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released September 1, 2004

Nicholas Breeze Wood:
acoustic and electric guitars ❖ mandola
mandolin bouzouki ❖ accordion ❖ keyboards
piano ❖ six-hole pipe ❖ harmonica ❖ acoustic
and electronic drums and percussion ❖ vox

All songs written, arranged,
performed by Nicholas Breeze Wood:
September 2001 - August 2004

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Nicholas Breeze Wood UK

Multi instrumentalist singer-songwriter drawing on rock, Arabic and Medieval music, using instruments from all those traditions

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Track Name: Shine
Came the moment,
Like a wave that's crossed an ocean,
Like a sunrise on a mountain,
Like a rainstorm in a garden.
Came the moment, and then came you.

I saw it coming,
Like a rider seen from far away,
like a pilgrim from a foreign land,
like a sunbeam in the shadows.
I saw it coming, When I saw you.

And one thing I had learned was
If you part is in a ballet of disaster.
Well I thought I had to be, I had to be
The worlds greatest dancer.
But you taught me other things like,
Everybody here is born to shine, shine, shine

Came the moment,
When you opened up my world for me,
Brought a new horizon,
Brought me something better.
Came the moment, and then came you.

I saw it coming,
But I couldn't back away from it,
Well I couldn't run and I couldn't hide,
I couldn't deny it anymore.
I saw it coming, when I saw you.

And one thing I have learned is leant is
Like the trees in the middle of a forest.
I have been here a long, long, long, long time.
But even though I’m still passing through,
I am like a zephyr, or a feather,
I am floating on the breath of something.
And you have taught me
Everybody here is born to shine, shine, shine
Track Name: Home
I ain't going home, 'cos I’m there already.
I ain't going home, 'cos my home is here.
I ain't going home, 'cos I’m not ready.
I ain't going home, and it’s not from fear.

I ain't going back, 'cos that is for others.
I ain't going back, that’s no place for me.
I ain't going back, that is no destination.
I ain't going back, no place I want to see.

I’m staying here, I ain't going nowhere.
I’m staying here, I ain't got no plans to go.
I’m staying here, till I am ready.
I’m staying here, 'cos it is my show.

I am not going south, I ain't climbing that hill.
I am not passing over, and I ain't sleeping still.
I am not going peaceful, I ain't fading away.
I’m not resting gently, not till judgment day.

I am not going home, and it’s not from fear.
Track Name: Soul
Well you can come to lunch, or you can come to tea.
And you can stay for breakfast, oh that’s alright with me.
Well you can eat my food and burn my fire,
Whatever is your heart’s desire.
You can use it up, you can have it whole,
It’s all yours, but not my soul.

Well you can have my home, and you can drive my car.
And I won’t throw you out, not even if things go to far.
Well you can have my books and all you see,
They’re yours now they don't belong to me.
You can use them up, you can have them whole,
They’re all yours, but not my soul.

Well you can have my body, anywhere in the house.
And you can have my heart, there’s no need to rip it out.
Well you can be my lover and my dearest friend,
All I have is your’s to spend.
You can use it up, you can have it whole,
It’s all yours, but not my soul.

Well I want your body, and I want your love
I want them both in times of plenty,
And when the push it comes to shove.
I want to be your lover, and your closest friend.
Ease your life and you defend.
I want to share it, share it whole,
Share it all, but not your soul.
Track Name: Wings
I dropped a gold coin in the ocean,
To let it be worn away,
Knowing that it would one day, within the blue.
And I didn't mind a little bit,
That nothing seemed to change,
No magic came in range for me to do.
And all the time the waves broke here,
On their way from the other side.
Bringing tales of high adventure,
On each and every tide.
And I tried to chase the mystery then,
That I had no right to know.
There’s no gate-crashing the show before it starts,
Oh but everybody wonders, and everybody dreams
And everyone has a question in their hearts

So I had to wait for the show to start, not knowing that It already had, thinking it was all so bad that I had to wait.
That I felt I was falling from a clear blue sky,
Scared I’d crash and blaze,
With the ground all in a haze far below.
Well I didn't know that I could fly back then,
I didn't know that I had wings.
I was to busy watching for bandits in the sun,
And all of those other things.
But the mystery seemed to touch me,
Like it seems to touch us all,
As we learn how not to fall and how to glide.
And I leant then how to wonder,
And I learn then how to dream,
And I leant then how to question all I spied

You put a message into my hand once, It was many Years ago, and I never had the nerve to ask you why.
It said hold tightly onto your dreams,
For you know that if dreams die,
life is a broken bird that cannot fly.
So I sought to follow my own dreams,
And I hope that you have too.
And the tales met on that journey,
I would like to share with you.
So let’s sit by this fire,
And warm up all our bones.
And share all those stories of our way.
And we can share the wonder,
We can share the dream,
We can share the questions.
What do you say?
Track Name: Ravens
If I cried me a river, all the way to the sea,
Would the touch of its waters purify me?
I’m not all that I wanted, not as white as the snow,
But that’s not all we asked for, didn't you know?
Well this is some journey, one hell of a path,
Oh heart to heart to heart, while hearts and souls last.
Did we ask for this journey, or to walk on this path,
Well maybe we did, and we’ve got it right at last.

Well sleep seems so easy, when you can’t stay awake.
But what of dreams that linger, long after daybreak?
Are they ones with a purpose,
or a glimpse of what is true.
Do they hold any answers for the likes of me and you?
Well these dreams hold memories,
And they give you many thoughts.
They take us into shadows, until we have been caught.
And our paths are plated,
And we’ve bound ourselves tight and fast,
But when we free ourselves, we have got it right at last.

So lets sing it out, there’s nothing more we can do,
We can rage out loud at spirit
If we though we might get through.
But the powers ain't listening,
not to the likes of you and me
They are far too busy laughing in their silent revelry.
So I’m holding your hand,
Maybe we should split our sides too
In the end maybe a good laug
Is the best that we can do
Well maybe some humour will help us on our task
Maybe then we’ll find that we have got it right at last.
Track Name: Bubble
And if I understand how it is, and how it works,
And how It lives, and how it breaths,
And how it all comes together.
If I see the threads that join up all the pieces
Will I ever move beyond the feeling
That I don't belong.
There are days when I feel
I don't know how to reach out my hand
And touch what's real,
In the need to understand
How the world fits together.
Do I pretend I see the patterns,
See the shapes, and see the purpose
Of how it is for others, do I pretend that I am the same.

Hey, hey, hey, hey all of my life.
I felt I was outside of the bubble
Watching other people in there, in their world
And they knew how to be there,
They knew what was expected of them
But I could not get inside, no I could not get inside.

And I had no words to tell it like I saw it as a child.
And I had no way to say. the world feels out of sync
To me, Please help me I am lagging
Half a step behind the dance, out of rhythm,
Out of rhyme, and I can’t catch up.
And it all just ignored me.
And even now it’s hard to paint a picture for another
Of how the world seems to be to me.
And I seem to lack the rules to move
Across the game board of my adult life,
When the pitfalls are all hidden,
And the dice seems to never get a double,
And no one has told me the reason for the game

Hey, hey, hey, hey all of my life.
I have been outside of the bubble
Watching other people in there, in their world
And i didn't know how to be there,
And I didn't know what was expected of me
And I could not get inside, I couldn't get inside.
Track Name: Not You And I
I forgot who I am, as I tumbled through my life.
Forgot that I was noble,
As I walked into my trouble and strife.
Forgot to fill my space up,
And to walk in my own way.
Forgot the things that mattered,
Seems like each and every day.

But I remembered, I’m not diminished, not me.

You’re noble too, oh, don’t throw yourself away.
Hold on to that voice that you hear inside,
And listen to what its got to say.
You can fill up your own space,
Each and every molecule.
You can own the way that you walk,
And the song that you sing is your tune.

You’re not diminished, not you.

Every beat of your heart,
And step that you walk.
Can take you down roads,
Where the fear stalks.
So I praise the artists for walking alone,
Down the long road to the unknown.
And I praise the dreamer,
Who once showed to me.
That being small doesn’t set you free.
And I praise the darers,
Who won to choose life.
Who stood in their right size,
To give us insight.

We’re not diminished, not us.
Track Name: Breeze
Well, the breezes blow here since time began.
And you’re still here, you never went away.
You make me smile like a little child,
With a richness words just cant say.
Footsteps we left behind,
Will go with the rising tide.
But the memories will last here,
At least for one thousand years.
Track Name: So It Seems
She’s a loaded dream and a steady vision,
and a wish to live it like she did before.
She’s been there once and now she is returning
to the place she left when she closed the door.
She has angels all around her body
that she wears as if they were a fine perfume.
Sometimes she looks as if she owns a halo,
made by the light that floods into her room.

And she’s dancing on the water
in all of her dreams,
she’s dancing on the water,
or that is how it seems.

She aims to clear what has gone before,
and now lets the wolf come around her door,
because she’s brave enough to let it in,
to keep it out would be a sin.
Like a child she has an answer,
like a child she knows the way,
like a child she’s made her mind up,
like a child she is on her way.

And she’s dancing on the water
in all of her dreams,
she’s dancing on the water,
or that is how it seems.
Track Name: Water
And the air becomes water
And the surface of the waters
where’s the spirit comes through

I make a mark on the earth,
And the earth becomes water
And the surface of the waters
Where’s the spirit comes through

I make a mark in the fire,
And the fire becomes water
And the surface of the waters
Where’s the spirit comes through

I make a mark on the skin,
and the skin becomes water
And the surface of the waters
Where’s the spirit comes through
Track Name: Shining Still
I shine, and you shine, they shine, and we all shine.
That’s the way things are.

I’ve got a friend, I’ve got a lover.
I’ve got a sister, and I’ve got a brother.
I had a father and I had a mother.
That's just the way things are.

I shine, and you shine, they shine, we all shine.
That’s the way things are.

I got born and I grew up.
i leaned some lessons, and some other stuff.
There wasn't plenty but there was enough
That's the way things are.

I shine, and you shine, they shine, and we all shine.
That’s the way things are.

I got older and I’m going to die.
Some one will miss me and maybe they’ll cry
But I’ll come back here baby - bye and bye.
That’s just the way things are.

I shine, and you shine, even they shine, we all shine.
That’s the way things are.