"PELICAN OF THE DESERT" as written by and Keith Buckley Jordan Buckley....
Sever the nerve, the skin, the scale
Gather your bones from beyond the pale
Come out of the wild and into the world
Burn all the books, put out your eyes
Lower your sword, the end is nigh
Sink through the pinewood and into the dirt
Out of your body and into the sky

Give in
Voices will carry us
Turn around
Find your way back to the start
Love is the way
Love is the only way
Love is the only way out
Love is the way
Love is the only way
Love is the only way out

Don't freeze up in the headlights
Welcome it in
Walk through the storm to the eye
The birth will be calm
The birth will be quiet
But the dark had such long arms
Pulling me down
Sliding back into my head
Where all of it is thought without awareness
Where there is no foresight only penitence
I could scratch at the door but I will never get in
So I rise above or sink below

Either way I am false
At the center is all
I tripped up at the breakthrough
I was scared to die
So the gate locked, the light vanished
Now where am I
I was startled by the great height
I doubted my heart
Now the wine turns to water
And I am coming apart

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    Song Meaning"This song is about surrendering completely to whatever it is that you love and the idea that it can only harm you if you doubt it. Unfortunately, I am not capable of doing anything wholly and without doubt which is why the end of the song is about the heartache of knowing I am entirely responsible for my own despair."

    - Keith Buckley
    ninjagoonon August 09, 2014   Link

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