"The Iron"

She feels it move like a feather on a leaf

As her morning fog fumbles for keys

To the universe and world peace

She sails along these aisles of white

Hear these screams of pain, but it's alright

Florescence gaze upon new life

To see the iron, to hold the weight

To know the point when it could break

So she keeps me sane and I'll keep her calm

She's incoming like falling bombs

Her truth explodes, it's never wrong

To see the iron, to hold the weight

To know the point when it could break

See the iron, hold the weight

Feel the point when it does break

So be my queen, my only one

But heavy is the crown that rests upon

This one I'm always crying on

To see the iron, to hold the weight

To know the point when it could break

See the iron, hold the weight.

"Smell The Rose"

When I see the time go by, the summers and the snows

I think about the lifetimes I've seen come and go

They say the days go by so fast but I feel like they seem to last

Forever when I smell the rose with you

But when the thorns tear through my skin

I'll bitch about the shape I'm in

And if my blood and tears drip down her

Feed the earth, another flower grows

I think about my best friend, how she lived a dozen years

knew the hands of joy and love, the teeth of pain and fear

We will see them born and pass in fractions of the time we last

But never miss their chance to smell the air

But when the thorns tear through my skin

I'll bitch about the shape I'm in

And if my blood and tears drip down her

Feed the earth, another flower grows

Secrets of the sages will turn to dust among the ages

Craving a distraction will only lead to no reaction

You control your flow of time by living now with open eyes

notice every petal watch it stop.

"Casper"

So I'm trying to keep from rolling down under

These waves crash down on me like lightning and thunder

I've got my feet on a mountain, my head in the clouds

But my heart's in the ditches babe, when you're not around

 

My time stays filled with rollin and tumblin'

Smoke til I forget and I drink til I'm stumblin'

I pass through these days like wind through the trees

You'll see how I move, but not when I leave

Just sit here and burn.

Are you burning too?

Now do you feel me?

Now am I like you?

Am I sheltered? Am I safe?

Am I a prisoner of these days?

The whole damn world feels like I do

The sun in my face and her hands through my hair

This is the heaven I'll see once I'm there

I hope that I make it, cause right up until then

I'm a ghost left to roam with business to tend

"Signals"

Sometimes I swear that I'm a ghost and nobody can see me

I shout my pain in perfect time but no-one seems to hear

I keep sending notes in bottles smoking signals to the sky

Sent gold records across the universe just trying to catch your eye

So if I am here all alone

I might as well sit back and make a place to call my own

And if I do, is that the end?

Or will I keep on reaching out into the night again?

Perhaps I phased into existence from a galaxy nearby

My home looks just like this one but this world isn't mine

I can tell because the people here look just I do

But they won't clap and they won't dance if they've never heard the tune

So if I am here all alone

I might as well sit back and make a place to call my own

And if I do, is that the end?

Or will I keep on reaching out into the night again?

"Golden Cup"

There's a cup on the table, it's golden with jewels

Filled with a promise as hard as those stones

Even at six-foot-three I'm too short to reach it

Though every joker I see's got a cup of their own

It's got nothing to do with those who deserve it

Nothing to do with who may be the best

'Cause the judges are counting the points in their pockets

And the jury's all hung up on who's better dressed

I used to think I wasn't old enough

But I've watched children pass and leave me in the dust

So now I'm thinking maybe I'm too old

It's been fifteen years on this path that I chose

So I rake the blade across another day's harvest

Scrape up my pennies and count favors owed

As I think of the streams where my brothers go fishing

And wonder when is the day when I dip in my toes

See I used to think I wasn't old enough

But I've watched children pass and leave me in the dust

So now I'm thinking maybe I'm too old

It's been fifteen years on this path that I chose

When I flip this coin, it's easy to see

My family is healthy, my roof does not leak

I never go hungry, my bills stay payed up

But I still end up thinking about that golden cup.

"Lead Me Home"

Times get tough but some are good

It don't matter if you grew up on a hill or in the good

It's the way you learn to smile though it's not quite right

Just 'cause you lived to see another hour of the light

I've been looking for the way without knowing I was on it all along

To see the light of day for what it is... Is like knowing every breath is a song

I've been on the road for oh so long.

I've been on the road for oh so long

I've been on the road for oh so long

Lead me home.

Pain is made to hurt but it's all relative

To the way that life treats you and just how much you give

Let it be a lesson, don't you ever fear

Give all that you've got to keep what you love most near

I've been looking for the way without knowing I was on it all along

To see the light of day for what it is... Is like knowing every breath is a song

I've been on the road for oh so long.

I've been on the road for oh so long

I've been on the road for oh so long

Lead me home.

"Whatever You Need"

Everything in my life is a mess

I haven't got the time to deal with all of this

As I capsize I realize I've wasted my time

So I'll make it right in the morning

A surprise to me the sun rose again

A day full of new enemies, but maybe new friends

A fight for what's right, a loss to what's wrong

Is surely what I'll see today

A breath of fresh air or a slap in the face

Whatever you need to see the light

It's alright, It's alright.

I'll just sit here in my favorite chair

And wait as I watch while my watch turns to stare

A flash of reaction's all I need to shine

Baby just give me a sign

A breath of fresh air or a slap in the face

Whatever you need to see the light

It's alright, it's alright

If just once I could lay down my head

With a finished checklist crumpled up by my bed

I'd smile all the while as I'd sleep through my dreams

Knowing that I'd beat the day

A breath of fresh air or a slap in the face

Whatever you need to see the light

It's alright, it's alright.

"B Side Of A Dream"

Well I stand at the edge of this cliff flapping with my featherless wings

Eyes aimed at the skies, and I can see the birds start circling

Breaking their beaks just trying to get something to eat

To make it to the end of a day

I hear it ever sweeter there's a struggle in their tunes

They've got melodies with soul left to play

This is not the song that brought me here

But it's the one to make me stay

Living the B side of this dream

Sure beats staying awake

I stand here at this ocean kicking with my finless feet

I see the shoulders of giants across the horizon, pushing like plows through the sea

Even a whale has got to come up for air

You can't keep your head down all the time

To sing across the miles of the deep blue water

Just to get a word on the line

This is not the song that brought me here

But it's the one to make me stay

Living the B side of this dream

Beats the hell out of staying awake

"Alexander (If I Were You)"

Well I see this might just be the end

The first day of the rest of your time to pretend

That the world's a stage and it's all on fire

Just sit there and burn like a funeral pyre

So all that's left is the smoke in your brain and the next flame to stand in

So what kind of things might fill your dreams tonight?

Are you flying through the stars or are you out there beneath the lights?

Do you think of where you'll be ten years from now?

I'll bet you never worked that out

I just don't see how you could possibly survive

If I were you do you know what I'd do?

If I were you I'd get back in school

If I were you do you know where I'd be?

If I were you you know that I'd just leave

So whadya' think you'll do when you get old?

It's not like you'll keep digging in these bars, panning for gold

Like an orphan in the streets you'll stand

Who could ever love a man

Who only owns guitars? I bet his record never sold

If I were you do you know what I'd do

If I were you I'd get back in school

If I were you do you know where I'd be

If I were you you know that I'd just...

But if I were you I'd never know

This joy I hold inside my soul

If I were you I'd never know

This joy I hold, this joy I hold

If I were you do you know what I'd do?

If I were you, lord if I were you.