Seasons

by Darren Michaels

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This is a collection of songs which gently genre-hop. They are a weaving exploration through gratitude, determination, longing, brevity of life, gentle action, and love of Nature. Even when the subject matter gets a little darker, the end product is positive and hopeful.
I'm slowly adding to this album. Things have changed in my little music world. I can just release one track at a time and build an album brick by brick in front of you folks. Kinda cool, huh?
Ten tracks are slotted to reside in this collection. Six are finished. Keep checking back for updates. Enjoy!

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released 09 June 2013

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Track Name: Words
Oh no, don't listen to
The words you file away lock away the truth.
You're choking on the things that you think you know
With the words you file away.

The words I've got they fail to serve
At describing what I'm finding on this good Earth.
The clicking and whistling only refer
To the words you file away.

I don't even want to worry
With all of these feelings to hide.
I find them so hard to swallow
When I lock them away inside

Oh, these words you file away.

The colors in my mind are brighter than their names.
All this chattering can't mean the same.
A hazy, grey cloud that shrouds the world
With the words you file away.

I don't even trust my eyes
Oh, and my ears are no good.
All they do is lie to me,
But they are all that I've got you see.

Oh.

All these words fail to serve me
At describing the wonder I see.
Cannot even tell each other
Just how beautiful we seem.
With the words we file away.
Track Name: Habits
See with Beginner's Mind,
Without all the habits brought by life.
You will know the truth.
Your way was just too cruel.

Because the pain left in blasts the roots
And spreads all around
To poison you.

(If you) take without giving back,
the world will have nothing left to give.
Where will we go
When it all grows too cold?

Habits can be hard to break
When you don't know better
But good habits can be formed again
When we grow stronger
When we grow greater

Let the roots grow deep
And spread all around
To strengthen you.

Habits can be hard to break
When you don't know better
But good habits can be formed again
When we grow stronger
When we grow greater

I want to be stronger.
I want to grow greater.
Track Name: It's Enough
Despite what they say
In all those childhood stories
You fly through the day sky
Not just light up the night

You have that pull on us
Even when we can't see
The light that is not your own
Shining through your lonely flight

And how would we feel
If you'd gone away?
And where would the tides go
Without you to give 'em their pace?

And the air where you are
Is not enough to fill our lungs
But the world you give below
Oh, it's enough
It's enough

Despite what they say
In all those childhood stories
Track Name: You Can
Shrug your shoulders of these burdens
And the weight you carried so long
This land may hold answers
All you need's around you. Yeah.
And it's always been.

You can. You can. You.
You can. You can. You.
You can. You can. You can.
You can.

Maybe we should forget their way.
Stop punching clocks and working lives away.
Oh, and let that debt just fade.
All you need's around you. Yeah.
And it's always been.

You can. You can. You.
You can. You can. You.
You can. You can. You can.
You can.

Talk about empires, but it's really just the land
With piled up stories of people done wrong.
Stop worrying 'bout what others might think.
Let it go.
Won't you, let it go.
Oh, let it go!

You can. You can. You.
You can. You can. You.
You can. You can. You can.

Go out into this world looking for beauty.
Well, my child, that's just what you'll find.
To be a jewel in their crown, they need your permission.
The peace you've always wanted, yeah,
Starts right here with you.

You can.
Track Name: So Close (Seasons)
Never get a chance to see it
But, oh, it's so close can't help but feel
Steely eyes watch for approach, oh.
Cannot be open to surprise.

Hide amongst the rocks and grass.
No one knows where you're going to.
Hide along the narrow paths.
No one knows where you're going to.

Run with the changing winds where, oh,
The trees fall. Sun comes in.
Seasons give way to more seasons, oh,
But then so soon, your days end.

Hide amongst the rocks and grass.
No one knows where you're going to.
Hide along the narrow paths.
No one knows where you're going to.

Cuz you hide.
Hide amongst the rocks and grass, trees and shrubs, and narrow paths. No one knows where you're going to.
Seasons give way to more seasons.
Oh, it's so close.
Track Name: All I Can Give
As I watch my
Neighbor's gardens growing,
I cast aside
My judgement.
For I've no clue of
The quality of soil
Given them
To cultivate.

Or the weeds and pests
They've had to endure
As they tend their plot.

All I can give is love.
That's all there is.
There is nothing else.
That's all there is.

All I can give is love.
There's nothing else.
That's all there is.
There's nothing else.

As I listen
To your troubles,
I cast aside
My advice
For my path is
Only my own.
I've no view
Of the one you tread.

But I'll lend my ears
And my shoulders
For you are
My friend.

All I can give is love.
That's all there is.
There is nothing else.
That's all there is.

All I can give is love.
There's nothing else.
That's all there is.
There's nothing else.

That's all there is.
That's all.