Floating

by Stephen Cogswell

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released November 3, 2015

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Stephen Cogswell San Francisco, California

Stephen Cogswell is a remarkable singer and songwriter with a knack for creating island beats and breezy tunes that are not too unlike music by Xavier Rudd, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, and even Darius Rucker. The vocals are strong, poetic, and earthy throughout. If a beach had a soundtrack: Floating would be the answer.

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Track Name: Whale Song
The Whale Song-lyrics

Oh how I yearn for thee,
patiently awaiting my return to thee,
for thee i will traverse anywhere.
for thee I will do anything,
because of thee my life has meaning.
a romantic notion, I would sail across the ocean,
sail across the sea...


No ocean could seperate,
no mountain that would not beckon me to climb.
no wave i would not ride, no wind i would not glide.
a poetic notion, i would sail across the ocean,
swim thru thoughts of thee,
i immerse myself in the essence of thee.
i permeate the universe,
until i find thee, and i always find thee.
yes i always find thee.

a lovely notion, sleeping in the ocean,
like a whale i safely glide,
you are the waters all around me,
i feel you touching, every part of me.
I slide into dream, a releasing notion,
i merge the ocean, merge the sea.
merge the ocean, i merge with thee.

No ocean could seperate,
no mountain that would not beckon me to climb.
no wave i would not ride, no wind i would not glide.
a poetic notion, i would sail across the ocean,
swim thru thoughts of thee, baby.
i immerse myself in the essence of thee.
i permeate the universe,
until i find thee, and i always find thee.
yes i always, always, always find, find thee.
yeah baby.
Track Name: Sweet and Wonderful
all i know, is day by day.
and day by day, i don't know much.
i wanna write a happy song, but i don't feel it.
i'm getting ill, with these thoughts of you gone.
just coincidence, or pain of loss i feel,
wearing shorts in winter , frost in summertime
either way we flip, i'm heads up bound for you

sweet and wonderful, your love, your smile,
i just can't get enough of, i want to see you happy now,
as long as its with me, ou, i'm praying its with me,
fully full and free, call me honey,
and sugar we can flow to the sea,
to the sea, flow to the sea, yeah baby.

you don't need eyes just to see, no
and you, don't got to know.. just to be.
stay with me awhile, next week you might be gone.
then we'll have something to remember, not just.. the space between us.
don't say goodbye, before you say hello.
don't choose a river, if you don't want to flow.
don't be a stagnate pond, don't rot my memory,
let's flow to the ocean, and we can both be...

no one else, i'll ever need,
baby but if your not with me, i might not dream no more,
i know its only been a moment or two,
but i know i just can't' live without you in my world baby.

sweet and wonderful….
don't walk away, no baby…
Track Name: The One
you are the reason that we've all gathered here. you are the reason that its all coming clear.
you are the one that we've been waiting for, and its time to awaken.

you are the reason that the world was created.
you are the reason that we've all been celebrating.
you are the one that is awakening, and its time to realize.

you are the reason, that the fruit grows on trees.
you are the reason, that the animals run free.
you are the one, that was born of divinity.
sacred union of Jah Jah, Mama Gaia.

you are the song the morning brings,
you are the wind beneath the peace dove's wings.
the world was created for you to be awakened.
all that exists, exists so you can smile.
Track Name: Teeter
i speak the words in silence, nothing to be said.
and lay in bending grasses, wind minds, tall tasses.
of trees, in shade i lie, understood i stand.
yet laying is for time, a word to forget.
or see it thru it's verse, untangle ties, unravel rhymes.
only know, and breathe, life is said to be in between.
birth and death are one, anyway, it all rolls back to...

love is the key, dance with it,
stay with me, here on the verge.
i'll try not to explain, for you know, i know, we do,
teeter, brink of light, flash... we almost got it now.
almost got it, almost got it now...
across the space of time...

if i said it, now it would be gone,
so i'll hint, so we can enjoy.
and we'll know this in breathing,
no attempts to explain,
we know, and knowing
we breathe.
Track Name: Borrowed
you find a new way to tell me every time. .
every time i sit down, you whisper in my ear.
and to my soul, then my heart does shine for all.
though the words are only borrowed, from a moment from divine.

inspiration and you flow through me, spark my interest and i quiet to hear you.
your words like endless melodies, transposed to my soul.
you find the key that opens all my doors.
and you sing it through the pitch of me,
you fill my lungs with air, then we harmonize.

my cells divide and multiply, never worry about tomorrow,
cause they ain't got no yesterdays.
just the beat of blood flows through these veins,
to feed the flesh with nutrients and oxygen.

move my fingers and my toes, and the energy comes alive.
the living, waking breathe of life.
and we move to dance at best, and then we await your call.
and our ears are sometimes opened,
we listening, listening for the wind. (for the wind)

and the laughter of the voice inside my head.
is it you or is it me? or somewhere in between.
don't always know I know, what is real, and what is fantasy.
and there you are again, i'll put my trust in, to the sweetest voice i've ever heard.
Track Name: Thoughts Unsaid
this is so soft, so sweet for you.
it's all my thoughts that can't be said.
its my everything i give to you.
all my experiences, all my time.

all my love, all my mind.
my heart is flowered and it tilts towards you.
there is nothing more that i have to do.
no where i need to go.

cause here with you, is the center of my world.
and if with me, your center too.
two circles, whole and complete.
together infinity. something new.
a togetherness found only in us two.

want to touch you lightly, feel the air between our lips.
touch and glide, shoulder to hip.
we paint the ground we lie upon,
it leaks in abundant bliss.

i'm all covered in the essence of what's you,
and your smile is coming through.
to meet mine, so divine.
we find and being found, we rest assured.

cause here with you, is the center of my world.
and if with me, your center too.
two circles, whole and complete.
together infinity. something new.
a togetherness found only in us two.
Track Name: How Beautiful
there might not be a way i can describe it
a way to say how beautiful & wonderful you are
and a way to tell you how much i love you

i look at this part & that, glide my eyes from your head to your toes
and all the amazing places between
i trust you know what i mean
breath with me & i breath with you
and the lines between what's you & what's me, fade away
and this subtly wonderful feeling pervades
oneness with you, oneness with all creation

that's why i have a silent stare
but i know, somehow, thru the silence, the words come thru
and you hear, the feeling, of just how much i love you
and how, beautiful i think you are...

and it's not just your gorgeousness, in the physical
but your spirit, your mind, you ways
all of you, inside & out that i love
sometimes, in moments like these,
all i can do is sit & adore you
hopefully this gets across my appreciation

that's why i have a silent stare
but i know, somehow, thru the silence, the words come thru
and you hear, the feeling, of just how much i love you
and how, beautiful i think you are...

you're so beautiful, you're so wonderful.
you are, so amazing in every way.
Track Name: Waiting in Divine
how much i love and yearn, it hurts to be away,
and knowing you're right there. i can hardly wait.
to run , i want to you, buy alas i must take my time.
and build myself into my soul's enjoyment.
till i am completely loving life.
content now, i appreciate.
the breeze and ocean sounds,
sea birds fly by and I look to see,
palm trees against the bluest skies.

and together our souls exclaim joy,
and we relish in surprise.
i am my gift to you, won't you open and enjoy.
i live each moment free, and i know my goal is you.
and the love, we share. and the love that we inspire.
and the love, we activate. inside of each other.
so let's be love together, and we'll shine for all creation.

and i begin to realize that, i am high.
i'm right where i want to be.
and the thought of, makes me smile so deep.
i'm waiting in divine. I'm waiting in.

i cannot forget this moment. as i start to dream of you.
i know in a short time the moment, will include you too…

but now i'm waiting in… waiting in divine.
waiting in… waiting in divine.
waiting in… waiting for you.
waiting in.. waiting for you.
Track Name: Moonlight and Candle
moonlight and candle, moonlite and you

moonlight and candle, the hows i write to you,
zen between, with message around,
over and under the sky,
the fluff of clouds i watch, and watch with dancing eyes
the world is what is.
and perception decides for you.
what is and what will be, again as days pass by.
i feel whole and i feel true.
we are, and the breeze accentuates.

nature is alive, in every direction.
the crickets and frogs sing.
in rhythmic tone, in my ear alone.
i sit at the valley's edge.
the wind wants me topless, and pulls at my tent.
and now i think of love... and the greatness of the day.

the music the people and the land, life is settling in.
there is a big sky here, mountains surround.
rocky and covered in green.
this is becoming home, and i'm alright.
though i was ready to leave, in the morning light.
but the day proved true to stay. and here i lie again.
happy and full, spiritually.

ready for this experience, and whatever comes our way.
we will see that tomorrow, is the next day.
and now i stretch and poem,
wrapped in sleeping bag, i soon to fall asleep,
moonlite and candle blown, the hows the write to you.

moonlight and candle, moonlite and you
Track Name: Rest in your Feilds
how could i ever put into words,
it could only hint and lead, of a love like this,
filled and overflowing, even just the thought of you.
you are around and within me,

and i rest in your fields, and lay upon your grasses,
swim in your oceans, and climb upon your mountains,
i rest in your fields. i rest in you.

in your life, in mine and ours divine.
many worlds merge into one. with space to find.
our own way, in our own time.
well its all the same from so many sides,
but are there ever really sides at all.
we know the answers, you can tell by our smiles
the flush of bliss that rises and falls.
emanates, vibrates from us all.
its the comfortable hum of silence calling me,
the peacefulness of music...
she's calling me home,
she's calling me home, she' calling me.

and i'm home… wherever i roam…
and i'm home… wherever i roam…
and i'm home… home.. home.. home…
where ever i roam.

and i rest in your fields, and lay upon your grasses,
swim in your oceans, and climb upon your mountains,
i rest in your fields.
smile in your sunshine and dance in your raindrops.
yes i rest in your fields, i rest in you.
i rest in you.