Plains of Remembrance - from "The Journey Into"

i. ONTO THE PLAINS

My heart is bleeding
through the water from my eyes
I step onto the plains
away from bleakness
and starless city skies
will the dust enter my veins?

Memories come fading back
as the darkness casts his shadow
I feel something in the air
chances fading quickly
this time I thought you might know
I'm bleeding and just don't care

Can I remember and stay
hope I remember today
it's not easy
can I surrender the day
forget what you say
can you help me at all?

The mountains are fading
as I start to run
sunshine is changing
and life is no fun
seconds are fading
as quick as the sun
moonlight is changing
and I've come undone

ii. CHANGE BEGINNING

We tried to fabricate our dreams
although they're fading away
can't start to make a change
we'll try again some other day
open eyes and broken homes
won't lead us through this pain
we've come so far without a chance
let's press on through the pouring rain
head up, heart down
we walk across the broken ground
of the plains

What's done is done
better keep on moving
before our time has come
no place to run
with change beginning
to shape what we become

Time is fleeting as we're meeting
halfway through the plains
pressures beating while you're cheating
one more day from death

Vision, pretender
of dreams and life reborn
system, defender
your chance at change unworn

I feel change beginning

Never fear the end is near
for you it's been too long
all those years of bleeding tears
have left you so alone

Waken, remember
all that you have learned
shaken, surrender
to the trust that you have earned

Head up, heart down
we walk across the broken ground
of the plains

What's done is done
better keep on moving
before our time has come
no place to run
with change beginning
to shape what we become

iii. FOR YOU

Reaching out for something
as I cross the running water
calling out for that someone
I don't know who until I've found her

Breaking up the picture
that I'm seeing in the distance
my life's becoming clearer
with time and your persistence

The mountains are fading
as I start to run
sunshine is changing
and life is no fun
seconds are fading
as quick as the sun
moonlight is changing
and I've come undone for you