WAR PARTY

 

You shed your hunter’s skin

The warrior that you’ve been

His time is done,

your kingdom comes

Wounds no longer mend

 

You carried your burden well

The fallen ones never tell

Your secrets are safe within

The sweetest sins of men

 

The cowboy in your eyes

The Indians on your mind

They’ll rest now, you’ll realize

There’s peace on Earth tonight

 

I will try to be strong

When I need you

Hope you’ll carry me on

Inside of you too

 

CELLOPHANE

 

Call me a nurse

I’m feeling worse

I can’t remember

Where it hurts

 

Caught a summer cold

And nearly froze

My hands were tied

When my fever broke

 

I’m popping a pill

And writing a will

Trade my guitar 

For my hospital bill?

 

I feel like covering the pain

With Cellophane

 

The darker the cloud 

The bigger the crowd

Gather around me

Its a long way down

 

I feel like covering the pain 

With Cellophane

 

I don’t know a thing

About staying the same

And I don’t know how to change

 

I feel like covering the pain

With Cellophane

 

DEAR IN HEADLIGHTS

 

You’re still on my mind

Old man of mine

If only you

Could feel the way I do

 

As I live and breathe

You left your light in me

If only you

Could feel the way I do

 

No more damage done

No more loaded guns

If only you

Could feel the way I do

 

Take your curtain call

Its over after all

If only you

Could feel the way I do

 

Its nothing new

To feel the way I do

 

In your dying eyes

I see Paradise

If only you

Could see the things I do

 

What do I do with your body?

Burn it up, lets have a party

Turn it up, let it go

Spirits fly in stereo

 

Don’t try to understand

Devil shook the surgeon’s hand

Mother Nature wins again

All the things we

could have been

 

Little boy, your daddy’s home

Go to bed get off the phone

Don’t hit and I won’t cry

Don’t scream and I won’t lie

 

Trouble maker, hooligan

Grow up, be a man

Never learned right from wrong

Heard it in a country song

 

ECHO LOCATOR

A WHALE SONG FOR DAD

 

LAST KISS

 

This is my last kiss

I know, this is

A warning

Keep your eyes on me

Let go, of the hand you hold

Keep both eyes

on the road you’re on

 

Mothers, Fathers

Lost some, found none

Breathe in

A penance blowing

on the wind

So pay up

God knows you

took your toll

Keepers of a flame

growing cold

I know you’re running alone

I’m gonna carry you

all the way home

To a fortress

built in the sand

Until the sea

swallows our plans

Look up, do you see a smile?

Is the world still good

for a child?

Sunrise, in your eyes

Sunset, God not just yet

An ill wind

Blowing where

we’ve never been

So wake up

To the world you made

Keep your mind on

the love you gave

I know you’re running alone

I’m gonna carry you

all the way home

To a fortress

built in the sand

Until the sea

swallows our plans

Look up, do you see a smile?

Is the world still good

for a child?

Look up, you'll still

see a smile

in a world still

good for a child

this is my last kiss

it is what it is