The Phoenix Rises

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YOUR HEART

Take me to where the rainbow ends

Not very far where the trail bends

Next to where lies the river

With a water that would make you shiver
Tell me where our tour starts

Take me to your heart
Take me to Shangri-La

Introduce me to your ma and pa

Tell me who you really are

Show me who you really are
Take me where our tour starts

Take me into your heart
It can’t really be all that tragic

When I look in your eyes I see that magic

Let me know the real you

Show me what you can do
Show me where our tour starts

Show me to your heart
Spinning spinning round

Floating up and down

Such a beautiful sound

I know the love I found
Tell me where the tour starts

Show me to your heart
Stories of unicorns, mermaids, and fairies

Potions, spells, and sweet magic berries

Didn’t prepare me for you

What can I do for you
Tell me when the tour starts

Tell me what’s in your heart
Mythical stories, and fairy tales

All that fiction pales

In comparison to being with you

No separation of fantasy and reality is something new
Is this where the tour starts

Is this what’s in your heart
Spinning spinning round

Floating up and down

Such a beautiful sound

I know this love I found
You say the tour has started

Only for the golden hearted
Spinning spinning round

Floating up and down

Such a beautiful sound

I know the love I found
I’m ready for the tour to start

Ready to see your heart

It’s time for the tour to start

I’m ready for your heart
COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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I LOVE YOU ANYWAY

It’s been so many yearsI’ve lost the count

But I know how many tears

And from you have some doubt
But in my heart I’ve waited anyways

While you played your own song

My breath is baited these days

Whether or not you think I belong
I’m still here

And I love you anyways

My spirit is always near

And I love you anyway
Anyhow

Anywhere
I love you anyway
You say that I’m crazy

And that’s okay by me

I’ll keep picking wild daisys

Just thinking of you and how you’ll be
And maybe you’ll come around

And maybe you never will

But it’s the music not the sound

That gives me the thrill
I’m still here

And I love you anyways

My spirit is always near

And I love you anyway
Anyhow

Anywhere
I love you anyway
I’m still here

And I love you anyways

My spirit is always near

And I love you anyway
Anyhow

Anywhere
I love you anyway
Lonely nights turn to long days

The world and me keep revolving

Parts of the past are memories or a haze

But as a human goes I keep evolving
So you may or may not call

That’s quite okay by me

I’ll always pick myself up when I fall

This ship is sailing on the wide open sea
I love you after all
I’m still here

And I love you anyways

My spirit is always near

And I love you anyway
Anyhow

Anywhere
I love you anyway
I love you after all
I love you anyway

Any how

Any where

Any way
I love you anyway
COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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ROUND AND ROUND

I go to a job that I really hate

And I look at my future

And wonder my fate
All I think about

Is if it really gets better

And I live an honest life

I cross my t’s, dot my i’s to the letter
But I wonder why things

Are so damn hard

I lost and trusted so damn much

Now I’m on my guard
I hate myself

I hate myself
But I want to love myself

I know that sad story so well

It’s time to put that book

Right back on the shelf
I should be farther ahead

But it’s like I’ve said

One step forward

Five steps back

What am I going towards

It don’t mean jack
I hate myself

I hate myself
I can’t look in the mirror

I don’t like what I see

I don’t need to be reminded

Of what I want to be
I can tread the untreadable waters

Hoping to make landfall

But it’s a big old world

And god damn I feel so damn small
It’s been a long war

I wait to find my peace

My rightful place in the sun

When the storms finally cease
I hate myself

I hate myself
Round and round

Running in place

Getting nowhere

Burning up space
It’s just the case
I hate myself

I hate myself
But I want to love myself

I know that sad story so well

It’s time to put that book

Right back on the shelf
I should be farther ahead

But it’s like I’ve said

One step forward

Five steps back

What am I going towards

It don’t mean jack
I hate myself

I hate myself
I’ll get up in the morning again

And do it all over again

I know it’s so emo

To only see when it rains
So I’ll play the game and not be the same

I’ll take another shot

Make another change

See what else this old guy’s got
I’m not bleak and I’m not weak

I’m very positive

But I just wonder where I am

And how much more I must give
I hate myself

I hate myself
COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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FROM HERE TO THERE

The beaches are quietThe tide is out

And it’s quite a sound to hear
The wind moves freely

Anywhere it wants to go

And it’s really something to feel
And the sun has melted

Into the deep blue ocean

It’s a vision for my eyes to see
But I look around for you

To share my experiences

And forget

That you’re no longer here
And my wings

Are so sore

As I continue on my solo flight

From here

To somewhere

Over there
The view from here

I can see clearly

To over there
My victory is so sweet

I know it’s finally arriving

So thick I can taste it
And it’s in the air

I just wish you were here

For one last thing we could share
But these are the longest days

And the loneliest nights

Oh how I wish you were here

By my side
But I look around for you

To share my experiences

And forget

That you’re no longer here
And my wings

Are so sore

As I continue on my solo flight

From here

To somewhere

Over there
The view from here

I can see clearly

To over there
COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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OUR LOVE

I worry worry worryWhen this love is in a

Flurry flurry flurry

I’m so scared

That my heart is in a

Hurry hurry hurry

That time will only measure

Our love
I can’t help it

But care care care

So much about this love

We share share share

It’s all I think about

And it’s all I bear bear bear

There is no warmer feeling than

Our love
And when I wake up

I promise to always smile

Wider than a mile
And when the clouds

Cover our heads

I’ll show you the way to the sun
And when we go to bed

I will always hold you in my arms

As we drift off in our dreams
Our love
Our love
If you look at me

And think think think

About me and us together

Just wink wink wink

And let our hearts go and let it all

Just sink sink sink

Right in

Our love
Deep in

Our love
COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.