Lyrics to Heart Whale: The Wail of the Heart

 

It’s Time

 

It’s time, and the boat will rock… wild

Hear the wind howling

It’s here, for the world’s on fire now

Burning cold, into dust, the Destroyer smiles

 

Seas rise and mountains melt

The heart wails, the hand is dealt

The winter comes

 

It’s time, and there ‘s no escaping now

Only wait, for the shoes are dropping everywhere

 

So you say there’ll be an answer

There surely must be something more

And you know that I believe you, if not

Then what’s it all been for?

 

I want to share a little kindness and to release all I despise

I want to feel the inspiration and the hope still in your eyes

But the time is growing shorter at this point of no return

Yes, it’s time that we awaken, and get what we came to learn

 

As the shadow comes between us, we illuminate our hearts

In the midst of this destruction, there is a healing that we start

We will bridge the isolation, we’ll connect the points of light

We will share a new remembrance, we will set this ship aright

 

Amidst the folly of our action, I still trust the Heart of Hearts

Life itself is our redeemer, even when we break it all apart

 

Rise and fall, here and there, down and up , everywhere

It’s time… and the band plays on…

 

Interlude #1

 

Fire

 

Fire away, houses are burning

With nothing to say, we fire when ready anyway

Smoke in my eyes, blurring the lines of reason

Just a disguise, wanting to hide the treason

 

My heart is breaking, down for the taking

My soul is aching now, as I wait this out

 

Fire within, wanting to light the fuse

Let it begin, a dance with the music muse

Write me a song, paint me a summer ending

Playing along, keeping time with the love I’m sending

 

The world is breaking down, let’s awaken

My soul is yearning now, as I reach for love

 

I reach for the love I’m craving

I reach for the life I’m saving

 

Fire inside, warming a heart despairing

Keep it alive, nurture a life worth sharing

 

Wake Up

 

Integrity

 

A little integrity is asking a lot

When talking humanity, overwhelmed and coming apart

There is too many of us now, overpopulating out of control

And it’s hard to believe anymore… hard to believe….

 

Life is a mystery, it seems to have a mind of its own

We look for divinity, but I guess we gotta go it alone

A spirit inside of us, like a river on its way to the sea

We surrender to love’s gravity

 

We stumble and fall, at the heart of it all, is the Ocean call

To be free… to be free

 

I never will understand the violence I’ve seen

The hate and intolerance, the fear and the greed

It’s so disillusioning, it makes no sense to me

I release into love’s gravity

 

So much is happening that we can’t erase

So much is dying now we can never replace

So much destruction, one day we’ll have to face

Is it just wishful thinking, or can I really have faith?

I don’t know… I don’t know

 

Blue

 

In the darkest early morning, wondering if the sun will rise

There’s a sadness deep inside me, I can hear the heart whale cries

Let the silence now embrace me, as the dream world fades away

See no reason for a hoping that there will be another day

 

There’s a love still here inside me, and it won’t leave me alone

It’s pounding me to softness, that my heart don’t turn to stone

It’s a love that keeps me going, it’s a love that sets me free

 

So I will breath, I will love, I will serve, I will remember

I will accept, I will embrace, I will receive, I will surrender

And I will rise, one day at a time

 

As I sit here in the darkness, I know the sun will rise

Still it fills me with foreboding, as this world story dies

But the Heart Whale sings inside me of a love that never fades

Life itself flows on eternal, and this love always remains

 

Thoughts

 

My thoughts, they do wander… I wonder… I ponder…

I pander and meander, reflecting, projecting

Into the dark, filling the empty void

 

Are all these thoughts deceiving? What might I be receiving?

This thinking concerns me, consumes me, disturbs me

What could I find from sources beyond my mind?

 

I sit in silence, I watch my breathing

My thoughts are fading, they’re disappearing now

I’m with the silence, I’m with my breathing

Calmness is filling my being

And like a thief in the night… inspiration fills my inner sight

 

And from this pause, I return to wonder, to ponder

But something is changing, a new way of seeing

In my heart, time to start listening anew

 

Let it Rock

 

Back out in the world… hey, let it rock. Let it roll.

Keep track of center, spinning out at the edge

Gotta rock. Gotta roll.
Stay in my center, or lose it… not gonna lose it… Not again….

Let it rock. Let it roll.

Stay in my center, or else I’ll be spinning out.

Let it rock. Let it roll.

 

Unshaken

 

The storm… and then the calm

The calm, awaiting the return of the storm

The stillness, before the howling wind

And from here, amidst the crash of breaking worlds

I will stand unshaken… I will stand unshaken…

 

Tom

 

It’s time, with the wind still blowing wild

And my heart still wailing

It’s here, and my state of mind on fire

See it burn… burning wild… burning out

 

It was a real bad day

Wish you’d play one more song

But you won’t because you’re gone

Did you learn to fly, or did you free fall out into nothin’

Coming down is the hardest thing

 

Seas rise, and mountains melt

The heart wails, the hand is dealt

The winter comes

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering

 

We gather together

In kindness and prayer for our world

We gather to share our concerns and our joy and our dreams

We find in each other that spirit that sparks the heart

 

We come with the gift of our presence to give and receive

We offer each other that spirit that lights our way

That sparks the heart…That brings the day

 

We gather together

In softness and prayers for our world

We gather to share of our dreams, and our hopes, and our joys, our concerns

We come with the gift of our presence to give and receive

 

We gather together, we come alive

We gather together, even as the world comes apart

We gather together, we’re there for each other… We come alive

 

The Cat

 

In the morning I awaken and discover I’m still here

In the morning light I recognize another day appear

I’m still here…

The story is where I left it… right here… It didn’t disappear

 

The cat is on the windowsill he’s answering the call

The light and breeze are in the trees, he wants to join it all

Right here

I pause into the moment, but I know it’s time for coffee

And the paper, and the fall

This bright fall morning

 

It’s the peace I love… It’s the peace I love

 

There’s a love still here inside me, I know I’m not alone

My heart still beats with softness, my joy still skipping stones

I still can make a difference, for the ones who still love me

It’s that love that keeps me going

It’s that love that sets me free

 

In the morning light I recognize another day is here

The cat is on the windowsill he wants to make it clear

That it’s time

It’s time to brew the coffee, get the paper, make the breakfast

And discover this new day of mine

 

Sweet Sorrow

 

Sorrow…. Sweet Sorrow…

Seductive with your siren call, but you bait me with the sweet

Sorrow… Sweet Sorrow

You trap me with your sorrow

But there’s something I gotta say to you…

I am leaving you now, for another love

 

Sweet Sorrow…

There’s something I must tell you now

Something I gotta say to you…

I am leaving you now, for another love

I am leaving you now, for the love of Joy

 

We will bridge the isolation, we’ll connect the points of light

We will spark a new remembrance, we will set this ship aright

 

Sorrow… Sweet Sorrow…

Seductive in your siren call, but I’m telling you now

That I am choosing Joy, she is in my heart

I will live with Joy, she will fill my heart with joy

I’m in love with Joy, I will give my life to Joy

 

Sorrow… Sweet Sorrow… Bye bye

 

This New Day

 

This day’s got a groove to it, I can feel it in my bones

Everything is starting over, everything is in the zone

I can feel it like a dance step, I’m gonna take it for a run

 

When the new day comes

When the new day comes

 

I got a feeling I’ll be rockin’ and a reelin’ through the morning

A premonition I’ll be singing through the afternoon

I am awake, and I am clear, I am grateful that I am here

It’s a new day now, it’s a heart whale wow

It’s a new day now, I’m gonna show ya how I rock n’ roll

 

I got eyes, I see the vision

I got ears, know how to listen

I got a voice, I speak in tongues

I got a choice, I’m having fun

 

This new day – alive, alive

This new day – appear, appear

This new day – arrive, arrive

This new day is here

 

Like a laser light, focused in the moment

I feel alright, it’s time to celebrate

Got you in my sight, time to get it going

Let’s take it through the night, this party won’t wait

 

This day’s got a spark to it… I can feel it in my heart

I am awake, I am alive, I’m amazed, we have arrived

It’s a new day now, it’s a heart whale wow

It’s a new day now, I’m gonna show you how it feeds my soul

 

Everything is starting over, everything is in the zone

I can feel it in my heart now, no one ever is alone

 

Interlude #2

 

Coming Alive

 

Something is coming alive in me, something that I can feel

Intuition is guiding me, now I’m making it real

Some days are better than others, still, I’m doing alright

Making peace with my brother

and sending prayers of love and light

 

I’m living now, I’m breathing now

It’s not just a little thing

 

I’m turning away from the crazy, I’m turning inside

I’m right where I want to be, my home is a real good ride

 

I’m working now, I’m playing now, I’m making time to sing

I’m singing now, I’m rocking out, It’s joy that’s happening

 

I sing, I sing, and it feels like a real big thing

I breathe, I’m alive, and my home is a real good ride

 

Something is coming alive in me, something that I can feel

Intuition is guiding me, I’m making it real

I’m turning away from the crazy, I’m turning inside

I’m right where I want to be, my home is a real good ride

 

I’m living now, I’m breathing now

It’s not just a little thing

I’m singing now, I’m rocking out

It’s joy that’s happening

 

Slow Dance

 

Slow dance, it’s a mystery

Slow breath, let the heart relax

Slow down, there’s a timeless joy

Right now, as the moments pass

 

Slow burn, in a warm embrace

Light rain, for a thirsty world

I turn, to the empty space

Again and again, as the dream unfurls

 

Fire within, this is a time to choose

Let it begin, a dance with the music muse

Write me a song, paint me a summer ending

Playing along, keeping time with the love I’m sending

 

The world is up and down, as I awaken

My soul is peaceful now, as I live in love

I live in the love I’m sending

Discover a joy never ending

 

Fire inside, warming a heart renewing

I’m glad I’m alive, this is a life worth living