​​​​​Wake Up 
Words and Music by Tim Morse
A journey to India

Miles of desert before us
A sky that stretches forever
A million stars each night
Now we've stepped backwards in time
Into a sea of humanity
Mystical music entrances and captivates our lives
So clearly you can see with your heart

The beauty in everything

Wake Up, Wake Up
To a new day of life in you
Wake Up, Wake Up
To a new way of life in you

A face that's etched in memory
Ancient maya untold
The wisdom of the ages
The mysteries of our souls
A temple calls us forth - eternal rituals
An ever-opening flower awake inside of me
So clearly you can see with your heart
The beauty in everything

(Chorus)
Sing a song of hope...of joy...of peace...of light..of LOVE
An indigo sky, a circle of light, a burning star

So clearly you can see with your heart
The beauty in everything

(C) 2018 Stark Lightning Music ASCAP

Labyrinth
Words by Bret Bingham and Tim Morse, Music by Tim Morse

Darkness descends upon me
I turn a corner, but there's nothing to see
On my knees, caught in tangles of thorns
I gasp for breath as my body's worn

Twisting, turning, Labyrinth
Never ending Labyrinth

A ray of light reveals my plight
The wailing beast breaks the silence of night
I try to run through the darkness and haze
But I am lost in the heart of this maze

(Chorus)

A voice heard through the mist of time
Softly singing in strange rhymes
I heard these words
As the vision slipped away

Radiant sun won't you guide me home?
No longer will I need to roam
I sang these words
As my prayers they floated away

Day after day - minute by minute
Day after day - time again

Where will you go?
Which way will you choose?

I am trapped behind a dark, foreboding door
Numbers drifting in and out of view
Fingers aching as I spin the dial once more

I'll keep on guessing, 'til I break on through
Will this nightmare end?  To do it all again?

I hear the chamber shifting slowly in the lock
Another click and I may soon be free
So many combinations, will I break this code?
Escape the madness and the misery?
And over it turns, until the lesson's learned

Radiant sun won't you guide me home?
No longer will I be alone
I sang these words
As my past, it floated away

A voice heard through the end of time
Softly speaking in strange rhymes 
I wrote these words
As the tide, it washed them away

(C) 2018 Stark Lightning Music ASCAP, MonkeyMaid Music BMI
 

The Marquis
Words and music by Tim Morse

A man of distinction and of class
There's no doubt
An elegant stranger prefers
Whispers to shouts

He bends the ears of kings
And their lowly servants alike
Obsessively observant
and ever ready to strike

The Marquis and me - The Marquis

A constant companion
Rain or shine, thick and thin
The Marquis will remind you
He always knows where you've been

A seasoned traveler
Well heeled, he's wearing a top hat with cane
His critical eye aware 
Of the sardonic remark that was made again

The Maquis and me - The Marquis

Some people prefer their pleasure with pain
Time and again
Let it go, let it go - don't let it go
Some people prefer their pain with pleasure
At your leisure
Let it go, let it go - don't let it go

The Marquis

(C) 2018 Stark Lightning Music ASCAP 

The Path
Words by Tim Morse and B. Warner, music by Tim Morse

Return with me to a road never crossed
We can find vision that was lost
Remembering questions yet to be asked
Answers learned all along the Path
Hold on - lift the veil and look all around
Hold on - but is it too late to be found?
Dawn falls upon a new moon, a new day
Shedding light that will guide the way
The compromises that now pacify 
When did we choose to live a lie?

Years pass...
It's all been leading to this moment in time
Breathe In
Believe compassion is who you are
Breathe Out
It lives within the wisdom of stars
Sensual dance begins, movement burns the color spins
All is blurred to the eye, this touch surrounds the swaying sky

Breathe In
Trust forgiveness is who you are
Breathe Out
It lives within the wisdom of stars
All the fear now fades, forgotten in this light and shade
No words can truly describe 
This blissful feeling deep inside

The snake charmer tempts you with his endless slinky lies
The twisting, turning labyrinth fills your craving mind
Distracted by smoke and mirrors can you feel the truth inside?

Life is an endless flowing river
In both taker and forgiver
Born out of the darkest age, yet blindingly bright
Shades of grey, between black and white

All we are remains long beyond the illusion of names
Lift the veil and surrender your chains
We are LIGHT

We are so much more than these bodies and lives
Our spirits are threads in the fabric of time
We are LOVE...

(C) 2018 Stark Lightning Music ASCAP, Songs of Saudade BMI

The Mary Celeste
Words and music by Tim Morse
A ship adrift on the sea
An eerie silence as we boarded
No one's there to greet us
Where is her most precious cargo?
A fire's still burning, unfinished words in a diary

They thought this day would last forever
But now they're just a whisper in time
Everything's still on the ghost ship
The memories echo inside the vessel
Will no one know their story, will no one know their truth?
Lost at sea, the ship is listing
Lost at sea, rudderless - without direction

A faint refrain, of the joyous heyday
Camaraderie filled with a reverie
Now it's all just an apparition
Will no one know their story, will no one know their truth?
Lost at sea, taking on water
Lost at sea, a forgotten memory...

(C) 2018 Stark Lightning Music ASCAP 

My Ally
Words and music by Tim Morse
We met in '72 on the very first day of school
An unspoken bond was formed, since then it's been me and you
There were laughs, a nod, a wink - a secret language of our own
Hanging out, drawing pictures, riding bikes to get us home
Telling stories all night long until the break of day
We're gonna conquer the universe, if moms says it's okay
And I knew that I had found my Ally

Sitting in a tree house, your old telescope points to the sky
Where will this friendship lead?  A sanctuary between you and I
I found my partner for future crimes of mischief we'd invent
Rebellious days of our youth were now gloriously misspent
And I knew that I had found my Ally

Now you're just a memory that lives inside of me
A faded photo in a scrapbook that no one else will see
My Ally - a voice in wilderness
My Ally - a comrade in this trench
My Ally - a friend until the end

(C) 2018 Stark Lightning Music ASCAP
 

Talisman
Words by Tim Morse and Bret Bingham, music by Tim Morse
I put a candle in the window
Like a lighthouse in the dark
May the trade winds fill your sails
And guide you through restless seas
I lie here waiting on this island
Hear your whispers out of sight
I close my eyes and we're together
Will you come home tonight?

Time to take a leap of faith
Time is running out
Time to take a leap of faith
The future will not wait

What magic is this?  Makes me feel like I do
What magic is this? That makes this dream come true
I am standing here beside you, with this treasure in our hands
What magic is this?  Makes me feel like I do
What magic is this?  That makes this dream come true

I put a candle in the window
Like a lighthouse in the dark
'Till the ocean brought you to me
Like a ship follows the stars... 
(C) 2018 Stark Lightning Music ASCAP, MonkeyMaid Music BMI