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1.
04:07
don’t want to think about you trying then kneeling at the altar of our past to grieve the lie I’m poisoned by this image of a life with someone else holding you saying “it’s alright, time won you over too” freedom was and now it’s gone away tears did fall, they fell down from your face well I’m thinking ‘bout you now driving round with my brother don’t know that he understands how hard it is to let you go got a pen in my hand, think I’ll move it to the other don’t know what I’m gonna write only hope it pulls me closer to you freedom was and now it’s gone away tears did fall, they fell down from your face but that was a long time ago when your eyes were on me and we weren’t on this telephone saying it is better now that we are on our own I tell you now that cuts me straight down to the bone even though I said it with you freedom was and now it’s gone away tears did fall, they fell down from your face
2.
03:09
my visit is a gift, most miss the calling my whisper is so light to hear it is hard here’s another chance, wind’s changed it flowing one jump to jump this fence you built round the yard with no sound I made my exit you turned your head too long I put my faith in you now night is falling and so I search for you inside my yard I’ve seen you here before oh thankful feeling oh God I pray that you let peace come with no sound you made your exit I turned my head too long shida inke inhie eh ka ono beke eba ewoh min toh woh boh shida inkebuh inhie eh ka ono numo, chwah! amañabah handed another day, mind and heart are waring one has a lot to say, the other is calm the final outcome lies with you, this I’m hoping oh God I pray that you let peace come with no sound you made your exit I turned my head too long shida inke inhie eh ka ono beke eba ewoh min toh woh boh shida inkebuh inhie eh ka ono numo, chwah! amañabah (translation of chorus) thanks, I put my faith in you night is falling so I turn to you thank you, I say that my faith is in you dear Lord, let peace come
3.
grandfather clocks, time in two beats why am I alone father, why must I be? quiet and discreet; burn with tempered heat? children are at play and I want to be with them in the streets hey there big man framed in the clouds I am tired of how strong and proud you are turning away, turning ‘round when I ask you what it’s all about walking back and forth, to and fro I believe that’s from the Book of Job pacing like a lion, defending my pride don’t look too long upon me don’t cross the line! I am a siren calling from the deep, begging for mercy to stand me on my feet I come to share a song, one minute on the waves then gone sailors pay me with their lives, I put these pennies in the jar and I know that they want to meet with me and though there’s so much tragedy in the method that they chose still feel it’s better that we not meet on the shore walking back and forth, to and fro I believe that’s from the Book of Job pacing like a lion, defending my pride don’t look too long upon me don’t cross the line! spheres are buzzing with a sound rattling, rolling and the source can’t be found just underneath, hey, just out of reach stop watching TV, listen, stop tapping your feet if we concentrate I am sure we can find the cause of uneasiness in the heart of mine turning away from father time with one word on my lips and that word is “why” walking back and forth, to and fro I believe that’s from the Book of Job pacing like a lion, defending my pride don’t look too long upon me don’t cross the line!
4.
this is the one, this is the one, this is the one day you can’t get me to run won’t be moved along I’m here to finish what I came to do today I can’t be dissuaded I can’t be put down fire your warning shot across my bow I don’t see the danger where you want me to and I don’t see how you can unseat my resolve used to bow down in my own home you are the ruler of a doomed dominion that I must dethrone didn’t used to feel a part of it so i let you run the show now this is the one, the one day, you can’t get me to run no, no learned along the way I can never win love and understanding, patience wearing thin slapped me in the face and now you’re the victim there’s something wrong here learned along the way I can never win love and understanding, patience wearing thin fog rolled in and now it’s slowly burning off
5.
04:54
here comes the man with the phony hat on telling us what to do when the day is done you'll be made a man of, or at the very least a spoke in the wheel that rolls the cannon look sharp coming through, and don’t you stop until his hands up! left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right, don’t you stop ‘til I say stop gone are the old days gone are the old days they’re underneath the whip that they carry four star general, the private men they are wearing the phony hat politicians on us grow fat they are wearing the phony hat white shirt, red tie, ironed slacks they are wearing the phony hat media with the circus act they are wearing the phony hat where do they get the power at? you’re looking at, you’re looking at phony hats, phony hats, we are wearing the phony hats! gone are the old days we’re underneath the whip that they carry under the phony hat
6.
when the fish doesn’t bite and the wind doesn’t come and the water is poisoned by the rust in the drum and you’re far out to sea, not a soul knows you’re there in a boat that you built with your hands that were bare with your hands that were bare well I don’t mean to stare but you all seem to know something I don’t was I missing when it was told? well I won’t ask you even so the meat on my bones is not with my head I am off on an astral plane while my body reads in bed the story is ancient, another human on a quest I am tired of dreaming, lift this weight from my chest lift this weight from my chest well I don’t mean to stare but you all seem to know something I don’t was I missing when it was told? well I won’t ask you even so to the beacon of light, I am traveling there I am waiting for no one, I’m feeling no fear I’m stripped of my armor, there is nothing left to fight I am traveling yonder to the beacon of light to the beacon of light well I don’t mean to stare but you all seem to know something I don’t was I missing when it was told? well I won’t ask you even so
7.
03:48
when I was young I didn’t understand why people act as they do then I got older and I joined the plan, their secrets gave way to some major clues and if my two feet fail me now I’ll be fine I’ve walked through a valley where sweeter than wine flows a river, I drink my fill every time until I am satisfied by my sweet, sweet, sweet girl you got sugar all over my fingers and I don’t know what to do with it sweet, sweet, sweet girl taking all my time up, but that’s alright I’m doing fine when I’m given all my choices, I like to be where it’s warm so to my surroundings I pay attention, seek the sunny spots, for me that’s not a chore so when I saw you I knew why I had been born to conquer and worship all of your form gives me what I need, still I need leaving more and it takes a special moment for my sweet, sweet, sweet girl you got sugar all over my fingers and I don’t know what to do with it sweet, sweet, sweet girl taking all my time up, but that’s alright I’m doing fine and if my two feet fail me now I’ll be fine I’ve walked through a valley where sweeter than wine flows a river, I drink my fill every time until I am satisfied by my sweet, sweet, sweet girl you got sugar all over my fingers and I don’t know what to do with it sweet, sweet, sweet girl taking all my time up, but that’s alright I’m doing fine
8.
04:10
every night I dream the same red and green and not a change no book has told me the meaning though many they try to claim I might be the stable servant I might be behind the reins but in this dream, of this certain I don’t get to know your name I’m looking for my own Joseph but not on the road traveling remember he gave dreams meaning long before they parted the sea but I’m not a great big pharaoh I don’t have the world to sell just give me a modern-day hero come to life from the fairy tales we all, we all, we all dance and sing to the rhythm it’s a heed to the call, that’s just the way things are we all walk in big grooved circles harnessed up to pump at the well we all wear our bits and blinders humid air, flies, swishing tails you may pity the beast of burden but in me I know there's one promise me, I keep working for the day that will never come we all, we all, we all dance and sing to the rhythm it’s a heed to the call, that’s just the way things are we all ostrich heads in the sand we all escape over sea or land we all don’t talk about it, it’s coming back we all don’t ask cuz answer we can’t
9.
05:42
out on your own going through hard time too dark to see leave the light on only you can allow the wounds to heal drops too deep, walk a fine line, falling down introduced to the great unknown heat heat in the kitchen, you’re gonna get burned another hard lesson, another page to turn out on a mission you never did find must a missed something, better rewind heat in the kitchen, you’re gonna get burned another hard lesson, another page to turn hard on your way, indolence, cold, reticence pushing you far from me against all odds generously you were given a gift you never did see racing thoughts that riddle the mind stir it all up when you’re in it alone into the web you fall involved in solving the problems you wove into the web you fall involved in solving the problems you wove don’t know what they do they’re as random as am I chaos is the cause and the rest is me caught up in my time as it rushes to a close take me to the shore from a restless sea heat in the kitchen, you’re gonna get burned another hard lesson, another page to turn out on a mission you never did find must a missed something, better rewind heat in the kitchen, you’re gonna get burned another hard lesson, another page to turn hard on your way, indolence, cold, reticence pushing you racing thoughts that riddle the mind
10.
she walks as a princess, I walk with disease I must go to find her with sound mind and peace if she lets me see her I will be as a king calmly stand before her and begin to sing por favor querida, no me dejes como asi por favor querida, no me dejes solo aqui por favor querida, no me dejes solo aqui por favor querida ella camina como princesa, camino con la soledad debo ir para encontrarle con mi alma en paz si ella me deja ver su cara yo me sentire como un rey tranquilo yo me acerco a ella y le cantare esta cancion please dear don’t leave me alone here like this please dear don’t leave me alone here like this por favor querida, no me dejes como asi por favor querida
11.
old pirates yes they rob I, sold I from the merchant ship minutes after they took I from the bottomless pit but my hands were made strong by the hands of the almighty we forward in this generation triumphantly won’t you help to sing these songs of freedom all I ever had, redemption songs these songs of freedom emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind have no fear for atomic energy cuz none of them can stop the time how long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look? some say it’s just a part of it, we’ve got to fullfill the book won’t you help to sing these songs of freedom all I ever had, redemption songs these songs of freedom in every way now, in everyday now emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind have no fear for atomic energy cuz none of them can stop the time how long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look? some say it’s just a part of it, we’ve got to fulfill the book won’t you help to sing, please, these songs of freedom, yeah! they’re all I ever had, all I ever had redemption songs, please, these songs of freedom, yeah they’re all I ever had, they’re all I ever had, all I ever had redemption songs
12.
I had a trip in San Diego, the night went down like a video game I never reached the controls, I let others play it I’ve driven through God’s country, in the back seat where I lay I vaguely remember conversations that had something to do with my fate when did you slip the blindfold on? Hold your fire! feel like I should have caught on Hold your fire! Hold your fire! I have a dish in San Francisco, I can taste it when I close my eyes taste is different every time, hope the day never comes when they get it right out here nothing pleases the taste buds, the grass is greener on the other side of this big country, I hitched a ride, ended up just waiting in line when did you slip the blindfold on? Hold your fire! feel like I should have caught on Hold your fire! Hold your fire! you’ve been gone a long, long time, haven’t done that much with my life but I could tell you a long, long story that would bring tears to your eyes rented a room in Santa Barbara nine years ago to the day walked the boardwalk, cast two shadows, didn’t have a whole lot to say when did you slip the blindfold on? Hold your fire! feel like I should have caught on Hold your fire! Hold your fire!
13.
03:30
gone fishing gone fishing, fishing in my pond gone fishing, it’s a thing of which I’m fond I jump over that hill that’s just beyond them trees gone fishing and I’m whistling a song it’s not that I’m not social but I sure would be obliged if you waited here on the porch and didn’t come wailing by you see this is the one part of the week where it’s me, myself and I so grab yourself a lemonade and rest your feet a while gone fishing, gone fishing in my pond gone fishing, it’s a thing of which I’m fond I jump over that hill that’s just beyond them trees gone fishing and I’m whistling me a song this is my own personal Eden, wholesome, living and clean the water is teeming with trout that’s jumping just for me there is no place on earth where I feel such peace of mind if the lord chose to take me now I’d go off to his side first thing you’ll see is my nappy head of hair next thing my body will surely soon appear coming over that hill, if it’s not too dark a time you’ll also see upon my face a smile a half mile wide cuz I’ve gone fishing, gone fishing in my pond I’m gone fishing, it’s a thing of which I’m fond just over that hill that’s just beyond them trees gone fishing, I gone fishing gone fishing and I’m whistling me a song

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released March 10, 2007

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Owen Plant & Brother Vic Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Jamaican-Born, Singer/Songwriter/Performer Owen Plant's style is reminiscent of artists from the '70s, old-time reggae groups and contemporary acoustic artists. His laid back, soothing and delicately honed vocals and songwriting are the center pieces of his sound.

His forthcoming LP, “I Was on the Moon” is his most ambitious in scope. It is slated for release early summer 2016.
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