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White Waters

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Rising from below
Straight towards the blue
On white waters’ plane
I will receive you

Wash over my skin
Purify my soul
Release me from darkness
Warm my heart, so cold

Chorus

Currents of life
Rapids of peace
Off the banks of health
White waters, carry me

Verse 2

Through the canyon deep
Snake the mountain side
Whisper your healing
Bring me back to life

I can see the line
Dividing land from sky
Headed towards the sun
White water, my guide

Chorus

Bridge

White waters
Rescue me
Floating on your hands
Set me free

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

White Waters

You Have Released Me

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Will I ever
Become anything
More than writing
All of this in vain

Then I saw a light
Brilliance so strange
Now I think that the
World will know my name

Chorus

I have always doubted
Anything would come of this
Wondered if my vision
Was just a hopeful wish

Tried and tried; pushed from inside
Hoping that I wouldn’t miss
Chance I’m given to reach out
You have given this

Verse 2

Now I can see
What’s in front of me
You can have it all
Don’t need royalty

I just want the world
To know that I’m here
To embrace your pain
We can share the fear

Chorus

Bridge

You have released me
Everything inside
Everything that I’ve been through
All that’s in my mind

You have released me
Out into this world
You have given me a voice
Now I will be heard

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

You Have Released Me

Unsound

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Plumes of smoke
Fade away
As I look in the distance
I look in the distance

Strokes of sun
Fade away
And I don’t know what’s missing
I don’t know what’s missing

Soft wind
Blew away
What I thought was a vision
I thought was a vision

My dreams
Due today
But the future won’t listen
The future won’t listen

Chorus

Drumming on the tabletop and staring into space
Never seems to pass the time
All the things that I express – talking to myself
Aren’t even worth a dime

Memories and complications shifting in my head
Never regresses my mind
All my wants and all my needs – and the unknown future
Always leave me sublime

Verse 2

Quarter note
Never played
As I sit and listen
I sit and listen

Waiting here
For a friend
Well, I guess they’re fiction
I guess they’re fiction

Living life
Just to live
Well, that’s my ambition
That’s my ambition

Holding on
Nothing’s there
Yeah, that’s my addiction
My addiction

Chorus

Interlude

Constant, constant dissipation
Dissolution meditation
Derelict in my formation
Delusional elevation

Chorus

Copyright 2013 by Charles Bryson

Unsound


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White Waters

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Rising from below
Straight towards the blue
On white waters’ plane
I will receive you

Wash over my skin
Purify my soul
Release me from darkness
Warm my heart, so cold

Chorus

Currents of life
Rapids of peace
Off the banks of health
White waters, carry me

Verse 2

Through the canyon deep
Snake the mountain side
Whisper your healing
Bring me back to life

I can see the line
Dividing land from sky
Headed towards the sun
White water, my guide

Chorus

Bridge

White waters
Rescue me
Floating on your hands
Set me free

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

White Waters

You Have Released Me

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Will I ever
Become anything
More than writing
All of this in vain

Then I saw a light
Brilliance so strange
Now I think that the
World will know my name

Chorus

I have always doubted
Anything would come of this
Wondered if my vision
Was just a hopeful wish

Tried and tried; pushed from inside
Hoping that I wouldn’t miss
Chance I’m given to reach out
You have given this

Verse 2

Now I can see
What’s in front of me
You can have it all
Don’t need royalty

I just want the world
To know that I’m here
To embrace your pain
We can share the fear

Chorus

Bridge

You have released me
Everything inside
Everything that I’ve been through
All that’s in my mind

You have released me
Out into this world
You have given me a voice
Now I will be heard

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

You Have Released Me

Unsound

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Plumes of smoke
Fade away
As I look in the distance
I look in the distance

Strokes of sun
Fade away
And I don’t know what’s missing
I don’t know what’s missing

Soft wind
Blew away
What I thought was a vision
I thought was a vision

My dreams
Due today
But the future won’t listen
The future won’t listen

Chorus

Drumming on the tabletop and staring into space
Never seems to pass the time
All the things that I express – talking to myself
Aren’t even worth a dime

Memories and complications shifting in my head
Never regresses my mind
All my wants and all my needs – and the unknown future
Always leave me sublime

Verse 2

Quarter note
Never played
As I sit and listen
I sit and listen

Waiting here
For a friend
Well, I guess they’re fiction
I guess they’re fiction

Living life
Just to live
Well, that’s my ambition
That’s my ambition

Holding on
Nothing’s there
Yeah, that’s my addiction
My addiction

Chorus

Interlude

Constant, constant dissipation
Dissolution meditation
Derelict in my formation
Delusional elevation

Chorus

Copyright 2013 by Charles Bryson

Unsound

Face It All

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Looking up – looking down
Been spinning – all around
What is lost – can be found
Just stand strong – hold your ground

Not a shame – it’s a test
Who’s to blame – not the rest
Never fear – you should just
Face it all – do your best

Chorus

First comes the pressure
Then comes the break
Next comes explosions
How much can you take?

First comes a thought
Then comes a plan
Next comes your actions
The world in your hands

Verse 2

Had your back – to the wall
Didn’t fold – didn’t fall
Didn’t kneel – didn’t crawl
Held your head – to it all

Now it’s on – now you’re in
Past has come – to an end
Future’s here – to begin
Time to go – time to win

Chorus

Bridge

Face it all
Stand your ground
Face it all
Never back down

Chorus

Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

Face It All

Angel Wings

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

I know it was a long, long fall
And you landed on your back
I know you’re missing home right now
Your heaven just lost track

Chorus

Girl, don’t close you angel wings
One day you’ll make it back
Close your eyes and pray for me
And draw a golden map

To where I know you must belong
This isn’t any place for you
Girl don’t close your angel wings
The clouds will let you through

Verse 2

No, don’t cry a single tear
This world might turn to ice
All that’s within you is pure
And poison to my life

Chorus

Bridge

I want to keep for myself
I wish you felt the same
But we both know you’re heaven bound
Don’t close your angel wings

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

Angel Wings

Got To Make It There

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Walking for what seems like forever
Legs tired, but I got to get there
Throat burning from all the cigarettes
Damn, I feel like I’m getting nowhere

Chorus

Yeah, yeah
I got to make it there
And I don’t even know
Where the hell “there” is

Yeah, yeah
I got to make it there
And I don’t even know
Where the hell “there” is

Verse 2

Looked to the sky; don’t know what for
Think I caught a glimpse of heaven’s door
That will have to wait, so keep it unlocked
Got to make it there; got no time to stop

Chorus

Verse 3

Legs on fire and my soles worn thin
Threw away my shoes; barefoot again
Walk on coals; cut on glass; I’m all right
Got to make it there; got to make it right

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

Got To Make It There

Six-String Savior

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

One more word
One more note, I’ll be okay
Lullaby for my soul
Baby, I don’t need to pray

Took me way too many years
To realize that we are one
Pull back my veil of clouds
And let me feel your six-string sun

Chorus

Pull me into your world
Let me see what you can see
You have reached so many planes
You are every part of me

Time and time, I cannot count
You’ve managed to release me
From my own tormented mind
Saved me from insanity

Verse 2

Let me feel your vibrations
Surrounding me in the air
You have given me my reasons
I was lost and didn’t care

I had no one to turn to
You were always waiting there
You are everything I am
You’re my courage when I fear

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

Six-String Savior

I Am Found

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Shattered
Pieces
Scattered on the
Path behind me

Courage
Thesis
Flooding every-
Thing inside me

Chorus

I
Am not afraid anymore
Shouting in the wind
Breaking down the door

I
Won’t feel the pain anymore
I have found my strength
Screaming from the core

Verse 2

Evils
Demons
I’ve left in my
Yesterdays

Purpose
Reason
On the horizon
I’m on my way

Chorus

Bridge

You
Might not like me now
I have lost
I am found

My
Time has come around
I’ve found my place
I want my crown

Chorus

Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

I Am Found

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White Waters

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Rising from below
Straight towards the blue
On white waters’ plane
I will receive you

Wash over my skin
Purify my soul
Release me from darkness
Warm my heart, so cold

Chorus

Currents of life
Rapids of peace
Off the banks of health
White waters, carry me

Verse 2

Through the canyon deep
Snake the mountain side
Whisper your healing
Bring me back to life

I can see the line
Dividing land from sky
Headed towards the sun
White water, my guide

Chorus

Bridge

White waters
Rescue me
Floating on your hands
Set me free

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

White Waters

You Have Released Me

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Will I ever
Become anything
More than writing
All of this in vain

Then I saw a light
Brilliance so strange
Now I think that the
World will know my name

Chorus

I have always doubted
Anything would come of this
Wondered if my vision
Was just a hopeful wish

Tried and tried; pushed from inside
Hoping that I wouldn’t miss
Chance I’m given to reach out
You have given this

Verse 2

Now I can see
What’s in front of me
You can have it all
Don’t need royalty

I just want the world
To know that I’m here
To embrace your pain
We can share the fear

Chorus

Bridge

You have released me
Everything inside
Everything that I’ve been through
All that’s in my mind

You have released me
Out into this world
You have given me a voice
Now I will be heard

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

You Have Released Me

Unsound

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Plumes of smoke
Fade away
As I look in the distance
I look in the distance

Strokes of sun
Fade away
And I don’t know what’s missing
I don’t know what’s missing

Soft wind
Blew away
What I thought was a vision
I thought was a vision

My dreams
Due today
But the future won’t listen
The future won’t listen

Chorus

Drumming on the tabletop and staring into space
Never seems to pass the time
All the things that I express – talking to myself
Aren’t even worth a dime

Memories and complications shifting in my head
Never regresses my mind
All my wants and all my needs – and the unknown future
Always leave me sublime

Verse 2

Quarter note
Never played
As I sit and listen
I sit and listen

Waiting here
For a friend
Well, I guess they’re fiction
I guess they’re fiction

Living life
Just to live
Well, that’s my ambition
That’s my ambition

Holding on
Nothing’s there
Yeah, that’s my addiction
My addiction

Chorus

Interlude

Constant, constant dissipation
Dissolution meditation
Derelict in my formation
Delusional elevation

Chorus

Copyright 2013 by Charles Bryson

Unsound

Face It All

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Looking up – looking down
Been spinning – all around
What is lost – can be found
Just stand strong – hold your ground

Not a shame – it’s a test
Who’s to blame – not the rest
Never fear – you should just
Face it all – do your best

Chorus

First comes the pressure
Then comes the break
Next comes explosions
How much can you take?

First comes a thought
Then comes a plan
Next comes your actions
The world in your hands

Verse 2

Had your back – to the wall
Didn’t fold – didn’t fall
Didn’t kneel – didn’t crawl
Held your head – to it all

Now it’s on – now you’re in
Past has come – to an end
Future’s here – to begin
Time to go – time to win

Chorus

Bridge

Face it all
Stand your ground
Face it all
Never back down

Chorus

Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

Face It All

Angel Wings

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

I know it was a long, long fall
And you landed on your back
I know you’re missing home right now
Your heaven just lost track

Chorus

Girl, don’t close you angel wings
One day you’ll make it back
Close your eyes and pray for me
And draw a golden map

To where I know you must belong
This isn’t any place for you
Girl don’t close your angel wings
The clouds will let you through

Verse 2

No, don’t cry a single tear
This world might turn to ice
All that’s within you is pure
And poison to my life

Chorus

Bridge

I want to keep for myself
I wish you felt the same
But we both know you’re heaven bound
Don’t close your angel wings

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

Angel Wings

Got To Make It There

By Charles Bryson

Verse 1

Walking for what seems like forever
Legs tired, but I got to get there
Throat burning from all the cigarettes
Damn, I feel like I’m getting nowhere

Chorus

Yeah, yeah
I got to make it there
And I don’t even know
Where the hell “there” is

Yeah, yeah
I got to make it there
And I don’t even know
Where the hell “there” is

Verse 2

Looked to the sky; don’t know what for
Think I caught a glimpse of heaven’s door
That will have to wait, so keep it unlocked
Got to make it there; got no time to stop

Chorus

Verse 3

Legs on fire and my soles worn thin
Threw away my shoes; barefoot again
Walk on coals; cut on glass; I’m all right
Got to make it there; got to make it right

Chorus


Copyright 2014 by Charles Bryson

Got To Make It There


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I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, in the United States. The chapters of my life are diverse and complex, and span a wide spectrum of experiences, from inspirational to dark. I write song lyrics that reflect my life's experiences, and project what is inside my mind and heart. Hopefully, my lyrics will let someone know that they are not alone in their journey through life.

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