Waiting for the Truth

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Composed, performed and produced by Greg Smith

All songs © Greg Smith


Waiting for the Truth

One and twenty mornings, sleeping on the road
Two and twenty evenings, ‘til I see my home 

Soft approaching sunrise, spreads across the day
Continental highway, endlessly replayed 

Patience never makes a sound
Given our pursuit
Spend our days rehearsing
While waiting for the truth 

You’re staring at the moon tonight, I can see it too
Meet you in my dreams tonight, where we can rendezvous 

Stars upon the water, glimmer in the light
Let me hold your heart my love, and hold you thru the night 

Patience never makes a sound
Given our pursuit
Spend our days rehearsing
While waiting for the truth 


What This Is

We don’t fight any more
We never really could
Does that mean you don’t love me
Or that you ever would 

I don’t know, I don’t know what this is

Your friends seem to like me
I make your mama smile
We can sit in silence
And sit there for a while 

But I don’t know, I don’t know what this is 

Is it love or is it fear
Going down the road
I carry on my shoulders
Or will we share the load? 

I don’t know, I don’t know what this is 

I don’t know all that much
By now you’d think I learned
But I know in my heart
All the things we’ve earned 

Now I know, now I know
Now I know what this is, now I know what love is. 


Fortunate One

Take a deep breath, and freeze what you see
Frozen in time, in motion, in me
You say to yourself, when will it be mine?
So very close, it’s just not your time. 

And can I win a race that I have run?
And who will be the fortunate one? 

You put in the work and find as you go
Not just who you meet, it’s just what you know
If you’re lucky enough to stay in the race
As you round the bend, you may find your place 

But how will I know if I have won?
And who will be the fortunate one? 

And can I win a race I’ve already won?
And how will I know if I have run?
And who will be the fortunate one?
And who will be the fortunate one? 


The Wonders

Ours was a love that was not at first sight
Not for a while to conceive
Tested in time ‘til it felt sorta right
Ever since then I believe 

Ever since time first gave life to the earth
Sun and the rain come and go
Ever since you first appeared in my life
Waited for you, now I know 

We’ve got time on our side
As our journey unfolds
As the skies open up
And the wonders behold 

Tested in fire of our hopes and our dreams
Stumbled at times ‘long the way
Not sure I know all the answers by now
But the questions are painfully plain 

Will you come with me into the unknown
Not knowing the path we will take?
Time has a way of revealing the light
And of the choices we make 

We’ve got time on our side
As our journey unfolds
and the stars will align
And the wonders behold 


Desire

I’ll tell you a take that’s as old as the hills,
‘bout a girl by the name of Desire
She’s always there is the back of your mind,
In the wind and the rain and the fire
Born with a wink of God’s own eye, 
raised on a wing and a prayer
Twenty years gone ‘bout a minute ago
I was a child and a rube and a liar 

Many’s the time we’ve loved and we’ve lost,
But none of the lure of Desire
Diamonds and fools, her favorite things,
All she could steal or acquire
What’s the cost when you chase a dream
The years take a heavy toll
Would she be mine in a thousand lives
At the loss of my very soul? 

What’s it worth at the end of the day
when the heart’s own balance is due?
Taking account of the choices we’ve made
when all that’s left is just you
Better to love than never at all, just be aware of the buyer
Thoughts are often better unsaid
Than submit to the will of Desire
Than to give your heart to Desire 


On Your Shore

I lay me down, upon the altar
Reveal to me, the lives we’ve lived
I place my foot, and lightly falter
Until I find, and then forgive

And now you’re here, you lay beside me
I feel you rise, above the floor
And I’ll be here, I will wash over
Just like waters, on your shore 

Amazing grace, it can not save you
If you ignore, what you believe
But if you work, on your salvation
You’ll find your place, before you leave 

And in that harbor, safe and sound now
We’ll have ourselves, and nothing more
And I’ll be here, I will wash over
Just like waters, on your shore 

I’ll row across, in times of trouble
Pulling oars, against the tide
The current fast, the river flowing
I’ll take you to, the other side 

We’ll reach that harbor, safe and sound now
We’ll have ourselves, and nothing more
And I’ll be here, I will wash over
Just like waters, on you shore
Just like waters, on you shore 


Say Goodbye

Evening has fallen, as most of the rest of us do
Among the forgotten, all of the friends that you knew 

The Bishop and boxer arriving at half past eight
Significant others hurrying not be late 

They’re all arriving, them that surviving
Everyone’s there, united in prayer
Dressed in their finest, the cook and the Countess too
To say goodbye to you 

The priest tells a story ‘bout taking a detour from hell
Others are speaking, some of them knew you well
No need to be sad now while reaching for something to say
You’ll live in tomorrow and never be too far away 

You had a good ride, you’re smiling inside
Friends’ll shed tears, then share a few beers
Dressed in their finest, gathering for your review
Singing their praises for the you who used to be you
Bankers and farmers, the cook and the Countess too
To say goodbye to you 


I Didn’t Sleep at All

And now the dawn breaks, a melancholy grey
My dreams were filled with all we had to say
I find it hard to keep the wolves at bay
I didn’t sleep at all, last night 

In dreams I held you and wiped away your tears
We held each other when overcome by fears
But when I opened my eyes, it wasn’t me who’s there
I didn’t sleep at all last night 

I’ve lost so much now as people come and go
It comes to haunt me, we reap just what we sew
Funny how dreams dreamt don’t always turn out right
I didn’t sleep at all 
I couldn’t sleep at all last night

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