joel levi

Joel Levi


Lyrics

"Middle of Everywhere"

I’ve touched the sky and felt the earth
But all of these things are no match for her
I’ll push the east and pull the west
Until they have met and we’re joined again

I don’t need to feel, to show you dear
The state of mind I am in
My hands were on fire for quite some time
Now they are buried in sand

I just want to be close to you,
and leave out all the other rules
I am walking a hard line,
that runs down the middle of everywhere
And you…hold me down

Forty days and forty nights
The longer I wait is the more I lie
That time is not the issue here
But really it’s all that’s been on my mind

"Will We Ever Change?"

Turn the engine off and kill the music
I can’t focus on my thoughts
The evidence of all our past illusions
Is at the shoulder where we’ve stopped

I know the sun will rise
And we both can’t win
I wanna see you smile again

You get what you wanted baby. Will you ever change?
I get what I wanted baby. Will I ever change?
And will we ever change?

I don’t want to talk about this later
I’ve gotta tell you how I feel
This wound can’t mend if we just keep it covered
You’ve gotta rip it off to heal

You get what you wanted baby. Will you ever change?
I get what I wanted baby. Will I ever change?
And will we ever…

Change our ways?
And will we ever…
Change our ways?

"Honest Mistake"

I don’t wanna break
I don’t wanna break the heart of a girl
I don’t wanna make an honest mistake and forget my word

Every time I wait
Every time I wait it’s harder to say
Everything I want to try to explain

I was the one who held us back
And I don’t wanna bring you down
I’m trying hard to grow up fast
And I don’t wanna bring you down
And I don’t wanna bring you down
Oh… bring you down

I could never hear
I could never hear the fear in your voice
I was never listening closely enough when it meant so much

But I see it in my dreams
The house, the earth unchanged, we’re standing between
There will be a time when all is achieved

"Easy To Be Alone"

I met my love at the bank of the riverbed,
And there we sang until we couldn’t sing no more
The day turned to night and the sun fell out of sight
And in the dark I found out I was left alone

Save it, save it for another man. That has a heart of stone
Hold her. Hold her if you really can. And never let her go
I said hold her! Hold her if you really can. It’s hard to love when it hurts
But it’s easy…to be alone

I lost my love when she slipped into the night
And I vowed that I would never sing again
I headed out alone towards the base of the mountain
Hoping not even God could find me there
There I would sit at the top and know the peace
That passes all the understandings of the sky

I found my love illuminating from the lines
Of the pages in my worn out diary
Water smudged the letters that I couldn’t believe I’d written
Of how joy just can’t be real with only one
So I packed up all my bags and I headed down below
Wondering who could help me carry my load

"Harder Times"

I don’t ever want to make this harder
I don’t ever want to make you stay
I had never meant to make you feel, that you were all to blame

I’m the splatters on the bathroom mirror
You’re the toothpaste dried up on the sink
What had never been a problem before, now drives us both insane

And when the fire is gone, will I continue burning?
And when the light’s gone out, will I continue searching for you?

We are staying at the hotel, darling
We can stay another night and think
About the time when we were young, and thought we’d always stay the same

We ain’t holding back from what we’re thinking
We have bought the other one a ring
There will always be the harder times, but I know it’s not in vain

Am I lying to myself again?
Can this ever really be?
Meant for us?
This was meant for us

And when the fire is gone, will I continue burning?
And when the light’s gone out, will I continue searching?
And when the fire is gone, will you continue burning?
And when the light’s gone out, will you continue searching for me?

"The Garden"

Say what you want, but I know you’re waiting
For the right time to be persuaded
That one day you’ll love a man that’s worth saving
And he’ll help you take, your burden that’s laden

It’s now clear that your, your heart is guarded
Oh, but I will wait for you. I’ll be waiting in the garden
In time, you will know what I know

All of your life, you’ve been avoiding
Loss of control, and love that is tainted
No one can tell, what happened till later
I’ll let you one thing, the moment’s arriving

It’s now clear that your, your heart is guarded
Oh, but I will wait for you. I’ll be waiting in the garden
In time, you will know what I know

Oh it’s getting harder to see my dear
Just go a little farther and find me here
All that you’ve been searching for
Has never gone and never went
I’m here I"m here I never left
I was standing close when you were looking to far
Can you see me now?

"All My Friends"

Hey my friend, it’s been some time
Since you’ve been around here
This music town has broke your heart
And now it’s gone and torn me up

Most never see
Why you’d want to make believe
Some words and song
And sing them your whole life long

All my friends, I’ll see you all again
All my friends, I hope you understand
When you call a friend a brother
We’ll always have each other

Tell me friend, do you get tired?
Of fighting, that red rust
Maybe we, should pick them up
And laugh till we turn to dust

Most never see
Why you’d want to make believe
Some words and song
And sing them your whole life long

"Sweet Melinda"

A Pennsylvania girl was hopeful
Good and ready to start a family
She always prayed to see the ocean
And meet a man who’d take her out to sea

Sweet Melinda’s got a heart of gold
Her home is full of pictures of the Lord
Sweet Melinda’s heart won’t ever quit
Cause her story is alive within this song… that I hope you pass along

Then they had a wedding
Praying they would not be torn
But when they moved, the town was landlocked
Landlocked lovers in the eye of a storm

Then they had a baby
A new born girl with big blue eyes
As deep as the whole Atlantic
And as wide as when horizon meets the sky

She never saw the ocean
Or swam into the tide
But raised a girl into a mother
That one day would then become mine

"Blind Men Still Dream"

There lies a man under the shell of this porcelain skin
He holds the key to all the secrets he thought he’d hid
But what you can’t hear is every night he tells her his sin

He tries to forget every time, oh my God
He whispers the words through his teeth, oh my God

I give up. I give up. He said to her
I won’t last. I won’t last to see my family
There’s no chance. There’s no chance, that I won’t break
With the weight, with the weight, of this heavy life
She said stay with me. Stay with me, my brother please.
You will make it through…with me

There was a time when he threw mountains into the sea
The strength in his hands proved to be weakness in his knees
He holds his head high, but only as much as is needed to breathe

He tries to forget every time, oh my God
He whispers the words through his teeth, oh my God

I give up. I give up. He said to her
I won’t last. I won’t last to see my family
There’s no chance. There’s no chance, that I won’t break
With the weight, with the weight, of this heavy life
She said stay with me. Stay with me, my brother please.
You know blind men still can dream

"Hold On Me"

Here we are the two us, kindred in a way only we can know
We’ve seen the highs, but we know what lows feel like
I’m standing in a darker place, but it doesn’t mean I’m stranded there alone, cause

You’ve got a hold on me. Oooh oooh
You’ve got a hold on me. You know that it’s true

There was a time when you had left, headed to a place you had never known
You moved along. You sang a song that’s all your own
I never saw the difference until you left
And all my words were gone, I wondered if you’d known, that

You’ve got a hold on me. Oooh oooh
You’ve got a hold on me. You know that it’s true

You have given me a love that, I have never known
You have given me a love that, I have never known
You have given me a love that, I have never known