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can not find

light never shines forever
and on occasion mine grows dim
it breaths new life when we’re together
but wastes away when we’ve become one of them

take a measure of my time i’ve lost some life i can not find
take some pleasure from my mind i’ve lost some life i can not find
mark my hands and draw the line i’ve lost some life i can not find
bind my hands and commit a crime i’ve lost some life i can not find

bring in the social disease
laugh and scream to your heart’s content
cough and breath beyond a mild event

take a measure of my time i’ve lost some life i can not find
take some pleasure from my mind i’ve lost some life i can not find
mark my hands and draw the line i’ve lost some life i can not find
bind my hands and commit a crime i’ve lost some life i can not find

broken things and poison wings
twist and turn and borrowed words
and borrowed words

i’ve lost some life i can not find
i’ve lost some life i can not find
i’ve lost some life i can not find
i’ve lost some life i can not find

love you

it’s all the little things that you do
it’s all the big things that you say
it’s how you make life long and sweet
it’s how you feel after a hard day

it’s more than what i make
love you i do love you
you can drag me to hell and back
love you i do love you

i’ve a feeling it’s the things i do
i’ve a hunch for the things i say
i love our time when we do meet
i love the color of your hair in may

it’s more than what i make
love you i do love you
you can drag me to hell and back
love you i do love you

it’s more than what i make
love you i do love you
you can drag me to hell and back
love you i do love you

can you touch what i feel inside
or will you back away from what i cannot hide
any time rain or shine spring or fall
we can do it all

it’s more than what i make
love you i do love you
you can drag me to hell and back
love you i do love you

saturn child

in the darkness stirs a brilliance
essentially in nature and precious
too the soul in heightened trances
what may be our greatest gift in sadness

sol niger is old school for the falling
distilled by depression that gives life to a
saturn child
to the black sun and all its calling
that’s distilled by depression that gives life to a
saturn child

though the days are roaring by
the memories remain no more
time passes to leave a tear in the eye
release the past look ahead and explore

sol niger is old school for the falling
distilled by depression that gives life to a
saturn child
to the black sun and all its calling
that’s distilled by depression that gives life to a
saturn child

sol niger is old school for the falling
distilled by depression that gives life to a
saturn child
to the black sun and all its calling
that’s distilled by depression that gives life to a
saturn child

in the finite wisdom there proceeds
a twist of thought and that we can think
of who or where and what was seen
to the darkness what we miss in a blink

sol niger is old school for the falling
distilled by depression that gives life to a
saturn child
to the black sun and all its calling
that’s distilled by depression that gives life to a
saturn child

nature's time

secrets and mysteries
all rolled up inside of me
who i am and what you see
a monumental model of dna

man can always push and pull
but nature’s time will be the golden rule
play a game without your luck
and nature’s time will be the winning puck

doorways and staircases
come explore my many faces
centuries of constant changes
familiar lands and exotic places

man can always push and pull
but nature’s time will be the golden rule
play a game without your luck
and nature’s time will be the winning puck

mother nature tells us so much
mother nature tells us so little
then makes us wait
then makes us wait

man can always push and pull
but nature’s time will be the golden rule
play a game without your luck
and nature’s time will be the winning puck

man can always push and pull
but nature’s time will be the golden rule
play a game without your luck
and nature’s time will be the winning puck

language of shadows

and so i pace as the night closes in
i weave a trail in the floor
my darker half is played on the wall
like an old picture show
to delve in a loss of innocence
draws my deeper to the fall

do you read what i see
language of shadows
do you feel like me
language of shadows

to search this heart and mind of mine
i only open the door
she likes to chat on heightening power
i can see she means me
to live love and forget a right point of view
draws me deeper to the fall

do you read what i see
language of shadows
do you feel like me
language of shadows

do you read what i see
language of shadows
do you feel like me
language of shadows

i will mope from time to time
to decipher its understanding
i will hope from time to time
we can learn the expressions

do you read what i see
language of shadows
do you feel like me
language of shadows

know i

do you wonder what they think
have you ideas who they are
do you know where they reside
how will we learn the truth they hide

squash the weak inherit the strong
protect the meek control only lasts so long
i’d like to know i take note what’s missing
i’d like to know
i’d like to know i

pictures we see books to read
the games we play imagination ‘s taken away
what do you see from your point of view
how will that thought cross your lips

squash the weak inherit the strong
protect the meek control only lasts so long
i’d like to know i take note what’s missing
i’d like to know
i’d like to know i

so you think my words sound wrong
but can you pry and dig my meaning
it’s not easy but you can try it for a day
empty your mind of everything they want you to say

squash the weak inherit the strong
protect the meek control only lasts so long
i’d like to know i take note what’s missing
i’d like to know
i’d like to know i

squash the weak inherit the strong
protect the meek control only lasts so long
i’d like to know i take note what’s missing
i’d like to know
i’d like to know i

love

i’ve been sailing the ship of fools
i met someone who’s been there too
took a long walk
she’s not ready to move

i say any day
but she’s just looking for friends

i stop looking another comes around
she makes me think love can be found

you can search high and low and never know
where love can be found
you can look far and wide
but love will always hide
and when you least expect the pain
you’ll know love has had you again
love love love love

i say any day
but she’s just looking for

you can search high and low and never know
where love can be found
you can look far and wide
but love will always hide
and when you least expect the pain
you’ll know love has had you again
love love love love
you’ll know love has had you again
love love love love
you’ll know love has had you again
love love love love

everywhere dreams

as i lay me to my bed
i reflect on nature’s passion in my head
though these bones they they do ache
i pray to see morning’s glory when i wake

everywhere i’ve been everywhere i’ve seen
so many people passin’ up their dreams
everywhere i go everywhere it shows
so many people jumpin’ ship before the whistle blows

the sands of change have blow
many times across my life memories
but it’s the great camels back
that lies in wait of the calm ‘for a storm

everywhere i’ve been everywhere i’ve seen
so many people passin’ up their dreams
everywhere i go everywhere it shows
so many people jumpin’ ship before the whistle blows

should i never see the sun again
then i’ll say that time’s my only friend
to your future these words are for you
teamwork always pays off in the end

everywhere i’ve been everywhere i’ve seen
so many people passin’ up their dreams
everywhere i go everywhere it shows
so many people jumpin’ ship before the whistle blows

everywhere i’ve been everywhere i’ve seen
so many people passin’ up their dreams
everywhere i go everywhere it shows
so many people jumpin’ ship before the whistle blows

in the heart

and as i stood by the water
i could see the reflections there
i marveled how focused it all seemed
it’s easy when storms don’t shake the surface flame

there are days i try find
in the heart love is blind
but they don’t escape from my mind
in the heart love is fine

and what i see below the water
problems from the past buried there
i’m careful about those hidden things
and on occasion i set them free

there are days i try find
in the heart love is blind
but they don’t escape from my mind
in the heart love is fine

walking beyond a fine line
i’ve got my own way from the blind
so go ahead and say what you will
life’s a thirst and i’ll satisfy it still

there are days i try find
in the heart love is blind
but they don’t escape from my mind
in the heart love is fine

there are days i try find
in the heart love is blind
but they don’t escape from my mind
in the heart love is fine

never say goodbye

there’s sun slowly rising on a mountain top
i’ve got a picture of you an answer a reason i don’t wanna stop
for all the laugher and smiles a tear ‘s yet to drop
lets take the good with the bad yes the good with the bad i don’t wanna be
an unused prop

and the light shines on me
will it shine down on you
and i’ll be right here even when you cry
an’ i’ll never say goodbye
i’ll never say goodbye

there are times when it seems we should be thrown away
but i won’t trade those moments for all those perfect days
so won’t you tell me tell me what’s on your mind
lets take a step to the future lets leave this past behind
leave it all behind

and the light shines on me
will it shine down on you
and i’ll be right here even when you cry
an’ i’ll never say goodbye
i’ll never say goodbye
and i’ll be right here by your side
an’ i’ll never say goodbye
i’ll never say goodbye

and the light shines on me
will it shine down on you
and i’ll be right here even when you cry
an’ i’ll never say goodbye
i’ll never say goodbye
and i’ll be right here by your side
an’ i’ll never say goodbye
i’ll never say goodbye
and i’ll stay right here by i won’t question why
i’ll never say goodbye
i’ll never say goodbye
never say goodbye

Liner Notes:

can not find:
writer: jody whitesides
producer: jody whitesides
drums, percussion: kevin packard
vocals/guitars/bass: jody whitesides
mixer: jody whitesides
mastering: george leger iii

love you:
writer: jody whitesides
producer: jody whitesides
drums, percussion: kevin packard
vocals/guitars/bass: jody whitesides
mixer: jody whitesides
mastering: george leger iii

saturn child:
writer: jody whitesides
producer: jody whitesides
drums, percussion: kevin packard
vocals/guitars/bass: jody whitesides
mixer: jody whitesides
mastering: george leger iii

nature's time:
writer: jody whitesides
producer: jody whitesides
drums, percussion: kevin packard
vocals/guitars/bass: jody whitesides
mixer: jody whitesides
mastering: george leger iii

language of shadows:
writer: jody whitesides
producer: jody whitesides
drums, percussion: kevin packard
vocals/guitars/bass: jody whitesides
mixer: jody whitesides
mastering: george leger iii

know i:
writer: jody whitesides
producer: jody whitesides
drums, percussion: kevin packard
vocals/guitars/bass: jody whitesides
mixer: jody whitesides
mastering: george leger iii

love:
writer: jody whitesides
producer: jody whitesides
drums, percussion: kevin packard
vocals/guitars/bass: jody whitesides
mixer: jody whitesides
mastering: george leger iii

everywhere dreams:
writer: jody whitesides
producer: jody whitesides
drums, percussion: kevin packard
vocals/guitars/bass: jody whitesides
mixer: jody whitesides
mastering: george leger iii

in the heart:
writer: jody whitesides
producer: jody whitesides
drums, percussion: kevin packard
vocals/guitars/bass: jody whitesides
mixer: jody whitesides
mastering: george leger iii

never say goodbye:
writer: jody whitesides
producer: jody whitesides
drums, percussion: kevin packard
vocals/guitars/bass: jody whitesides
mixer: jody whitesides
mastering: george leger iii

director: kim podzimek

Trivia:

can not find:
meaning: sometimes we all get lost.
trivia bit #1: the video for this song was done by film students.
trivia bit #2: filming the video was my first time in joshua tree.

love you:
meaning: straight up love song.
trivia bit #1: written about a former student i had.
trivia bit #2: first time i performed it in front of a crowd i got choked up.

saturn child:
meaning: even adopted kids have a desire to be wanted.
trivia bit #1: i'm not adopted.
trivia bit #2: this is a fun song to play live from a guitar standpoint.

nature's time:
meaning: no matter what, mother nature wins.
trivia bit #1: this song is in 12 though felt in 4 - musicians should get that.
trivia bit #2: almost became a background soundtrack to an olympic commercial.

language of shadows:
meaning: we all have alter egos, some more than others.
trivia bit #1: i actually think about shadows created by candlelight.
trivia bit #2: this song contains a rather difficult chord fingering in the verse.

know i:
meaning: the truth is out there somewhere.
trivia bit #1: inspired by the show X-Files.
trivia bit #2: the guitar in this is tuned in an alternate tuning.

love:
meaning: we all do it at one point or another, fall for someone that doesn't fall for us.
trivia bit #1: was the first song i ever wrote with the word love in it.
trivia bit #2: the bluesy idea of the guitar part isn't an accident.

everywhere dreams:
meaning: too often people announce success before there is success.
trivia bit #1: the song is sadder in vibe than i had intended.
trivia bit #2: lots of friends in entertainment could relate to this song.

in the heart:
meaning: take a look at yourself before you're loving others.
trivia bit #1: has a long string of chords in the movement of the verse.
trivia bit #2: inspired by a former member of the jellyfish.

never say goodbye:
meaning: even with the best intentions, some people are not meant to stay in our lives.
trivia bit #1: the person i wrote this about, i haven't spoken to in a very long time.
trivia bit #2: first song where i wrote the words and music at the same time.