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Album: Awake and Dreaming

1. Breathing

2. All About You

3. A Lotta Nerve

4. I Pray

5. Sister

6. Till We Have Faces

7. There Must Be More

8. Over My Shoulder

9. Awake and Dreaming

10. The Rain

11. From the Outside In

EP: Never Alone                              

1. Never Alone

2. Never Gonna Find

3. Whats in a Moment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

   

Breathing

Breathing in, yeah, breathing out

I'm waking up and finding out

I'm so far; how far's bizarre

 

Behind the years all stacked and checked

And those ahead seem wasted breath

And they seem, to me, yeah me    

That time goes by so fast

 

Breathing in and breathing out

Have I wasted years, in living blind?

Chasing lies, ignoring time, away?

Breathing in and breathing out

Have I wasted years, in living blind?

Chasing lies, ignoring time, away?

 

I’ve crossed the line there’s no way back

Forgot I was moving, now I’m off track

And it seems, to me, yeah me

 

I’ve wasted time, can't pay that debt

Find the right thing, do that next

Is the key, for me, yeah, me  

And time goes by so fast

 

Breathing in and breathing out

Have I wasted years in living blind?

Chasing lies, ignoring time, away?

 

Breathing in and breathing out

Have I wasted years, in living blind?

Chasing lies, ignoring time, away?

 

Wasted all in breathing out

Wasted all in breathing in

Chasing lies, ignoring time, away

Breathing in and breathing out

It’s wasted all, in living blind

Chasing lies, ignoring time, away

 

 

 

All About You 

 

Walking down a highway, blind

A trail of selfish life behind

With Feeling as the place to hide, 

You know you're justified

Experience is the only guide

It's all about you

It's all about you

 

Now you're hearing lots of voices

Making lots of noises, yeah

Screaming their salvation

Screaming condemnation

Screaming for attention, screaming:

It's all about you

It's all about you

 

Now I’m living like I’m never gonna have to

Give an answer for the way I’m living, who I’m kidding, I don’t really know

Maybe digging deeper, chases faking, waking sleepers, finding truth:

Find it and wake

 

Feeling good and on our way

Just another sunny blue day

Piper and the reaper always someone else's keeper

Never gonna drop our way

It's all about you

It's all about you

 

Now I’m living like I’m never gonna have to

Give an answer for the way I’m living, who I’m kidding, I don’t really know

Maybe digging deeper, chases faking, waking sleepers, finding truth:

Find it and wake

 

Now I’m living like I’m never gonna have to

Give an answer for the way I’m living, who I’m kidding, I don’t really know

Maybe digging deeper, chases faking, waking sleepers, finding truth

Find it and wake

 

 

 

 

A Lotta Nerve

 Out on her own and she's living

Just for today

Such a lot of things to do and still

So much to say

Out on your motorbike riding

Harder every day

In neon boots you just don’t care

What the others say

 

So self-assured now baby

And on your way

So self-assured now baby

You got, you got, you got a lotta of nerve you got. . .

 

. . . a way

Don’t ya change?

You got a lotta of nerve

Don’t ya change?

You got a lotta of nerve

Don't ya change?

 

Her parties rock with crazy friends

All on their way

You always bop, like no one sees,

Up on any stage

Her art's her own, a mix, Picasso and New-Wave

Blonde and blue-eyed at the beach with a bucket and spade

  

So self-assured now baby 

And on your way

So self-assured now baby

You got, you got, you got a lotta of nerve you got. . . 

  

... a way

Don't ya change?

You got a lotta of nerve

Don’t ya change?

You got a lotta of nerve

Don’t ya change

  

You suit yourself; you’re three years-old

And Life is fun, there’s more to come

No time to cry, just wipe your eyes

‘Cause life is on, you gotta run

You’re three years-old

And Life is fun

 

You got away

You’ve got away

You got a lotta nerve

Don’t change!

You got a lotta nerve

Don’t change!

 

 

I Pray 

Can’t sleep tonight or drown the doubt

Of the voice that whispers “loser”

A million thoughts crowd out the light

And leave me my accuser

  

And all I feel is that I don’t know

While words of wisdom make it so

And all I have are questions why

Where every answer seems a lie

 

And so I pray for hope and life to live

And I walked away

Will I ever heal again?

The weight of life too hard to hold

I walked away

Will I ever heal again?

 

Scars they run like river veins

Through the time and life still healing

With the whispered thoughts and the phantom pains

Old scenes alive and they're breathing

  

And all I felt now comes to mind

And laughs at wisdom and it calls it blind

'Cause still no answers pay the night

To share the lies that hide inside

 

And so I pray for hope and life to live

And I walked away

Will I ever heal again?

The weight of life too hard to hold

I walked away

Will I ever heal again?

 

And so I pray for hope and life to live

And I walked away

Will I ever heal again?

The weight of life too hard to hold

I walked away

Will I ever heal again?

 

 

 

Sister

 Sister where’s your heart tonight?

Where’s your mind your thoughts tonight?

And the smile inside of you,

The light inside of you?

 

Are you walking yesterdays,

Tomorrow's sunrise in your eyes?

Or with me here and now

With me here and now?

 

Sister where’s your hope tonight,

Where’s your heart your guiding light,

To find your way alone,

To find your way back home?

 

Sister oh so far away

You're living night I’m living day

With all the years between

All the years between

 

Sister where’s your hope tonight,

Where’s your heart your guiding light,

To find your way alone,

 To find your way back home?

  

Sister where’s your hope tonight,

Where’s your heart your guiding light,

To find your way alone,

To find your way back home?

 

 

 

Till We Have Faces 

Been so many places, and I’ve travelled so far

I've seen so many faces, I forget which one you are

 

I've been to extremes, as I reached for stars

Seen so many dreams, I forget which one you are

 

Lost you in the crowd, lost you in the crowd

I couldn’t see

I lost you on the way, lost you on the way

To finding me

 

‘Till we have faces can’t find the words

‘Till we have faces can’t meet the mind

You are

‘Till we have faces can’t find the words

‘Till we have faces can’t reach the mind

You are

 

I lost you in the crowd, lost you in the crowd

I couldn't see

I lost you on the way, lost you on the way

To finding me

 

I lost you in the crowd, in the crowd

I couldn't see

I lost you on the way, on the way

To finding me

 

Losing you, I'm losing you

Losing you, I'm losing me

And now losing you, I'm losing me

 

 

 

There Must Be More 

Dressed up, silver words on our lips

We're laughing, joking, saying “I do”

You know it's the way, eclipse

With candy coated smile, “I do”

 

We talk about the things that we do

And decorate a word maybe two

You say it's all good, all true

A figment of your point of view

 

And there must be more than this

More than candy-coated picture white lies, big smile

Waving, playing “look at me”

Oh . . .

 

We’re laughing, singing “I love you”

Up close and smiling words apart

A snapshot of a moment gone soon

That's worlds away till Death us part

 

And there must be more than this

More than candy-coated picture white lies, big smile

Waving, playing “look at me”

 

And there must be more than a lie

More than a reason, getting by to get away with this

It's such a funny life to lead

Oh . . . 

 

We're waving and we're saying goodbye

“You gotta live your life” you say

And then we drive on, and try

To live our lives our own old way

 

 

 

 

Over My Shoulder 

Its pot-holed roads, with limousine motorcades

And the pin-suit tribe, growing fat on taking bribes

An AK-47, making all your friends

Your first born son yeah, now bring me my machine gun

 

'Cause it's Africa

Yes it's Africa

Still it's Africa

Over my shoulder it's Africa

Over my shoulder again

Over my shoulder it's Africa

Over my shoulder again

 

A tin-shack child alone and a no-parent home

Where might makes right, he’d better learn how to fight

'Cause here crime pays, but it's minimum wage

And there's always money for war, just not the poor

 

'Cause it's Africa

Yes it's Africa

Over my shoulder it's Africa

Over my shoulder again

Over my shoulder it's Africa

Over my shoulder again

 

Over my shoulder it's Africa

Over my shoulder again

Over my shoulder it's Africa

Over my shoulder again

 

 

Awake and Dreaming

 There’s a rhythm ride, on the street tonight

And she’s walking tall to the beat just right

'Cause it is London, Paris baby even Rome

In her high-heel boots 

And on her mobile phone

'Cause she’s a high-stakes girl in a busy world

And on the roulette wheel she’ll win every deal

She is savoir-faire and a billionaire

The fashion queen of the city dream

 

I said “Awake, I’m dreaming”

I said “Awake, I’m dreaming”

Awake and dreaming

I said “Awake, I’m dreaming”

There's a light to find my way

There's a light to find my way

 

And as I look around at the things I see

So many pretty things all made to please

And she catches me with the way it feels

And she catches me with the web she weaves

But there’s a voice inside, a soft remind

“Don’t waste this life”, “don’t waste this life”

'Cause the rhythm ride, on the street tonight

Holds the strings of night, keeps the dream alive

 

I said “Awake, I’m dreaming”

I said “Awake, I’m leaving”

Awake and dreaming

I said “Awake, I’m leaving” 

 

And there's a light, and there's a light, and there's a light

And there's a light, and there's a light, and there's a light

 

'Cause if I don’t go I will never know

When the time is right - and the time is right

And left to slowly die, yeah the voice inside

“Don’t waste this life”, “don’t waste this life”

 

I said “Awake”

I said “Awake”

 

 

 

The Rain 

"Where have you been?"  

 “Oh, I’ve been going to and fro

Been walking high and low”, He said,

He smiled and said:

“All so easy when it's good,

Life is as it should be, 

It's all it can be"

 

Oh, now all I had was carried on

Of what I had it's all but gone away, away  

“Oh now skin for skin” he whispered slow

And left to give me poison in my bones, my bones

    

The whirlwind rages on, there’s lightning in the sky

And the rain's a long time coming, still no answer, no reply

I said, the rain

I said, the rain

 

Oh they say my world is over now

They say it's all but done

I’m waiting for the rain, the rain 

           

Oh and bitter are these thorns

And better I was left unborn

Than to see this day

 

Oh my friends all gather round

Poor comforts cast me down

They cast me down

Me down

    

Oh, they speak to find design

To soothe their own alarm

They speak to find,

They speak to find

 

And for every woe that falls

They have to find give a cause

A reason why

A rhyme in “why?”

 

And the whirlwind rages on, there’s lightning in the sky

And the rain's a long time coming, still no answer, no reply

I said, the rain

I said, the rain

 

Oh they say my world is over now, they say it's all but done

Waiting for the rain, the rain

            

I said I’m waiting, I'm waiting, waiting for the rain, the rain

           

And the whirlwind rages on, there's lightning in the sky

And it's asking me for answers, to which I can't reply

 

But, oh, the rain

Oh, the rain

Oh, the rain  

The Rain

 

 

From the Outside In 

The subway walls, all smiles and laughing

In a billboard world, surrounds and holds his eyes

And, walking on, climbing stairs and turning

Corners now, he’s elbowed sideways

 

And so it seems, just in the way, still just okay, his world runs grey

 

The street lights shine, with yellow halos now

And through the rain, he makes his way alone

It's three floors up, a pause and turn the key now

Breathing hard, he feels the age

 

And so it seems, just in the way, still just okay, his world runs grey

And his day is done, another year along a narrow way

And all alone he wonders at the way

The world around him, now so far away

All alone, and wondering

When it began, from the outside in

 

The TV flickers, and floating pictures trespass

While faces scroll, grey before him

And so many whisper, now passed on they

Tell of their todays, for our tomorrow

 

Where it seems, just in the way, still just okay, his world runs grey

And his day is done, another year along a narrow way

And all alone he wonders at the way

The world around him, now so far away

Now all alone, I'm wondering

All alone, and wondering

All alone, and wondering

 

All alone, from the outside in 

 

 

 

Never Alone

 

Waiting for life passing time

Lies dine with truth in her mind

Like wheat and like tares

They will grow into fears

She's feeling forever alone

Now she's believing there's no one else bleeding

She's feeling forever alone

 

Know that you're never alone in this lifetime

Just know that you're never alone

Weigh all your years

And the prayers left behind you

And find that you're never alone

 

Waking late years in her mind

Watching her life, slow rewind

She weighs all her years

And the prayers left behind her

And finds that she's never alone

 

Know that you're never alone in this lifetime

Just know that you're never alone

Weigh all your years

And the prayers left behind you

And find that you're never alone

 

 

Never Gonna Find

 

Looking for the answers in a place you'll never find them

Don't you know you'll never find them,

Don't you know you'll never see them

 

Cause you're never gonna find, never gonna find

No you're never gonna find them looking there

 

Weekend washes in again, it's Friday night she's out again

Holding out for answers in romance I'm taking chances

 

But she's never gonna find, never gonna find

No she's never gonna find it looking there

 

Maybe it will take a little time

Baby it's gonna take all of your time

 

Swimming in this sea of faded smiles and painted roses yes

She brings to mind a girl I knew, half broken seeking answers

 

But she's never gonna find, never gonna find

No she's never gonna find them looking there

 

Maybe it will take a little time

Baby it's gonna take more than your time

 

Swirling through the center of a million different people

She is slowly feeling lonely, she is asking God "if only?"

 

But she's never gonna find, never gonna find

No she's never gonna find it looking there

 

Maybe it will take a little time

Baby it's gonna take more than your time

 

Cause you're never gonna find, never gonna find

No you're never gonna find it looking here

 

 

 

What's in a Moment

 

Lived in the moment

Felt that perfect sense

Well what's in a moment

When I've a life to live

 

Which way is up and tell me

Which way is down

Lost my perspective in this

Relative frame of mind

 

What's in a moment

When I've a life to live

More than a feeling

I need a life to live

 

Lived in the moment of

A second so intense

Well what's in a moment

When I've a life to live

 

With a white cane for feeling

I've felt my way through life

Searching for healing and a piece

Of Paradise

 

What's in a moment

When I've a life to live

More than a feeling

I need a life to live