Into Long Night by Garden


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Coming Back

walking, i've been up and down 
this road a thousand times
feeling like a circus act 
a cage a chair a lion 
pounding at the rage 
built up inside
wounded by the feelings 
i can't hide
i'm so sorry, i'm so sorry      
i'm so sorry now
wishing for the strength 
to let it go 
knowing it was never 
what it was
triggered by remembrance 
of the past
drawing conclusions did i
did i pass the test
i'm so sorry, i'm so sorry      
i'm so sorry now
but the love is coming back to me....
the love is coming back to me
sorry that the cycle 
turns around
turning another soul into the 
web of lost and found
listen to the heart 
come back to life
hoping for forgiveness 
in the night
i'm so sorry, i'm so sorry      
i'm so sorry now
but the love is coming back to me...
it's coming back to me

Swept Away

show me your poems 
i'll unravel your song
i'll pick through the treasure
of your tender thoughts
i'm swept away
i'll watch you in moonlight 
i'll touch you at dawn
i'll spread out the blanket
of my gentle form
i'm swept away
i'm swept away
in the morning we'll be free 
to touch the mountains
and ride out to the sea

birds flying high 
on an ocean breeze 
and salt air and flowers 
lift me up and 
drop me to my knees
i propose to live inside this
emotion that i feel 
my heart explodes and my 
head begins to reel and sway
i walk into the river
the current is so strong
testing the water
i'm trying to hold on
i'm swept away
i'm swept away

Butterfly

traveling on a highway 
through centuries 
mixing it up in a couple of ways
the tree grows high 
the forest floor looks like 
deep warm carpet 
where souls lie in the loam
only a fire so bad 
in its devouring need 
opens up the darkness 
and lets the others breathe 
and we are all together 
in our fields of light  
hungry for the gathering 
of spirits in flight
settle down...
in the afternoon
settle down... 
i've got chocolates & bread
settle down... 

there's no room here for fear
settle down... 
there's only love instead
watching hands clasped together 
in silent prayer
i only wish for truth 
in truth i dare
trust the instincts of a butterfly
innocent and proud 
as the deep blue sky
changing my skin again
it's time to break it open
this is simple medicine
drink it up 
and let your new life begin
bound by the memories
and i feel withdrawn
and i know now what you're 
going through
when there's no place left to run

Bottom Stair

i pulled out the biggest book 
that i could find encyclopedia
and looked for your name
dreams fall down from the sky 
creating a another way to see 
the ground before me
i dream to be a waterfall 
turned into me, turned into 
a buttercup and start melting
spilling out upon the floor seeking cracks amongst the boards i go without saying
on the bottom stair
cry for me upon the floor 
follow me into the fabric 
of what i am weaving


a tapestry of green and gold 
a children's tale to unfold 
i know that i'm leaving
bushmen, doctor, merchant, cook, all of them can sing inside their heads that are turning
across the sea i see the lights 
another ship comes home tonight 
i hope all is well
on the bottom stair
i wish that i could be in another time and place
but wherever i go i always 
see your face
on the bottom stair

Rain

night falls 
and the shadows speak
earlier and earlier 
in the coming weeks 
i feel
they call it winter 
but it's really 
just a chance 
for the grass to chill 
before the summer 
dance out here 
oh well

i want to know 
why i miss the rain
why do i miss the rain
they give us water 
but no one knows
where it's from 
and why it flows uphill
and deserts talk to 
shining seas
and fallen dreams 
are filling giant 
screens with scenes

i want to know 
why i miss the rain
i want to know 
why i miss the rain
why do i miss the rain
i want the world 
to change
i want to see it clean 
and free of pain
i want the rain 
i need the rain 
i don't know why 
i feel so dry
i feel so dry
i miss the rain

Wheels

as the days go by
we climb into the tree
we search the endless sky
for hidden meaning
on this day i will find a way
this day i will find a way
as the wheels turn 'round, 
as the wheels turn 'round, 
tell me what you have found
i'll wait a thousand years
i'll walk into the storm
i'll face my deepest fears
i'll die and be reborn
just tell me why we're 
going 'round 
as the wheels turn 'round
as the wheels turn 'round
tell me what you have found

Hammerin Days

into long night
into quiet night
darkness chips away
to the hammerin days
into short day
into winded day
bulleted crisp day
quickly hammered 
away

into long night
respite from the sound 
let the moment take
bring the rooted ground
into short day
clouded hanging day
washing endless dreams
that never stay

nothing ever stays
nothing ever stays
into long night
bask in candlelight 
let the fire grow 
warming brittle bite
into short day
drawing countless hours
to be held at large for 
winter's flowers

into long night
raise the glass and sigh
to the sweet breath
to your lover's thigh
into short day
stooping cluttered day
stones once piled high
fall away
nothing ever stays
nothing ever stays

Sheep

air conditioned contradiction 
synthetic and cruel
i'm worried yeah i'm worried 
about the things that we do
self absorbed and self possessed 
my skin's turning red
driving to the future 
are we being led into an age of 
discovery an age of repair
an age of recovery 
are we already there?
when i look into the pasture 
why do they stare back at me
have all the sheep gone blind?
why have all the sheep gone blind?
poor man he understands 
he's the prophet of doom
he knows what's going on 
inside this balloon
the bubble is bursting 
hats off to invention
the wheels turn mighty slowly 
when it comes to prevention

and when i look into the pasture 
why do they stare back at me
have all the sheep gone blind?
why have all the sheep gone blind?
big hole in the sky 
burning hole and i wonder why
big hole in the sky 
burning hole and i wonder why
i wish that i had a needle 
and thread
but i'll just cover up my head
i'm not fresh 
i'm just as bad as the rest
screaming from the safety 
of my humbleness
i've got the color i won't last long
so i'll be laying low
with my blinders on
and when i look into the pasture why do they stare back at me
have all the sheep gone blind?
why have all the sheep gone blind?

Hello

some things remain hidden
some people hide themselves
cloak of insecurity falls 
behind the couch
coins under the cushion 
a buried treasure
nothing gained nothing spent 
i wonder where the money went
hello heaven i'm in your kingdom
i have to get out the life within
reaching in and letting out 
all that you know
breaking down 
the silent snow
beats the heart of a bird 
clutching at straws
trapped beneath the camouflage 
of house and car
hello hello i'm in your shadow
i have to get out the life within
crossing on to high land 
easy steps to learn
there are many corridors 
in which to turn
choices all around distractions 
from without
nothing lost nothing learned 
fan the flames and let it burn
let it burn
let it burn

All songs written by Dug Moldawsky and Copyright 1995 by DugSong Music (BMI), except "Wheels", written by Linda Ruttan-Moldawsky and Copyright 1995 by DugSong Music (BMI), and "Fisherman's Hornpipe", a traditional arrangement. All rights reserved. These lyrics were uploaded with the permission of the publisher and the artist.