Portage Vol. 1: At the Edge of the World

by Arthur Alligood

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released August 17, 2018

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Track Name: Foolishness of Man
Hey, you look different, different from me
I'll find a category and label you with ease
Keep my nose up in the air, my head down in the sand
Ah, my willful ignorance, the foolishness of man

It's us vs. them, the good guys against the bad
the bad ones are out of country or somehwere across town
outta sigh, outta heart we'd rather judge than understand
we're doctors plagued by blindness the foolishness of man

Where went all the wisdom? When did our stomachs turn?
Love feels like a lesson......we were never willing to learn

When fear became our fortress, pride became our friend
All the sages tried to warn us as we raised up walls within
Truth she keeps on calling to set the captives free
A whisper in the darkness, a light so scarcely seen
I stand here on the shoreline I will take the portage path
'Cause only love will end this hatred: the foolishness of man
Track Name: Where the Sparks Fly Upward
I know what flame burns in the distance
I know what fire calls in the night
Out in the clear, covered up in mystery
I know the soul seeks till its finds

Meet me where the sparks fly upward
Meet me where the sparks fly

I know what word hangs in the heavens
I know what line the angels recite
Song of the story, song of the moment
I know in the end it'll be alright

Meet me where the sparks fly upward
Rising to the stars
Meet me where the sparks fly
We're not that far

Some settle for the wait
Some swear there will never come a day
But you and I put feet towards the flame
You and I walk unashamed
Track Name: Old Mistakes
Call
Can you hear them now?
Howling whispers at your ear
Call
When they run you down
Could you believe it?

The truth clear as day
You are more than your old mistakes
You are more than your old mistakes
Lost and afraid
But you are more than youre old mistakes
more than your old mistakes

Call
Can you hear them now?
Whispering your name
Call
When you wonder how
Do you believe it?

The truth is clear, but the voices rage
you wear your regrets like chains,
but you are more than your old mistakes
Lost yourself to a secret shame
underneath your blame
you are more than your old mistakes
All the love that you won't let in
It's only you that you must forgive
You are more than your old mistakes
Lost and ashamed
You are more than your old mistakes
Track Name: I Won't Live in Fear
I will take tomorrow
if it comes my way
live with sorrow
suffer in shame

But I won't live in fear
I refuse
I won't live in fear
I refuse

So many pieces, so much I can't explain
What's around the corner?
What's staring me in the face?

I won't live in fear
I refuse
I won't live in fear
I refuse

The sky is falling
the ground it shakes
chaos is calling,
but control has never been the case
Track Name: I Need to Be Home
In my dreams I sleep on the hearth
bare my soul with the sparks
but its so cold when I wake

I need to be home
I need to be home

Left it all at the edge of the world
Saw a path, a trail from the shore
Haunted by a single ghost
I need to be home
I need to be home

So much stumbling around
trying to find a door
So much hurt to never see
except inside my dreams

I don't know where I'm going,
but I know I've been there before

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