Spirit

Deep Water

When you find yourself falling down
Your hopes in the sky
But your heart like grape gum on the ground

And you try to find yourself
And the abstractions of religion and the cruelty of everyone else
And you wake up to realize
Your standard of living some how got stuck on survive

When you're standing in deep water
And you're bailing yourself out with a straw
And when you're drowning in deep water
And you wake up making love to a wall

Well it's these little times
That help to remind
It's nothing without love

And you realize your only friend has never been yourself
Or anyone who cared in the end
That's when everything fades or falls away
Cause the chains which once held us
Are only the chains which we've made

And when you're standing in deep water
And you're bailing yourself out with a straw
And when you're drowning in deep water
And you wake up making love to a wall

Well it's these little times
That help to remind
It's nothing without love
Love, love
It's nothing without love

Compromised our pride
And sacrificed health
We must demand more not from each other
But more from our self

Cause when you're standing in deep water
And you're bailing yourself out with a straw
And when you're drowning in deep water
And you wake up making love to a wall

Well it's these little times
That help to remind
It's nothing without love
Love, love
It's nothing without love
It's nothing without love
Nothing without love, without love
Nothing without love, without love
Nothing without love, without love
Nothing without love, without love
Nothing without love, without love
Nothing without love, without love

Fat Boy

Fat boy goes to the pool
Sees his reflection, doesn't know what to do
He feels little inside and filled with pride
Oh, fragile flame
No one sees the same

Fat boy goes about his day
Trying to think of funny things to say

Like, "this is just a game I play."
And, "I like me this way."
Oh, fragileflame
When no one feels the same

Hush, sleep, don't think, just eat
Your daddy's little boy
Your mama's pride and joy
You know they love ya
But not because they hold ya

Fat boy says, "wouldn't it be nice
If i could melt myself like ice
Or outrun my skin and just be pure wind."
Oh, fragile flame
Sometimes i feel the same

What's Simple is True

Turn to me with frozen lips
Your hands are icy cold
Your eyes burn bright against the frost-bit sky
You never seemed more lovely than you do tonight
Pale on the horizon
Like leaves frozen in the snow
Our two shadows merge inserparably
Will time stand still if it's pierced with cold?

The more I live
The more I know
What's simple is true
I love you

There's a warmth in my heart
It haunts me when you're gone
Mend me to your side and never let go
Say "Time knows nothing, we'll never grow cold"

The more I live
The more I know
What's simple is true
I love you

Twilight descends on our silhouette
How soon spring comes
How soon spring forgets
I wanna hold time, say it'll never begin
Old man winter be our friend
Old man winter be our friend

Cause the more I live
The more I know
What's simple is true
What's simple is true
I love
I love you

Enter from the East

I went out a'wandering
Beneath an unknown sky
The heavens all shook violently
He caught my eyes

Strange foot fell
It struck me to the core
My heart became a single flame
It wanted nothing more

Stranger, enter from the east
Stranger, step inside this place

Oh, I'm lonely
All lonely

The clock became a bullet hole
Cruel and unkind
It hurt me with it's second hand
Alone another night

Stranger, enter from the east
Stranger, step inside this place

Blue, is that you with my father
Knocking on my door this time
Blue, go be true for someone else
There's no room inside this heart of mine
My heart has four empty rooms
Three wait for lightning
And one waits for you

I must have you all to myself
Feel the full weight of your skin
I'll hollow out my insides
To place you in

Stranger, enter from the east
Stranger, step inside this place
Oh, I'm lonely
All lonely

Hands

If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we're all OK
And not to worry 'cause worry is wasteful
And useless in times like these
I won't be made useless
I won't be idle with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
For light does the darkness most fear

My hands are small, I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken

Poverty stole your golden shoes
It didn't steal your laughter
And heartache came to visit me
But I knew it wasn't ever after

We'll fight, not out of spite
For someone must stand up for what's right
Cause where there's a man who has no voice
There I shall go singing

My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken

In the end only kindness matters
In the end only kindness matters

I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray

My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken

My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken
We are never broken

We are God's eyes
God's hands
God's heart
God's eyes
God's hands
God's eyes
We are God's hands
We are God's hands

Barcelona

Barcelona
Where the winds all blew
The churches don't have windows
But the graveyards do
Me and my shadow
Are wrestling again
Look out stranger
There's a dark cloud moving in

But if you could hear
The voice in my heart
It would tell you
I'm afraid I am alone

Won't somebody please
Hold me, release me
Show me the meaning of mercy
Let me loose
Fly, let me fly
Let me fly

Super paranoid
I'm blending, I'm blurring
I'm bleeding
Into the scenery
Loving someone else
Is always so much easier
But I hold myself hostage
In the mirror

But if you could hear
The voice in my heart
It would tell you
I'm tired of feeling this way

God, won't you please
Hold me, release me
Show me the meaning of mercy
Let me loose, fly
Let me fly

I won't be held down
I won't be held back
I will lead with my faith

The red light
Has been following me
But don't worry mother
It's no longer my gravity

Hold me, release me
Show me the meaning of mercy
Let me fly
Let me fly
Let me fly

Kiss the Flame

Please love, lets make no impartial vow
Let it all fall away
That's not crucial now
I want a brave love
One that makes me weak in the knees
I want a crazy, crazy love
One that makes me come undone at the seams

Cause I'm tired of all these pilgrims
These Puritans, these thieves
Of all the unbelievers
Who whittle love down at the knees
Let these swift roads destroy themselves
Let the world fall into its sleep
For we shall be spared
We shall be left standing
To face what's left of concrete and honey

Kiss the flame
Lets run with the hunted, the un-tamed
Kiss the flame
Embrace the faceless the un-named
Kiss the flame

There are nightmares on the sidewalk
There are jokes on TV
There are people selling thoughtlessness
With such casualty
Oh where for art thou, Romeo?
Where've all the brave men gone?
Show me one man who knows his own heart
With him I will belong

Kiss the flame
Lets run with the hope of the untamed
Kiss the flame
Lets embrace the faceless, the un-named
Kiss the flame
Kiss the flame
Kiss the flame

Please love lets make no impartial vow

Life Uncommon

Don't worry mother
It'll be alright
And don't worry sister
Say your prayers and sleep tight
And it'll be fine
Lover of mine
It'll be just fine

And lend your voices only
To sounds of freedom
No longer lend your strength
To that which you wish
To be free from
Fill your lives
With love and bravery
And you shall lead
A life uncommon

I've heard your anguish
I've heard your hearts cry out
We are tired, we are weary
But we aren't worn out
Set down your chains
'Til only faith remains
Set down your chains

And lend your voices only
To sounds of freedom
No longer lend your strength
To that which you wish
To be free from
Fill your lives
With love and bravery
And we shall lead
A life uncommon

There are plenty of people
That pray for peace
But if praying were enough
It would have come to be
Let your words enslave no one
And the heavens will hush themselves
To hear our voices ring our clear
With sounds of freedom
Sounds of freedom

Come on you unbelievers
Move out of the way
There is a new army coming
And we are armed with faith
To live, we must give
To live

And lend our voices only
To sounds of freedom
No longer lend our strength
To that which we wish
To be free from
Fill your lives
With love and bravery
And we shall lead

And lend our voices only
To sounds of freedom
No longer lend our strength
To that which we wish
To be free from
Fill your lives
With love and bravery
And we shall lead
A life uncommon

Down So Long

The sun sets across the ocean
I'm a thousand miles from anywhere
My pocketbook and my heart
Both just got stolen
And the sun act like
She don't even care

The wind blows cold
When you reach the top
It feels like someone's face
Is stuck to the bottom of my shoe
I got a, a plastic Jesus
And a cordless telephone
For every corner of my room
Got everybody but you
Telling me what to do

But I've been down so long
Ooh, it can't be longer still
I've been down so long
That the end must be drawing near

I look to everybody but me
To answer my prayers
'Til I saw an angel
In a bathroom
Who said she saw no one
Worth saving anywhere
A blind man on the corner
Said, "It's simple,
Like flipping a coin
Don't matter what side it lands on
If it's someone else's dime"

But I've been down so long
Ooh, it can't be longer still
I've been down for so long
That the end must be drawing near

I take a trip
I catch a train
I catch a plane
I got a ticket in my hand
And then a, a fat man takes my money
And like cattle we all stand

But we've been down so long
Ooh, it can't be longer still
We've been down so long
The end must be
I know the end must be
Oh, I know the end must be
Drawing near

Do You

Hey you say you like the way
The cowboys tip their hats and say
"How's it goin', ma'am?"
But you're never quite clear
If their glares are sincere
Or really only just second hand
To you it's all roses
It's a lavender haze
The man is a marvel
It's a shame about his brains
But that's okay you say,
"He's got straight teeth
And it's good sex"

You look to the sky
You look to the man
You claim innocence
And not to understand
Or do you?
Do you?

There's a big man wearing a white suit
And patent leather shoes
He wants to take his monkeys
To see the kids at the zoo
Cause the gypsy on the corner said,
"Hey, mister, you can't lose"
And it's your first day at the track
You feel that heat on your back
We all want to find a way
To beat the system
Find some rhythm in the madness

Get down on your knees and pray
Say, "I'll do whatever you want, God
Just let me have my way"
Well will you?
Will you?

Come on all you merry men
Rally your cry
Dance with the devil
For tomorrow we'll surely
Hey, hey, blow the men down

You with all your cigarettes
And cool stares
Filled with blank glares
And loaded regrets
Just like the girls today
With nothing to say
No more pigtails and pony rides
They're sophisticated
They sip on lattes and have their eyes
On a bigger prize

We shake our fists and say
"Well, good golly we're mad
That God kills children
With our very own hands"
We claim innocence
And not to understand
Or do we?
Do we?

Come on all you merry men
Rally your cry
Dance with the devil
For tomorrow we'll surely
Hey, hey, blow the men down
Blow the men down
We'll blow the men down
Hey

Innocence Maintained

Ophelia drowned in the water
Crushed by her own weight
And Hitler loved little blue-eyed boys
And it drove him to hate
Birds always grow silent before the night descends
Cause nature has a funny way of breaking what does not bend

A hero's torso built of steel and novicane
His heart a bitter beat inside a bloodless frame
There was a hole inside his soul
A manicure could'nt fill
So he found himself a whore to love
While daisies choked on the windowsill

We've made houses for hatred
It's time we make a place where
People's souls may be seen and made safe
Be careful with each other these fragile flames
Innocence can't be lost it just needs to be maintained

A small town in Ohio, two boys are filled with violence
And darkness spreads it's legs for hate and ignorance.
We are given to a God to put our faith therein
But to be forgiven we must first believe in sin.

We've made houses for hatred
It's time we made a place where
People's souls may be seen and made safe
Be careful with each other these fragile flames
Innocence can't be lost it just needs to be maintained

I want to live bravely and love without fear.
I want to always feel the wings of grace near.
We all will be Christed when we hear ourselves say
We are that to which we pray

We've made houses for hatred
It's time we made a place where
People's souls may be seen and made safe
Be careful with each other these fragile flames

We've made houses for hatred
It's time we made a place where
People's souls may be seen and made safe
Be careful with each other these fragile flames
Innocence can't be lost it just needs to be maintained

Absence of Fear

Inside my skin
There is this space
It twists and turns
It bleeds and aches

Inside my hollow heart
There's an empty room
It's waiting for lightning
It's waiting for you

And I am wanting
I am needing you here
Inside the absence
Of fear

Muscle and sinew
Velvet and stone
This vessel is haunted
It creaks and moans
My bones call to you
In a separate skin
I'll make myself translucent
To let you in

For I am wanting
And I am needing you here
Inside the absence
Of fear

There is this hunger
This restlessness inside of me
And it knows that you're no stranger
You're my gravity
My hands will adore you through all darkness
And they will lay you out in moonlight
And reinvent your name

For I am wanting
I am needing you here
I need you near
Inside the absence
Of fear

Jupiter

Venus DeMilo
In her half-baked shell
Understood the nature
Of love very well
She said, "A good love is delicious
You can't get enough too soon
It makes you so crazy
You want to swallow the moon"

Oh-oh, oh-oh, Jupiter
Oh-oh, oh-oh, be still my little heart
Oh-oh, oh-oh, love is a flame
Neither timid nor tame

Take these stars from my crown
Let the years fall down
Lay me out in firelight
Let my skin feel the night
Fasten me to your side
Say it'll be soon
You make me so crazy, baby
Could swallow the moon

My hands are two travelers
They've crossed oceans and lands
Yet they are too small
On the continent of your skin
Wandering, wandering
I could spend my life
Traveling the length
Of your body each night

Oh-oh, oh-oh, Jupiter
Oh-oh, oh-oh, be still my little heart
Oh-oh, oh-oh, love is a flame
Neither timid nor tame

Take these stars from my crown
Let the years fall down
Lay me out in firelight
Let my skin feel the night
Fasten me to your side
And say it'll be soon
You make me so crazy, baby
Could swallow the moon
Swallow the moon

Oh-oh, oh-oh, Jupiter
Oh-oh, oh-oh, be still my little heart
Oh-oh, oh-oh, love is a flame
Neither timid nor tame

Take these stars from my crown
Let the years fall down
Lay me out in firelight
Let my skin feel the night
Fasten me to your side
And say it'll be soon
You make me so crazy, baby
Could swallow the moon
Swallow the moon
Swallow the moon
Swallow the moon

Little Bird (Hidden Track)

There's a little bird somebody sent
Down to the Earth to live on the wind
Blowing on the wind
And she sleeps on the wind
This little bird somebody sent.

Light and fragile and feathered sky blue
Thin and graceful, the sun shining through
She flies so high up in the sky
Way out of reach of human eyes

Light and fragile and feathered sky blue
Thin and graceful, the sun shining through
She flies so high up in the sky
Way out of reach of human eyes

Light and fragile, she's feathered sky blue
Thin and graceful the sun shining through
And the only time that she touches ground
Is when that little bird, little bird
Is when that little bird, little bird
Is when that little bird dies

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