by Terrain

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Walking a silk road A sojourn not a life abode Ways are strange here I think I kind of like it, though Cannot choose the blood that runs through us 'Cause it's bestowed I was born a Venetian I'll always hold a piece of them I may not return there But still I've made my peace with them I can't deny the urge to search the way to peace within This ain't my home I don't belong This land where I roam Is just for a song A family name and debt Attracted to the hard to get Hard to get off it Like a Khan's throne when the star has set Legends born from paths long worn I'll write and not forget I look to the east then Sons are said to rise again I will rise when I've become the dragon Ancient seed, but still it feeds the hunger within Wonder what happened to the caravan Left wondering if there's a plan Left wandering a barren land Looks a lot like where it began But it's not the same...I'm not the same I lost the flame when I got contained Unlike Noah, I was caught in the rain No ark for my heart, a lot of pain Ground is cold on the sole of my feet Look back to behold my soul's defeat Not a man to forget...but I can handle regret Hand on my chest, I feel the same old beat Same old heat beginning to rise Same old grief beginning demise New leaf turned, learning the skies The journey's the prize
DON'T NEED 04:45
She say she don't need a man She knows she's strong and she can stand But you can see it in her eye, she wanna meet a man Who understands how to show her why she needs a man She's a field of wild flowers Footprints in and out Trampled life still grows beside Seeds of doubt She's a sea full of wonders Flowing where it wills Covering forever Every ship it kills She's a sky so alive Clouds come and go After storm, there's colour By night, the moon glows She's a forest full of tall trees Her shade, a place of rest But set that girl on fire She'll burn 'til you regret She's a child of revolution She answers to the spirits A daughter of dysfunction Perpetuity, she fears it She's a lover of control A ship goes wherever she steers it Leader of the boys choir They sing, she writes the lyrics She say she don't need a man She settles for a weaker man But you can see it in her eye, she wanna meet a man Who understands how to show her why she needs a man I can see your power I can feel your light You rule well your life But let me rule tonight I've been seeking solace You've been chasing dreams No way this room can hold us This place ain't fit for queens Let me take you to my castle Where the royal gown is off We can just let us be us We can take the crowns off Let me be your place of safety Not 'cause you can't protect But 'cause you shouldn't need to In the arms of respect
The best things seem to come when you're not looking Sometimes the gold is in the stream you didn't look in And the path for you is too obvious to see 'Cause you're too used to crooked Your head is in the book (and) You wrote it with your own fears It's safer to be alone here The moment you start trusting is the moment you're disgusted It's easiest to cover up your own ears But ignorance won't fill your up And numbness is worse, bottoms up They say to learn to love yourself before you love another But maybe loving others is the path to self discover Aftermath where you recover what you lost in your last fall Wondering if that's all Til someone comes near and reminds you The best is right here, not behind you She's just so real Defenses are coming down Time can heal There's rubble on the ground It's a soul connection Something you can't deny A mutual respecting It's that 'something' you can't define I needed a mirror I was getting to rigid She's the one who came near So we wouldn't miss it She was alone, I was alone We kept warm Lit up the phone, heated my home Til hearts were torn Too many roots for goodbyes Our plan was the truth in the lies Lies to ourselves to diminish What was growing may never be finished
So fond of the motion Even if it's downward If there's a high Count me in for the ride No wrong emotions When you haven't found words The body won't lie But the truth tends to hide Shifting sands Lifted hands Leave whats behind, behind That old cycle My soul disciple Open those eyes to the signs They everywhere like... Everywhere like... Some kind of addiction Nothing new at all Been running my whole life It blurs the insight This living fiction Just feeds the withdrawal But between the lines Discern the times Not always open eyes, sometimes it's just an open heart Those dark nights of the soul bringing starlight to behold Cutting through your lies to show you where you really are Set direction; make correction; pay attention to the...
Time is gone, gone, gone Why you gotta linger so long Life moves on, on, on Why's the right thing still wrong (Denial...Survival) I knew I had one left to write about you Right about now there's a cloud I knew was alright to write through Fight through my instinct to spite you Grounded as I rise like kites do I'm a human with an ego But the words that I'm saying say more about me, though This feels like an after buzzer free throw In a game nobody came to see, no If winning is control, we all lose when the wind blows The wind blew, and you flew, 'cause your wings know That was after you were free, though Not mine, not his, only we know You landed when you fell day after day You came to call, I wanted you to stay I wanted to get real, you wanted to play I wouldn't face it when you'd pull away You wouldn't face me when you said it's over Hard to gain closure when you wouldn't go there So we left it nowhere Suspended, pretending like we don't care Trying to kill it by staying quiet When souls are knotted, space and time untie it Wish upon a star then deny it When you sell it short, I can't buy it I still checked your feed, while you're saying you're not checking mine That never cashed, my memory bank needs a check signed Cover up like the scarf around your neck line And like those that we kept blind Step behind a wall, but there's cracks there Open windows, never doors when you need air To be fair, it's alright to be scared Another reason I was wishing I could be there Wanted to be there, but he's there It's harder to look than it is to close the book Every time you win, you lose again But it's gonna be alright...maybe in the next life (short love, goodbye...)
FEEL IT 04:23
I've never been the one to Let emotions have a run through Never been one who Reaches out, but I've begun to I'm learning to live with the burning I can sit with these feelings Open it up and just let it hurt I could drown it tonight I could turn off the light But I've discovered the sun can bring healing If I can just feel it first Feel it I've gotta feel it Feel it Don't wanna feel it If loving is like the waves You can find me in the underwater caves There's a comfort in a dark place Just me and the wounds No sun, no moon, no stars, no days My world's spinning slow with my hands raised Night winning, motivation is my heart's slave White flags fill the pillow where my mind rests Can't find rest trying to digest The confusion of loss What we choose has a cost A bruise and a knot Ain't losing a lot But what if they're refusing to stop Are they a muse or cues in the plot Pointing me to deeper truths Like the truth that I'm not the man that I thought If I am, I forgot That it's better to have loved and lost than not To have loved at all Better to try and fall Than to deny the room to be human But just how do I get through then When I always get consumed in The highs and lows The ecstasy and woes Of seeing someone and them seeing me, oh Then the ache of seeing them go, oh Nothing better, nothing worse It's a blessing and a curse when it hurts But here I go again, yo Let the rhythms teach me Patterns trying to reach me Let my life speak free Let me be
Who said that you've gotta sing their song... Who said you conform to belong... Who said your soul's compass is wrong... Well, what do you say? Who said that it's weak to fall apart... Who said you gotta cover your scars... Who said the sleeve ain't a place for your heart... Well, what do you say? Be you Live your truth When was it that you first began to doubt... When was it that your heart first bled out... What was it that you wish you'd gone without... Well, what about now? When are you gonna finally win... What if you're gonna fall once again... How will you ever be sure of the end... Well, what about now? Be here Free of fear


released June 8, 2018

Written, Produced and Mixed by David Johnston
Mastered by Trevor Case / Case Mastering


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Terrain Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Single father. Business owner. Producer. Songwriter. Recording artist. Terrain wears many hats, and aims to wear them well. It can be difficult to nail down his style, as he clings to none. Urban sounds, past and present, have inspired him musically, but a good folk song is often his go to as a listener. His songs are personal, with an underlying spiritual depth. His journey inspires the music. ... more

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