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Scroll down for all songs from "The Hollow Tree" in album order

Line Of Sight


The days will strike like lighting, until the storm moves on
I hope I don't remember when it's gone
The branches keep on reaching - reaching for the sun
While deep in darkest earth the roots still run

And the fire in the sky will burn bright
And around and round you'll dance somewhere deep in endless night
It will not take you long to realise
There is something going on beyond your line of sight

The undecided deadline you can't help working towards
Defeated dreams keep falling on their swords
The future you would capture cannot fit the cage
A few too many actors on the stage

And the fire in the sky will burn bright
And around and round you'll dance somewhere deep in endless night
It will not take you long to realise
There is something going on beyond your line of sight

You're thinking on your feet now, since shit got out of hand
It's been spelled out 'til no one understands
When all the words are broken, no more pennies for your thoughts
And in your mother's arms you will be caught

And the fire in the sky will burn bright
And around it we will dance somewhere deep in endless night
It will not take you long to realise
There is something going on beyond your line of sight

Into The Howling Rain


Into the sky below I send the silent hours and watch for a sign
While a reason grows as seasons slowly change, others fall from the vine
Felt something once and now it's gone
From shape to shape the cloud drifts on
Nothing stems the flow long enough to leave any traces behind

The time is upon me now
To let you go somehow
And then see what remains
The time is upon me now
I've got to step back out
Into the howling rain

From a life before I recognize the sound of your wind-borne voice
I hear your sadness soar, it almost makes me feel like I still have a choice
There is no way you could have known
For we are all in this alone
I want nothing more than the blood by which I'm bound as a cause to rejoice

The time is upon us now
To let it go somehow
And then see what remains
The time is upon us now
We've got to step back out
Into the howling rain

Midnight's Ocean


The day will come when I find the fragments
from before the war was waged,
before the time was torn, before we met
And I'll finish on what I had started before you made me lose my page
The day will come but it ain't here yet

The day will come when the road reopens
and I'll leave this crumbling town,
having found a way to pay these debts
When darkness keeps me up no longer
and this doubt don't way me down
The day will come but it ain't here yet

Feels tonight like I'm further than ever
No escape from the mess I have made
The blood is still seeping out around your rusted blade

The day will come when the words fly freely
and this breath will flow undammed (undamned)
and i'll sleuce away this regret
I'll transmit without your interference
My frequency unjammed
The day will come but it ain't here yet

Feels tonight like I'm further than ever
No escape from the mess I have made
The blood is still seeping out around your rusted blade

The day will come when all's forgiven
And if I listen to what time tells
how I got these scars - I'll forget
But when you wake in midnight's ocean
where the deepest creatures dwell
I can't help but hope that you'll drown

Down The Track


I set a course, but stars I follow
keep on falling into the ocean
Moving forward, facing backwards
Never sure just what I'll knock into

Fire flares up without warning
Ice it melts before I'm done carving
Flames die down, I'm in the dark
Wonder if these eyes ever will adjust

What's gone ain't coming back
But there could still be another train coming down the track

The potter's wheel keeps on turning
Though half I throw gets cracked when it's fired
With fingertips I'm hanging on
All I'll lose is what I've already won

What's gone ain't coming back
But there could still be another train coming down the track

Winding Our Way


I wonder where you’ll be when the words have finally
found a meaning I intend
And if the bond is broken it won’t be up to me
I’ll go as far as I can bend
And though the hours smoulder like eternity
there’ll be nothing left between us in the end.

At times it seemed the only choice we had was how to deal
with choices someone else had made
The wounds all got infected and took a while to heal
but in good time the scars will fade
Though other melodies keep running through my head
I'm dancing to the song that's being played

Around us the stars fall
The seas burst into flames
The ground opens up
And we keep winding our way

I'm breathing in the dust of a hundred lonely roads
I can’t explain the reason I must roam
I sink a little more into the ground each place I go
until I finally get back home
And all the while I do my best to get to know
the universe that’s buried in these bones

Around us the stars fall
The seas burst into flames
The ground opens up
And we keep winding our way

Red Stone


Adrift in a dream that pours from these eyes
I forget who it is behind my disguise
I've done what I can since plans ran aground
But in the cavernous night an echo still sounds

Red stone
Cracking apart down inside
Red stone
On through the long night I ride

The days come and go like cold ocean waves
Nothing new washed ashore, nor old swept away
I watch from afar, most of my mind
lost in some other place, some other time

Red stone
Cracking apart down inside
Red stone
On through the long night I ride

Not quite part of it, not quite on my own
Feeling homesick as hell for somewhere unknown
I hope that before too long I’ll grow numb
I'll keep waiting for now, but now never comes

Red stone
Cracking apart down inside
Red stone
On through the long night I ride

Too Late Too Soon


The self that you've known is paper-thin tonight
Easily blown if the volume grows too high
You can but try
to take it in your stride
Some things can't denied
and you are turning with the tide

Remains of memories, buried over time
Pieced together - the creature that you find
is an unknown kind
When the bridges burn behind
And the gap has grown too wide
You are turning with the tide

Let's get moving
I need to shake this feeling
that all of our surroundings are melting in the moon
Let's get moving
Coz I cannot contain this
And it could be contagious
It'll be too late too soon

The heart of the matter, layers of words disguise
So keep your mouth shut and let the rhythm rise
Til it fills the night
When the spring gets wound too tight
And the seasons start to slide
You are turning with the tide

Let's get moving
I need to shake this feeling
that all of our surroundings are melting in the moon
Let's get moving
Coz I cannot contain this
And it could be contagious
It'll be too late too soon

The Hollow Tree


There's just a moon and I
Still up in the heavy night
A scene played before
The silence - soon to break
when our bones and hearts
can take the weight no more

Here for too long I've stayed
and I hardly recall the way the world once turned
From the fire I stoke
the smoke on which I choke
but I never learn

And I need you now
though I forget your face
And I need you now
though I forget your name

The hollow tree has been felled
The memories that it had held
are lost for good
And while I wait for time
to tell all it's soothing lies
I wish I'd understood

And I need you now
though I forget your face
And I need you now
though I forget your name

Eyes will close to dreams as grey as stone
Within these walls I slowly die alone
This borrowed town will never fit like home
In these broken hours I know not what i've done

And still this burning blood
keeps rising like a river in flood
and I cannot cross
The dying raindrops fall
A lonesome night owl calls
By morning I'll be lost

And I need you now
though I forget your face
And I need you now
though I forget your name