“In Bloom” Lyrics

 

COME ON NOW

   Lock yourself in your room, ya the world outside is full of rage and ruin, I’ve been there too

But there’s a spark in your eye and people outside who need your precious smile

   So come on and be who you are, I know you can’t see that far, but you are greater than the brightest star, we need your light to see us out

   Come on now, come on now, come on and dance what you have known, come on now, come on now, come on and share what you have known

    You’ve been dying inside and the drugs you do will never turn the tide, it won’t be denied

Well it’s a question of time, are you coming now or are you gonna wait for your next life

   So come on get out of your head, I know you’re thinking that you’re better off dead, but there’s a deeper meaning instead

   Come on now, come on now, come on and dance what you have known, come on now, come on now, come on and write what you have known

   The sooner you begin to feel it, the sooner you begin to heal it

   Lock yourself in your room, ya the world outside is full of rage and ruin, I’ve been there too

But there’s a spark in your eye and people outside who need your precious smile

   So come on and be who you are, I know you can’t see that far, but you are greater than the brightest star, we need your light and we need it now

   Come on now, come on now, come on and dance what you have known, come on now, come on now, come on and sing what you have known

   Get up, get out, get on, you can do it now





SANDS OF TIME

    The knocking at your door echoes through your halls,

I’m hoping you will come from out behind your walls

Well I have lost my heart and I know how it feels to have given anything to know that love is real

   So put your hand in mine, and we will walk the sands of time, then fly away

   The meaning of this world far escapes me now as I see you in your pain, why would heaven allow?

Take me by the hand, and we will walk across the sands, then fly away

   High............. high

   The years that kept you down, trust had never grown, but look into my eyes and know you’re not alone

   Baby, take me by the hand and we will walk across the sand then fly away

put your hand in mine and we will walk the sands of time then fly away

   Baby I love you


BAD BAD WOMAN

   I see you flirting with that woman at the bar, she gives you something and slips out that door, well if you think you got her number contraire my friend, she’s got your number, she’s got you pegged

She’s a bad bad woman, bad bad woman, and you better listen to me or your carefree days are though

   Well if you’re wondering who I am, I’ve seen her work before, seen so many people chase her out that door, when they finally stumble back I can hardly recognize those broken souls with their vacant eyes

She’s a bad bad woman, bad bad woman, no you can’t change her, not all your money will do

   If you like playing with fire, picking her brain, think you’re different, well this ain’t no game

you like a thrill, like the chase, got a death wish, wanna fall from grace

She’s a bad bad woman, she’ll gladly oblige, why don’t you give her a call and watch the light go from your eyes

   Well , she won’t kill you, she’ll slowly make you bleed till you won’t even notice when you’re begging on your knees. One day you’ll wake up in a deep, dark hole. Burn that number baby, save your soul

She’s a bad bad woman, bad bad woman. No you can’t fix her, not all your love will do

   If you like playing with fire, picking her brain, think you’re special, well this ain’t no game

you like a thrill, like the chase, got a death wish, wanna fall from grace

She’s a bad bad woman, she’ll gladly oblige, why don’t you give her a call and watch the light go from your eyes, here it goes baby!

   Some things in life that you just don’t touch like molten lava, crack cocaine and such. You’re better off never having known so burn that number baby save your soul!

She’s a bad bad woman, bad bad woman, no you can’t change her, not all your money will, no you can’t fix her, not all you love, no you can’t save her, not even a crucifix will do


ON THE INSIDE

  I see you in your sadness, there ain’t nothing I can do

I’ve danced around your madness so many times trying to heal you

but in your best circumstance you always find something to blame,

as if that would make a difference, it’s always something that keeps you in chains

   If I could make you happy I would give the world, but now all the riches wouldn’t be enough

If you had everything on the outside, but had nothing left on the inside

   Spending all your money, surround yourself with all that stuff,

but you sit there in your emptiness, cause it’ll never fill you up

You think things would be different if you were a star of fortune or fame,

but they got nothing on you baby, just look at Howard Hughes, or Kurt Cobain

   If I could make you happy I would give the world, but now all the riches wouldn’t be enough

If you had everything on the outside, but had nothing left on the inside

   Ooh wouldn’t it be something to be at peace in your skin,

Wouldn’t it be something to be your own best friend

walking through this world just knowing you’re o.k

as it crashes down around you, but you’ve got everything you need today

   If I could make you happy I would give the world, but now all the riches wouldn’t be enough

If you had everything on the outside, but had nothing left on the inside

   To have everything on the inside, Ya!




MOPPING UP THE RAIN

   I see you walk through that door, ooh what the cat drug in

You’re seeking shelter from the storm, too many years of living with him

Hey baby, so you thought you knew all about true love, but now your heart is black and blue

   You give and give trying to ease his pain, now you find you’re just mopping up the rain

Now you’re going back to him, You say he needs you, don’t know what he will do

Well tell me this before you grant him his wish, who’s taking care of you?

   You give and give, trying to ease his pain

You forgot you’re just mopping up the rain

   Ooh the water’s getting deep, ya his current’s trying to pull you down

Ooh babe he’s gotta hold on you, you better let go before you drown

   Well I been down a time or two, down so long my skin turned blue,

I’s so busy saving somebody else, I almost couldn’t resuscitate myself

   Hey baby, so you thought you knew all about true love, but now your skin is black and blue

Well who’s taking care of you? You better take care of you!

I’M CRAZY

  Baby I’m crazy, ain’t gonna hide it anymore

I confess, I’m a mess, ain’t gonna hide it anymore

thought I was doing fine, till you read between my lines

Now I’ve opened up the door

   Spending my time running, I didn’t even know myself

Masquerades and drunken escapades, just a silent cry for help

Then you came along, showed me I was wrong, now I know I need your help

   Hating who I am, I’ve done everything I can to lose me

There was no where to hide I had to face the tide to break free

   Baby I’ve gone crazy trying to keep my heart a stone

But even dams turn to sand, let the water take me home

Heart open wide, armor set aside, armor set aside, mind open wide, I don’t have to be alone

PLEASE DON’T FEEL THE SAME

   When you walk in the room, I feel my heart just melt the way it used to with someone else

That someone else is here sleeping by my side and if he knew how I felt he would die

   So please don’t feel the same, it’s easier that way, Don’t hesitate, don’t look at me that way

   He’s my best friend, you’re my worst fear, trading something that I love for what I need near

   When you walk in the room I can’t catch my breath, ya I’m hanging on every word you said

   Shut you out, say my prayers, I keep saying to myself that you’re fools gold, fool

But call me baby, and I might run to you

I’m afraid I might do anything that you want me to

   So, please don’t feel the same, it’s easier that way, don’t hesitate, don’t look at me that way

fickle heart go away, come back again when I’m in my grave

WHAT I CALL LOVE

   You’ve been feeling insecure, my baby, I know there’s something wrong

But I’m here to assure you honey, you are where my heart belongs

We’ve been missing on our connection, going through a phase

I’m thinking we just misplaced our directions in our mind reading game

    So, hold me baby, hold me tight, I’m sleeping in your arms tonight

This is the feeling I’ve been dreaming of, we are what I call love, what I call love

    Now it’s a dangerous thing when your heart falls, you better know who you melt into

Love’s a word that’s been abused and distorted, I know I’m safe with you

   hold me baby, hold me tight, I’m sleeping in your arms tonight

This is the feeling I’ve been dreaming of, we are what I call love, what I call love

    Now some hearts are always looking for some action, don’t wanna get into the daily grind

well I don’t want my heart split into fractions, I’m looking for the dreams that bind

    Ya, hold me baby, hold me tight, I’m sleeping in your arms tonight

This is the feeling I’ve been dreaming of, we are what I call...

hold me baby, hold me tight, I’ll be sleeping in your arms every night

This is the feeling I’ve been dreaming of, we are what I call love, what I call love


BETTER

    Better to have never loved than to have lost, better to have kept my soul, better to have kept my heart

Better to have never known, and I’m better when I tell myself I never knew you at all

    I wish I never loved you cause I cannot rise above you

Now the bad times have the good outweighed, and the lessons I’ve learned aren’t worth the price I paid

    Broken heart, broken home, broken dreams, broken soul

    Better to have never loved than to have lost, better to have kept my soul, better to have kept my heart

Better to have lived alone, and I’m better when I tell myself I never knew you at all

I’ve learned to shut down my eyes, cause everything I see is a constant reminder

I’ve learned to shut down my ears, cause I feel your soul in every song I hear

I’ve learned to pray, I’ve learned to say goodbye a hundred times  a day

    When will I get it through my head only fools rush in where angels fear to tread

    Broken heart, broken home, broken dreams, broken soul

    Down again there goes my soul where it stops nobody knows



DANCE WITH ME

    How do I tell you what you mean to me, eyes of sunshine, passionate sea

I didn’t know how deep my love could go

In this world of elusive dreams, you are my rock of integrity, baby, I want you to know

    So won’t you dance with me baby, love one another, dance with me honey, let’s get together tonight

    Though I may lose you any day, what I’ve gained will far outweigh any heartache I might come to know

Two lost souls that picked this life, crazy damn fools, at least we got each other tonight, that’s right

So won’t you dance with me baby, love one another, dance with me honey, let’s get together tonight

    How can I explain all those years of lonely rain

Then you appeared by my side and we went splashing through the puddles and laughing at the sky

    So anytime that you’re feeling down you’re still my favorite one I want to be around,

you’re my heart and soul

I know what we got is a precious thing, our kind of love don’t come with every diamond ring, I know

    So won’t you dance with me baby, love one another, dance with me honey, in any weather

dance with me baby, let’s get together tonight



THE FROG SONG

    The summer’s heat has taken over, now it’s time to hide

I should be safe within my home now, but I keep looking to the sky

    Rain come down, rain on me, fill this dusty land, set me free

    In the morning they’ll be coming, with their machines they’ll fill my home

then they’ll pave it over, just another pond gone

    Well it’s the last one in this valley that used to be so full of life before the infestation of these beasts with their human rights

    In the future they’ll be coming with their laws and power plays

fighting over the last strip of land to be stripped away

    The balance of nature has not an answer for these beasts

blessed with minds to think with, they can move mountains, cure disease

    But so out of touch with nature, they’ve forgotten whence they’ve come

and now they’ve come to pave it over, just another planet gone

    Rain come down (homosapiens), rain on me (of earth, we are the same), fill this empty land (heal this land I love), set me free (embrace your creature hood)

    Forty days and forty nights please relieve us of this plight

God forgive them , they know not what they do

    Rain come down, rain on me, fill this empty land, set us free


FOREVER FRIEND

    Ya we got together way back when, I thought I finally found my forever friend

Now I see you in your pain and there’s nothing I can do

you know I would baby I swear, take it away for you

    But now you’re standing on the edge, you don’t know what to do

we’ve been trying everything, but the sadness cuts you through

and then there’s the pain, has you doubled over, the medicine’s not working anymore

    I remember when you used to say to me that you’d go out with you in humble honesty

but now you hate yourself, you feel you’ve got so weak

and you don’t understand why I want you here with me

    Well I want you to know that I see you as strong

everything that you’ve been through, all the things that were so wrong

Shattered at the core, how’d you make it this far? If you could only know just how beautiful you are

    Ya we got together way back when, I thought I finally found my forever friend

But now the years have passed us by and some have been so cruel

but they’ve help me realize more deeply what is true

That you are my forever friend

MERRY BLOSSOMS

   Cherry blossoms fill the sky

        floating, gentle, lullaby

Merry blossoms by my side, down this road we shared the load, healed our lives

    Just like the spring and like the fall, this too will change, you hear the call

The road has grown wide, now it divides, this is your turn to say goodbye

Though our journey will end, two will begin, till we meet again

    Merry blossoms everyday, alone the feeling tone will soothe the way

No need to hide no need to run

those days are gone, we’re much too strong and much too fun

    Just like the rain and like the wind, the storms will come and go again

But we have the tools that we can use, knowledge and friends to pull us through

But the greatest thing that you have gained is now you’re a friend to you

    Know this, know this, you are the truth you seek

Know this, know this, you are a friend to me

    See our blossoms in the air

Floating down they light upon the village square

And all we touch we do not know

A gentle smile can travel miles, the wind will blow

    Much like the sun, and like the moon, it will cycle back to you

All that we are is so much more than we’ve been told we have in store,

though the blossoms will end, they will begin, till we meet again

    Know this, know this, we are the truth we seek, know this, know this, you are a friend to me

LITTLE BIRD

Little Bird, caught in the storm, has lost the way home

Searching for a place to land, somehow ends up in your hands

Wisdom, nurture, taking her further

Little Bird, trembling, has forgotten how to sing

Safe and warm within your hands, she begins to understand

Beauty, connection, no more perfection, melting the fear away

I know, I know

Now Little Bird is flying strong, and everywhere she goes is home

Singing songs across the land

Always remembering your hands

Deepest emotion, for you devotion, much more than words can say

Gentle, courageous, truths for the ages, melting the fear away

Little Bird is feeling gay, she is welcome back to play