Lyrics

 

Silver Moon
Lucky Day
William and His Ghost
The Letter
To The Land
1784
30000 Days
Harpsichord Row
Desire
Protect

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Silver Moon 

By the light of the silver moon I will challenge you to a duel
You’ll have a gun
And I will take the bullet
By the light of the moon

By the light of the distant stars I have followed you from afar
You didn’t know
And I would not believe it now
By the light of the distant stars

In the heat of the burning sun we have withered down as one
You took my hand
And I would gladly follow
In the heat of the sun

Now by the side of the dusty road our shadows fight in the moonlit glow
We’ll have a gun
And I will take the bullet
By the side of the dusty road

Don’t start damning the damsel who won’t stop counting her woes
Don’t start damning the damsel who won’t be peaceful as she goes

I will not be pushed around
I will not be sacrificed
Look closer and we still are bound
Body and a lie

Not the kind who can pretend
Not the kind who will depend
Not the kind to fake and bow
Not the kind if this is how
To be a woman.

Lucky Day

Never seen the sun so bright
Fire on the water gleaming white
Everybody in my sight silhouetted as I start to right

Only time will tell if this is my lucky day.

Never felt the wind so strong but the devil inside won’t last for long
When everywhere the air is low
Try to breathe but lungs won’t grow

Only time will tell if this is my lucky day.

Let the bell ring for lightning in the street
Let the bell ring for the teardrop on my cheek
Hear the dove cry for the momentary peace
Hear the dove cry for the stranger as we meet.

Only time will tell if this is my lucky day.

William and his Ghost

Held my breath for a while
Could have sworn I saw a smile
He has secrets for me
A world of wonder that I need.

Fingertips to his face
Mark the edge with a trace
Close the curtain close the door
Stop the clock, before.

Something in the way he turns his head
Something in the perfect lines unsaid

William and his ghost are calling, calling
William and his ghost are calling, calling
William and his ghost won’t let you go

At the back of the hall
Where the dusty shadows fall
He is waiting for me
With all the answers that I need

Something in the way he turns his head
Something in the perfect lines unsaid

William and his ghost are calling, calling
William and his ghost are calling, calling
William and his ghost won’t let you go
William and his ghost won’t let you go.

The Letter

He wrote her a letter confessing his sins,
Secrets on paper confided,
He couldn’t imagine the danger within,
Fuel to fire provided.

And she’ll run run away, run run away,
Into the dark,
Run run away, run run away,
Far from her heart,
Run run away, run run away,
Into the dark.
It’s everywhere she goes.

He spoke of redemption of starting anew,
Think of tomorrow my darling,
Past be the past and the future be true,
Think not to dwell on our parting.

And she’ll run run away, run run away,
Into the dark,
Run run away, run run away,
Far from her heart,
Run run away, run run away,
Into the dark.
It’s everywhere she goes,
It’s everywhere she goes.

Can’t stop the soldiers when marching begins,
Can’t stop the heat that artillery brings,
He’ll stand to the side looking out, looking in,
Feeling the beat of the butterfly wings.

And she’ll run run away, run run away,
Into the dark,
Run run away, run run away,
Far from her heart,
Run run away, run run away,
Into the dark.
It’s everywhere she goes,
It’s everywhere she goes,
It’s everywhere she goes.


To The Land

Seems to me that something new is rising from the deepest blue
Enough to shake the timbers of the ages
Seems to me that something true is fighting forth and pushing through
Enough to break the spell to save us

Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go

To the land and to the sea,
To the light inside of me,
To the fragments ever calling.
To the hand that ploughs the earth,
To the leader of the search,
To the shackles ever falling.

Oh the land
Oh the land

Seems to me that something yearns, restless in its feasting world
Ancients rites for modern fights united
Seems to me that something turns, crippled lines emerge uncurled
Into sight into mind unbinded.

Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go

To the land and to the sea
To the light inside of me
To the fragments ever calling
To the hand that ploughs the earth
To the leader of the search
To the shackles ever falling

Oh the land
Oh the land

Seems to me that something near reaches out for us to hear
Seems to me the path will clear, disillusion disappear

Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go
Oh I am never letting go


1784

As the sun shines down on a Suffolk town
The bells ring out in joy.

They’ll christen him John and his whole life long
He will be bold, he will be strong.

He’ll travel far and he’ll lay the path for
His sons, his heirs and I.

And since the day he died
His name survives where his footsteps lie.

Sail away, don’t try to turn around.
To the lights and you might find
A better place, a better time.

This is meant
This is meant
This is meant to be.

He packs his tools and his mother’s rules
He heads out on the road.

I have been told that the journey was hard,
But looking now you wouldn’t know.

In London life will shine so bright,
With hope and love and more.

Greeted by a dawning age
Like nothing seen before.

Sail away, don’t try to turn around.
To the lights and you might find
A better place, a better time,

This is meant
This is meant,
This is meant to be.

And he said Catharine will you marry me?
Have my children watch them grow?

And in the years to come they’ll bear our hearts,
This love will be in their souls.

Sail away, don’t try to turn around.
To the lights and you might find
A better place, a better time.

This is meant
This is meant
This is meant to be.

This is meant
This is meant
This is meant to be.


30000 Days

You showed me something that I took to heart,
See the perfect picture of that youthful spark.
You told me something that has left its mark,
Don’t go imagining that it will last.

Under skin
Time creeps in

I made a vow to be the best that I could be,
Anything might happen when you’re young wild and free.
What could have been what should have been so long ago,
The callow youth of seventeen will never know.

Under skin
Time creeps in

30000 days and they’ll slip away, slip away,
30000 days so what are you going to say, going to say?
Do you see her shining with those diamond eyes?
Do you see her shining with those diamond eyes?

We picked the poisoned berries and we drank their wine,
Dreaming of a better life, another time.
Feel the seasons changing hear them knocking at your door,
The world will keep on turning it’s a truth you can’t ignore.

30000 days and they’ll slip away, slip away,
30000 days so what are you going to say, going to say?
Do you see her shining with those diamond eyes?
Do you see her shining with those diamond eyes?

Under skin
Time creeps in

30000 days and they’ll slip away, slip away,
30000 days so what are you going to say, going to say?
Do you see her shining with those diamond eyes?
Do you see her shining with those diamond eyes?

Time creeps in.


Harpsichord Row

Softly she asks ‘when did I see him last?
Is he well? Is he coming back home?’
But what can be said for her lover’s long dead,
And the decades are all but unknown.

She wears bluebells in springtime, in summer a rose
It keeps her, keeps her high.
Smiling and gracious wherever she goes,
We must, we must try.

Yellowing leaves start to fall from the trees
There’s the scent of a chill in the air.
Walking through streets when her memory leaps
Catching her unprepared.

Won’t you come down to Harpsichord Row?
I will be there waiting, waiting.
Won’t you come down to Harpsichord Row?
My heart is there breaking, breaking.

All of your hopes
All of your dreams
Turn into dust
Weak at the seams.

Reaching for ghosts when they’re needed the most
Getting closer, closer each day.
It happened so fast now the moment has passed,
Do you think that she’s begging to stay?

She wears bluebells in springtime, in summer a rose
It keeps her, keeps her high.
Smiling and gracious wherever she goes,
We must, we must try.

Won’t you come down to Harpsichord Row?
I will be there waiting, waiting.
Won’t you come down to Harpsichord Row?
My heart is there breaking, breaking.

All of your hopes
All of your dreams
Turn into dust
Weak at the seams.

Won’t you come down to Harpsichord Row?
I will be there waiting, waiting.
Won’t you come down to Harpsichord Row?
My heart is there breaking, breaking.

All of your hopes
All of your dreams
Turn into dust
Weak at the seams.

 


Desire

See the green is halfway out,
Skeleton covered, muted shouts,
To my surprise it pulls me from my sorrow.

Every morning and every night,
A little bit faster a little more light,
So quick to find a reason for tomorrow.

Golden days, desire desire
Golden days, desire desire.

Wake me with your beating heart and rushing blood
Enrapture rapture.
Wake me with your beating heart and rushing blood
Enrapture rapture.

Desire never fade.

Life awaken life be born,
Lonely heart will not be torn
Into the parts that I will squander.

Tangled roots and tangled words make for
Tangled shoots that won’t be heard,
Dust to dust and breath to breath I wonder.

Golden days, desire desire
Golden days, desire desire.

Wake me with your beating heart and rushing blood
Enrapture rapture
Wake me with your beating heart and rushing blood
Enrapture rapture.

Desire never fade desire never fade desire never fade
Desire never fade desire never fade desire never fade
Desire never fade desire never fade desire never fade
Desire never fade desire never fade desire never fade

Desire never fade.

Protect

Round the back of the home house there is a tear in the dirt,
Grazed knee, cut hand, cry out, a moment of hurt.
On the edge warm arms are holding the dark fires at bay,
On the edge the deeds are done to protect and allay.

But still we feel the winds blow
And do we really want to know?

Put it back down
Put it back down
Take your take your troubles far

Put it back down
Put it back down
Take your take your troubles far and you’ll fly little one

Far and you’ll fly little one
Far and you’ll fly little one
Far and you’ll fly little one

Round the back of the home house trying to hide it away
Will they see will they hear will they fee, what will they say?
On the fence she’s standing watching the horses turn wild,
On the fence her thirst is burning for all is desired.

Distant waters ebb and flow
And we grow and grow and grow.

Put it back down
Put it back down
Take your take your troubles far

Put it back down
Put it back down
Take your take your troubles far and you’ll fly little one

Far and you’ll fly little one
Far and you’ll fly little one
Far and you’ll fly little one
Far and you’ll fly little one

© Bethany Weimers 2012

 

 

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