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Lost?

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR WAY
DID YOU FORGET HOW TO PLAY
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT
BUT ONLY FIND NIGHT

IS THE MUSIC BUT A MEMORY
THAT YOU CAN’T QUITE SEE
FADING AWAY IN THE BREEZE
LIKE A MOMENTARY SQUEEZE

YOU CAN’T FEEL IT ANYMORE
BUT YOU DID ONCE BEFORE
ESCAPING YOUR ARM’S REACH
LIKE THE TIDE FROM THE BEACH

FURTHER, FURTHER AWAY IT GOES
ONLY THOSE WHO STILL HEAR IT KNOWS
WHERE ITS SWEET REFRESHMENT FLOWS
THEY DRINK IT IN AND SOAK THEIR TOES

CRISP AND COOL, THE ELIXIR OF LIFE
PLUNGING DEEP LIKE A SURGEONS KNIFE
REMOVING THE HURT, RELEASING THE PAIN
FREEING YOUR SOUL TO RIDE ON THE TRAIN

ARE’NT YOU GLAD YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT STILL
GOING ROUND AND ROUND, A PART OF THE WHEEL
SPINNING AND TWIRLING AND SMILING AND FREE
BECAUSE YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE SKELETON KEY

OR ARE YOU ONE OF THE LONELY PEOPLE
LIKE AN ABANDONED CHURCH WHICH LOST ITS STEEPLE
STILL BEAUTIFUL INSIDE BUT PAINFUL TO SEE
KNOWING WHAT IT ONCE USED TO BE

HOLDING THE GHOSTS OF PROMISES UNFULFILLED
A JAGGED WOUND NEVER EVER TO BE HEALED
JUST THE SHELL OF WHAT WAS, NOW EMPTY AND SAD
NO LONGER SHINING WITH THE LIGHT IT HAD

THE BAND NEVER STOPPED PLAYING THEIR SONG
YOU NEVER REALLY STOPPED DANCING ALONG
THE STARS WERE ALWAYS GLISTENING
YOU ONLY FORGOT TO KEEP ON LISTENING
JUST FOR A LITTLE WHILE
NOW, THERES NOTHING LEFT TO DO BUT SMILE, SMILE, SMILE
Tim

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Quest

One by one
I wander
through empty rooms
and closets full of candles
....searching

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Perfect

I don't feel wasted at all
I feel perfect
How do you explain that
I feel perfect
3 am darkness
I feel perfect
Not prepared for hatred
though I know it's out there
But I can't change this
it feels perfect
Right now in my thought
I feel perfect
Don't ask me about
An hour from now
Because right now
I feel perfect

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phosphorescent jellyfish

floating
floating on an ocean of salt
like phosphorescent jellyfish
floating
rolling
rolling down the road
like an old red and white
pickup truck
rolling
finding
finding what we're after
after all these years
finding
just being
just being like an
old yellow coat
waiting on the wall
just being
glowing
glowing like a flashing
summer fire fly
glowing
seeing
seeing all that
could be everywhere
seeing
hearing
hearing the music in the air
the sparkles in your hair
hearing
floating
floating on an ocean of salt
like phosphorescent jellyfish
floating

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Baby's in the Back Seat

Baby's in the back seat, takin' off her shoes
I'm drinking courage, vodka and juice
She says she wants to do it, if I know the moves
Baby's in the back seat, givin' me the blues

Baby's in the back seat, straightenin' up her hair
I was gonna do it, but she said she didn't care
If I didn't get her home on time, her dad won't let her date
Now baby's in the back seat, baby, please don't be late

Baby's in the back seat, lookin' in the mirror
Everytime I look at her, the future's gettin' clearer
Her daddy's mad, my daddy's glad
That his boy's a daddy now
And baby's in the back seat, suckin' on her thumb
Baby and me, see how far we have come

Baby's in the back seat, crankin' up a smile
And now I know, we're ridin' in style
Cause baby's in the back seat, kickin' off her shoes
Baby's in the back seat, givin' me the blues

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lost kittens of paradise

the lost kittens of paradise
its so sad when reality
when reality is just a phase
or worse a drug craze
you came so close only
to get spun off into space
leaving no trace
what we build on the flood side
gets washed away every day
when we build on our solid side
it stays it stays
the lost kittens of paradise
walking around with strings
around their necks
being led by a streetkid
who thinks God is trey
open your eyes open your mind
its your last best chance
to hop the soul train
its leaving every day

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there is only Life

Looking down from above
We see the same old pleas
It's the first argument you'll see
when you leave reality;
Mine's the one, yours is done
I am the one, look what yours has done
its been like that since you all
Started to build a tower
and tried to touch the sky
isn't it enough that
There is only Life
perfect and everlasting
you don't have to fight for it
it comes perpetually
free from my fountain
isn't it enough that
I hold all intelligence
Truth and beauty in my hand
isn't it enough that I made you perfect
Perfect harmless and free
There is only Life
I never left anyone out of the Truth
You have full authority to
look out upon the world as I do
There is only Life
You can see what I see
You are all good ideas
forever in perfect harmony
Now look down, see what I mean?
it's the first argument you'll see,
if you're leaving reality.
Why? because it is the limit of the
finite concept, it can come no further.
it is left to argue this most
pointless of points
"Which word is better with which to
refer to Me?"
But let your thought raise up
and see, everyone who
makes it past there,
is here with Me.
To look out from Truth,
and welcome everyone home.
I dont care what name you call
me, your religions are a false
honor at best.
Dont sell yourself short;
I made you, so I made you
perfect, not mortal like
the fatally flawed way you fashioned
yourself.
The way I made you, you understand.
You deadhead people, you've seen
me, you called me
"Infinity" Eternity" Creativity"
All correct, but then mostly you forgot about
what you saw when human life got hard. biggo mistako.
I am MOST here for you when you
have driven yourself into hard times.
You deadheadios should of all,
know where to find Me.
And if you could at least remember,
I'm never on any of your sides,
you have to be on My side.
Infinite Divine Love.
Thats all you should need to know.
isnt that enuogh?
There is only Life.

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Deadheads of Obama

Parade

Cool & Relaxed the beat cat wore a white hat.
Thinking over what was once left to remember.
Learn to walk all over again, redeveloping innate skills.
Summer night regain ever developing sense of something still going on.
Fraud system, turn back the peoples champion.
Perpetrated by predatory courts, a king appointed.

The roll of the dice, mother patriotism rejects war, as an option.
Caskets shipped home in boxcars.
Re-enter a work force against innovation, medical technology, fuel independence.
While on this earth attempt reconciliation, maintaining angles in the darkness.
Return a smile with nothing to say.
From towers declare victory, outside a parade of failure.

How long will the failing last?
As long will we watch what passes.

I Approve

I am Jesus and I approve of this war.
I am the Constitution and I approve of the dismantling of the American way of life.
I am Florida and I approve of voter fraud.
I am a Pig and I approve of this mud.
I am the Supreme Court and I approve of being loaded.
I am your President and I approve of my shit eating grin.
I am a Carbon based fuel and I approve of this global quality of transportation.
I am the Tax code and I approve of this corporate welfare.
I am Human and I approve of this exploitation.
I am Allah and I approve of this beheading.
I am the Earth and I approve of this treatment.
I am Jesus and I approve of this war
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Another reason not to vote for.

Vote no promise.
Vote for if they.
Vote told you so.
Vote for no other reason.
Vote for the right reason.
Vote symbolic offering.
Vote intangible truth.
Vote lesser of three evils.
Vote fools warning.
Vote maybe next time, maybe never again.
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Note to Self

it's all just a lot of blah blah blah,
on this side of the mountain;
if you're not walking on the water,
or raising up the dead;

then it's all just a lot of blah blah blah;
heard it all before, got to go now
got no time for silly nonsense,
that's a good theory, now prove it to me,
kind brotherman;

you got no bank account here
we've seen your type face before
gonna get the kind bro chilldown
the innie family freeze out
so cold that it burns;

but if you need to feel
like you belong,
you just walk along the edges
skirt along the fringes;
always outside living,
and sideways glancing,
seems ok for now;
it's so easy to forget

that it's all just a lot of blah blah blah
if you're not walking on the water
or raising up the dead;
it's all just a lot of blah blah blah;
the only family we belong to
is the family we are
all in.

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bail me out

10/1/08

Standing here by the ocean
Waves roll in an endless motion
Almost thought I had a notion
Like when dreams come true

Stopped to take a look around
Listening for the sound
Try to find some common ground
I'd give it all to you

But there I go again
Out searchin' for a friend
Waiting for you to plant a seed

I just had to let you know
I won't ever let you go
Love is all we'll ever need

Standing here by the ocean
Far away from the commotion
Looking at an empty cup
That only love can fill

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