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FULL CIRCLE 2003

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Half Moon Bay
Instrumental

 

When You're Not Near Me

When you’re not near me
The time don’t seem to move as easy
When you’re not near me
The sun don’t seem to feel the same
The days don’t shine as brightly
And the nights don’t taste as sweet
And this soul of mine feels
lost and incomplete
When you’re not near me

When you’re not near me
I make the sound of one hand clapping
When you’re not near me
I leave no footprints in the sand
And I can find no solace
in the lonely silver sea
I’m only half as strong and half as free
When you’re not near me
When you’re not near me

Don’t be long my love
Oh, don’t be long my love
It won’t be long until
I hold you in my arms again

When you’re not near me
There is no laughter in my spirit
When you’re not near me
There is no spirit in my laugh
You are like a magnet to that iron part in me
And this longing never seems to let me be
When you’re not near me
When you’re not near me

 

Full Circle

Funny how the circle turns around
First you’re up and then you’re down again
Though the circle takes what it may give
Each time around it makes it live again

Funny how the circle is a wheel
And it can steal someone who is a friend
Funny how the circle takes you flying
And if it’s right it brings it back again

(Chorus)
Funny how the circle turns around
First you’re lost and then you’re found again
Though you always look for what you know
Each time around it makes it new again

Funny how the circle is a wheel
And it can steal someone who is a friend
Funny how the circle takes you flying
And if it’s right it brings it back again

Funny how the circle is a wheel
And it can steal someone who is a friend
Funny how the circle takes you flying
And if it’s right it brings it back again

Words and Musics by Gene Clark ©1973 Irving Music Inc.(BMI) Copyright renewed.
All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.


Reason To Run

Pecos mountains in the fading light
Shadows stretching ‘til
they’re clean out of sight
How could anything that felt so right
At the same time feel so wrong
At the same time feel so wrong

All these questions, baby, all these fears
Kept me running through
the best of my years
I pray this storm inside me someday clears
But these scars run so damn deeply
But these scars run so damn deep in me

There’s a reason for everything, they say
That’s under the sun
For every reason to stay
I find a reason to run
I find a reason to run

Seems I’ve always had these friends of mine
The smoke, the bottle, and the fine white line
To keep me company through the crush of time
But these changes come so slowly
And these changes come so slow to me

There’s a reason for everything, they say
That’s under the sky
For every reason to love
There’s a reason to cry
There’s a reason for everything, they say
That’s under the sun
For every reason to stay
I find a reason to run
I find a reason to run

 

Once In Love

Once in love you’ll always be a lover
Once is all it takes
You will give your heart up to another
Even if it breaks

You can say this fever’s sure to leave you
It’s bound to fade with time
And you can lie
but your heart just won’t believe you
Hearts just aren’t that blind

Chorus
Some say love’s a game but she holds all the cards
The hands are never ours to choose
And once love has made her play
She never goes away
Win or lose

The well runs dry and it takes its time in filling
And sometimes seems so deep
Even though the flesh is often willing
The spirit gets so weak

Repeat Chorus

Once in love you’ll always be a lover
Bide your time ‘til then
If you should lose
there’ll always be another
So you can try again
You can try again

 

Whispers In The Wind

Like a wraith she ambles aimlessly
Through the mists along the shore
She wraps the foggy night around her like a warming shawl
And leaves wildflowers at my door

She comes to me when she needs company
And weaves her web around my soul
She comes to me to free those wild, burning, passion fires
That she cannot control

And by the morning light I know that she’ll be gone
And then the lonely hours begin
And all she leaves behind to find her in the dawn
Are whispers in the wind

And in the flicker of the candlelight
She takes comfort in my touch
And then she pulls away and leaves before the candles die
Or before she feels too much

And by the morning light I know that she’ll be gone
And then the lonely hours begin
And all she leaves behind to find her in the dawn
Are whispers in the wind

 

This Heart

(Chorus)
This heart - this heart
Has been beaten down and battered
This heart - this heart
Has been torn apart and shattered
But what's left of this heart of mine
I will lay down in you hands
'Cause in the light of your love this heart still stands

I'd been walking down a one way street
Filled with sorrow and confusion
Searching every single face I'd meet
For some heaven I could hold
And when I felt like I was running dry
And love was always gonna pass me by
You brought me out of the rain
And in from the cold

Repeat Chorus

I believe for every wayward soul
Crying out for its completion
There's another that will make it whole
That's just waiting to be found
And I confess that I was losing faith
And I'd all but given up the chase
When you took hold of my heart
And turned it around

Repeat Chorus

 

Reach Haven Postcard

The first breath of autumn
blows through the trees
And the nights are getting long
and growing colder
And the maples are turning
and the fields have gone brown
And the waves against the shore
make such a sad sound

Now there’s a meal on the table and a fire in the stove
And a candle burning brightly by the stairway
And a lamp in the window that shines out to sea
And I wish so much tonight that you were here with me

Now the moon is in danger of running aground
As she sweeps the tattered clouds above the island
And the stars lay like diamonds on the breast of the sea
And I wonder where you are and if you’re thinking of me

(Chorus)
Now I’ve grown so accustomed
To having you near
And I miss you so madly
When you are not here
When I think how you love me
Oh, it brings me to tears
And wish so much tonight
that you were here with me
Oh, I wish so much tonight
that you were here with me

Well I dropped you a postcard today in the mail
With a picture of a sailing ship upon it
And I tried to say something that was clever and clear
But the only thing I wrote was that “I wish you were here”

Repeat Chorus

 

Drawing Pictures

Paper people in a raging fire
Trying to keep the cold away
Talking tangled in a thorny briar
Lost with nothing left to say

Always racing for the night to hide us
Never listening to the love inside us
No one ever told us we were wrong
No one said when love is weak
It may be getting strong
She searched for a shoulder
And mine was gone

Drawing pictures in the sand
Trying to tease the time to stay
Wishing water never met the land
To wash the dreams away

Taking turns at being friends and lovers
Hearing what we both believe from others
No one ever told us we were wrong
No one said when love is weak
It may be getting strong
She searched for a shoulder
And mine was gone

 

Icarus Ascending

Soaring alone upon a threatening wind
Just fix your eyes on the horizon
Cut off from everything you’ve known or have been
I shouldn’t think it’s so surprisin’
Spiraling upward on a freshening lift
Reaching the realms of fleet Apollo
You have been given the most sacred of gifts
You must be fearless now and follow

(Chorus)
Don’t look down
Though your heart may be weary
Don’t look down
Though your wings are on fire
Don’t look down
Though the night may seem endless
There’s a reason you’re flying
this fast and this far
Let your faith be your strength
And your love be your guiding star

Venturing further than the length of your sight
Out past the reach of your beginnings
There is a gamble in each proud act of flight
But the losses pale before the winnings
Circling and diving with this freedom you’ve found
Illusion blows apart and scatters
There is no darkness in this place that we're bound
Love is the only thing that matters
Repeat Chorus
Up.....up.....up.....up.....

 

Earth Anthem

And we are but an island In an ocean
This is our home
Third from the sun
Let it be evergreen
Let it be evergreen

And we are but an island In an ocean
This is our home
Third from the sun
God, keep it evergreen

To keep it ever green
I would lay my life down

And we are but an island
In an ocean
This is our home
Third from the sun
Let it be evergreen
Let it be evergreen

Words and Music by Bill Martin ©1969 DreamWorks Songs/Dixie Stars Music
(ASCAP) All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 

Interview by Rex Rutkowski about "Full Circle"....