Isle of Memories

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released February 3, 2016

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Track Name: Set in Stone
I was there I saw the fall

Of seven wonders known to man

I could swear there were reflections in the sand

And my honest soul could hear

The cries of heartache in the land

I was far too young and weak to take a stand

I needed you right there to hold my hand



Oh the moors were cold and dreary

Winds too strong I'd start to cry

There was barely any color in the sky

I'd remember times so long ago

Tears harder to come by

That tune I know so well I'd hear it fly

The force of every love

I'd say goodbye



There are better gifts to bring

Harder songs to sing

All I am is all I have

It's not enough

Oh the world don't turn for no man

There couldn't be another way

It's set in stone and broken bone

I learned to say

It's set in stone and broken bone

You'll learn to say



Starting chapters of our lives

Broken hearts and severed ties

Casting blame on every red sunrise

Echoing the crack of dawn

Ghost ships sailing on and on

There's a ripple in Poseidon's haunted song

To the deep blue underworld I'll be withdrawn



Aching body aching mind

In this graveyard you may find

All the answers to your prayers left undefined

As you live in apathy

Dancing round in agony

A hopeless journey as it's meant to be

A tale once told of valiant odyssey



There are better gifts to bring

Harder songs to sing

All I am is all I have

It's not enough

Oh the world don't turn for no man

There couldn't be another way

It's set in stone and broken bone

I learned to say

It's set in stone and broken bone

You'll learn to say
Track Name: Isle of Memories
A fallen teardrop

A blacksmith's workshop

A curtain pulled aside in the spring

A whisper's echo

A place to call home

A glimmer on Norwegian seas



An old piano

A warm red flannel

Laughter dancing through the trees

Grandfather working

And songbirds chirping

Sweet Norwegian breeze



And all is right

The sun is shining all through the night

On hills we live so serene

Perfect sight

Generations of endless light

On this isle of memories



A trail blazed years past

A wall built to last

Berries fragrant through the air

A tree swing stirring

A pathway turning

To a rocky coastline free of care



An early morning

A seaward warning

Boats are dancing one with the waves

Grass stained rain boots

Back to our roots

Flowers on Norwegian graves



And all is right

The sun is shining all through the night

On hills we live so serene

Perfect sight

Generations of endless light

On this isle of memories

Oh all is right

The sun is shining all through the night

On hills we live so serene

Perfect sight

Generations of endless light

On this isle of memories

This isle of memories
Track Name: All the Same
Heat of a fire

Glimpse of a flame

It's all the same to me

Burning desire

Followed by shame

I know your name to beat



As you are falling

You're taming your shadow

Into the darkness you can't escape

Faking a smile

When your heart is hollow

Chasing a memory how I relate



Racing along

Whistling our song

We were the night

Living a dream

So it would seem

We were the light

Taking our time

Rhythm and rhyme

Eyes shining so bright

As we were young

Heroes unsung

It's all the same to me



Casting your lots

Wasting your thoughts

It's not a game you see

Facing a world

Scum of the earth

Following hopelessly



Maybe someday you'll aspire to be something

But you bury your face in a midnight dream

Streaming of tears like the fountain that had been

Casuals of war lest we pray and sing



Racing along

Whistling our song

We were the night

Living a dream

So it would seem

We were the light

Taking our time

Rhythm and rhyme

Eyes shining so bright

As we were young

Heroes unsung

It's all the same to me
Track Name: Mountain Song
Just another lonely Friday

Shufflin cross the floor

Of a record store

There's a bitter wind outside here

Search around some more

It's been heard before



Ooh hiding in the shadows

Is a rotting door

From a dream

And ooh there's a foggy window

If you look outside

There's a stream



And you sing everlong your mountain song

Giving anything for anyone to hum along

And you wander cross the hills and far away

When the valleys start to call your name

There's a poem written on the stone of ancient graves

And you smile for the first time in forever

You're awake



There's a tranquil lake onward

Throwing skipping stones

At the undertones

Soaring with the bluebird

All your broken bones

And the telephones



Ooh hoarding all your feeling

Is a flask of red

Current wine

And ooh harmony and healing

Is a waste of all

Your time



And you sing everlong your mountain song

Giving anything for anyone to hum along

And you wander cross the hills and far away

When the valleys start to call your name

There's a poem written on the stone of ancient graves

And you smile for the first time in forever

There's a sign for the first time in forever

You're awake
Track Name: Disappear
Armed with nothing but your sanity

And your fears

There's a secret you know well

Taken hostage and you've failed to see

That these long years

Have left you ready cast your spell



Many restless nights have burdened you

Or so I'm told

Were your haunted dreams alive?

Reminiscing some historic view

Tales of old and

Tragic hopes you can't revive



But I've followed all your signs

Taken away and left deprived

Struck by lightning once or twice

I've seen tomorrow through renewed eyes



And I saw you disappear

You became my atmosphere

Whispering willows so sincere

Looking back and now so clear



Lost our bearings near a waterfall

Long gone now

A secret cavern hidden away

Dodging holes and fighting wolves

Wondering how

But we have things we've left to say



There's a cabin in the wilderness

Chimney smoke

And candles in the window sill

I believe we've reached the end my friend

Branches broken

And a heartbeat fallen still



But I've followed all your signs

Taken away and left deprived

Struck by lightning once or twice

I've seen tomorrow through renewed eyes



And I saw you disappear

You became my atmosphere

Whispering willows so sincere

Looking back and now so clear
Track Name: Runaway
Rising from the shadows

Of our caves

Taking hold of feelings

Thrown away

Lookin in a mirror

Turn the page

We don't like what we see

We suppress all of our rage



Fickle as the moonlight

Stepping back

Jumping off of bridges

Heart attack

We follow what we fathom

Not what we lack

It's a waste of a care

And the midnights still jet black



Growing pains

And frightening sights

Hopping trains

The spirit of the night

We have our shame

We have our fight

And we're to blame

But we've got nothin to hide

You know it's me

Your runaway



Choosing what we've chosen

Deja vu

Feet are feeling frozen

Never knew

That honesty's the answer

And so are you

Take a glimpse at the sky

Never seen so much blue



Against all odds and fortune

Gone away

Laughing during wartime

So much to say

Dancing in the shadows

Not today

Take away from your pain

Shall we go or should we stay?



Growing pains

And frightening sights

Hopping trains

The spirit of the night

We have our shame

We have our fight

And we're to blame

But we've got nothin to hide

You know it's me

Your runaway



Glad you're here right by my side

I need your company to feel alive

Taken hold of me by surprise

It's passed me by

You know it's me

Your runaway

Oh me

Your runaway



Growing pains

And frightening sights

Hopping trains

The spirit of the night

We have our shame

We have our fight

And we're to blame

But we've got nothin to hide

You know it's me

Your runaway

Oh it's me

A runaway
Track Name: Alive
I could recognize those eyes from world away

A hopeless thought and a broken desire to change

I can see your light fading to grey

The pain in your soul as you hesitate



All your dreams were shattered right before your eyes

Destitute and left alone you don't despise

I can hear your somber song and to my surprise

You're singing parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme



I've fallen asleep to many rhymes

And you've tried to escape from all your crimes

We've wasted away

Is that a sign?

There's a ship headed for the heavens

And we're in line



I could recognize that smile from a world away

The hazed façade as you're laughing through the pain

I can hear your voice calling my name

I swear to you I'll be here

I will stay



There's a penny for your thoughts of misery

I promise there's a warmer place to be

Put away your gun and cigarette

I hope you stay and don't forget

The best of your life is yet to come



And I've fallen asleep to many rhymes

And you've tried to escape from all your crimes

Oh we've wasted away

Is that a sign?

There's a ship headed for the heavens

And we're in line

And on that ship headed for the heavens

We'll feel alive
Track Name: Spring of '73
There's nothin I would ever rather do

Cause I know I can be myself with you

There's nothin I would ever rather say

Cause no one else has known me in that way



Talkin in the forest

Bout the long road ahead

Replayin in my mind

All the things that you said

Probably won't happen

But the thought is in my head

I look into the future

But I dream of you instead



Take your time I'll wait here

I've got nowhere to be

The leaves have started fallin

It's the end of summer's heat

Of course you're probably wonderin

And I know it's bittersweet

But as the sea tide changes

Maybe life will be complete



And there's nothin I would ever rather do

Cause I know I can be myself with you

There's nothin I would ever rather say

Cause no one else has known me in that way



The day I learn to fly

I'll never come back down

Survive because the fire inside

Burns brighter than the fire around

I'll sail through these changes

Singin sweet Tangerine

When the waters claim my soul

I'll be in a summer dream



The homeland keeps on calling

With fjords and fields of green

The midnight sun as nights begun

Did you bring your tambourine?

And the fire heres still burnin

So much brighter than before

Can you see into the future

Cause it's you who I adore



There's nothin I would ever rather do

Cause I know I can be myself with you

There's nothin I would ever rather say

Cause no one else has known me in that way