Zero Lyrics:

1. Breathing Tide

 

Breathing tide rolls in 

And I receive

All the ripples of love of the earth and sea

As it rolls out let it go let it leave

Mother Moon, as you give and take

We praise and grieve

The circling, cycling, rippling rhythms

Of all that live and breathe

 

2. Firefly

We are but a flicker of a firefly

Burning up much quicker than a star falling through the sky

Or the blink of an eye

We are just passerbys

So how will you light up the world oh firefly

 

Oh Firefly the wonders of your blinking lights

When they synchronize the meadows turn to starry nights

And who am I but the aftermath of a confetti fight

Of atoms tossed

Happened to cross and align

So you may as well shine like a firefly

 

As you hover despite gravity I follow you

Uncovering unraveling the darkness clue by clue

Intermittent spotlights

When we connect the dots right

Into the moving constellations that guide our lives

 

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Is there a meaning to your morse code mystery

How you syncopate your gleaming are you trying to make us see

It’s perfectly alright

To be both shadows and the light

It’s the space that makes the beauty of the fireflies​

3. Night

Thank you death

For giving us life

Thank you joy

For giving us strife

Thank you darkness

For giving us light

Thank you day

For giving us night

Night

Night

 

Thank you space

For giving us ground

Thank you silence

For giving us sound

Thank you blindness

For your insight

Thank you day

For giving us Night

Night 

Night

 

Thank you summer

For giving us fall

Thank you nothingness

For birthing it all...


 

4. Juneberry Wine​

 

Fireflies flash, summer solstice

Falling in love in the midnight forest

The intoxication when we recognize

The perfect reflection inside of our eyes

And all of the lifetimes that’ve led up to this

This cosmic reunion, soul joining kiss

Let's capture this harvest, preserve the divine

As if we could bottle up and somehow freeze time

 

But nothing stands still in suspense

Time bubbles up and the sweetness ferments into

 

Juneberry wine, Juneberry wine

Born when our hearts were first falling entwined

Mixed with the essence of honeysuckle vine

Foolishly left to the great hands of time

To sour, ferment and refine -- 

Now what’ll I do with all this Juneberry wine?

 

You left as a ghost, left with no trace

Except the gallons of wine in which our love was encased

It sat in the corner waiting to be strained

But I could not look, I could not face the pain

 

Til the longest of nights, in the darkest of dark

From the depths of despair in my catacomb heart

I look to the carboy and know that it’s time

To strain out the fruit and taste that honey wine

 

That could never stand still in suspense

‘Cause love bubbles up and the sweetness ferments into

 

Juneberry Wine, Juneberry wine

A bittersweet relic of warm summertime

Mixed with the essence of honeysuckle vine

Foolishly left to the great hands of time

To sour, ferment and refine -- 

Now what’ll I do with all this Juneberry wine?

 

Why, can’t the sweetness just stay

 

Someday you’ll return, and you’ll drink it with me

And we’ll drink to the dream that I dreamed we would be

And I’ll curse and I’ll praise the stars up above

Know that time is the killer and healer of love

 

Til then I’ll drink to the fireflies and bright summer bliss

Get wasted alone on all the bitterness

Til I taste the beauty of summertime past 

Of that decadent honey that was not meant to last

The sweetness won’t hold in suspense

The flavor complexifies as it ferments

 

Juneberry wine, Juneberry wine

I guess that’s the best thing you could leave behind

To hint at the essence of the honeysuckle vine

That grows better when trusted to the great hands of time

To sour, ferment and refine

Now what'll I do, with this June berry wine

​5. Zero

The new moon slid across the sun

Darkness fell like day was done

When the two turned into one

I was naked as I’d just begun

At zero again

Zero again

 

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At zero I found everything

From empty circle to complete ring

It’s a hero’s journey from fool to king

Step off the edge to find your wings

 

Had to split my soul in to twins

To not feel so alone within

Join the masculine and feminine

Split one in two to close the ring

Of zero again

Zero again

 

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Takes a fool to leap and a fool to fall

Takes a fool to feel it all

A fool to fly upon wax wings

To step off and trust everything

 

To shatter with a thousand cracks

And gather all the pieces back

Like diamond dew drops, shooting stars

That disappear into the dark

Cocoon of night - the great abyss

Of mystery, there’s genesis

I’ll play the fool to feel the depths

And trust there’s rebirth in this death

 

Sun is rising in the east

Shadows shrink as I’m released…

 

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6. The Place Between

 

Place Between

I am letting the wind blow my boat

Just exactly where it needs to go

Got a paddle in my hand

In case i need to steer towards land

Got a paddle in my hand, anyway

 

I am waiting for life to unfold

Just exactly how it’s gonna unfold

Won’t worry what’s to come

‘Cause I know what’s done is done

That would spoil all the fun anyway

 

The place between

Thinking and not thinking

Doing and not doing 

Floating and sinking

Somewhere in between

Ebbing and flowing

Trying and not trying

Knowing and not knowing

That’s where I’ll be going

That’s where you’ll find me

 

I am letting our paths intertwine

Just exactly how they’re gonna intertwine

I’ll try to keep an open heart

Though I’ve already torn apart

I’ll try to keep an open heart

Anyway

 

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In the center of my soul

I will water seeds, so deep roots can grow

And anchor down into this empty hole
Find the place between holding close and letting go

And letting go

Holding close

And letting go

 

We are watching this world fall apart

But maybe it just needs to fall apart

To come together again

We’ll pick the pieces up and mend

To come together again

In a new way

 

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7. Winged Nut

You ask ‘cause you wanna know who am I

I’m a wild, gesticulating gemini

I talk with my hands and I feast with my eyes

I look with my ears and I listen with my cries

Look with my ears and I listen with my cries

 

I’m a beautiful mess but I clean up nice

One part sugar and three parts spice

I’ve given up on reason so I roll the dice

And when they land I don’t look twice

And when they land I don’t look twice

 

I’m just me

A helicopter seed upon the breeze

A winged nut just trying to be free

Until I land and grow into a tree

That branches out into the mystery

 

I’m from the mountains, I’m from the sea

From the river of pain inside of me 

From the dark from the light from the he from the she

From the paradox of duality

The paradox of duality

 

I got two sides and I got two wings

When they’re in balance it keeps me spiraling

Always was a searching for that long lost twin

Had to break to know I was whole within

Had to break to know I was whole within

 

I’m just me

A helicopter seed upon the breeze

A winged nut just trying to be free

Until I land and grow into a tree

That branches out into the mystery

 

My life is great but I get the blues

The world’s going off and I still hit snooze

But I’m trying to wake up so I can choose

To find the breadcrumbs and follow the clues

Find the breadcrumbs and follow the clues

 

I’m not afraid of being alone

Wherever my heart’s beating is where I call home

And I hope that when I cross into the great unknown

God pinches my cheeks and says “my how you’ve grown”

God pinches my cheeks and says “my how you’ve grown”

God pinches my cheeks and says “my how you’ve grown”

 

I’m just me

A helicopter seed upon the breeze

A winged nut just trying to be free

Until I land and grow into a tree

That branches out into the mystery

 

8. Fire of the Sun

I’m chasing after you

and you're chasing after her

If we chased after each other

It’d be a whole lot simpler.

But if there was no one to run

Then there be no want to chase

But tell me why

Why does love always have to be a race

 

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To be won, to be won

To win a means to your ends 

before you have begun

To become one, to be one

To be lost inside the dark abyss

To feel the burn, the pain, the bliss

To melt back into emptiness 

Of the stories you have spun

The blocked the fire of the sun

 

The electrifying union

Of a soul split into twins

Gazing deep into your soul 

I felt my deep within

Now you say you didn't feel it 

It was all illusion in my head

Well I guess the magic in your eyes 

Was just in mine instead

 

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Heart beat of the universe

Drumming inside of our chests

Souls meet in the galaxies

Of your eyes I rest

Oh the dancing fire of the sun

Crowned the unseen for a moment and all things were one

With the perfect alignment to reveal the ephemeral night

It had to be you to mirror my shadows and light


 

9. Cosmic Sunken Treasure

I don’t know if this ship is going under

What will become of it in storms of thunder

Are there too many leaks from our careless blunders

Will we stare as it sinks and watch in wonder

 

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At this cosmic sunken treasure

For some long-off astronaut to discover

An abandoned mess of a ledger

To show how good we were as lovers

 

Is this a dead end, or do we keep going?

What’s around the bend of this blind unknowing?

And if we’re not around, rivers keep flowing

But with all we’ve cut down, what keeps growing?

 

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On this cosmic sunken treasure

For some long-off astronaut to discover

An abandoned mess of a ledger

To show how good we were as lovers

Of the earth

Lovers of the earth

 

In these times, all is aligned

To reveal our darkest shadows

Feel to mess of our recklessness

As we let the fields lay fallow

If this ship is sinking I’m gonna keep singing

For the forests and the meadows

May they regrow

 

So let’s pick up the dregs of the world and make some beauty

Out of the trash form the pearls - it’s our human duty 

 

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10. Everybody Wants to Be a Butterfly

Everybody wants to be a butterfly

Spread those pretty wings and fly into the sky

Forget the ground they crawled on as they ride this high

And forget about the caterpillar wondrin’ why and

Who

Wrapped herself into a cocoon

Melted down into amorphous goo

And surrendered to the cosmic stew

Just cause she knew that’s what she had to do

It’s what she had to do

What she had to do

 

Everybody wants to be a queen or king

With riches and abundance and have everything

As if having the belongings could quell the sting

Of the longing for belonging of a human being

But the fool 

Leaps forward with no things and no rules

Dives off the cliff into the deepest of pools

Where he’ll find more riches and more jewels

Just cause he knew it’s what he had to do

It’s what he had to do

What he had to do

 

Everybody wants the world to be a better place

With love and harmony and equal class and race

As if we could snap our fingers and have hate erased

But we forget about the wounds we’re wearing on our face

That grew

Into the pain that makes us be hurtful too

But in our brokenness we hold all the clues

To put the fragments back together with glue

The glue of love - the only thing that’s true

The only thing that’s true

The only thing that’s true

 

I believe that we can all be butterflies

Our bright and shiny wings unfold from the inside

If they tell you it’s no use, know that it’s just lies

Don’t be afraid of the darkness that’s behind your eyes

Cause you 

Are most magnificent when you are true

To your colors even when they are blue

And the metamorphosis you’re going through

When you know it’s what you gotta do

It’s what you gotta do

It’s what you got to do

What you’ve got to

Do, do what you’ve got to do!

 

11. Sweet Ghost

Sheer clouds dress the moon with their kaleidoscopic robes

Adorning her glow with praise of undulating odes

that make love to her light to form a brilliant halo

You can ask them to stay but you know that they must go

 

Go and drift on through the night, ride the wind and dissipate

Reforming, fractalizing and always recreating

themselves in every moment - every move into new shapes

Cloaking the heavens with their gossamer capes

 

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So Drift on, Sweet Ghost

Though your beauty is astounding

And I want to hold you close

The wind will blow you back again

Maybe as clouds maybe as rain

We’ll meet again as mighty

as the ocean to the coast

 

As you rove across the skies you let the music of the wind

Fill your sails and breathe you forth and morph you from within

Building up and billowing the plumes to house your dreams

Knowing that the building blocks are forces yet unseen

 

And on summer afternoons you build up castles so robust

To hold the floating water before releasing it to trust

And I’ll meet you in the middle as I rise up from the ground

In electrifying union - we are light and sound unbound

 

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In the drifting shifting mystery

What can we do - but make the most?

Oh sweet ghost

 

We’re all made up of atoms that just hover, buzz and such

Though they dance around each other they can never really touch

Grasping at the clouds is just like chasing after wind

You can never get a hold of the seeming solid state of skin

 

So I’ll stand atop a mountain and let the breeze blow through my bones

Til I know the love I feel is like the underlying drones

Of the crickets and cicadas as they rub their legs and wings

More subtle than the birdsong, this is how existence sings

 

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12. Nighttime // Righttime 

 

Sun is sinking down

Dark is calling

All is falling prey to the nighttime.

As it hunts you down,

Let yourself be taken 

It all happens at the right time.