Afternoon crashes in
Look what it found
Morning miracle sleeps
Without a sound
Such a thing can make us forget
That shadow behind us and yet
It’s still there hanging around

Red firelight breaks up
The scented air
Jewelry box of stars for
The sky to wear
Wonder if we’re out of the woods
Or if this distraction’s as good
A moment as we can share

Time falls by so fast
Each day has gifts to give
Lose the baby with the bath
If we’re afraid to live

Season of hope in a
Climate of dread
Twenty years forecast from
Something you said
Climb into a dangerous sky
That we do matters more than why
To the ghosts inside our heads

Time falls by so fast
Each day has gifts to give
Lose the baby with the bath
If we’re afraid
(Where did this rage come from?)
What do I trade
(I’ve had enough and then some)
If I’m afraid to live?


From:  Work Around
Released:  October, 2003
"BABY WITH THE BATH"