*Quinn Lyrics*

The following is most up-to-date listing of lyrics from Quinn's CDs:
Quinn
, Ecstasy in Avila, The Solemn Vow, Chasing Silence, Beneath the Quiet, Ensoul, Becoming, Everything Fell Silent, So That I May Live, Tales of the Glistening Skin, The Abstrusian Dream, Depictions of Wu or First Comes Abigail.

Quinn   1994 - ASCAP/Mysterion                     

In A Perfect World

In a perfect world I would see you tomorrow
There would be no pain or hurt or sorrow
In a perfect world There would be second chances
No regrets and no last dances
The walls we build to control the fear
Would fall to dust and soon disappear

In Reverie

In the darkness he has come to see
A world without the pain or misery
In reverie In his silence he has come to hear
A land without the screams or fear
All alone he sits just a little boy
So unable to live out his joy In reverie
Someday soon he hopes to find
This land that exists beyond his mind

Ecstasy in Avila  1996 - ASCAP/Mysterion

All Alone

The window alive with the candles light
Reflects the face of sadness
The flame is fixed upon the eyes
Bestowing a moment of madness
The image shutters with the wavering light
To reveal a breath of weakness
The glow stable for a time
Unveiling a glint of meekness
All alone with the flickering light
Displayed a mirror of the soul
Choosing to snuff its brightness
And deal with the darkness alone
In time of sorrow, In time of fear
In this confusion I want you to hear
In time of danger, in time of pain
With insecurity call out your name
In time of weakness, in time of shame
In desperation who is to blame
In time of anguish, in time of rage
With this frustration, show me the way
Hear our prayer - we're all alone

The Solemn Vow  1998 - ASCAP/Mysterion       

Act 1

Prayer To The Guardian Angel

Angel Divine to you I pray
To guard my soul from evil ways
With shield and sword continue this day
To defend, prevail, provide and save

The Struggle Within

The ailing body is troubled
An issue of grave concern
A faithful belief in question
Temptation at every turn
The fight of the fallible spirit
Confronting tempestuous skin
The passion and yearning up against
The light of natural reason
in the seam of indecision
Life's eternal plan
The good and evil recognized
Divine grace withstands
A prayer for divine guidance
A reflection on a moral code
Counsel of a wise advisor
Ordinary providence shown
The power of the worldly soul
Overcome the struggle within
The trial of the human will
To conquer desire for sin

Act Of Hope

The times of torment depression despair
Bring forth an act of hope
Expressing fearless possession of
The Eternal Lord Of Hosts
Promises made mercy bestowed
Power and wisdom shown
The infinite goodness to pardon sins
By the light of the Living Stone
The soul has made a faithful step
To obtain the glory and grace
Through the merits of the Chosen One
A life with ageless saints

The Seat Of Life

No shadow seen in the darkened cell
No judgments to be made
A chamber filled with guilt and sorrow
A chain of secluded days
A trace of light ignites the rage
That scars the torrid soul
Immersed in flames the failings clear
A blaze with no control
Mirrors reflect the face of sin
And magnify the pain
Shattered glass the consequence
Of nothing more, nothing more to gain
Pictures torn with repulsive eyes
Embracing the thought of blindness
Free from the lurking material world
Of pitying delusive kindness
A look within the seat of life
Reveals the essence of grace
A glimpse beyond the mortal frame
Unveils the purest faith

Secrets Of The Soul

Anguished eyes reveal
The pain mortally concealed
Silence to deceive
Emotion that's perceived
Written thoughts destroyed
Speculation to avoid
Memories that remain
Not tainted or depraved
The Secrets of the soul
So hidden never told
The life spent in disguise
With masks to hide behind
The secrets of the soul

Out From The Shroud Of Darkness

The spirit darkens with a weakening flame
Overcome by a cloud of despair
The fire dims and begins to tremble
Afraid of that final gust of air
About to expire wind breathes new life
Restoring light through the eyes
Burning brighter its fuel desire
The soul beams with evils demise
Out from the shroud of darkness
To escape the shadow of death
The rising sun has brought salvation
With an angle's sweet caress

The Enduring Flame

The burden of time is visible
The aged effects so clear
The facial expression a permanent work
Of anger through the years
The stages of life are quickening
The grateful decline so near
Without recourse the calendar turns
Facing the imminent fear
No child or love is occurring
The dreams just washed away
But the enduring flame will not be overcome
When the beauty in spirit remains

The Path Of Desire

Flooded by beauty and sensual charms
Control of the will intense
Immodest looks engage the mind
Freeing the lustful sense
Yearning immoral urges of passion
Craving an evil embrace
Salacious eyes and wanting flesh
Burn for the illicit date
Consuming emotions and wild devotion
Inducing the pleasure of sin
By physical means or with stirring thoughts
The allure of carnal relations
The finite self solicits deeper
Searching finding less
Never enough of a false ambition
Not enough for enduring interest
The path of desire a selfish goal
Enlightened by faith an reason
Beyond the self a quest for meaning
Announces the birth of religion
Two sides to every wrong
The ills of lust and pride
Turning to a fleeting thirst
Shunning the Righteous Guide

Weigher Of Souls

The mortal mass with its ending breath
Releases the seat of emotion
Ascending on to the panel divine
To consider the hearts devotion
The love bestowed - The love passed on
Determines the lightness within
The final page in the book of life
Awaiting the measure of sin
A feather placed on the golden scale
To balance a virtuous state
The fearsome beast or eternal light
Is held in the hands of fate

Contrition

The immersed in sorrow and grief
Detesting the committed sins
Words, thoughts and deeds expressed
Causing regret within
Determined to avoid iniquitous states
And overcome the shameful snare
A decision made to never return
To the lustful demonic lair
The desire to regain Eternal Friend
With a decisive prayer of volition
And wishing to withdraw the evil wrongs
With a faithful act of contrition


Penance

Holy Father forgive me this day
For offending you by Turning away
My body is wounded and weakened by sin
Heal, embrace and restore me within - Amen


Words Of Absolution

I absolve you from your sins
So we may rejoice
I absolve you from your sins
To thee who hears the eternal voice
I absolve you from your sins
In the name of the Father and of the Son
And of the Holy Spirit - Amen


The Solemn Vow 1998 - ASCAP/Mysterion   

Act 2

The Awakened Spirit

The Sacred Heart full of mercy and love
Embraces the penitent one
With forgiving arms a joyful reunion
A birth of a promise begun
Desire to greet new life
Resolving to sin no more
Grace redeems the sorrowful soul
With hope and faith restored
With virtuous eyes and celibate thoughts
The evil washed away
The awakened spirit has overcome
The blinding shades of grey

The Workers Of Iniquity

The wicked walk on every side
To tempt a weakening soul
Alluring eyes and seductive lies
Seek out eternal control
The purest heart will ponder sin
When the hours of darkness fall
The Bread of Tears and silent fears
Will extinguish the immoral call
The Righteous Judge with the saving shield
Bestows the golden key
The moral spirit shall overcome
The workers of iniquity

Threads Of Life

Upon the day of the blessed event
Procession to begin
The leafless angel from the womb
Bearing original sin
A veil is draped across the frame
Innocence in disguise
The gardens blood flows through the ages
Results of human pride
With every layer purity hidden
Enhanced in a worldly taint
The burden of the evil trappings
A lifetime in restraint
The body clothed in shame and dishonor
Attempts to doff the fashion
And every rag the figure sheds
Ushered by an act of confession
The threads of life blanket the soul
Coating virtue and freedom
Return to prisons of disregard
A cast to the covering skin

Sin Of Envy

Amidst the ring of beauty
Is seen a peerless vision
The radiant sight an answer to
The enduring sacred mission
Gazing t the heavenly being
Viewing the style and grace
Praying for a simple smile from
The figures enchanting face
The elated soul envisioning
Oneness with the other
Beholds the angle's loving eyes
Look upon another
Grieving in a vale of tears
The meddler peers askance
Left to admire from afar
Deprived of any chance
The ill-fated love affair
Was never meant to be
The humble heart must overcome
Indwelling sin of envy

The Seduction Of The Shadow

The black sun - Angel of death
Airs a salacious smile
Leering at the weakened soul
In a wanton lascivious style
With self love - Imperious ways
To test the wills desire
The provocative prince will lure the spirit
To the patient searing fire
With a lecherous laugh and raging flames
To bask with the glory inside
In the realms of dark the bearer of light
Forbids a place to hide
The inviting eyes of the evening star
Enticing the ego to grow
The endless courting a victim of
The seduction of the shadow
In a merciless manner the amorous host
Allures with demonic ease
The inner terror of immoral moves
With the demons eager to seize

Prayer Of Quiet

Blessed are the poor in spirit
For theirs is the kingdom above
Blessed are they who mourn
For they will be soothed with love
And blessed are the unassuming
For they will inherit the land
And blessed are the clean of heart
For theirs is the Righteous Hand
Blessed are the merciful
For they will be shown grace
Blessed are they who thirst
For theirs is a bountiful place
And blessed are the peaceful spirits
For they will be children of light
And blessed are the persecuted
For theirs is eternal life

The Spiritual Marriage

The elated soul in a blessed state
Pierced by Love Divine
The ethereal pain so excessively sweet
Loss of self sublime
A fiery rod is drawn from the heart
Replaced by abiding peace
The senses awake with mutual love
The mind fulfilled with grace
The intimate bond transforms the soul
To lead a life of homage
Insatiable thirst to honor the will
Results in a spiritual marriage

The Solemn Vow

Deep in the silence of a darkened night
Is heard a quiet prayer
Its echoes fill the hallowed halls
With cries of veiled despair
Longing for the nearing blissful hours
When the passion and beauty embrace
Enduring the secret of the breath of life
That invokes divine grace
Upon the whitened lilies rests
The virtue of the solemn vow
The anxious arms of the faithful witness
All that love allowed
The sacred mission unfulfilled
The union of the souls denied
The pangs of desire eases its fire
With a fated doleful demise

Chasing Silence  2000 - ASCAP/Mysterion

Widow's Walk

That morning we walked to the waters edge
Where his jealous lover was calling
With our embrace, he left my side
From the deck I saw him waving
Just then his kiss began to fade
As the ocean drew him in
A final prayer to catch the wind
With worry, I waited again
That staggering night, the tress grew barren
The sea as white as snow
The stygian sky and briny mist
A peril I did not know
Out upon the widow’s walk
I strained to pierce the night
Afraid a tear would flood the sea
I remained the seaman’s wife
In the blackness I paced a troubled course
Til the light revealed the sea
In the calm of the shore, a sailor spoke
A story of tragedy
‘Blown off course in a calashee watch
The ravenous sea was craving
Helena’s blaze secured the fate
Of what that night would bring’
The sailor was clutching a captains coat
That cried upon the sand
It carried ashore my golden locket
It trembled in my hands
Out upon the widow’s walk
I strained to pierce the night
Afraid a tear would flood the sea
I remained the seaman’s wife

A Glimpse Of You

I would wait for you in the desert sands
Live on the air alone
I would watch for fear I'll be missing you
A million miles from home
I would do all this for just one kiss -
I would do all this for just one glimpse of you
A glimpse of you

One More Lifetime

Inside my soul today
I feel a sense of pain
For losing sight of you
My heart begins to ache
It’s more than I can take
I hear a call for me to pray
But you know I will
keep on trying
keep on holding on until
I spend one day
In your arms
In perfect faith
I just need one more lifetime
To get things right
To love you more
Than with all my might
I just need one more lifetime
Maybe two
To free the faith I have inside of you
To free the faith I have inside the rule
Another day has come
To see your will is done
And keep from falling
My honor starts to fade
With promises I break
My spirit’s weak without escape
But you know I will
Keep on trying
Keep on holding on until
I spend one day
In your arms
In perfect faith
I just need one more lifetime
To get things right
To love you more
Than with all my might
I just need one more lifetime
Maybe two
To free the faith I have inside of you
To free the faith I have inside the rule

My Dearest Torment

My dearest torment
I will take you in
Come and live with me
Once again
And I promise you
I will let you breathe
The deepest, boundless breath
Before you leave
My darling anguish
Come and hold my hand
You stir so deep within
I can barely stand
And I beg of you
Come and sleep with me
You leave me yearning
So desperately
I pray I find
Some peace before my time
My precious torture
There is no place to hide
I will track you down
And never leave your side
And I’ll plead with you
Just when you are near
To free me from the chains
Of my despair
I pray I find
Some peace before my time


Without Your Love

When I’m with you
I find my fears
Just wash away
I see your smile
On every face
It lightens my way
When I’m with you
The demons fly
Across the sea
The trees unfold
The birds ring out
And nature is dancing
When I feel like I can’t go on
I reach out to you
Find the strength that will keep me strong
To carry along my way
To live without your love
Is to live in isolation
With fifty hour days
Alone in desperation
Without your love
When I’m with you
There is no despair
Just ecstasy
The flowers bloom
The air so sweet
The scent of patchouli
When I feel like I can’t go on
I reach out to you
Find the strength that will keep me strong
To carry along my way
To live without your love
Is to live in isolation
With fifty hour days
Alone in desperation
Without your love
All that I have
All that I need
Is your own doing
And I know that if I believe
That you will stay with me forever
To live without your love
Is to live in isolation
With fifty hour days
Alone in desperation
Without your love

The Mercy Of The World

You take my loneliness
My one companion
You leave me comfortless
And barely standing
You reach within my soul
To see what can be yours
So frightened by the lightlessness
The rising of remorse
Within my darkest hour
I saw my future
I tried to run away
From the pain and torture
At every place I turn
A dreary memory
With no escape I face the past
And make it history
If I had known
To make a wish
Upon the sea
Brings back you to me
If I had known
To say a prayer
I would have prayed
For the mercy of the world
I carry demons still
They never leave my side
They hold me down, I rise above
A moment left behind
If I had known
To make a wish
Upon the sea
Brings back you to me
If I had known
To say a prayer
I would have prayed
For the mercy of the world

I Am Yours

Underneath a moonlit sky
Thirty years from home
Weathered blades attack with force
To Reach the walls of stone
Take me to your distant shore
Hold me, I will love you more
Drifting in the dark of night
Dreaming of your face
Fading from the common life
To take a deeper faith
Take me..
And all you ask of me
In a vision that will lead me
I wish that you could stay
And so I stand and pray
In the rain I will feel your touch
In the wind I will hear our voice
In the storms you will hear me cry
I am here
You are mine
I am yours
Chasing silence once again
Against a wind so cold
Minions cry for my return
Before I grow too old
Take me..
Leaving shadows far behind
Surging through the steam
Closing in on solid ground
A solitaries dream
Take me..

I Will Believe

When your memory starts to fade
I will believe
When the pain begins to rise
It’s you I will see
Please don’t leave me here all alone
It’s too much to bear
I will give all of my love
In every prayer...In every prayer
A love I hope to share
Domica, come to me
Fill my nights with your warmth
Domica, carry me
Take me out of this storm
When your beauty slips away
I will believe
When the doubts begin to age
It’s you I will see
Please give me the strength that I need
To silence my fears
I send you all of my love
In every tear....In every tear
I long to hold you near
Domica, come to me
Fill my nights with your warmth
Domica, carry me
Take me out of this storm
In my darkest night
I will believe
And when the vultures fly
I will believe
And with an endless flight
I will believe
Beneath the blackest skies
It’s you I will see
It’s you I will see


More Than This

How can I love you more than this
How can I love you more
To love you with all of my heart and soul
As I never have before

Beneath the Quiet  2003 - ASCAP/Mysterion

My Secret Yearning

My Secret Yearning
There’s a man outside my window
Who’s there most everyday
His tales of poison fill the air
It’s hard to stay away
Save me - Save me
I push the curtain slowly
To bare a hint of light
It pulls my peering soul beyond
The walls of sacred life
Somebody save me - Save me from my secret yearning
Save me - Save me from my secret yearning
My soul is burning
Inside this tiny chamber
Of bars and solid stone
I dig a single earthy grave
But still I’m not alone
I’m too afraid of sleeping
For fear he’ll find the key
I shroud my time in constant prayer
In hopes that he will leave
Somebody save me - Save me from my secret yearning
Save me - Save me
Won’t somebody hear that I am calling
And take him from my side
Force him down beneath the ground
And erase him from my life
I need to rest now
I feel so weak
I’ll gain my strength to fight with him
For when we meet - Tomorrow

Ensoul  2004 - ASCAP/Mysterion       

A Simple Kind Of Life

A simple kind of life
I offer you
A cabin by the shore
With room for two
No diamonds or deceit
Just all my love
With nights alone with you
(And) the stars above
So this is what I promise
I will do - Today
To never let these feelings
Ever fade - Away
We’ll walk the waters edge
Just holding hands
And gaze upon the sea
And golden sands
I’ll hold you in my arms
For all our days
And kiss upon your face
With every wave
I offer you
A room for two
I promise you
A simple kind of life

Days Of Darkness

You’re walking in confusion
And smashing into walls
With eyes that barely open - at all
You’re fighting off the demons
You’re trembling in the night
The evils and the angels - leave your sight
You live in great denial
Content and unaware
Blind from days of darkness
Alone with your fears
You live in great denial
Content and unaware
Blind from days of darkness - darkness
The world is so much darker
But you never wonder why
The heart of your objective - clouds your eyes
Now burning in frustration
While down some dreary street
A light comes down upon you - now you see
You live in great denial
The street is lined with flowers
The sky the bluest shade
Your sight just nearly vanished - now it’s saved
You’re turning into silence
You’re crossing through to peace
Recalling not forgetting - that lonely place
You live in great denial
The cure and all its healing
Behind the dusty veil
Releases expectations - all’s revealed

Can You Feel It

Can you hear it
My heart is pounding
My bodies shaking - from your stare
I am rising
And can’t control it
I know it’s growing - but I don’t care
Can you feel it
This love I have for you
I can’t stop it
My hands are sweating
I start to weaken - but I stay strong (stand)
I can’t take it
My head is spinning
How much longer - must I hold on
Can you feel it
This love I have for you
Now I am screaming deep inside - OOH OOH
You hold me captive in the night - OOH OOH
You know I love you - and long to hold you ~
The time has come to set things right
Can you feel it
This love I have for you ~
Can you taste it
(It’s) intoxicating
Now please let go - and take my hand
I am breaking
About to shatter
Come to me - before I land
Can you feel it
This love I have for you
This love I have for you
This love I have for you
This love I have for you

Stand By The River With Me

Stand by the river with me
It’s now or never you see
Please take a hold of my hand
And stand by the river with me
I’m all alone here
And nothing matters
You hold the key dear
Stand by the river with me
Think of the places we’ll see
Come now surrender your hand
And stand by the river with me
The water is rising
And flowing faster
It’s time to leave here
Stand by the river with me
It’s now or never you see
Please take a hold of my hand
And sail down the river with me

He Walked The Streets Alone

There was a man
On a cold September morning
On a bed of broken leaves
He led his life
Married to a bottle
And staring out to sea
He walked the Streets alone
A man without a home
He walked the streets alone
To face the world unknown
You could hear him say
As if it were his breathing
“There’s no going back for me”
His ailing eyes
A sign of his undoing
A look that’s haunting me
He walked the Streets alone
A man without a home
He walked the streets alone
He sang the saddest song
Why did I have to fall?
Why did I have to fall?
He walked the Streets alone
A man without a home
He walked the streets alone
To face the world unknown
He tried to run away from the past
He thought the sea would surely save him, No
The waves they crashed, and pushed him back to land
Deal with your demons, you can’t escape them
-Solo-
You could see it in his eyes
See it on his face, no glory, no glory
You could smell it on his breath
See it in his stride, his story
He walked the Streets alone...
Down on his knees
His hands to the dawning
He prayed in disbelief
His final days
At Mary’s sacred gardens
To face his history
He walked the Streets alone
To leave what he had known
He walked the streets alone
To find a way back home

I Will Wait For You

I will wait for you
Until my time is over
When my breath is weak
My heart will still move closer - to you
In the mornings as I waken
I whisper to reveal your name
As the night falls and I slumber
I dream you carry me away

And when I’m lost
And when I’m fading
I’ll find the strength
To keep on waiting - for you

I will wait for you
Until the seas are barren
On the desert plains
My doubts I will abandon - for you
In the daylight I’ll be standing
With arms that open out so wide
In the darkness I’ll be patient
Knowing I’ll be at your side
And when I’m lost
And when I’m fading
I’ll find the strength
To keep on waiting
I’m never far
I’m just right here waiting - for you

That Day

That day
In your house
You prayed
To find out
(About) Your life
Its meaning
True love
Its mystery
You ran away - afraid
From all that gives you peace
That day
In September
You knew
The answer
You chose
To labor
And not
Remember
You ran away - afraid
From all that gives you peace
You ran away - afraid
From all that gives you peace
This is what we’re longing after
This is what our spirit knows
This is where you’ve always longed to be -Free
This is what we’re longing after
This is what our spirit knows
-Sending out an S.O.S.-
That day - In your house
This is where I long to be

Shine

I never hurt so bad -Ever
As when I turned away
From all that you gave - to me
And when I failed to see
The light shine in you - and me

Becoming  2007 - ASCAP/Mysterion       

A Moment In The Sun

One day I will find you - No matter what it takes
One day you'll be surrendering to me
One day I will catch you and never let you go
I'll hold you close and never let you leave
You are my obsession - But someday I'll be free
One day when you're careless - I will take the chance
To lock you up and throw away the key
If I find you hiding and then you start to run
I'll hunt you down and take you home with me
You are my obsession - But someday I'll be free
Just a moment in the sun
To live in rapture and love
I have no life of my own
I'm slowly, slowly turning to stone
You are my obsession - But someday I'll be free
I will see you silent - A sign of my release
One day I will find you


Something Was Missing

I have toured around the world
And seen great things
The grandest works of art - in ancient buildings
I could never bring them back - sadly
No just trinkets in a sack - to remind me
I have climbed the highest peaks
And sailed blue seas
All the deserts I have roamed - so aimlessly
Like a mirror of my soul - so empty
In this castle I call home - it's so lonely
Now I want to move on from this place and leave my pain
Inside my heart I've always known - something was missing
I have owned the nicest cars
And sold each one
Many boats and lakes and farms - great distractions
I would give them all away - gladly
For (just) a single peaceful day - to release me
Now I want to move on from this place and leave my pain
Inside my heart I've always known - something was missing

The Promise Of You

I'm walking into a new life
I'm leaving all the past behind
I'm moving on to better days
There's one thing moving me closer
Over mountains - through the bitter cold
It makes the darkness fade away
I'll walk this road to the very end
And never look behind
Because what I want is there ahead
On a road that leads to you
In the distance I see a vision
A wonder that is pulling me in
Could it be I've found my way
My footsteps hurry me forward
But I never ever seem to gain
You're always just a step away
I'll walk this road to the very end
And never look behind
Because what I want is there ahead
On a road that leads to you
When the sun goes down and the world gets dark
When my shoes wear out and my body wants to stop
I will strike a match and shield it from the wind
So I will never miss, never miss the promise of you
I'm walking into a new life
I'm leaving all the past behind
I'm moving on to better days
I'll walk this road to the very end
And never look behind
Because what I want is there ahead
On a road that leads to you
On a road that leads to you
All for the promise of you

To All The Unheard Souls

I dedicate this story
To all the unheard souls
Who live in silence but not by choice
Just doing what they're told
They are the ones who feed us
Who give us all our wares
They work for pennies day and night
And we don't even care
They are the many that have so little
So little fortune of their own
We can break the chains of injustice
Empower all their souls - to free them
The daylight rarely sees them
Or sees them all too much
They struggle daily without a voice
Or single human touch
They are deprived of water
And bread is far too rare
Their bodies weaken and they are hurt
And we're so unaware
They are the many that have so little
So little fortune of their own
We can break the chains of injustice
Empower all their souls - to free them
I dedicate this story
To all the unheard souls
Who live in silence but not by choice
Just doing what they're told
I will lift you up
I will raise you high
So the world can see
How your spirit flies
I will call your name
I will shout it loud
So the world can hear
That your soul is proud

What Have We Become

What have we become
When we are blind to those in need
What is leading us
So far away - from those who grieve
- Ooh
What is in our hearts
When we don't hear - their cries for help
What is stopping us
From reaching out - beyond ourselves
How can we go on to live in such a way
That we don't even care what passes through our lives each day
When will we begin - It's time to take a stand
On where we choose to live - It's in our hands
- Ooh
What is in our souls
When we don't feel anothers pain
What is keeping us
From rising up - to shield the flames
How can we go on to live in such a way
That we don't even care what passes through our lives each day
When will we begin - It's time to take a stand
On where we choose to live - It's in our hands
- Ooh
What have we become
What is in our hearts
What is in our souls
It's in our hands

When Everything Is Hard

When everything is hard
And all the world's against you
Take a breath and hold this thought
Love is on your side
When everything is wrong
And pain's too much to handle
Know that you're not alone
Love is on your side - turning darkness into light
When every bridge is burned
And you fear you'll be forgotten
Clear you mind and take control
Love is on your side
When all the world's asleep
And worries keep you stirring
Fill up your soul with peace
Love is on your side - turning darkness into light
So many days are passing
Don't let them all just slip away
If there's a dream that you're masking
Don't let it rest - Reveal it to the world - today
When you are near the end
And giving up is easy
There is hope so don't despair
Love is on your side - turning darkness into light
So many days are passing
Don't let them all just slip away
If there's a dream that you're masking
Don't let it rest - Reveal it to the world - today
When everything is hard
And all the world's against you
Take a breath and hold this thought
Love is on your side - turning darkness into light

Everything Fell Silent 2010 - ASCAP/Mysterion

When You See Me

When you see me don't turn away and
When you hear me don't be afraid, please

I'll Never Forget You

I'll never for get you, the way that you loved me
So many years just to find you, now you are gone and I'm still here
I'll never forgive you for leaving me so soon
So many years left before me, you're not here and I am left to
Cry cry myself to sleep and try to keep these memories

I Am Lost

I am lost without your love please reappear to me

Recover Me

Recover Me Recover Me
Bring me back to life and lift me up and me inside
This is the day I rise and remake
Never again shall I lose my way lose my way home
Recover Me Recover Me
Show me how to live to heal be strong forgive
Recover Me Recover Me
Help me turn the page and right the wrongs I've made

One More Try

Give it one more try is all I ask of you
Your life will look different in daylight, give it one more night
So hard not to feel like falling a part when life breaks your heart
Hold on tight don't let go, it won't be easy this I know
Take my hand and we will fight
Hold on tight don't let go it won't be easy this I know
Take my hand and we will fight cause it's not over

From Whence We Came

From whence we came from whence we came
There's no returning only what's to be
From whence we came from whence we came
Nothing was sacred just my love to thee

So That I May Live  2011 - ASCAP/Mysterion   

Lessons Of Life

Helen: There was a time, when I was much younger, when I thought I could conquer the world. Little did I know, that in the blink of an eye, my life would pass me by, and I would be looking back with regrets. Why did I waste so much time worrying about every little thing, when there was so much life to be lived.

All those years when I was healthy and strong, gone, and never to be taken back. Now my strength has left me, and my heart, once heroic, is now weak and humbled.

In the middle of the night I find myself yearning to be young again, longing for the days when my best years stretched out before me. How I wish I could start all over, to erase these feelings of what might have been. Sometimes I can even hear my father's voice echoing in the night.

Humphrey: Don't look back my child, unless to learn, for hope, will move you forward. You still have time to live the life you've always wanted. It's not too late for you to find your way back. I am with you, and will always be by your side. Draw the strength from me to see again, and bring your dreams. to life.

Helen: These, are just the delusions of an old woman, someone who's time has passed. These streams of sorrowed tears are all that's left of a once vibrant soul. Don't make the same mistakes I made, Go live your life to its fullest, and do it it while you're still young and filled with spectacular dreams. Don't take even a single second for granted, for if you do, you could soon find yourself regretting what might have been, when it's much too late to do anything, anything, at all.     

The Red Cafe (English Lyrics)

Margaux: It was an ordinary day at The Red Cafe, no different from any other, until that moment when I met Francois Dubos, the man who would change my life forever.

Franois: Hello, is anyone sitting with you?

Margaux: No, please join me. My name is Margaux.

Franois: Francois, nice to meet you. I walk by here everyday and see you sitting at this table, alone. Someone as beautiful as you should never be without company. If you're free tonight I would love to take you out on the town.

Margaux: He looked at me like I was the only woman in the world. I had been lost and lonely for so long, always playing it safe. I wanted to experience new things, see new places and take some chances.

Franois: I'm so happy to see you smiling and enjoying the night. Thank You for coming out with me, I do hope we get to do this again.

Margaux: Early the next morning I heard he was hit by a bus coming out of a flower shop. Rose petals were scattered all over the street making a red carpet to the door of The Red Cafe. I was devastated. and left Paris the very next day. One night, that's all we had. I was numb before I met Francois, but he made me feel again. I am forever grateful to him for bringing me back to life.


Le Café Rouge (French Lyrics)

Margaux: Il a été une journée ordinaire au Café Rouge, ne diffre pas des autres. jusqu'au moment o j'ai rencontré, Franois Dubos. l'homme qui allait changer ma vie pour toujours.

Franois: Bonjour, est quelqu'un assis avec vous?

Margaux: Non, s'il vous plaît me rejoindre. Mon nom est Margaux.

Franois: Franois. Enchanté de faire votre connaissance. Je marche tous les jours par ici et vous voir assis a cette table, seul. Quelqu'un d'aussi beau que vous ne devriez jamais tre sans compagnie. J'aimerais vous faire faire ce soir.

Margaux: Je voudrais été perdu et seul depuis si longtemps, il faut toujours jouer en toute sécurité, et voila que cette belle inconnue en me regardant comme si j'étais la seule femme dans le monde.

Franois: Je suis tellement heureux que vous vous plaisez dans la nuit, j'espre que nous le faisons a nouveau.

Margaux: Le lendemain matin, j'ai entendu dire qu'il avait été frappé par un autobus sortant d'une boutique de fleurs. et qu'il y avait un sentier de pétales de roses conduisant jusqu'a la porte du café-Rouge. J'ai été dévasté. et a quitté Paris ds le lendemain. Une nuit, c'est tout ce que nous avions. J'étais engourdie avant que je rencontre Franois, mais il m'a fait me sentir a nouveau. Je serai toujours reconnaissant envers lui pour me ramener a la vie.

 

Tales of the Glistening Skin  2013 - ASCAP/Mysterion

A Better Friend

Will you love me if I fall
Leave me if I falter
Forget that I exist
Will you find another soul
Replace me without warning
Wipe me from your lips
You know I long to be
A better friend
Someone that you'll never leave
Will you cast me to the side
Pretend that I'm not living
Think of me know more
Will you never care again
Erase me from your memory
Show me to the door
You know I long to be
A better friend
Someone that you'll never leave
And someone that you can believe

A Monster Waking

Something happened things had changed
I always hoped they'd stay the same
But in your eyes I saw a monster waking
The past was eating you alive
And all the good had been denied
You couldn't see beyond the world you're living
Where did I - go wrong
I missed it all - along
You're hurting us with your disease
By living in your make believe
How can you say that things are not worth fixing

All My Life

All my life, I've carried your expression
Live your life, and live it from the ending
All my life, I've tried to head the warning
All is lost, If you are hesitating
Good advice I can take with me
All my life, safely
All my life, I've often heard the saying
The more you talk, the more that life is fleeting

Call Me Crazy

Call me crazy with the latest news
I'm supposed to be so very deep in love with you
I tell you now this really can't be true
Cause if there's any doubt, there's a world of trouble coming down
I heard the story on the street today
It really made me smile, but still I looked away
The secrets out and now it won"t be long
I better look behind cause there's a world of trouble coming down
No you mustn't say a word
Call me crazy, but I can't deny
The feelings that I have and all the reasons why
It might be time for me to face the truth
But if it's really time, there's a world of trouble coming down

Do You Remember

Do you remember the day when we first met
Sneaking glances, pretending to forget
Ooh
Do you remember the night of our first date
Or holding hands and the walk along the lake
Ooh
I recall all the times that we have shared, everyone
Nothing ever could compare
(And) I won't lose you now
There's just no way no how
Ooh
Do you remember the trip we got engaged
How we drove fast with nothing in our way
Ooh
I recall all the times that we have shared, everyone
Nothing ever could compare
And I won't lose you now
There's just no way no how
Ooh

Excuses

This is no time to make excuses
And this is no time to tell a lie
The truth will come out
And you will answer for it all
This I know for sure
Oohs
This is no time to make excuses
And this is no time to live the past
It's time to grow up
And face the music in your life
You know it's time has come
Oohs
Don't be scared to set things right
Don't face another lonely, sleepless night
Inst
Oohs
Don't be scared to set things right
Don't face another lonely, sleepless night
This is no time to make excuses
And this no time for silent spells
What's done is now done
And you can make things all okay
It's long, long overdue

Hour Goodbyes

The time had come to send her on her way
But not before a final anxious day
An ocean walk, a playful kiss
Beneath the starlight
We laughed until we cried
Saying hour goodbyes
Please don't leave me
Was all I hoped to say
And I still love you
Don't go away
The morning came and stole my lover's hand
My dream had been to make her understand
I should of asked, not put it off
And now she's leaving
We laughed until we cried
Saying hour goodbyes
Please don't leave me
Was all I hoped to say
And I still love you
Don't go away

If You Keep It Up

If you keep it up
If you keep it up
You'll be shocked
You'll be shocked
If you keep it up
If you keep it up
You'll be shocked
You'll be shocked
Keep up the hate
Keep up the crime
Keep up the war
Keep up the grime
You know that you'll be sorry - you'll be sorry
Keep up the pain
Keep up the threats
Keep up the fear
Keep up the mess
You know that you'll be sorry - you'll be sorry

Lay Me Down

Lay me down, on solid ground
Where I can catch my breath
And make some sense of it
Give me drive, to feel alive
So I can break the day
And find that there's another way
Lay me down, without a sound
But hold me not so long
That I am never strong
Fill in me, the faith I need
And I will make my stand
And carry out the plan
To walk in desert sands
And keep you with me hand and hand

Liar

You can run, you can hide
You can fill me up with alibis
I will come and I will find you
You can move to another place
Change your name and even alter your face
But you'll never be, never be, never be, never be free
You should come out in the light
So we can see you not your might
It's time face, the things that you have done
You have failed us, each and every one
You can hush all your lies
Your ego's hurt so many innocent lives
You will pay and you will swelter
We can't trust the things you say
Or what you do when it's your time to pray
You will never be, never be, never be, never be free
You should come out in the light
So we can see you not your might
It's time face, the things that you have done
You have failed us, each and every one

Long Way To Go

Standing on a corner
Where crowds are racing by
No one sees her crying
And no one wonders why
Ooh
We have a long way to go from here
There beneath the streetlight
Her family makes a home
No one lifts a finger
And no one makes it known
Ooh
Ooh
We have a long way to go from here
We have a long way to go from here
Signs of desperation
With pleas and cries for help
Faces void of promise
In a world that praises wealth
We have a long way to go from here

One In A Million

Step right up and try
These goggles here are sure to help you find
Help you find your one in a million now
Fix them really tight
It's gonna be a superiffic flight
To help you find your one in a million now
Buy your tickets and your balloons
Then all you have to do
Is go with curtain one or two - you choose
Wait for me to say
Get ready, set and now it's time to play
I'll help you find your one in a million now
Buy your tickets and your balloons
Then all you have to do
Is go with curtain one or two - you choose
Buy your tickets and your balloons
Then all you have to do
Is go with curtain one or two - you choose
If you should choose wrong
You'll fall inside a spinning pit of thorns
No help to find your one in a million now

Soul Creature

There's an awful lot of work to be done
In a small amount of time we become
Crossing though these scripted lives
There is a soul creature
As the days begin to blur, years roll by
Leaving every one of us with many lives
Dwelling on the things we've done
There is a soul creature

The Story Of A Broken Heart

It's the story of a broken heart
And the way that things can fall apart
This love for you it still remains
And will simmer to the end of days
Ooh
Our whole love affair had just begun
And I never thought it'd be undone
Still scent of you is in the air
But your absence lingers everywhere
Ooh
I want you back, I need you near
Stop resisting
Now I am lost without you here
I'll keep persisting
Only yesterday you held my hand
And we talked of all our future plans
How did all this pleasure turn to pain
Leaving cinders on a burning flame
Ooh
I'm still in love with you
Please help, what can I do

The Summer Of Our Lives

Floating after dark
With laughter in our hearts
Nothing else feels the same
As being with you in Maine
Nothing else feels the same
No nothing - nothing
Drifting in the night
In fields of fire flies
Running with arms held high
The Summer of our lives
Nothing else feels the same
As being with you in Maine
Nothing else feels the same
No nothing - nothing
I never thought I could feel like this
Drifting in the night, in fields of fire flies
Running with you hand and hand
This really is the Summer of our lives

There's Nothing I Can't Do

I wanna live my life with no regrets
No burning bridges, and nothing to second guess - to second guess
I wanna do what's right and not give in
To all the voices and whispers, down deep within - down deep within
Standing here, I am strong
I've had the strength within me, all along
There's nothing I can't do if I try
They say that all is lost to he who hesitates
So no complaining, and never play it safe - never play it safe
Standing here, I am strong
I've had the strength within me, all along
There's nothing I can't do if I try
I wanna break my bonds and pave new ways
Stay wide awake and always embrace the day - embrace the day
I wanna love you more and judge you less
Forgive the feelings of heartache and loneliness - and loneliness
Standing here, I am strong
I've had the strength within me, all along
There's nothing I can't do if I try
No what if's and no wonder why's

When The Heart Says No

When the heart says no
But the mind won't let go
It's so hard to move on
When the feelings are strong
When the heart says no
But the eyes ache the soul
It takes all of my strength
Just to stay at arms length

Your Someone Is Out There

I know it's something they say
Your someone is out there
But now I know they were right
Cause you came out of nowhere
Ooh
Your someone is out there
I've heard it so many times
When you least expect it
I'd always hoped they were right
And now my patience has merit
Ooh
Your someone is out there
I never thought I'd ever find a person quite like you
I never thought
I never thought I'd ever find a person quite like you
No never

 

The Abstrusian Dream  2014 - ASCAP/Mysterion 

All Is Forgiven

Follow the blue painted trees, 
Until you reach the land of spider threads
Wait there for shadows to fall,
Upon the stone that holds the magic key
Look for a gate on the hill,
The fireflies will guide you on your way
Pass through the black iron door,
Go down the rope, the hole is very deep
Row the boat down the stream,
And find the box where creatures oversee
Slowly unlock all inside,
What's written there, three words to set you free 

 

Depictions of Wu 2016 - ASCAP/Mysterion

Carry On

How am I supposed to carry on,
When all the love that I have ever known is missing, now missing?
My heart, my hope, my love I'll save for you.
Please come back and wipe these tears away.

Falling Backwards


How shall I convince you
That what's in my heart is true
What can I say
I don't take this lightly
You mean so much to me
What can I say
Let's do it this way
Close your eyes dear
I will catch you
Falling backwards
You can trust me
How shall I convince you
That what's in my heart is true
What can I say
Let's do it this way
Close your eyes dear
I will catch you
Falling backwards
In my arms
Take one last breath
Please don't worry
Let yourself go
You can trust me
I don't take this lightly
You mean so much to me
What can I say
Let's do it this way
Close your eyes dear
I will catch you
Falling backwards
In my arms
Take one last breath
Please don't worry
Let yourself go
You can trust me

Grain Of Sand

On this paper write your worries
To float down the river and out to sea
Take the birds from their cages
To rise with your prayers for the ages
Let every passing grain of sand
Remind you nothing lasts
To put away the past
And live
And live
Let every passing grain of sand
Remind you nothing lasts
To put away the past
And run through the meadows over mountains
Dance with the flowers be surrounded
Pray in the silence while the wind blows
And laugh all the hours as your love grows
Grows
On this paper write your worries
To float down the river and out to sea
Take the birds from their cages
To rise with your prayers for the ages
Let every passing grain of sand
Remind you nothing lasts
To put away the past
And run through the meadows over mountains
Dance with the flowers be surrounded
Pray in the silence while the wind blows
And laugh all the hours as your love grows
While the wind blows
As your love grows
While the wind blows
As your love grows
On this paper write your worries
To float down the river and out to sea
and out to sea

I Want You Again

I Want You Again, again
Please let's try one more time

 

First Comes Abigail  2017 - ASCAP/Mysterion 

A Flower in the Sun

ENGLISH

Release to the sea
Words to live
Pray to the rising tide
As a flower in the sun

LATIN

Dimittam ad mare
Verba Vivere
Ora ad ortum aestus
Ut flos in sole