Coated in desert dust / with wildlife inching near / It's time to forgive myself,
And get on out of here!
Are you of flesh and bone? / Or just my hearts mirage / I pray you're really here / Not just a sunlit montage.
The looks of love you give / I have never known / my truest inside heart / I have never shown / Are you just a mirage?/ Am I still all alone?
I blink and hold my breath / hoping it's not fools gold / Are you really there /
Or will my demise unfold?
The love you showed, I had never known / My inside heart, I had never shown.
Here I am, with my heart out on my sleeve / Come stand with me again, I swear I'll never leave.
My veil of midnight sky is spent / the wild ones rest while owls lament / My soul lays bare no longer hidden / today's the day I beg to be forgiven
Restless sleep collides with crimson skies / creatures stare at me with darting eyes / Time to face my fears and heal this haunted heart / you live inside my soul, we've never been apart.
Shadows make me ten feet tall, they mock my every move / time to cut them down to size, my heart has a case to prove.
Bluest sky, just like your eyes, I'm sure you are "the one"/ Burning need for you inside, makes me break into a run.
Cactus blooms scent the air, under the rising sun. / Burning need for you inside, I know you are the one.
The moon does a slow retreat / the desert creatures rest / I'm headin' home to you / as the sun begins to crest.
My darkest night retreats, the sun begins to rise./ Birdsong fills my ears, under cotton candy skies.
Morning breaks, with bird song, under a watercolor sky./ Peaceful calm fills me, with the hope that it implies.
Morning breeze & tumbleweeds, under crimson desert hues. / Time to make a beeline, on the highway that takes me back to you.
Morning rays, light my way under a blazing sun./ Burning need for you inside,
makes me break into a run.
Cactus blooms, scent the breeze, under the rising sun. / Bluest sky, just like your eyes, I know you are the one.
Midnight skies creep towards dawn / inner demons taking hold /
And like my haunted heart / the desert air grows cold.
Eerie light surrounds me / I drink the bottle dry / what I really thirst for, / I know money cannot buy.
In this eerie moonlight / I damn all my sins / when you dance with the devil / your trip to hell begins (if too offensive, could say "your demise begins")
Wasted days and wild nights / Tortured by old sins / Never did know right from wrong / A cheater never wins.
The words I left unsaid /lost in desert dust / Like thirst I cannot quench / not worthy of your trust.
If these stars were diamonds/ and desert dust was gold/ I'd buy myself some mercy/from a heart that has turned cold.
Raging thirst, just gets worse/with fear on my tongue.
Hard livin', unforgiven, apologies unsung.
Heart's racin', I'm bracin'(bracing) for what's yet to come.
The tears on your face,/ what I wouldn't give/ to taste them right now. A pain I can't erase, one you can't forgive/ you never did know how.
Memories we never made/ That's the price I've paid/ Desert dust steals my words/ My regrets are never heard/ They linger, unforgiven.
Life's gotten really weird/ my dreams have disappeared/ Desert dust coats my tongue/ All my "sorry's" go unsung/ I'm left here unforgiven.
In this eerie light, I condemn my sins/ A game nobody wins/ Left unforgiven.
My soul screams out loud/ No match for desert wind./ Under moonlit clouds,/ I damn all my sins.
My bottle has run dry, thirst unsatisfied/ A captive desert prince, tortured by his lies.
I dream in vivid color, tortured by my sins/ My bottle has run dry, I am the unforgiven.
This canyon rules the weak, hot and unforgiving/mocked by anger, greed and lust/ ruined by hard living.
The wind creates choking dust/ drying up my plea./ "Please forgive what I've done, please set me free".
This rustic paradise, creates raging thirst/ my words spit out like dust, lips cracked and burst.
Seems this canyon knows me/ Peering through my soul./ Moon and sun reveal me, every crevice, every hole.
Tomorrow in the light/ my debt comes due/ I'm out here on the run because of you.
A word to the wise, sometimes scorpions lie, behind what glitters and glows/
Try to resist the venomous kiss, from lips as red as a fresh desert rose.
Tomorrow under blazing sun, vultures will circle the unforgiven/ The bottle is empty, the lies have run dry. There's poison in hard livin'.
Tonight I'll sleep in ignorant bliss, dream of the taste of your venomous kiss/ Tomorrow I will pay the price, when the bottle is empty and the lies have run dry.
Poison flows from the life I'm livin'/ The vultures are circling the unforgiven.
A showdown is coming, it's long over due. My questions are many the answers are few/ When you sleep with scorpions, you pay the price. You might get away once, but not likely twice.
I almost had a winning hand, but your heart just wasn't in it/ If it's forgiveness that you want, you've played me to my limit.
This canyon knows so many sins, in the end nobody wins/ I hold a grudge and a loaded gun, unforgiven and on the run.
Lone ranger of the desert, cold and unashamed/ A man long misunderstood, I've been named "The Unforgiven".
Never been one to apologize, that's just not my style/ What might have been, I'll never know, I am the unforgiven.
Workhorse days and wild nights, no stranger to hard livin'/ Never did know wrong from right, a ranger to the unforgiven. (or, lone ranger of the unforgiven?)
When you dance with devils, don't step on their toes/ Don't forget about the thorns beneath a blooming desert rose.
Soon comes the dawn for every pawn to pay the price for their hard livin'/ This ain't no meet and greet, they're packing heat and your sins are unforgiven.
We had our fun, what's done is done, our sins go unforgiven/ Hard as we try we can't turn back time on all the years of our hard livin'.
With distant lights of city nights, this canyon holds it's sins/ with lust and lies nobody wins, we become the unforgiven.
I was just a pawn in your game of lust and fancy living/ just remember when karma comes around it can be cold and unforgiving.
A restless night and the light of dawn, they cruelly collide/ Out here in this desert dust I can run, but I can't hide.
This restless dead of night, will soon collide with dawn/ In life's big game of chance, you used me like your pawn.
The stars wink to spite me, they know my secrets well / these canyon walls and desert dust become my prison cell.
Desert dust and wanderlust won't heal my broken soul /An unforgiven heart pays a debt it doesn't owe.
When you dance with devils, don't step on their toes /
Don't kick sand in the face of an angry desert rose.
Distant lights of Vegas nights, this canyon holds it's sins /
Some things are unforgiven, & then nobody wins.
You once loved me like a desert storm. Wild, hot and strong./ Then you rolled off like a tumbleweed to a place I don't belong.
Sometimes it takes the darkness to really see the light / I was easily blinded by the illusion of delight.
A chill sets in, and I begin to think I might not be alone/ The desert breeze brings in the scent of cheap cologne.
Night rhythms, fill the air, under a crescent moon / Yellow eyes pierce the night, as a lone coyote croons.
Sun and sand, a nomads land, a man without a plan.
Desert Rose, no one knows the secrets that you hold.
Blue eyes like desert skies, claws like a scorpion./ Hard livin', unforgiven, dying for the perfect love.
Been thinkin' and drinking way too much today/ Got fired, so tired of urban decay.
You played me like an Ace of Spades, thought you'd never lose/your love was just a cactus dressed up in desert hues.
Like loaded dice, we've had our final roll/ time to burn some blacktop & let Red Rock soothe my soul.
Bright lights, Vegas nights, your heart can't be won/ Stakes are high, vultures fly in the heat of the desert sun.
Heartbroken, words spoken, run road runner run/ Cactus flowers know their power, laughing at the sun.
Love takes you, forsakes you, burns you like the sun/ heartbroken words spoken, the damage has been done.
Love won't apologize when it leaves you behind/ Like a blazing desert sun it's cruel and unkind.
Thought I heard you, calling in the night / but it was the coyotes, howling at moonlight.
Desert sun, is beating on my face/ so tired of running backwards in this human race.
Silent beauty, desert stars for eyes / somewhere out there a coyote cries.
The sun's risin', so meek and mild/ soon beating, like a heart gone wild.
Let's sing this song together, we've lived the words we wrote /
We saw a stream become a river and we became the boat.
No more fear of cloudy days, cuz' there's sunshine in your smile /
I finally hear your hearts song that's been quiet for a while.
You've written all new verses, your voice is loud and clear/
I will never hold you back, but if you need me I'm right here.
May your days be brighter and your worries lighter as you journey through this life. Whatever path you choose I know you'll reach new heights.
Watching your heart and soul renew, is worth so much more than gold/
New light sparkles in your eyes, like diamonds I could hold.
The days we live are brighter, our burdens become lighter when we lift each other up. Nothing is impossible when we learn to be like streams.... or so it seems.
When we lift someone , we learn to really give / And when we lift EACH OTHER, it's then that we have truly lived.
When I see the powerful new change in you, it lifts and changes my life too.
It opens hearts and opens minds, and leaves the negative all behind. ( or "and creates new ties that bind."
As you journey through this life, let no one clip your wings /
I'll always help to lift you up, to cross that river that was once a stream.
Wherever life may lead you on this ever changing earth /
I'm always here to lift you up and help pave the road to your self worth.
Wherever you may wander on this great mysterious earth / I wish you an unhurried journey, and a smooth road to self worth.
No matter where life might take you in your time on this earth / I wish you an unhurried journey and a smooth road to self worth.
Wherever you might wander on this great mysterious earth / Stay lifted and gifted on the road that leads you to self worth.
Treat life like a road map, watch for signs along the way /
Trust your inner compass and enjoy the journey of each day.
Savor each day of this life, like it's a sweet summer peach /
I'm here to lift you up through the branches to grab the ones you can't reach
Savor the joy of each day you are gifted, Let today's grace melt into the hope of tomorrow and keep you uplifted.
Let each day be a river of dreams, each sunset like a crest./
When you let life lift you up, waves of grace will do the rest.
Unwrap the days with wonder, greet sunsets as gifts that you live.
When you share what's inside, you find the peace that dreaming gives.
My hope is, when all is said and done, I will feel I did my best, at
lifting you up to a point where faith could do the rest.
When we lift each other up in every situation / it's then we'll find the answers to life's most difficult equations
What is happiness if it is never shared / Where would we be if no one really cared / When we lift someone up, we learn to give / And when we lift EACH OTHER, it's then that we have truly lived.
Let go of finding answers to life's most difficult equations,
Lift each other up by adding positives to every situation.
We may not have all the answers to all life's difficult equations,
But we can convert the negative to gratitude in every situation.
We cannot change all the numbers in living life's equation,
But we can avoid the bitter fruit when we have faith in our salvation.
Let go of finding all the answers to life's difficult equations/
Then you will clearly hear the music in every situation.
When we lift each other up in life's hardest situations,
It's then we truly live the answer to life's difficult equation.
If you listen for the melody in the choices that you make,
it will give your song the right words on every path you take.
When you find the clearest truth in every situation/
it will help remove the negative in this life equation.
If you look to find the clearest truth in every situation/
you will hear the music in the sum of life's equation.
Life doesn't have a road map, to show us the best way/
It's not about our destination, it's the journey of each day.
Let's spread acts of kindness like flames of burning fire/ When we fan the embers, we all burn so much brighter. I'll never take for granted the gifts your soul gives to mine/ Sometimes the simple act of caring, makes all the stars align.
Spread your wings, go take flight, it's time to leave the nest/
Your soul's renewed, your voice is strong, go now and ride the crest.
Your song has found it's voice, let it spread like wild fire.
When we fan the embers, we all burn so much brighter.
What started as a stream, has become your river of dreams/
Faith set in all in motion, and now you're ready for the ocean.... Yeah, let me lift you up....
Sunshine and music parts the clouds/ your song is loud and proud.
We've coaxed a river from a stream/ now go and live your dreams.
As your spirit's voice renews,/ let it spread like flames of fire/
When we fan the embers, we all burn so much brighter.
As you renew your spirit's voice,/ let it spread like flames of burning fire/
When we fan the flames, we all burn so much brighter.
The days we live are brighter, our burdens become lighter when we give the gift of love. Nothing is impossible, or so it seems.
Even warriors need to rest / let me wrap you in gentle arms of love /
Then go tame the river that was once a stream.
We should never take for granted/ the lasting gifts a loving soul can give./
When we share our deepest heart,/ we truly live.
You trusted me to be a nest,/ to give your wings the strength to soar with love/ You deserve to ride the crest of life's finest things.
To help you gain your strength for flight,/ I was proud to be your nesting place./Now you're more than strong enough to soar at your own pace.
You trusted me to help you rise and get through the worst of times/ Now take down the "vacant" sign, go chase those dreams, it's your time to shine.
You trusted me, to help set free your jaded heart/ the road's been long,but the weight is gone, go chase your wildest dreams.
You think I gave your dreams their flight, but I was just the nest./ I kept them safe until you were strong enough to do the rest.
You put your trust in me, it set you free to find what you were made of./Once vacant, now fulfilled, there's nothing to be afraid of.
Expose your soul, you've stayed the course, and now you live your dreams.
When the weight is gone, you'll reach higher ground, take flight and realize your dreams.
Reach up, take my hand, you belong on higher ground./Right here, right now let's turn this thing around.
A fragile heart that finds rest in gentle arms, soon learns to beat a little stronger.
resubmit: I’ll never take for granted the gifts your soul gives to mine/
Sometimes the simple act of caring, makes all the stars align.
Just remember, moonbeams still dance when it's cloudy/ And on the darkest of nights, Orion twinkles proudly.
Let loving silence linger when your voice can't find the words./
Wrapped in gentle arms, understanding will occur.
Never take for granted the gifts the soul can give/ when we lift each other,
then we truly live.
I'll never take for granted the gifts your soul gives to mine/
Sometimes the simple act of caring, makes all the stars align.
I'm here to help give wings to your heavy, heavy heart/ I'll help you bare the weight life carries, so brighter days can start.
Life is your canvas, to paint the dawn of each new day/
Don't use just the black and white or your day will end up gray.
The days we live are brighter if we look past what we're facing/
When we trust each other we can catch the happiness (bliss?) we're chasing.
Burn that midnight oil, light the candle at both ends/there's no reason to
be afraid, you're in the company of friends.
Live your life in color, black and white can be a bore/ Why settle for the safest bet when you have keys for every door.
I want to be there with you when you connect the missing link/ When they ask you what your secret is, just answer with a wink.
Get ready, you (or we?) have a future to ignite/ Let's live life in color, go beyond the black and white.
Dream big, you have a future to ignite/Let's live life in color, go beyond the black and white.
I wish you rainbows and roses to end each day/ go find the needle in each stack of hay. (Or: Drop your blues at my feet and I'll chase them away.)
We can quench the need for simple kindness, if we let go of petty things that blind us.
Hold tight to ties that bind, and everything'll be alright.
The sunshine in your smile gives cloudy days the slough.
I know the gifts you hold inside, go on and strut your stuff.
I'll gladly be your stepping stone, whenever times get tough.
Let life be the canvas you paint your stories on.
Life is out there waiting/you have a future to ignite.
Come lean on my heart until you learn the words to your song.
Let me be your stepping stone, when the river gets too wide.
No fear of cloudy days, cuz' you've got sunshine in your smile.
Use the stepping stones to move in new directions/ Look into the depths, you'll see a beautiful reflection.
Let the rushing water wash you clean, bring ashore your wildest dreams.
As we tread water and ride up on waves made by others/
Let's try to leave behind a lifeline for our brothers.
It's time to raise the bar, go follow that shooting star/
Go ahead and be the jewel you are and let yourself shine.
It's time we lift each other/ really be a gift to each other.
Be the reflection of/ someone you love/ and let yourself shine.
You help quench a thirst for simple kindness/ you help erase the things that blinds us.
Use the keys to unlock the door, your stronger than what chained your core.
You need to remember you've got what it takes and more/ Show this world what your made of, it's time to let yourself roar. ( or soar?)
Tho' we've been apart, I hope you know in your heart, what we've had from the start never changes.
Take the key, unlock the door. You are stronger than the things that shook you to the core.
Life has stung us, like angry bees in a swarm, but ya get to taste honey when you weather the storm.
When bitter outweighs the sweet, it's time to reach for higher ground. Climb inside your head and turn this thing around.
Let rainbows and rosebuds rock your world. It's time get your wings unfurled.
Not givin' up, not givin' in, It's way past time to make this world spin.
Don't let the wrong get tangled in the right.
Push back at darkness and dance into the light.
Come close to me, cuz' I've missed that beautiful face, you make me weak in the knees and make the world a better place.
The world keeps on spinnin', we might as well be grinnin'! Let's do this thing!
Life's too short to not give it all you got, you give color to my world, in case you forgot.
Let's live more days of our life, igniting a light in the eyes of others. Love fully, laugh freely, and help other hearts recover.
Gather up those old regrets and send them off on wings/ It's time to shine and move on to better things.
That rainbow you've been searching for is shining on your face/ soon, better times, soon a better place.
Breathe deep and find your voice, it's your time to soar.
Silence isn't golden, when you're lonely to your core.
The silence has not been golden, it has left us bruised and jaded/ Voices became silent and laughter almost faded.
Our souls could use some soothing, our spirits need a lift / Music is a language that helps bridge the deepest rift.
Your humble kindness can quench a thirsty soul/ let's gather up the broken notes and somehow make them whole.
Push back the darkness and dance into the light/ don't lay awake and worry in the middle of the night.
Your ever humble heart can quenche a thirsty soul.
You gather up the brokeness and somehow make it whole.
Let's not sweat the small stuff in the middle of the night.
Cling to ties that bind and everything'll be alright.
( A more compact version of an earlier submission)Live the days of your life, igniting a light in the lonely eyes of others. Love fully, laugh freely, helping bruised hearts to recover.
Unfold the map and throw the dart, pick a place to go. Get off this dead end road and listen to your heart.
Rekindle the days that thrilled and amazed you, they're out there waiting for you. Open your heart make a new start, it's time to be rid of the blues.
Let the days of your life be lit by a light you ignite in the eyes of others.
Love deeply, laugh loudly ,helping our bruised hearts recover.
A treasured gem, so rare and true. My heart beats stronger because of you.
I'd do anything at all, I would even crawl if it would bring the light back to your eyes and renew the broken ties of love.
Hey there, haven't seen you in a while. Have I told you just how much I've missed your sweet, sweet smile?
You hear me talking, but you won't let me in. Feels like social distancing is never going to end.
Don't feel like talkin', or goin' out for lunch. Seems like life has dealt us one big sucker punch.
Push back at darkness, so it doesn't steal your light. So much wrong, it gets tangled up with right.
If your heart song has gone silent, let me sing to you.
We'll write new words together, that's what real friends do.
When rainbows seem impossible, you must become the storm.
You'll never taste the honey, if you don't stand up to the swarm.
If darkness clouds your weary mind, I can be the light. When your heart feels broken, my arms are open to hold you through the night.
I still see a brightness burning behind the tears you've cried. Let's go find ourselves a rainbow and take it for a ride.
One more drop of lonely is about all that we can take. Hang an open sign inside your heart and let's give those blues a shake.
I'm feeling a bit blindsided by the abrupt end to our song. Did something happen that made you decide to tie it up and end it early? It was great to interact with you and Chris and build the song. I will miss the live stream, I'll be working. ?
Such a great life we've had/that won't ever change...but I'll still be missing things, so many little things.
When we leave this earth../ Where do we go? ( will we still be missing things?)
Help you let go of your fears/ I'll be here...(but I'm already missing things)
I love to see you light up with a smile/Gee, it's been a while.
I reach down and touch your cheek/Do you know it's me?
Our best days are now in the past/It went so fast.
You used to tell stories about our life/Now they're locked inside.
A piece of you will live on in me/faith sets us free.
When God calls you home, you'll be free. I let that comfort me.
My heart will frame your best days.
Let me be the light you need.
The tie that binds us never changes.
Now begins our long goodbye.
A mothers love knows no end.
A mother's love has no end.
I'm so lucky to have had the best./ Now we put our faith to the test.
Once you're called home you'll be free.
Lord, where do we go from here?
Time steals a little more each day/ Let go and trust God you say.
Life holds so much mystery.
Who knows what tomorrow brings.
I'm homesick for the simple days.
The monsters are at your door
A life well lived is no promise.
Will we see more Christmas days?
You made this house a home.
Sometimes life seems so unfair...
Your young boy is now a man...
I brushed your soft silver hair...
I hold your soft hand in mine...
I'll treasure each picture we took...
Now your soft silver hair falls gently around your face.
I treasure the pictures I took of you just today.
If my dandelion wishes could come true...
The heart gently whispers, when words fail to come.
Make each moment count, each word a blessing.
This boy will always honor your name.
Seems our hearts words can't get to our lips...
Oh faith please rescue me....
What the good lord gives/ he takes
The years have slipped by/ so fast.
We can't slow down the hands/of time.
Life stories that are locked up inside.
Life stories we can no longer share...
The seasons will continue to change/ in this life we can't rearrange.
Back to our home sweet home....
I swear I’d give anything to bring all of you back to me
You gave me a life of immeasurable love/ you stood up for me when push came to shove/ I know I should give the same back to you/ but I just want back... who you used to be/ God help me, cuz' I'm missing things.
Some days it feels like someone else is in your skin, and I'm so afraid...this might be, a battle we aren't going to win.
If I could, I would change this world. I would bring you back, ALL of you back, to sit here with me. And in these photos we'd see, what a wonderful life we had. You made it that way, every day, for you, me and Dad.
You did life's toughest job/ of being a mom/ you were nurse, cook and maid/ and you never complained/ You did it with grace/ here in this place..../ called home.../ home sweet home.
The image of you in that picture is one I'll never forget. I see your joy of giving, I see your motherly love and I see what I need most right now.... your faith in God above.
I'd bring out a million pictures if it would help you to remember/
how you gave your all for us each year, from January to December.
You were a nurse, a teacher, and a wonderful cook, you always did whatever it took. That boy in the picture is one lucky man, and he's here to give back as much as he can.
When I was sick you were such a great nurse, When we heard the ice cream truck coming, you opened your purse. On good days and bad, you gave all that you had. So, now it's my turn to step up and give you the same, even on days you don't remember my name.
All the life lessons/ some big and some small/ The love in your voice on every phone call/ The laughter, the pain/ They make up the blood that runs through our veins.
I miss your great cooking and the canning you did. I miss the easy days of just being a kid. You hold up that photo and ask me again, if I know who that boy is and where he has been.
I miss your garden, and seeing you tend it with care. Your dirty old gloves and the ribbon you tied in your hair. I miss the smell of your pies that won you ribbons each year at the fair.
The mothers love you gave to me, from a point of view only you could see. The joy you showed just to wake each day. It's so hard to watch it fade away.
We always gathered on Sundays for the big evening meals you prepared. You always said it was nothing, that you just liked having us there. Now you can't recall those days at all and again you ask me my name.
When I help you lay down at night, it seems like I'm losing sight, of the woman that raised me so right. I hope I can always be an example of the mother’s love that you gave to me.
I'm so thankful for the the pictures we've stored, like the one you hold so tight when you lay down at night. They help me hold you here, while I face the fear of missing you.
Let's untie the lid/ on the boxes life hid/ in the upstairs rooms, where my childhood looms. Please take my hand, help me to understand what you really see, when you look at me in those snapshot memories.
Let's not move so fast, through the days that have passed/ can't we make them last?/ rewind all the days/ that you and I played /and laughed time away.
The tears that we cry/ as we ask ourselves why/ will never cloud, just how proud, you have made me to be/ a reflection of /the mother's love you've given to me.
I cling to the days/ when your eyes are clear/ cuz' that's when I know that you're really here/ in all the memories we share.
Tho' your smile's still bright,/ I sort of feel the light/ of your heart growing dimmer. It's so hard to see/ time steal from me, a little each day/ the glimmer of those loving eyes.
As time goes by, I can see in your eyes there might come a time I'm a stranger.
I pray you know in your heart I've been your boy from the start and that never changes.
I remember the soft fuzzy scarf/ you knitted in warm Autumn hues/
You'd wrap it around me/ and help me to pull on my boots.
I remember you trying to teach me to tie my shoes/ When I tied them in knots, you always looked so amused. ( or: you laughed at the look on my face when I got so confused)
I remember you trying to teach me how to be kind/ You're the most shining example of kindness I'll ever find.
I remember my "Radio Flyer", and using it to pull my best friend./ A black lab named Duke, he was a great dog right to the end. (If you can't use a brand name in the song you could say "red wagon"
I remember the soap box derby and jigsaw puzzles we did.
The jars of fireflies, with you helping me punch holes in the lid.
Mom I remember you cheering me on at my games, and now even I am forgetting the other kid's names. I too am missing things.
When I feel your hearts light growing dimmer, please know I'll always remember the glimmer of your loving eyes.
As time goes by, if in your eyes I'm a stranger,/ I hope you know in your heart, I've been your boy from the start and that never changes. (or: you were my mom from from day one and that never changes.)
( A tweaked version of previous): As time slips away, if to you I become a stranger, please know in your heart, I've been your son from the start and that never changes.
The old Chevy you gave me sits parked by the shed. You and Dad tied cans to the bumper on the day I was wed.
"Mom", Sometimes you were like a wizard in disguise/ You could kiss away my bumps and scrapes, then give me milk and cookies as you dried my eyes.
There's so many more photos in boxes upstairs, I found one of us on the porch swing, oh how we loved sitting there.
There's so many more photos in boxes upstairs. I found one of you on the porch swing, hand to your forehead against the suns glare.
You'd come cheer me on at my little league games, now EVEN I can't remember
all the other kids names.
In the old Buick, you taught me to drive/ It's hard to believe it still sits outside.
That rusty old Buick still sits parked by the shed, you and dad tied cans to the bumper on the day you were wed.
I can picture those trains like it was just yesterday, they’re still in the attic today/ Even you in your pretty green dress, would get down on the floor and play.
I can picture that boy playing with trains like it was just yesterday. You raised me to be the man that I am and it's so hard to see you this way.
I can picture those trains like it was just yesterday, and they're still in the attic today/ what I can't figure out is how we go about making the memories stay.
Your smile's still bright but your chestnut brown hair has grayed./I picture our dinners where we all held hands and we prayed.
I remember the glimmer that glowed in your bright blue eyes.
I'd come home from school to the smell of your freshly baked pies.
You'd come tuck me in and kiss my forehead "goodnight".
We'd giggle and say, "Don't let the bed bugs bite".
I said "You and Dad were always so sad when you missed my games." You looked at me and said " Son, please tell me his name."
Your thoughts may be dimmer, but they don't change the glimmer, of your bright blue eyes. These tears on your face, can't steal the grace that I knew.
The years that we spent knitting our family ties, are all tangled in thoughts that are stuck somewhere deep inside.
The memories we've made have slowly been stolen away/ We'll get through it together, I promise,somehow, some way!
I clearly see the questions you have in your eyes/ The heartbroken look comes as no surprise...
Where have the years gone, how long will you be here, what will tomorrow bring? I don't have all the answers, and there's a good chance.... I'm missing things.
Son, I just thought of the old Buick and us going here and there. But, now I think the time has come for someone else to steer.
Should we look at more old pictures since we're both so wide awake?
I just thought of the old Buick and the drives we used to take.
We used to love the Sunday drives, and playing simple games / Now the Buick sits all rusted and I forget the neighbors name. Yeah, I'm missing things...
Pictures can be like a road map that takes us through the years/ Then there comes a time when you need someone else to steer.
We took Sunday drives in the old Buick, going here and there/
But there comes a time we need someone else to steer.
When I sit here with you, it helps me remember the past/ But, I get so afraid because I already know that these moments won't last.
The yellowed face of my old plastic clock, ticks off the minutes till dawn/ As the sunrise draws near we are aware that another day is gone.
Gather up those old regrets and send them off on wings/ Cuz' now's the time to appreciate all the little things.
The golden years have tarnished and we can't get them back/
Giving thanks for what we have makes up for what we lack.
We've had such a good life, but now time is not our friend/ The light on the past is dimming and I know we can no longer pretend... Yeah, I'm missing things.
These pictures can be a road map into our past/ But the cruel truth is that time is a detour that we won't outlast.
As time slips away, when there comes a day, we are strangers.
Please know in your heart who I was at the start never changes.
As time goes by, we'll wonder why again. And try as we might
the answers won't always be there.
You see a bride and her groom, getting ready to say " I do".
But the times you remember it's us, are becoming so few.
The edges are bent, from the time that you've spent hanging on.
The dress was so pretty, but the person that's in it is gone.
Just yesterday, you said that you dreamed he was still here. It's so hard to believe it's already been more than a year.... that we've been missing him.
Just yesterday morning, you said you had dreamed he was here. It's hard to believe it's already been more than a year...
Said you were dreamin' and thinking 'bout old times again.
I heard you talk in your sleep, 'bout memories you keep, but now your heart can't seem to hold them.
I kissed away your tears, opened a couple beers and we talked until first light.
You said you were sorry, but you could no longer pretend.
The dreams of your momma had woke you again.
It was your birthday, and I had forgotten again.
Said you couldn't get back to the feeling of when we began.
Be the soft breeze on someone’s face, the gentle smile on lips to trace. Be there to find new dreams to chase
Title: Canyons To Castles
Title: Darkness Into Light
A new calm fills our hearts, we're hungry for new starts.
What's done is done, unwrap the gift of today.
The lonely days let go, we saw the lowest low, now we can calm our restless
No more talking in the mirror, to calm our restless fear, we found a shelter in the storm.
We rub our eyes and wonder, how we kept from going under, all this time.
Bury yesterday's tears, tomorrow's not yet here, so remember, live for today.
The lows of yesterday, can be tomorrow's hope, but can't dim the light of today.
Let go of yesterday, have hope for tomorrow, but give all you've got for today.
We knew we'd meet again; we just didn't know when, now we are lonely no more.
The sun lights up our faces, and slowly it erases, the darkness we went through.
The beauty of this life, is that despite all our strife, we will rise.
As twilight surrounds us, love quietly tells us, to live in the here and now.
Weather wealthy or poor, Love will open it's door, to us all.
Some walk in castle halls, some find smooth canyon walls. But love will answer every call.
Let love be a nightlight, that calms and makes right, the restless feelings that call.
Let love grow all around us, as arms gently surround us, and we rise.
It's floating on the clouds and hiding in new crowds, this love that grows around us.
Lay down all your old pain, Let's live the words brought in, on wind and rain.
We should close our eyes and remember with pride, all those that Heaven has already called.
In cold castle halls, and on clay canyon walls, we paint the fires we hope to rekindle.
In castle halls and on canyon walls, we sweep up the dust that has settled.
No castle or canyon could ever imagine the story we know as, life.
Let's make it our mission to end this division and reimagine our lives.
In castles and canyons, we start to abandon, the fears that we hide.
In castles and canyons, we make peace with companions, as we remember all those that tried.
In castles and canyons, we start to abandon, our fears.
From canyons to castles, we dig through the gravel, and rise.
In our castle towers, I hope we recognize our power, to grow love.
From our castles in the sky, we hear the quiet cries of all who went before us.
From our castle walls, we hear the quiet calls, of those who went beyond.
Our castle walls hold voices, of those who made the choices, to let go.
As the days end falls, we hear the prayers of all collide on canyon walls.
As day and night collide, we hear the prayers that call from canyon walls.
We will be alright; we will be okay. Plan for tomorrow, live for today.
It's time to search our souls, and deep inside we'll know, that this is where love grows.
We've shouldered so much weight, cringed through all the hate, and now it's time to shine.
Life has been unkind, but if we look real close we'll find, there's unity in ties that bind.
Life gave us reason, to move into a season, of unity and love for all.
Through the storm we endured things, seems now we're all kings,
and life has served us a banquet.
The storm we endured, shook us and stirred us, and gave us a big drink of love.
It seems pretty certain; we're no longer hurtin'. It feels like we started a garden of love.
It seems pretty certain, we're no longer hurtin', feels like we're wrapped in a blanket of love.
Love's sure to grow tall, if we promise we'll always stand up for each other.
Please promise you'll share, all the love that is here,
so, life will be sweeter for all.
(resubmit, slight change) Feel the loving care, it's there for us to share. We have found the place that love grows.
Learn all the words, to the tune that you heard, someone's heart sing.
The storm we endured, shook us, and lured us, into a season of love.
You'll find all life's treasure, if you remember to measure, the moments with love.
Let love give you cause, to always take pause, and smile at the gifts that it brings.
Wear your heart on your sleeve, it's okay to believe,
in happily ever after.
As we twist and we turn, together we'll learn to harvest the love all around us.
Please teach me the words, to the song that I heard, strumming your heart strings.
Arrive with intention, no need to mention the leftover heartache we hide.
We reap seeds of love and when push comes to shove, we'll stand together.
Love's promise can bring, a song it will sing, until you learn the words to the one in your heart.
We can let our wishes be the words to the song that we heard our heart sing.
When hearts are open, love walks in and feeds our souls a golden feast.
Darkness will still fall, but we don't care at all because love will light the way.
Moonbeams fill the night, and we dance into the light, where love shines.
Fragile hearts entwine as we cling to faith in ties that bind, and we rise.
In all the mystery life carries, be the sanctuary for someone's soul.
Hearts still speak when we are silent, that's the beauty of life.
Feel new connections form, seize the rainbow from the storm.
Hear the canyon sounds, as all mankind rebounds, with love.
Be the soft breeze on someone's face, the gentle smile on lips to trace. Be there to find new dreams to chase.
Feel the loving care, there for us to share. We have found a place love grows.
Let rain wash us clean, free of pain we’ve seen. Open hearts can grow love for all.
Hope is in the air, no more sad despair, kindness and respect heal all.
Let rain wash us clean, free of pain we've seen. Open hearts will grow love for all.
With smiles on our faces, we meet in new places, where love grew all around us.
With smiles on our faces, we meet in new places, where love has finally found us.
We all breathe in the air, so happy to be here,where love can grow for us all.
Breathe in the fresh air. As we gather here,we can clearly hear love call.
Breathe in hope's fresh air, make plans for us to share. Let love's voice bring down the wall.
Change is in the air; we feel it everywhere. Love is talking to us all.
Let rain take it away, the pain of yesterday. Hear the canyons send us loves call.
Hope is in the air, we all feel it waiting there, loves voice fills the canyon walls.
We found higher ground, we were watered by the rain, and we heard the winds sweet sounds.
Change is in the air; we feel it everywhere. Love has heard it's people call.
A soft gentle rain, can wash away the pain, hard earned respect stands tall. (or, hard earned respect will stand tall) depending on final phrasing of Kayly's pre-chorus.
(resubmit, slightly revamped) Change is in the air; we feel it everywhere. Love is near and talking to us all.
Standing in a gentle rain, let kindness wash away our pain, and the wind will bring respect for us all.
We can finally breathe the air, let go of our fear, and grow seeds of love for us all.
The air is finally clear, the soil seems richer here, these seeds will create love for us all.
Look up in the air, it seems like it has cleared, and love shines down on us all.
Love's profile appears, ready to take the dare, to show its face to us all.
We see each other there, we're all a little scared, but ready to answer love's call.
Timid hearts appear, hoping someone cares and hears them call.
With loves voice in our ear, we lock eyes and stare, ready to risk it all.
Feel wind rush through your hair, come closer if you dare, love breaks down the wall.
No more stale air, we can't help but stare at the rainbow the storm gave to us all.
A calm is in the air, with timid eyes we stare while love wraps us in it's shawl.
So good to breath new air and see the people there, ready to break down the wall.
We're all a little scared, looking for some care to make our faith stand tall.
Life may not always be fair, but we still want to be there when love comes to call.
Hope fills up the air, we feel it everywhere. Love wraps around us like a shawl.
The stale canyon air, it's no longer there, a sigh of relief for us all.
Change is in the air; we can feel it everywhere. Love has come to call.
Change is in the air; we feel it everywhere. Love has come to us all.
If we stand here in the rain, kindness will wash our pain, and the wind will bring in respect for all.
Let rains of kindness wash away the pain of yesterday, and let the wind carry in respect for all.
Kindness has rained down, and with it comes the sound of winds of respect for all.
Kindness has moved in, and now we can feel the wind, of respect for all.
Finally, kindness has come in, now we can begin to rise.
We lock eyes and stare, so happy to be here where love still grows.
Change is in the air, it quietly hangs there, waiting for us all, to rise.
Friends embrace, as we erase the bitter air. Look around you'll find kindness here.
Heads are raised as kindness nudges in, now it up to us to open up and let it in.
Eyes light up with smiles, kindness nudges in, now it's up to us to go in for the win.
Smiling eyes are near, they're timid with old fear, but love can erase it all.
Love's bloom floats in the air, ready to repair grieving hearts.
Love came with the rain; and you can hear its sweet refrain in the wind.
Hope has floated in, and now we can begin love's serenade.
Love is looking down, we're finally on higher ground, now let's rise.
Can you feel it?? Love is here, riding in gently on the wind.
Heads are lifting, smiles returning, people are standing tall.
Hands are reaching out, prayers are being heard.
We found some space for love to grow, let's rise.... ( I wasn't sure if the FIRST chorus is being repeated, or going into the second one. I'm obviously basing this on going into the second Chorus otherwise it's too repetitive to the first one.)
The canyon is less empty, and our hearts are more than full.
People helping people, the future's looking good.
We finally bridged the canyon and paid the toll to cross.
Now love came over with us and made it worth the cost.
We have bridged the canyon, and love just walked across.
Let's follow in those footsteps, get off the road that got us lost.
We have bridged a canyon and love just came across.
Let's follow in those footsteps, not the path that got us lost.
The air is finally clear. Good is everywhere. Love starts talkin' in our ear,
and finally, we hear it.
We knew the air would clear, with honesty and care and finally the warmth surrounds us.
Not lonely anymore, kindness came to the door, and we were there to answer.
Kindness found a way to bring a brand- new day. Let's be there for the sunrise.
The new feeling in the air, is easy to explain. We found the place that love grows, it was watered by the rain.
We might walk on muddy ground, but we found the place that love grows, and we let it surround us.
Change is in the air; we feel it everywhere. Love is talking to us,
and we can finally hear it.
The rain gave us a rainbow, the wind blew us a smile.
Now we can lay down the weight we carried all those miles.
The rain brought in a rainbow, the wind blew us a smile.
We can finally lay down the weight, we carried all those miles.
The winds have changed direction, the rain has turned to sun.
We may not have perfection, but at least it has begun.
Now kindness fills the air, feels so good to have it there. And now we are here side by side.
It feels so good to have you by my side. The storm gave us a rainbow, let's take it for a ride.
The voice of love is in our ears, it speaks the words we need to hear to help us rise.
Calm has filled the air, erased all the despair and now we'll rise.
Not lonely anymore, there's brighter days in store, life is at the door, let it in.
Calm has filled the air, erased all our despair and finally we'll rise.
Hands reach out, friends embrace, eyes light up with smiles. People stopping just to talk, that hasn't happened in a while.
We stand in the glow that shines so bright. Now we know it's gonna be alright. Let's rise.
Kindness has arrived, respect is at its side. Now, we will rise.
The trend of love and kindness has been planted and the fruit we reap is sweet.
No more lonely days, we overcame despair. Encouragement has found us and it's spreading everywhere.
The time is here, the time is now, to let love grow up all around us.
Stand in the glow, of respect and kindness shining bright. They erupt in color, and we know we'll be all right.
Can you see the rainbow? Respect and kindness shining bright.
Get ready for a rainbow, respect has now arrived, kindness is right in step following behind.
Love broke through the shadows; it grows up all around us as we rise.
Life is so much sweeter when a wave of love is rising, and we get to ride the crest.
Don't waste our precious time, reviving that old sorrow. Let it fade away so we can give life to our tomorrows.
Don't waste your breath on yesterday, breathe life into tomorrow. It does nobody any good to revive all that old sorrow.
Don't waste precious time, reviving the old sorrow. Give it one last small breath, then breathe twice as hard for your tomorrow.
Don't lose precious time reviving your old sorrow, let it take one last breath, then breathe life into tomorrow.
Life renews, love heals you, from the pain of what was lost.
Feel the sun warm your skin and ease the chill of what it cost.
As life renews, love heals you, we move on from what was lost.
Sun warms our skin, and we begin to lose the chill of what it cost.
As life renews, we'll learn how to move on from what we lost.
We will survive, but hard as we try, we can't forget the cost.
As life renews, we must get used to all of what we lost.
It's such a shame, who do we blame for such a cost?
Feel the sadness disappearing, echoes no longer heard.
The magnitude of things we missed, really is absurd.
Hands reach out, friends embrace, eyes light up with smiles.
People stopping just to talk, that hasn't happened in a while.
It feels like we went to sleep on a bed of toxic weeds.
Well, guess what people nap time's over, it's time to plant new seeds.
It feels like we went to sleep on a bed of toxic weeds.
Now it's time to wake up and plant some kindness seeds.
It's almost like we went to sleep on a bed of toxic weeds.
It's time to wake each other up and plant some kindness seeds.
Let color be for crayons, set religion to the side/
it's time for ALL people, to become more unified.
Let color be for crayons, put religion to the side/
It's past time for respect and kindness to collide.
Be like water quenching thirst, speak a truth that smothers lies.
Take the time to really look into each other's eyes.
Be like water quenching thirst, speak truth that smothers lies.
Be a voice of unity, set foolish pride aside.
Hands are reconnecting, hearts have been untied.
Try a little harder to live life like a child / laugh, love deeply, maybe get a little wild.
This is not a dress rehearsal, this is the big show.
Let's give it all we got, before the final bow.
It felt like we were drowning, the pain was hard to hide.
The storm gave us a rainbow, let's take it for a ride.
There will be days you feel, you've got nothin' left to give.
Look forward, not back, there's so much life to live.
Frowns have turned to smiles, spirits are renewed. Kindness and compassion have been cued.
Heads no longer downcast, smiles can be seen,
Compassion has returned, I wonder where it's been.
We have finally reached higher ground/ let the love grow all around you.
There is music in our ears and that's a sign of healing too.
The temperature is rising, it's a little bit surprising, we have gotten through
the mess that we made.
Eyes full of fire, a pure and raw desire; missing things we left behind in a time that was more dire.
A new day's here; won't you please unlock your door. Cuz' it's handing you a chance at more life to go explore.
A new day has arrived and it's pounding on our door.
With it comes some answers that we've all been lookin' for.
Kindness has arrived, you gotta' open up that door, if you stop and think about it, we really could do more.
Kindness has arrived, we gotta open up that door.
Respect is right behind it, ready to explore.
We've shattered all the sadness, now let's end the madness, let's rise.
There might be a fever, but it's the healing kind.
With open minds and honesty, no telling what we'll find.
Eyes full of fire, a pure, raw desire, for all of the life we have missed.
Hope waits on the doorstep, please give it a key,
Let it in to mend the sadness the world has seen.
Hope is on our doorstep; I think it has the key,
to ending the craziness this world has seen.
Eye's full of fire, pure raw desire for all the things we have missed.
We've shattered the sadness, let's end this madness, it's time!
Breathe in the fuel, love wins the duel, kindness is calling your name.
Lay it all down; don't let it haunt us, the future is calling our names.
Breathe in that fuel, respect wins the duel, kindness is on our side.
The temperature's risin', it isn't surprising, we weathered the storm.
We've shattered the sadness, we're ending the madness, let's rise.
The sadness is shattered, we're back to what matters, let's rise!
We've finally reached some higher ground; we will grow love all around.
Respect each other restore the trust,
rebuild dreams that turned to dust.
It's time to raise our voices and make each other heard.
To think that we'd stay silent is totally absurd.
Energy is rising, our egos put to rest.
Reach out, (yeah) let kindness ride this crest.
The energy is rising, egos put to rest.
Reach out, let kindness ride this crest
The sound of silence, no longer haunts our sleep.
Kindness levels are risin', leave egos at the door.
Kindness levels are risin', ego's put to rest.
Kindness levels are risin', respect shows up again.
This energy cuts through the time we lost.
This energy makes up for time we lost.
If kindness had a temperature, you'd see the fevers start.
Let kindness be your drug of choice, to heal our time apart.
The kindness levels are rising, respect is off the charts.
We the people are the vital signs, that make the healing start.
Breathe in the warmth and energy that comes with this new start.
Throw away yesterday's pain, and let tomorrow start.
This energy is like a drug, that wipes out time spent apart.
The energy lights up the sky with promise of new starts
Fragile spirits, battered souls clinging to fresh starts.
The energy is like a drug that wipes out the time spent apart.
Think of the faces and all of the places, we've missed in our time apart.
Look at the faces and go to the places we've missed in our time apart.
Remember who mattered, before we got scattered and spent so much time apart.
Don't carry around yesterday's pain. Lay it down, so a new day can start.
It will cut right through the darkness, of our time apart.
Throw away the pain of yesterday, and let tomorrow start.
We are more than ready to let TOMORROW start.
Hollow echoes we heard, are now soft spoken words, making up for time spent apart.
Soft whispers are heard, we savor each word, to make up for time spent apart.
Challenge hollow cries to become whispers in the dark.
Silence old echoes with fresh whispers in the dark.
Yesterday's despair cannot keep us apart.
Our lives are the brush strokes in God's masterpiece of art.
Each rhythmic beat is a paint stroke of life's art.
Let your actions be the gilded frame on Cupid's work of art.
It symbolizes love, in all of life's fine art.
That big symbol of love, in life's fine work of art.
Don't take this gift for granted, Get up and do your part.
Regather what mattered before it all came apart.
Be the kindling to the embers and let love's fire start.
Each beat repeats, with the promise of brand new starts.
Start a rhythm of caring, and let the healing start.
There may be many rhythms , but each one plays a part.
Let's all become the vital signs, that only love imparts.
Step into the lifeline, that each new beat imparts.
Creating a new normal, has become a form of art.
All this pent up energy, is like lightning in the dark.
Hands reach out, hearts connect, smiles light up the dark.
It felt like life had flatlined with all the stops and starts.
It cuts right through the stillness of our time apart.
The power of this energy will pierce us like a dart.
The hunger for this energy, is truly off the charts.
The rawness of this energy is really off the charts.
You can almost taste the energy, the hunger for fresh starts.
Join hands and feel the jolt of our fresh start.
There's nothin' like the high of brand new starts!
Life had kind of flatlined in the time we were apart.
The fire in our souls, just might erupt in sparks.
Passions ignite, souls on fire. Fresh dreams, new starts.
Fiery passions ignite from so long apart.
Old echo's in the canyons, become voices of new starts.
Voices to hear, faces to touch, the promise of brand new starts.
Spread the newfound energy, we've been too long apart.
(this one's kind of silly, but it popped into my head! LOL)... It's like we all went shopping and kindness filled our carts.
Reignite connections, we've been too long apart.
Fragile spirits disappear as we reconnect the dots.
Connect the dots of energy and let the new dreams start,
Let those vibes of goodness, pierce you like a dart.
Hard to stay afloat in this ever changing tide.
We're so tired of swimming in the tears we've cried.
The wish for the closeness of whispered words is growing ever stronger.
The echo's that have filled our ears can't go on much longer.
The echo's we were hearing, no longer fill our ears.
The faces of the ones we missed, finally more clear.
Voices to hear, faces to touch. Lonely too long, we've missed so much.
Voices and faces reconnected, starting to mend what we neglected.
(resubmit)Life's been so uncertain, it's such a universal burden. Now's the time to raise our voices and respect each other's choices.
Learn all the words to the song that your heart sings.
Don't spill yesterdays pain on the fabric of your tomorrows.
The spilling of yesterday's pain, won't leave a stain on the fabric of our tomorrows.
The hope we plant today will bloom with brighter tomorrows.
Throw off the weight of that blanket of gloom. Wrap yourself in the sheer joy that looms.
Refuse to give up your rose colored glasses.
(partial resubmit)Let goodness burn in all our hearts. Within ourselves is where it starts. We'll rise...
When people are together, stars seem to shine a little brighter.
We could all stand to laugh a little louder and hug a little tighter.
When people are together, the stars seem to shine a little brighter.
We would love to laugh a little louder and hug a little tighter.
Enjoy the feeling of a good warm hug, give in to your heartstrings tug.
Savor the joy of a hug and kiss, dare to dwell on things you've missed.
Savor the sweetness of joy renewed, cuz' lately life's been too darn blue.
(partial resubmit) Please put an open sign in the window of your heart.
It's so nice to be together, we could use a brand new start.
Memories, like pages are written in our hearts. It's time to write a chapter telling of new starts.
Like the sunrise, we have risen too, our hearts and souls are tired of feeling blue.
Don't carry yesterday, heavy on your heart. Lay it down and let tomorrow start.
(resubmit)Plant your feet in the direction, that your heart wants to go.
Don’t have to move real fast, it’s ok to take it slow.
Reach out an empty hand, let kindness take a hold.
Open up a fragile heart, respect can warm the cold.
It's so great to see the newfound smiles, on the faces of those who braved the miles.
Let the bright sun make you shade your eyes, may starlight fill your night time skies.
A photo of a friend or lover, held close to your heart. The image of the new found smiles, hints at brand new starts.
We might be tired, but we will not be broken, because kindness and respect have spoken.
Don't let the hard times spread like a cancer, love and respect are a much better answer, one that will bring us above.
A picture tells a story, that may well be true. Let's hope our new pictures are sunny, cuz' life can be funny and lately it's been so damn blue. (can use "darn" if the other is inappropriate)
A picture tells a story, we all know that's true, There's so many friends and lovers waiting to share one with you.
Some will find the closeness daunting, but isn't loneliness much more haunting?
The whispers can now be heard, and one look will speak a thousand words.
Close the gaps, bridge the distance, find the path of least resistance.
Close the gaps, close the distance. But, be respectful of the resistance.
Let the whispers turn into laughter, a brighter future is what we've all been after.
Let those whispers turn into roars, this is what we've been waiting for.
Let's help each other right the wrongs, renew the sense that we belong.
Think of what mattered before it was scattered and all the uncertainty grew.
Dare to find more days, that thrill and amaze, the future is waiting for you!
Lay down the sins of yesterday, cuz' they will haunt you. Tomorrow's a brand new day, old tears can't taunt you!
Plant your feet in the direction, that your heart wants to go.
Don't have to move fast, it's ok to take it slow.
We'll be alright, we'll be okay, plan for tomorrow, live for today.
Time will be our jury and our judge, It does no good to hold a grudge.
With open eyes and open hearts, pull together, not apart.
Plant seeds of change to ground your soul, let compassion be our goal.
Let's dream the same dream, let's join hands. Spread compassion, take a stand. (or.. Spread compassion across the land.)
(resubmit) These times are so uncertain, such a universal burden.
Tell the silence to take a bow, Let our voices take the prow.
Let silence be an old refrain, Make our voices heard again.
Tell the silence to take a bow, Let's put our voices at the prow.
Wind and rain don't always bring pain, love can lift you above it.
Be a flame that starts the fire, let brotherhood be your desire.
Darkness will pass, Finally, at last, love will lift us above it.
Tread gently on the fragile hearts, within ourselves it where it starts.
The sun will return, we've finally learned, the wind and the rain don't always bring pain. Love can lift us above it.
(edit of previous submission): The sun will return and we finally have learned, that the wind and the rain don't always bring pain and love can lift us above it.
Get some rest and dry your eyes, it's time for us to turn the tide.
Tread gently on the splintered hearts, within ourselves is where it starts.
The sun will return, and we need to learn that the wind and rain don't always bring pain and love can lift us above it.
Please...Be the flame that starts the fire. Let brotherhood be your desire. Let goodness burn in all our hearts. Within ourselves is where it starts. We'll rise...
Let sweet words tumble from your lips, use a gentle brush of fingertips. These fragile hearts need tending, the splintered souls need mending.
Climb out of those tangled vines and bury all the sorrow. It's time to dig new ground and plant the seeds of our tomorrows.
Oh people, (or similar lead in) Be the rainbow in that rain, feel that wind across your face. Be the shoulder for someone's pain. Let's start to heal this human race.
Feel the soft breeze across your face, and know that new dreams are yours to chase.
Let love and friendship right the wrongs, feel new roots growing deep and strong.
Plant new roots, deep and strong, let love and friendship right the wrongs.
Let new roots take hold, deep and strong.
And trust that you're where you belong.
We are the links in this rusty chain of life. We've held our own, through tragedy and strife.
Sincerity unlocks the guarded heart, and we all hold that key.
One look can speak a thousand words and let us know we're seen.
So many locked and guarded hearts, searching for a key.
Looking in each other's eyes for some sincerity.
Oh people, (or similar lead in) Be the sunshine in the rain, be a shoulder for someone's pain. We gotta reach for higher ground, we gotta ---STOP-- and turn this thing around!
Respect the fragile hearts, so twisted with mistrust.
Help rebuild the dreams that crumbled into dust.
Restless nights and tear stained eyes, can you hear the peoples cries?
Hearts that feel like jagged holes, let's start to mend these splintered souls.
Bruised hearts and tear stained eyes, listen to the heavy sighs. Respect each other, hear the cries. It's time to cling to faith in ties that bind.
Respect each other restore the trust, rebuild the dreams that turned to dust.
End the sadness, end the sorrow. Restore the faith in our tomorrow.
Open eyes and open hearts, here and now is where it starts.
We really have been blind, trying to read each others mind. It's time to listen to the voices and respect each others choices.
We can ease each other's burdens, help to heal the hurtin', if we just unite our voices and respect each other's choices.
The voice of brotherhood, has been silent far too long. If we respect each other's choices, this road won't seem so long.
Stand next to each other, together we'll be strong. If we respect each other's choices, the road won't seem so long.
They say there's strength in numbers and the line of us is long, If we unite our voices, we'll be a million strong.
Let's lay down this heavy burden of a life that's so uncertain. It's time to raise our voices and start to respect each others choices.
Life's been so uncertain, it's such a universal burden.
Now's the time to raise our voices and respect each other's choices.
These times have been uncertain, people have been hurtin', it's time to raise our voices and respect each other's choices.
The expression on our faces, speak a thousand words. It's time to use our voices to make our feelings heard.
The voice of brotherhood, has been silent for too long.
An open heart, a simple word, can start to right the wrongs.
There are ties that need rebinding, it's okay to take it slow. It's been so long since we've let our true selves show.
When you feel like you're drowning, you need to reach for higher ground.
There's still goodness out there, let's spread it all around.
We all need reminding that there are rainbows in a storm, Please don't let the loneliness become our future norm.
Let your old self show, it's okay to take it slow, we need reminding, there are rainbows in the storm and ties that need rebinding.
We've nothing left to lose, it's up to us to choose, Let's choose kindness & respect.
Share your umbrella in the rain, take the loss for someone's gain.
Let this chaos be the fuel, that ignites that golden rule. We may still stand apart, but a simple smile is a start
These times they are uncertain, it's a universal burden. Now more than ever, we must come together.
Push through the solitude, like water quenching thirst. Search for the best of times, and let go of the worst.
Open up your heart, let kindness show it's face, let it shine down and begin to heal this human race.
Send out vibes of kindness that pierce like little darts, Put out the "open" sign in the window of your heart.
We have felt like we are drowning, we need to reach for higher ground.
Let this chaos be the fuel that makes our hearts ignite, stumble out of darkness, and dance into the light.
Let this chaos be the fuel that makes your heart ignite, laugh away the darkness and dance into the light.
Lay down your weight, have faith in ties that bind.
(resubmit)There'll be more days that will thrill and amaze us, this I hope is true. Can you tell from the outside, that my soul is splintered too?
So many hopes and dreams, that crumbled into dust.
If you can't find one in your heart, I could loan you mine.
Hearts are full of anger and twisted with mistrust
Oh people can you help me, to bring kindness back in style?
I'd like to gather all the frowns and throw them in a pile
I wish I could collect the frowns, and turn them upside down.
Look back through your old photos, it's probably been a while
I respect your right to choose, but why not choose to smile
If only kindness were a phone line we could dial
I'll smile anyway, cuz kindness travels miles
Hearts are bruised, it might take a while
Please put an "open" sign in the window of your heart, Let kindness wash your soul, and pierce you like a dart.
I'm holding out for good to show it's face, shine down and heal this human race.
There'll be more days that will thrill and amaze us, this I hope is true. Can you tell from the outside, that my soul is splintered too?
I want to shout to people, Be the truth that smothers lies. Try to see your world through someone else's eyes.
On the streets I see the faces of such splintered souls, I long to feed them kindness, and tell them, don't let hatred take control.
ImpossibleKings commented on Tanzio's lyric:
"Well done Linda - really great!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"(more)
"You think I gave your dreams their flight, but I was just the nest./ I kept them safe until you were strong enough to do the rest."