I want to know Why the light around us always seems fleeting With every second I stand alone with you I just want to see Why there’s nothing here for me And all that’s left is all I know Two feet standing on the ground, and the pitter patter Of the rain’s melodic fall Drown me out Pull me in The dark skies are but the first signal of what’s just about to begin
Will I understand? Come to terms with the situation here at hand? These gray clouds and duller words The crack of thunder is the only thing I ever heard The horizon stays empty As all the lights fade down Left in the flood is all that we lost And that we found Look up to them – Take it all in Feel the trembling of the world Underneath your frightful skin Admit that the end of the world Isn’t the end of sin Crash and fall Flash of the lightning’s crawl The cooing of the wind turns to harsh screams And all that’s left Is what I refused to believe
A battle amongst the heavens The black and gray versus the brightest blue And the skies begin to dry And nothing reigns supreme As eternity looms nigh And I cannot fathom the forever standing in front of me As the trumpets start to blare And when the people look above You can see the light in the air The skies ripple open and the seraphim ride through Yet the end of all things Is just something else to do And they call to the masses All that was and all that will ever be Those who stood firm in faith And those who could never believe Yet I look above, alone as I was, and I know – There will be nothing more for me
The stars scream out in a song of infant fire No more time left for a power any higher Moving in a dance of renewal and change Doing their best to tend the beat of the flame Taking their time to give us the world Carried upon their back – Into the swirling light, out of the black Fought away from the grasp of some cosmic megalomaniac
The universe moves its tide Back and forth, the spirit moving in just to hide They shake and swirl and billow Singing a song of life’s gentle widow Is God here – or was he ever? Or was he just some poor fool’s hopeful endeavor? Will life spring forth from his massive breath Or is there just an eternity left beneath our immense depth? Energy to energy, souls to dust Will our spirits roam forever or be left to rust?
She sings out, the Mother of the light, so gently spoken Trying to croon the great monster from being woken All connected by the energy Of life’s pure being And the universe’s song That she has sung for so long One day, those dancing flames will grow old And the stars will flicker out too The galaxies will fold away And Reality will be a perception untrue
Everything ends, every song has a final verse The birds will cease – the men will end up worse As will the trees, and the universe as well It will end and begin again where it fell And when the fire grows tall and out of control And there is nothing burning but what’s left of our souls The tide will pull us in The energy will know what to do As She sings her final lines, and everything ends And we will all begin anew
Scream a song of rain and water Reach out to me from beyond the ocean Call my name and preach your devotion To the man behind the curtain Restore that lost faith that you had in me But never truly be certain That this is where you want to be
Scream out, a song of flame and iron Leave me to drown And as I go under Read from the gospel Of that deadly belief That there is more beyond the horizon Then what your eyes can see And that you’ll make your way up there By giving up on me
I never preached my innocence I never tried to plead against my fate I quietly laid there – always content to wait I could admit I was wrong and that’s more than can be said for you Hiding behind the thin pages Of some ancient, mistranslated text Take my life But leave me the rest I’ll meet you again, someday Fighting against the ocean’s tide My prayers won’t ever be answered; But at least neither will yours
And I’ll find comfort in that, As I wash up on that dark shore That as much as you want faith Beyond the sea, behind the horizon – For you, there is nothing more.
I’ve been gone for far too long Nothing in my arms but my Bible and these old songs that I would sing to you Forgive my transgressions and I’ll try to forgive you too Like summer never ended and you never left town because there was nothing left to do
You always wanted to change Leave the soft fields Throw off your familiar shape Never to forget where we were or where we came Just stuck between a draught and a never ending rain Our world was small The mountains were traveled and seas had been explored but I had you So I never once yearned for more
The roads are still unpaved Just dust and stone and the unshakable feeling of being all alone There’s nothing left for us anymore. I’ve been walking for so long – my head and my back stay so sore. Lord, have mercy on this regretful soul – this sentimental fool. He knows I never once stopped thinking about you I’ve been around a time or two Yet my mind has never strayed.
I may have forgotten my psalms Maybe I stopped saying my prayers And though my faith has been steady it hasn’t been fair. I waited around And you were never there.
The leaves turn to orange Night comes quicker still I’m still a sinner, I know – I never seemed to get my fill But I’ll keep straight – constant, like I do And I’ll walk these dusty roads For it isn’t just my weary head That’s waiting there for you