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  1. Racing Shadows

From the recording Projective Instruments

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Lyrics

The Starting line

And once you start to feel the man that grows inside
You know that time's already flown
But if you choose to leave what falls before your eyes
You’ll have to make it on your own

And as you find the moment starts to spin your head
What once was now is what could be
But if you feel that this is what you want instead
Then all at once it sets you free

And there's a time, a time to make things right
Its gotta come into your heart
But once a man despises all he sees
He needs to find his way back

Home always waits for you
When there's nothing left to find
I cannot fall for this
I’m on my way

Pitfalls

Lemmings walking down the street with pockets full of hope.
Saucer-eyed nihilists, who can't afford the rope
Heading toward the precipice without a thought or care.
Blissfully ignorant to what waits for them there

Have to swim against the tow
Terrified by what we know
Cannot follow, have to go
Knowing what we reap we sow

In between the ebb and tide of the ever changing flow
Take a breath and hold it tight
And never let it go

And now the chance presents itself to finally reach for what is owed
While grabbing for the things that only seem to be there
The feeling of entitlement reveals a fatal flaw to show
The jackyls and the snakes the fertile hunting grounds here

Look at me
Cause I can’t see myself
I won’t see
That I am on a shelf

Now I’m walking down the street without a place to go
Burdened by my accolades with nothing else to show.
Straddling the edge of life not Sure which way to fall
Agonizing daily with the folly of it all

Have to swim against the flow
Terrified I’m my own foe
Cannot follow, have to grow
Recognizing I don’t know

With the past tight on my heels I must choose the better track
Drop my head and clench my fists
And never once look back

I’m the Man

I don’t want to make it past where anyone has gone
I cannot say with certainty if I will die unknown
But when I chose to take the chance to hope for better things
It’s easy to convince myself there are no in-betweens

I have made my plan
I think, I’m the man
Hard roads lay ahead
But the pain that I feel, is in my head

Never stopping long to rest has now become the norm
Taking time to Smell the coffee, seems to be bad form
I just can’t stand wasting time, I’ll sleep when I am dead.
All the people in my way, they have me seeing red

I have made my plan
I think, I’m the man
Large hills are in my way
But the pain that I feel, is all ok

Fine Dead Song

I try with all of my might
To form the melody strong
Now I can't make it alright
But it’s a fine dead song

And I cannot find a way
And I cannot make the grade
And I cannot find my way
And I cannot just sail away

And I don’t know how to play
This game that torments me today
And I can’t do what I say
So I guess I'll just have to stay

Won’t see the world through their eyes
So many ways to be wrong
Now perfect in its demise
Still it’s a fine dead song

And I cannot find a way
And I cannot make the grade
And I cannot find my way
And I cannot just sail away

And I don’t know how to play
This game that torments me today
And I can’t do what I say
So I guess I'll just have to stay

And I cannot talk anymore
So many obstacles impede my flow
And I cannot scream anymore
I want to end this dream of growing old

Again

And as you wake to find you never were asleep
You know you cannot start again
The way you choose to live determines what you keep
It’s where you are not where you’ve been

And it’s the time, the time to make things right
Now that it’s come into your heart
But once a man embraces all he sees
He knows he’s found his way back

Home always waits for you
When there's nothing left to find
I now see all of this
I’m on my way