Way Back to Serenity

by Tim Coffey

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released September 26, 2017

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Track Name: Peace
In this war we fight
There’s so much we will lose
Just give me peace tonight
There’s so much we have won
And so much wrong we’ve done
Just give me peace tonight

We can blame each other
We can blame ourselves
As our own history tells
If this battle’s right
May we shed some light
On the way to peace tonight

On the way to peace tonight
On the way to peace tonight
On the way to peace tonight

May we find our sight
May doves take flight

And if winning proves
Another mountain moves
Just give me peace tonight
And if skies ignite
Stars still burn bright
Above unnatural light

We can blame each other
We can blame ourselves
As our own history tells
If this battle’s right
May we shed some light
On the way to peace tonight

On the way to peace tonight
On the way to peace tonight
On the way to peace tonight

On the way to peace tonight
On the way to peace tonight
On the way to peace tonight

May we find our sight
May doves take flight
Track Name: Reason to Live
What I need right now
Is to hear the right sound
And my reason to live
Might be something I’ve found
It takes time
To heal inside
When my wounds are down deep
In a place I’d rather hide

Gotta swallow my pride
And find something to give
We’re tested and wronged
So we can learn to forgive
Even the sorriest souls
Got a reason to live
It’s mostly the lost
Who find direction to give

When my heart and everything
I hold close is gone
When I’ve never fallen
I’ve never fallen so hard
Everyone has a reason to live
Even though
I don’t seem to have one right now

Everyone has a reason to live
Oh, I don’t seem to have one right now
I don’t seem to have one right now
But maybe sharing a song
Is enough reason to live
Track Name: Rebirth
Standing at the bottom of a hill
I rolled back down to the bottom
Of that hill I climbed
It was fun going down
Laughing like a kid
A blur of grass and adrenaline
Not thinking about the pain
Or the work of climbing back up

There’s nothing more
I can do right now
Than to start again
Put my feet
Against the steep rising earth
Where bone and muscle
Reveal their true worth
I’ll put them to work
Hoping for some kind of rebirth
Some kind of rebirth

(Rebirth... Rebirth... Rebirth)

(Whoah, yeah)
I’m at the top of the hill
Nothing more I’d rather do
Right now than to roll back down
It’s fun rolling down
Laughing like a kid
A blur of sky and adrenaline
Not thinking about the pain
Or the work of climbing back up

There’s nothing more
I can do right now
Than to start again
Dig down deep
Into the salt of the earth
Releasing demons
For whatever that’s worth
I’ll go back to work
Hoping for some kind of rebirth
Some kind of rebirth

(Rebirth... Rebirth... Rebirth)
Track Name: Here In Me
The streetlight flickers on
It burns for me
The earth is cold where you sleep
But you’re still warming me
You’re still warming me

I don’t know where you are
But you live here in me
You live here in me
You live here in me
You live here in me

Thoughts are littered at my feet
Ghosted dreams I’ll never meet
Rounded stones on torn up streets
Whispers blowin’ in the wind
Some are bitter some are sweet
Ooh, not forgotten
Mmm, but not complete
Not complete

I don’t know if you can hear
Are you listening
Your breath is frozen like the wind
But you still breathe in me
You still breathe in me

I don’t know where you are
But you live here in me
You live here in me
You still move in me
You live here in me

Conversations with a stone
The most profound I’ve ever known
It doesn’t feel like I’m alone
When time whittles me to bone
And memories are all I own
I’ll slip into
I’ll slip into
The great unknown
The great unknown

The streetlight flickers off
But you still burn in me
You still burn in me
Track Name: Boxes
Don’t we learn
To put ourselves in boxes
With the dreams we hope
Will set us free?

Don’t we label all our hopes
And our dreams
With the plans of who
We’d like to be?

We can search for years
The whole world over
While enduring
The daily grind
But when all we can see
Are boxes
Our true selves
Are locked inside
And a true love
Is hard to find

Don’t we learn
To put each other in boxes
With the labels stuck
Inside our minds?
We find doctors and bakers
And candlestick makers
And repairmen of every kind

We can search for years
The whole world over
While looking past
Everyone we meet
But when all we can see
Are boxes
A true friend
Is left behind
And a true love
Is hard to find

What’s the point
In measuring our boxes
And comparing one
To the next?
When we open up
And look inside
At being ourselves
We’re all the best
At being ourselves
We’re all the best
Track Name: You're No Good for Me
The curtain rises, you take the stage
I’m there with you, but the script is all yours
You own every page, and you write this play

You pull my strings, and I dance for you
I move for you like a marionette
I will never forget being drunk
On your perfume and cheap cigarettes

You’re no good for me
Oh, you’re no good for me
You’re no good for me
I want more

You’re my Samson Delilah
My world is on fire
Skakespearean drama I’ll never forget
Sometimes you play Romeo
Sometimes Juliet

You’re no good for me
Oh, you’re no good for me
You’re no good for me
I want more

Can’t get enough of you
You’ll be the death of me

The curtain closes, you leave the stage
The spotlight goes out, but the script is still yours
You own every page, and you write this play

You cloud my mind with your snake oil and wine
Like a bad premonition
My ignored intuition
It’s your mystery and mastery
It’s your comedy and your tragedy
You’re no good for me
Oh, you’re no good for me
You’re no good for me
I want more

You’re my nuclear fission, my believed superstition
It’s the way you control and relieve my frustrations
The stronger your power, the weaker I get
You’re no good for me
Oh, you’re no good for me
You’re no good for me, no good for me
You’re no good for me
You’re no good for me
You’re no good for me
You’re no good for me
I want more
Track Name: Please Send An Angel
I don’t know if I will ever
See home again
It’s broken down
And I am weary

I could drive home in the morning
And never see nothin’
Nothin’ that’s not already burned
Inside my mind

Please send an angel
To fly me home
Just close enough to thread a needle
Please send an angel to fly me home
Help me repair the damage
That keeps me awake
Keeps me awake at night

Impossibilities will never
Never let me know
If I will ever find a way around them

I could do my time worryin’
And never change nothin’
This gravity pulls and weighs me down

Please send an angel
To fly me home
Maybe we can talk through the window

Please send an angel
To fly me home
Help me reapair the damage
That keeps me awake
Keeps me awake at night
Oh, please send an angel

Please send an angel
To fly me home
Maybe we can talk through the window

Please send an angel
To fly me home
Help me repair the damage
And fly me away
Fly me away
Please send an angel
Please send an angel
Ooh, fly me away
Track Name: Andy Warhol Doodle
You remind me of a doodle
An Andy Warhol doodle
One minute you’re blue as your eyes
And the next you’re tickled pink
Your red lips tell me no
But your eyes are flashing green

If one minute you’re Marilyn
And the next you’re Norma Jean
Will you still wanna kiss me
In the morning?
Kiss me in the morning
Will you still wanna kiss me, yeah?

If one minute you’re Marilyn
And the next you’re Norma Jean
Will you still wanna kiss me
In the morning?
Kiss me in the morning

You remind me of a doodle
An Andy Warhol doodle
One minute you’re yellow sunshine
The next you fade to night
One minute you’re painted black
And the next you’re veiled in white

If one minute you’re Marilyn
And the next you’re Norma Jean
Will you still wanna kiss me
In the morning?
Kiss me in the morning
Will you still wanna kiss me, yeah?

If one minute you’re Marilyn
And the next you’re Norma Jean
Will you still wanna kiss me
In the morning?
Kiss me in the morning
Will you still wanna kiss me, yeah?

If one minute you’re Marilyn
And the next you’re Norma Jean
Will you still wanna kiss me
In the morning?
Kiss me in the morning
Track Name: Day of Reckoning
Do you remember
The things you said to me
To justify
The way you treated me?

It wasn’t based in truth
I saw right through your reasons
For cutting me down
You were trying to save yourself
The pain of the day
The day of reckoning

But I forgive you
Can you forgive yourself?
Can you forgive yourself?

And I remember
The way your ocean pulled me
Into the depths
The way I wept inside
But I didn’t show you

I kept it to myself
I saw right through your reasons
You were trying to save yourself
The pain of the day
The day of reckoning

But I forgive you
Can you forgive yourself?
Can you forgive yourself?
Can you forgive yourself?
Can you forgive yourself?

The day of reckoning
Day of reckoning
The day of reckoning
Belongs to you
Track Name: Freed
On a rainy day
You can take a brush
And paint the sun in my sky

You can cut the moon
Out of paper
And brighten up my darkest night

And the stars in my dreams
Are the twinkles in
Your smilin’ eyes
And the high I feel right now
Is from the clouds
You gathered from above
And drew below my feet
You lift me off my feet

You have my purest love
And that’s guaranteed
You have my heart sewn up
It’s like I’ve been freed, freed, freed
I have been freed, freed
freed, freed, freed
I have been freed
I have been freed

On a sunny day
You can comfort me like a pillow
Cool my face
You can lead my soul to the fountain
And show me how to take a drink

And I swear you can do a dance
And convince the clouds to make it rain
And the high I feel right now
Is from the clouds
You gathered from above
And drew below my feet
You lift me off my feet

You have my purest love
And that’s guaranteed
You have my heart sewn up
It’s like I’ve been freed, freed, freed
I have been freed
Freed, freed, freed
I have been freed
I have been freed
I have been freed
I have been freed
Track Name: Way Back to Serenity
Serenity is the train
That lets me leave my troubles behind
Serenity, when life gets crazy
There’s no need to worry
There’s always a way back
Mmm, a way back to serenity

Serenity is the forgotten word
On the tip of your tongue
You just need to remember it
And let it slip out
And breathe it in
Serenity, let it slip out
And breathe it in
Breathe it in

Serenity is the river
That carries me to another place
Serenity is a mountain trail
There’s always another one
There’s always a way back
Mmm, a way back to serenity

Serenity is always here
Even if you lost it
Mmm, it’s a balloon on a string
Let it go
Let it fly into the air
Into the air
Serenity, it’s like a train
Serenity
Serenity trail
There’s always a way back
To serenity
Track Name: Flood
It’s the day of the flood
It’s at my front door
It’s out for blood
It’s looking like war

I climb to the ceiling
But it falls to the floor
The thing about floods
And all the rushing water coming in
They always want more

But I’m all good
I can’t complain
Everyone I love
They made it through the rain

Think of all the ones
Who got caught in the flood
Who got swept away

The one that I love
The one that I love
I’m looking above
The one that I love
Made it through the rain
Made it through the rain

The world blooms anew
Everything is green
I see more colors than I’d ever dreamed
And my neighbor
She offers hello
And I realize
I’d never heard her voice
Before the rushing water of the flood

But I’m all good
I start anew
And everyone I love
They all made it through
Think of all the ones
Who got caught in the flood
Who got swept away

The one that I love
The one that I love
The one that I love
The one that I love
Made it through the rain
Made it through the rain
Made it through the rain
Made it through the rain

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