The Long and Winding Road of Songs


The following lyrics are from songs that have accompanied and meant something to me during my six years of writing fulltime. . . 

After the storm 
had passed, I wondered how long
 the break in the clouds would last.

With your back to the wall, you've got one place to fall. Sometimes it's all
better unknown.

Turn the light out, say goodnight. No thinking for a little while.
Let's not try to figure out everything at once. It's hard to keep track of you falling through the sky.

We're half awake in a fake empire.
We're half awake in a fake empire.

How come I end up where I started?
How come I end up where I went wrong?
Won't take my eyes off the ball again.
You reel me out then you cut the string.

Rolling out of my bed, I still can't find the truth I've been searching for.
Going back instead, I shut my eyes. Dream who I could be once more.

Heaven help take me back 
to the dream
 that life has been just once. Answer my prayer. Take away all the fear 
and let me fall asleep. Let me fall asleep. Fall asleep. You know
 you have to let it go. Don't cry. So hard to say goodbye.

Was a long and dark December.
From the rooftops I remember.
There was snow.
White snow.

I used to rule the world.
Seas would rise when I gave the word.
Now in the morning I sleep alone.
Sweep the streets I used to own.

So come over, just be patient, and don't worry.
And don't worry.

Lights and Music are on my mind.
Be my baby one more time.

So shine on me. My Lord. My Lord. 

I was on the wrong page of the wrong book.
With the wrong rendition of the wrong hook.
Made the wrong move, every wrong night .
With the wrong tune played till it sounded right yeah.

It kicks like a sleep twitch.

A bruised full moon play fights with the stars,
This place is our prison, it's cells are the bars.
So take me to town, I want to dance with the city,
Show me something ugly and show me something pretty.

Damn this place, makes a boy out of me,
The ring meets my face by the count of three.

You will keep forever,
I'll bury you like treasure.

Things are not always, things are not always how they seem.
They don't turn out always, don't quite turn out always how we think.

Missing person at the window.

Acres.
Visible horizon.
Right where it starts it ends.
When did we start the end?

Acres.
Visible illusion.
Where it starts it ends.
Love like a sunset.

Only love, only love can leave such a mark. But only love, only love can heal such a scar.

I tied myself with wire to let the horses roam free.
Playing with the fire until the fire played with me.

So go and dance yourself clean. Go and dance yourself clean, yeah. You're throwing marks into pieces. Baby, they're arguments, the pieces.

Sometimes I can't believe it.
I'm movin' past the feeling.
Sometimes I can't believe it.
I'm movin' past the feeling again.

I used to write.
I used to write letters.
I used to sign my name.
I used to sleep at night, before the flashing light settled deep in my brain.
But by the time we met,  by the time we met the times had already changed.

So far, I'm out to sea.
Everyone's calling.
Every step alone.

Keep quiet, I hear you.
Keep quiet, I hear you.

Wait! I'm in the wrong house.
I'm in the wrong room.
Some place in someone else's shoes.

I want to turn back.
I want to shut down.
I'll blow away if I breathe out.

I'm still the same.
But you're not going to take me down again.
I'm feeling old .
That doesn't mean you can break my soul.

I still owe money to the money to the money I owe.
I never thought about love when I thought about home.

Sing yourself on down the street.
Sing yourself right off your feet.
Sing yourself away from victory
and from defeat.

Heaven, heaven.
Heaven, heaven.
Heaven, heaven.
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
Heaven, heaven.

And does it help that you finally found yourself?
And does it help that you crawled out of your shell?

The tightrope that I'm walking just sways and ties.
The devil, as he's talking, with those angel's eyes.
And I just wanna be there when the lightning strikes.
And the saints go marching in.

And sing slow it down,
Through chaos as it swirls,
It's us against the world.

Just keep following the heartlines on your hand.

In the mornings I was anxious.
It's better just to stay in bed.
Didn't want to fail myself again.

Waiting for a roar.
Looking at the mutating skyline.
The city is my church.
It wraps me in the sparkling twilight.

When I feel like a drop in the ocean
but there's no one else at sea.
And my body's bent and broken, let the Lord shine a light on me.

Someday you might find your hero.
Some say you might lose your mind.

Keep on chasing down that rainbow.
You'll never know what you might find.

My light burns low and I know it’s running out.
They say stay brave but I know it will return.

Oh heaven, oh heaven.
I wait with good intentions.
But the day it always lasts too long.
Then I'm gone.

Yet again, we're the only ones. 
No surprise, this is often how it's done. 
Lately it's about all I can take. 
I will move, mend and mold this break. 

I know it's nothing more than flutes.
But something in my heart is loose.
There's never been a better day.

You can see the road ahead in your dream.
And the engine's more a sigh than a scream.
And your ghosts look more like angels from there.
And the coast comes like a raft of warm air.

If this is all you ever asked for
then this is all you'll get.

You are a shiver.
The gold and the silver.
My heart is a church bell ringing.

And I know your love has won it all.
You took the fall to embrace my sorrows.

What can I bring to your fire?
Shall I sing while the roof is coming down?
Can I hold you while the flames grow higher?
Shall I brave the heat and come close with you now?

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive.

You call me out upon the waters.
The great unknown where feet may fail.
And there I find You in the mystery.
In oceans deep my faith will stand.

But I'll never be anything you ever want me to be.

A little more.
Every day.
Falls apart and slips away.
I don't mind.
I'm okay.
Nothing ever stays the same, well.
While we can.
Remember when.
Always running even then.
Stay with me.
Hold me near.
While I'm still here.

I don't need any help to be breakable, believe me.

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.
Let me walk upon the waters.
Wherever You would call me.
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander.
And my faith will be made stronger.
In the presence of my Savior

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