Stag

by David Dyas

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released February 23, 2010

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Track Name: The Cry
The night, the night is shimmering and bright
All the leaves on the trees are like diamonds in disguise
No pride, no fright. We can be ourselves tonight
And I'll convince you I'm on your side

'Cause we're lost in the wilderness of love's slow decline
Are you listening to me cry?

My flame, my flame, I don't want to cause you pain
You know when it's my fault I will surely wear the blame
But this mind of mine is burning all the time
If I'm cruel to you it's not by design

We're only at the start of understanding our lives
And who knows when we'll arrive?

Think of everyone you know who passes judgment on love and thinks they've grown
I think we're better off to leave our hearts alone
Track Name: Catastrophe
I don't expect you'll be the one at my side, babe
Though it's been so nice to see you, nothing's changed
And we both know
That despite my best intention of laughing in old age
We've had years to get this right and now it's time to let it go

It's a real catastrophe, and that's just how it's gonna be
And I know you'll get a tiny relief when I go

So many people are falling short of themselves, babe
I guess I thought that my time had passed a long time ago
Then you showed me how caught up I'd been in my mind games.
I'm not so good these days but I'm still grateful for all that you had to show

It's a real catastrophe, and it's got me on my knees
First the pain and then the relief is how it goes

When you asked if I was still in love with you
My answer wasn't on the mark
'Cause I know I am and that's why it's so hard
To be apart

Just one more thing to say before I move on, babe
I'm sorry for the hurt I caused and I want you to grow

It's a real catastrophe, and it's got me on my knees
First the pain and then the relief is how it goes
Someone else is gonna tend to your needs
That's a false-heart worn out sleeve
And I know you'll get a tiny relief when I go
Track Name: The Sad Light Of Heaven
The mourning doves court a plaintive sunrise
And sorrow is wearing me thin
I may be shut down and walked on, but I'm too scared to die
And so it's time to be wondering

I'm tired of depression
I can't carry that load

'Cause I just don't know how strong I can be
Growing old, down-and-out, and lonely
And I don't want to ever see the sad light of heaven
Shine down on me

In dreams like a river the snake was a sign
To beware of believing in skin
But I told him "I surely can trade yours for mine"
And God knows he smiled at me then

If I have to make my confession
I'll whisper once from the road

'Cause I just don't know how strong I can be
Growing old, down-and-out, and lonely
And I don't want to ever see the sad light of heaven
Shine down on me

I'm a follower of fears no more
It's high time to grow

And I just don't know how strong I can be
Growing old, down-and-out, and lonely
And I don't want to ever see the sad light of heaven
Shine down on me

I don't want to ever see the sad light of heaven
Shine down on me

I don't want to ever see the sad light of heaven
Shine down on me
Track Name: State Of My Heart
Are you home, sweet Argyle sister?
I need some talking down tonight
The chorus of despair is singing
And baby I believe it’s right

I want you to see how I’m living
And tell me I’m doing just fine
Cause I’ve been on a mission of love
Like a wounded dove and I believe it’s time to fly

We can all join in, greet each other as lovers and friends
Until we see the world we’ve known, so cold and alone,
It vanishes before our eyes
We’ll let no good time end ‘til another one
Is ready to begin
The saddest boy has finally made a new start
And that’s the state of my heart

I used to think that Time was a demon
Who would beat me in the crookedest fight
Now I know there’s much too much of him
To keep me in his sights

So Time he took back his burden
And said there’s someone here you really should see
His name is regret and you should talk
But I said I’ll walk because his debts don’t belong to me

Now I’m wandering to places where the truth is all we spin
Looking for a spirit guide to walk by my side
And all night we can revel in
The sound of joyful cries as unashamed tears well in our eyes
I can feel egos breaking apart
And that’s the state of my heart

We can all join in, hold each other as lovers and friends
Taking it all in stride, watching our fears die
With no illusion to defend
We’ll let no good time end
‘Til another one is queued up to begin
The saddest boy has finally made a new start
And that’s the state of my heart