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Looking forward to recording these so you get the full effect :)

Brother Wood

 A song to my guitar, at the point of wondering whether to bring him backpacking… of course, I did.

Brother Wood

If I leave you, what will I regret?

Could I leave an old friend to go out on the road?

I’m scared and restless like my heart’s already homeless

Memory of exile, diaspora in my blood

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 I can’t read the signs,  I don’t know the meaning

 why I choose this path again of onlyness and leaving

 How many times do I make myself a home

 And tear myself away again, create myself alone?

 If I carry you, will you carry me, too?

Or will you only be something else to lose?

You will weigh me, I will have to bear you,

Will you be a token of a dream that I have lost?

Or will you give me comfort and the strength to be the one who pays the cost

When I’m lost and tired, my heart is feeling homeless

Will you find me friends along the way?

Brother Wood if I commit to you, will you give me back some love each day?

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If I don’t take you, what would I forget?

Maybe you’ll remind me out there on the road

Cos I think you’re coming with me, I think that we both know that

You can call me troubador and play me through the times

When a journeying heart can only speak in rhymes.

Sunset

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Sunset 

Amazing, for almost several seconds in the sunset

Your arm around me, trailing like a cloud across the sun

like you were trialling the concept of affection in the moment

But as I turned toward you with my warmth, just like a cloud, you’d gone.

Too little too late, my darling

Too long I been waiting for that moment

Too long living in longing

And now I’m just relieved to be falling out of love with you.

Seems I’ve had my ration of sweet midnight skin unfolding

Now just sweet nothings, what’s app in other elsewheres of your time

But I was pregnant from the love songs that you’d sung into my eyes, babe

And I can’t feed a growing heart on soundbites and other people’s lines

How strange, my door was opened

For setting free a bird that never flew

For trusting and stepping into freefall

Where languages are failing and I don’t know what to say to you

You say patience; waiting doesn’t matter, we’ve got so much slippery time

But you would never put that kind of tension on yr strings

And this one’s breaking into the realisation that you really don’t want me

And losing what I never had is worse than when I wanted for nothing

How sad, that gentle garden

That could have flowered between us never grew

That beautiful duet never happened

And now my sweet release is to be falling out of love with you.

Sometimes, I know we’ll meet again, around the town, babe

I’ll still feel for you, please understand you’ll always touch my heart

But the fire’s out and I got more to do than stand here crying

Maybe later when the wood’s dried there might be another spark

But for now,  it’s too late, darling

Too much water, too few bridges

How deep the valley, down between the ridges

Where I will watch the sunset and remember when I was

              Oh sunshine, I was so in love with you.

Don’t go home any more

DON’T GO HOME ANY MORE

Once I made a home, then three

And then so many more

with duties and communities and people by the score

Then a story called to me

I surrendered, said goodbye

and once again was walking out the door

I’ve been east and I’ve been west and neither one is best

and I don’t go home any more

Cos home is where the heart is now and where the blue hat falls

And anywhere can be that home and when the sunshine calls

I’ll be gone;  maybe I’ll meet you, traveller, on that road

 Just don’t ask me, please don’t ask me when I’m going home.

I enjoy the visiting

And picking up the stitches

With old friends, who’ve shared so many kinda times before

But soon the mood comes over me

To see where’s next on this journey

And pretty soon I’m walking out the door

I’ve been east and I’ve been west and neither one is best

and I don’t go home any more

Cos home is where the heart is now and where the blue hat falls

And anywhere can be that home and when the spirit calls

 I’ll be gone; maybe I’ll meet you, traveller, on that road

 Just don’t ask me, please don’t ask me when I’m going home

A wise companion showed to me

The fundamental synergy

Tween here and now and heart and how and what we can allow

And balancing the dangers

is the kindness of strangers

and paring down eternity to simple living now

I’ve been east and I’ve been west and neither one is best

and I don’t go home any more

Cos home is where the heart is now and where the blue hat falls

And anywhere can be that home and when the story calls

 I’ll be gone; maybe I’ll meet you, traveller, on that road

 Just don’t ask me, please don’t ask me when I’m going home