Zachary Alden Smith

The Land Demos


01 She Is the One (Demo)
02 Great Divide (Founding Members Only)
03 Where'd You Go? (Founding Members Only)
04 You Never Know (Founding Members Only)
05 Your Words Don't Mean a Thing (Founding Members Only)
06 Always Yours (Founding Members Only)
07 He Is Alive (Founding Members Only)
08 You Wouldn't Know It (Founding Members Only)
09 Maker (Founding Members Only)
10 You Are My Home (Founding Members Only)
11 Over the Sea (Founding Members Only)
12 The Last Day (Founding Members Only)
13 When Are You Coming Back? (Founding Members Only)
14 Shadow of Death / Flash of Light (Founding Members Only)
15 You and the Ghosts (Founding Members Only)
16 This Land is Mine (Founding Members Only)
17 Me and You (Founding Members Only)
18 Image of the Maker (Founding Members Only)
19 A Broken Heart is All You Need (Founding Members Only)
20 Mirrors (Founding Members Only)
21 My Delight (Founding Members Only)
22 Forever (Founding Members Only)
23 Ain't that the Way it Goes (Founding Members Only)
24 You Are not Alone (Founding Members Only)
25 You Will Have Everything (Founding Members Only)
26 The Story (Founding Members Only)
27 Black Hole (Founding Members Only)
28 Pass On (Founding Members Only)
29 River (Founding Members Only)
30 Field (Founding Members Only)
31 Sea (Founding Members Only)
32 Earth (Founding Members Only)
33 Forest (Founding Members Only)
34 Mountain (Founding Members Only)
35 Where the Light Comes From (Founding Members Only)
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Lyrics

She Is the One (Demo)

I was born on the northern border
She is the one I've sought for
She is the one I've loved
I came down of an ageless order
She is the one I sing to
She is the one I've dreamed

Lovers may come and lovers may go
You don't have to walk that road alone
You will find solace in the way the story ends
People will say whatever they say
And you don't have to do it all your own way
You'll find a home with me my friend

She was lost in an endless ocean
She had the world on a string
A balloon of stone
So I swam out in ceaseless motion
I kissed her cold blue fingers
She opened up her eyes

Lovers may come and lovers may go
You don't have to walk that road alone
You will find solace in the way the story ends
People will say whatever they say
And you don't have to do it all your own way
You'll find a home with me my friend

You cannot carry this around
You just let it go, you set it down
Sinking so fast, so far into the sea
People will say I don't know how
To tell you now this will all work out but
I won't just wait for you to drown, no

Lovers may come and lovers may go
But you don't have to walk that road alone
You will find solace in the way the story ends
People will say whatever they say
And you don't have to do it all your own way
You'll find a home with me

— Zack Smith, 2011

Great Divide (Founding Members Only)

You fell across the great divide
You fell and vanished out of sight
Sat on the edge there wond'rin' why
Alone, alone, alone I cried

I called you father
You called me friend
You're my beginning and my end
Without a shepherd
A sheep will ever roam

It was my fault you died tonight
It was my misstep you set right
I screamed your name to hear you call out from the black
The empty chasm echoes back

I made my mind up
You laid your life down
Don't know what you got 'til it's gone
Without a lighthouse
A ship will sail past home

— Zack Smith, 2011

Where'd You Go? (Founding Members Only)

I'm going to put this day to bed
And then I'll rise up once again
Before the sun comes creeping over

With every star as my witness
I'm going to put myself to rest
Promise aloud ne'er to forsake you
Yea, to embrace you

I will build a home on this land
Here I will raise a family
Upon a hand that's holding, raising me
I sow seed across these fields but I
Can't pour rain down from the sea
I'm waiting

Until my family arrives
I will be the sacrifice
They need to know a home awaits them
A broad green haven

My hands have felled trees and
Hewn logs to build up a mansion
For each one a price was paid
Am I alone, stacking up stones
God! I need grace to make this a home now
Where'd you go? Where'd you go?

I will build a home on this land
Here I will raise a family
Upon your hand that's holding, raising me, oh
I sow seed across these fields but I
Can't pour rain down on the sea
I'm waiting

Where'd you go? Where'd you go?

— Zack Smith, 2013

You Never Know (Founding Members Only)

She said, "Get away, get, get away... Get away from me now.
I don't know anyone. There ain't a soul here I can trust in this town.
Everybody's waiting for the train to come and take them away.
All aboard now! I'm gonna lay down, let it take me too. I'll never be found...
No, no, no no."

Oh, you never know when it comes
Tears a hole in your home
The demolition's begun
Oh, but when the cyclone appears
Can't even grab what you hold dear
Can't even run

"I lost everything that day.
God threw all my cares away.
I can't see it - I won't believe that there's an end nor any need for this pain.
I don't know what the game is but I don't want any part just the same,
No, no, no, no."

Oh, a flame's small when it starts
But it'll burn through your heart
It doesn't know what you've done
Ah, it breaks out in a flash
You gotta sift through the ashes
To find what you've become

Oh, oh... You never know where you are 'til you can't run away
You never see 'til the smoke fills the house where you've stayed
You can't rest without bare ground on your face

Oh, you won't see where it's from
When your life's come undone
When a part of you dies
True, you never know what it's worth
To put your tears in the earth
Sit down there and cry
You will surely be found
For there's a seed in that ground
Needs water to thrive...

— Zack Smith, 2013

Your Words Don't Mean a Thing (Founding Members Only)

There are times I don't know what to do,
I don't know, I don't know what to think
Your voice lies like a splinter in me
Planted deep, just out of my reach
Callous shield should protect me from pain
Doesn't work
You're still there underneath
You have been my most loyal company

I thought the words you hurled
Could create my world
But every promise named was empty inside
And now your words don't mean a thing to me

I remember a boy about my height
With my color hair
You had told him he's worthless in so many ways
He'd no reason to care
But that morning was different
You cut to the quick
He wasn't even aware
Oh the years it would take him to repair

Every landed fist
I thought I needed it
So every smile was wiped from my face in time
Even your silence screams
Louder than my dreams
You have ignored me 'til I'm faded away
And now your words don't mean a thing to me

In the morning I daydream through those little eyes
Staring square into yours I see all the disdain
You could never disguise
You declare I'm a waste of your time
And to my surprise...

Now your words
Oh, your words
Now your words don't mean a thing to me

— Zack Smith, 2013

Always Yours (Founding Members Only)

I’ve been trying so hard to prove that I am everything that you deserve
I’ve been trying so hard but I can’t even fool myself anymore
I’ve been trying to scale the wall inside; it’s high, it’s too high to climb
I’m giving up, because you don’t

I’ve fought for so long now
For you to take me back again
I lost your love some time ago
But I’m finding out how
It is your love that fights for me
I was always yours

I’ve been hauling the weight of all my faults everywhere I’m supposed to be
Can’t get through the door most times with a two-ton load no one can see
I’m not enough
Can’t leave ‘em behind; I’ve gotta sort ‘em out; I swore I’d make them alright
I’m not enough; I’m giving up now

I’ve fought for so long now
For you to take me back again
I lost your love some time ago
But I’m finding out how
I cannot tempt your love to leave
I was always yours, yours, yours, yours

When I can’t hide any longer
You invite me into shelter
And we both know I’m nothing like you
And that’s the thing
That’s the thing that hurts the most

My favorite dreams are nightmares
In the dead of the night you wait there
My own supply of air ran empty long ago
I can’t feel my arms against the weight of shame
It crushes my soul
But, oh! I wan’t to make believe
I’m fine on my own

But I’m not enough
I’m not enough like you
I’m not enough like you are

— Zack Smith, 2013

He Is Alive (Founding Members Only)

He tumbled over the edge of time and space
I could not follow him there; I tried to fall with him
Swallowed in the night, he made a sunrise

And what was I supposed to know?
I’d never make that fall alone?
Could he tell that I had misplaced my hope?
Don’t tell a soul

He is alive – I cannot believe it yet
I saw him with my eyes; I hugged his broken neck
He is alive and I cannot imagine how
Everything I know is turning upside down

We fell for ages until it seemed we’d flown of will
A fear that paralyzed me, followed by thrashing of
My feet, as obsolete as my perception

The sea approaching from below
The dragging of my knees on stones
And, oh! The wind on my face!
It was so…

Have you seen the trees?
They die every year
And then they grow leaves

He is alive – I cannot believe it yet
I saw him with my eyes; I hugged his broken neck
With all my hopes and fears he came up from the ground
Everything I know is turning upside down

Down, down, down
Down
Down, down, down

I didn’t see him at all until he was much too close
My scream was only a whisper on the breeze
And with a wink of his eye he broke upon the coast
Could he come back from this? What does that mean for me?

All my life I’ve been waiting to live
All my life I’ve been waiting to fly
For all my life I’ve been waiting to die with you

— Zack Smith, 2013

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