Way Out​/​Some Doubts

by The Sun Band

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released February 17, 2016

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The Sun Band New Haven, Connecticut

The Sun Band is Mike Cotter, Michael Norton, Grant Jones, and Grace Mendel. Album art by Alice McDonald Games.

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Track Name: There Was A Time...
There was a time when I kept the fire secret
Yearning and burning, tried to smother the flame
But all the sad devices that are given to deceive us
Don’t count for nothing when exposed to the pain

There was a time when I struggled just to see it
Searching outside me for somebody to blame
But I’ve always been my only judge, jury, and deceiver
At last the cleaver has severed my chains

I can see you covering yourself
Burying your precious love
I believe you’ll resurrect yourself
Sooner or later, you’ll come

But while you don’t I gotta…

Killed an hour waiting here
You wafted in on gentle air

Oh, I long to be there when
The spark inside you invites me in

‘Cause each day
We once again must face
The rushing river we can’t escape
I see your eyes but I can’t relate

Sometimes I catch myself believing that I know it
But what I think I know just cannot be known
I cannot hold truth inside my modest whirring thought box
I can’t fence in the river onto which I’m thrown

I can see you loving life itself
Seeing each day as it comes
But I too have no control over myself
Maybe I’ll see you I won’t
But till we know we gotta…
Track Name: Way Out
I am not cured
I am not cured I can say
I am not cured I can say
But I am happy here today

I'm insecure
I'm insecure I'm afraid
I'm insecure I'm afraid
But I am working to clear this pain

I am looking for a way out
Will I always have some doubts?
Will I always have some doubts?
Will I always have some doubts?

These feelings for
Reasons that cannot explain
I'm ever your companion
That is all I can say

Pray to God to clear my mind out
Will I always have some doubts?
Will I always have some doubts?
Will I always have some doubts?

Last night I went downstairs
And saw something that's always there
Last night I went outside
and saw something that never dies
Last night I saw myself
In the middle of a human house
Last night I left my skin
And saw things how they've always been
How they've always been
How they've always been

Still I cry and scream and shout
Will I always have some doubts?
Will I always have some doubts?
Will I always have some doubts?

I am looking for a way out
Will I always have some doubts?
Will I always have some doubts?
Will I always have some doubts?
Track Name: Take These Ills
I could not live here without you
I would be dead
I would be

I could not have peace without you
I would be dead
I would be

I have problems like
fear and worry like
am I good? like
who would love me?
when I
get sad
like

I could not live here without you
I would be dead
I would be

I could not have peace without you
I would be dead
I would be

I've gone crazy
I've gone sane
nothing left of my
one time game

God
can take these ills (x4)

God
can take these ills (x7)

God
can take these ills (x4)
Track Name: Never Seen
You were underneath the water
You were hiding up a tree
You seemed inclined to fortify this awful secrecy

I caught a glimmer
So let down your guard
One afternoon I'll be consumed by everything you are

You're not someone else
You're not someone else

Outline in the current
Squint too hard to see
One afternoon I'll be consumed
By everything I need

I want to be quiet
I want to be still
I want to want nothing
I hope someday I will

Love is all I need
Love is all I need

I wake up in your bed every morning
You appear in my heart without warning
In this place I recognize
Try to see what underlies

Love is all I need
Love is all I need
Track Name: Oughtta
You oughtta know
that your love is divine
soul complete
and you're right on time

'cause your heart
is just like mine:
a ripple worried,
well the ripple's fine
well the ripple's fine

You oughtta know
that the sumimt's far
but the road's right here
right where we are

so get on the road
in your own way
see this prison
as an open cage
as an open cage

I wake up in a haze
every day, every day
till I set myself free

I wake up every night
and take a peek at the light
that you left there for me

that you left there for me
that you left there for me

You know I feel
oh, so confused
I get worried
I miss the clues

You know I feel
like I been called
I am fearless
for love is all
for love is all

I wake up in a haze
every day, every day
till I set myself free

I wake up every night
and take a peek at the light
that you left there for me

that you left there for me
that you left there for me
that you left there for me

You oughtta know
Track Name: Are You Gone?
Are you near?
Are you getting near?
Are you getting so you cannot leave now?

Are you lost?
Are you getting lost?
Are you getting so you can not be found?

Are you high?
Are you getting high?
Are you getting so you cannot come down?

Will you stay 'round?

Are you gone?
Are you really gone?
Are you really where you should not be now?

Are you wild?
Are you getting wild?
Are you getting so you cannot be thought?

Are you sick?
Are you getting sick?
Are you lying, dying, or confused now?

Do you know how?
Track Name: Hey Lolly
Who holds the key to the final door?
Hey lolly don’t you know?
Got a big old bag full of purses
Hey lolly don’t you know?

I asked for less, but you gave me more
Hey lolly don’t you know?
I’ll keep on bowing till I pass the floor
Hey lolly don’t you know?

In springtime, we pass away
We are born astride our dying day
Intwined with the light of day
Is sea foam and the astral plane
Are you looking for me?

Down in the dirt with the worms and roaches
Hey lolly, move away
I can’t tell the priests from the poachers
Hey lolly move away

I’d die to know when the way is pure
Hey lolly right away
I would not feel so insecure
Hey lolly right away

The freedom behind our skin
Is the only world I’m living in
Free form - is it underpinned?
I want more than I’m putting in
Are you running thin, please

Be my teacher, be my guide
Be the sweet truth come alive
Be the blood upon my door

Be my lover, be my son
Be the fabric come undone
There’s a light on in my room

The freedom behind our skin
Is the only world I’m living in
Free form: is it underpinned?
I want more than I’m putting in
Are you running thin, please?
Track Name: Always
There is but one way
Peace in all your days

I wish that I could hold your light
And keep it lit in the darkest night
The radiation warms my skin
And when I’m clear I let you in

You could never me betray
Your love is clearer than the light of day

Always

There is no escape
Except to escape

I’m grateful for the love you give
Which gives my spirit cause to live
You are tender-hearted too
I know because I am you

I know no fear that you can’t crack
Trapped together I’ll watch your back

Always.
Track Name: Inelegant Waves
You look to the dawning to quiet the dark
You got ten metal fingers; they whistle and spark
And if time’s an illusion, then now’s not the start
of an awe evoking symphony

You trade paper for paper, though thoughts never stray
towards the organ-evangelist tent-promenade
nor the stoic abandoning thought-masquerade
no pleasure in your epiphanies

I’m asking a question of opulent wealth
while flavors of fingertips stick to my mouth
Remember the time when we all drove down south,
and you found, then lost, that melody?

There will be a day
When we will find our clarity
Pine for all your life
Submit, submit to mystery

The air we breath is stained
With long-forgotten litanies
Spare them, gentle void
Spare us, or our effigies

You whisper the lyrics some other soul saved
from oblivion, solitude kept on the page
recorded and sent out in elegant waves
don’t worry, it’s just a memory

Where is there a choice?
I will take infinity
Can I hear a voice
not some cheap facsimile?

Silent like a child
Still and wild energy
Stones after awhile
Disappearing entropy
Track Name: The Sun Song
I hope
that the sun
is in love
with the way

we curl to our sides
and break peace
with the night

I hear
that the sun
has a thought
it won’t say

Regarding the time
it will take
to unwind

I hope
that the sun
will stay locked
in its place

Until it decides
That it’s pro-
bably safe
Track Name: Walter
O Christ of Mystery's fellows
Can you hear my longing bellows?
Can you feel my yearning call
To be reunited once and for all?

O mystics of days gone by
it is to you I cry
as it is to the moss on the lawn
as it is for perpetual dawn

Only but for knowledge of you
I would be angry too
I would be a selfish man

But o lord, I do what I can
Your sweet music is all I demand
In your presence I am less than a man
and I feel your love

O substance beyond perception
You want only reception
with quiet mind and empty self
Childhood of boundless wealth

Aura of my dearest love
What are you made of?
What is your atomic weight?
What lies beyond this gate?

Time is dimensional too
Have you reckoned truth?
Fold through all you like.

Our lord knows no strife
his lord is timeless life
his lord is of the ineffable type
To be sought by all.