You can come out now

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You can come out of the woods now child you don’t need to hide anymore

You can come out now you don’t need mother’s leafed canopy to shelter you

Or the solid trunks of power she gives you to hide behind

You can come home now sweet wounded boy because you don’t have to hide

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You can come off the streets young man sheets and blankets wait for you

You can rest your head in the quiet now and sleep with peaceful smile

Or sit in the soft chair by the window and sing your heart song

You can come in from the cold now and live home safe warm

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You can come out of the house now man your long walks are waiting

You can rise up now brother and step out strong once again

Or skip to your heart’s delight under the rise of the cresting sun

You can come home now son  because I’ve loved you all along

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You can come out now sweet boy child though so many are gone

You can sit at the table now and know you’re not alone

Or you can dance through the day and sing any old song

You come out in the world now because it’s your home too

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It’s good to be alive

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Rhythm moving moments remembering soft

Sweet tongues in sweet wood rhythm

It’s good to be alive

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Shifting sound breathes flesh to flesh

Memory deep in glistening time

It’s good to be alive

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The curling bend of a guitar note

Glistens a tear to my eye

It’s good to be alive

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Your voice calling across the nighttime sky

To me crying standing up again

It’s good to be alive

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Come tomorrow’s daylight rising

I’m my father’s son I am always

It’s good to be alive

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From Degraw to Sackett street

See my words deep center of your heart

I can tell you now that’s where they’ve been from the start

From Degraw to Sackett street our dreams came true

Then I slashed your soul by wounding you

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See my tears deep center of your heart

I can tell you now they’ve been in mine from the start

They never were your doing then or now

I loved you more than life but I didn’t know how

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See my words dancing colors in the center of your heart

Our breaths were love joined wonder from the start

See my words now dancing life on the page

Still remembering all love lost and my age

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See the sunrise life in the center of your heart

You were my sunshine angel right from the start

See time moving by running out for the all of everyone

Still remember I do how I knew you were the one

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See my words deep center of your heart

I can tell you now that’s where they’ve been from the start

From Degraw to Sackett street dreams came true

Then I slashed your soul by wounding you

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If You Need Me

If you need me, I’ll be there, with kind arms waiting, no furrowed brow for you.

Daylight comes and daylight goes, dreams seem to do the same, but I tell you

If you need me, I’ll be there, bringing you a cup of tea sweetened with a smile

From me because you are you and that’s all you need to be

If you need me, I’ll be there.  In coming storms or in the thick of pain, during times

Of hunger and lost hopes and lives, I’ll be there, in your dreams, in your heart always

If you need me, I’ll be there, in the song of the morning birds, the early day sun glowing

Warmth into your heart, because I love you, you know that, I am there, you can hug me

If you need me, I’ll be there, in the quiet and in the loud, in the darkness and in the light

In the rhythm of your footsteps in the morning and in the night I am there always

If you need me, I’ll be there, because you are you and that’s all you need to be

In life and past it, I’ll be there, loving you, always, because you are you and I am me