Lyrics: These Are The Days

These Are The Days 

These are the days
They might be the best that I’ve seen
These are the ways
I hope that I will always be

But time doesn’t care
Time doesn’t care
Much for me

I’ve made many beds
Just to find myself wrapped in the sheets
I’ve lost many friends
Some days take much more than they need

But time doesn’t care
Time doesn’t care
Much for me

I look far ahead
And fill in my calendar days
So many plans
To ride on the tracks that I laid

But time doesn’t care
No, time doesn’t care
Much for me

Love Is All Around You

Love is all around you
Love is all around you
Love is all around 
Everywhere you go

See it in a new face
Feel it in a strange place
Love is all around
Deeper than you could know

Maybe it changed the room
So only you could notice
Was it a different color
Yesterday 

Maybe it took the place
Of something you were holding
Onto
Hands are free 
Submit to the embrace

Love is all around you
Love is all around you
Love is all around 
Everywhere you go

Hear it in a haiku
Or see it in a tattoo
Love is everywhere
Deeper than you know

Maybe it came in late
And woke up all the neighbors
Locked all the doors
And threw the keys away

Maybe it wore a path
That led into a garden
Planted years ago
For only you to have

Love is all around you
Love is all around you
Love is all around 
Deeper than you know

Seated in the front row
Or hiding in the shadows
Love is everywhere
Believe me ‘cause I know

Love is all around you
Love is all around you
Love is all around 
I see it every day

Love is all around you
Like a watch it wound you
Look at how it found 
A needle in the hay

Alwaya Been Summer

It feels like it’s always been summer
And the leaves never fell from the trees
The time of the year doesn’t matter
When she’s in the scene
It feels like it’s always been summer
To me

I used to think that if I moved again
Walked away from the life that I made
I’d finally be content
I don’t need much

And some would say I had it coming to me
Meet my match on the longest of nights
Ready to see the light

I don’t need much
I don’t need much
I don’t need much

When it feels like it’s always been summer
And the leaves never fell from the trees
Somehow I know all the mountains of snow
were a dream

The time of the year doesn’t matter
It could be autumn, winter or spring
When she’s near it’s always like summer
To me

And it’s all right (all right)
It’s all right (all right)
It’s all right
It’s all right

It’s alright with me

This isn’t heaven
Or a perfect escape
Just a chapter I want to re-read
Over and over again
Cause I don’t need much

Well please stop me if I said it before
There’s is magic up all of our sleeves
Open your arms and see
You don’t need much And I don’t need much Well we don’t need much

When it feels like it’s always been summer
And the leaves never fell from the trees
I finally know all the mountains of snow
Were a dream

The time of the year doesn’t matter
It could be autumn, winter or spring
When she’s near it’s always like summer
To me

It feels like it’s always been summer 
when she’s near it’s always like summer
It feels like it’s always been summer
when she’s near it’s always like summer 

It feels like it’s always been
feels like it’s always been
feels like it’s always been summer
to me . . .

It feels like it’s always been summer

 

Keys To The Kingdom

There was a house of mirrors here
I remember from my younger years
When I accepted mostly everything

It wasn’t strange to see the dancing
going on behind the fancy shades of
Paper velvet lace and macrame

If I listen I can almost hear them sing

Teddy tied a rope on time itself
And he wondered why he sometimes felt
A tap upon his shoulder every day

He found affection, hope and action
from a real cliché distraction
Of a game that only gets old in the end

But he had the keys to the kingdom
This was the place he always wanted to be
Crawling across the floor with broken glass in his knees

Keys to the kingdom

He was smarter than he wished he was
Like a bee who when he heard his buzz
Assumed it was enough to please the queen

But there was no part of the story
And he knew the words by heart
Where he avoided her intoxicating sting

But he had the keys to the kingdom
This was the place he always wanted to be
Crawling across the floor with broken glass in his knees

Keys to the kingdom

Nobody feels the pain like
You feel it here and now
But just like all the others
This day is gonna end
You know I am a friend
This time is ours to spend and I know that you have expensive taste

The queen was on her way one rainy day
Left without a smile
It’s hard to see the wisdom pouring down like gold

But like the glass reflects our story
And as the silver shines it’s light
Teddy found a way to crown himself the king
If you listen you can almost hear him sing

But he had the keys to the kingdom
This was the place he always wanted to be
Crawling across the floor with broken glass in his knees

Keys to the kingdom

 

Save Me

How can I live
In the moment
When I know you won’t be there 
And I pass the future we planned
Every day 

I’m so mindful of the space
Between these last few busy days

They slip away
Slip away
Slip away

Will the  glitter
Be forever
Chasing down my heavy eyes
Such a sunny sided needy speck in time

All those paint drops
On the baseboard
Bring me back to better days

Then they slip away
Slip away
Slip away

Well you know
How they go 
so very slow sometimes 

Save me 
Save me
I’m barely breathing
And I can’t believe it 

I walk through my door
And I pull it closed behind
I just can’t bear to lock it
In case you change your mind

I see your car
On the highway
Well I’m never quite prepared
And it gets me lost 
on these familiar roads

Evidently I’m surrounded
By the things I once held near
And they slip away 
Slip away 
Well you know
How they go
so very slow sometimes

Mind over matter, they say 
I just can’t imagine this away
I wake up with melodies
Composed in a major key
What kind of a world could they be from
(Not this one)

I renewed your 
magazines dear
Seasons greetings summer trends
But the coupons have a mind all of their own

I draw hearts with my ring finger
On the foggy shower door
Then I slip away
Slip away
Slip away
Do you know
How I go
So very slow sometimes

Save me
Save me
I’m barely breathing
And I can’t believe it

I walk through my door
And I pull it closed behind
(I just can’t bear to lock it)
In case you change your mind

Save me
Save me
I’ll let society say what they want of me

I walk through my door
And I pull it closed behind
(I just can’t bear to lock it)
In case you change your mind

 

Want To Be Everywhere

How long have I been
Watching the screen
Waiting for someone
To reach out to me

Could there be a bigger problem
I can’t see

I am part of this elegant hive
Fools argue it helps keep me alive
But where could they cast their shade on me
How would the common people rise

Well I want to be everywhere
And I want to see everything
All the time
Cause I’m already popular
And I’m already powerful
In my mind
From my tower window
All is fine

Sleep is where I plan
My journey home
One more chance to feel like I am alone

But I only push the door so far
I only see that flash of light
From my tower window
All is fine

Well I want to be everywhere
And I want to see everything
All the time
Cause I’m already popular
And I’m already powerful
In my mind
From my tower window
All is fine

 

Eyes Like Fire

Welcome to my everyday
Much like the vapors that float away
I’m not really here
To stay

Hung out and hooked on the line
The hill was to rocky
The tread too fine
As the markers fade
To a final trail
It’s the gravity we pay

Wound up and let loose
I’m riding off the rails
Eyes like fire

No one can stop all
This wind in my sail
Eyes like fire

Are my two feet on the ground
Deaf, dumb and blind to the love around
As the floor gives way
I should know by now
It’s the gravity we pay

Wound up and let loose
I’m riding off the rails
Eyes like fire

No one can stop all
This wind in my sail
Eyes like fire

Shadows escape
I reach for the light
Eyes like fire

 

Give It Away

I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised
At the way this is all unfolding
But I’m finally fine with the
Weight of the book in my hands

It’s a lot to take in I know
Like a stray at the door in the morning
One way or another I’m callin’ this house my home

I looked over my shoulder and saw you
I looked over and then you were gone
I should take the advice that you gave me
I got it written here on my arm

It’s so easy to cast a net
In the sea of my disillusion
I could dance on the water
And live off the salt in the air

I guess it’s really gonna be okay
Or at least that’s what they keep on saying
I’m just happy that the voices on each side of my brain can agree

I looked over my shoulder and saw you
I looked over and then you were gone
I should take the advice that you gave me
I’m gonna tattoo it on my arm

You got to give it away
If you want to ever see it back someday
Just give it away
If you want to ever see it back someday

Every fire was a single flame
Every tangle was a single fiber
You know these are the days
That’ll weave our victory flag

You got to give it away
If you want to ever see it back someday
Just give it away
If you want to ever see it back someday

 

Golden Age

I can’t read the news anymore
Every time I open my door
And see the print below 
say it isn’t so
no no

Could I make it through just one day
Free from lies, confusion and hate
The life I used to know
Connected by love understanding and hope

I believe in a golden age
With pure fascination and faith that each day
Might wind up somewhere unexpected and real

But you and I know the score
We sign our name on the line each time we walk out the door  
So I feel I can speak for everyone gathered here today

Please stop the pain
Theres only so much I can take
Whoever might be listening
I’ll say it again and again and again

Please stop the pain
I’m telling you
My heart can only break
In so many pieces
But that’s where we are once again

I know I never asked to be here
But I learned to adapt through the years
I am but natures guest
Just like the rest 
Oh hold me, mother dear. 

I wear my armor under my skin
So I don’t forget my blood flows within
And you and I are one
Just racing round the sun
And laughing through our tears 

I believe in a golden age
With pure fascination and faith that each day
Might wind up somewhere unexpected and real

But someday we’ll have to chose
Between fear, isolation and lies told as truth 
And taking to the streets with something meaningful to say 

Please stop the pain
Theres only so much I can take
I don’t know who I’m asking
But I’ll say it again and again

Please stop the pain
I’m telling you
My heart can only break
In so many pieces
But that’s where we are once again

I am not afraid to die
Cause I can see we’re all just here in line
Killing time anyway

And believe there is a why
The only question worth your breath 
Is can we live before our death
Show me
I wanna know

I believe in a golden age
With pure fascination and faith that each day
Might wind up somewhere unexpected and real

But someday we’ll have to chose
Between fear, isolation and lies taken as truth 
And taking to the streets with something meaningful to say 

Please stop the pain
Theres only so much I can take
I don’t know who I’m asking
But I’ll say it again and again

Please stop the pain
I’m telling you
My heart can only break
In so many pieces
But that’s where we are once again

That’s where we are
Once again

 

All lyrics F.A. Johnson (SESAC) 2018 

Molehill Mountain Music