May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds”

— Edward Abbey

Song Lyrics

ROAD TO NOWHERE

(to play tracks for each song click lower left corner of pic)

Under the desert moon
The shadows of my thoughts
Casting all my hopes and dreams
Taking reflective moments 
To their most extreme
Facing fears I've never seen

Chorus:
I’m on this  road to nowhere
I bide my time
All my pain and sorrow
In this pantomime

Demons found their way
To my heart and soul
Dancing on the weakness
Of my mind
Making my temptations
Seem so sublime
Turning consequences into lies

Repeat Chorus

Where do I go now
In the stillness of the night
Peace surrounds me
From all sides
The raging pain inside me
Cannot appreciate
My being now capitulates

Repeat Chorus x2

 

 

A LIFE

Chorus:

You lived your life singing in the rain 
Seeing the very best in all that came
The sun was shining on things dear to you
You lived your life making them all true


So many dreams so many hearts to fill with joy
The warmth, the smile the laughter 
We were always so entertained
That life long  journey made so many heartfelt friends
From ranches far and wide to cars and hockey play

Repeat Chorus

Compassion found its way to the ones that you touched
So many people blessed to know they had you on their side
You taught so many to believe that things could be right
Nothing could ever stand in the way of your foresight cuz

Repeat Chorus:

We carry on and live our lives 
Through the memory of all you gave
Making the world  a little better place 
We’re sure you would appreciate
Fare thee well my friend on your hero's journey
You're a man whose spirit will always always always be there cuz you......

Repeat Chorus

 

PEACEFUL JOURNEY

As we pass the gate
Pathway illuminates
Nature’s healing sights and sounds
The river flows with might 
To the eyes’ delight
Dancing the waltz of life

Chorus:
I’m on  this peaceful journey here with you
Leaving urgency behind
Living moments of joy and harmony
Second chorus: (joy and clarity)
Feeling life as one

Further down our way
A lake reflecting sunrays
Shining bright as the Cygnus stars
The hues of blue and green
Make us both convene
To the shore for tranquility

Repeat Chorus

As our pathway ends
Sand dunes do transcend
To the view of a mighty sea
In all it's ever splendour
This wondrous show of nature
Makes us ponder the balance of being

Repeat Chorus

 

 

BERING SEA

Flying to the Dutch Harbour
Marking miles from Anchorage
The Blue Grey sea still waits for me
On the busy docks
The season about to start
Preparations are all abound
I see that 90 footer
Always a sight for sore eyes
They call the vessel "Made for Me"

Chorus
Glacial winds will blow at 90 knots
Without relent or mercy for the crew
Crabbers surrounded everywhere by death
On the Bering Sea

As we make our way to St Matthew's island
My body is warning me
Chopping bait throwing bags
Working the heavy pots
Will take their toll in this frozen world
The prize will be we hope to see
20000 pounds from this horrid sea

Repeat Chorus

As the thunderous might of the waves upon us
Greeting uninvited guests
Makes me always wonder why we never ponder
These persistent risks to life
It's been a slow night for the Blue King Crab
But tomorrow will be a better day

Repeat Chorus

TRAILHEADS

From a distance oh so far the mountain tops prevail
Ranging like majestic guardians on a mighty scale
I feel the power and spirit of nature’s omni force
Making me feel small on my human course

Chorus:  
Trailhead start my journey
To mountain high
Give me mindful entry
To ease my mind

Emerald lakes so deep are calling me
So very still and so serene
Peace of mind and body so combined 
mirror all my hopes and dreams

Repeat Chorus

Secrets in the shale mark our sense of time
Hold my memories of our love so divine
Take my hand in yours and feel nature’s spell
As we enter the magic that makes us all so well

Repeat Chorus

River so pure take me all the way downstream
Take my stresses from the concrete mainstream
Surround my life with balance and harmony
Help me understand my spirituality

Repeat Chorus
To ease my mind x3

 

A STREAM

l’m playing the blues on a late afternoon 
Wishing my thoughts away
Think I'll take myself down to that place by the stream
Where things are not what they seem

A dream that was born with such lasting delights
In the arms that held me so well
Time that stood still through the hardships of life
Making all days embraced with sunshine

Hear the sounds of the peace in these woods 
Make my heart sing so loud and so true
The magic is gone and the love that I knew
Makes this place feel so different without you

Think I'll take myself down to that general store
Where smiles and cheer are abound
And look for that way to start life anew
Where memories give hope to renew
A wise man long ago said that strength lies within
On a journey of change and of growth
So Ill take myself down to that great stream of life
And feel the love as I go
And feel the love as I go

TOE TAG PAROLE

Well I once had my dreams
Like anybody else
Well my short life in the hood
It lined up on that dead end street
Then they came and took my soul 
And they called it the toe tag parole

Going on near 30 years now
I live in an 8 by 6 
No room to grow
I keep on hoping oh I keep on hoping
For a better life
Guess I’ll die in prison for the Lord 
To give me a second chance

Been so long ago now 
That scene seems like yesterday to me
My friend he shot them  people
And he took all our lives away
Now I sit and repent 
And I call it oh I call it the toe tag parole blues

Oh Lord.......set me free
Oh Lord......set me free

 

PATHWAYS

I see you in my dreams
In my heart
From the very start
All those heartfelt years
All those hidden tears
Manifest my fears

Chorus:

Pathways in our lives
They supercede
Taking you so far from me

In my magic world 
You’re by my side
I see you smile
Everything is in its place
I see you growing face to face

Repeat Chorus

It doesn't matter 
where I go
What I do 
Or what I see
You’re always there chatting with me
Telling me what you want to be

Repeat Chorus

 

ANGUISH

We got a glimpse some years ago
Of what would lie ahead
A slow and sure decay of life
So full of pain and strife

It haunted, it daunted
It took her smile away
It serrated, perforated
It took her strength away

Watching her live her life so dear
With obsessive fears
Standing by so helplessly
We can't hold back the tears

It shackled, it mangled
It took her will away
It savaged, it ravaged
It took her mind away

Now I wish for any traces
Of how she used to be
But her world has been recreated 
In immediacy 

It haunted, it daunted
It took her smile away
It serrated, perforated
It took her life away