Lyrics for Promising Sky


SONG LIST

  1. 1.
    Can't Get Yourself Out of Love (5:50)
    You've gotten yourself out of trouble
    'Cause you're a born diplomat
    You crew and cajole, you're so subtle
    You can smooth ruffled feathers like that

    But here's one for the books kiddo
    'Cause whenever push comes to shove
    You can't for the life of you
    Get yourself out of love

    You've gotten yourself out of harms way
    You swerve not a moment too soon
    Jumped out of the path of an oncoming bus
    With the speed to make others swoon

    But those reflexes don't count much here
    'Cause whatever you're made of
    Can't give you what you need
    To get yourself out of love

    Well there's no one on the receiving end
    No warm body there when your arms extend
    No tender little messages left on the phone
    But still you can't believe your out of love

    You've gotten yourself out of things to do
    Cleared your calendar in a clean sweep
    A master of time and delegating yourself
    Control never sleeps

    But the one thing you wouldn't cancel, postpone
    Move no one above
    Left you hangin' now
    You just can't get yourself out of love

    You can't get yourself
    Can't get yourself
    Can't get yourself
    Can't get yourself
    Can't get yourself out of love

    Oh you can't get yourself
    Can't get yourself
    Can't get yourself
    You just can't get yourself out of love
  2. 2.
    Missy Ma'am (4:26)
    I�m not thin�never have been
    I�m not fat�though some might dispute that
    I�m not rich, I�m not quite poor, don�t like to hang out in a store
    That�s what I�m not, here�s what I am: I�m just Missy Ma�am

    Missy Ma�am, that�s who I am
    Got a purpose, got a plan
    Got my Chinese to go so I can scram
    Never a dull moment�when you�re Missy Ma�am

    Gave a 20 to a homeless guy, looked him right in the eye
    Freed a seagull trapped in rope, watched him float away with hope
    Bugged a cop who was bugging a kid
    Said he ought to better, and you know, he did
    I�m neither an angel, nor on the jam�I�m must Missy Ma�am

    Missy Ma�am, that�s who I am
    Got a purpose, got a plan
    Got my Chinese to go so I can scram
    Never a dull moment�when you�re Missy Ma�am

    I keep my mind sound, I just like to look around
    There�s too little ways that I can liven up the day
    A word, an action, maybe a smile, I�ll prob�ly help you out after while
    It�s my calling, it�s my pleasure, it�s no scam�to be Missy Ma�am

    Missy Ma�am, that�s who I am
    Got a purpose, got a plan
    Got my Chinese to go so I can scram
    Never a dull moment�when you�re Missy Ma�am
  3. 3.
    What Luck's Been Up To (4:21)
    A semi ran me off the road, left my car for dead
    Yet I walked away with a few stitches and an aching head
    Lumps and bumps, all benign, scars on face and hands
    And heaven know what I escaped by a simple change in plans

    You don�t even know how many time you dodged the bullet
    Almost caught in crossfire, something foreign down your gullet
    A silent dark infections in a line all up your arm�
    Yet here we sit tonight, less by wisdom than by charm

    So here�s to all the near misses
    Let�s pretend we made good choices
    Time to hand out hugs and kisses and raise our grateful voices

    The scaffolding that collapsed two minutes after you passed beneath
    The forgotten item that brought you home to the flaming Christmas wreath
    The rock that tripped you right before youd�ve stepped on a hornet�s nest
    The wave that slammed you into shore, then washed out with the rest

    So here�s to all the near misses
    Let�s pretend we made good choices
    Time to hand out hugs and kisses and raise our grateful voices

    What if luck�s just the path we choose or the sense to go or stay
    What if luck�s just the dance of things getting in and out of our way
    Some say luck�s the meeting of opportunity and desire
    Some say the residue of design�but I say luck�s no liar
    Good luck will always take you higher

    So here�s to all the near misses
    Let�s pretend we made good choices
    Time to hand out hugs and kisses and raise our grateful voices
  4. 4.
    Ubumama (5:25)
    Out of the dark waters of the Mother sea, we all have journeyed
    Into this world of pain against all logic, life comes churning

    She who must carry us, be us in time must be cherished
    She who is vessel and ocean alike must know there are hands to catch her
    Tossed by the storm of birth
    We will transform the earth

    Out of the dark waters of the Mother sea, we all have journeyed
    Into this world of pain against all logic, life comes churning

    She who must fall to the rhythm and the call of our coming
    She dances with hope and with death in the same breath
    She honors the ancestors courage
    As we must honor now
    Our part in the ancient vow

    Out of the dark waters of the Mother sea, we all have journeyed
    Into this world of pain against all logic, life comes churning
  5. 5.
    I Don't Know (4:05)
  6. 6.
    Meelie's Waltz (3:08)
  7. 7.
    Wisconsin Country (5:06)
    Traveling through Wisconsin Country
    Winters coming on and the leaves blown down
    The trees stand starkly and the corns turned to brown
    The wind winds through them with a lonesome sound

    The farms lie peaceful after summers labors
    The fields await their blanket of snow
    The airs got a flavor of things that go
    It causes a trembling way down low

    Some say its Indian ghosts on the wander
    In the howl of the wind when the first snow flies
    Who rage and thunder eternal goodbyes
    To their once wild lands under these gray skies

    And the soul cries with them, all filled with sadness
    It forgets the family and forsakes the best
    And in its madness and the snows caress
    It would lie and take its last lonely rest

    Traveling through Wisconsin country
    Roused from the magic that sought the soul
    And the shivers come gladly in the late day cold
    As the body is lifted from the strange lands hold
  8. 8.
    Sea of Love (3:33)
    Oh, you can say it was the moon
    You can say it was the full moon
    You may insist that little Gypsy tune
    Made you dance till who knows when
    But that does little to explain
    The sudden blessing of a fleeting rain
    The burst of laughter as you dove once again
    Into the sea of love

    And you can talk about a heart
    How it fills and swells and breaks apart
    How it mends and leaves a tender start
    That warns not to fall again
    But I was watching from the side
    I clearly saw the system override
    Right back to go you were consent to ride
    And glide across the sea of love

    Ah yes I know the story well,
    The dark longing and the lunar spell
    The bodies pulsing as the passions swell
    For it was you in my arms
    So dont you say it was the wine,
    Or the planets, thats an old line
    For some reason, dear, its merely time
    To fall into the sea of love

    Havent we heard it all before,
    Weve lead and followed from that misty shore
    Beheld the dander yet returned for more
    Ensorcelled by a million charms
    So flip your coin and call the moon
    Or summer shower or familiar tune
    Ill meet you somewhere, someday, maybe soon
    Adrift on the seas of love
  9. 9.
    If All Goes Well (5:45)
    The broken pieces all are gathered
    Things quietly waiting to mend
    In every corner that pain demands
    Until its timely end
    If all goes well, if all goes well
    We will find the strength to make them whol again
    If all goes well

    The sorry state of an angry heart
    Poisons the landscape of desire
    And it slams the door on every cry
    To turn and face the fire
    If all goes well, if all goes well,
    We will open up and reach once more
    If all goes well

    If all goes well, the darkness gives us time to hear
    If all goes well, well find the will and the way to make love real

    So well hand our charms over the threshold
    Whisper blessings each time we cross
    Mend what we can and with the rest
    Accept inevitable loss
    If all goes well, if all goes well
    We will travel on to a wiser place
    If all goes well
  10. 10.
    Tree of Dreams (2:12)
    1. There is a tree, a tree of dreams
    Some dreams, so big, some dreams, so small

    2. Some dreams, far away, some dreams, not far at all

    3. Birds singing in the tree, dreams swinging from the tree
  11. 11.
    Promising Sky (2:56)
    Every step we take is on sacred here (under a promising sky)
    Someone or something lived and died all around here
    (under a promising sky)

    Promising sky, were walking under
    Promising sky, lightning and thunder
    Promising sky, here comes the sunshine
    Promising sky, its your and its mine

    So we breathe out the past and breathe in tomorrow
    Todays just a moments taste of joy and of sorrow

    Promising sky, were walking under
    Promising sky, lightning and thunder
    Promising sky, here comes the sunshine
    Promising sky, its your and its mine

    The ancestors voices try to call us home
    But the cries of the children wont leave us alone

    Promising sky, were walking under
    Promising sky, lightning and thunder
    Promising sky, here comes the sunshine
    Promising sky, its your and its mine

    So were caught between the earth and the heavens above
    The best we can do is fill the space with love

    Promising sky, were walking under
    Promising sky, lightning and thunder
    Promising sky, here comes the sunshine
    Promising sky, its your and its mine

    You are an angel when you open your heart
    You dont need wings to make a brand new start

    Promising sky, were walking under
    Promising sky, lightning and thunder
    Promising sky, here comes the sunshine
    Promising sky, its your and its mine
  12. 12.
    Make Peace (4:24)
    What will it take to make peace?
    Lets do what it takes to make peace!

    You cannot make peace from your sour sorrowful place
    You can want it and need it but it wont come near
    Till your personal pain is a thing of the past
    And no one can banish it but you, my dear

    Walk out your door, youve struck a bargain with the day
    You cant take it back without damage done
    Reach out your arms or hold them up to hid your heart
    A man among friends or a lonely one

    What will it take to make peace?
    Lets do what it takes to make peace!

    It will take some courage just to make these small choices
    And maybe no one to tell you if youve lost or won
    Just the hum of your heart or the sigh of your lover
    Or the cry of a bird in the rising sun

    What will it take to make peace?
    Lets do what it takes to make peace!
  13. 13.
    We'll Be Together Again (4:52)