BAG OF TRICKS Did you ever feel you have no tricks left in your bag To explain yourself away And the world can see right through your clothes No matter how many coats you wear You are the sum total of your words And the past is looking longer than ever What if you're not enough To live your life the way you truly believe Will you live it anyway? You alone know my name You alone have my number I am naked in your mirror What will you reflect of me?
THE WATER And I am unafraid to speak my truth this time Unchilled by the ice that covers all I see I see no longer what I thought to be real Only fragments of the falsehood dissolving The water washes over me And I am unafraid to open up my heart Trembling though undaunted by the beauty of your touch I breathe you in, your presence sings to me We resonate together, we are more than we were before And I am unafraid to fall into your light To be yours forever, to remain here with you Here inside a love that shelters me You are my home and this has always been, eternally
JOEY If I had to write a song about you I guess it would be sad For I have cried and cried for you And for the two of us Still with all the years apart I don't think of us that way I deny the pain I deny the destiny you offer me In my mind there is a path I walk along And thoughts they grow and flower in this place I will only gather hopeful petals from these blossoms Let the other fall and die I deny the loss Because my heart it tells me different I will not deny our love I know you and I we share a secret Even though I live alone Sometimes I think I'm crazy when I forget the way you look But still...
EXILED If I should stay outside this room forever Exiled so far away from you This cold at night, this dark and out of touch Denied so much the memory of light Could I be standing in the sun as well? So it hangs in the balance A little more each day at stake And would I search the landscape for a whisper? And would I comb the horizon for your trace? And when I'm sure there's no one here can touch me Could I be standing in the sun as well? The dawn begets peace But only by half What remains of comfort What pretends to soothe Such words of hope seem only an encumbrance A note that's false A chord that's lost A song that's distant Could I be standing in the sun as well? If I should stay outside this room forever Exiled so far away from you This cold at night, this dark and out of time Could I be standing in the sun?
EGO I am letting go of you, you know And I am letting go of our attachment But it's OK -- I never liked you anyway You held me down, you pushed me back Spent all my time In resistance to your wicked mind And so I say goodbye I am sure you'll be around, you know But I am never going back again But it's OK -- I have waited for this day You held me down, you pushed me back Spent all my time In resistance to your wicked mind And so I say goodbye I'm sure I will think of you, you know On darker days and sometimes in bad dreams But it's OK -- I am no longer afraid And so I say goodbye
CARRY IT WITH YOU I pray for the ability to hold my foolish tongue And I pray to speak my mind under the pressure of persecution Can't you see you carry it with you All the love and all the hate It's inside your heart, it's inside your mind To determine your own fate With my light I enfold you With my love I clothe you It's inside your heart, it's inside your mind Eternity I pray for the ability to hold my foolish tongue And I pray to speak my mind under the pressure of persecution What to place value on in the sea? Time is fair, if only for me What do I base a life on When moments are slipping by meaninglessly? Glimpses of forever pass in front of me I must forget what I have been taught by elders For their wisdom brings me death and pain I must speak to the light And wait for the answer to awaken inside of me Pray and pray and stay Can't you see you carry it with you All of the love or all of the hate To determine your own fate
CLOCKWORK Can't just sit here in the road And I fear that I am in the road Waiting for a ride or some kind of injury I know that I am perfectly safe Right here in your hands But that's not the way it looks to me now Who is that girl running this way and that? Where does she think she's trying to get to? Motion is solid, it's stable, it's really all we have And I believe that I am still there When I'm there in the dark But that's not the way it feels to me now I wrote you a letter saying I'm sorry For all I've been putting you through Then I sent it off to myself I'll wind you up like a clock Ready to spring on the heels of this next revelation Because you can't get rid of me now
WEIRD CITY Weird City's a place I used to live Where people take and never give I knew it not so long ago But I hoped it wouldn't show Children running everywhere Seemingly without a care Think but don't you ever dare To cross the city line And don't you close your eyes tonight Weird City's ruler's so afraid That you will see of what she's made And question why you feel alone Even though there's someone home Weird City's long since passed away As soon as people learned to pray They found the sacred golden keys When falling to their knees
VELVET We've got a train to catch With velvet seats made just for us And we're gonna push on past Everyone, including us, Who thinks this train is broken down, Going nowhere, never did exist Climb on board Throw open the windows and the doors And make space for everyone who wants to ride Who wants to ride We've got places to go right now So we've gotta refuse this time When the world says Sorry, you can't get there from here We've got to rely on trust To take us where we've never been before We must be blind not to recognize The truth when it comes down face to face And looks us in the eyes What are we blind not to recognize The moment we've been waiting for All our lives We've got a no to say To everyone, including us, Who thinks it's all been done before Why bother, you'll only get yourself in trouble And there's this plane we don't wanna miss Which goes we know not where And takes off anytime now The time for waiting has come and gone So we've got to hit the ground running We are moving on
TRINITY Start at zero, no place else to begin Except the eternal one Two of us dancing and falling together That creates the three -- our trinity Giving it all -- by our words we will make it so Letting it go -- cause it's already there And now your beauty moves me And now I walk along your side Our light, our love takes on a life of its own Taking all to be returned Equally divided among everyone We will see the abundance foretold in the prophecies
UNTIL There are places you can never go Until invited There are battles you can never win Until you know what you're fighting And what you are fighting for Tell me what are we fighting for? I have asked you in a thousand different ways And you never let me in Then you blame me when I don't come round What will it take for us to understand We don't even speak the same language More and more you're crying for my help Is this only my misconception Or is that perception?
CREATIVITY Creativity is on the other side of repetition The principles of truth are the golden keys That unlock the doors to humanity These hard truths revive the senses' ability To feel the soft touch of a flower's petal The soul is set free through trust Trust that the truth is always in our hearts Just buried under years of frustration We can't find the answers where they don't exist They can only be found where they have always been In our clear connection to God Recognizing this, we express our love of God In the physical form Love of life follows as well as our submission To who we are-- Naturally beautiful Naturally creative Natural wonders of the universe
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