Underneath a starry solitude
Bathing in the shimmer of the moon
Constellations light up the sky, jagged facets of sapphire
Paint a silent night a blacker blue

Mariachi strumming solitaire
Serenading words you cannot bare
Arpegiations flicker and die, like the love that was once mine
Hanging on a star no longer there

Hand over Heart
I am following you
Wishing you might have a song for me soon
In the blossoming June of the orchard’s fragrant sky
There I’ll lay in wait and wait until you’re mine

Seasons come and seasons fade away
I arrange my heart in shades of gray
Gravitations flicker and fly, navigating the night sky
Hanging on a star you can’t contain

Hand over Heart
I am following you
Wishing you might have a song for me soon
In the blossoming June of the orchard’s fragrant sky
There I’ll lay in wait and wait until you’re mine

You’re mine for now
in all my life I can’t believe quite how
Changing everything,
the Summers and the Springs
You inhabit every part of me

I’m on, I’m on your side
Whichever way you choose I’ll help you go
Following your heart,
together and apart
You inhabit everything I see

Oh, Here is my Avalon
Oh, Here is my Avalon

The Drum, the Chords
could never play the way they did before
Rearranging time,
you’re harmonizing life
with impossible curiosity

I’m not, no I am not the same
Cuz nothing in this world could half explain
My love, the deepest need I know
is to be here long enough

Oh, Here is my Avalon
Oh, Here is my Avalon

I found my love in Avalon beside the bay
And so I’m going to travel on and sail, sail away

Wanna know everything
Study every line
Memorize the surfaces
Holding what’s inside

Little things, the little looks
Little grains of sand
Everything is magnified
Now that you’re not

Here After the Morning
You took the Glitter and Gold
There is a page dog-eared on the console
As if you’re returning
A lazy chair in recline
For every page left unread
I’ll surely try
I’ll surely try

Sing a Song, Sing it Loud
Shatter glass in hand
See the story in the shards
Showing who I am

On a Walk, In a Dream
When the sun is high
You’ll be there reminding me
How to fly

Here After the Morning
You took the Glitter and Gold
I hear your voice hanging in the alcove
As if you’re returning
A conversation resigned
For every word left unsaid
I’ll surely try
I’ll surely try

All in good fun, all in good time
September’s moon is spilling sunshine
Silver-strobed satellites

Mellow as honey, sweet as wine
Drunk astronauts are feeling the high
A lunatic’s paradise

Even the birds they all are singing
Shoutin’ out for all the world to hear
I got my bonafide religion
Maybe I got more than I need, well

Move Over Sunshine
I got my condition from the night
Nocturnally bound
I’ll be gone by morning, when ole morning comes around

Saints are unsung, logic dies hard
Virgins are won, Devils reborn
dim the lights, less is more

Even the old folks they are reminiscin’
Shoutin’ out their sure fire recipes
Sure ’nuf they agree there’s no elixir
Like the dead of night, the moon, and the right company, well

Move Over Sunshine
I got my condition from the night
Nocturnally bound
I’ll be gone by morning, when ole morning comes around

Hide the moon and stars
with their envious glow and behold
A stunning devotion igniting the sky

Arm in arm, a constant flowing champagne
Summer’s rain remembers a lover with no earthly name

Gathering wishes
Like fire fly kisses upon your eyes
Knowing a lifetime together could never be long enough

And so it goes
The world it wonders at you and the moon
Impossible notions reflecting our lives

Gathering wishes
Like fire fly kisses upon your eyes
Knowing a lifetime together could never be long enough

And so it goes
The world it wonders at you and the moon
Impossible notions reflecting our lives
Shimmer in the night
Shimmer in the night
Shimmer in the night

Intercoastal highways, interwoven lives
Married on a Sunday, baby by and by
Ordinary dreams with nothing but the road it seems

Growing pains deliver the apple of your eye
Walls in shades of yellow playing with your mind
If everything you want, and everything you need is here

Screaming Savoir Faire
Grand illusions steal the air
So you’re leaving ‘stead of keeping
the promises you said you would
and that ain’t good

Simple ergonomics never could apply
Sentimental fool, making sentimental lies
of all the beautiful, living in his state of mind

Screaming Savoir Faire
Grand illusions steal the air
So you’re leaving ‘stead of keeping
The promises you said you would
and that ain’t good

So it goes for far too long now
So I go, forsaking all
I’m moving on, like anybody
I will be the writing on the wall

I got a paycheck, not a deep pocket daddy holding up this house
And if the floor drops, I’ll be climbing the stairway to find there’s no way out

So it goes for far too long now
So I go, forsaking all
I’m moving on, like anybody
I will be the writing on the wall

I got a boyfriend, he’s no party on any sunny day, we’re getting by
but when it’s raining, we got all we can handle just to keep the love alive

The years go by and change my heart
Is this all – Is there more
I am – Meant to see
To be – Fortunate and Free

I got a Secret, not a grapevine shocker playing with my head
And if the truth hurts, I’ll be damned if I don’t and damned if I go ahead

So it goes for far too long now
So I go, forsaking all
I’m moving on, like anybody
I will be, I will be, I will be

So it goes for far too long now
So I go, forsaking all
I’m moving on, like anybody
I will be the writing on the wall

Where the ocean meets the dawn
Red-Yellow punching through a blueberry scrim
it hits you squarely in the jaw

Pull the blanket, draw the shade
Sandblast the lager hanging over my head
A half a deck ‘n wooden leg

Phantom in the Storm
Lighthouse in the distance
Dory and a Single Oar

Cigarette and steering wheel
A whole lotta smokin’ ‘fore a tug on the line
I table fork the deep blue sea

Never mind the warning signs
Red sun is telling you the fish gonna fry
I turn my back against the tide (my oh my)

Phantom in the Storm
Lighthouse in the distance
Dory and a Single Oar

Boats ‘a rockin,’ that old Nor’ Easter’s blowing
I’m hip deep in ocean
Tie a rope around the mast I’m holding and Pray
(get down on your knees and Pray)

Have you ever been thirsty like summertime’s ripening vines?
With those berries so fanciful, come the taste long before the bite?
And all of it’s glory raining, down on this old town tonight
and I’m talkin’ ’bout

I’m talkin’ bout Raisin’ the River
Sweet water come and cause me to shiver
Ain’t no one around, ‘cept you and me
Take body and soul and head for the heart of the undertow
River runnin’ over —Let’s Savor the Wine
River runnin’ over —Let’s Savor the Wine

Like a wave rollin’ over, you offer it no resistance at all
So you float on the surface,
letting each current blanket the distance you fall
and into that long lost Eden, answering your beck and call
and I’m talkin’ ‘bout

I’m talkin’ bout Raisin’ the River
Sweet water come and cause me to shiver
Ain’t no one around, ‘cept you and me
Take body and soul and head for the heart of the undertow
River runnin’ over —Savor the Wine
River runnin’ over —Savor the Wine

It’s eternally primal,
So like a baptismal tonight
Your cup runneth over
A stormy reminder
To dive in the River
And swim till the thunder subsides

And all of it’s glory raining down on this old town tonight
and I’m talkin’ bout

The sorrow of longing, belonging to none
No one answer is the same
for the moment I remain

In conversation’s hallowed silence,
the quiet says more than the words in perfect time
drowning the spaces in a rhyme

For all we know, the anguish of flying alone
Is only a mirror’s reflection of someone’s opinion of one
How marvelous, to be lost in the silences

From far away the earth revolving is solving
the songs we’d forgotten on the way
Between what is now and yesterday

Cuz time is squandered on the youthful ambition
to have more than what you had before
As if less is lonelier than more

For all we know, the anguish of flying alone
Is only a mirror’s reflection of someone’s opinion of one
How Marvelous, to be lost

Where it stops
No, No One, No One Knows

For all we know, the anguish of flying alone
Is only a matter of seeing the beauty of just letting go
For all we know
Is only a mirror’s reflection of someone’s opinion of one
How marvelous, to be lost

To have come among you rock and sea
Where the nearness of you quiets me
Windblown accolades, bearing down the day
For my soul to keep

Evergreen hold court with fierce and few
Sounding organ pipes, a solemn fugue
Hold me in the sway, Keeping words away

I’m letting go (Bend your branches over me)
I’m letting go (All this light surrounding me)
Still in the moment, mile after mile,
There Alone Go I

Leaf and Piper follow gusty dreams
Once remembered, vanish aimlessly
Running through the maze
Time just marks a day

I’m letting go (Bend your branches over me
I’m letting go (All this light surrounding me)
Still in the moment, mile after mile
There Alone Go I

Hollow out my heart
Belly to the north
Feeling like a thousand moments fighting to be born

I’m so tired, I can’t see randomly
Where the road begins and ends with me
Footsteps in the sand
Here is where I am
For my soul to keep

Peter’s Counterpoint

1st VERSE:
The woodwinds are playing a near perfect chorus
Of that which will be and that which haunts me now and ever more
I find it amazing that suddenly
all of the mem’ries I saved are here
I saved them for this one day

2nd VERSE:
There’s a lady who’s traveled this road
with a brown bag of near misses
The kind that shape a heart, that shape a heart
She arrived on a Saturday calling a name no one will recall
Forgotten through time and age