This is a catalog of older drafts, working recordings, and demos (circa 1994-2011) that were never officially distributed (though many had been posted on this site over the years). The recordings vary in quality but are posted for the seriously interested.
This cold, rainy morning, You'll wake to find my note. Left it where I lie warm Beside you an hour ago. When you breathe my words Please, read between the lines. All things left unsaid, There you shall find...
Prechorus: I've gone to meet my past, to face my mistakes, To resolve them at last, else love will never wake.
Chorus (2x): Keep me in your heart just one more day. For away from you, love, I cannot stay.
Been away from you now For far too long. My only company is Thinking I did you wrong. But the all-consuming fire Of the promise you hold, Has become my warm penance To serve the greater good.
Not fair for a moment, That you should endure this. Louder each passing day I call for what I miss. Your love, does it listen? I do this all for you. You're my abiding strength, I only ask one thing of you...
In the South, gonna find my ol' love Miss her so, because I left her once But I'm coming on back Though I'm miles away, I can see You've still got the porch light on for me You knew I was coming back You knew I would come back... to you
The road is long But I'll sing my song... to you My heart knows the star That guides me from afar... to you Look to the Moon above It beams my love... to you Cold down to my bones But faith leads me home... to you
Memories burn with the times we've known And when I think about them, they don't get me down Because I'm coming on back When on the horizon I feel your smile I'll drop it all and walk the last mile Because I've come back You knew I would come back... to you
The road was long But I sang my song... to you Your eye held the star Guiding me from afar... to you Look to the Moon, my love My gift e'er above... for you 'Tis but a drop In the sea I crossed... to you
What is this feeling, arresting my mind? Haven't felt this way in the whole of my life. The hope inexplicable which long held me fast, Your gentle hands, through dark hours of nights past?
What was it that tore us cruelly asunder? A lifetime ago and a lifetime I've wondered. That voice which beckoned each time I fell, Urging me onward for a truth in time revealed...
Chorus: Until I see you again The wolves will howl in the chilled autumn wind Until I see you again I will muster my strength to ward off the end Until I see you again I shall not pass through another's door Until I see you again The sea shall not rest upon our shore
Scattered are the pieces in this puzzle of hearts. I can't seem to join them and mine keeps falling apart. What in the world is happening to me? It's been so long it feels like the first time again.
I would walk away from my pride for you Give up my dignity to see this through. Whatever it takes to make love legendary Because it's been the longest road to the day...
Interlude: Can you hear me calling? (I hear you) Can you feel me breathing? (I feel you) I am always calling I am always waiting Until I see you again The sea shall not rest upon our shore
Got your number, got your name Your life will never be the same In the men's rooms all over town I'll be jotting your info down Dirty jokes and stupid rhymes What a way to pass our time Defecating in a stall In a bathroom in a mall
Chorus: He who writes upon the walls Rolls his shit into little balls He who reads these words of wit Eats those little balls of shit
Mr. Senator, up on the hill As you take a crap I'm sure you will Set aside your concerns to read The mindless inscriptions that we all leave Scratched in paint or scribed in lead Someday, yes, we'll all be dead We leave this, our epitaph And hope the finder enjoys a laugh
How can you still be missing me? I thought you'd gotten so far away Can't help that I know myself too well Because I don't know why you'd want this hell And you've gone and twisted my perecption Up until now I thought you hadn't cared You left me doubting and burnt Faced me with a truth I hadn't dared
Prechorus: And I can't stop you from reaching But I can keep from standing too close And I'm not how you remember me You killed that long ago
Why do I still dream about you? What kind of hold do you have on me? Swear I see you everytime I fall And the thought of you just makes me uneasy And I believed that I had been ruined And I hate that you get the credit for that Though I'm learning I was misled It's just a little late to get it all back
Chorus: When it's gone, it's gone When it's gone When it's gone, it's gone When it's gone, gone, gone
Treading on discovery Standing on what's yet to be So I shut you out, I pull away I've gotta be here, I've gotta be ready 'Cause I know that any day it's gonna hit me
And I can't be bothered; no distractions, please I can feel it, my life's work unfolding before me Total effusion, exponential creativity Finally revealing all I've been trying to say
And when it's done and I have my peace I know that you will see it was worthwhile And you, you'll know a love that has never been felt before
'Cause then I'll be coming back Full of attentiveness, no distractions Coming back with love for you And you, you'll still be there, won't you? I hope you will, 'cause I'll be coming back With lots of love for you
That was how I used to live my life. Then came the acceptance of knowing it would always be here, just like it always had been. I soon learned that being on the verge would always come and go, And if I missed it once or twice... no bother, It'll come 'round again, just as it always has.
But you, you will not keep coming back You who were trying to adhere me to life So I cannot afford to lose you For I can make art understand the things you may not
Outro (4x): Treading on discovery Treading on discovery Standing on what's yet to be Standing on what's yet to be