing out, I'm crying

‘Cause I'm over the rainbow and into the rain
Feeling the sun come through the pain
I'm over the rainbow
Over you

I'm over the rainbow and into the rain
Feeling the sun shine again
I'm over the rainbow
Over you, yeah

Sweetheart, how you did me wrong
Nothing left now but a song
And in my head, everything
I'm laughing out and crying

‘Cause I'm over the rainbow and into the rain
Feeling the sun come through the pain
I'm over the rainbow
Over you

I'm over the rainbow, into the rain
Feeling the sun shine again
I'm over the rainbow
Over you

I'm over, I'm over you, yeah
I'm over you

Precious Thing

( 300 Days At Sea bonus track )

When I feel life's beauty weigh on me now
It's like a dream but too real somehow

Precious thing, you are the world to me now
Precious thing, you hold the key to me now

Oh God, thank God, you're home
I've been worried sick
I could come undone
Thinking only of it

And I feel life's beauty weigh on me now
It's like a dream but too real somehow

Precious thing, you are the world to me now
Precious thing, you hold the key to me now

If life is meant to teach
Will I ever make the grade
My grasp's so out of reach
Brighter, then I tend to fade

And I feel life's bleeding as we love
We're only human, then it's, oh, dust to dust

Precious thing, you are the world to me now
Precious thing, precious thing, you hold the key to me now
Precious thing

And I feel life's beauty weigh on me now
It's like a dream but too real somehow

Precious thing, you are the world to me now
Precious thing, you hold the key to me now

Precious thing, precious thing, can't take the feel from me now
Precious thing
Forever

When The Music Stops

( 300 Days At Sea bonus track )

I think I know just how you're feelin'
The water's risin' all around
Don't wanna tell your friends you're sinkin'
That you're so afraid you'll drown

He tells you when he needs you
But he brings you so far down
And you can't find a way
To turn this ship around

And you see the leaves are fallin'
Another year is gone
Should you wait it out and have faith
Or leave before the dawn

You thought he was the right one
You don't know where it went wrong
But you're a song bird
And now you lost your song

You need to fly, sing
And feel the joy that life can bring
Just fly, sing
Above these walls you're livin' in

And I know the way you're thinkin'
You just need to give him time
You think maybe it's been you're fault
But you know how hard you've tried

And when the voice you used to sing with
Is just an echo in your soul
But when the music stops
It's time to go

You need to fly, sing
And feel the joy that life can bring
Just fly and sing
Above these walls you're livin' in

Just fly, sing
Fly, sing
Fly, sing
Above these walls you're livin' in

You're A Rainbow

( 300 Days At Sea bonus track )

Beautiful blue
I see the colors in you
The way the light filters through
You're a rainbow

Yellow and green
And all the times in between
You brought the sunlight to me
You're a rainbow

As we fall down
We fall apart and think it's gone for good
But, honey, you're so good
You're a rainbow

Fire and red
I keep it all in my head
The sweetest things that you've said
You're a rainbow

Yellow and green
And all the times in between
You brought the sunlight to me
You're a rainbow

As we fall down
We fall apart and think it's gone for good
But honey you're so good
You're a rainbow
You're a rainbow
You're a rainbow

So fill me up with joy
Fill me up with joy
Fill me up with joy
You're a rainbow
You're a rainbow

Fill me up with joy
Fill me up with joy
Fill me up with joy
You're a rainbow
You're a rainbow

As we fall down
We fall apart and think it's gone for good
But, honey, you're so good
You're a rainbow

As we fall down, yeah
We fall apart and think it's gone for good
But honey you're so good
You're a rainbow
You're a rainbow
You're a rainbow...

The Way It Feels

Treehouse

Afternoon, heavy scented
Running golden
Standing by as you invent it
My heart hovers

Tree house in the trees
Don't take this from me
I know the lesson coming
Let go, let go
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Afternoon, sweet as honey
I know I'm lucky when I see your face
My sunlit boy
Innocence still, and joy

Tree house in the trees
Don't take this from me
I know the lesson coming
Let go, let go

When you love
When you love
Then you can't
Keep your heart from breaking
Holding on, holding on
But I can't keep the tree from shaking

When you love
When you love
I just can't
Keep my heart from breaking
Holding on, holding on
But I can't keep the tree from shaking

Tree house in the trees
Don't take this from me
I know the lesson coming
Let go, let go
Let go

Sea Glass

I wasn't sure what to say
Big ocean wave came rolling in that day
All the way it came from Africa
A deeper blue I never saw
And all the things that I forgot that I could feel
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
And I wasn't sure what to give
Truth can be hard to swallow but that's the way I live
I often am misunderstood
Make a mess of things
When I search for good
I walk right in when I know I should just walk away

Give me a reason, give me a rhyme
Bury it deep in the sands of time
Tell me I'm wrong or that I'm insane
I'm looking for truth, not someone to blame
All I want is to live as clear as sea glass

Now that I'm standing in the sand
Got all these pretty pieces sifting through my hands
I'll pick them up and I'll let 'em go
Let the water in, I'll let it flow
So many things I'll never know, I'll never know

Give me a reason, give me a rhyme
Bury it deep in the sands of time
Tell me I'm wrong or that I'm insane
I'm looking for truth, not someone to blame
All I want is to live as clear as sea glass

Now I'm standing on the shore of the Atlantic
With these seeds of love I planted
Under this majestic sky, why do I still wonder why
All my hopes and indecisions
Clouds that shimmer in the distance
Why do I still wonder why, why

So give me a reason, give me a rhyme
Bury it deep in the sands of time
Tell me I'm wrong or that I'm insane
I'm looking for truth, not someone to blame
All I want is to live as clear as sea glass
As clear as sea glass
As clear as sea glass

The Archaeologist

Every day is like Pompeii
Buried under ash and clay
Wishing we could push up, push up
Through to the air

Every little piece of us
Thinking of the way it was
Earth has gotta give way someday
Someone's gonna find our bones

So dig down, dig down we must
I'm not afraid of going deep
I'll be the archaeologist
You just have to put your faith in me

Stay close, stay close we must
Hold up the light so we can see
I'll be the archeologist
You just have to put your faith in me

See the sun is setting low
Coming through the olive groves
See the boy is running, running
No time to lose

Everything we hope to find
Everything preserved in time
Love is in the ruins, ruins
Come take my hand
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Dig down, dig down we must
I'm not afraid of going deep
I'll be the archaeologist
You just have to put your faith in me

Stay close, stay close we must
Hold up the light so we can see
I'll be the archeologist;
You just have to put your faith in me

I've been dreaming, longing
Waiting underground
I've been dreaming, longing
Waiting to be found

So dig down, dig down we must
I'm not afraid of going deep
I'll be the archaeologist
You just have to put your faith in me

Stay close, stay close we must
Hold up the light so we can see
I'll be the archeologist
You just have to put your faith in me

You just have to put your faith in me
You just have to put your faith in me
You just have to put your faith in me

Girl On The Mountain

I know how the winter takes you down
All of the colours gone to ground
White out, white out, it's hard to see
But you've got the courage buried deep
Hang on, you're going to get there

Oh I know it's hard to see it now
But every little thing, every little thing will be good again
Stars come out, they'll light your way
And you're gonna be that girl on the mountain
Every little thing, every little thing will be good again
Wind is strong, but don't you sway
'Cause you're gonna be that girl on the mountain top
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
You gave the little bird her wings
That strength you called on is the reason she sings
Now is the hardest time of all
Gonna hurt no matter how you fall
But you'll be flying in the spring

And oh, I know it's hard to see it now
But every little thing, every little thing will be good again
Stars come out, they'll light your way
And you're gonna be that girl on the mountain
Every little thing, every little thing will be good again
Wind is strong, but don't you sway
'Cause you're gonna be that girl on the mountain top

Oh, I know it's hard to see it now
Oh, I know it's hard
But every little thing, every little thing will be good again
Stars come out, they'll light your way
And you're gonna be that girl on the mountain
Every little thing, every little thing will be good again
Wind is strong, but don't you sway
'Cause you're gonna be that girl on the mountain top

Lie Down In The Bed You’ve Made

Lie down in the bed you’ve made
I can hear my mother saying
Don't be afraid to stay
To keep your word is a beautiful thing

Lie down in the summer grass
See the clouds they look like horses
Sometimes you gotta let them pass
Tell yourself not to ride away
And oh, I know those horses call your name

'Cause you, you're gonna make me feel
Make me feel again
I say you, you're gonna make me feel
Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Blue vines of morning glory
Growing up around our hearts these days
Always a different story
When you look at it in a different way
And oh, I know there are so many ways

But you, you're gonna make me feel
Make me feel again
I say you, you're gonna make me feel
Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down in the bed you've made

'Cause you, you're gonna make me feel
Make me feel again
I say you, you're gonna make me feel
You, you're gonna make me feel
Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down

Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down
Lie down in the bed you've made
Lie down

Lie down in the summer grass
See the clouds they look like horses

On My Radar

I've got you on my radar
I know just where you fly
As constant as the north star
As distant from your mind
And the signal's getting weaker
But in my eyes

I'm never gonna be the one that you want
That's the feeling I get
I'm never gonna light up the fire in your heart
That's the feeling I get, everytime
But I've got you on my radar

And is it down to beauty
Or is it down to time
I watch you looking through me
Out to the other side
And maybe I'm a ripple in your mind
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I'm never gonna be the one that you want
That's the feeling I get
I'm never gonna light up the fire in your heart
That's the feeling I get, everytime
But I've got you on my radar
I've got you on my radar
I've got you on my radar

The sunset over my house
Is rising in your hands
The satellite returning
But you have other plans

I'm never gonna be the one that you want
That's the feeling I get
I'm never gonna light up the fire in your heart
That's the feeling I get, everytime
But I've got you on my radar
I've got you on my radar
I've got you on my radar
I've got you on my radar

Sleeping Dogs

Winter's upon us now in all its grace and charm
Fire in the hearth, but will you keep me safe and warm
The dogs are sleeping they say let the sleeping dogs lie
But I say wake 'em up and see if they can fly

I want you to want me
Like the river wants the sea
I want you to want to
Roll downstream with me

I watch your face, the way it lights up to the sound
Of music, but do you still want me around
The dreams you're living in, in your darkest hour
Like the scent of jasmine, now they've got you in their power

I want you to want me
Like the river wants the sea
I want you to want to
Roll downstream with me
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
We were young with our hair all hanging down
Riding the night bus through the grit and glitter of the town
Now the dogs are sleeping, they say let the sleeping dogs lie
But I say wake 'em up and see if they can fly

I want you to want me
Like the river (like the river)
Wants the sea (wants the sea)
I want you to want to
Roll downstream with me
Roll downstream with me

Sea Change

I live for the golden days
Between the winds and the driving rain
I live for the times you smile
Between the grey and the lonely miles

I live for days like this
When there is no resistance

I go with the sea change, changes so fast
A longing so strong and then it has passed
I go with the sea change, changes my mind
Leave all the things that don't matter behind

I live for the calling
The calling that whispers in my ear
The knowing that finds me
Between the doubts and the fear

I live for days like this
When we can close the distance

I go with the sea change, changes so fast
A longing so strong, and then it has passed
I go with the sea change, changes my mind
Leave all the things that don't matter behind

I live for now and here
Holding you close, my dear
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
I go with the sea change, changes my mind
Leave all the things that don't matter behind

I go with the sea change
I go with the sea change
I go with the sea change

This Humanness

You tell me that you need me, then you walk away
The words inside my head are not the things I say
The grass all wet with dew, the light reflecting me in you
But still we cannot see

This humanness in us
Can we take it, can we make it
Something beautiful to touch
Is there life beyond the sky
Does it matter if we fly
Or is it enough to be
Simply as we are
We are this humanness is us

And some will chase the dragon when they're feeling weak
And others hide in silence when they long to speak
And shame is just the pain we've carried all these years
Lodged within the tender heart

This humanness in us
Can we take it, can we make it
Something beautiful to touch
Is there life beyond the sky
Does it matter if we fly
Or is it enough to be
Simply as we are
We are this humanness
This crazy mess
I love this humanness in us

I walk along the shore to feel the biting wind
I know that I want more, I want you to let me in
The shoals, outside the waves, the deeper blue
I long to find the depths of you

This humanness in us
Can we take it, can we make it
Something beautiful to touch
Is there life beyond the sky
Does it matter if we fly
Or is it enough to be
Simply as we are

This humanness in us
Can we take it, can we make it
Something beautiful to touch
Is there life beyond the sky
Does it matter if we fly
Or is it enough to be
Simply as we are
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
We are this humanness
This crazy mess
I love this humanness
This crazy mess, this humanness
This fucked-up crazy mess
This humanness of us

I'm Air

Now that I'm falling
Feels like I'm lighter than before
And if I don't fight the weakness in me
If I don't mind the tears coming
If I don't try to hold tight

It's like I'm air
It's like I'm air

Life without armour
Feels like I'm stronger than before
And if I don't try to hide inside the feeling
If I just dive and keep on breathing
If I let go, I float up

It's like I'm air
It's like I'm air

I saw the blackbird shining in the tree
I walked for miles found myself in a dream
I felt compassion, taking hold like a seed
I saw my own soul hold a light out of me
Just for a moment I was whole and complete

Just like I'm air
It's like I'm air
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Now that I'm falling

Women's Hands

Women’s hands, turning me
Back to the water now, going deep
Hair spread out on the rocks, my
My heart in my mouth, like a selkie

When she cracks me open I can see
Paints the picture bigger for me

Women's hands
I feel like the road is a river
I feel like I'm carried, I'm carried
I feel like she's turned up the fire
There's only purity, familiarity, ancient history

When she cracks me open I can see
Paints the picture bigger for me

I see mosaics on the walls
All the little pieces
Glistening
In Italian churches
Frankincense
And cold stone
And the Mother
And the Virgin
And the innocent
And the innocence lost
The shame that makes its way
Into our cells
So that our bodies
Begin to doubt
Putting out the fairy lights
So that it's hard to embrace
And we become a single wing
Flapping in circles of self-denial
And self-loathing
But then I remember
I remember

We came in with the lights
We came in with the lights
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
And I'm building a bridge
Out of the darkness
Across the years, to my solar plexus
Bathed in yellow light
I'm finding a place
A hidden sea, I see myself
Moving in sunlight, not yet bloomed
Dancing, a child heart
Crystalline, crystalline
And I can see that it is perfect
And I can see that I am perfect
Here, beneath my trembling chest
Here, beneath, beneath it all
Despite the fall
Grace, truth, beauty, love
Grace, truth, beauty, love
We have it all
We have it all

When she cracks me open I can see
Paints the picture bigger for me
Paints the picture bigger for me

Women's hands, motherlove, sistership
Women's hands, motherlove, sistership
Women's hands, motherlove, sistership
Women's hands, motherlove, sistership
Women's hands, women's hands

Moon River Days

What you give me is more than love
Where you take me is higher up, than I'll ever go
The road brings me home when you're by my side
But the years are passing so fast I could cry
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
And I'll always know
That you were my baby
Someday you'll grow up
But I'll hold on to these memories
These moon river days

What you give me is more than joy
Enough to live for, my darling boy
The bitter and sweet now, the courage you find
To stand on your own now, and leave me behind

But I'll always know
That you were my baby
Someday you'll grow up
But I'll hold onto these memories
These moon river days

Oh, you've got a lot of roads to travel
And soon you're gonna need me no more

But I'll always know
That you were my baby
Someday you'll go
But I'll hold onto these memories
These moon river days

Someday you'll grow
But I'll hold onto these memories
Someday you'll go
But I'll hold onto these memories
These moon river days

Serengeti

(The Way It Feels Bonus Track)

We're on the great migration
I can feel the westward move
There's a quiver in the grasslands
There's a thundering of hooves

For all the time it's taken
For all the nights we've cried
We're on the great migration
Gonna leave it all behind

And all these thoughts and all these dreams
Running wild, alive in me
On our Serengeti
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
We can open up our big sky
And ride the Masai lands
We can strip away the ways we were
In the acacia and the sand

'Cause the rains are gonna fall now
Quench our longing and our thirst
And the lionheart that left us
Gonna bring us back to earth

And all these thoughts and all these dreams
Running wild, alive in me
On our Serengeti
Our Serengeti
On our Serengeti

Well change has such a darkness
When you don't know it's what you need
And now we're in the open plains
I feel like I can see

'Cause the birds are gonna fly now
Wildebeests are gonna run
We're on the great migration
Leaving shadows with the sun

And all these thoughts and all these dreams
Running wild, alive in me
Yeah, all, all these thoughts and all these dreams
Running wild, alive in me

On our Serengeti
On our Serengeti
Our Serengeti

Earth Is My Heaven

(The Way It Feels Bonus Track)

Got a feeling that the joy
Is rising in the clear blue
Got a feeling that the joy
Is coming through

And let the clouds fly high above me
And let the sea, sea roll in
Cause this will be my, be my heaven
That we're living in

Years of flying over
Now I'm coming in to land
See you standing at the edge of summer
Holding out your hands

Let the clouds fly high above me, yeah
And let the sea, the sea roll in
Cause this will be my, be my, be my heaven
That we're living in

I say the earth is my heaven, we're living in
Earth is my heaven, heaven
Heaven, hea-hea-hea-heaven
Oh yeah

Let the clouds fly high above me, yeah
And let the sea, the sea roll in
Cause this will, this will be, be my heaven
That we're living in
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
We're living in heaven
We're living in heaven
Earth is my heaven, earth is my heaven, mmm
Earth is my heaven, heaven
Heav-, heav-, heav-, heav-, heaven

This earth is heaven
This earth, my heav-heaven
Hea-hea-heaven

It's all I need  

Non albums Tracks

Believe In Angels

( The Crow : City Of Angels Soundtrack )

Where the silence falls
There the river runs deep
Where the shadow ends
So begins the dream
Where the hunger leads me
It's hard to believe
I'll be lost to you

It's the blood that ties
It's the hurt that heals
It's the face you hide
Hides the pain you feel
So hold me up now
Yeah, I'm afraid to breathe
An' I'm lost to you
Yeah, I'm lost to you

I believe in a heaven
I believe in the night
I believe there's a path to follow
I believe in the light
Part of you is the devil
Part of you is the light
I'm gonna fly
Through the city of angels

Hold me under
Let the river wash away my sins
Let me drown and you
Let the water and the love rush you
You can hear me whisper
When you're listenin'
And I'm lost to you
Yeah, lost to you

I believe in a heaven
I believe in the night
I believe there's a path to follow
I believe in the light
Part of you is the devil
Part of you is the light
I'm gonna fly
Through the city of angels

It's the blood that ties
It's the hurt that heals
It's the face you hide
Hides the pain you feel
So hold me up now
I long to believe
And I'm lost to you
Yeah, lost to you

I believe in a heaven
I believe in the night
I believe there's a path to follow
I believe in the light
Part of you is the devil
Part of you is the light
I'm gonna fly
Through the city of angels

I believe in a heaven
I believe in the night
I believe there's a path to follow
I believe in the light
Part of you is the devil
Part of you is the light
I'm gonna fly
Through the city of angels

Oh- through the city of angels....

Blessed

( Blow LP )

Tonight my life is moving fast
I sit and watch the demons pass
A world I know but never seen
A fear that ripped the colour from me
I lit a candle for the day
Saw the light around your head
Walked where angels never go
Saw them shining from below

It's easy when you're blessed
With money, love and sex
You're not like all the rest
It's easy when you're blessed

And did your mother lie to you?
You got God and death confused
I can't blame it on your soul
There was nowhere else it could go

It's easy when you're blessed
With money, love and sex
You're not like all the rest
It's easy when you're blessed
It's easy when you're blessed

Blind

( Walk this world EP )

I've been searching for the answers
I've been diving in the sea
I've been haunted by the shadows
Of what we could have been

And its not that I'm broken
And it isn't that I bleed
But when you pulled the stars from the heavens
It got so hard to see

And where would I put my hands now?

Its over now, we had our time
Its over now, we had our time
But you leave me, blind
Will you leave me, blind

Dove for the treasures
We went deep down for the pearls
And we could have cracked it open
Yeah, it could have been so good

And where would I put my hands now?

Its over now, we had our time
Its over now, we had our time

I feel this pain, I know I'm alive
If love is wrong, then I'm doing time
I feel myself, small like a child
My love has gone, how will I survive
It's everywhere, it's in the trees
All those stars and I can't see
I'm blind, I'm blind, I'm blind

And how will you think of us
A crease along your hand
Lying at these temple doors
Beautiful and sad

And where would I put my hands now?

Its over now, we had our time
Its over now , we had our time
But you leave me, blind
Will you leave me, blind

Its in the trees
All those stars and I can't see
Oh, you leave me, you leave
You leave me, blind, blind
Ooh, you leave me, you leave me
Its in the trees
You leave me, you leave me
Blind

Call

( The Recovery Position and Heather Nova )

Open hands slip gently
Stitch by stitch, disarm me
Blindside soul I'm tired, I'm sorry that I have to leave
Eyes wide, lungs tight, suffocating slowly
Breathe

It's all I ask of you
It's all I ask of you
Is you make that call
And breathe my name
That's all

To my lips and through me
Shore to ship, undo me
Whisper not a word
I'm sorry that you had to leave
Birdsong coming on
I'm waking up slowly
Breathe

It's all I ask of you
It's all I ask of you
Is to make that call
And breathe my name
That's all

And we slip away (and we slip away)
And we slipped away (and we slip away)
And we slipped away (slipped away)
And leave no trace

It's all I ask of you
It's all I ask of you
Is to make that call
And breathe my name
That's all

Dancing

( Mensano featuring Heather Nova )

I am the bird that circles
Above the waves
The waves returning and returning
Echoing, echoing, echoing...

Storm on the ocean
Shadows on my skin
This is the dream I'm living in

You were the one light
Burned like the sunlight
This is the dream I've fallen in

I'll be waiting
Sorrow in my hands
I'll be waiting
Dancing like my heart is breaking

Lying awake here
Hollow and stripped bare
Drifting away against the tide

Could be the last time
Could be the one time

I'll be waiting
Sorrow in my hands
I'll be waiting
Dancing like my heart is breaking

I'll be waiting
Sorrow in my hands
I'll be waiting
Dancing like my heart is breaking

Echoing, echoing, echoing...

I am the bird that circles
Above the wave
Echoing

I'll be waiting
Sorrow in my hands
I'll be waiting
Dancing like my heart is breaking
Dancing like my heart is breaking

Dancing like my heart is breaking

Days and nights

( Heart & Shoulder EP )

I'm sorry I just get worried sometimes
And it comes out like anger
And then I take myself by surprise
I find how I feel for you

With a little bit of time
I might come of nothing
With a little bit of time
You might feel the same
'Cause you are my days and nights
You don't realize
You're my days
You're my nights

Each minute is a wide open space
There's too much I know for sure
Tonight I probably push you away
All I want is to feel you close

With a little bit of time
I might come of nothing
With a little bit of time
You might feel the same
'Cause you are my days and nights
You don't realize

I don't wanna feel this strong if it makes me weak
I don't wanna hold on to what's killing me
I don't wanna know, I don't wanna know

Just like the moon and the tide
I'm strapped in my senses
These feelings are mountains sometimes
It's not good pretending

With a little bit of time
I might come of nothing
With a little bit of time
You might feel the pain
'Cause you are my days and nights
You don't realize
'Cause you are my days and nights
I don't wanna feel this strong if it makes me weak
I don't wanna hold on to what's killing me
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know

Drive Away

( Live / Only a bad recording exists )

(?)
I want to be with you

If I could drive away
Drive away with you

Drive away x 2

Possible to become so charming(?)

Want to be looked in the mirror (?)
Butterflies won’t fly away
Want to be loved

In a life I would(???)
Drive away with you x 2
Drive away

Drive away
Drive away-eyayaay

Don’t go away(?)
Can you stay?
Can you (?)

Drive away x 2
Ooo-ooh

(?)

Drive away with you

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Feel you like a river

( On ATB / Two worlds LP )

I could feel you're across the miles of my body
Almost physical, spiritual
Like there was no separation
Like you were right beside me
Like a river

I can feel forever in my mind
I can always reach for you inside
We can stay together in our minds
Feel you like a river,
Never die

Ooh ooh ooh ...

Remember the bridge we crossed
Leaning out over the water,
With the sun streamin' in
Through the leaves
We can keep it alive,
It's just energy

I can feel forever in my mind
I can always reach for you inside
We can stay together in our minds
Feel you like a river,
Never die

Ooh ooh ooh ...

And I feel I feel I feel you
Like a river
And I feel I feel I feel you,
Like a river

I can feel forever in my mind
I can always reach for you inside
We can stay together in our minds
Feel you like a river,
Never die

Ooh ooh ooh ...

And I feel I feel I feel you,
Like a river
And I feel I feel I feel you,
Like a river
And I feel I feel I feel you,
Like a river

Flying as she falls

( The First Recording EP )

The leaves have turned and she has not
And she tells me she can't let him go
And she looks to the moon for answers
And she looks inside and she knows

She dresses by the window
Finds reflection in the pane
She looks towards the winter
And her hair falls around her like rain

She's sighing with September
She would like to run and hide
She's wrapped up in confusion
She unfolds like paper dolls
But she's flying as she falls

The birds have gone and she has not
For she follows the arc of their flight
And the softness has gone from the daylight
And the shadows have grown into night

She's sighing with September
She would like to run and hide
She's wrapped up in confusion
She unfolds like paper dolls
But she's flying as she falls

Soon will come cool October
It will rise all around her like fire
And she gathers her courage like harvest
And she gathers her thoughts and desires
She's sighing with September
She would like to run and hide
She's wrapped up in confusion
She unfolds like paper dolls
But she's flying as she falls

She will not run and hide
She will take it all in stride
And she will
She will
She will be flying as she falls

Further than you

( The First Recording EP )

Comes a wind, carried from the south
Comes a rain, turns up the corners of my mouth

And I like this wide open view
But I'm not looking further than you

Come's a stranger, wants to know my name
Come tomorrow, ooh, I'll still feel the same

And I like this wide open view
But I'm not looking further than you

Oh, on a day like this
You can see forever, but that's okay

Cause I like this wide open view
But I'm not looking further than you

Comes a moon, floating like a fish
Comes a first star, ooh
Who'd have thought it'd come to this

And I like this wide open view
But I'm not looking further than you
Further than you

And I like this wide open view
But I'm not looking further than you

Grow Young

( London Rain EP )

Sitting here on the water's edge
Now that the storm is gone
First time in years it feels like
Nothing's wrong
There've been a lot of changes
I was so lost for a while
Sitting here I remember
How it's easy to smile

Oh let me grow young
Like a brand new day
Like I've just begun
Like a shiver like a rush
Like a soul I might touch
Let me grow young

Nobody to tell me where to go
Nobody to call
Just me and the kiskedees
And my guitar

Oh let me grow young
Like a brand new day
Like I've just begun
Like a shiver like a rush
Like a soul I might touch
Let me grow young

Gotta try to remember this feeling
Gotta store it up inside
Bring it out when it's cold in the city
And I'm worried and tired

Oh let me grow young
Like a brand new day
Like I've just begun
Like a shiver like a rush
Like a soul I might touch
Let me grow young

Home

( Walk this world EP )

Take me home
Send me on a ship
My life leaves me
Homesick

Home
I forget myself
Home
I can't let myself
Let myself go

Miss my baby bones
I know the way they felt
I've been aching
For mother's milk

Home
I forget myself
Home
I can't let myself
Let myself go

And I wanna be only bereft
And I wanna get smartest in my heart
Somebody to cut what I can't chew
Fill me up like it fills the room

Got my big girl
Body and shoes
Sometimes lately
Its hard to choose

Home (can't let myself go)
I forget myself
Home (can't let myself go)
I can't let myself go
Home (can't let myself go)
I forget myself
Home (can't let myself go)
I can't let myself
Let myself
Let myself
Let myself
Let myself go

I Have the Touch

( Peter Gabriel Cover / The Craft Ost )

The time I like is the rush hour, 'cos I like the rush
The pushing of the people, I like it all so much
Such a mass of motion, do not know where it goes
I move with the movement and ... I have the touch

I'm waiting for ignition, I'm looking for a spark
Any chance collision and I light up in the dark
There you stand before me, all that fur and all that hair
Oh, do I dare ... I have the touch

Only, only
Wanting contact
Only, only
I'm wanting contact
Only, only
I'm wanting contact with you
Shake those hands, shake those hands
Give me the thing I understand
Shake those hands, shake those hands
Shake hands, shake hands.

Any social occasion, hello, how do you do
All those introductions, I never miss my cue
So before a question, so before a doubt
My hand moves out and ... I have the touch

Only, only
Wanting contact
Only, only
I'm wanting contact
Only, only
I'm wanting contact with you
Shake those hands, shake those hands
Give me the thing I understand
Shake those hands, shake those hands
Shake those hands

Pull my chin, stroke my hair, scratch my nose, hug my knees
Try drink, food, cigarette, the tension will not ease
I tap my fingers, fold my arms, breathe in deep, cross my legs
Shrug my shoulders, stretch my back, but nothing seems to please

I need contact
I need contact
Nothing seems to please
I need contact
Tac-tacatac, tac-tacatac
I need contact
Nothing seems to please
I need contact
Tac-tacatac, tac-tacatac
I need contact
Ah, Tac-tacatac
I need contact
Nothing seems to please
I need contact
I need contact

I'm Here

Lying in the pampas grass
I'm floating down the Lorelei
I didn't wanna take a chance
I know I should have said goodbye

I'm standing in a cypress grove
I'm walking down the road to Rome
With everything I might've said
And everything I should've known

But I'm here
This is where I'm meant to be
But anyway
This is what I say, yeah, I'm here

I got the world in front of me
And I don't look
Back to see what might've been
’Cause now is what we're living in

I'm looking for the cornerstone
I'm looking for the key to you
I try to find the rainbow's end
But everywhere it turns to blue

Took a lot of wrong turns
I got a lot of slow burns
But I just keep on
Right on with my life

Took a lot of wrong turns
I got a lot of slow burns
But I just keep on
Fucking on with my life

Yeah, I'm here
This is where I'm meant to be
This is what I say, yeah, I'm here
This is where I'm meant to be
Or anyway
This is what I say, yeah, I'm here

Got my world in front of me
And I don't look
Back to see what might've been
’Cause now is what we're living in
Now is what we're living in
Now is what we're living in

I'm on fire

( Bruce Springsteen Cover / Truth & Bone EP )

Hey little boy is your mum home
Did she go away and leave you all alone
I got a bad desire
Oh oh oh, I'm on fire.

Tell me now baby is she good to you
Can she do to you the things that I do
I can take you higher
Oh oh oh, I'm on fire
Oh oh oh, I'm on fire.

Sometimes it's like someone took a knife baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley
Through the middle of my soul.

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire
Oh oh oh, I'm on fire
Oh oh oh, I'm on fire.

In The Garden

( I'm no Angel EP )

In the garden
Was it peaceful
Did he show you how the marigolds grew
When he gave you
Liquorice Allsorts
With the thing he only shared with you

I don't remember, what it feels like
I only know that I don't wanna give it away
I don't remember, all the details
I only know that I don't wanna feel it today

In the garden, in the orange grove
Did he play the games you liked to play
By the fishpond
And the dragon-flies
With the things you swore you never say

I don't remember, what it feels like
I only know that I don't wanna give it away
I don't remember, all the details
I only know that I don't wanna feel it today

So turn the sun around
Turn the sun around
I don't want my body now
I don't want my body now
So turn the sun around
Around, around, around

I don't remember, what it feels like
I only know that I don't wanna give it away
I don't remember, all the details
I only know that I don't wanna feel it today

Turn the sun around
Turn the sun around
I don't want my body now
I don't want my body now
So turn the sun around
Turn the sun around
Turn the sun around
Turn the sun around
Around, around, around, around, around

*** Thanx a lot to Lisa who corrected a mistake ***

I See It All

Now I see you as you are
We all are darkness and each of us a star
And we are always climbing higher, only still to fall
For the ways of the world are not the ways of the heart at all

And now I see it all
My heart connects with a painting on the wall
And now in the light she made, and now in the subject's gaze
And now I see it all

We judge the meaning by the look
We read the cover without opening the book
And we forget our goodness and the real thing and the purpose
Till we find ourselves in shallow waters
Not knowing how we hurt each other
When all we want is to be painted as we are

And now I see it all
My heart connects with the painting on the wall
And now in the light she made, and now in the subject's gaze
And now I see it all
Now, I see it all
Now, I see it all

Life brought to life in the canvas and the pigment
Mixed just right with the soul and the turpentine and the intent
A big idea that starts from a feeling and it starts small
She reaches in and reaches deep so she can reach us all

Now I see it all
My heart connects with the painting on the wall
And now in the light she made, and now in the subject's gaze
And now in a hundred ways
Now, I see it all, I see it

Now in the light she made, and now in the subject's gaze
Now, now I see it all
Now, I see it all, I see it, now
Now I see it all

I Wanna Be Your Light

( Live with Mishka / 2014)

Heather :
Nothing's promised in this life
So I'm thankful that we're here tonight
Take my hand and let's look up
At the stars, we can make them ours

Heather and Mishka :
I wanna be your light, let me be your light
I'll light your way across the milky way
I wanna be your star, let me be your star
I'll light your way across the milky way

Mishka :
Well I don't want to see you crying
All the pain you hold inside
Life is waiting, don't forget
You are free, and I'll help you see

Heather and Mishka :
I wanna be your light, let me be your light
I'll light your way across the milky way
I wanna be your star, let me be your star
I'll light your way across the milky way
There it go

Heather :
And there's no time in life to judge
Only time enough for love
So as another night slips by
Let us dance beneath the sky, yeah

Heather and Mishka :
I wanna be your light, let me be your light
I'll light your way across the milky way
I wanna be your star, let me be your star
I'll light your way across the milky way

Heather and Mishka :
I wanna be your light, let me be your light
I'll light your way across the milky way
I wanna be your star, let me be your star
I'll light your way across the milky way

*** Thanx a lot to Cassander from Heathernova.net for this one ***

Leaving For London

( Berit Fridahl Collaboration )

I’m going to London
I’m sitting on a plane
I’m leaving my hometown
Making promises

Gazing at the sky
I’m going away for awhile

I’m going to smile
They pass us on and on

It’s a wonderful Sunday to fulfill a dream

Stop stealing a child
‘Cause this is what it's all about

Heather Nova background :
Look, what we can do
Let our feelings go where I go
Look, what you make me do
Na na na na na na na x2

I’m learning to fly now
And move my feet around
I’m gaining the power
To see this day alone

Stop being so blue
Look to see what else’s goin’ on

Heather Nova background :
Look, what we can do
Let our feelings go where I go
Look, what you make me do
Na na na na na na na x2

I’m going to London
I’m sitting on a plane

Heather Nova :
Sitting on a plane

I’m leaving my home town

Heather Nova :
Home town, leaving ahaaaaa

All the promises
Stop being so blue
Cause this is what it’s all about

Heather Nova background :
Look, what we can do
Let our feelings go where I go
Look, what you make me do
Na na na na na na na x2

Look, what we can do
Let our feelings go where I go
Look, what you make me do
Na na na na na na na x 2

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Let's Not Talk About Love

( Duet with Benjamin Biolay / French edition of Storm LP )

Heather Nova :
I don't know if I love you
Or if it's all in my head
I don't know if I love you
Though I know it's what I said

Heather Nova & Benjamin Biolay :
Oh I don't know
This love is something I don't understand


Benjamin Biolay :
Serait-ce à nouveau le chant des sirènes

Heather Nova :

But I'll stay here tonight and I'll keep the flame alight

Heather Nova & Benjamin Biolay :
Let's not talk about love / Ne dis plus que tu m'aimes

Benjamin Biolay :
On jurerait que tu te fous
Que je file à l'indienne
Si plus rien ne vaut le coup
Plus rien ne vaut la peine


Heather Nova & Benjamin Biolay :
Oh I don't know
This love is something I don't understand


Benjamin Biolay :
Serait-ce à nouveau le chant des sirènes

Heather Nova & Benjamin Biolay :
Laisse passer la nuit
Et nage entre les murenes
Mais ne dis plus que tu m'aimes


Benjamin Biolay :
Dans la nuit d’ébène
Un ciel de traîne
Ni théories
Ni théorèmes


Heather Nova :

But I'll stay here tonight and I'll keep the flame alight

Heather Nova & Benjamin Biolay :
Let's not talk about / Ne dis plus que tu
Let's not talk / Ne dis plus
Let's not talk about love / Ne dis plus que tu m'aimes

Heather Nova :
I don't know if I love you
Or if it's all in my head
I don't know if I love you
Though I know it's what I said

Heather Nova & Benjamin Biolay :
Oh I don't know
This love is something I don't understand


Benjamin Biolay :
Is it sirens’ singing again ?

Heather Nova :

But I'll stay here tonight and I'll keep the flame alight

Heather Nova & Benjamin Biolay :
Let's not talk about love / Don’t tell anymore that you love me

Benjamin Biolay :
One could swear that you don’t care
That I run away
If nothing’s worth it
Nothing’s worth the trouble


Heather Nova & Benjamin Biolay :
Oh I don't know
This love is something I don't understand


Benjamin Biolay :
Is it sirens’ singing again ?

Heather Nova & Benjamin Biolay :
Let pass the night
And swim among the morays
But don’t tell anymore that you love me


Benjamin Biolay :
In the ebony night
A rear sky
Neither theories
Nor theorems


Heather Nova :

But I'll stay here tonight and I'll keep the flame alight

Heather Nova & Benjamin Biolay :
Let's not talk about / Don’t tell anymore that you
Let's not talk / Don’t tell anymore
Let's not talk about love / Don’t tell anymore that you love me

Like a hurricane

( Neil Young Cover / Truth & Bone EP )

Once I thought I saw you in a crowded hazy bar,
Dancing on the light from star to star.
Far across the moonbeam I know that's who you are,
I saw your brown eyes turning once to fire.

You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
Somewhere safer where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but I get so blown away.

I am just a dreamer, and you are just a dream,
You could have been anyone to me.
Before that moment you touched my lips
That moment when time just slips away,
Between us on our foggy trip.

You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but I get so blown away.
Yeah yeah, hi hi, yeah, blown away
Yeah yeah, hi hi, yeah.

I am just a dreamer, and you are just a dream,
You could have been anyone to me.
Before that moment you touched my lips
That moment when time just slips away,
Between us on our foggy trip.

You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but I get so blown away.

Love will find you

( On ATB / Two worlds LP )

Ooh, listen
Let it go
Hmm let it go
Everything

I believe it's all inside you
All the answers
Stripped it down
And see the light cut
Through the cry
I believe it takes a moment
Just to know it
Listen to the wind

Let go of the fear
Let go of everything
Let go of what's real
Love will find you

There you go, you're down again
Disbeliever
Hoping for a way to get through
Desire
Everything in life has shown you
It's so easy
Listen to the wind

Let go of the fear
Let go of everything
Let go of what's real
Love will find you

Let go of the fear
Let go of everything
Let go of what's real
Love will find you

I believe it's all inside inside you
All the answers
Stripped it down and see the light cut
Through the cry
I believe it takes a moment,
Just to know it
Listen to the wind

Let go of the fear
Let go of everything
Let go of what's real
Love will find you

Let go of the fear
Let go of everything
Let go of what's real
Love will find you

Love, let go, let go, let go, let go
Ooh ooh oooh...

Man In The Ocean

( I'm no Angel EP )

This is a song for the man who went down
This is a song for the man in the ocean
This is a heartbeat
This is a part of me

Everyone's reading in, in the papers
Feeling the fear and forgetting it later
This is a heartbeat
This is a part of me

This is the first step learning to fall
These are the wings, this is the call
This is the first kiss, bringing it home
This is the breath and the sex and the bones

And my hands, are full of life
And the rhythm in you, is the rhythm in me
And my hands, are full of life
Oooh, you make me feel

And this is the curse to the wave, that threw you
This is the shame of the years I slept
This is the glory, these are the tears
This is the longing in your belly
This is the siren in your veins
This is the light in the eyes of angels
This is the dark in the heart of danger

And my hands, are full of life
And the rhythm in you, is the rhythm in me
And my hands, are full of life
Oooh, you make me feel

We live forever our minds
A bit still we know there's never time
Enough to share the ones we loved
Enough to have to care to live above
I feel the chain that brings to time
I feel the way you left behind
I feel, this is a part of me

And my hands, are full of life
And the rhythm in you, is the rhythm in me
And my hands, are full of life
Oooh, you make me feel

And I know how loud a heart can beat
And the rhythm in you, is the rhythm in me
And I know, I know
Cause I've heard them scream

This is a heartbeat, this is a part of me
This is a heartbeat, this is a part of me
This is a heartbeat, this is a part of me
This is a heartbeat, this is a part of me

Many Rivers To Cross

( Jimmy Cliff Cover / Heart & Shoulder EP )

Many rivers to cross
But I can`t seem to find
My way over

Wandering I am lost
As I travel along
The white cliffs of Dover

Many rivers to cross
And it`s only my will
That keeps me alive

I`ve been licked
Washed up for years
And I merely survive
Because of my pride

And this loneliness won`t leave me alone
It`s such a drag to be on your own
My man he left me but he wouldn't say why
Well I guess, I have to try

Many rivers to cross
But just where to begin
I`m playing for time

There`ll be times I find myself
Thinking of committing
Some dreadful crime.

And this loneliness won`t leave me alone
It`s such a drag to be on your own
My man he left me but he wouldn't say why
Well I guess, I have to try, yeah yeah

Rivers, rivers to cross
Yeah yeah
Rivers to cross

Mooie Dag

( Blof feat. Heather Nova )

Blof :

De zon, het zand, de hitte en de rustige rivier
De stilte en de droogte, en de leegte van dit hier
De hemel en de aarde, de weidsheid van het land
En de wijsheid van één man, dat is genoeg
Er is niets waar ik op wacht
Morgen blijft het nacht

Ik overdacht mijn zorgen en de wereld
En alle keren dat ik wakker lag
Ik besloot
Wat een mooie dag
Wat een mooie dag"

Heather Nova :

Valleys and hills
And all the world has brought me to this place
Yellow sky
In your own sea

Waiting in the wasted
There’s nothing to me now
The love that I’ve found
Is all I need.

There’s nothing that I’ve waited for
Think about the tides
And all the soil in the world
And all the time I lay awake at home
What a beautiful day x2

Blof / Heather Nova :

Er is niets waar ik op wacht / There’s nothing that I’ve waited for
Morgen blijft het nacht / Think about the sun
Ik overdacht mijn zorgen en de wereld / And all the soil in the world
En alle keren dat ik wakker lag / And all the time I lay awake at home
Ik besloot
Wat een mooie dag / What a beautiful day
Wat een mooie dag / What a beautiful day

Blof / Heather Nova :

Er is niets waar ik op wacht / There’s nothing that I’ve waited for
Morgen blijft het nacht / Think about the tides
Ik overdacht mijn zorgen en de wereld / And all the soil in the world
En alle keren dat ik wakker lag / And all the time I lay awake at home
Ik besloot
Wat een mooie dag / What a beautiful day
Wat een mooie dag / What a beautiful day

Blof & Heather Nova :

What a beautiful day
What a beautiful day

Blof :

Voor de dood

*** Thanx a lot to Chessimprov & Michel for this one ***

New love

( The First Recording EP )

There's a barge going by on the river
Yellow against the blue
There's a bus driving up along the bridge
And it's red like the color of new love

And I need new love
And I need true love
And I need to be held
And I need to be told
There's more to come

There's a woman beside a window
Quiet against the street
There's a man beside a magazine stand
Looks like he's waiting to meet someone

And I need new love
And I need true love
And I need to be held
And I need to be told
There's more to come

And everything reminds me of you
Everything reminds me of you
And everything reminds me of things we used to do
Everything reminds me of you
And even though I miss you, I know we're through
And I need to find something new

And I need new love
And I need true love
And I need to be held
And I need to be told
There's more to come

There's a man playing guitar in the subway
Everything reminds me of you
Gentle against the crowd
Everything reminds me of you
There's a kid in the upstairs apartment
Everything reminds me of you
Plays his recorder, wakes me up from above

And I need new love
And I need true love
And I need to be held
And I need to be told
There's more to come

Everything reminds me of you

Nothing

( Heart & Shoulder EP )

The truth comes over me
Like wine, like summer heat

The world, it moves too fast
I miss my simple past

And I can see
For all the things I think I need
Brother take me out to where the reef ends
Where there's only, only green sea
Brother take me out to where the reef ends
I only want to want
Nothing

Child, she knows it's good
She plays the way she should
Her days, they taste like lime
She moves in perfect time

And I can see
For all the things I think I need
Brother take me out to where the reef ends
Where there's only, only green sea
Brother take me out to where the reef ends
I only want to want
Nothing, nothing, no

There's no promises
Today is all there is

And I can't see
For all the things I think I need
Brother take me out to where the reef ends
Where there's only, only green sea
Brother take me out to where the reef ends
I only want to want
Nothing, oh nothing, nothing


*** Thanx to Luli who helped me with this one ***

Paint The World

( Virus of the mind EP )

It's like a chain reaction
Misunderstanding every word
It's like a train to nowhere
And everyone gets hurt

And maybe if I paint the world.. black
And maybe if I paint the world.. white
Cause you don't seem to see it quite like I do
And we don't seem to see it eye to eye

We never go the distance
We just [..] in the dirt
And I could say I'm sorry
But I want you to say it first

And maybe if I paint the world.. black
And maybe if I paint the world.. white
Cause you don't seem to see it quite like I do
And we don't seem to see it eye to eye

This is so stupid
This is all so lame
This is so stupid
Playing these games
Everything is unfocused
Everything is stained
This is so stupid
Playing these games

Well I could learn to fake it
And you could learn to bruise
And maybe we can make it
But then it's easier to lose

And maybe if I paint the world.. black
And maybe if I paint the world.. white
Cause you don't seem to see it quite like I do
And we don't seem to see it eye to eye

This is so stupid
This is all so lame
This is so stupid
Playing these games
Everything is unfocused
Everything's in pain
This is so stupid

Maybe if I paint the world.. black
And maybe if I paint the world.. white
Cause you don't seem to feel it quite like I do
And we don't seem to see it eye to eye

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

The Phantom of the Opera

( Live Cardiff / Charity Concert october 2001 )

Heather Nova ( Christine ) :
In sleep he sang to me
In dreams he came
That voice which calls to me
And speaks my name

And do I dream again?
For now I find
The Phantom of the Opera is there
Inside my mind

Midge Ure ( The Phantom ) :
Once sing again with me
Our strange duet
My power over you
Grows stronger yet

And though you turn from me
To glance behind
The Phantom of the Opera is there
Inside your mind

Heather Nova :
Those who have seen your face
Draw back in fear
I am the mask you wear

Midge Ure :
It's me they hear

Midge Ure / Heather Nova :
Your/my spirit and your/my voice,
In one combined
The Phantom of the Opera is there
Inside your/my mind

Offstage voices:
He's there, the Phantom of the Opera
Beware the Phantom of the Opera

Midge Ure :
In all your fantasies,
You always knew
That man and mystery

Heather Nova :
Were both in you

Midge Ure / Heather Nova :
And in this labyrinth
Where night is blind
The Phantom of the Opera is there
Here inside your/my mind

Midge Ure :
Sing for me

Heather Nova :
He's there, the Phantom of the Opera

Midge Ure :

Sing for me


Heather Nova :
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Photograph

( Exclusive dvd song )

I slipped in, into warm water,
Into those hands,
Up through the delta
Up through the fog, like a hungry dog.

It's like a photograph. It's like a dream I had
Vivid and fading fast, it was never meant to last.

The lilies were blooming; a hundred of them
Intoxicating me - filling the room,
The city below us, lit up like Christmas,
Hanging on every word of your foreign tongue.

It's like a photograph. It's like a dream I had
Vivid and fading fast, it was never meant to last

So take a picture from the ceiling,
All the colours in me bleeding
It's like a photograph, it's like a photograph
So take a picture of the feeling
All the colours in me reeling
It's like a photograph, it's like a photograph

Leave it behind you, a skid mark in the dust
A storm on your pillow
Put it down to lust

Renegade

( ATB featuring Heather Nova )

Take care, cause I'm coming in
I see my shadow and I don't know when
I'm alive with you
And it feels so true

We don't need shelter in this sky
Bring back the storms that made us high
I'm alive with you

Baby, I'm a renegade like you
Baby, I'm searching too
Been around the world
Now I'm running back to you

Baby, I'm a renegade like you
Baby, I'm hurting too
Been around the world
Now I'm running back to you

Sweetheart, this world it makes no sense
Sweetheart, this world it makes no sense
Sweetheart, sweetheart, sweetheart...

Sweetheart, this world it makes no sense
No pot of gold incense
I'm alive with you

We don't need shelter on this sky
Bring back the storms that made us high
But we're alive

Baby, I'm a renegade like you
Baby, I'm searching too
Been around the world
Now I'm running back to you

Baby, I'm a renegade like you
Baby, I'm hurting too
Been around the world
Now I'm running back to you

Find a dream, we'll take it all together
Find a dream cause you're the one I need
Find a dream, cause we won't live forever
Find a dream

Baby, I'm a renegade
Baby, I'm a renegade
Baby, I'm a renegade like you

Run with me, we'll take it all together
Run with me, cause you're the one I need
Run with me, cause we won't live forever
Run with me
With me

Baby, I'm a renegade like you
Been around the world
Now I'm running back to you

Baby, I'm a renegade like you
Baby, I'm hurting' too
Been around the world
Now I'm running back to you

Sail on

( Together As One EP )

My life is a chain of islands
My life is a string of pearls
Every heartbeat is a new beginning
And each breath brings a whole new world

I was born at the end of an evening
The day I die will be a brand new day
If my song is one star shining
Then my symphony is the Milky Way

I know the stars by the space between them
You can't have islands without the sea
Pure thin air is what defines me
I can't be real if I can't float free

Mmm ooh
Oo-ooh ooh

I feel your touch when we're not touching
The feeling's strongest when the feeling's gone
My life is a chain of islands
Land for a moment, then sail on

Sail on
Sail on
Land and sail on

Sail on
Sail on
Land and sail on

Sail, ooh
Land and sail on

*** Thanx a lot to Cassander from Heathernova.net & Chessimprov for these lyrics ***

Ship Song

( Nick Cave Cover / London Rain EP )

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, darling
Every time you come around

Come loose your dogs upon me
And let your hair hang down
You are a little mystery to me
Every time you come around

We talk about it all night long
We define our moral ground
But when I crawl into your arms
Everything comes tumbling down

Your face has fallen sad now
For you know the time is nigh
When I must remove your wings
And you, you must try to fly

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, darling
Every time you come around

Come loose your dogs upon me
And let your hair hang down
You are a little mystery to me
Every time you come around

Shoreline

( Sandy Dillon f/ Heather Nova - Nobody's Sweetheart LP )

Take a look on down by the shoreline.
Baby ask me ??
??? most days
I walk inside ?? your face

If I could eat
If I could sleep
If I could force myself to weep
If I had faith
If I had hope
If we had time
By the shoreline

Heather Nova background :
Walk along the road
there's no end today

Try to walk the beach
Try to care.

Heather Nova background:
Somebody swims
Somebody drowns

(Heather Nova crooning)

Somebody

Heather Nova echoes in background :
If I could eat
If I could sleep
If I could force myself to weep
If I had faith
If I had hope
If we had time

Heather Nova continues to echo in background:
If I could weep
If I could stay
If I could find another man

If I could sing
into the lake
??

Heather Nova :
The lake

Heather Nova echoes in background :
If I could force the sand to weep
If I had hope
If we had time

Heather Nova continues echoes in background :
If we could weep
If I could stay
If I could find another way
If I could sing
into the wind
???

By the shoreline

(Heather Nova croons) x2

By the shoreline

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Someone New

( Duet with Eskobar on their new LP )

Eskobar :
So is it goodbye?
Is it time to set you free?

Heather Nova :
Is it time to let it fly?

Heather nova & Eskobar :
Is it time to let it bleed

Eskobar :
We used to take turns
To cover up the pain

Heather Nova :
Deep below it burns
And the fellin' still remains

Eskobar :
You're gonna find someone new
I really hope you do
'Cause I love you
And the sun will come on thru,
It's gonna shine for you
'Cause I adore you

Eskobar :
Yes we gave it a try

Heather nova & Eskobar :
But maybe for too long
Out of every sorrow
Another day will dawn

Eskobar :
You're gonna find someone new
I really hope you do
'Cause I love you
And the sun will come on thru,
It's gonna shine for you
'Cause I adore you

Heather Nova :
And the road travels on
But I'm still near you
In my life, like a song
I will still hear you
Still


Eskobar :
You're gonna find someone new
I really hope you do
'Cause I love you

You're gonna find someone new
I really hope you do
'Cause I love you
And the sun will come on thru,
It's gonna shine for you

Heather nova & Eskobar :
'Cause I adore you

Eskobar :
You're gonna find someone new
I really hope you do
'Cause I love you
And the sun will come on thru,
It's gonna shine for you

Heather nova & Eskobar :
'Cause I adore you

Heather nova & Eskobar :
Sun will shine for you
'Cause I adore you
Sun will shine for you
'Cause I adore you
Sun will shine for you
'Cause I adore you
Sun will shine for you
Sun will shine for you
'Cause I adore you

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Straight To Hell

( Clash Cover / The Clash Tribute LP )

If you can play on the fiddle
How's about a British reel?
Speaking in quotation
As railhead towns feel the steel
Water froze

Clear as winter ice
This is your paradise

There ain't no need for you
There ain't no need for you
Go straight to hell boys
Straight to hell boys

You wanna join in a chorus
Of the Amerasian blues
When it's Christmas in Ho Chi Minh
Oh poppa San take me home
See me got a photograph of you Mamma-san
Oh poppa San take me home
Oh take me home

Straight to hell
Go straight to hell
Go straight to hell boys
Straight to hell

Can you cough it up loud and strong
The immigrants
Wanna sing all night long
It could be anywhere
Could be any hemisphere
And no man's land
And there ain't no asylum here
King Solomon he never lived 'round here

Go straight to hell boys
Go straight to hell boys
Straight to hell
Straight to hell boys


*** A great thanx to Rafet For this one ***

Stars Will Be Shining

( Live with Mishka / 2014 )

Mishka :
They'll be shining there, will be shining there, will be shining there for you
They'll be shining there, will be shining there, will be shining there for you, yeah
Maybe one day, we find that natural place not so far from the ocean side,
And take the time to find that natural pace and look up into the sky

Mishka and Heather :
'Cause stars will be shining there for you
Stars will be shining there for you

Mishka :
You may jog through some desolate places where the only thing that goes is strife
Even trying to see some desperate faces, but looking to the book of life, because now

Mishka and Heather :
Stars will be shining there for you, yeah
Stars will be shining there for you

Heather :
I tried to find some words that would comfort your soul and take you to a higher plane
Some tried and true words that never grow old, but right now to you all I'm saying

Mishka and Heather :
Is stars will be shining there for you, yeah
Stars will be shining there for you
Well it's a beautiful night tonight, turn off your tv, turn off your light
And baby, come outside even though for so long clouds have shrouded your sight, yeah

Mishka :
Oh, decisions, decisions, so many choices, where you gonna make your bed
There's a song in your heart, but it's drowned by the voices that babble on in your head

Mishka and Heather :
And stars will be shining there for you, yeah
Stars will be shining there for you
They'll be shining there, will be shining there, will be shining there for you
They'll be shining there, will be shining there, will be shining there for you

They'll be shining there, will be shining there, will be shining there for you
They'll be shining there, shining there, shining there for you

Mishka :
Maybe one day we find that natural place not so far from the ocean side
Take the time to find our natural pace and look up into the sky

*** Thanx a lot to Cassander from Heathernova.net for this one ***

Stayin' Alive

( Bee Gees Cover / Live song 2001 )

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
I'm a woman's man no time to talk
Music loud and women warm
I've been kicked around since I was born.
And now it's all right. It's OK
And you may look the other way
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man.

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive

Well now, I get low and I get high,
And if I can't get either, I really try
Got the wings of heaven on my shoes
I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose
You know it's all right. It's Ok
I'll live to see another day
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive

Life goin' nowhere
Somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah

Life goin' nowhere
Somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
I'm a woman's man no time to talk
Music loud and women warm
I've been kicked around since I was born
And now it's all right. It's Ok
And you may look the other way
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive
Stayin' alive

Summertime

(George Gershwin / Live 2015)

Summertime, and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin', are jumpin', are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Oh, your daddy's rich
And your ma is good-lookin'
So hush hush little baby
Don't you cry, don't you cry, don't you cry
Don't you cry, don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're gonna rise up singing
And you'll spread your wings
And take, take to the sky
Take to the sky

But 'til that morning
No one can harm you, no, no
So hush little baby
Don't you cry, don't you cry, don't you cry
Don't cry, don't worry

Hush little baby, hush little baby
Don't you cry

Sweet November

( Virus of the mind EP )

Sweet november.. you stole my heart
I let it go with all the fear and doubt
Sweet november.. you opened my mind
With all the sweetness that you left behind
And I'm living, with a vision of you
All the days grow colder, but I know
It's not the way I'm holding on but how I'm letting go
And how I will remember
Sweet november

And now you're with me
You're with me in the sun
I'm a baby in a world that's just begun
And now you're with me
You're with me in the rain
I'm so glad that I will never be the same
Cause I'm living with a vision of you

All the leaves are falling, falling down like snow
It's not the way I'm holding on it's how I'm letting go
But how, I will remember
Sweet november
Sweet november

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

These walls

( The First Recording EP )

In your heart, there are oceans
In your heart, there are flowering trees
Look inside, it lives inside these walls
Your body is

In your dreams, you've seen castles
In your dreams, you've been kings and queens
You've ridden white horses past these walls
Your body is

And I'm not one to say I know what you go through
I only want to
Open wide the window and let sunlight through
For you

In your face, I see longing
In your face, I see hopes and fears
And you've been locked for too long behind these walls
Your body is

I'm not one to say I know what you go through
I only want to
Open wide the window and let sunlight through
For you

Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me
What you feel
Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me
What you need
Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me
Everything

Take my hand and I'll lead you
Take my word that I'll not deceive you
And I only want to carry you on beyond these walls
Your body is

I'm not one to say I know what you go through
I only want to
Open wide the window and let sunlight through
For you

*** Thanx a lot to Stan who updated this one ***

Together as one

( Together As One EP )

The wind is up, I'll take you with me
We'll ride the waves and build a dream together
We'll set the sails and as in life
We'll take each turn; the fair and stormy weather
Cause it's in our hearts, it's in our minds
With only our fears to leave behind

And we'll be sailing to get there
Sailing to come back home
Sailing, sailing
Together we can learn to live as one

We are an island in the sea
We are all sailors you and me, remember
So like our fathers did before
Let's weigh the anchors and explore together
Cause it's in our blood, it's in our veins
We're taking it back to win again

And we'll be sailing to get there
Sailing to come back home
Sailing, sailing
Together we can learn to live as one

We have the chance to shine (we have the chance to shine)
To pull together, leave our differenes behind
Cause it's in our hearts, it's in our souls
Just as they did in days of old
Take up the challenge of the sea
And we can set our mind and spirits free

Cause we'll be sailing to get there
Sailing to come back home
Sailing, sailing
Together we can learn to live as one
Yeah, together we can learn to live as one

*** Thanx a lot to Cassander from Heathernova.net & Chessimprov for these lyrics ***

Untitled live song

( Live )

I walked along the shore today
Stood lookin’ out across the bay
Took off my shoes pulled back my hair I
Looked into the water there
Thought about my life and where I had to go
And what I know now
I feel older
Than I must be

Still the wonder stirs me up I
Still my dreams are pullin’ at me
Things I want to feel and see

Thought about the passing time

Of what we’re really trying to find
Where we go when we’re gone
I just can’t walk it on

Up to the rocks I waited you
Above my ankles and my shoes
I felt the sand beneath my feet weak

Take the bitter with the sweet
Take the pain in search of joy

I’m still the child I was inside
Emotions that I tried to hide

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Water From Wine

( London Rain EP )

I've lost my headlights
Dark lets me see too much
And i'm just groping
for anything to touch

Am I a seabird
I have the strangest cry
Am i just drifting
Am i too far inside

Everything's changing
Everything's changing my mind
I'm going backwards
Backwards to water from wine

I can hear thunder
But I am made of stone
I'm reaching out
I'm reaching out but I'm still alone

I look for my body
but it just disappears
Nodody knows me
Everything feels like years

Everything's changing
Everything's changing my mind
I'm going backwards
Backwards to water from wine

I look for joy
It's in the cracks sometimes
I can hear music
but it's been locked inside

Everything's changing
Everything's changing my mind
I'm going backwards
Backwards to water from wine

Everything's changing
Everything's changing my mind
I'm going backwards
Backwards to water from wine

Every night owns me, nothing is holy
Every night owns me, nothing is holy

We Can Work It Out

( Beatles Cover - I am Sam OST )

Try to see it my way
Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on?
While you see it your way
Run the risk of knowing that our love may soon be gone

We can work it out
We can work it out

Think of what you're saying
You can get it wrong and still you think that it's alright
Think of what I'm saying
We can work it out and get it straight, or say good night

We can work it out
We can work it out

Life is very short
And there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend
I have always thought that it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

Try to see it my way
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong
While you see it your way
There's a chance that we may fall apart before too long

We can work it out
We can work it out

Life is very short
And there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend
I have always thought that it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

Try to see it my way
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong.
While you see it your way
There's a chance that we may fall apart before too long

We can work it out
We can work it out

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