The Songs

Horizons

Morning calls us to the day
Gold and red wash night away
Eyes wide open to new light
Call of something new to say

New horizon in the haze
Change where certainty held sway
Wake and listen to the call
Time to find a different way

Sunlight bathing the world
Pushing open a new door
This new day can never end
Wake up, it’s time to go

A different horizon
A different horizon
A new horizon
A new horizon

I promise I shall never give up
And that I will die yelling and laughing

Feeling Something

Don’t know what I really feel but I’m feeling something
Can’t tell what it really means but it’s better than nothing
Makes me feel all alone
Long way from my comfort zone
Can’t make sense of anything now I’m feeling something

Trying just to go with the flow but it’s left me floundering
Heading someplace I don’t know just to keep from drowning
Reaching for the other shore
No way back to where I was before
Trying just to keep my head now I’m feeling something

I thought I had it all tied down
Thought I knew my way around
I was happy sad mad and in love had everything I needed
But there’s more to feeling than it seems
So much more that everything means
There’s a new day dawning for me with a different horizon

Tell me what I really feel and then I’ll show it
Show me how to understand and then I’ll know it
Feels like a new way to be
A new way of being to set me free
Trying hard to be someone who’s really feeling something
Trying hard to be someone who’s really feeling something
Trying hard to be someone who’s really feeling something

Stranger

Feel like a stranger
Landed in a distant place
Walking to a different rhythm
A different kind of pace
When you don’t speak the language
You’re a long way from home
Feel like a stranger
A different kind of alone
And now I find that I’m lost
In a strange part of town
No place for a stranger
Got to keep my head down

Out of the shadows
Comes a man who looks like me
He is a stranger in his own land
Now he will not let me be
He says that I have wronged him
That I must pay the cost
The reckoning is upon me
I must recover what he has lost
And now I see I’ve been missing
Since I can’t remember when
Feel like a stranger
I have to find myself again

Come On In

Come on in baby
The water’s fine
Dive in deep with me
I’ll make you mine
I can see you’re scared baby
You got a long way to fall
You gotta trust me baby
I’ll take care of it all
We never saw this coming
But I put everything on the line
Come on in baby
The water’s fine

Come on in baby
See the wood for the trees
I know you never expected
To meet someone like me
And I know, in your world
You got things going on
But when it feels like this baby
Can it ever be wrong?
We’ll dance the night away
All you gotta do is pick me
Come on in baby
Lighten up, I’ll set you free

Come on in baby
Get over yourself
If you leave it too long
You’ll get left on the shelf
And I know you got a lot to lose
But I’m quite a catch
It’s written in the stars baby
We’re the perfect match
From where we started
This may feel a little strange
Come on in now baby
You’re strong enough to make the change

Come on in come on in
You know I’ll take care of it all
You gotta trust me baby
Well come on in come on in
It’s written in the stars
The water’s fine
This is not a dead end street
All you got to do is pick me

Tell The Truth

Tell the truth
Who really knows what’s going on?
Tell the truth
Who says what’s right or wrong?
Tell the truth
No one ever tells the truth
They couldn’t if they wanted to
Tell me the truth
How can they ever tell the truth
When they don’t even know that they’re lying?
Tell me the truth

Who are you?
When it all comes down tell me who are you?
Who are you?
When you look in the mirror just who are you?
Who are you?
When you fall asleep at night do you know?
When you wake up in the morning are you there?
Who are you?
You could rip away your mask
If you didn’t know how much it was going to hurt
Tell me the truth

Call It Midlife

Crisis, what crisis?
I feel more like a man than I ever felt before
A little touch of grey’s done me no harm
In fact it’s opened a few doors
I went to the doctor and he said you’re a little stressed
Cut out the coffee and the cigarettes
Well I like my coffee sweet early in the morning
And I don’t smoke anyway
He said:

You gotta take it easy
You gotta settle down
You gotta be a grown man
You should know better
Looks like your midlife’s finally come around

I don’t have a motorbike
But I’ve had me a leather jacket for a long time
I can still get into a 36 at a pinch
I reckon I’m hitting a new prime
My counsellor, she’s shining all kinds of light
She says I should maybe meditate
Well I’m pretty sure I’ve always been mindful
And I kind of like my lower self
She said:

You gotta take it easy
You gotta settle down
You gotta be a grown man
You should know better
Looks like your midlife’s finally come around

Frankly, I can’t see any real change
Seems to me I’m just more real than I ever used to be
Deep down I’ve always known the truth
I’ve just been holding back the real me
I spoke to my good friend
He said what’s right for you is right for everyone
Well that’s what I always thought
It’s just that no one ever agreed before
He said:

You gotta take it easy
You gotta settle down
You gotta be a grown man
Looks like your midlife’s finally come around

You gotta take it easy
You gotta settle down
You gotta be a grown man
Looks like your midlife’s finally come around

Everybody keeps telling me
You gotta take it easy
You gotta settle down
You gotta be a grown man
Looks like your midlife’s finally come around

Can’t Sleep For Dreaming

Can’t sleep for dreaming
Dreaming how it could be
In dreams from distant memory
My life drifts back to me
Gazing at the ceiling
Waiting for the dawn
Grey light through the window
Trying to stay warm

Trying to be present
Know there’s only Now
Mind fills up too quickly
Must let go somehow
Resting here so restless
Tired of losing sleep
Turn away from choices
Vows I cannot keep

If I could choose my dreaming
I would dream myself at peace
But still I’m only lying
I can only dream of sleep

Dreams can come to haunt you
Dreams can show the way
So I never will stop dreaming
Finding new dreams every day

Living in my dreaming
Hiding everything I feel
Drifting between moments
Wondering what’s real
A weight too great to carry
A path that’s just too steep
Buried by the pressure
Do I wake or do I sleep?

If I could choose my dreaming
I would dream myself at peace
But still I’m only lying
I can only dream of sleep

Long Road

It’s a long long road
When you don’t know what lies ahead
And you walk all alone
The way is not too clear
But something calls you on
That long long road

Home is where your heart is
It’s where your soul comes back to life
It’s where you belong
But you can’t help but wonder
Sometimes you wander just too far
People try to tell you
But they don’t know what you know
They can’t see what you can see
On your long long road

Sometimes when you’re wandering
It can feel like a dead end street
With nowhere to turn
But you can feel the sky above you
The path unfolding as it should
Time flies away from you
No beginning no end
On that long long road

It’s a long long road
When you don’t know what lies ahead
And you walk all alone
The way is not too clear
But something calls you on
People try to tell you
But they don’t know what you know
They can’t see what you can see
On your long long road

Questions

How would it be if I changed?
Changed my way of being, changed my way of life?
Would you come with me?
Would you change too?
How would it be for you?
How would it be for you?

How would you feel with a new man?
Someone stronger than he was before?
Would you turn away from me?
Could you be stronger too?
How would it feel for you?
How would it be for you?
How would it feel?

Why do so many of us try to sleep
When life won’t let us rest?
Why do we try so hard to hide
Only to be put to the test?
Why do we turn from the questions
That always run so deep?
Will you awake, for pity’s sake?
Or will you forever be asleep?

How can I tell you what I feel
When you gave me everything
made my world your own?
Could you trust me in a new way?
Can I do the same for you?
How would it feel for you?
How would it be for you?
How would it feel?

How would you feel with a new man?
Someone stronger than he was before?
Could you trust me in a new way?
Can I do the same for you?
How would it feel for you?
How would it be for you?
How would it feel?
How would it be for you?
How would it feel?

All songs by Storm Warning.
Lyrics by Stuart Maxwell.