VOLUME II:
SONGS OF LONGING

Self-released internet single October 1, 2021


Produced by Allan Davis for Nerve Audio (Houston, TX)


Artwork by Daniel Austin

Daniel Austin: vocals, rhythm guitar


Original lyrics for "Steer Your Way" by Leonard Cohen

Original lyrics for "To Bring You My Love" by PJ Harvey


All new musical arrangements by Daniel Austin




Steer Your Way


Steer your way through the ruins
Of the altar and the mall
Steer your way through the fables
Of creation and the fall
Steer your way past the palaces
That rise above the rot

Year by year
Month by month
Day by day
Thought by thought


Steer your heart past the truth
You believed in yesterday
Such as fundamental goodness
And the wisdom of the way
Steer your heart, precious heart
Past the women whom you bought

Year by year
Month by month
Day by day
Thought by thought

They whisper still, the injured stones

The blunted mountains weep

As he died to make men holy

Let us die to make things cheap

And say the Mea Culpa

which you've probably forgot

Year by year

Month by month

Day by day

Thought by thought


Steer your way through the pain
That is far more real than you
That smashed the cosmic model
That blinded every view
And please don't make me go there
Though there be a god or not

Year by year
Month by month
Day by day
Thought by thought

_____

To Bring You My Love

I was born in the desert
I been down for years
Jesus, come closer
I think my time is near
And I've traveled over
Dry earth and floods
Hell and high water
To bring you my love


Climbed over mountains
Traveled the sea
Cast down off heaven
Cast down on my knees
I've lain with the devil
Cursed god above
Forsaken heaven
To bring you my love


To bring you my love
To bring you my love
To bring you my love


You know I'm gonna be there

Forsaken heaven
Cursed god above
Lay with the devil
Bring you my love


To bring you my love
To bring you my love
To bring you my love