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Caedmon's Call

Artist: Caedmon's Call

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Bus Driver - View Bus Driver Lyrics
Center Aisle - View Center Aisle Lyrics
Close Of Autumn - View Close Of Autumn Lyrics
Coming Home - View Coming Home Lyrics
Hope To Carry On - View Hope To Carry On Lyrics
I Just Don't Want Coffee - View I Just Don't Want Coffee Lyrics
Lead Of Love - View Lead Of Love Lyrics
Not Enough - View Not Enough Lyrics
Not The Land - View Not The Land Lyrics
Standing Up For Nothing - View Standing Up For Nothing Lyrics
Stupid Kid - View Stupid Kid Lyrics
This World - View This World Lyrics

Bus Driver Lyrics

I am a bus driver
And it's four in the morning
And I'm pressing out my clothes beside my bed
Fourteen years been on the job and with many miles behind
Still I'm up at three-thirty to make sure I'm there on time

My car gets me along just fine to and from the station
But my castle is this Houston Metro Bus
My first stop is Ashbury.
And the sign's been gone for years
But all the same the people wait cause they know that I'll be there.

What would you say if I told you that I won't be by today?
Would you say that I'm just a bus driver
And what do I know,
Just a bus driver
And what do I know,
Just a bus driver
And what do I know?

Well, I'm always there by five fifteen
And lately I've been early
'cause Judith likes to be in early to the bank.
And she gives me conversation and a token good for riding.
And she's happy all alone

And then there's Charles in retail sales;
And I hope they pay him well
For the work that young man does
Cause I've never seen the inside
Of a custom refrigerator
But I know he's the first and last one there

I wonder what they do all day,
And their respective works.
Suppose they give money and take money away.
Still, I'm just orbiting this town
With the post office my sun.
And I'm circling again.

And I wonder how this world would be
If I was never here to drive this bus around from Ashbury to Main.
Suppose this town would be the same
But with one bus' less exhaust.
But that bank and retail stores,
They just wouldn't be the same.

But what can I see from the limited confines of my bus driving seat?
Only me.

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Center Aisle Lyrics

Thank God I'm back in my car, and drivin' home, and drivin' home.
'Cause the air was thin and so cold back in there.
It was my first time, won't be my last time
And the questions rise, expectations fall in light of it all.

There aren't words to say; words aren't remembered, but presence is.
A good friend once told me, and he was there, he was there.
But she wasn't there. And it's not fair, and it's not fair.

What crimes have you committed, demanding such a penance,
That couldn't wait for five more minutes and a cry for help?
'Cause this room is so peaceful and this room is so quiet.
And I hate the silence, and I can't walk the center aisle.

Well, I've been here for over three hours,
Behind the flowers,
So beautiful and young. And so alive, and so in need of someone,
Someone to talk to them. 'Cause theirs are fragile lives.

And I think about my brother,
And how I just stood there
With my hands in my pockets and my heart in my throat.

Thank God I'm back in my car and drivin' home, and drivin' home.
But in that place I leave all my days of taking life for granted
And the words I wrote for her and my best friend crying,
And a young girls lying on all out hearts.

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Close Of Autumn Lyrics

When I'm cold and alone all I want is my freedom
And a sudden gust of gravity
I stop wailing and kicking
Just to let this water cover me, cover me

Only if I rest my arms, rest my mind
You'll overcome me and swell up around me
With my fighting so vain, with my vanity so fought
I'm rolling over

'Cause in just the same way
That the stream becomes swollen
Swollen with cold up over the ground
When my heart draws close to the close of autumn
Your love, your love abounds

All the time I'm thinking
Wondering how would it be
To breathe in deep
I guess I need to be careful when I ask for a drink
(Just might get what I ask for)

And I know just what You'd say to me
That's why I don't ask You
What would I ask You?
I'm like a bullheaded boy these days
Crying my toy's gone. . .
You're shiny and new

Guess I'll drop my anger here
Before I float away
And the chains around me
An awful lot of talking
I don't leave You much to say
You didn't ever leave me

And my greatest fear
Was You'd leave me here
A long time back my feet
Could touch the bottom

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Coming Home Lyrics

You say you want a living sacrifice
Well I am a burnt offering
Crawling off the altar and
Back in to the fire

And with my smoke-filled lungs
I cry out for freedom
While locking and chaining myself
To my rotting desires

And I hate the stench,
But I swallow the key
And with it stuck in my throat
Can you hear me, can you hear me

I'm coming home, I'm coming home
I'm coming home, I'm coming home,
But I'm still a long way off

I am shelled-shocked, and I have walked
Through the trenches full of tears
With the mortars of memory
Exploding in my burning ears

You stripped the trees of Lebanon
And now you're stripping me
Of the bark of false morality
And the bite of selfish greed
Can you hear me?

Will you run ot me?
Will you come to me?
Will you meet me, will you greet me
Will you drag me home 'cause I'm still a long way off

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Hope To Carry On Lyrics

I can see Jesus hanging on the cross
I can see Jesus hanging on the cross
I can see Jesus hanging on the cross
He came looking for the lost

And love has come
Love has come
Love has come
And it's giving me hope to carry on

I can hear Jesus saying "Father forgive"
I can hear Jesus saying "Father forgive"
I can hear Jesus saying "Father forgive"
What a thing He did


I can see love
Love is all I want to see
Love can make a beggar rich and set a prisoner free
I know it can do it for you
And God knows it did it for me

I can see love
Love is all I want to show you love
Love's the only way to go
Love is all a man might need to know
Yes, I know

You know Peter put away his sword
I can see Peter puttin' away his sword
I can see Peter puttin' away his sword
He won't fight no more


I gotta carry on

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I Just Don't Want Coffee Lyrics

Though I am small I've seen things far beyond these city walls
The land is flat and it rolls for miles
I don't know much I know I've many places yet to see
I know I've been here for a while

Wouldn't you know just when I thought I had this figured out
I'm back at my first day at school
Trying not to think too loud I raise my hand to scratch my head
No ideas of what to do

'Cause something's changed today
And what it is I just can't say
And if I don't seem ok, well I'm ok

So sue me, sue me, if I just don't want coffee tonight

I've got this friend who's been around the world a time or two
He keeps maps on all his walls
I've never been to France, I've heard it's nice this time of year
Except I don't speak French at all

I wonder,would it be as hard
To have never seen you
As to keep you from my sight?
And though I've talked about you to my friend a million times
I first saw you tonight

I still hear you telling me what a big mistake I've made
Funny that's what I've been telling you
I can lead a horse to water
You can even make him drink
But you can't change his point of view

Tonight as I was driving home I passed a coffee shop
And I glanced through the window there
It was just like the one where you work where I met you.
I didn't stop, I wouldn't dare -

Cause something's changed today
Your way is not my way
Today's another day and I'm okay

I think I need some rest
Rest my head, arrest my head

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Lead Of Love Lyrics

Looking back at the road so far
The journey's left its share of scars
Mostly from leaving the narrow and straight

Looking back it is clear to me
That a man is more than the sum of his deeds
And how You've made good of this mess I've made
Is a profound mystery

Looking back You know You had to bring me through
All that I was so afraid of
Though I questioned the sky, now I see why
Had to walk the rocks to see the mountain view
Looking back I see the lead of love

Looking back I can finally see (I'd rather have wisdom)
How failures bring humility (than be)
Brings me to my knees (a comfortable fool)
Helps me see my need for Thee

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Not Enough Lyrics

I mount up with waxen wings,
High to reach the sun.
And I am no further than,
Than when I first begun.

So I build a mount of Athos
To shape your form against the sky;
With my home in your hands
To show all the people why,
To show all the people why.

Everything I do,
It's not enough for you.
Everything I do,
It's not enough, it's not enough for you.

In the garden of my pride,
The lamented lime tree.
Too stupid to cry for rain;
Fruitless and choked out by weeds.

So I write a book of life,
Using the best words I can find.
For some struggler to snuggle up
When the world becomes unkind.
When the world becomes unkind.

I find direction in east-bound clouds,
And long for what they have.
But when I step into its midst,
Its substance I cannot grasp.
So I paint a portrait of you
As if you had human disguise;
With oil and canvas to be clay,
To open up their eyes,
Like you opened up my eyes.

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Not The Land Lyrics

So many miles behind
Still I drive with the pedal down
I was off the map hours back
It's beneath the seat, I think
It's with two pennies and a match
And something else, I can't remember
But in the time that it would take to fish it out
I'll be another mile gone

And I feel so wrong
Trying to feel right
In light of all the things I've passed
You'd think that I'd have learned

This is not the land was promised me
Even as far as my eyes can see
I'm so wound up, Lord, I can't even breathe
And I don't want words
I just want some peace
Some peace, some peace

It seems I've misplaced my faith
'Cause it's 11:12, nothing's changed
Well, nothing except the channel I'm afraid
And the number there
No, it's the same
Oh, this must be the Savior of the month
And what I must have
Where's the night gone?
'Cause I'm so tired and out of shape
You've gotta get me up
But I can't get up today

'Cause it's been so long
Since I've felt right
All the rote, rehearsal, proof
You'd think that I'd have learned

Break me, break me, break me

This is not the land was promised me
Gotta get out of bed, get something to read
And I gotta feed my brother, not my eyes
If not, then I'll be all I despise

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Standing Up For Nothing Lyrics

Well, I can't stop staring at myself;
My face reflected in this empty plate.
I can't decide if it's the devil
Or if it's just something I ate.
'Cause he's been down there all morning.
He's patiently waiting at my gate.
He's throwing rocks at my window.
Hey won't you come on out and play with me?

But everyday when I get up
I see folks trading in their crowns
For all these paper or plastic lives;
An opiate for the masses hounds.
And pride, like a vestige of lives lost.
It's the stench of the old folks coming 'round.
Now with the news I heard today,
I can't tell if this world is lost or found.

You go; I'll be waiting here.
And I'm awake, I cannot sleep.
So I'll sit upon this rock is you.
I ain't standing up for nothing.

Well, I've never seen my congressman,
But I can't deny that he exists.
'Cause I've seen his legislation pass;
I've seen his name on the ballot list.
Same, I can't deny this fallen world.
Though not my home it's where I live.
How can I preserve and light the way
For a world that I can't admit I'm in?

'Cause I know who I say You are,
But these crows can't be made to stop.
So I'll sit denying by this fire
I ain't standing up for nothing

Lack of interest leads to,
Lack of knowledge leads to,
Lack of perspective leads to,
Lack of communication leads to,
Lack of understanding leads to,
Lack of concern leads to,
This complacency denotes,
This approval denies
The truth.

But I can't stop staring at myself;
It's my face reflected in this empty plate.
And I know that it's the devil.

So You lead; and I'll be close behind.
So You speak and I'll hang on Your words.
You've got to lift me from this hardened tree,
'Cause I ain't standing up for nothing.

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Stupid Kid Lyrics

I think this place is swell,
There's much familiar here.
I get my laundry done
And I get home-cooked meals.
And when I'm feeling tired,
I can turn off all the lights,
Ignore the knocking on the door,
Pretend I'm not alive.

But, Daddy, it's Saturday,
And I don't want to go outside
And mow the grass today.
So, would you love me just as much
If I was just your stupid kid
So, would you love me just as much
If I was just your stupid kid

They tell me that I'm bright
Sometimes I think they're right
But I guess I'll never know
'Cause I won't go outside
Some days it's just so hot
And others it's so cold
Too much exposure to the sun
Would just make me look old

Well, isn't this Saturday?
It sure feels like Saturday.
So, wake me Saturday.
Daddy, it's Saturday.

And my mind wanders off
To things I've never seen,
Are these walls higher than the cost of opportunity?
I'm too big for my bed,
And I've outgrown my shoes.
But my fear of leaving
Is the one thing I just can't lose.

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This World Lyrics

There's tarnish on the golden rule
And I wanna jump from this ship of fools
Show me a place where hope is young
And a people who are not afraid to love

This world has nothing for me and this world has everything
All that I could wanted and nothing that I need

This world is making me drunk on the spirit of fear.
So when you say who will go, I am nowhere near.

'Cuz this world has nothing for me and this world has everything
All that I could wanted and nothing that I need

But the least of these look like criminals to me
So I leave Christ on the street

This world has held my hand and has led me into intolerance
So now I'm breaking up, now I'm waking up
I'm making up for lost time

This world has nothing for me and this world has everything
All that I could want and nothing that I need (2x)

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