Scroll down for lyrics to the albums: Part Of This Place and Want For Nothing.
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PART OF THIS PLACE


01 - March Winds

Dark on the rise
Shapes the hills that the white river runs.
She sings to me of sympathy.

And the rush of the water helps me to process
Another year living in boxes

If one thing could straighten me out,
It’d be the march winds, both feet on the ground.
Both feet on the ground

All that I’m after
Is to sink in to the soil.
Feeling my weight.
Feeling the weight of it all.

And the shifting cedars help me to process
Another year living in boxes.

If one thing could straighten me out.
It’d be the march winds, both feet on the ground.


02 - Upstream 

When the red-winged blackbird 
Calls me to the water 
I know I will never be the same again. 

On my way down, 
Ferns and mallows soften under me 
As I weave through the vapors, 
Hands out. 

Saying, I am ready to receive, 
Ready to be taken. 
A wave of flowers lift my feet 
And the weight of this body, with patience 

Till I drift upstream. 
Where I’ll see everything and all that you are. 
All that you are moves me. 

When I feel the soil breaking free 
Sliding down the banks between the colors of the spring. 
I feel the warmth of a woman pouring out of me. 

And what will I see, diving in deep? 
Will the water be clear as the melting snow 
That feeds your raging, wandering soul? 

Will I see the wind? 
High above me, humbling. 
Will I bend like a willow, 
Hands out? 

Will I drift upstream. 
Where I’ll see everything and all that you are. 
All that you are 
All that you are 
moves me.


03 - Some Days Are Longer

Deep trouble is coming
I’ll take what my arms can carry.

And if I can’t get over this,
What then?
Some days are harder than others, I guess.

It couldn’t hurt this much, if I didn’t care enough.
It couldn’t hurt this much, if I didn’t care.

Smoked out of an endless summer.
This old house, burning down, will be the last thing I’ll remember.

If I can’t get over this,
What then?
Some days are harder than others, I guess.

It couldn’t hurt this much, if I didn’t care enough.
It couldn’t hurt this much, if I didn’t care.


04- Part Of This Place

I gave forgiveness

And I loved you well

But as the fog burns off,

I wonder, will you stay here for the funeral

-Or dig deeper?

I’ve been a part of this place

And I’m never leaving.

I’m part of the feeling

And I can’t be replaced.

I can’t be replaced.

You’ll see more sky above you now

Where I gave you shelter.

But as the sun dries out your rivers

Would you come you come back for the funeral

-Or dig deeper?

I’ve been a part of this place

And I’m never leaving.

I’m part of the feeling

And I can’t be replaced.

I can’t be replaced.


WANT FOR NOTHING


01 - Up Close

I walked myself here
Who am I fooling? 
I wrote off the wrongs from these years
In that old convenient way. 

I walked myself home
Who am I fooling? 
I wrote off the lies from these years
In that old convenient way

Who have I been fooling? 
Not me.


02 - Want For Nothing

Taking it easy, 
I thought it’d be easier to do. 

I have been learning
How to want for nothing. 
You don’t make it easy. 
Do you? 


It’s hard to say how far
But I’ve come a long way
And maybe I’ve missed a few turns. 

I have been learning
How to want for nothing. 
You don’t make it easy. 
Do you?


03 - Blood Is In The Heart

What will I do? 
Where will I go? 
I’m just asking 'cause I’m human. 

I’m not complaining because what’s the use? 
We all got our shit to deal with. 

In a way I’ve learned to try to give up. 

Every path I’ve hunted that hides from me
Like a shadow in the dark
Helps me to remember: 
All roads lead home
Because the blood is in the heart. 

Combing these tall grasses for possibilities... 
Have I looked past them
Or right at them and still clouded up my eyes? 

In a way I’ve got to try to get over myself. 

Every hand I’ve shaken has shaken too, 
Like a ripple on the shore
Helps me to remember: 
Everybody feels
Because the blood is in the heart.


04 - Timing

Sleeping lightly, 
The visions rarely seem to last long enough to focus on 
What I reach for in the end 

Do you know what it feels like 
To do this for something that matters more than you matter to it? 

Or to loosen up your grip to drop the lies 
Of thinking you know better. 
While everything changes 

The timing is everything. 

Well, maybe I’m helplessly committed to 
Seeking a sentiment in every move 
If it brings me back to truth 

And I’ve loosened up my grip enough to drop the lies 
Of thinking I know better 
While everything changes when it wants to 

The timing is everything. 

What brings me confidence- a sign or a wasted word that never finds me? 
For every breath I take from this life, I hope it serves me. 
And every truth I claim when it’s time, I hope I’m worthy. 
I hope I’m worthy. 
Cause I know. 

The timing is everything.


05 - Phenomena

You can't put out nothing and expect phenomena.

You haven't seen your best day yet,

Haven't seen your worst.


06 - Marry The Weather

I remember, buried by nights
Dark enough to see no difference with my eyes wide open,

The only way to find myself was to feel it out
The only way to get somewhere was to go.

Did you ever know the feeling
When every fire burns off-
To wander where the smoke blows
To just get on with it.
What a way to learn,
Walking with my shadow,
Watching how the light moves
Just as I get used to it.

Now I wake up, undress myself
Of stories
Of what I’ve played witness to
-As if any of it mattered.

The only way to trust this day is to look alive
The only way to get somewhere is to run.

Did you ever know the feeling
When every fire burns off-
To wander where the smoke blows
To just get on with it.
What a way to learn,
Walking with my shadow,
Watching how the light moves
Just as I get used to it.

Gonna marry the weather, the wild.
And find out how we are all just water.


07 - Between The Eyes

I believe in action
If ever I’m dissatisfied
But I’ve been running long enough to wonder
Is what I’m running towards
Going to make me happy?

If where you are is where you ought to be,
So long as it makes you happy,
Then right between the eyes you know,
You’re home.

Maybe I’ve seen patience
If only through restless eyes
But I’ve been waiting long enough to wonder
Is what I’m waiting for
Going to make me happy?

If where you are is where you ought to be,
So long as it makes you happy,
Then right between the eyes you know,
You’re home.

We all hold our breath sometimes.
Someday, when we release, what a beautiful storm that will be.


08 - Woman

I don’t want to be a woman
I don't want to be a mess
Some things happen so fast.

To meet a day after another
I’ve been doing my best
But some things happen so fast.

There’s an awful of time when the day begins to climb
And I’ve wasted the light in a daze to just get by

How do we hold on to our beginnings
Conversations that all end in question marks…
Is it happening yet?

I don’t want to be a woman
I don't want to be a mess
Some things happen so fast.

To meet a day after another
I’ve been doing my best
But some things happen so fast.

I’ve been laying down the losses
And counting up the costs of a life I thought I wanted
But is it all so grand?

How do we hold on to our beginnings
Conversations that all end in question marks…
Is it happening yet?

I don’t want to be a woman
I don't want to be a mess
Some things happen so fast.

To meet a day after another
I’ve been doing my best
But some things happen so fast.

I don’t want to be a woman
I just want to be human.