Golden Hue

by Jon Davis

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released March 5, 2009

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Track Name: Nocturnal Rainbow
I see you in bloom
In this milky moon
In the starlit expanse
Of white embers and woody plants

Dark and warm
Naked and reborn
I ponder and pray
In the mercury waves

I sense you here
Your solace is near
In its sacred outflow
In the guiding glow
Of a nocturnal rainbow

“Oh, easy
Don’t you give up on me
Don’t you let the sea
Swallow you in misery”

Dark and warm
Naked and reborn
I ponder and pray
In the mercury waves

I’ve been thinking
I was scarcely sinking
Into the future
Treading water
To keep from going under

“Oh, easy
Don’t you give up on me
Don’t you let the sea
Swallow you in misery”

Isn’t that what you’re telling me?
Yeah, you want me to see
That your starlit soul
Is here in golden glow
Track Name: Jenny
Jenny I wish you’d love me
But you won’t so I’ll just try
To muster up the strength
To let it pass me by and die

I wish I was immune
To this silly love
It lifts me from my room
So feverishly above
Her quiet smile
So small and far below

I hit the ground so hard
From the dizzy height
I stand up with the scar
Of this inner fight
I’m sick and tired
I’ve had enough

Lord I guess I thought somehow
That I’d have it figured out by now
But I still don’t somehow
Yeah but I will, I will
Then would she join me still?

So I pray for tears
To weaken my restraint
To flood the years
With healing rain
Then wipe my eyes
Clear for other smiles

I lost my holy light last night
I fought myself with all my might
I’m losing this inner fight
I’m lured into false delight

Lord I guess I thought somehow
I’d have it figured out by now
When will your hands allow
Me to figure out just how
Cause I just can’t right now
Yeah but I will, I will
Then would she join me still?

Jenny I wish you’d love me
But you won’t so I’ll just try
To muster up the strength
To let it pass me by
Track Name: Rebirth
Your weaving hands have given to me
Your nature has unwound me
I love how you blossom with excitement
As I receive your gifts

The jolt in our relationship
Has shaped my senses
Our love is countless conversation
It is a sunrise ripening the earth below

Andie, I want to kiss you
I want to soak my lips in your tears
Then slip out with you into the evergreens

If you’d rather hug, that’s good
We’ll simply hug and talk about beautiful friendship
I hope to see your face and mine
Alongside the spring sun
Track Name: Golden Hue
I don’t know what happened today
The stormy words and the highway
The fury and the gale
Just wrecked our trail

You frightened me, but I’m okay
Whatever brought the storm our way
From the passenger or the driver’s seat
Is unimportant now to me

The road’s been too long and beautiful
To deny its immediate repair

Now the memory’s a blur
A whirlwind in my head defers
Precise recollection
Of the storm’s just description

But even though I can’t think straight
I know I’ll always love you mate
We’ve fought the tempest in the past
This weathered road was made to last

The road’s been too long and beautiful
To deny its immediate repair

You don’t know how much I care for you
Brother, all I see in you is golden hue

Look I think you ought to know
My best friend in the world bro – is you
I would never, ever, ever, ever, ever
Manipulate you, distrust you or hurt you
I support you
And I’m sorry if I ever thought
I’m the wiser, or stronger, or taller brother
Cause I’m not

You don’t know how much I care for you
Brother, all I see in you is golden hue
Track Name: Sweet Dreams
We’ll meet again as swingin’ field-dancers
Doing Elvis moves, laughing in the sun
With the soft light on the lea
Where we’d lie glowing with glee

Hey what do you say we meet today?
We’ll make our way up through the clouds
Up to the sunrays

Then search the white on magic wings
For heaven springs
That soak the sky
And drench the sun on high

And drink from fresh water
Fresh water, with the swallows

We’ll meet again as swimmin’ wild water dancers
Jump in waterfalls, laughing in the pool
With the swirling foam circling the stones
Where we wade and wash in the blue

Then search the white on magic wings
For heaven springs
That soak the sky
And drench the sun on high

And drink from fresh water
Fresh water, with the swallows
Track Name: Mirage
I don’t like the way I look in the mirror
I don’t like the way I feel
I don’t like the pressure and the fear
Inside the city, the churning wheel

I don’t know if I can bare another
Loss of the rare and lovely hand
Still I’m losing sleep for the flower
Somewhere buried in the sand

I searched the fruitless dunes
Sun and vacant moon
When all the while
She was in a field near by

I wasted all my chances
On hopeless romances
Could have tasted her advances
When I had the chance
So now I’m left with this confusion
This romantic disillusion
Ideal interaction
Is never illusion
Track Name: Traumatic Head Injury
All by myself, trying to pass the time
Stuck in the shell of an idle mind
Ambition’s on the shelf waiting for the climb
Once I’m back in health I’ll be kickin’ overtime

I have a thirst for many things
To feel the birth of the sunny spring
To feel the surf of the breaking waves
But I know it’ll have to wait
I got too much time to think
And now I’m beginning to sink
Into my fears and my worries again

I have a thirst for many things
To feel the birth of the sunny spring
To feel the surf of the breaking waves
But I know it’ll have to wait
I got too much time to think
And now I’m beginning to sink
Into my fears and my worries again
When I get my strength I’m gonna kick this dead end

All by myself, trying to pass the time
Stuck in the shell of an idle mind
Ambition’s on the shelf waiting for the climb
Once I’m back in health I’ll be kickin’ overtime

I can’t wait for the sun
To shine inside
Track Name: Silver Tree
I looked out to see
The silver tree
With moonlight down its trunk
In a luster embrace
What we had is done
The moonlight helps me overcome
This wretched funk
Of lovers’ waste

I love your sweet hair
But I can’t seek it anywhere
I looked out to see your windy curls
Sway in the open air
I looked out to see your windy curls
Sway in the yearning air

I can see the branches’
Dark dances
Like braids in the breeze
Hinting at memories

I love your sweet hair
And I can see it everywhere
I looked out to see your windy curls
Sway in the open air
I looked out to see your windy curls
Sway in the yearning air
Track Name: The Morning Light
The morning’s pure blanket gives way to the light
And my eyes slowly widen still lost in a dream
I shouldn’t be indulging, but oh the soft glow
Pours in through my window and you’re all I can see

Maybe I shouldn’t bet, we’ve only just met
But maybe, just maybe, you’re the best one yet
I shouldn’t be indulging, but oh the soft glow
Pours in through my window and you’re all I can see
Track Name: Beautiful Snow
And the snowflakes are sacred tears
Descending to caress the evening land
Falling down for us, to bless us here
To dance and play in the street lamps

How can this be anything but beautiful?

Was it yesterday when the streets were sad and bare?
The soil was hardened with frost and cold
It hadn’t snowed for years, only in my prayers
I had prayed for this with all my soul

How can this be anything but beautiful?

I had feared the snow would turn to rain
I’d feared my wheels would spin out on the ice
I’d feared an accident would leave a stain
In the whirling white paradise

I had feared the snow would turn to rain
But it snowed long, long, long and beautiful

How can this be anything but beautiful?
Track Name: If It Gets You Down
Oh if it gets you down
We’re sticking around
Oh when you’re feeling down
We’re sticking around

We’re beside you here in the garden
Making sure that you are safe
If life is staving you we’ll give you food
We’ll hold your hand and wait
We will wait for you my friend
Until your smile comes again

Oh if it gets you down
We’re sticking around
Oh when you’re feeling down
We’re sticking around

Just before your hope was stolen
You were smiling big at me
I know in time your joy will come
If you had it before, you’ll have it again, you’ll see
You’ll see, you’ll see my friend
You will smile once again

Oh if it gets you down
We’re sticking around
Oh when you’re feeling down
We’re sticking around
Track Name: Sweeter Girl
The thriving town is muffled by
Overflowing February snow
It’s a cold night in your quiet room
Your hands feel warm despite the icy storm

You place your hands on the windowpane
And melt the frosted glass to look across
The things you see are a blur to me
From where I sit the blizzard’s blindingly thick

It couldn’t have happened to a sweeter girl
It couldn’t have happened to a sweeter girl

Still I left through your sheltering door
To face the droning winter wind alone
Somehow the cold revived me
But your hands went numb and your tears fell one by one

It couldn’t have happened to a sweeter girl
It couldn’t have happened to a sweeter girl