mountain lions

We Are


Lyrics

“Own Way Home”

These days it seems like the old ways are dusty just sitting on the shelf
You may settle for ‘okay’ but I’m done feeling sorry for myself

The fire inside my bones grows

You take one step forward and two steps back
I used to count but now I lost track
It’s just the way it is or the way it was
‘Cuz I’m taking my own way home
Yeah, I’m taking my own way home.

Now I know I was looking for someone to come around and rescue me
But oh man! You should have seen then when I threw up my hands and said, “I’m doing the rescuing.”

The fire inside my bones grows

You take one step forward and two steps back
I used to count but now I lost track
It’s just the way it is or the way it was
‘Cuz I’m taking my own way home
Yeah, I’m taking my own way home.

Now I’m climbing a mountainside singing my heart out for a love and memory
In time, I hope that I will find my eyes open for all the world to see

The fire inside my bones grows

You take one step forward and two steps back
I used to count but now I lost track
It’s just the way it is or the way it was
‘Cuz I’m taking my own way home

We take one step forward and two steps back
I used to count but now I lost track
It’s just the way it is or the way it was
‘Cuz I’m taking my own way home
Yeah, I’m taking my own way home.
Yeah, I’m taking my own way home.
“Dirt and Dust”

We’ll you’ve been working
Steady glow of morning
Steady glow of morning

And I’ve been staying late
Hoping they will call my name
Hoping they will call my name

Oh your shoulder blades
Tilting plates like earthquakes
Tilting plates like earthquakes

Oh my tiny frame
I’m melting in the summer rain
I’m melting in the summer rain

And I can’t pretend to be my father’s son
No I cannot do what he has done

Oh, you held my hand
With all the strength your love commands
With all the strength your love commands

Now your (bones) are wearing thin
Fingers weak and shaking
Fingers weak and shaking

And I can’t pretend to be my father’s son
No I cannot do what he has done
No I cannot do what he has done

(I’m the end and you’re the start
You’re the bite and I’m the bark
I’m the note and you’re sustain
You’re the song from which I came)

I am dirt and you are dust
The Earth belongs to both of us
The Earth belongs to both of us

“Somewhere Complete”

I wish I were a farmer or a deckhand out at sea
Somewhere I’d sow on the surface and reap what’s underneath

Somehow I’ll earn a living casting thoughts and baiting dreams
And fish forever tirelessly for what I’m supposed to be

Someday our lives will lead
Somewhere Complete

Take me to a forest where no one will know my name
And tell me all your secrets and I’ll share with you the same (thing)

(The glare inside my glasses and the dirt under my feet)
(Are more or less exactly what I want to be)

Someday our lives will lead
Somewhere Complete

The insects in the garden and the tales as tall as trees
Live and die as slowly as the moon dives into the sea
Now I’m fairly certain what is real, or (at least) real to me
If only that depended on what I’m supposed to be

Complete.

“California”

Driving, far and wide
Out across the great divide
Ohio, I owe it to you
To stand on my feet and take in the view

But nothing I see will make me believe

And I’m going home to California, sounds like music to me
It ain’t no use playing your fool, living in a dream

Yeah, it’s all a dream

Summer, peace of mind
Take a deep breath and leave it behind
There is nothing I wouldn’t do
To see it come true

But nothing I say, will make it that way

So I’m going home to California, sounds like music to me
It ain’t no use playing your fool, living in a dream

Yeah, it’s all a dream

Hey, I may be brave or just crazed making my move
There is nothing I need to prove

And I’m going home to California, sounds like music to me
I’m headed home to California, sunshine and the sea
It ain’t no use playing your fool, living in a dream

Yeah, it’s all a dream

“A New Light”

I saw the old man in the subway, playing on

Standing at the blue line with some friends of mine, listening

Fingers on the fretboard and legs crossed on the tube

Weeping or was he laughing with his strumming, it’s hard to tell

The song poured out of him like a rain cloud
I stood tasting every single drop

And he never looked up

I saw a new light as if midnight, with a full moon

The breathing of the city as if living underground

The song poured out of him like a rain cloud
I stood tasting every single drop

And I’ll sing forever thankful of that day

And what he gave
And what he gave

What he gave

“Fishbone”

I was waiting for my love
to come to me from above
Well she came like the rain,
soaked my bones and gently rolled away

Now I’ve changed
I’ve changed, I’ve changed

I woke up in the sand,
the water trying on to hold my hands
So I jumped in
down into the arms within

Now I’ve changed
I’ve changed, I’ve changed
And I wouldn’t have it any other way

Swimming along,
beneath the pine and evergreen applause
Telling my tale
spit out from the belly of a whale

Now I’ve changed
I’ve changed, I’ve changed
And I wouldn’t have it any other way

“Head Over Heels”

Lately, I’ve been walking late at night
In hindsight
Maybe, I’m looking for a sign
Something divine

Lately, I’ve been trying to read your mind
Like you read mine

And I
Die

Lately, I’ve been sleeping on the lawn
And up at dawn
Maybe, I’m watching the wind blow
Where does it go?

And I
Die

Lately, I feel my heavy heart right
When I’m by your side

And I
Die

“In The Valley”

There’s a road in the valley where I wish to be laid
There’s a raft in the river and a bed where my body can stay

There’s a house on the hillside with a strong cedar door
Empty chairs at a table, growing weary evermore

In a movement too slow for anyone to notice
In a movement too slow for anyone to notice

There’s a horse in the meadow quite as the moon
And a light on in the stable dancing ‘round the room

There’s a brook running gently by the old willow tree
I will hear it’s sweet music when I am left to be

In a movement too slow for anyone to notice
In a movement too slow for anyone to notice
In a movement too slow for anyone to notice

There’s a road in the valley where I wish to be laid
There’s a raft in the river and a bed where my body can stay
“Deep Blue”

Undress everything you know
Send your soul out the window

You found something that made you
And something that broke your heart too

You may not be who you thought you were
And this may not be what you were hoping for
But there is a light inside your eyes
I catch it in the right light, sometimes

Wait for the world to cough you up
And when it’s your turn, don’t fuck it up

You’ve done what you did, it can’t be that bad
But it plagues you the same, it’s all that you have

You may not be who you thought you were
And this may not be what you were hoping for
But there is a light inside your eyes
I catch it in the right light, sometimes

You may not be who you thought you were
And this may not be what you were hoping for
But there is a light inside your eyes
I catch it in the right light, sometimes

On your deathbed, I will not speak a word I will sing.
On your deathbed, I will not speak a word I will sing.
On your deathbed, I will not speak a word I will sing.

“Conquered by the Sea”

If there was a light, as bright as the stars
hovering inside our brains
And black as the night, the blood in our veins
shimmering inside our hearts
And ships in the night, with nothing to tell
the light and the darkness apart
Drift through the haze, plotting their charts
half-blind, they navigate hell

Oh, what a shipwreck we are
Oh, what a white whale you long to be
Oh, what a lover you are
But my heart is conquered by the sea

If I were young, full of energy
blood pumping powerfully still
And sharp as a knife and peaceful until
love made a fool out of me
(The miles between your beautiful face
And the man on the moon looking pale
Two halves in the night, mates growing stale
wishing we could just embrace)

Oh, what a shipwreck we are
Oh, what a white whale you long to be
Oh, what a lover you are
But my heart is conquered by the sea

And we are all conquered ‘til we can no longer breath

It’s alright.

Don’t close your eyes, keep them on me
I’ll help you forget all that’s wrong
I’ll tell you white lies and sing you a song
love conquers everything