Blew Willie -- Sound Whole

by Josh McIntosh

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released July 1, 1998

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Track Name: The Garden
we were born in the garden
weeping willows all hanging down
sunshine warm on our bodies
walking barefoot on the ground

we were alive in the garden
like a lazy autumn afternoon
our laughter echoed through the canyon
sweet gardenias were all in bloom

we made love in the garden
like in some faint celestial dream
there beneath the silent mountain
soaked our bodies in the bubbling stream

gotta get back...

there was music in the garden
nature sang a mystic tune
it was quiet and assuring
no one ever spoke too soon

gotta get back

we were a family in the garden
we had integrity, our word was true
there was kindness and compassion
you cared for me and i cared for you

gotta get back

got too get back too the garden
got too learn to live again
got too get back too the garden
got too learn to live and love again

gotta get back
Track Name: Rainwalk
don't you see? why can't you understand?
i can make mistakes just like any other man
i been doing the best i can
but sometimes i need a helping hand
why don't you give me your hand

cuz you can walk between the rain
no matter how fast how hard or wet
you can step out from your pain
no matter how far down you get

well it's hard not to swallow your pain and your sorrow
even though you've choked on regret
and every other morning you wake up crying
but your face never seems to get wet
your face never gets wet...somehow you never get wet

how can you answer when i've asked you no question
and questions don't come from you
i'm caught once again between sunshine and rain
and i don't know what to do

cuz you can walk between the rain
no matter how fast how hard or wet
you can step out from your pain
no matter how far down you get

with everyone screaming you can't hear a thing
and nothing falls into place
and everyone's looking for some hidden meaning
when it's right in front of your face

so don't tell me you still don't understand
i need the same things as any other man
i keep doing the best i can
and when i ask you for a helping hand
give me your hand

and we can walk between the rain
no matter how fast how hard or wet
we can step out from our pain
no matter how far down we get
Track Name: All My Promises
new politico in town
i saw him down on market
advertising how he'd take the homeless off the street

but through the wind and rain
a hard winter came
started fogging up my mind
just like it was fogging up my days

hold on...this might take a little while
hold on...this looks like a lot more work than i can handle
i didn't make those comments for the record
you can throw him out the door with all my promises

you might give a little more
if you only had some history
like where he came from, what he did
did he have a family
hold on
did he steal to fill their bellies
did he lie to get get them what they needed
police on every corner say
man find another place to sleep
he says
where else can i go ? you guys have been moving me for weeks now


hold on...this might take a little while
hold on...this looks like a lot more work than i can handle
i didn't make those comments for the record
you can throw him out the door with all my promises

if i find myself alive
you won't be the only one surprised
but i've spent much colder nights
and i don't need any
social service lies

but you might give a little more
if you only had some history
like where he came from, what he did
did he have a family
hold on
did he steal to fill their bellies
did he lie to get get them what they needed
police on every corner say
man find another place to sleep
he says
where else can i go ? you guys have been moving me for weeks now

hold on...this might take a little while
hold on...this looks like a lot more work than i can handle
i didn't make those comments for the record
you can throw him out the door with all my promises
Track Name: Brood
well i've spent nights alone
but i've never felt as far from home
as i did last night
yeah and i been on this road a time or two before
and i can tell you babe
it ain't something i like

aye aye aye (*$% &*&^# *#)

well i've been thinking...
and that got me to wondering how far i can take this
how far before it starts to break apart

aye aye aye (*$% &*&^# *#)

well i try to keep it rolling
forward always, never backward
if that ever starts to happen
it just ain't worthwhile
maybe i can pick it all up
put it in my pocket
maybe take a piece and try to sell it
gonna start another market

aye aye aye (*$% &*&^# *#)

the more i think about it
the more convinced i am
with hard work i can make it
but that still leaves the question of how far

aye aye aye (*$% &*&^# *#)

in all this thinking i've come to some conclusions
it's all about communication
in letting this get y me i've wasted too much time
brooding in sarcastic contemplation

aye aye aye (*$% &*&^# *#)

this song should way better.....
Track Name: Me And Lucy
i met a girl who knows the city
but she knows what goes on in the country too
and she goes through the same things that i do
but somehow i just can't keep from feeling blue

well maybe there was something in the water that night
or maybe i'd had a beer or two
or maybe it had more to do with the way i felt when i first met her
a feeling i haven't lost
i hope i never do

and i went out
looked around
you won't believe
what i found

when i see the sun go down
i think of how i feel when she's around
and i can almost hear the sound
of me and lucy

on the sand i got to know her
the tide rolled in when it should have been on the way out
i think we said a lot about the future
in everything we talked about

well i remember every color
in the feathers that she wears inside her room
every time i hear the wind come and pound against the hills i live in
every time i see a bright full moon

and i went out
looked around
you won't believe
what i found

well the earth it keeps turning around
i put my ear to the cold ground
and i can almost hear the sound
of me and lucy

i went out
looked around
you won't believe
what i found

you know i've waited a while
must have looked at least a hundred miles
but can almost see the smiles
of me and lucy

i can almost see the smiles
of me and lucy
Track Name: Window
and my window is open
and my candle is lit
and i've been waiting all night
for you to come by
slip inside this dimly lit room
where i live
tonight when business closes
you will find the roses
i left on your bed
to give

and my heart is an ocean
for you to swim
and my eyes are wide open
let's begin
to the end
again begin
begin again
again...begin again

and my window is open...