be here still

Be Here Still‘ 2006
© Copyright Two Mile Music. BMI


Tired eyes
There you go in summer heat
Shuffling through a New York street
With tired eyes

You’ve seen enough, you’ve been up and down
And there’s beauty walking in this town
I realize

We’re all trying to take it somewhere
We’re all looking for release
Me, I’m staying up ‘til sunrise
With tired eyes

Out of work, you’re into bed
You got to get some rest for days ahead
Me, I sympathize

Pick the pieces from the floor
Count the cost, we know the score
And you realize

We’re all trying to take it somewhere
We’re all looking for release
Me, I’m staying up ‘til sunrise
With tired eyes

Until this life ceases to be
Here we stand holding strong
We must let go to carry on

We’re all trying to take it somewhere
We’re all looking for release
Me, I’m staying up ‘til sunrise
With tired eyes

We’re all trying to take it somewhere
We’re all looking for release
Me, I’m staying up ‘til sunrise
With tired eyes


Voices
Voices
What can I say this time around
Words compose a silent sound
Voices lost I hear it
The underground I feel it, word is out believe it

Here’s to you and all your bringing
Fear and hope in a voice that’s singing
Voices found, nothin’s lost
Tears fall down, I am breakin
The underground is shaken
And time is all I am taken

This is not the sight of a holy man
This is not to fight off, who you can
It’s more than just a feeling
You smile, you cry
And I, I try
What can I say this time round,
Words compose a silent sound….


Halos
(Song for Elliot)
Tired and scorn, since you’ve been born
Every vein in your body bleed
You had a notion, longing for care
If only so easy we could somehow prepare

Prepare for sorrow, prepare for a feast
Go to the places you go to the least
Love is a reason we are calling again

Strange and indifferent of who we’ve become
And the shadows have broken the sun
We speak within reason of heroes and places
The darkest mind sees light in traces

Prepare for sorrow, prepare for a feast
Go to the places you go to the least
Rise up to kindness, eliminate your pain
For love is the reason I’m calling again

Prepare for sorrow, prepare for a feast
Show me your witness and I’ll give you a thief
Rise up with kindness, eliminate your shame
For love is the reason I’m calling again


Still
Too soon the sun that’s in your eyes will burn us all
Too soon the light that’s in your eyes will heed the call
Too long the voice that we want to hear will echo from rooftops
And I hope we’ll be here
Hope we’ll be here still

Too soon the money that’s in your fist will turn to dust
Too soon the wars that we do enlist , we’ll be counting up the hours
Until she goes down, until the whole lot blows down
And I hope we’ll be here
Hope we’ll be here still

How sweet are all the lovers who have met
They’ve moved on but don’t forget when leaving
The devil lies in everybody’s eyes again

And I hope we’ll be here
Hope we’ll be here
Hope we’ll be here


Our place
Wish there was something we could say right now
Set it all straight, what’s here on our plate somehow
No more crying someone’s dying
We cover it up with beer

Say us a rosary, Mother lead us in
The fear we’re holding is fighting to win
Might be the winter
It’s never been as cold before
Might just be someone that don’t mean much to you no more

Wish there was somewhere we could leave to but be here still
Drink from one cup and pass it on when you get your fill

No more sighing, someone’s trying
Covered it up with years

Say us a rosary, Mother lead us in
The fear we’re holding, we can’t let it win
Might be the winter
It’s never been as cold before
Might just be someone that don’t much to you no more

If you can think of us
Some of the time
Poets turn on rhymes
Time, time, time
Time, time, time …


No mystery
If only they had told us, how it’s gonna be
The heart the mind that binds us
It’s no mystery
Something here has been calling
Tapping on your mind
The signals have been fading, to the East

It’s good to be driving with rain on my window
The sky’s been changing again
You are no stranger and there is no danger
I am coming to see you again

Come and tell me your secret girl
Something they should’nt know
And as the rain falls upon us
You are next to me

And we all shed tears
Some so far from hear
Confidence finds the best of me
It’s no mystery

It’s good to be driving with rain on my window
The sky’s been changing again
You are no stranger and there is no danger
I am coming to see you again

If only they had told us, how it’s going to be


Pull your socks up
It only takes as long as it takes
To pull your socks up
It only shakes when lovin breaks
Grow your own or be alone in it
It seems to fade an escapade
Your beds been made so sleep in it

oh oh …….

And when you call your voice your all
Completes me
I stagger home, I am all alone come meet me
It only takes as long as it takes to
Pull your socks up
Pull your socks up

ohhh….ohhhh…..


Smoke
Situations getting clearer
Between the half light and the dawn
I’m leaving all my windows open
And the curtains fully drawn

Where is this place we’re heading to
Feels like I’ve seen you there before
Where the silence spoke
And the healing broke once more

Have I misplaced you
Somehow disgraced you
Leave without a trace
What’s going on
This is fire, unattended
And smoke’s in my eyes

We are the wind that moves the storm
We are twilight, we are the dawn
There is no distance we’ve been seeking
Everybody’s here, nobody’s sleeping

Have I misplaced you
Somehow disgraced you
Leave without a trace
What’s going on
This is fire, unattended
And smoke’s in my eyes

Have I misplaced you
Somehow disgraced you
Leave without a trace
What’s going on
This is fire, unattended
And smoke’s in my eyes


Embers
You say you’ve chosen to somehow survive
Guilty with sorrow in which we delight
We put out fires
but there’s smoke rising still from the embers in my heart

We are angry, we are dangerous
We’re coming on so strong
We hold up the nighttime
Drink until we’re gone
Frame up my friends
We are in this for life
Where do we go from here

We go over and under
And all in between
Lovers come back for seconds
Of all they have seen
We put out fires
but there’s smoke rising still from the embers in my heart

I left you with something when I was so gone
Could you hold it much closer than you did all along
Kneel to a savior
Bow to a queen
How did they come so clean

We go over and under
And all in between
Lovers come back for seconds
Of all they have seen
We put out fires
but there’s smoke rising still from the embers in my heart

Are you willing to fall with me
Are you willing to risk it all with me
We could fall in love…


Next time thru
Everybody’s here to meet you
Show them what we’ve done
The winter’s cold, the winter’s bold
Waiting on some sun here a long time

Things, they have been changing
Change looks good on you
You found someone who makes you feel the way I used to
I’ll see you the next time thru

Maybe we can find the place
Where this did begin
Jumping from rocks into some water
Learning how to swim

I remember who was there
All my friends and you
I’ll see you the next time thru

Everybody’s here to greet you
Show them how far we have come
A little faith keeps some things straight
Too long on the run
We got to learn to slow down some…slow down

Surely you can remember
The fire and songs
Staying up late, we were counting stars
We were there until the break of dawn
I’d love to see you all again
Cos’ often I think of you

I’ll see you the next time thru
I’ll see you the next time thru