Eventide

A renaissance of words in sound
Mystery or Music?

Let The Sea Roar

Begins the sudden travel of a storm
The land is still uncut, a rivers born
The sun reaps what it will from the sand
A hallow wind blows upon the land
Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof
There's time for peace, there's time for us
A drifter's love, is weathered hard
We all belong, let the sea roar
Many a day has vanished in the haze
Millions of people bow their heads to pray
The gift you seek is on the edge of time
If what you need is love, then don't stop trying
Let the sea roar, and...
The rivers flowing, give us love
The rivers flowing, give us hope
High in the canyon, let the sea roar
The sun is burning, in his soul
The sun is burning, we need hope
The drifter cries, let the wind blow
Millions of people, on the edge
Millions of people, sea of hope
The gift you need, will move your soul
Begins the sudden travel of a storm
The land is still uncut...
Let the sea roar, and...

Paul Dresser

Tin Pan Alley

Come, and take a walk, down the streets of Tin Pan Alley.
Music will be waiting there, and she'll show you what you need.
Do you know me? Oh yes I know you
And will you hold me? And I will hold you
But do you see me? Oh yes I see you
And since you know me, just tell them that you saw me
Your troubles, sorrows and care, She was always willing to share
A wild sort of devil, But dead on the level
Was my Gal Sal
Once in awhile, you will come to know someone
The floor will become the wild and will give you what you want.
Now, that we've evolved, from the Pleistocene when sloths did howl.
One million, eight hundred thousand years before...
Your troubles.... Was my Gal Sal...
Evening lights are, glowing in a damsel's eyes
Warming up the tin pan drums
Playing on the pianos
Just tell them that you saw me
Come, and take a walk, down the streets of Tin Pan Alley.
Music will be waiting there, and she'll show you what you need.
Live, and live again, through the brownstone -
mansion's night-life whims.
The city stars were brighter back then
And the beat in the alley just roared

Paul Dresser

What Is A Love

I wanted us to be, a day that never ends...
A journey through the clouds, and softness of our skin
But time becomes the liar, with all that has evolved...
From deep inside I will rise into this day
Nobody cares does it matter anyway?
I live in dreams, I'm living and dying
Higher we go, off into the horizon
I want to fight, for the love that's been denied,
still my blood flows, as a tiger sweats in the cold.

What is a love, coming undone, in the sky?
From all our hopes, and denials, in our lives?
As night brings us close, and the super wind blows-
-What is a love?
How could we know to find our way
Starved by the cold in the heat wave
Now that were falling through the ages of our calling.
* From deep inside.....
* I live in dreams.....
* I want to fight.....
* I wanted us to be.....
* What is a love coming undone.....
** As night brings us close.....
You can feel stars implode, as we touch each others souls....
What is a love...?

Paul Dresser

In The Eye of Horus

We were all just running scared
Through a garden that was bare
The Hawk was coming down on us,
we punched the sky in our fears
A hand was open, grasped by talons
And the eye of Horus appeared.
We espied, a great eagle, launch from the rivers tree.
One try, to finally, express what this really means.
In the eye of Horus, deep within the forest.
There will be an open hand, when the eagle comes to land.
Search of life, a certain look, inside reality.
Sometimes, a meltdown, happens beneath our feet.
In the eye of Horus, ruins, of the chorus.
Golden light that we bathe in, sing these words above the wind...
What is there to know?
We come and then we go.
And the world is left to grow, the gardens that we sowed.
You were always just one step behind me
Would it be enough to just let you dream?
Seems you always wanted more
Music becomes what you are
Come now, be the one who knows how to see...

Paul Dresser

Time

Time's like a railyard that hums like the bees
the power of the engines and the wheels
A center from which to go,to new and to old
Did you find some time to call your own,
that tracks through your mind and through your soul?
The wind blows upon the stars, to send a man to Mars
An old woman wanders aimlessly
She falls before the sun, where sand and Time are one
She swears that she heard a voice from Mars
But the time that she had was all there was
Time changes everything,
no one can stop the dream
Were always running out of time
While Wisdom dances around, the end is never near
Should Wisdom ever stop, then Time would die from shock
The dream of Light is Time, And we are more than this
But the Omega stands, before all endlessness
The Great Pyramid has tried to stand the test of time
Still it breaks down a little more each day
To a fantasy watch of bliss, to wear upon your wrist
That takes you away to the unknown
And ignites the memories to keep you going...

Paul Dresser

Tamure and Wine

Tamure and Wine
like spring and summer time,
and dance, to lift the hour.
The beating hula drums,
a warmth of flowers.
And if you sing running through the grass,
how far you'll go, deep into the past.
And if you run out onto the sand,
until the waves, can touch your hands.

Paul Dresser

Jack London

The morning sun's about to rise
I've always looked at it like "Burning Daylight"
A Pullman sidecar of tales
I'll write "The Call of the Wild"
The Yukon's in my blood, and the Hawaiian isles.
"The God of His Fathers," "The Faith of Men"
The "War of the Classes," and "Martin Eden"
I rose above "The Iron Heel"
"A Son of the Sun" by "The Star Rover's will.
"The Sea Wolf" by "The Strength of the Strong"
"A Daughter of the Snows" and "John Barleycorn"
"The Cruise of the Snark" of the "South Sea Tales"
"When God Laughs" at "The Road" were on, and -
"Before Adam"...
"It's better to be ashes than dust"

 

This song was written for The American Author Jack London. The Lyrics are mostly Titles of some of the books that he wrote. You won't find this on TikTok. So if you're young and bright, there might be something that you're missing, "The Call of The Wild."

Paul Dresser

A Restless Heart

A restless heart will lift her dress and dance
Nothing is gained, if nothings ever chanced
So the wind does die down, and the clouds are moved out
while the people lift up their hands
She looks out upon the myriads
Her voice burst into light round their heads
A change in the way Music vibrates the air.
Would you, love to, move and live again?
This day, this hour, were going to pull up stakes
She said the winds are now shifting, Hold on it feels like we're drifting
There's plenty of fire in the horn, we can make this move, take the world by storm.
Loves like a mountain climb, in a storm that thunders all night
In this world view, this weather's stranger than life
She said the winds are now shifting, It's time for a New Music City
At dawn the Arch is so bright---
with the flow of the river comes The Eventide...
Strange that they wonder why, Music moves to live her life.
And now she's going away, so far...
A restless heart will lift her dress and dance
Nothing is gained, if...
Music is living and very much aware.

Paul Dresser

OL’ Saint Louis Beaver Dams

The River, As we follow the river
The Mississippi Valleys, coming before us, insight.
I realize, a future hypnotize
And all that you want to see, has been changing in time.
And I can feel the wind raging white caps on the water
The bittern is gone, the cry remains.
Illinois Missouri lands, Ol' Saint Louis beaver dams
What has happened, should we blame the trapper man?
Bring it back, once again, for the Boone who never sinned
Bring it back, don't turn against the grain.
A Thousand Dams, golden beaver land
The way that it use to be, where are the memories, of man?
A settlement, people moving in
A gateway to the west, exchange of the beaver opened.
And I can feel the fur trading plundering the land.
The magic of life, has moved again.
Illinois Missouri lands, Ol' Saint...
The Ashes, rising out of the ashes
From the flames a Piasa Bird
The flight of the Indians, for life.
I realize, a future hypnotize
And all that you want to see, has been changing in time.
And I can feel the wind raging whitecaps on the water...;
The legends of our time, are almost gone.
And if we fall away, will we ever know those days?
The bittern is gone, the cry remains...
Illinois Missouri lands, Ol' Saint...

Paul Dresser

Emotion Deep In Wings

Skies of geese are flying wild. The sun is on the clouds,
of burning tangerine, emotion deep in wings.
And love, is all I'll ever need, to keep a mind of peace.
A golden stream of leaves, to let me know I'm free.
Do you know what it means,
how to find a light in a dream?
As the water falls from above,
you can drink the sun in a cup.
And how can this really be,
I am standing here by the sea?
Feeling air as it's warm and cool,
in a golden mist burning blue.
Hold on to the mystery, before the victory.
I believe the silver trees, on the horizon are rising.
I believe --- I believe...

Paul Dresser

A Golden Smile

Just wait, someday, you'll grow up and then they'll say;
"Can we follow?" Then they'll follow.
Some steps come slowly.
Looks like you're growing.
And when you find your way, call me,
and I'll follow you.
As you walk along, your steps are left for those
who want to follow.
As you sing your song, the words take hold of those
who long to cherish.
I saw, last night, a child holding the moonlight.
A brightness that comes for awhile,
hold on to a golden smile.
This way, or that way, they'll listen to what you say.
Then they'll wonder, and they'll wonder.
Some steps come slowly.
Looks like you're growing.
And when when you reach the truth, call me,
and I'll follow you too.

What it means to see new hope beyond
From the memories of time that's gone
It feels good to walk along...

Paul Dresser

Walk Through The Garden

Once there was a time, I hung upon the vine.
I didn't really think the days would ever pass me by.
So I walked down through the wilderness and all I knew was right,
was changing my hopes and dreams, back into wine.
I couldn't sense, just where the puzzle begins.
Didn't even realize the doors were all pieces.
And there to be recalled was a glorious moment,
when I walked through the garden, and learned to live.
I'll walk through the garden and live again.
If I had a chance, somewhere back in my past.
Well I must have lost the match, and broke my wooden lance.
But I don't give up so easy, when steel and honor crash.
Saved from the debris stands my dignity by Gods helping hand.
As I walk through the garden and learn to live.
I'll walk through the garden, and live again.

Paul Dresser

Elevator Runaway

Elevator runaway, take us flying out in space.
Hold me closely, tightly...
Were running, we got to get away somehow.
We can't turn left, if we go right we'll die.
Seems we've been working overtime.
Most of our lives go for this.
Straight ahead we'll fly,
towards the elevator climb.
Open up the door, were leaving it behind.
Elevator runaway, take us flying out in space.
Hold me closely, tightly...
We made that loving by the sun.
We took our loving higher, elevator run...runaway...
Lookout over empty spaces.
This time for us, it's not theirs to put down.
Soon we"ll be moving through sound.
Bold is the knocking for love.
Open up the door, for the elevator climb.
Turn the music on, and rush deep inside...
Elevator runaway, take us flying out in space.
Hold me closely, tightly...
We made that loving by the sun.
We took our loving higher, elevator run... runaway...

Paul Dresser

Do The Years Matter

When time has gone into waterfalls
And an ageless face of beauty calls the wind,
through the fronds
And you sway away afar to be with her.
Her hair curls down her neck and shoulders bare, for you.
And I don't care, about the years gone by
I don't want to feel, like these days aren't mine, for living.
Do the years matter, do the years matter at all?
I want to know, do the years matter at all?
A glow from the sun, on the aqua pond
And her eyes meet yours with such a calm like will,
through the fronds
And you sway away afar to be with her.
Her hair curls down her neck and shoulders bare...

Paul Dresser

Oh So Faraway

If I were to follow you, would it even matter at all?
Higher than the highest mountain, do you ever hear me , when I call?
If we go faraway, farther tomorrow than today.
Sometimes we have got to be a little closer,-
pick the pieces up and carry them onwards.
Oh so faraway, what if we end up failing?
How will we carry on another day?
Will we find our way, in this world we trade?
Across this open plain,
we walk on dangerous domain.
What if all that we have learned, isn't quite our destiny somehow?
Whether it's a path that we want, whether it's a road we end up on.
Then we must find our way, so we can live beyond today.
How far must we travel to get closer?
It seems the change we need is always out there.
Oh so faraway....  In this world we pray....
things of the heart we try to say.
Six days working in the sun, when will the seventh day ever come?
Remember when we came to the crossroads,-
remember when the world was young?
And round and around we go, until the last tales been told.
Sometimes, we have got to be a little closer.
And lift our spirits high before the whole world.
Oh so faraway....
I'll follow you so faraway

Paul Dresser

A Fire In A Tornado

We are the freedom that fell from the stars
Through the cracks in heavens floor.
We landed on this earth, and we called this America.
We are the freedom that helps others, around and around the world
Look into the east, there's something wrong out there.
Huh, A Fire in a Tornado
A darkness that now glows.
In a land that once was holy, disease is made for war.
Huh, A Fire in a Tornado
The winds of war are blowing.
The vultures come to crowing, where the sand is red and flowing.
In a land that once was holy, the heavens now are torn.
We are the freedom that must survive,
for the children of tomorrow.
The hope that's in their eyes, is a hope for all mankind.
Huh, A Fire in a Tornado
has blown through our borders.
Now come the foreign warriors, to destroy the land of the free.
Huh, the eagle has taken to flight, to encourage us to fight.
And protect our sons and daughters,
We'll defend our homes with honor, for between the shining waters-
Is the land of the free and the brave.

Paul Dresser

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