1. Faded

From the recording Faded


all my bags are packed to go
there’s a diamond in my mind
begging hope, left to chance
I travel light, alone, and blind
all these faded dreams
breaking in my heart
all these faded scenes
tearing me apart
trapped inside an airport maze
shadows stir along the line
a gorgeous moment gone insane
with echoes of a pale design
metal wings that carve the air
a window seat among the clouds
sunlit fingers fade to night
(and) streak the sky with tattered shrouds
touching down on broken lines
a surge of power slows the pace
coming back to earthly fears
and darkness I alone can face
(From the album The Wheel Still In Spin)
music & lyrics by James Houlahan
published by Gumbo Luvah Music