When you look to the hill you must climb,And your doubts will not disappearBut don't look down, look aheadIsn't that what they saidIt's a long way up from down hereTo be fearless does not mean you're braveTo be brave means you have to know fearEach crevice, each grip,Each foothold, each slip,It's a long way down from up here.Rise with the morning and run to the hillsUntil you can't run no more.Like a bird set free from the chains of the nightAnd rise from the valley floor.The bigger the hill the more shadeDeep in the dark lurks the fearOn the top all aloneThe only shadow's your ownIt's a long way down from up here.And you’ll remember each painstaking stepAnd the thump of your heart in your earLet it beat like a drumMarshall courage to comeIt's a long way down from up here.Rise with the morning and run to the hillsUntil you can't run no more.Like a bird set free from the chains of the nightAnd rise from the valley floor.The picture is broader high up,With a view that cannot compareThree-sixty degreesMight bring you to your kneesIt's a long way up from down hereSo rise with the morning and run to the hillsUntil you can't run no more.Like a bird set free from the chains of the nightAnd rise from the valley floor.So rise with the morning and run to the hillsUntil you can't run no more.Like a bird set free from the chains of the night
Wagon on the Motorway
The slack skinned bongo drums and smelly dog.
In the Dreamtime
The scent of smoke on desert wind Beneath the Southern Cross Far beyond where time begins And generations lost.
I could not be further from you now With both feet on the ground But in the Dreamtime Souls take flight I am a closer to you nowIf I should lay me down to sleep By forest green or shining lake I could arise to find you gone To take for granted my mistake
ChorusMountains crumble forests vanish Seeds awakened by the fire Water earth and air have borne them And I can feel my own ones near
ChorusFlames are dancing in the fire Timeless songs are on the air In the wilderness they're crying But there is laughter everywhereChorus
One Day Away from You
One day away from you Left on my own I list the changes that I swear I’m gonna make But never do When I get home.One day away from youEach unkind word I spoke in anger hurts me more than when in The moment’s heat It first occurred.One day away from you Each thoughtless deed That was my fault opens the wound and rubs In salt and stings And makes me bleed.One day away from you Is like a week A week is like a blue moon month of dreary Sunday afternoons And leaves me weak.One day away from you Is all it takes You’d think by now I’d learned the lessons ofOne day away from you I do deceive Myself to thinking I could cope without you Pity on this fool What webs I weave.
The past But haven’t yet From my mistakes
Now This Has Started
It comes like a thunderboltLeaves you devastatedA certain look, a sudden smileAnd you are captivated.Sometimes that’s the way it goesAnd you are transportedOf course she has no way to knowWhat she has started.The first time that your eyes meetA merest glancingEnough to make your heart a foolSet it to dancing.Stumbled words, you learn her nameAnd when from you she’s partedTill she is yours you’ll know no peaceNow this has started.What weakness turns a man from loveTo seek possessionSo deep and dark can passion growHis heart becomes a prisonAnd he the jailer of that cellIn jealousy he guards itTill true love flies through walls of stoneFrom all she started.A vacant cell, a silent shoutEchoes of freedomAn empty cage, a child’s rageTears and confusionLessons learned in lost beliefIs now in grief impartedTo flourish love must fly on wingsThrough all she’s startedSo rare a thing, a second chanceTherein lies dangerTo slip the bolts of pain and takeGifts from this strangerAnd never ask where she has beenThat journey left unchartedLove returns through unlocked doorsTo what she started.