Solace

Two Minds

Lately, I’m in, I’m in two minds.
See one is mine, the other a man in a suit.
Daily, I am torn, between freedom and his handful of loot.
And he stands there, between me, and what I live to do.

Lately I’ve been dreaming, of the warmth of summers ago.
Frankly I’ve been slipping into the darkness below.

Lately I’ve opened my own eyes.
Maybe that day opened my mind.
Maybe, I’ll go my own way.

Daily, I am torn, between freedom and his handful of loot.
And he stands there, between me, and what I.
And he stands there, between me and what I live to do.

Lately I’ve been dreaming, of the warmth of summers ago.
Frankly I’ve been slipping into the darkness below.
No, no, no, no slave to the thought of success.
No, no, no, am I breathing for two minds today?

Lately I’ve opened my own eyes.
Maybe that day opened my mind.
Maybe, I’ll go my own way.

Emma

Wednesday night, and your best friend is the logo above your breast.
Try your best to try and seem the happiest.
Insist you do the best of what you make.
It’s all a bluff, for a royal fake.

How long?
Give it time, you don’t know,
how to change, oh no.
Look outside, you might just realise,
that the clouds of May,
mightn’t be here to stay oh.

Glimpses of the Emma of old.
People change as far as I’m told.
Losing it all to try and fit the mold.
How long till you start to fold?

Wednesday night, and your best friend is the logo above your breast.
Try your best to try and seem the happiest.
Insist you do the best of what you make.
It’s all a bluff, for a royal fake.

How long?
Give it time, you don’t know,
how to change, oh no.
Look outside, and you might just realise,
that the clouds of May,
might just drift away.

Home

Take me down to the oceanside, where the sky is blue and hope is high.
You went left and I went right, didn’t get much sleep last night.
Take me down to the oceanside, where the grass is green and the girls are fine.
Take me away so far from the city, I want out, so fuck this committee.

(ooh oh oh oh) x 2
I’m comin home, I’m comin home.
(ooh oh oh oh) x 2
I’m on the road, I’m on the road.

Take me down to the oceanside, where the sky is blue and hope is higher.
You went left and I went right, didn’t get much sleep last night.
Take me away so far from the city, I want out from all this negativity.

(ooh oh oh oh) x 2
I’m comin home, I’m comin home.
(ooh oh oh oh) x 2
I’m on the road, I’m on the road.

Take me away so far from the city, I want out from all this.
I gave you all that I could give and you wouldn’t even let me live.
(ooh oh oh oh) x 2
I’m comin home, I’m comin home.
I’m comin home, I’m comin home.

Oversupply

White sand, blue water.
A woman cries in front of her daughter.
There’s more than meets the eye,
this town is oversupplied.
White sand, blue water.
A woman cries in front of her daughter,
more than meets the eye,
this town is oversupplied.

Blue skies, hazy eyes.
Look around, all I see is lies.

Worn out faces and empty halls,
an eerie silence that chills my soul.
I don’t know where to go,
nothing changes and I feel small.

White sand, blue water.
A woman cries in front of her daughter.
There’s more than meets the eye,
this town is oversupplied.
White sand, blue water,
Freedom lays over the border.
Feel the coldness of the cry, blame the leader (in) we confide.

Blue skies, hazy eyes.
Look around, it’s your own demise.

White sand, blue water.
A woman cried in front of her.
More than meets the eye,
this town is oversupplied.
White sand, blue water.
A woman cries in front of her.
More than meets the eye,
this town is oversupplied.
Blue skies and hazy eyes.
An eerie silence that chills my soul.

Shutter

A click of a shutter, and light couldn’t seep back in.
Unease of mind manifested within.
Eyes blank and empty, there’s no one home.
Surrounded by the light of his loved ones, he felt alone.

Six months of night, an eerie cold.
A click of a shutter, no more light.
Six months of night, an eerie cold.
A click of a shutter, no more light.

A click of a shutter, light couldn’t seep back in.
Unease of mind manifested within.
Eye’s blank and empty, there’s no one home.
Surrounded by the light of his loved ones he felt alone.

No valley view could cure,
the warmest kiss couldn’t mend.
Smiles fewer and fewer,
the shutter led me to the end.

Calmness in the chaos,
oh how our minds betray us.
Calmness in the chaos,
oh how our minds betray us.
Calmness in the chaos,
oh how our minds betray us.

New Normal

The Unknown

Need to find the time, to be alone.
Need to find the space, maybe I’ll leave this place.
Trade it for an open field where my soul heals.
Lately, I don’t feel real.

A hundred miles from man, fond of the quiet I have grown.
Silence speaks more, more than words.
I’ve learnt the individual calls of the early mornin’ birds.
And I’ve learnt the fear will always hold it’s place inside me.

There’s solace in the present, and calm within the seas.
And time’s moved one, there’s light between the leaves.

Fear not the unknown my dear.
Don’t stare at the abyss for too long, it’ll stare back at you.
Fear not the unknown my dear.
Don’t stare at the abyss for too long, it’ll stare back at you.

Two Weeks

Two weeks and I’ll be far away.
Driving till my eyes give way.
Feel your absence on the Nullarbor straight.
When I’m back I hope it’s all the same.

But I know time has a way of changing things.
And I know time helps a heart to grow apart.

So I’ll thank you for your time, spreading all your light.
I wish you freedom in this life, so let your love run rife.

Two months and I’ll be back home,
wonderin’ where I went so wrong.
See your face in each passing car.
Each one a little reminding scar.

But I know time has a way of changing things.
And I know, time helps a heart to grow apart.

So I’ll thank you for your time.
Spreading all your light.
I wish you freedom in this life, let your love run rife.
So let your love run rife x 4

Two weeks and I’ll be far away.
Driving till my eyes give way.
Feel your absence on the Nullarbor straight.
When I’m back I hope it’s all the same.

But I know time has a way of changing things.

The Divide

I feel the divide, almost every day.
I can almost feel the blood boiling in your veins.
I know why we see, in our different ways.
We’re out of context, our past, perspectives, are not the same.

I feel the divide, I watch the world segregate.
Your words still reside, like trauma to the brain.
Fuck the news, don’t believe a word they say.
No less, no more, we are all the same.

How am I meant to, make a change when I’ll be persecuted either side I take.
How am I meant to make a change when you won’t listen to a word I say.

I feel the divide, almost every day.
I feel the divide, almost every day.
But I know a reprise, is on it’s way.

And forgiveness, is the only way.

Black Spots

I’m not feeling okay.
These black spots on my mind,
keep growing with time.
So I’ll keep travelling,
trying to run from something that’s always by my side.
These black spots on my mind,
that I keep quiet to hide.

Where to go from here?
I’ve watched my happiness disappear.
The answers seem real clear.
Still I sit here in fear.

And I’m not feeling okay.
These black spots on my mind,
that I keep quiet to hide.

Been searching for a finer location,
looking for a higher perspective.
Something that would ease my mind.
Been searching for a finer location,
looking for a higher perspective.
For some clarity in my life.

And I want to give my love to someone,
but I don’t know where to start.
I sit here in hope.

I’m not feeling, okay.
These black spots on my mind,
keep growing with time.
So I’ll keep travelling,
trying to run from something that’s always by my side.
These black spots on my mind,
that I keep quiet to hide.

I climbed up this peak,
to be above it all.
From up here the golden plains grew small.
I am overcome by ease as my lungs fill with the distant smoke.
May the golden light shining through the leaves enlighten me,
for all I don’t know.

New Normal

Silence speaks more than words,
the quiet I’ll yearn.
Where our false echoes of fear disappear,
and I can finally start to see clear.

Time isn’t linear,
but I’ll agree it’s moved on.
Lost my mind, my heart,
and found a new normal in the dark.

Dream of tomorrow you’ll lose sight of today.
Dread your past and you’ll lose your way.
The present, the calmest place.

Sat outside, watched the leaves fall.
The cumulus, tease the dry plains.
A skeleton of a tree remains.
Don’t fear, seasons change.

Searched and found nothin.
Prayed and heard nothing.
Sat still, observed, listened and I found something.

Searched and found nothin.
Prayed and heard nothing.
Sat still, listened and I found something.

Empty space in my mind.

Burn the pages of the past,
drew some new lines.
Why am I here?
What fills the space between the binds?
Lost my mind, my heart.
Found a new normal in the dark.

Words are the limit to our minds.
And all that can heal; silence and time.
Where our false echoes of fear disappear,
And I can start to see a new normal.

Partly Cloudy

Red Moon

I don’t know where I’m going, roaming blind.
As long as I’ve got you by my side, in the red moon light.
It’ll be alright,
just fine.

Comforting memories of summer rain on wheat,
soothing rustle of the pines in the easterlies.
Open spaces, that let me breathe.

A lone tree, in the valley.
See, I am distant.
My roots grounded,
but not where I want to be.
Barren and shaking, 
in this chilling westerly breeze.
A persistent yearning, for the simple life,
that puts my mind at ease.

I don’t know where I’m going, roaming blind.
As long as I’ve got you by my side in the red moon light.
It’ll be alright,
just fine.

Radiate life into the daily sun my dear,
wildfire, spreading hope and love into the hearts of those who fear.
It’ll be alright,
in the red moon light.

Drift

Every July, I’ll head out into the woods.
Think of my shoulds and coulds.
My thoughts drift in the cool jetstream.

I’m just trying to make sense of what it all means.
How many souls drift on by, unappeased by what was fixed in my sights.

Let it all drift.
Let it all drift.
Let it all drift.
Let it all drift.

Every July, I’ll head out into the woods.
Think of my shoulds and my coulds.
My thoughts drift in the cool jetstream. 

I’m just trying to make sense of what it all means.
How many souls drift on by unappeased by what was fixed in my sights.
Everything’s backwards? Or is it I?

Let it all drift.
Let it all drift.
Let it all drift.
Let it all drift.

Let it all drift my friend, 
because one day it won’t matter.
Let it all drift my friend,
because when you die, 
your legacy won’t last.

Single Cloud

She told me, you can focus on a single cloud in the sky.
But you mightn’t notice the beauty in the others passing by.
Blinded by fixation,
I never noticed the healing sun in the corner of my eye.

See I’ve been missing for sometime now.
No pin-point on an atlas my dear,
but a state of mind.
You can hold my hand,
but I wouldn’t be by your side.

So long, so long.
So long, so long.
I’ve been longing, to relate.
So long, so long.
So long, so long.
I’ve been longing to find,
someone of my kind.

Silhouettes

I know it’s black and white,
still I search for you.
Hoping we’d cross paths,
so I could tell you the truth.

With open arms, I search for you.
Hoping that we’d cross paths.
So I can, tell you the truth.

Everytime I close my tired eyes,
I’m seeing silhouettes of you.
I’ve searched far and wide,
through vivid dreams at night.
Yet everytime I get close,
I realise it’s a mirage.

I think of you.
Where are you now?
Do you think of me too?
That I doubt.

Solitude is hard to come by,
when I’m seeing silhouettes of you.
And I’ve searched far and wide,
through vivid dreams at night.

But everytime I get close.
Everytime I get close.
Everytime I get close,
it’s a mirage.

I thought I’d missed my fare,
if only you could see the colours that line my skull, my mind.
Vibrant reds and blues, masking the darker shades that came before you.
To little avail washed away by the tides of your lack of care.
Four circles around the sun, and still no, no word.

Everytime I close my tired eyes,
I’m seeing straight through your shroud of lies.
Two cold hands covering my sight.

Partly Cloudy

Ragged cliffs and windblown lines,
on a partly cloudy sky.
Red Earth fills my eyes,
on a bright blue sunny day.

How lucky I am, to be alive.
For what lay in front of my eyes,
I can’t begin to comprehend in my mind.

No longer do the days float on by,
the northwest warmth breathing new life.
An eagle soaring high on a bright blue sunny day.
A reminder that we are small, 
a small part of Earth and sky.

And how lucky I am to be alive.
For what lay in front of my eyes,
I can’t begin to comprehend.
I guess that’s the beauty itself.

Breathe my friend,
and you’ll see colour return to the hillside.
Breathe my friend,
soak in all the patterns of the skies.
Slow down,
don’t let the beauty pass your eyes.
Slow down,
savour your time.

How lucky I am, to be alive.

In The Grand Scheme

Smiling at Strangers

December’s got me smiling at strangers for no reason
Perhaps the warmer weather brings out the best in all of us

Sitting on an island with my family, feeling so at ease
With all this water between me and all that, all the concrete greed
Below the surface you’ll find a tranquil peace among the reeds
When I came up for air I found strangers smiling back at me

This is how it’s meant to be
All as one big old family
This is how it’s meant to be
All as one big old family

December’s got me smiling at strangers, smiling back at me
Perhaps the warmer weather brings out the best in all of us

Show a couple teeth and you’ll find someone might feel as though they’re part
A big family
Show a couple teeth and you’ll find someone might feel as though they’re part
A big family
Show a couple teeth and you’ll find someone might feel as though they’re part
A big family

Lay In The Sun

I haven’t achieved much today
Lay in the sun with my best mate
I was told you ain’t going nowhere, without your suit and tie
But all of my best days have been those, those, those with nothing

Don’t take this life so seriously
It’ll pass you by in the blink of an eye

Ain’t wasting a second of my precious time
On someone who doesn’t speak my mind
But I was told you ain’t going nowhere unless you’re going forward
But all of my best days have been those spent in the middle of nowhere

Don’t take this life so seriously
It’ll pass you by in the blink of an eye
Don’t take this life so seriously
It’ll pass you by in the blink of an eye

I have been letting go of all I can’t control
And I have seen the best in me start to show

And I mightn’t have too much to show
But I ain’t living this life to build a portfolio
And if I were to die tomorrow
Well I’d be happy as hell, I’d want you to know

Endless Skies

I wish I was sat on a cloud
Watching the Earth tumble by
See things different for a little while
Had my feet in the dirt for some time

All my love for the endless skies
All your charm warms my life
All my love for the endless skies
The way you move brings a stillness to mind

Up in the clouds once again
Sunrise filters through the left-side of the plane
Taking the edge off this aeroplane food
Ah ya convinced me to like everything in view

All my love for the endless skies
All your charm warms my life
All my love for the endless skies
The way you move brings a stillness to mind

All my love for the endless skies
All my love for the endless skies
All my love for the endless skies
All my love for the endless

All my love for the endless skies
All your charm warms my life
All my love for the endless skies
The way you move brings a stillness to mind

Smoulder or Ignite

I guess this is the end
Giving rise to a fresh start
Life’s too serious without you laughing by my side

Lavender, soothing me, telling me not to worry
Telling me not to worry, telling me, telling me
An unfinished chapter is still engraved on my heart

We will see if it’s meant to be
Time will have its way
We’ve thrown the wood into the fire
Now will it smoulder, will it ignite?

Love is everywhere
But I only thought I could find it in you
It’s in the sun, in the trees, in a hug from family
But I only thought I could find it in you, I only thought I could find it in

Lavender, soothing me, telling me not to worry
Telling me not to worry, telling me, telling me
An unfinished chapter is still engraved on my heart

We will see if it’s meant to be
Time will have its way
We’ve thrown the wood into the fire
Now will it smoulder, will it ignite?

We will see if it’s meant to be
Time will have its way
We’ve thrown the wood into the fire
Now will it smoulder, will it ignite?

We’ve thrown the wood into the fire
Now will it smoulder, will it ignite?

The Search For Something More

Maybe all this life was for was to love and observe
Heaven’s here don’t let your mind tell you otherwise
The search for some, for something more is the greatest disease of them all
For he distracted you from all the beauty that was outside your front door
You were blinded by the search for something more

In nothingness, you’ll find everything
Attain everything, you’ll find yourself feeling nothing
You won’t find content from these things you’re buying
And is success merely a means to fuel an ego?
You’ve reached your goal, yet higher and higher you go
Don’t stress the finance, all the rich people I know are sad
‘Cause they’re still blinded by the search for something more

Holding Out

Holding out for you
It’s the only thing that feels right to do

I remember those morning wandering down track twenty with you
Where the only craters in the sand were those carved by me and you

Holding out for you
The only thing in my mind is you

Three flights between us and my arms from loving you
There’s been no laughter since you never showed out terminal two
And I was waiting for you
Now I’m blind hoping, trusting you feel the same way too
I’m hoping for one more day spent in solitude with you
Solitude for two

Holding out for you
Holding out for you

I remember those morning wandering down track twenty with you
Where the only craters in the sand were those carved by me and you
Solitude for two
Now I’m blind hoping, trusting you feel the same way too
I’m hoping for one more day spent in solitude with you
Solitude for two

Holding out for you
Holding out for you
Holding out for you 

Half Without You

I wonder how you are faring the European summer
Well it’s rained here for days upon end
And I’ve resorted to second guessing

Are you coming home?
Are you coming home?

Please come home
I’m half without you

Will we meet again?
Will it be like the summer we met?
Will time have it’s way?
Will everything feel like it’s been reset?

Are you coming home?
Are you coming home?

Please come home
I’m half without you
Please come home
I’m half without you

And what’s one to do?
When a loved one is ripped right from you
Still feels surreal
And there’s no way of getting through

Please come home
I’m half without you
Please come home
I’m half without you

Fleeting Rainbow

Tried to grow fruit without a tree
Stared at fallen leaves, should have been planting seeds
Fleeting rainbow, the dance of falling snow
Raindrops on my window, change is always on the go
And it is hard, even when it’s good
It is hard, even when it’s good

There’s a world within the world
And another inside of them
Well I need one that’s tangible
Well I need one that’s tangible

Didn’t happen, isn’t real
I’m still alive, all of it in my mind
And it isn’t the first time
Fleeting rainbow, dance of falling snow
Raindrops on my window, change is always on the go
And it is hard, even when it’s good
And it is hard, even when it’s good

Fleeting rainbow, the dance of falling snow
Raindrops on my window, change is always on the go
Fleeting rainbow, the dance of falling snow
Raindrops on my window, change is always on the go

There’s a world within the world
And another inside of them
Well I need one that’s tangible
Well I need one that’s tangible

Fleeting rainbow, the dance of falling snow
Raindrops on my window, change is always on the go
And it is hard, even when it’s good

An Open Road

I want to wake in the morning
To the sounds of the river flowing
A sunset walk to the inlet
At 5pm when all the woodfires have been lit
An open road headed deep south in the heart of winter
The air is cold and clean there, and life seems a little simpler

Time slows here, we don’t need much
Time slows here, we don’t need much

The main street is busy
But in a good way I promise
The locals stop to greet one another
And you can see it in their eyes they mean it
Sip a beer on the back porch
And watch the evening thunderstorms crawl
And at night, they paint the skies
Each flash a unique shape to fill my eye

I want to rise in the morning
To the sounds of that ocean roaring
I want to swim at last light
And bathe in all the beauty of this life
An open road headed deep south in the heart of winter
The air is cold and clean there, and life seems a little simpler

Time slows here, we don’t need much
Time slows here, we don’t need much

Well it’s all a little bigger than us
But it sure is nice to admire
Maybe all we ever needed was nothing
Maybe all we ever needed was nothing but each other
Maybe all we ever needed was nothing
Maybe all we ever needed was nothing but each other
Maybe all we ever needed was nothing
Maybe all we ever needed was all around us

I want to wake in the morning
To the sounds of the river flowing
A sunset walk to the inlet
At 5pm when all the woodfires have been lit
An open road headed deep south in the heart of winter

The air is cold and clean there and life seems a little simplerAn open road headed deep south in the heart of winter
I know it’s cold, I’ve been there
But I assure you, it’s heaven

Maybe all we ever needed was nothing

Vibrant Green

Everything is vibrant green, a little sepia
The air swirls of home-cooked food
Brighton never looked so good
A part of me has moved on
Happiness and guilt
And you’re gone, you’re gone
But your love remains always

Everything’s vibrant green, everything’s vibrant green
It’s with love I let you go, with love I let you know
The greatest distance, but you are never alone
I’m always here with you

Relief is confusing
A hug from thin air
A gentle, quiet company
Always welcome
And the world leaves me in awe
Who is writing the script?
Are we passengers in a dream?
Well I wouldn’t change a thing, always

Everything’s vibrant green, everything’s vibrant green
It’s with love I let you go, with love I let you know
The greatest distance, but you are never alone
I’m always here with you

See you in the breeze
You dance the peppermint leaves
Your cheeky grin on the mirrored water
Warm embrace in the sun

You’re gone, you’re gone
But your love remains
You’re gone, you’re
But your love remains always

Everything’s vibrant green, everything’s vibrant green
It’s with love I let you go, with love I let you know
The greatest distance, but you are never alone
I’m always here with you

Something Above

I don’t know how, how, how
It always seems to work out
A burst of light, a fallen leaf on my head
Something’s saving me time and time again

Must be something above, looking over me
I am here, still able to breathe
I’m lucky, lucky to be

I don’t know how, how, how
You parted the clouds, clouds, clouds
Forget my thoughts I’m going with you instead
Something’s saving me time and time again

Who told the man to speak to me that morning
His words, profound, reminding me that I’m exactly who I’m meant to be
So much worth living for in this life
Go with the wind, follow all that’s within
You are salt of the earth my friend

Must be something above, looking over me
I am here, still able to breathe
I’m lucky, lucky to be

Has someone got a plan for me or, is it one of my dead family or?
Who’s guiding me through the adversity?
Has someone got a plan for me or, is it one of my dead family or?
Who’s holding my hand?
Has someone got a plan for me or, someone got a plan for me or?
Must be something above.

‘Cause I don’t know, how, how
It always seems to work out

Parallel Universe

I was looking for an escape
Now I’m searching for normality
An anxious dreamscape
Where there is no gravity

It’s a parallel universe
One all too familiar
Where everything appears the same
But you’re a stranger to your own face

Hyper-aware, the sun warms my skin
But it don’t quell the panic held within
To keep it together a full-time job
Anxiety’s denying me of everything I loved

It’s a parallel universe
One all too familiar
Where everything appears the same
But no-one’s near, no-one calls your name

The coldest place, do hold on
To see tomorrow in the light of day
How important is to have faith
The belief you’ll find your way

Who Gave Us A Mirror?

Climb to the highest peak
You’ll see the grand scheme
What is that your heart truly desires?
Bet it’s something money can’t buy
Is it love, is it the billion stars that line the new moon sky?

When did we become so detached?
Making the same mistakes of following the pack
Who gave us a mirror?
We lost it all
Self-indulge and reward it with gold

So climb up to the highest peak
You’ll see the grand scheme
Climb up to the highest peak
You’ll see the grand scheme

Smoke haze, the world is burning
A deep red from the missing sun

So climb up to the highest peak
My insignificance I can see
Climb up to the highest peak
The truth, we were always free

When did we become so detached?
Making the same mistake of following the pack
Who gave us a mirror?
We lost it all
Self-indulge and reward it with gold

So climb up to the highest peak
You’ll see the grand scheme
Climb up to the highest peak
You’ll see the grand scheme

Happily Helpless

The ground is warm under foot
And where I stand, someone has stood
Looked up and realised we exist on a spinning rock
And all our problems don’t amount to much

Happily helpless, happily helpless
Spinning in the middle of nowhere, nowhere
Nowhere, nowhere

There is change in each and every day
It’s no wonder we feel all these different ways
Well it’s all good if you feel, you feel a little strange
After all we are floating in the middle of space

Happily helpless, happily helpless
Spinning in the middle of nowhere, nowhere
Nowhere, nowhere

We are our surroundings, be mindful of where you lay
Be aware and you’ll see the light, you’ll find your way
Life’s a fickle beast and it doesn’t owe us in the least
No time to sit and wallow, you mightn’t be here tomorrow

I’d rather be happily helpless, happily helpless
Spinning in the middle of nowhere, nowhere
Nowhere, nowhere

Happily helpless, happily helpless
Spinning in the middle of nowhere, nowhere
Happily helpless

Calais Road

Calais Road

I am under the weather,
Rather than lay limp in my bed,
Took a drive down Calais Road.

It’s an awkward, overcast day in May.
Northerlies ahead of the first cold front,
of Winter 2018.

And there’s no crowd today,
at my local cafe’.

*Whistles x 1

Two of my best mates,
and a curious willy wag-tail.
Hopped beneath our legs for longer than usual.
Too quick to assume, maybe he was a she.
I recall my father saying how,
His mother dearly loved these little birds.

And he’s not openly spiritual,
but he once told me she’s always watching close by.
Not openly spiritual,
but he once told me she’s always watching close by.
Not openly spiritual, 
but he once told me she’s always watching from above.

* Whistles x 2

Studied the silence,
swift shuffle one whistle and,
picked up two crumbs and she flew on by.