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The Flower That Shattered The Stone

September 1990
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Side One
  1. The Flower That Shattered The Stone

    The Flower That Shattered The Stone

    The earth is our mother, just turning around with her trees in the forest and roots underground. Our father
    above us, whose sigh is the wind, paint us a rainbow without any end.

    As the river runs freely, the mountain does rise.
    Let me touch with my fingers, and see with my eyes.
    In the hearts of the children, a pure love still grows.
    Like a bright star in heaven that lights our way home, like the flower that shattered the stone.

    Sparrows find freedom beholding the sun, in the infinite beauty, we’re all joined in one.
    I reach out before me and look to the sky, did I hear someone whisper, did something pass by?

    As the river runs freely, the mountain does rise.
    Let me touch with my fingers, and see with my eyes.
    In the hearts of the children, a pure love still grows.
    Like a bright star in heaven that lights our way home, like the flower that shattered the stone.
    Like a bright star in heaven that lights our way home, like the flower that shattered the stone.

  2. Thanks To You

    Thanks To You

    Not so long ago, I packed my bags a hundred times.
    Didn’t seem to know how to stop or to unwind.
    Going nowhere, a man without a dream. Guess my lucky star feel the day you came along.
    To my lonely heart you are like a special song, singing sweetly your tender melody.
    Thanks to you, the child inside me lives again. Thanks to you, I have found a peace within.
    I know where I’m going and what I want to do, thanks to you.

    Lying in your arms I found my greatest pleasure, I look into your eyes and dream about forever. Waking up
    with you and looking forward to the day,
    what we plan to do, knowing anything at all’s okay,
    a life has a meaning, love has got a name.
    Thanks to you, the child inside me lives again. Thanks to you, I have found a peace within.
    I know where I’m going and what I want to do, thanks to you.
    Thanks to you, the child inside me lives again. Thanks to you, I have found a peace within.
    I know where I’m going and what I want to do, thanks to you.

  3. Postcard from Paris

    Postcard from Paris

    Dear friend of mine, the weather’s fine. Today I saw some ruins of the Roman world’s decline.
    And I climbed all those Spanish steps, you’ve heard of them, no doubt.
    But Rome has lost its glory, I don’t know what it’s about.
    I wish you were here (when the shadows fall and all the rushing traffic stills).
    I wish you were here (And the bells are ringing on the seven hills).

    I make my way to a small cafe’, I wonder what you did today.
    Wish you were here, dear one at home, I just flew in from Rome.
    And Paris is a postcard, all decked out in color chrome.
    And so I climbed the Eiffel Tower and prayed at Notre Dame,
    but I just can’t find the romance and I wonder why I came.
    I wish you were here (On the Champs Elysees, lovers walking hand in hand).
    I wish you were here (They take one look at me and seem to understand).

    This city of light is a lovely sight, the first bright star I see tonight.
    Wish you were here, now I write this from the plane, drinking cheap champagne.
    Wondering why two people got so far apart.
    I wish you were here (Here in London where the rain is pouring down).
    I wish you were here (On this airplane headed back to New York town).
    I’ll never leave you alone again, I’m coming home, but until then,
    Wish you were here, wish you were here, wish you were here.

  4. High, Wide, and Handsome

    High, Wide, and Handsome

    Down from the great white north, more than enough and then some.
    Swept her up on his horse, Tumbleweeds, we’re meant to get stuck up on a fence.
    Heaven must have sent you, you’ve got no wire to roll against.
    Keep her steady cowgirl, don’t let go of the reins.
    You are ready now girl, never mind the growing pains.

    Worlds out there are waiting, big and wild as the sky.
    No more hesitating, it’s now or never, do or die.

    Keep her steady cowgirl, don’t let go of the reins.
    You are ready now girl, never mind the growing pains.

    As hard as you imagined it being without me, we’ll both be wishing it were that easy.
    Don’t give me a pull, give me some room, when this round is through, I’ll be coming back home.
    Wide open spaces between these two prairie hearts,
    wondering where their place is in a world so far apart.
    Keep her steady cowgirl, don’t let go of the reins.
    You are ready now girl, never mind the growing pains.

  5. Eagles And Horses

    Eagles And Horses

    Horses are creatures who worship the earth as they gallop on feet of ivory.
    Constrained by the wonder of dying and birth, the horses still run, they are free.
    My body is merely the shell of my soul but the flesh must be given its due.
    Like a pony that carries its rider back home, like an old friend that’s tried and been true.
    I had a vision of eagles and horses high on a ridge in a race with the wind.
    Going higher and higher and faster and faster, on eagles and horses, I’m flying again.

    Eagles inhabit the heavenly heights, they know neither limit nor bound.
    They’re the guardian angels of darkness and light, they see all and hear every sound.
    My spirit will never be broken or caught for the soul is a free-flying thing.
    Like an eagle that needs neither comfort nor thought to rise up on glorious wings.
    I had a vision of eagles and horses high on a ridge in a race with the wind.

    My body is merely the shell of my soul, but the flesh must be given its due.
    Like a pony that carries its master back home, like an old friend that’s tried and been true.
    My spirit will never be broken or caught for the soul is a free-flying thing.
    Like an eagle that needs neither comfort nor thought to rise up on glorious wings.
    I had a vision of eagles and horses high on a ridge in a race with the wind.

    (written by John Denver and Joe Henry)

  6. A Little Further North

    A Little Further North

    The sun sinks behind me in the west, this is the time of day I love best.
    Salt breezes murmur through the coconut palm,
    as the colors change, they set a scene of tropic calm.
    Seagulls headed back to land, over the mangrove and the salt pan.
    By a lazy creek with a six pack and a fishing line,
    win back some memories and losing track of time.
    I head a little further north each year. Leave the cities behind, out of sight out of mind.
    Up where my troubles can all disappear I head a little further north each year.

    Feeling the night wrap around me, eases my mind’s serenity.
    Ocean waves are humming on the outer reef,
    these balmy days and sultry nights are a welcome relief.

    I head a little further north each year, taking my mind to an easier time.
    Up where there’s silence and the night sky is clear, I head a little further north each year.
    I head a little further north each year, taking my mind to an easier time.
    Up where there’s silence and the night sky is clear, I head a little further north each year.

Side Two
  1. Raven’s Child

    Raven’s Child

    Raven’s child is chasing salvation, black beak turned white from the crack and the snow.
    On the streets of despair the answer is simple, a spoonful of mercy can set free the soul.
    The drug king sits on his arrogant throne, away and above and apart.
    Even children are twisted to serve him and greed has corrupted what once was a heart.

    Raven’s child keeps vigil for freedom, trades for the arms that once made her strong.
    With nuclear warheads and lasers in heaven, fear does the choosing between right and wrong.
    The arms king sits on his arrogant throne, away and above and apart.
    Bankers assure him that he needn’t care and greed makes a stone of what once was a heart.

    Raven’s child is washing the water, all of her wing-feathers blackened with tar.
    Prince William shoreline’s an unwanted highway of asphalt and anger an elegant scar.
    The oil king sits on his arrogant throne, away and above and apart.
    Lawyers have warned him he mustn’t speak and greed has made silent what once was a heart.
    You know there are walls that come tumbling down for people who yearn to be free.
    Still there are hearts that long to be opened and eyes that are longing to see.

    Raven’s child is our constant companion, sticks like a shadow to all that is done.
    Try as we may we just can’t escape him, the source of our sorrow and shame, we are one.
    The true King sits on a heavenly throne, never away nor above nor apart.
    With wisdom and mercy and constant compassion, he lives in the love that lives in our hearts.

  2. Ancient Rhymes

    Ancient Rhymes

    Two days before the moon was round, you felt the urge of sun’s light beams.
    The muffled world of dolphin sound slipped down and back into your dreams.
    For nine full months that passed before, you learned of all life’s ancient rhymes.
    Then mother sensed a farther shore and brought you forth into these times,
    so taste the air of your new world and gently guide us to your mind.
    It knows the winds and sails unfurled and holds to heart the dolphin kind.

    Welcome precious earth made child, we met you first in your father’s songs
    and mother’s smile and waters wild, it’s in this place you now belong.
    I know you know of all these things and feel the faith of a dolphin’s sigh
    for you were born on silver wings to taste the high blown crystal sky.
    So sing one day to all of us, the songs you learned in dolphin lair,
    giving hope to life as all we must and teach us how their grace to share.

  3. The Gift You Are

    The Gift You Are

    Imagine a month of Sundays, each one a cloudy day.
    Imagine the moment the sun came shining through. Imagine that ray of sunshine as you.
    Remember your darkest hour with dawn still far away.
    Remember the way that you longed for morning’s light.
    And think of yourself as a candle in the night.
    Make believe this is the first day, everything all brand new.
    Make believe that the sun is your own lucky star, and then understand the kind of gift you are.

    The gift you are, like the very first breath of spring.
    The gift you are, all the joy that love can bring,
    The gift you are, all of our dreams come true. The gift you are, the gift of you.

    You are the promise of all the ages, you are the Prodigal Son,
    You are the vision of prophets and sages, you are the only one.
    Dream of a bright tomorrow, know that your dream will come true.
    Carry your dream in a sparkling crystal jar, then you will know the kind of gift you are.

    The gift you are, like the very first breath of spring.
    The gift you are, all the joy that love can bring,
    The gift you are, all of our dreams come true. The gift you are, the gift of you.

  4. I Watch You Sleeping

    I Watch You Sleeping

    I watch you sleeping, little angel face.
    And on behalf of the human race, welcome to this crazy place.
    I watch you sleeping, innocent and free.
    I don’t know what your dreams may be. You don’t know what you mean to me.

    You have never heard thunder, you have never seen the rain.
    But you can still feel the wonder, you can still feel the pain.
    And sometimes you look at me, so wise and so sure,
    I could easily believe you have been here before.

    I watch you sleeping, little angel face.
    And on behalf of the human race, welcome to this crazy place.
    I won’t be here forever, but as long as I’m around, I promise you I will never let you down.
    To help make a world you can feel worthy of, I will teach you to fly on the wings of my love.

    I watch you sleeping, brave and unaware. You don’t know yet so you don’t care.
    I want you to know it’s hard out there.

    I watch you sleeping, little angel face.
    And on behalf of the human race, welcome to this crazy place.
    I watch you sleeping, I watch you sleeping, I watch you sleeping,
    I watch you sleeping, I watch you sleeping, I watch you sleeping.

  5. Stonehaven Sunset

    Stonehaven Sunset

    Stonehaven sunset, the water’s on fire. My true love is singing, we kiss and conspire.
    Sing a song for the ocean, a song for the sky, a song for tomorrow, love sweet by and by.
    For the child who is coming and for dreams that come true,
    sing a song for each other for me and for you.
    Sing a song for all lovers, all the stars in the skies.
    Sing of Stonehaven water home, Stonehaven sunrise.

    Stonehaven sunset, the desert’s on fire. Christ on the cross again burns with desire.
    They are shooting at random, though they aim at us all,
    It’s the children who rise up and children who fall,
    All the angels are weeping, the sweetest of tears fall like rivers of mercy to wash all our fears.
    Sing a song for Old Glory and a future that dies,
    sing of Stonehaven desert home, Stonehaven sunrise.

    Stonehaven sunset, the city’s on fire. The soldiers just smile and say this gun’s for hire.
    Give in to the beast, boy, give in to the thrill. It’s just human nature to hunt and to kill.
    We all die together, and yet somehow alone. Just together we have memories and many are gone.
    Singing songs for old soldiers, a chorus of sighs,
    sing of Stonehaven’s city home, Stonehaven sunrise.

    Stonehaven sunset, the mountain’s on fire. My spirit is lifted, rising higher and higher.
    All the prophets are laughing, they say we told you so,
    it’s one thing to play guessing games, another to know.
    For the needs of many are the sins of a few, and the day is forthcoming when accounting is due.
    Sing a song for sweet Justice with a fire in her eyes,
    Sing of Stonehaven mountain home, Stonehaven sunrise.

    Stonehaven sunset, the water’s on fire. My true love is singing, we kiss and conspire.
    Sing a song for the ocean, a song for the sky, a song for tomorrow, love sweet by and by.
    For the child who is coming and for dreams that come true,
    sing a song for each other, for me and for you.
    Sing a song for all lovers, all the stars in the skies,
    Sing of Stonehaven water home, Stonehaven sunrise.

  6. The Flower That Shattered The Stone (Reprise)
Side One
  1. The Flower That Shattered The Stone

    The Flower That Shattered The Stone

    The earth is our mother, just turning around with her trees in the forest and roots underground. Our father
    above us, whose sigh is the wind, paint us a rainbow without any end.

    As the river runs freely, the mountain does rise.
    Let me touch with my fingers, and see with my eyes.
    In the hearts of the children, a pure love still grows.
    Like a bright star in heaven that lights our way home, like the flower that shattered the stone.

    Sparrows find freedom beholding the sun, in the infinite beauty, we’re all joined in one.
    I reach out before me and look to the sky, did I hear someone whisper, did something pass by?

    As the river runs freely, the mountain does rise.
    Let me touch with my fingers, and see with my eyes.
    In the hearts of the children, a pure love still grows.
    Like a bright star in heaven that lights our way home, like the flower that shattered the stone.
    Like a bright star in heaven that lights our way home, like the flower that shattered the stone.

  2. Thanks To You

    Thanks To You

    Not so long ago, I packed my bags a hundred times.
    Didn’t seem to know how to stop or to unwind.
    Going nowhere, a man without a dream. Guess my lucky star feel the day you came along.
    To my lonely heart you are like a special song, singing sweetly your tender melody.
    Thanks to you, the child inside me lives again. Thanks to you, I have found a peace within.
    I know where I’m going and what I want to do, thanks to you.

    Lying in your arms I found my greatest pleasure, I look into your eyes and dream about forever. Waking up
    with you and looking forward to the day,
    what we plan to do, knowing anything at all’s okay,
    a life has a meaning, love has got a name.
    Thanks to you, the child inside me lives again. Thanks to you, I have found a peace within.
    I know where I’m going and what I want to do, thanks to you.
    Thanks to you, the child inside me lives again. Thanks to you, I have found a peace within.
    I know where I’m going and what I want to do, thanks to you.

  3. Postcard from Paris

    Postcard from Paris

    Dear friend of mine, the weather’s fine. Today I saw some ruins of the Roman world’s decline.
    And I climbed all those Spanish steps, you’ve heard of them, no doubt.
    But Rome has lost its glory, I don’t know what it’s about.
    I wish you were here (when the shadows fall and all the rushing traffic stills).
    I wish you were here (And the bells are ringing on the seven hills).

    I make my way to a small cafe’, I wonder what you did today.
    Wish you were here, dear one at home, I just flew in from Rome.
    And Paris is a postcard, all decked out in color chrome.
    And so I climbed the Eiffel Tower and prayed at Notre Dame,
    but I just can’t find the romance and I wonder why I came.
    I wish you were here (On the Champs Elysees, lovers walking hand in hand).
    I wish you were here (They take one look at me and seem to understand).

    This city of light is a lovely sight, the first bright star I see tonight.
    Wish you were here, now I write this from the plane, drinking cheap champagne.
    Wondering why two people got so far apart.
    I wish you were here (Here in London where the rain is pouring down).
    I wish you were here (On this airplane headed back to New York town).
    I’ll never leave you alone again, I’m coming home, but until then,
    Wish you were here, wish you were here, wish you were here.

  4. High, Wide, and Handsome

    High, Wide, and Handsome

    Down from the great white north, more than enough and then some.
    Swept her up on his horse, Tumbleweeds, we’re meant to get stuck up on a fence.
    Heaven must have sent you, you’ve got no wire to roll against.
    Keep her steady cowgirl, don’t let go of the reins.
    You are ready now girl, never mind the growing pains.

    Worlds out there are waiting, big and wild as the sky.
    No more hesitating, it’s now or never, do or die.

    Keep her steady cowgirl, don’t let go of the reins.
    You are ready now girl, never mind the growing pains.

    As hard as you imagined it being without me, we’ll both be wishing it were that easy.
    Don’t give me a pull, give me some room, when this round is through, I’ll be coming back home.
    Wide open spaces between these two prairie hearts,
    wondering where their place is in a world so far apart.
    Keep her steady cowgirl, don’t let go of the reins.
    You are ready now girl, never mind the growing pains.

  5. Eagles And Horses

    Eagles And Horses

    Horses are creatures who worship the earth as they gallop on feet of ivory.
    Constrained by the wonder of dying and birth, the horses still run, they are free.
    My body is merely the shell of my soul but the flesh must be given its due.
    Like a pony that carries its rider back home, like an old friend that’s tried and been true.
    I had a vision of eagles and horses high on a ridge in a race with the wind.
    Going higher and higher and faster and faster, on eagles and horses, I’m flying again.

    Eagles inhabit the heavenly heights, they know neither limit nor bound.
    They’re the guardian angels of darkness and light, they see all and hear every sound.
    My spirit will never be broken or caught for the soul is a free-flying thing.
    Like an eagle that needs neither comfort nor thought to rise up on glorious wings.
    I had a vision of eagles and horses high on a ridge in a race with the wind.

    My body is merely the shell of my soul, but the flesh must be given its due.
    Like a pony that carries its master back home, like an old friend that’s tried and been true.
    My spirit will never be broken or caught for the soul is a free-flying thing.
    Like an eagle that needs neither comfort nor thought to rise up on glorious wings.
    I had a vision of eagles and horses high on a ridge in a race with the wind.

    (written by John Denver and Joe Henry)

  6. A Little Further North

    A Little Further North

    The sun sinks behind me in the west, this is the time of day I love best.
    Salt breezes murmur through the coconut palm,
    as the colors change, they set a scene of tropic calm.
    Seagulls headed back to land, over the mangrove and the salt pan.
    By a lazy creek with a six pack and a fishing line,
    win back some memories and losing track of time.
    I head a little further north each year. Leave the cities behind, out of sight out of mind.
    Up where my troubles can all disappear I head a little further north each year.

    Feeling the night wrap around me, eases my mind’s serenity.
    Ocean waves are humming on the outer reef,
    these balmy days and sultry nights are a welcome relief.

    I head a little further north each year, taking my mind to an easier time.
    Up where there’s silence and the night sky is clear, I head a little further north each year.
    I head a little further north each year, taking my mind to an easier time.
    Up where there’s silence and the night sky is clear, I head a little further north each year.

Side Two
  1. Raven’s Child

    Raven’s Child

    Raven’s child is chasing salvation, black beak turned white from the crack and the snow.
    On the streets of despair the answer is simple, a spoonful of mercy can set free the soul.
    The drug king sits on his arrogant throne, away and above and apart.
    Even children are twisted to serve him and greed has corrupted what once was a heart.

    Raven’s child keeps vigil for freedom, trades for the arms that once made her strong.
    With nuclear warheads and lasers in heaven, fear does the choosing between right and wrong.
    The arms king sits on his arrogant throne, away and above and apart.
    Bankers assure him that he needn’t care and greed makes a stone of what once was a heart.

    Raven’s child is washing the water, all of her wing-feathers blackened with tar.
    Prince William shoreline’s an unwanted highway of asphalt and anger an elegant scar.
    The oil king sits on his arrogant throne, away and above and apart.
    Lawyers have warned him he mustn’t speak and greed has made silent what once was a heart.
    You know there are walls that come tumbling down for people who yearn to be free.
    Still there are hearts that long to be opened and eyes that are longing to see.

    Raven’s child is our constant companion, sticks like a shadow to all that is done.
    Try as we may we just can’t escape him, the source of our sorrow and shame, we are one.
    The true King sits on a heavenly throne, never away nor above nor apart.
    With wisdom and mercy and constant compassion, he lives in the love that lives in our hearts.

  2. Ancient Rhymes

    Ancient Rhymes

    Two days before the moon was round, you felt the urge of sun’s light beams.
    The muffled world of dolphin sound slipped down and back into your dreams.
    For nine full months that passed before, you learned of all life’s ancient rhymes.
    Then mother sensed a farther shore and brought you forth into these times,
    so taste the air of your new world and gently guide us to your mind.
    It knows the winds and sails unfurled and holds to heart the dolphin kind.

    Welcome precious earth made child, we met you first in your father’s songs
    and mother’s smile and waters wild, it’s in this place you now belong.
    I know you know of all these things and feel the faith of a dolphin’s sigh
    for you were born on silver wings to taste the high blown crystal sky.
    So sing one day to all of us, the songs you learned in dolphin lair,
    giving hope to life as all we must and teach us how their grace to share.

  3. The Gift You Are

    The Gift You Are

    Imagine a month of Sundays, each one a cloudy day.
    Imagine the moment the sun came shining through. Imagine that ray of sunshine as you.
    Remember your darkest hour with dawn still far away.
    Remember the way that you longed for morning’s light.
    And think of yourself as a candle in the night.
    Make believe this is the first day, everything all brand new.
    Make believe that the sun is your own lucky star, and then understand the kind of gift you are.

    The gift you are, like the very first breath of spring.
    The gift you are, all the joy that love can bring,
    The gift you are, all of our dreams come true. The gift you are, the gift of you.

    You are the promise of all the ages, you are the Prodigal Son,
    You are the vision of prophets and sages, you are the only one.
    Dream of a bright tomorrow, know that your dream will come true.
    Carry your dream in a sparkling crystal jar, then you will know the kind of gift you are.

    The gift you are, like the very first breath of spring.
    The gift you are, all the joy that love can bring,
    The gift you are, all of our dreams come true. The gift you are, the gift of you.

  4. I Watch You Sleeping

    I Watch You Sleeping

    I watch you sleeping, little angel face.
    And on behalf of the human race, welcome to this crazy place.
    I watch you sleeping, innocent and free.
    I don’t know what your dreams may be. You don’t know what you mean to me.

    You have never heard thunder, you have never seen the rain.
    But you can still feel the wonder, you can still feel the pain.
    And sometimes you look at me, so wise and so sure,
    I could easily believe you have been here before.

    I watch you sleeping, little angel face.
    And on behalf of the human race, welcome to this crazy place.
    I won’t be here forever, but as long as I’m around, I promise you I will never let you down.
    To help make a world you can feel worthy of, I will teach you to fly on the wings of my love.

    I watch you sleeping, brave and unaware. You don’t know yet so you don’t care.
    I want you to know it’s hard out there.

    I watch you sleeping, little angel face.
    And on behalf of the human race, welcome to this crazy place.
    I watch you sleeping, I watch you sleeping, I watch you sleeping,
    I watch you sleeping, I watch you sleeping, I watch you sleeping.

  5. Stonehaven Sunset

    Stonehaven Sunset

    Stonehaven sunset, the water’s on fire. My true love is singing, we kiss and conspire.
    Sing a song for the ocean, a song for the sky, a song for tomorrow, love sweet by and by.
    For the child who is coming and for dreams that come true,
    sing a song for each other for me and for you.
    Sing a song for all lovers, all the stars in the skies.
    Sing of Stonehaven water home, Stonehaven sunrise.

    Stonehaven sunset, the desert’s on fire. Christ on the cross again burns with desire.
    They are shooting at random, though they aim at us all,
    It’s the children who rise up and children who fall,
    All the angels are weeping, the sweetest of tears fall like rivers of mercy to wash all our fears.
    Sing a song for Old Glory and a future that dies,
    sing of Stonehaven desert home, Stonehaven sunrise.

    Stonehaven sunset, the city’s on fire. The soldiers just smile and say this gun’s for hire.
    Give in to the beast, boy, give in to the thrill. It’s just human nature to hunt and to kill.
    We all die together, and yet somehow alone. Just together we have memories and many are gone.
    Singing songs for old soldiers, a chorus of sighs,
    sing of Stonehaven’s city home, Stonehaven sunrise.

    Stonehaven sunset, the mountain’s on fire. My spirit is lifted, rising higher and higher.
    All the prophets are laughing, they say we told you so,
    it’s one thing to play guessing games, another to know.
    For the needs of many are the sins of a few, and the day is forthcoming when accounting is due.
    Sing a song for sweet Justice with a fire in her eyes,
    Sing of Stonehaven mountain home, Stonehaven sunrise.

    Stonehaven sunset, the water’s on fire. My true love is singing, we kiss and conspire.
    Sing a song for the ocean, a song for the sky, a song for tomorrow, love sweet by and by.
    For the child who is coming and for dreams that come true,
    sing a song for each other, for me and for you.
    Sing a song for all lovers, all the stars in the skies,
    Sing of Stonehaven water home, Stonehaven sunrise.

  6. The Flower That Shattered The Stone (Reprise)

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