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keep on dreaming

this was the first song I ever wrote, about 30 years ago when I was 16.

Float down the river
Look up at the stars
Climb the highest mountain
And find out who you are
Walk through the forest
Sail the deep blue sea
Open up you heart and let you spirit be free

Time waits for no one
But someone waits for time
Perched on a limb
They see their castles in the sky
I'd like to find a way
To make these dreams come true
But all I know is what we are
Is what we try and do, together

chorus
I've been around a long time now
And I can see what's going down
If it were up to me I'd change the world
All the things I'd like to see
Like love and peace and harmony
And a smile
For every boy and girl

Out on an island
Riding with the sun
Into eternity
The journey has begun
If were to make it
On this earth
That we all share
Protect the wilderness
The oceans and the air

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Joined: Mar 12 2008
deep thoughts

Blah bliggitty blah
Ooh ooh ahh
Shish boom bah
Ha ha ha

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Joined: Aug 11 2008
come home to Love

come home to Love
where ever you may stray
when the hallways shrink
and darken with shadow
come home to Love
if they rip your ticket
and say wait over here
but you see your ship
is leaving
come home to Love
when you moved away
it seemed okay
you wanted to make it
on your own
show you could really
take it
and if you've found
the treasure
you were after
then stand up tall
and hold your ground
for when the wind blows
the fools away
we'll see who is
still standing
talking normally
come home to Love
remember how the
first two piggie
houses blew away
in the wind
but that brick
shithouse still stands
come home to Love
while you still can
time's a wasting
did you listen to
the words of the songs
that you were playing?
come home to Love
where it's always like
you never left

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now

when me desires turned to expectations
they took wings like griffins
and derailed my loco-motive
train
I wish I had a known about that
before it started to rain
Hey pull your head in
out of the wind
It's really starting to
blow
now
Pull your blanket in
tighter around you
And move closer to
the fire
I'll tell you a
story
now
One that will really
take you higher
Cause we're gonna climb
that hill
Sooner or later
We'll scale it like fish
And laugh when we get
to the top
And keep right on going
Flying
now
We're never gonna stop
Throw another log
on the fire
You're really gonna
like where I'm going
on this
You can leave all your stuff
over there
You won't need it where you're
going
now
Empty of all
hopes and dreams
But full of what
I cannot speak
There is only
this
now
Let it flow
All over you
now
Where the goosebumps
Run like crazy fools
Over your senses
And you forget
where you were going
now
What was I here to get?
What was the last thing
that I just thought?
It's all shredding
out there behind me
now
like tattered clothes
Oh yeah, that story
about the pilgrim
Standing in the barn door
in the rain
Yeah, pull your head in
out of the wind
It's really starting to
blow
now.

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faceless

it goes without saying
the heavenly choir is
assembling
there's gonna be a
hoe-down
-if you passed the test
we'll see you there
on that other shore
underneath the rainbows
with that certain smile
un- believable ever knowing
down in the valley
the smoke rises
around the pile of ashes
up on the mountain
the fire's still burning bright
you can see the flames
through the trees at night
though you don't know
you're flying low
head in the clouds
don't stop to compare
until you're ready
to turn that finger around
when the light shines down
it doesn't matter where
you are

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Seraph Game

The room is empty, identical insight appraising orthographical difficulties
Inactive omens once swept across an empty windowsill
Have become a manifestation of this cathartic fruition.

Play’s a game of name the seraph
Privilege to die without ego liberated without weight
Neutrality freewill carbon and ash
Expressions of blessed determination remain ever certain

Abide for the occasion remnants of what will be again
None of them are here, as if ghost are hidden
Behind the window in a charade of shadow and shade

Sudden liberation from the inner-struggle
Instinctive projection intuitive action inevitable compassion
Voices of belonging assonance follows
Causeway spirit appear in after-space

Is there anywhere hidden?Tranquil sense of ceaselessness
Neutrality giving presence unto the space between
Revealing everywhere the wind can hide

Play a game of name the angel
Grasp transfiguration of deathlessness
Fold the shroud as the flowers that close at night
Perseverance maintains common air, ordinary breath.

Intuitive embodiment allude familiar clue rebuke the grey
In the midst of mystery anomaly hints
The room is empty left to only stillness

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Joined: Mar 12 2008
take a ride

Let the sun shine down, and let the river flow
Hold me in your arms while the seasons come and go
And when the dawn breaks, I'll be by your side
Come with me, let's take a ride

Let the rain fall down, and let the flowers grow
Take me by the hand and never let me go
And when the storm breaks, I'll be by your side
Come with me, let's take a ride

Let your love shine down, everywhere you go
And if you'll come with me, I just want you to know
Whatever roads we take, I'll be by your side
So come with me girl, let's take a ride

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under cover of another

Living my life under cover of another
But now I know it's time
for me to live,
A life of my own

All this time and you'd think
I would have learned it
But here I stand; all alone
Waiting for the sound of you
Pulling in the driveway
Hoping for the sound
of your voice on the phone.

So many days, gone by wasted
I don't want to waste any more,
I told you, I showed you, it's all I can do;
The rest is up to you.
And me, I need to see
That I'm not the answer to somebody's problem
It's time for me to live
A life of my own

Got to go home and sit awhile
God, I got to be alone

Will the rest of the world please
move over for one more man on his own

||: I don't know
---- I hope so :||

So many days gone by wasted
waiting for your letter
Sitting by the phone

Got to go home and sit awhile
God, I need to be alone

I spent all my life
Under cover of another
But now I know it's time
For me to live
A life of my own.

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the shepherd and his sheep

Like the shepherd
calling to his sheep
--Softly calling
---Softly calling
They know the sound of his voice
And his feet as they are
--Softly falling
---Softly falling
Leading into all green pastures
With plenty of sweet clover
To eat.
No thought of wolves here,
Just the faithful shepherd
and his grateful sheep
--Softly dreaming
---Softly dreaming
They can hear him coming
They know the sound of his feet
They can hear him calling
--Softly calling
---Softly calling

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rhymes that don't

roses are red , violets are blue, i like peanut butter, can you skate?

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