Bridges

by Forest Marchini

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released February 12, 2013

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Track Name: Mind the Gap
Mind the Gap


Strands I swung from
first blonde then brunette
canyons, flung from
one side to the next

I leave myself behind and dive
because whatever I find
is better than lying dry
I'll live lives of every type
and every time I'll die
another kind of guy

You'll get there quick
if you never really stop to turn
but roll and spin
if you never want your world to burn

I'm through to a moonlit night
I left my day to find another sight
I step from a place of light
it hardly held my feet
I wanna run alright

These leaps take every little toll on me
No one could show me how to land on my feet

Gypsy eyes
calling me into shoes
change she sighs
one friend you'll never have to lose

Another wave, another wind
another little lake that bids me swim
home's shores are left again
comfort cries, saw off another friend

These leaps take every little toll on me
No one could teach me how to greet what I meet

I find an island
and lay in the sun
but come the night
and I am gone
Track Name: Wink and a Chase
Wink and a Chase


Shifting under seas
and taking root beneath the trees
a hundred reasons ring around
most everything I've found and seen
or held for mine

You can see it or not
but it's all my joy has ever cared to know

Looking through a book of numbers
never turned my eye
until a beauty only at its end
I spied and tried to find
and hold for mine

As a tree may hold light
it seems to slip between my fingers every night

But I can dream up souls to snare
I wind my vines up there

Given me a wink
and I have ever given chase
her eyes are clear as summer days
but I have never seen her face
I'll settle for

What little I hear
as it's all that's ever solid on my tongue

Then I speak out flowered boughs
she climbs and sits on now

But when she leaves
a phantom tease
I wonder was she ever even there

So I start seeking every trace
as if the lines within her face
are somehow drawn around a cloud
or pushing upward from the ground
or under brows

That are pulled every way
by her summer's winter
when she's gone away

But I seek and I find alright
she touches me from time to time

'Till she arrives
Track Name: Soup
Soup

Dreams. They say they're your own
but I doubt it's true
Where you're only a fire under a stew
And to see your light in another world's
only to see your world in another light

Soul. They say it's your own
but I doubt it's true
There are days you say your feel me
more than you feel you
Only can our little lights illuminate truth
only can our little lives slip into the soup

Seeing the world in the wink of the eye
of a girl in a dream is to see through a thin disguise
Hearing the voices of loves I have touched
in the way I speak my mind is not mine

Looking for something to call my own
when the world is not
and every bit of what I call myself is the world
I let whispers of words their own claim mine
'till I lie tongue tied
and it will take arms as wide as the sky
to untie

Fate. They say it's your own
but I doubt it's true
A hundred hands on you
and feet barely move
The only boot's made to push on through
and your only real need is to see that you do

Climbing a wall with quakes all around
always hurts my head when I fall to the ground
Slippery earth and shakes in the shroud
slides and tides I find when I wanted sound

Looking for something to call my own
when the world was not
and every bit of what I called myself was the world
I let whispers of words their own claim mine
'till I lied tongue tied
and it has taken hands stronger than life
to unwrite

Love. I say it's your own
and I know it's true
it's all I have to know you through
Up to high it shines a way
look back and black and white are grey
Track Name: Something Massive
Something Massive

Chills like storms fly
over my own skin
Sides of life collide
over, under and in

Hands tied, eyes are wide
sure to take it all in
Something massive
begins to spin within

I run on lines through divides
I balance on a point
While hands and voices pull me
their wishes rain 'till I drown

Solid as stone
under a hundred hammers
Strong as ice flows
under southern summers

I take my mind off my hand
my hand off of my heart
This work I can't understand
this life I can't even start

I take faith 'till the future comes
I take pain, in the past it's won
I take blame for the things I've done
and I mix it up in a soul so young

Pour it on now
pour it 'till it's gone
I'm like a black hole
to the heat of your simple sun

But though my face never moved
I took in all I heard
I never know what it's done
until I've heard my own words

I take faith 'till the future comes
I take pain, in the past it's won
I take blame for the things I've done
and I mix it up in a soul so young

I hold mirrors for the good and bad
I pulled fears from the front and back
I shoulder both sides from the light to black
and I hold it all in a pack on my back

You see, two sides collide in my eyes
it happens a hundred times a night
But now, out of the dust or the fire of the fight
the middle of two is alight

And all the sides might want is for that sight
Track Name: The Timid, The Furious
The Timid, The Furious


They've seen seas that pulled them out
while they were all so young
I hear winds that only whisper
what is still to come

Wash away
when nothing nowhere will care
Or light a way
there's more than the air, we share

Fields I wrote and words I ran through
never cracked my hands
Wheels and boats far from my notes
pulled them to living lands

Run away
in chaises and chairs, and stare
Or find a way
through mazes, up stairs, aware

Then out of darkness stumbled
a mirror of the face they knew
And I said I've felt too much
now I need some help from you

They said oh what a shame
you've got magic fingertips
but you still can't seem just to come to grips
You could spin the world as you move your feet
but you choose losing your mind
over losing sleep
I said I know it

I've seen too many like you
I've held my tongue too long
There are words, when spoken true
turn you from weak to strong

Stronger now
or balled up tightly,
quieted nightly
On or off
the voice inside abides
if only slightly
Track Name: Porcelain
Porcelain


Porcelain was the past
I could have kept what I set in cast
but I never knew you

Wise were truly lies
for want of love was my demise
before I knew what it was

Love for my own in my hands
wished upon, it only cracked
Pried and tried to shape its ways
to hold it mine to stay

Years would pass
and I came to find love
the purest that I've known
But alas
only would it come
once I was all alone

Blind to cold inside
I stole all your warmth
to relight my pride
I swear I didn't know it then

Naked under life we stand
in a gaze upon the past
Transparent children of a light
that blinds before it fades away

Years would pass
and I came to find love
the purest that I've known
But alas
only would it come
once I was all alone

Porcelain was the past
it could have flown
but I held it fast
and animal that bleeds in white
Track Name: Dream On
Dream On


These aren't your petty thieves
taking change from an old man's hands
These aren't your local cheats
hiding lines in the ordinance

It's not a tripped-up step in the grass
on a path you well know
And no it isn't fixed by a wish on a wing
out through a window

Dream on

It's not like a word of the mouth
falls straight from the mouth to the ground
But it's not like a line in the mind
flies straight from the mind
and into the crowd

Another day is done, another night has come
and though the year is young
A life and how to live
the book it isn't written, the song it isn't sung

Dream on

Life is fair
days of summer, everywhere
On and on, not my care
light a candle, say a prayer

Dream on

Where you're aware of despair
only point the finger there
In a world that feels so fair
the fault must all be theirs
Track Name: Oh Life
Oh Life


Now long since the days when we could
say we'd like to lie in wait a little longer
save the date
my life's already married away

Looking back it's always near
who's been behind the wheel to steer
When fear is clear and love is mud
looks like I've got my work set up for me

At the heart of every story
written reasons same as for
why happy people always bore me
guess love's better up against a wall

Oh life
your sunny summits splinter bones
your strings forever bid me roam
but I'd not have it any other way

Oh life
your truest beauty tears my heart out
ending ever from its start
but from it I could never look away

Followed my heart down winder roads
it beat and beat and beat me cold
but told me all I'd never known
a breath upon a face down in the snow

Oh life
your fire eyes appraise my face
until I will return your gaze
never can we fall back into one

Oh life
your burden's on a breaking back
that's stronger with each day that passes
soon enough we'll know just who has won

Fleece seats, silky sheets
will see you weak if the easy leaves
Towers now, the tallest all
in the greatest quakes are the first to fall
Track Name: The Observer
The Observer


You wander round
over ground, under clouds
Sight and sound
surround you now and love abounds

Now take all that you can steal
in only hours through the eyes
But try to taste it
and you'll be surprised by what you find

The air it thins
you grow a grin and swim on whims
Life provides enough but
what if stuff were sweeter still

Try to find a way to feel the same
as when you first did swim
Try away but find dismay
when you drink it all in

So I sing instead
of all I see and love
lest my hands draw closed
around the dove

My place may be not to change
what's all arranged
Or maybe all my hands were meant to do
is tear away

I have stood against the world
a lad insane
And learned true love can never wish
for any single thing to change

So I sing instead
of all I see and love
for I held the past
too close to touch
Track Name: Peep Hole
Peep Hole


Eye to eye but worlds apart
our thoughts like planets
our will are stars
I see people as but peep holes
through a shroud of doubt
into one truth

But what could turn my head from
a love so certain
that I knew once
That which I can't speak of
they say it holds the world up
I wonder just for how much

A selfish love, it breaths its cold
into my soul, I'm sold
Greed, it won't work its hands into my life
without a fight

And fight I will 'till I can't move
these things I know but I can't prove
tear my soul straight in two

Soul in pieces
strewn across the land
in faces I see when I pass them
We've built a grand machine
that hands our world to us
as fast as we can grab

But hands that grab grab more of
even when it's all for love
all I say, it's not a love for all
That which I can't escape from
they say it holds the world up
I wonder just for how much

A selfish love, it breaths its cold
into my soul, I'm sold
Greed, it won't work its hands into my life
without a fight

Gabriel took his trumpet
and he blew
but the devil had horns too
Track Name: Bridges
Bridges


Wind can wake you from a dream
or leave you be, not of late it seems

The wind will whip you with the switch it brings
The wind it sings of future things

Oh how I do not want to change
I've so arranged my time in space
I'm stirred in too once I'm out the door
what it is, I hope to know

The wind will chase the sun around
the clouds will always fall back down
the world our quiet quakes will shroud
and the will will build a higher ground

But down as the valleys surround me
the warmth of my race around me
I'm never alone

But high on peaks I fear for my life
I look our frailty in the eye
The winds of change have raised the blade
the skin of worlds is thin today

The wind will chase the sun around
the clouds will always fall back down
the world our quiet quakes will shroud
and the will will build a higher ground

On the ground how different it is
but I've been working on a bridge
And when I work I am never alone
the hardest friend I've ever known
is the wind that blows my soul

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