Lyrics


Hope For Your Return

Like a mermaid in my dreams
as I wake I can hear her screams
I hope for your return

To the songbird says the tree
just before the migrant flee
I hope for your return
return to me

I remember simpler days
in the streets the children played
I hope for your return

Like a long lost melody
family elders once sung me
I hope for your return


In the Mountains

I don’t wanna go back to school
I wanna live out here in the mountains
Gonna find an animal to be my friend
and gonna live out here in the mountains

But before I make my way
I hear an old-timer say:
“Look here kid I don’t think you understand
how cold the nights can be
find you a sweetheart and keep her warm”

I don’t wanna have to work no job
never gonna be a good accountant
Staplers, cubicles, or computer screens
I won’t ever need them in the mountains

And as I pack my gear, I hear a voice ringing in my ear:
“Look here kid, I don’t think you understand
how cold the nights can be
find you a sweetheart and keep her warm
Look here kid, don’t you make the same mistakes as me
the mountains are not what they seem
find you a sweetheart and keep her warm”

No, I never went back to school
headed straight out for the mountains
Twenty-five years can make a cold and lonely man
But I’m still out here in the mountains

Heard a kid say the other day, he wants to live the mountain way
And I said: “Look here kid, I don’t think you understand
how cold the nights can be, find you a sweetheart and keep her warm”

Stay in town. I’m still out here in the mountains


Frozen Blossom

Winter hangs on long enough to freeze the blossom cold
Pirouette, this dance with time can make you feel so old

Half of the living are dead, lost in the maintenance of life
But oh, don't despair, your love will be my spring in the air

Trade winds blow, adrift some go and flesh dissolves to bone
If you know not where harbor is there's no correct wind home

Half of the sailors were dead, before they set out for the sea
But oh no not me, this lighthouse on the shore I see

Oh don't despair, your love will be my spring in the air


Roll Home

The road it waits and yet unseen all the perils that wait for me
I've never been good at resting much
some rolling stones they will never stop
I will always roll home

When desert hills are backlit by a cooling sun you come to mind
It's so easy to picture you out on the skyline laid in navy blue
I will always roll home

I’m tempted by wanderlust but footsteps speak in foreign tongue
I've never been good at giving up but even stones need some kind of love
I will always roll home


Simply Gone

I had to get where I'm going, but I forgot where I'm coming from
and the place I'm headed back for has simply gone, just like the sun sets

Oh I confess still facing west 'cause the sunset seems to help me to forget
all the times I jumped the line for this bread that's really only meant for swine
Let me know when you get where you're going, I wanna know that you're out there somewhere

Doctor run your test, nurse place your bets. But this sickness I think’s only in my head
Where I’m going, but I forgot where Im coming from and the place I'm headed back for
Has simply gone, just like the sun sets

let me know when you get where you're going I wanna know that you're out there somewhere

Come home