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putalittlemoreloveintheworld

March 15, 2014

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What’s the eye behind the I, I am
Who’s the me behind the eye through which I see
Am I the watcher or is there something else that’s wanting to be seen through me
I’ve accumulated all these things
Artifacts, possessions, names – they try to tell the tale of me
But I am holding on to thinking there’s a little bit more to the story

I know I’m not the name you say, the things I own, the roles I play
I know there’s something breathing me
If you take away my name, you take away these things
You’re left with only awesomeness
The essence that I came here with, the everything
The I am

Here I stand my convictions strong and clear
I admit to listening to these whispers in my ear
You might call me crazy but you know you do it too
You know that there’s a voice behind the voice in you

I know I’m not the name you say, the things I own, the characters I play
I know there’s something breathing me
If you take away my name, you take away these things
You’re left with only awesomeness
The essence that I came here with, the everything
The I am

I know I’m not the moon that my finger’s pointing to
And I know that I’m not separate from any one of you
It’s an elementary game in energy exchange
The raging river, life’s grand giver of everything
The I am…

Life’s expression, soul-bound connection, pure reflection of all that is divine
I am the muse, I am imbued with the golden hue of light
I am love, it’s what I’m of, I am above, I am below, this much I know
I am this moment, I am that moment, I am everywhen, no beginning, no end
It’s weaving in you, breathing in me, this ever-present, everything I am

I AM – YOU ARE – WE BE

It’s the bluest of the sea, the whisper through the trees
The serenade that drops you to your knees
It’s the sparkle of the smile, the honesty in the eye
The bravest bloom reaching for the winter sky
It’s the racing of your heart, the sage behind the smart
The home inside the house where you were born
It’s in the things we can’t explain, things perceived but never seen
Everywhere, everything in between
It’s taming the monsters under your bed
Fighting the wolves up in your head
It’s the strange things you do when you are led
It’s on the tip of your tongue, the song that’s longing to be sung
It’s relentless and it’s only just begun
And it’s calling out through you, using your heart to sing the truth
To put a little more, put a little more love in the world

If your heart is torn in two, what you give out returns to you
Put a little more, put a little more love in the world

Put a little more love in the world…

And there’s no place that it’s not and there’s no time that it stops
There’s a reason it takes your breath away
And the messages are clear, it’s the reason why we’re here
To put a little more, put a little more love in the world

If you are the only one to believe, then stand up and set it free
And put a little more, put a little more love in the world

If you’re standing brave and strong or just barely hanging on
Put a little more, put a little more love in the world

Put a little more love in the world…

It’s been a long day, it’ll be a longer night
It’s been a long day, it’ll be a longer night
And I, I just want to breathe

It’s been a broad stoke, a long list of one more thing
It’s been a broad stoke, a long list of one more thing
And I, I just want to breathe

When you do those things, when you do those things you do
Well you run the risk of leaving no time to breathe

It’s been a crazy, crazy amped up feel
It’s been a crazy, crazy amped up feel
And I, I just want to breathe

It’s been a long year, it’s been a long time
Since I sat in the trees and had a good cry
And I, I just want to breathe

When you do those things, when you do those things you do
Well you run the risk of leaving no time to breathe

It’s been a good run, rise to the top
It’s been a thousand miles since your last rest stop
Been a lot of putting offs, figure it out somehows
A lot of maybe whens, but never right now
And I, I just want to breathe

Adopted from Peter Gabriel, album Scratch My Back, Released 2010
Lyrics by Stephin Raymond Merritt, Music by Bob Sima
© 2014 Bob Sima Music, putalittlemoreloveintheworld, Released 15 March 2014

The book of love is long and boring
No one can lift the damn thing
It’s full of charts and facts and figures
And instructions for dancing

But I, I love it when you read to me
And you, you can read me anything

The book of love has music in it
In fact that’s where music comes from
Some of it’s just transcendental
Some of it’s just really dumb

But I, I love it when you sing to me
And you, you can sing me anything

The book of love is long and boring
And written very long ago
It’s full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes
And things we’re all too young to know

But I, I love it when you give me things
And you, you ought to give me wedding rings

You can find me in the silence I’ll be breathing
It’s the truest true and everything I believe in
Light dances before your eyes, a precious gift to be realized
It leaves you with an indescribable feeling

That I’m awake, I’m alive, I am here
I’m awake, I’m alive, I am here

As the air moves in and out of me I can feel it
It’s the Buddha, the mother Mary, and holy spirit
It’s every book I read, the single thread that gets me clear and out of my head
Ties my body to my soul and I’m always near it

And I’m awake, I’m alive, I am here
I’m awake, I’m alive, I am here

I have spent enough days just barely breathing
Shallow, hollow, empty it left me feeling
Disconnected on overdrive, stressed and tempted to dull the ride
Hints of joy but they were often fleeting

But I’m awake, I’m alive, I am here
I’m awake, I’m alive, I am here

It’s the guide, it’s the way, it’s the path through every fear
It’s a knife in the past, the instant now and here
It’s the grand entrance to the truth today
And it’s always just one breath away

As the air moves in and out of me I can feel it
It’s the Buddha, the mother Mary, and holy spirit
It’s every book I read, the single thread that gets me clear and out of my head
Ties my body to my soul and I’m always near it

And I’m awake, I’m alive, I am here
I’m awake, I’m alive, I am here…

If your heart had wings and your eyes were open
Your desperate breath let go of its hoping
And your best friend was there to hold your trembling hand

If you’re bruised and battered like nothing else mattered
The last words fell like the glass that shattered
Down the hall and the echo went on and on and on

There’s a grand old tree, queen of the forest
Lay it down at her roots, I swear she’s got it
You don’t have to carry this anymore

It’s a beautiful, beautiful day to let it go
It’s okay she’ll never tell a soul

Of all the trees, this one she’s been waiting
The winding path, deep green parading
They say your gift you’ll find it where you fall

Would you cross a mighty river to sit by her moonlight
If your greatest risk was your only insight
Would you drop your worries forever there in her arms

It’s a beautiful, beautiful day to let it go
It’s okay she’ll never tell a soul
In the gentle of her sway no one will ever know

It’s the bravest of us all who recognize the need to let it go
In her branches and her leaves, your troubles floating gently on the breeze

If your heart had wings and your eyes were open
Your desperate breath lets go of its hoping
And your best friend was there to hold your trembling hand

There’s a grand old tree, queen of the forest
Lay it down at her roots, I swear she’s got it
You don’t have to carry this anymore

It’s okay she’ll never tell a soul
In the gentle of her sway no one will ever know
It’s a beautiful, beautiful day to let it go…

This chance that you took, it means the world to me
This spark that you lit, it feels so warm to me
Have you ever wondered where we’d be if you never lit it

This place I made is not the same without you here
The birds and the trees, they’re calling out for you my dear
Have you ever wondered where we’d be if you didn’t listen

In the grand design in my eyes, I never saw it different, never saw it different
When the day arrives you can’t deny, you can only hope to remember

That the face that you see when you wake, it’s the face of everything
The breath that you take, it’s breathing everything
Have you ever wondered where we’d be if we didn’t breathe it, feel it

Take a chance and really believe it
So you stand up and own it and never find out what you were missing

In the grand design in my eyes, I never saw it different, never saw it different
When the day arrives you can’t deny, you can only hope to remember

When your eyes opened wide it stirred a deeper part of me
A new world came alive, a brand new everything

In the grand design in my eyes, I never saw it different, never saw it different
When the day arrives you can’t deny, you can only hope to remember

Dark night, jaw tight, teeth clenched, soul not right
Eyes wide, heart pounds, quick breaths are the only sound
Gut check, suspect, train wreck is up in view
This pain, this thing is gonna have a talking to you

Sleeping might be the perfect thing to do
But suddenly you’re covered with this 3am blue

This isn’t fair, this isn’t right
This can’t be happening to me tonight
Well it isn’t my friend, it’s happening for you

Front steps, empty nest, heavy sigh on your chest
Summer moon, late June, it’s high time we told the truth
Words come, worlds fall, tears drop and angels call
Lifetimes of memories are rushing rushing rushing at you

Running might be the proper thing to do
But heaviness is forming all around you

This isn’t fair and this isn’t right
This can’t be happening to me tonight
Well it isn’t my friend, it’s happening for you

Well your highest good is what it’s after
Lessons and blessings disguised as disasters
To wake you and shake you, break and reshape you
Into something else entirely brand new

Brakes slam, steel ram, traffic jam, broken plans
Loose lips, pink slips, short sales and doctor trips
Last dime, last in line, broken-hearted valentines
White lies, morning cries, MRIs and flatlines

Yes this is real and yes this is right
But no this isn’t happening to you tonight
No it isn’t my friend, it’s happening for you

I’ve bit my tongue into a thousand pieces by now
I convinced myself your heart can’t take what I’m not willing to let out
Because it’ll be filled with disappointment, you’ll have an air of discontent
I know, I know, I know it’ll never measure up to the fairy tale you dreamt

As I spare the words to you, what’s that saying to me?
I wanna tell you who I am, exactly who I am
Not who I think you want me to be
I wanna speak from my heart from the middle of my heart
Let the words flow right out of me

Because I missed the point with you and I missed the point with me
The ones who matter really don’t mind
And the ones who mind, they really don’t matter to me

I’ve bent my words into the craziest shapes I’ve ever seen
I’ve turned and churned myself through the low self-esteem machine
I’ve puffed myself up and I cut myself down
Rearranged my beautiful pieces to fit someone else’s imaginary plan

As I change the words to you, what’s that saying to me?
I wanna tell you who I am, exactly who I am
Not who I think you want me to be
I wanna show you who I am, everything I am
Not this postcard I made of me

Because I missed the point with you and I missed the point with me
The ones who matter really don’t mind
And the ones who mind, they really don’t matter to me

I missed the point entirely
When I took the words from your head that you never even said
And I made them my truth, I made my bed, and I sang it as my reverie

This is who I am right here and now, the realest real I can be
I’m gonna do my thing and be myself and set the both of us here free
When I show you anything less than my beautiful mess, I lose my authenticity

And I missed the point with you and I missed the point with me
The ones who matter really don’t mind
And the ones who mind, they really don’t matter to me

When the words fell off of your tongue
The damage was already done
When the war inside of you meets the war inside of me
The words are only a gun

When there’s two pair of eyes that are blind
The broken hearts entangled in their own lies
You get dividing lines, positions and sides
In the middle the truth silently hides

That we’re brothers and sisters and mystical whispers
Of some big and beautiful wind
We’re divinely connected, yet somehow misdirected
By these unending wars within

We’ll take a long hard look inside
There’s a lot less of ourselves than we ever hoped to find
See the blood that flows through you and the breath that’s breathing me
Is all from one infinite mind

And we’re brothers and sisters and mystical whispers
Of some big and beautiful wind
We’re divinely connected, held and protected
When we see each other within

What I see in your eyes is grace
And the reflection coming back means we’re of the same place
When the center of you sees the center of me
We take all of the suffering away from this place

When forgiveness fell from your heart
Sweet fragrance left its permanent mark
When the peace inside of you meets the peace inside of me
The war is over before it can start