The Edge of Everything CD


  • Drifting3:55
  • A Day Just Like This3:52
  • Blue Rain3:53
  • In the Underground4:15
  • Outside2:58
  • The Edge of Everything3:46
  • Maiden3:25
  • L'Inconnue3:17
  • Wing of a Butterfly3:51
  • Holy3:44

DRIFTING

I'm tapped out battling the blues / Tallying the body count on the evening news / I've been scraping the meager marrow from my days / Living in this cold and empty space /  / Oh, when will my soul start shifting / Oh, when will this haze be lifting / Oh, when will I stop this drifting /  / I'm wild now, feral as a stray / Forced to the fringes of the day to day / I've been slinking in shadows and in sun / Trying to be very nearly no one /  / Oh, when will my soul start shifting / Oh, when will this haze be lifting / Oh, when will I stop this drifting /  / Through windows stained with the rain / Trying to fly somewhere bare again / Back to the simple solitary bliss / Waiting for that very first kiss /  / Oh, when will my soul start shifting / Oh, when will this haze be lifting / Oh, when will I stop this drifting /  / Love, lead me somewhere new / To live just like lovers do /  / Far from the drone of these swarming streets / I ache for the drumming of one heartbeat / Tuned to another matching stride for stride / Make feel so real and so alive /  / Oh, when will my soul start shifting / Oh, when will this haze be lifting / Oh, when will I stop this drifting


A DAY JUST LIKE THIS

Brittle breezes blow last leaves / From the trees all around us / Freezing on this darkening day / Just like the one when love had found us / When love had found us /  / I recall every moment / I recall every kiss / Feeling now each emotion / From a day just like this /  / City cafe on a gray day / Hours and hours of tea and talking / Arm in arm before the storm came / In the twilight we went walking / We went walking /  / I recall every moment / I recall every kiss / Feeling now each emotion / From a day just like this /  / Even days when troubles try us / Still our souls stand together / And our love will always guide us / Through the fine and fiercest weather / Through fiercest weather /  / I recall every moment / I recall every kiss / Feeling now each emotion / From a day just like this /  / I recall every moment / I recall every kiss / Feeling now each emotion / From a day just like this


BLUE RAIN

Blue rain falling down / Since my man left town / The weatherman calls for sunny skies / But there's a storm in my eyes /  / My man knows me well / All those secrets you never tell / I'm so lost when we're apart / When he left he took my heart /  / Alone in my bed / All alone in my head / Sitting waiting like for a train / In my own private rain /  / Oooh /  / One day he'll come home / With tall tales of where he's roamed / Until then I'm on my own / Sad and lonely to the bone /  / Blue rain falling down / Since my man left town / The weatherman calls for sunny skies / But there's a storm in my eyes /  / Blue rain / Blue rain / Blue rain


IN THE UNDERGROUND

In the underground / Pablo paints the tunnels red / With the cursing words / Too big to fit inside his head / In the tunnels / On the tiles / Where the puppet people file / No one see / No on reads / Words like blood / Words like weeds /  / In the underground / Janie pulls the papers round / In a makeshift shroud / Shaking on the grave-gray ground / No warm blanket / No warm bed / No place soft to rest her head / And the chill / In the wind / Ruffles up her too thin skin /  / In the underground / I am only passing through / You don't see no one / And no one looks at you / Like a ghost / In the green / Of this eery half-lit scene / In between / In a daze / In the heart of this dark place /  / In the underground


OUTSIDE

When I was your age I died / Nobody noticed or cried / Now they think I'm so brave / To crawl out of my own grave / When I was your age I died /  / I would just drift with the tide / Nothing to do or decide / Breathing in and out / Waiver through days of doubt / I would just drift with the tide /  / I could only survive / Living a lie / Just getting by outside /  / I tripped over love like a stone / He took my hand and took me home / Now in the mirror I can see / Somebody so real - me / I tripped over love like a stone /  / I wasn't erased / Replaced or ignored / An invisible face no more /  / When I was your age I died / Nobody noticed or cried / Now they think I'm so brave / To crawl out of my own grave / When I was your age I died


THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING

I was just a skinny kid / In hand-me-downs / Denying what I hid / Smiling while I drowned / I was dreaming flowers / But living in flames / All but devoured / Til little remained /  / I was just a young girl / Fumbling through my days / Stumbling through this cold world / In a dangerous maze / I was dreaming romance / But living in fear / Taking any chance  / To get away from here /  / On the edge of everything / Is where I sing / On the edge of everything / Is why I sing /  / After all this long time / Wondering what has changed / These streets of grit and grime / They look the same / I'm still dreaming flowers / That I now grow / I won't be devoured / Because of what I know /  / On the edge of everything / Is where I sing / On the edge of everything / Is why I sing / On the edge of everything / Is where I sing / On the edge of everything


MAIDEN

Out on the waves far from the shore / That's where you'll find her / No woman had sailed this way before / No ties could bind her /  / She built her a boat and gathered a crew / Though many men doubted / Convention be damned; it's what women do / She fairly shouted /  / Follow your dream / Follow your heart / Even when it's hard /  / So out she set to circle the world / The odds were against her / The men weren't concerned - she's only a girl / On a little adventure /  / But the men were all stunned when she entered port / With them all behind her / They said this isn't a ladylike sport / But who will remind her /  / Follow your dream / Follow your heart / Even when it's hard /  / You might be inclined to think how things changed / That maybe they'd praise her / The doubters agreed to give her a name / They call her a sailor /  / Out on the waves far from the shore / That's where you'll find her / No woman had sailed this way before / No ties could bind her /  / Follow your dream / Follow your heart / Even when it's hard /  / Follow your dream / Follow your heart / Even when it's hard / Winds of change blow hard


L'INCONNUE

She glances at you at a slant / With an oblique kind of eye / Is she sitting in judgment / Or is she simply shy / You'll never know / She might as well be mute / She comes and goes / With a wolf in pursuit /  / The unknown lady of the Seine / Her beauty still beguiles / You gaze at her again and again / Try to reconcile her smile / Did she dream / By the water's flow / Notre Dame above / Death beckoned from below /  / Some say she was a country child / Lost to city ways / Gracing all the walls of style / And the poet's page / She'll never know / Her tragic legacy / Saved all those souls / While her own was never free /  / The unknown lady of the Seine / Her beauty still beguiles / You gaze at her again and again / Try to reconcile her smile / Did she dream / By the water's flow / Notre Dame above / Death beckoned from below


WING OF A BUTTERFLY

In the fever of July / The only sound is buzzing flies / Air so still in the green gray sky / The only wind from the wing of a butterfly / The only wind from the wing of a butterfly /  / Red Keds on my feet / I drag my doll in the dusty heat / Something stirs in the summer wheat / Far too high for little me to see / Far too high for little me to see /  / The first flash nearly struck me blind / The first blast caught me from behind / Red Keds now far below / I'm flying high inside a cyclone / I'm flying high inside a cyclone /  / In the fever of July / The only sound is buzzing flies / Air so still in the green gray sky / The only wind from the wing of a butterfly / The only wind from the wing of a butterfly


HOLY

God is down on Broadway / Hustling spare change / While ministers in mansions / Blaspheme his name /  / But you're holy, holy / When you're the privileged few / Holy, holy / When you think God looks like you /  / God seems to be praying / While the anthem plays / Kneeling for the healing / Of our racist ways /  / But you're holy, holy / When you're the privileged few / Holy, holy / When you think God looks like you /  / God is at the border / Begging to come in / Being born in danger / Is her only sin /  / But you're holy, holy / When you're the privileged few / Holy, holy / When you think God looks like you /  / Who will speak / For the meek / Who will stand / For those you've damned /  / God is in the faces / That you hurry past / God is down on Broadway / God is an outcast /  / But you're holy, holy / When you're the privileged few / Holy, holy / When you think God looks like you / You think God's just like you