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LYRICS

Gold Light
Morning Star
China Syndrome
This is Love
2013
Golden State
Woodboy
Ponte Vedra
Finally
Home

Gold Light

Dawn
Dawn, tell me honestly
You give me everything I see
Only for a moment

You burn
Burn, baby, turn away
The difference is night and day
Only for a moment

Gold light
If only I could make you
Stay the night
Gold light
Nothing I can say
Is ever gonna change your mind

Dawn
Dawn, tell me what you see
Make an honest man of me
If only for a moment

Gold light
If only I could make you
stay the night
Gold light
Nothing I can say
is ever gonna change it
Gold light
If only I could make you
stay the night
Gold light
Nothing I can say
is ever gonna change your mind

Morning Star

On the highest hill,
In a palace never built
Many wishes unfulfilled
Beyond you lie.

In the valley view
Oh I so looked up to you
For what?
I wish I knew.
You sunned me blind
Years behind
I watched you shine
Like a child.

Say what you will
You’ll never fill
What you’re not in your heart
Be what you are

Flat broke, I laid
Many the promises I made
And in return, I prayed,
Suspended time –
Never squandered
Never pined for.
That’s where you find Love.

Say what you will
You’ll never fill
What you’re not in your heart
Be what you are.

Suspended time –
Never squandered
Never pined for.
That’s where you find Love

Say what you will
You’ll never fill
What you’re not in your heart
Be what you are, Morning Star.

China Syndrome

A satellite that saw
A tiny China Wall was right –
Anonymous and cold,
It gets old.

I wanna make you out
I wanna make you out
However small,
That China Wall
In time, it’s gonna fall.

Tell me who you are.
Even if it’s hard tonight,
The part that feels like dying
is worth trying.

You gotta let it out
You gotta let it out
Let’s have it all
That China Wall
In time, it’s gonna fall.

Take it if it’s warm,
Embrace it if it’s warm,
Don’t fight it.
In the fragile things we say,
Relay something great.

I wanna make you out,
I wanna make you out,
But the secrets that you’re keeping in
Are weakening the meaning and
You’ve gotta let it out,
You’ve gotta let it out
Let’s have it all
That China Wall
In time, it’s gonna fall.

This is Love

This dream of mine -
Is that all there is to me?
The deeper light shines
The harder it is to see.
The wheels on the past
Oh baby, it goes fast.
See how we run?
Oh, baby, this is Love.

This dream of mine -
Is that all there is to be?
Look deeper you’ll find
That there’s no mystery.
We see through the glass,
we see, too, that nothing lasts
As long as it does,
Oh, baby, this is Love.

This love of mine -
Is that all there is to dream?
The higher we climb
The farther you are from me.
The distance is vast
And history’s fading fast,
But we’ve just begun…
Oh, baby, this is Love.

2013

Back when many were
the fish in the sea
Your indifference
made no difference to me
I thought I’d make it better
on my own

Such was my mind
when I lost track of time
It’s all very well,
then suddenly it’s 2012

If the house is gonna
fall anyway
I figured unconditional
surrender could wait
But the sun was sinking
like a stone

Such was my mind
when I lost track of time
It’s all very well
then suddenly it’s 2012

I thought I’d make it better
on my own

Such was my mind
when I lost track of time
It’s all very well,
then suddenly it’s 2012

Golden State

Dawn, where have you gone?
I held out for you so long,
I believed,
Just to come up empty.
Sought a compromise,
I bought into lies that I
Made sure
Were always right here with me.
Where were you that night?
Thought I had a right to know.
Dawn, where did you go?

So I made my way
to the Golden State
I called home.
I hadn’t called home since Autumn.
She left when Winter came,
Got a ride with what’s-his-name.
Dawn,
Omitted, not forgotten.
Where were you that night?
I thought I had a right to know.
Dawn, where did you go?

Woodboy

The Woodboy
The Woodboy
The Woodboy
One day would be real.

All he wanted was to dream
Instead he settled for imagining
A drumming softer than the sound
Of the hammer coming down.

The Woodboy
The Woodboy
The Woodboy
One Day would be real

What is it to feel?
What is it to realize?
What is it to be alive?

The woodshop never felt so cold,
When the wind died down, his heart was pounding
When I woke up he was gone,
Out the window, thought I saw:

What it is to heal.
What it is to realize.
What is it to be?

The Woodboy
The Woodboy
The Woodboy

One day would be real.
One day would be real.
One day would be real.
One day would be real.

Ponte Vedra

Perfection’s something real.
The early talkers took her for a fake.
When the namers came,
they planted in our tongues
the same mistake.
But what would make you stay?
All the things that words can’t say.
I’m so sorry, so want to show you
Some old unspoken way -

Ponte Vedra,
In the forest,
Sunlight on my face.
I don’t want to leave this place
tomorrow.

Perfection in the sand,
The ocean and the sky, they lent a hand,
Commanding us to feel
Connection, something real.
If we never leave,
Can we make believe it’s not too late?
I’m so sorry, so want to hold you
In that golden state.

Ponte Vedra,
In the forest,
Sunlight on my face.
I don’t want to leave this place
tomorrow.

Ponte Vedra,
In the sun,
Someone tell me I’m not the only one.
This could all be gone
tomorrow.

When it was all so clear,
I left you there.
Turned around,
It’s gone somewhere,
It’s gone somewhere…

I wake up –
There’s something wrong,
Something dying in the song,
There’s something missing -
Listen

Ponte Vedra,
In the forest,
Sunlight on my face.
I don’t want to leave this place
tomorrow.

Ponte Vedra,
In the sun,
Someone tell me I’m not the only one.
This could all be gone tomorrow.

Finally

I slowly woke
Many miles ago.
I seem to know now,
We’ll get there somehow.
Fast asleep,
The past, a passing dream
I sense you driving silently.

Finally
Finding a little peace
In your world

You softly spoke
Made it safe to hope
“What’s behind you
won’t define you.”
Miles ahead,
Forget, or better yet
Catch the light in it.
In time, you’ll see.

Finally
Finding a little peace
In your world
In your world
Finding a little peace
In your world
Finally
Finding a little peace
In your world
In your world
Finding a little peace
In your world.

Home

I was reaching out across the sea
Hoping hold would find me
Calling out for you
But I don’t think you knew
That all I ever wanted to do
Was go home.

But here I stand, I’m in two places,
Either way, I just can’t face this.
There’s a breach, no way to cross –
I don’t make the law.
All I ever wanted to do
Was go home.

And I’m about to lose myself again,
In the setting sun, I begin
To give up the love inside of me
To the devil in my heart who won’t believe.

I’m about to lose myself again,
In the setting sun, I begin
To give up the love inside of me
To the devil in my heart who won’t believe.

And I was reaching out across the sea
Hoping hope would find me
Holding out for you
But I don’t think you knew
All I ever wanted to do
Was go home.

But here I am, and I’m in two pieces.
How is it that you can’t see this?
Look what finally washed up on
The doorstep of the dawn.
All I ever wanted to do
Was go home.

All I ever wanted to do was go home.
All I ever wanted to do was go home.
All I ever wanted to do was go home.