Our Past And Present Futures

by Devin Sinha

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1.
Time without consequence is time not worth taking and life without confidence is life that you're living throw off weary somnolence, my bones, feel them shaking from such divine provenance is all this we're given The sun in your eyes and the weight of your burdens persist when you hide and you've shuttered the curtains all faded, the days when you'd barter and bargain now reap the poor weeds that have grown in your garden And I do know you and I have known you The road you're unwinding leads back to the thread of the path that our mothers and fathers have tread the songs that you sing aren't the songs of your home now reap what poor weeds in your garden have grown And I do know you and I have loved you Time without consequence is time not worth taking mistakes and regrets are your own for the making throw off your old ways, it's far time you were waking your hearth won't be warm til your fire is blazing Call The Mountains Down Call The Mountains Down Call The Mountains Down Call The Mountains Down
2.
Born and left by the trunk of a willow tree half near death when the preacher came on me as the shepherd finds lost sheep I've been lost since before my God knew me Boy to man, not once was finding peace Some give their life for scraps, I'd take yours for a feast I grew strong, I rose above myself And anybody in my way, they'd never live to tell And I said oh, It's what you don't know gonna' get you What you're given, it ain't always what you're sold Met my Katherine singing in the hills simple notes but at once my heart was filled as the wolf finds lost sheep on that hillside, Katherine, she found me And I said oh, It's what you don't know gonna' get you What you're given, it ain't always what you're sold The shattered storm masks the crashing of the waves bodies shift and shake Hold our heads and pray 'til daylight breaks Wade in the water wade in the water children wade in the water I've been lost since before my God knew me The sun sets in the mountains and the moon comes from the east I slept beside my Katherine but the devil never sleeps She took what little I had, left the blade deep in my side By the trunk of the willow tree is where my old grave lies And I said oh, It's what you don't know gonna' get you What you're given, it ain't always what you're sold
3.
I never considered myself to be lonely  'til you came along my way, saw what I had been missing  Now that I know you, I can only feel sorry  for all the years wasted without you here by me  You dance in the daytime to all your favorite songs  At the foot of our bed, tell me stories so long  Going out in the evening, counting stars in the sky  Your eyes in the moonlight make me feel so sublime  And when we sleep it's not alone  We're not alone any longer dear  And when I wake with you beside me I feel whole  I feel home  When clouds blanket the heavens, can't see in front of our faces  Making love in the dark, our souls, our oasis  In the late summer grass, lie close in the pitch black  Rest your head on my shoulder with my hand on your back  And when we sleep it's not alone  We're not alone any longer dear  And when I wake with you beside me I feel whole  I feel home  I drink up our moments, keep them locked in my mind  When the days hit me hardest and I'm falling behind  When the world seems its worst, and I'm feeling confined  And reasons to have faith become so hard to find  You bring me back to earth  Hold my hand to remind  Love makes life worth living  With our fingers entwined  And when we sleep it's not alone  We're not alone any longer dear  And when I wake with you beside me I feel whole  I feel home
4.
Drifting 04:10
drifting through the endless sea stones unbroken, stones we'll be like the bird that freely roams in the evening returns home light the night sky, leaving me stars are burning in the east years before their lights retreat as the twigs bends so the tree so we go on sowing seeds while the king and field hand sleep and share their lonesome dreams burn the arrow, blessed be soup from stone or sword from sheath though hard words may break no bones leave their imprints on our souls light the night sky, leaving me drifting through the endless night you're the spark that burns most bright as the sand sinks through the glass you must know this too shall pass and the fox and field mouse rise and share the dew-kissed grass
5.
Call out, call out don't you see we're the campfire burning in the dark cause we've been down this road and we've been down this road before Calm down, don't cry out oh I know, it's your boy, he's burning in the dark but the horrors of war took us all down those roads before You know, first they whisper in the back yards but soon they'll be shouting on the street and the tower will fall as it's fallen most times before You know, when the judges go home well then justice, she's carried on the street and the power of all will be settled like times before O say, when the battle is over the banners will rise again And say, now we stand as one Some say, what is now will forever and never can be undone we'll say, we have overcome Fall down, fall down hear the shells, seven hells, all are the raining in the dark it's not water that falls but it carries us down below Still now, don't cry out see them roll on by, children crying in the dark it's not mother who calls when the shadows fall on their doors You know, first they whisper in the back yards but soon they'll be shouting in the street and the blood it will fall as it's fallen most times before You know, leave compassion at home Well then justice lies broken on the street and the honor of all will be settled like times before O say, when the battle is over the banners will rise again And say, now we stand as one Some say, what is now will forever and never can be undone we'll say, we have overcome So close your eyes my friend I'll take tonight, you rest your mind You're weary, worn, and battered down And when you rise I'll take your hand The drums will sound and we'll call out To claim once more, our fallen land O say, when the battle is over the banners will rise again And say, now we stand as one Some say, what is now will forever and never can be undone we'll say, we have overcome
6.
The long road Your eyes closed You fall out The slow dance Our last chance We call out And I was your beckoned boy And I was your windup toy But I won't follow you down No, I won't follow you down By the lines on your face I know When your mouth speaks a whispered ghost I've been diving in dark blue waves I've been searching such colder days But I won't follow you down No I won't follow you down The long run horizon I look out You're fading Cascading You pour out And you were a love so strong And you left a sighing song But I won't follow you down No, I won't follow you down Oh lately I've been lead in life as lambs to slaughter I pull the line, you lose the time dripping toward the water We roll downhill and in your eyes I'm still a room of broken laughter You fall in line, and spend your time wondering what's the matter The long road Your eyes closed (Open your eyes my love) The long run Horizon (Open your eyes my love) You're fading gaze Cascading ways of losing hope (Open your eyes my love) The slow dance Our last chance at the end of our burning rope (Open your eyes) But I won't follow you I won't follow you down No, I won't follow you down No, I won't follow you down No, I won't follow you down
7.
Three days gone and I'm on your side The summer fades under winter skies Our fallow dreams were lost from your eyes I'll be here for you Moldered echoes of bygones call Chasing silence down empty halls When the callow fancies of our youth all fall I'll be here for you Stay, and we'll watch the dawn it comes, it comes, it's rising Stay in the warming sun we know what we've been hiding When daylight sinks to a dark too long I'll be here for you Driving home and we're seventeen Know what we've done but not what it means We learned what love is on movie screens I'll be here for you Stay, and we'll watch the dawn it comes, it comes, it's rising Stay in the warming sun we know what we've been hiding When daylight sinks to a dark too long I'll be here for you I've been down heard them calling my name, heard them counting me out For a time I know I felt it too The harder the fall, the stronger you stand when you rise up again I'll be here for you Ten years gone, all your colors fade Sun-bleached memories in sun-bleached frames The best laid plans lie in shallow graves I'll be here for you Stay, and we'll watch the dawn it comes, it comes, it's rising Stay in the warming sun we know what we've been hiding When daylight sinks to a dark too long I'll be here for you I'll be here for you I'll be here for you
8.
Shine On Me 04:36
The cracks in the pavement are showin' the boards on the windows are thin you can speak your intentions thousands of times it doesn't matter if you never begin Ohio is rusted and bleeding her fingers are dry to the bone there's a point when the place that you live in ain't a place you can still call your home and I know there's a better life coming and you know there's somewhere we can be that old road might be long but together we're strong and I'm waiting for the day we'll see 'cause I know there's a better light that's gonna shine on me now our old loans are all coming due the ship's leakin' and I'm out to sea we lost every touch of the life that we knew but you never lost your hold on me We borrowed and bartered on true love hoping it would see both us through the cold air from the north brought me down to my knees but it never brought me closer to you and I know there's a better life coming and you know there's somewhere we can be that old road might be long but together we're strong and I'm waiting for the day we'll see 'cause I know there's a better light that's gonna shine on me You tell me I look like my father I don't see it but I hope that it's true Been so long that some days I can't remember his face but I know he would have sure loved you Your old dress is threadbare and simple the most beautiful thing I have seen like the wind through the keyhole you start with a shout but you came like a whisper to me and I know there's a better life coming and you know there's somewhere we can be that old road might be long but together we're strong and I'm waiting for the day we'll see 'cause I know there's a better light that's gonna shine on me
9.
See mercy shining in the cold light comin' down out of the rain see all them demons you been draggin' down my life the lock, my love your chains some folks are out to save their own skin others will give you the best of them I had the best of intentions with you you went from a dream to a curse to a girl I once knew See I was eyein' for the long road and you were running hard and fast I saw the future, she looked a lot like you but you were longing for the past The wheel is in spin, the die has been cast your bag's by the door so there's nothing I'd ask the cage door is open and it's time that you flew you went from a dream to a curse to a girl I once knew See mercy shining in the cold light comin' down beneath your dreams see all the doubts that you've been beatin' back by now we both know what it means You don't have to speak, I know the look in your eyes In the end I was just your consolation prize I've got a lantern, some nights still burns for you you went from a dream to a curse to a girl I once knew you went from a dream to a curse to a girl I once knew
10.
Flicker 03:48
Through the slats of the blinds you were blinding calm the cool of my flesh unwinding and the clothes that unwove were our binding so we sleep, so we sleep Your skin is a canvas I'm staring and your love is a foal's first standing and your dreams are a drink worth sharing so we keep, so we keep The flicker came to call on our landing and the flush of your face was enchanting Come the rain, why would I go? Come again, buried in snow deep in the snow deep in the snow Through the steam of the bath you were tracing the lines of your face in the glass we return to our bodies unflinching this will pass this will pass And the rain that fell in Georgia fell like cinnamon And the rain that fell in Maine flowed like water running down your skin And the rain in California fell like wine And your lips in California fell into mine
11.
Without You 03:22
time was passing slowly, in the crisp November air I was breathing out the autumn, resting in our rocking chair The morn rose from your amber eyes Your warmth filled up the room how I wish I'd told you, softly, there's no home here without you In the winter evening hardens as it freezes autumn's sun the light that blossomed from your eyes wilted, wordless, day was done left with nothing but your echo as I pace the empty rooms how I wish I'd told you, softly, there's no home here without you time holds up a broken mirror and it beats a broken drum I'm not proud of who I was then or the man that I've become could I trace the lines back down again find the man that you once knew I would tell him to remember there's no home here without you life's a passing dalliance so our distance slowly grew there are words that I could live without there are times I would undo There are moments in the evenings when the memories slip through and I'd wish to tell you, softly, there's a home still here for you
12.
The fault line, oh the fault line Pulls us out into the great unknown Did the fault lie with yours or with mine? You feel it shaking deep inside your bones The funny thing in leaving is learning what you want to keep when you part with an old lifetime, what you've got left is all you need and what once felt so essential seems today so obsolete The fault lines divide and leave us incomplete The fault line, oh the fault line Pulls us out into the great unknown Did the fault lie with yours or with mine? You feel it shaking deep inside your bones You were up in Minnesota chasing dreams and dollar signs I was west in California drinking grape juice from the vine Said, "I might find you in the winter, but today just ain't our time" Guess the way we say goodbye cut me off on that old fault line The fault line, oh the fault line Pulls us out into the great unknown Did the fault lie with yours or with mine? You feel it shaking deep inside your bones In the evening with the lights down and a stranger in your bed He'll lie with you for a while, but he won't stay in your head and you're still dreaming for a feeling that you'll know what lies ahead it's just fault lines running through your mind instead In November, when the snow fell like feathers on my skin I was outside of the station with my voice and violin well, the music, she came strongly but my voice was wearing thin Follow the fault lines back to where our lives begin The fault line, oh the fault line Pulls us out into the great unknown Did the fault lie with yours or with mine? You feel it shaking deep inside your bones

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Our Past And Present Futures is the second studio album from Devin Sinha. Recorded at 1 Shot Studio in Woodinville, WA, and mastered by legendary engineer Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering in Seattle, Our Past And Present Futures present timeless songs blending elements of indie rock, contemporary folk, and country.

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released February 5, 2016

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Devin Sinha Seattle, Washington

Devin is a singer/songwriter living in Seattle, hailing from Midwestern roots as he spent most of his life around Kansas City. His style is primarily acoustic indie/folk, mixing autobiographical flavors into his fiction of poetry and music. Songs tend toward narrative verse, with lyrics and feeling taking front row center, often complemented by guitar, keyboard, and bass. ... more

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