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POEMS

(Or rather some lyrics this time around...)

Posted 6/30/24 

 

The Ocean

(From the album The Presence of That Absence)

 

Let’s slip away.  We’ll find a place far from the crowd.

With space for dreaming and thinking out loud.

Tell me your dreams and I will tell you all my secrets.

Describe some scenes from the place where

You picked me out without me having to shout.

 

 We were hungry for the deal, good to go, take the wheel.

Swimming blind in streaming space.   

Being drawn together into a new place.

 

Dreaming of streaming, and still believing.

Grateful for air and believing life is fair.

I’ll see you later, lost in the data.

What’s your address?  ‘Cause I can’t mess with the process

That is causing all the stress.

 

Lost in the clouds, the pounding sea, beasts on the shore.

Make the connection I’m bargaining for.

Beneath the waves, tuned into a useful transaction.

I couldn’t see your reaction, a quid pro quo.

Illusions of where to go.

 

We were hungry for the deal, good to go, take the wheel.

Swimming blind in streaming space.  

Being drawn together into a new place.

 

Dreaming of streaming, and still believing.

Grateful for air and believing life is fair.

I’ll see you later, Upload the data.

What’s your address? ‘Cause I can’t mess with the process,

That is causing all the stress.

MORE THAN YOU

 (From the musical Cleopatra's Tomb)

More than the deepest ocean,

Than the deepest of deep blue seas.

More than the sands in the desert

Blowing free through the centuries.

More than all that I have seen

Nothing can compare with what you mean to me.

 

Not in a thousand lifetimes,

Not in all that is meant to be.

Hearing your voice in the morning

Calling softly upon the breeze.

There is nothing that means more

In the scheme of things.

You're what you’re living for.

 

More than your deepest mem’ries,

And more than your dark desires.

There’s more beneath the surface

That’s feeding the hungry fires.

 

More than you can imagine

There’s nothing I wouldn’t do.

No one that I love more than you.

Moving On (Again)

(From the musical Hail Mary)

Rising from the ashes I am moving on again.

My destiny cries out to me this chapter’s reached an end.

 

        What are the laws of life, and who makes them?

Where is the seat of power?

Who is the one who made the decision

Bringing me to this hour?

 

Time to escape the storm’s angry judgment

Looking for friendly shores.

How long I’m welcome, that is the question

Wherever I call home.

 

Bound for a new home port,

Don’t know how long I’ll stay.

Always the outsider

Needing to find my way.

 

Time to contend with being a stranger,

Leave the familiar place.

Fugitives race, confronting the danger,

Vanish without a trace.

 

Live like a gypsy,

There’s so little time to spare.

My heart is my own.

There’s nothing that can compare.

 

Moving on again, my end is my beginning.

Judgment’s passed but sometimes losing can be winning. (repeat)

 

I know I’ve gotta fly.  Got a feeling,

Need a safe place to land.

If I don’t chase my lifelong desire,

Freedom will turn to sand.

 

Time to explore all the new possibilities,

It’s time to shut the door and throw away the keys.

 

Moving on again, my end is my beginning.

Judgment’s passed but even losing can be winning.  (repeat)

 

Rising from the ashes I am moving on again.

 

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