Lyrics

Lyrics for Birdwings - Full CD

I Am 

I am an orphan son

 I am a rising father

I am a friend to some

I am trying harder

I am a falling leaf

I am crumbled ground

I am missing you

And you’re not around


It’s been 7 years

Since I saw your face

I am moving faster

I am keeping pace

Too many voices

Are now in the ground

I am missing you

And you’re not around


I tried anger, I tried bitterness

But my throat began to close

I sipped oceans of sorrow and emptiness

But a voice sang out across the grey sea

Let it go and with a whisper I could finally see

only love will define me.


I am opening my hands

I am raising my eyes

I am enjoying this life

Before it passes me by

I am birdwings

Moving through the night

I am letting you go

I am holding you tight



Hallelujah

So many times I wondered what was wrong with me

So many roads I followed that ended in misery

Now here I lie shipwrecked on your shore

And now I I see every storm has lead me to your door



Hallelujah is now the only word this broken voice can say

Hallelujah for all the times I couldn’t find my way

Hallelujah for every lost and lonely year

Hallelujah, Hallelujah love is finally here.


This feels like the first breath I can remember, I don’t think I was alive before now

I can feel the sea air in my lungs and the sun shinning down

Every bitter pill, every heartache kept me moving on my way

Now I know every beautiful mistake brought me here today


Hallelujah is now the only word this broken voice can say

Hallelujah for all the times I couldn’t find my way

Hallelujah for all those lost lonely years

Hallelujah, Hallelujah love is finally here.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah love is finally here.

You are finally here.


Beautiful Ride

Open your eyes, brush off your sleep, take a deep breath

and lets head outside.  Its good to be alive.


Have some faith, trust in me, and lets help each other feed the light inside.

Love big arms open wide


Sweetheart sometimes the rain will fall and wind will blow

put on your jacket and lets go.


CHORUS:

I promise you when the lightening strikes I will reach for you, I’ll pull you through.

I promise you I’ll keep you close through low and high tides and laugh down the water slides.

I promise you that when we come to the end of this road, with my very last breath I will look straight into your eyes and whisper, “baby what a beautiful ride.”


Life is not like an arrow that shoots across the sky straight and true.

Never goes how we want it to

It’s a roller coaster of peaks and valleys, wondering if you will make it through

As long as I am sitting next to you.


Sweetheart I don’t want to play it safe for a single day, even when we are old and grey


I promise you when the lightening strikes I will reach for you

I promise you I’ll keep you close through low and high tides and laugh down the water slides

I promise you that when we come to the end of this road, with my very last breath I will look straight into your eyes and whisper, “baby what a beautiful ride.”

 

BRIDGE:

Say you want the world and I’ll wrap it up

Say you want the moon I’ll bring it in a cup

I’ve only got one thing on my mind

My hand in yours and yours in mine

What a beautiful ride


Open your eyes, brush off your sleep take a deep breath lets head outside

Love big arms open wide.


Wished for song

Come now sweetheart and sit beside me the day is full and I am tired

 come now sweetheart and let’s worry no more

 These small blessings...these small miracles are all that I want right now.

 

The kids in the yard, this guitar and your kiss on my brow

 


You’re my mountain

You are my sea

You’re my sun

You’re my everything

With me you belong, you’re my wished for song

 

Like two hurricanes that are passing through

We got nothing but love we can cling to

With me you belong, you’re a wished for song


As this day turns into night I pull you close and hold you tight

Sorrow some day will knock on our door but that day is not today

So lets rise and lets shine before our bones grow cold

Our souls live in borrowed clothes so let’s dance before the music gets old


You're my mountain

You are my sea

You’re my sun

You’re my everything

With me you belong, you’re my wished for song

 

Like two hurricanes that are passing through

We got nothing but love we can cling to

With me you belong, you’re my wished for song

Right here is where you belong

You’re a wished for song.


Come now sweetheart and lay beside me this day is over and I am still tired

Come now sweetheart and lets worry no more, lets worry no more

Lets worry no more.

Boat of stars

Beneath a sky of God’s grace

I don’t need a lot I just need a taste

So unseal these lips, un-cage this heart

Let me down from the stage I’m tired of playing this part


Undress me, unfold me

Unravel me from all the places I hold too tight

Unbend me and unmold me

Make me a boat out of stars so I can cross this dark soul tonight.


I’ve been inside this sleep for far too long

I’ve been living with crows and hiding from the nightingale’s song

This weight I carry I put on my own skin

All these walls that hold me back from love are built from within


Undress me and unfold me

Unravel me from all the places I hold too tight

Unbend me and unmold me

Make me a boat out of stars so I can cross this dark soul tonight.




Coming back for more


She was like moon and stars, she was sweeter than a candy bar

But she was not impressed with me, as you can plainly see

But I finally got my chance, two tickets to the high school dance

But  summer came and then she was gone gone gone gone gone

So I sang my lonely boy songs and I tried to get along

But I could not eat I could not sleep

I sat down on my bed and I hung my lonely boy head

And these words they came down so sweetly to me


Chorus:

Love is blind, love is kind, love will make your heart unwind

But keep coming back for more, keep coming back for more

Love is the reason for every season, it defies all logic and reason

Just keep coming back for more, its always knocking at your door.


Six years later I would meet a girl who start to spin my world

With kaleidoscope colors around and around

But I was too stupid to know just what I had so I made her go

When I drank too much wine with shinny tattooed girl so fine


Chorus


Bridge

Why can’t we see how it’s got to be

Even in the dark, there’s a spark inside of you

There’s a spark inside of me.



When the she finally came to me, my eyes could finally see

So I married that girl under the redwood trees

And everything was perfect and bright and I was bathed in a perfect light

And I thought to myself no more heartache for me.

But then my father died and lord how I cried and cried

I cursed the stars and I cursed the sky

When my sons were born love healed the parts that were torn

And when I look in their eyes an ocean sings to me and it says.


Chorus

 

The light that burns inside


I need to see the sea again and stand by her side

Watch my father’s ashes as they swirl deep inside

I need to see the sea again let her whisper quiet and shy

And I will fall in love again with the light that burns inside


I’ll sail with the speechless moon as my guide

and I'll watch the stars as they call with my heart open wide

I’ll sail with the speechless moon as the sea monsters hide

And I will fall in love again with the light that burns inside

And I will fall in love again with the light that burns inside


Jesus don’t cry for me

I’ll be alright eventually

Just take my hand and sit next to me

For I am going out to sea, for I am going out to sea

I’m going out to sea


I’ll pray to the God of Grace until I reach the other side

Let the wind decide my fate with every rising tide

I’ll pray to the God of Grace to wash these cloudy eyes

And I will fall in love again with the light that burns inside

I need to fall in love again with the light that burns inside

Please help me fall in love again with the light burns inside


One sweet wild life


I don’t want to think or worry or talk today

After a long dark night I can see the sun rising over bodega bay

And I don’t care if this feeling is just going to slip away

Right here, right now it seems like everything is going to be ok


I want to laugh from the belly and cry from my soul

I want to sing out loud as far as my voice will go

I want to let go of every demon that cuts me like a knife

I want to drink every drop of this one sweet wild life


solo


Sometimes the dark can kick your heart until it is black as coal

Sometimes the shadows in my head they can take their toll

I know there is so little in this life that I can control

So teach this boy how to kneel and raise his beggar’s bowl


I want to laugh from the belly and cry from my soul

I want to sing out loud as far as my voice will go

I want to let go of every demon that cuts me like a knife

I want to drink every drop of this one sweet wild life

Help my drink every drop of this one sweep wild life

 

 

Come Again


Love comes from afar

Love comes from wherever you are

Love comes through sickness and sin

Love comes through sin

Oh Love, come again.  Come again.


Waves like mountains crash over me

Waves of tears and mercy

Waves that seem to have no end

Oh Love, come again.  Come again



Bridge:

Forget your sorrows, forget your past

Forget gold and money it will never last

Forget your baggage it will only pull you under

Try something different, try to surrender


Oh how I long to see your face

Oh how I long to find some trace

Oh how I long for the daylight again

Oh Love, come again

Don’t give up on me my sweetest friend

Oh love, come again……come again.



Today


Today I won’t be angry I’ll set my hot coal down

Today I’ll let my shame go and let it sink into the ground

Sweetheart it takes a brave heart….to be alive


Today I’ll tear my walls down and open all the doors

Today I’ll float on grace let it carry me to shore

Sweetheart it takes a brave heart….to be alive


Gonna let it go, gonna let it go all this dead weight that makes me slow

Gonna  let it go, gonna let it go all this dead life that makes me old

Gonna let it, let it all go


Today I will set my fears down I will over come

Today I won’t hold my love I will come undone

Sweetheart it takes a brave heart….to be alive


Gonna let it go, gonna let it go all this dead weight that makes me slow

Gonna  let it go, gonna let it go all this dead life that makes me old

Gonna let it go


Here comes the sun and I’m wide awake

Here comes the sun and I’m wide awake

Don’t go back to sleep

Don’t go back to sleep

Don’t go back to sleep

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