Earth & Sky Lyrics

Earth & Sky

Heaven breathes and scatters us like leaves across the earth we fly
High above the San Francisco bay there are clouds like angels in the sky

Jump up, jump up, the earth is here to rise above
Jump up, high up, fly upon the wings of love
I’m wondering why I’m stuck between earth and sky

Love’s the greatest pleasure that we have to give
It’s the buried treasure and the reason that we live
But it’s an elusive ecstasy, a reoccurring theme
We feel the buzz of happiness but we don’t know what it means

Jump up, jump up, this is the sound my soul makes
Jump up, high up, this is the kind of shape it takes
Everything impossible is true
There are angels in the sky that sing for you

Expecting to Fly

What were you trying to do that night, racing through the desert ‘till dawn
Washing your face in the wind and the rain, riding with no helmet on

Raising your arms in the air, closing your eyes, expecting to fly

You came back from Morocco with a different disguise of the Phoenix who rose from the ground
And the magic ability to disappear without leaving a trace or a sound

Raising your arms in the air, closing your eyes, expecting to fly

Once upon a time you were never the kind to just take off on a whim
You got a taste for speed and it amplified the need to throw caution to the wind

The hum of the motor at five in the morning your head so heavy with sleep
Maybe you left us without even choosing, no promises to keep

Raising your arms in the air, closing your eyes, expecting to fly
Leaving us wondering why

In the Evening

Little girl runs like a rabbit, in her hand a piece of yellow chalk
She is kneeling, concentrating, writing a word on the sidewalk
And I am watching from a window of my apartment on the second floor
She doesn’t see me as she is singing lost in her own little world

In the evening time holds its breath for me
To see this child showing me how to be …beautifully

I remember that sense of wonder, the summer was a million miles long
And passing time with no agenda, singing silly little songs
Now I should be getting ready but I cannot remove my gaze
From this picture of contentment framed inside my window pane

In the evening time holds its breath for me
To see this child showing me how to be …beautifully

I awaken from my reverie and wonder where the time went
She has answered her mother’s call and left me here to breathe the scent

Of the evening when time holds its breath for me
To see this child showing me how to be …beautifully

Blueness of Your Eyes

The last time I saw you was graduation day
And you kissed me in that dormitory room and then you drove away
And I left New Jersey feeling pretty blue
Rehearsing in the airport all the things I didn’t say to you

That goodbye kiss made me cry, I guess I had a weakness for the blueness of your eyes

Now I’m at a loss for words, seeing I have a second chance
You are standing here before me and asking me to dance
Your voice is so familar, it’s like an aphrodisiac
Like the touch of your shoulder, my hand upon your back

You look at me the same way now and I’m wondering why
When you know I have a weakness for the blueness of your eyes

Memories make my heart beat fast erasing all of the time that’s passed
Wondering, but we both know, this is where we let it go

Let go of the longing, but hold onto this
This memory belonging in the still life of a kiss
Now we’re standing at the airport, one goes east and one goes west
You go back home to your family, and me to the one that I love best

But be careful how you look at me, we both know why
I still have a weakness for the blueness, I still have a weakness for the blueness,
I guess I’ll always have a weakness for the blueness of your eyes

So Long

I’m packing everything in boxes, and putting the rest into the van
I’m going anywhere that’s far from you
I’m gonna drive there just as fast as I can
I hope I’ll find someone to love me, someone who wants me to the core
Someone to hold me like a warm wind rushing through the night
And then to want me more

‘Cause the love that you gave me was never enough
Never felt like it was free
And if I hold out for what I want instead of settling for less
Maybe I’ll find out how love’s supposed to be

Love comes so easy to some people, but in life there are no guarantees
It could be that this on and off love you give me is the
Closest love will ever come to me
So keep the couch and keep the toaster
Say goodbye and stop asking why
I hope you learn to open up your heart someday even as you still deny

That the love that you gave me was never enough
Never felt like it was free
And if I hold out for what I want instead of settling for less
Maybe I’ll find out how love’s supposed to be

For so long I’ve been closing up my eyes
For so long but now I finally realize that
The love that you gave me was never enough
Never felt like it was free
And if I hold out for what I want instead of settling for less
Maybe I’ll find out how love’s supposed to be

I Can’t Hear You

Baby I’ll be back late Sunday, or at the latest Monday
I just need a weekend by myself to mend
And we’ve had this conversation so many times I’ve memorized it
And I just don’t see the point in having it again

I just can’t hear you, I just can’t hear you anymore
I can’t hear you

So here I go down this highway without you here beside me
Like every other Friday heading out of town
I don’t have to wonder why I’m feeling so much better
I turn up the music and roll the windows down

I just can’t hear you, I just can’t hear you anymore
I can’t hear you anymore

My friends will ask about you and I’ll say you couldn’t make it
And then they’ll say that’s too bad like they always do
And I’m wondering what happened because I don’t even miss you
I’m listening to my own voice now and it’s clear and true

I just can’t hear you, I just can’t hear you anymore
I can’t hear you anymore

New Jerusalem

Hold me lightly in your arms, I’m a feather in the wind
Set me spinning like a sufi, leaning out and pulling in
Flying through a dream that could be good or bad
And flowing through this body, muscle, bone, and hair and skin

All these people talking about the rapture
Don’t know what it’s worth
Looking for a New Jerusalem, when we have heaven right here on earth

Some people are guided by a silent faith that’s never seen
Some people look real hard for something to believe
Some people hear voices tell them what to think
I guess that each heart has its reasons that we can’t conceive

But all these people talking about the rapture
Don’t know what it’s worth
Looking for a New Jerusalem, when we have heaven right here on earth

Leave me in the pathless woods and find me on the lonely shore
Far from all humanity just listening to that endless roar
And I’ll remember how to do that dance
And I’ll remember all this earth is hallowed ground and nothing more

One Time ‘Round the Wheel

You fold your arms across your chest, you won’t look me in the eye
I ask you to explain the trouble but you won’t even try
I slam on out the back door and stare up at the moon
Wondering where the summer ever slipped away so soon

Makes me remember that you just get one time ‘round the wheel
One time ‘round the wheel

The silent treatment eats me and I take a walk alone
Reflecting on how the past, it will not ever let you go
And I can’t help but wonder if what you’re denying
Is one good shoulder that you can cry on

Someone to lean on on your one time ‘round the wheel
One time ‘round the wheel

I can’t tell you why you never learned to love
And I can’t tell you why you cannot seem to rise above
Of we could lay this burden down and talk about forgiving
It’s the same old, same old thing that’s keeping us from living

But everybody knows you just get one time ‘round the wheel
One time ‘round the wheel

Blessings in the Night

I awaken with the dawn and fetch the paper off the lawn
Watching as the sky bleeds dark, I fix my coffee and I dress for work

The daily motions we go through, the clockwise turning of the screws
Holding fast to our belief in living for the small reprieve

These days I keep my head on straight, these days I’m looking for a light
I close my eyes and say my prayers and count my blessings in the night

With tightened fists our time is spent in this winter of our discontent
We look for an omen that may bring the promise of an early spring
Like the crocus or the hummingbird, the soft kiss turning out the light
As we lie in bed, and we say our prayers, and we
Count our blessings in the night

With a gentle touch you stir me upward from my sleep
And I find your lips and I find your arms surrounding me
Like the bulbs out in the frozen ground reaching for the light
Awakening to the sound of the birds returning from their flight

I get home at six o’clock and turn the key in my front door lock
Hear the beep of the alarm and punch the code that means disarm
And you enfold me in your arms, we hold each other in the light
We close our eyes, and say our prayers, and count our blessings every night

Already Home

Wild geese flying in a perfect V, they’re heading south for the winter
Hearing their cries out on this frozen lake makes a pang in my heart feel like a splinter
And I think it’s time for me to take a trip to where the weather suits my clothes
I’m going back home to where it feels just fine and the blues don’t ever go

I’m on my way no need to say goodbye
I’m in the open sky and I feel just like I’m already home

The days are getting shorter now, the nights are so long
Everybody’s in a hurry
No time to listen to the voice inside, the one that tells you not to worry
Pulls you back form that temptation to just hide out in your head
Balancing your checkbook, and leaving love for dead

But I’m giving love a chance to shine on down and warm me to the bone
It’s getting better just about every day and I feel just like I am already home

I’m on my way no need to say goodbye
I’m in the open sky and I feel just like I’m already home

The Last Day of Summer

My coffee is cooling as I sit at the table and stare out the open door
Wishing that I was once more free to go travel
Singing and playing, and wondering where I’ll be staying
September is beckoning me to act more responsibly
It’s the last day of the Summer

The house sitter left us a phone bill and a big mess
So forgive me for being so rude when you ask why I’m in a bad mood
It’s the last day of the Summer

I love all of the seasons, it’s just that summer’s more pleasing
And a part of me hidden away says why don’t you come out and play
It’s the last day of the Summer

My Little One

Let me turn your covers down and tuck you into sleep
Fix you and Mr Bear in the back seat and
Yes I’ll wake you up when we get there, a sleepy smile
Listen to that midnight radio mile after mile

Go to sleep my little one
I’ll wake you up when we get home
Go to sleep my little one

You shouldn’t have to see or understand these things
Joint custody and broken promises and wedding rings
I hope the cash I have will get us all the way
I couldn’t bear to give you up and I knew I couldn’t stay

Now little boy blue come and blow your horn
The sheep’s in the meadow and the cow’s in the corn
Ask me no questions I’ll tell you no lies
And we’ll get to heaven by and by

The sun is rising now in my rear view
I turn the mirror and I look at you
I’ve made my choice and by your side I will stay
Until I dance with you on your wedding day
While you sleep my little one
I’ll find a place to make our home
While you sleep my little one