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Bridges

by Forest Marchini

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1.
Mind the Gap 02:18
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
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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
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Soup 03:35
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
4.
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
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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
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Porcelain 02:59
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
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Dream On 03:30
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
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Oh Life 02:29
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
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The Observer 02:28
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
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Peep Hole 03:25
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
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Bridges 03:46
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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released February 12, 2013

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