Noisy World Lyrics

Paris

Paris, it’s been a while since I’ve seen you, this May will make it ten years
Oh, the chairs in this café make me remember you
Little green chairs in the Jardins du Luxenbourg I’d catch the afternoon sun
In the Summers I’d play my guitar all day and just sit there on into the evening

Paris, I’m thinking of you now
Paris, tu me manqué et j’ai besoin de toi

And in the circular pool on Sundays children sailed miniature boats
And I’d sit back a ways and I’d watch as the day turned
Into an impressionist painting
And I was a small smudge of color there in the corner by the frame
Out on my own far from my family and home reinventing myself in your city

Paris, I’m thinking of you now
Paris, tu me manqué et j’ai besoin de toi

And there was a bar where I would go meet my friends and the
Sangria was cheap and the nights were without end and we would
Smoke cigarettes and we would run out and get on the
Last metro home

Oh, the last time I saw Paris her heart was warm and gay and
I heard her laughter echo in every street café
That’s how the old song goes but everyone knows it describes her perfectly

Paris, I’m thinking of you now
Paris, tu me manqué et j’ai besoin de toi

I’m so much older than I was before and I think that I’d like to go back there once more
Stroll once again beside the Seine and climb up the stairs at Montmartre

Paris, I’m thinking of you now, Paris, tu me manqué et j’ai besoin de toi
Paris, je pense a toi maintenant, Paris

Still On the Run

I went home to visit the week after Christmas
To my old home
My Mom and my Dad they look quite the same but
My God, the kids have grown
My sisters and brothers are now fathers and mothers
And I’m the only one
The one with no baby, the one with no mortgage
The one still on the run

I’m still on the run, I still don’t know
Still on the run, which way to go
Still on the run, with my eyes open wide
Still on the run, I still can’t decide

Part of me wonders if a baby is waiting for the right time
Softly enfolded in that soft sea of souls
A child of yours and mine
Has she folded her wings and unpacked her things
Getting tired of waiting ‘round
Watching bemused as we burn down our fuses
To the ground

We’re still on the run, we still don’t know
Still on the run, which way to go
Still on the run, with our eyes open wide
Still on the run, we still can’t decide

It’s a choice that you make and a path that you take that will
Lead you through your life
You might be a mother you might be an artist
You might be a housewife
And who is to say which is the way that will lead to higher ground
I look through the seasons, I pragmatically reason and the
Only thing I’ve found

I’m still on the run, I still don’t know
Still on the run, which way to go
Still on the run, with my eyes open wide
Still on the run, I still can’t decide

Falling

I’m standing at a fork and I don’t know which way to go
So I pull my legs up longer
And I try to walk them both but it’s

Very hard to straddle both these roads at once
And I feel myself falling
Falling, falling, falling
Falling down around, around, around me

Sometimes I am a whole and sometimes I am in sections
And I feel the weight of gravity
Pulling me in two directions

It’s piling up and
Falling, falling, falling
Falling down around, around, around me

And sometimes I feel like Alice
Running but standing still and
Meanwhile all the things I never did
Become the things I never will do

They’re piling up and
Falling, falling, falling
Falling down around, around, around me
They keep piling up and they keep falling
Falling down around, around, around me

Holding On

I’m hanging like a hungry hawk, suspended so high in the air
Looking down on everything
Searching for some life down there
Circling this sadness, hanging in my heart today
Had to call and tell you about the way I feel today

I’m holding on, it’s all that I can do
Holding on to you

These past few days we stay up late, we talk and talk but we get nowhere
I hear those promises come out your mouth and they disappear like smoke in air
You ask me to be patient, well that’s something that I’ve tried to learn
You ask me just to trust you, but trust is something that must be earned

I’m holding on, it’s all that I can do
Holding on to you

I’m riding on a thermal now looking down through space and time
This solitary flying is helping me to clear my mind
Try to see the reason why things seem so estranged somehow
The man I fell in love with is a different one than I see here now but I’m

Holding on, it’s all that I can do
Holding on to you

Gold Country

Racing down this freeway just outside of Truckee
My mind is struck into silence by this land’s rugged beauty
The river and the land, you reach out your hand and you smile at me

How can I explain this feeling? It cannot be told
More precious, more precious than gold
Is this love, this love with you

The terrain gets softer as we move into the valley
You say the hills remind you of a woman’s body
The softness of the land, you reach out your hand and you smile at me

I know I have found a treasure in this heart I hold
More precious, more precious than gold
Is this love, this love with you

I wanna travel every part of the gold country of your heart
I have found a heart of gold
I will not let go of you

Picture of Grace

As I was riding down the street I saw a smiling twisted lady
Her body was bent and her movements were kind of jagged and crazy
She moved quite slow you know the light it changed as she
Made her way through the intersection
I flew by and she caught my eye, she was
Moving in the opposite direction

Ten minutes later as I came back ‘cross town
I saw her again as I made my way down
Past a gaggle of eight year olds out on a spree
They stared unashamed with their eyes open widely and as

Bent as her body was a smile was there on her face
And as blue as the sky was she was a picture
The very picture of grace

Now I have been told that I am not a bad dancer but I
Look with such a critical eye
I feel like a scrambler in the fields of self – confidence
Scrambling for some peace of mind
But I got a straight shot of making the best of what you got when I
Saw that woman that day
Just the look on her face set it all into place and
Before she sent me on my way

I took that moment and I held it
Like inhaling a breath of fresh air
And a feeling it grew from the tips of my shoes right
Up to the roots of my hair

And as blue as the sky was a smile spread on my face
And a feeling of joy filled me up, filled me up
I felt a picture, I felt a picture of grace

Wreckage

I’ve been waiting for a week now and there’s still no word from you
Since the argument that split us, the two different points of view
Should I call and break this silence, should I raise a hand to you
Would you turn your head and listen, would you reach a hand out too?

I only took my eyes off the road for a second and we were in the air
Don’t even know what we were talking about that left me standing there

Now I’m standing by the wreckage of a love that used to be
Do you feel the slightest glimmer of responsibility?

I only took my eyes off the road for a second and we were in the air
Don’t even know what we were talking about that left me standing there

There’s a feeling of acceptance coming someplace within
There’s a silent calm descending underneath this pregnant sky
There’s a feeling of acceptance coming someplace within
First rain of the Autumn season, I open my window let it soak my skin

I only took my eyes off the road for a second and we were in the air
Don’t even know what we were talking about that left me standing there

Cold Night

Cold wind blowin’ through this town tonight
I look out the window at the empty traffic light
A homeless man pushed his cart across the street
He’s got some rags or something tied around his feet

It’s a cold night, a cold night, cold night to be outdoors

Ricky used to have a home, a wife and a cat
He got onto the pipe or the bottle and slipped through the cracks
Lost his job and then his wife walked out
A one, two punch that really knocked him out into a

Cold night, a cold night, cold night to be outdoors

I see them down on the avenue
Spare changing not a whole lot else to do
Shells of men, drained of life and down on their luck
Hanging out by the plasma center tryin’ to make a buck

Now there’s a man walkin’ toward me –I make a wide circle to let him pass
He tries to catch my eye and I look away real fast
He says “Is that you Megan?” and I don’t know what to say
He sees the look on my face and turns and walks away into the

Cold night, a cold night, cold night to be outdoors

Send Down a Light

So this is how it feels shot down by friendly fire
Alone on my side of the bed
With no way to finish this long struggle with desire
No way to calm my aching head
Long silence laying in the rain upon the roof
Sitting up and turning on the light
The both of us afraid to lie or tell the truth
Stuck in the middle of the night

Oh angels, please hear me, I’m lonely tonight
If ever you heard me please send down a light

Tonight the rain falls down so steadily so sane
The earth is taking a long drink
There must be something wrong with me perhaps the rain
Will make it easier to think
For I have tried and tried and tried and still it seems
My best ain’t good enough for you
And never ever in my wildest dreams did I think I could ever feel this way for you

Oh angels, please hear me, I’m lonely tonight
If ever you heard me please send down a light

Tin Roof Raindance

Crash of thunder in the hot and humid sky
People come running out of the swimming pool
Flash of lightening and the rain comes pouring down
The wind comes up across my balcony, it’s cooling

And I’m halfway drunk and I’m feeling no pain
Singing to the percussion of the tin roof and the rain
And I sip my drink, sip my drink to the hypnotizing sound of the
Tin roof raindance coming down

Two ladies dancing on the corner of the street
Dancing and singing, waving in the downpour
They jump aside, they jump aside as the ambulance rushes by
And I sit here and I wonder well now who could that be for?

And I’m halfway drunk and I’m feeling no pain
Singing to the percussion of the tin roof and the rain
And I Sip my drink, sip my drink to the hypnotizing sound of the
Tin roof raindance coming down

Crash of thunder in the hot and humid sky
People come running out of the swimming pool

Noisy World

Lookin’ up through the water at the sky I hold my breath and squint my eye
Light filters down through the blue refracting
I like to stay down here all day
Swimming through the God rays
It looks a little like an opal moonstone

I leave behind the noisy world when I go under
I leave behind the noisy world when I go under

I try to quiet down the sound, sound of my own heart’s pounding
I try to quiet it but it will not slow
So I am coming up for air, I am gasping in the air
Lying on my back and the clouds are moving

I leave behind the noisy world when I go under
I leave behind the noisy world when I go under
I leave behind the noisy world when I go under
I leave behind the noisy world when I go under
And I am nodding in the groove, and I am nodding in the groove
I am spreading out my wings this morning
Breathing out and breathing in, drinking in this silent meditation
Drinking in this inner space this morning

I leave behind the noisy world when I go under
I leave behind the noisy world when I go under
I leave behind the noisy world when I go under
I leave behind the noisy world when I go under

New Year’s Day

Could the sun stand still and shine down on this perfect day all day
Could the silver silence just linger on and on this way
Could I take this moment and wrap it up real tight
And feel this feeling of peace and of promise bright

Cause I thought I was lost, it felt like a stranglehold
Felt like I was falling through the years and I could not get a hold
But now everything is all right, everything’s OK
Everything is cool, like a new year’s day

Was my timing off? Or was it just a case of wrong place and the wrong time
I don’t even worry about these troubles, troubling my mind
Cause now something’s broken open and the message has been delivered
All of that hurt is breaking apart like ice floating down some river

Cause I thought I was lost, it felt like a stranglehold
Felt like I was falling through the years and I could not get a hold
But now everything is all right, everything’s OK
Everything is cool, like a new year’s day

These days of grace I just sit and wonder why
Why does the wind move the trees and blow the clouds across the sky
And why as I get older do the seasons fly so fast
Why am I finally learning to let the past just be the past

Cause I thought I was lost, it felt like a stranglehold
Felt like I was falling through the years and I could not get a hold
But now everything is all right, everything’s OK
Everything is cool, like a new year’s day