Some blossoms (version 2)

I dreamt I’d be the wind in your face on those hot summer days
You knew you had to step out of the rain
You smelled Autum in the air
It was just another matter in time
Some blossoms fall to the Earth
It’s havin’ coffee with a lesson over again,
Over again,
Over again
And I’m walking down the road’
Behind my eyes,
You still exist
Even I know the dangers
One gentle kiss,
I’ll always miss
It’s seeing the time when the games give it all up to you,
Do it for me and I’ll do it for you
When they’re all compared to you,
You are the best and that’s the truth

the boy who lived

So you were grounded to the Earth for all that it was worth
You were destined to be great, for that you had to wait
Until the life you hated became more complicated,
When they came to take you away
To the place where you belonged
When the darkness met the dawn
But some darkness lived in you
And you barely had a clue
Of how you’d over come it
You knew you couldn’t out run it
The answer was hidden in you
But you didn’t choose all the things you’d have to lose
In the war that was waged that caused your terror and your rage
Still your light shone through
So you started down the path
You’re allies were few
Your enemy was strong, but your friends had proven true
Advantages were taken from enemies mistaken
And sacrifice made your soul new
Would you die for the greater good?
Would you turn and walk away if you could?
No, you would stay and face your challenger on this day
But you didn’t choose all the things you’d have to lose
In the war that was waged that caused your terror and your rage
No you didn’t choose to be the chosen one
The boy who lived,
The man who won
No you didn’t choose all the things you’d have to lose
In the war that was waged that caused your terror and your rage
Still your light shone through

time still goes on

Are you sleeping?
Should I wake you?
Time is flowing
Will it take you
Past the present to the distant
Or have you achieved the ever instant ?
I know I’ll always be some time just short of free
But you, you need me too
I know that you do
Because this is true, time still goes on
When the godfather clock ceases ticking
Chimes in distance continue ringing
Shadows lengthen late in the day
And in the evening they fade away
I know we hold the key to one day set ourselves free
And you, you need me too
I know that you do
Because this is true,
time still goes on

 

son of a bitch

There was a woman who brought me to this place
Her affection, it seemed, had crossed to an awkward place
With wine on her breath and a twisted drooping face
She begged me to stay until, for me, she had lost her taste
There was a woman who brought me to this place
She decided to leave, but left nothing to fill her space
She never asked if I’m married to death
She never asked if I value my breath
She never asked if I’ve learned to behave
She never asked if I’ve dug my deep grave
She never asked if I’ve asked to be saved
I’ve never asked to be saved
A mother is loving, gentle and kind
Her encouragement brings only peace to your mind
She’d sacrifice everything, lay down and die
To protect you from harm or just hold you when you cry
So I guess since you were none of these things,
I’m not the son of a mother
On the day I die whether poor or rich,
I’ll be a dead son of a bitch

mainlining god’s speed (version 2)

Oh we started in Pocatello, just me and one other fellow
We started the trip with one simple flip of a coin in god we trust
While walking down the line we saw the headlight shine
It was headed west, so we did our best, to catch out on the fly
As she picked up speed, Gus he yelled to me, “We’d better ride on top.”
So we took a chance for a graceful dance with a train that wouldn’t stop
We rode atop a tanker ’til some time the wind blew by
Somewhere in the darkness, our train pulled to the side
We climbed down to the ground, a box car we soon found
And though it was noisy, we stretched out until Boise
In Boise we scrambled beneath the lines of cars
Back and forth, on and off ’til we found which one was ours
This train pulled out slowly, double stacked up for the sea
In front of the office lingering, we lied still as could be
The brakemen didn’t notice, the bulls they didn’t see
As though we were invisible and this trip was meant to be
We rode until a siding were we found a well to ride
It was the perfect hiding place, it was the perfect ride
It seemed that luck was with us, in Portland we’d soon stand
But then lady luck betrayed us, we got thrown off in LaGrande
The cops, they sent us to the road to hitchhike out of town
So we laid low to catch again, once the sun went down
We started to board in darkness, but much to our dismay,
The bull he was approaching, his headlights shown our way
We hid above the wheels, which soon began to turn
We now were leaving old LaGrande with another lesson learned
We rode atop a steel shelf, the air brake screamed and cried,
Until we reached a siding and another place to ride
This time was a flat bed, man the wind did blow.
But we ended up in Portland as the sun began to glow
Although we reached the west coast, our journey didn’t end
We got thrown from Everet, but in Seattle caught again
We hid out in the darkness to catch out on the fly
Soon enough we did so and the land all rolled on by
We traveled through the Cascades, the moon it shown so bright
We must have reached Montana by the early morning light
We found a well to ride in, other riders were in view
Then there was the eight mile tunnel we went through
Gus and I got off in the town of Columbia Springs,
Giving up for now our diesel powered wings
When two months passed, I rode again
I rode alone this time
I caught the last car on a train from Portland down the line
The Cascades passed me through the night
And when the sun did show, California touched my feet
In Dunsmir I let go
A Greyhound back to Portland, where I met again,
Who else but Gus, my freight train hopping friend
We road again to California, this time further down
We both jumped off in Stockton where our bodies hit the ground
There we met a man on his way to Vietnam
He rode with us to Richmond and then he was gone
Our next catch took forever, we went from town to town
Got kicked out of Oakland, but it didn’t get us down
We caught one night in Roseville, a yard complex and vast
We climbed aboard a box car to ride again at last
This train turned East at Keddy, through the Sierra Nevada chain
Then Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, where Gus for now remained
We both got off at Green River and at Rock Springs I got back,
Aboard the same red box car to continue down the track
I traveled through the prairies to Nebraska’s fruited plains
When I reached the North Platte yard, security was insane
They say it was some terrorists that foiled my Eastward run
Now I wait in New York state
My riding is not done

 

the EVER Instant

Can you remember when what was once ordinary still shimmered with the unknown
Was it merely childish uncertainty, or was it something more?
Imagination gave leads to solve the mystery, secret agents always look for
To save the world was a noble task, was the answer behind the next door?
Remember when it was all new
Close still to that which became you
You held on as long as they let you
But one day you doubted it was true
What ever happened to the cape that you wore when evil forced you to react
Your powers again proved greater than the enemy’s,
And the world was saved from attack
Remember when it was all new
Close still to that which became you
You held on as long as they let you
But one day you doubted it was true
Still the secret remains, locked in your brain
Waiting for the time when we decide to return
In our orbit we spin ’til we give in,
To the effortless ride on the gravity that takes us back
There was a woman who brought me to this place
She decided to leave, but left nothing to fill her space
She never asked if I’m married to death
She never asked if I value my breath
She never asked if I’ve learned to behave
She never asked if I’ve dug my deep grave
She never asked if I’ve asked to be saved
I’ve never asked to be saved
Remember the lights and the sound of the crowd when you first walked on to the stage
The world began fading as you were radiating and it wasn’t the least bit strange
All your desire burst into fire as you knew you had arrived
Energy was beating as death you were defeating as your song became your light
Remember when it was all new
Close still to that which became you
You held on as long as they let you
But one day you doubted it was true
Still the secret remains, locked in your brain
Waiting for the time when we decide to return
In our orbit we spin ’til we give in,
To the effortless ride on the gravity that takes us back
Still the secret remains, locked in your brain
Waiting for the time when we decide to return
In our orbit we spin ’til we give in,
To the effortless ride on the gravity that takes us back,
To the ever instant