The Cavern

by Steven Deeds

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1.
04:19
I think back to every word you said, you spoke of peace and freedom someday steal the master’s lantern and a matchbox, your mind’s eye leads the way. Just listen to your heart, it’ll tell you where to go Just listen to your mind, it’ll help you as you go I remember every step to take, following the old river bed, step by step i stumble through the darkness, a single light burns through the gray Just listen to your heart, it’ll tell you where to go Just listen to your mind, it’ll help you as you go With every step I take, I know I’m closer to freedom with every breath I take, I whisper a prayer for freedom
2.
03:45
This earth has torn a hole for me Just wide enough I couldn't see I'm hanging by the roots of grass Clutched into my palms My feet dangle in the cold That's waiting there below, I know Even if my body's strong My soul has fallen long ago A voice it calls to me, "fall..." A voice it calls to me, "fall..." My hands are slipping now, Say a prayer for me My hands are slipping now, Say a prayer for me Hallelujah Please someone from up above, Hear my cry, show me love I am not prepared for death, Awaiting me below My years are young my bones are strong I have had no love before No son or daughter of my own, No twinkle in my eye
3.
01:42
4.
04:19
This cave must know me, It's dark but I still see, I echo through the deep Of this earth I don't know where I Have come from but now I Must crawl on my hands and knees Through this dirt And this whole wold will fall I'll strike this match let It burn to my fingers I need all the light I can get In this dark I'll carve my name in This rock that I lay by In case i don't get out alive Remember me I can't see much But I see myself Fallen, body and soul The air is thick at 300 feet Deep inside the earth
5.
04:32
Tell me kindly why did you come? Don't whisper softly, I won't harm you I've eaten flesh from every living thing Men & bears, all creatures in between I fled from the top where I was bound A different bond is all I found I fed on the sun, the seeds, the clouds Now feed on the soil that I once plowed Stranger, friend it seems we're not so strange Bound was I & me, just like you Feeding on sun & seeds & beautiful things Fear & death found the beast in me Something in me's warning It feels like home, is calling me Something in me's warming I feel the heat, inside of me
6.
I remember there's a place There's one hope A thin and narrow path Leading home Built for the morning star The prodigal son, fallen It's there that I was found And given burning eyes to see Take my hand, I can see I'll take you there, Follow me Pull me up, After you The stairs all long, Tall, untrue Wipe the sweat Upon your brow Lose your hand, We'll all fall down I traveled there before All alone Trapped & dying slow Skin & bones It's there the dead man came The prodigal son, risen Set fire to my soul A creature of the deep I'd be
7.
04:37
We could reach the top But our hands never stop reaching Peace is unattainable As long as men keep dreaming They'll be blood Were our souls but one? Were we just out of season? This hall is long and dangerous Time could kill or save us Hope could drain or sustain us Fear could free or enslave us Fight, fight, fight for the right day To come I forget the pain above And I forgive them now This hall is long and dangerous Walls of teeth so treacherous Whose promises are generous Lovely, fair and torturous Death may take what both of us Have won
8.
03:25
Every autumn wind, you come Bringing memories of us Every leaf that falls, i feel Every warm embrace you gave I think of you when it's cold When the tea touches my tongue How i breathed you into my soul And we danced like two souls should Where i find my peace, you come Flowing like a stream to my feet Even in this cave that i’m in I still see your face in the dark I hope this song will please The ears I’m playin’ to And I hope these words will please And I hope this harp’s in tune. I’m begging on my knees Let me see that smile soon Open up your gates Open up this tomb
9.
03:44
You say it’s what I used to be But this is what I need to be You say it’s how I used to see That’s where I’m from, That’s where I’m from The devil gave me eyes to see Now this light is blinding me It pierces through the depths of me It’s what I’ve become, what I’ve become And I know, it has to be this way, This cave has swallowed me whole, My heart and soul are creatures now, With mouths of blood and soil Through the hottest summer, And through the coldest winter, I’ll be right here waiting, For someone to save me
10.
04:42
Solid ground, my oldest friend My hands are weak, my breath is thinning. Is this how my story ends? Or is our pact only beginning, and we've got time I didn't find god but I found myself Lost my mind but I found my friend I didn't find freedom, I found my strength Lost my innocence, in the deep and dark Of the cave I was livin' in How many suns were I in the dark? My body's still but the clouds keep spinning What was taught, what did I teach? Freedom sought, but was I sinning, the whole time? I didn't find god but I found myself Lost my mind but I found my friend I didn't find freedom, I found my strength Lost my innocence, in the deep and dark Of the cave I was livin' in Nothing truly dies, things just change their state No one's truly free, free from everything
11.
02:13
Just listen to your heart, It'll tell you where to go, Just listen to your mind, It'll help you as you go

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released April 1, 2014

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Steven Deeds is a singer-songwriter living in St Louis City

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