Category Archives: Songs

swing set

When you were young you held on for life / and you swung to a spot in the sky / and you never told anyone why / you just felt it inside / reaching for something you sensed in a dream / like the rings of some planet that’s never been seen / and who says the grass can’t be green / when you’re over eighteen / send in the lions they screamed in a roar / but you won’t find me playing those games anymore / and I won’t wear the irons / that I sometimes wore in the past / take off the jackets that hold you inside / of some person your childhood never supplied / remember the spirit / that laid down and died on the way / stand by me tree / I just wanted to see / how high my footsteps could go / can I climb you back to the things / I used to know / come to me light / and say it’s all right / to be running away from the pain / will the sunshine give me sight again / and how can we say / that there’s life on this earth / when we’re losing our minds / from the moment of birth / losing the fire that inspires the heavens to shine / let’s build a swing set that soars to the sun / and go swinging above what’s already been done / swinging to where the living’s just begun / when you were young / you held on for life and you swung.

eaten by fire

Now there’s a crowd coming up on the road / they wave their hands like fluttering wings / a shadow falls and they follow it on / you hear the song that they’re starting to sing / you want to stand up and join the choir / but you lay back /eaten by fire / now there’s a fox talking into your ear / it’s been a hard year for the children you know / he grits his teeth cause there’s nothing to eat / you call his name as he’s turning to go / he sees a hare sitting there in the briar / but you lay back / eaten by fire / a flower grows from the side of the earth / the fragrance runs to the tip of your nose / a line is drawn as you lie in the dirt / the crowd moves on as an ocean breeze blows / the flower’s beauty you should admire / but you lay back / eaten by fire / you lay back / eaten by fire.

pages fly away

There’s a fog upon the street / I think I’ve been here once before / many years ago / many miles away / but yeah I’m sure I know the place / like a fraction of a dream / not a portal to the past / in the middle of the day / choose any avenue / and walk until the dawn / try to find a better way / to just keep battling on / believe on better days / that good things might come true / but pages fly away / what am I to do / now the houses look the same / but the neighbors all are gone / got no will for moving on / but it’s pointless now to stay / there’s nobody at the door / no one waiting up to meet / just a fog that comes and goes / down the middle of the street/ choose any avenue / and walk until the dawn / try to find a better way / to just keep battling on / believe on better days / that good things might come true / but pages fly away / what am I to do / pages fly away / what am I to do / what am I to do / pages fly away.

the low eternity

Upon the altar to beyond / there lies the low eternity / no one need to gets off / it is the same now for the sower and the seed / there is enough now so take all that you need / no one needs to get off / this is the low eternity / there’s no need to be swayed / there is enough shade from every tree / these days when the wind has blown / then we go out and gather what we see/ there’s no need to be afraid / this is the way it will always be / no one needs to get off / this is the low eternity / some men need to stand outside the station / others need to lie beside the beach / somewhere where a poor man just can reach / up into the low eternity / no one needs to get off / this is the low eternity / no one needs to get off.

just out of reach

Six o’clock in the morning / in twenty minutes I’ll be gone / I can’t believe that time is over / and there’s no way to keep it on / you watch the moment slip away / and count the seashells on the beach / but there’s no way of getting over / the star that swings just out of reach / I tipped my bottle to a stranger / that stranger soon became a friend / many a story he surrendered / about the way it might’ve been / if every love was beautiful / and every lesson he could teach / but there’s no way of getting over / the star that swings just out of reach / and then he headed for the pavement / my friend looked up and came undone / his head was twisted in amazement / his heart filled up for everyone / he stretched his finger to the sky / and saw that pie just like a peach / there’s no way of getting over / the star that swings just out of reach / there’s no way of getting over / the star that swings just out of reach.

where you belong

I guess I got tired / of the national routine / so I packed my bags and headed out / to somewhere in between / where all the decisions / are free to make themselves / and the prisoners of position / pace around their newborn cells / but ooohh / it’s the same thing here / you head straight for the rain / and remember a song / while you wait for a train that will take you / to where you belong / they’re serving the minors / but the minors still want more / to fill the space that used to be the place / they came here for / it’s a fast route to tomorrow / when you’re passed out through today / but the head of dreams you’re dreaming / is the only place that you’ll stay / but ooohh / it’s the same thing here / you head straight for the rain / and remember a song / while you wait for a train that will take you / to where you belong / where you belong.

high as the sun

Richard reached out the bottle to me / the liquor went down like a furious bee / it burned up my throat and swarmed in my chest / but I kept it afloat / it was only a test / high as the sun / high as the sun / and when I stood up / it all started to run / over the moon / over the moon / don’t wake me up / it’s all over too soon / flying away like it’s never been done / high as the sun / Richard reached in and showed me his heart / he talked about life / it was only the start / he talked of the night and the girls we’d kiss / if old Richard was right / it was nothing to miss / high as the sun / high as the sun / and when I stood up / it all started to run / over the moon / over the moon / don’t wake me up / it’s all over too soon / flying away like it’s never been done / high as the sun / and when I looked down / after twenty-five years / old Richard was gone / all he left was the beers / and a middle-aged man / with the face of a bum / high as the sun / high as the sun / high as the sun / high as the sun.