SONGWRITER

YOU AND ME

The last thing I do, The last thing I see, The last thing I hear, The last thing I say, The last thing I feel

As I leave this world is yours

The first thing I do, The first thing I see, The first thing I hear, The first thing I say, The first thing I feel

In the next world is mine

FATHER AND DAUGHTER

Fire and water, sunshine, rain, Father and daughter, laughter, pain

Darkness,  light, some ups and downs, Father and daughter, silence, sounds

Life to death, Warm to cold, Father and daughter, young and old

Coming or going, below or above, Father and daughter,  love, love.

DURANS PRAYER

Lord if I may have a moment with you as I sail on the seas of your waters so blue

I am taking the word of your gospel with me to a people who need you to set their souls free

Stay with me Lord on my mission abroad, without You beside me my courage is weak

Guide me my Lord and give me the strength to open the eyes of those that you seek

I’m told they are savage who kill every day and sacrifice people to the sun as they pray

But is that because they have not heard of You and will stop when I tell them they’re Your children too?

Stay with me Lord on my mission abroad without You beside me my courage is weak

Guide me my Lord and give me the strength to open the eyes of those that you seek

Lord if I may have a moment with You as I sail on the seas of Your waters so blue

I’m taking the word of Your gospel with me to a people who need You to set their souls free

Amen

 

 

TELL ME THE SECRET 

Tell me the secret, tell me the secret, tell me the secret you hold

If I could bring silver, if I could bring gold would you tell me the secret you hold?

Bravely you walk through the land of the Saracen, a land full of fear for me

Yet all that you carry with you is a talisman that gives you the will to be free

You are my eyes for I cannot see; you are my voice through these quietest years

I am enchained though you have the key to take off my shackles and set my soul free

Will I grow old? Will your secret unfold? Or forever will I live and never be told?

Tell me the secret, tell me the secret, tell me the secret you hold

Though I have no silver and I have no gold will you tell me the secret you hold?

BORN SURVIVOR

Day in

Day out

They struggle to find

Somewhere in my mind

A grain of doubt

But they fail to see

That I’ve had my fill

And there’s nothing still

They can offer me

GEORDIE GIRL

Geordie girl
River Tyne runs through your veins
Not for riches that you dream
But that your children feel no pains

Your Northern World
So much a part of who you are
The only haven that you need
To shine so brightly and to shine so far

Under the cobblestone streets of your home
The roots of your past are all there
Where or whenever In this world you roam
There’s an Angel within you to bring you on home

Geordie girl
Through adversity you rise
You are a treasure to behold
You are a hero in my eyes

Your Northern World
So much a part of my own soul
Can be so bleak and hard on you
God only knows how it is that you always pull through

Too many years how I let them go by
Missing my homeland not wondering why
You came along and you opened my eyes
I had missed you too I now realise

Geordie girl
River Tyne runs through your veins
Not for riches that you dream
But that your children feel no pains

Your Northern World
So much a part of who you are
The only haven that you need
To shine so brightly and to shine so far

MS GRACE

My woman

My lover

My companion

My friend

Together

We began

Together

We end

PAINED

Tired and gaunt with haunted eyes

That see the truth behind the lies

Outwardly smiling while the inner heart dies

A slow and painful death

BOY TO MAN

I doubt you’ll ever know the sacrifice

Or price I had to pay

To find the man deep down inside me

Who had long since lost his way

But it doesn’t really matter now

‘Cause who you see today

Is deeply honoured that you care

Enough to come and share

His ‘Journey’s End’

(I won’t pretend to be an island)

In this ever changing world

That isn’t easy to survive

There isn’t one who’s never said

They’d rather die than stay alive

When that was me I met the devil

And as I looked into her eyes

I saw reflecting back at me

Someone I used to be

And knew then what it was

That had attracted her to me

I turned around

(Once your eyes are open, once your eyes have seen)

Without a sound

(There’s no not knowing what you know, there’s no not going when you’ve been)

And on the ground

Put down the first step on my journey

Homeward bound

EMPRESS AND THE CONCUBINES

Bathed by the maids she is dressed in a beautiful gown

Of the finest organza in gold

Her hair is in braids as she waits for her dutiful husband

Her love only he may behold

Fragrantly perfumed and feeling like walking on air

She can hardly contain how she feels

Though alone in her room she is wondering where he can be

And her worry is hard to conceal

Majesty you are the air that I breathe

I would die for you rather than see you in pain

But in truth the affair, if I may beg your leave,

Is I fear may be delayed once again

Concubines all for His Majesty’s pleasure

Radiance, beauty and grace

Furtile and furtive for you at your leisure

A passionate night of embrace


“Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday

And Friday and Saturday, I will have you

And ’til the arrival of my son and my heir

On Sunday I’ll treat myself, then I’ll have two”

Concubine s all for his Majesty’s pleasure

Radiance, beauty and grace

Fertile and furtive for you at your leisure

A passionate night of embrace


Am I only but one of a thousand he sees

In his quest for a son, for an heir to his throne?

What about me? Am I always to be

Without love; is my destiny to be alone?

Concubines all for his Majesty’s pleasure

Radiance, beauty and grace

Fertile and furtive for you at your leisure

A passionate night of embrace


SANCTUARY

Above the clouds

Beneath the sea

In a land unknown

To you and me

Is another world

Completely free

Of pain

And mental agony

There’s a ray of hope

A sanctuary

A private world

No one can see

I world

Where only

I can be

In art

THE OCEAN ROAD

Sail on pilgrim, sail on, sail on pilgrim, sail on

On my sea you are free

To your emerald dreams come with me

The seas move me onward to emerald dreams

They whisper their love and caress with their streams

Please guide me gentle light

Silver moon on this dark night

As the ocean sings freedom to me

Onward through rain to my emerald dreams

Through the midst I can see your most beautiful greens

Please wash away my tears

All the lost and lonely years

As the ocean sings freedom to me

My hearts desire dwells in emerald dreams

My soul at the mercy of these mighty seas

My spirit with Your will

Can stay with this pilgrim still

As the ocean sings freedom to me

Sail on pilgrim, sail on sail on pilgrim, sail on

On my sea you are free

To your emerald dreams come with me

NAIVE POLITICIAN

I’ m standin’ here though I’m no politician

I’m just one of a million who put them in their positions

And I didn’t vote to cut back on the services we need

I didn’t vote to decimate society, indeed

I didn’t vote to close the places where the old people live

That’s a crime that even God would find it hard to forgive

I didn’t vote to close the children’s homes or shut down all the schools

And I don’t expect my government to fail me

From where I’m standing it’s a sorrowful sight

I can’t believe what I see how can they say that it’s right?

That people suffer at the hands of those they trust with their lives

What kind of demon wears an angels’ disguise

And then walks into a place so badly needed by those

Who can’t fight back for themselves to tell them

“We’re gonna close you down”

They trash the very ethics of Community Care

Because they know there are no better options there

I’m sick to death of being told to make a cutback in the service

We provide for those who need it , and should have it as a right

Was I the only one who heard them say to everyone on polling day

That services to people are a basic human right

How is it everybody else’s fault that while we all grind to a halt

They haven’t got an answer to the simple question ‘Why?’

Is everywhere so really rotten Churchill’s words go long forgotten

“There but for the grace of God go I”

Please God don’t ever make me so disabled that I am dependent

On a service in whose eyes I’m seen to be of no account

Please don’t leave me till I’m old and grey, my dignity long stripped away

By those who judge me less important than a bank account

Please don’t leave me at the mercy of a beaurocratic system

Full of faceless, spineless people who pay lip-service to care

Don’t ask me to bear witness to the pain and to the sorrow

And the misery and suffering and despair

I’m standing here though I’m no politician

I’m just one of a million overrun with cynicism

And tell those who are privileged to represent us all

They have a duty to the people and should listen when we call

“Enough’s enough

So I appeal to you

Don’t let it be”

THE DOOR TO MY LIFE

If you knock on the door to my life and you ask me if you may come in

It may take me just a moment to consider how I feel

And of where things may lead if myself I reveal

When you knock on the door to my life, you are asking to come in as a friend

You are bringing in the sunshine that will take away my rain

With a promise to protect me from unnecessary pain

All too often so many times

My trust has been broken and thrown back in my face

But the day must come when I move on with my life

Maybe now is the time maybe this is the place

If I open the door to my life to you, I am trusting you will not let me down

In return I would give to you the thing I value most

The key for the door of my life; the jewel in my crown

YOUNG WOMEN

Oh my Papa, where were you when I needed you?

Oh my Papa, why did you turn away?

You’ll never know just how much I needed you

Or what through your indifference that you threw away

How could I be

A Father to my children when

You couldn’t see

I took my lead from you then?

Now as a man I know how much a Father means

And how by a child he is depended on

I know that I, a better Father could have been

I wasn’t always there in days not long ago gone

Children of mine

I am so very proud of you

If pride is a crime

Forgive me Lord, I’m guilty

One day the Lord will call me to account to him

The legacy I leave that wasn’t here before I came

Paintings and poetry and songs could never substitute

Three beautiful young women who are my claim to fame

JOURNEYS END

The brush is dry, the paints are gone the guitar plays her final song

She serenades her oldest friend arriving at his journeys end

So long the road so far the miles, so many years so many trials

A masquerade that took it’s toll, it broke the heart and left the soul

The crystal glass in candlelight reflects through sleepless eyes, a night

As endless as the days gone by at which they’ve smiled but also cried

When folk (who only cared to ask “Who is the man behind the mask?”)

Showed no concern and could not care at why a mask was ever there

I’ve looked at my life inside out there’s nothing left that gives me doubt

With bygone days gone freedom grows the doors to yesterday are closed

I’m happy now just being me there’s no one else I’d rather be

My empty soul and broken heart are mending now, not ripped apart

The people in my life I love know art and music are life’s blood

To me, they make me who I am, contented and a devoted man

Who’d carry and support them all, shelter and protect them falling

Down, dependable you see I know they’d do the same for me

Emotional Warrior is back from war the fallen hero is no more

The born survivor is at the door about to leave to walk the floor

And as the great pretender dies the journeyman inside him cries

With nothing left that he believes the sailor turns his back and leaves

The storms are gone there’s no more rain the ship is homeward bound again

Rainbow coloured skies are there with peaceful waters everywhere

More colour than I’ve ever seen twenty seven shades of green

I’m going now but to you from me, thank you for your company

MANBOY

I see a young man

With a vision of the future

I see an old man

With a mem’ry of the past

Together they are both

Naive and full of wisdom

What is it that makes up

An ordinary man I have to ask?

BEYOND REASON

How is it the folk

That you probably poke

The fun or abuse at

So often are those that

Whatever the season

You love beyond reason?

BLUBELL

In a meadow of green full of grasses and rushes

With a trickling stream on her way to the sea

Silhouetted behind an old oak tree and bushes

A solitary bluebell lives happy and free

If a bluebell had eyes they would surely be crystal

With skin that was fairer, so fairer than fair

Her radiant smile would outshine all my sorrow

My troubles would melt away right then and there

I have my own bluebell, my very own bluebell

She has eyes of crystal, she’s fairer than fair

Her radiant smile takes away all my sorrow and

When I am with her I haven’t a care

Ayla my bluebell, my very own bluebell

I’ll love you until the cows come home for tea

To that meadow of green full of grasses and rushes

With her trickling stream on her way to the sea

BROKEN WING

Time after time the time comes along for me to move on

Goodbye to you pastures new are calling, calling me on

Time after time the winds of change blow, then I know

It’s time to go time to move on to a life you do not want to know

If I were here as a bird with a broken wing

I am now healed and I must fly again

A guilded cage is not for me, please show your love for me

And let me go


The road is long and will be lonely too, without you but

You are stronger than you think you are

When I am so far away

But within my heart you stay part of my soul

If I were here as a bird with a broken wing

I am now healed and I must fly again and leave behind a world of pain

Pain that only I can know, as I let go

FREEDOM

As I open my eyes

I look to the skies

The sun is the first thing I see

There are blue skies above me

My family love me

I am a King

And I am free

I put my feet to the ground

To the beautiful sounds

Of the world as it awakens with me

I can do as I feel

Because to no one I kneel

I am a man who can stand up and sing

Freedom is a door wide open

Freedom is not a word unspoken

Freedom is the right of every woman, child and man

Freedom is the way to fly

From the day you’re born

To the day you die

Let every one for freedom lend a hand

TAPESTRY

Bluey-Jade waters; the Arabian Sea

Laps the white sandy shoreline of Goa

Dance do the leaves of the palms in the breeze

Of the palms on the beaches of Goa

Blue sky above me with summertime sunshine

Lifting my spirits in Goa

Starry night skies keep my blues on the run

I’m as free as a bird in Goa

In my dreams I can hold in the palm of my hand

All the colours of Goa the Lord gave to the land

How bless-ed I am every day when I stand

On the land that the Lord called Goa

Goa my heart and Goa my soul

Goa the air I breathe till I grow old

Why would I want silver? Why would I want gold?

I have peace in my heart in Goa


Smiles on the faces of people I see

In the village and townships of Goa

Farmers and fisherfolk a-nourishing me

And restoring my soul in Goa

Elegant ladies in colourful clothes

Old village elders that everyone knows

Children a-playing with their faces aglow

In a beautiful tapestry Goa

Goa my heart and Goa my soul

Goa the air I breathe till I grow old

Why would I want silver? Why would I want gold?

I have peace in my heart in Goa


In my heart I can feel that my spirit is free I could travel the world but I’m happy to be

In a place where paradise is all that I see and that place in my heart is Goa

That place in my heart is Goa

INDIGO SKIES

Dawn; before another day begins

The early morning song of Mother Nature sings

She sings a melody of love

While looking down from high above

At so much beauty that another new day brings

Morn; before the sun is out of bed

The world awakens to await anther day

There is movement in the air

Sleepy people everywhere

Embrace the morning as the darkness fades away

Indigo skies, indigo skies

I bid you welcome and good morning

As you open up my eyes

You are so tranquil, so serene

Please tell me where it is you’ve been

So I may follow you

When nightime fills the skies

The day begins; people greet their friends

And pass the time away

Exchanging gossip, selling things

Busy butchers and bread makers

Join the candlestick creators

In the market

As the village church bell rings

Indigo skies, indigo skies

I bid you Namastay this morning

As you open up my eyes

You are so tranquil; so serene

Please tell me where it is you’ve been

So I may follow you

When night-time fills the skies

NO MANS LAND

In the North East of England in a coal mining town

Well back in the sixties, in a two-up two-down

Was a working class couple who lived all alone

Because the good Lord didn’t bless them with kids of their own

Billy Dixon was a miner and Katie his Wife

Was a warm hearted woman with room in her life

For the love and affection that he couldn’t show

Cause emotion is something a man didn’t know

Real men go drinking they smoke cigarettes

They don’t show their feelings and always forget

Anniversaries and Birthdays of women they’ve known

But then are deeply offended when they don’t know their own

It was into this family I came as a lad

The first time I’d had my own Mam and a Dad

And though Katie was loving and so full of care

There were times when my Father was just never there

A man had to work underground in the mine

Such was the culture of the men of the Tyne

And at the end of the day, in a bar on his own

Was the place he preferred than to being at home

If that’s what a man is I’ll stay as I am

In his eyes a Nancy who cuddles his Mam

But when I look for my Father there’s no-one I see

The only male role model I got is me

No Brother to talk to, no Father, no Son

Why do they say men have the gender war won

If at times I need somebody to lean upon

A man is the last person I’d depend on

Three sisters, three daughters, two Mothers, one Wife

And a Granddaughter who is the love of my life

I’ve been a Husband, been a Father, been a Brother, been a Son

But now I’m a Grandad the day’s never done

I’ve lived among orphans, I’ve lived among gypsies

I’ve lived among sailors away from my home

If there is a lesson that my life has taught me

‘You only have one life, so make it your own

You only have one life so make it your own’

MOTHER LOVE

You chose a boy

To call your own

You gave him love

He’d never known

He loved you then

He loves you now

He always will

He made that vow

You left your boy

Though not through choice

He missed you so

Though heard your voice

Through grief, the like

You’ll never know

Till finally

He let you go

To take the rest

Long overdue

Your boy’s now man

And still loves you

QUESTION

So do you reflect

Or do you pretend

To have sorted your life

And can now comprehend

The mistakes that you made

And are able to blend

The peace with the pain

To survive to the end?

TEARS OF BLUE

Calling out

Calling out to you

Just wanted you to know I’m here

Even though we are apart you know

I’m never far away

Have no fear

I’m missing you

I’m missing you so badly

I have never felt so empty before

Something in me isn’t there when you are gone

It isn’t there

Anymore

I want you back

I want you here with me

I want you here where I can see you

There’s not a day goes by

There’s not a night that I don’t cry

For you

Tears of blue

I love you

You know I’ll always love you

There could never be another one for me

You are my life

You are the very air I breathe

You are the only

One I see

There’s a place

There’s a place for us to be

When you come home when you come back to me

I will wait as long as

Time itself for you

With tears of blue, tears of blue, tears of blue

MY APPLE

The one in my heart

Is so far apart

From me

So my heart I shall close

Lest intruders impose

For there’s no room inside

For any but she

NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

Driving home at midnight

I can see the lights of home waiting to welcome me

Silhouetted in the sky

Upon the far horizon I can see

The castle that I call my own

Watched over by the church of Mary Magdelene

Another night is over

My guitar and I survive another day

There must have been a hundred people

Drinking in the bar where I was playing

Drowning out there sorrows

And forgetting all their troubles for a while

I bared my very soul to them

With rock and roll guitar; I sang the blues

But music’s little comfort

To the folk in life with nothing left to lose

Nothing left to lose they are the women and the men

Who never see the sunshine, only rainy days again

Lady Luck deserted them so many yesterdays ago

Tomorrow may be different but then who am I to know?

Counting out the money in the morning from performing

In the bar the night before

Thanking God Almighty the unsightly money stops the baliff

Kicking down my door

I’m never very far away from

Empathising with the folk who come to see me play

Today may well be sunshine but tomorrow well then that’s another day

Cause when there’s nothing left to lose it isn’t easy to begin

Even when you know that you’ve got everything to win

Is anybody listening, is anybody there?

Or are we all of us so buried that we couldn’t give a care for others?

Driving home at midnight

I can see the lights of home waiting to welcome me

Silhouetted in the sky

Upon the far horizon I can see

The castle that I call my own

Watched over by the church of Mary Magdelene

Another night is over my guitar and I survive another day

WOMAN

She knows what she wants

She has every right

She’s human you know

She’s black she is white

She’s fat she is thin

She’s fun she’s a bore

She’s pretty she’s chapel

She’s a down-and-out whore

She is rich she is poor

She is young she is old

She’s mouthy she’s placid

She’s warm she is cold

She’s graceful she’s clumsy

She’s quiet she’s loud

She’s a bitch she’s a saint

She’s a lady she’s proud

Dignity’s hers

For that she will fight

Whatever she is

She has every right

TAKIN IT ALL FOR GRANTED

Don’t we just take it all for granted

Tomorrow’s just another day

So much to do and just not enough time

Cause life is much too short so they say

But while we all go on existing

Are we so blind that we don’t see?

Are we so busy in this rat-race of a world

That we don’t know the nicest things in life are free?

Smiles on the faces of children at play

Friends come by to say hello

A walk in the park on a cold autumn day

A kaleidoscope of colour as you go

So on the days when life is lonely

And on the days I get the blues

When the pressure to survive is almost too hard for me to bear

You know there’s always someone else worse off than you

On the day my life is over

Whenever that turns out to be

I believe that God created me

So when He takes me back that’s good enough for me

Meanwhile I don’t take it for granted

That I will see another day

But then whilever God willing that I wake up in the morning

Come the evening I’ll be on my knees to pray

STRONG

I rise

I wash

I dress

I eat

Each day

I work

At night

I sleep

When life

Is hard

And things

Are tough

I tell

Myself

I’m worth

Enough

To carry

On

Even when

I know

The only

One

To believe

It so

Is me

GYPSY BLUE

There in the rain, I was standing, I was waiting

I was waiting for a Tyneside bus to take me home

It was a long time ago and although memories are faded

Still the lesson that I learned that day remains inside my bones

Just a young Geordie Boy, so naive, so full of innocence

I climbed aboard, I paid my fare, then I travelled on my way

The only other passenger, sitting opposite I looked at her

Nature is unkind sometimes I turned my head away

I don’t know what it was that made me look at her again

If ever I was less inclined I can’t remember when

But the whole journey through I couldn’t take my eyes off her

Something in her wonder had captivated me

In the blink of an eye I found myself alone again

Staring through the window as the young girl walked away

There was a pain in my heart for which I had no explanation

Until suddenly I’d realised that I’d wanted her to stay

Behind her not-too-pretty face, her untidy hair and clothing

Was everything I’d wanted, my very heart she’d stole

When I came to read the book I knew I’d taken off the cover

I had seen the unseen beauty inside her very soul

Gypsy Blue, Gypsy Blue you know I never did forget you

Though I don’t suppose you ever even noticed I was there

Gypsy Blue you taught me everything yet never knew I loved you

How I often wonder where you are today my Gypsy Blue

Gypsy Blue, Gypsy Blue you know I never will forget you

Even though I know you didn’t even notice I was there

Gypsy Blue you taught me everything yet never knew I loved you

How I often wonder where you are today my Gypsy Blue

A CORNER OF MY HEART

In a dark distant corner of my heart my lady

Madonna is comforting me

She’s there when I’m lonely and she is the only one

Able to set my soul free

In the quiet of morning as daylight is dawning

And the pains of life knock at my door

My lady is there for me showing she cares for me

Now, and for ever more

My life began ending the day it began

Oh tomorrow was always today

The road I have travelled from boyhood to manhood

So quickly has passed on it’s way

On reflection I know on the day that I go

To Madonna to give her my life, my soul,

It is then I will be the man, finally free

And can take up the place which is rightfully mine

Though all of my days may be weary

And all of my nights may be hard

With the love of Madonna consistently near me

The hard times I cope with and bear disregardingly

In a dark distant corner of my heart my lady

Madonna is comforting me

PILGRIM

All my life I’ve been walking down a road I believe in

With mountains to climb and with rivers to cross

When the cold wind of winter blows through my old bones

I know freedom’s the reason I never look back

When the moon shines I sleep with the stars as a blanket

When the sun shines I journey on, journey on down

The road can be long and the road can be lonely

But something inside tells me ‘keep moving on’

I couldn’t say where that it is I am going

I couldn’t say why that I travel so far

But I know when I get there my questions are answered

My peaceful reward will be emerald dreams

As I travel along from the past to the future

There are times when I pause in the present awhile

And as people go by me I look at them knowing

They wonder how solitude makes a man smile

I couldn’t deny that I have no companion

Though sometimes a vision is not what it seems

A pilgrim I may be but not one alone

While my soul is enchanted with emerald dreams

ALL MY DAYS

Someone turned the light out and they left me in the dark

Now I don’t know where I’m going to

I don’t know who to turn to

I don’t know if I can get through

Another night, another day

One day there was sunshine and my world was filled with happiness

Then suddenly the rains came

The thunderstorms with lightening came

Now nothing will remain the same

My life is washed away

If I could turn back time for you

If I could feel your pain for you

You know that there is nothing that for you I wouldn’t do

Tomorrow is a new day and you know I will be there for you

You know that I will care for you

I will journey anywhere with you

All I have I’ll gladly share with you

I will love you all my days

ROAD TO HEAVEN

There’s a feeling deep inside me that a part of me has died

I don’t know where I’m going I have nowhere left to hide

The nights are getting longer and the days they coincide

Until I end up going back the way I came

In the distance is a young boy, seven years of tender age

With a past already longer than another twice his age

And he carries on his shoulders such a heavy load of rage

His only real possession is his name

Fighting back the feelings of confusion in his mind

He struggles with the memories that he’d rather leave behind

But there’s a part of him that knows if there is any peace to find

It’s on a long and lonely pilgrimage to Heaven

There’s a woman of emotion, she isn’t young, she isn’t old

In her silent world of sadness she conceals a heart of gold

Overflowing with a love to give that has nowhere to go

The cold and tortured life she lives is lonely

For a brief time through a twist of fate two distant hearts are one

Restoring in each other things which long ago had gone

They shared with one another such an ever lasting bond

That didn’t perish when she left to go to Heaven

In my mind there is a memory and it never goes away

Without it I could never be the man I am today

And though at times it can be painful I prefer for it to stay

It is the reason that I walk the road to Heaven

She is the reason that I walk the road to Heaven

INDIAN LULLABY

Listen to the monsoon rain my little one, listen to the monsoon rain

Listen to the monsoon rain my little one, listen to the monsoon rain

How many raindrops will it take

To water the rice and grain?

How many months of summer will there be

Until we see the rains again?

Listen to the monsoon rain my little one, listen to the monsoon rain

Look up at the starry sky my little one, look up at the starry sky

Look up at the starry sky my little one, look up at the starry sky

How many stars could you greet with ‘Namastay’

If you had the wings to fly?

How many raindrops, how many stars

Will you see before the night goes by?

Look up at the starry sky my little one, look up at the starry sky

Imagine the mango tree my little one, imagine the mango tree

Imagine the mango tree my little one, imagine the mango tree

How many mangoes could we eat

If we ate every one you could see?

How many raindrops, how many stars

Are in the sky above you and me?

Imagine the mango tree my little one, imagine the mango tree

Close your eyes and dream my little one, close your eyes and dream

Close your eyes and dream my little one, close your eyes and dream

Dream about mangoes, dream about raindrops

Dream about the stars you’ve seen

All tucked up in a nice warm bed, dream of Kings and dream of Queens

Close your eyes and dream my little one, close your eyes and dream

THE NEW WORLD

In the New World, people will open their eyes

They will then realise that together we are one

Times are changing, the old days are where they belong

Now the future is not just for some, but for everyone

If you push me I’ll fall

If you hurt me I’ll cry

If you cut me I’ll bleed

If you stop me from breathing I’ll die

I am no different to you, and you are no different to me

I can hear what you say

I can see what you do

In my heart I can feel

Every feeling there is, just like you

I am no different to you, and you are no different to me

We walk the same earth, we breathe the same air

The sun and the moon and the oceans are things that we share

I am no different to you, and you are no different to me

In the New World people will open their eyes

They will then realise that together we are one

SOMETIMES

Sometimes in our lives we all feel pain in our hearts and we know

We cannot cope with life alone and by ourselves

It’s at times such as these that we know we need a friend to be there

To see us through the stormy days back to the sun again

You take the rain away, the dark and dismal days away

You bring the sunshine back into my life again for me

I doubt you’ll ever know quite what you mean to me, although

I love you; you know I love you


Sometimes in my life, I feel the pains of the scars that won’t heal

They cut so deeply, into my heart and through my soul, like burning coals

But with you by my side, I am at ease, I am at peace with myself

My eyes are open and I can see the world in you, in all I do

You take the rain away, the dark and dismal days away

You bring the sunshine back into my life again, for me,

I doubt you’ll ever know, quite what you mean to me, although

I love you; you know I love you


ODE TO MS GRACE

I’m not too good at showing, how I really feel

I’m not too good at knowing, how best to appeal to you

What I do know inside is, when you’re not with me

There’s such a void, an empty space, where you should be

I know I don’t always say the words that you long to hear

And that I’m not always by your side, when you need to be near to me

It may seem on the surface that I don’t really care

But in truth I’d fall apart if you weren’t there

I pray that some day the sun will shine down on you and me

And that the love that I feel for you, you’re able to see, for yourself

Freedom is on its way for us, have faith and you’ll see

That there’s a life after pain for you and me

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

In one of a million moments that we share

Time stands still, and as I gaze into your eyes you are aware

That then and there you are the only one I see you are everything to me

I love you and I love the way you are at ease with me

Of all of the beautiful things I’ve ever seen

None compare to what I feel there is between one so rare and one so lucky such as me

To have you in my life and be just who you are

I love you and I love the way you see me just as me

RAINBOW DAYS

So many years have now gone by, since the day that I first loved you

We were young then you were beautiful, so beautiful to me

Alone in my despair I needed love and you were there

And through the teardrops in my eyes

A rainbow in the skies was all that I could see

Did you know you were my hero, did you know how much I loved you?

Did you know that I’d be there for you, I’d be there come what may?

We’ve had our ups-and-downs, I know, but everybody does, although

Still nothing ever changes, I still love you more than yesterday

These are our rainbow days, our rainbow days

And still you are the loveliest thing I have ever seen

Rainbow days, and all my days I will be there for you as I have always been

Through the hardest of my darkest days, should ever doubt have haunted you

Put down that pain and listen to the man you know as me

I know I have my faults and I may never be a King

But in the crowded room of life you are the only one I see

You’re still my hero, where you go I go, into the next life I’ll be there

Whether I go first, or if I go last, then I’ll wait for you, I’ll wait for you

These are our rainbow days, our rainbow days

And still you are the loveliest thing I have ever seen

Rainbow days, and all my days I will be there for you as I have always been

RHAPSODY IN RED

Yester day he loved her and he walked her down the aisle

To be with her for the rest of their days

They were very young then but even in their youth

They knew for them there could be no seperate ways

That was forty years ago, so many things have been and gone

Forty summers, forty winters; hot, cold, and very long

Funny when they look back and reflect how quickly time has gone by

Never do they want their days to end; (no wonder why)

Tomorrow doesn’t matter they are happy with today

And yesterday is long gone it can fade away

But love her he will love her till the end of her life

And she knows they are where they should be; Husband and Wife

For them I sing my rhapsody, my rhapsody in red

A melody of love to the day they were wed

He is still the one she couldn’t live without, be without

And this without a shred of doubt is all she needs to know

It’s all he needs to know

It’s all they need

THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD

If you look in the eyes of a child you will see yourself

When you were young, long ago, and maybe

There were times you were happy, there were times you were not

There are things you remember, there are things you’ve forgot

Through the eyes of a child there’s a wonderful world

There is so much to see, and to do, and to learn

And if children were candles then we are the ones

Who should light up their flames and then help them to burn

Through the eyes of a child there’s no hatred, no envy

No races, no black there’s no white coloured faces

There is love, there is trust, and it’s there if we just

Take the time to look into the eyes of a child


Well they say that the eyes are the windows to all of our souls

They be-lie how we feel deep inside

All our hopes and our fears, and our worries and our dreams

Are so easily seen through the eyes of a child

It’s a lonely old world for the children with no-one

To share how they feel and to hear what they say

Just like you and like me they need somebody there

On the days they succeed and on the days when they fail

ALWAYS THE CLOWN

There is someone I know who is so very special to me

With a heart and a soul full of gold

He can open my eyes when they’re filled with confusion

And tell me a story that’s never been told

In the morning he rises, he puts on his face paint

Then dresses himself in his colourful clothes

He steps out the door at the start of a new day

The sunshine will follow wherever he goes

Always the clown he will not let me down

He will brighten my darkest of days with a smile

As he passes you by you can only but wonder

What life would be like were it not that he’s always the clown


The people who meet him delight when they see him

No longer they feel so pulled down by the blues

As he looks in their eyes with a loving sincerity

He is giving them something they cannot refuse

In the evening he watches the sunshine declining

As night time delivers a beautiful moon

He walks through his door and it closes behind him

Let us hope with his magic he’ll come again soon

ELEGANCE THE LADY

Elegance the lady, she conducts herself so gracefully

You almost feel the presence of a Princess in the room

Floating so invisibly, did I just see her smile at me

or was that a reflection on the water from the moon

The ladies all admire her and all men fall in love with her

Whenever in her company they’re Kings and they are Queens

Elegance the lady she so easily amazes me

Her company I treasure in my dreams

Elegantly lately she has grown into a beauty

To become the bride that any with pride would love to wed

Today she has a true love who has sworn that he will love her

Now radiance shines out from her without a word being said

The ladies still admire her and men still fall in love with her

Whenever in her company they’re Kings and they are Queens

Elegance the lady she so easily amazes me

Her company I treasure in my dreams

SEASONS

Tell me what you see when you look into my eyes

Tell me what you hear when I speak to you

Where is it you go to in the wildest of your dreams?

If I asked you nicely would you take me with you too?

What is it you think about when you’re on your own?

Is there someone special that you care for?

Do you ever think of me the way I think of you?

Tell me, when we are together, there is no one you want more

When I look at you I see paradise itself

And every word you say to me is music to my ears

If I could make a wish you would be with me in the Spring,

In the Summer and the Autumn through the Winter of our years

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    • Thanks Beats x There are a lot more but as you must now have realised the site is a work in progress pulling everything together here and sacking all other sites. It makes everything so much more manageable for me. f you’ve subscribed to the site you’ll automatically be told when anything changes or is added xx

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