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This song was written on a cruise ship somewhere off the coast of Alaska. I woke up one morning with a melody in my head and I just starting singing the words, "The only little thing you'll ever need..." I didn't know what it meant, but I liked it. I had written some verses the day before so I took those and added things to chorus and this song came into being. I think its the best hook I ever wrote. I later realized it sounds a lot like "Can you paint with all the color's of the wind?" (The Pocahontas song). Funny what sticks in your head.

The songs is about wanting to be satisfied.

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Ascertain the tributes of the soul
Mind the white capped stir thrashing below
Steam the panes of the west
Steam the panes of the east
Scrape the withering heights
Plum the blinding depths
Oh weary soul, rest

The only little thing you'll ever need
A turned up coat, a blank page history
Swallowed whole, the starless evening sky
Just to hear that rumbled psalm unsatisfied

Oh the brute, sir father of time
Ushering along or laying supine
For the love of the still
For the love of the rush
Lover opposite
Lover never enough
Oh weary soul, rest

To return to dandelion dreams
When beyond was a land to be seen
Wishes could be made on maybe flashing streaks
No harm to come under sheets

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from Demo 2012, released November 27, 2012

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