Building Bridges

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BUILD A BRIDGE (2013)

LYRICS


Angry Sea

An ocean full of wicked waves
Rolling crashing pounding shapes
Head on into a bitter wind
Fiercely howling without end


How can I know, can I know close to enough
When all I know is, all I know is it’s gonna be rough


We are tossed we are thrown
We are lost all alone
Everywhere, nowhere we want to be
Where it stings where it burns
Where the lesson’s always learned
Nothing we want, everything we need
On an angry sea


When the water is no friend
No hope or sign or sight of land
One day we’ll all be sailing there
We’re meant to face the trouble where
How can we know can we know that we’ll have all we’ll need
When all we know all we know is that we’re gonna bleed


We are tossed we are thrown
We are lost all alone
Everywhere, nowhere we want to be
Where it stings where it burns
Where the lesson’s always learned
Nothing we want, everything we need
On an angry sea


How can we know can we know that we’ll have all we need
When all we know all we know is that we’re gonna bleed


We are tossed we are thrown
We are lost all alone
Everywhere, nowhere we want to be
Where it stings where it burns
Where the lesson’s always learned
Nothing we want, everything we need
On an angry sea
On an angry sea




Build a Bridge

What I see makes me feel
What’s alive in me is real
But somewhere lost in the need
A book I don’t know how to read


Understanding is the mystery
Understanding so sublime
The openings of history
Opportunities unmined


I wanna build a bridge
Lay a brand new path
I wanna stretch on out
Reach across the gap


Can I frame the honest truth now
A most elegant of proofs now
Camouflage is not my game
Sincerity my only aim


Connection so elusive
Connection through a maze
Uneasy and obtrusive
Wayward in the haze


I wanna build a bridge
Lay a brand new path
I wanna stretch on out
Reach across the gap


In a dream I speak the language
In a dream I’m in my mind
In a dream I say it clearly
In a dream I take my time


I wanna build a bridge/Lay a brand new path
I wanna stretch on out/Reach across the gap
I wanna build a bridge/Lay a brand new path
I wanna stretch on out/Reach across the gap
I wanna build a bridge/Make a better way
I wanna stretch on out/Let me hear you say





Paranoia

The soldier lets down his guard
All is well
He doesn’t hear the drumming
All is well
But silence is an omen
The enemy is coming


Peer round every corner
Stand ready on the wall
Shout who’s there and state your business
When the quiet comes to call
Keep a watchful eye
Every day and every night
Paranoia keeps a love alive


The heart needs to relax
All is fine
But take your eyes off the prize
All is fine
And waste precious time
Sorting truths from the lies


Peer round every corner
Stand ready on the wall
Shout who’s there and state your business
When the quiet comes to call
Keep a watchful eye
Every day and every night
Paranoia keeps a love alive


All is well a delusion and all is fine an illusion
The devil needs no sound to do his work


Peer round every corner
Stand ready on the wall
Shout who’s there
And state your business
When the quiet comes to call
Keep a watchful eye
Every day and every night
Paranoia keeps a love alive





On My Own

The shovel’s in my hand the soil full of stones
No choice but to dig so I dig alone


So damn quiet loud as hell
Down down into that well


Away out on my own
Away from hopeful light
Away out on my own
The voice calls to me in the night
Leave the dark and go on home
I won’t make it on my own


When trouble’s through my gate and worry on my mind
Seek my neighbors hand leave my pride behind


He knows my tale and maybe more
Just drove the wolves from his own door


Away out on my own
Away from hopeful light
Away out on my own
The voice calls to me in the night
Leave the dark and go on home
I won’t make it on my own





Sacred Place

How we lay waste our power
The poet hit it on the head
Outward we lose too many hours
When all we do is get and spend


What you are what you might be
Clear for only you to see


Where joy and pain
And fear and dreams
Are truth no lies
Inside a sacred place a sacred place


A stubborn block of marble
The sculptor stood alone in peace
Within the stone he saw an angel
And with his chisel set it free


What you are who you will find
Will appear to you give it time


Where joy and pain
And fear and dreams
Are truth no lies
Inside a sacred place a sacred place


Where you don’t know your friends
Where you don’t know the news
Where you don’t know what you owe
Where you don’t know who owes you


Where joy and pain
And fear and dreams
Are truth no lies
Inside a sacred place a sacred place




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