G.T.Edwards

Username: gtedwards

From: Winnipeg

About Me

It used to be that when I'd listen to a song, I'd hear the instruments and the lyrics would be secondary. I could sing a good guitar lick before I could sing the words. As time passed I began to realize just how important, thought provoking and even politically viable lyrics could be. I began to write my thoughts down in the form of poetry as I'd sit by the fountain in Osborne Village watching the people pass by. I realized that a lot of my words read like a greeting card, but there were a few that actually came from way down deep. Again time passed and I still kept writing from time to time, thinking of how cool it would be to weave my thoughts into song. One day I came across the Hookist website and thought I'd give it a try. The first song I submitted lyrics for was "Can't Go Back" with The Bros. Landreth. I couldn't believe it when they chose my line as the last verse of the song. Since then I have been lucky enough to have my lines chosen over 20 times for songs with very talented artists: The Bros. Landreth, Ellen Reid, Natalie Gelman, Mackenzie Morgan, Sasha Dobson, Peppy Castro, Sylvia Tosun, Brad Roberts, Marco Argiro, Grace McLean, Chris Barron, Yashi Brown, Jack Tempchin, Kalsey Kulyk, Marty Dodson, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Marti Dodson, as well as all of the other talented Hookist contributors. I am having a blast being inspired by this whole experience, making new friends, enjoying the ideas of others, and creating something special collaboratively. After all isn't that what life is all about, working together toward creating something special? May 18th, 2019.

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Kudos!

Check out the kudos our featured artists have given G.T.Edwards!

  • One of Each
  • Marti Dodson
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman
  • Clay Mills
  • Marty Dodson
  • kalseyk
  • Jack Tempchin
  • Chris Barron
  • Grace McLean
  • Marco Argiro
  • Brad Roberts
  • sylviatosun
  • sashadobson
  • Vernon Bush

Marti Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"A version of this lyric is kicking around a lot here! Our hive mind might be into something!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'll love you forever...but life is short"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"oohhh..."reason and rhyme" is a good rhyme...but the "it" in the line before it is vague. Better off saying something that sounds more like "before we lose all reason and rhyme" ....but then you got to get that to fit the melody!!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Reason and rhyme"

Clay Mills commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"good alliteration!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"(Learning the) Lessons of Love"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Good stuff, GT!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pray(in') for a lifetime of these nights, bein' next to you"

kalseyk commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"<3

"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"She smiles and greets another day, tells us everything will be okay"

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Marti Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"A version of this lyric is kicking around a lot here! Our hive mind might be into something!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'll love you forever...but life is short"

Marti Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I think this is headed in a good direction-looking toward the present and the future vs lingering on regrets
"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Oh but I can't go back 'cause I know all I have"

Marti Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Hey GT! the way this is written is a bit more poetic than I would usually do, but the sentiment of this line is killer. I'm writing it down so I can wiggle it around a bit!
"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"They say time is money, and that may be true/ for I would pay dearly, to spend time with you"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"oohhh..."reason and rhyme" is a good rhyme...but the "it" in the line before it is vague. Better off saying something that sounds more like "before we lose all reason and rhyme" ....but then you got to get that to fit the melody!!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Reason and rhyme"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"really like "think your way I'll think mine"...it doesn't yet fit the melody but that's a great phrase...!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Well now I've had some time/ thought it all over/ (you) mean too much to me/ to cross that line/ think your way/ ya then and I'll think mine"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Great concept! Just too many syllables in the second line...yes it's 11 but notice where the accents fall on the melody...

try singing the second line like:

"While I've still got a mind of my own""

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Well you're never gonna change my mind/ at least not while I've still got one of my own"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"oooh "echo" is such GREAT word! Not a fan of "that echo it ain't never" cause that's not the way I talk. but do explore options using the word "echo". "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Well I'm never gonna change your mind/ no that echo it ain't never bouncing back"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I'm intrigued... "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Well you're never gonna change my mind/ said the bullet to the butterfly"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"original and nice imagery but does possibly set up for a negative vibe between the singer and who they're singing to....I will tend toward a more positive relationship for the idea of the song....and how we work it out"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Well you're never gonna change my mind/ with (your) vitriol and turpentine"

Clay Mills commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"good alliteration!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"(Learning the) Lessons of Love"

Clay Mills commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Definitely spells out the story... not sure it"s interesting enough. :)

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"It's been six months, three weeks and two days/ since you and I went our separate ways"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Good stuff, GT!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pray(in') for a lifetime of these nights, bein' next to you"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Good work, GT!

"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Skin to skin, melting in..."

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I like this. I"ll check out the other one too!

"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"(As the) sun slides in slowly, you're a sight to behold/ a beautiful angel, splashed with crimson and gold (alternate to previous submission)"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I love the "hand" and "hair" lines! They feel very real! Way to bring it G.T!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"The touch of your hand, the scent of your hair/ you're on my mind, when you're not there"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Good work, GT!

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"so hard to find/ don't tell you enough/ can't believe that you're mine"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"This is really good. You"re bringing it, GT!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Our shadows swaying, in the flickering flame/with (a) passion so wild, it cannot be tamed"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Wow. That makes me want to hear more!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"The light shines like diamonds in the sweat on your skin / There's no denyin' this state that we're in"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"This is really creative and interesting!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Saw you through the window, of the corner laundromat/ You were lookin' lost, I wasn't sure where I was at"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Great image!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"You came diving through the window, of my souped up Chevrolet/ Maybe had a drink or two that night, said you had to get away"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Cool opening!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Words like honey drip from your sweet lips, as you tell me 'bout your day/ Now your voice lights up this hotel room, far too many miles away"

kalseyk commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"<3

"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"She smiles and greets another day, tells us everything will be okay"

Jack Tempchin commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"has an image and says something. Good"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Car chase is over, had my crash and burn/ as for forgivin' still so much to learn"

Jack Tempchin commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I"m not sure I believe that to forgive is divine"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"(You know) It takes a leap of faith, to put the past behind/ but I'm not sure I believe, that to forgive is divine"

Jack Tempchin commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I Thought:
I"l forgive you though you won"t do the same
I"ll never find peace till there"s no one to blame..

Your line is good

"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Be at peace with yourself, there's no one to blame/ Now I forgive you, I hope you'll do the same"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"nice."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Frantic Lullabye for a Serene Nightmare ----- I thought maybe M. Ocho and I could stitch this together as a Frankensteinian song title"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"good stuff, g.t. now what is *it*? a banchee? a vampire house cat? a dismembered hand that can crawl on it's own? an ex? a memory? show me the whole thing!!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"feathers of lead"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"feathers of lead."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"feathers of lead"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i like it. you're having a good week g.t."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm a Frankenstein of time, my hands no longer mine/ the clock our face stops, every time you pass by"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"hands no longer mine. very good. everybody knows how that feels but said it in a cool way."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm a Frankenstein of time, my hands no longer mine/ the clock our face stops, every time you pass by"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"can you make this more confused with the idea of the hands and the face and time? maybe there's a way to mess with the anatomy idea and frankenstein it with the chronological idea...."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Clock without a face/ where the hands are spinning faster and there's nothing you can do"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"time without a face/the hands of the clock are tied"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Clock without a face/ where the hands are spinning faster and there's nothing you can do"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"time has no face, time looses face, facing time"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Clock without a face/ where the hands are spinning faster and there's nothing you can do"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i like this. it gives me a tightness in my throte. i'd like the beginning to be as personal as the second half..."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Same old paradigm/ when a swirling starry night should mean everything to you"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"same old banner of a swirling starry night/ where the stars mean everything to you"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Same old paradigm/ when a swirling starry night should mean everything to you"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"*metronome of neon* that's good stuff. the highways are a metronome of neon/ where the black flashes red to green to blue"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Blinking of an eye/ where the neon in the alley (metronome of neon), flashes green to red, to blue"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"words like sublime... it's like they're school words... you have to be careful when to use them. is it sublime? i just have to believe you... what's a thing that can make me think *sublime* whether i want to or not?"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pathway to sublime/ where the dirt is piled so high it's keeping me from you"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"pathway to the sky, pathway to the world, pathway to the...?"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pathway to sublime/ where the dirt is piled so high it's keeping me from you"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"got nothing to be but i'm still becoming/no words to sing but i'm always humming"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I've got nothing to be, but I still keep trying/ I've got nothing to sell, but people keep buying"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"no words to sing but i'm always humming/nothing to be but i'm still becoming"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I've got nothing to be, but I still keep trying/ I've got nothing to sell, but people keep buying"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"this is right down the ol' ally. nice work."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm a misspelled monogram, meaning changer/ like a ragman anagram, diving into danger"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"the little rift within the lute/that by and by will make the music mute -Tennyson "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm a cardboard cutout, top hat hero, fiddling in the flames like a modern day Nero"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"this is very nice. "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm a cardboard cutout, top hat hero, fiddling in the flames like a modern day Nero"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"aliteration."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Shaking on this high wire, like a weary Walenda/ know I'll plummet like a stone, if I don't change my agenda"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"punched by the clock is good."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm punched by the clock, as it stares me down/ with its tic toc anchor buried deep in the ground"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"it's better not to use fuck unless you have a really good reason"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm punched by the clock, as it stares me down/ with its tic toc anchor buried deep in the ground"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"feet glued: yes!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Clock is ticking like a hammer, my feet are glued down to the floor/ so many things I'd like to do, just got to make it to the door"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"the clock is a hammer, i'm glued to the door/i got things to do and people to floor"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Clock is ticking like a hammer, my feet are glued down to the floor/ so many things I'd like to do, just got to make it to the door"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"got nothing to do, no time to get it done/somewhere to be, nowhere to run"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Got too much of nothing to do, (and) no time to get it done/ My life it spins out of control, come pick me up, let's have some fun"

Grace McLean commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"OH yes, I love this image of a thing fading as soon as it has BECOME!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Black holes collide, now a ripple oh so weak/ like stories we tell, that are fading as we speak"

Marco Argiro commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Dig it, but trying not to over Alice the tune at this point. ;)"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Chasing a rabbit won't get us all the answers/ (But) sometimes it's good just to dream that way"

Marco Argiro commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Got it. Thanks for clarifying G.T.Edwards"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Now we're going on a brand new trip/ Gonna ride it like a rocket ship"

Marco Argiro commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Change is the only constant "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Through the years you're still my 'fascination'/ 'Changes' happen, our love won't stray- a little tribute to the late great David Bowie, RIP"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"nice set up--but if the drones replace the reindeer, then what? "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

""If flying old reindeer is getting you down, and you feel like you're trapped on a merry-go-round/ Then supercharged reindeer are perfect for you, and if you buy one now, why then we'll send you two"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"this is exceptionally good, bro!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

""If flying old reindeer is getting you down, and you feel like you're trapped on a merry-go-round/ Then supercharged reindeer are perfect for you, and if you buy one now, why then we'll send you two"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"this is exceptionally good, bro!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

""If flying old reindeer is getting you down, and you feel like you're trapped on a merry-go-round/ Then supercharged reindeer are perfect for you, and if you buy one now, why then we'll send you two"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"this is good."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"From inside the box there then came a loud jingle, a message for Kris, with the last name of Kringle"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"nice feel!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"He slicked back his hair, while he gathered his pride, Then spat on the floor and proceeded outside"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"yeah!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"It's then that it happens, mid darkness of night/ when Santa awakens to a glorious sight"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"yes, i think this is a good one too"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"While Santa's asleep by the warm cozy fire, the elves make to plan to restore his desire"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"hatch is better than make--yes, on that one, GT"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"While Santa's asleep by the warm cozy fire, the elves make to plan to restore his desire"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"hahaha"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"They should join a union and fight for their right,/ to challenge oppression and managemnent blight... (sorry, must be the wine)"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"really great"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I think he's in need of a serious break/ The future of Boxing Day sales is at stake"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"does america have boxing day? and why is it called that? my grandpa used to watch boxing, the sport, on boxing day. or is it about boxing up gifts and returning them ? or neither? "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I think he's in need of a serious break/ The future of Boxing Day sales is at stake"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"love it!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Now you sit on his lap, he'll give you a grope / Then go home and wait, for your soap on a rope"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"excellent meter"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Watching meteors draw sparkling trails 'cross the sky/ His pulse starts to race, knowing Christmas is nigh"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"ba-hah!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Here's some scientific proof that he's failing go cope/ For three years now, I've gotten (it''s been) soap on a rope."

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"And HERE is some PROOF that he's FAIL-ing to COPE; for THREE solid YEARS it's been SOAP on a ROPE "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Here's some scientific proof that he's failing go cope/ For three years now, I've gotten (it''s been) soap on a rope."

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"my fave so far"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"He's gotten so tired, carrying on the charade /showing up every year, to the same old parade"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"He's obsessed or enamoured, or both, say the elves, And he fondles each barbie that line up on his shelves...(this is way too sick, but i went there)"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"He's obsessed and enamoured, so say the elves, he has thousands of Barbies lining his shelves"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"you're best submission. the barbies are a great image. if the first line was as strong as that, you'd have a winner."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"He frolics with reindeer, dances with elves/ has thousands of Barbies, lining his shelves"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i'd slightly reword for the meter: "Now I think that's just weird""

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Eats all my cookies, drinks all my beer, kisses my mother! Now, I think that's weird"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i have no idea why those back-slashes appeared...."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Eats all my cookies, drinks all my beer, kisses my mother! Now, I think that's weird"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"nice set-up for a larger lyric"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Though the subject, of many a song/ They don't realize, they've got it all wrong"

sylviatosun commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i like 'close my eyes'...but, i might change it to 'your'"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Close your eyes, close your eyes..."

sylviatosun commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"great imagery...when the trees are blurred, what does the forest look like?"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Above the blurring trees, I am finally at ease"

sylviatosun commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"good rhyme and great imagery"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Woke up on this roadside, can't remember where I've been/ wipe the dust off of my boots, feel the sun upon my skin"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I like!!! Maybe something other than veil... But it's great!!!!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pull back the veil, embrace what's to come, closer with each breath (Sasha's line), shadows become one"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"It rules! I sort of feel like the direction of this song is more about distance being the magnifying lense. A miroscope view on what matters what's up and what's happening. Nothing unsure. Fear is ok but not a whole line about describing the unknown"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"smoke swirls within, a foggy crystal ball"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Hey that came off stronger than I meant for sure. It's a great line!!! And I think what I was searching for were thoughts after a long journey. A sense of knowing. Of self. Regardless of life's impermanence. Waking around the Earth only to find you end where you began. Haha, I dunno :):)?"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"smoke swirls within, a foggy crystal ball"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Walking not "waking" ????????"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"smoke swirls within, a foggy crystal ball"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"like it."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Plucked from a memory, where things aren't as they seem"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Damn GT Edwards throwing down."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"We're skipping stones across the waves of the past"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i like the space. whats happening now. Less personal easy to freakin write music too! :):) BRB. No more good ideas i'll never make curfew ! :D"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Shadows become one"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"This feels like a really nice chorus also! "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Trees are blowin' lazy, in the summer breeze; memory is hazy, fading by degrees"

Vernon Bush commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Yes. true understanding can do that."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Understanding can heal a broken world"

Vernon Bush commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Very nice"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Things we say, can offer joy or cause pain"

Vernon Bush commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Now that's a community, understanding! Right on!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"We can heal, a broken world, with understanding"

Vernon Bush commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Yes."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"and, with words, comes understanding"

Vernon Bush commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Nice."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Feeling more alive, more awake, more free, I can hear the song that's singing in me"

Vernon Bush commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"lol. funny."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"the lights were dim, I removed my glasses, from across the room we made our passes, our passion grew as we drew nearer, until I realized, you were a mirror. -Based on a joke I heard somewhere before"

Vernon Bush commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"yes. so true."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"There's a new light that shines, its radiance on me, opening my eyes to, what before I couldn't see"

Vernon Bush commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"cool lyrical image."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Tension released, cast out to sea, I can hear, the song that's within me"

Vernon Bush commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Very nice"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"My Mother told me, life may seem cold, (but) each of us, (still) has a song in our soul"

My Lyrics

Written for:

  • Marti Dodson
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman
  • Clay Mills
  • Marty Dodson
  • Kalsey Kulyk
  • Jack Tempchin
  • The Sisterhood
  • Yashi Brown
  • Chris Barron - Spin Doctors
  • Eric Stuart
  • Community Collab
  • Grace McLean
  • Marco Argiro
  • The Holidays with CTD's Brad Roberts
  • Sylvia Tosun
  • Peppy Castro
  • Unite To Face Addiction
  • Mackenzie Morgan
  • Sasha Dobson
  • Natalie Gelman
  • Vernon Bush
  • The Bros. Landreth
  • Ellen Reid Song 2
  • Ellen Reid
'Cause you give new meaning, to this life I'm leading

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Now my love is growing, as the days are fading...so...

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'Cause you lift me higher, stir up my desire...to say the I love you's...(Marti Dodson)

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Now that I'm here with you, I know what I must do

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To myself I promise, no more time will I waste

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You'll be with me always, 'til the end of my days

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Life is deep and strong, when you sing Love's song...so...

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...to leave sorrow behind me/ 'cause the things that you say, blow the storm clouds away, tomorrow the sun's gonna shine
...of what I've left behind me/ I'll lean into tomorrow, and I'll stare down the sorrow, it won't get the better of me

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...of the ripples behind me/ past this sea of sorrow, I'll sail to tomorrow, take it one day at a time
...of what I've put behind me/ It's been raining for hours, (but) tomorrow we'll have flowers, and I'll tend the garden each day

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...that time isn't money/ I can't save all the hours for rainy days and showers, I've got to spend them right now
...of the past trapped inside me/ If I just set it free, maybe then I can see, the future is still in my hands
of how life's trying to find me

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of the Love that defines me
of what I've left behind me

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I'll love you forever...but life is short
The shoreline stretches forever...but life is short

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So much I wanna do...but life is short

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Find grace in every day...'cause life is short

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There's so much more I'd do...but life is short

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The passion keeps burning...but life is short

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One spirit forever

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Walk the road with you I promise you this

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Share in the stories, that stir up the past (or - Look through old pictures that stir up the past)
Be there beside you, we'll make it through this
Because 'life is short' gonna give it my best
Chase all the dreams we had when we were kids

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Talk through the whole night as we reminisce

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Kiss all the goodnights I still want to kiss

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Kiss all the goodnights that I want to kiss

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Oh but I can't go back 'cause I know all I have
It's all about livin', how you use what you're given/ If we walk hand in hand we can gather the sand, (and) build again on higher ground
The birds in the blue sky, know freedom when they fly/ Want to sail on the breeze, put my tired mind at ease, (and) lift myself off of the ground
Now I'm getting bolder, as I'm getting older/ I've got chances to take, and I'll make my mistakes, but I won't let the clock tie me down
Now I am still learning, time can be a good thing/ If I use it to be free and not let it use me, who knows what truths can be found
Life's not a sure thing, but you are my good thing/ As the hours pass by I want you by my side to reclaim the treasures we've found
I've been moving too fast, to make memories last/ Now my life is a blur and I'm not really sure why all my friends stick around
If time is money, like I've heard them say/ I'd rather spend it all with you, than save it for a rainy day

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I was locked in a cycle, of sin and regret/ 'til you reached out to me, and I'll never forget
They say time is money, and that may be true/ for I would pay dearly, to spend time with you
The sun is bouncing like a rubber ball, as the days go flying by

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I've spent my whole life waiting, for fate to have its say/ but with all this hesitating, time is slipping right away
Time is a ribbon of memories, of people, places and things/ You can just hang on, go for a ride, or shake it up and see what that brings

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A seaside fortune teller, said my life is gonna change/ Said I'd learn from what I've lost, 'cuz there's still so much to gain
Drove by the house where we used to live/ so full of memories

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Sure my coffee's cold and bitter, and my hair's a tangled mess/ there's tear stained makeup on my face, for the sins I must confess
Reason and rhyme
Won't you take my hand/ we're in this together/ making plans/ on the same ride/ / won't stop tryin'/ 'til I get you on my side (to get you over to my side)

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When I look at you/ I see my reflection/ the things we do/ oh what a ride/ in and through/ wish that you would let me drive...but I'm never gonna change your mind
There's a tiny part/ eating you inside/ this could be the start
There's a glowing spark/ soft and knowing light/ spreading in the dark
It's go, fight, win, talking 'bout our future/ It'd be a sin, to give up the right/ I'm all in, to get your heart on my side...'cause I'm never gonna change your mind
Fighting 'bout this crazy world/ 'nuff to drive me right around the bend/ Future's yet to be unfurled/ You and I could take it on my friend
between us in the empty space/ silent echoes of the words we said... -*another take on previous submission
silence in the empty space/ echoes with the angry words we said/ we should sit down face to face/ speak right from our hearts and not our heads
It seems as things are heating up/ there's a chill that's hanging in the air
(Now) Our fire doesn't melt the ice/ (In) Fact it's getting colder every day/ Thinking I should just play nice/ Plant a seed and hope it finds its way
Well now I've had some time/ thought it all over/ (you) mean too much to me/ to cross that line/ think your way/ ya then and I'll think mine
Well there's no right or wrong, two sides to each story/And it drives me nuts, toein' the line/ I'll step back, everything will be just fine
While you're never gonna change my mind/ your words echo softly in my soul
Well you're never gonna change my mind/ but your words they echo softly in my soul (heart)(head)
Well you're never gonna change my mind/ at least not while I've still got one of my own
Well you're never gonna change my mind/ though I get a little weaker with each smile
Well you're never gonna change my mind/ (but) a lot can happen between now and then

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Well I'm never gonna change your mind/ no I'll never hear that echo bouncing back . (revision of earlier submission)
I'm never gonna change your mind/ but babe I love the passion in your soul
Well I'm never gonna change your mind/ but babe I still love the way you wear your hair

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Well I'm never gonna change your mind/(it's) not your nature to erase what's set in stone

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Well I'm never gonna change your mind/ no that echo it ain't never bouncing back
Well I never wanna change your mind/ with a trinket and a glass of wine
Well I'm never gonna change your mind/we both know you're right all the time - (or 'cause I know')
Well you're never gonna change my mind/ though you're on it almost all the time
Well I'm never gonna change your mind/although the swamp keeps risin' higher

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Well I'm never gonna change your mind/ unless I call up Dr. Frankenstein

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Well you're never gonna change my mind/ said the spider to the butterfly
Well you're never gonna change my mind/ said the bullet to the butterfly
Well I'm never gonna change your mind/ don't think I'd even waste my time

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Well you're never gonna change my mind/ with (your) vitriol and turpentine
Took a whole year to realize, there were movies at the drive in theatre . -just a bit'o'fun ;^)

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I learned the hard way in that desert/ when you walk away you can't just say "goodbye"
Same feeling rushes over me now/ you know whenever she is near
I'm here in Nashville with my guitar/ I'm one step closer to the dream
the motor's revved, the tires are squealing

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that taste of life that has you believing

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From butterflies to hurtin' and healin'
so sweet and smooth our bodies reelin'
Time has come for movie' on now/ Flame is low and the spark is gone now/ But girl how we shone...and you know... *Rework of earlier submission*
Time has come for movin' on now/ flame has died and (the) spark is gone now/ but girl how we shone...and you know that...
I'd give you more, and that's a fact girl

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Thinkin' 'bout the times we had girl

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One kiss I'd wanna take back girl/ is the one I had with that girl/ Saw the flash and knew (that) I was done

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Ain't one kiss Id take back girl/ 'cept the one I had with that girl

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Ain't one kiss, (that) I'd take back, girl/you were, my Cadillac, girl/ but I'm, a Rolls Royce man, now/ and the road's callin' out my name... (or...and the road ahead is callin' me)
One kiss, I'd take back, girl - (Marla's lyric) . Would be, our very last, girl
Oh that night, we felt so right, but we were wrong
I took a chance, lost at romance, and that's alright... 'cause There ain't one kiss I'd wanna take back
With that memory, inside of me, you set me free...still There ain't one kiss...
That memory, inside of me, (you) set me free
But you can't know a whole story/ from a single photograph
But you can never know a story/ from a single photograph
The desert sunset plays behind you/ Didn't know you'd both be fadin' fast
Your body twisted like (a) Picasso/ we couldn't have posed that photograph
How I loved that crooked smile/ and all those good times that we had
All those memories of the good times/ yeah they keep on coming back

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You're looking so cool, in the burnin' heat/ man, back then we had a blast

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It's There, You Just Have to Look for It
From Photograph to Epitath, (Love Don't Always Last)

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(Learning the) Lessons of Love
I chose the bottle, in the end/ it was my lover, you were just my friend
It's been six months, two weeks and three days/ since you slammed the door and sped away
It's been six months, three weeks and two days/ since you and I went our separate ways
The night you said "We're through!", it knocked me off my feet/ Still see your tail lights bleedin', down the rain slicked street... -Less angry version of my last line-
Your tail lights bled, on the rain slicked street/ as you drove off with some two bit creep
When you said goodbye (dear), thought that I'd lost it all/ 'cuz the deeper the love, the harder the fall

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We had our chances, can't say we didn't try/ but that's how romance is, some flourish, some die
Still keep your picture by my bed/ Sweet memories of times we had

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You know I thought we had it all/ Never thought what we had built would fall
Things don't always work out like you plan/ make the best of what you have while you can

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Well you know we had our fun/ Said goodbye when we were done
and God, must believe in me 'cause I'm...with someone so rare

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(These) hours, slowly drifting into years
Though I, can't be sure it will stop there... with

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Though I, can't be sure that we'll stop there

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Knowin' (sure), in the morning I'll be with

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Knowin' (Sure), in the morning you'll be there

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So soft, just knowing that you're there

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and you, telling me you're here for life

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...and me, knowing that you're in my life

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Pray(in') for a lifetime of these nights, bein' next to you
High from this night of passion/ Tired, but I'm stayin' awake
Tired, but I won't be sleepin'/ High from the love we make
Skin to skin, melting in...
Passion burns, body yearns...for
Their desires , sparking fire...in..

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My deep desires, sparking fire...in
They might try, hope they find... or... Though they'll try, they won't find

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So divine, girl you're my...

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Clock's striking midnight, and it may seem risque/ But Lord I'm prayin', this will be Groundhog Day

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Steam is a'rising, from your body so hot/ night air is chillin', but now baby we're not

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This old world's looking brighter, since you've been around/ I'm feelin' lighter, got both feet off the ground...Can't believe/ God sent me...
There's mischief hiding, 'neath that innocent smile/ so glad I found it, think I'll be her a while
You're my beginning, my middle and my end/ We'll write our own story, we're the ink in the pen

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(As the) sun slides in slowly, you're a sight to behold/ a beautiful angel, splashed with crimson and gold (alternate to previous submission)
(As the) Sun slides in slowly, it's a sight to behold/ You are an angel, splashed with crimson and gold

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The touch of your hand, the scent of your hair, the sound of your laughter, all carry me there

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The touch of your hand, the scent of your hair/ you're on my mind, when you're not there
so hard to find/ don't tell you enough/ can't believe that you're mine
Someone so rare, deep as the ocean/ Someone so rare, my magic potion/ Someone so rare, full of devotion/ You're someone so rare
I'm a wanted man/ 'cause I stole your heart
Stripped away, games we play
Laid out bare/ Lord I care, for (Someone so rare)

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Divin' in/ chasin' dreams, with

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No more searchin'/ now I've found

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Why go on/ seeking more?
My fingers slip down the length of your spine/ your body's so hot as it melts into mine** Paula had suggested an alternate second line for an earlier submission I had. I love her 2nd line here so I thought I'd 'melt' our two lines into one. I hope that's ok Paula...
If the world is my oyster, then you are its pearl/ I became a wealthy man, when I found you girl
Our shadows swaying, in the flickering flame/with (a) passion so wild, it cannot be tamed
I slide my fingers down the length of your spine/Your warm body quivers as it lies next to mine
The light shines like diamonds in the sweat on your skin / There's no denyin' this state that we're in
I felt the heat from our very first kiss/No fire that burns could be hotter than this

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Saw you through the window, of the corner laundromat/ You were lookin' lost, I wasn't sure where I was at
You came diving through the window, of my souped up Chevrolet/ Maybe had a drink or two that night, said you had to get away
Words like honey drip from your sweet lips, as you tell me 'bout your day/ Now your voice lights up this hotel room, far too many miles away
It's the oldest story in the world/ How a broken man meets the perfect girl
I was mad, I'd missed my train, what else is new/ That's when you walked up to me, out of the blue

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She still has so much Love to give/ still has so much life to live

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Now she's rising with the tide/ It's time for fear to run and hide
What she thought was lost she's found/Nothing's gonna slow her down
Courage and passion in her eyes/ (There's) no such word as compromise
Like a flower her spirit grows/ she keeps her dreams because she knows - Thanks to Paul Goerke for the "Like a flower" suggestion.
Purest joy in a distant flower/Reminds her that no dream's too far

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With everything that's come to pass/ She still holds on to the dream she has

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She has a dream she won't forget/ from when the sun rises 'til it sets
With each hour, her spirit grows/ She keeps her dreams because she knows
Every day her spirit grows/She keeps her dreams, because she knows...
She says it's the simple things/ that gives her faith for what life's gonna bring
There's a boy, in another room/ his cancer shook him like a sonic boom
She strains against the raging wind/ Deep inside she knows she can't give in
Through the days, she has learned/ the path is bright when the passion burns

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Ones she Loves, lift her higher/They spark the flame and (they) fan the fire

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Captures hope, in her song/ wishes someone would sing along
Captures hope, in a song/ and dreams the whole world will sing along
Make a wish, you dream of/and we'll toss your coin in(to) the fountain of Love

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Make a wish, kissed by love/let it swirl higher on the wings of doves

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From baby steps, to her prom dress/ she shouldn't have to walk down a road like this; Head held high, won't be denied/ Lord I pray you grant her just one more wish
She's a warrior and a dove, she will fight for the dreams of those she Loves...for herself
She keeps her wishes in a jar, that says "believe in who you are"...just believe
She makes a wish for all her friends, it's who you are that counts in the end...who you are
Keeps her wishes in a jar, that says "Believe in who you are"...who you are
She's a warrior and a dove, Dreams of singing 'bout Peace and Love...Peace and Love

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She blows a kiss to the sun, laughs and tells him he's the only one
She laughs, blows a kiss to a friend, not sure she'll ever see him again
Shadow puppets on the wall, She faces the dragons and tames them all
At peace with what's come to pass, she takes a sip from her half full glass
She smiles and greets another day, tells us everything will be okay
A child is an angel here on Earth, who teaches about Love and what it's worth

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We are here together, you're here with me and I'm with you/ Now let's hold hands and close our eyes, we'll make our dreams come true
There is beauty to be seen, when you're looking through the eyes of a child

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Her smile, it is infectious, her heart filled with the dreams of youth/ For her, each day is precious, wish I could make her dreams come true
Sometimes its the simple things, like laughing in the rain/ That can soothe the greatest sorrow, and take away the pain

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I had a dream the other night, ten thousand birds were taking flight, and each one placed a name upon a star
A child's strength begins to show, like a flower poking through the snow/ When life becomes its most intense, an angel blessed with innocence
Sunlight wraps itself around me, as I lie here in my bed/ All the things I thought I'd see and do, are swirling 'round my head
Take to the Highway

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Trying to Forgive

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Vapor trail romance, slowly fades in the sky/ been hangin' too long, sad when old feelings die

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Vapor trail romance, slowly fades in the sky/ been hangin' too long, time to let old things die

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(Her) voice smooth as honey gently tickles your ear/ but what good is Love, if it's not sincere
Car chase is over, had my crash and burn/ as for forgivin' still so much to learn
It's okay to feel, it takes time to forgive/ We're livin' to learn, while we're learnin' to live

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Just a thought- we could change the follow up line that you sang to- "Might take to the highway, feel the wind in 'our' hair/ just keep on drivin', 'til 'we' wind up somewhere." Depends on the dierection you want to take with the song. Any thoughts?
That place in your heart that lies frozen in fear/ melts slowly away as her words draw you near
You write your own story, you're the ink in the pen/ Do you forgive her, or will this chapter end

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We write our own stories, we're the ink in the pen/ Now do you forgive her, or will this chapter end
Its a time like this when you must decide/do I forgive her, or do I go for a ride
Thinkin' 'bout you, it only hurts my brain/ Won't be strapped to the front of your runaway train
Pride's a mutineer on this ship we call Love/ if forgiving's divine I'll be looking above
(You know) It takes a leap of faith, to put the past behind/ but I'm not sure I believe, that to forgive is divine
Be at peace with yourself, there's no one to blame/ Now I forgive you, I hope you'll do the same
So our roses aren't red and our violets aren't blue/ I hope you forgive me, because I forgive you

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And maybe I'll sit silent, 'neath the Joshua tree/ as I seek out the grace, that is hiding in me
And maybe I'll sit silent, 'neath the Joshua tree/ seek out the beauty, that is hiding in me

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The only roads on my map, are the ones I've been down/ Have to get where I'm going, before I know what I've found
Might take to the highway, wind in my hair/ just keep on drivin', 'til I wind up somewhere
Gonna grab my guitar, my dearest old friend/ Write songs about healing when Love's at its end
Might take to the highway, wind in my hair/ just keep on drivin', 'til I wind up somewhere
Might take the next train as far as it goes, I've got to do something to lighten my load

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Might take a fast train as far as it goes, I've got to do something to lighten this load
Words don't come easy, when you've lost your breath/ will time still heal it all, when not much is left
Dark clouds hang 'round you, obscuring the view/ It's hard to see the truth, through my images of you
Each thought weighs you down like a lead balloon, while the soul preaches peace to an empty room
Still feeling the ache, of a caustic refrain/ the wounds are still healing and the memories remain
Must be a thousand ways that we've hurt each other/ If there are more I'm sure we'll find another
Wish the dime store psychiatrists would just let us be/ Saying it's harder for you and it's easier for me

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What we've got here is an un-natural disaster, you see it comin' but you can't hide/ It rolls toward you and it keeps on getting faster, and it can tear you up inside
The well's run dry in this silent conversation/ We need to talk but I sense your hesitation
I heard a songbird singing mournfully, late last night/ As the sun was sinking slow behind the trees
You were eighteen, and I was all of twenty one/ It was summer and the sun was sittin' high
There's something about you, that makes me want to stay/ Though we'll never get back, what time's taken away
Stars sparkling around us, like a diamond curtain/ Yet you are sad, and I am hurtin'/ (Tell me where did we go wrong/ Where did we go wrong)

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Just keep on driving till I wind up somewhere

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We've been knocked down, suffered the pain/ a new day has come, we're rising again
Rising as one, bright as the sun/ darkness recedes, our day's just begun
Our future is bright, because we are the light

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Spreading our wings, rising above/ shining our light, lifted by love

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A new day is dawning, and we are the light/ Our sun will be shining, in the middle of the night
Reaching out, starts with reaching in/ the power of Love, lies beneath the skin
rising like eagles, to see our paradise
Fueled by the passion, that's burning inside

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With new life we rise/ when spirits unite
slipping through darkness/ escaping the night
The light from within, feeds the Love that will grow/ to the heavens above, from this Earth down below
Against a curtain of stars, moonlight blinks through the trees/ Ancient voices are raised, in the gathering breeze

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Let there be light, that shines upon the children/ Let there be light, that shines upon us all/ One spirit rising, for future generations/ One spirit rising, after the fall
The moon in its sorrow, sheds a dim light/ on the dark Haitian city, so lonely at night
A lone candle flickers, on a moist window sill/ revealing the scars, that are visible still
Sixty five thousand, with no place to call home/ Women fearing the darkness, when the predators roam
The sun's last light , slips past the Haitian skyline/ a postcard ending, to another day
The sweetest expression, of Love one can give, is to give of themselves, so another might live
Said farewell to my false friends, drugs and alcohol, for they (only) stole my resolve, as they cushioned my fall
To reach out, is to feel/ To reach back, is to heal

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The punishing grip, of helplessness and pain/ will slowly yeild, to Love's lost refrain
Newspapers blowing, down a dead end street, empty bottle lies smashed at your feet/ Alcohol prison guard, locks your cell, numbs your pain, but doesn't make you well

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Through each other's eyes, we'll see/ when I give to you, and you to me
When both reach out, for common ground/ a bond is formed, and healing found
Inside of this cocoon, lies a wounded butterfly, who is ready to take flight

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Pain is a jealous lover, that's afraid to let you go/ Your chance is now, redeem yourself, let your courage showe
Embrace who you are, take nothing for granted/ for your peace will grow, from the seeds that are planted
My teardrops form hearts on the pavement below/ for this love from a stranger, and the path I've been shown

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There's an uncertain kindness, in this life that we borrow/ where strength can be gained, from both joy and sorrow

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Each of us embodies light/ Two spirits joined burn twice as bright
We're two trees that have silently fallen, with roots so wearily hanging on/ in a forest of lost conversation, praying, to once again, find our song
You're looking like a crumpled picture, from a faded magazine/ but buried in your pages, lies a beauty I still see
When pain screams past your lips, like an angry hurricane/ I'll stand strong by your side. You're not to blame.
I'm not here to judge you, or get in your way/ I'm just here to be with you, if you want me to stay
Would you like a cup of coffee, or a bite to eat/ I could really use the company, let's get in off the street

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You've soared over the moon, to land hard on the ground/ (now) I'm a stranger reaching out, so that you might be found
I hear you/ Your words, like butterflies, flutter, scattered on the whispering breeze/ Freed with every sound that you utter, from the weight, that has brought you, to your knees

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I see you, so all alone, wrapped up in blue/ A face amid the faceless crowd, I want to call your name out loud/ to let you know, I'm here for you
I see you there, a weary soul, from across this road of sorrow/ Paying a debt that isn't yours, living a life you've only borrowed
We are two ships afloat, on a tattooed sea/ as the glow fades the lines, between you and me
I've soared over the moon, to land hard on the ground/ (and) now a stranger reaches out, so that I might be found
Reach through swirling colors, of cascading fears/ take my hand, and together, we will walk out of here
Is there peace to be found, in this soft light's glow?/ A hope once so faint, is beginning to grow

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Like a flower in the warmth of the sun, I awaken, no longer alone, forgotten, foresaken

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Sometimes poetry or song, painting pictures with words, hold reflections of me and I feel I've been heard

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It can swallow the shadows that inhabit this space, offering peace in a moment of grace

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Sit with me. I offer my sincerity.
Close your eyes so you might see, the glow of love that shines in me
It's not like I'm frozen inside, I'm not trying to hide. I'm trying to be found.
A simple warm smile, says it's ok, to be me

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It falls like a shawl 'round my feet, exposing me
I see you there beside yourself, your fear has taken flight/ It's left you standing all alone, a shadow in the night

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The eyes are the window to the soul, they say/ Is that why, when you see me, you just turn away?

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You throw your hands up to the sky, as the tears well up inside/ You say "My heart just isn't in it any more."
Darkness growls at the heels of despair/ Like a rabid hound with sharp fangs bare(d)
Haven't seen you hangin' out, at the corner cafe/ Thought I'd give you a call, and see if everything's OK
You say I look good, that's not how I feel/ This pain 'neath my skin, it's getting stronger, more real
Frantic Lullabye for a Serene Nightmare ----- I thought maybe M. Ocho and I could stitch this together as a Frankensteinian song title
Duality
feathers of lead
Tired from trying to be Hip and Tragically so/ Can't stop the ticking, I've got so far to go
I'm a Frankenstein of time, my hands aren't my own/ My face has gone numb. I'm a clockwork clone

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I've been wide awake sleeping, my eyes are burning red/ Was it something you did or something I said
I'm a Frankenstein of time, my hands no longer mine/ the clock our face stops, every time you pass by
Clock without a face/ where the hands are spinning faster and there's nothing you can do
Same old paradigm/ when a swirling starry night should mean everything to you
Blinking of an eye/ where the neon in the alley (metronome of neon), flashes green to red, to blue
(The) Wells running dry, and the trees along the roadside stand naked against the blue
Pathway to sublime/ where the dirt is piled so high it's keeping me from you
I'm the name on someone else's shirt, a mechanic doing my dirty work/ busy righting all my wrongs, singing someone else's songs
You are my alibi/ the truth within the lie
I've got nothing to be, but I still keep trying/ I've got nothing to sell, but people keep buying
As cosmic revelations go/ One chance encounter's not the show
A tiny swirl in a crystal ball, foretells if we will rise or fall
Together alone, we'll make our way/ from tomorrow on through yesterday
I still can see the clear blue sky/ though the clouds are fogging up my eyes
We're looking through the needle's eye/ Let's see what's on the other side
Who I am is what I am/ is what I am just what I meant
Who's life should I be leading but my own?
Dime store medicine man, truth in my hand/ It means nothing to me, but here I am.
Earthbound greyhound, cast in the pound/ I've got somewhere to be, I haven't yet found
Lost and found bloodhound, nose to the ground/ I keep sniffing out things, much less profound

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I'm a misspelled monogram, meaning changer/ like a ragman anagram, diving into danger
I'm a cardboard cutout, top hat hero, fiddling in the flames like a modern day Nero
Cellophane princess begs me to stay/ winds me right up, then turns me away
You're a twisted lover, Picasso style/ pull my heart on a string, mile after mile

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There's a tattered old sage, offered up some advice/ (saying) "This is where you are, but somewhere else might be nice."
Time is a deceiver, with clock's sleight of hand/ chasing down the hours, wonderin' who I am
Shaking on a wire, like a weary Walenda/ I'll fall like a stone, if I don't change my agenda
Shaking on this high wire, like a weary Walenda/ know I'll plummet like a stone, if I don't change my agenda
I'm punched by the clock, as it stares me down/ with its tic toc anchor buried deep in the ground
I would like you to think, I'm deep as the Atlantic/ but trippin' on fast food, ain't all that romantic

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Clock is pounding like a hammer, in the temple of my soul/ All that noise and all that clamor digging me a deeper hole
My feet are spinning circles, like some frenzied cartoon clown/ Running nowhere to do nothing, need my feet back on the ground
Clock is ticking like a hammer, my feet are glued down to the floor/ so many things I'd like to do, just got to make it to the door
Got too much of nothing to do, (and) no time to get it done/ My life it spins out of control, come pick me up, let's have some fun
The road ahead's a tough one, paved with uncertainty/ I see the strength within your eyes, reflecting back on me
Sometimes life can hit you blindside, test the courage deep within/ Can't pretend to walk in your shoes, but I'm here with you my friend
The things we take for granted, are the hardest things to lose/ and it still punched me in the gut, though I'm not walking in your shoes

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You're never ready for the twists and turns. They can take you by surprise/ There's a time to yeild and a time to fight, (and) I'll be fighting by your side
Sometimes life can knock you down, pull the rug from under you/ If your strength should be worn thin, I am here to help you through

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A guitar in your is like a trusted friend, singing songs from deep inside/ There's a cry in its voice with every note you bend, and its truth won't be denied
Rain is stinging as it's pouring down,wipers struggling to clear the view/ Road ahead's full of uncertainty, but I'll be driving it with you
The future's unfolding, with each page that we turn/ from the innocence of youth, there's so much we can learn

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We can do this all together/ The history we write still lies ahead
The winds of change will blow/ Take us where we need to go
Now the heat is turning up/ Let's refill the loving cup
Gather all your courage, time to stop the acid reign(s)/ start writing our own story, we have everything to gain
I think that Tyche's line would work very well here, perhaps as - They do as we do, not as we say/ so keep to the path that will show them the way
I can see the truth in my children's eyes/ The untainted proof that Hope survives
It starts right here at home/ There's got to be a better way
Lost souls on the streets, their lives all a tatter/Gotta reach out our hands , and let them know they matter

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Cold steel killers, driven to extinguish peace/ words (are) the only weapons, that can cure this disease
A man in the alley, bare feet and tattered clothes/ Hunger and desperation, the only family he knows
Thousands cast out from their homes, feeling empty in defeat/ It only stays in our mind's eye, when it happens down our street
From the ashes of unrest, a peaceful dove will rise/ It will lift us higher, (and) wipe the sorrow from our eyes
When the pulse of Mother Earth, becomes the heartbeat of us all/ There will be a brighter day, there will be a better way
You call this life? You call this living?/The same ones taking and the same few giving./ There's got to be a better way

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I have a message for every boy and every girl, regardless of who or where you are in this world / Don't give in to what they've wanted from the start, don't let the fear and hatred chase the love from your heart
A chamber is emptied, casing falls to the ground/ if bullets were conversations, maybe peace would be found
A chamber is emptied, casing falls to the ground/ what if bullets were hugs, maybe peace would be found
Our home will keep turning from green to bright red/ if we don't stop beleiving the lies we're being fed

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Spinning on this fragile planet, as we circle around the sun/ We've got to heed to her warnings, before our day is done
Enough of war and hate, and stripping of the lands/ We're sealing our own fate, with our own hands
Lives lie shattered everywhere, we've stained the Earth and don't seem to care
All I can say is that it's been a long, long day/ (and) I'm tired from the things that are going down
Something shook in the heavens last night

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Where We Are
Something in the Heavens
A black wave travelling at the speed of light, has washed up on our shore/ Somewhere in the darkness is a squeal of delight, (as) Einstein smiling, pulls his foot from the door
Hurtling forward from a billion years back, a wave that was born in the black/ A wrinkle of time playing in shadows and light, Something shook in the heavens last night
Somewhere Einstein is smiling, the blackness has shown us the light/ A wave from the deep holds the key to the door, and welcomes us into the night
We were sent spiraling out of control/ Like two heavenly bodies that share the same soul
If we could travel, faster than light/ Would we see ourselves, through the telescope at night?
Think I'll go for a ride, and see what I can see/ in this black hole, space-time, dream reality
Free within this realm, between wake and sleep/ Time folds in upon itself, reveals which promises we keep

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Free within this realm, between wake and sleep/ Time folds in upon itself, shows which promises we keep
Time drips slowly like a candle, How'd I get here with you so fast?/ I'm a phantom in the ether, trying to make this moment last
(I) Kiss the hand of the clock, as I float upon its air/ you're smiling at our picture, and wishing we were there
Through the blackness of a star, we share a gentle touch/ Time is immaterial, and space doesn't mean much/ We're both looking straight ahead
Opposites attract, with no regard for space or time/ You and I share a different spin, that could lead to the sublime
We're headed in the same direction, what you do I will do/ if you accept this revelation, of entanglement with you
Toss a thought into the sky, and bounce it off a star/ You're always there to catch it, no matter where you are
I see us in the window, walking arm in arm, though I know you're a thousand miles away
I look in the mirror and see you there, reflecting my every move, though you are a thousand miles away
Memories (I've) locked in my heart I unpack/ Each time a star falls apart/Can't turn back
Like a seasick sailor on a drunken sea, with lighthouses lined up on the shore/ Am I alone or are you with me? Been confused since I walked through the door
We're both coming from the same place, knowing where we want to be/ But we just drown each other out, every time we disagree/ It's only when we listen, that we can truly see/ The many paths that lie before us, particle wave duality
Together we surf on a wave of bright light, stretching out wide as the sun/ Through Young's doors we advance, with a prayer and a chance, that in the end we'll be rendered as one
I can't forget the late, late nights behind the old red barn/ the smell of hay and catching fireflies, I wish those days had never gone
Leaping shadows from the fire, danced upon our skin/ as we shared the heat of passion, this couldn't have been a sin/ I knew it all was over, before it had begun/ but we played this game of romance, 'til the first kiss of the sun

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Remember lying 'neath the Northern Lights, we carved our names into a tree. Wish we'd followed all our dreams

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Soulful strains of Coltrane hung gently in the air/ Seemed no one else was there but you and me
Black holes collide, now a ripple oh so weak/ like stories we tell, that are fading as we speak
The clock isn't moving, but (the) minutes never stop/ Time is movin' sideways, from the bottom to the top
A collision becomes a ripple so weak / Like the stories we tell that are fading as we speak / The clock isn't moving but the minutes never stop / Time is moving sideways from the bottom to the top

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Something shook in the heavens last night / A wrinkle of time playing in shadows and light / A wave that was born in the black / Hurtling forward from a billion years back
From deepest space a mighty roar, but a whisper to our ear/ a bottle washed up on our shore, its message now made clear
Feel the pulse, that gravity/ Pulling me to you and you to me
Wow, Yeah...Hey Baby Wake Up, Come and Dance with Me --I have to give credit to the chicken at the end of Marco's video for this one. It could work though.
Time's Reflection - or A Reflection of Time

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Time Warp
Ain't Got Time... or... Dive into the Mirror...or...Leap of Faith...or Mist and Light

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And we'll hang, like two stars in the sky at night/ In the darkness, baby we'll make (be making) our own light
It's when the flame flickers that the shadows start to dance
Spread your wings, now we're getting ready to fly/ Open your mind, we'll see what's on the other side
Dive into the mirror/ See what's on the other side

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Now we're going on a brand new trip/ Gonna ride it like a rocket ship

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Chasing a rabbit won't get us all the answers/ (But) sometimes it's good just to dream that way
Ain't got time to be focused on perfection/ Space and time just don't work that way

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Ain't got time for veiled conversation/ we've got to make every second count

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Melt away all the clocks of our creation/ Time has new meaning in our space

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strap on the engines/ hang on while we accelerate

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Strap on the engines/ set a new course for the sky

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(We'll) leave our bags behind us/ Change (is) the only constant thing (Marco Argiro)
Counting down to zero, ain't got time to hesitate
Now we're going on a brand new trip/ Gonna ride it like a rocket ship
follow up to last line--No looking back/ Baby just take my hand

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We can't stay frozen in this photograph, Time, it keeps on slippin' through the hourglass
No more time for cosmic misdirection

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(We'll) Use the past as our new inspiration/ Love and be loved, that's what we'd say

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Through the years you're still my 'fascination'/ 'Changes' happen, our love won't stray- a little tribute to the late great David Bowie, RIP
Engine's running, let's choose a destination/ We'll start doing it the right way
Engine's running, let's choose a destination/ Let's start doing it the right way
Dive into the mirror/ See what's on the other side
The sand is slipping through the hourglass/ But I keep standing frozen like a photograph

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Life led us to another destination/ Now I'm wondering if I'll stay
The day we met down in the subway station, I was sure it was the real thing
Could have left a thousand times before/ Had so many second glances
Ours has been a long and ragged road/ full of ruts and second chances
Smooth as silk and rough as sandpaper/ You and I have been through it all
If they say time is just a fabrication/ why's it keep getting in our way?

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Passion's gone and now the bottle's empty/ clock is ticking, time is gettin' (a)'way
Used to be we had no hesitation/ now our love's aimless as a hollow wind

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They wanted to return the youth to your life/ and with that Santa turned and spryly winked at his wife
I know you're surprised, but what you see is now you/ for Father Time and Mother Nature have concocted this brew
"If flying old reindeer is getting you down, and you feel like you're trapped on a merry-go-round/ Then supercharged reindeer are perfect for you, and if you buy one now, why then we'll send you two
From inside the box there then came a loud jingle, a message for Kris, with the last name of Kringle
Then out of the box bursts a man all in black. With a sabre of light he then warns them all back/ In a voice like dark wind he says "I couldn't have been bothered"/ "But the time is now right Santa, I am your father!"
They're the very same angels that Santa'd created, that night 'neath the pines when he'd urinated
It then bursts into flames, and something takes flight/ Flying angels of gold, what a glorious sight
Then out of the box pops Sofia Vergara, who sings him a carol while applying her mascara
He slicked back his hair, while he gathered his pride, Then spat on the floor and proceeded outside
The drones stole the angels on their return flight/ Flying angels of pee such a glorious sight
He stared at the box from the step of his house/ when out popped a man who was small as a mouse
The box then shot sideways, just missiing an elf/ and Santa was dumbstruck as'e (as he) stared at HIMSELF
It's then that it happens, mid darkness of night/ when Santa awakens to a glorious sight
While Santa's asleep by the warm cozy fire, the elves make to plan to restore his desire
Who does Santa talk to when he's feeling down?/ Is it Mrs. Clause or his scary toy clown?
They should join a union and fight for their right,/ to challenge oppression and managemnent blight... (sorry, must be the wine)
I think he's in need of a serious break/ The future of Boxing Day sales is at stake
Now you sit on his lap, he'll give you a grope / Then go home and wait, for your soap on a rope
Watching meteors draw sparkling trails 'cross the sky/ His pulse starts to race, knowing Christmas is nigh
Here's some scientific proof that he's failing go cope/ For three years now, I've gotten (it''s been) soap on a rope.
He's gotten so tired, carrying on the charade /showing up every year, to the same old parade
He's obsessed and enamoured, so say the elves, he has thousands of Barbies lining his shelves
Say what you want, Mr. T says it's true/ If you don't believe him, then I pity you, foo'(l)
He frolics with reindeer, dances with elves/ has thousands of Barbies, lining his shelves
Eats all my cookies, drinks all my beer, kisses my mother! Now, I think that's weird
Though the subject, of many a song/ They don't realize, they've got it all wrong
I am Santa's child and all my friends are too. After kissing Mommy under the mistletoe, just what did they do?/ As they slowly slipped past the green and ferny frond, I thought I heard him say, his name was Bond, James Bond
Even the polar bears would say, that he just showed up one day/ with eight reindeer and a flying sleigh
Sat beside an ancient mariner with two teeth and half a leg/ and he told me of a story he'd heard down in Winnipeg
I met an old-timer with a faraway look/ In his hand he was holding a leather bound book/ Written on it in gold were the words "Good and Bad"/ Its pages so tattered from the years that they'd had
My friend Dorothy and I decided one day, to find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz/ We took a wrong turn at Portage and Main, and wound up in the Land of Claus
Close your eyes, close your eyes...
As I travel down this road, what wonders might I find, Is life but an illusion, a simple sleight of mind?

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(If) Life is an illusion, a simple sleight of mind/ As I travel down this road, what wonders will I find

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A smokey stained glass fantasy reflects my new reality

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I tip my hat and say goodbye, to the life I knew, it's time to fly
Stars alive like fireflies, against the black of night/ Close my eyes, let out a sigh, knowing things will be alright
Above the blurring trees, I am finally at ease
Let the winds carry me where they will blow

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Stars seem to flicker with each beat of my heart, sharing the peace in this course that I chart

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How quickly the future turns to the past, when you get swallowed up by the hourglass

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There is comfort in trusting what's meant to be, have I chosen this road or has it chosen me?
Where there's smoke there is fire and it's fuelled by desire, there will be better days ahead

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Toss it like a coin, painted with a voice...

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Where future turns to past in the blink of an eye

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Not carrying any baggage, going to leave that all behind

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A new road's calling out my my name, and daring me to fly
It's time to decide, do I drive or do I fly? - or- the decision is mine...

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Time is a healer as I skip across its waves. It guides my spirit through the smoke and through the haze

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As I skip stones across the waves of time, I peer through the haze, seeking the sublime

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Life is a strange and hazy harmony, of what is, what was and what will be

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I try to glimpse the future, an elusive mirage

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Past and future melt as one
A fragile link to the past

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A life left behind, a new road to follow

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that's been left to nature's whim
One breath could change its way
Drifting lazily through the trees
The road ahead curls
Driving with the top down, wind playing in my hair, lights of the town I left behind, barely even there

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How many stories could (will) this road tell?
The road behind is cold and dark, but there's a new light up ahead

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Danced with the devil down the highway, he's never going to win/ time to travel down a new road, and wash away my sin
Woke up on this roadside, can't remember where I've been/ wipe the dust off of my boots, feel the sun upon my skin
You know it takes two

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You used to love me all through the night, now it seems that all we do is fight

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You know it takes two, two or you can kiss 'us' goodbye
It ain't just about you, Can't beleive you look so surprised
It's hard when you've been lying, since you came along

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Should we try to work this out, could we rewrite our song
If we tried to work this out, would you play along

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It's hard when friends are saying, to give you the gong. (or Chuck is saying)
Tears of rain drip down the window, even the heavens can sense our plight, how could something so wrong have seemed so right
You played me like a record, did little things to make me stay, (But) you can't keep rejecting me when things don't go your way
Now you tell me that you love me, I'm guessing that's not really true, it seems the only one you love is really you
Like a needle on a record, baby, floating on our own groove, I was only seeing what I wanted to see
Used to catch our dreams like fireflies, and put them in a jar
Remember by the river, we'd have our bottle of wine, dreaming of our future, not worrying 'bout the time
The tracks are still fresh, on the road we've been down

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We were on another plane, couldn't have gotten (any) higher, Not even (e'en) the pouring rain, could have put out our fire
Couldn't have gotten higher, we were on another plane/ We had nothing to lose and everything to gain

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Two, or you can kiss 'us' goodbye
I'm not just along for the ride.

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Might wind up your love is denied
You're not the only one who has pride

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Think of all the times that you lied
You know it takes two

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Try takin' a walk in my shoes
and your magazine smile. Get back to treating me right, might stick around for a while. It ain't just about you.
I won't play no one's fool

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I won't be sticking like glue

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I'm a part of 'us' too

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Caught in your siren's spell, my ship's drawn to your shore

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Your siren's spell has lured me, drawn my ship toward your shore
Couldn't have gotten higher, we were on another plane/ (Now) you have everything to lose (and) I have nothing to gain I
The heat and the passion, couldn't melt the ice in your veins
I still have this feeling (that's) burning inside

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Why you play the game of demand and supply
We were so grounded I thought we would fly
You're a vacuum that's sucking the life outta me, I've given you so much I('ve) got no more to bleed
You cast your shadow over me, that doesn't mean that I can't see
There's been a long line of fools, that have followed your rules
It's so damn lonely lying here next to you
Been kicked to the curb too many times

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Part 2 - Know that just because you've fallen down, it doesn't mean you've failed, it takes strength but you'll get up again
There are times that life can knock you down and take your breath away, You're alone and you're left asking yourself why.

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THere's a new light shining on us now, as shadows disappear/ and the song of life vibrates upon the air

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There's a new light shining on us now, as shadows disapear/ the song of life vibrates upon the air

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We are all children of this earth, with dreams and hopes to (we) share/ We are seeking, to find the common ground
We are joined together heart to heart, we are opening the door, feel welcome and help us ease the pain
We're standing here united now, to have our message heard, there is hope and there is love that you can find
There's a light that's breaking through the mist, like a lighthouse on the shore/ folllow it and it will guide your way back home
We're all one, standing for many, Time has come, let our voices ring

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We are one, let our voices ring/ Spread the word, end the suffering
Will you please accept me as I am, not as one who's lost, I am clean and strong and proud, I've learned to cope/ I'm standing here, I've paid the price, suffered from the cost, There are many others who need our love and hope. -or- I'm standing for others who need our love and hope
Will you please accept (embrace) me as I am, not as one who's lost/ I am clean and strong and proud and full of hope

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Inside each of us there is a flower, a beauty that is waiting to be freed, it takes understanding and compassion, to offer (they are the) light the flower really needs. -I wrote this lyric thinking it might be an intro to the song, to be sung before the first verse begins
The sun is setting slowly, on the life I used to know/ Its fingers are still clawing, trying to pull me down below
Look out across the water, so calm and so serene/ Beneath its placid surface, hide things that can't be seen
Inside every flower yet unopened, lies a beauty (that is) waiting to be freed/ Sometimes a kind word yet to be spoken, is the light the flower really needs
Inside every flower yet unopened, lies a beauty that is waiting to be freed
You and your designer 'genes', got so tired of that scene
I hope you'll figure this one out, it's who you are not clothes that count
No longer fallng for your pose, (there's) more to a man than just his clothes
I hate to rain on your parade, but the sun has set on your charade
Locked deep inside, time to take the key and set it free
I know we're through, but there's still one thing I have to say
No use stirring the embers, the flame is gone
We'd recline in your car, and count all of our stars
Fireworks and roses, so soft yet explosive
(Believed) I thought that I could be part, part of your mirror ball heart

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I was infected by you, when I was lonely and blue

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Like an infection you spread, when you got into my head

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Look like a king but you're such a prima donna.
You're bark is loud, but you're just a chihuahua
You used to be GQ, but now you've been uncovered
Can't hide when your soul's worn through, see how you walk in someone else's shoes

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Easy to see your soul's worn through, let's see how you walk in someone else's shoes
like you're stepping off the cover of G.Q.
I gave it to you and now I'm giving you the boot -or- You're welcome for that, but now I'm giving you the boot
you were a heel, so I gave you the boot
Thought you were done, didn't need me any longer, Funny thing is, when you left you made me stronger

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You played your cards wrong, now you're the joker and I'm the Queen
Walked away, words unspoken, left me bruised, but not broken
You knocked me down, but I didn't hit the ground

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You told me lies, I believed you, you made me cry, I believed in you (I wonder why, you left me all alone)

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Good bye, good riddance, you made a difference, I'm better than I was before
I'll grab my guitar, (I'll) write my own song, get on with it
Those aren't tears of sorrow I cry, just dust from the past in my eye
Got lots of things on my mind, 'cause we've been here too many times
You get your kicks telling lies, how 'bout a kick 'tween your thighs--a little harsh maybe, but sometimes pain can play tricks on rationality

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Never been hurt this way before, you'd best not show up at my door

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Rubber knives you throw at a friend, will bounce back at you in the end
Like a vampire you try to feed, (but) I'm not giving in to your need
The night that you left me, put a curse upon my head/ Crossed another name off, another notch upon your bed
You rode in on your motorbike, with skulls and devils' faces/ A bad-ass boy with attitude, none of the social graces
Sun slowly sinking/ Journey we are on/ Can't take it with you/ We've known all along
Flame gently flickers, moves with each heartbeat, we may have lost the light, but we'll always have the heat.--previous submission should have said 'caressed by nature's brush'. --What can I say, it's early
Trees soft as sable, touched by nature's brush, so close I can touch them, as they hold the evening's blush
Pull back the veil, embrace what's to come, closer with each breath (Sasha's line), shadows become one
smoke swirls within, a foggy crystal ball
A faded photograph from days gone by

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Time unravelled, distance travelled, (I washed up on your shore)

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Plucked from a memory, where things aren't as they seem
blend with the future, those things that can't be seen

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Breathe in the air, as thin as it can get
Cooling in the shade, melting in the steam

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Rise with the tide, to where the sun won't set
Gettin' swallowed up by the hourglass

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We're skipping stones across the waves of the past
Old passions play out like a lost vignette. --Thanks Dan Herman for that suggested alteration.
Old passions are played out, like in a lost vignette
Shadows become one
When we're (we are) two silhouettes merging into one
(The) hours drip like candles, slow and silky smoothe
Distance is relative, it depends on who you're travellin' with

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I'll carry you with me near and far, you'll always be my favourite guitar. -guitar players will relate to this-
The clock hands move on, as the hours chart their way, a night once so young, is turning old and grey

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Trails we leave behind, thin ribbons left to chance, Now we're in this place, where sun and shadows dance
We've come too many miles, to live by what they say
(But) I pray this empty glass might be refilled again

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(But) I pray this empty glass can be refilled again

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But I still hear can your voice, whispering my name
the sadness that you feel after saying goodbye

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This pain that comes with letting go

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Hold fast to what's inside you

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Like a dull knife, time's a slow agressor
(It's) so damn hard to let it go
Trees are blowin' lazy, in the summer breeze; memory is hazy, fading by degrees
Sweet strains of Jazz, floating on the air; Coltrane and Ella, running fingers through my hair
I'll move on, and I'll lay no blame, a restless soul is (the) hardest to tame
I'll move on, and lay no blame, a restless soul, is the hardest to tame. (Alternative to my other submission)
I'll move on, and lay no blame, I know a restless soul, is the hardest to tame
(We) used to hear, though no one spoke, who knew it would come to this, all mirrors and smoke
We were young, when we met, I told you "I love you", and you said "not yet"
To me you'll always be, discord and harmony, my unopened letter
Although it's not easy, to me you'll always be, my unopened letter
Whispers of secret dreams

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Silence may hold the key

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Drifting on open seas

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Lighting a path for me

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You said the future's ours

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You never had to speak

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I'll take out the picture, and put away the frame, you know we're both at fault, and I won't play that game

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Tears pool on the shimmering street, as this drunken clown shuffles his feet
I see all our good times, trapped within the past, time to tip the bottle, drink our final glass
The letter sits unopened, can't give in to the pain, one thing I know is, there's sunshine after rain
Time to button my sweater, turn to face the wind, from the moment we started, I knew that it would end

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Trees cast long shadows, on a single faded rose, (the) letter on the bed,(is) now just poetry and prose
gotta stop, and look at where I'm going, gotta stop, and look at where we've been, gotta stop, and open up your letter, make sense of the feelings held within

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The letter letter you sent is messing with my head, couldn't you have sent me a postcard instead
(We) didn't have much, but (we still) had so many things
The mirror tells me, time has had its way
Things I did, that you forgave, will haunt me now, 'til I'm laying in my grave
Time heals all, so they say, it should be easier with each passing day
Time moves slowly, yet goes swiftly by, you can't hold it back, no matter how you try
Time moves on, each passing day, each of us travels in our separate way

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Years fly by, memories stay, will time have changed what you had to say
The wind blows with a vengeance and scatters the leaves, like some calendar pages, filled with lost memories
An innocent child, I wrote a letter to myself, I hid it away, lost (it) up on the highest shelf
Your heart's poured out inside this paper vault, words left unread, and it's all my fault
The sun filters through the window, lights my name up on the envelope
Looking in the mirror it's easy to see, by hearing each other we'll solve anything
It's looking dark and feeling like rain, but you've shown me out of loss there can be gain
It always hurts when things go wrong, (but) in our hearts we aren't (we're not) singing the same song
A flower needs water, to grow and to glisten, your word are a healing rain to me my friend, and I must listen
Words aren't like pictures drawn of chalk, erased by the hands of time, words are strong and proud and fast, a pathway to the sublime
I will listen, you are not a mime, words aren't chalk pictures erased by time
Flower needs water, to grow and to glisten, your words are a healing rain to me my friend
Word to the wise, I really should listen, listen to what it is you have to say
So tired of drifting aimlessly, the fog has cleared, I can see

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We'll set our sails for a foreign land, my love now take my hand
We each have anger borne of pain, still we embrace, make it right again
Open your heart and it will help you to see

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Consider it a gift to our children

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Then you can see what it is, that you've got

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Then you may find what it is, you're looking for

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Each of us needs someone, who understands
(a) harmony of words is the sound of peace

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Understanding can heal a broken world
It's alright to speak, but also listen

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Things we say, can offer joy or cause pain
We can heal, a broken world, with understanding
Bow my head, take my daily bread, thankful you are my friend, understanding is what you offer, until the end

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Like a flower waiting to bloom, its beauty held deep inside, understanding is a gift, move from darkness into the light
and, with words, comes understanding
The things you say, light my way, understanding
Been here before, opened the door, to understanding

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Your words, help me find my way, to understanding

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Finding a way to be myself today, finding a way

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Feeling more alive, more awake, more free, I can hear the song that's singing in me
You listen and you never preach, make peace with yourself is what you teach
Your conversations always blanket me, with sheets of warmth and equanimity

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the lights were dim, I removed my glasses, from across the room we made our passes, our passion grew as we drew nearer, until I realized, you were a mirror. -Based on a joke I heard somewhere before
Light grasps the shadows, lifts them aside, new truths learned, in you I will confide

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Soft light pulls at the shadows, gently lifting them aside, new truths are to be learned, and in you I will confide
There's a new light that shines, its radiance on me, opening my eyes to, what before I couldn't see
Tension released, cast out to sea, I can hear, the song that's within me
My Mother told me, life may seem cold, (but) each of us, (still) has a song in our soul
The smoke it curls from her cigarette, like life unfurled in a cheap vignette
The autumn leaf still in her hand, she'd found comfort with life's plan
Letting Go

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Ours was a spiral downward, like a leaf falling from a tree/ How could something once so light, land so heavily
Can't take this any further, this road has reached its end/ We'll say goodbye until we die, go separate ways as friends
You're like a piece of glass, from my broken past, that keeps cutting into me

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Never again she'd climb the tree, that bears her name eternally
No more jumping, not for me, she whispered to her bonsai tree
Seek to find the harmony, of the sky, the cliff and the tree
Seek to find the harmony, in the sky, the cliff and the tree.
Though all those times she'd fall and rise, this day she felt the reaper's scythe

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Some say that they have seen her still, through the haze of the moonlit night, on the highest cliff, standing tall, she spreads her wings and takes her flight
On sacred wings of peace she flies, her dreams came true, she's touched the sky
The light of love it drew her near, its warm embrace allayed her fear, to be is not to do or die, feet on the ground one still can fly
moonlit

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Some say that they have seen her still, through the haze of the moonlight night, standing tall on the highest cliff, she spreads her wings and takes her flight.
Weight of the past fell, knocked her down, She lay defeated on the ground
She reached down to pick herself up, took a sip from the half full cup
Sometimes to fly, you've gotta fall
flying high or flying low, lessons learned helped her to grow

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She left her name carved in the tree, then leapt toward her destiny
Would this bring life or would she die, a teardrop formed in Raven's eye
The flag waved half mast in the breeze, as she fell, silent, through the trees

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Wind cried her name as down she fell, a coin into a wishing well
She tapped the wisdom of the tree, it whispered 'Jump, set yourself free'
With calm reserve she left the branch, knowing she had to take that chance
(Resubmitted after suggestion from Dan Herman) Wrested from grip of life gone by, she touched her brush to canvas sky
Wresting from the grip of life gone by, she touched her brush to the canvas sky
The needle's lies are of the past, its chains will bind no more at last
She prayed God's breath would catch her wings, and lift her up to higher things
Use what you've learned, mount life astride, rev it up, pop the clutch (and) go for a ride
Im on a boat on this river of life, letting it take me wherever it goes

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