• Look out of any window
    Any morning, any evening, any day
    Maybe the sun is shining
    Birds are winging, no rain is falling from a heavy sky
    What do you want me to do
    To do for you to see you through?
    For this is all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago

    Walk out of any doorway
    Feel your way like the day before
    Maybe you'll find direction
    Around some corner where it's been waiting to meet you
    What do you want me to do
    To watch for you while you're sleeping?
    Then please don't be surprised when you find me dreaming too

    Look into any eyes
    You find by you; you can see clear to another day
    Maybe been seen before
    Through other eyes on other days while going home
    What do you want me to do
    To do for you to see you through?
    It's all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago

    Walk into splintered sunlight
    Inch your way through dead dreams to another land
    Maybe you're tired and broken
    Your tongue is twisted with words half spoken and thoughts unclear
    What do you want me to do
    To do for you, to see you through?
    A box of rain will ease the pain and love will see you through

    Just a box of rain, wind and water
    Believe it if you need it, if you don't just pass it on
    Sun and shower, wind and rain
    In and out the window like a moth before a flame

    And it's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there
    Believe it if you need it or leave it if you dare
    And it's just a box of rain, or a ribbon for your hair
    Such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be there

  • When I was hoppin' freights and makin' payments on the farm
    Here between the angels and the deep blue sea
    You were runnin', laughin', growin' sheltered from the storm
    Dreamin' of the day the moon would set you free
    Yeah, to sing your siren song so sweet and warm

    River run deep
    River run slow
    Get a little restless
    Wanna see some whales blow

    River run cold
    River run clear
    That feeling always gets to me
    'Round about this time of year

    Scoutin' unknown borders under multi-colored moons
    In the wildest flights of cosmic mystery
    Rang a single soarin' tone that strung the sky in tune
    As the silence in my heart rose from the sea
    Aaah, to greet you in the dawn with a pale harpoon

    River run restless
    River run high
    Runnin' thru a hailstorm
    Try to catch a star on the fly

    River run muddy
    River flow like tears
    Cocoon of life surroundin' us
    Holdin' all our hopes and fears

    Reach behind the wind
    Search beyond the stars
    We're the life on Mars

    When the day grows dark and scary scatterin' the light
    All the colors run away and hide behind your knees
    The same sweet thunder tumbles rollin' down the night
    Like a mothership that calls for you and me
    Come on, and drift along that sky river bright

    River run swiftly
    River run wide
    Feel like sailin'
    On the morning tide

    River run golden
    River run true
    Set a course and follow
    Ooooh, the star that leads to you

  • Chopped olive sandwiches, roses and wine
    Cold ripe persimmons, my sweet Clementine

    There's a chill in the meadow, of bottomless time
    I go on, I go on, I cannot fill my cup
    There's a hole in the bottom, the spring has dried up

    I run through the forests of linear time
    Chop through the branches and cut through the vines

    I'll be back in a moment, though it may take me years
    In the lava rock canyons corroded with fears
    Of corruptible bodies and grief beyond tears

    I'll go on till I hear the sweet voices behind
    That I've left for the comfort of cold Clementine

  • I can't stay here much longer, Melinda
    The sun is getting high
    I can't help you with your troubles
    If you won't help with mine
    I gotta get down
    I gotta get down
    Gotta get down to the mine

    You keep me up just one more night
    I can't stop here no more
    Little Ben clock says quarter to eight
    You kept me up till four
    I gotta get down
    I gotta get down
    Or I can't work there no more

    Lotta poor man make a five dollar bill
    Will keep him happy all the time
    Some other fellow's making nothing at all
    And you can hear him cry

    Can I go, buddy, can I go down
    Take your shift at the mine
    Gotta get down to the Cumberland mine
    That's where I mainly spend my time

    Make good money, five dollars a day
    If I made any more I might move away

    Lotta poor man got the Cumberland Blues
    He can't win for losing
    Lotta poor man got to walk the line
    Just to pay his union dues

    I don't know now, I just don't know
    If I'm going back again
    I don't know now, I just don't know
    If I'm going back again

  • Will your high hopes get you there
    Goal so far and yet so near
    You can't ignore the writing on the wall
    Every time you rise you fall
    End's nowhere in sight at all
    Why should you pick it up and try again

    Give it up, 'cause you can't win
    Let it go while you still can
    Gave it all you had, now you're feelin' bad
    So you're gone, ready to roam
    You come on so strong with that same sad song
    Wherever you go
    Run along, take your ball and go home

    Promised yet another chance
    Forbidden just a single glance
    So much rides on what you say and do
    Discarded truths and famous myths
    Tales that life deceives you with
    Certain things you always thought you knew

    Helpful hands that pull you down (note 1)
    Smaller minds turn you around
    Friends in need are never really true
    So why should you put trust in this
    The bridge above the dark abyss
    You never learned you can't make all the rules

    Run along, take your ball and go home
    Take a hike, we ain't got all night
    Take your ball, get out my house, go home

  • If only I could be less blind
    If only I knew what to find
    Everywhere and all of the time
    It's bending my mind

    Confusion's Prince is at my door
    The crown I wear is the one he wore
    He's here to bring me down some more
    And bend my mind

    The friendly stranger call my name
    He only wants me for his game
    But it don't matter just the same
    I'll bend his mind

    I'll wave my flags into the sun
    I've fought my wars and now they're won
    And I didn't need nobody's gun
    I bent their minds

  • When the cardboard cowboy dreams and his cornucopia
    Opens up the sky and blows my mind to the corners of
    [Far in bar rent shine] running beneath high trembling dove
    Leaving me transfixed and raving in the wake of the hammer blow

    On my way out of town I stumbled on the shards of a hungry [scream]
    And further up into the backdoor circle, where the [power and crystal sea]
    [Could this go rise by all allow brater] on the strength of an anguished sigh
    And a paranoid re-entry blanket flies sleeping on a sling shot ride

    As my patchwork [world/quilt] unravels, I ramble yes too high
    [From the looping antrobus with his magic meant so high]
    Shining out a masquerade from dawn to alpha plus
    Watching mashed potatoes dribble in the heat of reality's earth

    [For the intro doom from] running to him
    It wasn't ever so
    Turns the wall into the sky above me, there is no place to run

  • Firefly
    Can you see me?
    Shine on, glowing
    Brief and brightly

    Could you imagine (note 1)
    One summer day
    That same night
    Be on your way

    Do you remember?
    Hearts were too cold
    Seasons had frozen us (note 2)
    Into our souls

    People were saying
    The whole world is burning
    Ashes were scattered
    Too hard to turn (note 3)

    Upside out
    Or inside down
    False alarm, the only game in town
    No man's land, the only game in town (note 4)
    Terrible, the only game in town

    Don't you hear me?
    Seen unclearly

    What is a man
    Deep down inside
    But a raging beast
    With nothing to hide

  • Halfway past two on Monday through the silent loom
    Rolling down Wild Hair Boulevard with the rising of the [poon]
    Hot damn, it's Mother's Day, don't you all look fine
    Promenading down the long car ocean, yes it's nice and sipping wine

    We got poets, shuckers and godzilla's grandmother
    Sweet little frozen no suit
    We got Speed Racer and his arcade androids
    Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues

    See here lover, may I tighten your cap?
    Honey, may I loosen your load?
    You hold on to this hand grenade while I ...

    I remember some chicks from the skid row
    Come along the city streets too
    Silly says, I say it once, for you it's cold steel and slow

    Its sounds have all ruptured, with chairs and flying glass
    Silly swept out in the sauna, shouting verse and kickin' ass
    Back then, what seemed to happ

  • Saint Stephen with a rose
    In and out of the garden he goes
    Country garland in the wind and the rain (note 1)
    Wherever he goes the people all complain

    Stephen prosper in his time
    Well he may, and he may decline
    Did it matter, does it now?
    Stephen would answer if he only knew how

    Wishing well with a golden bell
    Bucket hanging clear to hell
    Hell half way twixt now and then
    Stephen fill it up and lower down, and lower down again

    Lady finger, dipped in moonlight
    Writing "What for?" across the morning sky
    Sunlight splatters dawn with answers
    Darkness shrugs and bids the day goodbye

    Speeding arrow, sharp and narrow
    What a lot of fleeting matters you have spurned
    Several seasons with their treasons
    Wrap the babe in scarlet colours, call it your own

    Did he doubt or did he try?
    Answers a-plenty in the by and by
    Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills
    One man gathers what another man spills (note 2)

    Saint Stephen will remain
    All he's lost he shall regain
    Seashore washed by the suds and the foam
    Been here so long he's got to calling it home

    Fortune comes a-crawling, Calliope woman
    Spinning that curious sense of your own
    Can you answer? Yes I can
    But what would be the answer to the answer man?

    -----(William Tell Bridge)-----
    High green chilly winds and windy vines in loops (note 3)
    Around the twined shafts of lavender
    They're crawling to the sun

    Underfoot the ground is patched
    With climbing arms of ivy wrapped
    Around the manzanita stark and shiny in the breeze

    Wonder who will water all the children of the garden
    When they sigh about the barren lack
    Of rain and droop so hungry 'neath the sky

    William Tell has stretched his bow
    Till it won't stretch no furthermore
    And/or it will require a change that hasn't come before (Note 4)

  • No more time to tell how
    This is the season of what
    Now is the time of returning
    With our thought jewels polished and gleaming

    Now is the time past believing
    The child has relinquished the reign
    Now is the test of the boomerang
    Tossed in the night of redeeming

    Eight-sided whispering hallelujah hatrack
    Seven-faced marble eye transitory dream doll
    Six proud walkers on jingle-bell rainbow
    Five men writing in fingers of gold
    Four men tracking the great white sperm whale
    Three girls wait in a foreign dominion
    Ride in the whalebelly
    Fade away in moonlight
    Sink beneath the waters
    To the coral sands below
    Now is the time of returning

  • Truckin' got my chips cashed in
    Keep truckin' like the doodah man
    Together, more or less in line
    Just keep truckin' on

    Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on Main Street
    Chicago, New York, Detroit and its all the same street
    Your typical city involved in a typical daydream
    Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings

    Dallas got a soft machine
    Houston too close to New Orleans
    New York got the ways and means
    But just won't let you be

    Most of the cats that you meet on the street speak of true love
    Most of the time they're sitting and crying at home
    One of these days they know they gotta get going
    Out of the door and into the street all alone

    Truckin' like the doodah man
    Once told me "Gotta play your hand
    Sometimes the cards ain't worth a dime
    If you don't lay them down"

    Sometimes the lights all shining on me
    Other times I can barely see
    Lately it occurs to me
    What a long strange trip it's been

    What in the world ever became of sweet Jane? (note 1)
    She lost her sparkle you know she isn't the same
    Living on reds and vitamin C and cocaine
    All her friends can say is ain't it a shame

    Truckin' up to Buffalo
    Been thinking you got to mellow slow
    Takes time, you pick a place to go
    Just keep truckin' on

    Sitting and staring out of the hotel window
    Got a tip they're gonna kick the door in again
    Like to get some sleep before I travel
    But if you got a warrant I guess you're gonna come in

    Busted down on Bourbon Street
    Set up like a bowling pin
    Knocked down, it gets to wearing thin
    They just won't let you be

    You're sick of hanging around, you'd like to travel
    Get tired of travelling you want to settle down
    I guess they can't revoke your soul for trying
    Get out of the door, light out and look all around

    Sometimes the lights all shining on me
    Other times I can barely see
    Lately it occurs to me
    What a long strange trip it's been

    Truckin' I'm a going home
    Whoa, whoa, baby, back where I belong
    Back home, sit down and patch my bones
    And get back truckin' on

  • Blue light rain, whoa, unbroken chain
    Looking for familiar faces in an empty window pane
    Listening for the secret, searching for the sound
    But I could only hear the preacher and the baying of his hounds

    Willow sky, whoa, I walk and wonder why
    They say love your brother but you will catch it when you try
    Roll you down the line boy, drop you for a loss
    Ride out on a cold railroad and nail you to a cross

    November and more as I wait for the score
    They're telling me forgiveness is the key to every door
    A slow winter day, a night like forever
    Sink like a stone, float like a feather

    Lilac rain, unbroken chain
    Song of the Saw-Whet owl
    Out on the mountain it'll drive you insane
    Listening to the winds howl

    Unbroken chain of sorrow and pearls
    Unbroken chain of sky and sea
    Unbroken chain of the western wind
    Unbroken chain of you and me

  • Gonna wave, gonna wave
    Gonna wave to the wind
    Gonna wave my way
    My way on through the wind
    Gonna wave, gonna wave
    Gonna wave to the wind
    Gonna wave my way to
    Places I never have been

    Gonna wave to the curious people (note 1)
    Looking on from the side of
    The road as I'm rolling on by
    Wave goodbye to the trouble
    That's always on my mind
    Gonna jumpstart my life
    Or go down trying

    Gonna wave to the memories
    I carry in my heart and the
    New ones I'll find along my way
    To the new millennium
    Reeling round the bend like
    A dove or some dark-winged bird of prey

    Gonna wave, gonna wave
    Gonna wave to the wind
    Gonna wave my way
    My way on through the wind
    Gonna wave, gonna wave
    Gonna wave to the wind
    Gonna wave my way to the
    Edge of the world and jump in

    Gonna snap like a rippling banner (note 2)
    Sailing sheets to the breeze over
    Cloudy oceans to the moon (note 3)
    I could hold out forever
    Keeping it together
    Or wish upon a star and call the tune

    Lift my voice like the young man (note 4)
    Broken in the war who
    Cries out to know the reason why (note 5)
    Gonna stand and deliver (note 6)
    A passionate song to the
    High wide and handsome morning sky

    Gonna wave, gonna wave
    Gonna wave to the wind
    Gonna wave my way
    My way on through the wind
    Gonna wave, gonna wave
    Gonna wave while the wind
    Plays the stars, the sky, the
    Moon and the night like a hymn

    Gonna ride with the rolling thunder (note 7)
    Let the sky crack assunder
    As lightning cries out of the rain
    Gonna wade across rivers
    Gathered in the stream from the
    Mountains that rise above the plain

    Wave away my confusion
    That drives this delusion (note 8)
    So long I forgot that I could fly
    Soar aloft like a songbird
    Dancing in the wind
    Singing long, singing loud, singing high

    Gonna wave, gonna wave
    Gonna wave to the wind
    Gonna wave my way
    My way on through the wind
    Gonna speak to the breeze
    Add my voice to the wind
    Singing: say, can you see
    By the dawn's early light streaming in?