“The Book We Made”

I’m burning the book we made

I’m letting our story fade

It started with a phrase and then it grew

Two troubled little hearts became a novel

Called me and you

Setting fire to the good old days

Forgetting the summer where we strayed

Letting go off all our precious dreams

And ripping each chapter from its seams

I’m gonna throw away the book we made

I’m tearing out the pages

Blacking out the spaces that say your name

I’ll throw away the book we made

I’m lighting all the matches

Kicking up the ashes

And going my separate way

I’m burning the book we made

In the smoke I write goodbye

In the flames I say goodnight

And when I get down to the heart of it

It was all just lovesick rhetoric

I’m gonna throw away the book we made

I’m tearing out the pages

Blacking out the spaces that say your name

I’ll throw away the book we made

I’m lighting all the matches

Kicking up the ashes

And going my separate way

I’m burning the book we made

You’re calling for the pen and paper

Asking where’d it go

You’re calling for the pen and paper

But you will never know

I’m gonna throw away the book we made

I’m tearing out the pages

Blacking out the spaces that say your name

I’ll throw away the book we made

I’m lighting all the matches

Kicking up the ashes

And going my separate way

I’m burning the book we made


“Friday Night”

Where should I go

To drink

Or dance

Or see a show

I never seem to know on Friday night

Why would I stay out late

I’ve got tapes and a player at my own place

Got the time

Got the space

On Friday night


All my doors are closed

But I’ve got nothing to hide

I’m dressed to go out

But I think I’ll just stay inside


I just say

I think it's fine

To make the move

To make you mine

So I call you over for the first time

We just sway

Dim the lights

Throw on a forty five

Everything changed when you arrived

That friday night

So many things you want to see

But not many places you can be

When you’re broke and twenty three

On friday night

Why would I waste the time

When I have you and three dollar wine

My place is small

But it's mine

On friday night

All my doors are closed

But I’ve got nothing to hide

I’m dressed to go out

But I think I’ll just stay inside

How could it be this easy

It’s simple but I feel it deeply

Why would I try to doubt it

When you’re making me so sure about it

I just say

I think it's fine

To make the move

To make you mine

So I call you over for the first time

We just sway

Dim the lights

Throw on a forty five

Everything changed when you arrived

That friday night


“The Garden”

I was wandering for a while

Ringing my hands and asking for a sign

A place to lay my troubles out to dry

To rest my head

And wipe my eyes

I heard a whisper through the leaves

Wisdom I could not yet see

Telling me to come near

There’s a place I like to go

Forgotten woods cover the road

I go to the garden

I am the only one that knows

But I sure would like to take you there

Come to the garden

‘Cause you’ve been down since a year ago

And I’m the only one thats close enough to even know

So grab your keys and leave a note

Let’s get gone for an hour or so

Its a secret I don’t share

But you may be my exception

If I took you

Would you care anyway

There’s a place I like to go

Forgotten woods cover the road

I go to the garden

I am the only one that knows

But I sure would like to take you there

Come to the garden

Unlock the gate

The path will lead you

To a time without despair

You don’t need a map to guide you

Just turn the corner

I’ll be there

There’s a place I like to go

Forgotten woods cover the road

I go to the garden

I am the only one that knows

But I sure would like to take you there

Come to the garden


“Honey” 

You had me wrapped around your finger 

But that’s not where I wanted to stay 

You had me talking in circles 

But left me empty at the end of each day 

 

I find it funny how the flowers and the bees 

Made me think we were lovely 

Even though you were no good for me 

It’s cause you were sweet like honey

But I know what you’re made of 

And I’m not that naive 

Honey, you and I both know 

You’re not fooling me 

 

You had my heart out on the floor 

Telling me you were my natural remedy 

You had me begging you for more 

But baby boy there is no perfect cure for me 

 

Still I find it funny how the flowers and the bees 

Made me think we were lovely 

Even though you were no good for me 

It’s cause you were sweet like honey

But I know what you’re made of 

And I’m not that naive 

Honey, you and I both know 

You’re not fooling me 

 

Why am I so caught up on the sting

Mama warned me of your type 

He’s not worth fighting for 

You deserve something more 

She said you know better girl

 

Still I find it funny that you were sweet like honey 

And I find it funny that I thought we were lovely 

When learning to be alone is learning to be free

Sometimes I want someone I really just don’t need 

Cause I know what you’re made of 

And I’m not that naive 

Honey, you and I both know 

You’re not fooling me 


“Sweet Nothings”

While he’s sound asleep and dreaming

I’m wide awake and hearing

Him whisper the kindest things

I toss and turn until sunrise

While he’s still talking with closed eyes

Deep in the spell of golden slumber

I’m wrapped up in his arms

Getting to drift off to the dreamy charm

That he whispers in my ears

My darling keeps me up through the night

Holding me tight ‘til I’m sleep deprived

But I don’t mind if this is how we will be

His sweet nothings are something to me

Good morning love

Time to get up

Got work

Need coffee in my cup

Head to the door

Let in the breeze

But then he says those words to me

I think I’ll wait a while to leave

I’m wrapped up in his arms

Getting to drift off to the dreamy charm

That he whispers in my ears

My darling keeps me up through the night

Holding me tight ‘til I’m sleep deprived

But I don’t mind if this is how we will be

His sweet nothings are something to me

Your secrets are mine for keeping

And I will hold them close

Tell me once more what you’ve been repeating

And I’ll pretend that I don’t know

I’m wrapped up in his arms

Getting to drift off to the dreamy charm

That he whispers in my ears

I think I’ll stay right here


“Daydreamer”

When you’re a daydreamer

You paint pictures in your head

Of places far away

Of days other than today

I don’t wanna stay

But it’s not time for leaving

Sitting still but soaring out the window

I’m wide awake but my heads still on the pillow

Stuck in between today and tomorrow

I’m alone and I don’t know

Where I’m going

When you’re a daydreamer

You sort through the mess around

Some days I think I’m lost

Other days I say that I’m found

I don’t wanna stay

But it’s not time for leaving

Sitting still but soaring out the window

I’m wide awake but my heads still on the pillow

Stuck in between today and tomorrow

I’m alone and I don’t know

Where I’m going


“If the Moon Had Eyes”

If the moon had eyes

What would she think of the way we live our lives

Numbing our minds

Rushing through time

Under city lights and power lines

Failing to pick up each of her signs

If the moon could sing

How would she some up the beauty she brings

Would she weave melodies through the tides of the sea

Just for you and me

I can’t sleep with all the questions I have for the sky

I’m a lucky insomniac

I’m a lover of the night

Staring out my window thinking

If the moon could love

Who would she choose to share the lonely sky above

Spinning through time

Changing her mind

Through each phase she writes

Who would deserve all the wonder of the night

I can’t sleep with all the questions I have for the sky

I’m a lucky insomniac

I’m a lover of the night

Staring out my window thinking

If I see the moon

The moon must see me

She must know who I’ve come to be

Reflecting light from sun beams

Reflecting love to you from me

I’m a lucky insomniac

A lover of the night

Staring out my window thinking


“Child Inside”

I’m getting older

But I’m not sure what’s changed

Is it so easy when we’re younger

Or do things just stay the same

The hours keep racing on

I feel them when I hear the clock tick tock

In the kitchen after dawn

Tell me now will the world take away my wild

Change the way I like to think to make me mild

When I lose the place where I belong

I remember that the child inside lives on


I fill up empty jars with fireflies

I see stars and stay up too late at night

I count sheep and fall asleep to lullabies

To free the child inside of me

Still nothing's better than being held in my sisters arms

Reminds me of braiding her hair

And feeling safe from any harm

Telling stories from places we’ve gone

I just know that the child inside lives on

I fill up empty jars with fireflies

I see stars and stay up too late at night

I count sheep and fall asleep to lullabies

To free the child inside of me

I see you in there

I hear your precious call

Standing barefoot

Deep in the wonder of it all

Deep in the wonder of it all

Deep in the wonder of it all

Is a part of you that’s been there all along

You can try to fight it

But it will never be gone

The child inside lives on


“Tiptoe” 

I have been pacing across the floors 

Film photographs hang upon your door 

Tiptoe quietly to your room 

I whisper do you see me the way I see you 

 

Dandelions floating like feathers 

separate wishes casted together 

Tiptoe quietly up to me 

We tell our secrets 

In the branches of the trees

 

I sit 

I breathe 

I wait 

I think

I think of you loving me 

And us 

And he 

He is mine 

 

Covered in moss 

Covered in dirt 

Covered in petals 

I watch the world as the summertime settles 

Tiptoe quietly so it seems

I catch a glimpse of you

In every passing breeze 

 

I sit 

I breathe 

I wait 

I think

I think of you loving me 

And us 

And he 

He is mine 

 

I'll fall asleep writing letters you might keep 

I'll fall asleep with wild flowers in my dreams

I think of you loving me 

And us 

And he 

He is mine 

 

Tiptoe into a hidden place 

To be alone with you 

To be alone 

Again


“Ellamoon” 

They said she ran away too fast 

They did 

Stumbled her way off of the path

She hid

Covered her ears and closed her eyes 

She heard their cry 

 

And the wolves they howl 

 

One after one all in a row 

Facing the moon 

Time after time she'd go astray 

To hear them croon

Covered her ears and closed her eyes 

They brought her in 

 

And the wolves they howl 

 

Silver fur and freckled skin 

As the summer nights begin

And the wolves they howl

 


“Blind Sailors” 

It never once worked how I planned

I spent the whole day talking to a blind man

He said he'd sailed the world around

I knew his life was off the ground

 

And there I stood amongst the wicked waves

I felt the wind push me to the right place

 

Words and feelings

Words and feelings

He had only touch and taste and hearing

The blind man did yes he did

 

We spent the days out on the sea

We spent the nights talking of our first loves

About our first moments free

He took me as he wife

To sail the world without our sight

 

And there I stood amongst the wicked waves

I felt the wind push me to the right place

 

Books and theories

Books and Theories 

Up with law and down with meaning

I didn't know before

I didn't know the blind mind

 

Words and feelings

Words and feelings

We traded our sight

For a new meaning

Oh yes we did 


“New Heartbeat” 

I felt like a child 

Heard you talking 

Felt like a child 

I couldn't help but eavesdropping 

 

Called your name out 

said I don't mean to interrupt 

Called your name out 

You said it don't bother you much 

 

When I sleep I feel it when I breathe

And I see it in my dreams 

I've got a new heartbeat 

 

I lit a candle

Left it on and walked out the door 

I lit a candle 

It burned our house to the floor 

 

I said I'm sorry now all we have is turned to dust 

I'm so sorry 

You said it don't bother you much 

 

When I sleep I feel it when I breathe

And I see it in my dreams 

I've got a new heartbeat 

 

My world is spinning so fast

Will you carry me forward 

I keep slipping through every crack 

Will you carry me forward

 

Because when I sleep I feel it when I breathe 

And I see it in my dreams 

I've got a new heartbeat 

 


 

“Falling Down Again”

 

 

I am so tired of living in this haze 

weeks keep on passing 

I've lost all sense of days 

Have I fallen down again

 

Down by the river 

by myself again 

Saw my reflection 

Saw a good old friend 

Have I fallen down again

 

Found your old letters 

Doused in your perfume 

As I read them I saw images of you 

Have I fallen down again