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It Begins In Beauty

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    I folded into myself, and left the outside world to their own devices. No longer concerned, or involved...

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Written, recorded, performed, and mixed by Syd Lane

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released October 31, 2009

Except Willow Waly, an old folk song

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Nature's patient, sleepless Eremite.

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Track Name: Sinful Pleasures
Butterflies, butterflies
I want to know
When it rains
When it rains
Where do you go
Track Name: Just Letting You Know
The fog
It is dying
Still no means to an end
I no longer feel like crying
There is nothing left to mend
I want nothing from you
Just letting you know

I'm a leper
Among demons
Mortality's all I'm shown
In as much as I can pretend
That I was ever known
I want nothing from you
Just letting you know
Track Name: Darken My Door
Oh Ciara, my deara
Where have you gone
I wake up alone
Comfort postponed
Darken my door
Don't continue to roam
Oh Ciara, please come home

Oh Ciara, my deara
The lonely heart lies
Telling me that
You'll never come back
Darken my door
Don't continue to roam
Oh Ciara, please come home

Oh Ciara, my deara
How could I leave
My bed is cold
I've no one to hold
Darken my door
Don't continue to roam
Oh Ciara, please come home
Track Name: Even Now
I wonder
Could we ever be the same
Ingest, redeem, and proclaim
Speak in irrelevant tangents
Yet still be acutely aware of
The absurdity of it all

Controlled
Solely by desire
Words, winds, fire
Crying out loud
Tears for all to see
My skin needs your touch
My soul needs your presence
The sky came down
In the evening

And before
It destroyed them
It nurtured many colors
Vagrants, vagabonds
Winners losers
Sinners, dilettantes
Masquerading gently in
Winter hopelessness

The dreams I nurture
Are all I have
There is nothing left to cling to
Even so
I'm too desperate
Too shy
Too alive
Too enthralled
To every wholesome facet
Of humanity
Of humanity
Even now
Even now
Track Name: Leave Me To My Own
I've been sitting here so long
I don't know why
I won't even take the air
Or see the sky
You don't have to love me
I already said goodbye
Before you ever made up your mind

How does it feel
To leave a part of you to die
Do your thoughts reach out
Across the lonely night
You don't have to love me
I know I'll make it on my own
I never really needed anyone
In my heart I always feel
The midnight sun
And you're the one who said you'd keep me
In a box where I belong
You're no longer judge and jury
Your hold over me is gone
So please leave me to my own
Track Name: Not A Poet Be
Time is not a concept I'm familiar with
Time is not a concept I believe
But what a curse it is to be a poet
To see your worth
And others never know it
That's the way it's gotta be

Don't fret. Don't cry. You will see the reason why.

Oh children, never a poet be
Deceive your feelings
Unlearn and be free
Cause sorrow's never leave you
When you're sleeping
And they'll all say you're wasting
Your time dreaming
That's the way it's gotta be
Track Name: Ontario Place
Follow my way I won’t lead you astray
Follow my keys I will make you believe

We went to Ontario Place
Who has the prettiest face
It never mattered to me
But it did her
She went down the slide on her own
I pushed her down on her own
I’m not the nurturing kind
And I left her

Gesticulations are masking your truth
Social chameleon the same since your youth

We went to Ontario Place
Who has the prettiest face
It never mattered to me
But it did her
She went down the slide all alone
I pushed her down on her own
I’m not the nurturing kind
So I left her

Behind
Track Name: You Kept Me Humble
If I said it in the morning
Would your sleeping mind awake
If I told you without warning
Would that sweet wild temper break

That the world is lost without you
Though you never tell the truth
And the lies you tell are seldom new
You sculpt them til they suit

Now the wall we built is stranded
Perched on top the lark he sings
Yeah the troubles here have landed
The dream we clipped its wings

When you walk away don’t stumble
This house was never home
Like a debt you kept me humble
Memory insists I’m not alone
Track Name: You Tell Me
Solemn uncertainty eloquently aware
It would be so much easier if I just didn’t care
The tiniest movements. My flow of awareness
Shatters perception, which once was so fearless

With the candles last flicker the dawn cast its spell
Leaving only a distance. Their heaven my hell
Before I could feel it the night showed me proof
I was never a loner I am merely aloof

“A line allows progress. A circle does not”
In my web of desire, simplicity's caught
My focus is love my path’s become clear
Oh why is she there. While I’m over here?

From the soul of this moment tomorrow is carved
For years I was frozen. Emotions were starved
With my childlike perception I’ll do all that I can
Empathizing directly. Subverting demands

There was nothing to stop me from screaming your name
No ties there to bind me no liars remained
A feeling suggested I let it all out
So I whispered to no one “What’s this all about”

“A line allows progress. A circle does not”
In my web of desire, simplicity's caught
My focus is love my path’s become clear
Oh why is she there. While I’m over here?
Track Name: Astride A Grave
You could never speak the truth
Your feelings left you in your youth
Man hands on misery to man
She was born of your deceit
She could not accept defeat
You never had control
Hey man, you ain’t got no soul

Oh me oh my I shouldn’t cry
Because I have no reason why
They went away long ago

This vision only we can share
Our freedom now is their nightmare
We have all we need to make it through
paper hewn from twisted trees
Cannot refresh your memories
My soul will understand
Hold my trembling hand

We misbehave. You are a slave
In life we’re born astride a grave
I’m lost in your shimmering smile

We misbehave. You are a slave
In life we’re born astride a grave
I’m lost in your shimmering smile
Track Name: Until I Die
It takes so much just to trust
in love
and the realm of memory
it doesn’t comfort me

Until I die
I will wade through all the lies
So let me go
It’s what you feel not what you know

And the wind that blows through the trees lets me know
We are more than our money and our time
Though it’s hard to let go and to feel the flow
Of rhythm song and rhyme

So forget about the cost
It’s lost
And this stubborn melody
Implores me believe

Until I die
I will wade through all the lies
So let me go
It’s what you feel not what you know