Would you believe she's gone from the world / Following nighttime noises, the innocent little bird / That cruel pretender fooled you again, dear / By the bend in the river all will be shown / And you will know / With all that you see in this labyrinth / Wide eyed wonderer reaching for the / Golden rose-water scented dearly departed / She falls to death as you stumble / Back where you started / You fought so hard but your relentless heart / Could never bear to let it go / When everything that you wanted / And all the truth that you hunted / The promise is broken / You're spinning the wheel again / Do you hear the passing locomotive / Westward thundering / Do you remember? The dirt is hard where we danced / It grows even harder / Passing under the wheels / Forever onward / And now you know / Spinning the wheel again ...
Bar all the doors and board up the windows / Set fire to the table and burn all the bedclothes / Wrap me in shadow, close your eyes, you will see / It's a relationship formed at the speed of light tonight / They say that the lightning will never strike the same place twice / The spread of our culture likened to fire / The spread of our cultured likened to a fire / We'll make it better for the unbelievers / With plastic parts and burnt out hearts / Don't give up / It's getting harder now / These waves of light are unpredictable / When what we know, when what we claim to know / Let it go / It's a relationship formed at the speed of light tonight / They say that the lightning will never strike the same place twice / Colliding in pictures of possible futures / Reach out to me / Across the divide of a billion dimensions simultaneously
CRADLED IN BONE:
Hear me, listen / Long have we wandered / Always searching / We look for the place where / We began / Cradled in bones / Our souls entwining / Already home / Spinning outward / In radiant circles / We revolve, and / Go back to the start where / We began / Cradled in bones / Our souls entwining / Already home / I’ve traced the stars on your fingertips / The heavens clenched in your grip (Radiant circles) / The hand I hold isn’t yours alone / But all your nameless kin (look for the place where we began) / The red road stretched out long before us / Our faces to the wind / Hand-in-hand, we begin again / At the place where our footprints end
At the waterfall / You felt the river pulling you in / Branching beneath your skin / The source was within you / Cut yourself open / Cut yourself open / Show me / Water falls / Slips between your fingers, your open palms / The truth is finally coming out / The mystery is spelled out in light, and I have seen it, I think that I’ve touched it / I found it in the waves, and all around me / Rising to take me / Rising to take me / Standing before the crowd / With your accusers gathering round / They’re lighting the fire now / Up there on the pyre / Could you see it? / Did you reach out and touch it? / The truth was in the flames, and all around you / Spinning around you, turning in orbit, all the universe inside of you / When the spark begins to catch / Will it burn, will it burn, will it burn / These pages black / When the torchbearer lifts the lantern high / no disguise will survive in the light / Like seeds taking root in the ash / All that was meant to will come to pass / The fire’s beginning to catch
I AM THE ALTAR:
Bone rattle shakes in the long summer grass / A fire in the hearth / And I am the ash / Lasting past the spell that is cast / You're tracing symbols along the new earth / I am the altar, I am the drum / The nameless one / Secrets / You carry around / From a cup of bones: / Revelations / But when it weighs / Heavy on your soul / It'll come crashing down and / Let us reveal it all tonight / I had a dream I was a birch tree aflame / Standing over / All those who came to say, / Please don’t break this holy curse / We’ll love what we were / We’ll love what we are / We are all liars, We are all framed / By nature’s ways
It's not that I don't feel bad / It's just that i can’t feel worse / Rise up from the unexplored / Hidden domain / Up to where the atom reigns / Carelessly, he said, this engine / will burn us, it doesn’t need a reason / But is it better leaping into the void / Than to stand at the edge / The colors of a used-up earth / In the midst of a sea of shadows / Hiding out in a sunken eye / Can good deeds defend / The violence of a simple plan / Navigating between the arrows / Like that of an animal / Please be careful / Where you’re walking there’s no light / And the grave is too wide / White light burns the seer’s eyes with wisdom / Insight will overpower reason / The hole that exists in everything / We’ll fill it all with light / Blown apart, reunified
KING OF SWORDS:
Before time was time / When your atoms clung to mine /And all of everything, combined / Then at once the light / Driving us apart / We’re stumbling through the dark / Did you find what you were looking for? Did you find what you were looking for? / Tell me / All behold the King of Swords / The silence that you broke / Among other things / The bell that you rang once / Still rings in me / It echoes in my thoughts / Resounding in my bones / I’m fumbling for the door / Am I everything you’re longing for? / Did you find what you were looking for / All behold the King of Swords / Approach the throne, the King of Swords/ And all the bonds you broke / Tearing every string / How did you think it would end / With you, with me? / And everything you said / I remember every word / We're falling through the dark / Did you find what you were looking for?
THE WHEEL (REPRISE):
The cracks that we have mended / Fractures filled with gold / Seeds we have planted / In perfect, crooked rows / Re-making, re-destroying / On and on it goes / So it goes / The treasures we have lost / Lie shining in the snow / Shining in the snow / The places we have faltered / Promises that we broke / All the wasted hours / Let them become our yoke / And we will pull each other / Further down the road / The cracks that we have mended / Fractures filled with gold / Seeds we have planted / In perfect, crooked rows / Re-making, re-destroying / On and on it goes / So it goes...