Lyrics for the 2010 EP Before We Were Wise...


HOMONYM (BE MINE)

raise your glass to us i said; letís toast to what weíve found
a way that we can live, and love wonít raze us to the ground
but even though my love is fierce, your fears are all around

a hole thatís deep inside of you preys on you everyday
but love is whole and i accept this force of disarray
inside your reactions is a larger force to which you pray

youíre my home
youíre my season

youíre my window youíre my reason
so come home

when weíre apart i miss you; youíre a part of me inside
but you exercise your feelings with a love you wonít confide
so exorcise your anger and let the world know what you decide

everything inside of you youíre willing to accept
except the thing inside of you that seems to be adept
at taking everything, and anything, you wanted kept

youíre my home
youíre my season
youíre my window
youíre my reason
so come home

not everyone moves at the same pace
and itís easy to fall when youíre down
but inside your prison the prism grows bright
wonít you let all your colors come out

so baby be my homonym; letís be as one in name
youíll keep your letters, iíll keep mine; weíre different Ė thatís the game
so spell it how you want, but the sound is always the same

youíre my home
youíre my season
youíre my window
youíre my reason
so come home

TIME OUT

so where are we going?
he whispered in bed
i said i hope nowhere
iím over my head

the months they passed quickly
i loved you i knew
i knew you loved no one
especially you

and your time
was my time
and your kindness
found mine
and we walked
a fine line
that finally ran out

so where are we going?
i said to myself
and why am i waiting?
itís bad for my health

but timeís so seductive
time promises all
time beckons,
you follow,
and deeper, and deeper
and deeper
you fall

my time
was on my mind

when your fine line
found mine
and that kindness
felt right
but finally ran out

so hereís where itís going
timeís coming with me
not slowly or quickly
deliberately

timeís easy to forget
timeís nice to ignore

but betterís the moment that leaves you
wanting and asking for more

my time
was on my mind
when i left
your fine line
and thatís how
i keep mine
from running out

my time
was on my mind
when i left
your fine line
and thatís how
i keep time
from running out

GOODBYE (SAN FRANCISCO)

sweet and cold
i know itís wrong
to be so sold
on another lover
how will i leave you

iíve lived through your boom
iíve lived through your bust
your love for money has turned to lust

itís just a song
itís been so long
is it wrong
to want another

will you let me go?
walk through the gate?
i want to know
why i want to wait
this seduction is my reduction
can I say goodbye?

goodbye.....

iíve tried to make due
iíve tried to love you
you kept slipping away

you know i gave in
and Iíll do it again
you keep slipping away
goodbyeÖ

10000 PIECES

100 miles above
itís floating in spades
space debrisís lingering, and
itís in disarray

10000 pieces
are floating in space
at six miles a second
theyíre too fast to chase

there are 10000 pieces in orbit
itís always there you canít forget
the 10000 pieces in orbit

100 thoughts above
theyíre floating in spades
memories lingering
and theyíre in disarray

doubts and decisions
orbit my space
at six miles a second
theyíre hard to embrace

i have 10000 pieces in orbit
theyíre always there i canít forget
the 10000 pieces in orbit

so get out your hard hat
and shield from the sky
then reign in your orbit
and go back inside

10000 cameras
take pictures of time
they help us remember
an internal rhyme

clear the trajectory
try hard just to see
among falling pieces
lives poetry

there are 10000 pieces in orbit
itís always there you canít forget
the 10000 pieces inÖ

PESCADERO

and the reeds were laughing at the trees
i thought the seas and the river and the bees
would help me find my mind
but all they did was remind me
of you
in pescadero

and the waves came crashing in
and the din
in that minute
reminded me of how we used walk
and gawk
at all the talking people
moving through time
you were mine
in pescadero

and i knew that you were mine
and it was time to go
although
i needed to know
why
you took me back
in pescadero

and in the memory of time
there is this memory of mine
the line was crossed
and tossed aside
you knew my mind
the light was blinding
from the sky
that night
in pescadero

and then the beating of the hearts
grew apart
but not so far
that i donít remember you

Öi donít remember you

THE OTHER SIDE

maybe thatís the way you will find it
if you keep tryiní
maybe thatís the way
they write it
so youíll keep on buyiní

they say you should
what if you could
youíve just got toÖ
get to the other side

maybe thatís the way youíll achieve it
no reprieve
maybe thatís the way
so youíll seek
relief

who decides it, who writes it
tradition ainít elijah
so enough of the other sideÖ.

cause thereís always, always goldÖ

maybe thatís the way
just give up tryiní
give up buying it
maybe thatís the way
just give up buyiní
youíll still be fine

youíve got enough
a lot of stuff
itís not that tough to
get to the other sideÖ

cause thereís always, always goldÖ

is there anything
really beckoning
canít this be it
here in this skin
cause thereís always always gold

cause thereís always always gold
cause youíre already on the other sideÖ