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State of Grace

With full moon rising shadows close the day

With whispers to the night the angels fade away

For everyone that departs one stands above the ground

For every tear that falls in the rain could you hear the sound?

Was it blind faith that led me here? Who could say?

Was it a twist of fate, an overwhelming fear? Who could say?

In a state of curiosity never a stationary place

Pacing myself ahead face to face to face

In a new time and phase journey to a new space

landed in a state of illusion this is my state of grace

When the darkness comes around every corner

down every road Who could say?

Smiling down from above or from deep inside

Down every road Who could say?

In a state of grace

In a state of illusion

In a state of grace

In a state of confusion


Restless I think too much always looking for a change

Tired of the way it always is feeling the feeling is strange

I hope it could be everything I want it to be

The change in my life, the change in my mind

Feelings – I’m too emotional oh but who can you blame

Senses it’s just how I perceive that feeling that I cannot name

I hope that it could be everything I think I want it to be

Follow your heart work it out there may be more than you know

Open your eyes sort it out heaven may be there for you now

From Here to Ever After

From here to ever after, from them to now it’s been, a long and winding road, and only half way it might seem. No matter what I’ve hoped for, no matter what my dream, for everything that I might have been, for everything I wish to be.

I’m facing time in a new and dangerous way. I realize that my own fight I must make. No more lies, no more anger, no more foolish dreams. Only one chance left, now I make my stand.

And I’ll fight, and I’ll be, what I want to, set me free

You try to face your bright tomorrow, but they’ll kick you in the face. They’ll issue their decree, to try to keep you in your place.

Pick yourself up and don’t dwell on the pain. Suffering’s a fact but it’s not a way of life. You’ll watch them drown in their pool of self-decay. They might kill you but your mind is always free.

No matter what they try on me, I know I’m always free.


Could it be it’s the end of the line?

It came too fast for me

came too fast for us all

Oh I need, I need you more and more

I need you more than before

You’re the light, you’re the guide I first knew

Now I am standing on the edge of despair

Walking close to the line to find

Poppa, how can it be that I could live my life without you?

Oh you’re my friend; you meant so much to me

You meant so much to us all, all the time

Now I am standing on the edge of despair

Walking close to the line to find

The peace the love that I once knew

To fill the void the gap

Oh I know you’re at peace, the disease that hurt you now is gone

And I know by your life you were love all the time

I love you Poppa

Haunted by the Rain


A Memory From the Sky

A memory from the sky, reminiscent in my mind

Fractured visions behind my eyes, scattered whispers from behind

Torn fragments from these pages, the stories left undone

The shadows in the day, can never know the sun

Alone staring holes in the wall, repeating dreams that make me blind

How could it be; what brought this thought into my mind?

Take control, take control, take control

Emotion takes control, takes control, takes control, takes control

Inside my mind, passion reaction

These thoughts inside, Take me, break me

Whiskey Blood

Whiskey blood / Smoke ring prayers / Do they really care?

Eyes burning / A lifeless stare / Don’t care for this face no more

An empty glass the flattened edge getting lost in a hole to find the pain gold dust burns with scars long and deep shattered on the floor my eyes are blind broken and beat

Little angel saves every flower, from those that are buried shallow

But when she gets mine, I hope that she burns them to ash

Darkness floods / Streetlight moon / With the wind and rain the stain remains

I fight this game / to the end / But how long before I’ll learn?

Can’t walk away these feet torn apart as these walls begin to breathe flesh so numb covering bones that heal a spirit bruised the soul is gone and a fire burns hollow and cold

Sunrise maybe growing in the skies

But demons are still bleeding on my eyes

Rapturing cry crumbling this skin of stone

Shrouding my ears to realize this voice is my own

Wings Against the Sun

You’re suffocated by what you see in the mirror

Like a plague on your skin you cannot take your eyes off the sores

And you try to hurt, and you try to bleed

And you try to push away all the love that you need

And you try to break, and you try to fall

And you try to hold on, hold on to them all

You justify the things that you do by sinking in deeper in the things that you do

But you still cry alone at night, still cry alone, haunted by the things that you’ve done

Oh how I wish you could see the you that I see

To open your eyes, and see the beauty inside

How I wish you could feel your love

To open your heart, and feel the beauty inside

You got to hold on, you got to believe,

I will always be there for you

You got to hold on, don’t let go,

I am always there with my wings against the sun

Don’t let go, don’t let go,

I am always there with my wings against the sun

Little Extra More

Full moon rising in a midnight sky

Old man looks over and he asks why

No one knows what it feels like inside

I see the unseen from where I hide

Burning eyes

a strained walk home

Cause he knows it’s the end

It’s the end

Fingers worn, skin to bone

With empty hands and the passion is gone

Tents came down, the circus left town

A bitter taste with every breathe

All he wants is a little extra more

Conflict Resolution

Solve my conflicts with violence

Solve my conflicts with pain

Solve my conflicts with fear

Solve my conflicts again

Solve my conflicts I feel no guilt

Solve my conflicts with lies

Solve my conflicts with all your money

Solve my conflicts with all your lives

Conflict resolution

Conflict resolution

What is freedom?

What is justice?

When so many lives are blown away

Lies, lies, lies, lies,….

Conflict resolution, conflict resolution, conflict resolution

Rain Song

I walk through the sound

The sound of falling stars

My footprints in the sand

Will wash away from the light

Her haunted scenes behind my cold eyes

Rotting away through to my dreams

Growing thoughts of sin

Eroding in holes in my skin

And all I need is the rain

If I could wash away the shame

All I need is the rain

If I could throw away this pain

I sit alone and stare

Don’t care if it’s night or day

I measure time by the taste in my mouth

The bottles fall and break on the floor

Her ghost clouding a young heart’s song

Scream to myself to pass the sun away

Still Small Voice

Heading out through fearsome storms life in peril falling

Pushing on toward the fight onward to us your calling

Silently the still small voice inside reminds I’m not alone

Patiently guiding me along remind me I’m not alone

Over the highest mountain to the end of the earth and sea

Ever onward on this journey

Up to the final battle fight until we’ll all be free

From here and now until eternity

Standing firm on solid ground living life anew

Forever strong and confident in everything we do

© 2008 by Ameted, all rights reserved.

All songs written and performed by Brian T. Johnstone and Scott J. Schwertly.

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