All That You Can't Leave Behind

Beautiful Day
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Elevation
Walk On
Kite
In A Little While
Wild Honey
Peace On Earth
When I Look At The World
New York
Grace
The Ground Beneath Her Feet (bonus)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Beautiful Day  

    The heart is a bloom, shoots up through the stony ground
    There's no room, no space to rent in this town
    You're out of luck and the reason that you had to care,
    The traffic is stuck and you're not moving anywhere.
    You thought you'd found a friend to take you out of this place
    Someone you could lend a hand in return for grace

    It's a beautiful day, the sky falls
    Abd you feel like it's a beautiful day
    Don't let it get away

    You're on the road but you've got no destination
    You're in the mud, in the maze of her imagination
    You love this town even if that doesn't ring true
    You've been all over and it's been all over you

    It's a beautiful day
    Don't let it get away
    It's a beautiful day
    Don't let it get away

    Touch me, take me to that other place
    Teach me, I know I'm not a hopeless case

    See the world in green and blue
    See China right in front of you
    See the canyons broken by cloud
    See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
    See the Bedouin fires at night
    See the oil fields at first light
    And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
    After the flood all the colors came out

    It was a beautiful day
    Beautiful day
    Don't let it get away

    Touch me, take me to that other place
    Reach me, I know I'm not a hopeless case

    What you don't have you don't need it now
    What you don't know you can feel it somehow
    What you don't have you don't need it now
    You don't need it now, you don't need it now

    Beautiful day

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Stuck in a moment you can't get out of  

    I'm not afraid of anything in this world
    There's nothing you can throw at me that I haven't already heard
    I'm just trying to find a decent melody
    A song that I can sing in my own company

    I never thought you were a fool
    But darling look at you
    You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight
    These tears are going nowhere, baby

    You've got to get yourself together
    You've got stuck in a moment and now you can't get out of it
    Don't say that later will be better now you're stuck in a moment
    And you can't get out of it

    I will not forsake, the colors that you bring
    The nights you filled with fireworks
    They left you with nothing
    I am still enchanted by the light you brought to me
    I listen through your ears, and through your eyes I can see

    And you are such a fool
    To worry like you do
    I know it's tough, and you can never get enough
    Of what you don't really need now...my oh my

    You've got to get yourself together
    You've got stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it
    Oh love, look at you now
    You've got yourself stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it

    I was unconscious, half asleep
    The water is warm 'til you discover how deep...
    I wasn't jumping...for me it was a fall
    It's a long way down to nothing at all

    You've got to get yourself together
    You've got stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it
    Don't say that later will be better
    Now you're stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it

    And if the night runs over
    And if the day won't last
    And if our way should falter
    Along the stony pass

    And if the night runs over
    And if the day won't last
    And if your way should falter
    Along this stony pass
    It's just a moment
    This time will pass

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Elevation  

    High, higher than the sun
    You shoot me from a gun
    I need you to elevate me here
    A corner of your lips
    As the orbit of your hips
    Eclipse, you elevate my soul

    I've lost all self-control
    Been living like a mole
    Now going down, excavation
    I and I in the sky
    You make me feel like I can fly
    So high, elevation

    A star, lit up like a cigar
    Strung out like a guitar
    Maybe you can educate my mind
    Explain all these controls
    I can't sing but I've got soul
    The goal is elevation

    A mole, living in a hole
    Digging up my soul
    Going down, excavation
    I and I in the sky
    You make me feel like I can fly
    So high, elevation

    Love, lift me out of these blues
    Won't you tell me something true
    I believe in you

    A mole, living in a hole
    Digging up my soul now
    Going down, excavation
    I and I in the sky
    You make me feel like I can fly
    So high, elevation

    Elevation...
    Elevation...
    Elevation...
    Elevation...
    Elevation...
    Elevation...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Walk on  

    And love is not the easy thing
    The only baggage you can bring...
    And love is not the easy thing...
    The only baggage you can bring
    Is all that you can't leave behind

    And if the darkness is to keep us apart
    And if the daylight feels like it's a long way off
    And if your glass heart should crack
    And for a second you turn back
    Oh no, be strong

    Walk on, walk on
    What you got, they can't steal it
    No they can't even feel it
    Walk on, walk on
    Stay safe tonight...

    You're packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
    A place that has to be believed to be seen
    You could have flown away
    A singing bird in an open cage
    Who will only fly, only fly for freedom

    Walk on, walk on
    What you got they can't deny it
    Can't sell it or buy it
    Walk on, walk on
    Stay safe tonight

    And I know it aches
    And your heart it breaks
    And you can only take so much
    Walk on, walk on

    Home...hard to know what it is if you never had one
    Home...I can't say where it is but I know I'm going home
    That's where the heart is

    I know it aches
    How your heart it breaks
    And you can only take so much
    Walk on, walk on

    Leave it behind
    You've got to leave it behind
    All that you fashion
    All that you make
    All that you build
    All that you break
    All that you measure
    All that you steal
    All this you can leave behind
    All that you reason
    All that you sense
    All that you speak
    All you dress up
    All that you scheme...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Kite  

    Something is about to give
    I can feel it coming
    I think I know what it means
    I'm not afraid to die
    I'm not afraid to live
    And when I'm flat on my back
    I hope to feel like I did

    'cause hardness, it sets in
    You need some protection
    The thinner the skin

    I want you to know
    That you don't need me anymore
    I want you to know
    You don't need anyone, or anything at all

    Who's to say where the wind will take you
    Who's to say what it is will break you
    I don't know, which way the wind will blow
    Who's to know when the time has come around
    Don't want to see you cry
    I know that this is not goodbye

    In summer I can taste the salt in the sea
    There's a kite blowing out of control on a breeze
    I wonder what's gonna happen to you
    You wonder what has happened to me

    I'm a man, I'm not a child
    A man who sees
    The shadow behind your eyes

    Who's to say where the wind will take you
    Who's to say what it is will break you
    I don't know, where the wind will blow
    Who's to know when the time has come around
    I don't want to see you cry
    I know that this is not goodbye

    Did I waste it?
    Not so much I couldn't taste it
    Life should be fragrant
    Roof top to the basement
    The last of the rocks stars
    When hip-hop drove the big cars
    In the time when new media
    Was the big idea
    What was the big idea

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  In a little while  

    In a little while
    Surely you'll be mine
    In a little while... I'll be there
    In a little while
    This hurt will hurt no more
    I'll be home, love

    When the night takes a deep breath
    And the daylight has no air
    If I crawl, if I come crawling home
    WiIl you be there?

    In a little while
    I won't be blown by every breeze
    Friday night running to Sunday on my knees
    That girl, that girl she's mine
    Well I've know her since,
    Since she was

    A little girl with Spanish eyes
    When I saw her first in a pram they pushed her by
    Oh my, my how you've grown
    Well it's been, it's been...a little while

    ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

    Slow down my beating heart
    A man dreams one day to fly
    A man takes a rocket ship into the skies
    He lives on a star that's dying in the night
    And follows in the trail, the scatter of light
    Turn it on, turn it on, you turn me on

    Slow down my beating heart
    Slowly, slowly love
    Slow down my beating heart
    Slowly, slowly love
    Slow down my beating heart
    Slowly, slowly love

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Wild honey  

    In the days
    When we were swinging from the trees
    I was a monkey
    Stealing honey from a swarm of bees
    I could taste
    I could taste you even then
    And I would chase you down the wind

    You can go there if you please
    Wild honey
    And if you go there, go with me
    Wild honey

    Did I know you?
    Did I know you even then?
    Before the clocks kept time
    Before the world was made

    From the cruel sun
    You were shelter
    You were my shelter and my shade

    If you go there with me
    Wild honey
    You can do just what you please
    Wild honey
    Yeah, just blowing in the breeze
    Wild honey
    Wild, wild, wild

    I'm still standing, I'm still standing
    Where you left me
    Are you still growing wild
    With everything tame around you?

    I send you flowers
    Cut flowers for your hall
    I know your garden's full
    But is there sweetness at all?

    oh oh oh

    If you go there with me
    Wild honey
    Won't you take me, take me please
    Wild honey
    Yeah, swinging through the trees
    Wild honey
    Wild, wild, wild

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Peace on earth  

    Heaven on Earth
    We need it now
    I'm sick of all of this
    Hanging around
    Sick of sorrow
    Sick of pain
    Sick of hearing again and again
    That there's gonna be
    Peace on Earth

    Where I grew up
    There weren't many trees
    Where there was we'd tear them down
    And use them on our enemies
    They say that what you mock
    Will surely overtake you
    And you become a monster
    So the monster will not break you

    And it's already gone too far
    Who said that if you go in hard
    You won't get hurt

    Jesus could you take the time
    To throw a drowning man a line
    Peace on Earth
    Tell the ones who hear no sound
    Whose sons are living in the ground
    Peace on Earth
    No whos or whys
    No-one cries like a mother cries
    For peace on Earth
    She never got to say goodbye
    To see the color in his eyes
    Now he's in the dirt
    That's peace on Earth

    They're reading names out over the radio
    All the folks the rest of us won't get to know
    Sean and Julia, Gareth, Anne and Breda
    Their lives are bigger, than any big idea

    Jesus can you take the time
    To throw a drowning man a line
    Peace on Earth
    To tell the ones who hear no sound
    Whose sons are living in the ground
    Peace on Earth

    Jesus this song you wrote
    The words are sticking in my throat
    Peace on Earth
    Hear it every Christmas time
    But hope and history won't rhyme
    So what's it worth?
    This peace on Earth

    Peace on Earth
    Peace on Earth
    Peace on Earth

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  When I look at the world  

    When you look at the world
    What is it that you see?
    People find all kinds of things
    That bring them to their knees
    I see an expression
    So clear and so true
    That it changes the atmosphere
    When you walk into the room

    So I try to be like you
    Try to feel it like you do
    But without you it's no use
    I can't see what you see
    When I look at the world

    When the night is someone elses
    And you're trying to get some sleep
    When your thoughts are too expensive
    To ever want to keep
    When there's all kinds of chaos
    And everyone is walking lame
    You don't even blink now, do you
    Or even look away

    So I try to be like you
    Try to feel it like you do
    But without you it's no use
    I can't see what you see
    When I look at the world

    I can't wait any longer
    I can't wait till I'm stronger
    Can't wait any longer
    To see what you see
    When I look at the world

    I'm in the waiting room
    Can't see for the smoke
    I think of you and your holy book
    While the rest of us choke

    Tell me, tell me, what do you see?
    Tell me, tell me, what's wrong with me

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  New York  

    In New York freedom looks like too many choices
    In New York I found a friend to drown out the other voices
    Voices on the cell phone
    Voices from home
    Voices of the hard sell
    Voices down the stairwell
    In New York, just got a place in New York

    In New York summers get hot well into the hundreds
    You can walk around the block without a change of clothing
    Hot as a hair dryer in your face
    Hot as handbag and a can of mace
    New York, I just got a place in New York
    New York, New York

    In New York you can forget, forget how to sit still
    Tell yourself you will stay in
    But it's down to Alphaville

    New York, New York, New York
    New York, New York, New York

    The Irish have been coming here for years
    Feel like they own the place
    They got the airport, city hall, concrete, asphalt, they even got the police
    Irish, Italians, Jews and Hispanics
    Religious nuts, political fanatics in the stew
    Living happily not like me and you
    That's where I lost you...New York

    New York, New York
    New York, New York

    In New York I lost it all to you and your vices
    Still I'm staying on to figure out my mid life crisis
    I hit an iceberg in my life
    But you know I'm still afloat
    You lose your balance, lose your wife
    In the queue for the lifeboat

    You got to put the women and children first
    But you've got an unquenchable thirst for New York

    New York, New York
    New York, New York

    In the stillness of the evening
    When the sun has had its day
    I heard your voice a-whispering
    Come away child

    New York, New York

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Grace  

    Grace
    She takes the blame
    She covers the shame
    Removes the stain
    It could be her name

    Grace
    It's a name for a girl
    It's also a thought that changed the world
    And when she walks on the street
    You can hear the strings
    Grace finds goodness in everything

    Grace, she's got the walk
    Not on a ramp or on chalk
    She's got the time to talk
    She travels outside of karma
    She travels outside of karma
    When she goes to work
    You can hear her strings
    Grace finds beauty in everything

    Grace, she carries a world on her hips
    No champagne flute for her lips
    No twirls or skips between her fingertips
    She carries a pearl in perfect condition

    What once was hurt
    What once was friction
    What left a mark
    No longer stings
    Because grace makes beauty
    Out of ugly things

    Grace makes beauty out of ugly things

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  The ground beneath her feet (Bonus)  

    All my life, i worshipped her
    Her golden voice, her beauty's beat
    How she made us feel
    How she made me real
    And the ground beneath her feet
    And the ground beneath her feet

    And now i can't be sure of anything
    Black is white, and cold is heat
    For what i worshipped stole my love away
    It was the ground beneath her feet
    It was the ground beneath her feet

    Go lightly down your darkened way
    Go lightly underground
    I'll be down there in another day
    I won't rest until you're found

    Let me love you true, let me rescue you
    Let me lead you to where two roads meet
    O come back above
    Where there's only love
    And the ground beneath her feet
    And the ground beneath her feet

 

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