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I AM, I WILL

I AM, I WILL

WRITTEN BY JEFF R HILTON

2019

I AM THE DREAMER
I AM THE DREAM
I AM THE NIGHTMARE
I AM THE SCREAM 

I'M THE OCEAN
I'M THE SAND
I AM THE SEEKER
I AM THE SOUGHT
I RUN, I STOP

PART OF EVERYTHING
I'VE SEEN
A LITTLE BIT OF BLUE
A LITTLE GREEN

I'M THE RAVEN
I'M THE DOVE
WHO SAYS I'M NOT
THE EAGLE 
THAT SOARS ABOVE

I'M DOWN IN THE CIRCLE 
I'M UP IN THE SQUARE
DOWN BY THE RIVER
YOU'LL FIND ME THERE

I'M ME, I'M YOU
I SEE A MIRROR
I LOOK
 STRAIGHT THROUGH
I'M SO HOT
I'M SO COOL
A LITTLE SERIOUS
A LITTLE BIT
OF A FOOL

I'M SUNSHINE
IN BLUE SKIES
I'M RAIN UNTIL IT DRIES
I AM EARTH, I'M SKY
NOTHING GETS BY
THAT I CAN'T
PASS UP OR HIDE

IF LOVE COMES
THEN PASSES BY
LEAVES YOU EMPTY
MAKES YOU CRY
I'M THE REASON
YOU DON'T HIDE
IN YOUR SADNESS

I AM YOUR
 HAPPY AFTER RHYME 
LOOKS LIKE
I'M RIGHT ON TIME
ITS NOT ME ITS YOU
TAKE THIS THING
TURN IT AROUND
I'LL BE THE SILENCE
WHILE YOU BUILD
I'LL BE THE SOUND

I'M THE DARK
UNTIL THE DAWN
THEN I'M LIGHT
FOR YOU TO CARRY ON
I AM YOUR LOSS
I AM YOUR GAIN

FAST OR SLOW
I'LL BE YOUR WORK
I'LL BE YOUR PLAY
THE WORDS WHEN
YOU DON'T KNOW
WHAT TO SAY

I'M THE PUSH
I'M THE SHOVE
THE LITTLE VOICE INSIDE
YOU CAN'T IGNORE
YOU CAN'T DENY
TAKE YOUR LOWS
AND MAKE THEM HIGH
 

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Velvet Steps Of Green


VELVET STEPS OF GREEN

WRITTEN BY JEFF R HILTON 
MAY 2019 


THE TREES ALL PAINTED
IN MORNING SUNLIGHT
THE BIRDS
GIVE THEMSELVES AWAY WITH SONG
LAZY WATER SHIMMERS
IN GLORIOUS LIGHT
LEAVES TWIST AND FLUTTER
IN A RESTLESS BREEZE

HERE AND FAR AS YOU CAN SEE
A DAY FIT FOR A CROWN
A DAY POINTED UP
INSTEAD OF DOWN 
DREAMY SKIES DRESSED IN BLUE
CLOUDS SCARCE AND FEW

THE SILENCE IS ROARING
CAN YOU HEAR IT TO
WHAT IS IT SAYING
WHAT ARE YOU FEELING
A MEASURE A HINT
THE DAY AS IT GLOWS
WILL HEAL BY THE SUN
PROBLEMS DISAPPEAR 
ONE BY ONE
 NOW OR NEVER
THE TIME IS RIGHT
AN OWL STIRRED TO FLIGHT
WINGS SILENTLY FROM THE TREES

SO MUCH GOT INSIDE
MY HEART, MY SOUL
MY LIFE
I NEED ROOM TO BREATHE
BIG OPEN SKIES
A PLACE I WOULDN'T LEAVE
CRYSTAL WATERS
VELVET STEPS OF GREEN
BIRDS SING THEIR MERRY SONGS
FROM THE TREES
ITS ONLY THE HEARTBEAT 
OF THE DAY YOU HEAR
WHEN THEY LEAVE 
A SILENT REFLECTION
A SNAPSHOT OF A MOMENT
CAUGHT IN TIME
IT WAS ONLY A MOMENT
BUT IT WAS YOURS AND MINE

THE SUN SLOWLY SINKING
LEAVING ITS MARK IN THE SKY
FADES IN THE BLACK LIGHT 
OF DUSK
SUDDENLY SURROUNDED BY STARS
DREAMS WITH EYES WIDE OPEN
SEE THE MOON ON THE OTHER SIDE
OF YOUR SMILE
WE GO DOWN IN CELESTIAL LIGHT
THE FRESHNESS OF THE NIGHT
SENDS US ON OUR WAY
CURIOSITY SATED 
THE SLEEP OF A THOUSAND DREAMS
A VISIT TO EVERY STAR
 

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GHOST MOON

GHOST MOON

WRITTEN BY JEFF R HILTON  2019


THE NIGHT TURNS
TOWARD THE DAWN
THE SKIES
STILL CARRY THE STARS
THE MOON YAWNS
AT THE RAYS
OF THE RISING SUN

A ROOSTER CROWS 
WAKING UP SOME
ANCIENT DREAM
SOMEWHERE
DEEP INSIDE
WHERE THOUGHTS LINGER
AND INDECISION 
FIND A PLACE
TO HIDE

BLUE SKIES FULL OF SUN
SMILE BACK AT ME
REEL ME IN 
LIKE A LINE
TURN FOR ME
UNTIL I FIND
MY WAY INSIDE
YOUR BEAUTIFUL HEART

KNEW YOU'D COME
TO FIND ME
AND AS WE TURN TO GO
THE THINGS I WANT TO SAY
GO UNSAID
BECAUSE YOU ALREADY
KNOW THEM
I FALL SILENT 
NEXT TO YOU

YOU TAKE MY HAND
YOU TAKE MY HEART
YOU DRINK MY  SOUL
NEVER FAR APART
THE MYSTIQUE PREVAILS 
WOULD YOU WEAR MY LOVE
WOULD YOU BE
THE FOREVER
BEFORE ALWAYS

SAIL THIS OCEAN
DANCING OVER
THE DARK WAVES
WHILE A GHOST MOON
CHASES THE CLOUDS
LOVE LIES LAUGHING
IN THE GRASS
ON A SUMMER AFTERNOON
MY BEST FRIEND
FROM START TO END

ALL MY DREAMS 
ALL YOU ARE
EVERYTHING
HELD TOGETHER
OUR LOVE
YOU AND I
CRASHING THROUGH
THE DARKENED WAVES
A GHOST MOON
CHASING THE CLOUDS AWAY

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BLOOD ON THE MOON

BLOOD ON THE MOON
 
WRITTEN BY JEFF R HILTON  OCTOBER 2019
 
 
WOUNDED WARRIOR
BROKEN WING
CONSCIOUS OF EVERYTHING
MOVE IN SILENCE OF NIGHT
TRAVEL LIGHT
THE HOURS BURN AWAY
RIGHT INTO THE LIGHT OF DAY
KEEP ON GOING
OR DIG IN AND STAY
 
HE LIVES EVERY DAY
LIKE IT COULD BE HIS LAST
CLOSE YOUR EYES
AND THERE'S THE PAST
HARD TO LEAVE BEHIND
YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE IT BEHIND
IN SO MANY WAYS
HE'S STILL
OUT THERE ON THE LINE
 NOSE TO THE WIND
BATTLE READY SENSES
THERE'S SOMETHING
COMING IN
 
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
FOR GOOD OF MAN
THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID
IT WAS NEVER THEM
THAT WOULD TURN UP DEAD
A LITTLE BIT OF PAY
FOR A PRICE ON YOUR HEAD
AND INTO THE FIGHT THEY WERE LEAD
 
AND JUST LIKE THAT
THE WAR MACHINE WAS FED 
BLOOD ON THE MOON
A BLACK EYE ON THE SUN
RIGHT THERE IN THE MIDDLE
A WAR THAT CAN'T BE WON
 
BACK TO THE START
ITS FALLING APART
GOING IN CIRCLES
A NOT SO MERRY-GO- ROUND
A BOY TO A  MAN
IN AS MUCH AS 
HE COULD STAND 
WITH THE END
ALWAYS THAT NEAR
LIFE BECOMES
A LITTLE MORE
 THAN IT EVER WAS

EVERY OUNCE OF ENERGY
GOES TO 
KEEP YOUR HEAD
ALL THE THINGS
NOBODY SHOULD EVER SEE
BURNED INTO MEMORY
BLOOD ON THE MOON
A BLACK EYE ON THE SUN
THERE'S A CROSS
FOR EVERY MOTHERS SON

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Beneath These Skies


BENEATH THESE SKIES

WRITTEN BY JEFF R HILTON

2020

IS THE SKY ABOVE SO LONELY
WHAT IS THERE
I CAN'T SEE
FAR BEYOND THE STARS
THE MOON, THE MYSTERIES

I SIT HERE ALL NIGHT
THE FIRELIGHT
WANTS TO CHANGE ME
TURN ME INTO SOMETHING
OLD AND NEW
WA HA WHO,WA HA WHO
WHEN I GET BACK TO YOU

WAY UP HIGH
THAT'S WHERE I 
LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND
LET IT ALL UNWIND
MAKE ME WISH I COULD STAY
BENEATH THESE SKIES
THE SUN BURST THROUGH
TO ME

NO WORRIES HERE AT ALL
WAITING FOR YOUR CALL
TO TELL ME
YOU'RE ALMOST HERE
HOW COULD WE GO WRONG
RUNNING DEEP
IT GOES FAR BEYOND
THE MOON THE STARS
THE SILENT MAGIC
OF THE NIGHT
SHIFTING WITH THE LIGHT

THERE'S NO DIVIDE
BETWEEN US
NO SINGLE WORD TO
DEFINE US
WA HA WHO GOES THERE
WA HA WHO WILL IT BE
ALL I EXPECT IS YOU

ALL YOU EVER NEED
IS ALL I'LL BE FOR YOU
ALL WE NEED RIGHT HERE
BENEATH THESE SKIES
A PARADISE FOR YOU AND I
HIGH ABOVE AND
FAR BELOW

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Nothing Short Of Broken Skies


NOTHING SHORT OF BROKEN SKIES

WRITTEN BY JEFF R HILTON
DEC. 2019


NEVER WAS THE NIGHT
JUST OUR OWN LIKE THIS
TO RAISE US UP TO BE
ALL WE'LL EVER BE TONIGHT
THE AIR OUTSIDE
SO PURE AND STILL 

NO WAY A HEART CAN
KEEP THIS MUCH
LOVE INSIDE
HOW DO YOU FEEL
WHAT ABOUT YOU
YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE
THAT CAN DO THIS
WITH ME

YOUR HAIR STEALING
THE MOONLIGHT
I WOULDN'T BREAK
YOUR SPELL
NEVER BREAK YOUR HEART
WHEN I'M WITH YOU
TOMORROW IS
ANOTHER SWEET PROMISE

LIKE THE STARS
IN THE HEAVENS 
SHINING DOWN
ALL AROUND US
I KNEW THEY'D FIND US
ALL BECAUSE OF YOU
I KNEW I DID
I DO

WANT TO HOLD YOU
UNTIL THERE'S NO MORE TIME
UNTIL THIS WORLDS
NO LONGER
YOURS OR MINE
NOTHING SHORT OF
BROKEN SKIES
COULD STOP ME
FROM GETTING TO YOU

I CAN SAY
WHAT YOU'RE THINKING 
I CAN TELL
WHEN YOU NEED ME
AND WE'RE APART
WHEN I LOOK INTO YOUR EYES
I GET LOST INSIDE
ONLY UNTIL
YOU LET MY LOVE
HOLD YOU
ALL NIGHT LONG
UNTIL THE LIGHT OF DAWN
COMES TO FIND US
IN THE SUMMER LIGHT
NEVER WAS THE NIGHT
LIKE THIS DREAM WITH YOU

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LOST IN SILENCE

LOST IN SILENCE

WRITTEN BY JEFF R HILTON

2020

LOST IN SILENCE
JUST BELOW THE DIN
THE DIFFERENCE
HARDLY NIL
THE WALL IS THIN
JUST YOU AND I
LOOKING AT THE STARS

A WARM WIND CRIES
THE SPACE BETWEEN US
FALLS AWAY
THE WORLD AROUND US
WAS GONE
AND A NEW ONE
HAS BEGUN

NO ONE THE WISER
NO ONE KNOWS
BUT YOU AND I
WE HAD TO TRY
COULDN'T LET
ALL THIS MAGIC GO
HOW COULD I HAVE KNOWN
YOU'D BE-STILL MY HEART
THEN MAKE IT RACE
TO CATCH UP WITH YOU

SO CLOSE NOW
I DON'T KNOW HOW
UNDER THE MOON
UNDER YOUR SPELL
HOLD YOU
ALL NIGHT LONG
IF YOU NEED TO
HOLD YOU TO,THE ONE PLACE 
YOU SHOULD BE
IN MY LIFE, IN MY HEART
IF THIS IS THE ONLY WAY
TO START
I'M ALREADY IN THE MIDDLE
CENTERED AROUND YOU

I'LL FIND YOU WHEN
YOU FALL ON ME
THE PALE MOON
IN YOUR EYES
WE CAN'T LOSE
TRACES OF YOUR LOVE
SEND SHIVERS UP MY SPINE
IN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WAY
THE WORLD AROUND US
WAS GONE
AND A NEW ONE
HAS BEGUN

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CROSS THE ROOM


CROSS THE ROOM

WRITTEN BY JEFF R HILTON

2019



WHERE DID THAT MOMENT GO
HOW DID IT SLIP AWAY
DID YA LOSE THAT FEELING
LET IT GET AWAY
HOW COULD IT EVER BE
I THOUGHT YOU SAID
YOU'D TALK TO ME
BUT YOU KEEP IT ALL INSIDE

WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART
WHERE IS THE LOVE
 MEANT FOR ME 
THIS LOVE OF MINE
WILL ALWAYS BE
YOU CAN SAY YOU LOVE ME
YOU CAN TELL ME
YOU CARE
BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY
IT DON'T MATTER
IF YOU'RE NOT THERE

NO ROOM FOR SADNESS
NO PLACE FOR GLOOM
IF A HUNDRED YEARS
COULD GO BY
AND YOU WERE AT MY SIDE
I'D NEVER WONDER WHY
THERE'S JUST SOMETHING
ABOUT YOU
I KNOW YOU WERE
MEANT TO BE MINE
WHERE IS THAT MOMENT
DON'T LEAVE IT BEHIND
COME ON DARLING
CROSS THE ROOM
LET ME HOLD YOU
SMELL YOUR SWEET PERFUME
DRIFT AWAY
INTO YOUR WORLD

I KNOW WHAT
I'VE BEEN MISSING
GET BACK TO YOUR HEART
AND LISTEN
ITS HARD TO SAY
TURN AROUND THE OTHER WAY
BUT THAT'S WHAT I NEED TO DO
FIND THIS MOMENT AGAIN
 WITH YOU 

I CAN SEE THAT YOU WOULD
I KNOW YOU COULD
JUST TELL ME EVERYTHING
YOU NEED
ANYTHING I CAN DO
ANYTHING AT ALL FOR YOU
JUST CROSS THE ROOM

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Too Late To Run

TOO LATE TO RUN

WRITTEN BY

JEFF R HILTON

2020-04


EACH  TIME I REACH FOR YOU

I REVEAL A LITTLE MORE

SOMETIMES I'M OVER CONFIDENT

SOMETIMES I'M NOT SURE AT ALL

I TRUST YOU WON'T STOP LOVING ME

I CAN'T ENTERTAIN THOUGHTS LIKE THAT

THINGS THAT SHOULD NEVER BE


OUT OF THE SHADOWS

INTO THE LIGHT

THAT'S RIGHT I'M GONNA FIND YOU

WRAP MY ARMS AROUND YOU

I'M CIRCLING ITS TOO LATE

FOR YOU TO RUN

TURN AROUND  LOOK INTO THESE EYES

PEER THROUGH THE WINDOW TO MY SOUL

AND YOU MIGHT SEE ITS REALLY ME

THAT'S GOT A HOLD ON YOUR HEART

MEANT TO BE FROM THE START


HOLD ON DON'T GO AWAY

MOVE CLOSER AND STAY

TELL ME EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT

BUILD SUSPENSE IF YOU DARE

I KNOW I'LL LOOK AND YOU'LL BE THERE

FINGER TO YOUR LIPS YOU

DRAW ME WITH YOUR HAND

I FALL PREY TO YOUR PLAN


CRYSTAL STREAMS

STARS THAT SHINE

PASSING BY

LEFT IN TIME THEY GLOW

HEAVENS LIGHT AT MY FEET

I LET GO

FALL INTO YOUR SOUL

BLUE EYES LEAD THE WAY

WHILE MOONLIGHT PLAYS ON THE WALL


DON'T WORRY I WON'T LET GO

ITS TOO LATE TO RUN

AS WE WOULD KNOW

DANCING IN THE SHADOWS

UNTIL WE OWN THIS NIGHT

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BESIDE YOU HERE

BESIDE YOU HERE

WRITTEN BY JEFF R HILTON

FEB.2020


BENEATH A CRIMSON SKY
DUSK BEGINS TO FALL
ON YOU AND I
UNTIL THE STARS WATCHFUL EYES
GROW WEARY
YOU GET CLOSER TO ME
CLOSER TO DREAMS
IN FADED LIGHT
I FEEL IT
YOUR LOVE NEVER FAILS ME
I CAN ALWAYS COUNT YOU IN

LAY YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER
LET US DREAM TOGETHER
THE TRUTH WILL FIND US THERE
WAITING FOR THE SUN
YOUR HEART, YOUR SOUL
FINDS A WAY, INTO MINE
ITS JUST LIKE HEAVEN
BESIDE YOU HERE 

THE SUN BEGINS TO RISE
PAINTING ALL THE CLOUDS
TINTING THE SKY ORANGE AND GOLD
LEAVE US IN AWE
WATCH IT GLOW
LIKE YOUR LOVE INSIDE
MY HEART
I'M SURE GLAD WE GOT TO START

FAR FROM FADING
MY LOVES ALWAYS WAITING FOR YOU
NEVER A DOUBT 
WE RULE THEM OUT
DEEP INSIDE THE ANSWER
TO EACH OTHERS MEASURE

WE FOUND SOMETHING
WE MISSED
NEVER LIKE THIS
I COULDN'T RESIST
HOLD MYSELF BACK FROM YOU
I NEVER KNEW THIS COULD BE
EVERYTHING IT IS
THE THINGS IT WILL BE
BEAUTIFUL, YOU AND ME
BENEATH A CRIMSON SKY
I KNOW THAT I
KEEP FALLING
CLOSER TO YOU

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