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    CHANGING WORLD

    Like You Always Do

    Sittin’ down by the waterside

    Listenin’ to the waves roll in

    Sittin’ thinkin’ about the changin’ world

    ‘Bout all of the troubles we’re in

     

    Sittin’ down by the waterside

    Listenin’ to the wind blow

    Listenin’ for eternity

    In the midst of the ebb and flow

     

    Oh, When the sun comes up in the morning

    You’re gonna raise up your weary head

    You’re gonna rise up and face the world

    Pull yourself together again

    Like you always do

     

    Thinkin’ ‘bout what we call progress

    Thinkin’ ‘bout the squeaky wheel

    Thinkin’ ‘bout our failin’ wisdom

    ‘Bout our failure to learn to feel

     

    Castles made of sand

    They slip into the ocean

    Made by the hands of man

    Before they’re finished, they are fleeting

     

    Well if you could part the ocean

    Like Moses part its waves

    And you got through to the other side

    Would you be nearer to paradise?

    Song from the Mount

    Blessed be the meek

    Blessed be the poor

    Blest be those who seek

    Blest be those who mourn

     

    Blessed be merciful

    Blessed be the pure of heart

    Blessed be the peaceful

    And those who fight for right

     

    Down, down, down it’s gonna rain

    Oh, Down down down it’s gonna pour

    Down, down, down it’s gonna rain

    And you won’t find my tears here anymore

     

    Mercy they will seek

    And mercy they will find

    Consolation for their souls

    They will be satisfied

    Stillness

    I always thought you fall in love with illusions

    Fantasies you form inside your mind

    I never knew I could fall for someone

    I never knew love could feel so right

     

    I wanna lay with you by my side

    Look into your deep brown eyes

    See a part of my life

    I wanna lay with you by my side

    And in the stillness of the night

    Find some stillness in my life

     

    I’ve always tried to be so pragmatic

    Did what I could to play my part

    But I’ve not been one to settle

    In matters of the human heart

    New Kind of War

    I’m a long way from home

    I’m so far away

    Back in Montana where I’m from

    There’s snow on the ground today

    But I’m serving my land, my country

    Fighting on foreign sands

    For the land of the free

     

    Well there’s a new kind of war

    There’s a new kind of tragedy

    There’s a new kind of war

    And a hard describe enemy

     

    Bombs they drop on child, woman and man

    Some of them are guilty

    But some of them are innocent

    Yea, precision targets we say,

    Our drone strikes

    Precision targets we say,

    Our drone strikes

    Back in Billings

    Life wasn’t so bad

    Back before I was this military man

    I was a pretty sharp shooter,

    That’s what the lieutenant said

    So I signed up

    To become this phantom military man

    This Side of the Romantics

    No prisoner of reason

    No prisoner of delight

    No need for perfect answers

    No need for heaven’s height

    No need for perfect light

    Got my feet on the ground

    On this earthly ground

     

    Do you know justice?

    Do you know lies?

    Do you know the ways of heaven?

    Can you hear earth’s cries?

    Do you know your own lies?

    Tell me ‘bout the world you see

    The illusions you believe

     

    Oh we are left on our own

    To follow our own devices

    We are captured here among the blind

    Looking for imperfect solutions

     

    The clock is ticking

    Life runs its course

    All our formations

    They are malformed

    They are sad and course

    Well I create from love

    And I create from fear

     

    Lust and anger

    Jealousy and pride

    Love and mercy

    Will these things survive?

    This is my ode to virtue

    This is my ode to vise

    This is my ode to truth

    This is my ode to life

    Your Life Again

    Walked along the street

    Past the church and school

    Past all her memories

    She was on the run

    But time was standing still

    As her life passed by

     

    What are you to do

    When your time is through

    You’re to start your life again

    What are you to do

    When your time is through

    You’re to start your life again

     

    Called her on the phone

    But when we were done

    I thought I heard her cryin’

    Another sad love song

    Another love gone wrong

    Another love is gone

     

    Oh your days

    They turn to night

    But your darkness will turn back to light

    Oh your days

    They turn to night

    But your darkness will turn back to light

    One Step

    You take and give what you can

    Though you know this is no promised land

    You set off on your own

    You don’t know where

    But you know you’ve got to go

     

    Well, you take just one step a little bit further

    You take just one step a little bit higher

    You take just one step a little bit further

    You take one step, just one step

     

    Seems at time a long and windin’ road

    Seems at times such a heavy heavy load

    But you set off on your way

    And you take your step each and every day

     

    And though we don’t know where the road goes

    And we don’t know where it might end

    And though it’s full of insecurities

    In this life, there’s no avoiding them

    Angel

    Water dancin’ under the moonlight

    Though the wind is nearly still

    We talk and walk on the surfside

    Like even young lovers will

     

    It’s a beautiful night to fall in love again

    To rekindle that old flame

    You know our love is getting stronger

    Not stayin’ the same

     

    Won’t you be my angel in the morning?

    Be my angel in the night

    Be my angel come stormy weather

    You know everything….everything’ll be alright

     

    Let’s put the little troubles aside

    They don’t mean a thing

    Let’s not let our love be denied

    You know our love, like wine, gets better with the day

    Song for William

    Morning sun does rise

    And the evening sun it sets

    Amidst the toils of our lives

    We’ve to withstand time’s tests

     

    Seas they have their ebb and flow

    The seasons in circles they do go

    Earth it spins around and ‘round

    And we sow our seeds in its fertile ground

     

    There are things in this world

    No one will ever change

    We live our lives

    We form ourselves from the cradle to the grave

    There are things in this world

    No one will ever grasp

    We live our lives, we fight our fights

    From the first breath until the last

     

    We live our lives

    We form ourselves

    We walk fine lines

    In hand-built citadels

    We search with reason

    Among the rhyme

    Captured in the arms of time

    Change the World

    Give your body and your mind

    You know those who seek will often find

    Some of the simple rules that bind us always

    Those who seek will often find

    Unless in searching they are blind

    And they find no reason and no time for forgiving

     

    You better change your world

    You gotta change your world

    You better change your world

    You gotta change your world

     

    You might do what you can do

    To protect your world and your worldview

    But will it stand if it must stand up to truth

    If you’re to die or to live and fight

    Is there anything that makes up your life

    That’s worth livin’ or fightin’ or worth dyin’ for

     

    You might try to anticipate

    The twists and turns of your twisted fate

    Have you seen that it’s you who shapes your world?

    Your life comes and passes by

    But if truth be told is your life a lie

    You gotta change yourself

    You gotta change your world