I were the bird

Seabird soaring weightless above the sea
wings wide for the wind to rush underneath
open arms and everything to see
I wish I were the bird and it were me

High white waves as the ocean churns
Rushing the shoreline under the bird
Nothing is settled, everything is stirred
She is like me and I’m like her

Seabird soaring high looks so free
Baring its heart to the world it would seem
flying alone all day does it dream
That I were the bird and it were me


Maybe I knew

I hear the words come out
But you don’t do what you say
You can’t tell me how
I end feeling this way

All the roads leading home now
All the tears have run dry
You can’t tell me why
You can’t tell me why

Maybe I knew right from the start
This was as far this was as far
Could it be true that I am just hiding
And you can’t see my heart

I know that it’s all in time
I know it’s just how its goes
I know there’s no way to find
A good time to go
It doesn’t make sense to stay together alone
If you mean when you meant
You’ll be fine on your own

Maybe I knew right from the start
This was as far
Could it be true that I am just hiding
And you can’t see my heart

I hear the words come out
But you don’t do what you say


White Daisies

You sent me a pencil drawing
In the likeness of yourself
From a picture I had taken
In the time before hell

But you don’t have to remind me
Of when we were so brand new
As I lie here tired and quiet
Empty of the love I had for you

You sent me flowers when you were strong
You were my baby, a whole year long
All you could tell me is how I’d done wrong
Now I’ve got white daisies and a lonesome song

I don’t care
Written by Mary Margaret O’Hara

He said too much for me to understand
Right now all I can see is the man
Who’s walking away while I say I don’t care

He said too much for me to understand
Right now all I can see is the hand
That’s waving goodbye while I say I don’t care

Someone was just as lonely as me
I watched closely for a change of heart
Now mine’s the only pain I can see
And I’ll protect it if it kills me

I don’t want to be sorry for what I can’t help
It’s just the way love goes
How does it get down bit by bit
It’s no fun anyway it’s just day to day

Someone was just as lonely as me
I watched closely for a change of heart
Now mine’s the only pain I can see
And I’ll protect I will protect it if it kills me

You don’t want to be sorry for what you can’t help
That’s just the way love goes


The Send off

We drove behind the big red car
That carried you all the way home
With voices high and hands held low
Someone spoke of how you made it through

You aim high
The to and fro
Oceans deep
And gardens grow

Silver and gold we are young we are old
And time takes time takes time takes time
So we stood by as they laid you beside
All the ones you lost long ago
In the bright white glow of the sun on the snow
We held on tight and let you go

The send off chime
Oh the way of your love
Your hands in mine
Are all I thinking of
The waiting rhyme
And you somewhere above


The Dancers

All those nights I held your hands in mine
And I lead you to the center of the floor
We glided round the room to an old familiar tune
Without care and without clue to passing time

We laughed over tea and pie
I looked up into your eyes
Like I knew I would till we draw nigh

I’ll care for you always and I know you’ll do the same
And we’ll lean into whatever’s left to come

If you’re to leave me first
We’ll just do as we rehearsed
And you’ll meet me I the middle wearing shiny dancing shoes

We will laugh and we will cry
It will keep this love alive
On and on side by side, hands entwined
We will glide
We will glide


All the time it takes to wait

You and your whiskey
Me and my heart undone
You say that you miss me
I wanna hear that from the sober one

I know you get lonely
I get lonely too
You’ve got this sadness
You’ve been holding onto

All the time it takes to wait
All the time

I get so tired
Of trying to save you
Your love wrapped with barbed wire
Buried in all you’ve been through

But you’ve got
You and your whiskey
The captain and his first mate
You say that you’re sorry
Oh the time it takes to wait


Young Once

We were young once like you are now
They held us close, they laid us down
You remind us to leave our furrowed brows
Our broken boughs
Our broken boughs

Hands and fingers, knees and toes
We cannot hold how fast time goes
You only get this one chance to grow
So take it slow
Take it slow

Little baby, sleep to dream
A melody of bright moonbeams
And sunny days of harmony
Fall asleep, fall asleep, fall asleep


Celebrate

Well hook me up and call me fish bait
You threw your line I didn’t hesitate
I was looking for a clean slate
Ways to uncomplicate my love

Then you took my on our first date
We started early and we stayed up late
You and I now we can hardly wait
It’s time to celebrate our love

I love you loving me when I wanna be in bed by eight
I love you making stupid faces when I take your portrait
I’m sorry in advance for times I might frustrate
Probably just one of my father’s or my mother’s traits

Against the walls our hearts reverberate
And everyone will want to imitate
Cause they can see that we don’t fabricate the happy state
Of our love

I love you loving me when I clean my plate
Love like this has been so worth the wait
Loneliness I will not reinstate
Cause you’re my soulmate
My soulmate

I will love you til the pearly gates
We don’t need to get our stories straight
Everyone has come to congregate and
celebrate our love


Mandolin man

Mandolin man oh won’t you dance with me
Always in the band why won’t they set you free
Your heart has been broken may be sore
Makes it so hard to give it anymore

My heart’s been broken too
Maybe there’s nothing we can do

You lean in and they throw to you the stage
It keeps you protected as we call your name
Your heart is on fire your hand on the door
How will it ever know when it can be sure

Well my heart’s on fire too
Maybe there is nothing we can do

But play


Lewis Lake
Written by Ryan Roberts

All the ice was frozen
On the lewis lake
It gets as hard as winters frozen ground
I was only waiting
You were only late
And I was there with no one else around

It’s been a swan dive
From a straight life
Still it’s a good night
For a good night

Lewis lake was frozen solid as a stone
And quiet as a field of winter snow
Lewis lake was frozen and I was walking home
I guess I knew that it was time to go

It’s a long way
From the old days
It’s a long way


sadie in the kitchen

Let’s spin each other round the kitchen before bed
Tell each other all the secrets in our heads
I’ll hold you close and you’ll hold me close and we’ll savour it
Let’s spin each other round the kitchen before bed

You and me and me and you we stick like glue
Our fire never burns out though sometimes our bodies do
I’ll do my best to help you make your dreams come true
You and me and me and you

Oh that smile is it for me?
Could it be that i could make you so happy?

Those eyes you know they still make me weak
You’re always the single missing puzzle piece I seek
Without all my days they would be so incomplete
You’re my missing puzzle piece

Lets spin sadie round the kitchen before bed
Fill her up with the love that we’ve found again and again
We’ll hold her close and count her toes and savour it
Let’s spin Sadie round the kitchen before bed before bed before bed

Before bed, Before bed,
B for bed, before bed, B for bed

Copyright 2008 Rose Cousins (SOCAN). All rights reserved.