Tumbling Into the Dawn Lyrics

 
 
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Shadow Man

I’ve been living on day to day
Born in the morning and dead when I hit the bed
A tired horse on the merry go round
Up down till we end at the start
Looking for where I might have buried this heart
Somewhere in the infinite sprawl

Last night I dreamt I was the leading man
The room faded to black
The fanfare began
As I delivered my opening lines
Just then the velvet curtain came crashing down
I hid my face and tried running away
But my feet were sinking into the ground

Shadow man
Come save me now if you can
I don’t know who I am
My life is in your hands

Voices coming out of the dark
They echo back when I call
And the messages get tangled up
So I shuffle like a grain in the hourglass
Until it’s my turn to take the fall
I’m drowning ever so slow

Shadow man….

And I’m well aware of what’s going on
Down in the depths of the ocean
Yes I’m well aware of what’s going on 

If I Lost Your Love

My sunrise
Soft and supple
Steal me away
To your island
The sweetest dawn
Won’t you bend this hour till I die

I’ve given you the last of my remaining fires
So just before you climb your tower
Let me sink into your lips
As the twilight rages on
The sun might as well burn my eyes out
If I lost your love

My sunrise
So clear and powerful
Don’t ever stop shining your light
For I would crumble

I’ve given you the last of my remaining fires
So just before you flower
Let me sink into your lips
As the twilight rages on
The sun might as well burn my eyes out
If I lost your love


Driftwood

Gabrielle what did you find
Down where rays of light fade in to murky waters
Through the tangled reeds they hide
These are the golden river beds of your mind

How those voices took sweet flight
Across the wide and open night

And she wonders
How she ended up so far away
Do you remember when you were driftwood
Floating down the stream
Wrapped up in your dreams

But those bounty ships have long sailed on
The canvas stretches out so far and wide
Raindrops suspended in her eyes
Reflect a blue horizon

How those voices sang so pure
Do you hear them too

And don’t you wonder
How we ended up so far away
Do you remember when we were driftwood
Floating down the stream
Wrapped up in our dreams
 


Stone is Dead

Going down to easy street
They’re offering the perfect scheme
I’m so tired of trying to make ends meet
They just want a little sugar
And say  
“You’ll walk away with peaches and cream”
Don’t let the nightmare wake you from your dream

We’re like little blades of grass
Pushing up through the concrete cracks
We’ll walk on and raise our heads
Cos’ we know that grass is living and stone is dead

Not many make it down to easy street
How they get there I hope I never know
Mud on their clothes I suppose
If you want to get there
There’s just one thing
You might have to rug up to sin
Lose your compassion
It’s an easy win


Tumbling into the Dawn

Charlie’s gone down
Surrounded by black ocean
He’s clutching for air
Between waves of cold thunder
How could it all have gone so wrong
Got taken by the wind somehow
Oh Charlie what you gonna do now

Seconds ago you were standing high above the water
Your cool heart filling up with butterflies
Ready to fall into a bliss
You could never find in a place like this
Too much pain to resist

And in a moment you were gone
You closed your eyes and floated on
And prayed that you would be newly born
So tell me are you free at last
Have you let go of the past
Charlie’s tumbling into the dawn

But a powerful wind swept you away
As you were carried out to sea beyond the jagged rock bed
Rising to the surface with burning bones
A breath to cling on or sink like stone
Which way will you turn

And you were sure that you were gone
You closed your eyes and floated on
And prayed that you would be newly born
So tell me are you free at last
Have you let go of the past
Charlie’s tumbling into the dawn
 

 

Sulitha

Sulitha
Wishes the rain would melt her skin to clay
To be washed out into the deepest river
In the undercurrent forever she will hide
For the earth became cruel today
Sulitha
Heaven isn’t far away

But there will be no cleansing rain
The river froze and turned to red today
You close your eyes and see the witch’s blade
Over and over again
Sulitha
Run from your pain

She likes to dance like a floating feather
While the crushing stones hang over her head
Sulitha don’t lose your sway
Sulitha for you I will pray


Everybody’s Doing That

Frozen
Looking at the rushing landslide
Will the river wash me away
I’m just a stone at the bottom of the mountain
So easily led astray

Remember trenches of the schoolyard
Don’t go sticking your head out too far
Laughter can hang around like an evil spirit
When it’s directed at who you are

They told me to be somebody else
Cos’ everybody’s doing that
But I don’t want to be somebody else
Just cos’ everybody’s doing that

Hands tight
Gripping on the plastic wheel
I feel the neon closing in
Is everybody here really after
Factory smiles
Factory tears

Remember trenches of the schoolyard
Don’t go sticking your head out too far
Laughter can hang around like an evil spirit
When it’s directed at who you are

They told me to be somebody else
Cos’ everybody’s doing that
But I don’t want to be somebody else
Just cos’ everybody’s doing this and doing that


Chewing Gum

I’m still stuck on you
Like chewing gum on the sole of your shoes
It’s been a long haul
It’s been a shapeless fall back to earth
After you dropped me down

I was flying high your cloud
Didn’t want no weight on my back
So left my chute on the ground
It hurts to release yourself from someone
Like I did in you

You turned me around
Made me want to find my way back to a seed in the ground
I want back those senses
I want back that someone who never knew

Cos’ I ain’t tired of you
Truth is I still dream of making love to you
But you don’t want me the ways that I want you
And I just can’t have it my way

Yeah I knew
It was too good to be true
But it ain’t easy to clean the slate
Of feelings I can’t stop trying to recreate

Like when I was flying high on your cloud
Without no weight on my back
Yeah left my chute on the ground
It hurts to release yourself from someone
Like I need to do

I’m gonna turn around
Find my way to a seed in the ground
There ain’t nothing left to do
But to believe there’s someone better for me too


They Don’t Know What’s Going On

She keeps a photo of the man she loves
And says he’ll return just as soon as his work is done
She reads the papers with a rush of anger
Laughs at the hippies yeah
They don’t know what’s going on

She imagines seeing his head on her pillow
Right after she puts her little boy to bed
Night after night dreams of sweet homecoming
While half of her wonders how
He could have left her for dead

And you end up feeling so helpless
It’s sad to see life slipping away
Truth is your living for tomorrow
Day after day

Last night you sat in your dark kitchen till midnight
Thinking about whether you could ever go it alone
All of the years that went to build this house
All of the love that finally made it a home

And you end up feeling so helpless….

The parade was so grand
How the stars drape over a wooden box
And there’s no comfort in the setting sun
It could have been anyone
It so happened to be you

And now you sit in your dark kitchen till midnight
Thinking about how you’re going to go it alone
All of the years that went to build this house
They don’t know what’s going on
No one knows what’s going on

 

Secret Little Garden

Hey let’s go out
The stars are bright
You best dress warm cos you know it gets cold at night
We’ll be gone for a while
Hold my hand
Keep it tight
I need you by my side to walk this darkened road
Don’t let go 

Looking back
Part of her will stay
Then she walks away

There’s still time for another life
The orange streetlights burn
A flame to dream upon
Into the deepest night
As she smiles her tears away to say
Remember what I promised you
A secret little garden of our own

The walls are bare outside of town
The morning brings a loneliness she’s known for years
But gone is the fear
Bruises fade into the skin
But memories might take a lifetime to erase
She stares at her warm and gentle face

No looking back
The promise in her eyes
You won’t let her down



 

 
LEE ATTAR