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Crazy Brave

you, you walk alone
a man without a home
you take what you’re given
and try to love it all

the holes there in your heart
your shoes they fall apart
the storm don’t make you wonder
if you should find a port
find a port

and i will love you
crazy brave like a man on the moon
falling deep – if you’ve fallen too far
I will love you by heart

the life you thought you had
the gold was in your hand
but the sins of your father
keep pulling you under

so drink to fortify
your soul and when you die
the hymns will lift you higher
and comfort me your daughter
me your daughter

and i will love you
crazy brave like a man on the moon
falling deep – if you’ve fallen too far
I will love you by heart

and i will love you
crazy brave like a girl on the moon
falling deep – if you fall in the dark
I will love you by heart

Prayer for a new day

close your eyes and sleep
and I’ll throw petals at your feet
singing hallelujah – hallelujah

you did all you could do
some were lost but some broke through
singing hallelujah – hallelujah

send a spark up to
fallen star so you can find your way
mediation on
humble words wrapped in a song for you
the sky is filled with snow
one last wish before you go
singing hallelujah – hallelujah

burn a paper star
send it up to where you are
rest your soul upon
words of grace sung in a song for you

say a prayer for a new day
from the cradle to the grave
singing hallelujah – hallelujah
hallelujah – hallelujah

Francis

you on a rock in the sea
your hair in the wind so pretty
cryin’ in your blue dungarees – so young
dreams came real easy back then
you’d smile and the world would just spin
time was your very best friend back then
somewhere on the Isle of White
you kissed naiveté goodbye

and it’s one, two
here it comes again, again
three, four lock the door
one fine day
you’ll need some medication just to deal
with the ghost of innocence
Francis

he was a stranger to love
and you, with your hand like a dove
could break open his troubled heart so wide
silver bells and golden rings
promises of better things

and it’s one, two
here it comes again, again
three, four lock the door
one fine day
you’ll need some medication just to deal
with the ghost of innocence
Francis

dressing up like a pirate
you’re off on your own
looking for some lost treasure
beneath blood and bone
what you want is something your eyes can’t see
what you need is magical thinking

and it’s one, two
here it comes again, again
three, four lock the door
one fine day
you’ll need some medication just to deal
but you’re still innocent
Francis

I WILL FOLLOW

throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
and I will follow you

tamp down the fire
tamp down the fire
tamp down the fire
and I will follow you

tell me you love me
and then leave me in the dark
give me a rose
make sure the thorns are good and sharp
and then take me to your house
but never let me in

throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
and I will follow you

write me a song
but never sing it out loud
paint me a picture
of a dark and stormy cloud
and then kick me to the curb
and pick me up again

throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
throw me a crumb
and I will follow you

tamp down the fire
tamp down the fire
tamp down the fire
and I will follow you
wreck my brand new car
and I will follow you
sell my best guitar
and I will follow you

Details

rain falls down on the hot sidewalk
steam comes up from the subway stop
a punk rock princess her finger to the sky
mascara running down - tears in her eyes
a bottle blonde boy heading to the west side
checkin’ his reflection in the people going by
and a mother too young to really mother someone
is holding her little child waiting for the sun

god is in the details
in the details
in the details
god is in the details

headlights on in the middle of the day
heading to the pretty little cemetery
hydrants on and the kids run through
doing all the funny things that little kids do
the queen of the block with her tin foil crown
cardboard castle lying on the ground
and some teenage girls from another borough
are perfectly oblivious to the world

god is in the details
in the details
in the details
god is in the details

in every window –  on every street
stories unfold
a heart could burst – my heart could break
watching it all go by

spark and flash in the desert sun
finger on the trigger of a gun
photographs of a lover’s glance
tucked inside a soldiers hat
tuesday morning and the sky falls down
ashes of the angels all around
and the tenderness of my little girls smile
and knowing that she’s only mine for awhile

god is in the details
in the details
in the details
god is in the details

TRY

you never knew me back then
third from the left with the crooked grin
happy not lucky
that’s what they said
in my thrift store beret
chasing the doubters away

I tried
tried
tried
tried 

skin full of cryptic tattoos 
so many things that I didn’t do
but glimmer and lightening
a late blooming flower
your note said song of the bird
matters so make sure you’re heard

and try
try
try
try

crosses and crystals
gurus and mystics
santo daime
my headful of love sick goodbyes
well, never mind

just try
try
try 
try

Give it up

heading north to thunder bay
far away from home
head still full of things you say
you’re all I’ve ever known
mother tell me how to love you
mother tell me how

and I’ll give it up - give it up
I’ll give it up to you

snowshoes lying in the trunk
I’ll need them now I know
cause everyone I’ve ever loved
is frozen in the snow
sister tell me how to love you
sister tell me how

and I’ll give it up - give it up
I’ll give it up to you

cut the timber down
light a match and burn the pieces
Jesus and his mother
and the mercy making keepers are gone
all gone

I’ve watched you stumble cross the room
tobacco and some beers
now all that’s left here in the gloom
is a bucket full of tears
father tell me how to love you
father tell me how

and I’ll give it up - give it up
I’ll give it up to you
I’ll give it up – give it up
I’ll give it up to you

Me without you

close my eyes
picture everything
lightning strikes
when you least want it
am I lucky or unfortunate
in my hand a tiny spark
and your eyes they tell me everything
but someone else has got your heart

me without you
me without you
me without you
me without you

perfect storm 
I could blow it all
pirouette
the dive before the fall
and I want to be the girl you take
for crazy and for good
I’m a roller coaster ride away
from feeling things I never could

me without you
me without you
me without you
me without you

and I’m swallowed up in pride
a morning glory in the dark
and the rush and hum will rattle on
even though we said goodnight

me without you
me without you
me without you
me without you

The Prophet

so here’s the thing…

follow no one if you can 
and set your compass straight
this is what the prophets do
this is what they crave
perfume burning into sky
temple bells explode
and all who enter into grace 
bear witness to the love we hold

and I promise you’ll be looking back
a year from this day
I promise you will find the truth
of why you even came

and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark
and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark
as the prophet speaks your name

so marry your abandoned wish
hallucinate it real
scrap your skin on rock until
your body starts to feel
there’ll be days that howl and crash
and murder at your door
the stoned caress of loneliness
that leaves you wanting more and more

so lay it down and give it voice
until that storm has blown
cause even nomads need a place
a bed to call their own

and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark
and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark
as the prophet leads you home

may your purple soul be strong
and all your roads be glory bound
may your guarded heart be wrong
about what’s lost and what’s surely found

and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark
and the stars will light the dark for you
the stars will light the dark

I go with you

steady on into the night we go
it’s raining now but cold enough to snow
through the park round the reservoir
we’ll watch the boats if we get that far

and i will wait for a thousand years
if luck runs out I won’t disappear
and in the end the only thing that’s true
wherever you go
I go with you

chasing lights down the boulevard
taxi cabs or are they shooting stars
the sky is white snow flakes hit the ground
we’re almost home but we don’t slow down

and i will wait for a thousand years
if luck runs out I won’t disappear
and in the end the only thing that’s true
wherever you go
wherever you go
wherever you go
I go with you

call my name and i will run to where you are
up to jupiter and back is not that far
not that far

and i will wait for a thousand years
if luck runs out I won’t disappear
and in the end the only thing that’s true
wherever you go
wherever you go
wherever you go
I go with you