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Onward
music and lyrics by Ferrill Gibbs
 
I think I’ve got it figured out and
when you get it figured out you
try to pass it around, you pass it around

I just want to get it out you've
got to let me get it out you
don't ever need to shout me down

But oh we get caught up in
such a frightful grind where
we're looking not quite forward
but for something to hide behind well
today we go damn it all 
let the whole world know

To the beat you hit the corner
Onward, Onward
bringing nothing but an afterglow
Onward, Onward
They can try but they can't ignore you
Onward, Onward
You walk on water like a skipping stone
Onward, Onward

Sometimes you get a bellyful
and when you get a bellyful you
try to spit it out, you spit it out
You can try to make it beautiful
I know you try to make it beautiful
You try to let it fly right out your mouth

But oh we get caught up in
such a frightful grind where
we're looking not quite forward
but for something to hide behind well
today we go damn it all 
let the whole world know

To the beat you hit the corner
Onward, Onward
bringing nothing but an afterglow
Onward, Onward
They can try but they can't ignore you
Onward, Onward
You walk on water like a skipping stone
Onward, Onward

Everything before you
Every good thing waits for you in this world
All your life before you
No better time to inherit the world
No better time to inherit the world
No better time to inherit the world
Sky, Sky, Sky, Sky
opens up just for you
souls like roses open up for you
universes open up for you
you go onward
Fire and Ice
music by Ferrill Gibbs, lyrics by Ferrill Gibbs and Robert Frost
 
I get so mad at the world
I get so mad at the world
I get so mad at the world
I count back from ten
more than every blue moon
more than now and again

I always fight with the world
Seldom right with the world
I'm not the type for this world
Fairly uptight for this world
I live in spite of this world
One day I know that this world

Will light this town on fire
From what I have tasted of desire
if you kill me twice
I've known hate
Ice is great
it too would suffice

I try to bury my seed
I try to water the seed
I try to tend to the seed
I try to beat back the weeds
I try to fight the disease
But this world always bleeds

And when it's all on fire
From what I have tasted of desire
if you kill me twice
I've known hate
Ice is great
it too would suffice
of all of the ways you can exit a life

I hold, I hold, I hold, I hold with those
who favor fire, why? Oh I don't know...
So much to taste the way the flavors lace
the taster of my soul, my soul

Counting ten to one -
the way to keep time nowadays
Counting ten to one
is the way to keep time nowadays it seems
Try to find the hope in all the small things
Hope
Hope...
Keeps me sound

You try to live with the world
You try to give to the world
You give your breath to the world
you give your death to the world
you give the rest to the world
you get no rest from the world

And when it's all on fire
From what I have tasted of desire
kill me twice
I've known hate
Ice is great
it too would suffice
of all of the ways you can exit a life
A Night of Serious Drinking
music and lyrics by Ferrill Gibbs, title from Rene Daumal's "A Night Of Serious Drinking"
 
Stuck in a bar, it feels like a dream
everyone drinking unto their end
From cigarette smoke you appear like a fiend
making me thirstier than sand

I know you from the lonely recesses of my mind
you're promising heaven if I could walk into the night
and leave this glass behind
Hallelu, hallelu, I could be sober
but what comes of you if we stab you with
all our steely knives -
or a spear to the side?

So imprisoned by your city
no sip of water, no crust of bread
there is no art in it, and now it hits me
I will set fire to all I am

I know you, you know me
let's get even
Torture me - follow through with this truth you believe in
I know you - you are the phantasmagorical voice inside
with nothing to lose except for the promise of a lie
and all that a man desires...

Spinning in the room
Facing those apes inside me
Drive me, Guide Me, Hide me
Where's the sun to come to rescue me?

Table for two, me and you, what'cha drinking?
Tell me, what did I do last night in that fugue?
Was I dreaming?

Stuck in a bar, feels like a dream
everyone drinking unto their end
lnsurmountable Things
music and lyrics by Ferrill Gibbs
 
Remember the day we met in that bar?
You came dancing in front of that
board I threw darts at but I shrugged and
took a drink and stock of my heart
it told me you were gonna be another
insurmountable thing

Up in New York we went to a show
We were two blocks from Amsterdam
We were covered in snow when you run along and
turned to wave and looked back at me
Well I'm following you my favorite
Insurmountable Thing

and then those snowflakes started melting
turned into rivers and washed us away

I know that this world is filled with insurmountable things
that can lay to waste all your New York feelings,
like a call from home...

Out came the sun sometime in June
it shined on you taking more coffee up to another
hospital room
To look at your face you'd never believe
you were going through another
insurmountable thing

And I felt helpless, I can't help this
I can't keep you safe from everything
but I know love now, I know 'cause you
you taught me how to, you taught me how to

And I know that this world is full of insurmountable things
like a sky at night full of towering buildings
full of New York feelings...

And I feel like one of those insurmountable
like stone, like steel, un-bring-down-able,
un-kick-around-able
You make me feel like one of those
insurmountable things
We The Listening
music and lyrics by Ferrill Gibbs
 
Autumn, long gone
Naked trees outside the dorm
Cold now, this town, a ghost town
now that school is out

And I want to be with somebody
beside their fire...

Another year of tension
a separated land
This town, my town, will feel
all the world's effects

All I want this year is peace and goodwill among men
All I want this year is peace and goodwill among men

and the eyes of the world
of every boy and girl
alight with fire

Ding dong, ding dong 
go the bells in this dead town
long gone, long gone
are the ears that make a difference
fingers in them, long gone, long gone

Ding dong, Ding dong
go the bells across the world
and I can hear them, I can hear them
We can hear them, We can hear them
from some lonely distant beacon
We the listening...

Ding dong ding...
Ding dong ding...

All I want this year is peace and goodwill among men
All I want this year is peace and goodwill among men
All I want this year is peace and goodwill among men
All I want this year is peace and goodwill among men...