one heart​.​.​.

by David Cobb

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released July 1, 1994

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Track Name: One life
Moving in the one direction, all I am and all I see
No pretence and no correction, what has been and what will be
One heart, that beats at its own pace
One start, no fear no lies
One chance at this fragile life
One open book, two open eyes

To see what I was meant to see
What I was meant to be is written in the hopes and fears,
the laughter and the pain and tears
in the life of a man that I never planned to be


Day by day my life unfolding, is just another mystery
It seems this grip on life I’m holding, someone else holds on for me.
One thought leads to another, one day leads on and on
One life that will end one day, I’ll close my eyes and I’ll be gone

And see what I was meant to see,
What I was meant to be will unfold when life has run its course
and the river’s flowed back to its source
and either proved or disproved my beliefs.

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One heart, that beats at its own pace
One start, no fear no lies
One chance at this fragile life
One open book, two open eyes

To see what I was meant to see,
What I was meant to be will unfold when life has run its course
and the river’s flowed back to its source
and either proved or disproved my beliefs
Track Name: Just a little
Life begins and life must end
Hearts can break and hearts can mend
but oneday soon I’ll lose a friend
I’ll never be the same

I never thought that AIDS could be
something that affected me
The girls were hot the sex was free
It seemed like such a game

But now I sit and look at you
and wonder what you’re going through
and do what little I can do
and watch you fade away

You need just a little
I bleed just a little
I’d bleed forever more to keep you here
You cry just a little
I die just a little
Each time you close your eyes I live in fear

Now I sit and look at you
and wonder what you’re going through
and do what little I can do
and watch you fade away

And I hold your hand and I feel your pain
and wish we had our time again
but I promise you won’t die in vain
I’ll get this message through

You need just a little
I bleed just a little
I’d bleed forever more to keep you here
You cry just a little
I die just a little
Each time you close your eyes I live in fear
I live in fear
mmmmmmm
Track Name: The edge of my life
I feel you near, and bury my face in troubled hands
And pray that you somehow hear, nobody else could understand
The things that I just can’t say, ‘though god knows sometimes I’ve really tried
The words are still locked away down deep inside

I’m standing on the edge of my world
feeling nothing but my feet on crumbling ground
I’m standing on the edge of my life
trying not to look down

Here with you, reading your lifetime carved in stone
Died at the age of two, nobody knows how you’d have grown
If I could hold your hand and read you just one more nursery rhyme
If I could hold your hand, for one more time ... one more time

I’m standing on the edge of my world
feeling nothing but my feet on crumbling ground
I’m standing on the edge of my life
trying not to look down

so take me too, I don’t belong here anymore
I want to be with you, there’s nothing left to be here for
Leave all the tears behind; leave them to wash the pain away
The contract is sealed and signed, I’m on my way, back to you

I’m standing on the edge of your world
feeling nothing but the warmth of you again
I’m standing on the edge of my life
Stepping out of the pain
Track Name: Chaos
Can I be who I know I’m not?
Can you see through the fear that I’ve got?
In my life I’m just trying to find the order in the chaos in me

I smile when I think of you
And I cry when I shouldn’t do
And I try to explain to you the things that I can’t help but see

And I cover my eyes and the world rushes by around me

I can run but I cannot hide
From the life that I live inside
Where the truth and the fantasy show their colours for my eyes to see

I learn, but I don’t know much
I feel, but I still can’t touch what it is that I’m trying to find
The order in the chaos in me

And I cover my eyes and the world rushes by inside me

It’s a different world
From my different point of view
I see things so clearly
But only the things that come into view

Can I be who I know I’m not
Can you see through the fear that I’ve got
In my life I’m just trying to find the order in the chaos in me

I learn, but I don’t know much
I feel, but I still can’t touch what it is that I’m trying to find
The order in the chaos in me

And I cover my eyes and the world rushes by inside me
Track Name: Song for Simon
One day I hope you see more than you now see in me
One day I hope you'll understand
All the things I do are driven by my love for you
and now your life is slipping from my hands
Every minute of your life, I’ve been in it
and now this knife that cut you free
has cut me deeper than I’ve known
I thought that time was on our side
thought my eyes were open wide
but now I look and see how old you’ve grown

Time goes quickly, I never could keep track
It seems that I spend more and more time looking back

One day I hope you find the happiness and peace of mind
That’s made my life worthwhile through all these years
It seems like we’ve come so far
from who we were to who we are
I’m sorry but I just can’t hide the tears
I’ll accept that you’re gone and my life stumbles on
You go your separate way and I start again
But please believe me, as it’s time to leave me
I’m your father, I’ll always be your friend

Time goes quickly, I never could keep track
It seems that I spend more and more time looking back

All my life I’ll miss you
All my love goes with you
I just never thought this partnership would end
But please believe me, as it’s time to leave me
I’m your father, I’ll always be your friend.
Track Name: Tired of crying
Tired of crying, I see it in your face
Time to start over, find yourself a better place
I still remember when you used to be so strong
Come on, don’t hesitate, come home where you belong

I’ve seen the drinking, and I’ve seen him lose control
You wear the bruises on your body and your soul
How can you love the man, with all he puts you through
How can you rescue him if no one rescues you

So let him keep drinking, let him drown in the beer
But your boat is sinking so fast
It’s time to jump clear
I know the ocean looks frightening and the lifeboat so small
But just jump, I will catch you when you fall

Tired of crying, I see it in your face
Time to start over, find yourself a better place
I still remember when you used to be so strong
Come on, don’t hesitate, come home where you belong

And if you can hear me, jump, while the water’s still calm
Take the first step, fall into my arms
And if you can hear me, just jump, while the water’s still calm
Take the first step, fall into my arms
Track Name: One life (2012 remix)
Moving in the one direction, all I am and all I see
No pretence and no correction, what has been and what will be
One heart, that beats at its own pace
One start, no fear no lies
One chance at this fragile life
One open book, two open eyes

To see what I was meant to see
What I was meant to be is written in the hopes and fears,
the laughter and the pain and tears
in the life of a man that I never planned to be


Day by day my life unfolding, is just another mystery
It seems this grip on life I’m holding, someone else holds on for me
One thought leads to another, one day leads on and on
One life that will end one day, I’ll close my eyes and I’ll be gone

And see what I was meant to see
What I was meant to be will unfold when life has run its course
and the river’s flowed back to its source
and either proved or disproved my beliefs

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One heart, that beats at its own pace
One start, no fear no lies
One chance at this fragile life
One open book, two open eyes

To see what I was meant to see,
What I was meant to be will unfold when life has run its course
and the river’s flowed back to its source
and either proved or disproved my beliefs