Broken Wings

put your head in the mouth
of your failure
and let’s see if you survive

put your head in the mouth
of your fear and doubt
and let’s watch you try to stay alive

i’ll put my face in the mirror
i’ll reflect what I see
cause so much of what you are
is what i want to be

put your head in the mouth
of my witness, of my love
and let’s see if we can finally
watch our sunrise

i have walked on this journey
for a long time now
but i can still taste the burden
of this exile

so if i break, if i shatter,
if i leak out on the ground
you just drink from the waters
of the wild

if you make me a promise
and you walk at my pace sometimes
we won’t beg any pardon
for who we’re gonna be

i put my head in the mouth
of this kindness, of this rest
so we can see if we will finally
watch our sunrise

We can sing
With broken wings
We will sing
With our broken wings


Brother Child

Brother, brother, brother child
where you goin’?
Where you’re at the weather’s mild
But that ain’t showin’
what life is gonna be.

Baby, baby, baby boy
why you cryin’?
You’ve got all the love and joy
‘Round you trying
to keep your heart carefree.

Lover, lover, lover man
why you trippin’?
Know you’re doin’ the best you can
To keep from dippin’
But your lady feels alone.

Daddy, daddy, daddy-o
what ya doin’?
Seems you got some place to go
Keep on movin’.
Can’t stop no rolling stone.

Brother, brother brother mine
where you going?
Seems to me your groove is fine
Keep it flowing
on through eternity.


Burn in the Fire

are you a catcher of the song
or do you hold your heroes far too long
are you a helpless little man
or is the a fire in your hand

well the flame don’t cast a shadow when it burns
and the shame don’t pass for shallow when it churns
and you make the heart hallowed when you learn

you wanna shine brighter
if you wanna shine brighter
you’re gonna have to burn in the fire
if you wanna climb higher
you’re gonna have to burn in the fire

how many secrets can you hold
before you know your story must be told
are you a tired little girl
or have you yet to light the world

well the earth don’t feel the tremble when it turns
but the ash might turn to ember when it yearns
you can carry what you kindle when you learn

so if you wanna shine brighter
you’re gonna have to burn in the fire
if you wanna climb higher
you’re gonna have to burn in the fire