Flow

I Don’t Follow Man

A man on a soapbox screams from the top of his lungs

I said yes, I said no, but just because the audience does

Well I sort of disagree but I’m stuck here as a sheep

With the wolf – try to make be believe

He’s my friend and not my enemy

Now I might tell you love got me here

But if I were simply honest with you

My lips would talk fear

Cause after all sometimes talk is just talk

Sometimes the only thing that the people bring are words

Just words ya

Now filtering through says and does is always left up to us

It’s discretionary at best and the rest

Just the filler

Now take from the space what you will

Cause in our naivety the truth will never be

Drawn from the words you hear or those we speak

Cause hearing is interpreting

Those many possibilities of understanding what you mean

You’ll lead us and you’ll lose us in your

Simple conversation but when the words get complicated

The filters we’ve created will be interpret-a-ting

Your flows when I don’t follow and I don’t follow man

No – I don’t follow man

I heard a man on the radio

But his facts sound like opinions in wolf’s clothes

One eye opened to the other eye that closed

His remedies seem purely anecdotal

But maybe I just don’t hear you right

See my ears – see they’re just not quite

As naïve as they once were

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Bridge

Now there are people I know that delight

In the words you took as truth that you took from lies

And I know I may never sympathize with the cause

You view as always right

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Courage

Well I crawled into my bed

Close my eye – slow down my air

Make my best attempt to flow

But my dreams have gone to a place

That I cannot go

So I get out of bed and I get my clothes

When I’m through with that I get my shoes

Her voice says where you going hun

Well I’m gonna find out where my dreams have gone

I step outside in the middle of the night

Make darn sure my shoes are tied tight and I take off

Cause I’m going to go and search for these dreams I’ve lost

Lost.

While I sit down in an old chair

A lesson in gravity holds me there

For a long time

I could get up if I wasn’t so darn tired

But I’m letting go

I’m trying to find my flow

And I’m sure I could if my mind wasn’t stuck on hold

But I get up and I get my courage on

Reach in pocket get her on the phone

Her voice says where you going hun

Well I’m gonna find out where my dreams have gone

I step outside in the middle of the night

Make darn sure my shoes are tied tight and I take off

Cause I’m going to go and search for these dreams I’ve lost

Lost.

Bridge

But now for days and days I’ve been a crazy – see

I can’t seem to find the flow in me

I’m feeling weak although I’m looking strong

Do I – Do I – do I not hold on

To the memories and these dreams

And of all the flow that use to be in me

Where is that flow – where has it gone

Do I – do I – do I not hold on

Do I hold on – do I hold on

The voices in my head say hold on

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What’s Happened to the People

Everyones hurt – everyones sad

I’ve seen too many losing everything they’ve had

Now it shouldn’t be this way

People we need a change

But not with a gun taking people one-by-one

And rage against a man cause he turned his hand on us

But somethings got to happen, though

All these people in control

Signing all these forms to push us out the doors

If your name is on the list the letter says you’ll be missed

You’ll be missed

What’s happened to the people

Where’d the good flow go

What’s happened to the people

Where’d the good flow go

Well I have some friends collecting their guns

Keeping their monies from the banks because

The enemies in all of them

They fooled us once but they won’t fool us again

And I watch the news

They cover the truth – they cover up the truth

There are crazies on the loose

But we’re just like this cause we don’t know

What else to do

Bridge

Now I’m just like you at the end of the day

Tired of hearing change and then everything remains the same

I see different faces but the deeds are the same

Now it shouldn’t be this way

People we need a change

It should be this way

People we need a change

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I know what it’s like – just to be burnt

I’ve been on both sides of the word hurt

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There is Love

People often ask me

What do you do?

Well I’m a family man I’m an artist I’m fool

I play my guitar, yes, whenever I can

You see making money is just not who I am

You see making money is just not who I am

Well, some people stare, yes

Some mouths hit the floor

When I’m simply reminding them here

What’s worth living for

Sometimes I get – what my friend calls

Robot talk from them all

But I got one life and one chance

And 100 good reasons to shield

The blasts – uh huh I do

Cause I don’t need those poisons in my blood

Can’t you see it’s poisons that got us here in the first place

See there’s one more thing I forgot I am

I am love, I am loved, and I give love

In all of us there is love there is love there is love

And I love my enemies

Always saying always telling me

How their disbelief is really reality

Cause dreams they’re not easy

They’re full of hard work and entropy

Failures that you can’t believe

Heartbreak sits in every seem

It takes nearly my everything

To break this negativity that breaks on me

Uh huh – uh huh it does

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Bridge

Sometimes how I feel can be felt in how I breathe

I breathe in ah – and out ah

But all the space I need is mine when I breathe

I breathe in ah – and out ah

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Broken-hearted Fool

She holds the door for herself – she takes her leave

You can see her scents steady on the streets

And if you leave right now you can track her down by the way she smells

But you’ll have to leave right before it fades out

So hurry out your door – leave everything behind

Even though it’s her she’s found – It’s her he can’t find

I don’t want this all to be over

But I need you just to be true no more covers

No more blind-sided news from the back here

Oh – say the way it is just the way it is and be clear

Now a broken-hearted fool walking with no shoes

He knows he has to choose

Home or on – do I carry on – what do I do

He went so far – until he broke

Cause without her he’s lost all hope

Home without her wasn’t home

Just another place he didn’t want to go

He broke down in the middle of the crowd

This can’t be how this turns out

He screams out in the middle of the crowd

Oh don’t leave me now

She says hey – please turn this way

You’re embarrassing yourself and me

I called you on the phone that I found at home

And I grabbed shoes for your feet

I don’t want this all to be over

But I need you just to be true no more covers

No more blind-sided news from the back here

Say the way it is – just the way it is and be clear

The Hard Things

It’s my understanding we’re just rubber-banding

And we’ll just bounce back again

You could say no never and you might think you’re better

But it’s about to happen my friend

Cause when you’re going to go well you’re going to go

Cause you’re stretched so tight on the truth

You might say no never and you might think you’re better

But it’s about to happen to you

If you find it hard just to get yourself

Out of your bed after you wake

Use your bodies treason as your reason

To bounce back and save the day

Get your clothes on get your shoes on

Pull back – sling out the door

If you have the sense not to reason against

All the things that you’re living for

The hard things help us grow

If everything was good we might never know

How to find our flow

Be the best we can be

When we’re needed the most

No no don’t give up

You’ll find what you need

When these times are rough

Got to hold on – try to be strong

Step with me we’ll just step it along

You know certainly – I usually say to thee

The best advice is your own

But you’re thinned out and you’re stretched

About as far as you can go

And when you’re going to go

Well you’re going to go

Cause you’re stretch so thin with the blues

You might say no never

You might think you’re better

But it’s about to happen to you

Ya gotta ease up friend

Ya gotta take time friend

You should try to find some flow

Well flow is what I got

And I’m not gonna stop

Cause I’m not sure if you know

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What We’ve Become

I don’t really like the news

Some old guy singing political blues

Telling us how he’s afraid

Telling us what doing nothing will do

But don’t worry he has a plan

We should all stand behind him

And If you’re not scared enough

Some of those who prey might come and prey on you

Like – all the end of world people

Knocking on your doors to see if you’ve heard the good news

The end – it draws near

But self0-fulfilling prophecies are all I’m see here

The bad guys look like good guys all of the time

The good guys they’re getting harder to find

Lovers don’t let haters take the hope out of fear

Show us that good people are still here

I don’t really like these lines

If an idea’s good shouldn’t that predefine

Which side of the line we’re on

This just feels too far from feeling wrong

But we’ll stand strong and tall

It’s all for nothing and nothing for all

Chorus

Bridge

Everyone just seems so damn mad

Maybe we will write some laws against that

A friend of mine says look what we’ve become

I mean just look here – see what we’ve become

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Hey Man

I was up today and watched the sunrise

It made me think of you and how I’m missing you

When I talk of you I really do mean we

Yeah who we used to be yeah who we used to be

Full around this circle now you have gone

You won your breathe – then you gave it back

And you passed on – you passed on

Hey yeah – hey yeah Man

Missing you my heart will do

Missing you my mind will too

Hey yeah – hey yeah Man

I’m happy for these memories

I’ll share them and I’ll keep them here with me

Sometimes in the middle of the night

When it’s cold outside

I wonder if you’re sitting in the car

Making sure it’s going to start

When the morning comes

And sometimes in the middle of the day

When my door swings open I expect to hear you say

Hey hey – the wind it blows

Let’s get in the car and go

And watch the giants blow away

(wind turbines outside of Halrowton)

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Bridge

I see you in the faces of all those we love

And I see you in the actions of those when you stood up

Your sense of self was selfless and your sentiments divine

What I guess I’m saying is I see you all the time

And I’m sure I’d still follow you through

An Indian jungle in the darkest blue

Still I’d rather push that lady with the chickens

Off the bus – Just to make room for us

Sometimes our cars would stick in gear

Usually it was reverse but in our younger years

It was drive – the reason was – just because

We are there driving through the night

With New Orleans in our sights

Your heart and mine

Eternity was how we kept time

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Breathe

Everyday this I tell myself

I’ll take the good and the bad as well

Cause I’m the king of my destiny

The path I walk is the path of me

I don’t want to be a just like you

Doing all the things that I see you do

A clone

Cause I’m no man’s fool but my own

There’s too much of this – just give up

Just give in it costs too much

A dreamer and a dreaming fool

That’s all I see you’ve become

Flow where is the flow

Ask myself

Where’d it go where’d it go

Breathe in – Breathe out

Breathe in – Breathe out

And listen up listen up here

Some days the days are hard

You’re thinking that you’ll fall apart

But this is me telling you

Listen to me telling you

This is what you gotta do

Breathe – yeah just breathe

Let everything come back to these

Times – when you had your mind

And you weren’t so tangled inside

I find myself just struggling

Wishing for you – hoping for me

That you’ll find a way just to believe

And I don’t understand the way this is

Or why it has to be like this

The people on my side are the people I can’t find

But I don’t really want to go that way

It hurts me with the things they say

Inside of me I fight to ease the pain

Flow – where is the flow

I ask myself – where’d it go where’d it go

Flow – where is the flow

I ask myself – where’d it go where’d it go

Breathe.