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The Calling Will Hear (Fire Was Once A Phoenix)

from Ocean Oddity Bonus Tracks by Tom Harter

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Don’t forget to pack dear
You don’t need the heart now
We reside here, my love
All the time you need now is living here
Death and darkness are gone
Only light and water becomes holy

Breath is breathing someone
Home is where the heart bleeds
Open and free to rise
Up above the pieces of broken souls
Like a needle
Gleaming for some love, for THIS love to take, take me

Now somewhere below here
You will hear the calling
Of a songbird singing
I’m the one you want now to hold your love
And believe me, you’ll sigh
Will you come, will you come to hold me now

Pasts which haunt you are a
Closet full of ashes
Burned in sunlight and fears
Of the dark, of sad tears, and of the wind
Blowing hot ash in eyes
Seeing truth, seeing love, and becoming

Poems of a lost time
Seem to write themselves here
Hear the mermaids touch down
In the sand are her words of wisdom wheels
Spin them ‘round now; bet red
You can’t lose, it’s your time, it’s eternal

Fire was once a phoenix
Always rising higher
To shine above the skin
Of the Earth, of the sky, of everything
I once believed my words
They will last, they will shine, no they will not

Fall into my arms now
Here is where you’ll find it
Burning so bright, so fine
We alight, we’re just like the fire of Rome
Nothing to leave; just stay
This is time
This is love
The calling will hear


from Ocean Oddity Bonus Tracks, released June 10, 2019


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Guitarist, singer, songwriter.

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