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For our newest lyrics, please click HERE 1. Gentle Rebellion (Prichett) Its not about keeping silent When you know there's something wrong No one wants to start a confrontation But it doesnt help to simply walk away You might not be heard; that's a chance that you take Somethings got to give or else its going to break You pray some gentle rebellion will finally take a hold Gentle rebellion so kind and so bold We can change the guard again but it all ends up the same what is made from violent means will come crashing down again The secrets in our hearts the locks on our front doors Somehow rebellion still gets in And it weeps for the troubles we've been through and it laughs for the joy we could be There is some gentle rebellion waiting to be found gentle rebellion no waiting at all Do we let them convince us that the only way is war? Does it all become a contest to be won? We can lay upon the gears We can simply refuse We make our way and keep our dignity So much is gained in the day to day so many willing to die but are we willing to live? Like some gentle rebellion we build with our lives Gentle rebellion one day at a time 2. Cemetery (Decker) I like walking in the cemetery It's so beautiful there in the spring buttercups are blooming everyplace and the grass is thick and green I appreciate the company of the dead I heard it was Don Juan who said keep death upon your shoulder it will remind you to love Sitting quiet with her heart a thought welled up in her one day what if someone drops a bomb have I said all I must say "No" her heart cried out to her it really must be said I love you, I love you, I love you I love you, I love you I like walking in the cemetery it's so beautiful in the summer I throw a frisbee with a friend and we look at the sky and wonder I appreciate the company of the dead I think it was Don Juan who said keep death upon your shoulder it will remind you to love Complacent ice, hard and cold protection from the fear but like the sun that melts a thought that helps is that soon none of us will be here is she ready for the time when the one she takes for granted is dying? remembering she holds a friend and whispers, "Thanks for this moment we're sharing" I like walking in the cemetery it's so beautiful there in the fall the changing leaves fall from the trees like they do from us all I appreciate the company of the dead I went and read the page where Don Juan said keep death upon your shoulder it will remind you to love Considering the folks she hurts while struggling to be happy she hopes they find it in them to forgive her and as far as she's concerned when she reflects upon the ending all will be forgiven the strongest feeling is love I like walking in the cemetery its so beautiful in the winter the cold contented tombstones sing the praise of friends and strangers I appreciate the company of the dead I thank Mr. Don Juan who said keep death upon your shoulder it will remind you to love The cold contented tombstones reminding me to love 3. Shantytown (Zeiler/Prichett) Gentle sun rising as you walk to school who imagined a battlefield It was only just a stone's throw away everywhere broken glass You know tales are told and spin doctors will spin but no one can tell you what you've seen or where you've been In Shantytown A rising tide in Soweto a wave of resistance brought us to our feet I thought we were just reaching out Don't look now we're all in Shantytown The nightly faces of resistance children on the frontlines warriors for Shantytown Across the ocean we hear you over the years we've come to know you so well By the dawn's early light come fill your mind with knowledge so precious that wars were waged and don't let school prevent your education check out those barricades What side of the barricades were you on? What side do we choose by what we do and do not do? Defend your Shantytown The night thinned our numbers but steeled our resolve we sang freedom songs all night long we knew that the hour had come when the blue line just had to be crossed Like a wave it came and washed our shores and went back out to sea We wait and watch and wonder will the ocean bring another Shantytown 4. Grey Girl (Decker) Hey my little addicted grey skinned girl, hold my hand we're gonna try to find love hey my little addicted grey skinned girl, don't despair I think there's help out there you need someone to rock you, girl somebody to hold you up I don't know nobody with arms that big we've got to find someone with arms that big hey my little addicted grey skinned girl, hold my hand we're gonna try to find hope I know its the blind leading the blind but I'll be your friend if you'll be mine leave your hiding place behind show yourself, go for help, find hope you can't hide behind me no more and I won't be ashamed of you put one foot in front of the other searching for the magic that could heal this wound hey my little addicted grey skinned girl, hold my hand we're gonna try to find god hey, my little grey skinned girl searching for the magic that could heal this wound hey, my little grey skinned girl searching for the arms that could hold you oh, hold you 5. Endings (Zeiler ) She told me his beauty was one not to live without twenty one isn't too young they'll marry the baby already has his smile Quietly, time slipped away we lost touch, it seemed fine in its passing the years grew on We are now too far along chorus: I want to fix all that's unfinished inside and still recognize your eyes on mine before we let go I just want you to know that you will always hold a part of me Now you say ten years isn't too long you speed through life things don't often reach you and neither did I I'm a blur as you go by We go through telephone lines not quite ringing true-but every song that I write has a part of you a part of me I almost forgot (chorus) I can't find anymore of my old friends they changed their names they moved off to the suburbs new friends again. the paint isn't even dry on the wall Life holds so many of our stories remembered dreams. All I can hope for is to be here presently I can hold my wishes in my hands 6. Gardener (Decker) It's really hard not to go where my whims urge me to go but I know what sort of person I'm longing to become if I want to help anybody in the world before I die if I want the suffering all around me to subside I have got to be more conscious of the things I do and don't do every little seed in time will flower plant the ones that lead me down a path towards really helping I am the garden but I'm also the gardener In this very moment I reap fruit from choices past choices for the future are made now certain habits, deeply rooted, flourish in the heart of me repetition, like the seasons, comes naturally some of it's good, some of it's not right now this is all I've got but that doesn't mean it's all I'll ever be choosing which part of me to act from is easier when I know what I want to become I am the garden but I'm also the gardener This planting of seeds is more subtle than it first appears its not just about a dollar to the homeless man it's about perceiving what's happening in this very moment and then deliberately choosing to extend love It's really hard not to go where my whims urge me to go but I know what sort of person I'm longing to become if I want to help anybody in the world before I die if I want the suffering all around me to subside I have got to be more conscious of the things I do and don't do every little seed in time will flower plant the ones that lead me down a path towards really helping I am the garden but I'm also the gardener 7. Fiddler's Creek (Zeiler) Tell me where are you going and I will go with you there See I've left all my worries behind and I'd like to lay down my cares Fragile as the morning as it reaches to uncover the night Lonely as my heart When we say goodbye Teach me softly how to walk with you I will listen as I go beside And I will show you how I wanted to touch you alongside Fiddler's Creek tonight (chorus) Patience taught me about wisdom Wisdom showed me what little I knew But now I know enough to be here through these awakened moments walking through life with you 8. Sweet Reminder (Zeiler/ Prichett) I was there so close I almost lost myself perceiver and perceived Then when you finally slipped away I knew you couldn't have gone too far So I looked to the clouds and they told me and the birds sang songs of life and I wondered how you would speak to me from the other side Sweet Reminder-be enough bring me back to my senses bring me back to a higher mind I get all caught up in surviving trying to do what I must do Sometimes I forget what I'm here for Sometimes I forget what I want I pray for divine intervention and It always seems to come It might not be just what I wanted but it's always what I need Be my beacon be my light bring me back to my senses bring me back to a higher mind maybe you're a breeze that's blowing maybe you appear in a child's dream maybe youre the timing of the seasons right now everything is sacred to me She thinks I am getting spongey cause I'm always looking for signs Some message from the great beyond some evidence to prove we're not alone So if you find me talking to spirits don't let it scare you away It's something I do to remember sweet reminder light my way Sweet Reminder be enough bring me back to my senses bring me back to a higher mind 9. Look Away (Zeiler/Prichett) Collin can't sleep He awakes about three and he waits for the morning to come and just getting through all the parts of his day so he can return to his waiting Look away She is leaving for Georgia she said, "That's enough" and her bags were already packed She said the job's done her heart left and as far as she sees there's no reason to stay here Look away Chorus: Struggle and strive and try, try again it's a never ending wait boxing these shadows and punching these walls Why don't we feel free? Look away Yearning to know love and all she requires to look in the face of love the promise, the pain the ultimate aim is to know her Look Away Well you did work too hard and you claimed it was bad that the point lost it's point long ago there was nothing to do but just weather the storm and in time we'll try again Look away (chorus) Old habits die hard and the years take a toll and we learned to love the rain still I'm always impressed by the love that we share when we don't look away 10. You Bring Me (Decker) Everything changes even hearts riddled with fear slowly grow stronger with patient warmth over years my veiled eyes newly open guarded ears newly willing I saw you cross the bridge to me I heard the depth that you were singing You bring me music you bring me flowers you bring me poetry and when I talk you listen closely like I'm a fortune telling gypsy someone sees the magic in me and I can lean in cause I see the magic in him Everything changes grief fades to love quietly its been near by forever but now loves descending into me fear lurks and shoots but it doesnt kill if anyone can hasten its retreat you will You bring me honest you bring me patient you bring me hopelessly sincere and when you talk I listen closely cause you say things I want to hear I can see the wisdom in him and he can be free cause he sees the wisdom in me You and I and dragonflies suspended blue green between us are one with the lake and the day the uncertainty and the yearning You bring me water you bring me questions you bring me picnics under the sky and when I talk you listen closely like I'm the one who'll tell you why love you see the brilliance in me I'll open to you cause I see your brilliance too 11. A Time Of Slowing Down ( Zeiler 1999) Spring's come early on my street Rain keeps dropping down Everything smells so sweet Windows are opened up in my room The moon and stars are tucking me in, too Chorus: Between the love and the giving The shadows are long Even when my eyes are closed I can see you are listening Some days my thoughts fly all around other days I'm standing with both feet on the ground Sometimes I stumble when it's my turn I have to slow down to take care of all I've learned (chorus) If summer's late I don't mind Dreamers and poets they always slow down the time You look at me -a smile in your eyes laughing at how people keep on surprising me 12. Close As I've Ever Come (Zeiler/Prichett) Just how alone it feels when you're not there hand to guide me love to steer me by chorus: You are as close as I've ever come as close as I've been and I don't know if I'll ever come that close again Love that truly loves never breaks it only changes If we could recognize its face and see the possibilities and never lose our love (chorus) May you love one day complete and without restraint may the wisdom of love help you know your way let it heal the tender places (chorus) Maybe I will know again the calm of love's embrace so close to my soul so close It's sure to be fine given time everything comes out right for awhile That's the nature of change We're all subject to change each morning 13. Sing To The Angels (Decker) When I was a little girl, lying in my bed mother came to turn out the lights and every night she said sing with me daughter, sing till you fall asleep we will sing to the angels little girl your soul for to keep grew to be a woman found that life can be so cold does anybody really give a damn? It's a dog eat dog world I remember when I was a girl singing for the angels to hear I would sing with all my heart to keep the angels near Chorus: Sing to the angels sing loud and clear sing to the angels maybe one day they'll appear yeah yeah yeah. Alice fell through a hole right into wonderland kept her eyes open and made her way through a world she could not understand things got scary things got strange, Alice she stayed strong She knew someday she'd make her way back to the place where she belong I know you Alice, I know just how you feel every morning I wake up and wonder just what I'm doing here I will not go back to the place I left behind but I will sing to the angels find some peace of mind (chorus) The other night I walked into the Anarchist Cafe wondered to myself just what's an angel anyway the artists and the activists, the teachers and the cooks every act of love must go down in the angel books I walked up to the microphone and I began to sing to everyone who works for change and to forces unseen 14. Borrowed Clothes (Prichett) These borrowed clothes have seen some places that I will never see These borrowed clothes show every rip and tear These borrowed clothes been everywhere This blanket came from a thin old man who said this one he didn't need the shoes and shirt came from a box on the side it said "free" I slept last night in People's Park and this morning it looks like rain If it weren't for Food not Bombs I'd go hungry again (chorus) Well I'd like to be comfortable but please don't let me be so well fed and tended that I forget another's need No meal ever tasted as good as the one I thought I'd never see no coat ever kept me as warm as the one you gave to me These clothes have seen some better days but surely we can mend don't give up on them just yet we can wear those clothes again In this world of give and take there is one thing I've found borrowed clothes go on forever borrowed clothes come back around 15. Every Living Thing Is Vulnerable (Decker/Zeiler) Created with care over thousands of years beauty lurks in the eyes and the hooves of a deer but beauty's not seen by a pack of dogs who chew off your ears while you scream now you lie in the creek as still as the rocks I watched you drown and I did not stop you you were on your way and it seemed to me to be kinder than the man with the gun But I sang for you though you did not hear and I sang to the tree spirits asking them to release your fear every living thing is vulnerable I'm powerless to change that Still I sing for you The child comes to school all battered and bruised by our culture's obsession with things learning young not to look for peace in his heart but in what the external world brings now you sit in the classroom, facing the wall headed straight for disaster we're letting you fall You'll bring down a piece of our world when you go So I offer you one of the liferafts I know And I sing with you though you may not hear we sing for your spirit may it rise above fear every living thing is vulnerable I'm powerless to change that Still I sing with you My mind runs wild as water and the pain in me goes deep sometimes I lash out at those I love and cry out in my sleep if I hurt you, please forgive me when I'm crying, will you hold me when I'm dying and on the day I die Will you sing for me though I may not hear because if I do you will comfort my fear I don't care if you're in tune the kindness in your voice comes through will you sing for every living thing is vulnerable I'm powerless to change that will you sing for me? 16. Stand Tall (Prichett ) Stand tall by the water know no fear or lonliness let this love cross you over Let this song bid you Well I can recall the love you give Well I can recall the time Well I can recall the love you give Well I can recall the time


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