A Song a Day in the Month of May 2014

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This is a compilation of 31 songs, written by Fort Vine in the 31 days of May, 2014. One new song, every day of the month! Enjoy!

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released May 1, 2014

All songs written and performed by Trevor Tunison and Nyna Nelson of Fort Vine, with special guest David Auger on May 18th's track, "Into the Depths".

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Track Name: Aquatics in Outer Space
Balance is the key to life.
To all the people in the universe: We're swimmin'!

We're on a ride and we are swimming around our own black hole, we are swimming around.

Are we the only ones who are aware about our footprints on this place?
Show me the quickest way to paradise.
I'll say, the turtle will win the race, always.

We are aquatics in outer space, eternally swimming around in circles with you through the Milky Way.

We're on a ride and we are swimming around our own black hole, we are swimming around. We're on a ride and we are swimming around our own black hole, we are swimming around.

Lift off! (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) 18,000 miles per hour, approaching outer space.
Moonshine, I will bottle you up for another time, then drink you at the speed of light.

We are aquatics in outer space, eternally swimming around in circles with you through the Milky Way.

We're on a ride and we are swimming around our own black hole, we are swimming around.
Track Name: Home and Lilacs
Purple lilacs, waiting for me. Yellow bees on velvet violet leaves.
Soft slow steps deep in the forest. Through the trees, I touch the passing leaves.

Home. I miss my home. It's a place that I know and love, I always will.
Yeah yeah yeah
When we were kids, you told us, "Home is where the heart is."
And I need to know when will I go home?

Sentimental candor has got a man like me.
I am here but I am there in my mind (in my mind).
We judge all our happiness by the levels there before.
It may be good to see things as they are (as they are).
I wouldn't be the first caught looking through a tinted glass.

Oh, no. Oh, no. Oh, no. Oh, no.

Warn down staircase from your footsteps
Lived-in rooms where I protected you.
Woods where you roamed endlessly.
All my trees could tell your stories.

Home. I miss my home. It's a place that I know and love. I always will.
Yeah yeah yeah
When were were kids you told us, "Home is where the heart is."
And I need to know, when will I go home?
Track Name: Let the Night Play On
(Da da da da da da)

Baby, yeah you're my baby, my baby, my baby, my
Baby, yeah you're my baby, my baby, my baby, my
Baby, yeah you're my baby, my baby, my baby, my
Baby

So let the night play on, and on, and on.
Let the night play on, and on, and on.
And if you have no place to go my dear,
I know a place to go away from here.

So let the night play on.

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

(Da da da da da da)

Baby, yeah you're my baby, my baby, my baby, my
Baby, yeah you're my baby, my baby, my baby, my
Baby, yeah you're my baby, my baby, my baby, my
Baby

So let the night play on, and on, and on.
Let the night play on, and on, and on.
A smile, a laugh, a walk home with you.
This is something I could get used to.

So let the night play on.

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

(Da da da da da da)
Track Name: Storm King
Storm King, where are you gonna go next? I would like to know.
I wish you would give me a kiss with your electric lips.

Oh you gotta, oh you gotta, oh you gotta move.
Move along honey, move along honey, said move along honey, bye.
Move along honey, move along honey, said move along honey, bye.

Stereo, can you hear me? I am vibrating through to your ears.
Can you feel the connection of moving souls?

Oh you gotta, oh you gotta, oh you gotta move.
Move along honey, move along honey, said move along honey, bye.
Move along honey, move along honey, said move along honey, bye.
Track Name: Mom's Song (Part 1)
I know you'll be alright, smiling while surrounded by lovely white light.
When you went to clean the stove pipe, a leaf had come to say,
"Hello my darling, there is something I would like to tell you. That I am with you still."

Far far far away alone in the woods. What can ya, what can ya do?
Wait for the spring, the flowers will sing lovely songs for you.
They'll say, "We would like to tell you that we're with you still. We would like to tell you that we're with you still."
Track Name: Mom's Song (Part 2)
When you let go, peace will follow on your way, I know.

In the past thoughts of past things that we love, oh my mama, oh my mama, don't get locked up. We are with ya still.

What is here, what is now, what is present. Look around! All the flowers, they are singing, "We are with ya still."

To dance, you gotta feel something. Something that'll make you wanna move. Love is certain. He left, but he's still with you. oooh

In the past thoughts of past things that we love, oh my mama, oh my mama, don't get locked up. We are with ya still.

What is here, what is now, what is present. Look around! All the flowers, they are singing, "We are with ya still."

And we're sending our love your way. Sending our love your way.
Sending our love your way. Sending our love your way. Sending our love your way.

Ahh...
Track Name: Hard Workin' People
I'm gonna wake up in the morning
Rise before the sun doth shine
I'm gonna drink this cup of coffee
It's gonna wake me up alright
Dream of that high life
Go to work to scrape by
All the more reason to try
But god I'm so tired

We can't escape the turnin' wheels of time

Woah! Hard workin' People rise up in the morning together
Woah! Hard workin' People rise up let's get this done together

And then we all go to bed 'cause we're so tired

I'm gonna get a big fat paycheck
From all that work I done did
Look at all the cash I'm saving
I'm gonna buy some cinnamon bread
Then I realize
All the bills stacked high
Pay 'em off
Goodbye
I just wanna cry

We gotta scrape the pennies, nickels and dimes

Woah! Hard workin' People rise up in the morning together
Woah! Hard workin' People rise up let's get this done together
Track Name: Can You See It?
The world of hope I see within your eyes,
A place of truth, devoid of any lies.
The world of hope I see within your eyes,
A place of truth, devoid of any lies.

A world devoid of lies.
A world devoid of lies.
A world devoid of lies.
A world devoid of lies.

Can you see it?
Can you see it?
Can you see it?
Can you?
Track Name: Wonder Forever
Dancing on the leaves are the lights of dew
the rays will heat them up and then send them to the sky (Yeah)
the sky
gather all your friends and you loved ones out here
on this day of spring everyone is cheerful now (Yeah)
cheerful now

(Ahhh) And all the lovely people come out
to share all their love about
and they're singing

There is a love that can take us so far, with no hesitation
Let's go (Oh, baby let's go)
I know you wanna go (Oh, baby let's go)
There is a love that can take us so far, with no hesitation
Let's go (Oh, baby let's go)
I know you wanna go (Oh, baby let's go)

Do you want to wonder, wonder forever?
Can we always wonder, wonder forever?

Packing up my things because it's time to leave
I got the engine running and you in the front seat (Yeah)
so sweet
Things begin to blend into one as we are
heading down the road to find home is near, not far (Yeah)
It's where we are

(Ahhh) And all the people come out
to share all their love about
and they're singing

There is a love that can take us so far, with no hesitation
Let's go (Oh, baby let's go)
I know you wanna go (Oh, baby let's go)
There is a love that can take us so far, with no hesitation
Let's go (Oh, baby let's go)
I know you wanna go (Oh, baby let's go)

Do you want to wonder, wonder forever?
Can we always wonder, wonder forever?
When all of the pieces are put together
We will be so happy, happy forever
Track Name: What Means the Most
Oh, how it breaks my heart
When we don't see
Just how lovely love can be

Old knees and chosen seats
Just get in the way
Let's put all of this behind

When you choose to take the time
To talk about what's on your mind
And just forgive

When you put your arms around
The ones you love and care about
It heals the soul and makes us whole

Please don't lose sight of what means the most to you
Please don't lose sight of what means the most
Track Name: We Don't Quit
We're gonna keep on keepin' on, we're gonna keep on
We're gonna keep on keepin' on, we're gonna keep on
We're gonna keep on keepin' on, we're gonna keep on
We're gonna keep on keepin' on, we're gonna keep on

My weary eyes they need to rest (Keep on)
insomnia has put them to the test (Keep on)
Boy, I need to sleep (Keep on)
Oh Lordy, I need to sleep (Keep on goin', goin')

We're gonna keep on tryin' hard, we're gonna try harder
We're gonna keep on tryin' hard, we're gonna try harder
We're gonna keep on tryin' hard, we're gonna try harder
We're gonna keep on tryin' hard, we're gonna try harder

I just wanna quit right now (Try harder)
I just wanna turn around and leave (Try harder)
Give up give up give up (Try harder)
Give up give up give up (Try, try harder. Harder)

We're never ever gonna quit, cause we don't quit
We're never ever gonna quit, cause we don't quit
We're never ever gonna quit, cause we don't quit
We're never ever gonna quit, cause we don't quit

We're gonna finish our job (Don't quit)
Even if it takes us all night long (Don't quit)
It's so late at night (Don't quit)
But we're gonna finish our job (We don't quit)
Track Name: Wide Open Spaces
I would like to journey to wide open spaces
I'll travel back in time to wide open spaces
Greet the prehistoric life of wide open spaces
Make new friends and fall in love with wide open spaces

Ooooh Ooooh

Farther and farther into the past
All things changing right before us
Moments erasing as we pass
All that we know spirals backwards

Ba da da da Ba da da da da da

Hold on tight to my hand, don't let go
We will be alright tomorrow

Oooooh

I'll be going on my way, on my way
to places that I wanna stay, wanna stay
I'll be going on my way, on my way
to places that I wanna stay, wanna stay
I'll be going on my way, on my way
to places that I wanna stay
Track Name: Can You Hear Her Weeping?
We were given one great planet
It's our job to take care of it
Can you hear her weeping?

(Aaahhh)
Track Name: Fill Me Out
It's fun to work your ass off
Cause it's worth it in the end
I've been working so hard, my friend

I've been squeezing the sponge dry
now there's nothing left inside

Fill me out, fill me out I need some
Fill me out, fill me out I need some
Fill me out, fill me out I need some love

I just wanna know, how do the bees do it?
There always going
All trying to get that pollen

Trying to make that honey
that's what I'm trying to do, too
Trying to make that honey, baby I'm trying
Trying to make that honey, you know we're trying
We're both trying so hard and we're buzzing and buzzing around

Tonight is a night where we say
What is, what is, what is, shall be
There's no reason to go trying to shape it
and make it seem so fancy
Sometimes you're just stuck and you don't know
how to get out of where you are
But you try and you try and you try and you'll see that
eventually you'll be free
Track Name: Stolen the Money
We got it all
We got away
Strollin' down the street
Looking out the corner of our eyes
Tryin' to be as cool as we can with a sweet smile

We've stolen the money
You won't get it back
We've stolen the money
You won't get it back
Cause we're gone for good now

To the Bahamas
Where the breeze blows
and the drinks are cool

To the Bahamas
Where you can't catch us
Cause we got away

It feels so good to get away

Would you like to come eat with us tonight?
I will buy you dinner, ha!
On second thought I will buy everybody else's dinner as well
Cause I'm loaded

We've stolen the money
You won't get it back
We've stolen the money
You won't get it back
Cause we're gone for good now

To the Bahamas
Where the breeze blows
and the drinks are cool

To the Bahamas
Where you can't catch us
Cause we got away
Track Name: Into the Depths
Have you traveled into the depths of the mind's fields?
They go on and on, and on and on and on.
We live in the white light of love and the green meadows and the peace fields with flowers.
And when you begin your travels, there is no way of knowing what you may find, what you may find.
Track Name: Stargazer
Stargazer, there you are, hanging out, late at night
On your own, and ya know, the sailboat is anchored deep down.

Stargazer, free your mind, and rock away on gentle waves.

Starboard side of the bow, where you lay for now, from twilight's time up to the dawn's first light.

Oooh oooh oooh

I begin to dream inside my celestial shadow chandelier.
Kaleidoscopic atmosphere.
Van Gogh dances in his starry night. The moon calls to me,
"Take my hand and I'll give you my light."

Dream away, dream away, stargazer
Free your mind

Dream away, dream away, stargazer
Free your mind

Rock away, rock away, stargazer
Free your mind

Dream away, dream away, stargazer
Free your mind
Track Name: Just a Moment More
When I rise before you
and you are still at rest
I lay in awe of your sunlit face
and the rhythm of your chest.

Good morning, my dear
Let's lay here for just a moment more.
Just a moment more.

Tell me all of your dreams
I saw you smiling in your sleep.
Cozy, warm laying here next to you
in our big bed.

Good morning, my dear
Let's lay here for just a moment more.
Just a moment more.
Track Name: The Force of Grandeur
I feel the force of grandeur
It's nature taking over
and I want to hold it in my hands.

I think I'm slipping into
a memory I once knew
and it feels like a past life.

Hey hey hey!

Hah, yeah hah, yeah hah, yeah
yeah yeah yeah
Hah, yeah hah, yeah hah, yeah
yeah yeah yeah

My body is a landscape
of stories told in gold frames
and the truth resides within me

For many moons I've crumbled
under the pressure ten-fold
but the words, they all have freed me.

Hey hey hey!

Hah, yeah hah, yeah hah, yeah
yeah yeah yeah
Hah, yeah hah, yeah hah, yeah
yeah yeah yeah
Track Name: On Your Side
I will be always on your side
I will be as strong as I can
I will have your back until the end
My beautiful friend

We are not fighting anyone
We are only fighting ourselves
After we have figured that out
There's no need to be alarmed

I will be always on your side
It's you and me until the end
We will have no time to be mad
We will only be best friends, yeah

Oooh, on your side
is where I wanna be.
Oooh, on your side on your side
is where I wanna be.

On your side is where I wanna be
I know I would never have it any other way
You and me, driven by the beat of our hearts
determined by our breathing
Calm yourself when you can't see eye to eye
with somebody that brings you down
they may need just a little hint of that loving spirit spirit
spirit inside you reaching all around
stretching out to everyone in every little town
just like the roots of the big tree
our heads are in the air and our feet are deep deep deep deep
down atoms go around sharing all of them like a
king with a consciousness so deep
he knows he could be the one to answer the hungry man's plea.

(yeah yeah yeah)
Track Name: See You Smile
Gotta load on your shoulders my dear?
And I see you're down and out.
Tell me what it's all about.
Cuz you don't gotta hold that load
on your shoulders alone.
It's a long long road to go, we can go together.

I just wanna see you smiling, baby
I just wanna see you smile
I just wanna see you smiling, baby
I just wanna see you smile
Da da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da

Check it out, here it is- happiness
It's fallin' all around
like blossoms to the ground
and I know they will grow
in your soul for sho'
Good days are comin' home
and doors are wide open

I just wanna see you smiling, baby
I just wanna see you smile
I just wanna see you smiling, baby
I just wanna see you smile
Da da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da

Your smile, it makes me feel (makes me feel)
so good (haaah) so good (hoooo)
Your smile, it makes me feel (makes me feel)
so good (haaah) so good (hoooo)
Your smile, it makes me feel (makes me feel)
so good (haaah) so good (hoooo)
Your smile, it makes me feel (makes me feel)
so good (haaah) so good (hoooo)

I just wanna see you smiling, baby
I just wanna see you smile
I just wanna see you smiling, baby
I just wanna see you smile
Da da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da
Track Name: I Saw an Angel Light
I went out to play one day when I was a little boy
I climbed up on a pile of rocks
then I climbed up on a tree
the branch broke and it brought me down
I slammed my head against a rock

And I saw an angel light all around me
I saw an angel light all around me
I saw

As I slowly got up from the ground
she said nothing and I couldn't speak
I wanted to talk but no words came out
we stayed together in silence
I couldn't look away I was mesmerized
by a sphere of bright white loving light

And I saw an angel light all around me
I saw an angel light all around me
I saw, I saw, an angel light all around me
I saw, I saw, an angel light all around me
I saw
Track Name: Oil Painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter

So I saw you painting waterfalls
and I came down to talk to you
and you told me your stories

I was sorry when I heard about
your brother passing on from the world
I know how hard that can be

It was nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter

You, meditating as you paint the view
of the beauty all around you
and yeah, you got it right

It was nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter

So I climbed up the waterfall
after you and I had said our goodbyes
and jumped from rock to rock
and I made it up to the top
I sang a song in the woods
as I made my way upstream
it felt like I was walking in a dream

It was nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
It was nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Nice to meet ya, oil painter
Track Name: Oh, Lord
Oh, Lord stay by our side
When the wind gets high
And evil is close by
Oh, Lord cradle us to sleep
When our minds are busy
Busy, busy as a bee

Love is all you can give
Love is all you can give

Oh, Lord help us be at peace
When we are as mad
As a wild angry beast
Oh, Lord when will we all know?
All the seeds we reap
Are all the seeds we sow

Love is all we can give
Love is all we can give
Track Name: Summertime
I love the summertime
I love, love, love, love the summertime
I find a piece of mind in the summertime

Will you, will you, will you, will you come with me my baby
I got ide, ide, ideas to share with
I know, I know, I know, I know you'll be perfect for me
'Cause you got those eyes

Every night you can find me outside
Sittin' on the rooftop watchin' all the fireflies
They glow bright little neon lights
I would like to shrink down to their size
And tell them how much joy they bring
To a midnight firefly watcher like me

I love the summertime
I love, love, love, love the summertime
I find a piece of mind in the summertime

Drivin', Drivin', Drivin', Drivin' to the beach
Where else on a day like this would you rather be?
We will write your worries in the sand
And wait for the tide to come in
And wash them, wash them away

I love the summertime
I love, love, love, love the summertime
I find a piece of mind in the summertime
Track Name: The Great Divide
My darling, my Queen
I've been wondering how you are doing
So far away across the land
I would travel to you but I can't

So I'll say, "Ooo it's the great divide, Ooo of old, old time"

My night times my days
Are spent thinkin' about what will happen
When this ball of yarn unweaves
Oh back to where it all began
One single thread and then nothing

So I'll say, "Ooo it's the great divide, Ooo of old, old time"

Old, old time…

My darling, my Queen
I've been wondering how you are doing
You wanted to be free and now you are
And like a bird over the seas you'll travel far

And I'll be around, a ship nearby
If you get tired and don't wanna fly
And don't wanna fly
Track Name: Grow
I feel that feeling
I feel it grow
Track Name: Dancing in the Kitchen
Dancing with you while we're cooking in the kitchen, making our dinner
I love the closeness of you heartbeat next to mine
Track Name: We Have Reached the End
We have reached the end

Well if you don't mind
I'm a pack up and go
I did what I came here to do
Oh, you don't even know

Now I got the time
Yeah the freedom is mine
To sit still and alone
Check back in with my true home