the past is a promise
of things that came
will we be the change
that is uncovered from rain

i love you and i never doubt
but the sky turns gray
and sometimes i never know
what i want to say

maybe it's nothing at all
but a smile that precedes
all the pain we've focused on
the depths that we breathe

i've never known this part of me
perhaps it scared me at first
in my heart i know -- 
this is everything that is worth

as i stare at the only two things that
matter to me, it feels like always and forever
a dreamer last a lifetime
but a lifetime of never

positive or negative.  
good or bad
the right or the wrong

it's a choice
and when it's wrong
i hear a voice
that destroys

choice not chance has determined who we are

and i'm no longer the former
i am no longer the fear that drives
i am no longer the child
scared of the impending doom

i am the man i want to be
i am the man i need to be
for me.  

but rest assured... the rest will be for you.
so that one day i can look in your eyes
no longer blinded by my deprecated thoughts

just a man who knows
the diamond that he's got. 

(to give)


just because

if i try
and i might
i let you inside

don't run from your problems
darlin, i won't run from mine

we can face our past
and leave it in the gray
it doesn't have to haunt
and ruin perfect days

i trust you and love you
time i trust and love myself

for you open this part of me
this part like no one else

when you say you love me, i know it
i hope that is the same
you are the window at twilight
i will be your window pane

don't hide from me
you are the one at dusk
the truth is like the sun
i love you just because.

never fade, never run

never fade
never run
until it's said & done

a dreamer will drift
always right, always wrong
your love turns me to lift
always light, always song
one more case of you, then it's gone
how did i not realize this was going on?

have i been a fool for these years?
departed to find
what's fog in my heart
can take over my mind

am i seldom or callus
easy to start
if your curtains open
 so does my heart

i'll never fade
never run
until our time is done

i'll see it through
until my soul is no longer with you