The Tides Are Turning

by Blue Dreams

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The Tides are Turning
Music by Peter Mortensen
Lyrics/Vocals by T.J. Phoenix

While I have
the strength to stand
on my own
let the tide carry me
where it will
I’ve lost
all per-conceived notions
that anything’s
gonna turn out right
so I drift beneath the skies
I’m numb in the cold water
waiting for tomorrow
to come again…
so, so,
let the waves carry me
carry me
because I have
no place to call my home
and I don’t need to rest
been sleeping
oh I’ve been sleeping
far too long
coming back
coming back
from the crash
a long time ago
I’m just
trying to find my way
as everything inside of me
calls out to know
what the reasons are
what the reasons are
I’m searching for
wild, fast and free…
carrying me away
carrying me away
in this sea
of other peoples needs…

and I can’t
see me from a distance
only inside
only inside
only a drift
on these tides
and I’m trying
you know I’m trying
to find my way
to find my way
across these shores
once more…


released August 3, 2015



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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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