In a Perfect World

Here, put your hand in mine
And together we will climb
Into the outside
Up from the down side

There we’ll sparkle in the sun
As if the world has just begun
We open our eyes wide
(And the rain will fall in colors that we’ve never seen)
An eye to the blind side
(And side by side we will ride gently down the stream)
I’ll be by your side
By your side

And away we go
Lift that heavy heart of gold
And away we go
We’ll be there before you know

Long and far
Off to our
Perfect world
Ah ah ah ah

So, put your hand in mine
And together we will find
An in to the outside
(And the rain will fall in colors that we’ve never seen)
An up to the down side
(And side by side we will ride gently down the stream)
I’ll be by your side
By your side

And away we go
Lift that heavy heart of gold

And away we go
Long and far
Off to our
And away we go
Long and far
Off to our
Perfect World
Ah ah ah ah

Away we go, away we go, away we go, away we go

 


Sometime Somewhere Soon

Today I was looking
For something
Something I’d been missing

But all I could find
Was something
You’d left behind

Thought I’d be seeing you
Thought I’d be seeing you
I thought I’d be seeing you

Sometime, sometime, sometime
Sometime somewhere soon

Today I was thinking
It’s you I’d been missing
For so long
So long, so long, so

I’ll be seeing you
I’ll be seeing you
I’ll be seeing you
I’ll be, I’ll be seeing you

Sometime
(thought I’d be seeing you)
Sometime
(thought I’d be seeing you)
Sometime
(thought I’d be seeing you)
Oh sometime
(thought I’d be seeing you)
Somewhere soon, somewhere soon

I’ll be seeing you
I’ll be seeing you
I’ll be seeing you
I’ll be seeing you

 

 


Love Letter

 

One day when I was walking home
I found a letter, date unknown
Addressed to someone’s special love
Of love that rises far above

It read “To My One and Only Dear
With you I found my heaven here
Our love’s a thousand horses strong
I’ll love you ‘til all time is gone

And I’ll wait right here for you
I’ll wait right here for you

To my one and only dear
With you I found my heaven here
I’ll wait right here for you
(Heaven, heaven)

I wonder if it was ever seen
By for whom it was meant to be
Among the flowers and the weeds
Left there for the world to see

I’ll wait right here for you
I’ll wait right here for you

To My One and Only Dear
With you I found my heaven here

I’ll wait right here for you
(Heaven, heaven)
I’ll wait right here for you
(Heaven, heaven)

Our loves a thousand horses strong
I’ll love you still when time is gone”

One day when I was walking home
I found a letter, date unknown
Addressed to someone’s special love
These words engraved upon a stone

 


Sacred Scars

Something left behind
Something left behind
Left to be desired
Something left

There’s one thing that never leaves
I feel that dirt still on my knees

Something left behind
Left to be desired
Something to rewind
Someone left

A scar, ah ah
A scar, ah ah

There’s one thing that never leaves
I feel that dirt still on my knees
I cherish all these sacred scars
That I hold tightly from afar

All is left behind
Left to be desired
All is left behind
All is left

But a scar, ah ah

 

 


Slower Than Time

Another Hill, so far away
Another day
Still no road that’ll take me home

Everything moves slower than time
Misaligned
With the road that will take me home
I didn’t know it’d be so hard to find

Like a breeze tangled in trees
Release me
For you can take me there
Home

We find each other winding ‘round an endless street
Let’s be lost together I can almost see
Home

Here you are
Now we can’t be far
From the road that will take us home
With you it won’t be hard to find

With you it won’t be hard to find
With you we’ll leave that road behind
With you

 

 


Tangled In Your Spokes

All tangled in your spokes again
There’s a fallen limb coming ‘round the bend
There’s a smoke ring circling your eyes
There’s a vine wrapped ‘round your feet up to your thighs

It’s gonna trip, trip, trip you up
It’s gonna trip, trip, trip you up

Surrounded by the books you’ve burned
You say there’s nothing left to learn
All caught up in your history
And what may never be

It’s gonna trip, trip, trip you up
It’s gonna trip, trip, trip you up
It’s gonna trip, trip, trip you up
It’s gonna trip, trip, trip you up

It’s gonna trip, trip, trip you up
It’s gonna trip, trip, trip you up

Know where to run
The ground is melting, the ground is melting in the sun

Just take that rope I’ve thrown
Your will says that you won’t
You won’t see
While I’m here on bended knee

 

 


What Did You Expect

Oh what did you expect me to do
Oh what did you expect me to do

Tears from an empty eye
I never made you cry
Another heartstring to untie

Oh what did you expect me to say
Tell me did you expect me to stay

Hit like a hurricane
By all the love feign
Another locket to unchain

Oh what did you expect me to do
Stage curtain’s torn to see right through

Your ticket’s bought and sold
To have and never hold
I leave your stories to unfold

 

 


On the Lookout

I didn’t know it’d be so hard to find
A heart that’s breathing at the speed of mine
An though this hill is getting hard to climb

I’m keepin’ on the lookout

For all the pictures no one ever took
For all the pages missing from my book
Forever doesn’t always mean for good

I’m keepin’ on the lookout
I’m keepin’ on the lookout
I’m keepin’ on the lookout

As the world spins away
And the madness remains

Well maybe I’m the fool that’s on the hill
So, if I am I’ll stay up here until
I find a heart that isn’t standing still

I’m keepin’ on the lookout
I’m keepin’ on the lookout
I’m keepin’ on the lookout
Keepin’ on the lookout

As the world spins away
And the madness remains
As the world turns away
I wait another day

I’m keepin’ on the lookout
Keepin’ on the lookout
I’m keepin’ on the lookout
Keepin’ on the lookout

I’m keepin’ on the lookout
I’m keepin’ on the lookout
Keepin’ on the lookout
I’m keepin’ on

 

 


Man on Wire
Lyrics (by the band 27) inspired by the true story of “le coup” extraordinaire performed by French high wire artist Philippe Petit on August 7, 1974.

On the roof
I am ready
To make my way
Over the alley

Not even the air can fill in the spaces

Every floor’s
Another story
No clouds below
Waiting for me

I’m just a man
On a wire
Short way across
But a long way down

Not even the air can fill in the spaces

Of the fine line between you and me
A high wire, trying to make my way to your side
But it goes on and on and on

From a bird’s eye I’m higher than the Empire
As I walk the line to your side
But it goes on and on and on

It’s where I’m meant to be, don’t slip away from me
It’s where I’m meant to be, don’t slip away from me

I’ll always be a man on wire
And here I’ll stay a step way

On the fine line between you and me
A high wire, trying to make my way to your side
But it goes on and on and on

From a bird’s eye I’m higher than the Empire
As I walk the line to your side
But it goes on and on and on

No sorcery, no sleight of hand
It’s just a wire and a man
Doing all he can
And it goes on and on and on

So long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the sky
And balance on a wire
It goes on and on and on

 


Louder Than Words

How has it come to this
See what it really is
How has it come to this

I don't see what
You don't see
One thing that's
Clear to me
I don't see what 
You don't see

When it can be heard
Louder than words
How could you 
Lose sight
It's brighter than light

The purest of them all
Always the first to fall
It's time to heed the call

Mercy, mercy you
Mercy, mercy me
How has this come to be

When it can be heard
Louder than words

You wield  the crown
Been handed down
Just devised to justify

Blood red as yours
And warm as mine
And it keeps running
All through my mind

When it can be heard
Louder than words
How could you lose sight
It's brighter than light


It keeps running and
Running and running

Nothing more
Precious than
Perfect as can be
You'd find treasure too
If only you would see

You wield the crown
And swing it 'round
Just devised to justify

You draw the line
And turn your mind
The difference
Is just a lie

The precious things
I'm treasuring
That you feed on
As you lead

Mercy you
And mercy me
Why can't you see
What's going on