MUSIC

Rest Your Bones (2010)

The Heart, The Time, The Pen (2019)

Crow vs Lion album _Rest Your Bones_ cov

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LYRICS

Rest Your Bones

1. It’s Only Your Heart

 

Verse 1: (A-Bm-D-E-E7)

It’s like a sun,

that’s setting in your chest...

It’s like a loss,

in time of loneliness...

It’s like a thought,

that’s waiting on your breath...

It’s like a drum,

that’s beating in your chest...

 

Chorus 1:

It’s in your heart,

It’s only your heart...

It’s only in your heart,

It’s only your heart....

 

Bridge:

In the time it takes to change your ways,

The day will surely fade to gray,

The sun will fall, the moon will rise,

And there’ll be darkness in your eyes,

And you’ll be thinking ‘bout the day,

And how it all slipped away...

 

Like the mind it takes to contemplate,

The many mistakes that you have made,

The wind will blow, the ground will shake,

And there’ll be nothing left to take,

And you’ll be thinking ‘bout the day,

And how you let it slip away...

 

Verse 2:

It’s like a mind, 

that’s floating in the air...

It’s like a dream,

when I wasn’t really there...

It’s like a song,

where you sing your favorite part...

It’s like the moon,

floating past the stars...

 

Chorus 2:

It’s in your heart,

It’s only your heart...2 and 1/2 x’s

 

2. Maps

 

Capo on 2nd G - A  - C - G

 

Verses -

 

I dreamt up a ship that sailed through the seas,

An anchor for purpose, a mind for the breeze,

And though I’ve been searching, just for to find,

A little more purpose to anchor my mind.

 

I have an orphaned heart in my chest,

Home for the winter, home here to rest,

And when it awakes it goes back again 

To dreaming up ways to get back to the end.

 

I must have sung to her

Sung to her sweetly

Sweet melodies that remind her of leaving.

‘Cause oh on the next moon,

She won’t be breathing,

Air that I’ve exhaled inhaling believing...

 

That I’m on my own ship

Sailing the seas,

The loneliest notion

That makes it feel free.

I don’t stop to wonder

How long I’ve been gone

When rivers are maps to the oceans I’m on.

Rivers are maps to oceans sailed on.

 

3. Time Inside my Years

 

Verse 1- Am-C-G-Am-Am-C-G (Whole Song) 

It came, it crashed to light,

Like the brightest star on the darkest night.

It sat like cancer in my bones...

It lay and festered there,

I set it free into the air,

But it just found it’s way back to my home.

 

Verse 2-

I felt it leaving here,

Like the fleeting time inside my years.

It just goes to show nothing’s bound...

Just like an undertow,

It pulled me down inside an ocean,

I made up my mind to float around.

Verse 3-

I’ve been asleep too long,

Dreaming about where I belong.

Speaking with a lion on my breath...

It felt just like a fire,

Felt like I’d been burned alive,

It left me with no certain fear of death.

 

Verse 4-

Now I’m somewhere in between,

What it is and what it seems.

There seems to be a beauty in what is true...

I hold it close to me,

As close to me as it can be,

Now I’ve never seen a sky so blue.

 

4. Horizon

 

Am - G 3x’s C - E

Verse 1 

You took my heart

And ripped it out,

I picked it up off the ground

And swallowed it back down.

Verse 2

There is a truth

Inside your lies,

You closed your blinds

And it has opened up my eyes.

Verse 3

You’re sinking in

Like a setting sun,

Into the great blue ocean

On the horizon.

Verse 4

You paint your love

With the color gray,

Balancing dark and light

Where time just slips away.

 

5. REST YOUR BONES

 

That little voice

Inside your head

Is telling you 

The past is dead

And it goes aaahhh

 

Pick up the years

You’ve left behind

Don’t you waste

Your wasted time

The years go bbbyyy

 

6. Edgar Allan Poe

 

Capo 2nd fret with guitar tuned down 1/2 step forms are - verses -G-C-Em-C chorus D-Am-Em-D 4x then D7

 

Verse 1 -

 

Oh my Lenore,

E.A. Poe Nevermore,

I pine for you when I awake.

An emptiness flows through,

And drains out my mind,

The weight of it all is bound to break.

 

Chorus-

 

And oh, you thought, you found it dear,

Everything inside you told you, you should believe in here,

And oh, you thought, you found it dear,

Everything inside you lied, you try to hide a truth you never wish to find.

(D7) Well find me

 

Verse 2 -

 

Oh my Lenore,

E.A. Poe Nevermore,

The Raven has run out of breath.

My hope’s flown before,

Like the burden once bore

Has now since accepted your death.

 

Chorus 

 

Verse 3 -

 

Oh my Lenore,

E.A. Poe Nevermore,

Your shadow lies still on the floor.

 

7. WHERE THE SUN RISE

 

Heavy is the plow girl

I’m pushing through your field

Weary are my bones child

They need time to heal

 

When the sun comes, I will let you know

Where the sun rise, I am bound to go

 

Heavy is my heart gal

No need to carry it

The moon and the stars is 

The company I’m with

 

When the sun comes, I will let you know

Where the sun rise, I am bound to go

 

Lonely is the mind (lord)

It’s colder in my soul

Is it my time (lord)

Will you let me know

 

When the sun comes, I will let you know

Where the sun rise, I am bound to go

 

8. SEA SICK

 

Verse 1-

(Guitar tuned down 1/2 step Am - E 3x’s then end on Am)

The 28 year captain of this ship,

I'm bound to sink with it...

I've sailed for years with these wooden stumps,

I've grown a little sea sick...

 

Chorus

C-G 3x’s then E

 

Verse 2-

Floating onward like a wayward dog,

I'm chomping at the bit...

My mind is rambling like a burning sun,

it’s gonna need a little time to set...

 

Chorus

 

Bridge-

Am-E-Dm-Am-E 2x’s

 

Outro (same chords as verse)

Oh my sun... don't you set on me...

Oh my moon... don't you rise on me.

 

Chorus

 

Outro cont...-

Oh let the tide... drag me out to sea...

Oh let the waves...crash down on me.

 

9. All A Ghost

 

You hear it loud, and it's off beat

these bleeding hearts, flooding the street,

and the city brick, and the cobblestone,

aren't half as hard, as this monotone,

voice that speaks, so soft of breath,

we are our own, until our death,

and the herd below, down on the ground,

is looking up, at nothing looking down...

If you abandon ship, instead of sink with it,

drown in the tide, we swim beside,

there is no link, to which we're bound,

though shelter here, to be found,

and the crow it wails, high off the ground,

dive in the sea, and drink it down...

The poets speak, like they have no name,

like they don't wake up, and go to sleep the same,

and the singers sing, in perfect harmony,

but the words they say, are out of key,

and you may find, that it's all a ghost,

all that you love, and hold close,

so hold it close.

10. Infantry

Tuned down 1/2 step capo on 2nd fret

C - G 3x’s Am - Em

 

Verse 1 -

The pressure is filling

A hunger that’s spilling

On thoughts that are killing

My brain.

A star to shine on

A love that relies on

A sun to cry

On the rain... Am - Em 

 

Chorus

D-Am-Em-C, D-Am-Em-D (repeat 2x’s)

Don’t give up on me

Cut down my infantry

And oh the things you will see

An army inside of me...(hang on D then C to Em a couple x’s)

 

Verse 2 -

A hope that’s stolen

A soul that’s golden

Like a tear that’s shed 

In the lake.

A stone that’s broken

An appreciated token

Of a love that you always 

Forsake.

 

 Chorus

 

Verse 3 -

An abyss to swallow

A heart that’s hollow

Like a wing

That has run out of breath.

A color so faded

In a grave you created

For the lives that you now

Put to rest.

 

 Chorus 

11. Sea Sick part 2

 

Verse 1 -  (guitar tuned down 1/2 step capo on the 2nd fret)

Am-E 2x’s Dm-Am-E-Am

 

The one true love for me,

is asleep deep in the sea,

where the waves crash,

and break past,

her bones and debris.

 

On a homeward bound ship,

when the cannonball hit,

she got spun ‘round, 

and sank down, 

into the abyss...

What a morbid love to miss.

 

Chorus 1- 

 

Man I feel like I’ve just been born.

Yeah straight from the womb,

I’m brand new, I’ve just been born.

Yeah straight from the grave,

I’m remade, I’ve just been born.

 

(following parts not on album)

Bridge- 

 

Holy Moses, I’ve crossed over,

bending rivers, shakes and shivers,

and minions, of opinions,

have crashed across the bow.

Verse 2 - 

 

Though my love has sank,

to the bottom of the tank,

there’s a new dawn,

to sail upon,

an absent god to thank.

 

Farther than before,

are the years spent from the shore,

there’s a high tide,

in my mind,

that keeps me wanting more...

What a beautifully sickening cure.

 

Chorus 2 - 

 

Man I feel like I’ve just been set free.

Yeah straight from the chains,

I’m out again, I’ve just been set free.

Yeah straight from the cell,

my living hell, I’ve just been set free.

 

12. Far May You Fall

 

Em - G - Am - Em

 

Verse 1 -

 

An open mind has a cluttered basement,

 

An empty attic, a clogged kitchen sink...

 

Look behind there’s people back there,

 

That got you nowhere but led you to here... 2x

 

 

Verse 2 -

 

Long may you run with the wind at your back,

 

Far may you fall through it all...2x

 

13. Light Inside My Bones

 

Verses - Em-G-C-?(020010)-Am

 

Bridge - C(332010)-G-Em-Am 3x’s then C(332010)- G-A7

 

Verse 1-

You’ll get what you came

Here to see.

I’ll fall like the rain

In the sea.

 

I feel like a rose

In a cemetery of friends.

There’s a light inside my bones

That’ll shine when I break’em again.

 

Verse 2-

You’ll become what you came

Here to be.

You’ll call out my name

But you’ll never really know me.

 

There’s an aching in your heart

And oh it’s heavy as stone.

There’s a sadness in my eyes

Everytime I think of home.

 

Bridge-

Don’t let it go.

Don’t let it go.

Don’t let it go.

Don’t let me go.

I won’t let you go.

 

Verse 3-

And though it feels like, it’s so bright,

It’s growing darker in my mind.

 

Tell myself to get born, keep warm,

It’s getting colder all of the time.

The Heart, The Time, The Pen

THE HEART

1. Daniel Odin 

 

Are you in a place, where no one knows

how bright the light inside of you glows

 

I’ve been lost at sea, floating off alone

you were born to be my way back home

 

All of your light is shining

Watching your sun rising

The darkness is only in your mind

It’ll be alright

You are who you were meant to be

 

You’ve been fighting since the day you were born

Pathways lighting to guide you back home

 

And you’ve been racing yet your soul isn’t worn

Engines firing to guide you back home

 

All of your light is shining

Watching your sun rising

The darkness is only in your mind

It’ll be alright

You are who you were meant to be

 

 

2. Beg, Steal & Borrow 

 

There ain’t no road I wouldn’t travel

There ain’t no riddle I couldn’t unravel

And from the time that you wake till the time that you rest

I will give you all of the love in my chest

I will beg, steal & borrow for only you

 

There ain’t no island I wouldn’t swim to

No temptation I could give into

I’ll give you what’s mine for all of my time

I would hand you the sun just to give you its shine

I will beg, steal & borrow for only you

 

You know darling, you know I would die

Because we only have so much time

If you’d only want me to do the things that I want to

I would beg, steal, & borrow for only you

 

I would beg, steal & borrow

Walk backwards from tomorrow

I would beg, steal & borrow for only you

 

  

3. Newborn (Exon 42)

 

and the time was strange

yeah it paused and turned

and the fire raged and

I just burned

on the window panes 

the rain founD its home

to be made of love and

not of stone...

 

I heard he was dying

off somewhere new

a fade to graY that I

trade for bLue

a crooked spin

to get caught in

a finish line where

the loss begins...

 

alarms went off

inside my head

because dreams wake up when

the sleep is dead

the fire died

and smoke filled my heArt

and time overflowed and

left me burned and scarred

yeah the fire died

and all went dim

the saddest song about

a godless hymn

yeah a darkness goNe from

a light within

a loneliness

where my love begins...

 

4. Missouri 

 

The past is the ghost that haunts me babe

Nothing I can do but to be enslaved

I heard you were traveling across state lines

Now I got nothing, nothing but time

 

Set my love free so it never ends

Just blows right to you in Missouri winds

Trying to remember just what I miss

You’re forgetting it all in St. Louis

 

Are we the sum of all that we’ve known

Perfecting the parts that we’ve made our own

The greatest love is waiting on the tip of my tongue

A parlor trick, been playing it, since I was young

 

I don’t think I’ll ever leave this place

You’re not sure you want to come back this way

Lovely loneliness make me your own

River road ramble carry me home

 

Oh my dear you won’t be gone for long

I’ll be right here like a stone

It’s all in my mind

And oh my love what are you dreaming of

I’ve been asleep so long

It’s all in my mind

 

Oh you know they say you just got to wait for a sign

Oh you know they say you just got to wait for a sign

Just know you’ll be waiting for the rest of your life

Oh you know they say I just got to wait for a sign

 

The past is the ghost that haunts me babe

Nothing I can do but to be enslaved

Lovely loneliness make me your own

River road ramble carry me home

 

THE TIME

 

5. Five Six Seven Eight 

 

Well the loveliest thing that I ever did see 

Was a young man dreaming of what he could be

He was searching for love, he was searching for gold

He was waiting for life to fill up his soul 

 

And it’s a 1,2,3,4 time is knocking on your door and you cannot not turn it away

And it’s a 5,6,7,8 don’t you dare believe in fate if it is not with you today

 

Well the loneliest thing that I ever did see 

Was an old man crying in misery

He had found all the gold, he had bought lots of things

But he never had a love or a family (but he had nice things)

 

And it’s a 1,2,3,4 time is kicking down your door and you cannot turn it away

And it’s a 5,6,7,8 don’t you dare believe in fate if it is not with you today

 

 

6. Waking The Truth

 

I was waking the Truth

I was dreaming of you

I was thinking that I may not know what to do

 

I get frightened by time

I get lost in my mind

I get found stumbling around the proverbial line

 

Oh yellow my heart

As green is my mind

True blue is the hue that my love has designed

 

I get inspired by death

So I draw all my breaths

And I wander to ponder how much I have left

 

7. Entropy 

 

Oh things are changing, moving way to fast for me

And oh ain’t it strange when, pass the things thought meant to be

 

And yeah, yeah I hear it calling, hear it calling out my name

And yeah I feel it clawing, feel it gnawing on my brain

What a wretched wonderful pain

 

Oh how I’m pacing, racing faster than before

And oh how I’m chasing, knowing nothing never leads to more

 

And yeah yeah I see it falling, see it falling to the floor

And yeah how I am crawling, to pick it up once more

What a beautifully sickening cure

 

 

8. The End Of Everything 

 

Nothing really matters to you

Nothing really matters to me

Isn’t it something the end of everything

Anything is something the end of everything

 

All you know of love

You heard it from a friend

And your train of thought last night

Comes barreling towards the light

You go floating high above

Only to descend

To the place you always land

The end of everything

 

Put on your black dress

Is it me you’re thinking of

Because the big drum is drumming

To the calm ocean humming

And we’re going to make a mess

Of everything we love

Because the world is caving in

It’s the end of everything

 

We’re polishing our bright new shiny masks

Trading in our character for cash

Nothing here will last

Nothing will last

 

To hell with what I know

I don’t know what to believe

It’s the final curtain call

Of all the things I was before

And the light inside will glow

Until there’s nothing left to leave

What will be has always been

It’s the end of everything

 

Perfect worn out hearts

Shining bankrupt dreams

Are pulling us all

Into endless black holes

Where the heartache starts

The beauty can be seen

Grab all that you can bring

It’s the end of everything

 

We’re polishing our bright new shiny masks

Trading in our character for cash

Nothing here will last

Nothing will last

 

9. I’m Gray 

 

I want to be fed the greatest lie, the greatest lie of all mankind

And when I die I want to be known as the only fool to not know why

The skies, the trees, the dirt, the breeze

And everything that lies between

Fee to believe, we’ll never know why

See to believe, I’ll never know why

 

I’m gray in the shade of your love 

 

I want to see the hurricanes, the darkest pain, the hardest rain

And when I live I want to be known as the only fool that never did

Find a truth, define myself, cut out my heart to spite my health

Bound to leave, we’ll never know why

Bound to grieve, I’ll never know why

 

I’m gray in the shade of your love 

 

And oh my dear

What I think of

And oh my love

What’s brought us here

 

I’m gray in the shade of your love 

 

 

10. Alpha & Omega 

 

Oblivion, I am not my name, I am not anything

 

Oh let it save you, the Alpha and Omega, it will make you everything

 

Oh to make a change, just to stay the same, the vast beautiful nothing

 

It’s a great escape, it’s a holiday, this life ain’t it something

11. Red Ring 

 

Providence the name of my rifle

Have you heard the one about my last rival

Enemy the opposite of me

You can drown in the fire or burn in the sea

 

Red ring, red ring again

Like a halo around my head

 

Give me a pen and a room painted gray

Nothing really matters but everything is great

Oblivion hold the door for me

Who you love is all you own and who you love is free

 

Red ring, red ring again

Like a halo around my head

 

Providence the name of my bible

Have you heard the one about my last disciple

Enemy the reflection of me

You can show a man the light, can’t teach him how to see

 

Red ring, red ring again

Like a halo around my head

 

12. A Thousand Pages 

 

I ruled like the king

I fell like the pawn

I came with the dusk 

And left with the dawn

I wrote a million pages of my pain

Like a sun rising up after the rain

I’ve looked into the past

I thought about the end

Love is life you give

Not a slow death you lend

Retracing all my steps but my shoe size changed

It’s strange you rearrange your plans

To stay the same

 

Just as life is shadowed by death

I’m dying to live

Until I run out of breath

Escape into my mind where thoughts often fade (Fade into my mind where thoughts often age)

The love I thought I had was never really made

Came back from where it sent me

Caught a cursed kiss (Grew into a mist)

I felt so far from empty

I started to miss

The loneliness that always made me stop and think 

The world might look a little better when I drink

 

Even the fool can see

The worst part of you is me

Even the fool can see

The worst part of you is me

 

I ruled like the king

I fell like the pawn

I left with the dusk

And came with the dawn

I wrote a thousand pages

Of how I won

Like a father raising up

His first born son

A past picture blue

A future flooded gray

A present paint by numbers

13 birds of prey

It’s a backwards, complicated way to live

The end you receive is the beginning you give

 

13. The Heart, The Time, The Pen 

 

I forgot what I’m supposed to be

And who I thought I was

The truth we seek is the joke that we find

So I’m laughing just because

 

We’re free to think but slaves to time

With thoughts of promise and of doubt

Me and you were bound to fall in love

Don’t let the light go out

 

Hurry, hurry, hurry there’s something new

Here for you to bury inside of you

Worry, worry, worry if it’s all true

Is this all that life means

 

Where you go you know I’ll follow you

I’ll follow you into the fade

But I’m asleep and dying to wake up

In a bed that I have made

 

How far down the road we’ll go

Not one of us can tell

There’s a light somewhere there

And it’s got me in its spell

 

It’s the heart, the time and the pen

That keeps me coming back here again

Like the thunder, lightning, and the wind

It’s the heart, the time, and the pen

 

Hurry, hurry, hurry there’s something new

Here for you to bury inside of you

Worry, worry, worry if it’s all true

Is this all that life is.

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