Nomad

Verse 1

Years ago I went away to no man's land in search of shelter.

Never had a place to stay, no master plan,  I cut the tether.

Some say I've gone astray, but that's a scam we pull together.

Turn around and choose my way, soon as I can to get unfettered.

Chorus

Moving along, I'll throw out all my keys.

Always wrong but it never bothered me.

Turning away from your hypocrisy.

Exiting from this civilized catastrophe.

Verse 2

Leaving everything behind, all the strangers, I don't need fools!.

Everything that made me blind to all the fakers. I'm not a tool!

Ask me and you might just find, I'm no damn taker and I won't be used.

Heading for another kind of subtle dangers. I'm not amused.

Chorus

Moving along, I'll throw out all my keys.

Always wrong but it never bothered me.

Turning away from your hypocrisy.

Exiting from this civilized catastrophe.

End

Long gone, moved on, far from here.

No clan, no hand, no land revered.

The impasse, at long last, disappeared.

Released, found peace, and now I'm free.

Wandering I

Verse 1

Down the street beyond to find

A chance to breathe and clear my mind

Spring fever fills the air

To look around it's perfectly clear

Lying out upon the grass

The first is always better than the last     

Back to nature, once returned

Twice received the pleasures that I've earned

Chorus A

Discipline is leaving

I've lost my self control

There's a fortune in believing

My strength will claim it's hold

Verse 2

Circling bodies stir the tide

In gentle waves, we slowly drift away

Then ashore as if to dry

We make our way, the pass beneath the shade

The cavern calls us both inside

No finer thing on earth was made

Life begins, eternal ride

Enjoy it now before it fades

Chorus A

Discipline is leaving

I've lost my self control

There's a fortune in believing

My strength will claim it's hold

Chorus B 

The fertile field must be restored

Each drop must have its place

Some things are too good to ignore

And so I warn

That this dam must break

Verse 3 

Naked moonlight, wandering I

I could not simply set aside

All I longed for from my youth

Finally comes to full fruition

Intuition served me well

For now it is too soon to tell

My head and heart are not my own

I have to say my body has my soul

To Chorus A to Chorus B

End - That this dam must break (repeats 3 times)

 

Spiral Down

Verse 1

Spiral down the stairs I fell             

I struck my head upon the rail           

I woke to find that everything had changed

Once I started to perceive  

I could not help but to believe

That what had taken place had been arranged.

Verse 2

Murder lies you still seduce

Hanging thread unbinds the noose

Having known the burden of control

The fall was set to turn her loose  

Something she could put to use      

But I'm moving ever closer to my goal  

Chorus

I have a will that I'd rather not own

Comes in dreams, but I wish it would go

It cannot be, it's all that I know

Here it comes

Another one

One more time before it's over – No!

Verse 3

Raining noon the waves increase

Crashing through the silence breach

Carrying her further from the land

I siphoned off and drowned the leech

To end the everlasting feast   

Went ashore to find her on the sand

 Chorus

Verse 4

Sky the far and distant blue

I found that I'd returned to you

See now that your hands have come untied

Sun who dared to melt my wings    

Mother who unleashes spring          

Reminding me I never really died

 Chorus

Power

Verse 1

Power is the beating of the heart of a lion,

prancing and roaming as the king of the plains.

Power is the grizzly defending her young,

roaring away, waving arms in the air.

Power is the legacy of words as they're left upon me,

made to scar or less to heal, they never leave my brain.

Power is what lies beyond and fills this world with pale reflections,

the sun that glimmers in a flowing stream.

Chorus

How shall you come to be stronger than you've ever imagined?

Poised on the edge of victory, all challengers mere illusion -

Stand and gaze, the force within you, by reaching to eternity.

 Verse 2

Power is the courage to run from a fight, sometimes

killing the ego's the way to survive.

Power lies in silence when you know that you're right -

Better to smile and make it through the night.

Power is the moment of man, when first he meets his greatest challenge,

when what he is, he finally owns, and refuses to take the easy way.

Power is the bond of love to dash the heart or seal its oneness.

The power of one is all you'll ever really need.

Chorus

How shall you come to be stronger than you've ever imagined?

Poised on the edge of victory, all challengers mere illusion -

Stand and gaze, the force within you, by reaching to eternity.

 

A Distant Well

Verse 1A

I had a thought in mind when I asked you all to stay.          

Come and join our gathering right now with no delay.         

Rivalries mean nothing here so leave them at the door.        

I have brought you here and now for love and not for war.

No one here can claim the right.            

Spouting words, but rule by might.                                     

I once had a dream when two were one for real.

Verse 1B 

Then we tried to start it all over.      

Better days were just ahead.

We would bring a better tomorrow

We would lead and you'd be led

Into a garden paradise

Just come along. Don't think twice.

We'd be the ones to finally do

What generations failed to choose

Taking brothers by the hand

No matter creed, or their homeland

We knew what's really best for you

We the wise men, you the fools

Verse 2A            

On your knees you cannot see the forest for the trees.          

Stop this senseless groveling and take just what you need.  

Do not ever apologize upon the stand you climb onto.       

Go ahead and sermonize and plainly paint a view.               

No one here can claim the right.

Spouting words, but rule by might.

I once had a dream when two were one for real.

Verse 2B

When the morning comes again

I'll be here with you my friend

Never will we end apart

Tied forever from the heart

We’ll live out our last days

Come into our own as we claim.

We’ll rise again starting tomorrow

Holding those who'd cause us sorrow

Out away apart from us

Are you someone I can trust?

It has become so crystal clear

We can’t give in to needless fear

 Verse 3

Only those high barriers are worth the time it costs.

I'd rather be a carrier of pride before it's lost.

A distant well, I'll reach, no help, and draw it for myself.

I'll share with you a drink or two and raise it to our health.

No one here can claim the right.

Spouting words, but rule by might.

I once had a dream when two were one for real.

 

Looking Glass Love (Predatory Games)

Verse 1

Out of the darkness, into the light

Hoping to find there, hoping I might

Soon resolve the past

has been emptied, all things entwined,

If only I'd been there, if only the time

Could come around again

 Verse 2

Lost in a moment that had its allure

Thought I heard footsteps, a knock on the door

Must have been the win-

dow you see me, looking glass love,

the sight of an angel reminding me of

going home again

 Anthem part

After the clouds roll and cover the hills,

no one can see me so I do what I will.

After the rainbow is torn from the sky,

After the anger gives way to a sigh...

 The Betrayal!

I turned my back on you, only for a minute

Spun around and found you, taken opportunity.

You tried to gain at each and every opening

Prying the wedge I gave you to use against me.

I'll take it back! I'll claim what's mine.

Agree to tame the wilder instincts in you.

Predatory games will get you nowhere in the end.

Recognize the opening to not do ill again!

 

No More Need

Verse 1

Never before have my eyes held such pleasures to behold

Something in your face had shown the way to perfect grace

In the midst of a one-man show I'd had the chance to taste

The coming of your love appeared and sent me on my way

Verse 2

Lonely night I met your gaze and failed to look away

Softly did I draw you near, your mind so gently swayed.

High as a kite with hand in mind you swore that you would stay

Then by chance our lips did meet, your mind so gently swayed

Change

There was a time not long ago

My life was balanced on a beam

No answer to my melody

There was no harmony

Everything that was to pass

Was not quite as it seemed

Surely if I'd met you then

I'd say it had to be a dream

But now that we're together, my dear,

I've no more need to dream

Yes, now that we're together, my dear,

I've no more need to dream.

Don't Try to Change Me

Chorus

Don't try to change me

Take me as I am

Don't try to save me

I'm doing what I can

Don't try to chain me

I've caught onto your scam

Don't rearrange me

If honey that's your plan

Verse 1

I'm fine    

And I'm in overdrive    

The times                    

Make it hard to survive

I grab the joy where I can make it

At least you know that I'm not fakin'

I know before that you've been taken.

But I'm not gonna change!!!

CHORUS

Verse 2

Your standard high with expectation.

Disappointing and frustrating.

Watch where you're assigning blame.

I'm not the only one insane.

It's up to me to build the bridge.

Across to all he might-have-beens.

I won't regret now that's for sure.

Would you really have me pure?

I think you need a little dirt.

To drag you down back to the Earth.

Culmination 

Bring it down

Get your head out of the clouds

What you think and feel.

Come on and make it real!

 Chorus

 

There will be Time

Preliminaries

You know I always wanted to be in for certain

And to furthen

all the better days and the times of our lives

And to know you, and to show you

Chorus

How do I know there will be time, near?

How would it show if it were otherwise, dear?

And maybe in time, you'll come to know why

I'll always be around if you care to pass your way by.

Come home to me.

All I want to do is near you.

Yesterday is passing swifter than the breeze.

Rock part

And when the day will come when

We are to be as one,

Sure as the springtime winds will bring the rain,

As it falls, new life awaits.

And one day we'll be much stronger.

In the meantime, if you don't mind,

Hang on just a little bit longer,

As I remind you of days gone by.

Chorus          

How do I know there will be time, near?

How would it show if it were otherwise, dear?

And maybe in time, you'll come to know why

I'll always be around if you care to pass your way by.

Come home to me.

All I want to do is near you.

Yesterday is passing swifter than the breeze.

 

Jonah

Spoken Prelude

I've been living all my days

In such pleasant contemplation

And I really had it made

As I awoke today

A stumbling block was laid

Don't want to throw it all away

I think that I'll escape.

For I don't want to be

The laughter of the chosen

Or a warning to the vile

But as it seems

What I really want to be

Is not for me to decide

I wish I could find another way (pause)

To plow the fields and reap my grain

Maybe go where no one's gone

Find the time to follow other longings

 GOD

Jonah, where you going? Don’t you run away from me

I know that you’re scared but in going out to sea.

You’re leaving me no choice

You’ve been clearly warned.

They’ll throw you overboard.

You’re causing up a storm.

(Repeat)

 JONAH

I scream in my affliction.

From the netherworld cried I.

I’ve never known such sorrow.

For I am cast out from Your eyes.

And I remembered His name.

Return to me, I prayed.

Your mercy shone.

Your servant knows.

I have vowed and I will pay.                                  

GOD

Shout from the rooftops

To down below.

I’ll be with you as you go.

GOD AND JONAH

Change your ways

For in 40 short days.

Your city will be surely overthrown.

 Narrator

The time had elapsed

And evil was cast

Like a stone from off their hands.

And Jonah aghast

Cried at long last

JONAH and Narrator

It’s better that I die than I live.

It’s better that I die than I live.

GOD

What can I do to calm you?              

How can I make you see?                 

The man of war that you believe in   

Is just a side of me                             

You're angry that you're made a fool    

And the city won't get its due               

You'd do well to remember                

All I've done for you                           

You're angry I removed your shelter   

I raised it overnight 

You didn't sweat your brow to grow it

And yet you mourn it's plight

How can I not save my child

I yearn each day for his return

10 Thousands fold and even more

Why would I let them burn?

Maybe yet they'll learn

 

The World is My Dominion

Verse 1

The world is my dominion

Resting at my feet

Don't you know that my right hand

Stretches to infinity

From my lungs you're breathing

From my eyes you see

I'd like to bring you nearer

Closer to divinity

Man you must be crazy

Thinking you're alone

Do you think you're nothing

More than flesh and bone

I am the creator

I breathed to you a soul

Never go on thinking

That you're lost and on your own

 Chorus    

You can wallow in your sorrow and feel the depths of pain

Give yourself to dark despair or you can go and start again

See the seed, you'll know the tree, its roots, and then the sapling

Rise again and I'll pretend as if it never happened

Verse 2

No more will I hear children cry

No anger screams or hopeless sighs

Your joy will reach new heights

Revelling in pure delight

For I have heard your cries and pleas

What will you show me from your memories

Were you sullen or wrought with greed

Lost in selfish revelries

Or did you have in mind the needs

Of your friends in your old routine

I had in mind another way

Saving it for a better day

When the light is amplified

When life itself is magnified

Put away your time of grief

The time is come for your relief

Chorus

You can wallow in your sorrow and feel the depths of pain

Give yourself to dark despair or you can go and start again

See the seed, you'll know the tree, its roots, and then the sapling

Rise again and I'll pretend as if it never happened

Retrobate

Verse 1

Do you remember when we were slaves?

Our masters cruel, their lives depraved.

Do you remember when we bowed to the whip?

With broken backs from heaving bricks.

For so many years we believed we'd be free.

Waiting for the word to leave.

Then he came and started the game.

Broke our bonds by the sight of a plague.

We hid in caves, our rescue delayed,

Just then you tried to ascend to the throne.

Chorus

He was saying:

Still you believed you were never alone

Deceiving you then with blood from a stone

Oh, what would you do

If He came and called on you

Unsheathe your sword

And start the war

Would you believe in him anymore

(break and repeat)

Verse 2

Who is this who's come to lead?

To bring an end to agony

Wasting all our energy

His vanity is ill conceived

Don't you see through his disguise?

Questioned once, but twice denied.

Can we cross the great divide?

Between us all on every side

Join me as I jump the fence

A gathering with no pretense

We are one why let us be

Denying our humanity

Spoken Ending

We have almost reached our coming of age

The beginning of days

Enter correction

Complete perfection

I'm sick of avoiding detection.

 

Nominations and Awards

Nominated CD of the Year by Indie Music Digest.
See the Reviews page.

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