rain sounds

by matthew joseph

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released June 15, 2015

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Track Name: elegy
Have you ever seen a more quiet hall,
a confusion more full of grief?
Oh where, oh where has my captain gone,
surely nowhere to be seen.
He walked, he walked so proud and tall,
and he held his grasp with ease.
Oh brother of mine, have you seen him walk?
Oh where, oh where could he be?
"I did, I did, I saw him walk
in his tarnished-all mortality.
I have no thought
as to where he's gone,
but they say he rolled out to sea."
For every man who lives for long
another man must be
faithful to his young swan song,
forlorn though he may be.
Track Name: road
Thinking about the past that has all gone.
They say memory is a fickle siren song
to a road that don't lead home,
so I'll wander and I'll roam until I fall
straight into your arms forevermore.
And I will never have to face another door
leading to the vast unknown,
in my wonder I will roam but not so far.
Wind blow through the trees, tell me what my lover said I beg you please.
Set my heart at ease, take me to my lovers breast, it will help me breathe
on and on.
I was thinking about the days we had it all.
And now that memory has become so small
I will have to make my own,
I will wander and Ill roam but not so far.
Track Name: funeral pyre
Lets all get ready,
ready to die,
cause all of my winnings
won us nothing this time.
Wasn't no flame set my soul on fire,
but that falling rain was a strange funeral pyre,
if I say I'm in pain, I wanna tell you
I'm a lier.
So lets all get ready
to be losers this time,
cause feeling ashamed is just wasting our lives.
Won't feel no pain babe if you're by my side,
I promise we're saved babe theres no use in crying,
but you can cry if you like, I wanna tell you
anytime.
Threw up my hands in the rain and fell off my steed again,
threw up my hands in the rain and fell off my feet again.
Lets all get ready,
ready to die,
cause all of my winnings
won us nothing this time.
Wasn't no flame set my soul on fire,
but that falling rain was a strange funeral pyre,
if I say I'm in pain, I wanna tell you
I'm a lier.
Track Name: kites
In the hour when I was born
there were several thousand more,
but I thought the line looked easy enough to lead.
So lay your arms down easy now,
they call me Carolina.
I've got many more beside me than behind.
Lord I'm gonna see my stars again.
You can meet me on the docks with all my friends.
Lord I'm setting out to leave my message told,
that I've made my mark upon the open road.
Follow me Virginia,
don't leave me all alone.
I've got many ways to wallow but I aint got no home.
Please me now to comfort,
and set me like a stone.
Come to me when I come to you and be near me when I moan.
Yes I'll see my stars again,
before I'm lost without a friend.
You seem like you'd like some time alone.
'Neath the cover of the night,
let's steal away from all the lights,
lead me away like gypsy kites so tightly sewn.
Lord I'm gonna see my stars again.
You can meet me on the docks with all my friends.
Lord I'm setting out to leave my message told,
that I've made my mark upon the open road.
Track Name: california (1970)
When I am leaving will I think of me and you?
When I am grieving from the loss of what I knew within my comfort zone,
which was long and wide through and through
but with cracks on the sides of its rooms.
And in the nighttime we are left to be afraid.
When is the right time to look back on what we made and say how lovely?
I'd be sorry for what we'd lose,
but I don't know what to do.
And if the days were made of lullabies I'd sing them all to you,
with you perched upon the amplifier hummin' with the tunes.
And I know we both feel worried and we don't know what to do,
but lets talk of all the times we've had and honey we'll push on through.
The one question I'd ask you of,
is honey what would you do for love?
I'd like to know you but we wouldn't get along.
I'd like to show you in the verses of this song why it's all useless,
but many times i've tried to explain
and it only ends in pain.
Can we go sailing captain on the distant waves?
Just let the anchor snap and drift so far away from all we're conscious of?
Once we've emaciated through,
there will be nothing left to choose.
But I believe I'd see the light sometime come shining from recluse,
paint my face exquisite gold and rise me with a tune.
And I'd tell something so high above "I've nothing left to lose."
Tell him how the anchor snapped and I felt no more abuse.
And the stranger from high above
would say "what would you do for love?"
Track Name: calling out my name
I am only conscious when I think theres something wrong,
so happy don't write songs,
and lovely wont be lovely till tomorrow
when I'm lonely and I'm cold without your arms,
but please don't be alarmed,
I'll never be disarmed by empty sorrow,
only once was I afraid,
and though many times I'll often be dismayed,
I'll always hear you calling out my name.
I am just a sailor sailing on the seven seas,
only seventeen,
lost inside my dreams before tomorrow
says good morrow to the desperate face its found,
and I'll hear its voice resound:
"Where will you go now?"
"Well cant I just go straight into my grave?"
I said before my head you quickly saved.
I'll always hear you calling out my name.
I'll always hear the desperate and the lovesick cries of pain;
I'll always hear the ocean sing me songs upon the waves;
I'll always hear the faded cries of the ones I left without goodbyes,
and in this message I've left behind I'll tell you why I'll never die in vain:
cause I'll always hear you calling out my name.
Even if I go tomorrow it's okay,
cause I'll always hear you calling out my name.
Track Name: red river song
I'm rolling on that red, red river,
I'm rolling out to sea.
I'll roll along that red, red river,
for all eternity.
Come sailing on that red, red river,
come sailing out to me.
I'll love you on that red, red river,
I'll love so faithfully.
The years of our lives will go rolling a' by,
rolling out to the sea.
We're rolling on that red, red river,
rolling out to sea.
Track Name: passenger
Messenger Joe asked me for a ride,
I couldnt say no I just humbly complied
but I dont know where he lives, and I cannot drive.
Spoken too fast my words are awfully slow,
when this moment has passed another moment will go,
there's a flag waving on my ship but its country is still unknown.
Chance is bestowed on the face of a dime I found in the left pocket of my blue jeans.
"This message is bound to be brief,"
says a voice from my non-existent passenger seat.
If I wanna go would you give us a ride,
I know its still cold and you dont like to drive
but please hear me down on my knees:
I love you and it's time for us to leave.
I wanna know what it's like for my dreams to be real in a world that transcends our own.
At least just to loosen my load would be paradise.
Track Name: louisiana waits for me
Louisiana,
when I met you for the very first time
you said that I was so divine.
Oh, Louisiana
I wait for you to come back to my sight.
Oh, jewels in my skin,
please help me to find peace within.
Please help me for to swallow my sin.
Oh, jewels in my skin,
one for every grin that you gave to me.
Oh, Louisiana will here me when it is my time to be free.
When I call...
Louisiana waits for me.
Track Name: i am all forgotten people
I am all forgotten people who lie buried in the ground,
I'm an old and gentle steeple and it is now I lay me down.
There's a girl I've so long known,
brings me flowers like a throne.
I am all forgotten people left stranded far from home.
I am all forgotten people,
I've known many birds since flown.
I'm an old and gentle steeple,
all I want's to be a home.
Will you stay with me somehow?
Till I finally lay me down?
I am all forgotten people,
I am all forgotten towns.
Grown so used to you around,
I could never lay me down
without you to tell the people, "it was I who heard sound."
I am all forgotten people left buried in the ground.
Track Name: my heart's betrothed to you
Always shadowed faces,
played with gowns.
In old familiar places,
old familiar towns
steal away my head,
they fall upon my bed.
Still nowhere to go,
still dont know where to go.
You're my sun of gold,
put my mind on hold.
My hearts betrothed to you.
Track Name: growing pains
Crowned with tinsel bathed in wine,
you remind of the good old times.
When songs were simple and each word rhymed,
call it triple 'less you show me a sign.
"Fear me not," my savior cries.
"This is how a good man dies."
A nickel for his buck and a dime for his chain,
down on his luck and caught in the rain.
Spare me not my glory days,
but keep me not from growing pains.
What I've got I'll gladly trade,
when I'm shot I'll gladly fade away.