Soft Light I

Mercy On Me (feat. Patricia Bahia)


Oh can you hear the words I cry

In the darkest dead of night

While the world sleeps

Mercy on me


I live my life down in this hole

I bear the weight I pay the toll    

In misery

Mercy on me


Mercy on me

Mercy

Mercy on me


Had too much pride I took a fall

Now I’m grown learning to crawl

Haunted by my dreams

Mercy on me


This ain’t no home this prison cell

I lost my life, I found this hell

When will I be free

Mercy on me


Mercy on me

Mercy on me

Mercy on me

Mercy

Mercy on me


Mercy on me

Mercy on me

Mercy on me

Mercy

Mercy on me







Porter Rd


Lately her words live on beneath me

The world appears so empty

Falling out of line

Now all I got is time

Live for sinister pleasures

No use counting feathers

Before I fly away 

The needle hits the hay

She says, "Good things last forever"

"Yes what's good only gets better," in jest

For bittersweet adverse, I said

"What's bad only gets worse" 

It's a bitter-bitter world


She lost me

'Fore anybody caught me

Body meet a body

Coming through the rye

Won't let this world rob me

Of all that's not forgot me

I dream in fields of poppies

I dream in black and white

Now I'm dreaming of that night

They're beating me blind


Destiny is only second guessing

Teaching me a lesson

Well haven't I learned it yet?

"Put my mind to rest," she says

Irony is best in jest

Save the bane of my existence

Stuck in this hard head 

Slipped through the fists of death!


You haven't got me yet

You haven't got me yet

You haven't got me yet 







Only Sleeping


Child, quit your weeping

Your mother's laid to rest

She's only sleeping

Soon you'll meet again


Why? I don't make up the rules

The Devil preys upon heroes

Rewards the fools


Sometimes the sun shines

Sometimes there's only clouds

You might as well learn that now


God is a drifter

He made your heart from the stars

Sometimes his lessons

Sure as hell seem a little too harsh


Child, be glad you're breathing 

Keep your head above the waves

Your mother's only sleeping

She left you in her wake


No, no, no, no, no, no

Why? Well I don't know

Oh, I don't know


No, no, no, no, no, no

No, no, no, no, no, no

She's only sleeping 


Hush little baby

Don't say a word


She's only sleeping 


Hush little baby

Don't say a word







Glacier (Live)


You're in my head

Out of my life

My slender thread

Blue skies are falling into rivers of red


Climb towers of ice to the top of the world

And out of the mire 

The waters are rising

You are my song, and love is my choir 


On and on and on and on 

And on and on and on, we're dancing

You left me with a memory 

Take my hand

I will take my chances

Spending my whole life

Dancing on thin ice

Spending my whole life

On and on and on and on 


You're still in my head

I'm out of my mind

In a sea of regret

My arms are open to lead the first step


The stars hear my song

In their symphony, we both belong

The ice is breaking

Your memory's here with me singing along


On and on and on and on 

And on and on and on, we're dancing

You left me with a memory 

Take my hand

I will take my chances

Spending my whole life

Dancing on thin ice

Spending my whole life

On and on and on  


On and on and on and on 

And on, we're dancing

Don't leave me with a memory 

Take my hand

And I will take my chances

Spending my whole life

Dancing on, dancing on

Spending my whole life

Dancing on thin ice


On and on and on and on 

And on and on and on, we're dancing

You left me with a memory 

Take my hand

I will take my chances

Spending my whole life

Dancing on thin ice







Home, Pt 3 (Live)


Tear down walls

A bridge for kindling

And build a home

From what's left of them


Fortune calls

Now I'm answering

Right where I belong

I will begin again


I'll catch the setting sun

I'm breaking free

I won't let anyone

Get the best of me


And now it's finally done

And I can finally breathe

I finally found my home

My home found me


Where the heart is, where the heart is

Where the heart is, where the heart is

Where the heart is, where the heart is

Where the heart is, where the heart is


A lesson from the heart 

Dream big

Shooting for the stars

I can't miss


On my mark 

God's my witness

Fletch the broken arch

For a direct hit


Where the heart is, where the heart is

Where the heart is, where the heart is

Where the heart is, where the heart is

Where the heart is


I'm finally home! 


Never giving up 

Never giving in

Never letting go

I know there's more to this


Finally found my home!

I finally found my home!







Forever (Live)


Don't look back into a mirror of emptiness 

We'd both have to live if life was infinite 

And if this were true, I'd live again and so would you 

And if this were true, I'd live again with you


Won't live for anything at all 

You won't be missed if you're never lost (never lost)

Hands will turn for the end on the wall

It's the inner workings of the ageless clock


You may be tired of life 

But you could stay this time 

You may be tired 

But you're awake and you're alive 


You catch my eye a little late 

If I'm on time, then time has changed 

Life went by 

It saw your face 

Life went by again 


You won't live for anything at all 

You won't be missed if you're never lost (never lost)

Hands will turn for the end on the wall

It's the inner workings of the ageless clock







Then You Said My Name (feat. Rae Hering)


I came from solid ground 

Where footsteps lead somewhere

Somewhere I never found 

I know it must be there 


Where virtue meets its vice 

I stand to greet it 

Not knowing what I'll find 

My body's leaving me 


But then you said my name 

Then you said my name 


The name means nothing more 

Than the way I hear it 

Knocking at my open door 

I'm only here in spirit 


But then you said my name 

Then you said my name 


My body left me bare 

Amongst forgotten footsteps 

Footsteps that lead somewhere 

I hear your voice somewhere 


'Cause then you said my name

Then you said my name 







Death Speaks to Me


Don't like what I am

Don't like what I've become

Don't like what I am

Don't like what I've become

I don't like what I am

Don't like what I've become

I don't like what I am

Don't like what I've become


Death speaks to me

I know why 

I know why 

Death speaks to me

I know why 

I know why 


I don't like what I am

Don't like what I've become

I fought the words 

But the words would never come

Silence is in defeat, and I know who won

I don't like what I am

Don't like what I've become


I don't like what I am

Don't like what I've become

I don't like what I am

Don't like what I've become


Death speaks to me

I know why 

I know why 

Death speaks to me

I know why 

I know why 







Parables (Live)


Fill up all the vacant holes 

With the father, son and holy ghost 

You'll never see them hiding behind the pope 

You gotta believe him

He's the only one who knows 

Oh, he knows 


Preacher, he can't turn a cheek 

The reaper, he's laughing through your teeth 

Eye for an eye, he don't practice what he preach 

Blind lead the blind, where the one-eyed man is king 

He's counting sheep 


Don't waste your parables 

On heaven or on hell 

Don't wait for miracles 

To save you from yourself 


Age old parables 

Hide behind your fear 

Beautiful fairytales 

Falling on deaf ears 


People living for one another 

Why can't you see us? 

Why can't it be enough? 

You think your father's deciphering prayer through the guff? 

You can't hold water with all your weight on that crutch 

How's it holding up? 


Don't waste your parables 

On heaven or on hell 

Don't wait for miracles 

To save you from yourself 


Age old parables 

Hide behind your fear 

Beautiful fairytales 

Falling on deaf ears 


Darkness lies among the lies among you 

Neither was it virtue nor vice that hung him 

Take a good sentiment

Funk it up and rub it in 

Don't waste away

For no one lives and no one dies for sin 

There is no sin


Only marionettes 

Dancing in the night 

Chasing their shadows 

Somehow they find the light 


Virgin marionettes

Dancing in the night 

Chasing their shadows 

Somehow they find the light


I'll sing you one more lullaby

Sing you one more lullaby


Only marionettes 

Dancing in the night 

Chasing their shadows 

Somehow they find the light 







Into the Flawless Backdrop of a Great Infinity


Caught within the estuaries

Now I will wait

Tide will either fall down over me 

Or rise up under me

Only dead weight


From the influx to the lowest ebb

Slack tide's stalemate

Either way, I'm sure to float away

Above oblivion

Only dead weight

I'm only dead weight


Moon shines white light

Fateful satellite 

Bring my gracious tide back to life


The river mouth is beating on the sea

Oh, It sings to me

My last hours, they must cling to me 

Undaunted

Above oblivion

Only dead weight


Moon shines white light

Fateful satellite 

Bring my gracious tide back to life


Impasse absolves my one and only creed

The moon has set me free

The mass that represents all of my being

Dissipates with the sea

Into the flawless backdrop of a great infinity 







It Pours (Acoustic)


The rain is pouring

Lightning strikes over the gulf stream

Everyone knows where it's going

Everyone knows where it's been


Out on the ocean 

No one here needs to know me

No one knows where the storm's going

Don't want to know where it's been


When it rains

When it rains, It pours


On dry land I was tripping

Over holes I was too big to fit in

With all those regrets, I kept digging

I fell to the bottom so fast


Then the rain started pouring

Carried me back to the ocean

Washed away all the emotion 

Drowned all that was left of my past


When it rains

When it rains, It pours

When it rains

When it rains, It pours


Rain, rain, go away (go away)

You've taken me far enough

Rain, rain, go away (go away)

I can't take it all at once


When it rains

When it rains, It pours

When it rains

When it rains, It pours


I'm headed inland

Try and start all over again

I can't go back to where I been

Those bridges are scorched and scorned (scorned, scorned)


Take the rain as a lesson

Set my sights in a brand new direction

Bury all of my regrets

And dry out till the next thunderstorm (storm, storm)


When it rains

When it rains, It pours

When it rains

When it rains, It pours

When it rains

When it rains, It pours







Everything Else Repeats


I didn't want it

Didn't want no more

I lulled the monster

Lulled her in the storm

Cleanse the water

Shed the phony whore

Rid the stardust

Falling from her floor

Crack the bottle

Wash up on her shore

Clean out her closet


Wake up one more

Open up her eyes

True love breaks the paradigm

She wakes up to a lullaby

She wakes up to a lullaby

She wakes up to a lullaby


If I'm gonna burn out

If I'm gonna burn out

If I'm gonna burn out

If I'm gonna burn out


The devil let me sing, sing, sing long into the night

Oh I got the fury, I got the flame

Keep on feed, feed, feeding me the fire

Oh keep on feed, feed, feeding me the fire


If I'm gonna burn out, well I'll burn out in the storm