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"A Little Light"


November 12th 2012


Caf Records


CD - Digital Download


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1Sisyphus [play] [lyrics]

Sisyphus

When you beat your head
against the wall
it's the bricks that break
or it's you

Sometimes you get up
sometimes you fall
the scrapes you make
shine through

The world spins
despite your whims
no one loses
no one wins

The world spins
the sun will rise
change the black to gold
and burn the skies

When the boulder seems so big
and the hill is steep
you'd trade your kingdom and your throne
for a different view

Break the grip of gravity
no matter how you leap
fall back down a million times
there's nothing left to do

The world spins
despite your whims
no one loses
no one wins

The world spins
the sun will rise
change the black to gold
and burn the skies

Sometimes the best thing to give is up
sometimes the best course to set is back
sometimes your the hammer
sometimes the nail
it's time to try another tack


The world spins
despite your whims
no one loses
no one wins

The world spins
the sun will rise
change the black to gold
and burn the skies

The worlds spins
and the sun will rise
4:48
2The Day I Met Superman [play] [lyrics]

The Day I Met Superman

I loved the water
Before I knew to swim
I hated running
Before I ever too gym
I didn't need a map
To find my feet to stand
I knew how to rock
Before I joined a band

The day I met Superman
I didn't need to know his name
The big red S said it all
My life is not the same

The day I met Superman
was the greatest day of all
He carried me through the air
He didn't let me fall

I was wandering through the woods
When the ground sucked me down
Lost and dazed for forty days
I struggled not to drown

He swooped down from the sky
And freed me with a smile
Put me to my feet
After flying for a mile

The day I met Superman
I didn't need to know his name
The big red S said it all
My life is not the same

The day I met Superman
was the greatest day of all
He carried me through the air
He didn't let me fall

That's what makes Him great
It's not the strength or speed
He always find you
When you're the one in need

The day I met Superman
I didn't need to know his name
The big red S said it all
My life is not the same

The day I met Superman
was the greatest day of all
He carried me through the air
He didn't let me fall
3:18
3Thousand Little Lies [play] [lyrics]

Thousand Little Lies

Focus past the frame to the picture
You're the woman
I'm the man

A house and a dog and a yard
A reference blueprint
A lifetime plan

If only we could have the picket fence
If only you would wear that dress
If only we could smile a little more
If only you would hide your mess

A thousand bitter words to shape your mind
A thousand winter suns to chill your heart
A thousand little lies to keep you blind
A thousand little songs, a thousand bitter songs

Why won't the dog fetch my slippers
Why won't they sell their car
Why can't I shake the feeling
That we may have gone too far

There is no room to change the picture
There are no poems from a perfect bride
Be careful that your makeup doesn't run
When you cry, when you hide

A thousand bitter words to shape your mind
A thousand winter suns to chill your heart
A thousand little lies to keep you blind
A thousand little songs, a thousand bitter songs

A picture can be worth a thousand lies
But in the end, a man is only one

He didn't come to save a picture
He's not here to make it true
A thousand words is too many
When all you need is two

I Believe
4:13
4After All [play] [lyrics]

After All

Dance with the devil
To reach to the sky
Prance in the flames
To make it all fly

Claw through the sunlight
To reach for the stars
The feathers will drop
Before reaching mars

Hear a lesson
We all must learn
A pretty shine
Means you might get burned
How high you fly
Is how far you'll fall
That's the way it works
After all

Check twice and cut once
Be sure to check again
And when you must go
Know where you have been

Echoes of the earth shakes
Like days that slowly fade
The worst of mistakes
The ones already made
4:05
5Careless Lives Cost Talk [play] [lyrics]

Careless Lives Cost Talk

You can do
All you want
Not all
is good for you

I'll show the way
Just do as I say
Just don't do
as I do

Loose Lips will sink the ship
Careless lives cost talk
Rotten fruit shows true the root
Careless lives cost talk

A quiet bout
Louder than a shout
Sweet words
won't clear the doubt

Empty talk
Won't make the walk
They'll know you
by your route

Loose Lips will sink the ship
Careless lives cost talk
Rotten fruit shows true the root
Careless lives cost talk

Deeds will form you in their eyes
Will they match your disguise?

Loose Lips will sink the ship
Careless lives cost talk
Rotten fruit shows true the root
Careless lives cost talk
4:36
6Cat in a Sack [play] [lyrics]

Cat in a Sack

This world is not for me

They teach you to lie
And they teach you to kill
They say save a life
And nobody will

They burn all the beauty
And dance in the flames
Then hold out a torch
And call you by name

They call you by your name

This world is not for me

They call you a brother
And hold out a hand
Put a hole in your back
And fill it with sand

From the rich to the lazy
From the cold to the tall
They search for an answer
And won’t hear the call

They won’t hear the call

This world is not for me

They show you an answer
They give you a sign
You check all your fingers
And count out to nine

This world can not hold me
Like a cat in a sack
I know the way forward
I’m not looking back

I’m not looking back
2:57
7Remnant [play] [lyrics]

Remnant

A cold home
where echoes roam
static clock beats
time of its own

old photograph
torn in half
an empty shelf
an empty laugh

she's not alone
though that's how it seems
the heart remains
if only in her dreams

an old shirt
too much dessert
an empty place
a nameless hurt

some time alone
to call her own
some crimes are best
left unknown

an old house
no need to roam
where love dwells
is always a home
4:12
8Landslide [play] [lyrics]

Landslide

Like a gut punch
out of a clear blue sky
I’m doubled over
and still can’t cry

Like a bomb shell
that blows out a hole
sorrow’s shrapnel
that cuts into my soul

A falling Hindenburg
a Titanic’s last gasp
And a way to save the day
is just beyond my grasp

You can’t stop the landslide
when your standing on the hill
just hang on for dear life
until all the land is still

Like a corkscrew
pulls the stopper from my heart
drains out all inside
till the bottle falls apart

Like an ice cube
that freezes you inside
frozen from the moment
I watched you start to hide

We all get dirty sometimes
when the mud sweeps us away
But bruises also tell us
there will be another day

When the house is on fire
and all that’s left is watch it burn
The best thing that you can do
is to live and learn
4:33
9Eugene Gordon Brown [play] [lyrics]

Eugene Gordon Brown

Slumped through his life
With his feet on the floor
Gave up the fight
Never settled a score

Followed in the footsteps
'cause that's what you do
"Dream don't pay when the
bill comes due
Eugene Gordon Brown"

Didn't hold his head up
But never let them down
Never made a name
Worthy of renown

Eugene Gordon Brown
Don't let them get you down
Gotta try if you want to fly
And get those feet off the ground

Pop up pocket gophers
Hemmed in by cube walls
Hundred right turns down
Endless maze halls

Hidden in a billfold
Like a backslider's sin
Picture of a plane
Crumpled worn thin

Eugene Gordon Brown
Don't let them get you down
Gotta try if you want to fly
And get those feet off the ground

They may have you hemmed up
In a cardboard box
But no man
Can put your soul in a cage
Eugene Gordon Brown

Eugene Gordon Brown
Don't let them get you down
Gotta try if you want to fly
And get those feet off the ground
2:42
10Walk into the Sun [play] [lyrics]

Walk into the Sun

A new road to walk alone
A new word defining home
And all the things you really
Wished you'd said

Trade vision for the truth
Trade wisdom for your youth
And all the years press down
In your head

Time to be alive
To do more than just survive
Through dark and pain push on
And walk into the sun

Try to make it on your own
Stand tall and proud alone
And silent wishes for the
Place you know

You try to do it all
And learn how not to fall
Try to learn to fly
Before you're too low

New days replace the old
New sites will change your view
Please always know
That I'll be there with you

A map without a key
No path that you can see
Foundations built on
Shifting sand

Empty ache in your soul
Endless search to fill the hole
And an antidote
Is in My Hand
4:52
11Hurricane [play] [lyrics]

Hurricane

Stand tall
and proud
just like a tree

Bastion wall
so strong
all around me

Blueprint plan
marked land
and a date
for the crown

Water drip
wind grips
and the stones
fall down

Will you bend
Will you break
when the waves knock down
And the earth shakes

Let the wind blow through
just like the pain
bend away
from the hurricane

Measured twice
cut thrice
and sanded to fit

Bending blow
Heavy load
and it falls to the pit

Vines creep
Rooted deep
break through the stone

Chalk lines
mark the signs
that you plane has flown

Surrender
and feel green enough to bend
pull life from the water flow
and let the hard inside you go
and know
and know
the storm will end
4:54
12The Sun Will Rise [play] [lyrics]

The Sun Will Rise

Feel the seasons
change again
join the hearts
of mortal men
let the sun
spring in your soul

Let the tears flow again
crumble walls to make amends
let the holy fire
unfreeze your soul

As sure as the night is dark
as sure as the coming tide
the sun will rise

A secure ray of hope
a sure and warming light
the sun will rise

Feel the storm
rage again
bring the fears
to an end
Let the waters
lift your soul

Find the hurt
at its start
feel it tearing you apart
let the sunlight
heal your soul

As sure as the night is dark
as sure as the coming tide
the sun will rise

A secure ray of hope
a sure and warming light
the sun will rise
4:09

"Every Hair and Feather"


March 1st 2009


Caf Records


Digital Download


A 5 song Demo EP based on The Great Divorce by CS Lewis


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1Mean Little Town [play] [lyrics]

Mean Little Town

Low down in an empty street
stretching endless to the gray
cold wet murmurs in the air
that thirst for the light of day

I Struggle to find my feet
gotta get myself away
Looking out for number one
There’ gonna be hell to pay
in this mean little town

Get back up and they’ll push you down
nobody’s gonna leave this mean little town

Keep trudging through a twilight hall
With the walls closing down
Despairing looks in little lines
All to get out, gotta get out
from this mean little town

back stabbing back biting
cold smile in fighting
scrabble for a penny on the ground
This mean little town

Dog eat dog
watch your back
or you’ll fall
Grab it fast
hold it tight
that is All
in this

Mean little town

(Abandon all hope
Ye who enter here)
3:28
2Beautiful Terrible [play] [lyrics]

Beautiful Terrible

climb up to the mountain top
see creation laid below
stand an inch from life to death
where the sands of time won’t flow

Have you ever seen a grass so green
it cuts you clean it two
Have you ever felt a sky so blue
it felt like it was crushing you

It’s beautiful
It’s terrible

Walk along a distant shore
where the waters only heal
Let the wonder trickle down
and know again what is real

Has a night ever seemed so bright
that it’s light was turned to day
Has a moment ever felt so real
that all else fell away

Has a day ever dawned so fair
you had to turn your eyes away
Has a beauty ever pierced your heart
that there were no words left to say

I always looked
But I’d never seen
3:26
3Bleeding Charity [play] [lyrics]

Bleeding Charity

Well I’m damned
I can’t believe it
It’s not right to see you here
Standing there so tall and proud
I ought clip you in the ear

If this was justice
You and I
would be the other way around
It should be me in the light
and you down here on the ground

If you only could forgive me
then you’d rise up off that ground

I was a good man
I was fair
I only took what was mine
and I always paid for all I got
And I always toed the line

I know I’m right
I know my rights
You can’t do this to me
I only came for what is mine
I don’t want no bleedin’ charity

Everything is here for the asking
Nothing here can be bought

Please take the Bleeding Charity

I don’t have to take that from you
You’re a murderer
I remember what you did
I remember what you were

You dare say that to me
I can’t believe the nerve
I’m here for what is mine
I want what I deserve

If we got what we deserve
then none of us would live

Please take the Bleeding Charity

I’d rather be damned
than go along with you

Please take the Bleeding Charity
4:13
4My Boy [play] [lyrics]

My Boy

Where oh where is my boy
Why are you hiding him from me
I’m the only one that truly cares for him
I’m the only one who can make him happy

You’ve no right to keep him from me
I who loved him more than anyone
What must I do to see him
I would do anything for my son

This is not about your son
but about your very soul
He can not see you
until you’ve been made whole

He was so good
With his bright blue eyes
and his silly jokes
He was so young

You took him from me
You took him too young
He was everything to me
Bring back my boy

It’s not right to keep him away
I’ve kept his memory alive
I thought you were all so good
Without my boy I won’t survive

He might be happy now
But it won’t last without me

You turned his place into a shrine
while your husband grieved alone
You turned his name into a charm
and your heart into a stone

You say I must let him go
That he is happy and complete
You deny my right to have him
Well I’ll tell you something more

I would rather have him with me
down there in that hell
than be without him for one minute more

HE’S MY BOY
MINE
MY BOY
5:51
5A Little Death On Your Shoulder [play] [lyrics]

A Little Death On Your Shoulder

We’ve been so good together
I’ve been always by your side
What would you be without me
What things would you not have tried

I’ve showed you so many pleasures
Though sometimes I went too far
But I can hide the pain
and I barely leave a scar

We’ve been so good together

Can I kill it?

All the emptiness in your heart
I will numb with your consent
I’ll make your dreams seem so sweet
so new and almost innocent

I can sleep a little longer
Make you feel you’re in control
Slowly hide myself away
Give the feeling that you’re whole

We’ve been so good together
What would you be without me

Can I kill it?

What would you be without me
I define all your words for life
Without me you won’t survive
Please keep away the knife

What would you be without me
I made you what your are
You are mine to consume
Without me you won’t get far

We’ve been so good together
What would you be without me

Can I kill it?

It’s ok now. It’s sleeping

Can I kill it?

God help me. Get it over with

So now comes the question
What will you be without it

There’s more to life
than living to survive
Now rise up again
And be alive
6:02

"Toy Garden"


August 1st 2004


Caf Records


CD - Digital Download

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1Flavor of the Week [play] [lyrics]

Flavor of the Week

Butter Side Down is In this year
All the hollow men begin to cheer
Who did you plagiarize this time, dear
Now that your make-up is your career

This box is packed so let's bring the noise
Some flash for the girls and skin for the boys
Keep your eyes peeled on our decoys
Don't try to think, just play with your toys

MTV Wants Me to fight a revolution
just as soon as they find a sponsor for the show
Next week's fad's become an institution
you can skip this dance, baby
I wont go!

The denominator's not low enough
and we haven't begun to show enough
Changing your mind is not that tough
As long as we keep selling this stuff
3:12
2Healthier Than You [play] [lyrics]

Healthier Than You

He was so tall
He could not see
The ground below
beneath his feet

He was so whole
He could not feel
The old fault lines
The glue revealed

Two steps ahead
A league above
A practiced smile
shows plastic love

"I'm not like you
I'm clean and pure
Never been sick
Don't need a cure"

I remember when
He needed me
a fractured heart
on bended knee
3:12
3Wide Swept Arms [play] [lyrics]

Wide Swept Arms

Open arms so wide
Surrender all your pride
This hope is in his eyes
And hunger for the skies

And it doesn’t really matter
This faithless in-between
Hope for life is stronger
than the shadows that were in

Give it all away
Clutch the break of day
He’s here among us now
So kill your golden cow

we walk this broken town
in the mire that sucks us down
Arms up to the sky
Yearning to fly

This rut is an illusion
a ghost from our own fear
True life beckons homeward
our sky is drawing near

Open arms so wide
Surrender all your pride
Hope is in your eyes
Float to heavens Skies
3:51
4Take Me Home [play] [lyrics]

Take Me Home

In the hour I first believed
With the power I first received
All the world was new
Bright as a morning mist

But age and life they wear away
And thoughts turn to gray
And words and deeds betray
The one who Judas kissed

Oh hold me Lord
I can’t stand

Take me home
I want to know your grace
Take me home
Take me from this place

Wave on wave bear me down
I gasp for air as I drown
And my grip upon the Rock
Begins to fray

I may stumble and I may fall
You Oh Lord are above it all
My soul is yours
Come what may

Oh hold me Lord
I can’t stand

When this race is run
When this work is done
When they all see
When they all see
The Son
Then bring me home
Then bring me home
4:11
5Breathe [play] [lyrics]

Breathe

Don’t breathe it in too deep
Or you’ll start to think too deep
And then you’ll sink too deep
Into things you’d rather not be

It’s much safer here
No joys, no fear
It’s much safer here
With no alarms this year

Build the walls real high
On your castle in the sand
Trading in your life
For a little piece of land

It’s much safer here
No smile, no tear
It’s much safer here
You’re in control here

The haunting eyes of love
Follow you
Connecting ties of love
Hold you

It’s safe here
Lion arms so near
Full of joy and tears
You live again this year

So breathe it in deep
Awake from your sleep
This air didn’t come cheap
So breathe it in deep
3:47
6Stout and Alba [play] [lyrics]

Stout and Alba

Little black fur
Swish tail so light
Don't need to worry
Don't need to fight
If you get dinner
Everything's all right
It's all right tonight

(chorus)
It's all right tonight
No dogs in sight tonight
No need to hurry
No need to fight
Cause it's all right tonight

Little striped fur
Huddled on the ground
Grab a red dot
And chase it around
Sleeping in a lap
A stress-less mound
It's all right tonight

Two little cats
With a life so rough
Sleepin' all day
Then jumpin' on stuff
Not worried at all
If they have enough
It's all right tonight
3:11
7Main Event [play] [lyrics]

Main Event

I'll take black
You'll take white
Just because we can
Dig down
For the fight
That lives inside every man

We lie down here
Innocent youth
Struggled mighty
To find the truth
Sliced bread ideas
that lacked the proof
and so on we go

I've got black
You've got blue
And we're still across the aisle
Too far to stop
We'll see it through
At least for a while

My sacred cows
Are as big as theirs
We've both agreed
To split the hairs
My children here
better beware
The line from the other side

Main Event
Main Event
Which of these is heaven sent?
3:51
8Drunk [play] [lyrics]

Drunk

Spilled on grass by the cold moonlight
Empty street full of broken fights
Men too drunk to demand their rights
Must find a way back home

The time we shared is all we knew
Our little friendship, how it grew
I had one and you had two
Because you hate to drink alone

Surrender
To the pleasure
Don’t know whether
It gonna pass
Come the morning
I’ll be storming
Stake my warning
It’ll be the last

Forget my sorrows, I never knew
week night with nothin to do
Where was I going to
It must be better there

Cast my life in a tragic light
Numb the dull and painful plight
One more round and it’ll then be right
to float away somewhere

One more round and then it’s two
I know me but who are you
Where was I going to
It must be better there
3:30
9The Muse [play] [lyrics]

The Muse

She is nowhere near
The thought spins round and round
The music's not so clear
When your feet are on the ground

She dances past my head
A flirt for all her charms
I'm lying on my bed
And wishing for her arms

A fountain flows with water
When the pressure is online
But I've got a report to write
And I haven't got the time

She's blowing kisses now
A feather touch and gone
Like moving from the shade
Into noon-day sun

She smiles so sweet and low
And quickly passes by
And when I look away
She fills my inner eye

I run with the herd
Complain about the drive
Make the business strong again
Busy in the hive

She's abandoned me
For a worthy friend
I'm too tired to care
How it's going to end
7:03
10Praise [play] [lyrics]

Praise

Father, I love you
Father, I fear you
For You are Holy
above all Creation

Jesus, I love you
Jesus, I praise you
Your Grace surrounds me
in all of Creation

Spirit, I love you
Spirit, I need you
Your Wisdom guides me
through all of Creation

Holy Holy
is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is
and is to come
3:31
11Endup [play] [lyrics]

Endup

The headway you make
Depends on the angle you take
Is it a straight line
Is it side to side

Always consider the source
Before you set your course
Once you do the math
There is no easy path

Where you’ll end up
Nobody knows
That’s just the way it goes
Where you’ll end up
Nobody knows
That’s just the way it goes

Many roads to walk
Many ways to talk
They could all have sight
But they can’t all be right

Always consider the source
Before you set your course
Once you do the math
There is no easy path
2:52