Being Lucius

 
BEING LUCIUS - FEEL
 
 
 
 
FEEL - ALBUM: FEEL
 

I know there’s a better way to face the news that always seems to find you

Can you start the day and never hear the ghouls that stand behind you

Do you just pretend the tears you cry don’t hold the keys inside you

How you feel today

 

You stare and you walk around and bang your head with helpless indecision

And you push ahead and never hear the sounds of the collision

Look we manifest such ugly things with beautiful precision

How you feel today

I see you searching for a future

See you searching for a clue

That’s good means you’re just getting started

Now re-arrange your fundamentals

Re-arrange your space it’s cool

You’re no longer broken hearted

I still think love’s the answer

I still think love’s the answer

I still think love is always the best we can try

I bet you’re going to tell me that the high you feel is pretty cool

 

                            

I know there’s a better place to go to heal the woes of your condition

Cause that shiny box it pumps out all the gossip and predictions

Now your words convey the carnage and the wounds from the infliction

How you feel today

 

I see you searching for a future

See you searching for a clue

That’s good means you’re just getting started

Now re-arrange your fundamentals

Re-arrange your space it’s cool

You’re no longer broken hearted

I still think love’s the answer

I still think love’s the answer

I still think love is always the best we can to try

I bet you’re going to tell me that the high you feel is pretty cool

Will come on now let’s get it started

Cause..Now how it feel

 

I bet you’re going to tell me that the high you feel is pretty cool

Now how it feel

I bet you’re gonna tell me that the high you feel is pretty cool

                    

I know there’s a better way to face the news and write a different story

It’s the kind of faith that dies with age but never loses glory

You can turn away and fan these words as simple allegory

How you feel today?

 

I bet you’re going to tell me that the high you feel is pretty cool, is pretty cool, is pretty cool

 

 

 

HELLO JANE MY FRIEND - ALBUM: FEEL

Hello Jane my friend

I heard you traveled far

Where did you go and who was there?

 

I traveled far past the hills

And I found this sacred place

And with love I touched the lips of the kings and the queens without fear

 

See I used to think

This place was a lie

At least that’s what my eyes have been telling me

Until I saw for myself

 

Hello, Jane my friend

I heard you’ve been real far

Where did you go and who was there?

 

I traveled far past the hills

And I found this purple race

And with our minds, our embrace was long, and our dreams were wild and so clear

 

See I used to think

This place was a lie

At least that’s what my eyes have been telling me

Until I saw for myself

 

See all these lies I have in me

And now it seems all these lies are for some godforsaken fool

Now I’m free to believe, to run to the hills I choose.

See we don’t have to lose, have to lose

No

 

The hills, The hills, The Hills

Oh, don’t it make you happy, don’t it make you happy

We don’t have to fear anymore

I choose, I choose

Hello Jane, my friend

I heard you traveled far

Where did you go and who was there?
 

I traveled far past the hills

And I danced with our mistakes

And we laughed and we knew they were just part of the beautiful flow that’s out here

 

See I used to think

This place was a lie

At least that’s what my eyes have been telling me

Until I saw for myself

Until I saw for myself

Will you should see for yourself

 

You choose, You choose, You choose

 

 

 

RIDE INTO THE SUN (MY FATHER'S WESTERN) - ALBUM: FEEL

 

The life you lived was what it was

You broke your back here just because

Your will to give us ways and peace of mind

 

The road was here and there you stood

You cooked the fat and made it good

How brave to stand in front and not behind

 

So, drink your whiskey down

Throw your boots off and climb on

Circle through the town

Then ride into the sun

Your work is done

 

See men like you were built to last

Just give them fuel and hit the gas

No time to feel no time to shed a tear

 

Your roads were never paved with gold

Some pain you bought some pain you sold

How bold to face such things year after year

 

So, drink your whiskey down

Throw your boots off and climb on

Circle through the town

Then ride into the sun

Your work is done

 

Over the hills

In through the fields

Into the night

In through the light you go

 

Over the hills

In through the fields

Into the night

In through the light we go

 

The life you lived was what it was

Some big mistakes some big applause

Before the whole screen fades and disappears

 

So, drink your whiskey down

Throw your boots off and climb on

Circle through the town

Then ride into the sun

 
 
WELCOME TO THE SHOW - ALBUM: FEEL
 

The cameras move in close

They zoom into our lives

And they play us like a lonesome violin

They make us think to ourselves how bad it is here in the show

 

See what bothers me the most

Is that the glimmer in our eyes

Has fizzled like the world has lost its spin

Until I think to myself how far the darkness goes and how far the star lights glow

 

Then I know

The world is here for you

Now I know

The world is here for you

 

The proof is in the news

We drink it all the time

And they serve us like we all have lost our minds

And we forget that our minds are these amazing cells that intertwine

 

Yeah, it bothers me that’s true

How easy we confuse

The wrinkles with the wonders in our lives

But when we fold back the lines, we’ll see the good that’s left behind

 

Then I know 

The world is here for you

Now I know,

The world is here

 

Many try and many fail to live beyond illusion that’s a human tale

And so it comes and there we go to claim to be the victims of this awful show

Okay see, now when I die will I just shrivel down and drag my fears to the ground

Or will I smile and say goodbye

 

Now the world

She’s alive

You can vibe anytime

As you ride

Through your mind

 

The camera moves in close

They zoom into our lives

And they play us like a lonesome violin

Oh, how we think to ourselves how bad it is here in the show

 

 

BRING ME FLOWERS - ALBUM: FEEL

 

Bring me flowers

And tell my friends here

That I’ll always love them

Kiss and hug them

 

And speak for hours

And fill the room dear

With the roar of laughter

Drinks come after now

 

And I’ll always be with you

I’m the dawn’s first morning dew

And if you’ll be with me a while

You will always see my smile for you

My smile for you

 

Plant the ground and

Spill me out here

Into a world of wonder

Six feet under

 

And dance all around me

And toast the room dear

With the tales of lovers

Please, treat the others now

 

And I’ll always be with you

I’m the dawn’s first morning dew

And if you’ll be with me a while

You will always see my smile for you

My smile for you

 

My smile for you

My smile for you baby

 

Bring me flowers

And tell my friends here

That I’m gone

 
 
THE RAIN - ALBUM: FEEL
 

Can you tell me a story little one

When you were a child

Are those smiles that I’m seeing in your eyes

Is your plastic pool here

I can see you dancing in the summer rain

Like it’ll never come again

Dancing like a child

Might you please help me wade through such memories

It’s good to have you here boy

The eyes will leave me now

The light, the pain, a smile, the rain

 

Can you tell me a story little girl

When you were a child

Are those tears that I’m seeing in your eyes

Did you lose a toy dear

I can see you twirling through the windowpane

Never to return again

Oh, you’re twirling like a child

Might you please help me wade through such memories?

It's good to have you here love

The boss will see me now

The light, the pain, a smile, the rain

The boss will see me now

The light, the pain, a smile, the rain

THE LUCKY ONES - ALBUM: FEEL

 

The weeds they grow up and strangle out the day

A flower shows but it doesn’t turn your way

But I’m going to find you and pull you out

And send you off to play

A simple pardon

A simple truth to slay

For you For you For you you

You For you For you

 

I want to find all the lucky ones

The lucky ones

The lovely ones

I want to swing from your open door

Your open door

I hope it’s yours

(Repeat)

An open door

 

The trees they grow tall and fill in what remains

The colors fall but the forest feels the same

But I’m going to find you and chop you down

We grow back just the same

An easy burden

An easy fate to claim

For you  For you For you For you you

You For you For you

 

I want to find all the lucky ones

The lucky ones

The lovely ones

And I want to swing from your open door

Your open door

I hope it’s yours

(Repeat)

 

An open door for you

 

And so everything has changed

Now only you remain

So go on and light your past on-fire

And seek what you desire

For you  

 

 

I want to find all the lucky ones

I want to find all the lucky ones

I want to find all the lucky ones

For you

 

For you

 

 

MORNING IN AMERICA - ALBUM: FEEL

 

Never knowing

Been falling to the ground on my face again

Always showing

This figure of man that might understand

Where are we going

Still crawling on our knees under purple skies

The wind she’s blowing

Her dirty little secrets through my black cold eyes

 

Well now

Do you wonder

Do we go under

Hey promise you won’t stagger

Hey promise I won’t fall

 

Precious teachers

Been fading like a lover in a memory

This new day has reached us

And swirls like a windstorm before tragedy

 

Well now

Do you wonder

Do we go under

Hey promise you won’t stagger

Hey promise I won’t fall (Repeat)

 

Good morning in America

This mourning in America

 

 

 

FOR YOU DEAR (BY THE OCEAN) - ALBUM: FEEL

 

I’ll sit and I’ll hold you

I’ll turn you around

I’ll steal your mind away

 

I’ll bend and I’ll fold you

I’ll churn and astound

I’ll lift your sails today

 

For you dear

For you I will

For you I’ll stay for you

 

I’ll cut and I’ll bleed you

I’ll change your heart

I’ll wash your tears away

 

I’ll fight hard to free you

I’ll take you apart

I’ll drown your fears your way

 

For you dear

For you I will

For you I’ll stay for you (Repeat)

 

Dear who do you want to be

Good, I see you’re flowing now, flowing now

Dear what do you want to see

There, now you know

 

I’ll sit and I’ll hold you

I’ll turn you around

I’ll steal your mind away

 

For you

For you

For you I’ll stay  

 

Dear who do you want to be

Good, I see you’re flowing now, flowing now

Dear what do you want to see

There, now you know

Now you know

Now you know

 

 

 

THE MOMENT - ALBUM: FEEL

My My how I love you

I close my eyes and settle down

Inside your mind

And Look around

Such pretty things that I have found

 

My My how I love you

Apologize for everything

I’ll ever say

And everything

I’ll ever do because of you

 

I swear the moment that I see the moon and stars dance before my eyes

I’ll think of you

 

My My how I love you

I see your smile in every place

In every town

On every face

In every frown I swear it’s true

 

My My how I love you

And all the while I’m reaching out

And reaching in

And reaching through

My open heart to give to you

 

I swear the moment that I see the sun paint for me an auburn sky

I’ll think of you

 

But only when I sacrifice myself

And only when I stand for someone else

And only when we laugh

And only when we cry

And only when I hold your heart until the end of time...the end of time

My love

 

I swear the moment that I see the birds sing me a lullaby

I’ll think of you

I’ll think of you

BEING LUCIUS - BEAUTIFUL CHILD

 

 

 
MODERN SLAVE - ALBUM: BEAUTIFUL CHILD
It's just another day
To kill my brain
To pass my wife
And not complain
To pour my coffee
Out and down the drain
To face my life
And not the pain

I gotta get it right

Never had a wild hair out of place
I'm just your modern slave
Until I'm in my grave
And now the masta like
Work your fingers til your bones have frayed
Come try the lemonade
Now back to your cave

I mean my god man how much longer can I keep the pace
(I gotta fight I gotta get it right)
I know fast dogs eat rabbits running in the race
(I gotta fight I gotta get it right)
I mean I know I'm not a rabbit but I feel like a rat in a cage
(I gotta fight I gotta get it right)
My god man it's so wrong to be a modern slave
(I gotta fight)

And so the buzzer rangs
The kids door bang
I feed my briefcase
The meals the same
I greet the zombies
Driving in their lanes
They've got no faces
Just skin remains

I gotta get it right

Never had a wild hair out of place
I'm just your modern slave
Until I'm in my grave
And now the masta like
Work your fingers til your bones have frayed
Come try the lemonade
Now back to your cave

I mean my god man how much longer can I keep the pace
(I gotta fight I gotta get it right)
I know fast dogs eat rabbits running in the race
(I gotta fight I gotta get it right)
I mean I know I'm not a rabbit but I feel like a rat in the cage
(I gotta fight I gotta get it right)
My god man it's so wrong to be a modern slave
(I gotta fight)

I gotta fight I gotta get it right
I gotta fight I gotta get it right
I gotta fight I gotta get it right
Oh work your fingers til your bones have frayed

It's just another day
To kill my brain
To pass my wife
And not complain




DEVIL IN THE ROOM - ALBUM: BEAUTIFUL CHILD
The devil's in the room looking down from his curious cloud
At the angry folks that gather in a room much too small for the crowd
They speak about a man who seeks change and fear crawls down the wall
Like a boogie man descending down to snatch up all the guns in the hall

Oh and don't you try and change it just get back to the way things are
Where the homeless fight for shelter while their children hide away in the car
Oh and don't you try and plead just pretend things are safe all around
Just ask the colored boy who's bleeding out with his Skittles strewn about on the ground

Will things change
Will things change

The market opens soon and you know that the broker boys are bowing down to the screen
And somewhere in a room above the bulls carefully plot out the scheme
They speak about a man who takes trust and greed and then turns it to gold
Like a mythical messiah sending down the keys to everyone's soul

Oh and don't you try and change it just get back to the way things are
Where the homeless fight for shelter while their children hide away in the car
Oh and don't you try and plead just pretend things are safe all around
Just ask the colored boy who's bleeding out with his Skittles strewn about on the ground

Will things change
Will things change

Oh and don't you try and change it just get back to the way things are
Where the homeless fight for shelter while their children hide away in the car
Oh and don't you try and plead just pretend things are safe all around
Just ask the colored boy who's bleeding out with his Skittles strewn about on the ground

The devil's in the room looking down with a furious frown
At the future tribes that gather and their love makes glorious sound

Will things change




WONDERFUL DAY- ALBUM: BEAUTIFUL CHILD
It's gonna be a wonderful day
It's gonna be a wonderful day
It's gonna be a wonderful day

It started just the other day as clear as I remember
Walking down to the corner store around the way
I ran into this modern girl whose parents name September
It's a name I hadn't heard before today (cool name)

We headed to the corner store
She bought the chocolate scoop for sure
My shivery was smooth and cool as ever (this scoop's on me)
She said man I think I'm in to you
And I said woman think I dig you too
And I have some time for us to hang together

It's gonna be a wonderful day
It's gonna be a wonderful day
It's gonna be a wonderful day
REPEAT

Well I continued on my way bought a Jones (soda) from old man Bender
Then I stepped to sun with a smile and wanting more
Stopped an watched the Seahawks play and unusual dry December
Hit my boys all up so we could rap about the score

Now I'm back on the city street with a magic shuffle to my feet
Singing songs in my head that I hadn't sung forever
Like green acres is the place to be but farm living ain't no life for me
Had to laugh to myself it was dumb but just as clever

It's gonna be a wonderful day
It's gonna be a wonderful day
It's gonna be a wonderful day
REPEAT

Granted granted I mean I've had good days before
But today just seems to be about so much more
Granted granted I finally glued head together
Cause I'm tired of finding it face down on the floor
And I'm tired of chasing good luck out the door
And I'm tired of asking myself what pain is for

See, something inside of me is changing and now I am
Free to move from where I stand

Flagged a yellow back to my place cause my feet were swoll and tender
The cabby said with a smile how our life is like a mirror (you know where you go there you are) 
It echoed what September said over ice cream cones and blenders
How our lives will always push to make it clearer
How our lives will always push to make it clearer

It's gonna be a wonderful day
It's gonna be a wonderful day
It's gonna be a wonderful day
REPEAT

Oh yes it is




THAT'S LOVE FOR YOU - ALBUM: BEAUTIFUL CHILD
You know it's hard cause it makes you believe
That everything's okay
And you got nothing here left to achieve

It tricks you eventually
Another happy helpless prey
I mean it floats all about to deceive you darling

That's love for you
That crazy little cupid
That's love it makes you stupid but what else can you do
REPEAT

You know it's hard cause it makes you conceive
Just to bring forth all these new opportunities
So much it breaks you on down to your knees

It picked you particularly
To laugh through the pain and to fight for the unity
It's like a beautiful wine you let breathe now darling

Well.That's love for you
That crazy little cupid
That's love it makes you stupid but what else can you do
REPEAT

You know it's hard cause it makes you believe
That everything's okay
I mean the nerve to make you serve and obey

It's tricks you eventually
Another happy helpless prey
No doubt to haunt you for the rest of your days now darling




SUNSHINE JOY - ALBUM: BEAUTIFUL CHILD
You make it clear my life is more than just a game to me
Good things they come to you that's pretty clear to see
It's like your world exists to move me like a gentle breeze
It's like stars aligned and put you next to me

The first time I met you I could hardly wrap my mind around you
The emotions were to pure your energy so true
It's good to know in life you get exactly what you see
You are a mirror right in front of me

You are my sunshine joy oh the way you shine
You are my sunshine joy oh to see you shine
You are my sunshine joy oh the way you shine
And it's crazy and it's cool how the light comes out of you

The next thing I new I started questioning will I succeed
Well that's not a stretch for me and my old man agrees
He says, it's like we move about in circles we're on our knees
But just then the sun breaks through with possibilities

It's like a ray of sun that penetrates your window at dawn
It's like the race begun and knowing that you've already won
It's good to know in life there are some guarantees
You are the light that shines inside of me

You are my sunshine joy oh the way you shine
You are my sunshine joy oh to see you shine
You are my sunshine joy oh the way you shine
And it's crazy and it's cool how the light comes out of you

I've heard about the rumors of this strange internal change
So how's it working for you
Maybe with some humor we can use the change it brings
So how's it working
How's it working

You make me feel my life is more than just a game to me
Good things they come to you that's pretty clear to see
It's like your world exist to show me that my life is free
To become the star I know that I can be

You are my sunshine joy




ROCK AND ROLL CLOWN - ALBUM: BEAUTIFUL CHILD
Breakfast in a bottle again
I got my wheat, rye, barley and a mashed up head
A pack of cigarettes as my friends
Back off the wagon it seems again 

I stroke my Harley back by your shed
You've been a real fine woman left a note by your bed
It's me against the road once again
Back on to chasing my dreams and sins

Here I go Here I go
Care to meet a rock and roll clown
You really wanna know how it's all going down
Here I go Here I go
Kicking down the doors to your town
You really wanna know how it's all going down

Some folks probably figure me dead
I've been a real stone roller don't care much what's been said
Just got this old guitar and my cred
As a real A-holer that works hard for bread

Still make a stony crowd move they head
Then toast the bar til my pain is dead

Here I go Here I go
Care to meet a rock and roll clown
You really wanna know how it's all going down
Here I go Here I go
Kicking down the doors to your town
You really wanna know how it's all going down

You really wanna know how it's all going down
You really wanna know how it's all going down
Down Down Down Down

I love the stench of beer at the end
I watch my guitar smoke then I pack it and grin
Then spy some silhouettes and they friends
I put my fake smile on then I play it and win

They ask if I'm a rock and roll man
No just a stranger looking for friend
A lonely traveler searching for the end
Back on this same road it seems
Yet again

Here I go Here I go
Dare to meet a rock and roll
Here I go Here I go
Kicking down the doors to your town




BLIND - ALBUM: BEAUTIFUL CHILD
It seems the damage has been done
We leave with fleeing expectations
Before, before you turn your head and walk away
Will you promise me

That what you say is true
That I'm not caring
That what you say is true
That I'm not kind
That what you say is true
That I just carry on
If what you say is true
Then I'm just blind

It seems the battle has been won
A sea of bleeding altercations
Before, before you turn your head and walk away
Will you promise me

That what you say is true
That I'm not caring
That what you say is true
That I'm not kind
That what you say is true
That I just carry on
If what you say is true
Then I'm just blind

Blind Blind Blind
Blind Blind Blind
Blind Blind Blind
Blind Blind Blind

Well you'll see




BEAUTIFUL CHILD - ALBUM: BEAUTIFUL CHILD
Beautiful child of mine
Beautiful child of mine
Dream Dream Dream Dream
Beautiful child of mine

Beautiful heart of mine
Beautiful heart of mine
Dream Dream Dream Dream
Beautiful heart of mine

Go on your way
Go on your way
Go on your way
Sweet little child 
On your way

Beautiful child of mine
Beautiful heart of mine
Dream Dream Dream Dream
Beautiful child
Of mine




FLY HIGH - ALBUM:BEAUTIFUL CHILD
I should have listened to what mama said
Don't cut off your nose to spite the face that's sticking to your head
And watch your back and keep your spirit fed (Why)
Cause the ugly people watching (And they probably want to see it dead)

And when the fists start pumpin and the towels start coming in
You see the only people standing are the ones that visualize the end (And so)
Mama spit it like a golden rule
She said the only people smiling (Are the ones that actually use the tools)

Then you're gonna fly high
Higher than the mountains
And then watch yourself soar
Higher than you've ever been

Go put some jelly on that daily bread
Said when your hands start bleeding and that dolla's rotting out your head (Come on)
Go ahead imagine all the things that really want to do
Cause in the end it's all that matters (When them daisy's growing out of you)

Then you're gonna fly high
Higher than the mountains
And then watch yourself soar
Higher than you've ever been

And the season's gonna change
And life gets hard
And still the madness it remains (But)
It ain't too late (Boy listen)
The world is here to cultivate a new
If you can step into the flow it use

So I continue on this path you know
And now my head is easy and it's easy now to see the flow
Hold close the things that matter it's the best that you can do
Cause at the end of all the chatter (It's the harmony in side of you) 





 






 

Being Lucius

Being Lucius