Marsha Pierson

 
Now
 
It’s complicated, communicating
All this relating now
I have to raise my brow       
I want to see you
I want to see you
Now
 
It’s over-rated, I feel sedated
With all this waiting ‘round
I’ll say it right out loud     
I want to see you
I want to see you
Now
 
Anticipation will begin
And there is nothing to defend
I could just hold this feeling in
And take it on the chin
Right to the bloody end
 
No hesitating, or speculating
There’s no delaying now
Don’t want to tone it down
I want to see you
I want to see you
Now
 
Right in the here and now
How can you turn that down
I want to see you
I want to see you
I want to see you
Now
 
It’s complicated
 
 
Fast Dream
 
Caught in a fast dream I take the fall
You take your leave
Or were you really there at all
This time when you rise
To leave again
How long will it take
For the silence to end
 
You take your leave
You do not speak
The night air calls you
To your retreat
 
I hear your heart beat
I feel it pound
You are the beat
I am the sound
I am the sky
You are the ground
 
Call out in innocence
To cut the cord
Rest in your reticence
Your just reward
 
Caught in a fast dream I take the fall
You take your leave
Or were you really there at all
 
You take your leave
You do not speak
The night air calls you
To your retreat
 
Like I’ve had no love
No love at all
Lift me up
Don’t let me fall
Lift me up
Don't let me fall
Caught in a fast dream
 
 
Shame
 
Tears are pouring down
They soak the ground
They soak the ground
 
Free to walk around
The man who killed
Who shot you down
 
All the tears coming down
All the tears coming down
 
Shame is on this town
We let you down
We let you down
Legacy profound
No victory won
No justice found
 
All the tears coming down
All the tears coming down
 
Shame shame shame
 
Fear is reigning down
It has no bounds
It has no bounds
Lay your weapons down
You had no right
To shoot him down
 
All the fear reigning down
All the fear reigning down
 
Shame Shame Shame
Shame Shame Shame
 
Tears are pouring down
They soak the ground
They soak the ground
All the tears pouring down
All the tears pouring down
All the tears pouring down
 
 
Cool Side 
 
I like the cool side of the pillow
When the morning light is breaking
As the mockingbird is singing
And my dreams are slowly fading
 
It’s the cool breeze through my window
When it wraps itself around me
As I think of how you kissed me
On the front porch of my memory
 
I like the coolness of the evening
When you wrap your arms around me
As I sink into the distance
And remember how you found me
 
It’s the tenderness of ages
In a life that still astounds me
As I take you in my memory
And a trace of warmth surrounds me
 
I like the cool side of the pillow
When the morning light is breaking
As the mockingbird is singing
And my dreams are slowly fading
 
It’s the cool breeze through my window
When it wraps itself around me
As I think of how you kissed me 
On the front porch of my memory
 

The One
 
Searching for a spark of wonder
Magic spell to put me under
In a hush of hope I ponder
Tender moments that I long for
 
Could this be the one
The one I could turn to
Could this be the one
The one at the door
At the end of the day
When the light dims to gray
And the clouds all grow thin
In the state that we’re in
 
Could this be the one
The one I’d hold on to
Could this be the one
The one I’d adore
When the sounds of the day
Fade beyond all the fray
When the dusk has rolled in
With a touch it begins
 
Tapping time out on my fingers
In my mind the question lingers
Is it mystic, is it martyr
Will it save me from the slaughter
Could this be the one
The one I could run to
 
Could this be the one
The one I’d adore
At the dawn of the day
When the dreams slip away
And the daylight moves in
As it all starts again
 
Let this be the one
Let this be the one
Let this be the one
 
 
I Remember You
 
All of my burdens are laying out bare
Scorched by the sun and the moon and the salty air
Every last hope and last dream is a prayer
Then I remember you standing there                                                                                                                                                                
Feeling the past as it fades to thin air
Every last minute spent living out every dare
Riding the wave of a current despair
Then I remember you, I remember you standing there
 
I lay my body down
It sinks onto the ground
Without a single sound
 
Images racing through
Images old and new                  
They circle back to you
 
Sailing along through the memories and dreams
Nothing is ever as simple as what it seems
Splitting and falling apart at the seams
Then I remember you, I remember you standing there
 
I lay my body down
It sinks onto the ground
Without a single sound
 
Images racing through
Images old and new                  
They circle back to you
 
All of my burdens are laying out bare
Scorched by the sun and the moon and the salty air
Every last hope and last dream is a prayer
Then I remember you, I remember you
I remember you standing there.
 
I remember you standing there
 
  
More
 
I’m thinking more about the wintertime
I’m thinking more just how I spend my time
I’m thinking more of you, more
I’m thinking more of you
 
I’m thinking more about the plans we made
I’m thinking more about this escapade 
I’m thinking more of you
More
I’m thinking more of you
 
Caught in the moment
Looking for signs
Can I let go just one more time 
Is this really happening
Is it all in my mind 
Can I let go just one more time
One more time
 
I’m thinking more about the things you said
I’m thinking more just how you hold your head
I’m thinking more of you, more
I’m thinking more of you 
  
I’m thinking more about the wintertime
I’m thinking more just how I spend my time 
I’m thinking more of you, more
I’m thinking more of you
More
 
 
 
 
Fear
 
Fear driving straight through the pain
Leaving her quite insane
She’s gone insane
 
Tears falling down from her face
Leaving her in disgrace
She’s been disgraced
 
Oo she said she lost somebody she loved
Oo she said she lost somebody she loved
 
She’s slipping below all the lines
Light’s dimming, things poorly defined
She hasn’t been there in a very long time
Confined
In her own mind
 
Near the edge of her saving face
She needs help finding her place
Finding her place
 
Oo she said she lost somebody she loved
Oo she said she lost somebody she loved
 
Fear driving straight through the pain
Leaving her quite insane
She’s gone insane
She’s gone insane
 
  
Same Side
 
Where have you been
What state are you in
I don’t suppose
You wear the same kind of clothes
 
How have you been
How have the last 40 been
I guess it shows
We can strike the same pose
 
Now that we’re found
On the same side of town
The same side
 
Heaven knows
I can still touch my toes
Tell me again
What have you taken in
Now that we’re found
On the same side of town
The same side, the same side
 
Looks like we’ve been living life
On the same side, same side of town
How, now
On the same side, same side of town
 
What do you know
Where did the last thirty go
How have you been
How do you stay so thin
 
Did you want me to know
Did my words steal the show
We’re on the same side
The same side
 
Where to begin so nice to see you again
That old grin, my old friend
Now that we’re found, on the same side of town
The same side, the same side, the same side
 
 
Run Outside 
 
Give me a sign keep the channels open
I don’t know why but I have to try    
All of my life with my arms wide open
I have to run outside
 
Here in the night with the thunder rolling
I don’t know why but I want to cry
It’s in your eyes they are so outspoken
I have to run outside
 
Here by my side all my clothes are soaking
Keeping in mind that it’s all in stride
After the ride there’ll be lots of joking
The heavens open
I have to run outside
 
I have to, have to
I have to, have to
Run outside
 
 
It’s Not Just A Walk
 
It’s not just a walk by the ocean you said
The way that you talk
The way you’re holding your head
 
You’re stuck on the mark
And there’s no going west
Tears pouring right through
A big hole in your chest
 
Oh, it's just not a walk, it's just not a walk,
It’s not just a walk, It’s not just a walk
It’s not just a walk by the ocean you said
 
You say, it's just who I am
It’s more than I have
More than I can give
I say, it's time to lay down
To finally rest
To rest in my stead
 
I’ll always be with you
No matter what’s next
I’ve given you love
And I’ll give you the rest
 
You say, it's just who I am
It’s more than I have
More than I can give
I say, it's time to lay down
To finally rest
To rest in my stead
 
The way that you talk
The way you’re holding your head
It’s not just a walk by the ocean you said
 
Oh, it's not just a walk, it’s not just a walk
It’s not just a walk, it’s not just a walk
It’s not just a walk by the ocean you said 
 
 
Changes
 
I’ve fallen from your graces
You’ve fallen from my mind
Another pair of aces
I’ll pass another time
 
You’re sitting in the places
Where someone else has been
I recognize the faces
I contemplate the sin
 
Changes rolling back in time
Spinning round and round and way on up on the pipeline
More changes coming down the line
Turning round and round and round in future time
 
Removing all the traces
From where you might have been
Consuming all the spaces with what, who, where and when
I’ve sailed around the bases
I understand the crime
I marked off all the paces
I stopped right on a dime
 
Changes rolling back in time
Spinning round and round and way up on the pipeline
More changes coming down the line
Turning round and round and round she goes
Where she stops, no one knows
 
I’ve fallen from your graces
You’ve fallen from my mind
Another pair of aces
Perhaps another time
 
You’re sitting in the places
Where someone else has been
I recognize the faces
I contemplate the sin
 
Changes rolling back in time
Spinning round and round and way on up the pipeline
More changes coming down the line
Spinning round and round and round we go
Where we stop, no one knows
 
I’ve fallen from your graces
You’ve fallen from my mind
 
 
When I Met You   
 
When I met you, I was a little bit older
When I met you, I was a little bit more at ease
When I met you, I went right to the shoulder
I felt a little bit bolder
I felt a little weak in the knees
 
When I met you I walked a little bit taller
When I met you, I was a little bit out of place
When I met you, I took right to the shoulder
I felt a little bit bolder  
I felt a little more sense of grace
 
When I saw you, I felt a little bit warmer
When I saw you I felt a little bit more at peace
When I touched you, I went right to the shoulder
I felt a little bit bolder
I felt a little bit more at ease
 
When I left you, I felt a little bit colder
When I left you, I felt a little weak in the knees
When I left you, I pulled right to the shoulder
I felt a little bit older
I felt a little bit more at peace
 
When I left you 
When I left you 
When I left you
 
 
Testify
 
Nature if you will, please carry me ‘cross this ancient hill  
If I turn around, I may never hear that sacred sound
Oh, they’ll come a day they’ll carry me ‘cross the other way
But in the here and now, I’ll plant my feet on solid ground
 
Every step I take
Every climb I make
Every risk I take
Everything at stake
 
Every cross I bear
Every heart I share
Everything I dare will be
To testify, to testify
 
Turn this old car around
I’m going to find my own way through this crowd
Every time I see the faces, I feel the places
 
Nature if you will
Please carry me across this big ol’ hill
If I make it down
This will be my crown
 
Turn this old car around
I’m going to make my own way in this town    
Every time I see the faces, I feel the places
 
Every step I take
Every climb I make
Every risk I take
Everything at stake
 
Every cross I bear
Every heart I share
Everything I dare will be
To testify, to testify
To testify