Artwork by Jamie-Lee Love

1//Eastern Breeze

Like a flower, blowing only easterly

She moves, flowing in the eastern breeze

Like a storm, nestled on the eastern sea,

She loves. Loving on the eastern breeze

 

Like a photograph can change her

Home is pen to paper

And the call, of a distant shore can save her

Home is pen to paper

 

Like a stone, skimming off the coral reef

She floats, flowing in the eastern breeze

Like a soul, battered by the winter freeze

She warms, warming in the eastern breeze

2//Darlin

Can you stop these walls from closing in darling?

Maybe cure the itch beneath my skin darling?

Can you help me find some peace within darling?

Oh if you could only, rein me in.

 

I can feel the tide just pulling out you see

And I know the force that's drawing back, is me

So, if this perfect storm needs air to breath,

Darling, be my lungs, don't let me leave

 

Can you shake me up and sit me down darling?

Cause I've fought so hard I'm inside out darling.

Can you show me something relevant?

Maybe take away my urge to run.

 

Run darling, oh I run darling

 

I can feel the tide just pulling out you see

And I know the force that's drawing back is me

So if this perfect storm needs air to breath,

Darling be my lungs

 

Oh, I run darling

 

Could you stop these walls from closing in darling?

Maybe cure the itch beneath my skin darling?

Could you help me find some peace within darling?

Oh, if you could only rein me in.

3//Breaking Chains

Gone is the warmth of summer

Gone are the lovers

Gone are those lazy days in June

 

And cold is this darkened city

The sky round here, don't seem so pretty

Clouded by the Cloud

 

Slowly breaking chains

Slowly fading away

 

And so, from this street forgotten

The last brown leaves from bitter autumn

Dance into the sun.

 

And oh, changing faces

Changing times and changing places

Help me to begin

 

Slowly breaking chains

Slowly fading away

 

The places where our children used to play,

Used to pray

Sometimes throw their lives away

Take me to those cobbled streets

Where angels meet, meet me.

 

This is my city, bleak and pretty

Love it, hate it, clean and shitty

All rolled into one

 

So feel its pain and taste its poison

East to west, each heart is frozen

Winter leaves, the moment goes

And, smile, into the sun

4//Phuket Daze

Listen to the tapping of the rain on the window pane

The tapping turns to typing and I'm right in the scene again

A wooden room with blankets in some holy forgotten land

I came here with a back pack, but I'm leaving in a strangers hand

 

I've noticed that the ocean's getting wider since I met you

I'm not sure of the distance or how long till I'll forget you

I can't continue counting, oh the days are just racing in

But when I'm tired of exhaust fumes, well I'm sure I'll see your face again

 

And the Phuket sky is laughing

And asking me how I came to belong here

One with the rain, building paper planes

I don't plan to go back and fly around again

 

So I'll just push you away

I will push you away

And poof, you'll be gone

With the smoke and the haze

 

And I'll just push you away,

Yeah I will push you away

So let me return

To my, Phuket Daze

 

I awake to find the sky is upside down and orange

I saw this in a dream back when I couldn't face the mornings

And I cling to wooden houses and the water surrounding them

See, clarity is everywhere when the city isn't clouding it

 

Oh and don't believe the truth that we can't move beyond our shadows

My soaking skin is brimming in the bursting banks and barrels

Of a rich and promised paradise of love and life and laughter

The trees are my protectors, and my God is greener pastures oh...

 

And the Phuket sky is laughing

And asking me how I came to belong here

One with the rain, building paper planes

I don't plan to go back and fly around again

 

So I'll just push you away

I will push you away

And poof, you'll be gone

With the smoke and the haze

 

And I'll just push you away,

Yeah I will push you away

So let me return

To my, Phuket Daze

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5//Morning Dew

He's defenseless, in the face of her defenses

She's determined not to look back, and her suitcase is packed

He's awakened by her kindness, she contains him

In a furnace, scared to light the match, or take her kindness back

 

Theirs is a lifetime in a nutshell.

You can not crack her, she's contagious

Beautiful and courageous.

 

They get raggedy and reckless

Joined their hearts and joined their beds

Cause they're connected

Sharing every breath

 

He cocoons her, with his poets heart, dumbfounds her

Surrounds her room with song and flowers

His gift, the hours that his thoughts have pierced her soul

Better the angel that you know

Love's the Devils bow

 

Like the springtime, forged in colour

Lost in love and one another

He said 'you needn't look no further

There's only me and only you'

 

As the summer wind does blow,

She will change and she will grow

His hand in hers, their tears become the morning dew...

6//Little Moth

Little moth, you kept me up all night

Little moth, your desperate plight

Wings of cloth blister

Little moth, you kept me up all night

 

Little moth, you barely had a chance

Little moth, your desperation dance

Wings of cloth blister

Pointless exister

Little moth you barely had a chance

 

Flutter, burn

 

Little moth, for you I dearly felt

But you wouldn't learn your lesson if I helped

Wings of cloth blister

Pointless exister

Little moth for you I dearly felt

 

Flutter, burn

7//The Beast Within

And so, we soared to brighter places

Where the sky was purple, and the sea sang

I prayed for love to spread, contagiously

Mad love, the darkest kind

 

And oh the wind did blow and burst

Over thatched roofs and farm lands

And you and I, we drunkenly took on the world

Ourselves, our demons

 

We lined the courts of ancient lovers

The arched walks of armed men

In holy shelters we took cover,

With tired wheels and liars hands

 

Behind our eyes we burst with colour

Us fading rainbows, bound together

And though our bodies shook and stuttered

We marched out and caved in

 

There's a mountain bleeding

Ripped from all its beauty

And the secrets kept and bereft of all their beauty

War torn and guilty

Just like this city

War torn and guilty

The beast, within me

 

My broken bones baby,

Your foolish heart, save me.

 

We lay in grass and watched the sunset

The stained sea and glass sands

And holding hands we counted bottles

Round barbed wire, we slow danced

 

And oh my heart did sink with worry

As the moon moved and the tides changed

And you and I, we drowned our sorrows

In song books and false friends.

8//Rats and Races

If I was wrong, then I'm sorry

True, I did not know what or who I was answering to

I swear, I walked straight amongst the crooked bunch

With my back to the wind and my hand on my gun

 

But the fault lines changed and I was bound to run

See I fled the face of the cornicing

My loved one.

 

I slept in your streets, when I was barely a child

And I wept in your arms, until they smothered my mouth

And I darkened your doorways, I figured you out

I took what I could and then I shut it all out

 

And I filled my blood, until I ran a drought

You see I brought you back bottles

I swallowed you down and out

 

And I covered your tracks,

Now I can't find my way back to your door

And I bet that you're lost

Between the rats and the races...

9//Air Pressure

And I think that I could know you

When soaring up in the sky

And I wish I didn't hurt you

From 30000 feet high

Where all the passengers fly

In the abandoners isle

 

And the hostesses are nosey

Reading my thoughts while I sleep

And I wish that you could know me

For all the secrets I keep

The air is thinning and weak

Life jacket under my seat

(For all the good it would be)

 

And my thoughts propel towards you

From my tin can in the sky

At 30000 feet high

Oh, Its high enough for me to know,

I lied...

10//Down Under

He wanders closer to the light

He fights the fear and flees the fire

Play your little heart out

Play your precious heart out

 

Down under furrowed brows

And old grey towns

Done and down under now

Down beneath the shards of glass

And thoughtless crowds

Done and down under now

 

I think of you in sunshine and smile

I think of you most days now

You saved my little world at times

Saved, brought my precious heart out

 

Down in that retched bar

With your old guitar

Done and down under now

Countless those open arms

And friendly hearts

Done and down under now

 

Focus, I must now

Focus and go down under..

11//Tran-Siberian Express

Whether a good man, or a good and lost one

Living your life's plan, if you ever sought one

Whether your mind's clear or fraught

With wild and wistful thoughts

Pack up shop, take stock of what you've got

 

If you're caught short, by a Bangkok waitress

In the cockpit of a grand hiatus

If you're running out of Yen

In a bar, in Ho Chi Min

Don't look back, just float across the wind

 

And if you see a sign, for the Trans-Siberian line

Tell me how to reach that love of mine.

 

Cause he's a whisper, down in Sydney harbour

A blood blister, from a thief in Zadar

He's the nettle in the grass,

He's an all-consuming ass

 

Where in these four corners does he abide?

Bye bye

12//Tiny Mortals

We, us tiny mortals

So important, so deranged

I am merely human

Skin and bone and cannot change

 

Falling from the sky

A swift reminder, we can break

Break, us tiny mortals

So involved in higher stakes

 

Love, love is the ocean

Love is air, my fingertips

I could write a mountain

I could move you

Telling fibs

 

Hope, hope is important

Tends my patience, helps me breath

 

These tiny emotions

Mend or tear our tapestries

 

Hope remains

Love is open, love is free

Love is you and you are me

Love is awesome, love is free.

 

We, us tiny mortals

So important, so deranged

I am merely human

Skin and bone and fear and rage

 

Planting down our flags

Our wars are spoken, words our wage

I, like you am passing

Passing places, placing blame

 

Love is open, love is free

Love is you and you are me

Love is awesome, love is free.