Edge

on the edge. on the edge, always on the edge. on the edge. we’re always on the edge. on the edge. livin’ life on the edge. on the edge, i’m always on the edge. on the edge, my love is always on the edge.

on the edge.
til what i got
to give is gone. gone. gone.

boy you’ve got to know
to teach with a soft hand

to love with a fierce heart.

gone. gone. gone.

livin’ is easy, but it’s the learnin’
to give that
makes the change

boy you’ve got to
speak with a soft voice

you know
to listen with a big heart

peace and change
making peace and change
we could be
makin’ peace and change

strivin’ is easy,
always striving
to make things easy
—make a piece of change

make a change,
boy you’ve got to
make that change

on the edge
til what he got
to give is gone. gone. gone.

on the edge. my life is always on the edge, on the edge. livin’ life on the edge. on the edge, always on the edge. my love is on the edge.

gone. gone. gone.

peace and change
we’ve got to
peace and change
make a piece of change
we could be
makin’ peace and change

gone. gone. gone.

Break it Apart

Why
oh why
Do I
Have this
poet’s heart.
Why
oh why
Can’t I break it apart.

For so long I’ve tried
I don’t even know why
For so long
I’ve cried
from this
unfulfilled
destiny.

Oh why

Why
oh why

The artist’s dream
buried deep
inside of me
and no
matter how I try
to crush everything
it still remains oh
Why

I don’t even know why
oh why

This poet’s heart
This broken heart
intertwined
in this
eternal dance
oh.

Drive

Born     into a world of       convictions.
He drives to work          wearin' a Je-sus beard.
(Chants)  OM (ooooohhhhhmmmmmmmm)
clutchin' onto     his coffee.
Holdin'   deeply   on  to rit-u-ual.
 ooh he'll hold on. on. on.   
( onandonand on ooooh) 
Boxed in by   thoughts      on-ly of himself.
His mind    a mirror
producing only images
-representations of the real.
He drives       searching for meaning.
While the rest
hold out their hands
and sing
their convictions.
 how long he will run. run. run. ruh uhuhuh oooooooh
Despite       all this conditionin'
his words    are all lost in his head
He works     for someone else's profitin'
 HO-ooold on. on. on.
Born
into a world of convictions
Images explode
like halos       in the sun.
There is no justice in any cause
since everyone has already been bought

It’s the Future Man

Man,

Oh man,

people say to me,

Well I’m a Jesus man,

others say yeah

I’m a Buddha man,

people walkin’ down the street

say I’m for Mohammed

Man

Oh man

Man

Oh man

 

The other day someone says to me,

Hey,

I’m an Ai man,

Technology is the future

Man.

 

Well, well, well, well

I’m the man,

I’m the future man

I’m the future man

I’m the future man

 

It seems to me we’re all lookin’

for a future that’s incomplete.

We’re better off

walkin’ through

parking lots.

 

Oh man,

Hey man,

Oh man,

Hey man,

 

The other day some junkie

says to me,

I believe in human rights

I believe in

safe consumption sites.

Why are you always

hasslin’ me

tryin’ to take me

off the streets.

I don’ wanna

I don’ wanna

I don’ wanna

 

I’m the future man,

Hey

I’m the future man,

I’m the future man.  

 

We’re just waitin’ out our days

for something better

to take us away

We’re just whiling away

the hours lookin’

at the issues.

What’s the real issue?

We all want something

to believe in

something to take away the pain

walkin’ through parking lots.

Hey

I’m the future man.