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One (2004)

Neal Morse - One
  1. The Creation
    1. One Mind
    2. In A Perfect Light
    3. Where Are You?
    4. Reaching From The Heart
  2. The Man's Gone
  3. Author Of Confusion
  4. The Separated Man
    1. I'm In A Cage
    2. I Am The Man
    3. The Man's Gone (Reprise)
    4. Something Within Me Remembers
  5. Cradle To The Grave
  6. Help Me / The Spirit And The Flesh
  7. Father Of Forgiveness
  8. Reunion
    1. No Separation
    2. Grand Finale
    3. Make Us One

Lyrics


One Mind


Long before these brave new modern times
The first madman received the breath of life
He and woman walked this wonderland
Talking daily with the great I am
It had begun....

We were of one mind
Fellowship divine
All creation came
We lived to praise his name
And we walked his way
In the cool of the day

All was made was one big everything
The Father gave the son life's golden ring
And all was rosy in their company
All creation in full diversity
Was only one...

Chorus

In the evening breezes they went walking towards the sun
God and his creations had a time when they were one
And they lived together and no other will was done

In a Perfect Light


Hand and hand and face to face they tarried
Living in one universal mind
In his garden home (day or night)
Man was not alone (in a perfect light)

Like Clark Kent to Superman he's leaping
The pres, the V.I.P. of the grand design
Sin was never known (day or night)
In their garden home (in a perfect light)

And he let him name the things that are
And asked his opinion
Just like the agent to the star
He gave him dominion
And he was made into two
And he gave them a job to do
And they were to care for every part
And love was the union

Where Are You?


And at the designated time
At the usual venue
He went calling in the night
Children where are you?
Children where are you?

Why?
Why are you hiding?
You were ashamed
You fled my eyes
I gave you life
And all that I wanted
Was just one thing
But you chose a lie

Reaching from the Heart


We were of one mind
Once upon a time
But we turned away
We've got to find a way
To get back again
To where it all began
We were torn apart
Now we're reaching from the heart
Make us one we pray
In the cool of the day

We can walk his way.....

The Man's Gone


Cast out from the place of Eden
A mighty gulf placed in between them
Look around but no one's seen them together anymore

The favored son is now out wandering
Steeped in sin and money laundering
But very rarely ever pondering what his life is for

The man's gone to make his way alone
The man's gone to make his way alone

The mind got large beyond it's station
Took full charge of his destination
Became a God of his own creation
Everything was his

In the stocks he made a killing
Invented games that he kept winning
But never really quite fulfilling on who he really is

The man's gone to make his way alone
The man's gone to make his way alone
(We were of one mind and now he's gone)
The man's gone to make his way alone
The man's gone to turn his heart to stone
The man's gone to make his way alone

Author of Confusion


Author of confusion you play inside my mind and I want to run
But where can I hide?
Author of confusion your aim is to confound 'til I do not know
Which is up or down?
Author of confusion you play inside my mind and I want to run
But where can I hide?
"Author of confusion you start an endless chase; thoughts start running 'round"
Never find their place
Author of confusion your aim is to confound 'til I do not know
Which is up or down?

Low or high
The truth is I don't know

Author of confusion you play inside my mind and I want to run
But where can I hide?
"Author of confusion you start an endless chase; thoughts start running 'round"
But never find their place
Author of confusion your aim is to confound 'til I do not know
Which is up or down?

Day or night
Who knows right from wrong?

How long will stay tied to the mast?
How long 'til you reach for me at last?
Aren't you tired of living in the cold?
How long 'til you come to claim the gold?

You are like a raven in the night
You fly high but you're sleeping in the light
The waves will crash and the mighty winds will roar
Why can't we be the way we were before?

Author of confusion you play inside my mind
Author of confusion you live to make me blind

Author of confusion you play inside my mind and I want to run
But where can I hide?
"Author of confusion you start an endless chase; thoughts start running 'round"
Never find their place
Author of confusion your aim is to confound 'til I do not know
Which is up or down?

I'm in a Cage


As the dream floats by ('neath the towering sky)
There's a move to move me forward
But it only lasts 'til I fall on yesterday

With opinions thrown (like the crowd's first stone)
And the world of men is nowhere
I have a sense of freedom but it feels so far away

'Cause I'm in a cage (of my own making)
I never wanted to be this way
I'm in a cage (my heart is breaking)
But I'll tough it out today

I could move way in (I could move way out)
I could move all the way to Cairo
"But someone would be there; someone that I know too well"

I wanna change my mind (wanna change my heart)
I just need some relief but I know
That it just won't come, that is as long as I'm myself

'Cause I'm in a cage (of my own making)
I never wanted to be this way
I'm in a cage (my heart is breaking)
But I'll tough it out today

I'm in a cage (of my own making)
And now I forgot what the reason is
I'm in a cage (the toll's been taking)
But I guess that's all there is....

There's a reason why the storm is raging
There's a reason why you feel alone (the man's gone to make his way alone)
There's a reason why your soul's been caged in
Can't you feel your need to come back home? (the man's gone)
Feel your need to come back home (the man's gone)
Feel your need to come back home

I am the Man


I can't see your throne
So I will build my own
I'll build it high and tall
The world will see I don't need YOU
At all

Look how far I've come
The poor abandoned son
My cities scrape to the sky
I believe in myself
I believe that I can fly....fly...

FLY HIGH!

I am what I say I am
I am the man

If I don't like the deal
I'll invent what's real
If this creates some confusion
I just need a bigger and better illusion

I am what I say I am
I am the man

One hope
One life
One eternal fact
You're a
Part of me
And I want you back

One hope
One life
One eternal soul
One hand
Reaching
All is ever whole
And you won't find me
By living
For the flesh
'Til you come home
I won't let you rest

The Man's Gone (Reprise)


The man's gone he doesn't need a thing
The man's gone to crown himself as king

The man's gone to make is way alone
The man's gone to make is way alone
The man's gone to turn his heart to stone
The man's gone to make is way alone

Something Within Me Remembers


But something within me remembers
But something within me remembers
But something within me remembers
Deep within my heart
I remember the feeling together
When everything was part of my world
And I was part of everything
I felt a child of the King

Cradle to the Grave


Sometimes I don't understand
Why I was born at all
When all that I do leaves me empty
Aching and longing for more
Sometimes I feel I could stand
Man, I feel like I'm ten feet tall
But then it's like I'm on trial and I'm guilty
I don't know exactly what for

How I wish
I could be relieved
Fall on God's doorstep
And be received
But it seems he doesn't
Care for me anymore
So I'll be on my way
Live from the cradle to the grave
On my own

Son you must understand
Why I would let you fall
It isn't because I don't love you
It's not that I want you to crawl
But the silence between us has grown
And your towers have grown so tall
"I let you choose; you have chosen"
You don't seem to want me at all

How I wish
To be reconciled
That you would just love me
With the heart of a child
But it seems you never
Want me around anymore
So you can have your way
Live from the cradle to the grave
Far from home

How I wish (Child how I love you)
I could be relieved (but you're so far away)
Fall on God's doorstep (Won't you come home to me?)
And be received (I will give you my robe)
But it seems he doesn't (Clothe you in linen)
Care for me anymore (Son I want you to stay)
So I'll be on my way (I'll set you free)
Live from the cradle to the grave (How I long to be home)

How I wish (I've been alone)
To be reconciled (so very long)
That you would just love me (with a heart made of stone)
With the heart of a child (Can you dry all the tears)
But it seems you never (I've held in my heart?)
Want me around anymore
So you can have your way (I'll be on my way)
Live from the cradle to the grave
Far from home

Help Me


Help me I have fallen
And I can't get up
Help me I've used razors
To heal me where I'm cut

Help me I've used chemicals
To ease the pain
What was pink is now purple
What was clean is now stained

Help me I'm in danger
I just know I am
I've become a stranger
In my own homeland

Fear has crept upon me
Like a shadow from the grave
What I thought was freedom
Has now chained me like a slave

Help me I have fallen and I can't get up
But I believe that you can lift me up
If you're real God please lift me up

Help me I'm in trouble
I can hear the lions roar
Being drawn closer
To the threshing floor

I invented my own wisdom
Like a counterfeiter's stash
But I couldn't create my own heaven
Just a lot of worthless trash

Chorus

Please lift me up
Help me
Help me
Help me....

The Spirit and the Flesh


I have heard you crying in the night
I have heard your prayers at the morning light
I have loved you since before your birth
Now I'll dwell among you on the earth
I'll send my son...

He will raise the dead
The starving shall be fed
He will take your pain
Your suffering and shame
He will span the crest
Between the spirit and the flesh
He will raise the dead

Jesus came to lift us from the mud
God in dwelling in real flesh and blood
"Don't be angry; he just loves you so"
Let his spirit come and take control
It has begun....

Jesus understands
The heart of every man
He can feel your pain
Your suffering and shame
He has spanned the crest
Between the spirit and the flesh
He has raised the dead

Jesus understands
The heart of every man
He will take your pain
Your suffering and shame
Though the soul had died
It can be made alive
The holy place was closed
'Til Jesus rose!
When he spanned the crest
Between the spirit and the flesh

Father of Forgiveness


Who's that up the road?
The man who went his own way
Who wasted all his winnings
Has he come home to stay?
The son who'd lost his way
Is back among the living
Let's take it back to the beginning...

Oh, Father I've returned
I'm sorry I was wrong
I feel so undeserving
After all I've done
But I see your open eyes
And I feel your spirit rising in my chest
You're the Father of forgiveness (I've come home)
You're the Father of forgiveness

Now that we are here
And after all the tears
Father what do you want from me?
All I have is yours
I don't have much to give
But a heart that needs forgiving
The flesh is tired but the spirit's willing

Oh, Father I've returned
The one who left alone
And you give me your kingdom
And tell me it's my own
And I see your open arms
And I know that I have found my place of rest (the man's home)
In the Father of forgiveness (I've come home)
You're the Father of forgiveness

No need to run
Under the son
You are a brother

Answer the call
He loves us all
Just as the other

Just take the fall in total trust
Like a child trust it's mother

Let's reach up to the Father (in Jesus Christ)
Let's reach up to the Father (in Jesus Christ)
Let's reach up to the Father (in Jesus Christ)
Let's reach up to the Father!

Oh, Father I've returned
I'm sorry I was wrong
I feel so undeserving
After all I've done
And I see your open arms
And I know that I have found my place of rest (the man's home)
In the Father of forgiveness (the man's home -I've come home - the man's home)
Oh, Father of forgiveness (welcome home)

No Separation


Now there is no separation
Standing in the culmination
Of the very love we've never known

Now that we are back together
Striving to be one forever
Let this be the time we call our own

One mind learning one, two, three
One voice singing ecstasy
One heart changing full and free
One love forging unity

Now the way is open for us
A sacrifice made to restore us
To be bring us back the way we used to be

As we once were in the garden
Through his son he gave the pardon
Now we can come back as priests and kings!

Chorus

One mind learning one, two, three
One voice singing ecstasy
One heart changing full and free
One love forging unity
It will be......oh my God...

Make Us One


One heart
One voice
One love
One spirit

On our knees with open arms with worship in one spirit

Make us one

Precious Father
Make us one
Make us one
Make us one


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