LYRICS

Down To The Garden

There are days i wake
To peace i can’t explain
That comes and carries me
And the plans i made when I was young
Have only left me distracted
From all the many things I’d never change
It’s no use trying to rearrange
Whats come and gone

Go down to the garden
And see the things we’ve planted
Up from all that’s whithered
though often took for granted
Grows flowers we’ve not planted
Reminding me

In a photograph
There’s a quiet country house
With windows facing west
And i’m standing with
A girl that’s come to walk beside me
And when the leaves
fall gently down upon her golden hair
I’ll take her to the altar stairs
And say ‘I’m yours’

Go down to the garden
And see the things we’ve planted
Up from all that’s whithered
though often took for granted
Grows flowers we’ve not planted
Reminding me

Our love will grow
Our love will grow
I know

 

Sweet Relief

Sweet Relief
To wake to the rain upon my roof
In the attic by my bed
Loud enough
To wake me to the visions that had come
Taken root in the night

Oh trouble, be gentle
When you bring me pain
Oh trouble, come soft
Like the morning rain
But don’t stop when i tell you
Turn your ear when i beg for you to leave
‘Til you’ve taught me 
And I’ve learned from thee

Sweet Relief
To know that the spirit of change
Receives me in it’s arms
But what’s it take
To know and recognize
The touch of wisdom
When it greets me with a fight?

Oh trouble, be gentle
When you bring me pain
Oh trouble, come soft
Like the morning rain
But don’t stop when i tell you
Turn your ear when i beg for you to leave
‘Til you’ve taught me 
And I’ve learned from thee

Oh trouble, do i hear my name
When you’re talking behind closed doors?
Is it debts unpaid, or the money i’ve made
That brings you back once more?

All my life i’ve fought with you
Tryin’ to make my way 
through the pouring rain

Coattails To Tennessee

I get no sleep with the weight on my mind
I’m losing my innocence as the time
Goes by, goes by, oh no
I quit my job and I turned in my key
And rode on the coattails to Tennessee
To get by, get by

But all hope ain’t gone
All hope ain’t gone, oh no
I’m right where I belong

‘Cause this was not my decision
I’ve been bound by the vision
That brought me here and bares by name
Whether timeless or tragic
Just give me the magic I need

I don’t know much but I learn what I can
My wide eyes taught me to be a man
To get by, get by, oh no
And my old man, I won’t do you know shame
If I’ve got problems I’ll take the blame
To get by, get by

But all hope ain’t gone
All hope ain’t gone, oh no
I’m right where I belong

‘Cause this was not my decision
I’ve been bound by the vision
That brought me here and bares by name
Whether timeless or tragic
Just give me the magic I need

There ain’t nothing out there I’m owed
I know I know I know
There ain’t nothing out there I’m owed
I know I know I know

It Took The Fire

In the dark a light was creeping
Shadows cast by shame
A tongue of fire was calling out my name
I found no rest ‘til all was taken
Burned up in the flames
With nothing left, I saw what I became

It took the fire to save my soul
It took the fire to change me
Glory shown in the ashes blowing away
It took the fire to save my soul
It took the fire to change me
Glory shown in the ashes blowing away

Look upon the morning breaking
Up beyond the trees
What once was lost now brings me to my knees
All hail to the fire maker
Who takes back my grief 
Wash my hands
And still my disbelief

It took the fire to save my soul
It took the fire to change me
Glory shown in the ashes blowing away
It took the fire to save my soul
It took the fire to change me
Glory shown in the ashes blowing away

Stay Humble

It’s for your own
It’s for your own goodness sake
It’s for your own protection
From steps that you might take
I’m selfish, there i said it
It scares me when i see
That i can’t deny what comes so naturally

Stay humble, humble, humble
Stay humble, 
humble

It’s for your own
It’s for your own clear view
It’s for your own efforts
To hold on to whats true
My comfort and my glory
Are shaken when i see
That my life’s not a story about me

Stay humble, humble, humble
Stay humble, 
humble

Could someone please
Awaken me from my sleep?
Could someone please
Awaken me from my sleep?
If you would wipe the sleep from my eyes
I could die to myself tonight
‘Cause i’ve been asleep, asleep, asleep

Stay humble, humble, humble
Stay humble, 
humble

One More Chance

Grew up trying not to be 
Another small town casualty
And when I left the Midwest 
For city lights and unrest
You stayed back holding your own

And though I try to justify 
Chasing stars still in my eyes
There’s nothing for me here 
Worth half as much as you dear
And it still doesn’t feel like home

Come on baby
give me one more chance to be your man
Won’t you follow my blue-collar girl?
Come on baby 
Give me one more chance to be your man
It’s not so tough, baby when we’re saving up
For you and me

All the lights have faded blue, 
Another last call thinking of you
I was so young when i met you, 
Still younger when I left you
Would you take back day dreaming fool?

Come on baby 
Give me one more chance to be your man
Won’t you follow my blue-collar girl?
Come on baby 
Give me one more chance to be your man
It’s not so tough, baby when we’re saving up
For you and me

Take a look around
Come on won’t you
Take a look around

A Sailor's Tune

We first met 
When you were livin’ in Tennessee
In a world full of land
You were made for the sea
Under the starry sky
We dreamt of what could be
And all us boys 
Would follow your lead
All just to taste the wonder

Of deep unknown
World unseen
Whispers the words
Sung by all those redeemed

Now angels unvail
The unmistaken wind 
That fills your sails
Salvation found at sea
Finally free to cast off and sail away

Your ship
Set off for the Bering Sea
Its hands reached, tried to take
But couldn’t receive
Under the wild sky
You fought against its roar
When did you know
It’s burden was boar
Long ‘fore it came upon you?

Can you hear
Church bells scream?
Ringin’ the song
Sung by all those redeemed

Now angels unvail
The unmistaken wind 
That fills your sails
Salvation found at sea
And your memory will never fade away

Into the arms of the boundless

Into the arms of the boundless

Into the arms of the boundless

Tried To Measure

To see if our love had grown
I tried to measure 
With sticks and stones
Your spirit, in self keeping
Let the door swing
While i was sleeping

I’m sorry love
For being so human
Sometimes I just don’t know
What I’m doing
Oh my darling, 
If you’re still sad come tomorrow
Damn the sorrow

If you did have for me
The expectations 
That I had for you
My spirit, in self keeping
Would have let the door swing
While you were sleeping

I’m sorry love
For being so human
Sometimes I just don’t know
What I’m doing
Oh my darling, 
If you’re still sad come tomorrow
Damn the sorrow

Don't Leave

Of course we’re gonna to disappoint
Don’t tell me that i deserve better
Of course i was gonna fall for you
What did you expect me to do?

Don’t leave
I’ve got so much to tell you
And theres no more need to generalize
I can’t really change 
How you feel for me, honey
I just need some peace tonight

If this should be the easy part
Than why’s it always seem so hard?
‘Cause all we do is analyze
And now I have forgotten why

I thought
You wanted me to love you
Soon as i do, you’re terrified
I can’t really change
How you feel for me honey
I just need some peace tonight

Do you even know what you do to me?
Do you even know that its killing me?
But I don’t mind
Somehow I don’t mind

Don’t leave
I’ve got so much to tell you
And theres no more need to generalize
I can’t really change 
How you feel for me, honey
I just need some peace tonight

If this should be the easy part
Than why’s it always seem so hard
Could you be more sensitive
You’ve offered what you couldn’t give
Oooooh Oooooh

Soapbox Shakedown

The great minds before us
are shaking their heads
A new generation stuck in bed
It’s not that there’s nothing to prove
Its just that we’ve seen too much
Now we’re standing around 
watching records spin 
And somebody’s singin’:

We’ve got something to talk about
back beat on street brings word
That we don’t need a soapbox 
to stand upon to be heard
Yeah we’ve got something to talk about
It’s the buzz on the street runnin’ wild
Oh don’t tell me it aint 
your time yet pretty child

No education can give us a throne
Convictions come from blood alone
And no affirmation, oh no
Will make us right or wrong
Looking back, it’s the ones
in the shadows baby
Whose fire’s still burning

We’ve got something to talk about
back beat on street brings word
That we don’t need a soapbox 
to stand upon to be heard
Yeah we’ve got something to talk about
It’s the buzz on the street runnin’ wild
Oh don’t tell me it aint 
your time yet pretty child

Oooh don’t let it fool ya
You no longer look like a child
Oooh don’t let it fool ya
It’s the language you’ve known all the while

Don’t tell me it ain’t the same
Don’t tell me you’re not to blame
Don’t tell me it ain’t your time yet pretty child

Nothing Will Last

When we first met 
we were stumbling in the dark
We were equally wounded 
and you were my only spark
But after years of us
growing towards the light
I heard the north train a-comin’
And stole away in the night

Nothing will last forever
We knew we were made to change
But now that I’m gone it’s my love that remains

(And it took you to find that)
Nothing will last forever
But distance has yet to change 
The way I feel about you now
And I’m back at the start again

Wish I could tell you 
what’s keeping me away
I guess I’m constantly searching, 
thinking there’s more to gain
But if there was one
who truly understood
It’d be you by your lonesome, 
knowing I never could

Nothing will last forever
We knew we were made to change
But now that I’m gone it’s my love that remains

(And it took you to find that)
Nothing will last forever
But distance has yet to change 
The way I feel about you now
And I’m back at the start again

It was not in vain 
‘cause our history remains the same
Just tell me you’re not looking back my love
And I’ll tell you I’m still in pain
It was not in vain 
‘cause our history remains the same
Just tell me you’re not looking back my love

All I Got

It was in the dead of winter
You were such a pretty site
Bloomin’ up through the frozen landscape
You were more than worth a fight
With nothing much to offer, 
we opened up the wine
And up on the roof, we laid silent
Underneath the starlight

All I got is love for you
Not too proud to say
that I miss you babe
Show me if I can trust you
Cause despite all that it’s 
Putting me through
All I got is love for you

I got no desire to hold you back
I just wanna make you smile
You used to come and find me
Haven’t seen you in a while
If you’ve honestly forgotten 
The way we began
Just give it to me straight, don’t avoid it
Just tell me what you can

All I got is love for you
Not too proud to say 
That I miss you babe
Show me if I can trust you
Cause despite all that 
It’s putting me through
All I got is love for you

If you know there’s something wrong
Don’t you kiss me for too long
‘Cause I mean it, when I hold you tight
And when the early sparks are fading
It’s not the end, but the beginning
Why say goodbye?