Mystified
Mystified
Order today!
Gold Coins
Music and Lyrics by: Diana Andersen

In this life are some things
I won't ever know
Like what it means
To jingle jangle
Gold coins in my store
I won't go out sailing
On the scurvy seas
In my own boat
Larger than most
Larger than I need
When I see paint peeling
Through my rusty screen
On my porch, well
I'll go right out and
Sit in the summer breeze

 
A Few Small Words
Music and Lyrics by: Diana Andersen

A few small words let out and
Hit the ground
As bright-eyed young men will
Show you how
To justify your life
In untried ways
And swallow up your pride
Everyday
Behold
The shadows above
Sanctified by love
Alone at night inside
Your own embrace
Beside the one whose warmth
Could inspire faith
Open up your heart
To the flame
Open up your heart
To beat again
Behold
The shadows above
Sanctified by love

 
Mystified
Music and Lyrics by: Diana Andersen

When I wake up to face another
Day
And feel the sunshine on my face
This way
And hear the birds with songs so sweet
A treat
That's when I know that I'm okay
Today, this day
But there are times that go the other
Way
When the whole world feels like a lonely
Place
When I wake up and feel a chill
Inside
Look out and see the oh so cold
Grey skies, grey skies
And each night
When I close my eyes
The ways of life leave me
Mystified
That's when I feel you by my side
Oh yeah
And when you give me your true smile
So wide
I know the answer's not outside
This bed
It's here instead and takes its own
Sweet time, sweet time
And each night
When I close my eyes
The ways of life leave me
Mystified

 
Eye of the Needle
Music and Lyrics by: Diana Andersen

(For her boys)
Beyond looking death in the eye
There's fear, and hope
That tomorrow will free you
But then, you lose sight of time
Alone, you pass
Through the eye of the needle
Eye of the needle
There's something about pushing past
A thrill, this edge
A reason for living
But then, you're pulled free at last
The high wire act
For which you've been waiting
You've been waiting
Austere in black bear witness
Young boys consider forgiveness
These cries give voice who's here
And gone
But life will always carry on

 
Silent Angel
Music and Lyrics by: Diana Andersen

When my eyes are shut down tight
And my hands are calm
Then the weight of all my fears
Begins to rattle round
My heart's a drum
Beat down and worn
By all these things inside
I do my best to conjure them
Away, so I can hide
And I'll be your silent angel
I'll be your mystery
I'll be your perfect mirror
Cos I don't want to be me
Love me if it helps you
Or treat me like a stranger
Bear your soul in anger
Just don't
Expect that from me
And I'll be your silent angel
I'll be your mystery
I'll be your perfect mirror
Cos I don't want to be me

 
Brothers
Music and Lyrics by: Diana Andersen

When I walk in
I feel like a stranger here
And it's no longer clear
That you all know me
We had our times
They were both hard and good
And it was understood
Do you remember
Do I have to run your race
To win your love
To I have to rearrange
Myself for you
Is there more that binds us still
Or is it true
That we're no longer brothers

 
Solitude
Music and Lyrics by: Diana Andersen

Out here where the land is shadowed
By chains round the heart and marrow
And hope is a jagged knife.....

Beating tides against the shore
A natural obsession
With every gain the same is lost
The battle consecrated
But at times the furies rage
And batter down the walls
Sending a tide that overrides
Everything you know
CHORUS
Her eyes are blue
But her heart beats true
A girl is named Solitude

Knives will glitter, knives will glow
Red as ruby slippers
Each new act will bring her back
Over uncrossed bridges
A soul in pain will hope to gain
Entry to the garden
But just as well, for life in hell
Deserves a lasting pardon
CHORUS

 
Heartache
Music and Lyrics by: Diana Andersen

Heartache, heartache
Comes around
Enters me like a knife
Drives me into the ground
Heartache, heartache
Comes to stay
Settles into my life
I wish I could fly
Away
Bad news, bad news
Each day at my door
I swallow my tears
What's crying for
Bad news, bad news
Come what may
I'm sure to bear more of it
Unless I could fly
Away
Doctor, doctor
Give me the cure
Treat me with anything
Til I can't find the floor
Open your bottles
I'll swallow your pills
To mend my poor broken wings
Just so I will fly
Away

 
Evangeline
Music and Lyrics by: Diana Andersen

Evangeline
A flower in a field
Of weeds wet with dew
Evangeline
In the promised land
We'd all look like you
Everything
About you smells of spring
Calm, lean, and cool
Evangeline
It's a never-ending
Struggle with you
I've walked so many miles
That what I left behind is in front of me
I've tried to stare it down
But I only have to turn around
It's true
I'm not like you
Evangeline
Evangeline
Such a pretty name
It fits as it should
Though it's hard
You can't take the blame
That I feel a fool
I've walked so many miles
That what I left behind is in front of me
I've tried to stare it down
But I only have to turn around
It's true
I'm not like you
Evangeline

 
This Lonely Road
Music and Lyrics by: Diana Andersen

On this lonely road
I followed my dreams
I've done what I can
But nothing is what it seems
On this lonely road
I have been with you
I have loved
On this lonely road
On this broken land
Where others have been
Where all that I am
Is hardly worth mentioning
On this broken land
I have been with you
I have loved
On this broken land
Fallen, fallen
Fallen, fallen
Like a gentle rain
All my hopes and all my pain
Fallen, fallen
Fallen, fallen
Like a whispered breath
All my times of happiness
Fallen, fallen
Fallen, fallen
Oh