Look Inside

by Alec Bridges

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released August 16, 2006

All words and music written by Alec Bridges
Voice - Alec Bridges
Acoustic guitar - Alec Bridges
Electric guitar - Alec Bridges, Nate Wood (on 'Better All The While')
Bass - Nate Wood, Tyler Chester (on 'On The Outside', 'Cape Town', and 'Nothing Left To Say'), and Denholm Harding (on 'Look Inside', and 'Underneath This Blue Sky')
Synth - Tyler Chester, Alec Bridges ('Fall Down', and 'Ocean Inside')
Piano - Tyler Chester, Mike Baas ('I'll Carry You', and 'More Love')

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Alec Bridges Santa Monica, California

I make music that is inspired by vipassana meditation, yoga, qigong, and tea.

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Track Name: On The Outside
LYRICS

There's a curtain on a window
I'm on the outside trying to look inside but I can't see a thing
There's a deadbolt on the front door
I'm on the outside knocking but there's nobody to let me in

I feel like becoming something greater than myself today
So open up and won't you lead the way
Lead the way in

I've got to get out, I've got to get out of my head
I feel so twisted and tangled, but I'm the one who weaved the web
Sometimes it feels like I've got to go at it alone
I want salvation but is that something I can find on my own?

I'm groping in the darkness
But I've heard that's good enough for you
So open me up and fill me up with light

I don't know how much further I can go
Trapped within and I don't know my way home
Maybe it's not outside at all
But right where I am
Here I am

Lift me up now, lift me up into the light
I'm so tired of what I see going on down here
There's an angel sitting on one side of my mind
On the other side the devil sits with so much to say

I'm groping in the darkness
But I've heard that's good enough for you
So open me up and fill me up with light

I don't know how much further I can go
Trapped within and I don't know my way home
Maybe it's not outside at all
But right where I am
Here I am

I don't know how much further I can go
Trapped within and I don't know my way home
Maybe it's not outside at all
But right where I am
I don't know how much further I can go
Trapped within and I don't know my way home
Maybe it's not outside at all
But right where I am
Here I am
Liberate me
Liberate me
Track Name: Fall Down
LYRICS

I feel, I said I feel so damn good today
I feel more than words can say
On my back, on the ground, without sound I lay
Forever I just may
Or at least until the end of the day
This is the place I want to stay
A place where all my troubles all fall away
Away, away, away

I can't express the feeling I'm feeling
Or express the meaning I'm meaning
I'm knocking down the walls that I'm leaning on
And when one falls, they all fall down
Track Name: Look Inside
LYRICS

Are you looking for the truth, look inside
Are you looking for the answers, look inside
Do you want to know what's going on, look inside
Do you want to find yourself, look inside
Do you want to find salvation, look inside
Are you looking for a heaven, look inside
Do you want to find true love, look inside
Do you want to live forever, look inside

People looking out
Can only see the shadows of what's really going on
People, people, people
Look inside

Are you looking for the answers, look inside
Do you want to know the truth, look inside
Do you want to know what's going on, look inside
Do you want to find yourself, look inside

People looking out
Can only see the shadows of what's really going on
People, people, people
Look inside

The light is inside

People looking out
Can only see the shadows of what's really going on
People, people, people
Look inside

People looking out
People, look inside
Track Name: Ocean Inside
LYRICS

I want to swim through your ocean inside
Come on girl, take me for a ride
I want to know what you feel like inside
The question is burning my mind
I can't shake the feeling like I've somewhere like this before
Now that I have it all, the more I want more

I have seen your face in a recurring dream
And the feelings you give me are like the currents in the sea
I am wondering how it will turn out to be
But anyway it does, it will be okay with me

Here I sit in this ocean inside
Wondering why you left behind
And al the things that youre hiding inside
And so afraid to bring to the light
I can't shake the feeling like I've been somewhere like this before
One day I had it all, now it's gone and I want more

I have seen your face in a recurring dream
And the feelings you give me are like the currents in the sea
I am wondering how it will turn out to be
But anyway it does, it will be okay with me, I love it
Track Name: Better All The While
LYRICS

I would rather go
A million miles on my own Then have to grow old
And never have your hand to hold
I died inside
The day you said goodbye

I've got these things inside
That are eating me alive
If I open up and tell a friend, I feel better all the while
Even as a child, when I never even cried
If I open up and tell a friend, I feel better all the while

I just don't know
Where you're going any more
Just as I felt so close
You turned around and shut the door
I don't see why
This has to be goodbye

Now I've got these things inside
That are eating me alive
If I open up and tell a friend, I feel better all the while
Even as a child, when I never even cried
If I open up and tell a friend, I feel better all the while

It's okay, it's okay
That is what she said to me
On that day, on that day
When she turned her back and walked away
Saying, hey, this doesn't have to be the end
Then tell me why does this feel like a mistake?
It feels like the biggest mistake

Now I've got these things inside
That are eating me alive
If I open up and tell a friend, I feel better all the while
Even as a child, when I never even cried
And everything around me was withering and dying
I just pushed it all inside and kept it out of the light
If I open up and tell a friend, I feel better all the while
Track Name: Underneath This Blue Sky
LYRICS

Dry your tears away
Or tell me what's the use in crying
Rest your head down, and sleep softly
Let your heavy head release
Lying down so peacefully

This ship is going down
I don't care if I touch the ground again
I never thought that I could feel so alive
I hope this moment never ends

Do you ever wonder why we're here together
On this chilly night under the stars
Where we've been, and where we're going
Don't really mean that much to me right now
It's all just one big moment
With sweetness and pain and all the in-between
This fire rises in the east today
And sets itself down in the west
Underneath this blue sky

This ship is going down
I don't care if I touch the ground again
I never thought that I could feel so alive
I hope this never ends
Never ends
Never ends

This ship is going down
I don't care if I touch the ground again
I never thought that I could feel so alive
I hope this moment never ends
Track Name: Bird In A Cage
LYRICS

I want to run away with you
I know you want me to
But you're a bird in a cage
I want so bad to set you free
So you can come and fly with me
And we can get lost in the rain
There's such a freedom in the sky
You spread your wings and learn to fly
And we can get all swept away
But you're stuck here in this cage
Afraid to turn to the next page
And I don't want to wait another day

I want to run away
Pack your bags, we can leave later on today
We're gonna catch the next available aeroplane
But before we go, we've got to have one last Chimay
I wouldn't travel any other way
Do you want to run away with me?

It's like I'm flying in a dream
The way you look at me
You make me feel so weightless
My head's up in the clouds
My feet down on the group
I don't know if I can take it
The clock is ticking down
We've got to get away now
Before it all comes crashing down

I want to run away
Pack your bags, we can leave later on today
We're gonna catch the next available aeroplane
But before we go, we've got to have one last Chimay
I wouldn't travel any other way

You want to run away with me
But you can't escape
You're so afraid to turn the page
And I won't wait
Even for you
Do you want to run away with me?

I want to run away
Pack your bags, we can leave later on today
We're gonna catch the next available aeroplane
But before we go, we've got to have one last Chimay
I wouldn't travel any other way

Gonna run away
Come on now, come on
We're gonna run away
Come on now, come one
Track Name: Summer and the Rain
LYRICS

Alone again and I don't know why
When all I want is someone to spend some time with
Can't sleep at night so I stare at the ceiling with my lonely eyes
As time goes by I often wonder
Will I ever find her? or, will she find me?
When I think I've found her then I start i wonder why I even try

Just like I wait for the summer
But when it comes, I want the rain
You give me rain and the I want the
I want the summer back again

Surrounded by all these people
When all I want is to be alone
When it rains I guess it really pours
But I feel like staying dry
You give me time, you give me space
I should be happy, but I feel lonely
And then I wait around for someone to come and pick me up

Just like I wait for the summer
But when it comes, I want the rain
You give me rain and the I want the
I want the summer back again

I'm lost in this confusion
I thought that I knew what I want
But it was an illusion
Maybe I should stick with what I've got
You are the rain
When it rains, it really pours
I want the summer back again

I wait for the summer
But when it comes, I want the rain
You give me rain and the I want the
I want the summer back again
Track Name: I'll Carry You
LYRICS

When all is said and done
The day has come and gone
And you are left with nothing
You're crying on the floor
Don't want to take it any more
Love is out the door

I'll carry you
When you've got nothing to live for
I'll pick you up to
When you're crying on the floor
You know it's true that I'd do
Anything thing for you

I see you try to hide
All the pain you feel inside
When behind your eyes, you're crying
If you'd only realize
Everything will be alright
If you just lye here by my side

I'll carry you
When you've got nothing to live for
I'll pick you up to
When you're crying on the floor
You know it's true that I'd do
Anything thing for you

You get me so high
Your light burns so much brighter
Than what I feel inside
Your love can lift me higher
You lift me higher
You lift me higher
Come on, lift me higher

I 'll carry you
When you've got nothing to live for
I'll pick you up to
When you're crying on the floor
You know it's true that I'd do
Anything for you
Track Name: Cape Town
LYRICS

I feel like my heart is shrinking
And everything is turning grey
Rain is falling all around me
The sun has gone away

I don't remember
Ever feeling this way
The way it feels in Cape Town
On this rainy, windy day

Each day I'm drifting
A little bit further away
From my heart and it's a shame to have to watch it end up this way

I don't remember
Ever feeling this way
The way it feels in Cape Town
On this rainy, windy day

I never want to know
From where this wind does blow
Oh no, oh no, no

I feel like my heart is shrinking
And everything is turning grey
Each day I'm drifting
A little bit further away
From my heart and it's a shame to have to watch it end up this way

I never want to know
From where this wind does blow
Oh no, oh no, no

From here
Take me home
Track Name: More Love
LYRICS

Where will you go
When the party is over
And we've all gone home?
What will you do
When there's nothing left to lose
And it's all down to you?

It's the end of life
You had your time
It's too late now
And you realize
You should have given more love in your life

So many people gave you love
But you pushed it all away
Cause it was easier to take
There's nothing gained and there's nothing to lose
The words of a fool
But they're so true for you

It's the end of life
You had your time
It's too late now
You realize
You should have given more love in your life
Track Name: Nothing Left To Say
LYRICS

Another year goes by, another ring around my tree
I blow out a candle wishing everybody free
And on these kind of days, I get a funny kind of feeling

We're not growing old I say, we're just ripening
Oh and the fruit we bare will be sweeter than a tangerine
And when we're picked from the tree, it will be enlightening

Soon it will
Be the day
When there's nothing left to say
Soon it will
Be the day
When there's nothing left to say

I'm not sure my friend, how I came to be
But I know where I am, and I hope that you agree
But sometimes it feels like i'm swimming in an endless sea

When the waves are crashing high, high over me
I just keep on swimming, as far as i can see
And when I reach the shore, it's gonna be enlightening

Soon it will
Be the day
When there's nothing left to say