LYRICS


YOU'VE GOT A HOME 


Mountains melt into valleys and 

you suddenly find yourself in shadowlands 

where all of life seems out of your hands 

don’t think you’ve got no one left 


Here’s a key to my front door 

got a pillow if you lost yours 

you got a seat at my table 

you've got a home 

Here’s somebody who believes you 

let truth remind you 

you’ve always got a place to go to 

you’ve got a home 


Rain has come for all of us 

pours out a different tune for everyone 

there’s rhythm and rhyme inside the dissonance 

we’ll listen for it side by side 


Chorus x2 



ALL THE MORE 


Clear as the cloudless sky 

were the countless reasons that I fell 

in love with the boy from a small town that I’d never heard of 


It was first the great span of your grin 

that caught me and reeled me in 

I was raised not to ask to be kissed, otherwise I would’ve 


‘Cause you were perfect in so many ways 

I thought surely one of these days some skeleton’s gonna come callin’ 

After a while I came to see 

that your humanity only made me want you all the more  


All the more, all the more 

I have loved you all the more 

For the many things you don’t realize you do 

I have loved you all the more 


The beauty of loving through time 

is the intimate knowledge of lines 

and of creases that tell all the stories we’ve written together 

You’re in love with the truth about me 

all those scars that no one else sees 

and that vision you hold speaks louder than a thousand love letters 


Chorus 


‘Cause you were perfect in so many ways 

I thought surely one of these days some skeleton’s gonna come callin’ 

After a while I came to see that your humanity only made me want you all the more 


Chorus x2 


For the many things you don’t realize you do 

I have loved you all the more 



MY BEST REMEDY (AMAZING) 


Thank you for making me laugh today 

you took me by surprise 

Thank you for catching me down at the mouth 

You ambushed me with delight 


Amazing amazing 

I’ll take your medicine anytime  

you are my best remedy 


Thank you for standing outside my head 

‘til I came out to you 

You forced me to wash my face in the fresh air 

and step my feet in the dew  


Chorus 


Be here tomorrow when I awake 

come running for a dance 

Mischievous angel you’ve taken your place 

in my heart at last 


Chorus x2 


I’ll take your medicine anytime You are my best remedy



 A THOUSAND THINGS 


You’re gonna cry yourself to sleep 

You’re gonna soak the pillow for many weeks 

You’re gonna cry Why? Why me? 

But in spite of the ache that doesn’t go away 

You’ll be sharing your story one rainy day 

And at the next table somebody catches your words 

He hears a truth that he’s never heard 

He takes it back to the marriage he’d given up on 

Hands it down to his daughter who writes it into song 

You didn’t know 


A thousand things are happening in this one thing 

Like a thousand fields nourished by a single drop of rain 

So honey, wrap yourself in promise while you wait the morning light 

A thousand things are happening tonight 


You’re gonna cry yourself to sleep 

‘cause for the moment all that you can see 

Is what you’ve lost, lost Why me? 

But in the midst of the most exquisite pain 

you’re drawn into a peace that you cannot explain 

and the praises you sing of a sovereign God 

reach the girl whose last hope is gone 

she never thought there was purpose in anything here 

now the seed has been planted and it’s taking root there 

You didn’t know 


Chorus 


A thousand things are happening tonight 


You’re gonna cry yourself to sleep 

A thousand miracles you’ll have to wait and see 



LIFE COST SO MUCH 


Death is easy you don’t know you’re a ghost 

The fee is taken out nice and slow 

While you’re walking around with your cardboard crown 

We think we are kings 

We think we are kings 


Wisdom warned us but our flesh is strong 

we’ll find our own way we’ll get along 

Who knows what we need 

We want everything we’re living like kings 

living like kings 


But life cost so much 

Life cost so much 

Someone paid for the damage 

the damage we’ve done 

How else do you explain all these open graves we’ve got 

Someone must have paid ‘cause life cost much 


A law of justice was long before and all the people here in this world 

We hid our souls in shame 

how could we be saved? 

send us a king

send us our king 


Chorus 


How else do you explain all these open graves we’ve got 

How else do you explain all these open graves we’ve got

 


DON'T CALL IT LOVE 


I’m tempted to sit back in my overstuffed chair 

with a gavel in hand and a tired-eye stare that says 

I’m not surprised you’ve messed it up again 

I’m tempted to sigh, I’m tempted to yawn 

if you’d only do life the way I’ve told you all along 

It could be so easy 

If you would only be more like me 


But oh, that’s the beast that brings us down 

It’s the devil in a satin gown 

So don’t, don’t call it love (don’t call it love) 

love wraps herself around the wound 

and weeps while she speaks truth 

So don’t call this love 


Too much to say, not enough time 

you’ve got so much to learn, it’ll hurt for a while 

but you know that I’m only concerned I- only want to help 

You got what you gave, I said that you would 

I guess it must be really hard to be so unsure

it could be so easy 

if you would only be more like me 


Chorus 


Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh (Repeat) 


Come along beside me 

I’ll come along beside you 

and I will wash your hands in my tears 

I’ll take your boots to the river and we can sing 

where love makes music 

love makes music 


Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh 

Oh oh oh oh (Repeat x3) 



I WANT TO KNOW THAT MAN 


If there’s a man with a vision to recognize beauty 

in places and faces the rest have passed by 

If there’s a man who can meet with the queen 

and stay warm with a beggar the very same night 

a man who would pour himself out for a stranger for years, for no kind of pay 


let me know his name,  I wanna know that man 

I wanna know that man, I wanna know that man 


If there’s a man without a wallet or looks to explain 

why these masses of people wanna follow him around 

if there is something compelling,  if he’s saying 

something they know they’ve gotta know more about 

a man who could love like a mother and die for a world instead of saving himself 


I wanna know his name, I wanna know that man 
I wanna know that man, I wanna know that man 


Oh, I’d be a fool to go on acting like it’s unimportant 

it might take a little more faith to imagine him away 

to walk the other way…….Oh Oh 


If he came, if he lived, if he came, if he lived 

If he died, if he lived,  If he IS, if he IS 

If there’s a God who would enter humanity to capture the love of a rebel like me 


I want to know his name (I want to know his name) 

I wanna know that man I wanna know that man (I want to know that man) 

I wanna know that man,  I wanna know that man, Oh… yeah 




WEIGHTLESS 


Nothing scalds 

like the memory of wrongs I did when I was young 

how could I,  how could I 

I’m sorry 


I see the eyes 

of the ones that I so carelessly abused 

how could I, how could I 

I’m sorry 


Well, I’ve carried this a long time 

in a well hidden bundle on my back 

but I’ve realized repentance is weightless 

so I’ll leave my burden on the tracks 


And then I face 

the yesterdays that disappointed 

misunderstood by a cruel world 

and I’m angry 


You might suppose 

the years would close the curtains on a scene 

from such a time,  but this was mine to harbor 


Well, I’ve carried this a long time 

in a well-hidden bundle on my back 

but I’ve realized forgiveness is weightless 

so I’ll leave my burden on the tracks 


Its gonna be like delivery that’s overdue and getting too heavy 

Then suddenly,  I’m weightless 


Chorus 


‘Cause I’ve carried this a long time

in a well-hidden bundle on my back 

but I’ve realized forgiveness is weightless 

so I’ll leave my burden on the tracks 

I’ll leave my burden on the tracks 




ON THE MOUNTAIN 


I’ve been climbing my whole life 

and I’m only at the bottom of the mountain, 

at the bottom of the mountain 

Rising up from my feet in the daylight 

rising up into the clouds and out of my sight 

is the height of that mountain 


Well my hands cannot reach it and my mind can’t comprehend it 

but my soul is gonna get there one day 

No, my hands cannot reach it and my mind can’t comprehend it 

but my soul is gonna get there one day 


Lord, these shoes are gonna need some help 

so we can make it to the top of the mountain 

to the top of your mountain 

Many feet have gone before us 

with a habit of faith and courage 

they’ll meet us at the road’s end 


Chorus 


Yes, yes I think I will 

Oh Yes I know we will 

Yes yes I know we will 

Oh yeah, I know we will 


I’ve been climbing my whole life 

and I’m only at the bottom of the mountain 

at the bottom of the mountain 

All along this road when it feels so 

far to the top, you say, just hold on to the mountain 


Chorus x2  


Well my soul (oh, my soul) is gonna get there one day 




FRAME THE CLOUDS 


Oh, friend, what a great listener you are 

You sit across the table with your coffee long gone 

And I am talking about the books that I’ve been reading 

when the house is dark and still 

All the words, all the words 


All the words, they are my fingers on a face 

oh the words, looking for patterns in the shapes 

You’re so good to be a witness to my sound

trying to frame the clouds 


My feet are stepping on new earth all the time 

discovery lights the fraying wires of my mind 

for every one good answer, two more questions 

and it all feels incomplete 

until the words,’ til the words 


Chorus 


Well I wish I’d more to show for the years I’ve been alive 

there’s more to learn before I go than there is time 

So friends don’t take me wrong on those days when I 

sound too sure of the things I say, I say 


Chorus 


I’m trying to frame the clouds 



FLY 


Ten years have brought us here 

ten years are gone 

ten years have made us parents, told us who we are 

My mother seemed older at my age,  but I’m just a baby 

'cause the years behind me are a handful of days 

I am 26 and 17 


and I’d like to hold those moments again 

turn them over like stones in my hand 

before they fly 


I wanna know grandma back 

at age 35 

I wanna know the mystery woman that she carries inside 

Her world moved slower than mine does but passed as quickly 

‘cause the work and the wars and her life’s love 

are hard- to-catch memories 


and she’d like to hold those moments again 

turn them over like stones in her hands 

before they fly 


Ooh, I miss the flowers on the walls,  I used to trace them ‘til I could fall asleep 

Ooh, I miss the welcome we’d come home to,  we would gather under one roof back then 

Ooh, I miss my baby on my chest and the downy top of his head 


Try to hold those moments again

turn them over like stones in my hand

before they fly