Album "Consider the Source" by Eric Lewis

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"Surrounded" by Eric Lewis                      

A light in the darkest of tunnels

I close my eyes and you become so clear

When my mind opens up to what is beautiful

I open my eyes and you appear

 

Even if you donít believe, we all believe in something

I know you feel it to

 

Iím surrounded by you, Iím surrounded and I donít know what to do

Your love is my proof; Iíve got nothing but love to give you to

 

Iíve been trying to see if it all makes sense

It turns out Iím just trying a little too hard

Where the sun, the moon, the stars and the water and the fire far below

All collide that is where you reside

 

When youíre around me itís so much easier to believe

I know that youíre all around me

Itís just a feeling and itís all I need

 

 

"If I Were the Devil" by Eric Lewis

I would tell you that the difference between right and wrong

Is determined by a hand-picked few of which you donít belong

When the world crumbles around you be sure itís not your fault

Iíd be there to remind you that youíre just under assault

I would make you think that life was just too hard

 

If I were the Devil, Iíd own you

 

I would dupe you into gambling and tell you itís for kids

I would tell you to forget things you wish you never did

I would publicize the shocking and tell you that itís art

I would wrap myself around you and then tear you apart

Iíd go after all the leaders of this world

 

If I were the Devil, I wouldnít need you

If I were the Devil, Iíd already have you right where I want you

 

Iíd explain to you that God was just a myth made by Man

When that logic was disputed everybody would just laugh

Iíd remind you to use people and love the things you buy

I would tell you what you want to hear so you can know youíre right

I would leave things just the way they are

 

 

"Jar" by Eric Lewis

Just in case you were not aware

Iím in the jar that you keep tipping over, itís your favorite spot, the top of the stairs

Surrounded by walls I see right through

I feel so helpless reaching out for you

 

It wouldnít be so bad

If I could break through glass

Itís not my fault that I fell for you

 

There will be no peace Ďcause I canít defend myself

Its more than just my conscience getting in the way

 

It wouldnít be so bad

If I could break through glass

Iím begging you to break me

 

Itís not my fault that I fell for you

Itís not my fault that I fell for you

Iím in a jar and Iím so confused

Iíd rather die than be with you

Tip me on over, youíve already broken my heart

 

 

"Holy River" by Eric Lewis

Could it be that youíre the only one who hears me?

In your way that you allow me to speak clearly

From a soft bright voice to a deep dark tone you may intervene

As the eye inside your storm rescues me

 

In reference to all the times Iíve wasted

I make this offering, forgiveness is requested

In a half lit room I can see my own destiny unfolded

Like a map that shows the path between the trees

 

Speak easy up and after all the secrets and the laughter

Brother, meet with sister into Thee a holy river

 

I dream a song, a song worth singing

A song that sings itself to me

And a wave so real it hits me like a wall

An into your arms Iíll fall

 

Speak up now and look closer after all the years are over

Brother is still with sister, living in the holy river

 

 

"Stray Bullets" by Eric Lewis

Youíre tearing me apart, Iíve learned from this

Itís only fatal if itís straight to the heart, I think you shoot and miss

Iím wounded, but somehow I still manage to stand

The stains donít want to come out, Iím tired of washing my hands

 

Iím caught in the cross-fire of un-ending war

Lay my head down and cry

I need some protection from you

And stray bullets that fly

 

I count the moments till the fighting is over, you keep taking your time

I know your aimís not that bad, but youíre slowly killing me

 

When I wake up it wonít be over

I dreamed you said goodbye

Here it comes, lighting and thunder

Take cover, itís about to rain

 

 

"Angel Dream" by Tom Petty     

I dreamed you; I saw your face,

Caught my lifeline while drifting through space,

I saw an angel; I saw her face,

I can only thank God it was not too late.

 

Over mountains she floated away,

Across an ocean I dreamed her name,

I followed an angel down through the gates,

I can only thank God it was not too late.

 

Sing a little song for loneliness; sing one to make me smile,

Another round for everyone Iím here for awhile.

 

Now Iím walking the streets on my own,

She is with me everywhere I go,

I found an angel; I found my place

I can only thank God it was not too late.

 

 

"Signals" by Bryan Stealey

The stars are all out and theyíre sending me signals saying donít go that way, youíd be better off dead.

Stick to your guns, keep your eyes on the road, listen to your heart and listen to your head.

Where will I sleep, Iím asking my angels when Iím out on the road so cold and alone.

Will I find that there are people that are trying to help me, will I find that I have to do it all on my own.

 

I have no answers to the questions I pose

At least the cold in my heart ainít as cold as my toes

I hear no piano, I hear no guitar

I donít have a theme song, I donít have a car

I donít have a checkbook, no smokes and no soap

Just a whole lot of time and a little bit of hope

 

In the dead black night, I listen to the cold wind, whispering secrets I canít understand

Rolling through my options like Iím rolling the dice, looking for my jokers, but I donít have a hand

What will I do, Iím asking my angels when I wake in the morning with sleep in my eyes

And I find that Iím walking on the path thatís less taken, will I find company, will I live, will I die?

 

I have no answers to the questions I pose

At least the cold in my heart ainít as cold as my toes

I hear no piano, I hear no guitar

I donít have a theme song, I donít have a car

I donít have a raincoat, no smokes and no soap

Just a whole lot of time and a little bit of hope

 

 

"Do You Wanna Fall?" by Eric Lewis

Take my hand I got a little bit of love to give

Just be cool itís a long way to go

Itís gonna take luck and a whole lot of hope

Donít want to be alone

So do-do-do you wanna fall in love

 

Hereís my heart, you take it

Take it if you want but donít leave me alone

And keep it warm, like it was your own

Weíre like a perfect storm

Do-do-do you wanna fall in love

 

Youíre the reason I exist

I get closer to you with each kiss

 

Hereís my hand, you can take it

Hereís my heart, just donít break it

 

 

"Break (Sweet Separation)" by Eric Lewis

Iím about to break through

Thereís a long, long way to go

Hearing you calling my name

Iíll see you on the flipside

Well youíre not who I expected to see

Youíre the one I wished for

Try to break the limits of time and space

Now I need embraced

 

You blessed me with freewill and conscience

And itís led me to your knees Iíve been responsive to this crisis

Somehow I know youíre exactly what I need

Try to break the limits of time and space

 

Iím about to break

ĎCause my senses lifting so much more

Everything around me is like an open door

And if I find you will you let me in

Youíre so sweetÖ

 

If you decide on me to take, in your arms I will forsake

All thing Iíve been given and taken for granted

If you decide to let me in despite each and every sin

I could promise but youíve heard all this before