The Penny Drops

 

 

 

This is a sneak preview of the new album "The Penny Drops" ... in progress!  We'll be adding songs here as they are completed, and when we're all done we'll release the collection as our second CD.

 

Song Lyrics

I am the voice of woe
I am the veil of tears
I have walked the paths of life
For all the uncounted years

You have seen me in the wars
You have seen me in the peace
In the thoughts of all disputes
In the cry for all release

If you have ever seen my outline
That no finger could every trace
And the most you will ever glimpse
Is the dark side of my face

I am the fear of every mother
I am the anger of every son
You can hear me in their words
You can feel my rivers run

In all the stories past
My themes are loud and clear
My heaven is in the future
The place I hold most dear

There is no moon or sun
Or eclipse in time and space
Can ever remove the scars
From the dark side of my face

They call me many names
I am known in all the tongues
I am worshiped in the temples
I am sung in endless songs





You may see me in the street
You may hear me in your mind
I will boldly stand in front
Or quietly come behind

In all the shades of gray
In the barrenness of waste
In the coldness of your heart
Lies the dark side of my face

I have walked with all the heroes
I am in the cowards heart
I am with the silent man
Or the crowds on the march

I can pass through all your walls
I can cross the endless seas
I live on the smallest hope
I shine through Identities

Its in the timeless halls
All shadows are erased
Within the light of presence
fades the dark side of my face

I am a soul that walks a road
To heals the scars
Of a life untold
All rivers meet
The enduring sea
Where travelers take
Their last journey

I have crossed the mountains cold
Through the desert winds to where the forests grow
All these places that I have seen
Are just a ghost of what might have been

No love that has passed through my heart
No caress has ever opened my eyes
Till I touch the one who rose me above
All the darkness that clouded my skies

I am a soul who heard the song
That woke my mind
And lifted my life
What I thought was right I know to be wrong
Brought from the shadows
Into the light

Don’t take this gift away from me
It belongs to eternity
Where there were bars and walls all around
Now my destiny is freedom bound

I am a soul that walks a road
To heals the scars
Of a life untold
All rivers meet
The enduring sea
Where travelers take
Their last journey

I met you at the border in the middle of the night
You had left the past and with your futures insight
Waving those fears and all your troubles behind
Now love is your country and peace is your state of mind.


The hurt that you felt is now covered in dust
Your tin man’s tears have turned into rust
The shadows have gone that kept you so blind
Because love is your country and peace is your state of mind.

Oh stay stay awake for me
Feet on the path and you’ll be free

Because love is your country and peace is your state of mind.


The moon in the morning and the stars fade away
The things that you see are so strange today
Stripped of their names the magic defines
That love is your country and peace is your state of mind.

I can’t count the times that I thought I knew life
Caught in the things that kept me uptight
Now I’m drawing conclusions of a different kind
Because love is my country and peace is my state of mind.


Love as you want love as you need
In the ground planting the seeds
Living it up and living it down
Make that smile from the face frown
Open your heart and open your soul
Make a broken world so whole
Give me your hand give your mind
Bring me places that need loving kind ness

Oh yeah

Cause life is just a breath away

Where

Where love is my country and peace is my state of mind


Bridge1
Oh stay stay awake for me
Feet on the path and you’ll be free

Because love is your country and peace is your state of mind.
Love is your country and peace is your state of mind.
Love is your country and peace is your state of mind.

That what I say oh yeah

Things that you say things that you do
If you give to one it comes back to you

The still of night the quiet of the day
All things come to those that wait

Laugh to the wind Sing to the sky
The wings of love lift you up high

Give me your hand give your mind
Bring me places that need loving kind ness

Cause life is just a breath away
Cause life is just a breath away
 

It's been a long road for the two of us.

Lovers coming, lovers going.

Always bringing something to our lives.

Always asking – is this the real one?

 

Looking for the end of the rainbow

Finding the beginning of you

We can brave the storm of life together

You’re the sunny day burning through

 

I've finally found you.

The clouds are drifting away

Let my love surround you.

Keep you warm and safe.

Honey come what may.

 

Why does it seem one person's happiness

must always cause another pain.

So many others out there searching.

And I hope you find your way.

 

It’s been a journey, for the two of us.

Found each other, for a reason

We’ll have good times, we’ll have bad times too

But together, we can make it through.

 

I've finally found you.

The clouds are drifting away

Let my love surround you.

Keep you warm and safe.

Honey come what may.

I've walked in the cities made of rivers of stone
So many people everyone’s alone
A specter in the crowd and a voice that taunts
And nobody knows what anyone wants

The trees on the hilltop just do as they please
There’s magic in the air nothing up my sleeve
I am longing to see you in a better light
I know when I do we’ll be howling at the moon tonight

I've been sitting in a cave it’s a test of time
Each second passes and another one behind
You painted a picture like Dorian Gray
Each stroke of the brush just fades you away

There’s a priest in temple he is down upon his knees
Praying for something that he could just believe
I know in my heart things are meant to be
And with you in my arms what more could I need

Instrumental as first verse

And it’s life that reflects your illusion
That your mind is the soul solution
And what passes for your sense of fate
Is a world of delusion that you just can’t tolerate


There’s a horn that blows the echoes of defeat 
You can’t go forward and you can’t retreat
Hidden in your cellars and the catacombs
The truth of your feelings will heal the wounds

My minds made up just like the morning bed
The thoughts all twisted as they cover my head
Wherever you are and whatever you decide
I’ll be looking at the edge standing right by your side


I’ve walked in the cities made of rivers of stone
So many people and everyone’s alone
A specter in the crowd and a voice that taunts
And nobody knows what anyone wants

The tears that you cry they fall from your eyes
To the ground
From a tender lullaby those tears soon subside
To that gentle sound
Of love

I see you in my mind and the way that you smile
For me it makes this life all worthwhile

And my heart it grows and it flows though the sun is fadin
Flowers bloom the trees swoon in this garden of Aiden

And loves sweet caress in the rising of your breath
Is just like heaven 
I’m here in this dream and lost in the garden of Aiden

The cradle it swings in rhythm it sings you
To sleep
I am trapped by my gaze and wrapped in this haze
I fell deep
In love

All my travels they have been for this one destination
To sit in this breeze my soul at ease with elation

The sun shines through all my life I’ve been waiting
To walk on this path and just laugh in this garden of Aiden

And loves sweet caress in the rising of your breath
Is just like heaven 
I’m here in this dream and lost in the garden of Aiden

My hands starting shaking

The temperature was baking

My heart was complaining

To stop my belly aching

I knew I wasn’t faking

There was nothing I could do

 

I am still on fire for you

 

Well I knew you for a traitor

When you ran off with that skater

All I heard was see you later

Well I’m not your alligator

The heat was getting greater

The flames were turning blue

 

I am still on fire for you

 

Well I called on the rain

To stop all the pain

But the steam just clouded my view

 

I called on the wind

For all the help it could bring

But no matter how the hurricane blew

 

I am still on fire for you

 

You wrote me letter

Said I hope you get better

Could you buy me a sweater?

To look good for my lover

Now I wish I hadn’t met her

All my fears are coming true

 

But I am still on fire for you

 

I am making all excuses

For the hurts and abuses

No winners only losers

When the deck is full deuces

The choking of the nooses

And the flames are getting through

 

I am still on fire for you

 

 

Well I called on the rain

To stop all the pain

But the steam just clouded my view

 

I called on the wind

For all the help it could bring

But no matter how the hurricane blew

 

I am still on fire for you

 

Your life’s not exciting

You want the thunder and the lightning

The paparazzi sighting

The headlines they are writing

About actor you are fighting

Or the people that you screw

 

I am still on fire for you

 

Now I curse you every evening

When I see your jacket leaving

You don’t care how am grieving

Or the lies that I’m receiving

No end to your deceiving

Need start my life anew

 

But I am still on fire for you

 

Well I called on the rain

To stop all the pain

But the steam just clouded my view

 

I called on the wind

For all the help it could bring

But no matter how the hurricane blew

 

I am still on fire for you

Gitane walks on water, she takes you where the rainbows flow
Counting all the stars, in the morning asks where they go
She sings you a song that makes the heavens glow

The days are counting numbers and the nights hold no regrets
In a world of countless hurts in the arms of love where she forgets
She smiles at your name and laughs as sun sets

I’ve known many souls through the ages of time
But Gitane walks on water and heals this heart of mine

There maybe days ahead where the clouds are all dark and gray
Where the flowers once bloomed the weeds have come to stay
Your heart will always guide you and your feet will never stray

Gitane you ask a question where no answer can be found
I cannot tell you why I am lost in a place with no sound
But water cannot touch you if you stay above the ground

I’ve known many souls through the ages of time
But Gitane walks on water and heals this heart of mine

 Gitane walks on water, she takes you where the rainbows flow
Counting all the stars, in the morning asks where they go
She sings you a song that makes the heavens glow

The kindness of your heart and the wonder in your eyes
They paint the world in colors that makes the rainbow rise
Like the dolphin in the ocean your soul forever glides
 

I’ve known many souls through the ages of time
But Gitane walks on water and heals this heart of mine

I’ve known many souls through the ages of time
But Gitane walks on water and heals this heart of mine

I’ve come to my twilight time

Where perceptions are so sublime

I’m not sure what’s yours or mine

And it’s so easy just to cross that line

 

The gate is open, I am free at last

Still martyred to a ghost ships mast

And the clock hand it moves too fast

As the your future now becomes my past

 

I am reborn like the Jesus said

Resurrected from the walking dead

At the end of days if I survive

How will I know I was ever alive?

 

Paid the price for what I’ve done

And I not sure what I’ve lost or won

You may not like what I’ve become

I still need to finish what I’ve begun

 

Through the glass of the window pane

The sky is gray and I feel the same

I know there is nothing I can gain

I have to stay till this demon is slain

 

The bedroom is all covered in dust

And my memories have turned to rust

How I would lay with you in my arms

With the bells ringing in silent alarms

 

Beliefs not deeds are the price I paid

It’s so easy when mistakes are made

To blame the world for your own shade

The face in the mirror is the one betrayed

 

Now I walk a road in redemptions path

And I hear the echoes of Pilates laugh

There is no escape from righteous wrath

That looks for comfort in the rod or staff

 

Well I have heard the talk and the statements read

You did your deed and you made your bed

Compassions a joke in your web of design

Forgiveness an end to its own punch line

Little by little

Lot by Lot

Caught in the middle

Who’s calling the shots?

 

You worked so hard

To be prepared

Who could have guessed?

That nobody cared

 

Tick by Tick

And Tock by Tock

Stuck in a hard place

And under a Rock

 

You show your face

Not one I’ve seen

In Heaven or Hell

Or the one between

 

You may have to go

Where the sun never shines

Any crack or hole

That you can find

 

Line by Line

Word by Word

When I hear your voice

It sound’s absurd

 

The Best laid plans

Their wild demands

Empty and barren

As your lifeless hands

 

You may have to go

Where you’ll never be missed

And I cannot remember

That you exist

There’s a child in the desert with a smile on her face

She dances and runs with the innocence of grace

There’s food and shelter in an oasis of peace

And a time for play with laughter’s release

 

And the kindness of strangers in a ragged land

From the abused wife to the crippled man

The Kindness of strangers throughout time

The famine, the plague to deaf and the blind

It’s not the wars of hatred that conquer the world

But kindness of strangers for a homeless girl

 

The sun parched the earth to an oven of clay

A beggars hand in the streets of Bombay

Reaches for help from persons unknown

Finding care and welcome and a place to call home

 

The kindness of strangers in some distant room

Keeps hunger and disease from the streets of Khartoum

The kindness of strangers it answers the needs

From polluted oceans to the rain forest trees

Small deeds and grand gestures walk the same road

For the kindness of strangers now carries the load

 

A young woman gives birth in a hospital tent

To a child’s life that was never meant

But a smile and a hand they comfort her heart

With a chance to live and a new place to start

 

The kindness of strangers that nobody knows

Is a seed in a desert that will flourish and grow

The kindness of strangers in a Human trait

Puts the heart of love in the places of hate

In the hands of the young in the palms of the old

The kindness of strangers is the living soul

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Well I've walked this path 10,000 times

When the sun went down

The moon ruled the sky

 

Every breath I took, each star that shines

Wrote the words in my heart

I am happy just to be alive

 

Well you wrapped my eyes in the warmth of your face

And I took every touch

With each quivering sigh

 

I have known of love through your embrace

It left me crying

I am happy just to be alive

 

Just alive

Just alive

With the wind on my face in the sunset skies

 

Just alive

Just alive

Every bird on the wing lifts your soul up to sing

I am happy just to be alive

 

Instrumental

 

I have drawn the earth and shaded the trees

Every sound I heard

Each breeze that went by

 

The caress of the rain in a winter freeze

I heard the mountains howl

I am happy just to be alive

 

My fingers hold this beating drum

And the rhythm fills

Where the silence cries

 

Your heart now calls of things to come

Each moment sings

I am happy just to be alive

 

Just alive

Just alive

With the wind on my face in the sunset skies

 

Just alive

Just alive

Every bird on the wing lifts your soul up to sing

I am happy just to be alive

 

Instrumental

 

Every bird on the wing lifts your soul up to sing

I am happy just to be alive

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Don’t ask no question you won’t tell no lies

Throwing gas to put out the fires

Won’t see us coming, won’t see us go

We’ll take you places that you’ve never known

 

Hear the sounds, say the words

We’re doing things that you never heard

Raise the levels, make some noise

Cause look out - we’re the Boom Boom Boyz

Oh look out - we’re the Boom Boom Boyz

 

Oh lover I’m going set you free

Oh lover I know what you need

 

Riding heavy, leaving light

Come on baby don’t keep it tight

We take to loving like a work of art

We’ll blow your mind and steal your heart

 

Moving faster, you’re moving slow

Feel the beat, just let it flow

Take no prisoners, jump for joy

OH look out - we’re the Boom Boom Boyz

OH look out - we’re the Boom Boom Boyz

 

Oh lover I’m going set you free

Oh lover I know what you need

                                           

Cross your heart and hope to fly

Feet on the ground and head in the sky

Take your dreams and make em true

It’s down to us but it’s up to you

 

Montauk bay to Tennessee

The Great Divide to the Salton Sea

The L.A. Basin to Illinois

OH look out - we’re the Boom Boom Boyz

OH look out - we’re the Boom Boom Boyz

  

Oh lover I’m going set you free

Oh lover I know what you need

Blue Blue Horizon

Oh Blue I’ve got my eyes on you

Blue blue horizon

Oh blue, I’ve got my eyes on you

 

I entered this life as if in a dream

Never knew what any of this really means

Now I walk a path as a ragged man

Stillness in my heart and silence in my hand

 

 

Blue Blue Horizon

Oh Blue I’ve got my eyes on you

Blue blue horizon

Oh blue, I’ve got my eyes on you

 

 

  

Down in the valley where the shadows fall

And the winds blows cold and you feel so small

 

 

I know your touch and I take your heart

 

To guide me through when all those things look dark

 

INSTRUMENTAL

 

 

 

When I leave this world on that day of peace

 

All those hurts I’ve felt will be released

I’ll stand so proud in those ragged clothes

 

Stillness in my soul where the silence flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Blue Horizon

Oh Blue I’ve got my eyes on you

Blue blue horizon

Oh blue, I’ve got my eyes on you

Boadicea is an instrumental, somewhat dark and brooding, but with light shining through

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Well I hid in the tall grass as the storm headed my way

The palm trees were swaying and fronds were dropping like rain

I was down on my knees looking for the words I could say

But I knew there was nothing that would keep the thunder away

 

I was living a lie

I was living a lie

Without you in my life there was no reason to try

 

You were saying goodbye

And I didn’t know why

Now the clouds are forming in a reticent sky

 

I remember the days that never did exist

And the times and places I say that I missed

But the truth is something we all seem to resist

Somewhere between reality and what we wished

 

You were living a lie

You were living a lie

Trying to kill the things that had already died

 

I was saying goodbye

And you didn’t know why

Now the clouds are forming in a reticent sky

 

The days are rolling by this view

Under the heavens there ain’t nothing new

One day passes and another one appears

And I’m just waiting for this storm to clear

 

You call on a phone from some foreign land

And you talk in words that I can’t understand

I try so hard to see the things that you planned

Make some sense from where I stand

 

We were living a lie

We were living a lie

Caught in the traps we all seem to deny

 

We were saying goodbye

And we didn’t know why

Now the clouds are forming in a reticent sky

Baby Move on
Baby Move on
What you thought was an ending
Was a place for pretending
So Baby Move on

I am not the moon
And I am not the sun
I am not the finger
That points to either one

Well I left my home
For more fertile ground
And I hid my voice
Where it couldn’t be found

Baby Move on
Baby Move on
All your doors are closing
On the paths that you’ve chosen
So Baby Move on

Maybe that’s so
And maybe it isn’t
Why is it so hard?
For you to stay in the present

Take a bottle of wine
Take a bright blue pill
If you can’t kill the pain
You can leave standing still

Baby Move on
Baby Move on
It’s not the place that you’re from
But the things that you’ve done
So Baby Move on

Walked a mile in your shoes
Now it seems so clear
That the thoughts in your head
Are clouded by fear

Oh I wish I could help
Take away all the hurt
But I look at your hands
I see they’re covered in dirt

Baby Move on
Baby Move on
To the God that you’re praying
Can you hear what he’s saying?
Baby Move on


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