Posts Tagged ‘lyrics’

The Reluctant Pilgrim…

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

through life’s myriad trials, tests, and triumphs, we arrive in a greater state than could have been before.

reluctantly, we achieve, expand and experience the new, the unexpected, and the revealed.

through pain, we are pushed through limitations.

through pain, we realize the release.

through struggle, we remember to let go.

the reluctant pilgrim discovers, in the end, his entire journey was a spiritual one…

awake again
to face the day
the same old way
and you wonder what
will change… if anything

the road is hard
it feels so long
like it’s all wrong
and you dream of what
will be… if anything

take one step
then take another
turn one page
then turn another…

it begins with a single thought
it continues… connecting all the dots
life reveals to you
an uncommon truth
for the reluctant pilgrim
the journey’s just begun…

love your life,
tb


Soul Survivor

Monday, September 7th, 2009

“Soul Survivor” is a song I released as a single, and is also featured on the Strange Daze EP. It features the backing vocals of Gypsy Butterfly.

In the late autumn of 2002, a friend approached me that worked in an office close the studio I was creating in at the time. She stopped me and asked: “You write songs, right?” I smiled and said “Yes”.

She went on to explain how she’d been hearing so many songs on the radio about losing someone. But nothing was helping her, as she’d lost her son in a car accident the year previous “just like that, with no warning”.

She asked, with watery eyes, if I could write her a song about someone like that; someone who’d lost somebody close, like a family member, suddenly.

“Soul Survivor” was the result. It “came to me” one day shortly thereafter while I was driving to town. By the time I’d returned to the studio, I – with an abundance of goosebumps – had the complete thing written and composed in my head. So, it was needing a channel, or an outlet.

I gave her the recording, with a warning to not listen to it while driving. She seemed to find it quite helpful, as the next time I saw her, she was noticeably lighter, and happier.

That kinda stuff makes me feel good about what I do.

Soul Survivor
By Trance Blackman

I was given no warning
I was given no chance
To say… good-bye.
And now all that remains, is the question: Why?

I awake in the morning
See your picture on the wall
It makes… me cry
But I know with some time, that I will get by

BRIDGE
Only want to hold you once more
To tell you “I Love You”
Only want to see into your perfect eyes again…

CHORUS
‘Cause I am your soul survivor
You will never be too far from me
I am your soul survivor
Your memory will live on inside of me… always

So what awaits me tomorrow?
Should I go on with my life?
I’ll live for you…
Sometimes I hear your name, how I do miss you…

Now I laugh and I can sing
There is love still in my heart
And it makes me cry…
But I know you are safe, no regrets, no lie

BRIDGE
CHORUS

©2002 Nothing So Right Music


Wander: Sensations

Monday, September 7th, 2009

“Sensations” is the 12th track from the original Wander album. The “Hip Deep Remix” is featured on the Wander… Another Path album.

This song is an emotional one about facing the challenges of a relationship. It speaks to the moment when something changes, whether it’s a feeling or a knowing, when there may be no way to fix a problem, or reason to continue the journey together. It’s that feeling that arises at the crossroads and junctions as we trip and fall through making sense of ourselves.

Sometimes, it just wasn’t meant to be. These are the sensations we all deal with…

Sensations
by Trance Blackman

A sudden change appears
Feeling so many fears
Letting emotions flow
Does everybody know

Remember the sacred days
Those you and I spent away
Careless like winds and time
Now I know you are mine

A sensation arises within you
It’s there deep in your eyes to consume you
A sensation arises around you
Chase you every direction you run to

And now what seems to be
Is you’re in love with me
So call it destiny
So call it make believe

A sensation arises within you
It’s there deep in your eyes to consume you
A sensation arises around you
Chase you every direction you run to

Piano Solo

A sudden change appears
Feeling so many fears
Letting emotions flow
Doesn’t everybody know

A sensation arises within you
It’s there deep in your eyes to consume you
A sensation arises around you
Chase you every direction you run to

(2x)

©2002 Nothing So Right Music