Lyrics: Everything Waits To Be Noticed (2002)

 

Bounce

Spin that wheel
Just let go
Where she falls
Nobody knows
Save your breath
Let those snake eye roll

We bounce between the devil and the deep blue sea
We bounce between forever and what may never be
Let the light of love keep bouncing off the diamond in the darker side of me

I never had no education
Just an articulation of the heart
But burning deep inside me there is a diamond in the dark

Catch that flame
Let it warm your soul
Love's cruel game
Is the great unknown
All that fear
Do you know you're not alone

We bounce between the devil and the deep blue sea
We bounce between forever and what may never be
We bounce between decisions, destinations constantly
Let the light of love keep bouncing off the diamond in the darker side of me

I never had no education
Just on inarticulation of the heart
But burning deep inside me there is a diamond in the dark

A shine, a flash and then it's over
A lightning strike, a chance remark
Am I the only one here like a diamond in the dark
Like a diamond in the dark.

The Thread

At the corner of 53rd and the summer of '62
The first time I felt the tug of what I call the thread of you

There at the Lever House
Street map across our thighs tracing the gateway
Leaning in close I'm feeling your fingertip

This time, this place
This state of grace
The promise of tomorrow
Your thread runs through
Park Avenue
Street of dreams and sorrow

Seven years up the road and two blocks south
On the run from a sudden rain with too much to talk about
On our knees we choose to end in St. Bartholomew's

This time, this place
This state of grace
The promise of tomorrow
Your thread runs through
Park Avenue
Street of dreams and sorrow

This town is my every day but sometimes the grand design
Marries a common road to an uncommon time

By the Waldorf Astoria at 49th and now
Out of the uptown flood
Your face appears somehow in a passing car
Wearing a tiny scar

This time, this place
This state of grace
The promise of tomorrow
Your thread runs through
Park Avenue
Street of dreams and sorrow

The Kid

I'm the kid who ran away with the circus 
Now I'm watering elephants 
But I sometimes lie awake in the sawdust 
Dreaming I'm in a suit of light 
Late at night in the empty big top I'm 
All alone on the high wire 
Look, he's working without a net this time 
He's a real death-defier 

I'm the kid who always looked out the window 
Failing test in geography 
But I've seen things far beyond just the schoolyard 
Distant shores of exotic lands 
There, the spires of the Turkish Empire 
It's six months since we made landfall 
Riding low with the spice of India 
Through Gibraltar, we're rich men all 

I'm the kid who thought we'd someday be lovers 
Always held out that time would tell 
But time was talking, I guess I just wasn't listening 
No surprise if you know me well 
And as we're walking toward the train station 
There's a whispering rainfall 
'Cross the boulevard you slip your hand in mine 
In the distance the train calls 

I'm the kid who has this habit of dreaming 
Sometimes gets me in trouble too 
But the truth is I could no more stop dreaming 
Than I could make them all come true.

Crossing Lines

Miles to go but how could you know
How far we've gone, how far we've gone
All it would take to keep me awake
Is a different song or someone to sing along

The radio promised to take me through the night
Its intentions are good but I doubt that it can
As far as I know there's no rule of the road
The wheel has to feel the same two hands

So why don't you drive for awhile
I've been crossing lines for miles
Why don't you drive for awhile
If I had only known
I'd be traveling alone
I would've stayed home
So why don't you drive for awhile

Sooner than later I could drift away
With the lights in my eyes and the hum at my feet
I think that we're lost but just of reach
Is a handfull of maps folded under your seat

So why don't you drive for awhile
I've been crossing lines for miles
Why don't you drive for awhile
If I had only known
I'd be traveling alone
I would've stayed home
So why don't you drive for awhile

It's my turn to ride

So why don't you drive for awhile
I've been crossing lines for miles
Why don't you drive for awhile
If I had only known
I'd be traveling alone
I would've stayed home
So why don't you drive for awhile

Everything Waits To Be Noticed

Everything waits to be noticed
A tree falls with no one there
The full potential of a love affair
Everything waits to be noticed

Twenty-eight geese in sudden flight
The last star on the edge of the night
A single button come undone
The middle child, the prodigal son
Everything waits to be noticed
A trickle underneath a dam
The missing line from the telegram
Everything waits to be noticed

The whispering pains that say you're living
The slow burn of not forgiving
The quiet room, the unlikely pair
The full potential of a love affair

Everything waits to be noticed

Longing for braver days
Cautiously turning a phrase
Going unnoticed

But everything waits to be noticed
The changing light in the upper air
The full potential of a love affair
Everything waits to be noticed.

Young And Free

Young and free, young and free
How I feel in your company
If only yesterday
I'd hesitate to say
What would become of me

Young and free, young and free
Know too much, know too much
Keeps you old and gray
And out of touch
My words, too quick to sound
The arms are slow to fold around
A knowing touch
Young and free, young and free

The clock alarms, the day begins
The lady charms, the money spends
She's trying on, the satin shoes
She wants to fly to Baton Rouge

Ah, the clock alarms, the day begins
The lady charms, the money spends
She wants to buy, the satin shoes
She wants to fly to Baton Rouge

Autumn day, autumn day
Leaves like birds
Up and flown away
Here's to days I used to wake up dead
Alone, stay in bed
The curtains drawn all day
Young and free, young and free
Young and free, young and free.

Perfect Moment

I met you once before the first time
Cinema 1 or 2, I noticed you
Standing in line, your eyes met mine
And I could not look away

There we were, in a perfect moment
A perfect moment in time
For a moment, you were mine

So later on I knew the first time
That it would be alright for us that night
Trust in our eyes, we made a bridge of sighs
When we crossed over it was day

There we were, in a perfect moment
A perfect moment in time
For a moment, you were mine

I wasn't ready for the last time
But wasn't I supposed to let you go into the blue?
But still I'm holding you
Though you're a million miles away

There we were, in a perfect moment
A perfect moment in time
For a moment, you were mine

In a perfect moment
A perfect moment in time
For the moment, you are mine
For a moment, you are mine
Just for a moment, you were mine

Turn, Don't Turn Away

Two tears, my own
Fall on my collarbone
Roaming in shade in the north of France
Beneath where her shoulder meet
And the rivers dance

Two weeks, have flown
Like water runs over stone
Bicycle wheels through the fields of grain
To fell what I have to feel
Learn how to speak your name

And it's turn by turn
Every memory carries me on my way
If I return
Are you prepared to see all of me in every way
Turn, don't turn away

Two words, "I'm gone"
Your scent on my jacket lingers on
Lavender sunrise in Chateauroux
I wish I could paint it black
We do what we have to do

And it's turn by turn
Every memory carries me on my way
If I return
Are you prepared to see all of me in every way
Turn, don't turn away

With one stroke of the brush I'd be back in LA
In our same day to day
But we're better than this
Don't the both of us know
Diamond used to be coal, diamonds used to be coal

And it's turn by turn

The wheels on this gravel road
Tell me what I need to know

And it's turn by turn
Every memory carries me on my way
If I return
Are you prepared to see all of me in every way
Turn, don't turn away

Wishbone

A wishbone was broken
I'm left holding the smaller part
With words left unspoken
They rattle round in my empty heart
Help me start to lay this burden down
On the solid ground

How many people hold the ones they love
Just like there's no tomorrow
How many people know the turning hands of time
Are stranger than us all

Time's always walkin'
I check my watch you'd be forty-five
It seems like God just ain't talkin'
I wish to God you were still alone
Every night I wonder where you are
Holding half my heart

How many people hold the ones they love
Just like there's no tomorrow
How many people know the turning hands of time
Are stranger than us all

All the days are gone the nights go on
Help me hear the words, "walk on"

How many people hold the ones they love
Just like there's no tomorrow
How many people know the turning hands of time
Are stranger than us all

I wish I would have told you that
The air you breathe was everything;

How Did You Know?

We walked through the station
Then you ran and made the train
I just got caught up in the crowd
You turned back our eyes met
You could've sworn I was right behind
Fear kept my feet flat on the ground

Then you vanished with a smile
Like you knew that I would be a while

How did you know
How could you tell
That one day
I'd love you completely
Now we can run
Into the night
How did you know
That we were meant to be
How'd you know to wait for me

The dim light of insight
Through friends I heard your name
And felt the blood rush through my heart
Symptons of something good
That you always understood

How did you know
How could you tell
That one day
I'd love you completely
Now we can run
Into the night
How did you know
That we were meant to be
How'd you know to wait for me

We were just staggering the rhyme
Love is timing without time
And yours had faith in mine

How did you know
How could you tell
That one day
I'd love you completely
Now we can run
Into the night
How did you know
That we were meant to be
How'd you know to wait for me

What I Love About Rain

I love the rain
Love the way it falls on everything
Its way of turning brown to green
And gray to blue
That's what I love about rain
That's what I love about you

I love the sun
Love the way it shines on everyone
The way it makes the morning come
And colours true
That's what I love about the sun
That's what I love about you

I don't know why mountains crumble
Or what could hold the stars apart
And I may never know but still I wonder
Why you let me in your heart

I love the rain
Love the rain it washes something clean
And pushes rivers to the sea
To fall anew
That's what I love about the rain
That's what I love about you

I don't know why mountains crumble
Or what could hold the stars apart
And I may never know but still I wonder
Why you let me in your heart

I love the rain
Love the way it washes something clean
And pushes rivers to the sea
To fall anew
That's what I love about the rain
That's what I love about you

That's what I love about the rain
That's what I love about you.

Every Now And Then

I walked down to the park last night
Warm breeze stirring up the soft moonlight
My mind started drifting to way back when
Yes, I do think about you every now and then

The other day I saw a car like you used to drive
I got a funny feeling down deep inside
And for the briefest moment I felt a smile begin
Yes, I do think about you every now and then

I love my life and I'd never trade
Between what you and me had and the life I've made
She's here and she's real, but you were too
And every once in a while I think about you

I heard a song on the radio just yesterday
The same one you always you asked me to play
And when the song was over
I wished they'd played it again
Yes, I do think about you every now and then

I love my life and I'd never trade
Between what you and me had and the life I've made
She's here and she's real, but you were too
And every once in a while I think about you

I been laying here all night listening to the rain
Talking to my heart and trying to explain
Why sometimes I catch myself
Wondering what might have been
Yes, I do think about you every now and then
Every now and then
Every now and then.

Another Only One

I thought my searchin' was done when I found you.
So sure that you were the one it was all leading to.
I can't believe that you're walking away
Now no other will do.

You say, to give it time, that I will see,
That you are only doing what is best for me
But I say that my chances now can only be
None to none of finding another only one.

I would so love to believe, it's best for you to go,
Right now, I could use anything to soften the blow.
I can't deny what I know to be to be true,
What you want for me, I just can't be for you.

You say, to give it time, that I will see,
That you are only doing what is best for me
But I say that my chances now can only be
None to none of finding another only one.

Some people never get as far as finding their only true one.
And would they ever go so far as far to say I am lucky.
I don't feel so lucky tonight.... tonight... tonight...

You say, to give it time, that I will see,
That you are only doing what is best for me
But I say that my chances now can only be
None to none of finding another only one.
Finding another only one.