Rest Awhile

by Blue Dreams

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Music by Dave Joanes
Lyrics/Vocals by T.J. Phoenix
Copyright 2015 all rights reserved.


Rest Awhile
Music by Dave Joanes
Lyrics/Vocals by T.J. Phoenix

Rest awhile
that’s what he
says to me
I should rest awhile
and maybe then
things will be
stronger than
they were before
it’s only a flesh wound
after all….

all I need
is to
rest awhile
in between the storms
going on
since I was born
quite awhile
I must confess
but still
I know
at the end of the day
I’ll still go on
I’ll still
find a way
like the Phoenix
after the fall…
looking for a reason
looking for my way

I could tell you stories
but only words
and words
keep getting in my
getting in my way
I understand
your sentiment is clear
still it’s lonely
out here
beneath this ageless sky
as all of the world
comes rushing by
my window sill
I reach for the words
to explain
but it’s still
the longest
of days
I should
take your sound advice
just roll over
and turn off
the lights
all the busy pace
the wild human race
I never understood
not for a moment
I wish I could
I wish I could
open up a vein
and maybe
you would see
but oh no
we just closed up those wounds
so I should
let them heal awhile
in the light
of this reflection
I must confess
you know
I’ve tried
rest awhile
and somehow
dry my tears away
this time.


released July 27, 2015
For David.



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Blue Dreams Portland, Oregon

T.J. Phoenix is a lyricist,composer,vocalist,multi-instrumentalist who is also one of the senior engineers on all her studio projects. Her main collaborators include: Peter Mortensen, Cait Collins, John MacDonald, David Joanes, Exile Pots, Adam Parker, Bruce Beerman, and an occasional cast of many other fine composers... She writes what she lives. ... more

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