My Gentle Shovel

by Lyrics Logic and Lullabies

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released January 28, 2016

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Lyrics Logic and Lullabies Florida

Lyrics, Logic, and Lullabies are delivered from baby boomer singer songwriter Ed Verner. In the voice of an author, these story telling songs move first in verse and soon grow to feel more like chapters in a book. Verner’s music often centers on a journey of fixing the broken or finding the lost. Lyrics, Logic, and Lullabies present contemporary younger songs from a salty renaissance man. ... more

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Track Name: Gentle Shovel
I feel my gentle shovel pry
Deep down in the trenches wet
Where blood flowed once - you cried
The wound’s not healed over yet

And my hands they reach around
And pull you back in
I’ll always treasure what I’ve found
I knew it’s precious way back then

And my digging makes me stronger
And more gentle than ever before
I’ll go on a little longer
I will dig for gold here ever more

My gentle shovel is deep inside
I slowly probe the private gold
Of the secrets you won’t confide
Save for one who fills your soul

Now I know why miners work alone
In places secret known just to one
But even with this pain I’ll know
I’d do again what I have done

My gentle shovel digs up pain
And I uncover your sin
We will wash away the stain
There’ll be no more pain here again

A happy soul wind fouls the rigging
My gentle shovel’s edge will fade with time
A filled soul needs no more digging
So long to the lovely game we played goodbye

I’ll go back home and settle down
Where gentle shovels are not broken
‘n taken down in this dark town
Where love is felt and never spoken

And my digging makes me lonely and sad
Peel away the pain on this 6th floor
I won’t regret the gold I’ve had
I’ll wait here for you ever more
Track Name: And I Love You
I live my life
As though you were watching
Over me
I live it right
When I think you have seen

I love you - and I love you
If not for what you’ve become
Then the memory of
What you used to be

I rely on you
Too much
Too much to be safe
I reply too fast
When you ask me do I care

Yes I love you - and I love you
If not for what you’ve become
Then the memory of
What you used to be
Track Name: Come
Come and find me here
There is no one here
Come let me recall a time
When you and I found love inside

Come I’ll find you here
You need have no fear
Come let me share this place
And touch your face and pull you near

Come though love’s a chance
And no one sees us dance
Come and let me sing this song
My whole life long
Give my soul to this romance
Track Name: As If You Said Yes
Dance this song with me
As if you had said ‘yes’
Throw the switch inside
And give yourself to me

I can feel you release
And slide your arm ‘round my lead
And I get lost in this waltz
And swoon in this moment of peace

Thanks for playing my game
I remain much obliged
Strange that I could not tell
For you it was just a game
Track Name: The Moon
I tried to tell her
That I’d be home soon
Something compels her
To watch for the moon
She’s waiting out for the moon

I tried to free her
But couldn’t write the tune
I guess I need her
To watch out for the moon
She’s waiting out for the moon

I can’t let go
She’s tried for so long to know me
I guess I know
Why she loves me

I had to hold her
She’s always held me
And now I behold her
Watching out for the moon
She’s waiting up for the moon

And I… I’m the moon
Track Name: Drift Of Snow
You are so soft
I have no answer for you
You are a drift of snow

I can’t play for you
I have no easy way out
You are a drift of snow

When you kissed me today
I felt the pain of years just blow away
You are a drift of snow

This is the song no one can hear
I have but one way now I can go
No one can ever know
Track Name: I Did Not Mean To
I’ve had worse days
And longer nights
I’ve stayed up late alone
And stared at the city’s lights

I did not mean to pull you
Into my life

I dream my dreams alone
Of fire and ice
And a woman around like you
Would sure be nice

I did not mean to let you
Let you see my life

And now I’m smiling seeing
My visions of you
And all those lonely nights
I’ve made it through

I did not mean to have you want me
Want to be my wife
Track Name: Why Love
Today I’m only her wrong number, why?
Tomorrow I may be her lover, why?
Why Love - why do you show me, Love?
Why make me lie, Love?
Why hide my heart, Love?

She needs challenge, she needs mystery
Leave her wondering what became of me
Why Love - why do you show me, Love?
Why play a game, Love?
It’s such a shame, Love?

I know the game
I can play my part
Before I knew her name
I saw her empty heart
Love, it won’t be long
Love, you’ll bring her to me
Then she may be gone
But the real thing is free

Love, you are mean
Love, you use me way too much
First you make me see
Then rely on my touch
And when the healing’s done
What’s left of me?

Give her only what she needs to see
Hide away the better parts of me
Why Love - why do you show me, Love?
I’m not your home, Love
Leave me alone, Love

I can feel her searching now for me
When I take her I will set her free
Why Love - why do you show me, Love?
Why have you chosen me, Love?
To open this rose, Love?

I feel the cold
Wrapped around her heart
Distrust has taken hold
Torn her world apart
Love, welcome home
Love, entrust her to me
Carry us along
The finest things are free

Love, you are mean
Love, you use me way too much
First you make me see
Then rely on my touch
When the healing’s done
What is left of me?

Love, you’re so mean
Love, you let me see too much
But don’t abandon me
Here’s another, heal them
And when the healing’s done
The world be damned I’m free

Don’t know what I wanted
For a while she gave it
She pulled back and I’m haunted
But I’m OK with waiting
Love, be on her mind
Love, I know she’ll find me
And never look behind
Even though she may leave me
Even though she may leave him
Even though she may leave us all behind

Love, you’re so mean
Love, you let me see too much
But don’t abandon me
Here’s another, heal them
And when the healing’s done
Even I was free

Today I’m only her wrong number
Tomorrow I will be her lover
Track Name: Half Of My Heart
You ask me
To put in words for you
What did I see
When you broke through
Into my world
Where no one else cares to go

And I knew
Before I could’ve known
The parts of you
That are alone
I’ll cherish them all
Where no one else cares to go

You wonder why
And how I can see
All that you hide
Is precious to me
It lives in my heart
Where no one else cares to go anymore

I’m living with half of my heart
The best has not happened yet
I’m living with half of my heart
You had the other half before we met

Way back when
Before you knew my name
I knew even then
I’d never be the same
You’ve touched my soul
Where no one else cares to go

And I believe
That you know the truth
Inside of me
Is the rest of you
All left undone
Where no one else cares to go anymore

I’m living with half of my heart
I’m hoping that you’ll understand
I’m living with half of my heart
The other half is in your hand