Cycling

 
Photo by Nicole Robinson Photography

Photo by Nicole Robinson Photography

 
 
 
01 / season of singing

I'm alot like you / the finest of threads / wound so tight / yet all of a sudden unravelling / a good day rides the breeze / soaring without expectation / open your eyes / let it pulsate through your veins / the season of singing has come / I'm alot like you / the finest of threads / dust we come / dust we disappear in / I don't think I'll ever be / standing under the sun ready / to let you go / when your time comes calling / the season of singing has come / we chase the wind / in chorus we bind / the sorrow we find leveling / and unbearably unkind / yet necessary

 

02 / grace

Grace / show me truth / can you hold me here / a little while / I'm having trouble / cutting through / to the inside / I went back again and I cried / I went back again and I lied / on the inside / Grace / I am not a bad woman / will you take my apology / I never meant / to do harm / on the outside / I went back again and I cried / I went back again and I lied / on the inside / Grace / show me truth / can you hold me here / a little while / I'm having trouble / cutting through / to the inside

 

03 / winter

Winter / haven't you heard / I'm not happy / with what you're taking / Winter / haven't you heard / I'm not happy / with what you're taking / I'm not ready / to let you go / No, I'm not ready / to let you go / and I don't think it's your turn / to go taking / or making my heart break / Winter / haven't you heard / that I'm not ready / for what you have got / what you've come for / better be worth / what you're taking from me / that night out / in the cold / when I couldn't / feel my nose / and I / looked up to the skyline / said you could / have it all / if I could have more time / I know / that time has flooded my heart / I've moved past that / but now / this is more than just / some foolish lust filled plan / this is the whole dam world / I'm losing / we are losing / come to collect / Winter / haven't you heard / I'm not ready for us to burn / what you've come for / better be worth / what you're taking / from me / I'm not ready / I'm not ready

 

04 / cycling

I get it now / but I don't think / I'll get it tomorrow / never going to stop / cycling around / is it? / every time I'm angry / it will hurt / not help anything / grow anew / winter curled up / on my couch / sprawled out like she owns / the place / where we'd lie / this time / there were never any calls / when it comes / to knock the door down / carry you out / I get it now / we're never going to figure it out / we're cycling / cycling around / just when we think / we've got a hold / there it all goes / and the planes / we wish we were / flying away on / everyday / the escape plan / we all stand to lose / if one day / we don't get to choose / I get it now / we're not supposed to / have it all figured out / we're cycling / cycling around / just when it begins / to heal / it will all blow out

 

05 / lay down to rest

Fly my bird / go take / towards the sky / you, who sat on my shoulder / as I sung the morning song / you, who nudged me out / into the light / I can't / I don't want to not feel you no more / It's the day / you lay down to rest / as we cycle around / as the seasons / come to close / as the years flow / there you'll stay / right in my chest / on this day / you lay down to rest / on this day / you lay down to rest

 

06 / mirrors

It all feels like a dream / when I wake you'll be gone / we'll all be gone / then it will start again / we all think / we know better / than the lives before / we don't listen to our parents / anymore / we think we're smarter / we think we know / how to live / now / but their hours / are now ours / why don't we learn

 

07 / whispers on the wind

Whispers on the wind / to Portland Oregon / where I'd much rather be / making sweet songs / my mind wandering / on the autumn / crisp blue sky / hands clasped tight / to seeds that won't / seem to start / growing / fly me over there / days spent / gathered round / days spent / singing out / the chapter of / the season / where tears and disbelief / became the reason / to write / to write / to write / whispers on the wind / to Portland Oregon / where I'd much rather be / making sweet songs

 

08/ so tall

I was running / trying not to fall / you see I had / these dreams so tall / I was drawing / battles in my head / and enemy of illusion / waiting out on the window / behind my bed / I can't live that way / chasing down / a farther day / I can't live that way / hoping on / a farther day / I was trying / to see ahead / clouds covering my mind / storming down / into my chest / thundering  / why aren't you there yet /  I can't live that way / chasing down / a farther day / I can't live that way / hoping on / a farther day / I couldn't let go / I couldn't let go / I was running / trying not to fall / you see I had / these dreams so tall

 

09 / life of song

I stood in a cloud of smoke / outside after the show / watched you talk on caps / drinking and asking on dope / the time was on midnight / I felt far away / the life of song / they say is this / what you want to be / It's a hard ride / on no money / is this the life / you really want to lead / I wrestle the heart / of what used to seem shiny / the life of song / can swallow you whole / I close my eyes / feel the steel / beneath my fingers / I felt far away / the life of song / they say is this / what you want to be / It's a hard ride / on no money / is this the life / you really want to lead / and I'm not wiser / not any stronger / not any surer / by working an office job / the life of song / they say is this / what you want to be / It's a hard ride / on no money / the life of song / they say is this / what you want to be / It's a hard ride / on no money / is this the life / is this the life / is this the life / this is the life / I want to lead

 

10 / get there

When I get there / will I be there / will I stay there / will there be enough? / when I have that / what I wanted / will I hold that / and say enough / will I only ever travel / or will I stay behind / that ever elusive searching / for more time / in that moment / more than enough / more than enough of / the good stuff / When I get there / will I be there / will I stay there / will there be enough? / when I have that / what I wanted / will I hold that / and say enough / will I only ever travel / or will I stay behind / that ever elusive searching / for more time / in that moment / more than enough / more than enough of