Lyrics for It Looks Fine From Here


SONG LIST

  1. 1.
    Banana Moon (4:12)
    Come with me, itís a summer night so lovely
    How can you be talking of sleeping and dreaming
    We should be laughing and scheming
    Come along, maybe I will sing you a moon song
    Itís not just any moon, itís a rare moonó
    Itís the Banana Moon.

    Itís so right we can pick blackberries at midnight
    I can see you teeth when you smile at me
    And you are smiling at me
    Itís not a perfect full moon
    But we are perfect fools out under the perfectly
    Waxing, wacky, walloping Banana Moon

    Youíve got your Ten Colds Moon, Mad Moon
    Got you Long Night Moon, Hunger Moon
    Got your Snow Moon, Crow Moon, Green Grass Moon
    (Planting Moon)
    Got your Rose Moon, Honey Moon, Thunder Moon
    Moon when the Cherries Turn Black
    But tonight weíve got Banana Moon
  2. 2.
    We Don't Know (3:52)
    Young girl passes over at the age of 25
    Had a might lot to teach about how to be alive
    Not hardly a one of us who can look death in the face
    And still hold on to a dream and make it real in this human place

    We donít know, we donít know,
    We donít know what to do with what weíve got

    Television be telling us that we never have enough
    Day and night screams weíll never be happy
    Till weíre drowning in a sea of stuff
    Youíve got to lose that box and find a vision of the way that life can be
    Full of laughter you just canít buy, full of love thatís entirely free

    We donít know, we donít know,
    We donít know what to do with what weíve got

    What we are is a speck of life for a moment in a sea of time
    Any fortune we may amass wonít amount to a lowly dime
    What is life but the chance to be the servant of your heart
    What is love but the power to see each breath as a precious gift

    We donít know, we donít know,
    We donít know what to do with what weíve got
  3. 3.
    Mowin' At Owen's (3:48)
  4. 4.
    Another Kind (3:34)
    I will not ask you for what you cannot return
    If longing leaves you, I too will cease to burn
    We meet while traveling on the canyonís lip
    We dance in close, so careful not to slip

    So quick to welcome the unexpected smile
    Surprise has carried us beyond our own denial
    Eager to name another face of love
    Where time is brief, no space is great enough

    All love is real that flies forth from oneís own soul
    And when returned in kind it brings the circle whole
    Some circles grow, some will remain in place
    Each safe within, and each one full of grace


    ďGood-byeĒ seems strange while sweet ďHellosĒ still fill the air
    So lately found and now released to who know where
    Iíll take the tears and trust that love will last
    Beyond this tender place through which we pass
    I will not ask you for what I cannot return
  5. 5.
    Postcard From Andrea (3:09)
    All in my senses in the speed of grief
    I keep my wits about me
    In the whirl of pain, like a hurricane
    Iím just no good without me
    All smell and sound and taste and sight
    I gather in around me
    I cannot drift too far away
    While earthly wonders ground me

    I may be silent as the rock
    Or terrible like to storm
    I ask you please to trust these things
    For they will lead me home
    Everything I need to live
    Waits in this shattered heart
    To mend, and so to dance again
    Iíll take this time apart

    Reaching through the tenderness of pain,
    The great swelling of sadness, to the pearly scarsó
    Moving gingerly past the pain of tenderness
    Toward the joy lurking in another shadow
    The comfort that turns it to light,
    Heat of the wound become light of the heart
  6. 6.
    Miss Eulalia Thomas (3:01)
    Miss Eulalia Thomas, your face upon this wall
    Smiling outward upon us, you beckon and enthrall
    How did you miss becoming a Mrs. Eulalia?
    You make me smile, you have a style all your own

    All your literary sisters cast away their names
    Only known as ĎMrs. Mr.íÖWalter, Frank and James
    You stand alone, intact and unedited,..Eulalia
    You spark in me the part thatís free and aloneÖall alone

    Were you wealthy, haughty, stealthy?
    Beautiful, without a doubt
    All the other smile straight on
    You come at me carefully, dreams in your eyes
    Never quite caughtÖyour chin so strong

    Literary ladies all, you lead them for a time
    Were there lover, children, critics, husbands in your prime?
    How did you fit, outfitted in mysteryÖEulalia
    You let me know Iím free to grow as I willÖand I will

    Miss Eulalia Thomas, your face upon this wall
    Miss Eulalia Thomas, youíre smiling for us all!
  7. 7.
    Waltzing At the 45th Parallel (2:48)
  8. 8.
    Winter Love (3:09)
    Youíll see Ďem shudder, the ones who complain
    That this colorless season just drives them insane
    ďitís brittle, itís brutal, and it goes on too longÖ!Ē
    But you never will dance if you canít hear the song

    And Iím working on a winter love, working on a winter love
    And the least flash of color sets my heart on fire
    My winter love sings me desire
    Itís a strange way to feel in the dark time of year
    My step light and easy and my head is so clear
    And the cat-o-nine tail wind never strings in the turn
    Toward the voice calling out for the heartís need to learn
    All the pleasures of winter love, pleasures of a winter love
    When it all gets too subtle and Iím lost in the grayó
    My winter love shows me the way

    Into the cave gently I go
    I will be brave, sun lying low
    Deep in the nigh, tangled in light,
    Shining, the heartís tender glowÖ

    Old winterís heartís Lazarus, given over for dead
    Till a fine precious love comes and bounces on the bed
    I waken to longing with the cold on my face
    Let the season swell around me, I will dwell in the place

    While Iím working on my winter love, working on my winter love
    So quiet, and waiting with all that it knows
    My winter love gathers and grows
    My winter love knows what it knows
    Iíll go where my winter love goes
  9. 9.
    These Stars (3:54)
    The big old Dipper stands up on itsí end
    And spills the sky all around me
    Iím all astir with this power again
    I just canít say how it found me
    But oh, when it comes, I feel I could run for miles and days
    My soul gets so big that it scares me to death
    So I chase the power away

    Orionís belt a horizon stands
    I know his sword hands below
    I have my own weapons, as survival demands
    As do we all, I know
    And oh, how they shine whenever the mind says ďuse themĒ
    May I, like Orion, just let them shine
    And find the strength not to loose them

    Oh, these stars, so many and they seem so near
    Oh, these stars, they just seem to laugh at my fear

    Taurus points like an arrow tonight
    And dumb with trust, I go
    I go straight to the owl, who speaks of sight
    And casting aside all I know
    And as it falls away, I try so to stay but Iíve left it behind
    Now Iím running home, both dead and alive
    Through a night, both dangerous and kind

    Oh, these stars, so many and they seem so near
    Oh, these stars, they just laugh and laugh at my fear
  10. 10.
    Quiet Hills (3:22)
    There is darkness in these hills, I am not afraid
    There is darkness in these hills, I am not afraid
    There is darkness in these hills
    Though some may tremble, I am still
    Hope lives in these quiet hills

    There is darkness in the land, I seek the taste of hope
    There is darkness in the land, I seek the taste of hope
    There is darkness in the land
    With sorrows more than we can stand
    Hope lives in these quiet hills

    There is darkness in my heart, the taste of hope is sweet
    There is darkness in my heart, the taste of hope is sweet
    There is darkness in my heart
    Yet I can feel the healing start
    Hope lives in these quiet hills

    There is darkness in these hills, I am not afraid
    There is darkness in these hills, I am not afraid
    There is darkness in these hills
    Though some may tremble, I am still
    Hope lives in these quiet hills
  11. 11.
    You Can't Stop (3:14)
    Iíve been working all my life just to get it right
    Iím not about to give it up, not even if I have to fight
    You might think I donít deserve a song thatís all my own
    But itís the very thing that kept me breathing
    When trouble cut me to the bone

    You canít stop my song, you canít stop my song
    You can stop my paycheck, take my life
    But you canít stop my song

    Sometimes my song is sweet and clear, sometimes itís a brutal cry
    Sometimes itís hardly there at all, like a whisper or a sigh
    Sometimes I sing the song, sometimes the song sings me
    But nothing else takes me home so true
    Or reminds me to risk it all to stay free

    You canít stop my song, you canít stop my song
    You can stop my paycheck, take my life
    But you canít stop my song

    I know my songís got a ways to go and Iím ready to see it through
    You know, the very thing that keeps me strong are the songs I hear from you
    I believe the world is full of music when the guns and wallet grow still
    I strain every day to hear them
    And I swear I always will

    You canít stop my song, you canít stop my song
    You can stop my paycheck, take my life
    But you canít stop my song
  12. 12.
    Rising (4:25)
    Heís failed again, he cannot win here
    He is a pawn in someone elseís game
    They laugh him off as just a loser
    They cannot see heíll never be the same
    He stays up late, he studies harder
    He learns these laws they use to break his heart
    He has a wife, she too is learning
    Together they will break these chains apart
    Deep in the night their lamp is burning
    They cannot rest, so urgent is the need
    Not one more child, nor man, nor woman,
    Should know the cruel end that hatred breeds
    A sea of anger floods our nation
    And some are lost in itís dark undertow
    Where is the strength to tread these waters
    And stem despair about to overflow
    Itís in the hearts and minds of people
    Who see this world as common ground for all
    Itís in the earth and sky forever
    And everything alive to freedomís call
    There is a willingness to triumph
    Over a force that tries to crush your soul
    And in the towns and in the country
    More lamps will burn as wounded hearts grow whole
    There is no simple end to hatred
    Itís in the fabric of this textured time
    But when the threads of love are strongest
    Weíll weave a garment rich and fair and fine
    The lamp is dark, the lovers sleep now
    They gather strength in dreams which they will share
    And with the sun, they rise replenished
    And they are rising, rising everywhere
    Oh yes, yes oh yes yes oh yes yes oh yes yes oh yes yes oh yes oh yes!