Lyrics

MOSAIC

MAKE IT BETTER

(© 2013 Jann Klose, BMI)

Welcome to the world of the great divide
Where the rich get rich
and the poor stay poor all the time
They call us generation me
iCare a little, iGave enough
Now leave me be with all that stuff

It’s not easy stepping out of the line
But you know it happens more all of the time
If you don’t know care
You don’t know fair
I know we’re not so different
You and I can make it better
All the time

I see my sister, sisters holding hands
They wanna marry wanna take a stand
You’re gonna tell them what they cannot do
When all they ask is to have the same
The same rights as you

It’s not easy stepping out of the line
You know it happens more all of the time
If you don’t know love
You don’t know life
I know we’re not so different
You and I can make it better
You and I can make it better
And help to cross that great divide

I see my brother on a broken street
Looking for nothing but a little bit of something to feed
A family caught in the middle of another war
Paid for by someone that
Doesn’t know where that dollar went

Time to step out, step out of the line
You know it happens more all of the time
It’s not too late
To give up hate
I know we’re not so different
You and I can make it better
You and I can make it better
And help to cross that great divide

 

KNOW WHAT’S RIGHT

(Jann Klose, David Bendeth – © 2013 Jann Klose, BMI, Hallclay Music/Universal Music, BMI, SOCAN)

Blindfolded
Somebody pushing me
Pushing me along
Corridors ripple
as I’m swirling
Passed the doors

Somebody running
Running passed me
Right passed me
I’m not the one
Not the one
To win the trophy

CHORUS: Don’t you know that
The time is running out
The lines are drawn
Don’t you know that
The stage is set to fight
The game is on

Sometimes you give a little
You get a lot
That ain’t the future
Not what we got
Greed is winning
It’s really winning
You thought you’d never
Get fooled again

But you keep on fanning
Fanning the flames
There ain’t no playin’
They hold the reigns
Keep on calling at me
They keep on calling my name

CHORUS

If you don’t know what’s right
You gotta take a side
No surrender, never surrender

REPEAT CHORUS

 

ON AND ON

(© 2013 Jann Klose, BMI)

In these eyes I believed
And these lines I received
Read like nothing I’d read before

Like a new page had turned
Without thinking I learned
When you told me what was in store

Down this path that would lead
To the front of your street
Where the cobblestone ripples and churns

Don’t go away
I’ve been touched by the way
Your eyes dance and they learn
Your eyes dance and they learn

On and on and on we rode
The night was filled with light
Round and round and round we turned
Teardrops fill my eyes

On and on and on and on we rode
The night was filled with lights
Round and round and round we turned
Baby, please don’t cry
Baby, please don’t cry

When the shades drew the shape
In this pale afternoon
And Gershwin was filling the air
In what felt like the Garden of Eden
We kissed
Trying not to break a stare

Mindful you were
And so kind-ful you were
As people were passing us by

Everything was just truth
All the pain was removed
One sweet moment that I
Want to repeat all the time

On and on and on we rode
The night was filled with light
Round and round and round we turned
Teardrops fill my eyes

On and on and on and on we rode
The night was filled with lights
Round and round and round we turned
Baby, please don’t cry
Baby, please don’t cry

I want to believe every word that you’ve said
Wanna ask you and always be sure
Wanna ask you and always be sure

On and on and on we rode
The night was filled with light
Round and round and round we turned
Baby, please don’t cry
Baby, please don’t cry

 

STILL

(© 2013 Jann Klose, BMI)

In these lands there’s a weight in the sky
The blink of an eye saw me falling
Passing through the grip of your hands
Intending to land on my feet again

If I ever pass this way again
Think me fondly still
No I never meant to run away
And I love you still

In these eyes there’s a longing so deep
I never believed I’d see you here again
Looking into the void that you keep
Hidden from me I see you played for keeps

If I ever pass this way again
Think me fondly still
No I never meant to run away
And I love you still

In these lands there’s a weight in the sky
The blink of an eye saw me falling
Passing through the grip of your hands
I managed to land on my feet again

If I ever pass this way again
Think me fondly still
No I never meant to run away
And I love you still

 

LONG GOODBYE

(© 2013 Jann Klose, BMI)

I had never known anyone like you before
I never thought someone like you would care
For someone like me that was neither here nor there
I wanted you to save me from myself
Like a fool I believed you’d stay with me forever
But forever was just too long

It’s been a long goodbye
I said to you
And when I see you again
I won’t be true
To you

I really want you near me I want you here
Call you into my room
Can’t stop thinking about the way we were
Can’t turn off this pain

I told you everything would be alright but you said:
“Don’t try to save us now.”

It’s been a long goodbye
I said to you
And when I see you again
I won’t be true
To you

Lord I’ve been running around
From one lover
One lover to another
Looking for you

It’s been a long goodbye
I said to you
And if I see you again
I won’t be true
To you

 

FALLING TEARS

(© 2013 Jann Klose, BMI)

Rain is Water
Rain is Water
Falling Tears
Falling Tears

I got no more pain
I got no more pain
Blood in the water
Blood in the water

Rain is Water
Rain is Water
Falling Tears
Falling Tears

Got a lonesome heart
Got a lonely heart
Got a lonesome heart
Feeling lonely tonight

Rain is Water
Falling Tears
Rain is Water
Falling Falling

 

FOUR LEAF CLOVER

(© 2013 Jann Klose, BMI)

Come on baby come on over
Let me be your four leaf clover
I wanna give in to you
Come on let’s forget our worries
Tell all of our favorite stories
It’s gonna be tried and true

I wanna give in to you
I wanna give in to you
La la la la la

Who knows what we’ll find but maybe
If we keep on looking there’ll be
A little pot of gold for us
Waiting over by the rainbow’s end
With a little bit of time for us to spend
Knowing that there’ll be more than enough

I wanna give in to you
I wanna give in to you
La la la la la

We’ve been going in circles
And nothing is clear in these changing times
You can go it alone but I’d rather be here
With a friend of mine
Have you got the time?

Come on baby come on over
Let me be your four leaf clover
I wanna give in to you
Come on let’s forget our worries
Tell all of our favorite stories
It’s gonna be tried and true

I wanna give in to you
I wanna give in to you
La la la la la

 

BEAUTIFUL ONE

FEATURING CARRIE NEWCOMER

(© 2013 Jann Klose, BMI)

Beautiful one, beautiful one
I’d love to tell you
Beautiful one, beautiful one
I’d love to tell you
To look in my eyes
Look in my eyes and see
You want the same
You want the same as me

Beautiful one, beautiful one
These strange surroundings
Make me afraid, make me afraid
My heart is pounding
I don’t know why
I don’t know why I feel
You may be the one
May be the one for me

Beautiful one
I’d love to tell you
I’d love to tell you

Beautiful one, beautiful one
There’s no relation
Other than our, other than our
Infatuation
Look in my eyes
Look in my eyes and see
There’s nothing to say
Nothing to say to me

Beautiful one
I’d love to tell you
I’d love to tell you
I’d love to tell you
I’d love to tell you

 

THE KITE

(© 2013 Jann Klose, BMI)

This time will come to an end
Your tears would rather be shed
Your lips rather curl in a smile
Your feet rather dance for a while

Change is coming too fast
A wasted moment won’t last
Your fears would rather be met
Your strength reminded of that

Let this kite take fly
It’s ok
Take it for a ride
In a new day a new horizon now

Your heart is young and it’s strong
Your spirit knows where it belongs
Your eyes still glow when they see
Something they want to achieve

You know whether you’re right or you’re wrong
So get up now and hurry along

Let this kite fly
You’re ok it’s ok
Stay there for a while
in a new day a new horizon

This kite was built to fly
It’s ok you’re ok
Hold on watch it rise
It’s a new day a new horizon now

Kite was built to fly
Take it for a ride

 

SONG TO THE SIREN

(Tim Buckley, Larry Beckett – © Tim Buckley Music, BMG Platinum Songs, Third Story Music, Inc.)

Long afloat on shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
‘Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang
Sail to me, sail to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am, Here I am
Waiting to hold you

Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you hare when I was fox?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks,
For you sing, “Touch me not, touch me not,
come back tomorrow:
O my heart, O my heart shies from the sorrow”

I am puzzled as the newborn child
I’m as riddled at the tide
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or should I lie with Death my bride?
Hear me sing, “Swim to me, Swim to me,
Let me enfold you:
Here I am, Here I am, Waiting to hold you”

REVERIE

Beautiful Dream
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI. Strings arranged by Jann Klose, Leah Potteiger

Don’t think I remember
The place and the time
But I think I remember
Your eyes

Clear as a bubble
That floats to the top
Heavy like rain
That never lets up

Call me by my name
Given in my mother’s womb
Close my lidless eye
That I may sleep

Chorus:
I don’t want to wake up
I don’t want to wake up
I don’t want to wake up
This beautiful dream
I don’t know who’s flying

Moving in focus
With your hand in mine
Watching the shapes
In the clouds go by

My eyes are wide open
I’m drying the last of my tears
I’m trying to drown out
The voices I don’t want to hear

Call me by my name
Written in my father’s book
Open my lidless eye
That I may see

Repeat Chorus

Hold Me Down
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI

Finally we’re meeting face to face
Know that I’ve been lost without you
There lies a compromise in this embrace
But I still can’t get to
What lies in the bottom of this cup
That you’ve placed before me
My little arm isn’t long enough
My limbs unsturdy

Running like the wind as fast as I can
Unafraid to stumble
Too young to understand
My emotions crumble

You really gotta hold me down
You really gotta hold me down
You gotta make me turn around
‘Cause I think I’m falling

I wish that it was easier to find a way
For me to tell you
What it means to me that you could stay
And help me get to
An understanding of the truth
As only you would know it
An explanation so uncouth
And so revealing

Picking up the pieces
As I come to find
A way to balance
What I’m ready to leave behind
And what is acceptance

You really gotta hold me down
You really gotta hold me down
You gotta make me turn around
‘Cause I think I’m falling

Running like the wind as fast as I can
So afraid to stumble
I turn to my only friend
To give me shelter
Give me shelter

You really gotta hold me down
You really gotta hold me down
You gotta make me turn around
‘Cause I think I’m falling

You’re amazing to me
You’re amazing to me
You’re amazing to me
You’re amazing, amazing

Doing Time
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI

I walk the line
The arms of time
Change the day
Turn the hour

I’m in a maze
Nobody here
No memory left
It disappeared

I look for the days I remember
A heavenly piece of my mind
But I can’t walk where I can’t see
I won’t pretend this isn’t me

Feels like I’m just doing time
Feels like I’m just doing time

Give me the day
Give me the air
Get me out of here
I want my eyes to see the world a new again
I want to find my way to you
Not feel like I’m running away

I walk the line
The arms of time
Change the day
Turn the hour

I’m in a maze
Nobody here
No memory left
It disappeared

I don’t want to be like the caveman
Scratching the dirt off my feet
But I can’t walk where I can’t see
I hate to say that this is me

It feels like I’m just doing time
Feels like I’m just doing time

Give me the day
Give me the air
Get me out of here
I want my eyes to see the world like a child again
I want to find my way to you
Not feel like I’m so alone

Give me the day
Give me the air
See the world with open eyes
Not feel like I’m so alone

I walk the line
The arms of time
Change the day
Turn the hour

I’m in a maze
Nobody here
No memory left
It disappeared

Mother Said, Father Said
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI. Arrangement by Jann Klose, Marlon J. Graves

Sitting in unhealthy poses
While I’m sitting on a piece of carpet
That my father bought
Remembering things that my mother said
That contradict
Another voice
Voices mounting from opinions that
Depending on the circumstance
Sometimes waver my self-confidence
While negligent

And I wait for you
And I wait for you

Moving in unhealthy ways
While I’m sliding down
Your attention span
Counting on
That I might land
On solid ground
On solid ground
But you’re a million miles ahead of me
You won’t be turning back
I should be running along
Or stop the clock from turning
While ticking on

won’t you wait for me
won’t you wait for me

Sitting in unhealthy poses
While I’m sitting on a piece of carpet
That my father bought
Remembering things that my mother said
My father said
My mother said
My father said
My mother said

Clouds
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI

Waiting as the days went by
When I had time to find
What I felt
When you weren’t around

I’m still not clear
But I don’t want to cross you off my list
I want to feel the way
When I’m alone with you

The thoughts I’ve had you can’t imagine
How I’ve wanted to
Kiss your eyes, your lips
Your body too

I wish I knew all you can do
But we can take our time
Making conversation
In the clouds with you

Chorus:
Close your eyes and take my hand
Lay your burden down
I’m walking in the clouds with you

I don’t know where we will go
If I’m wrong or right
I’m walking in the clouds with you

The words you say they indicate
You’ve come a long, long way
The road less travelled
You know it well

And my responsibility
You needn’t ask, I’ll tell
I can’t make no promises
While I’m walking in the clouds with you

Repeat Chorus

Give In To This Life
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI

I fight my way alongside this road
But I’m growing tired
I’ve waited too long
I push away the obstacles
I keep my head high
Try to keep my head high

Somehow I found my way here
I’ve given a lot
But taken much more
It’s hard to stop I can’t seem to find
A way to look around me
I want to look around me

Give into this life
Give unto this life
Give into this life
Give unto this life

I try to match to emulate
The world that turns around me
Be the life of the party
What used to be so shiny and sharp
Has turned a blunt, empty shell

Give into this life
Give unto this life
Give into this life
Give unto this life

And I gave you more than anyone in this life
And I gave you more than anyone in this life
And I gave you more than anything in this life
And I gave you more

All These Rivers
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI

I think it’s gonna rain today
Pour down all over the land
Fill this field this riverbed
And put some in the palm of my hand

I don’t wanna hold these tears
I want to cry but I can’t
I just wanna lay down here
And pray that I’ll understand

And if I never realize
And if I never see
All these rivers
In front of me

Then maybe I am not the man
That I have claimed to be
Let these rivers pour over me

I can’t tell what’s in the air
It feels so thick I can’t breathe
Maybe it’s inside of me
Flowing from my head to my feet

And I just wanna scream out loud
Don’t want nobody to hear
Dive into your waterfall
Deep blue crystal and clear

And if I never realize
And if I never see
All these rivers
In front of me

Then maybe I am not the man
That I have claimed to be
Let these rivers pour over me
Let these rivers pour over me

Let these rivers
All these rivers
Let these rivers
Pour over me

I only want to realize
I only wanna see
That I’ll be safe
Inside of me

And all that’s ever come to pass
And all that’s still to be
Is in these rivers in front of me
In these rivers inside of me
In these rivers

Question Of The Heart
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI. Cello part written and arranged by Chris Marolf

I fish in the river but I can’t find
The answer of answers here tonight
It’s cool in the sunlight, I touch your face
I cannot hide

I fear this redemption I realize
I shed this skin I fantasize
All of the angels spread their wings
All of the strangers take these precious things

And I feel the question of the heart
I feel the movements long before they start
Neither the one nor the other side
I cannot find

The face that I never thought could exist
Reveals its intentions, moves its lips
Out in the open I can see
Where I belong
Where I belong

The more I listen the more I hear
The easier I bare this place I’m near
I give way and hold my breath
Some I’ll remember some I will forget

And I feel the question of the heart
I feel the movements long before they start
Neither the one not the other side
I understand what I see in your eyes

I feel the movements
I feel the movements

Remember Your Name
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI

There is desire in everything
The inside grows higher
The bottle it spins
What falls by the wayside
won’t be found
Lost somewhere out in the dark

The moon lights our faces
The shadows are long
Into long hours the night goes on
On and on I’m holding on
To the pain as it leaves
Slowly I’m guided along

Chorus:
I remember your name
And in your eyes I can see we’re the same
They remind me of the places we’ve been
So clearly I see everything

I feel you around me
You’re over my heart
In dreams I’m deserted
I’m in over my head
Out of it and out of me
I don’t belong I can’t see
won’t you guide me along
And keep all your promises

Repeat Chorus

Watching You Go
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI

You put a voice in my head
You were the one that moved instead
When all the pieces collapsed
You were a wonder
A mighty wonder
The final chapter we all read

Chorus:
And you worked around it
And you always found it
As I was looking around
Watching you go

Yea you worked around it
And you looked for and found it
And there was nothing to it
As I was watching you go

There were a hundred of you
And just one body you worked through
Like a power unmatched
Like no other
You were a father
A million brothers we all had in you

Repeat Chorus

The Beginning
© 2007 Jann Klose, BMI

Stumbled into the place
Lost, forgotten
Everything was weary
Like heat without passion
Coincidentally broken, forever I thought
“Not so.” said someone
“We will leave, we will go.”
But has it begun
Like the first moment
Always begins?

Took a trip to the land
Nowhere to be found
I was not alone
I found someone there
A spirit, a guide
Of intense beauty
Miraculously conforming
With some kind of perfection
They speak of in old books
I shook the hand inside
And I was welcomed by
The beginning

“Come to me, come now
Leave what you had
Have no fear
Hear what I have to say!”
He said while turning the air
Like a wave turning, like a tide yearning
To spread its water
Upon the shore
Playing with the sand
Letting it compose a new picture
With every thought

Lightness of being
A fear of hate
Strength in seeing
The love me made