To Remember

 

Dragonfly,

Irredescence of my lover’s eyes,

You remind me 

That I’m always playing hide and seek.

 

Summer snow,

Little cottonwoods

Were born to grow.

You remind me 

All of life is made in letting go.

 

And it’s my nature 

To forget these things,

But I need you

To help me

To remember.

 

 

A hundred trees

But your roots all meet

Beneath my feet.

You remind me

Separation’s just a lovely dream.

 

And It’s my nature 

To forget these things

But I need you

To help me 

To remember.

 

Who?

Who?

Who?

 

I remember 

And then I forget again

And remember

Who I am 

Who I am 

Who 

I am you

I am you

 

And it’s my nature 

To forget these things

But I need you

To help me

To remember.

Rise

These days I’ve been having trouble waking up

I’d rather stay asleep than try to believe in higher love

I think I’m fooling everybody else,

I say that I know that I’m loved, but I don’t

Cause I’m still punishing myself

 

I’ve been holding it in, this brilliant light.

They told me it was intimidating,

So I’ve been keeping it inside

But when I woke up this morning,

I realized that something this bright

Is destined to rise 

So I gotta rise.

 

I’m gonna rise up from my bed,

Get into my body and out of my head

I’m letting go of holding on

To the notion that something is always wrong,

I’m incredible, it’s beautiful,

This life that I live,

So I’m gonna hold my head high like the queen that I am, 

Living my life for the wonder that it is

 

These days I’ve been having trouble getting mine

Stuck still in a tiny bubble just watching my life roll by.

I get anxious, I’m afraid of everyone else,

But to be honest it just gets worse

When I’m alone with myself

 

I’ve been holding it back, this power inside

Too scared to act, so I live in my mind

But now I see power is in my nature, 

And just like day comes after night,

Naturally, I gotta rise, I gotta rise

 

I’m gonna rise up from my bed,

Get into my body and out of my head

I’m letting go of holding on

To the notion that something is always wrong,

I’m incredible, it’s beautiful,

This life that I live,

So I’m gonna hold my head high like the queen that I am, 

Living my life for the wonder that it is

 

It ain’t enough to just believe

Living life is a physical kind of spirituality

It ain’t just the movement of your mind,

It’s the movement of your feet

It’s the steps that you take,

It’s the body alive

It’s the love that you make

It’s the way that you rise.

 

I’m gonna rise up from my bed,

Get into my body and out of my head

I’m letting go of holding on

To the notion that something is wrong,

 

I’m gonna rise up from my bed,

Get into my body and out of my head

I’m letting go of holding on

To the notion that something is always wrong,

I’m incredible, it’s beautiful,

This life that I live,

I’m incredible, it’s beautiful,

This life that I live,

I’m incredible, it’s beautiful,

This life that I live,

So I’m gonna hold my head high like the queen that I am, 

So I’m gonna hold my head high like the queen that I am, 

So I’m gonna hold my head high 

Hold my head high

Hold my head high

Hold my head high 

 

Hold my head high like the queen that I am

Living my life for the wonder that it is.

Let It Slide

I’ve been dragging my feet again,

Can’t seem to get my mind on the right track.

It’s been a couple of months now,

And I keep hoping I’ll get that high back.

 

Why do I wake up to the sun

And see only dark?

 

 

Oh, child, let it slide

There’s a little piece of heaven

Right before your eyes.

Oh, child, give it up,

If you keep on keeping it,

You’re gonna miss so much

In this life.

 

Don’t you remember that clarity

That you keep promising

You’ll never forget?

 

Where is that in your mind now?

Has it been crowded out

By your bitterness?

 

Oh, and you can’t make people stay

You can only change yourself.

Oh, and the sooner you let go,

The sooner you make room 

For something else.

 

 

CHORUS 

 

And I know it hurts

And it’s so much worse 

Than you expected it to be

 

Oh, child look around

There’s no one here now

You are your only enemy.

 

Oh, child, let’s slide

There’s a little piece of heaven

Right before your eyes

Oh, child, give it up,

If you keep on keeping it,

You’re gonna miss so much

If you keep on keeping it,

You’re gonna miss so much

If you keep on keeping it,

You’re gonna miss so much

If you keep on keeping it,

You’re gonna miss so much

In this life.

Forgive

So many years I’ve hidden

So many lies I’ve told

Out of the ignorance of youth or

As a woman too afraid of truth

 

So many things mistaken,

So much guilt I hold

Buried alive 

Yeah the weight on my chest

Stole my breath

And I went cold.

 

But how I long for the warmth of love

For the softer side of me.

The time is now, I shall be free.

 

I forgive myself.

I forgive myself.

I forgive myself

I forgive myself.

For everything

 

Expectations shattered

Promises unkept

So many times I swore I’d change

Years go by and I’m still the same

 

But how I long for tenderness

And grace at my own hands

I am the one, I understand

 

I forgive myself.

I forgive myself.

I forgive myself

I forgive myself

For everything.

 

Yes, the faith I had in myself

Turned to confusion.

It’s such a slow erosion

Seemed that hope and trust were just

Another couple illusions

 

But somewhere deep inside I realize

I am worthy

I am somebody who can be relied on

So I’m gonna

Put my faith in me

 

Put my faith in me

Once again, 

I have found redemption

 

Put my faith in me

Put my faith in me

Once again, 

I have found redemption

 

(Repeat until the end)

I forgive myself.

I forgive myself.

I forgive myself

I forgive myself.

I forgive myself.

 

 

For everything

Blows My Mind

I got everything I wanted,

Still it didn’t make me feel alive.

Isn’t the things you didn’t know you need

That open up your eyes?

 

And of all the things that I could do

There’s only one worth doing

Of all the things that I could be,

There’s only one that’s true and

 

it blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

 

 

I had every good intention,

But you know that paves the way to hell.

Chasing every pleasure

To forget the pain

But I forgot myself.

 

 

And of all the things that I could do

There’s only worth doing

Of all the things I think I know,

There’s only one that’s true.

 

 

it blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

 

 

Isn’t a wonder that I’m still breathing?

Oh, such a miracle! Heart still beating!

Isn’t a wonder that I’m still breathing?

Oh, such a miracle! Heart still beating!

 

Breathing

Breathing

 

it blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

It blows my mind

Young Love

Small town, small street

Their houses separated 

By a couple thousand feet.

Two hearts, about sixteen

Learning the ways of love.

 

Small church, Sunday school,

He saw her, but he tried to play it cool.

She didn’t see the way 

He was captivated from the start

 

Finally one day, a glimmer of a chance!

He gathered his courage and a coat, 

And he ran down the street 

To her doorstep,

Found the words, and it began.

 

 

They were feeling that 

Young love,

The kind that’s only getting better,

A rare and precious thing

That only get sweeter with time.

 

They were feeling that young love

That shines in any kind of weather,

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall days

In small ways and all ways

Always and forever!

 

 

Some thought

It couldn’t last long.

She was moving away 

So they should just move on.

But they both knew

Without a doubt

Something deeper was going on.

 

She said, “Mama you don’t understand,

I think he’s a part of a greater plan.

Love’s running deep, 

And it’s only begun.

I know in my heart 

This boy is the one.”

 

CHORUS

They may have grown,

They may have changed, 

Life may have thrown them

Some difficult things,

 

Together in love,

Forever enough

 

 

Young love,

The kind that’s only getting better

Young love 

Shines in any kind of weather

Young love,

The kind that’s only getting better

Young love 

Shines in any kind of weather

 

CHORUS

 

Alpaca Socks

I don’t wanna get up.

Just not feeling it today.

It’s too cozy in this bed.

Who needs a job anyway?

 

I don’t wanna get out.

Being human’s too hard.

Sometimes I think my brain

Takes this responsibility a little too far.

 

Ooo, I gotta tell you

Ooo, it’s killing’ my groove!

Ooo, I gotta tell you

Ooo, it’s killing’ my groove!

 

 

I just wanna stay in my house all day

Wearing my undies and my alpaca socks.

I’m overdue for some fun,

Dance party of one,

I got that self-care game on lock.

 

I just wanna stay in my house all day

Doing whatever it is that I please.

I’ll spend the hours in bliss,

Just me, myself and this

Gettin’ busy loving up on me.

 

 

Gonna turn off my phone.

Too many people messing with my head.

They can’t find me at home 

And if they come knockin’

Baby I’ll play dead!

 

Oooo

I gotta tell you

Oooo 

It’s killing my groove.

 

I just wanna stay in my house all day

Wearing my undies and my alpaca socks.

I’m overdue for some fun,

Dance party of one,

I got that self-care game on lock.

 

I just wanna stay in my house all day

Doing whatever it is that I please.

I’ll spend the hours in bliss,

Just me, myself and this

Gettin’ busy loving up on me.

 

Oooo

I gotta tell you

Oooo 

It’s killing my groove.

Oooo

I gotta tell you

 

I just wanna stay in my house all day

Wearing my undies and my alpaca socks. 

I’m overdue for some fun,

Dance party of one,

I got that self-care game on lock.

 

I just wanna stay in my house all day

Doing whatever it is that I please.

I’ll spend the hours in bliss,

Just me, myself and this

Gettin’ busy loving up on me.

 

Gettin busy loving up on me

Gettin busy loving

Loving up on me

Lover's Lullaby

Do you remember when we were dust?

Dancing in darkness,

Forming the stars and supernovas.

We said when we were human

We would face the ancient dark

So that we could dance together

And here we are.

 

Do you remember when we were rain?

Two rivers beckoned by sun to become one

Drop in a storm

We said when we were human

We would heed the light within

So we could fall again together

And begin.

 

Do you remember when we were music?

One touch of us could make somebody feel again.

We said when we were human,

We’d make our love a melody

To help the world remember

And so we sing.

 

Do you remember when we were human?

Dancing and kissing and letting our love

Illuminate the darkest places

We said when we were back again,

Beyond roots and wings and hearts

We would long for self-expression.

And here we are.

Beat of Your Drum

You stumble home, and you don’t know what to do.

It was your last day working there.

You’ve been waiting on this moment for years

And now it’s finally here.

The last time that the world was so open

Was when you were 21.

Now you’re watching the chapter close,

You see the infinite possibilities of the next one.

 

It can be so relieving, moments like this.

Bittersweet sense of leaving.

 

You look around at your messy apartment and think

“Eh, maybe I should clean.”

But instead you go back to bed 

Cause now you’ve got time for everything.

 

So go on and take your liberty.

Go on and travel the world.

Go on and take your liberty.

Set your soul loose on the open road.

Wake up early just to catch the sunrise

Or be reminded of the purpose of being alive.

Feel that sweet sense of freedom

When the pieces and the parts 

Of who you really are start marching

To the beat of your drum.

 

 

Tick-tock goes the desperate clock

Hoping it still has your life by the balls.

Emancipated from the system in which your days 

Are dictated by the hands on the wall.

You scoot and shuffle past the bathroom mirror

And notice the chains missing from your legs.

Your uniform and your enslavement’s been traded

For dancing naked while making bacon and eggs.

 

Better get busy receiving the days as a gift.

Better get busy believing this kind of bliss.

 

So go on and take your liberty.

Go on and travel the world.

Go on and take your liberty.

Set your soul loose on the open road.

Wake up early just to catch the sunrise

Or be reminded of the purpose of being alive.

Feel that sweet taste of freedom…

 

 

Thoughts drift to the people you miss,

And for a moment you think 

You’d go back if you could.

Then you remember that you’re spending the day

Chasing rays, walking barefoot in the woods.

 

CHORUS

 

Bum, bum, bum…

 

 

Love Song Of Everything

I don’t wanna give words to this.

Anything you have to interpret

Will only eclipse the heart of it.

I just wanna send it in sound

With a wavelength clarity,

Cause nothing I could ever say

Will resonate the same way

As this love does in me.

 

Inhale. Exhale

Breathe!

 

Somewhere in the beat of your heart,

There I am.

Somewhere underneath

All the war-torn believing

There you have always been.

 

It’s something like a melody,

Something like a song,

And it sings itself,

And it’s never wrong.

Everywhere it plays for me,

It’s always on repeat.

It’s the love song of everything

 

Inhale. Exhale.

Breathe!

 

It’s not just there in my body.

It’s not just there in the thoughts

That I think.

It’s there in the roots,

In the skies and the seas,

In the eyelids, the irises,

the wind and the wings,

In the will-be, the ever-was

The reason and the just because.

 

I am the song that I sing.

 

Inhale. Exhale.

Breathe!

 

Songbird

Sometimes I am a songbird

Singing high harmony.

Atop the hemlock, 

I play my precious part

In the earthly symphony.

 

Oooo hey yeah yeah yeah.

 

Sometimes I am a human.

I still sing, but it’s not the same.

A human sings because 

She has something to say.

A Songbird sings 

Because it’s the only way.

 

Oooo   Ooooo

 

All control is just illusion.

No, it’s freedom we possess.

Such a small price—

To let go of what we do not have—

To remember we are infinite.

 

Brother, sister

Do you remember me?

Brother, sister,

Oh, I remember you.

 

Brother, sister

Do you remember me?

Brother, sister,

Oh, I remember you.

 

 

Every soul is a songbird.

Every life is a song.

Every moment, 

The definition of perfection.

Beyond right, never wrong.

 

Brother, sister

Do you remember me?

Brother, sister,

Oh, I remember you.

 

Brother, sister

Do you remember me?

Brother, sister,

Oh, I remember you.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

To Remember