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Book of Days (2008)
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A Tab In The Ocean (1972)
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Recycled (1975)
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Man In The Moon (1980)
The Prodigal Son (2001)
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The Prodigal Son (2001)
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1. Terminus (Oh My)

Step this way my friend
We have to mark the line some where
We’re really pushed for time
That’s why we brought you here today
This wasn’t meant for you
It was meant for someone else
But try this one for size for the rest of your life

INSIDE ME
I’m almost there
BESIDE ME
At the cellar stairs…YEAH!

DAY NINE
Ooooh just alittle more
DAY NINE
Be out here soon enough
DAY NINE
Try and walk today
DAY NINE
Life’s a crazy game

Heaven..freedom..always…always

Walking down the roads
The backstreets of time
Picking up the scent
Of a happier time
Not a moment passed
When I stopped and thought
Oh this was foolish play
Just a youthful export

But oh my..what a fool I’ve become
To play tricks on myself
That a journey through
The land of dreams could be free

At the halfway house
It was already too late
There were gifts of wine..and women..and song
But by the time the Lord
Had touched my open hand
Three score years had passed
Each one had it’s song

But oh my..what a fool I’ve become
To play tricks on myself
That a journey through
The land of dreams could be free

But oh my..what a way to deceive
They just offer to you
The land of dreams for free

 

2. Now

Are we standing on the edge
Of the deepest precipice
Are we just biding our time
Till it all falls down
I believe that it’s now

Well an angel came down today…and said
What do you want with life
I said…sit down here my friend
With the trouble and the strife
I believe
I believe that it’s time

Some come and some they go
No-one really knows
It’s so hard for me to see
How you all stand and bleed
I can see
I can see that it’s Now
Oh it’s Now

I’m still standing on the edge
Of the deepest precipice
I’m still biding my time
‘till we all fall down
I believe
I believe that it’s now

 

3. I Can't Help You

I’ve spoken a great many lies
And laughed at tear covered pride
..but I can’t help you
I tried making plans from the start
And using ice covered hearts
I just can’t help you

Now you said it
Does your heart feel the same
In the end, I’ll still be there
The madness of love
The everlasting pain
I still can’t help you

I will find you
There in the room of your dreams
Always to guide you there
Time of romance
Time that you think with your eyes
Never a broken…
Chance to take the next train home
Or pay the price of being alone.

 

4. The Drinking Mans Wine

Hardly seems like the passing of years
Celebrations and laughing
And foolproof and cheers
Keeping seasons of dangerous cause
Stand by your open door
The last of the line
Of the drinking mans wine
Being served up to you…to you

Sleepless nights in a town without you
No doorway to forever
No pressing review
Softly moving closer to you
Making sense of the truth

The thought of the moment
The yearning for you
The thought of Roseanna
The harvest of June
The core revelations of you
Were all part of that mood
The last of the line
Of the drinking mans wine
Being served up to you…to you

Reach out tell me your there
Love begs give me my share
Ahh you see
Are you sure you feel
to be there……

 

5. Shangri-La

Don’t tell me lies
It can’t do no good
This feeling inside..yeah
Tells me if I should
Tells me if I could

Only the good die young
Or so they all say
But me..I believe in love
The old fashioned way
And all it should say

Take me home Shangrila
Take me home Shangrila

You can be sure I’ve learned
The lessons I took
But don’t underestimate
The power of love
The power of love

Take me home Shangrila
Take me home Shangrila

Standing before you
I want you to know
The love that we have here
Never let go
Never let go

“I can stop the world…..etc

 

6. Salt and Vineger and Rhythm and Blues

Theres something else in here
I can’t make it out
It’s got to be illegal ‘cause
I’ve never felt like that

Jupiters rising
There’s a hole in my shoe
It aunt no surprising
It’s salt and vinegar and rhythm and blues

Honey if this is not enough
Then dig your heels in here
Make some room for the cowboys of love
And leave the rest to me

Jupiter’s rising
There’s a hole in my shoe
It aint no surprising
It’s salt and vinegar and rhythm and blues

Hitch a ride on the velvet train
It’s on a worldly trip
Keep the powers of overtime
You never learned how to sit
I was always the early bird
Who caught the early worm
But when it comes to the velvet train
‘fraid your out on your own

Jupiter’s rising
There’s a hole in my shoe
It aint no surprising
It’s salt and vinegar and rhythm and blues

 

7. The Prodigal Son

A foolish time full of foolish things
Lord knows how we survived
In the end it’s up to you and I

Changing times and changing names
To me it’s all the same
Open your heart and let it fly
Away

You stand in the sun
Letting life have it’s fun
In that memory haze
Oh how we loved all those days

And yesterdays child
Forgotten but wild
Sleeps the memory of time
A past that still shines

The Prodigal son
The favors of some
Seem to melt into time
The higher you climb
And thoughts of a life
That exists in your mind
Is realities child
Not born…but so wise…

The prodigal son…born on the run

 

8. Be Tonight

Just before you go out tonight
Leave a little thought for me
Watching john and his crazy life
Take pity on me

I want no part of this weekend
‘cause I was doin’ alright
then the phone rand and the message said
I won’t be home tonight

What was it that you were thinking
Did you feel the night
Oh I caught myself slowly wishing
That it would be tonight
Tonight

Took some time at the Asia bar
Started comin’ on strong
I was heading out for that mountain road
I was already gone
John said I was a lucky man
Luckier than the rest
Pointed out I had a loving wife
And I could forget the rest

How did I know you were thinking
That you feel the night
Oh I caught myself slowly wishing
That it would be tonight
Tonight.

 

9. Day Nine

Sing out your heart song
Touch one to live long
To live and love lifelong

DAY NINE
Ooh just a little more
DAY NINE
Nothing sure is sure
DAY NINE
Tried and walked today
DAY NINE
Life’s a crazy game

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