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ASTORIA

1. We All Know

You’ve been to the church
and the schools
and the stores
You’ve danced in clubs
and to country music encores
So take a listen boys
Before they take em away
Because everybody knows
that’s what the man is gonna say

But we all know they ain’t gonna go away
Like the empty look in your lifeless eyes
We all know ….

Now you can try
to waste the whole damn day
Loving what you need until you cast it away
Grab the headlines
and fade from view
IF your memory will chose to recall
So take a listen boys
Before they take em away
Because everybody knows what the man is gonna say

But we all know they ain’t gonna go away
Like the empty look in your lifeless eyes
We all know ….

IF you follow the cash
It’s just a shot away
It’s your suitcase of love
That marks cosmic time
And these broken wings
Pale as a river moon
Like a dying poem of perfect dust

So take a listen boys
Before they take em away
Because everybody knows what the man is gonna say
But we all know they ain’t gonna go away
Like the empty look in your lifeless eyes
We all know ….

2. The irony of love

And for a moment
I remembered everything
The sunlight
All the seasons
And the irony of love

And you’ll wonder why
Your seldom feeling it
Buts it’s all you dream about
Every night
and every day

And the years
Can wipe away your memories
And your heart casts shadows
Thru the arc
of your regret

Flying in the range
Circling the sun
Singing in the rain
Till the day is done

Stranded in the doorway
Moonlight on my face
Glistening on memories
A glance enduring trace

To breathe is what is given
No paths to steer the air
The heart it beats for no one
Cept Empty rooms and empty chairs

And every night
There lies a bare sunset
And the sirens
Thru the window
Mix with the wind

And for a moment
I remembered everything
The sunlight
All the seasons
And the irony of love

3. The Seams Of Regret

There a black hole in the sun
There’s a sadness in the rain
Well I’m heading down this road
As The clouds sing their refrain

If everything you own
Could fit in one suitcase
Then The burdens in your mind
Might finally be erased
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And today might finally be the day
Where everything gets resolved
Been Playing too close to my chest
Been Tryin to get to where I can be absolved
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And I haven’t changed my clothes
Somewhere inside a week
As these shadows assume shapes
I fight the slow retreat

I’ve spent a lifetime trying
To make a big comeback
If I drink this cup of wine
Will i on get on the right track ?

Theres a color in this scene
Theres a portrait in the mist
When You lie in bed alone
You’ll sew the seams of your regret

And Your Motion wears you out
Like the traces of a washed out trail
In a burst of light and dust
Will your senses still prevail ?

And maybe you will learn
What you think what your love means
The way You look right in your eye
The way you look at distant things

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And today might finally be the day
Where everything gets resolved
Been Playing too close to my chest
Been trying to get myself absolved

And today might finally be the day
Where everything gets resolved
Been Playing too close to my chest
Been trying to get myself absolved
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There a black hole in the sun
There’s a sadness in the rain
Well I’m heading down this road
As the clouds sing their refrain

4. Running Around

Why’s everyone running around when they got no where to go?
The colors fade in the afternoon
And these 4 walls are your only show

Your wild horses are back in the barn
Your rainbow colors have been burned
You think you’ll sound the alarm
But your closest friends seem unconcerned

Your a picture a worn out dream
And You hope your Love has a strong foothold
As I drift and fade in the afternoon
The sun streaks colors that of of yet ain’t been told

Why’s everyone running around
When they go nowhere to go

5. On The Plains

On the plains of Indiana
Where the wind and rivers meet
If you listen to the silence
You’ll hear the flight of angels wings

Can you look past the horizon?
See pink streamers in the sky
Find your strength in love revealed
From all the broken things inside

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If you stare at my reflection
in a sheet of summer rain
I’m the Goddess on the mountain
Dancing like a silver flame

Dance with me so softly
Before the bathing light is gone
Sing to me so sweetly
under the rapture of the dawn

Chorus
If you stare at my reflection
in a sheet of summer rain
I’m the Goddess on the mountain
Dancing like a silver flame

On the plains of Indiana
Where the wind and rivers meet
If you listen to the silence
You’ll hear the flight of angels wings

6. The River of Things

And today Was the day
that I stepped into the world
like it was many years age sea o
And today was the day
That I said my prayers outloud
While I was driving down the road

The Mistakes that we make
They’re all connected
In a disconnected way
And In the river of these things
I read old notes
And watched the sky start to bend

And I grabbed for my coffee
like it was gonna change my life
Saw the morning try to capture
all the fragments
of the scattering blue light

And these great dark eyes
And all of these sounds
Of every thing
that constantly moves
And the dark hidden seams
Of every single second
That you wanted to feel
But somehow always refused

And these great dark eyes
Of all of these sounds
And every thing
that constantly moves
And dark The hidden seams
Of every single second
That you wanted to feel
But somehow always refused

today Was the day
that I stepped into the world
like it was many years ago
And today was the day
I said my prayers outloud
While I was driving down the road

7. Walking Each other Home

The Strings of these stars
A Fallen necklace from the sky
Lie along the river’s edge
Of these towns that pass us by

I’m not living life
It’s living me
And if I don’t change the direction
I just might drown in loves debris

Sometimes I’m alone but I don’t feel like I’ve changed
But when I look in your eyes
And I know I ain’t the same
And I’m so alone
And I feel like somebody else
Man, I ain’t changed,
but I know I ain’t myself

you might get the feeling,
then might figure out why
But this snapshot of love
is the map you can’t deny

The Many waters of love
cannot quench cannot reach
On The shores of this black River night
Joy will scatter a hundred griefs

Before We walk
each other home
stop pay the toll
At the window of my soul
We are all just walking
Each other home
We’re all just walking
Each other home

8. Certain hours

the many lifetimes left behind
Fit into places you’ve outgrown
Im your window in your rain
Im your song dissolved in dawn

This black smoke nighttime drive
Strewn across my past reflection
Clouded by the noise
And the thin disguise of our salvation

You crept in me and stood alone
Your heart a house of open doors
Bound by passing time
And the uncertainty of certain hours

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And I did not know you
Not That I remembered
Uncovered when you met me
Our hold was something sacred
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The black dust from the road
Was like the mark of time gone by
Where the light pushed into deep
the all Evaporating sky

And The silence isn’t empty
It translates history from your heart
And the silence full of answers
Even though we’ve grown apart

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I did not know you
Not That I remembered
Uncovered when you met me
Our hold was nothing sacred

I did not know you
Not That I remembered
Uncovered when you met me
Bathed in something sacred
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And The silence isn’t empty
It translates history from your heart
And the silence full of answers
Even though we’ve grown apart

9. Fading away
Fading away
Fading away
Fading away

I had my dreams ripped apart at the seams
I thought that we could spend forever together
Was I a fool to think that one so young as you could spend her days with me
I must have been a fool

Fading away
Fading away
Fading away
Fading away

And I know where I can find you
Behind the shade of a sundown room
Where the light dances with the shadows
And your face reflects the color of the moon

Fading away
Fading away
Fading away
Fading away

10. Flat landscape line

And In the end
Was it meant to be saved
The darkness box
You so thoughtfully gave
It took me years
And thou it might
have been missed
I finally found
The last Colorless gift

And we wept
to be reminded
of such color

And everything
That could be
And still is
Drew a flat
landscape line
Made of all eternity
And that flat landscape line
In the place that is this
Where our destiny laughed
And Dared us to resist

Do you see the flat landscape line
Or was I the only one ?

Do you see the flat landscape line
Or was I the only one ?

And do you think
that you could ever become
One more voice in the wind
That falls out of the sun
And the Loneliness brings
Star dust beams bright with blue
It’s A taste of the bliss
Its The absence of you

And I know now
I’m losing
all my time
And I Can’t believe
That it once was all mine
The party’s over
Time to call it a day
They’ve taken your moon
blown your candles away

they mean everything
That it’s all just a dream
Like the flash of a day
Just like summer lightning
And the memory strings
That live inside that stream
Like The life of a man
As it’s flowing past him

And we’ll meet at ourselves
Every time and again
In the flash of a day
Just like summer lightning

11. You are the light
Even brighter the the summer
You are the light that shines on me
You are the light
that’s at the end of the tunnel
You are the light that sets me free
You are the light
You are the light
That shines on me

You are the light
Like the sunshine in my kitchen
Like the sparkled jewels in the morning dew
You are the light
Where the moonlight waters glisten
You are the light
In the darkness
in the blackness
where the stars will pierce the night and still shine thru

You are the light
Even brighter the the summer
You are the light that shines on me
You are the light
that’s at the end of the tunnel
You are the light that sets me free
You are the light
You are the light
That shines on me

Colors

i saw the colors of the rainbow last night
colors you and i have felt before
the sun fell down and the colors were gone
gone with the passing storm
but you and i we had met before
when i gave you a helping hand
now my spirit can not call your name
my resistance stole the colors
but i can fell you when the wind blows
and hear you in the birds morning song
and your memory is all I’m left with now
but the colors still live on

Currents

I found the soul of the river inside of you
And I could easily breathe
And Wash away all this residue
The River collects the fragments of the morning dew
Some pieces wash on the shore
Some make it thru
Flow river down in a formless hue
Reflect and glisten in the sun
Give the pastel morning a clear view
And I waded in the currents
Of your life
And I let them carry me away
Sometimes the river left me so cold and alone
Sometimes the river knocks you down watches you fall
Sometimes I wonder if the river stole my soul
I found the shore of the river that you pulled me to
And I washed my soul for a while
While the currents carried me to you
The rivers and morning sky an unbelievable blue
The mist was gone with the sun
But not before I saw a misty vision of you
I waded in the currents
Of your life
And let them swallow me away
And I waded in the currents of your mind
And I let them carry me away
Past the river water eddy’s of our lives
and the places when the river didn’t stay
i waded in the currents of you life
and i watched the river wash us both away
i waded in the currents
sweet soothing currents
and the river washed the dawning of our souls
and carried us away…..away

Dark Morning Gray

Dark Sunday gray
Another November.
Wash me away
Alone I stay
While the winter descends on us
And I push you away
December enters my mind
The trees in the darkness
Are frozen in time
Your love takes on meaning
When I cross the line
The wind it cuts to my bone
And the frozen light of gray dark suns
Leaves me to roam
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Turn around
The tears you’ve been crying
Fell on frozen ground
And what have you found
Just another heart that winter
Would not let your love surround
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Dark morning day
When the dawn won’t surrender
I got nothing to say
cold windy day
And the harrowing sounds winter sings
In a mystical-way
Beyond the fray
Where the icicles stab at the night
As I melt away
December (repeat)

Rocks at Your Feet

Rocks at your Feet
Have your debts been paid
by the promises you made ?
or have your promises been made to be broken
Have you placed your bets
Cashed in your regrets
or are the rocks at your feet just a token?
And how far have you come
Thru the springs you’ve outrun
Because your fantasies wait to be spoken
And the days are rolling past
And the clouds are moving fast
I had held you in my grasp
And I want to believe
And I want to believe
And I want to believe that’s it’s all true
And I want to believe believe in you
Have your debts been paid
by the promises you made ?
or have your promises been made to be broken {repeat}
Have you placed your bets
Cashed in your regrets
or are the rocks at your feet just a token
And how far have you come
Thru the springs you’ve outrun
Because your fantasies wait to be spoken
And the days are rolling past
And the clouds are moving fast
I had held you in my grasp
When you start to talk you do not know
When you start to talk you do not know
And your worries release your senses fail to grow
Untie your silence soften the glow
When you settle your dust you’ve got to Let it go
days are rolling past

Running Days

You better stop running around
cause your running around is thru
When i met you you took me down
with just a whisper of the blues
Now these days just fall into one
and our dreams hide in plain view
unraveling a mystical lie
where the shadows let the light cut thru
And i can see you dancing
in the yellow song of the sun
in the breeze that tastes like morning
in the light when the dawn is done
And I can hear you calling
who am I but you and the Sun
reflecting lives found in our eyes
in the home where our hearts begun
Time waits in the shallows
while the seasons pretend they are you
changing and connecting
the lines that our faces grew
repeat=And i can see you dancing
I better stop running around
cause my running days led me to you
when i met you you spun me around
with just a whisper of the blues

The Dancer

The sunlight shines thru the veil of this afternoon
The lights stretch and follow,dull the walls of this empty room
Shadows at play and my memories begin to fade
But I remember the dancer in your eyes
I traveled so far from the cries of my Mothers womb
That glistening stillness void of love
The empty embrace as i grasp for my Fathers grace
And I surrender and watch that dancer fly
Fly high get free over the mountains across the sea
and when your gone what will you see?
That part of your remains in me
That part of you that part of me
The sunlight is gone but your story remains my song
your whispering music in my ear
I look at your face but its mine I can’t erase
But i can hear your footsteps in the sky
And I can feel you dancing when i cry
And i remember the dancer
I remember the dancer
I remember the dancer
the dancer in your eye
in your eye
in your eye

This Train

i kissed you once for me
i kissed you twice for you
i kissed you for the last time
in the mist of Sunday morning
now this train is rolling
rolling down the tracks towards me
this train is stopping at the station
stopping just for me
and theres a quiet to the morning
a peaceful silence at the station
the platform here is empty
this train is coming just for me
And i kissed you in the morning
and your love let me ride free
I kissed you for the last time
in the mist of Sunday morning
this train
this train
is coming just for me
this train
this train
is coming just for me

We Are Two

The Morning comes my way
It starts a better day
the sun ain’t got no say
i get down on my knees and pray
but then i’m gone all day
to work my life away
the train sweeps me away
although i want to stay
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lying here baby next to you
lying here baby
while the morning sky reveals that we are two
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sometimes the days are gray
its like a shadow play
the hours just fade away
ours lives are on display
But then I”m gone all day
trading work for pay
I want to run away
and let the night replay
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lying here baby next to you
lying here baby
till the morning sky reveals that we are two
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the morning sky is my alibi
cause it don’t know
a good day from Sunday morning
and i can remember
those cold nights in November
and that morning on the beach
in the sunrise in September
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I see the stars array
I smell the suns bouquet
this is a good good day
i get down on my knees and pray
But then I’m gone all day
I want to break away
Lying here baby next to you
lying here baby
while the morning sky reveals that we are two just me and you
We Are Two
We Are Two

With You

when you fly by my window
I feel the sun
radiate your love
and when i look in your eyes
a thousand suns
shining through my mind
and i can feel it fall
with you with you
with you with you
lying here next to you
all our lives
swallowing into one
sophisticated disguise
tired lies
living it on the run
But i can feel it fall
yes I can feel it fall
with you with you
fly by my window
watch the setting sun
meet me in the afterglow
meet me in the afterglow
let me live my life
with you with you
when you fly by my window
i feel the sun
radiate your love