Cosmic Pie

by RJ Ballard

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released December 26, 2014

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Track Name: Not That Far
don’t you know
that it’s not that far from here
all for show
that’s just giving in to fear

don’t you know
that it’s not that far from here
friend or foe
far more practical than clear
times they will change
clothing faces and the names
but the heart remains the same
the human spirit as they say

don’t you know
that we are all made up of the same little tiny bits of stuff
to and fro
you know it’s all just what we think
space will surely change
horizon and terrain
but the soul is still
be still

when we finally go
we find it’s not so far from here
the seeds we sow
last far longer than these years
all things must change
but still they’re just about the same
simple the refrain
just repeat

don’t you know
that it’s not so far from here
Track Name: No Worries
no matter where you go
or what it is that you do
you’re gonna find yourself there
you be with ol’ you know who
you gotta put your foot down
you gotta stand on ‘em too
never mind what they say
just who are they anyway

there ain’t no time left for putting yourself down
(you can take your - take your time)
you can rise above it

take things in stride
easy does you’ll bloom
but when it comes down to me
it’s either die or do
now wait just a minute
take a moment or two
there’s always another way
it’s lookin’ right there at me and you

take your time take your time
there ain’t no such thing as time
(no such thing as – thing as time)
you will find you can find you will make it fine
Track Name: Cosmic Pie
if I should tell a story
would it make you stay
a gallant steed
some shinning armor
and valor finds a way
but that’s not the real world
I’m just an ordinary guy
sometimes it’s hard just to get by

sunlight in the morning
moonlight turns to day
freezing rain
or starry skys
and love to light my way
but that’s just the real world
of just an ordinary guy
sometimes you’ll have to cry

somedays I have happiness
others I’ve got pain
every day
I get what I need
but no two are the same
but that’s just the real world
world of an ordinary guy
it’s just a slice of cosmic pie
Track Name: The Light
many the times I saw and felt the light
many the times I called
out from the very small

really ask really know and get what you need
keeping it for a day
giving it all away

the flame that burns in a heart and keeps the light
it’s in everything you know
you know everything it knows
Track Name: It's a Place
the sun is out this morning
there’s just nothing wrong with me
gonna put my feet down in the river
get a little sunburn on my knee

I’m going home
ain’t no reason not to be there
I’m going home
it’s a place inside of me
I’m going home
I will see you when you get there
I’m going home
home where I am free

a piece of pie and a cup of coffee
good stretch of road in front of me
hear the crunching of the gravel
stick out my hand and feel the breeze

I’m going home
ain’t no reason not to be there
I’m going home
it’s a place inside of me
I’m going home
I will see you when you get there
I’m going home
home where I am free

like a dream upon the water
cast my bread and feel the chi
roll along like I was thunder
full moon has slipped inside of me

I’m going home
there’s no reason not to be there
I’m going home
it’s a place inside of me
I’m going home
I will see you when you get there
I’m going home
home where I am free

I’m going home
there’s no reason not to be there
I’m going home
it’s a place inside of me
I’m going home
I will see you when you get there
I’m going home
home where I am free


home
I’m going home
I’m going home
where I am free
Track Name: Song For Dave
humming bird at the window
and coffee for me
I’ll be working ‘til dark I suppose
first I’ll have to fix that old mowin’ machine
what’s wrong with that scannel
don’t nobody know
and the traffic on the road
seems a little louder this year
running there close to the house
sometimes the sameness just get’s in my way
I don’t know what happened
I’m alright for today

well money is still printed on paper
there ain’t no tellin’ how long that’ll last
but a piece or two in my back pocket
is still better than a kick in the pants
and the price just went up again on snickers
and I can’t say as how that really suits me
dumb ol’ reality just gets in my way
but somehow it seems
I’m alright for today

well I ain’t sayin’ that it’s all a big bummer
‘cause my grandkids draw pictures of me
email is certainly more convenient
although mundane for an epiphany
got enough 501’s in the closet
to last ‘till I’m about 72… or three
but sometimes the sameness
just gets in my way
I don’t know what happened
I’m alright for today

sometimes I find it advantageous to say
that I don’t care what happens
I’ll be alright for today
Track Name: Cosmic Pie (second helping)
if I should tell a story
would it make you stay
a gallant steed
some shinning armor
and valor finds a way
but that’s not the real world
I’m just an ordinary guy
sometimes it’s hard just to get by

sunshine in the morning
moonlight turns to day
starry skys
or freezing rain
and love to light my way
but that’s just the real world
world of an ordinary guy
still sometimes you’ll have to cry

sometimes I have happiness
others I’ve got pain
every day I get what I need
but no two are the same
but that’s just the real world
world of an ordinary guy
it’s just a slice of cosmic pie
Track Name: Your Face
I like your face
I like your smile
but you know that ain’t all
would you stay for a while
or you could leave me a note
out on my hood
my truck is old
but the motor’s still good

it could come from on high
way up above
reach for the sky

you could be my rose
I could be your vase
we could find us a shelf
somewhere around the house
I could do you like this
you could do me like that
we could put on a show
you could wear my hat

it could come from on high
way up above
reach for the sky
surrender to ah

it could come from on high
way up above
reach for the sky
surrender to ah

camp down by the river
like a couple of spoons
a blanket of moon light
and dream about June

it could come from on high
way up above
we could reach for the sky
surrender to love

it could come from on high
way up above
reach for the sky
surrender to love

it could come from on high
way up above
we could reach for the sky
surrender to love
Track Name: Love is the Way
sometimes you know
sometimes you see

sometimes you know
sometimes you see
sometimes you are blind
just as blind as me

love is the way
love is the light
simple the truth
your heart knows what’s right

Gawd, what they think they know
it just can’t be the truth
no way they are right
do what they do

love is the way
love is the light
all I should say here
ask your heart what’s right

sometimes I know
sometimes I see
but sometimes I am blind
so I just let it be

love is the way
love is the light
now is the time
so let’s get it right
get it right
Track Name: This Way
and I never knew
sunlight could taste so yellow
never occurred to me
that a river would know and speak my name
and I never once thought
pain could run so deep

and we just
carry on
the way we
carry on
we must carry
on this way

and so the Great One
smiles upon the morrow
live the love
and know that’s why we came
find a place
where there is no need to speak

carry on

just
carry on
we must
carry on this way

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