Deux Lyrics

Shine

Nothing I hear lately sticks inside my head

Words pass through me like neutrinos

Through the ice core beneath my bed

Can’t find a thing in your perfect world

That could mean this much to you

Can’t count the words, count the things,

Count the times you looked right through me.

You looked right through me…

 

But I could be your new star

I could be the world in a box for you

I could be your Marvel hero

Hold me up, I’ll shine for you

 

Nothing I see lately could ever change my mind

The hours, the months, the years of indecision

I’ve left them all behind

When you’re all alone in this relentless world

And you fear the best is passed

You're how I see the future now

It comes so fast, it’s here so fast,

And I could be your new star

I could be the world in a box for you

I could be your Marvel hero

Hold me up, I’ll shine for you

This Old House

There’s something wrong with this house

You can see it from the street

I mean, even the roof looks angry

The windows are dark

What do they hide

I don’t want to know; I’d much rather just walk on by

But the voice in my head says to “go inside”

Eyes open wide; armor held high….

There’s no air in this room, the furnace blew out

Neglect takes it’s toll like a bandit with time

It’s dusty and dark, something’s not right

I open a window and let in the warm sun

Light hits the walls and this house simply jumps to life

It’s just bricks and wood, but the bones are still good

With a little love we can put this old house back together again

With a lot of love we can bring back the glory

With some blood sweat and tears we can turn back the years to a simpler time

It’s just bricks and wood, but the bones are still good

 

Maple and mahogany move to the light

Leaded glass and copper awaken

Beams of light are washing the cobwebs away

Little universes in motion

Fire up the furnace and let’s sweat tonight

We know it’s got a solid foundation

 

It’s just bricks and wood, but the bones are still good

With a little love we can put this old house back together again

With a lot of love we can bring back the glory

With some blood sweat and tears we can turn back the years to a simpler time

It’s just bricks and wood, but the bones are still good

Someday

Thought I knew my place and time, and where the lines were drawn,

Then I saw you across a gilded room, the world went upside down.

Now nothing they said makes sense anymore, when I hear you whisper -

Someday, there’ll be a place for us

Somewhere they’ll never find us,

We’ll float in pools of moonlight,

The river will surround us,

Taking us so very far from here.

 

Time ends, light bends ‘round the curves, the curves of your face.

Don’t breath, can’t let them know I’m here, let them find our place.

Your eyes, black as the dangerous night, clear as autumn rain - 

 

Someday, there’ll be a place for us,

Somewhere they’ll never reach us,

We’ll walk the fields in sunshine,

Our children racing before us,

A place where we can grow old,

And never be apart.

Lullaby

Darlin’ go to sleep

May all your dreams be rich and deep

Time to let go of the day

There’s no more to say

Close your eyes and gently drift away

Baby rest your weary mind

Know that you’re safe and pure and kind

Time to escape from this world, my beautiful girl

Close your eyes and gently drift away

To where the angels fly

With the wind at your back and the stars in your eyes

Where the angels fly

Time to escape from this world, my beautiful girl

Close your eyes and gently drift away

 

To where the angels fly

With the wind at your back and the stars in your eyes

Where the angels fly

 

There’s no worries tonight

Close your eyes and sleep tight….

And it looks like you’re already there…

Go to sleep, precious one

Go to sleep

Bonfires

They think forever flows just like a river

But I know better - I’ve just come from the Delta

And I’ll be waiting for you

By the seashore, in the moonlight

Where you quietly take my hand

And you can fly, and turn to see the lights

That shine around the harbor

And all the distant cares that lie down there,

They’ll keep them ‘til tomorrow

And you and I will sit and talk about my gift

To see this, to feel this, to touch this

For all our time

 

“It’s all so futile…” you say into the mirror

“…all these plans will so soon be forgotten…”             

And I try to catch you, if only for a moment

From a shadow, in the corner of your eye

To say you’ll fly and turn to catch the light

Of the bonfires by the river

And all the doubts and fears that fill these years

Will fade into tomorrow

And you and I will sit and talk about my gift

To see this, to feel this, to touch this

For all our time

 

They’re always pleading for a bargain I just can’t give them

Looking up, digging down, cashing in, selling out

To see this, to feel this, to touch this,

To hear this, to taste this, to hold this,

To try this, to fear this, to know this,

To love this, to dream this         

Just one more time

I’m Waiting

 

Something’s coming, something green and growing - I can feel it

Something’s right there, right in front of me - I can touch it

 

Someday somber clouds will part and wash the sky with dignity

Somehow something ripe will bloom from this blackened earth 

Somewhere swords will rise against the deafening hypocrisy

Sometime soon I promise you, I’m waiting, I’m waiting

 

Someone’s crying, someone’s simply dying to be born - I can feel it

I’m right there with you - fight the darkness, push ahead

 

Someday somber clouds will part and wash the sky with dignity

Somehow something ripe will bloom from this blackened earth 

Somewhere swords will rise against the deafening hypocrisy

Sometime soon I promise you, I’m waiting, I’m waiting

For the Sun, for the Sun to come out and warm the earth

For the dawning, for the new growth, for rebirth - I’m waiting

Something’s coming, something green and growing - I can feel it

For the Sun, for the Sun to come out and warm the earth - I’m waiting

Stolen Heart

 

Some people take so easily, without a second thought

About the punishment for stealing something only love should have wrought.

And you never know what really lives behind a righteous smile

Worn to make sure that nobody sees into the heart of a child.

 

He must have taken so easily, but you could never let it show.

All you could do was find a place inside where no one else could go.

All this time and we could never see what was tearing you apart

Was your mission held so secretly, to reclaim your stolen heart.

Day after Day

 

Come down, come and stay beside me

When the moonlight staggers down these empty streets

No sound, only shadows moving

Like an old man walking straight out of a dream

 

He’s looking for something that’s so far away

A black and white photograph

Lost in the halls of memory - faded to gray

A streetlight breaks the reverie, and her image starts to shine

 

She’s coming back to him in Kodacolor light

Moments are streaming by, pictures of a life

And then the morning sun rose in a tangerine sky

And I needed you to

Come down, come and stay beside me

When the sun moves across the fields of green

 

We’re looking for something, it’s right in our hands

So close that we almost can’t see

The cords of experience, woven in love

While rain comes down like crinoline to the fields so far below

 

It falls on us standing here, right by the riverside: Day after day

Watching the amber leaves, endlessly go by

Here in the autumn rain, under a fleeting sky

I’m still asking you:

My love, won’t you stay beside me

When the snow falls across the fields of white?

 

When the woods, dark and deep, fill quietly with snow

The moments we choose to keep are all we really know

And someday a burning moon will float in an auburn sky

And I’ll be asking you:

My love, won’t you stay beside me

When the wind moves across the fields of light?

So Sorry

I wake up every morning, drag it out of bed and I’m lookin’ for an answer

There’s got to be a reason why

Half a pint of courage, starin’ out my window

Knowin’ that you’re out there; knowin’ that you don’t care

 

No conscience no regret, oh no

A psychopathic poser

Kick me to the curb and life goes on (and on)

You’ll never be lonely, all the boys come runnin’; they’re actin’ like the big men

You tell them that’s what you want

Never see the carnage, never see the pain if you look the other way

If you figure out what not to say

No conscience, no regret, oh no

You stole my life and then threw me away

Out with the old and life goes on (and on)

So Sorry

Two simple words from you I’ll never hear

So Sorry

You never learned how to love

And I’m so damned sorry I ever trusted you

So damned sorry I ever loved you and I did, you know

You just let me go

 

The meek shall inherit the Earth, oh no

Not until they spill some blood

Out with the old and life goes on (and on)

 

So Sorry

Two simple words from you I’ll never hear

So Sorry

You never learned how to love

And I’m so damned sorry I ever trusted you

Spread the dirt to kill the truth

So damned sorry I ever loved you and I did, you know

You just let me go

So sorry

Simple Love

See the girl, see her get married

See her travel ‘round the world and build a family of her own

Can you see the light that surrounds them?

It comes from deep within her

She’s got the gift of showing all her love, love, love

 

Things went wrong, without warning

A ship without a captain; alone with three young children

But the light was strong, like a beacon

And it filled our world with safety

And we felt the warmth and comfort of its love, love, love

Simple love

 

I will raise my glass and raise my voice

I will fill them both with love

Every day’s Thanksgiving from now on

And I thank the Lord above

 

She’s the Mom, she’s the Granny

She’s the friend and she’s the Sister, the favorite Aunt and Neighbor

She’s the glue, holds us together

She’s the one who’ll give you everything and never ask for anything

And the light; it came shining through

My God she is a fighter, ‘cause it’s burning so much brighter

With her love, love, love

Simple love

 

I will raise my glass and raise my voice

I will fill them both with love

Every day’s Thanksgiving from now on

And I thank the Lord above