07-05-04
07-04-05
A Puddle, Yes
A Trick of the Light
Advaita
Another One For Frances
Be Still My Mind
Believe
Believe Intro
Believe Outro
Beloved Intro
Beloved Outro

Better You Than Me
Bone and Marrow Soul and Skin
Boundaries Intro
Boundaries Outro

Canyon
Carried Away
Conquer Me
Dear Sadness (It Takes All Night For the Light of Day to Dawn On Me)
Delta Lake
Divinity
Don’t Be Afraid
Don’t Fuck It Up
Elise
Four Leaf Savior
Fourth and Jones
Geek Love
Gentle Man
Gettin’ By
Gravity Is For Suckers
I Am
I Didn’t Mean to Be a Stone
I Got a Good Eye For Music
I Met the Girl of My Dreams (And All I Got Was This Lousy Song)
I Might Change the World
I Want My Rib Back, Woman
I Will Keep You Like a Secret
In Front of God and Everybody
In Order For the Game to Be Played (Someone Must Go First)
Invitation to the Trance
Invocation
It Breaks Me
It’s You
Jesse
Jesus
Joe Henry
Kool Whip
Leave It Alone
Leave Me Be
Little Sister
Living Water
Long Ride Nowhere
Madrecita
Man the Wheel
Mantucky
Martha
Medicine
Mid-life Sunset (The life and Times of a Solar Eclipse)
Moths to the Grave
Natalie
Oh Man
My Side of the Hudson
Out From Under Our Bones
Past Life Love Lost Etc.

Poles
Portrait Artist
Reborn
Reverie
Second Line
Sequel (The Trilogy) - Part IV
Shake That Ass
Solomon’s Porch
Soren’s Song
Tables Turned
Tetrapharmakos
That Furious Rain
The one I was born for
Devil’s In the Backbeat
The Dreamer
The First Time I Ever Tried to Win
The Seakeeper
The Singing Stones
The Spirit and the Flame
The Time Between All Time
Unreasonable
Us
What Incarnation Is Going On Here?
When the Lines Were Drawn
When the World Gave Way
Winged Prism
You Can Take it From Me

 
 

07-05-04
 
Sleep
Your love has come
To take his bride away

Sleep
My love, I’ve come 
So dream 
And I’ll carry you away

The sun is melting
And painting its way home
Oh, my love
You should not be alone

Dream
Dream

Dream
Dream

Our time is come
Oh my God

Dream 
Dream

Oh my God
Oh my Love

07-04-05

Amazing what a year can bring
 Amazing what a year can take away
She was on a plane
And she was headin’ toward my arms
Now I'm sittin’ by myself 
Wonderin’ how the hell 
All of creation can celebrate 
When the state of the world
Is my broken heart
Cuz she was on a plane
And she was headin’ toward my arms

Ooh

Funny what the years can hide
Funny what the years can bring to light
I was in a bar 
And I was drinkin’ the world alright 
Now I'm sittin’ by myself 
Wonderin’ how the hell 
All of creation can raise their glass
When the weight of the world  
Is so heavy in my hand
But I stood where they stand
And, who knows, well
Maybe I will again

Ooh
 
There is no freedom in my independence
I am just alone
There is no freedom in my independence 
I am just alone
There is no freedom in my independence 
I am just alone

Cuz she was on a plane
And she was headin’ toward my arms

 

A Puddle, Yes



She loves the attention


I can't get 


Any of it



She loves the attention


I can't get


Any of it



All these conversations in my mind


I am screamin' out


I am screamin' out loud



At these foolish complications that I find


In what I dream about


I try to dream it out loud



I live on so many islands


I've been swimming back and forth


And yes, of course


I’m drowning in cliche



And I've turned passion into violence


Love into a muddled mess


A puddle, yes


I'm melting in cliche



She loves the attention


I can't get 


Any of it



She loves the attention


I can't get 


Any of it



I have everything but what I need the most


Yeah, I threw it out


Yeah, I threw it all away



And I'd be less afraid if they were ghosts


I know I blew it now


That I've been through it all the way



And I live on so many islands


I've been swimming back and forth


And yes, of course


I'm drowning in cliche



And I've turned laughter into silence


Love into a muddled mess


A puddle, yes


I'm melting in cliche



She loves the attention


I can't get


Any of it



She love the attention


I can't get 


Any of it



One glad morning when I find some oars


I'll sail away


To a place I ain't never been before


I'll sail away



And I've swum from so many islands


Miles since I've seen the shores


I mean, of course


I'm swimming from cliche



And I've turned banshees into sirens


Love into a muddled mess


A puddle, yes


I’m melting in cliche

 


A Trick of the Light


I saw you in the corner of a room


Sunlight played on your shoulder


And I knew there was a ghost in you



and you and I would never be alone in love



Boarded up in the attic is a photo


Moonlight plays on the box where it stays

                                                                                                     

And I know there is a ghost in you


                                                                                                                     

And you and I will never be alone in love



And in the tears behind your smile


A hundred years 


A  thousand miles 


Pour into my head



There, in the corner of a room         


In a movement 


You are more alive than dead



She said:


"Go back


Go back to sleep


Go back 


And come back to me 


Then go back


Go back and see 


What you can be 


When you're alive


And then when you've died 


You can be with me"



It was a trick of the light 


In the room that night     


She said: 


"There's so much to see"



I was embarrassed to be alive 


But now I know there is a ghost in me

 

Advaita



Soldiers on the line


Few are friends of mine


I move in many circles


But my colors aren’t so defined



And those on bended knees


Prayin’ to their heavenly deities


I’m just tryin’ to reconcile


This universe in me



And I only gotta worry ‘bout mine


And just Love you


Yes I do, yes I do



And I don’t even gotta worry ‘bout mine


I’ll just Love you


I just Love you



Those who from their birth


Forge the kingdoms of this earth


May find as they return to dust


Those kingdoms return to dirt



But those who live in Love


And abandon all disguise


Will find that when the body goes


They will rise


Oh, they will rise



And I only gotta worry ‘bout mine


And just love you


Yes I do, yeah, yes I do



And I don’t even gotta worry ‘bout mine


I’ll just love you


I just love you



Soldiers on the line


Few are friends of mine


I move in many circles


But my colors aren’t so defined



Unless you’re fighting for Love


And, if you’re fighting for Love


Why are you fighting?


Why can’t you just accept this Love


Inviting you to be One?


And One cannot be two



And I only gotta worry ‘bout mine


And just Love you


Yes I do, yes I do



And I don’t even gotta worry ‘bout mine


I’ll just Love you


I just Love you



And I only gotta worry ‘bout mine


And just Love you


Yes I do, yeah, yes I do



And I don’t even gotta worry ‘bout mine


I’ll just Love you


Yes I do 


Love you

 

Another One For Frances



Why, love


Do you simply deny love? 


Or is it simply that my love


Is not as welcome as it would seem?



Frances, 


I’m not through takin' chances


but I'm learning that this dance is


Like a whisper, like a dream



And I tried


But I see no need to hide


there's a reason that 


I'm still in love with you



I'm satisfied


Just to be here by your side


But there's a reason that 


I'm still in love with you



My love,


I know that you are not my love


But be content to know that my love


Is only always what it seems



Frances,


I'll forgo my advances


But it's forgone that I'm too far-gone a romantic


Not to live love like a dream



And I tried


But I see no need to hide


There's a reason that 


I'm still in love with you



I'm satisfied


Just to be here by your side


But there's a reason that 


I'm still in love with you



Let these moments take us


To whatever they will make us


If you don't pull then I won't push


I'll never let this break us



I feel the weight of these words


But know that their anchor is secure


Listen to me now


If you want I'll carry it alone



But there's a reason that


I’m still in love with you



I tried


But I see no need to hide


There's a reason that 


I'm still in love with you



I'm satisfied 


Just to be here by your side


But there's a reason that 


I'm still in love with you



There's a reason that 


I'm still in love with you

 

Be Still My Mind



I don't mind the pulse of your rhythms, babe


But I can't step in time with them no more 


There's folks that choose to die for a livin’, babe 


But I'm dyin’ to live for so much more


Be still my mind



And I'll have no relation to that prison, babe 


I will come and go just as I please


There's folks that need to die to be risen, babe 


There's folks that must be driven to their knees


Be still my mind



Be still my mind


With every beat of my heart


Let it go


Let it go, dear



Be still my mind


Let every end be a start


And let it go


Let it all fall apart



I can't lose my voice and keep givin’, babe 


I can't find the light if I can't see


And I would rather die than lose my vision, babe 


You should have found someone who isn't me


Be still my mind



Be still my mind


With every beat of my heart


Let it go


Let it go, dear



Be still my mind


Let every end be a start


And let it go


Let it all fall apart

 

Believe



Still can't breathe when you walk in the room


When did I become lost to you? 



Little birds, they fly and I can't get the best of them


But one day I'll try and I'll fly like the rest of them


I still can't believe that you could not believe



Lightning strikes when you walk in the room


I am scared and in love with you



Little birds they fly and I can't get the best of them 


But one day I'll try and I'll fly like the rest of them 


I still can't believe that you would not believe 



Little birds they fly and I can't get the best of them 


But one day I'll try and I'll fly like the rest of them 


I still can't believe that you cannot believe

 

Believe Intro



When you’re comin’ down 


Don’t come down too far


There’s only one ground


There’s no shooting star


There’s no burning sun


No eternal God


You are only gone


You are only gone


You are only gone


We both need to wake up now

 

Believe Outro



Some may say 


Love is a state of mindless games we play 


Fit for fools left to their fate 



And, yes, it's rare, Love 


To reach for the stars and find them there, Love 


And there we are with burning hands full of suns 


Exposing day after day 


When we were only dreamin' in the night 



Some may say 


Love is a string of cruel games we play 


A taste of reincarnation 



And, yes, it's rare, my dear 


To dream of romance and then awake and find it here 


And suddenly we're dancing in the Light 


Perhaps we missed a couple steps 


When we were only dreamin' in the night

 

Beloved Intro



Peace


Be still


Relax


Pay attention to what’s happening



Release


Be filled


Don’t be afraid


Don’t be afraid



My arms are open wide


As wide as the universe


My arms are open wide



Go


Be free



Go 


Be free



My arms are open wide


As wide as the universe 


My arms are open wide



Don’t be afraid

 

Beloved Outro



Let the warriors of your mind 


(Almost out of time) 


Breach the borders of you heart


(Almost out of time) 


You will understand in Time


(Do not be afraid) 


Time will not reveal the How 


(Do not be afraid) 


And there is no time but Now



We will lay down our arms 


And raise our hands 



And when the notes get too high


When the notes get too high



She will sing for me

 

Better You Than Me



Better you 


Than me


If one of us


Has to be


Movin along


Better you than me



I still love you


I could not change


It's not enough


It seems so strange


You, movin on 


But better you than me



And all the tears I’ve shed 


Lyin’ alone in our bed


Knowing you're there next to him



But if one of us can see


Past the pain and misery


Well, it's better you than me



Better you


Than me


If one of us


Has to be


Movin along


Better you than me


Better you than me

dy

 

Bone and Marrow Soul and Skin



Carry my will


Only to where I can never lay it down


There's a new life on my trail



Carry my will


Only to where I can never lay it down


There's a new life on my trail




I'll go on ahead


Without a home or a place to rest my head


There's a new life on my trail



I'll go on ahead


Without a home or a place to rest my head


There's a new life on my trail



Carry my will


Only to where I can never lay it down


If I don't make it there I may not fail



There are things


That can cause a soul to sing


Dust off its youth


Bone and marrow soul and skin



I'll go on ahead


Without a home or a place to lay my head


There's a new life on my trail



Drop my guard


Low enough to get by


Scouting what is on my trail



Drop my guard


Low enough to get by


Scouting what is on my trail



I can't stay behind


It ain't much but it's mine


Scouting what is on my trail



I can't stay behind


It ain't much but it's mine


Scouting what is on my trail



Drop my guard


Low enough to get by


If I drop it more I may not fail



There are things


That can cause a soul to sing


Dust off its youth


Bone and marrow soul and skin



Carry my will


Only until I lay it down


There's a new life on my trail



There are things


That can cause a soul to sing


Dust off its youth


Bone and marrow soul and skin



Drop my will


Let it ride on down the hill


There's a new life on my trail

 

Boundaries Intro



My spirit has never 


Accepted this body 


But I am here



Here 


In time and space  


Life and death 


I am here



And you say it's alright


It's as it should be


And I will hold you tight


Embrace this mystery


As we cross these boundaries

 

Boundaries Outro



My body was forged in the fires


It was found in the foundry



My body was gorged with desires


And then bound by these boundaries



And that’s why

 

Canyon



Born in the bottom of a bottomless hole


And you gotta fill it just to save your soul


But you can't afford such a lofty goal


When you're born in the bottom of a bottomless hole


Born in the bottom of a bottomless hole



and I can feel the thunder lines


Drawn on your face


Like a canyon 


Time and pressure 


Can create life



Born in the bottom of a bottomless hole


And you gotta dig it just to save your soul


But you can't afford such a lofty goal


When you're born in the bottom of a bottomless hole


Born in the bottom of a bottomless hole



and I can feel the thunder lines 


Drawn on your face


Like a canyon 


Time and pressure 


Can create life

 

Carried Away



My head on my pillow


My mind will wander to thoughts of you and


Your head on my pillow


I wonder if your mind might wander too (to)


My rocks on your window


Tell me can you see where I’m going?



And it’s hard as hell to find a reason today


When all this time I taught myself to stay


By myself, now I find myself


And I’m wondering how 


I ran away from you



This head on my shoulders


As heavy as my heart with thoughts of


Your head on my shoulder


And love, oh, love, love, love lead to


My ring on your finger


Tell me can you see where I’m going?



And it’s hard as hell to find a reason today


When all this time I taught myself to stay


By myself, now I find myself


And I’m wondering how 


I ran away from you



Oh, lord, I feel


AndI get carried away


So, I get carried away?


I’ll carry you away


Lord, I feel


And I feel


And all I see is



My rocks on your window


And you lookin down and you let me in



My ring on your finger


And you lookin down and you let me in



My head on my pillow


Tell me can you see where I’m going?



And it’s hard as hell to find a reason now


After all this time I can’t imagine 


How you could run away from me



And it’s hard this time to find a reason


It’s hard this time to find a reason


It’s...

 

Conquer Me



I believe in magic 


I believe in you 


Conquer me 


What trick's up your sleeve? 



I wanna live in a world 


Where the things I Love exist 


If I believe and 



Oh, darlin’ 


My heart belongs to you 


Tell me that the truth is true 


Oh, darlin’ 


Conquer me with Love 



I believe in magic 


I believe in you 


Conquer me 


My heart's on my sleeve 



I wanna live in a world 


With the things I love 


And I believe in 



Oh, darlin’


My heart belongs to you 


Tell me that the truth is true 


Oh, darlin’


Conquer me with Love 



Too many worlds tryin’ to tell me that I can't believe


(Please don't tell me that I can't believe)


 Believe in anything 


(Believe in anything) 


That doesn't leave me Twistin’ in the wind, oh



(Gotta learn to want the one I want) 


Gotta learn to want the one I want 


(And let what I Love) 


Let what I Love 


(Be the one I need)


Be what I believe in 



Oh, darlin’


My heart belongs to you 


(My heart belongs to you) 


Tell me that the truth is true 


(Truth is true) 


Oh, darlin’


Conquer me with Love 



Only I will be the one to hold you tight 


And tell you that it's alright 


That don't mean it's not hard 


Okay… 



Oh darlin’


My heart belongs to you 


Oh, darlin’


Promise to be true 


And I'll believe in you 



I believe in magic I believe in you 


Conquer me with Love 


(I surrender to your love) 



Oh, darlin’

 

Dear Sadness (It Takes All Night For the Light of Day to Dawn On Me)



Dear sadness,


I don't live here anymore


I'm just visiting for awhile


But I know I don't belong


And I know it won't be long


til' I'm back where I belong


In Love 



Dear sadness,


I don't live here anymore


I just slipped and lost my way


But I know that as I grow


I'll get high and I'll be low


But below as above


My God is Love



I don't like this world I'm livin' in


I don't like this world I'm livin' in


I don't like this skin I've thickened


To a point where I don't feel anything


I don’t like this world I’m living in



Well, I'm makin' a change


Well, I'm thinkin' about makin' a change


I'm thinkin' about thinkin' about makin' a change



Dear sadness,


I don't live here anymore


So I'd best be on my way


To love

 

Delta Lake



I haunt the ballfield after dusk 


Melt into the grass and 


Stare into the sky where 


Heaven used to be 



So many lives lived in between 


So many genres shot in 


This same old lot where 


Heaven used to be 



That was the longest road


That was the longest road


That was the longest road


I ever walked down 



I am a piper, I return


Inching ever closer 


And further away from 


Where heaven used to be 



I can't even tell you how I feel


I can't even tell you


I can't even feel where


Heaven used to be 



This is the hardest road


This is the hardest road


This is the hardest road


I ever walked down



I could never stay


Or learn how to believe


I'll never be okay


You’ll only ever grieve


Well I know you will



The holy fires crackle


In God's tabernacle


You'd kill all this mystery


For the freedom of your shackle


I know you will


I know you will


I know you will


I know you will

 

Divinity



It’s gonna be awhile before my strength returns


It’s gonna be awhile before I heal


And I can’t explain these bridges I keep stumblin’ down


But I’ll let ‘em burn



I don’t plan on quittin’ until I’m perfect


I don’t plan on quittin’ until I die


And I can’t explain this fear that I might lose my fire again


I’ll let it burn



And is it alright if I don’t save the world today?


If I just stay and sit here at your feet for awhile


Cuz I’ve been flyin’ around everybody else’s town


But today I’m stayin’ home


I got problems of my own


Rescue me


Baby



Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by what I see


So much goin’ awry but why is it always up to me?


Why do I long to be the center of somewhere that’s not my place?


When will I learn 


I gotta wait my turn?



Well it is alright if I don’t save the world today


If I just stay and sit here at your feet for awhile


Cuz I’ve been flyin’ around everybody else’s town


But today I’m stayin’ home


I got problems of my own


Rescue me


Baby

 

Don’t Be Afraid



Don’t be afraid


It’s only an ocean


Don’t be afraid of it


You sink or you swim


Don’t be afraid


It’s only smoke and mirrors, child


And life won’t happen ‘till your dying day



It gets harder to tell our tears from the rain


It gets harder to tell our fear from our pain


But they are not the same


So don’t be afraid



Don’t be afraid


It’s only a lifetime


Don’t be afraid of it


We come and we go


Don’t be afraid of it


Of all these bells and whistles, ya’ll


Cuz life won’t happen ‘till your dying day



It gets harder to tell our tears from the rain


It gets harder to tell our fears from our pain


But they are not the same


So don’t be afraid



We come and we go


And all this “in between” 


Is just a show


It’s just for show



We live


We die 


It’s true


The only reason why 


Is that we do



You know, life is for the living


We live and die, you know


And maybe death is more forgiving


Than you or I will ever know



And life won’t happen ‘till your dying day


No, life won’t happen ‘till your dying day


Life won’t happen ‘til you’re dead and gone

 

Don’t Fuck It Up



Every monkey wanna swing


Every monkey wanna swing


From a higher branch 


Than they can reach



Everybody wanna know 


Nobody wanna learn


Everybody wanna show


Nobody wanna teach



Me nothin’


So I know nothin’


I wanna be another wannabe


Know-nothin’ know it all like you


Just like me



And she says she don’t wanna love nobody else


And you say “Lord, I could do a little better for myself”


And then God pipes in, says “Boy, I made that girl for you


Don’t fuck it up” 


Oh boy, well...



Don’t fuck it up


Don’t fuck it up


Don’t fuck it up, oh boy, well



Don’t fuck


Don’t fuck


Don’t fuck it up, little boy, when



She says she don’t wanna love nobody else


Don’t fuck it up, oh boy, well



Brown bear got a bear claw full of honey


Much too much to pull from the hive


Fool paw got a paw full of money


Hey, we all gotta stay alive



If we thrive the others they go and they still survive


From them crumbs dropped from our tongues


But when we’re stung, you know, we’re


Well, we’re mortified



And she says “Maybe there’s a meal among this dirt”


And you say “Lord, I better save a little room for dessert”


And then God pipes in, says “Boy, I made that world for her, too


Don’t fuck it up”


Oh boy, well…



Don’t fuck it up


Don’t fuck it up


Don’t fuck it up, oh boy, well


Don’t fuck


Don’t fuck


Don’t fuck it up, little boy, when



She says she don’t wanna love nobody else


Don’t fuck it up, oh boy, well



I am drunk


Well I think it’s okay


I think I thunk


Just a little bit


Just a little too much today


Well, I love you, girl


If it’s okay for me to say


I love you girl, well



You were a queen with your king 


Until this joker stepped in


Now it’d be obscene to end this thing


I just wouldn’t know where to begin


Well, I love you, girl


Like my skin loves to taste your grin


I love you girl, well



Lord, I am sober


Well, it’s okay


The party ain’t hardly over


I just honestly did not want to stay



I love you, girl


Well


You were a shot in the dark


God spent so much time on that face


He forgot to leave any room for your heart


He forgot to leave any room for your



And she says she don’t wanna love nobody else


And you say “Lord, I could do a little better for myself”


And then God pipes in, says “Boy, I made that girl for you


Don’t fuck it up”

 
Oh boy


Oh boy

 

Elise


Hush, little baby

Don't get your worries all up in knots

You just keep doin like you do

And keep on givin’ like you got


It may not come easy, baby

but it will come if you just keep on

Hangin’ along like you know you belong

Pretty soon it's alright even if it's all wrong

Cuz everybody wants to be the sun

But I would maybe rather be your moon

I think it could be fun

If I had no light of my own 

Unless you're fallin’ for me

Please start fallin’ soon


Cuz wouldn't you like

To give me somethin’ that I never had?

It wouldn't be so bad

I bet you'd do it pretty good

If you just did it like you should

And start shinin’ on me

Hush, little baby

Don't fret your head all about this mess

You just keep hangin’ to your faith

And she'll be hangin’ on to all the rest


I may not be ready, baby

But I'm ready to get on

To where I know I belong

Cuz I feel it so strong

Yeah, it's alright even if it's all wrong

Cuz everybody wants to be the sun

But I would maybe rather be your moon

I think it could be fun 

If I had no light of my own 

Unless you're fallin’ for me

So please start fallin’ soon


Cuz wouldn't you like

To give me somethin’ that I never had?

It wouldn't be so bad

I bet you'd do it pretty good

If you just did it like you should

And start shinin on me