Love...
was never enough...
Throughout time,
There is some given up.
Will,
kept me standing alone...
If only I could have one dance,
I would move on my own...
In tattered daydreams,
that slip through the night...
I'm a prince, king, warrior...
and I'm doing things right...
But every dayream,
leaves me awake lonely nights,
If I was a bird, just spread my wings...
and take off and fly.

Yea, yea yea yea

I had this swirlin ache from
Sprays of honeysuckle
That when they are gathered break
Will do on the knuckle
I had small sweets, but those seemed small when I was young
The pedal of the rose was stung.
Yea, nyah nyah nyah nyah

So in this dream I walk
With my head held high
Cause here I'll live forever
And never die
I see my soul stright ahead
With his eyes locked on mine
If I should wake, right now..
I'd rather be blind
And in these dreams with love
Together we'd stand
I'm slippin fallin to earthward,
and I can't reach her hand

Yea, yea, yea, yea

I had this swirlin ache from
Sprays of honeysuckle
That when they are gathered break
Will do on the knuckle
I had small sweets, but those seemed small when I was young
The pedal of the rose was stung.
Yea, nyah nyah nyah nyah

My eyes opened wide
And I lost myself
I'm layin here in my bed,
there's no body else
Surrounded by questions, hate, and blood soaked war
I clasp my hands together... and pray,
Ask what it's all for
It's easy for me to slip away
And live on the air
If we'd all just let love live...
We could all meet there
But time has it's way of saying,
It's time to move on
So off to my kingdom I go
Where I feel at home

Yea, yea, yea, yea

I had this swirlin ache from
Sprays of honeysuckle
That when they are gathered break
Will do on the knuckle
I had small sweets, but those seemed small when I was young
The pedal of the rose was stung.
Yea, nyah nyah nyah nyah


Lyrics submitted by osubuckeye4

Earthward song meanings
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    General CommentI couldn't believe no one had added the lyrics to this song... I really do think it is one of OAR's best songs out there.

    Here's what I think it's about, a person in the military or jail or someplace harsh just dreaming about a woman he loves, or even more simply, a utopia free from the violence and pain that surrounds his life... I love this song, it is so beautiful and I can really relate to it at times whenever my life gets kinda down.

    I just love the message of this song, just stop the violence and respect eachother as human beings... Oh well, anyone else have any thoughts?
    osubuckeye4on May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentspread the love ya'll. im surprised not many people know about this song. its one of their best... anyways, OAR rocks my world.
    CrzyGmOfPkr19on May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the best song OAR has ever made...i saw them live in April it was an experience i'll never forget
    sparkle21112on June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really great song. I have a feeling that it's not as popular because it's not on any of their official albums. Oh well, it's still great live, and hopefully it will be put on their new album that will come out around June 2003.
    Ryan01UDon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics posted here are pretty accurate for the most part, with the exception of the chorus. The true chorus of the song should be:
    I had the swirl and ache
    From sprays of honeysuckle
    That when they're gathered brake
    Will dew on the knuckle.

    And also, its "petal of the rose" not "pedal"
    catankon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnd by the way. This song wasn't released and will never be released. The title of the song and some of the lyrics are exact quotes from Robert Frost's poem "To Earthward." Check out a copy of the original poem that inspired Marc to right a song about at robertfrost.org/…
    catankon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti have a studio version of this song. this truley is an amazing song. it was supposed to be on the souls aflame cd, O.A.R.'s second album
    radfordgrlon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm still trying to catch this one live...
    tape_is_funon June 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song was released on the album risen, however it was taken off soon after since it was so similar to Robert Frost's poem....it only appears on rare early copies of risen
    oldmantime1189on December 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit was not on risen but it was released....well this song was originally placed on the first... ehh about 2000 copies of souls aflame... it was removed due to copyright problems hense using robert frost's poems...
    ofarevolution531on January 25, 2006   Link

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