Closing in

I’ll admit, I doubt I understand,
but as it all comes closing in, this is where I am
It’s alright now, alright now, it’s all right now,
You’re gone now, so long now, I’ve lost you (forever) now
Plans are made and then they fade as the world keeps turning on
and as it all comes closing in, I know there’s no way out
For as long as I shall live, this will never end
For-It’s alright now-as long-alright now-as I-it’s all right now-shall live,
this-you’re gone now-will-so long now-this will never end

NEVER

You ask me what I want from you, in words, you’ll never know
It’s to breath the air when the whether breaks, and the sun begins to show
You ask me when the night is through, what the blue bird wants to know
It’s to share the morning afterward, in a warm and gentle glow
Show me no direction
Show me no remorse
Fill my head with the ringing bells and the song will take it’s course

 

I have moved mountains and yet I still wait for the time that will never come
So I’ll tend my garden and try always to make it the best I know how
All of my friends exist in my head, I killed the real ones long ago
Now I sit with myself and as gently as able, I watch my garden grow
To master my craft won’t keep me from dying
To wind like a vine who’s trying to find
A reason for winding won’t wake me after the frost
So my craft is now chanted, in thanks that I’m granted the sun to follow when lost
I’ve planted my seeds to dispel the three evils, boredom, vise and need
To the wisdom of Candide, I’ll now concede
We should cultivate our gardens
We should cultivate our gardens
We should cultivate our gardens
Hoe, hoe, hoe your row through the summer heat, our labor this day keeps the devil from play, as our hands work honestly
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, all that’s past is gone you know, the future’s but a dream
Our whole time on Earth, a haunted flash of light, over and over and over again until we get it right
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream

 

The GREAT Turtle

You know your smile- is magic
Your words- blow me away, you know it’s no simple trick
And when you walk- it gives me a thrill
And your laugh- is beautiful music spinning out of control,
The joyful vibrations of an innocent soul
In a world full of madness,
People don’t always do the things that they should,
But you’ve got the power to show them they could be good
You’re the rainbow cast by the first rays of sun,
You are the hope for everyone
You can’t stop the sun rise with fear and hate
and a determined turtle will always be great
You are the great turtle and no hurdle will ever be to high for you to face
Like the flowers of spring, despite everything,
The turtle always wins the race

Outside

She knows like me,
Nothing feels so free as being outside
When there’s nothin’ to do,
Put on your shoes and walk outside
Take a stroll through the yard,
And you’ll soon hit the street
If there’s no destination just follow your feet
Life is adventure if you want it to be,
But adventure can turn unpredictably
(evil walks behind you)
When day turns to night and you’re still out alone,
And no one can find you and you’re so far from home
What was once light reflected is now cold gray stone
What shadows are cast cover secrets unknown
This is the time to decide honestly,
Are you all that you thought that you thought you could be?
Can you carry on now,
Would you pay any cost?
You must carry on now,
When all hope is lost
She knows like me,
Nothing feels so free as being outside
When there’s nothin’ to do,
Put on your shoes and walk outside
Take a stroll through the yard,
And you’ll soon hit the street
If there’s no destination just follow your feet
Life is adventure if you want it to be,
But adventure can turn unpredictably

 

Hope (version 2)

The sun always wants to be out
The sun and the moon and the clouds burst in space
Rise like sparks and leave no trace,
But it’s alright ‘cuz the magic’s in not knowing and there’s still hope
Hope that the dream- in a day-and hope is not lost
When the clouds come,
Gray is pretty 
And it shines through the rain
Stream of pearls 
From the sky