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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