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Lyrics to some of the songs I particularly like...

Never Is A Promise
from "Tidal"
You'll never see the courage I know It's color's richness won't appear within your view I'll never glow the way that you glow Your presence dominates the judgements made on you
(Bridge): But as the scenery grows I see in different lights The shades and shadows undulate in my perception My feelings swell and stretch I see from greater heights I understand what I am still to proud to mention to you [2nd time around](I realize what I am now to smart to mention to you)
You say you understand, but you don't understand You say you'll never give up seeing eye to eye But never is a promise and you can't afford to lie
You'll never touch these things that I hold The skin of my emotions lies beneath my own You'll never feel the heat of this soul My fever burns me deeper than I've ever shown to you You say don't fear your dreams It's easier than it seems You say you'll never let me fall from hopes so high But never is a promise and you can't afford to lie
You'll never live this life that I live I'll never live the life that wakes me in the night You'll never hear the message I give You'll say it looks as though I might give up this fight [back to bridge]
You say you understand, you'll never understand I say I'll never wake up knowing how or why I don't know what to believe in You don't know who I am You'll say I need appeasing when I start to cry But never is a promise and I never need a lie

I Know
from "When The Pawn"
So be it, I'm your crowbar If that's what I am so far Till you get out of this mess And I will pretend that I don't know of your sins Till you are ready to confess But all the time All the time I'll know I'll know
You can use my skin to bury secrets in And I will settle you down And at my own suggestion I will ask no questions While I do my thing in the background But all the time All the time I'll know
Baby, I can't help you out while she is still around So for the time being, I'm being patient And amidst this bitterness If you'll just consider this Even if it don't make sense all the time Give it time
When the crowd becomes your burden And you've early closed your curtain I will wait by the backstage door While you try to find the lines to speak your mind And pry it open hoping for an encore And if it gets too late for me to wait For you to find you love me and tell me so It's okay, don't need to say it
Love Ridden
from "When The Pawn"
Love ridden I've looked at you With the focus I gave to my birthday candles I've wished on the lidded blue flames Under your brow And baby I wished for you
Nobody sees when you are lying in your bed And I wanna crawl in with you But I cry instead I want your warm but it will only make me colder When it's over So I can't tonight, baby-- No not baby anymore If I need you I'll just use your simple name Only kisses on the cheek from now on And in a little while we'll only have to wave
My hand won't hold you down no more The path is clear to follow through I stood too long in the way of the door And now I'm giving up you
Paper Bag
from "When The Pawn"
I was staring at the sky Just looking for a star To pray on or wish on or something like that I was having a sweet fix of a daydream of a boy Who's reality I knew was a hopeless to be had But then the dove of hope began its downward slope And I believed for a moment that my chances were Approaching to be grabbed But as it came down near, so did a weary tear I thought it was a bird But it was just a paper bag
Chorus: Hunger hurts And I want him so bad, oh it kills Cause I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up I got to fold cause these hands are too shaky to hold Hunger hurts but starving works When it costs too much to love
And I went crazy again today Looking for a strand to climb Looking for a little hope Baby said he couldn't stay Wouldn't put his lips to mine And a fail to kiss is a fail to cope I said honey, I don't feel so good Don't feel justified Come on put a little love here in my void He said it's all in your head And I said so's everything But he didn't get it I thought he was a man But he was just a little boy (chorus)(2x)

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