Posts from the ‘Thom Sequoia – Song Lyrics’ Category

Lyrics to Song performed at Homestead Resort Summer Concert Series – Song: Barrels, Blossoms, & Porch Lights by Thom Sequoia

TS Homestead 2 May 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting wheels doin’ 60, onto South 84
Got my back to Boston, where my mother was born,
Must have hit every town, from Holyoke to the Cohasset shore.

Then it’s on to Philly, and another go round,
And the lines keep on coming, but I can’t stop the sound,
Of a six string guitar, and these songs that are running thru my veins.

And some lucky hearts, have learned to settle down,
Mine keeps trying to fly, though I’m tied to the ground,
and the road is like a pirate, that waylays your sails on down.

The shipyards they toil, and the skyscrapers rise,
And the years go in circles, ‘neath these travelers eyes,
And my heart’s getting harder, but sometimes I cry.

And then I remember the trees on that road,
and barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me I’m home
Oh and then I remember, that old rocking chair,
and barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me I’m there

Heading westbound on 90, there’s a fire on the plains,
Dakota sunset, ‘cross the badlands is fading,
Then it’s on to Seattle, Portland, and down to Santa Cruz.

In the desert the wind, thru the Joshua tree blows,
And the Riley bird sings, and the Sullyberries grow,
And off in the Holy land, the Jordan river flows,

And this voice must have sung, every song unreconciled,
And these fingers tried to dance, every fingerstyle,
And the chords strike the heartlands and go on, for miles and miles,
and miles and miles.

The shipyards they toil, and the skyscrapers rise,
And the years go in circles, ‘neath these travelers eyes,
And my heart’s getting harder, but sometimes I cry. 

And then I remember the trees on that road,
and barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me I’m home
And the fog on the beaches, lights on the shore
And barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me there’s more.

Barrels and blossoms and porch lights, barrels and blossoms and porch lights
Barrels and blossoms and porch lights, bring me back home

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New Video: Thom Sequoia – Barrels, Blossoms, & Porch Lights – Live at The Homestead Resort with Pat Arp on lead guitar

It was a beautiful drive, and a beautiful memorial weekend Saturday, May 29, 2010.

I was able to spend some time over the weekend with family, in majestic settings,
and also am grateful to Pat Arp for graciously joining me on stage with his killer leads
that perfectly complimented my songs, especially this one.

Here is the video
for my song Barrels, Blossoms, and Porch Lights.

Below the video I have also posted
the lyrics for those of you who like reading the what what.

BARRELS, BLOSSOMS, & PORCH LIGHTS

Settin wheels doin 60, onto south 84
Got my back to boston, where my mother was born,
Must have hit every town form Holyoke to the Cohasset shore.

Then it’s on to Philly, and another go round,
And the lines keep on coming, but I can’t stop the sound,
Of a six string guitar, and these songs that are running thru my veins.

And some lucky hearts, have learned to settle down,
Mine keeps trying to fly, though I’m tied to the ground,
and the road is like a pirate that waylays your sails on down.

The shipyards they toil, and the skyscrapers rise,
And the years go in circles, ‘neath these travelers eyes,
And my hearts getting harder, but sometimes I cry.

And then I remember the trees on that road,
And barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights, tell me I’m home.
Oh and then I remember that old rocking chair,
And barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights, tell me I’m there

Heading westbound on 90, there’s a fire on the plains,
Dakota sunset, ‘cross the badlands is fading,
Then it’s on to Seattle, Portland, and down to Santa Cruz.

In the desert the wind, thru the Joshua tree blows,
And the Riley bird sings, and the Sullyberries grow,
And off in the Holy land, the Jordan river flows,

And this voice must have sung, every song unreconciled,
And these fingers tried to dance, every fingerstyle,
And the chords strike the heartlands and go on, for miles and miles,
and miles and miles.

The shipyards they toil, and the skyscrapers rise,
And the years go in circles, ‘neath these travelers eyes,
And my hearts getting harder, but sometimes I cry.

And then I remember the trees on that road,
And barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights, tell me I’m home.
And the fog on the beaches, lights on the shore
And barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me there’s more.

Barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights;
Barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights;
Barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights;
bring me back home

Lyrics to song: “Long Time Coming” by Thom Sequoia

LONG TIME COMING

It’s been a long time coming
like asphalt on a concrete road
you’ve been asking, should we walk, or start running
just to carry, this load.

Is it hell, or highwater,
do we bend, or did we just break,
what is time, when you can’t even slow it,
is it truth, or love that we make

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

and I’ve been waiting on the high ground,
for these waters to recede,
damn the floodgates, damn the levies of these sages,
the warning voices, we did not heed,

So is this folly now, or wisdom hard earned,
and just who is it, makes the better sense,
when the enemy, turns out to be ourselves
and we are still, sitting on the fence

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

Is it hell, or highwater,
do we bend, or did we just break,
what is time, when you can’t even slow it,
is it truth, or love that we make

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

Lyrics & Music By Thom Sequoia

It’s been a long time coming
like asphalt on a concrete road
you’ve been asking, should we walk, or start running
just to carry, this load.

Is it hell, or highwater,
do we bend, or did we just break,
what is time, when you can’t even slow it,
is it truth, or love that we make

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

and I’ve been waiting on the high ground,
for these waters to recede,
damn the floodgates, damn the levies of these sages,
the warning voices, we did not heed,

So is this folly now, or wisdom hard earned,
and just who is it, makes the better sense,
when the enemy, turns out to be ourselves
and we are still, sitting on the fence

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

Is it hell, or highwater,
do we bend, or did we just break,
what is time, when you can’t even slow it,
is it truth, or love that we make

It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long hard road
It’s been a long time coming
when it’s life, that we bought & sold.
It’s been a long time coming, been a long time,
long time coming

SPRING THAT COMES – A thought poem by Thom Sequoia

Spring That Comes

Haven’t written poetry in years. But tonight I felt like it. Here it is, off the cuff, written in the last 45 minutes, hot off the proverbial press!

SPRING THAT COMES

I feel the Spring coming.
Repeat of each journey around this elipse we cling.
Have we been here before, hanging in space –
This precise horizon, aligned again with Father
Sun and Mother Earth?

Aging things learn aging.
But there are new things that were not
here last time around this canting wheel.
River of Souls, come see such traffic jams
of the millions who leave and the earth
children who’ve just arrived!

Look!  Yellowed pages, poems
and songs I once knew.
Muse who came through this faltering mind,
I am glad at least of one thing I have learned –
to open the door and let you through.

Point to God, I dare you. Only leave your lofty finger
alight for an hour and a day. This way you cannot
be faulted for the full circumference of such universal tasks.
Earthly spin. Heaven Design. Emote what comes.

I still remember to look down and watch the lilies bloom,
the worried ant along his trail, the cicada song,
the human tear, and warming smile not at all
juxtaposed to how or why.

For this,
Find the ones you love and drop a gentle
kiss upon their brow,
a word of love mixed upon these
event horizons.

Come Spring. Green my vision again.
And I will smell as never before, until
we come around anew.

2009 – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (or is that the beautifully challenged?)

In some ways 2009 was a great year for me, and other ways it wasn’t quite what I hoped for.

But watch out 2010, cause here I come! So many great projects coming this year, here’s 2009’s best for Thom Sequoia, and 2010’s plan to rule the world…..o.k., maybe just rule the little space here surrounding me….yuk, yuk.

2009 Great Stuff:
*  First and foremost, my wife and 4 sons are healthy with no major ailments, and through the good and the bad we are surviving! Love you Kim, Jordan, Joshua, Riley, and Sully!

*  Though my parents are both passed on, I hope they are smiling on a cushy celestial cloud. And by the way, while your up there, if you happen to run into the Almighty there’s a few things here on planet Earth I sure wish he’d fix, like…..oh, sorry, that’s for a different sort of blog all together!

*  God bless my brother and sisters, Susan, Robert, Kathie, Cheryl – love ya. It was great Read more…

Thom Sequoia new demo acoustic video – New song “Quotients Of Fate”

O.K. TS music fans everywhere: I’ve posted a Youtube video of a very raw acoustic peformance in my home studio of the first single that will be released on the upcoming CD “Ocean Blue”.

The song is “Quotients Of Fate”. Please give it a whirl, and if you like it, share it with a friend. If you’re feeling generous, grab the embed code off of youtube, and post it on your facebook or MySpace page, and share it with your friends list.

Or maybe send out an email to your email list, and paste the url off of youtube (upper right corner – just copy and paste) – or better yet, here it is right here….

This is a full song acoustic demo. I am hoping to finish the actual studio recording of this song this month, and am working on an official video release of the song. (i.e. – much higher quality – not just an acoustic play through)

Next up, I will be posting 2 more video’s, a Thom Sequoia Sneak Peek Parts 1 & 2, over the next week or two. Each of these will be a 10 minute long video, featuring acoustic demo’s of 5-6 song snippets that will appear on the CD’s “Ocean Blue”, and “Chasing Arizona”.

I would love for you to help me spread the music, and reach a bigger audience by word of mouth.

Thanks to all those friends and fans who have supported my live concerts, and music over the years.

Time Out Of Mind

The last 2 weeks I have written or started 5 new songs. Didn’t do it on purpose – just doing the sit down, play around with alternate tunings, and flow of creativity kind of thing.

Here’s the lyrics to a new song I wrote in the last few days. It’s kind of a Pop Rockish power ballad. This is after the first edit. Will probably do a 2nd edit to tighten up the assonance and lyrical meter – as some consonants and vowels seem in sync, but when sung don’t always flow as good as they might, etc.

Time Out Of Mind

Like a secret Joan of Arc
pulling daggers from the start
skipped the head went to the heart
catching souls on fire

If I was Michael Angelo
painting Sistines in my show
the anatomy of how this goes
would leave the crowd awe …

inspired , desired, tired
of taking no for
an answer, romancer, chancer,
the muse is here
upon you
don’t let it pawn you

When the world is running out of time
and everyone is stumbling half blind
someday you’ll wake up and you’ll find
this love was, time out of mind

If you’re still seeking for a sign
the answer to the grand design,
someday you’ll wake up and you’ll find
this love was, time out of mind

time out of mind

Cosmic light across the room,
a billion years that came too soon,
and like them I would crash into,
you to find my future

But now the futures looking bright
Because I am here with you tonight
And I’ll put up a good fight,
just to tell you that I feel…

inspired , desired, tired
of taking no for
an answer, romancer, chancer,
the muse is here
upon you
don’t let it pawn you

When the world is running out of time
and everyone is stumbling half blind
someday you’ll wake up and you’ll find
this love was, time out of mind

If you’re still seeking for a sign
the answer to the grand design,
someday you’ll wake up and you’ll find
this love was, time out of mind
time out of mind