July 30, 2007

Well I woke one morning,
found you staring down at me,
you said "I'll take my share now, father please",
and you took your money,
and you took your leave,
you drilled my heart and turned your back on me...

And you hit the town,
and you hit the bottle hard,
you race 'round in your fancy cars and you blow all your money,
on brothels, beds, and bars,
before you know your broken times get hard...

I still stand here waiting,
with my eyes fixed on the road,
and I fight back tears and I wonder,
if you're ever coming home,
don't you know son that I love you,
and I don't care where you've been,
so please come home.

And now you've hit bottom,
all those open doors have shut,
and you're hungry stomach's tied in knots,
but I know what you're thinking,
that you troubled me enough,
nothing could ever separate you from my love...

I still stand here waiting,
with my eyes fixed on the road,
and I fight back tears and I wonder,
if you're ever coming home,
don't you know son that I love you,
and I don't care where you've been,
yes and i'll be right here waiting,
'til you come around the bend,
and I run to you and hold you close,
won't let go again,
so please come home,
please come home...

Don't you know son that I love you?
And I don't care where you've been,
so please come home




"Please Come Home" by Dustin Kensrue
From the album "Please Come Home" (2007)
Words by Dustin Kensrue

July 26, 2007

She stepped outside into the morning air
To watch the cars go by and let the sun dry her hair
I wanted to tell her how beautiful she was
But I just stared

I sat behind the wheel and watched the raindrops
As they gathered on the windshield
And raced down into the humming motor
And she folded up her fears like paper airplanes
And lost them in the trees

And I know I don't deserve this
The capacity to feel
To laugh and cry and to praise
For that I live and breathe and wake each day clean
Is nothing less than your grace
In awkward and glorious movement



Mineral- "If I Could"
From the album "The Power of Failing" (1996)
Words by Chris Simpson

July 22, 2007

I know one day, all our scars will disappear, like the stars at dawn
and all of our pain, will fade away when morning comes
and on that day when we look backwards we will see, that everything is changed
and all of our trials, will be as milestones on the way

and as long as we live, every scar is a bridge to someone's broken heart
and there's no greater love, than the one shed his blood for his friends

on that day all of the scales will swing to set all the wrongs to right
all of our tears, and all of our fears will take to flight
but until then all of our scars will still remain, but we've learned that if we'll
open the wounds and share them then soon they start to heal

(as long as we live, we are bridges to someone's broken heart
there's no greater love, shed your blood for your friends)

we must see that every scar is a bridge, and as long as we live
we must open up these wounds
when some one stands in your shoes and will shed his own blood
there's no greater love. we must open up our wounds




Thrice- "For Miles"
From the album "Vheissu" (2005)
Words by Dustin Kensrue

July 20, 2007

now the light is fading fast
if only it would last
our time has come and gone
yet i'm still holding on
to words i should have said
and what they would have meant
between old friends like us
between us

how do i begin to say
i've loved you since the day
we waited for the rain
and how it never came
and for the years to come
through a thousand moons and suns
how you've remained my friend
remember

one thing will never change
and that's how i feel today
i know you're closer now than ever
let me close my eyes a minute
i'll start from the beginning
before life takes you from me
you have to know

now the night has come at last
our time is fading fast
just let me say
that i will love you always




Mortal- "Moons & Suns"
From the album "Wake" (1994)
Words by Jyro