LYRICS

CRACKED OPEN ALBUM LYRICS 2013

1) CRACKED OPEN
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

BRICKS ARE MADE OF MUD
IT’S BEEN POURING HERE ALL DAY
HOUSE WAS MADE OF EARTH
NOW THERE’S NOTHING LEFT BUT CLAY

WHAT WE GONNA DO NOW
SPIN THAT CLAY INTO A BOWL
EARTH IS LEANIN’ NORTHWARD
TURNING HARD RAIN INTO SNOW

HOW COME MY HEART FEELS SO CRACKED OPEN
WHEN THE LOVE IS RUNNING DEEP
SOMEDAY WE ALL WILL CROSS OVER
MAYBE RIGHT NOW IS ALL WE’LL EVER BE

FROZEN UP INSIDE NOW
BLIZZARDS GOT ME BOUND
LIGHT DEAD WOOD WITH FIRE
BURNED THIS HOUSE DOWN TO THE GROUND

ASHES TO ASHES
NO MATTER THE HOT AIR THAT I BLOW
DAMN TWISTERS GONNA UPROOT ME
LEAVE ME PIECES OF MY HOME

HOW COME MY HEART FEELS SO CRACKED OPEN
WHEN THE LOVE IS RUNNING DEEP
SOMEDAY WE ALL WILL CROSS OVER
MAYBE RIGHT NOW IS ALL WE’LL EVER BE

WENT TO FIND MY MAMA
BUT SHE WAS DEAD AND GONE
CRIED MYSELF A RIVER
A CHILDLESS MOTHER NOW FULL GROWN

BRICKS ARE MADE OF MUD
AND ITS BEEN RAINING HERE ALL DAY
HOUSE WAS MADE OF EARTH
NOW THERE IS NOTHING LEFT BUT CLAY

HOW COME MY HEART FEELS SO CRACKED OPEN
WHEN THE LOVE IS RUNNING DEEP
SOMEDAY WE ALL WILL CROSS OVER
MAYBE RIGHT NOW IS ALL WE’LL EVER BE
MAYBE RIGHT NOW IS ALL WE’LL EVER BE
MAYBE RIGHT NOW IS ALL WE’LL EVER BE





2) AFTER THE ECLIPSE
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

AFTER THE ECLIPSE
I WONDERED DID I NEED A NEW NAME
BEFORE THE ECLIPSE
EACH ELEMENTAL DAY SEEMED THE SAME

I WOKE UP FROM A DREAM
TO LIGHTS IN THE MIDNIGHT BLACK
JUST AN ENDLESS STREAM
COLLIDER OF FUTURES AND PASTS

OH MOON, HOW YOU KNOW MY SOUL
SUN IN THE SKY, I REACH FOR YOU TO GROW

I RAISED UP MY HALF
INTO AN EMPTY SPACE
I BLAZED A NEW PATH
ALTHOUGH NOW IT IS PAVED

JUST LIKE MERCURY
THINGS KEPT TURNING RETROGRADE
I'M AN ESCAPEE
INTO THE DAZZLING MILKY WAY

OH MOON, HOW YOU KNOW MY SOUL
SUN IN THE SKY, I REACH FOR YOU TO GROW
OH MOON, HOW YOU KNOW MY SOUL
SUN IN THE SKY, I REACH FOR YOU TO GROW

YOU WAX AND WANE
EACH QUARTER'S TURN
YOU COME AND GO
FOR ME TO LEARN

OH MOON, HOW YOU KNOW MY SOUL
SUN IN THE SKY, I REACH FOR YOU TO GROW
OH MOON, HOW YOU KNOW MY SOUL
SUN IN THE SKY, I REACH FOR YOU TO GROW




3) LEFT HAND CREEK
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

WATCHING ICE MELTING INTO LEFT HAND CREEK
WINDS WHIPPED AROUND THE CANYON
CAN I STILL BREATHE?
CAR ENGINES ROAR, LOUDER THAN EARTH
SKY JETS LEAVING CLOUDY TRAILS
I AM BELIEVING, SOMEWHERE I’M FREE, I’M FREE

TELEPHONE WIRES, CRISSCROSS ABOVE ME
YELLOW-RED KITE CAUGHT UP IN A TREE
YES I BELIEVE
LOG CABIN CHIMNEY, LOOKS LIKE A PAINTING
SOME OLD SAGEBRUSH TUMBLES DOWN OUR PATH
NOW I AM SEEING, WE ARE FREE, WE ARE FREE

I'M JUST WAKING UP
I THINK WE'RE ALL WAKING UP
LIVING THE LIFE WE DREAMED
SET FREE INSIDE A LOVE SUPREME
KNOWING WE ARE FREE

I AM FREE I AM FREE
I AM FREE I AM FREE
WE ARE FREE WE ARE FREE



4) GOOD ENOUGH
LYRICS: ARTHUR LEE LAND

YESTERDAY I WATCHED THE VIDEOS
FROM WHEN I WAS A BOY
I HAVE TO SAY, WELL IT TOOK ME BY SURPRISE
I HEARD THAT LITTLE BOY SAY
"I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO SEE HOW STUPID I AM"
IT MADE ME WONDER "WHO TOLD HIM ALL THOSE LIES?"

I CARRY IT WITH ME EVERYDAY
BUT IT'S TIME TO LET IT GO...

I KNOW THAT I AM GOOD ENOUGH
I WISH THAT YOU COULD UNDERSTAND
THE PRICE THAT I HAVE PAID TO BE A MAN

IT COULD HAVE BEEN MY BIG BROTHER
CUZ I WAS JUST A PAIN IN HIS ASS
BUT MAYBE MY MOM, CUZ TO HER I COULD NEVER DO THINGS RIGHT
MY CHEATING DAD WENT ALONG WITH IT
TO KEEP THE PEACE IN THE HOUSE
NOW I'M LEFT WITH THIS BURDEN AND STAGE-FRIGHT

I WAS A CHAMPION OF NOTHING
DURING MY SCHOOL CAREER
HYPERACTIVE, I WAS A GUINEA PIG FOR THE LITTLE WHITE PILLS
"SUPER BRIGHT, BUT HE DOESN'T APPLY HIMSELF"
IS WHAT MY TEACHERS SAID
THEY WROTE ME OFF, ANOTHER KID LOST TO THE SOCIAL ILLS

I CARRY IT WITH ME EVERYDAY
BUT IT'S TIME TO LET IT GO

I KNOW THAT I AM GOOD ENOUGH
I WISH THAT YOU COULD UNDERSTAND
THE PRICE THAT I HAVE PAID TO BE A MAN

I DON'T HAVE TO PROVE MYSELF
OR JUSTIFY MY WORTH
WHAT I AM IS ONLY WHO I AM
IT'S WHO I AM
ONLY WHO I AM

A PART OF ME WAS STOLEN BY MY COUSINS,
WHEN I WAS ONLY 10
THREW ME FACE DOWN ON THE BED,
I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING
THESE SCARS ARE LIKE A MAGNET
THEY ATTRACT MORE AND MORE SHAME
BUT I AIN'T GONNA PLAY THE VICTIM, I GOT NO ONE TO BLAME

THE VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD
WELL THEY ALMOST TOOK ME DOWN
BUT I FOUND THE SOUND OF SILENCE
THAT LED ME TO FORGIVENESS

I KNOW THAT I AM GOOD ENOUGH
I WISH THAT YOU COULD UNDERSTAND
THE PRICE THAT I HAVE PAID TO BE A MAN

I DON'T HAVE TO PROVE MYSELF
OR JUSTIFY MY WORTH
WHAT I AM IS ONLY WHO I AM
IT'S WHO I AM
ONLY WHO I AM
I AM WHO I AM
I AM WHO I AM
I'M FINE THE WAY I AM




5) DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME?
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

YOU'RE PROBABLY DOING WELL
YOU KNOW IT'S HARD TO TELL
WHEN YOU DIDN'T RETURN MY CALLS
I FIGURED IT'S JUST AS WELL
WE HAD SOMETHING DON'T YOU AGREE?
HEY, DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME?

WE HAD OUR PLACE NEAR THE BEACH
THE STARS THEN WITHIN OUR REACH
WE MADE PLANS AND WE DREAMED
THOUGHT WE'D PLAY FOR THE SAME TEAM

I STILL SEE YOUR FACE WHEN I SMELL CLOVES
WE HAD SOME LAUGHS BUT SOMETHING BROKE

I'M STILL TESTING THIS OPEN HEART
TRYING TO KEEP IT SAFE AND CLEAN
USE IT FOR A LIGHT
WHEN THERE'S NO LIGHT TO BE SEEN
WE CAN SHIMMER IT IN DARKNESS
AND HELP WARM THIS COLD, COLD GROUND
THOUGH IT SEEMS NOTHING’S LEFT
THERE'S STILL SOMETHING TO BE FOUND

HEY HOW'S YOUR KID, DO YOU HAVE A NEW WIFE?
I WONDER IF YOU’RE SATISFIED
I STILL WISH YOU'D COME AROUND
WE COULD PULL THIS BARBED WIRE DOWN

I'M PRETTY BUSY NOW AND WE'RE LESS BROKE
I'VE GROWN UP A LOT SINCE WE LAST SPOKE

I'M STILL TESTING THIS OPEN HEART
TRYING TO KEEP IT SAFE AND CLEAN
USE IT FOR A LIGHT
WHEN THERE'S NO LIGHT TO BE SEEN
WE CAN SHIMMER IT IN DARKNESS
AND HELP WARM THIS COLD, COLD GROUND
THOUGH IT SEEMS NOTHING’S LEFT
THERE'S STILL SOMETHING TO BE FOUND

YOU'RE PROBABLY DOING WELL
YOU KNOW IT'S HARD TO TELL
DIDN'T ANSWER MY EMAILS
I FIGURED IT'S JUST AS WELL
WE HAD SOMETHING DON'T YOU AGREE?
HEY, DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME?



6) INTO THE WATERS
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE KIDS
WE WOULD RUN UNTIL WE DROPPED
FORGING TRAILS LIKE INDIANS
ON THE SHORES OF MICHIGAN
WE HUNG FROM TREES AND CLIFFS
RAN PAST THE SANDY DUNES
FISH SKELETONS AND ROCKS...
INTO THE WATERS

WHEN WATER'S TEMP WAS 59
WE WOULD GATHER IN A LINE
COUNT TO 10 AND RUN RIGHT IN
OUR HEADS WOULD ACHE WITH PAIN
LIPS WERE BLUE BODIES FROZEN
THEN WE'D DO IT ONCE AGAIN
FALL WINTER SPRING AND THEN...
INTO THE WATERS

THEN WHEN WE WERE TEENS
WE WOULD RIDE OUR BIKES FOR MILES
IN THE SAND PLAYED TRUTH OR DARE
PARTIED RECKLESS HAD NO FEARS
OF WHO WE’D BE WHEN WE GREW UP
IF WE COULD FIND OUT WHAT WE LOVE
18, 21 AND THEN...
INTO THE WATERS

WHEN WATERS TEMP WAS 63
WEEKDAYS SUMMERS WE WERE FREE
CLIMBING OLD PIERS SCAFFOLDING
SWEAT POURING, SUN BURNING
4 INCH WIDE RUSTY IRON
15 FEET HIGH UP WE WOULD CLING
COUNT TO 3 WITH EYES CLOSING...
INTO THE WATERS

NOW THAT WE ALL ARE GROWN
LAPTOPS AND TEXTING ON OUR PHONES
AMERICAN DREAMS WE KEEP ON BUYING
MAKING IT HARD TO FIND DOWN TIME
WE HANG LIKE TREES ON CLIFFS
WATCHING HOW QUICK THE SANDS CAN SHIFT
ONE BY ONE WE ALL WILL DRIFT...
INTO THE WATERS

WHEN WATERS TEMP TURNS 68
BY THE SEASHORE WE WILL WADE
DIP OUR FEET AND THEN OUR KNEES
WE AVOID THE SUDDEN FREEZE
COVERED BODIES WITH SUNSCREEN
RECALLING LAZY SUMMER SCENES
JUST KEEP FOLLOWING THE BREEZE...
INTO THE WATERS



7) UNDERTOW
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

HEY GROUND CONTROL
I’VE SLIPPED DOWN INTO THE UNDERTOW
COMPOSTING INTO EARTH HEART AND SOUL
I AM BLACK AS DIRT YET WHITE AS SNOW

SO NOW YOU KNOW
UNDERSTUDIED FOR THE LEADING ROLE
AND MY HOLY SELF WAS LEFT HALF CLOAKED
RICH AS HELL AND STILL I’M LEFT FLAT BROKE

TRUTH BE TOLD
I UNDERESTIMATE WORDS I SPOKE
LOST MY VOICE I COULD NOT BE CONSOLED
LOST MY LEGS AND NOW MY WINGS UNFOLD
I’M STILL YOUNG AND I AM OLD
I’M STILL YOUNG AND I AM OLD



8) HAWTHORNE TREE
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

MY LOVE TRIPPED AND FELL DOWN A HOLY WELL
I LISTEN AND IT’S ECHOING IS HAUNTING ME FOR DAYS
AND I WANT TO REACH DOWN
AND DIP THE FABRICS OF MY ANCESTORS
UNTIL THEY BLEED TOGETHER
AND TIE THEM TO A HAWTHORNE TREE

AND I FIND MYSELF SMALLER THAN A GRAIN OF SAND
AND I FIND MYSELF MORE OPEN THEN THE SKY HIMSELF

FORGIVE MY HEART BREAKING SENSES
FORGIVE MY NAME AND MY TATTOOS
FORGIVE FORGIVENESS

AND THE SYLPHS WOULD FILL THE SKY
AND THE LIGHTENING, LIFTING, GROUNDING
UNTIL MY FEET BECAME ROOTS
AND REACHED DOWN INTO SAND & DIRT

AND I FIND MYSELF SMALLER THAN A GRAIN OF SAND
AND I FIND MYSELF MORE OPEN THEN THE SKY HIMSELF

FORGIVE MY HEART BREAKING SENSES
FORGIVE MY NAME AND MY TATTOOS
FORGIVE FORGIVENESS

AND ALL I CAN OFFER IS MY SELF,
MY FLESH, MY BONES, MY LIFE FORCE
OFTEN KICKING AND SCREAMING,
SOMETIMES OPENING AND BEING

AND I FIND MYSELF SMALLER THAN A GRAIN OF SAND
AND I FIND MYSELF MORE OPEN THEN THE SKY HIMSELF

IF I COULD GO BACK THE APPLE, THE SNAKE, THE TREE
IF I COULD REWRITE MY STORY SO DEFINED


FORGIVE MY HEART BREAKING SENSES
FORGIVE MY NAME AND MY TATTOOS
FORGIVE FORGIVENESS
FORGIVE FORGIVENESS
FORGIVE FORGIVENESS HERSELF



9) TRUE NORTH
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

THIS FRIDAY EVENING THE LEAVES THEY FELL LIKE RAIN
JUST 8 DAYS AGO THE FIELDS THEY ALL WERE GREEN
NO ONE CAN EVER STOP, STOP THE DAYS FROM TURNING
WE CAN ONLY LEND A HAND AND KEEP ON LEARNING

I CAN FIND A MILLION REASONS WHY
WE’VE JUST GOT TO STEP OUTSIDE THE LINES
IT’S TIME TO OPEN OUR MINDS AND FIND A VISION
SURVEY TRUE NORTH

COME ON MS. JOSEPHINE, IT’S TIME TO STOP YOUR FUSSING
THERE’S SOMETHING BIGGER GOING ON SO LEARN SOME TRUSTING
IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE YOU KNOW THIS LIFE IS GONNA BE OVER
SHOW SOME MERCY FOR YOURSELF AND QUIT, QUIT RUNNING FOR COVER

I CAN FIND A MILLION REASONS WHY
WE’VE JUST GOT TO STEP OUTSIDE THE LINES
IT’S TIME TO OPEN OUR MINDS AND FIND A VISION
SURVEY TRUE NORTH

WE KEEP INDULGING OUR CHILDREN
AND YOU KNOW THEY'RE GETTING WEIGHED DOWN
LETS TEACH THEM HOW TO FISH
THEN LEAVE LEAVE SOME FISH AROUND
YOU KNOW I’M GONNA HELP A BROTHER
IF I SEE HIM CRASH AND BURN AND
I’LL GIVE UP A LITTLE BIT OF SELF
TO KEEP THE WHEELS TURNING

I CAN FIND A MILLION REASONS WHY
WE’VE JUST GOT TO STEP OUTSIDE THE LINES
IT’S TIME TO OPEN OUR HEARTS AND LEARN TO LISTEN
SURVEY TRUE NORTH FOR OUR DREAMS AND VISIONS

I SAW A MAN FALLING, FALLING DOWN
I HEARD HIS BREATH AND I FOLLOWED THE SOUND
EXCUSING MY TIME I SAT ON THE GROUND
AND THE LIGHT SHOWERED US OVER

I CAN FIND A MILLION REASONS WHY
WE’VE JUST GOT TO STEP OUTSIDE THE LINES
IT’S TIME TO OPEN OUR MINDS AND FIND A VISION
SURVEY TRUE NORTH

I CAN FIND A MILLION REASONS WHY
WE’VE JUST GOT TO STEP OUTSIDE THE LINES
IT’S TIME TO OPEN OUR HEARTS AND LEARN TO LISTEN
SURVEY TRUE NORTH FOR OUR DREAMS AND VISIONS



10) DRUM & A CHAIR
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

I LEFT MY MIND
UNDER AFRICAN SKIES
I NEVER FELT SO ALIVE

I CROSSED THE SEA
I FELL ON THE LAND
AND WE DANCED IN THE SAND

DRUM & A CHAIR
WOVEN RUG AND NO DOOR
THE WOOD AND DIRT FLOOR

VOICES LIKE PRAYER
WENT STRAIGHT TO MY HEART
A FULL MOON LIT THE DARK

I FEEL YOUR PULSE
SISTER AND BROTHER
MY FATHER MY MOTHER

A WOMAN, A SPADE
A PLOT AND SOME SEEDS
HOW MANY MOUTHS SHE WILL FEED?

RICE ON A LEAF
THE WHOLE VILLAGE IS THERE
WITH SWEET MANGOS TO SHARE

DRUM & A CHAIR
A CIRCLE A SONG
YES, WE ALL BELONG!

VOICES OF PRAYER
WENT STRAIGHT TO MY HEART
AND A FIRE LIT THE DARK

I FEEL YOUR PULSE
SISTER AND BROTHER
MY FATHER MY MOTHER

I FEEL YOUR PULSE
SISTER AND BROTHER
MY FATHER MY MOTHER




DRAGONFLY ALBUM LYRICS 2005

IN THE PERFECT GROOVE
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

WHEN THE ANGER BITES THROUGH, YOU DO WHAT YOU DO,
YOUR MIND’S IN A FURY, NO TIME YOU JUST HURRY TO GET
WHERE YOU’RE GOING, YOU’VE ALREADY BEEN TELLING YOUR EPIC,
TO ALL WHO’LL LISTEN

THE HURT’S IN THE LEAVING, ALL THE CRYING AND GRIEVING,
LEAVES YOU HUNGRY AND FREAKED, YOUR NERVES ARE ALL
TWEEKED, SPIRALING DOWN, YOUR BODY MUST GROUND,
NO TIME WILL BE FOUND, IF YOU’RE NOT AROUND

THERE’S NO NEED TO BE RUSHED, ALONG WITH THE RUSH,
PUSHED AROUND BY THE PUSH, CRUSHED DOWN BY THE CRUSH

WHEN YOU ARE CURRENT THE CURRENT IS STRONG, EVERY ATOM
THAT YOU MOVE, IS IN THE PERFECT GROOVE

I SAW WHEN YOU LANDED, YOUR ENERGY EXPANDED, THE VOICE
THAT I KNEW POURED OUR LOVE AND TRUTH, WITH NOWHERE TO GO,
IN YOUR PRESENCE WE STOOD, THE ROOM FILLED WITH COLORS,
AS YOUR EYES FLOWERED

THERE’S NO NEED TO BE RUSHED, ALONG WITH THE RUSH,
PUSHED AROUND BY THE PUSH, CRUSHED DOWN BY THE CRUSH

WHEN YOU ARE CURRENT THE CURRENT IS STRONG, EVERY ATOM THAT
YOU MOVE, IS IN THE PERFECT GROOVE


THE SONG THAT YOU SING
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

SHADOWS ROLLED INTO THE NIGHT, SHOOTING STARS AND TRAILING
LIGHT, I FOUND YOU SINGING OVER CRESCENT BAY, A SNAPSHOT TAKEN IN A SOULS EYE WAY,
TIDE WASHED LOW, THE FULL MOON GREW, THE NIGHT REVEALED THE LIGHT INSIDE OF YOU,
YOU SAW OUR PAST, EGYPT, GREECE & CHEROKEE, OFTEN COMMON AND POOR,
SOMETIMES ROYALTY

THE SONG THAT YOU SING THAT YOU SANG THAT YOU SUNG,
SKATED THROUGH MY HEART, THROUGH MY MIND ONTO MY TONGUE,
THE LOVE THAT YOU GAVE THAT I GOT ON THIS RUN FILTERS,
THROUGH THESE PORES LIKE RAYS FROM THE SUN

FALLING STARS LIGHT IGNITED THE DAWN, RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT COLORED MORN,
I FOUND YOU CRYING INTO EMERALD BAY, THE BLUES MELTED INTO GREENS AND SAILED AWAY
BAREFOOT, RED DIRT, SLAMMIN’ SCREEN DOORS,
BIRTHDAY CAKES AND HEARTACHES AND CREAKIN’ WOODEN FLOORS,
THE DAY TURNS THE HOURS INTO WEEKS INTO YEARS, UNDONE BY HAPPINESS,
REVEALED BY THESE TEARS

THE SONG THAT YOU SING THAT YOU SANG THAT YOU SUNG,
SKATED THROUGH MY HEART, THROUGH MY MIND ONTO MY TONGUE,
THE LOVE THAT YOU GAVE THAT I GOT ON THIS RUN FILTERS,
THROUGH THESE PORES LIKE RAYS FROM THE SUN


DRAGONFLY
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

I FIRST SAW YOU PASSING BY,
THE SUNLIGHT STRUCK YOUR FACE SO BRIGHT,
HOLD ME DRAGONFLY, HOLD ME STARRY SKY

ONCE BEFORE ON THE HILLS OF GREEN,
THE WAR OF WINTER CAME BETWEEN,
HOLD ME CELESTINE, HOLD ME HARVEST QUEEN

YOUR EYES SHINING THE FIREY LIGHT,
PASSED YOU BY THEN WANDERING THROUGH THE NIGHT,
HOLD ME BUTTERFLY, HOLD ME SWEET JULY

TRAVELING ON NOW FIRST WINTERS CHILL,
FORESTS FALLEN ON INDIAN HILL,
HOLD ME INDIGO, HOLD ME NAVAJO

I DID KNOW YOU, I WAS UNTRUE,
DIED THAT SUMMER, NORTHBOUND TRAIN IT FLEW,
HOLD ME SOLITUDE, HOLD ME WATERLOO

HEARD YOU SINGING, VOICE RANG CLEAR,
THROUGH THE VALLEY, FIRST PIONEERS,
HOLD ME KEEP ME NEAR, HOLD ME YESTERYEAR

HEART IS YEARNING, RED ROCKS SWEET SAGE,
JOURNEY ON NOW, TURN THE PAGE,
HOLD ME DRAGONFLY, HOLD ME STARRY SKY


COME BACK HOME
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

HEY GIRL, WHEN YOU COMING HOME? YOU’VE BEEN SURFING
THE EDGE OF THE EARTH FOR SO LONG, ALL I SEE IS WE’VE GOT
MOUNTAINS TO CLIMB, I PROMISE I’VE GOT YOUR BACK,
SO YOU CAN LET SOUL SHINE

THE DAYLIGHT COMES, WHEN THE DARK CLOUDS GO, YOU KEEP
DRIFTING ON, WHEN THE TRADE WINDS BLOW

LIFE IS SO SIMPLE WHEN THE SKIES ARE CLEAR, 2 FEET ON THE
GROUND YOUR LIFE’S A MIRROR, YOUR DAYDREAMING’S TAKEN
YOU AWAY FROM HERE

COME BACK HOME TO LOVE, AS BIG AS YOU CAN DARE!

HEY WHY, YOU KEEP HOLDING IT IN? ON THE SURFACE
EVERYTHING SEEMS SO SERENE, UNDER THE TURQUOISE BLUE
LAGOON, THE LONG WAR OVER YOUR PAST LIES IN RUIN

THE VOLCANO SANK, LEAVING THIS CORAL REEF,
SUNLIGHT COME FILTER OUT, YOUR SHIPWRECKED GRIEF
LIFE IS SO SIMPLE WHEN THE SKIES ARE CLEAR, 2 FEET ON THE
GROUND YOUR LIFE’S A MIRROR, YOUR DAYDREAMING’S TAKEN
YOU AWAY FROM HERE

COME BACK HOME TO LOVE, AS BIG AS YOU CAN DARE!

WE’RE STANDING HERE, ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD,
WHEN PARADISE SANK, IT LEFT YOU DIVING FOR PEARLS


LIFE IS SO SIMPLE WHEN THE SKIES ARE CLEAR,
2 FEET ON THE GROUND YOUR LIFE’S A MIRROR,
YOUR DAYDREAMING’S TAKEN YOU AWAY FROM HERE

COME BACK HOME TO LOVE, AS BIG AS YOU CAN DARE!


SUGAR’S SWEET
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

CHILDREN, LISTEN, TO WHAT I HAVE TO SAY, LOVE RUNS FREE,
LOVE RUNS DEEP, OR IT WILL MELT AWAY

HONEY, LISTEN, WHEN THE FEELIN’S RUNNIN’ STRONG, SHOW
LOVES FACE, SPREAD YOUR ARMS, OR THINGS MIGHT GO ALL WRONG

I HAVE BEEN THERE, I HAVE BEEN DOWN, LOVE’S BROUGHT ME
CRAWLIN’, LOVE’S SUNK MY HEART, 6 FEET BENEATH THIS GROUND

NO MAN CAN DISAGREE, THAT HER SUGAR RUNS SO SWEET,
WE’RE GONNA PLANT THE FAMILY TREE, MY DARLING ROSEMARIE
AND ME, SUGAR RUNS SO SWEET

BROTHER, LISTEN, TO WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY, USE YOUR HEART,
NOT YOUR HEAD, IF YOU WANT HER TO STAY


SISTER, LISTEN, TO WHAT IS RUNNIN’ THROUGH, BITE YOUR TONGUE,
SAY KIND WORDS, WHAT DO HIS ACTIONS DO?

I HAVE BEEN THERE, I’VE BEEN AROUND, LOVE’S BROUGHT ME
DANCING, LOVE’S FLUNG MY HEART, 8 MILES ABOVE THIS GROUND


ROOTS
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

SINKING INTO CHOCOLATE BROWN EARTH, NOURISH ME, I SAID
NOURISH ME, CAUSE I’M HERE TO STAY, NO WIND CAN BLOW ME,
I SAID BLOW ME AWAY

THE LEAVES ARE FALLING, WINTER SHADOWS GRAYING, I’M
SETTING DOWN, SETTING DOWN THESE ROOTS,
I’M SETTING DOWN THESE ROOTS

NOW I’M BROUGHT DOWN TO MY KNEES, SEEING ONLY GOD
CAN I PLEASE, GARDEN SPIDER’S SPUN HER WEB, LEFT IT EMPTY,
IS SHE DEAD?

I’VE BEEN WANDERING THESE LANDS, IN MY GYPSY CARAVAN
WAITING, I SAID WAITING, FOR THE LIGHTNING TO STRIKE,
I’M SETTING DOWN THESE ROOTS

SINKING INTO CHOCOLATE BROWN EARTH, NOURISH ME, I SAID
NOURISH ME, CAUSE I’M HERE TO STAY, NO WIND CAN BLOW ME,
I SAID BLOW ME AWAY, I’M SETTING DOWN THESE ROOTS


SHE DREAMS
LYRICS: CAROL LEE / PAUL BOLGER

SHE SLEPT IN THE MOUNTAINS, SHE RODE GREAT CANYON WAVES,
MADE LOVE BENEATH SEQUOIAS, GOT LOST IN GLACIER CAVES

SHE WALKED THE PAINTED DESERT, HEARD WHISPERS ON THE SAND,
SHE SAW MAJESTIC CITIES, WONDERS SHAPED BY GOD’S OWN HAND

SHE DREAMS, DREAMS OF THE SEA, SHE DREAMS,
SHE SAID SHE DREAMED OF ME

SHE LEFT ME ONCE IN JUNEAU, SAILED AWAY ON PRISTINE SOUND,
THREE MONTHS OF ENDLESS SUMMER,
SWEET CONNECT IN MORGANTOWN

HER HEART’S AS ENDLESS AS A RIVER,
DEEP AND SWIFT AND WILDLY GREEN,
UNPREDICTABLE AND CLEVER, CURRENT FLOWING THROUGH SO FREE

SHE DREAMS, SHE DREAMS OF THE SEA,
SHE DREAMS, SHE DREAMS OF THE SEA,
A CANDLE LIT SKY, AND I DON’T KNOW WHY,
SHE SAID SHE DREAMED OF ME

SOME MIDNIGHT’S SHE CALLS ME, TO PRAISE THE RISING DAWN,
HARVEST MOON IS FALLING, SINGING HER SPIRIT SONG

SHE SWIMS THE SHORES OF KAUAI, CLIMBS STEEP YOSEMITE,
EAGLE FLIES MONUMENT VALLEY, AND BRINGS HER BACK
HOME TO ME, SHE DREAMS


GOLDEN HEARTED GODDESS
LYRICS: ARTHUR LEE / CAROL LEE

GOLDEN HEARTED GODDESS,
YOU ARE MY SACRED LOVE AND THROUGH FULLY LOVING YOU,
I EXPERIENCE THE DEPTHS OF GOD’S OCEAN IN YOUR LOVING GAZE

GOLDEN HEARTED GODDESS,
YOU ARE MY TEACHER AND MY LOVER,
MY LIFE PARTNER AND EARTH MOTHER,
MY BEST FRIEND AND SPIRITUAL BROTHER

I HONOR YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE,
I HONOR YOU FOR THE LESSONS OF THE HEART,
I HONOR YOU FOR YOUR VISION AND YOUR STRENGTH,
I HONOR YOU FOR YOUR LOVE

GOLDEN HEARTED GODDESS, I ASK FOR YOUR FORGIVENESS,
FOR THE TIMES THAT I AM BLIND, UNKIND AND UNREFINED,
WHEN MY ANGER SPILLS OUT OF MY TROUBLED MIND

GOLDEN HEARTED GODDESS, I ACKNOWLEDGE ALL YOUR SADNESS AND PAIN,
FOR THE TIMES YOU WERE NOT RECOGNIZED OR SEEN,
FOR ALL THE MANY PRECIOUS GIFTS YOU BRING

CHORUS

WITH EVERY BREATH I TAKE,
I BREATHE YOU INTO MY SOUL,
AND SURRENDER TO OUR LOVE

GOLDEN HEARTED GODDESS, THE SPACE YOU HOLD WITHIN YOURSELF,
IS THE SPACE YOU HOLD FOR OTHERS TO EXPERIENCE,
WHEN STANDING IN YOUR PRESENCE EVERYDAY

I HONOR YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE,
I HONOR YOU FOR THE LESSONS OF THE HEART,
I HONOR YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE AND YOUR STRENGTH,
I HONOR YOU FOR YOUR LOVE,
GOLDEN HEARTED GODDESS


CONSTANT AS THE SUN
LYRICS: ARTHUR LEE / CAROL LEE

IT’S A BRIGHT SATURDAY MORNING IN OUR TREE-HOUSE WAY UP HIGH, THE SUN DANCES IN OUR WINDOW THROUGH THE LEAVES, BLOWN BY AN INDIAN SUMMER BREEZE, YOU DREAM MUSIC IN THE NIGHT AND WAKE UP WITH A SONG, AND ALL AROUND US IS THE BEAUTY OF THE COLORS YOU PAINT ALL DAY LONG

YOU REIGN DOWN ON ME LIKE A QUEEN IN THE PALACE OF THE THUNDERSTORM, BUT MY LOVE IS ALWAYS CONSTANT AS THE SUN, THROUGH ALL THE NASTY WEATHER AND THE CHANGES WE’VE BEEN THROUGH,
MY LOVE IS CONSTANT AS THE SUN...
MY LOVE IS CONSTANT AS THE SUN

WE WALK HAND IN HAND IN THE GARDEN OF VENUS, SEEDS AND
SHELLS AND FLOWERS, SPRING FROM THE SEA, BIRTHING ETERNITY,
I HEAR YOUR SWEET VOICE CALLING ME, BRIGHTENING MY WORLD,
I TURN AROUND ONLY TO SEE, THE DARK SIDE OF THE LITTLE GIRL

YOU REIGN DOWN ON ME LIKE A QUEEN IN THE PALACE OF THE
THUNDERSTORM, BUT MY LOVE IS ALWAYS CONSTANT AS THE SUN, THROUGH ALL THE NASTY WEATHER AND THE CHANGES WE’VE
BEEN THROUGH, MY LOVE IS CONSTANT AS THE SUN...
MY LOVE IS CONSTANT AS THE SUN

CONSTANT AS THE SUN MY LOVE IS CONSTANT AS THE SUN, AND SHE
SAID “THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNENDING LOVE”...STEADY AND
RHYTHMIC EVEN IN MY COMING AND GOING, CONSTANTLY
REMINDING ME OF MY OWN DIVINITY, THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME

YOU REIGN DOWN ON ME LIKE A QUEEN IN THE PALACE OF THE
THUNDERSTORM, BUT MY LOVE IS ALWAYS CONSTANT AS THE SUN, THROUGH ALL THE NASTY WEATHER AND THE CHANGES WE’VE BEEN THROUGH, MY LOVE IS CONSTANT AS THE SUN...
MY LOVE IS CONSTANT AS THE SUN


GRACE
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

AND WHEN WE ARRIVED, WE WERE GREETED WITH OCEANS BLUE, TANGERINE LIGHT AND JONI TOO, YOU KNOW THAT GIRL COULD
SING IT...MMM SHE SANG, YOU KNOW THAT GIRL COULD SING...
OOH HOW SHE SANG

AND WHEN WE ARRIVED, THE YOUNG GIRLS DANCED WITH,
HAND MADE DRESSES THRU THE TREES VELVET GREEN PASSAGES, AND YELLOW HONEY BEES

I HEAR HER CALLING AS SHE PULLS US, ON SPRING STORMY NIGHTS, SILENT SOLITUDE, THEN STARTLED, CAUSE SHE’S SO NEAR.... AND WHEN SHE ARRIVED...SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL

AND WHEN WE ARRIVED, WE PITCHED OUR TENTS AND,
WAITED THRU THE LONG NIGHT, UNTIL THE SKIES...RIPENED, SPRINKLING GRACE

I FEEL HER MAGIC UNDERFOOT, IN THE RICH DARK EARTH, WHERE ARE YOU, HOW LONG MUST YOU WAIT

AND WHEN SHE ARRIVED... SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL


HEART WITH WINGS
LYRICS: ARTHUR LEE LAND / ELLEN O’KEEFE

IT’S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY MY FRIEND, A TEAR FOR ME A TEAR FOR YOU, NOW YOUR JOURNEY IS THROUGH, YOU’VE STEPPED INTO A CIRCLE OF LIGHT, A STEP FOR ME A STEP FOR YOU,
MY HEART BEATS WITH GRATITUDE

IT’S A LONELY ROAD WE ALL MUST RIDE, WE LEARN TO LIVE AND LEARN TO DIE, WE FEEL PAIN AND HURT INSIDE, BUT MOST OF ALL THE LOVE, IT GIVES US WINGS TO FLY

HERE TO YOU WHOSE HEART HAS WINGS, FREE TO FLY
AND FREE TO SING, HERE TO YOU WHOSE HEART HAS WINGS,
FREE TO FLY AND FREE TO SING

I’M CALLING ACROSS THE DIVIDE, A WAVE GOODBYE,
A WAVE HELLO, NOW IT’S TIME TO LET GO, OUR FEARS ARE
FALLING AWAY, THE PAIN IS GONE, THE LOVE WILL STAY,
YOU BECOME YOUNG AGAIN.

IT’S A JOYFUL RIDE THIS JOURNEY HOME, WE CARRY ALL THE LOVE
WE’VE KNOWN, WE NEVER HAVE TO WALK ALONE, WITH YOU,
I CLOSE MY EYES, AND WE HAVE WINGS TO FLY.


WILLING
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

SPARKLING FOUNTAINS OF LIGHT, SHINE UPON ALL WHO SEE,
ALL WHO KNOW, THE ROAD GOES FAR, PATCHWORK QUILTS,
WARM OUR NIGHTS, SUNRISE FUSHIA MORNINGS,

INTO THIS DAY I GIVE MY LIFE INTO THIS LIFE I CAME WILLING!!!!

GATHERING WILDFLOWERS AT NIGHT, IMPRESSED UPON MY
HEART, IT IS YOU WHO SEE’S, THE ROAD GOES FAR, MOSAIC
PATHWAYS, LIGHT OUR DAYS, MOONLIT GARDENS GROW,
DO YOU HEAR THE STARS???

INTO THIS DAY I GIVE MY LIFE, INTO THIS LIFE I CAME WILLING!!!!
I CAME WILLING


SERENITY
LYRICS: CAROL LEE

SHINING, BRIGHT AND STEADY,
CAN YOU GRACE ME?

SO MUCH BEAUTY, FLOWING,
THROUGH MY HEART.

DANCING, YOUR GRACE IT WAKES ME,
TO FINISH, WHAT I MUST START.

WITHIN ME, LIES A RAINBOW,
ARCING TO YOUR SHORES

SERENITY,
I ASK FOR NOTHING MORE

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