Lyrics – The Raven’s Sun

The Raven’s Sun

I got my work all done,
Now I can run with the Raven’s sun
Spend all my days, watch the river run
To the sea, to the sea

Somehow I fell for you
You know my heart is just a faithless fool
You’re so good but it can’t be true
You got a love of your own

I can’t ask to be forgiven anymore
It’s time to even the score
Well, I always wanted more than I had
You know more of me than anyone can see
Well, it’s time for me to leave
Find a love of my own

So I cleaned up my act
Took the piles of bills and I paid the tax
Let the rain roll down my back
Wash away all my sin

You don’t call these days
it’s just as well ‘cause I am on my way
To where my open heart can safely lay
Among the reeds and the rushes

I can’t ask to be forgiven anymore
It’s time to even the score
Well, I always wanted more than I had
You know more of me than anyone can see
Well, it’s time for me to leave
Find a love of my own

I got my work all done,
Now I can run with the Raven’s sun
Spend all my days, watch the river run
To the sea, to the sea…

Don’t Call Me Stranger

If you see me in the crowd and you’re too scared to call out
Give me a sign, give me sign
And I’ll come round

Don’t call me stranger, don’t call me lover
We’re always somewhere in between
Never could give your secrets up to me

You learned to whisper, little sister
But you said nothing to me
I couldn’t hear what you say, what you mean

Don’t call me stranger, don’t call me lover
We’re always somewhere in between
Never could give your secrets up to me

Chorus:
Our armour’s bound to rust
Will our hearts fall to the dust
How I’d love to know
What you’re keeping from us
Don’t call me stranger, don’t call me lover
We’re always somewhere in between
Never could give your secrets up to me

Tell Me Luella

Tell me Luella, tell me where have you gone
Tell me Luella, tell me where have you gone
Are you walking that golden highway home?
Are you walking that golden highway home?

The toughest little gal to ever leave the Prairies
She traveled East to watch the rising sun
She’s left us now and she ain’t coming back this way
She’s left us now and she ain’t coming back this way

The last time that I saw her she was smiling
Looked like she had one last game to play
I waved goodbye, said I’d be back tomorrow
I waved goodbye, said I’d be back tomorrow

Tell me Luella, tell me where have you gone
Tell me Luella, tell me where have you gone
Are you walking that golden highway home?
Are you walking that golden highway home?

No one knew for certain she was leaving
But somehow each of us did know
When the flood is coming you head for higher ground
When the flood is coming you head for higher ground

Tell me Luella, tell me where have you gone
Tell me Luella, tell me where have you gone
Are you walking that golden highway home?
Are you walking that golden highway home?

Gone Too Soon

Gone too soon, gone too soon
Left with the harvest and the waning moon
They tried hard to save you but it couldn’t be done
God was calling home his son

What of the ones left behind?
Who’ll sing him to sleep when Johnny’s crying?
What of the ones left behind?
A kiss on the cheek and a wave goodbye

Gone too soon, gone too soon
Left with the harvest and the waning moon
You’re sweet young wife with your baby stands
Dirt from your grave falls from her hand

What of the ones left behind?
Who’ll sing him to sleep when Johnny’s crying
What of the ones left behind?
A kiss on the cheek and a wave goodbye

Gone too soon, gone too soon
Left with the harvest and the waning moon
Gone too soon, gone too soon
Left with the harvest and the waning moon

Jack’s Song

Gotta watch your footing, Gotta watch your speed
Gotta watch the way that you make their hearts bleed
Did you even know you were playing that game?
It’s time to take a break from that same, same, same

You’re not getting any younger
They’re not cutting you no slack.
You got to own what you did
Cause you can not take it back.

You’ve been burning bridges while trying to break bread
You’ve been lying down with those thoughts in your head
Can feel the storm a’coming, it’s been coming for days
You’ve been making friends with those south city strays

You’re not getting any younger
They’re not cutting you no slack, Jack.
You got to own what you did
Cause you can not take it back.

Before, my eyes were blinded, I couldn’t see a thing
I was handing out all those diamond rings
Stolen from my captors, borrowed from my friends
When the darkness came, yeah, I could finally see the end

You’re not getting any younger
They’re not cutting you no slack.
You got to own what you did
Cause you can not take it back.

You’re not getting any younger
They’re not cutting you no slack, Jack.
You got to own what you did
Cause you can not take it back.

Beneath The Lindens

I draw the outline of a tree and I see memories of me
As a young girl in a small town, underneath the Linden trees
I drew pictures, I wrote poems, I spent all my time alone
‘neath the Lindens in the graveyard, close by my mother’s home

Well my voice it had a closed door, there was a closed door to my heart
I liked the quiet of my own time, liked the view from far apart
But you saw me in the shadows, and you brought me to the light
And I listened as you taught me all the new things I could like

There were flowers on the graves
There were lost and there were saved
There were days upon endless days
Beneath the Lindens

I found clarity and strength in the pages I would write
And I found I had my own thoughts, that yours weren’t always mine
So I went back to the shadows of a winter in my home
And you watched my every move from behind the grave stone

Well, you fought to keep me with you, and I fought to stay alone
And though my childhood was ending, I wasn’t ready to let it go
Bees in springtime look for nectar, how the sweetness fills the well
Leaves you empty when it’s gone, ’til you find it in yourself

And there were flowers on the graves
There were lost and there were saved
There were days upon endless days
Beneath the Lindens
There were flowers on the graves
There were lost and there were saved
There were days upon endless days
Beneath the Lindens

Rushing Winding Wind

All this rushing, winding wind, it’s rolling round me
I can’t see where to begin, it’s turning round me
I feel the surge of spring within my bones
It’s changing everything I’ve come to know
I can’t tell just where to start with this cloud around my heart
In this rushing, winding wind that’s turning round me

Well, I traveled to the sun and I came back here
To the blinding of the moon and the dark years
All the things I didn’t know I learned and then
The wind made me forget them again
I can’t tell just where to start with this cloud around my heart
In this rushing, winding wind that’s turning round me

You brought the light into the dark and the sound of laughter
The joy back to my heart, what I was after
And though you may not know just what you did
You sheltered me from all that northeast wind
And though it comes again, I have found a friend
In this rushing, winding wind that’s rolling round me
And though it comes again, I have found a friend
In this rushing, winding wind that’s turning round me

And though it comes again, I have found a friend
In this rushing, winding wind that’s rolling round me

Left On My Own

Left on my own I might sail off forever
Spend all my days in the waves of a dream
And if you would, dear, I might take you with me
Singing the songs of oceans and streams

But it really doesn’t matter, watch the stars
Idle chatter between bars.
I want to know where the sun goes.

I wake to the sound of birds at my window
Somedays I know just how lucky I am
And somedays I drown at the sound of a raindrop
Somedays I hear your voice calling my name

But it really doesn’t matter, watch the stars
Idle chatter between bars.
I want to know where the sun goes.

Time it keeps rolling and I get nothing done
I watch as the sun sinks slowly down
If you could give me a diamond poem
Take up my hand and turn me ‘round.

But it really doesn’t matter, watch the stars
Idle chatter between bars.
I want to know where the sun goes.

No it really doesn’t matter, watch the stars
Idle chatter between bars.
I want to know where the sun goes.

Left on my own I might sail off forever
Spend all my days in the waves of a dream

Frost In The Hollows

Frost is in the hollows,
An eagle on the wind
Another season ended,
Another one begins

Head out on the road soon
Pack my bags and go
And hope i can return to
My little mountain home

My little mountain home through the trees
Shining like the moon on a silver breeze

Berries all in jars now,
The lighting of the fires
The sun it sets so early
A heart worn by desire

Secrets have their wings now
The truth it has been freed
It’s time to dim the lights somehow
on certain memories.

My little mountain home through the trees
Shining like the moon on a silver breeze

Hold On

Hold on one more night,
I know it’s been long, long time
But if you do, you might find
You feel the sun on your face one more time

Hold on one more day
You’ve lived a lonesome, weary way
And if you do, you might find
That suddenly the world is kind
And you can stop time

No one ever said it would be easy
Nothing in this life comes for free
I will do my best to try and catch you
When you’re falling away from me

I know it’s hard just to live
When shadows cover up the light that was given
But if you do, you might find
The light shines through

There’s no shame in crying out
When you know that you need some help
So give me some of the weight
And let me hold for you all I can take
And give your heart a break

No one ever said it would be easy
Nothing in this life comes for free
I will do my best to try and catch you
When you’re falling away from me

Winter Spring

Open up the door, drop the keys to the floor
It’s been a long day
Turn the sheets down on the bed, I’ve got nothing left to give
It’s been a long day

When cherry blossoms are blooming in the West
The East is blanketed in snow to rest
Just a little longer now
’til Spring will come around
Just a little longer now

Let’s just stay in bed the sun ain’t risen yet,
It’s a new day
There’s so much left to do but I’d rather stay with you
On this new day

If bears can sleep through these longest winter days
It’s only fair that we can do the same
Just a little longer now
’til Spring will come around
Just a little longer now

Cold toes in the morn, light the fire, watch the storm
It’s a snow day
Don’t wake the girl up yet, let her sleep there in her bed
It’s a snow day

So maybe I like this softly falling snow
When winds change and then we don’t have to go
For just a little longer now
’til Spring will come around
Just a little longer now
Just a little longer now
’til Spring will come around
Just a little longer now