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Song Title Table of Contents by Album

Whispers from the Woods

1. "Whispers from the Woods:
    Annunciation, Woods Étude, Twilight"
2. "The Gift
3. "Shine"
4. "Common Ground"
5. "Brilliant"
6. "There Was a Time"
7. "Fly"
8. "Push"
9. "Hymn to Love"
10. "The 2nd Floor"
11. "Second Hand"
12. "Evening Bell"

Eiderdown

1. "Eiderdown"
2. "Désirée"
3. "The Ballad of Joseph Martin"
4. "Just for You"
5. "Satellites"
6. "Piety of Thieves"
7. "Four Angels"
8. "Dreams"
9. "The Ghost of Hugh Thompson"
10. "Longing"
11.  "Truth (I Will Rise)"
12. "Long, Long Ago"
13. "Are You Sleeping?"
14. "Still Calling"
15. "Endless Horizons"
16. "Somersetin Lullaby"
 

Providence

1. "Acadia Lament - Names into Stones"
2. "Destiny"
3. "Just One More"
4. "Ledges"
5. "The Horseman"
6. "Saint Agnes"
7. "The Cruelest Work"
8. "One Kiss"
9. "How Many More?"
10. "Lamington Dew"
11. "The Line"
12. "Providence"

Welcome to the Past

1. "Equinox"
2. "Welcome to the Past"
3. "Hardscrabble Life"
4. "For Emily"
5. "Falling Stars"
6. "Among the Yellow Leaves"
7. "The Tale of Phyllis Parker"
8. "Séan's Song"
9. "Southern Man"
10. "Rockabye"
11. "Grandfather River"
12. "Sky"
13. "Best and Last"

Singles

1. "Trees"
2. "The Boys of '17"

WHISPERS FROM THE WOODS

"Whispers from the Woods: i. Annunciation, ii. Woods Étude,
iii. Twilight"

i. Annunciation 

A thrush sings, veiled and out of sight,
As pale of day melts into night.
It calls, as if it understood
The wraithlike whispers from the woods. 

ii. Woods Étude (instrumental)

iii. Twilight 

Twilight, slayer of the sun…
Twilight, darkness has begun.
Twilight, harbinger of dreams…
Twilight, hides a thousand screams. 

So we ponder all our passions that we’ve played,
And we consecrate connections that we’ve made.
Still we wonder why we wander while they stay
In our fantasies that we bought for free. 

Twilight, the moon will tell you lies…
Twilight, the secrets of the skies.
Go and court the constellations o’er the ground,
As we search the stellar wheel as it spins ’round,
And we follow all the footsteps that we’ve found.
We all play our part in this game of hearts. 

The great delusion is the supposition we all stand alone.
Where will we wander when we squander everything at home?
There is no secret savior who will sanctify and save us from ourselves.
Chasing the silver and the gold has fashioned our own hell.

Yet we cheat and chase the nexus money buys,
Disregard the fragile balance of our lives,
Cast away the truth to court convenient lies.
We are bought and sold by the dreams we hold. 

Light a lamp for lucid clarity.
What is good for us may not be good for we.
Though we try and meet our needs with scones and tea,
If we feed our soul, it will make us whole. 

Twilight, slayer of the sun…
Twilight, darkness has begun.
Twilight, harbinger of dreams…
Twilight, hides a thousand screams. 

So we ponder all our passions that we’ve played,
And we consecrate connections that we’ve made.
Yet we cheat and chase the nexus money buys,
Disregard the fragile balance of our lives,
Light a lamp for lucid clarity.
Individuality is an illusion. Can’t you see?

"The Gift"

Young girl in a meadow, dandelions ‘round her feet,
Blowing seeds of wishes in the wind.
Little boy by a fishing hole, laughin’ in the sun
On a summer’s day that seems to have no end. 

Don’t you disturb them. Don’t break that magic spell.
Childhood will soon desert them. We know the story well. 

Chorus: The breaching of our innocence,
The breaking of the dawn,
Battering where our illusions lie.
We all have our memories
Of times our worlds stood still
And revealed the gift that showed us how to fly. 

Mothers meet their newborns laid upon their breasts,
Fathers’ arms will guard them through the night.
Parents tell their tales about the days when they were young
And whisper prayers as they turn out the light. 

Don’t you disturb them. Don’t break that magic spell.
Childhood will soon desert them. We know the story well. 

Chorus 

Ah, we can’t hold on.
It’s gone before the morning.
It leads us farther on
And seems to end without warning. 

Old eyes stare into the sky surrounded by the sound,
The ticking that begins when we are born.
Wishes once blown in the wind return to be fulfilled,
A father’s arms to catch them when they fall. 

Don’t you disturb them. Don’t break that magic spell.
Childhood will soon reclaim them. We know the story well. 

Chorus

Revealed the gift that showed us how to fly,
Revealed the gift that showed us how to fly.

"Shine"

I guess I never took the time to see, the truth that lay inside,
Those times I let myself get close to you, a part of me would hide.
Too many gazes I’ve caught by surprise reflected in the glass.
They cried out pleading for redemption and a way to change the past. 

And every day we shared was haunted by a sorrow in your eyes,
You hid your tears behind bravado, like a melancholy bride,
I chose to drown you in expectancy, what I was told should be.
You were forsaken at your fated altar far too frequently. 

And somewhere down the road ahead, I heard you cry to me.
Somewhere down the road where I was far too scared to see. 

Chorus: Yeah, there’s a part of you that lives and yearns to shine.
Yeah, go and take that chance, the days are slipping by.

Go ahead and shine. 

Our dreams will drift and fly like angels that we sense but cannot see.
Some hover out in our periphery. Some beg on bended knee,
But those that linger feed desires that dwell deep inside our heads,
Pervade and permeate our consciousness and creep into our beds. 

The voice resounding in our hearts when we were green and young,
Too often lies abandoned when into the world we’re flung. 

You may find yourself with all you wanted but nothing that you need.
Each moment offers up another chance to shape what’s yet to be. 

And somewhere down the road I knew, I heard you cry to me.
Somewhere down that dreamy road, you delivered me. 

Chorus x2

Go ahead and - Shine.
Go ahead and - Shine.
Yeah, go ahead and shine.

"Common Ground"

“Hey, babe, the sky’s on fire,”
Mr. Taylor told me in his song,
Jackson doesn’t know just
Where’s he’s running. He’s just running on. 

Joni’s on a carousel,
Neil is underneath a Harvest Moon.
This world had a place
For a gambler that left us far too soon. 

Desperado, Father and Son,
Teach Your Children, Born to Run. 

Chorus: Melodies and lyric lines
Standing on shoulders of giants,
Court the muse, pursue the sound,
Born anew from common ground. 

Dylan followed Guthrie
Hendrix turned the watchtower on its head.
J.S. Bach to Jethro Tull,
“Bourée” became a common thread. 

“Ghost Riders in the Sky”
Paved the way for “Riders on the Storm.”
There is nothing you can play
That hasn’t been inspired from before. 

Purple, Sabbath, Skynyrd, and Queen,
Mozart, Zeppelin, Beatles, and Cream 

Chorus

Tell me, can you hear it the roots of rock and roll,
The message on a wire tugging at your soul?
Classical to fusion, the essence is the same.
A passion for creation, refusing to be tamed.
From concert hall to some garage in your neighborhood,
From black tie in the orchestra to grunge, it’s understood.
Music can be haunting, living, swimming in your head
To Jerry pickin’ his guitar playing with the Dead. 

Chorus 

Take my hand, I’ll lead you down,
Where the mystery is found,
When the muse becomes the sound,
Something new from common...
Something new from common...
Something new from common ground.

"Brilliant"

Dance in the light;
Let it rest upon your shoulders.
Learn from the wind,
A thousand whispered souls.
Sail through the sky,
On breezy wings of zephyrs.
Reach for the stars;
Let heaven be your guide. 

Chorus: For you were born to dance with angels.
Nothin’ holds you down.
Fill your life with love and laughter.
Make a joyful sound. For you are…
Brilliant. 

Follow your heart
Through all life’s crests and canyons.
Smile every day;
It will lighten all your cares.
Swallow the sun.
Be the candle in the darkness.
Weather the tears
As the Earth receives her rain. 

Chorus
You are brilliant. 

Fuel the fire in your heart;
Let it shine and shimmer.
Your gifts are yours alone to share. 

And I know you can dance with angels.
Nothin’ holds you down.
Fill your life with love and laughter.
Make a joyful sound… 

Yes, you were born to dance with angels.
Nothin’ holds you down.
Fill your life with love and laughter.
Make a joyful sound… 

Yes, you were born to dance with angels.
Nothin’ holds you down.
Fill your life with love and laughter.
Make a joyful sound. For you are…
Brilliant. You are brilliant.
Brilliant. You are brilliant.

Eiderdown

Providence

Welcome to the Past

Single Releases