quicksilver daydream

Echoing Halls

  1. Sunrise
  2. See All
  3. Holy Range
  4. Echoing Halls
  5. Waking Eyes
  6. Only Light
  7. Bright Fires
  8. White Feathers
  9. North Wind
  10. Harvest

Lyrics

1. "Sunrise"

Sunrise
On the cold, dusty, road
People come, people go

Looking back
On the distance we’ve run
All the pleasures we’ve known

Time lies
Like a snake in the grass
Each grain of sand
Follows the last

If today
Should be the end
Let’s dance ’til the sky is scattered with diamonds

2. "See All"

Hey there’s a mockingbird
Calling through the laurel, his parting
Spreads his wings against the sky
Leaves his only resting place behind

Hey there’s a sparrow hawk
Watching barren fields from the tree tops
Mouths to feed, cold coming
Graceful hunter rises to maraud

Birds of flight, Birds of Prey
What news of my true love can you bring me?
Morning dew, noontime call
You who from the air can see all

Out among the rolling hills
Does her voice still linger in the soft breeze?
Magpie, Carrion Crow
Will you send a message down below?

Hey there’s a whippoorwill
Filling twilight gray with his sorrow
Singing his lonely song
For those who a great distance sets apart.

Birds of flight, Birds of Prey
What news of my true love can you bring me?
Morning dew, noontime call
You who from the air can see all

3. "Holy Range"

Big white clouds
Breaking the sky in colors
Day has begun
All of our trials returning

Days move in circles
The night comes quite quickly, so…

Bring me all your sorrows
I’ll mend them all
Bring me all your laments
I’ll be your wall

Big white clouds
Hang like ghosts above the horizon
Your feet touch the ground
But your mind’s asking what it’s worth

Days move in circles
The night comes quite quickly, so…

Bring me all your sorrows
I’ll mend them all
Bring me all your laments
I’ll be your wall

The sun in your eyes
Gives life a new meaning
The patterned blue skies
And hills they adore

As you look upon that holy range
Feel the storm inside
Passing through the darkness
Out into the light

4. "Echoing Halls"

Sliding through echoing halls
On midnights silver tongue
The watchman leads me to an empty room
An hourglass to count the passing time

My hands were bound in iron
My prayers heard no reply
The dealer shuffled his deck of cards
I played for him upon my wooden harp

I’m not looking for a game to play
A winning hand is hard to find
The dealer’s change
The odds remain
Who will play the highest card?

Through the empty corridors
And caverns of my mind
I wandered, no lantern as my guide
A prisoner who rolled his only dice

My name was called, My number drawn
And with each grain of sand
A game of chance, I laid it on the line
No could tell me wrong from what is right

I’m not looking for a game to play
A winning hand is hard to find
The dealer’s change
The odds remain
Who will play the highest card?

5. "Waking Eyes"

If you gave me a wheel,
I would spin the whole night through
Turning rings of stardust
Into robes for you to wear

If you gave me a song
I would strike a pleasant chord
And from each note a memory
Ringing soft and low.

Show me what’s behind your waking eyes
Let me use them
Show me all the pleasures that you find

If everything you gave to me
My love I would return
An endless flowing river
‘Round the dark side of the moon.

If the magic you held at midnight
By morning is beguiled
I’d weave a spell of longing
And lay flowers at your feet

Show me what’s behind your waking eyes
Let me use them
Show me all the pleasures that you find

Show me how the yellow moon
Hangs low on summer nights
Incense fills the air with strange delight
Let the burning embers be your guide
Through the darkness
Oh, the pleasures we will find…

6. "Only Light"

Who will write you love songs in the fall?
Who will bring you flowers when I’m gone?

I’ve been down
For the longest time
Waiting for a break
Wasting time
When the only light I see, up ahead
Is the one I can provide.

Who will offer you the golden cup?
Filled with laughter of the ones you love?

I’ve been down
For the longest time
Waiting for a break
Wasting time
When the only light I see, up ahead
Is the one I can provide

7. "Bright Fires"

Shadow walkers rule the night
Captive by the break of day
In readings of the palm
Our work is never done
Our spirits radiate.

In the garden we are one
Children left to our own ways
Running naked in the sun
Forever we are young
Beneath the cosmic rays

I’ve seen bright fires burning through the night
Pulling me close and whispering
Of the way it used to be
When every voice could sing
Of the beauty of the land
And the power in each hand

In the silence before dawn
Our way is never dark
We let our hair grown long
We sing our joyful song
Pure of mind and free of heart

We are passing grains of sand
Innocence is nearly gone
Come take me by the hand
We’ll travel all the land
Spreading love to everyone

I’ve seen bright fires burning through the night
Pulling me close and whispering
Of the way it used to be
When every voice could sing
Of the beauty of the land
And the power in each hand

8. "White Feathers"

They say we were changed by
The moment the rain came
It cooled our heads, opened our eyes
And washed our tears away

I dreamt we were somewhere else
A place we used to talk about
We’d have no need to count
The hours of the day.

Throw all your white feathers to the wind
Out here, nothing stays the same
When the whole world’s changing
Love will remain

They say good things come to those who wait
But the truth is,
You can plan all you want
It won’t turn out that way.

We’ll ride into the sunset
While the final chorus plays
All our dark clouds soon
Will vanish in the haze

Throw all your white feathers to the wind
Out here, nothing stays the same
When the whole world’s changing
Love will remain

9. "North Wind"

Rode the north wind down to see Maria
Queen of hearts, ruler of the deep salt sea
Just to hear her footsteps on my floorboards, I would ride
Over desert sands and rivers winding

Heard a knock on my door around midnight
Her soft voice put my mind at ease
As I lay sleeping, she stole all my charms
Now I wander the countryside, blindly

As I move from town to town, she’s always on my mind
Raven hair tangled in my dreams
Burn ‘long the candle ’till she rides this way again
That she may find her roaming leads back to me

You can talk of distances, of pleasures fair and fine
None can lift this longing from my heart
My endless summers have turned to days of rain
I’m living in the shadow of yesterday

10. "Harvest"

I spent half my life planting dreams in the ground
Waiting for the rain to come
In that very moment, if I should be transformed
I’d climb the ladder leading towards the sun

Summers came and went, they wore my spirit down
Pressed against the grindstone, I grew weak
It seems it’s time for movin’ It’s time to settle down
A new dream visits just before the dawn.

When the leaves of autumn turn to gold
You can only harvest what you’ve sown

Looking back on the victories I’ve won
Treasures I’ve owned along the way
I’d throw it all to the wind for a chance to start again
I’d keep my dreaming closer to the clouds

When the leaves of autumn turn to gold
You can only harvest what you’ve sown
When the leaves of autumn turn to gold
You can only harvest what you’ve sown

So, I bear the weight of choices I’ve made
In my bed of roses I will rest
I dreamt I was a hawk, majestic wings and all
Flying to the one that I love the best.