Rain Clouds

Isaac Horn

I’m being followed by the rain clouds. My clothes are soaking up the pain that keeps pouring down. Too much more and I may drown.

I’m being followed by the night sky. It stole away my sight, it seems I have lost my way. I need someone to be my guide.

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Listen to my voice. Close your frightened eyes. Hide behind my love for you. 

‘Cause fear’s only a choice, one that we all must make someday.

So know you’re not alone in this.

I’m being frightened by the people who look on me like I’m a scar upon their perfect skin, perfect to only them.

I’m being shadowed by my past, reminding me of what I was and what I could become. My sins should stay where they belong.

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I’m sick and tired of these rain clouds that cover up the morning sun I so desperately seek. Just one tiny glimpse is all I need.

A spark of hope is what I’m after. A single day with cloudless skies would surely make a change, a friend whispering it’ll be all right.

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Roots

Lincoln Mick

A broken heart is broken earth. The soil’s rich and it gives birth to new life, a brand new life.

Throw me all the seeds you sow. I’ll take them in and make them grow in your light. Just give it time.

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So put down your roots. And I’ll plant this fallow field of mine with you.

So put down your roots. Together we will watch this desert bloom.

We waited out the winter months, hoping that the spring would come and she came; she brought us rain.

A rain to quench a deadly thirst, to end the drought and break the curse on this land and on my hands.

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Blue Eyed Girl

Lincoln Mick

When you hold my hand in yours there is wonder written on your face. 

I'd love to live inside your heart because it is a wonderful place.

Well, I’d been writing songs about you before our paths ever crossed. Since I’ve been hanging around you I’ve been feeling a little less lost.

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Blue eyed girl, let your hair hang down. Let the colors of your soul spill out for everyone to see.

In a world of black and white and gray you paint something beautiful every day.

I can't think of a better way to spend the time I have. So I'll spend it with you, my blue eyed girl.

I’ll march right along to your beat. The rhythm of your spirit makes me feel much more alive.

There’s wisdom in the way you speak and I see "I love you" in your eyes.

Oh, I wouldn’t mind staying up talking to you all night as you're telling me everything about the books you read.

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Before you came along my skies were often dark and clouded, but the atmosphere is clear now that you're here.

 I’ve heard my whole life that home is where the heart is, but I cannot feel at home when you’re not near.

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Letters from the Atlantic

Everett Davis

Oh, sailor dearest, come on home. Won’t you stay with me for another year?

The beer is cold and the bed is warm. I’m hoping you’ll walk through my door.

Nights here get lonely. I love you, but you love the sea. And it’s kept you from me.

Oh, wife my dearest, I know you’re home. What’s been keeping you there for another year?

The seas are cold and the sun is warm. I’m hoping you’ll leave the shore.

Life’s been weighing you down, heavy hearted to the ground. Why not sail with me?

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Heave and Ho! Our ship is ready to go. And we’ll sail, sail, sail away from here.

Don’t cry, it’s alright. Our wings were made to fly. And we’ll sail, sail, sail away, my dear.

Oh, sailor dearest, I can’t come aboard. My fear, it spreads from starboard to port.

I’d rather live quietly, right here beneath the trees with my roots planted deep.

Oh, wife my dearest, I love you so, but a man like me was made to explore.

Grab a bag full of hope. Look for sails made of tope. We’ll leave the dock and be free.

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Whispers

Lincoln Mick

There’s a beast that can’t be tamed, with its dark and evil ways, making its home inside each one of us.

The beast's attack is heard, not seen. It lies right behind my teeth. It can’t create, it only deconstructs.

Have you heard the word?

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We all whisper against our enemies. And we whisper against our friends.

We murmur, breathing out murderous talk, whispering wounds we cannot mend.

I’ll say behind your back what I won’t tell you to your face. I’m a double sided man, and you're the same.

With the same mouth we bless and curse, little Pharisees from our birth, happy as long as there’s someone else to blame.

Have you heard the word?

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In reality, our duality is our tragic flaw. With our lips we commit the greatest sins of all.

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Liar

Isaac Horn

I sense there’s trouble ahead. It’s clear by the signs and warnings that should tell where all blame is due. So why are they pointing at my head?

All have been led astray. We’ve all fallen short in some way. Please understand I’m ashamed. and I beg of you, please find your grace.

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‘Cause I’m not in a right state of mind. I just wish I had strength to admit it.

My stubbornness will put up a fight, but I don’t deserve to win it.

I’m left in the dark pondering my mistakes, but in the light I swear I will deny it all.

I sense deception to come. Honestly, truth and I are never one. ‘Cause I am the lying man and I have made you my next victim.

I need you to see through my act, to tell me I’m wrong, to take off the mask, or else I’ll be left in the lie. I’ll deceive my way straight to demise.

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I am the host of the hostility. I’m the master magician that makes you believe

I’m real, I’m not fake, but in reality I’m a lying man.

My life’s become this grand game of deception. My mind’s ignored all my heart’s good intentions.

We all feel this tension. We all have our own illusions.

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Man in Room 39

Everett Davis

Windowless room, number 39, holds an honest man with a thirsty mind.

But there are no rivers inside these walls, and so he sings,

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Roaring brooks and cherry trees. This is the place my heart longs to be. 

The blossoms in the water call me.

His glossy shoes only hold him down. They were never meant to cover ground.

So he slips them off and frees his soul, then he goes to,

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Remember a mountaintop has no roof and a home in the wild needs no window.

Leave your cage, break your chains. Roar your name and sing,

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If You're the Coffee

Sarah Wood

I would pay a fortune to buy all the gas just to drive around the town with you.

We would wake before the sun and throw out our maps, get gone till our hearts play in tune.

I would fly a million miles away just to have you there to hold my hand.

I would swim across the ocean, whatever it takes to know that I’m with you again.

And oh, no matter where we go, baby, I’ll be happy ‘cause,

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When the morning sings I think of us. You got me smiling, like I’m in love.

And who’da thunk we’d end up getting stuck so perfectly.

If you’re the milk, I’m the cookie. If you’re the coffee, I’m the cream.

Everyday I start a'missing the sound of your laugh. You’re the sugar in my cup of tea.

And sometimes when I am dreaming, you ask for my hand. We dance across dimensions in our bare feet.

And oh, no matter where we go, baby, I’ll be happy ‘cause,

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I needed a pick-me-up before you tripped right over me. 

The happiness that I feel’s been hidden few and far between, but you found me.

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If you’re the train, I’m the ticket; the spoon, I’m the fork; the salt, I’m the pepper; the knob, I’m the door.

If you’re the milk, I’m the cookie. If you’re the coffee, I’m the cream.

The Anthem of Mr Dark

Lincoln Mick

I never have the time to do the nothing that I want to do. I’m always rushing around being what other people want me to be.

Well, the fabric of my soul is frayed and falling apart at the seams. I’m tied up and tied down by the strings of other people’s dreams.

I’m starting to see that that isn’t me. My freedom isn’t free. All I really want is some room to breathe.

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Someday, I’ll learn to say no. Find a way to lighten my load.

People take possession of the pieces of my weary heart.

I'll learn to let go, and learn to say no.

Feeling like a lion lying down behind the bars of this cage. Yea, the king of the beast is now the king of this enclosed space.

Wear and tear and worry, they’ve been drawing their lines on my face. I feel a whole lot older than my chronological age.

I’m starting to see that that isn’t me. My freedom isn’t free. All I really want is some room to be me.

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Give us your time and give us your money. Just lay down your body, there’s no sense in running.

Now cut off your hair and put on a tie. Just do what you’re told without wondering why.

Don’t ask for a reason, no matter the season. Sit down and comply 'cause we don’t want no free men,

We’ll say what you are, decide what you’re not. You go, and you go, and you never will stop.

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Empress

Isaac Horn

Woe to thee with fearful eyes, their lighthouse is burning up and down goes the ship in which they wasted their whole lives.

Cursed are tongues that speak in only can’t’s, and won’t’s, and oh, what if the world went and died, left you buried in regrets.

You never kissed the ceiling.

Broke are feet with timid souls that only move an inch, no more. No, don’t you even try to take a step the other way.

Useless are the hands the rule, they’re tightly bound, so fake, so full of fear that someday they’re handed opportunity.

They never kissed the ceiling.

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Blessed are the minds that need no disguise, that fly up o’er mountain.

Dance like an empress, you’ll impress them all. Unmask the beauty you’re given.

Shame to thee with harden hearts, feel for nothing, cry for none. Your own flesh and blood, ripped of life before your eyes.

Sickened are the selfish souls that spread disease to those with hope. They steal away the ones that try to save the mess they’ve made.

They never kissed the ceiling.

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And kiss the ceiling.

Woe to thee with fearful eyes, their lighthouse is burning up and down goes the ship in which they wasted their whole lives.

Hers

Isaac Horn

Leila

Lincoln Mick

Leila, you’re my lady and I’d like you not to leave. Tell me, am I still the one you’re thinking of?

Never have I known another to which I’d compare you. Leila, I’ll be lonely if I lose your love!

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Leila, come and lay. Leap into me, lingering sweetly.

Leila, take my lips. Lean in with yours, let me be yours.

Leila, I will follow you to any land you lead. Never-green or evergreen, I will be yours.

Across the painted desert and over misty mount, nothing will keep me from coming to your door!

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Leila, you’re my lady and I’d like you not to leave. Tell me, am I still the one you’re thinking of?

Never have I known another to which I’d compare you. Leila, I’ll be lonely if I lose your love!