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softest of silks

I saw from afar, a house made of stone
Made to survive, a gleaming white home
But now so near there’s no stone at all
But the softest of silks between you and the world

Breathe, take one more step up the stairs
Sing, to me outside your prayers

The lake is an eye and the eye has a shore
And the shore is a home when the eye is no more
The stairs on the lake spiral both ways
And you on the stairs, climb every day

Breathe, take one more step up the stairs
Sing, to me outside your prayers

Your hand on your heart and your eyes to the sky
You cease your steps with the lake swirling by
How many times did your head leave your heart behind?
How many times did your head leave your heart behind?

Breathe, take one more step up the stairs
Sing, to me outside your prayers

horizons

evening heat

A touch of ink
I’m so inflamed
I feel you
I see no shame

Tears blend with sweat
The mild chaos of living
Thinking when we met
Of all we believed in

Today I’ll choose to see
Romance in an angry sky

The smell of the next life
Steals our attention
Desires to chase
Desires to mention

So today I’ll choose to see
Romance in an angry sky
I’ll aim my flames at you
And live my fullest life

This taste of us
I live it with you
A sea of pleasure
In a sea of blue

Till we meet again
Again

history's tale

Morning comes, it seems the same
Looking up at the mountain
Tired verse and sad refrain
Looking up from the sea

Looking for the sun through the clouds will it come
Searching for the time when the damage was done

Every beat seems bittersweet
Looking up at the mountain
Tiny eyes and dragging feet
Looking up from the sea

Looking for the sun through the clouds will it come
Searching for the time when the damage was done

So set sail for
History’s tale,

We’re time travellers
Before time unravels us

Did you see the same as me?
Looking up at the mountain
Understand where the path could be?
Looking up from the sea

Looking for the sun through the clouds will it come
Searching for the time when the damage was done

So set sail for
History’s tale

We’re time travellers
Before time unravels us

Do you believe in me now…
I’ve seen where it all came down?
Do you believe in me now?
It’s only time anyhow

horizons

Sing with me
Melodies
And we’ll watch them
Make love in the air

Sad to read
Elegies
Of a lost world
Below the sea

So visualise a new sunrise, singing along
We’ll harmonise with the sky, where we belong
And the lost world will be here once more

Sad to see
Memories
They’ll fade till
We meet again

Escape with me
From jealousies
And I’ll hold you
Till morning breaks

So visualise a new sunrise, singing along
We’ll harmonise with the sky, where we belong
And the lost world will be here once more  

But I’ll take my cue
From the horizon
And I too
Live like no tomorrow
Live like no tomorrow

Send to me
A voice at sea
From the lost world
To welcome us home
Welcome us home

sorrento

The sand holds the memories
That are an ocean of love
It’s a beautiful haunting
We lie here in awe of

The whispering streets
They utter my name
I’m lost in the love from all ages
Inspired to question
In the presence of the sea
Held by the waves as it rages

Step in and let it wash over you
Step into the sea

The sand holds the memories
That are an ocean of love
It’s a beautiful haunting
We lie here in awe of

See a mountainous view
That reaches through time
Burning with love from all ages
A thousand stories
Sought by a thousand eyes
A novel of love without pages

Step in and let it wash over you
Step into the sea

I put my love in your hands
It will always exist here in the sand

sunbeam

Shall we stay here together
In this sunbeam forever

Oh, if I don’t let go
Who’ll ever know?

Outside is soaked in the rain
Blood is the hardest stain

Oh, if I don’t let go
Who’ll ever know?

Till I see the changing sky
I’ll lay here within my lie

Oh, if I don’t let go
Who’ll ever know?

painting with an open heart

a thousand prison nights

In a broken room a woman sits down again
Wrapped up inside feels the webs of hate
Fertile fingers free with no escape   
Timed decent nothing ever explained to her

Don’t let go, I know, I know

Bitter veils mask wounds we compromise
Watch freedoms’ door close before our eyes
Science opaqued let it clear let us rise
Silenced sounds repeat, calling all the time

Don’t let go, you know, you know

Endeavour ends a thousand prison nights
Purple sashes draped in green and white
Honour and hope pure of soul blaze of light
Bond fed voices form deeds not words

Don’t let go, we know, we know

angels and anvils

A tribute to Chris Whitley

All the things you left unsaid
All the things you left undone
I’m crying for the poem unwritten
Burning for the passion unsung
So soon

The angels that you made for us
The anvils that we heard you hold
All the love that kept you free
Shining and to be told
Too soon

I feel the dust settle and burn
Too soon for a wild, wild, return
Your angels and anvils slipped away
Slipped away

Painting with an open heart
Honestly mysterious
Never could I have known
The life you made delirious
So soon

I feel the dust settle and burn
Too soon for a wild, wild, return
Your angels and anvils slipped away
Slipped away
So so tired of thinking too much
Thinking too much
Your angels and anvils slipped away
Slipped away

city slumber

Whisper your dreams, while the city sleeps
In moonlit days, your secret it keeps

Nineteen crimes behind closed doors
Quiet screams and restless shores

Never knowing, when the night will end
I’ll help you breathe, and feel free again

Nineteen crimes behind closed doors
Quiet screams and restless shores

ghost train

On a bed of lush green grass
Life’s worn feet tell of the long days past
Love expressed and sorrow found
The sighs from the hallowed ground

Beneath the earth to the world you crave
Memories twisted broken in the grave
They hoist you up to fall again
The sighs from the hallowed ground

A half opaque trail of smoke across the horizon
Thats lost in it’s own illusion
It goes on and on, it goes on on and on

ladybird

…And just then, a ladybird dropped down, with questions in her eyes
But her words, were pictures in smoke, to inhale, internalise
“When you see, the pictures on the wall, of this prison paradise…”
“Do you see, yourself as the star, in the movie of your life?”

Could be time to slow it up, could be time to speed it down
Focused only on your heart, but your head still hangs around

You just have to feel something, you don’t have to understand

“Let me film, everything you do, let me screen it ev’ry night”
“Sing along, ev’ry time I play, a soundtrack to your eyes”
As the lights, and curtains fall from view, I whisper once again
Thanking her, explaining that I’ve found, this film will keep me sane

Could be time to slow it up, could be time to speed it down
Focused only on your heart, but your head still hangs around

You just have to feel something, you don’t have to understand

retreat to hangover square

Buy a drink for me
Then I think we’ll see
Islands meet with secret prayers
Now retreat to Hangover Square

My relentless skin holding me in
Tear it open my skeleton swim
Guards and soldiers bar release
Time beheaded and left outside in peace

Out of place like the moon
Clear as day when it’s only noon
A dove disappears behind a cloud
My voice disappears in the crowd

Pearls of wisdom washed on the shore
Open to those seeking more
Who can I share all of myself
Mermaids queue and bathe within my wealth

You said you won’t ever close your eyes
‘Cause it’s just too dark inside
Let’s just sit and touch the sea
Time to focus and slip, into, the real me

Out of place like the moon
Clear as day when it’s, only noon
A dove disappears behind a cloud
My voice disappears in the crowd

the hunger

See my hunger in your eyes
My madness reflected, amplified
Those who we hunger for
All-consuming, we want more

I hunger for you
I love you

I’d tell you but I’d terrify you
Our insanity, it comes through

I hunger for you
I love you

Holding hands towards my paradise
Leading you to our vice

I hunger for you
I love you

we'll get by somehow

She cries through the night
Sees death within life
From the frozen sea
A plague comes for those
Wearing curses for clothes
Statues of sand crash to the sea

See me spread my wings and fly
Before I lose my chance to roam
I glide ten thousand miles
But never want to feel alone

You follow as I sail
No solo fairytale
I breathe your air
A well full of fire
Unleashes my desire
Could turn a mind from blind to see

See me spread my wings and fly
Before I lose my chance to roam
I glide ten thousand miles
But never want to feel alone

So hold me close and softly say “it’s alright for now”
“no matter how much the changes hurt, we’ll get by somehow”
So hold me close and softly say “it’s alright for now”
“no matter how much the changes hurt, we’ll get by somehow”

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