JOURNEYMAN

 

 

 

I’m a Journeyman 

Traveled the world I am

Looking for something

For someone I don’t know yet

But I’ve got a plan

No matter where you are

No matter what the price

I’m gonna find what I’m looking for

 

I’m gonna go on the open road

Not gonna stop till I find what I’m looking for

It’s in my soul

I’m gonna break down the walls

And let if flow

 

When the pearl is the prize

There’s no sacrifice

That can hold me 

Hold me back from you

I would go a million miles

Search the world a thousand times

Till I’m holding, I’m holding on to you

 

We’re in a crazy maze

A storm of noise and haze

Everybody’s selling something

Or saying something just for show

No, no, I’m not touching that

It’s not what I’m looking for

 

And when the moment comes

I’m gonna know the one

That I’ve been waiting for

I’m not gonna miss it, oh

 

I’m gonna go on the open road

Not gonna stop till I find what I’m looking for

It’s in my soul

I’m gonna break down the walls

And let if flow

 

When the pearl is the prize

There’s no sacrifice

That can hold me 

Hold me back from you

I would go a million miles

Search the world a thousand times

Till I’m holding, I’m holding on to you

 

Hey, Ya Way x4

 

When the pearl is the prize

There’s no sacrifice

That can hold me 

Hold me back from you

I would go a million miles

Search the world a thousand times

Till I’m holding, I’m holding on to you

 

When the pearl is the prize

There’s no sacrifice

That can hold me 

Hold me back from you

I would go a million miles

Search the world a thousand times

Till I’m holding, I’m holding on to you

 

 

 

NONI

 

 

 

Down through the long night

I’ll hold you by my side

The cross I would bear for you

Is nothing compared to you

To you, you

 

Down through the timeline

I’ll go through it half blind

Naked I came and naked I go

Whoa

 

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

But what does Noni know

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

But what does Noni know

 

Smoking a pipe now

I puff all the life out

Of every dream I’ve ever dreamed

But it always seems to die out

 

Hush baby don’t cry 

I’m by your side high

And why do you play with me

And why don’t you pray for me

For me, me

 

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

But what does Noni know

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

But what does Noni know

 

Knows the tower will fall

Knows the the puzzle is solved

Knows the lion is roaring without applause

Knows the daughter is lost

Knows the comfort is false

Knows the water that’s stolen has turned to frost

Knows the preacher is here

Knows the sermon is fear

Knows the ring has been worn by a horde of seers

Knows the father of one

Who knows the mother of some

Who knows the child was sold for the price of none

 

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

But what does Noni know

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

But what does Noni know

 

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

But what does Noni know

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

Oh Noni knew, Oh Noni knows

But what does Noni know

 

Oh what does Noni know

 

 

 

FAT CATS

 

 

 

Fat cats on thrones sipping soda and lime

Watching mice run the wheel

Every hundreds a dime

Saying thank god they’re blind

 

Little pussy Herod wants to build up his throne

Smearing every brick of gold in death 

From mortar of bone

He’s just building his home

 

Singing all the slaves 

They’d better work a little harder today

Work it all the way

Until their backbones are breaking

From the statue they are making

Of my face that they can worship to the grave

 

But he’s calling

For me to lay down all my problems

For me to take hold of the promise

That life was made for love and for freedom

But the heartless

You who made slaves of my brothers

Here we now stand with a message

Oh, by God we are one

 

Stirring up the hornet’s nest 

These beasts lose control

As the house that they were building 

Is smashed by the flow

As the four winds blow

 

In a desperate play this Herod dude 

Who’s losing his mind

Moves to strike the heart of innocence 

But he will die

Only he will die

 

Singing, ‘Oh, the flames 

Seem to burn a little hotter today

Oh, please I pray

Give me a little water 

I should have been smarter

I could’ve, should’ve, would’ve freed the slaves’

 

But he’s calling

For me to lay down all my problems

For me to take hold of the promise

That life was made for love and for freedom

But the heartless

You who made slaves of my brothers

Here we now stand with a message

Oh, by God we are one

 

Oh come all the weak and the weary

Oh come join us in one spirit

Oh come let love break the slavery

Oh come one and all into freedom

 

But he’s calling

For me to lay down all my problems

For me to take hold of the promise

That life was made for love and for freedom

But the heartless

You who made slaves of my brothers

Here we now stand with a message

Oh, by God we are one

 

 

 

SAFE

 

 

 

It was cold, windy, rainy to brave the night

I would pray for an angel to be right by me

As I walked through the valley, the shadows

The beasts of darkness

 

Clawing memories was it fake, was it love

Was is satan or was it God above

I need to know I’m safe

 

I’ve been caught in a dangerous lullaby

I’m young, it isn’t the time to die

As I bleed you show your face to me and I cry

 

I need a protector

To keep me through the storm

To hold me and to heal my wounds

I’m cold and I’m alone

I need a protector

This world his hard and cruel

They steal my love, my innocence 

I’m broken, I am bruised

I need a protector

Someone who is strong

I’ll give my heart, I’ll give my life

To him I belong

 

I’ve been torn between the left and the right

I need someone to shine a light

For me to walk the streets

With no fear of the darkness

 

Have I taken the way that leads to Hell

Please help me break from this spell

I need to know I’m safe

 

I’ve been caught in a dangerous lullaby

I’m young, it isn’t the time to die

As I bleed you show your face to me and I cry

 

I need a protector

To keep me through the storm

To hold me and to heal my wounds

I’m cold and I’m alone

I need a protector

This world his hard and cruel

They steal my love, my innocence 

I’m broken, I am bruised

I need a protector

Someone who is strong

I’ll give my heart, I’ll give my life

To him I belong

 

I cry

Oh, angel Gabriel

You fight for God

Please fight for me as well

Hold me tonight 

And soon will come the dawn

And with the sun

Burn the shadows of darkness

 

 

 

LIONHEARTED

 

 

 

In the time when I was overthrown

I stood far across the sea

Brokenhearted and all alone

I wanted you there with me

 

In the Dragon’s Lair he lay 

Breathing air in vain

Cuz the prophecy is calling me

And when the morning comes

And the sound of drums

Awaken thee from your corrupted sleep

 

Lionhearted, we were parted

Time was standing between us

But the call has come to return as one

The trumpet now will free us

Lionhearted, we have started

But we don’t have forever

To the battle brave, it will be today

And love will be our saviour

 

The fire there up on the hill

Is calling us to come

We’re standing there and all is still

The moment it is done

 

When the dragon’s flames 

Bellow out my name

It excites me and I am ready

I take the trumpet lost 

I will at any cost

And with the breath of me

I’ll slay your blasphemy

 

Lionhearted, we were parted

Time was standing between us

But the call has come to return as one

The trumpet now will free us

Lionhearted, we have started

But we don’t have forever

To the battle brave, it will be today

And love will be our saviour

 

When fear takes hold of me

I will believe

Through Jordan’s waves

Hold me brother

 

Lionhearted, we were parted

Time was standing between us

But the call has come to return as one

The trumpet now will free us

Lionhearted, we have started

But we don’t have forever

To the battle brave, it will be today

And love will be our saviour

 

 

 

 

CATFISH

 

 

 

Catfish feeding on dreams that bottomed out

That are still a part of my soul, Oh, hey

Catfish feeding me dreams I never had 

I’m slowly losing control

 

From the frying pan to the fire

Are the only places I’ve been

With you who move with the tide

I’m not gonna get caught again

 

Catfish eating the feed that’s coming out 

Of places that you don’t wanna know

Oh, hey, Cashfish bleeding the green 

You’re holding out the worm in front of my nose

 

From the frying pan to the fire

Are the only places I’ve been

With you you who move with the tide

I ain’t going back again

 

I’m coming out

Gonna make it bravely

Crawling out

From the grave you made me

Calling out

All the ways you played me

I was born to love

I’m coming out

Gonna make it bravely

Crawling out

From the grave you made me

Calling out

All the ways you played me

I was born to love

 

Catfish your being pulled 

Into a vortex of a sewery hole

Oh, hey, Cashfish your vision obscured 

you’re in the wrong pool 

It’s as shitty as hell

 

From the frying pan to the fire 

Are the only places you’ll be

And you who move with the tide

If you go with him you won’t ever be free

 

Catfish feeling the fear of what you don’t know 

That the fisherman’s pole

Oh, hey, Cashfish the end of a spear

Is covered by a worm and you swallow it whole

 

From the frying pan to the fire 

Are the only places you’ll be

And you who move with the tide

Go with him or come, come with me

 

I’m coming out

Gonna make it bravely

Crawling out

From the grave you made me

Calling out

All the ways you played me

I was born to love

I’m coming out

Gonna make it bravely

Crawling out

From the grave you made me

Calling out

All the ways you played me

I was born to love

 

I’m coming out with the way I live

Im falling out with the way its been

These murky waters ain’t for me 

Oh, I believe that I can swim

Cuz I’m coming out and I will rise

Keep watching now and in the skies 

There’ll be there a sign tonight

On fire and its burning like

Im coming out with the truth be told

This story’s starting over, oh

Oh, I believe that I was born

I was born to love

 

I’m coming out

Gonna make it bravely

Crawling out

From the grave you made me

Calling out

All the ways you played me

I was born to love

I’m coming out

Gonna make it bravely

Crawling out

From the grave you made me

Calling out

All the ways you played me

I was born to love

 

 

 

COVER ME

 

 

 

My heart is exploding like a fountain

Like a river rushing its way to the sea

How can I breath when all around me

Are swimming in their vanity

 

Is there none to help me, no one at all

No ship to take me where I belong

I search for refuge in my storm

I am lost, I am alone

 

Please send your love to find me

In the thousands all around me

 

Catch me as I fall

Hold me close and keep me warm

Are you the angel sent to hide me

Cover me, oh, please cover me

 

The dragon’s hot from hell 

And he’s blowing flames

The lion stalking me, will I be his prey

The arrow flying, does it pass me by

I am broken but I’m alive

 

Your hands are locked around me, yeah

Your kiss breathes life inside me

 

Catch me as I fall

Hold me close and keep me warm

Are you the angel sent to hide me

Cover me, oh, please cover me

 

Whisper my name

Cuz I’m holding on, I’m holding on

Your shadow, your face

My angel, keep me warm

 

Catch me as I fall

Hold me close and keep me warm

Are you the angel sent to hide me

Cover me, oh, please cover me

 

 

 

GEISHA

 

 

 

If I only see your face one time in my life

I would take a picture and hide it away

For a rainy day, for a rainy day

Don’t you know, don’t you know, don’t you know

 

I’ll be there for you (I’m gonna be there)

I’ll be there for you (I’m gonna be there)

I’ll be there for you (I’m gonna be there)

I’ll be there for you

 

Can you feel me here right now

And I want you, want you girl

I am here, I’m here right now

And I want you need you girl

It’s a rainy day, a bleeding rainy day

Don’t you know, don’t you know, don’t you know

 

I’ll be there for you 

(I’m gonna be there)

The rain, the fire, the hurricane 

(I’m gonna be there)

The wind, the waves, the earthquake 

(I’m gonna be there)

I’ll be there for you

 

In the battlefield of love

Like a warrior’s insignia

I am branded with the fire

Of your heart, your blood

I see your face

Its amazing grace

Don’t you know, don’t you know, don’t you know

 

I’ll be there for you 

(I’m gonna be there)

The rain, the fire, the hurricane 

(I’m gonna be there)

The wind, the waves, the earthquake 

(I’m gonna be there)

I’ll be there for you

 

 

 

BROKEN

 

 

 

I wanted to ask you for a little advice

I never could, didn’t want to seem impolite

But I can’t hold it back another day

What’s on my mind I’ve just gotta say

 

Have I got one chance in a million

Can I trust my heart to believe in you

What should I do

If I open up to you this way

Could I hurt the friendship that we have made

Cuz you will see I’m broken

 

Please forgive me we can change the song

Go back to the way it was before I talked

But in time it’s gonna come out anyway

I might as well just ask you today

 

Have I got one chance in a million

Can I trust my heart to believe in you

What should I do

If I open up to you this way

Could I hurt the friendship that we have made

Cuz you will see I’m broken

 

Broken

Could you be the other side of me

Cuz when you talk 

You make me laugh, you make me dream

Oh, I’m open

I really wanna hear what you will say

Now that you know I’m a little broken

 

Have I got one chance in a million

Can I trust my heart to believe in you

What should I do

If I open up to you this way

Could I hurt the friendship that we have made

Cuz you will see I’m broken

 

 

 

I AM THE MOUNTAIN

 

 

 

Every morning in the shadows

I wait for daylight in the silence

I am the mountain

I kiss the rivers, I touch the rainbows

And on my shoulder rests the sparrow

I am the mountain

 

I see the face of your emotions

When the hero in you comes to hold me

I am the mountain

I let the snow of the winter hide me

While the fire it burns inside me

I am the mountain

 

And time it holds the secret

It knows my story

And in the beginning

The light did shine like it does again

When hope and love come back again 

Once more, once more

When freedom lifts its wings again 

And you see my face 

You’ll know that I am the mountain

The mountain

 

And when the children sing in the meadows

I love the voices of these angels

I am the mountain

And when the time has come to take them

I still hear them, I still see them

I am the mountain

 

And time it holds the secret

It knows my story

And in the beginning

The light did shine like it does again

When hope and love come back again 

Once more, once more

When freedom lifts its wings again 

And you see my face 

You’ll know that I am the mountain

The mountain

 

I feel the rush of the river

As it flows from my heart

I see the rainbow of promise

As it arcs across the sky, yeah

 

With every breath I breathe I let out a cry

My life is flashing by in a flicker of light 

I’m never gonna close my eyes

What I hear in the wind is a whisper

Says I still gotta try

Try harder to see the light

In the darkened sky, yeah

I’m so close to the edge but I’m seeing the signs

Moving me closer to the picture of you

That’s etched into my mind

 

And time it holds the secret

It knows my story

And in the beginning

The light did shine like it does again

When hope and love come back again 

Once more, once more

When freedom lifts its wings again 

And you see my face 

You’ll know that I am the mountain

The mountain

 

Every morning in the shadows

I wait for daylight in the silence

I am the mountain

 

 

 

STRONGER

 

 

 

Far off in the distance I hear the sound

In the rushing wind as it moves toward me now

I’ve been going on too long in the dead of the night

But I will fight for my life

I will run to the light

 

Oh, oh, oh, run to the light

Oh, oh, oh, escape from the night

 

I am stronger now that you are lifting me right over

All the complicated and twisted riddles without an answer

I am stronger with you

 

High above the crazy screaming crowd

There’s an echo of a song, I hear it loud

And the fallen angel of fear is dead in the light

 

Oh, oh, oh, run to the light

Oh, oh, oh, escape from the night

 

I am stronger now that you are lifting me right over

All the complicated and twisted riddles without an answer

I am stronger with you

 

Oh, oh, oh, the words of that song

They belong to me

From a time when I was young and bold

And dreaming of a love that would hold me up

I am stronger with you

 

I am stronger now that you are lifting me right over

All the complicated and twisted riddles without an answer

I am stronger with you

 

I am stronger now that you are lifting me right over

All the complicated and twisted riddles without an answer

I am stronger with you

 

 

 

FALL OF '73

 

 

 

I looked outside the window in the fall of 73

There were five leaves left a blowing

On the that good old oak tree

The wind breaks through the door

Something awakens me

 

There was a crown of thorns

A perfect storm

The empty halls 

With broken walls

The people gone

The game is off

They scream

I need a ventilator to breath

 

People, will we ever learn

The one you love is who you serve

In the moment when you need a saviour

Will the one you love be there for you

Will the one you love be there for you

People, will we ever learn

The one you love is who you serve

In the moment when you need a saviour

Will the one you love be there for you

Will the one you love be there for you

 

With the fallout nearly over

I wonder, was the war lost or won

It all left me dead sober

I got to know, are you the only one?

You take me by the shoulder

Something awakens me

 

It was a memory

And what I see

Of all the things

That I believed

The only one

That isn’t gone

Is love, love, love

 

People, will we ever learn

The one you love is who you serve

In the moment when you need a saviour

Will the one you love be there for you

Will the one you love be there for you

People, will we ever learn

The one you love is who you serve

In the moment when you need a saviour

Will the one you love be there for you

Will the one you love be there for you

 

What we’ve been talking about is

Everybody serves somebody

Nobodies and wannabes

At least they think they’re somebodies

All serve who they love

And if they love who they serve

They’re a tool, would be a fool

If they be money-loving, moolah-humping

Slaves of a turd

Cuz money ain’t gonna do you nothing

When it comes to saving your ass

When your soul’s being rolled

With your poker face fold

The end of the game tolls

You’re up short and cold

If what you loved was your gold

Moolah ain’t coming back to hold you

When you’re decaying and old

And time sees you crying for a saviour

But you’re dying with some paper

Saying your stacked

But the fact is that we all gotta choose

Who you gonna love, who will love you

Who will love you back

 

I’m hard pressed to learn about love

What’s real and what is gonna last forever

Cuz only love can be justified

And in time we can learn together

That its only love, only love, only love

 

People, will we ever learn

The one you love is who you serve

In the moment when you need a saviour

Will the one you love be there for you

Will the one you love be there for you

People, will we ever learn

The one you love is who you serve

In the moment when you need a saviour

Will the one you love be there for you

Will the one you love be there for you

 

People, will we ever learn

The one you love is who you serve

In the moment when you need a saviour

Will the one you love be there for you

Will the one you love be there for you

People, will we ever learn

The one you love is who you serve

In the moment when you need a saviour

Will the one you love be there for you

Will the one you love be there for you