In the Way of the Water

ALBUM


IN THE WAY OF THE WATER (2016)

LYRICS


Help Me
 

Help me ask for help each and every day
Let no shame get in my way
Help me get outside all my selfish parts
Tap into the beauty of a giving heart
Pull on of what I keep inside
Seeking only honesty’s prize

 

Help me Help me
Be part of my own peace
Help me Help me
Be a place where
Someone else can lean
Help me Help me

 

Help me stay open to a stranger’s plight
Don’t let me shut down like I know I might
Help me stay the path of becoming true
Lead with mercy in whatever I do
Walk this world with joy’s sweet light
Keep the moment clear and in my sight

 

Help me Help me
Be part of my own peace
Help me Help me
Be the place where
Someone else can leand
Straighten out the curves

 

Help me march through turmoil steady on my feet
Help me turn the failures to magnificent defeat

 

Help me Help me
Be part of my own peace
Help me Help me
Be the place where
Someone else can…

 

Help me Help me
Be part of my own peace
Help me Help me
Be the place where
Someone else can lean
Help me Help me
Help me

 
 



The Corners of a Soul
 

The judge and the jury/The phony the cheat
Blamer, accuser/The bully the sheep
The helper, the hero/The faithful the gent
The peaceful the giver/They’re all livin’ in
The corners of a soul

 

The stealer the saver/The lies every truth
Idler, devoted/The wise and the duped
The greedy, the sated/The traitor the friend
The angry, the angel/The good deed every sin
In the corners of a soul

 

And be it sludge or gold
It’s all that makes us whole
The cruelest errors of our ways
Our brilliant and our best days
Everthing we shine
Everything we hide
Is everything we hold
In the corners of a soul

 

The moments of glory/The moments of shame
The graceful the noble/Regret and the blame
Should I be angry/Should I be proud
What weight what do I give/To any of it now
In the corners of my soul

 

And be it sludge or gold
It’s all that makes me whole
The cruelest errors of me ways
My brilliant My best days
Everthing I shine
Everything I hide
Everything I hold
In the corners of my soul

 

Break
Everything we shine
Everything we hide
The corners of a soul

 

And be it sludge or gold
It’s all that makes us whole
The cruelest errors of our ways
Our brilliant, our best days
Everthing we shine
Everything we hide
Everything we hold
In the corners of our soul
The corners of a soul
The corners of a soul

 
 



The Two of Us
 

I was born for you/You were born for me
Come on take my hand/Let’s be thick as thieves
Oh I‘ve got a shoulder with your name on it
You’ve got a smile I can’t resist

 

Love runs through the two of us
What shall we do with the two of us
Let’s do anything we think of
What shall we do with the two of us

 

I’ll show you the ropes /You can test your wings
We’ll take to the skies/Just like in our dreams
This world is spinning and we’re spinning with it
This world is grinning and we’re grinning with it

 

Love runs through the two of us
What shall we do with the two of us
Let’s do anything we think of
What shall we do with the two of us
Break

 

Love runs through the two of us
What shall we do with the two of us
Scream and shout and stir things up
What shall we do What shall we do

 

Love runs through the two of us
What shall we do with the two of us
Lets do anything we think of
What shall we do with the two of us
What shall we do with the two of us
What shall we do What shall we do

 
 



Some Loss
 

I think of you
Everyday
Time has passed
I still feel the pain

 

Drifting through me
A spirit astray
Misunderstood
But not in the way

 

Some loss
We don’t put behind us
Some loss
Remains in the heart
Some loss
Keeps us chasing answers
Some loss
Leaves us in the dark
Some loss

 

This world we know
The sadness we see
Are we wide-awake in
A terrible dream

 

Justice ignored
Voices denied
Violence embraced
Life cast aside

 

Some loss
We don’t put behind us
Some loss
Remains in the heart
Some loss
Keeps us chasing answers
Some loss
Leaves us in the dark
Some loss

 

It’s not escape
I’m looking for
But meaning behind
A wide open door

 

Some loss
We don’t put behind us
Some loss
Remains in the heart
Some loss
Keeps us chasing answers
Some loss
Leaves us in the dark
Some loss

 
 



The Curves
 

The road is full of corners
Another twist another bend
Sometimes the winding stretches
Seem to never end

 

When I see the turns ahead of you
Your struggle becomes mine
Just want to hold you in my arms
Tell you everything will be
Just fine

 

I wish I could
Straighten out the curves
Life is throwing your way
Spare you the heartache
Spare you the pain
I know this is where
Living life is learned 
But sometimes I wish I
Could straighten out the curves

 

Give yourself the moments
To scream and shout out why
Even when you’re being brave
It’s okay to cry

 

How do I teach the lesson
Buried deep in all of this
That somewhere on this journey
We’re going to find, you’re going to find a gift

 

I wish I could
Straighten out the curves
Life is throwing your way
Spare you the heartache
Spare you the pain
I know this is where
Living life is learned 
But sometimes I wish I could
Straighten out the curves

 

break

 

Days when it weighs heavy
A storm within my soul
A grown man still wrestling
With what I can’t control

 

But then I look at you and see
What you’ve always had inside
The strength and the sheer will
Behind your beautiful blue eyes

 

I wish I could
Straighten out the curves
Life is throwing your way
Spare you the heartache
Spare you the pain
I know this is where
Living life is learned 
But sometimes I wish I
Sometimes I wish I
Could straighten out the curves

 
 



In the Way of the Water
 

If unsaid feelings are like water
In a river running deep and wide
Rushing up against a mighty dam
Made of fear made of pride
In the way in the way in the way in the way…

 

To release is what we crave
We devote ourselves to control
So the unspoken goes on rising
Fear forbids an overflow
In the way in the way in the way in the way….of the water

 

We toil away
Build up the wall
Hold the water back
Avoid the waterfall
Day after day
Taller and taller
Up goes the dam
In the way, in the way, in the way, in the way, in the way…of the water

 

We hone the language in our minds
Know exactly what we want to say
Courage fails us in the moment
Behind the dam the river does remain
In the way in the way in the way in the way…in the way of the water

 

We toil away
Build up the wall
Hold the water back
Avoid the waterfall
Day after day
Taller and taller
Up goes the dam
In the way, in the way…of the water

 

break/figure

 

I ask what good will it do to let the river run
Tell me what good comes from all the damming I have done

 

(ramp to last chorus)

 

We toil away
Build up the wall
Hold the water back
Avoid the waterfall
Day after day
Taller and taller
Up goes the dam
Up goes the dam
In the way, in the way, in the way, in the way, in the way… of the water

 
 



The Curves (Piano/Vocal)
 

The road is full of corners
Another twist another bend
Sometimes the winding stretches
Seem to never end

 

When I see the turns ahead of you
Your struggle becomes mine
Just want to hold you in my arms
Tell you everything will be
Just fine

 

I wish I could
Straighten out the curves
Life is throwing your way
Spare you the heartache
Spare you the pain
I know this is where
Living life is learned 
But sometimes I wish I
Could straighten out the curves

 

Give yourself the moments
To scream and shout out why
Even when you’re being brave
It’s okay to cry

 

How do I teach the lesson
Buried deep in all of this
That somewhere on this journey
We’re going to find, you’re going to find a gift

 

I wish I could
Straighten out the curves
Life is throwing your way
Spare you the heartache
Spare you the pain
I know this is where
Living life is learned 
But sometimes I wish I could
Straighten out the curves

 

break

 

Days when it weighs heavy
A storm within my soul
A grown man still wrestling
With what I can’t control

 

But then I look at you and see
What you’ve always had inside
The strength and the sheer will
Behind your beautiful blue eyes

 

I wish I could
Straighten out the curves
Life is throwing your way
Spare you the heartache
Spare you the pain
I know this is where
Living life is learned 
But sometimes I wish I
Sometimes I wish I
Could straighten out the curves

 
 


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