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1. THE RIVER

It came without warning
A love like I ain't never felt before
She's like my destiny calling
And she's lying there all naked on the floor

And suddenly, out of the blue she's singin'...

Oh babe, let my lovin' ease your pain
Bring your burning skin to my river once again
I'll give you life
Oh baby, let my lovin' ease your pain tonight

She came without warning
like an angel come from heaven in the night (in the night)
the kiss makes me tremble
so she pulls me close and holds me oh so tight.

And suddenly, out of the blue she's singin'...

Oh babe, let my lovin' ease your pain
Bring your burning skin to my river once again
I'll give you life

Oh baby, let my lovin' ease your pain

I give you life
(Ooohhh)
I'll give you life, baby
(Oooh)
I'll give you love

Oh babe, let my lovin' ease your pain
Bring your burning skin to my river once again
I'll give you life
Oh baby, let my lovin' ease your pain
Oh babe, let my lovin' ease your pain
Bring your burning skin to my river once again
I'll give you life
Oh baby, let my lovin' ease your pain

La dah dah dah
La dah dah dah dah




2. MYSTERY

My ammunition won't load into my gun
My inhibitions, they fall like the weight from a stone
You lead my heart away like a homeless, dusted fool
Somehow this dime store ring still shines like a diamond to you

[Chorus #1]
Oh, how it deepens
Oh, how it deepens

[Chorus #2]
Your mystery
Keeps on turnin' me on
Your mystery

Thought I knew the rules, thought I held it in my hand
Thought I was bulletproof till the blood pooled up in the sand
Are you a satellite, a shooting star or a dove?
Did we put you way up there or did God send you down from above ?

[Chorus #1]

[Chorus #3]
Your mystery
Keeps on turnin' me on
Your mystery
Burns me up like the sun
Your mystery

Mine eyes have seen the glory of a love that does transcend
Mine eyes have seen the worst inside of man
And fear is like a fallen bridge broken from an edge
And the proof is in the bloodshot eyes of the one who failed to see




3. GET READY

Come on, get ready
This is the spring of our love
Come on, get ready
Feels like it's ordained from above
We have the power
To do what we came to do
This is the hour
The sun is shining on you

The future is now
The past is gone forever
We can come together
The light is our way
The future is now
The past is gone forever
We belong together
Get ready

Come on, get ready
The beach is washing away
Come on, get ready
The high tide of our love is here to stay
We will have the power
To do the good and the true
This is the hour
The whole world is waiting for you

The future is now
The past is gone forever
We can come together
The light is our way
The future is now
The past is gone forever
We belong together
Get ready
Get ready
Get ready

The future is now
The past is gone forever
We can come together
The light is our way
The future is now
The past is gone forever
We can come together
The light is our way
The future is now
The past is gone forever
We belong together
Get ready
Get ready
Get ready
Get ready




4. SHOW

This love has taken a turn
My maps are no good now
I'm lost in these woods
I say, Black Mountain show me your face
Bring on the oblivion of your sweet embrace
I say, this love has taken a turn
Where we go now, I can't wait to learn

[Chorus]
Show a little love to me
Show a little love to me
Darlin', I'll show you free
I'll show you free tonight

Show a little love to me
Show a little love to me
Darlin', I'll show you free

You are my diamond of grace
Angelic little devil of the most secret space
I say, there ain't no one quite like you, girl
You save your nectar for the wise
While you smile at the world
I say, you make me laugh at myself
You take me straight to Heaven
By going straight through Hell

[Chorus] (x2)

Show a little love to me
Show a little love to me
Darlin', I'll show you free
Free, yeah

If you want to walk with me
Then leave that false innocense behind
If you want to know me tonight
Then drag me to the river and hold me tight
If you want to love like a god
You got to bleed like a god
You got to fight like a god
Let go of who you are
Cling to me now
Cling to me now
Here we go
Here we go, yeah

[Chorus] (x2)

Show a little love to me
Show a little love to me
Darlin', I'll show you free
Yeah, I'll show you free
Show a little love to me

Show a little love
Show a little love to me




5. WINGS

The way I'm on your mind, like a ball and chain
Like a destiny to run from
Division in your soul (in your soul), keepin' you from whole
I can bare to see you crying

The wing that lays on your shoulders
Could be the wings that carry you home

Sometimes you've got to die to be born again
Sometimes you've got to fight
Sometimes you've got to learn
Sometimes you've got to burn
The old brush out so the new can grow

The wing that lays on your shoulders
Could be the wings that carry you home
Yeah, come on

Could be the wings
Could be the wings (carry you home)
Could be the wings (oh)
Could be the wings (carry you home)

Like to long, lost friend ?
Like to love, lost friend ?
Like it too long, lost friend ?

The wing that lays on your shoulders
Could be the wings that carry you home (carry you home)
Come on, come on

Could be the wings
Could be the wings (lord above)
Could be the wings (oh yeah)
Could be the wings (carry you home)
Could be the wings
Could be the wings (carry you home)
Could be the wings
Could be the wings (carry you home)




6. SOFIA

Diamonds and pearls don't move this girl
She can be icy cold to the crawl
One of her lungs breathes in another world
While the other sticks around to blow you off
Even when the four winds blow
She kinda passes by like she don't feel it
No, momma, she don't feel it
One of these days I'm gonna dive into her waves
And bring back the meaning of it all

[Chorus]
Sofia, I need ya
Like a junkie needs a vein
And I wanna feel ya, Sofia
Fallin' down on me like rain

They say in ancient times, man, that women ruled the world
But the goddess was the one who laid it down
Well, I gots a woman as alive as the day
Gonna breathe a whisper, knock you right down to the ground
So go ahead man and say what you came to say
The black widow's a spider
The black widow's a spider
Then go and prepare for your dyin' day
Won't take one minute till you're curled up dead beside her

[Chorus]

On me like rain
Fall down
Fall down
Fall down

[Chorus]

Sofia, I need ya
Like a freeloader needs his train
And I wanna feel ya, Sofia
Fallin' down on me like rain

Sofia, rain down on me
And I ain't ever
I'll never be the same, baby
I wanna feel ya, Sofia
Fallin' down on me like rain




7. LOVE SHINES (A SONG FOR MY DAUGHTERS ABOUT GOD)

On a crystal clear blue morning
There is a peace that only you can know
It is truth and love and it is always there
Even if you fall down
Even if you fall down
Love shines

[Chorus #1]
Oh, it shines
Like an eternal sun, it shines
Oh, love shines
Like an eternal sun, it shines

Think of gentle Jesus
Think of the buddha underneath his tree
They taught the world about love and how we all can be
How we can all be free
Open our hearts and see
Love shines

[Chorus #2]
Oh, it shines
Like an eternal sun, it shines
Oh, love shines
Like an eternal sun, it shines
Oh, it shines
Like an eternal sun, love shines

It shines
Like a revolution in your mind
Like a revolution in your mind
Like a revolution in your mind

On a crystal clear blue morning
There is a peace that only you can know
It is truth and love and it is always there
Even if you fall down
Even if you fall down
Love shines

[Chorus #2]

It shines, shines, shines, shines, shines
Love, it shines, shines, shines, shines, shines
Love, it shines, shines, shines, shines, shines
Love shines




8. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE

I wanted a mountain, you gave me a sea
I wanted a hurricane, you gave me a breeze
I wanted to run, made me stand there and breathe
I wanted to dream, you made me sleep
I wanted to touch the bottom, but it was too deep
I wanted a revolution, you said I was already free
Oh, yeah

[Chorus]
Where do we go from here ?
Now the day is gone
How do we face our fears
With nothing in our hearts, baby ?
Where do we go from here ?
Now the night has come

I wanted to touch your mind and your heart
I wanted to find a new place to start
I wanted to kiss your every part
Oh, yeah

So baby, don't leave me now as you turn to the flag
They get shot through the holes, but you're still alive
Like you're too close to death to ever really die
Oh, yeah

[Chorus #2]
Where do we go from here ?
Now the day is gone
How do we face our fears
With nothing in our hearts, baby ?
Where do we go from here ?
Now the night has come
How do we face our fears
With nothing in our hearts ?
Nothing

Why won't you listen to me ?
I never meant you no harm
I only wanted to be free
All I want is to be free

[Chorus #3]
Where do we go from here ?
Now the day is gone
How do we face our fears
With nothing in our hearts, baby ?
Where do we go from here ?
Now the night has come
How do we face our fears ?
Oh, yeah

Where do we go ? (x3)

Where do we go ? (x3)




9. HOME

I'm a soldier on the field
Fighting for you
Fighting for me
You can see it on our faces
Like the bullets leave traces
You can feel it for real

You can't imagine the pain
Of my baby so far away
So far from my home

When they comin home
When they leaving that place
See their lover's face again
Kid'll see his daddy's face again
When they comin home
Oh shed some grace
See their lover's face again
Kid'll see his daddy's face again

I'm a soldier on the field
Waiting to die
Praying to live
To survive one more day
My hope begins to fray
As my flesh against the steel
You'll never know what i've known
You'll never see what I've seen
I hope we make it home

When they comin home
When they leaving that place
See their lover's face again
Kid'll see his daddy's face again
When they comin home
Oh shed some grace
Put your peace in the valley tonight
Bring a soldier home alright
When they comin home, oh
When they leaving that place
See their lover's face again
Kid'll see his daddy's face again

Oh so far from home
She cries
Politics aside
What i'd give to have him here tonight

When they comin home
When they leaving that place
See their lover's face again
Kid'll see his daddy's face again
When they comin home
Oh shed some grace
Put your peace in the valley tonight
Bring a soldier home alright
When they comin home
Oh children playin in the sun
See their lover's face again
Kid'll see his daddy's face again
When they comin home
Oh mama lay your sweet head
Put your peace in the valley tonight
Bring a soldier home alright
When they comin home
Oh children playin in the sun
See their lover's face again
Kid'll see his daddy's face again
When they comin home
Oh mama lay your sweet head
When they comin home




10. ALL I NEED

All I need
Is right here on my sleeve
You get what you get with me, girl
You get the grace and the stain
Count to three and I'll be on my knees
Tryin' to set you free, girl
Tryin' hard to make you see

My love is here to stay
My love is here to stay
Open your heart
You can find your own way
I found they're all the same
My love is here to stay

All I need
Is witherin' on that dream
The fruit of all knowledge, darlin'
The one you were supposed to give to me
Now I sit here
Like a buddha in this chair
Watchin' your spectacle unfold
I'm sorry, I don't mean to stare

But baby, my love is here to stay
My love is here to stay
Open your heart
You can find your own way
I found they're all the same
My love is here to stay, yeah

Like the sun that shines behind the mind
Like the one before all days go by
Like the sun that shines behind our
Like the sun that shines behind the mind

Oh, it shines
Oh, how it shines

All I need
Is right here on my sleeve
You get what you get with me, girl




11. YOU ARE NOT ALONE

So many people die every day
Who lived every night without hope
Spending their time just standing in line
Tugging on societys coats

So many people live every day
Like they never gonna get old
Doing their time like ?
?

Oooh, oooh, you are not alone
Oooh, oooh, you are not alone

So many people keeping the pace
Just the other side of grace
Faking their smiles, just ranking the file
Wild cheetahs put in a cage, oh baby now

So many people can't see the signs
Even though their eyes are just fine
? Late for the show
?

Oooh, oooh, you are not alone
Oooh, oooh, you are not alone, no child
Oooh, you are not alone, no child
Oooh, you are not alone

Oooh, oooh, oooh, ooh
Oooh, oooh, oooh, ooh
?
?

So many people die every day
Who lived every night without hope
Spending their time just standing in line
Tugging on societys coats

Oooh, oooh, you are not alone
Oooh, oooh, you are not alone, no child
Oooh, you are not alone, child
Oooh, you are not alone

You are not alone, yeah

Not alone (x6)




12. NIGHT OF NIGHTS

Tonight the road has no end
And you are my only friend

Oh, so I give you my love
It's all that I have to give
Oh, I give you my love
I give you my love

Tonight the answer is clear
We are so far and so near

Oh, so I give you my love
It's all that I have to give
Oh, I give you my love
And the life I have left to live
Oh, I give you my love
It's all that I have to give
Oh, I give you my love

I give you my love
I give you my love

Like a diamond
She never stops shinin'
She's always alive
And she's walking with me

Tonight we stand as one heart
One mind, nothing left behind

Oh, so I give you my love
It's all that I have to give
Oh, I give you my love
And the life I have left to live
Oh, I give you my love
Yeah, I give it
Oh, yeah, I give you my love

I give you my love
I give you my love