All the things

All the things we think we have to carry
All the things we’re toiling on our backs
Only slow us down when we get higher
Only slow us down

All the things we saw and carry with us
All the things we capture in our heads
Only cloud our eyes and make us weary
Only cloud our eyes

So let them go
And trust that all you need is in your hands
you will find that all the love is in
the moments that you share
If you open up your eyes and let your heart
fill up with love that is your own

All the things we said one day we would
Always one more day until we do
All the difference that we’d be making if
Only today we would

All the things we never really cared for
All the little things that make our days
All the things we always took for granted
Only granted life

So say them loud
Those little things that make up all the change
Make them real and let them turn the wheels
of life and luck your way
Let them open up your eyes and your heart
fill up with love that is your own

up to us

I can see where we would be –
long before we go
but for now I’m in between
stuck in the how of what I’ve seen
I long to do what I’ve observed
in you so many times

Weak and weary was my spine
Your strength, you poored it into mine
so big your love so deep the hole
The space that I’d been making,
digging slowly in my heart
Wasteland for a brand new start

waiting for that one like you
to make it up to us

One step forward two steps back
Oh what it takes to grow – you,
bearer of the future past
Slowly, slowly will reset
me to the present time I know
counting all the steps to go

If I could hold a gun
I’d realize I was the one
that shot me in the knee,
Though I was running, never free.
It’s me, it’s always been, I’d see
But now it’s up to us

From the moment there was you
it has been up to us

Before it starts to rain

 

Before it starts to rain

I need to clear the lines

Have to set the signs

Before it starts to rain

 

Before it starts to rain

I need to build my fort

Fight for what I’m worth

Before it starts to rain

 

Before it starts to rain

I have to get my clothes inside

Set up a place to hide

Before it starts to rain.

 

Before it starts to rain

I need to sit outside a bit

And think about the fire I lit

Before it starts to rain

solstice

as the summer echoes fade and twilight wins terrain
before I realize, the darkness gradually
leads us towards the center of our trail
in the darkest of the night, the brightest stars revealed

lights like mirrors of the sky, illuminate the way
how distant can it be, the image that we see
as we surpass the highest peak
the slope that leads us home is where we test our will

Let me just remain on right here on the edge,
where I can see – the horizon in full
clear and bright –
staring at the world – all within my reach
in this moment of peace
before the time takes over

as the still of white makes way, for fields that overflow
the summer lies ahead – before I even know
the longest day will shed it’s light to waste
though swiftly passes by – will leave us with it’s lasting blissful taste

one and the same

ghost from the past
where did you come from overnight?
face in the crowd,
suddenly clearly in my sight.

the world frozen still –
while my mind spins back in time
I look behind –
catching the glance that’s seeking mine

and I know that you know,
that we both were in that place
where a body and mind
are one and the same

how life has passed
didn’t you notice on the way?
no time for doubt
all that we see is all there is.

and the light in your eyes
strikes a fire to the bridge
on the river in me – and I slip and fall
and get pulled down the stream like I did

out of sight out of heart for so many years
yet a void in the core of what made me to be
who I am where I stand it is suddenly shaking
the ground beneath my feet.

and a hand reaches out
pulls me up on the shore
On the pavement we stand – once again
near the edge while the people rush by like the water

all the steps that I took to the place where I’m now
How the path took a turn, and I followed it down
how I sailed with the wind and I ended up stream
in a place that is all that I know now it seems

The world picks up speed –
while my mind returns to now
I look behind –
catching the glance that’s seeking mine

and I know that you know,
that we both know that face
and our body and mind
are one and the same

Ode

Dear heart that pours this music out,
Allow me to confess out loud:
when you’re pouring out those lines,
that flow of sound with gushes of quiet
expressing what’s at the centre of you,
I am in your power.
I can do nothing but follow that stream,
and try to go where it goes,
stand in the midst of it
let it overflow me
for I want to touch it’s source
let it resonate with me;
so loudly that it moves my core

Make it cut right through me
and relentlessly lay bare
what’s inside that was forgotten,
or swept aside to be ignored,
overgrown by time.
Open up the wounds below
put them out in open air
let tears of salt fall in and burn
and clean them out to show the truth
of any open endings.
till gently they’ll be washed away
And all that’s left is here and now
and being moved by you.

Rainsong

23-01-2015 //

Let the rain come, drops of silent silver sorrow
let the rain come, salt on dreams I got to borrow
let the rain come, pouring on what’s left behind
let the water wash away the dust that made me blind

When the rain comes, in your eyes I’ll find a mirror
When the rain comes, makes me weak and brings you nearer
let the rain come, show me how your broken heart
can be mended, waves of tears will tear your fears apart

[let me – find the words,
– say the salty truth out loud and go from there.
– go one step at the time, and
– even if it wasn’t there – find a way]


let the wind blow, shove away the clouds of sadness
when the wind blows, steer this ship away from madness
and the wind knows, slowly how a doubtful soul
can be bent and, gusts of time to pass will make us whole

[let me – find the words,
– say the salty truth out loud and go from there.
– go one step at the time, and
– even if it wasn’t there – find a way]