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Willian Field

I came to you in the summer sun

To warm my heart where the leaves are green

I saw the browse line from the stile

Time to stop and stand awhile

 

Now as the leaves turn golden brown

I’m here again on my own

But I walked your path with the ones I love

We shared our dreams with the stars above

 

Willian Field is where I run

Through autumn mists and summer sun

Willian Field is where I roam

Your seasons come and take us home

 

Winter comes now covered in snow

The trees are bare and the pond is froze

But I’m warm inside ‘cause I feel you near

On Willian Field with nothing to fear

 

If winter comes then spring will follow

Waiting for the return of the swallow

Crocus buds then daffodils bloom

Your seasons come and take us home

 

Willian Field is where I run

You’ll find me here when my day is done

Come you must to Willian Field

And talk to me when I can’t hear

Willian Field is where I ran

Through autumn mist and summer sun

Willian Field is where I roamed

Your seasons came and took me home

Gombe Stream

There’s a place where the water’s clear

Trees and fruit are always near

Just like they were so long ago

 

There I saw you in the shady light and I

Saw you look with your eyes so bright

Just like you did so long ago

 

She came to earn your trust and she

Climbed that hill through the heat and dust and the rain

To hear you call out her name

 

From the places you were found

Up in the trees or on the ground

Just like you were so long ago

 

Chorus

 

It’s a Garden of Eden

The place called Gombe Stream

The place I go to in my dreams

It’s a Garden of Eden, where you live wild and free

I hope that’s the way it will always be

 

From you we learned so much about

How you love and how you touch

How you kill and how you grieve

 

But I hope you sleep tight tonight in your

Bed of leaves out of sight

So you can live another day

 

But you’re hemmed in all sides and we

Can’t hold back the tide

To the way things used to be

 

But when I saw you sitting there well

I know that we should care

About the way things used to be

Setting Sun

There comes a time on the open road

When you head for the setting sun

But now you carry such a heavy load

Just when you  thought your day was done

 

But it’s the price that you pay

For not falling on the way

 

So many miles on that road

Passing people on the way

Looking back now through the mist

All their faces start to fade.

 

There were ashes in her room

There were shadows on the walls

The faded photographs collect dust

You don’t remember them at all

 

But it’s the price that you pay

For not falling on the way

 

And grief’s the price we pay for love

And grief’s the price we pay for love

Song For Lindy

Sometimes I feel my dreams are real

Sometimes I dream there’s nothing wrong

But my limbs are weak

And I can’t speak

Trapped in this body all day long

 

And I want to come down

In the middle of the night

Open the fridge and see the light

Eat all the cheese and drink the cream

But it can only ever happen in my dreams

 

And I want to scream and I want to shout

Trapped in this body, oh, please let me out

And I want scream and I want shout

So I open up my lips to speak but

(No words come out)

Dangerous Currents

Tender moments dashed on the rocks

Salt spray in the wind

The waves rise, the waves rise

Over dangerous currents

 

Mighty granite crushed into sand

Black clouds storming my mind

Rip tide pulling me down

Your voice riding the wind

The waves rise over dangerous currents

 

You can’t stop the waves but you can learn how to surf

Kneel on the ground and swallow the earth

The waves rise, the waves rise

Over dangerous currents

The Impermanence Of Things

I wrote your name on the sand

And watched the waves wash it away

Tried so hard to forget but still the memories stay

They won’t wash away

 

We carved our names on a tree

Thought that they would last forever

Went back there the other day

How the ivy’d grown there was nothing left to see

Just green ivy

 

Do you remember when it snowed?

Fallen angels then a thaw

And all the icicles went drip drip drip

Gone forever more

 

Looked at the clouds up in the sky

Fold apart and roll away

When they’re gone the sun it shines on through

To make a brighter day

But nothing’s here to stay

 

I scattered ashes on the sand

And watched the waves wash them away

Given time the memories change

Nothing stays the same

And the song it fades away

The Man In The Mask

Lying here under your gaze

Can you see inside of me?

Build a picture on your screen

But is that image really me?

 

An analogue man in a digital world

All this binary here’s got my head in a whirl

And when it feels all too much

That’s when I need your human touch

 

Chorus:

Here I am floating in this tin can

Bathing in ionising radiation

Think I’m having a ‘Blackstar’ moment

Hoping for my high tech salvation

 

Sick and tired I cannot eat

Once the world was at my feet

Now flashing lights are what I see

Id the man in the mask really me?

 

All is quiet, all is still

All this treatment made me ill

Time to heal now I believe

That the man in the mask was me

Not Come Knockin'

You found me lyin’ on the ground

Lyin’ outside your door

With only memories in my pocket

Empty bottle on the floor

 

You told me not to come around

‘Cause I’m not welcome any more

You told me not to come around

Not come knockin’ at your door

 

But one last time to be with you

One last time behind your door

One last time to lie with you

Then I’ll be gone for evermore

 

Now I find I’m in a different song

Where you sing a different tune

So now I’m lyin’ on the ground

Under a cold December moon

Song For Distant Earth

A dead tree half buried in the sand exposed and naked in the burning sun

Gnarled and tortuous roots that once penetrated the deep dark soil

For the moisture that greened the leaves and gave a home to the birds

 

Charcoaled branches lie silent now, a testament to a happy hour

Where the wind once carried ripe sounds plucked from a guitar

To dance with the flames and the stars

 

And the waves lapping softly have washed the lovers’ footprints from these now lonely shores

Where solitude hangs in the cool drops of a misty dawn

To sing a song for distant earth

Out On The Edge

Out on the edge where the countryside sleeps

Out on the edge where the town buildings creep

Plants there make their way up through the cracks in the ground

In this new land they’ve found

 

Out on the edge where the pavement turns to sand

Out on the edge I hold my face in my hands

When I see the plastic bags all caught up in the trees

They flutter ragged on the breeze

 

Out on the edge, out the edge, out on the edge of town

 

Out on the edge where some creatures disappear

Out on the edge where others lose their fear

They pick their way amongst the rubbish and the stones

To make this land their home

 

Out on the edge where I take off my mask

Out on the edge there are questions I don’t ask

Laid out before me is my favourite piece of ground

To Willian Field is where I’m bound

 

 

Out on the edge, out on the edge, out on the edge is where I’m bound

Out on the edge, out on the edge, out on the edge is where I’m found

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