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Darien Martus

Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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That’s the End There’s a clear distinction between What you say and the Things that motivate you when I Go away There’s a natural attraction and I Gotta say that I Think I’ll never be the same There’s a subtle separation lying In my head And it seems to contradict you and the Things you said I’m compounded by the problem I can’t Comprehend Why you can’t admit that that’s the end So we tip the delicate balance Of our fragile new relationship And guarantee a failure not a friend Why not skip the strained politeness Why not just get on to face it You go your way, I’ll go my way That’s the end You go your way, I’ll go my way That’s the end There’s a better application of our Energy than to Run around in circles when it’s Clear to me That you’re more concerned with fixing What you think is wrong And to make me someone I can’t be It seems to indicate that you want Someone else But no compromise can change that we must Be ourselves It’s an honest realization there’s a World out there Let’s go out and see what we can see And let’s not go there with blaming Baby let’s call it even There’s not much substance here to pull apart What’s the point of naming every difference between us When between us there’s just one more Broken heart When between us there’s just one more Broken heart It’s a philosophical question there’s no Right or wrong That the endings are beginnings before Very long So let’s collect the remnants and just Move along Let the cycle start itself again If it’s somehow all connected Than we must go on believing Some things are just too big to comprehend Let's skip the weird pretension Why not do what I just mentioned You go your way, I’ll go my way That’s the end And let’s not go there with blaming Baby let’s just call it even There’s not much substance here to pull apart What’s the point of naming every difference between us When between us there’s just one more Broken heart When between us there’s just one more Broken heart

Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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Rock-a-bye Planet Earth Rock-a-bye planet Earth It’s time to go to sleep Don’t you worry about anything Your old soul will keep Don’t you cry Mother Nature Your children all are here We all love you and thank you for Two thousand million years Hush now, shush now Don’t you shed a tear Close your eyes, rest now We’ll stay there’s nothing to fear Row your boat old Planet Blue Gently down the stream Say your prayers and give a kiss We’ll be in your dreams Bless your rivers, bless your trees Bless your land and sky Nice of you to let us take all we need Now it’s time to say goodnight
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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In Graffiti His name was L.J. Don’t know what it stood for His dad disappeared And his mom was a whore On the day that he asked If he could have a guitar She flipped off Oprah And went down to the bar In graffiti As L.J. leaves he Sprays the driveway long The runaway In black on grey “I just wanted to sing my song” They called her Kelly ‘Cause her color was green She lived to draw with her hand Not use the machine So it kept her in school But when the budgets were slashed The first thing to go Was her favorite class In graffiti Thirty feet she Painted through the night Green and glory All three stories “You can’t cut me out tonight” Maria loved the movies She would watch them all day So she took a drama class When she came to the States But they said, “You talk funny” With their angry slang So she dropped out of school Now she runs with a gang In graffiti ‘Cross the city Maria makes her mark She traded her name For a tag and fame Just like a movie star Todd was a dancer With the beat in his shoes Any kind of music He had all the right moves With the girls all over him One day he confessed ‘Though he liked them enough He had a crush on Jeff In graffiti With bare feet he Smeared it high and wide On the street side wall Of city hall “I guess I’ll dance on the other side”

Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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Lost I can’t see-my shadow No map-no GPS Don’t know this-strange direction Couldn’t guess I don’t walk-I stumble Can’t hear what I just heard I don’t talk-just mumble Any word The less I say the better The less I think is real If I don’t form the letters I won’t feel Just sketches-just whispers The world-just wear it loose As for the big decisions Never choose If I don’t stop to notice Maybe you’ll pass me by If I refuse to say it I won’t lie I can’t hold-it’s breaking Just like a light at dawn I reach out-to take it It’s gone
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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Inner Life Rising No candle under a bushel No buried head in the sand The earth is waking her children Consequence ruling the land No need to read revelations No need for prophets of doom Earthquakes remaking creation Tenderness conquering soon Conquering soon Doomsayers say it’s the end But this time they’re wrong Hearts and shadows are darkest Just before the dawn No ancient mysteries unfolding No fortunes left to be read A new kind of high wind is blowing Ignorance finally dead No magic tricks in the making No angels down from above The powerful oceans awaking And everywhere kindness and love Kindness and love The warlords are ready to fight And nations are torn Pangs for the earth and for mothers Moments before they’re born No tired ears that are hearing No blood shot eyes that can see But minds and the hurricanes clearing And rulers all fall to their knees Schools and the churches are tumbling Hypocrisy passes away All of the outer world crumbling And inner life rising to stay Rising to stay
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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Broken Hearts and feelings don’t make sense Love and tenderness didn’t notice Caring, aching, break all bets Trump the aces, leave a mess Tears and telephones can’t take back Words and sentiments unspoken All that human nature lacks Given, taken, broken Kisses, flowers, eyes on fire Turn to toxic hurt when it’s over Giving, living, all desire Turns the tables, doesn’t care Hearts and feelings don’t make sense Leave their questions as a token Then exact their recompense Given, taken, broken
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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Green Years When life was a story waiting to be told When the future was a mystery starting to unfold I chose my own path, broke out in a run For I knew my adventure had barely just begun It had barely just begun I woke from the dreaming, left fantasy behind When the world broke my heart for the very first time ‘Cause love was the answer and the truth was so clear And the songs of where and how and why Were all that I could hear They were all that I could hear Life was so green then and everything was new I was not afraid to try again when I didn’t know what to do The days were so long and simple things were tough When I looked around I knew I knew It would never be enough It would never be enough Now decades are passing, the calendar is changed Ah but there is still a me in me that will always be the same And when I imagine what eternity will mean Then I can’t help but know, I know The years are still green The years are still green
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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Let It Be a Mystery Just beneath the surface Just beyond the light There’s an all-connectedness Almost out of sight Slow the mind, let go of care Open inner eyes Enter peace that’s always there Inside Just a second further Just a breath away There’s a bridge to everything Just across the way Joining hearts and joining minds Difference disappears Knowing places long desired Are here Let it be a mystery Dazzling, unknown All that is ineffable Just a second further Just a breath away There’s a bridge to everything Just across the way Joining hearts and joining minds Difference disappears Knowing places long desired Are here Let it be a mystery Dazzling, unknown All that is ineffable Let it be a mystery
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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So You See You start out blind and you crawl through the childhood of time / believing it all You run feet bare up the stairs that you never come down / you don’t care if you fall Your eyes open wide you have dreams you can fly but you already know as you go / that something’s not right Your head hits the bed and you know that because you believed in it all / you believed then that night When they said you had sinned back before the beginning of time it started the guilt / it opened the shame It darkened your eyes and your dreams you could fly / it darkened your name So you started to act and you learned to pretend up end, inside out / falling in And you listened and strained and you traveled and changed / only fell further in So you see So you see With the pieces all scattered around and the new ones you’ve found / like your dreams are so far And you stand and you stare at the things that you thought that you knew and you wish that you cared but you don’t even know who you are And the time passes on and you follow along you can’t think anymore, you don’t look you don’t see what’s ahead You just do what you do and your act becomes you, one’s as good as the other / you’re as good as dead So you see So you see You end up blind and you crawl through the bottom of time, feet bare, you don’t care you don’t try to pretend And the thought hits your head then when everything’s said and everything’s gone, they were wrong, those were lies, you open your eyes, you have you back again So you see So you see
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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Hate in Your Heart Is there hate, in your heart For someone who hurt you Is there hate, in your heart For some distant land Is there hate, in your heart For one who betrayed you The hate, in your heart Is in you Let it go Let it go Is there fear, in your soul For some unknown reason Is there fear, in your soul Of some future pain Is there fear, in your soul Of some old mistake The fear in your soul Is in you Let it go Let it go Is there pain in your mind For some past injustice Is there pain in your mind From some childhood lie Is there pain in your mind From someone’s decision The hate, is the fear Of the pain Let it go Let it go
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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We Are One She’d been gone a month or two We’d spoken several times since then And then one day she said that she’d Not speak to me again She said that she’d be moving on That her life with us was done And I asked if there’s something she learned She could share before she’d gone And she said: “We are one” And though I’d heard that phrase a thousand times It was like I never had And she said: “We are one” And I realized the truth of that and I could not be said I saw him on the news one day He was just a kid And when they talked about the things he’s done And others like him did I could feel the hate come up inside For the color of his skin Then I turned around and saw myself And heard the words again I heard it: “We are one” And I thought back to the kid in me Just looking for himself I heard it: “We are one” And I realized I couldn’t pass that hurt Off on someone else Maybe it’s true, but I don’t know whether We’re part of some big plan But if we can’t learn to live together We could try to understand They said we had to fight this war To end the terror in their hearts That there was something in what they believed That rips our god apart So we sent our young and poor to die To try to ease our fear But when we turn around and see ourselves We see the terror we have here And I thought: “We are one” And though I’d thought that phrase a thousand times It finally struck home And I thought: “We are one” In death, in skin, in our beliefs We never are alone In death, in skin, in our beliefs We never are alone
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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Now When will sounds come up from the ether? When will I know which words to write? When’s the chance for us all to find peace somehow? When will music rise from the silence? When will my ears open at last? When can voices blend in a perfect sound? Now Now When will gifts come, one, then another? When will I be free to let go? When’s the day there’s enough of it to go ‘round? When will beauty swell from the darkness? When will my eyes see what is there? When can lovers share any truth they’ve found? Now Now
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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Never Before Never before have I felt at such a loss for words Not to mention my mind Never before was I so totally insane Sometimes its serious pleasure Sometimes its serious pain But none of it’s coming together Let me start this again Never before have I felt like breaking out of my life And shaking with you Never have I been crazed like this before Sometimes I break out in laughter Sometimes I drop to the floor Sometimes I’ve felt this way after But never before Once upon a time I heard a fairytale That I might be a prince for you Maybe that one’s just a little scary, well, Maybe it’s true Never before has a sunrise been so beautiful And me so awake Never before has the moonlight seemed so pure Everything in me is whirling Hey, can I take anymore? I’d expect to feel this during But never before Back in the day there was a silver horse Mounted by a handsome white knight There is no way that could be me, of course, This time it might Never before have I walked on the beach at sunset And wanted to hold hands Never have I sung a song like this before I’ll guess I’ll have to surrender I don’t want to fight anymore I’ve known how love stories ended But never before I guess I’ve been this much in love But never before
Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

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Now Again When’s the moment of truth? When’s the day of decision? When’s the end of our youth, And the point of creation? When does life pour out in a torrent? When do I have news I must shout? When’s the time for us all to pull back the shroud? Now Now