Lyrics 2018-10-21T21:24:28+00:00

Saint Ophelia
01 disjointed
02 come dance
03 unforgotten
04 back to you
05 nothing not nearly
06 ophelia bloom
07 lady bug
08 canvas
09 tracing
10 you are
11 what our love could be
12 dreamer of dreams
13 stay up late

 

 

disjointed

words and music by Joseph Panzetta

Here I am again, I think I’ve earned this time
To kick back and enjoy some feelings of fine
Into the room of shadows and mischievous smiles
I’m tired of myself, I’m tired of the humdrum

Before long I’ll pillow the thoughts of this life
All of my worries will all go bye bye
The pleasure receptors will all start to fire
But what of this light shines from a lie?

Here in the field we count the stars
But often loose sight of where we’re going
What’s the deal, why is it oh so hard
To find my way
Back there to my home?

You know who is knocking
“just one more time”
You can take me in secret, it‘ll all be just fine
I don’t know why you worry, tomorrow you’ll find
that side of yourself that you like so much better

So go check it out
Cut all the ties
If you happen to see someone just hide your eyes
Ride it all out to the other side
And promise yourself it’s the last time you’ll surf this tide

Here in the field we count the stars
But often loose sight of where we’re going
What’s the deal, why is it oh so hard
To find my way
Back there to my home?

come dance

words and music by Joseph Panzetta – adapted from poems by Rumi and Hafiz as noted below

Outside, it’s a freezing night
Inside a kindling grows warm
The landscape is wide, a cold crusty white
But the real news here’s there’s no news at all
(adapted from Rumi’s “The Tent”)

Listen my friend, something is calling
The breath of the night gently sighs
The moon dropped her dress and now everything’s falling
(adapted by Rumi’s “The New Rule”)
Love is to merge with the sky
(adapted from Rumi’s “Someone Digging In The Ground”)

Here’s how we humans can change
(adapted from Rumi’s “the worm waking”)
And find the secret that hides
Walk to the well of this earthly range
The joy of the universe is inside

Beautiful creature singing the blues
I’m in love with who hides inside you
(adapted from Hafiz’s “We should talk about this problem”)
Come dance with me
(adapted from Hafiz’s “ The God who Only knows four words”)
What you want is the earth, sky and more
On golden wing you can fly through that door
(adapted from Hafiz’s “This Union”)
Come dance with me

Don’t get lost in any of life’s lies
feel your cheek against mine
Find your way and let the oceans rise
(adapted from Rumi’s “A thirsty Fish”)
You’ll soon be harvesting light

Sweet child now is the time
(adapted from Rumi’s “Now is the time”)
there’s love raining down from the sky
It’s so free and wild, take it as a sign
go taste the lips most desired
(adapted from Rumi’s “Someone Digging In The Ground”)

unforgotten

words and music by Joseph Panzetta

Unforgotten wrong, why’d you show your face today?
Sing your sorrow song
Come in for a stay

Come inside, and feel at home
There no need to hide
We’re all alone

Unforgotten dream, I know you all too well
Things aren’t what they seem
No matter what I tell

Unforgotten day from all those years ago
Why your vision stays
I don’t want to know

Unforgotten wrong, why’d you show your face today?
Sing your sorrow song
Come in for a stay

back to you

words and music by Joseph Panzetta

Stay a little while
Don’t worry ’bout nothing now
Open up your smile
I know that you know how
Sit yourself right here
No, you don’t have to fight
Happiness is near
You don’t have to catch the sun to see the light

When you close the door and hide away – we miss you
We’re counting the hours, looking for ways back… to you

Just set all that shit down and feel into the heart
Love is all around
Just let the dancing start

‘Cause when you close the door and hide away – we miss you
We’re counting the hours, looking for ways back… to you

You’re trying to find a truth buried long ago
But the circle mind keeps you chained
It’s a subtle bind digging deeper on itself
But just look behind – moments, one and another dancing with light around the room

Stay a little while

nothing not nearly

words and music by Laura Marling

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ophelia bloom

words and music by Joseph Panzetta

12 in the sky moving door to door
Thanks for this day, can I have some more?

Walking a line from cradle to grave
What are the things that I’m trying to save?

Don’t tell me ‘bout that particular time when you were staying at that place, and that something went down
Please tell me ‘bout the things that you’re feeling in your heart right now
What you been following around?

Ophelia bloom, you’re making me swoon
I feel your pull on me
A late evening sky shines in your eyes, an opening reality

You’re a most intriguing melody
With all your curves and bends
I feign impartiality
Always the polite friend

A thought from the blue of me and you is filling up my mind and heart
What a pleasant walk – all that mental talk
Let’s skip the chase and let it start

‘Cause if I added in some harmony as we’re coming ‘round again
We might enjoy the hospitality of what the universe sends
You’re a most intriguing melody
With all your curves and bends
I feign impartiality
Always the polite friend

Ophelia, I feel you
I feel you pulling on my heart

lady bug

words and music by Joseph Panzetta

Lady bug I see you flying
All adorned in red and black
Come here and land upon my shoulder
I promise to give you back

I am but one of many travelers
Moving a long through time and space
Now I must go, ‘cause something’s calling
And it’s not your face

canvas

words and music by Joseph Panzetta

Is this the old side of young, or the young side of old?
Can I still invent myself, or has my story been told?

I can remember the feeling of yesteryear
A mixture of confidence slightly brackish with fear

Water and fire
Lost and found in kind
All my desire
You know it all goes down in my mind

The days keep slipping out the door
To get in their line
Moving backwards and forwards
They’re threaded by time

Water and fire
Lost and found in kind
All my desire
You know it all goes down in my mind

Hey you, what are you waiting for, fool?
You act as though you’ve got all the time in the world
But here’s what’s true: you’re just standing still
While you’re turning all your dots into lines
While you’re turning all your dots into lines
Decide who you are, not what you’re wanting to be
Decide who you are, not what you’re wanting to be

Is this the old side of young, or the young side of old?
Can I still invent myself, or has my story been told?

tracing

words and music by Joseph Panzetta

A long, long time ago
In a very different place
I carried fewer years
And wore a younger face
Now that persons gone
But I still somehow trace
In a line

I’m wearing a smile today
A costume out on loan
I’m actually miles away
From feeling at home

But I’ve been here before
I think I know which way to go
And if I lose my way
May another path show
Some useful thing I might not otherwise had known

I’m wearing a frown today
Caught up in its hold
But I think that I’ve found a way
To warm me from this cold

‘Cause I’ve been here before
I think I know which way to go
And if I lose my way
May another path show
Some useful thing I might not otherwise had known

A long, long time ago
In a very different place
I carried fewer years
And wore a younger face
Now that persons gone
But I still somehow trace
In a line

you are

words and music by Joseph Panzetta

How it is I love the way that you are, darling you
I don’t think I’ll ever find the words to say it through

You are the light of day
You are the still of night
I’ve seen you catch the wind
You make me feel alright

How it is I love the way that you are, darling you
I don’t think I’ll ever find the words to say it through

Pink moon rising above the city lights
Share your grace with us tonight
Pale stars rising above the field
Take our dreams into your yield

How it is I love the way…
How it is I love the way…
How it is I love the way that you are, darling you

what our love could be

words and music by Peter Mulvey & Joseph Panzetta

Nobody really loves anybody
Not like they know they should
Not like they wish they could
Everybody says baby give me one more chance to love you like I know I do

Now listen here my sweet honey
I know that you know that it’s true
I ain’t dwelling in no theory babe
I’m talking about me and you

‘Cause when I say that nobody really loves anybody
I’m talking about you and me and what our love can be

Now listen here my sweet honey
I know that you know – that I know – it’s true
I ain’t dwelling in no theory babe
I’m singing about me – talking about you

‘Cause when I say that nobody really loves anybody
I’m talking about you and me and what our love can be

dreamer of dreams

words and music by Joseph Panzetta

Hey there my friend, I know your face
I recognize you, I see who you are
You’re a dreamer of dreams, a light from a far
distant place

Tell me, what is illusion, and what is real?
Beyond the matrix of societal norms, paying your mortgage, and filling out forms,
what’s the deal?

Dreamer of dreams, work your hands into the clay
Forge us a trail where there is none today
Set your arrow to bow and hunt your shadows in the dark
Close your eyes to hit the mark

My understanding based on what I can see
Is that conceptualization and rational thought, emotions and feelings…
A tug of war is being fought
Inside of me

I write my “rude Q&A”
To broaden my stance
I build a platform to stand on
To make my case
I’m wielding language
I’m wearing my best face
For my ghost of a chance

Dreamer of dreams, work your hands into the clay
Forge us a trail where there is none today
Set your arrow to bow and hunt your shadows in the dark
Close your eyes to hit the mark

Close your eyes

stay up late

words and music by Joseph Panzetta

Last quarter moon up in the sky
Midnight’s blooming by your grace
I can see earth’s shadow on your face

It’s you and I all alone tonight
Everyone’s gone into town
Let’s stay up late and see what might be found

Sweet summer breeze, blowing in
My window open to the night
You’re such a tease, harboring
So many spirits in your flight

I’ll think of something to sing about
While you’re dancing with the leaves
I think I might just let it all hang out, if you please

Sweet summer breeze, blowing in
My window open to the night
You’re such a tease, harboring
So many spirits in your flight