Carbon Leaf X-Ray

Perhaps I’ve never tried that hard to see

A palm tree swinging lazy in the breeze

Perhaps I looked away too many times

Just ignoring all the signs

Riding high on a temporary vibe

Life and love are messy most of the time

Practical minds breeding practical lives

Leave it all behind

The ocean breeze, the palm trees, and the sunshine

Excuses that a pair of eyes can’t hide

Perhaps this paradise is my decline

Riding high on a temporary vibe

Life and love are messy most of the time

If we were sober, we would know that this is real

Beyond a feeling, and I’d never let you go

If we were sober, we would know that this is real

Beyond a feel, I should have never let you go

Down in Mexico

We could be drinkin cheap tequila en the playa esquinita

And it sure is good to see the sea again

We could be drinking cheap tequila en the playa esquinita

And it sure is good to see the sea again

We both know what this could be or pretend that it’s not happening

Float forever, take a trip with me

Live forever in a postcard where it lives and breathes in blue and green

And roaring up a gentle breeze,

We’re riding high on a temporary vibe,

Life and love are messy most of the time

If we were sober, we would know that this is real

Beyond a feeling, and I’d never let you go

If we were sober, we would know that this is real

Beyond a feel, I should have never let you go

Down in mexico

We could be drinking cheap tequila en the playa esquinita

And it sure is good to see the sea again

We should be drinking margaritas in a foreign buena vista

And it sure is good to see you once again

Carbon Leaf Desperation Song

Here I’m debating time, I’m waiting

chme the wake

Free fall the cannonball volcanic

shatters on the lake

You settle down, where you runnin to?

What else can you prove?

How many, many more until you lose?

You thought a better plan could

shake this shadow land

This frozen tundra hand…

I’m turning it from shade to light

Hold it up to candlelight, roaring into firelight,

Scorching up the charlatans until it’s city wide

All the people mobilize, nothing left to polarize

And nothing left to fake

Ring around the lake. Ring around the lake.

Right on time. will you stay

throught the pouring rain?

Right on time…through the night,

your laughter is my light

Right on time, desperation song

Dear I have missed your sigh

since crystal skies moved on

Peer out through Shadow’s doubt

I had no passion all along

You settle down. where you running to?

What else can you prove?

Is this all a game? Was this all a ruse?

I’ve waited by the phone. Cold as river stone

Anxiety. Alone…

I’m turning it from shade to light

Hold it up to candlelight, roaring into firelight,

Scorching up the charlatans until it’s city wide

All the people mobilize, nothing left to polarize

And nothing left to fake

Ring around the lake. Ring around the lake.

Right on time. will you stay

throught the pouring rain?

Right on time…through the night,

your laughter is my light

Right on time, desperation song

Right on time, desperation song

I’m turning it from shade to light

Hold it up to candlelight, roaring into firelight,

Scorching up the charlatans until it’s city wide

All the people mobilize, nothing left to polarize

And nothing left to fake

Right on time. will you stay

throught the pouring rain?

Right on time…through the night,

your laughter is my light

Right on time, desperation song

Right on time, desperation song

Carbon Leaf Traffic

Don’t get mad at nothin’

(Anything) that passes by

Don’t yank from the sky

You make up too many voices

Too many scenario’s imaginari-OH!

Dreary load

Should keep on going…writing…riding

Too long for sitting…muscle atrophy

Look at me, I’m damning my transmission

We scramble for position,

Jockey for transmission

Just make it up (got to go!)

Makin’ up for lost time

Drive To Reveal

Reinvent the wheel

Still making up for lost time

Traffic! Traffic!

Silly me. Simile is like a rat trap

Beast…

Beast in a steal cage.

Road rage, road rage, rode-dent-rage

Fess up, fed up. enough!

I’m messing up, make it up…for lost time

[CHORUS]

Bend shape twist and steal

Wrider’s Block gets me down

Bark like a dog, yelp like Sting…

(I was hoping for my own thing)

This is not the road I should be on

This is not the road I should be on!

‘Cause you might get hurt.

‘Cause you could get lost

Oh, these infrastructure metaphors are a boar

I…aye, aye

I don’t think I’ll go there in frustration

Make a clean departure, oh no.

There I GO!

Again!!

Road Trip on my own tongue.

Oh well,

I made it thru another one…

[CHORUS]

Windshield Movie so surreally

Given up on lost time…

Given up, got me down

Carbon Leaf A Girl And Her Horse

You lean forward to go

You pull back to go slow

These are the horse basics

You should know

There’s no use to wait

A girl and her horse will never separate

You were done before

The gun at the starting gate

And away she rides

To the great unknown

You can wave goodbye

And spend some time on your own

And wonder why

Sometimes you find you fall far behind

On the course

Some things are best left

Between a girl and her horse

With no words to say

A girl and her horse can communicate

Cause motion is motion

And nothing’s up for to debate

And away she rides

To the great beyond

You can wave goodbye

To a girl and her horse with a bond

You can’t deny

Sometimes you find

You fall far behind on the course

Some things are best left

Between a girl and her horse

Sometimes you find

You can’t cross the line on the course

Some things are best left

Between a girl and her horse

You lean forward to go

You pull back to go slow

The rest is anyone’s guess

Don’t you know

And away she rides

With the best in show

You can wave goodbye

A girl and her horse

Have a bond you’ll never know

And away she rides

WIth the best in show you know

Unicorns don’t exist of course

But every girl in this world has a horse

Sometimes you find

You fall far behind on the course

Some things are best left

Between a girl and her horse

Sometimes you find you can’t cross

The line on the course

Some things are best left

Between a girl and her horse

Carbon Leaf Changeless

Call my friends to share some wine

To share some laughs, and last goodbyes

My photographs of these years

Will make me laugh through the tears

What are the odds, what are the odds?

This ends and we don’t meet again

What are the odds, What are the odds?

That I will miss your smile

Take awhile! Take awhile! Take care and

Fly away and see the world

Take awhile! Take awhile! Take time and

If you need rest, I’ll keep your nest

Changeless

Let fondness be our souvenir

To keep it warm, we’ll keep it near

Otherwise with no heart to recall…

A memory’s just a memory after all

I will not leave this pulse alone

Though it may take the long way home

I will not wait until the end

For my applause for you my friend

What are the odds, what are the odds?

This ends and we don’t meet again

What are the odds, what are the odds?

This ends and we won’t meet again

What are the odds, What are the odds?

That I have missed your smile

Take awhile! Take awhile! Take care and

Fly away and see the world

Take awhile! Take awhile! Take time and

If you need rest, I’ll keep your nest

Changeless

Carbon Leaf Kinakeet Island

Hang on Parade…

Catching up again

Where’s the feeling we knew then

(Whisper, my friend…)

So we pick up, with empty cup

In dreaming we thrive

As we doze alone, and cradle stone

Am I alive?

…And all is fine on Kinakeet Island

Where they dance and sing

Lament the Brave

Ghost Rider the waves are rolling thin

Bang on Parade…

A magic place will wait

So we shop the streets, so indiscreet

Our eyes sedate

So we pick up with empty cup

And march along

As nostalgia plays from the tower waves

The ghost of a song…

…And all is fine on Kinakeet Island

Where they dance and sing

Lament the Brave

Ghost Rider the waves are rolling thin

We’re on our way to Kinakeet Island

Lament the Brave

We’re in the band….We’re in the band…

Horizon Bound. Forever, horizon bound

[Chorus]

We’re in the band…We’re in the band

Drawing lines in the sand

Living our lives hand to hand…

…On a warm night, in my mind

Ferry ride…

Carbon Leaf Attica’s Flower Box Window

(She broached again and again over the careful morning scones that she adored all too quickly as he cranked up his jaw and turned off his ear.

And she reminded they were his favorites and…)

“Could we please consider for our morning view that flower box window with the three sides of glass? (like in the magazines).”

“Consider it I will,” he said, “consider it gone from your head as it is I’m late and not in need of a view.

And you will idle your time away like a bird perched at the window sill.

So off I go and I’m gonna auction you off if you insist my little gem, my little hen to persist with this mentality.”

(‘No more of this!’ she said, ‘living in the shadow of my other.’

Sledgehammer, Saw — hacked away at the wall.

Giggles, Fear and Dust.

She chipped away and punched a hole and the sun winked through with its artist eye as if to say,

‘Where’ve you been Attica!? Break the Seal of your conventionality…’)

Not used to this Awakening in you

Stash your dreams up in the cupboard bare

You Know your name…

(She made her way to see that sun and headed out the door with a wide stride to attack it from the other side.

She ripped away! She talked aloud, belly laughed, and one by one the bottled spirits came to the curb to see what was goin’ on.

‘Attica, my dear,’ they said, ‘have you gone and lost your head?’)

“Here’s a magazine, now go and find me that window frame.

And to the nursery with you, we’ve got alot to do. You can help or get out of my way…”

Not used to this Awakening in you

Drink your tea in the same way

(same time each day)

You know your name. And you know who you are…

Well the spirit caught like wildfire and she had a crew and between them all her flower box window was installed after all.

Fanfare from the kitchen, street bazaar in the yard (‘I see you! You see me!’) Bottles uncorked.

Wildflowers free.

Carbon Leaf All Of My Love

Where do lovers start?

In a starry eye

In a starry sea of gazes

We lay ourselves to rest

Where do lovers start?

In the wild calling of our heart

To an unknown place we call home

We lay ourselves to rest

To rest in this silent lullaby

When there’s not a whole lot left

You’re cradling the pieces

Of everything I am

All of my love

Where does the love connect?

In the starry sky

In the spirit, in the roiling firmament

Recovery is gain

To rest in your silent lullaby

When there’s not a whole lot left

You’re cradling the pieces

Of everything I am

All of my love

These wooden nickels age

Time to settle up when there’s nothing left

Just be the life inside

Just be my place of rest

Where do lovers start?

In a starry eye

Bestowed upon the youth

To carry me away

To carry me away

To carry me away

To rest in this silent lullaby

When there’s not a whole lot left

Keep cradling the pieces

Of everything I am

All of my love

All of my love

All of my love

All of my love

(You’re carrying all the weight)

All of my love

(Carry it all away)

All of my love

(Carry it all away)

All of my love

(Carry it all away)

All of my love

(Carry it all away)

All of my love

(Carry it all away)

All of my love

(You’re carrying all the weight)

All of my love

(You’re carrying all the weight)

All of my love

(Carry it all)

Carbon Leaf If I Were A Cowboy

The ghost of a building that once was a barn

Leans on itself on an old ghost-town farm

Its posts are all crippled

It’s tired, it’s done

Lays down to rest like a dog in the sun

Dust devils boil as they stretch for the sky

As if thirsty for more than the earth can provide

Sprinklers are quiet, hay’s two bucks a bale

Just a piece of the west on the Oregon Trail

And if I were a cowboy I’d dance until dawn

If I were a cowboy I’d sing this song

Now the foothills roll on like a fabric of green

They fold in on themselves with no stitch and no seam

Higher to the mountains just fog and fir trees

If we haven’t reached heaven we’re at least at its knees

Corridors cut through these mountains of snow

Winding our way to the next makeshift home

So many ways out I forget where I am

So many ways out when a map’s in your hand

And if I were a cowboy I’d dance until dawn

If I were a cowboy I’d sing this song

Out here the land is untouched and it’s wide

There is no great progress, no great divide

The land seems so empty but with each step I know

Someone’s been here before me with a story untold

Clouds in the valley

Dark shadows a break

A ghost creepin’ and sweepin’

the dirt from his pain

Raindrops and teardrops

Just two bucks a bale

Another day in the west on the Oregon Trail

And if I were a cowboy I’d dance until dawn

If I were a cowboy I’d sing this song

And if I were a cowboy I’d dance until dawn

If I were a cowboy I’d sing this song

Carbon Leaf The Boxer

Couldn’t ask for a better day, two by two

To the ring to the right point of view

Each retreat to the corner that’s definied by you

To the ring to the right point of…

Lonely Reign

She is the Boxer, she knows

when and where to strike

He is the Boxer, he knows,

no peaceful sleep tonight

Caught the downfall of Pete and May, Ryan too

(He did not approve of Callie’s mood)

Doctor Mike was ‘fight or flight’ at Dundrum School

To the right to the right point of…

No return. No passion left to burn.

The Boxers grow weary.

Their eyesight…blurry view.

Lonely Reign

She is the Boxer, she knows

when and where to strike

He is the Boxer, he knows,

no peaceful sleep tonight

All’s quiet on the front. Smokey room.

Boxer standing tall, peering through

Finding no one left to fight

What to do?

To the ring to the right point of view…

Lonely Reign

She is the Boxer, she knows

when and where to strike

He is the Boxer, he knows,

no peaceful sleep tonight