Jeff Bridges The Quest

Well, I came out swinging at the center field wall

And I caught a fast ball and I touched them all

But I burned down my engines needed to break

Where all that’s required is the time that we take

Now I’m done doing nothing, I’m weary of rest

And I’ve got to get back to the quest

I’ve ran out of reasons for laying so low

My memories will stay but my body must go

Back to the thunder, the rock and the eagle

And the truths on my love, only time will reveal

And I’ve just been forgiven and I’m all confessed

So I’ve got to get back to the quest

In one hand a ticket, in the other, a bag

Times have been good, it makes goodbye a drag

But I wasn’t born to be standing still alone

You know, one day my tombstone will say ‘born to be gone’

Now my posse is waiting

Out to the west

Yes, it’s time to get back to the quest

Time to get back to the quest

Jeff Bridges Maybe I Missed The Point

I know somebody whose life is tough.

I help a little, but it isn’t enough

Cuz I go an’ spend money on stupid stuff

When I know he’s strugglin’ to stay above.

An’ I have so many chances to be

The hero I believe’s inside of me

But I get busy and I get distracted

And I do nothin’ when I could’ve acted

I laid low when I could’ve stood high.

I said nothin’ when I should’ve asked why.

I saw somethin’ that I might’ve done and I didn’t,

A chance to speak my truth and I hid it.

Inside, I’d like to believe I’m cool,

Easy to love and hard to fool,

But I know there’s more I could’ve enjoyed.

Sometimes I find myself thinkin’

Maybe I missed the point.

So many times I turned down love,

Stayed in the dark when I could’ve lit it up,

But every time I did take a chance

Makes me happy when I’m lookin’ back

I’m not sayin’ my whole life feels like a joke

But I’ve been a master of mirrors and smoke

And I don’t wanna live

No mo’ without you.

Jeff Bridges 2 White Roses

I’m looking at the earth

From a million miles away

I see a tiny speck of dust

Twinkling little spot of floating light

Barely visible in infinite space

Hanging suspended in the vast eternal light

I don’t see tears

I don’t see cars

I don’t hear the music play

Just an endless kind of silence

From a million miles away

And all our heartbreaking scenes

And all our soul searching dreams

Are less than small

I left her two white roses in the hall

I’m looking at the earth

From a million miles away

It is impossible to tell

If it’s night or it’s day

It’s just the tiny little jewel

The diamond of space

A twinkling piece of glitter

It sort of marks the place I used to know

I don’t see war

I don’t see peace

I don’t see people on the move

It’s just an endless kind of stillness

From a million miles away

And all our heartbreaking scenes

And all our soul searching dreams

Are less than small

I left her two white roses in the hall

I’m looking at the earth

From a million miles away

I wonder Is the singer still singing?

Do the children there still play?

I wonder will she start to miss me

When she sees that I have gone?

If tears will fall

I left her two white roses in the hall

I left her two white roses in the hall

Jeff Bridges Everything But Love

You can have a mansion

You can have twenty million dollars in the bank

You can have a twelve car garage,

Golden fixtures and a marble sink

You can have everything

But it just won’t be enough

If you have

Everything but love

Yes you can have desires

That are ignited by someone you see

But if it isn’t a two way street

You gotta move on though you still believe

Could have been everything

But it just wasn’t the one

When it’s

Everything but love

‘Cause all our dreams turn into ashes

In the flames of loneliness

When the only thing that’s missing

Is what makes the rest make sense

And the moon cries on the mountains

When it looks down from above

And it sees

Everything but love

You can win the lottery

Sittin’ on top of the world one day

Just as quickly as it all came in

The tide can carry it away

If I lost everything

I know I could give it up

If I lost everything but love

Jeff Bridges Nothing Yet

I don’t cross the path as much anymore

It’s not the same as it was before

Well, I’d like to think that I did my best

But I had to learn like all the rest

Until you seen it all, you ain’t seen nothing yet

I know no streams are gonna stay ahead rain

I don’t pretend it much matters anyway

But in all my days I never thought

That I’ll ever have to hitch my beds

I just double down and let it ride

But I ain’t seen nothing yet

These days the world

Don’t seem to amount to much

But there’s a lot more here

Than what we seen in text

It’s just the realm of the senses, it’s all we know

Everything I’ve learned came hot in snow

And if it’s as bad or as good as it can get

Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet

We’d all like to think that we gave our best

But you’ll have to learn like all the rest

Until you seen it all, you ain’t seen nothing yet

We’d all like to think that we gave our best

But you’ll have to learn like all the rest

Until you seen it all, you ain’t seen nothing yet

You ain’t seen nothing yet

No, you ain’t seen nothing yet

Jeff Bridges Either Way

Lookin’ down that highway far as I can see

Where I left so much of me

It’s gone, gone, gone

It’s how it has to be

Went in the ditch goin’ 95

I can’t believe that I walked away alive

I was going too fast

In the breakdown lane

I may be walkin’, I may be walkin’

I’ll get there just the same

The woman I love, she never let me down

Never said that my dream could not be found

I had to burn before I could learn

She let me go, she let me go

She let me return

This is the place where I was meant to be

Movin’ on with you next to me

And when that highway comes to a ‘t’

Either way is a mystery

Lookin’ down that highway far as I can see

Where I left so much of me

It’s gone, gone, gone

It’s how it has to be

Jeff Bridges What A Little Bit Of Love Can Do

I know that you’ve been feeling down and blue

There ain’t nothing really wrong with you

You just need a little tending to

Let me show you what a little bit of love can do

It’s amazing what a little bit of love can do

I’ve been told that someone needs a little help

Having trouble getting on with someone else

I’m here to tell you that everything is gonna be fine

Yeah, I know you’re hurting ’cause your heart is breaking

I think that I can alleviate the situation

Look in my eyes and listen to me, baby

You put your little hand in mine

I know that you’ve been feeling down and blue

But there ain’t nothing really wrong with you

You just need a little tending to

Let me show you what a little bit of love can do

Take your time, listen to what all I’m saying

I’ve got a hunch that loving you is worth the waiting

I’m gonna prove it to you before this night is through

There’s a way to turn the pain right into pleasure

Drastic times seem to call for drastic measures

You need to know, girl, I can fix you

If the remedy is tried and true

I know that you’ve been feeling down and blue

But there ain’t nothing really wrong with you

You just need a little tending to

Let me show you what a little bit of love can do

I know that you’ve been feeling down and blue

But there ain’t nothing really wrong with you

You just need a little tending to

Let me show you what a little bit of love can do

I know that you’ve been feeling down and blue

But there ain’t nothing really wrong with you

You just need a little tending to

Let me show you what a little bit of love can do

It’s amazing what a little bit of love can do

Let me show you what a little bit of love can do

Jeff Bridges Blue Car

I’m driving my blue car baby

Down from the mountain so high

I’m driving my blue car baby

Coming down to say goodbye

The sunrise is a miracle

But it can’t hold a candle to you

Do you remember them rides in my blue car

Back when it was brand new

Well it’s a good old car

But the clutch is a little loose

And the brakes are screaming

A song called what’s the use

But it’s good for one more trip

One more trip to you

The lightning’s meant to strike

The tall pine trees

& the birds are meant to cry

& wheel in the breeze

But some things baby

I guess they just ain’t meant to be

When I get back up on the mountain

I’ll close my door against the wind

I’ll park my old blue car

I may fall down the mountain

But I will never fall in love again

Jeff Bridges Tumbling Vine

Here is the freedom

I have been sent

I’m delighted

I’m buddhistly bent

Wonderful newness

The past is a dream

The future is hiding

Ice and steam

Here is my seat

I do not pay rent

I’m delighted

I’m buddhistly bent

Wonderful mind

Outside of time

Aimlessly playing

A tumbling vine

Shining, opening mind

Beetle’s black back on a tumbling vine

Where the sun shines

It’s night all the time

Behind my mind it’s dawn

It’s gone

It’s gone

Gone

Here is the freedom

I have been sent

Jeff Bridges Falling Short

Am I falling short or do I fly

While I miss the mark do I hit the sky

And in my wondering do I answer why

I’m alive

To make a space – bushwhack a path

Leave a sign – dodge the wrath

Of myself and leave the math to God

Falling short I’ve hit the spot

Of the place where I was shot

From the womb of my mother

I’ve fallen short but is there another

Place where I could be

Is short just the place for me to see

What I can do

What I’ve been given

My holy view of hell an heaven

Am I falling short or do I fly

While I miss the mark do I hit the sky

In my wondering do I answer why

I’m alive

I’m alive

I’m alive