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from the cd out from under (2003)


mean shot garden

forget how to sleep in the cold crush of winter
trudge through the delicate garden of white
say I'm divine when I'm smellin' the summer
worship the storm, but stay in the light

and I've got this black stone
to be my company
tell 'em I'll be home soon

water and rock and the rain and that other sky
release yourself from your smothering clothes
carry the load till you can go no further
and live in the flood of the light of the moon

and I've got these fields of gold
to be my family
tell 'em I'll be home soon

do as he did and go back to the moment
say as he did and speak only of me
go where he did and seek only the beauty
follow the flight of the raven's black wing

and I've got a million stars
to greet me shining
tell 'em I'll be home

words and music by lisa winn


july

july cicada
following fly
you're off to California
i'm already left behind

it's hard to see you
and hear our voices rise
i can't believe the end of this
is coming now despite
despite
despite

one constant sparrow
early morning light
you just call to say hello
but you really mean goodbye
goodbye
goodbye

words and music by lisa winn


cover my eyes

what kind of anger
what kind of hurt
what kind of darkness
has been unfurled
what kind of hatred
what kind of spite
what kind of madness
gives you the right
i cover my eyes
cause I don't wanna see
what you show me
what you show me

what goes through your mind
when you stand in that line
and did you smile at the one
that you sat beside
what goes through your head
when you're pulling that knife
and when you finally hit
did you feel justified

i cover my eyes
cause I don't wanna see
what you show me
what you show me

they come by the thousands
to honour the dead
they walk by the pictures
eyes swollen and red
family and friends disbelieving this truth
i wonder if anyone here
mourns for you

i cover my eyes...

words and music by lisa winn


almost alright

no one said this would be easy
but does it have to be so damn hard
sometimes I wonder if it's worth it
then I know it when you show me your heart

imagine what this love could be
if it was just allowed to be

i try to think about the good things
the fact that this is happening at all
but I just wish it could be simple
we walk this wire waiting for the fall

imagine what this love could be
if it was just allowed to be

how much longer can i wait here
there's only so much that a heart can take
if i keep thinking 'bout the love you give me
then it makes it almost alright

what we have is such a strong thing
don't think anything could stop us now
we both know where this is going
to each other we are beautifully bound

imagine what this love could be
if it was just allowed to be
imagine how this love would be
if it was just allowed to be

words and music by lisa winn


tug of war

it's a human tug of war
but either wants to pull too hard
it's not a game one wants to play
a wish to leave a hope to stay
so much balanced on the words you say

you made your cake and burned it too
see who would give their life for you
you wait for the eminent progression
or give up your hearts obsession
it's up to you
prayed to the stars it wouldn't go this wayv hoped to avoid this hard road of pain
amongst the fire and the thunder
all our wheels slipped out from under
silence cutting through this violent rain

but in this heart string tug of war
that I don't wanna play no more
because my brain is getting tired
from all the bitterness inspired
do I lay down my end in silence
accept the loss of this alliance
or do I keep pulling
my heart
your heart
how can one want to win this game
and bring on such a weight of change
the human rope begins to fray
leaving lives in disarray
hang around to see
which side will fall

words and music by lisa winn


that train

hear the train
in the dead of night
nothing but the sound
of steel or rail
in the dampness of the hour
boxcar sound
like rattling bones
and i hear that train
take two steps
and you'll find me sleeping
take two more
to the cold rail line
smell the oil
and the metal binding
lay down your hand
and i hear that train
and i feel your tired breathing
lift your heavy head
and i feel your sad leaving
and i hear that train

i hear that train...

words and music by lisa winn


this shore

maybe it was all this not knowing
now i think i know
your heart just wasn't ready
to let mine go
but now it's different
now it's changed
and when the truth comes to surface
and the hurt floods in
then trust can out weigh the damage
and the healing begins
laid your heart on this water

and i'm the only one who knows it
oh and i'm gonna take good care of it
the loneliness of your drifting
left you swimming in lies
in the darkness of drink and distance
just to weather this life
this search is over
you're safe on this shore

words and music by lisa winn


walk in the park

climb down meet me at noon in the park by the river
greet me smiling the way that you do
it's a fine time to walk round the park by the river
i'll greet you smiling the way that i do
and the path is still wet
from this morning's rain
skinny shirtless skate boarders show off to each other
mister perfect and his drag along girlfriend
she looks as happy as you think she'd be
one of the regular park dwellers
hangs it out and pees on a tree
and we laugh
and we stumble down the path

climb down meet me at noon in the park by the river
greet me smiling the way that you do
it's a fine time to walk round the park by the river
i'll greet you smiling the way that i do
and we laugh...

words and music by lisa winn


from the cd mother earth - released in 2000


brown haired angel

brown haired angel, leave the world behind
keep you hidden, in the back of my mind
when your spirit needs shelter from the storm
i will wrap my arms around you and keep you warm

painted a picture of a simple girl
hands in her pockets, not a care in the world
i call her Raven, my first-born
i will wrap my arms around you, and keep you warm

brown haired angel, leave the world behind
keep you hidden, in the back of my mind
when your spirit needs shelter from the storm
i will wrap my arms around you and keep you warm

alone and cold when i let you slip away
no one to tell me, everything will be o.k.
raven, raven, when i
can't take anymore
you will wrap your arms around me
and keep me warm

brown haired angel, leave the world behind
i keep you hidden, in the back of my mind
and when your spirit needs shelter from the storm
i will wrap my arms around you and keep you warm
i will wrap myself around you and keep you warm

black wing, soul of me
spirit only i can see
black wing black wing
spirit with a black wing

words and music by rob lamothe and lisa winn


forgive myself

i kick up the dust
and i forgive myself
feel the earth beneath my feet
that's how i know that i am real

seems so familiar but
it's been a long long time

do you feel like you are drowning
sinking down down...
feel i'm sucking out your breath
just like a cat on a baby's chest

i tried to make this perfect
by giving you my life
but i'm the one who wanted it this way

i count the days till you are gone
and even while i write this song
you're in the next room
youíre already gone

and i forgive myself

words and music by lisa winn and rob lamothe


love

don't give me diamonds
don't give me gold
just give me love

don't give me grief
don't give me pain
just give me love

don't want your life
don't want your ring
i just want your love
just give me your love

words and music by lisa winn


similar likeness

and i never see you smile
since you told me of your ribbon of darkness
and you say it's not your style
but i see you try a similar likeness

i need you to see
and i need you to believe
you don't have to lie to me
to make me happy

and i'm tired of being brought down
by all these moods of yours you can't explain
i wait for you to come 'round
but you can never comprehend the pain

i need you to see
and i need you to believe
it's the simple things i need
that make me smile

and i love only you
i want only to be true
and i love only you

and we have so much to learn
i want to be the one to show you how
but i have to wait my turn
i may have to let you go for now

because you just can't see
and you refuse to believe
that i need to be set free
i just need to be set free

words and music by lisa winn


brave

brave brave
sleep with moccasin on
brave brave
put your tether in the ground

don't let them take that from you
the way you live your heart is true
your love and respect for the land
don't let them take that from you

brave brave
fight to the death for your honour and your family
brave brave
go to the mountain wait for the spirit that you will see

they say you don't belong here
take your people and move on
they say you don't own this
but tell me what man can
own this earth

and what i want to know is
how would the world be different
if they had not wiped out
your entire nation of people
and what i want to know is
did it make them happy
to know that they forever
destroyed your whole
way of living
what i want to know is
who gave them the right

hanta yo hanta yo wakanya hibu welo

words and music by lisa winn


dirty

i want you here
i want you now
i want to take all
you allow

i need your touch
i need your kiss
i need your body's
splendor bliss

i feel your warmth
i hear your voice
i close my eyes i have
no choice

you have my heart
you have my mind
you have my flesh
take all you find
take me...

take me away
take me to bed
take me so far inside
your head

say what you will
i will believe
tell me more lies
i'll never leave

lets find a place
i'll take you home
i'll leave with you
i'll leave alone

it doesn't matter
what we do
i just always
want into you
take me

words and music by lisa winn


see right through me

tell me what you want from me
or what you don't want from me
cuz i don't like these games you play
and you say you can see right through me
i don't think so boy
cause i'm not that shallow
and you're not that deep

signs and signals
and words and lies
your hands upon me
your mouth on mine

tell me what it all means
tell me what you want from me
just tell me what you want from me

cuz you're freaking me out...

so don't fuck with my heart
cuz it's a good heart
it's just a little wounded right now
but it's a good heart

just tell me what you want from me
or what you don't want from me
cuz i don't like these games you play
you gotta tell me if you want me to stay
or just tell me to go away
either way...
i'll give you what you want boy

you got to tell me what you want from me

words and music by lisa winn


gone too far

i have no fear of getting old
iím twenty five and iím still alive and i
have no fear of where i am
i just need to find some healing time and i
have no fear of falling from high places
but i'm afraid of how close your face is
to mine

gone too far
i fell too hard
iíve gone too far
i gave my heart again

iím not afraid of the hands of fate
i'm not afraid of spiders or snakes
but i'm scared of that look in your eyes
afraid i see my heart's demise again

scared of what i feel for you
scared of what i want to do to you
scared that if i tell the truth
my blackened heart will turn to blue

words and music by lisa winn


wishing on the moon

wish on a moon, wish on a star
from inside a landlocked room
on the banks of a station and a circular track
a circular train runs forward and back
never arrives, can not be possessed
i'm like that train no station to rest

i see your hand, crossing the air
you're reaching out but i'm not there
i'm up here watching from the top of the room
just like a ghost of someone killed off too soon
like some martyred hero in some hollywood war
rendered invisible and watching his wife
and anyone could fill his life
with things he can see but he just can not touch
i don't mind being dead but i miss you so much

words and music mike daley


mother earth

the more things change they stay the same
we've only got ourselves to blame
we're only pawns and the name of the game
is dollars

the sky is grey it's no longer blue
but you don't need me to tell you
that there is nothin that we wonít do
for a few dollars

and mother earth is crying tonight
dying right in front of our eyes
and mother earth is calling
as she falls beneath the wheels
as she falls beneath the wheels

you and i know that it's not right
but that doesn't seem to slow our appetite
we've let two wrongs make a right
in a fight for dollars

the water is dirty it's no longer clean
despite what you might have heard or seen
i guess there's only one thing left that's green
yeah i mean dollars

words and music ray materick


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