“In Bloom” Lyrics

 

COME ON NOW

Lock yourself in your room

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

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


The years that kept you down

trust had never grown

but look into my eyes

and know you’re not alone


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 saw you flirting with that woman at the bar

she gave you something and slipped 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

She’s a bad bad woman

and you better listen to me

or your carefree days are through


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

and 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




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


But 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

Helped me open 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 nowhere 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


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


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