From PMM III

THE RIVER
by Jon Gosen

Seven more miles I’ll be there
Seven more miles you’ll be there
Seven more miles to the border I’ll be
One step beyond to the heaven that waits there for me
If you knew your heart you would beg me to go
      For the river runs through me
      The water is cold
Consult your advisor I don’t care
Waken your armies, who will care?
Send for your countrymen all in a row
Hustle your big guns & beckon your winds of war
If there is peace I will find
      The river runs through me
      The water is cold
      I hope they forgive me
      This heart of gold
Ask me to die for you, I will
Ask me to bury you, I will
Ask me to carry the world on my wings
To cherish the prison my father has left here for me
Ask me to steal away, I will

Magnolia
by Jon Gosen & Eric Banas

Keep your goodbye’s I don’t want them
Couldn’t take them if I tried
‘Cause I’m leavin’ here tomorrow
And I plan to have you right by my side
      Magnolia
      Magnolia
Rich man, don’t you bother
The powerful need not apply
Hey Romeo, who are you teasin’
That flower there, she’s all mine
      Magnolia
      Magnolia
      Magnolia
      Magnolia
Magnolia, I know that when the stars fall from the sky
And the flames climb high around
It brings me peace to know
I’ll be able to look down and see you
Sittin’ there by my side

 

Be There
by Jon Gosen

Open the door, I’ll put away my gun
Let’s have a little chat just for fun
You can have it your own way, any way you please
Decorate your cardboard box with flowers and trees
      Just remember that will be the day
      The day I step outside and catch the first drop of rain
      Then I’ll stumble to the edge of planet Zoom
      Just to look around
      For all you know now, I’m going to be there
Let it all out now, you’re doing just fine
I’ll keep my hands on the table keep the door on your mind
You can have it your own way, any way you wish
The appetizer, the main dish
      Just remember that will be the day
      The day I step outside and catch the first drop of rain
      Then I’ll stumble to the edge of planet Zoom
      Just to look around
      For all you know now, I’m going to be there
Tell me it’s over so we can start over
Tell me the end is a fine place to begin
You having your own way, any way you want
Have it your own way
If that’s what you are
      Just remember that will be the day

 

IN THE DARK
by Jon Gosen

Hey there creature hangin’ on the wall
You look to me like the one who knows it all
Tell me little friend how you came to find
This that is mine
Tell me little wonder how it came to be
You found in yourself the need to invade my privacy
To uninvited guests your gonna soon find
      I am most unkind
Let me tell you it doesn’t look good
You ain’t be trying quite as hard as you should
You just sit there like a bump on a log
Crying to me about your aching dogs
I know what is on your mind
I see you peeking through a crack that’s in my blind
I watched you cry when you hung up the phone
No you ain’t alone
      In the dark
Now my friend I can certainly appreciate your point of view
I’m tellin’ you there’s one thing I will never do
Confide in your sense I will never do
      That’s where I draw the line
Yeah you draw lines, I’ve seen it before
You draw one every time you close the door
Was that a line? It sure looks like a shade to me
I’ve seen you in the panic of the mornin’ after
Watched you close the book just after one chapter
I know you pulled the trigger on the local lark
I know what’s goin’ on
      In the dark
Now my friend, I mean my little endangered stranger
I’ve something just for you
That is let me introduce you
To the business end of my shoe
Then you’ll know who’s the king of this castle
Who writes the rules in this book of life
‘Cause I won’t stand for nobody tellin’ me what to do
      In the dark

Awaken
by Jon Gosen

Careful, the next step you take might mean the end
You’ve been allowed a foolish thing time and time again
So run, be free of yourself
Take this chance and run
Some days last forever but you’re patient that’s quite clear
Still the voice of reason sets a fire to your ear
But if you leave now you stand a chance of making it right
Hesitate and all you forsake could be lost into the night
      So run, be free of yourself
      Take this chance and run
Walk and walk and walk some more
Walk and walk until you walk a hole right through the floor
There you’ll see a shadow of what you were meant to be
Ask yourself was it good enough, that’s good enough for me
      Run, be free of yourself
      Take this chance and run