The Smallest Acts of Kindness Album

Artist(s): Anne Clark

Tracklist

Nothing Going On

length: 5:34

Ain't nothing going on
But the rain in the night
Ain't nothing going on
But the rain

The sound of the clouds
In the air passing by
The sound of the rain
In the sky

The sound of the clouds
In the air passing by
The sound of the rain
In the sky

Ain't nothing going on
But the rain in the night
Ain't nothing going on
But the rain

(sound of the clouds)
(in the air)
(passing by)

Ain't nothing going on
But the rain in the night
Ain't nothing going on
But the rain

Nothing going on
Ain't nothing going on
Nothing going on
But the clouds passing by

The Hardest Heart

length: 3:48
Let the morning sun proclaim
the light of the world
let the golden day unfurl
on every way - on every hill

Each angered fist uncurl
Caress the hardest heart
stir the sleeping earth
each stone - each blade of grass

The soul of the world
ignite a brand new day
let the morning sun proclaim
a brand new start

Caress the hardest heart
Caress the hardest heart

Let the morning sun proclaim
the light of the world
let the golden day unfurl
on every way - on every hill

Each angered fist uncurl
Caress the hardest heart
stir the sleeping earth
each stone - each blade of grass

The soul of the world
ignite a brand new day
let the morning sun proclaim
a brand new start

Caress the hardest heart
Caress the hardest heart

The soul of the world
ignite a brand new day
let the morning sun proclaim
a brand new start
a brand new way

Waiting

length: 3:31
The wood burns warm, the house is still.
The music soothes and soon I will
Look for in another, what I found in you
What we had in each other, but you couldn't live through
Old love burns, my body aches
And I'm taking time, for as long as it takes
As the sunset fades and the moonlight breaks
I'll try and put right all my mistakes

A throwaway world, a throwaway life.
I'm glad I'm by myself tonight
When all passion's spent in the one you love
When there's no guiding hands from a god above
When all that's left is never enough.

But there was a time that I can't find
Filled with light from a love inside
Filled with love, it was a world so white
And we'd run from one to the other side
Filled with laughter and a love so bright
Now I wait for something by hushed firelight
Something that will tell me, everything's alright.

A throwaway world, a throwaway life.
I'm glad I'm here by myself tonight
Where the wood's all warm and the fire burns bright
And I tell myself everything will be alright
As the sunset fades and the moonlight breaks
The world is a small warm room tonight.

Psalm

length: 5:45
I don't need your god.
I don't need your eternal, paternal god.

Don't need your reassuringly protective,
good and evil in perspective god.

Don't need no imported, distorted, inflated, updated holy roller, save your soul, or anaesthetisingly opiate god.

Don't need no, "All creatures that on earth do dwell; be good or you go to hell" god.

Don't need no "Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna! Hail Mary! Hail Mary!" god.

Got no yen for zen, Bhagavad Gita, or gurus.

No mormons, methodists, seventh-day adventist gods. No absolutes beyond refute - the reverential, preferential, Judaic, messianic god.

No bibles, no mahajanas, instant dharma gods.

Don't need no spiritual suicide, prefrontal lobotomising god.
Don't need no stoic, s__less, antiseptic god.
Don't need no neon crucifix.
No crusade, no burka, or kabbalah.
No camels, or needles, or papal decrees.
No mail order icons, korans or mandalas.
No Meher Babas.
No imams or ayatollahs.

No sharia.
No opus dei.
No dianetics.
No tarot or beads.
No devadasi.
No immortal, invisible "God's only wise."

Don't need no televised, circumcised, incessant, incandescent gods.
I don't need your gods.

I need human beings.
The beasts of the field,
the earth and the stars.

I need some kind of love.
I need you.

Know

length: 2:55
All that is left
Is the saddest of songs
All I can try
Is to right all the wrongs
I cannot go
To where you have gone
Yet you were the place
That I came from

Something you told me
Stays in my head
Circles above
Like a bird overhead

Something we should have
But never was said
Goes on in the hopes
Of the living instead

Now all that is left
Is the saddest of songs
Now all I can try
Is to right all the wrongs

I watch the stars
And know that you're there
The s___e in the place
The foot of the stair
The light falling now
On the arm of the chair
The warm reaching sun
The chill evening air

If only we could do
If only we'd dare
To fill every void
With love and with care

Now all that is left
Is the saddest of songs
Now all I can try
Is to right all the wrongs

As Soon as I Get Home

length: 7:32
(I shall wear a crown,)
I shall wear a crown,
(I shall wear a crown,)
I shall wear a crown,
(When it's all over,)
When it's all over,
(When it's all over,)
When it's all over,
(I shall see His face,)
I shall see His face,
(I shall see His face,)
I shall see His face,
(When it's all over,)
When it's all over,
(When it's all over,)
When it's all over

(Put on my robe)
I'm gonna put on my robe,
(And tell the story,)
And tell the story,
(How I made it over,)
Of how I made it over

(Put on my robe)
I'm gonna put on my robe,
(Tell the story,)
And tell the story,
(How I made it over,)
Of how I made it over

(I shall wear a crown,)
I shall wear a crown,
(I shall wear a crown,)
I shall wear a crown,
(When it's all over,)
When it's all over,
(When it's all over,)
When it's all over,
(I shall see His face,)
I shall see His face,
(I shall see His face,)
I shall see His face,
(When it's all over,)
When it's all over,
(When it's all over,)
When it's all over

(Soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(Soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(Soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(Soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(As soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(As soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(As soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(As soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(As soon as I get home)
Just as soon as I get home
(Soon as I get home)
Just as soon as I get home
(As soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(As soon as I get home)
Just as soon as I get home
(Soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(As soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(As soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(As soon as I get home)
As soon as I get home
(AaaaaOOooooo)
As soon as I get home
(AaaaaOOooooo)
As soon as I get home
(AaaaaOOooooo)

Off Grid

length: 3:03

Just me, and this boy of mine
Underneath a sheltering sky, by a railway line
Waiting for the wood to catch
The damp twigs
The last match

Evening, passing time
Waiting for the moment
Waiting for a sign

Boy's up close, pressed against my side
Daze of rippling water, glimmering with light
Stars up in the stillness
To the quiet, to the night

Howl of the wind, cry of the train
Inky black ball
Writes the story again

Just me, and this boy of mine
Just me, and this boy of mine
Just me, and this boy of mine

Boy Racing

length: 4:16
membranophone: Niko Lai
piano: Murat Parlak
lead vocals: Anne Clark
guitar family: Jeff Aug
bass: J├╝rgen Schlachter
cello: Jann Michael Engel
composer: Jeff Aug, Murat Parlak, Jann Michael Engel, Niko Lai
lyricist: Anne Clark

Night
And my nerve endings
Coded messages they're sending
Twitch and tingle
Blink and twinkle
Restless as the million stars I've counted
Overhead tonight

Spinning
My head and stomach
All gravity and magnets
Each contrary, rotating planets
Pulling sleep away

With every hour making minutes
Am I outside my life or in it
And all this music
That's making waves within it
Can I find one song to sing it?

All the words I've strung like beads
All the words that stung like bees to bring it
A little fruit, a hue or two, a sign of something
Or someone that I knew
And this life feels like so many different lives
I'm falling through

Night
Dizzy night
I can't recognise the cycle of the years
The source of all my fear
The source that led me here

Your boys' cologne, your beer
The presence of our fathers ever near
Sacred secrets you whisper in my ear

All this tonight
As you move closer to me
Your light will eclipse and will absorb
The darkness that confounds my foolish all
Place harmony where there has been discord

Zest!

length: 3:09

Prayer Before Birth

length: 3:42
I am not yet born; O hear me.
Let not the bloodsucking bat or the rat or the stoat or the club-footed ghoul come near me.

I am not yet born, console me.
I fear that the human race may with tall walls wall me,
with strong drugs dope me, with wise lies lure me,
on black racks rack me, in blood-baths roll me.

I am not yet born; provide me
With water to dandle me, grass to grow for me, trees to talk to me, sky to sing to me, birds and a white light
in the back of my mind to guide me.

I am not yet born; forgive me
For the sins that in me the world shall commit, my words
when they speak me, my thoughts when they think me,
my treason engendered by traitors beyond me,
my life when they murder by means of my hands,
my death when they live me.

I am not yet born; rehearse me
In the parts I must play and the cues I must take when
old men lecture me, bureaucrats hector me, mountains
frown at me, lovers laugh at me, the white
waves call me to folly and the desert calls me to doom and the beggar refuses my gift and my children curse me.

I am not yet born; O hear me,
Let not the man who is beast or who thinks he is God come near me.

I am not yet born; O fill me
With strength against those who would freeze my humanity, would dragoon me into a lethal automaton,
would make me a cog in a machine, a thing with
one face, a thing, and against all those who would dissipate my entirety, would blow me like thistledown hither and thither or hither and thither like water held in the hands would spill me.

Let them not make me a stone and let them not spill me.
Otherwise kill me.

Full Moon

length: 5:18
Far away in esian ?
puts itself in deeper s___e
we slip almost unknowing
into a deeper darker place
inside my dreams
they build business machines
nothing here is ever what it seems
in the land of haven't got a clue
i'm not to blame
for anything i do
in the land of couldn't give a f___
you pay your money
and leave the rest to walk

the man in the moon
is watching you
and me
and everything we do
life on mars
a stairway to the stars
cheap flights
fast food
flash cars
worlds collide
states divide
choose your site
land slides
a 3rd walk from the sun
it's only just begun
for you
and me
and everyone

i push my head into a deep blue pillow sound
music ? with time
ressonnates around
comic trails like horses tales
riding in this night
beyond the coming morning
beyond the coming lights
all around us
a great big ? of wonder
the earth we walk
the sky we're under
these moments of mine
they belong to to me
i bathe in lunar waters
sea of tranquility

the man in the moon
is watching you
and me
and everything we do
life on mars
a stairway to the stars
cheap flights
fast food
flash cars
worlds collide
states divide
choose your site
land slides
a 3rd walk from the sun
it's only just begun
for you
and me
and everyone

the scorch to this catch is fine
it find's no relief
can we find it in ourselves
ever to conceive
a cities choke
and islands disappear in smoke
but may be what we're doing
in some way could provoke
altough the forms are shifting
as nature makes it's way
the speed of change we're forcing
tears our souls away
the moon is full
the river's high
what will become
of you and i?

the man in the moon
is watching you
and me
and everything we do
life on mars
a stairway to the stars
cheap flights
fast food
flash cars
worlds collide
states divide
choose your site
land slides
a 3rd walk from the sun
it's only just begun
for you
and me
and everyone

If

length: 7:24

Imagine
Imagine if
What would happen
What would happen if running on empty
Seemingly forever

The car crawls to the umpteenth fuel station
Still out of sight, joining the motionless caterpillar of cars
Traffic snaking, tailing back for miles

Imagine
Imagine if the afternoon turned to evening
And as you approach the entrance
Fists fly as the green plastic can is wrestled over
And subsequently spilled across the great tarmac
Mixing blood and petrol

Imagine
What if the price became so high
It was only available to those who could afford it
Those who the governments decide take priority

Imagine it is rationed by the litre
Security guards, then eventually soldiers patrolling the pumps

Imagine
Then it all stops
... then it all stops

Imagine
Imagine all the silence
Imagine all the silence
After the rioting, the killing, the madness
Silence
... silence

What would happen next

Traffic snaking
Tailing back for miles

Imagine if
What would happen (what would happen...)

Mixing blood and petrol
Then it all stops (then it all stops...)

What would happen next
Imagine all the silence

Imagine all the silence

Imagine all the silence