Dream Dancers

space-dance1Another one Mike cleverly turned into a whimsically innocent & simple (if a little cheesy :D) song. Originally, I’d been playing with the idea of astral travel & wanted to write a response to Queen’s ‘Dreamers Ball‘, & this emerged. I had to add a bit of repetition, which while it made it work as a song, I think spoilt it as a poem a little, this is the poem version reconstructed as best I remember it.

Dream Dancers

Go to sleep and I’ll call on you,
Take you wherever you want to go.
We’re going dream dancing.
See the world through your minds eye,
Looking down from beyond the sky,
We’re going sleep romancing.

To the stars, or across the sea,
Doesn’t matter, if you’re with me,
When we go dream dancing.
Through the power of unconscious minds,
We’ll be together ‘cross distance and time,
When we go sleep romancing.

Want to seduce you through your dreams,
Take you places you’ve never seen,
I’m taking you dancing.
You’re still his in your waking hours,
In your sleep with magic-like power,
I’m taking you sleep romancing.

Go to sleep and I’ll call on you,
Take you wherever you want to go.
See the world through your minds eye,
Looking down from beyond the sky,
We’re going dream dancing,
We’re going sleep romancing…

17th July 1998

(I recently found out the Cole Porter wrote a song called ‘Dream Dancing‘ & Ella Fitzgerald has an album of the same name (which it appears on), but this has nothing to do with either, I guess it has a very similar theme though.)

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Starseeds

sirius_600Spooky. This is seventeen years old to the day.

Starseeds

See you, in the night sky.
See you, in my mind.
Light-years, come between us.
But I’m still waiting for a sign.

(And you’re) Calling, calling me home.
Calling, calling me home.

Feel you, in my mem’ries.
Feel you, so near but far away.
Day light, comes between us.
Waiting ‘til the end of day.

Red to green to blue to gold.
Watch the spectrum above unfold.
Touch my heart, warm my soul.
No longer alone, No longer cold.

Hear you, in the midnight.
Hear you, ‘cross the time.
Listening, for the echoes.
Watch, as I lay back to recline.

(And you’re) Calling, calling me home.
Calling, calling me home.

Watch me, shine above me.
Watch me, in my dreams.
Waiting, for the moment.
But eons pass, least that’s how it feels.

Red to green to blue to gold.
Watch the spectrum above unfold.
Touch my heart, warm my soul.
No longer alone, No longer cold.

2nd February 2000

Relinquish the Anguish

Not so sure this one works so well without it’s tune. You decide…

Relinquish the Anguish

Living in the world of the probable.
Never exploring the possible.
Closing our minds to our dreams and desires.
Letting our fear extinguish our fire.

Could be more to our lives,
Than meets the eye.
‘Nother set of alternatives,
If we would but try.
Just have to open our wings,
And we can all fly.
Stretch out our fingertips,
To touch the sky.

We’re living the life of a pessimist.
Never consider, could have more than this.
Turning our backs on our hopes and dreams,
Accepting a reality that’s not quite what it seems.

Could be more to our lives,
Than meets the eye.
‘Nother set of alternatives,
If we would but try.
Just have to open our wings,
And we can all fly.
Stretch out our fingertips,
To touch the sky.

If we relinquish our anguish,
We can learn to distinguish,
Between the good and the garbage,
And our fears could be vanquished.

Give up crying,
And all start smiling,
Give up fearing,
And all start trusting,
Give up existing,
And all start living,
Give up pretending,
And all start loving.

25th May 1999

Fair Weather Friends

When it comes to people, we’ve all heard the phrase that like attracts like. This is about that.

boy-bracelet-couple-girl-heart-Favim.com-140278.jpgFair Weather Friends.

You’re my fair weather friends,
And I’m just the clown.
You’re my fair weather friends,
And you let me down.
When I needed to talk,
There was nobody there,
When I wanted to cry,
You left me to despair.

(So just remember):
You get good friends.
When you’re a good friend.
You get back love,
When you give love.

You’re my fair weather friends,
But you walked away,
You’re my fair weather friends,
I needed you to stay.
You just turned your backs,
And left me all alone.
Just cut me out,
And I was on my own.

(So just remember):
You get good friends.
When you’re a good friend.
You get back love,
When you give love.

I’m just a fair weather friend,
But no longer a clown.
I’m just a fair weather friend,
But I still let you down.
When you needed to talk,
I wasn’t there,
When you wanted to cry,
I left you to despair.

(So just remember):
You get good friends.
When you’re a good friend.
You get back love,
When you give love.

We’re all been fair weather friends…

31st May 1999

Stood the test of Time

antique-clock-wallpaper-mobile-whj.jpgAt the risk of getting a bit sentimental & cheesy…! (OK, so there’s nothing wrong with a bit of sentiment & cheese, really, but shhh, we’ll keep it our secret, OK?)

This was one that Mike started. Certainly most of the first verse & at least half the chorus, although I can’t be exact – he already had a nice, acoustic folky melody for it, but had got stuck lyrically & wanted to write something for his wife for their anniversary. So who wouldAll I did was play with the weather theme really.

Stood the Test of Time.

Have you seen the sun?
Shining in the sky,
Have you ever wondered?
Asked the reason why?
Have you seen the rain?
Beating on the glass,
Unlike the way I feel for you,
I know it’s sure to pass.

No matter what’s outside,
Rain or wind or shine,
I know you’re always there,
We’ve stood the test of time.

Have you seen the snow?
Glistening on the ground.
Lasts for such a short time,
Melts without a sound.
But all I have to do,
When we’re far apart,
Remember the way you love me so,
And you still melt my heart.

Have you seen the mist?
Hiding in the trees,
Haunting forest spirit,
Carried by the breeze.
And when I lay me down,
I can see your eyes,
Pierce me like a ghostly spear,
And all my worries die.

No matter what’s outside,
Rain or wind or shine,
I know you’re always there,
We’ve stood the test of time.

Have you heard the wind?
Whipping up the sea,
Howling round the crows’ nest,
Tearing canvas free,
If you should ever leave me,
Forget to call or never ‘phone,
‘Cause the thought of loosing you,
Chills me to the bone.

April 2000

 

Not Today

semicolonLoss. Grief. Depression.

All of the above really. (And, if I’m totally honest, that nasty S word that’s still a taboo).

Another oldie with a melody I vaguely remember…

Not Today

Dropped a stone into the abyss,
Now waiting for the sound,
Of the echo to come back to me,
When the stone has hit the ground.
But not today,
No, not today.

Peered into the jaws of death,
With a blade against my wrist,
Waiting for Beelzebub,
To take away his gift.
But, not today,
No, not today.

When your mind is somehow frozen,
Your soul lost in the darkest night.
Your heart may keep on beating,
But it’s impossible to write.
Not today,
No, not today.

Looked the devil in the eye,
And locked, and held his gaze,
But the image of his icy stare,
I still just can’t erase.
But, not today,
No, not today.

Haemorrhaging emotions,
‘Til the hurting’s washed away.
There’s no words, dreams, or feelings,
And nothing left to say.
No, not today.
Not today…

20th August 1999

 

 

All Too Hard

Well, seeing as I’m back to posting, (at least for now 😉 ) thought I’d strike while the iron is hot and add another. This is another oldie, not so much about unrequited love, more about when you just get all tongue tied around someone you really, really like (or is that just me? 😉 )

Again, this one has a melody, so leaving the chorusy bit out:

All Too Hard.

So hard to find the words,
And make them sound sincere,
Mists absorb emotions,
Turn them all unclear.

So hard to find expressions,
To say what’s in my heart,
Overwhelming feelings,
Means I don’t know how to start.

Too hard to find the courage,
To say what you mean to me.
Your shinning eyes so piecing,
Paralyse me helplessly.

Too hard to find the phrasing,
They all sound so clichéd.
But your smile so disarming,
Leave me all but crushed and slayed.

Too hard to find moment,
It never feels OK,
To open up my heart to you,
So I’ll bite my tongue again today.

Too hard to ask the question,
It just twists and turns inside.
To ask it would be too greater a risk,
Of fatal damage to my pride.
25th May 1999