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A careless arrow shot wide of a heart
A different road, another false start
So close together, so far apart
Coincidence

Siamese babies joined at the hip
What you just think comes out from my lip
Please don’t stumble, so I don’t slip
Coincidence

Some call it synchronicity
Others say it’s duplicity
It’s right out there for all to see
Coincidence

Face one way or face another
Put on a mask or don’t even bother
Stare from the grave back to your mother
Coincidence

Deal the cards up or deal them down
Deuce’s wild, Maggie’s back in town
Standing in the rain, a ragged wedding gown
Coincidence

Some call it synchronicity
To some its complicity
It’s right out there for all to see
Coincidence

I knew you when stars stop and start
Worlds come together, people fall apart
Hacked by machete, shot by a dart
Coincidence

A careless arrow shot wide from the hip
What you just think comes out from my lip
The iceberg drifts… towards the ship
Coincidence

Some call it synchronicity
To me it’s simplicity
It’s right out there for all to see
Coincidence

From the Grand Canal through the birth canal
Life is a river that flows
Between golden spaces and dark lonely places
That everyone was born to know.
So how is it – now, when I find you here
And we fall into each other’s arms
I can’t tell if it’s a caress and a kiss
Or a blow that goes straight to my heart?

Is the time so wrong?
Is the current so strong?
That no one can hold you now

You’re making a brilliant pass tonight
As you flow into my line of sight
You waltz across this bridge of sighs
Free-falling into the light
You catch my eye I find you there
And struggle to untie these knots
Like good sailor ropes they hold tight and fast
So here are some “forget-me-nots”

Is the time so wrong?
Is the rope so strong?
That no one can you now

When were you born? Who is your mother?
If I wait long enough, will she show?
Now that you are free, will your heart remain true?
There’s so many who count on you
Mona Lisa smiles vaguely and Venus wears blue jeans
The holy, gray river just flows
And carries us back from Venice to Benares
And on, and on, it goes

Is the time so wrong?
Is the current so strong?
No one can hold you now .

From the Grand Canal  through the birth canal
Life is a river that flows
Between golden spaces and dark lonely places
That everyone was born to know.
So how come – now When I find you here
In this city of a thousand charms
I can’t tell if it’s a caress and a kiss
Or a blow that goes straight to my heart?

Is the time so wrong?
Is the current so strong?
No one can hold you …

Aching and burning
This fever just won’t quit
The brass bed’s so wide
My body just don’t fit
It’s been too long since I’ve seen you
This loneliness just won’t do
I was lost and far away now I’m
Coming home to you

The midnight moon is waning
The clocks are running slow
Time’s been playing hide and seek
I’ve been deep frozen in the snow
It’s time to solve this mystery
I just figured out a clue
I was scrambling in the dark now I’m
Coming home to you

It’s time for you to know me
I’m not just any man
I’m hoppin’ on a fast train
Get there when I can

I’m not reading no more email
It just makes me feel alone
Meet me by the river
I’m throwing in my phone
It’s time to cross this water
Help me build a bridge or two
I was drowning in the sorrow, now I’m
Coming home to you

Aching and burning
This fire just stays lit
The brass bed’s so wide
My body just won’t fit
Please crawl out your window
I need a clearer view
I’m climbing up this ladder
Coming home to you

Hanging on by fingertips
Sunflower in your hand
Cold and numb a long, dark time
Nothing could be planned
Hear the waves wash to the shore
Thumbprints pressed in sand
Between the courtroom and the sea
Making one last stand
When you came, a distant dream
I was wrapped up like a glove
If I was guilty, I was guilty
Guilty of love

All the things wrong in this world
We have known our share
It’s cold enough now everywhere
But there’s still a spark, somewhere
Crimes of inhumanity
Shrugged off, left unknown
Babies weep, motherless arms
Jewels left ungrown
Are we prisoners in our time?
Condemned to live our fate
If we are guilty, not guilty
It’s too late

The judge called out for mercy
The prisoner looked out to sea
The lawyers paced around closed cells
The jury was set free
The lynch mob was excited
Smell of blood not far
A light is shining overhead
Truth, a closer star
The plea bargain exhausted
Justice soars up like a dove
If I was guilty, I was guilty
Guilty of love

You’re fire
I can’t touch you
Firefly
I can’t hold you

Heal yourself
Put your palm to the flame
Don’t pull back
You’ll never feel the same

Lover
I can’t touch you
Lover
I can’t let you go

Heal yourself
Put your palm to the flame
Don’t pull back
You’ll never feel the same

You’re fire
I can’t touch you
Firefly
I can’t hold you

I am your child
Come to you softly, pleading
With no words, with no will
Only knowing
Gentleness prayer and thanks will be enough

I am your lover
Come to you, wanting needing
The colour of your flesh
To know what was true
Longer ago than we remember

I am the gatekeeper
Making the dusty round of these doorways
Sweeping up these dreams
With a broken broom
Laying the ruins at the altar

Will I arise from these ashes
When the fire is not yet burning?
Will I know you in my mind
When my heart is not yet yearning?

You are the bright star
Holding firm while the world is turning
Between empty spaces
Showing golden places, where
Gentleness prayer and  thanks should be enough
Should be enough

I am your child
I am your child
I am your child

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