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.


Lady

Lady’s got a feeling
that her heart is overgrown
Like the weeds in a garden
where the soil’s not been sown
Though the garden of her past
keeps her locked up in her home
She begins the see that
That the way that we choose
is the way we are free.

Lady’s got a feeling
that her love is being shared
Could it be because her lover is
always looking scared?
Funny, though she can’t recall
the last time she cared
She begins to know
That the way that we see
Is the way that we grow.

Lady’s got a feeling
she could leave it all behind
If she had the paper
she’d sign the dotted line
She’s so damned sure in this world
there’s nothing left to find
That just goes to show
That the way that we see
Just becomes what we know.

I said now lady’s got a feeling
That she wants to start again
Put her chips back on the table
Just to see what she might win,
Wants to go but doesn’t know
With which foot to begin
And it good to know
That the way that we choose
Is the way that we grow.
Ain’t it good to see
That the way that we choose
Is the way we are free.

Perfect Regret

You said you’d have married me if I’d kissed you,
If I’d only said the right thing.
You said you’d have left it all for me,
Sung in my ear, kissed away my tears,
Made it alright.
Here’s to regret.

I watched you cry ’til the dawn came
As we lied there in each others arms with such fear.
I couldn’t breathe ’til I knew you were done
But I held your hand next to my heart
I thought you could tell,
Cheers to regret.

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But I was too young to know
And it was too much to ask
And I was so unlovable.

Now there’s a new life for you and it’s lovely,
A perfect love in an imperfect time
Still I can’t help wondering
Why your eyes tend to dodge mine each time we pass.
Maybe regret?


This Is Not a Love Song

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This is not a love song,
Just a piece of what you give to me.
This is not a love song,
Just some peace for what you give to me.

Broken in dark corners
You found me washed upone the shore
Wanting all of life to fill me
And praying hard for so much more.

Broken in dark corners
I saw you walk along the shore
Wanting all of life to fill you
In your love affair with war.

It seems there’s two of us in starlight
Left behind tomorrow’s dawn
So let us drink a toast to midnight
And rest a bit ’til bitter’s gone.

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