DUNBLANE

 

IF TEARS COULD BRING BACK LIFE

THEY'D BE HERE BESIDE US NOW

THE STREAMS WOULD FILL AND OCEAN

AN ORDINARY DAY

A KISS, A HUG

NEVER DREAMED IT'D BE THE LAST TIME

BUT FAREWELL, NOT GOODBYE

SOME THINGS ARE JUST TOO HARD FOR US TO FACE

SO SOON

SIXTEEN SMILING FACES

SO YOUNG

SIXTEEN EMPTY SPACES

THEY'VE GONE 

                                            (c) Ruth Bell 2016 

TWO WINGS AND A VOICE

 

HOVER FLY

YOU DEFY GRAVITY

YOU APPEAR TO DENY ALL NATURAL LAWS WITH EASE

YOU DISREGARD THE RULES

EVERY BOOK IN THE SCHOOL

THEN YOU THROW AWAY THE KEY

 

LITTLE SPARROW

FLY LIKE AN ARROW

TO YOUR NESTING PLACE

YOU TAKE MY SORROW, GIVE ME BACK MY TOMORROW

LIKE A WARM EMBRACE

I LOST MY SANITY - YOU GAVE IT BACK TO ME

YOU RESTORE MY FAITH

 

TWO WINGS AND A VOICE

YOU CAN CALL YOUR OWN TUNE

HANG OUT WITH THE BOYS

SERENADE A FULL MOON

WAKE UP WITH THE SUNRISE

IT'S YOUR FREEDOM, YOUR CHOICE

SKIM THE SWELL WHERE THE GULL CRIES

OR SING, SOFT TO THE STARS

                                                                        (c) Ruth Bell 2016

A LULLABY

 

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

 

LET MY FLY

TAKE THE SKY

CATCH THE RIP AND RIDE

LEAVE THE SHALLOWS TO THE SWALLOW AND THE SMALL FRY

LET YOURSELF GLIDE

TO THE EDGE AND OVER

LET IT TAKE YOU WHERE IT WILL

 

TWO WINGS AND A VOICE

YOU CAN CALL YOUR OWN TUNE

HANG OUT WITH THE BOYS

SERENADE A FULL MOON

WAKE UP WITH THE SUNRISE

 IT'S YOUR FREEDOM, YOUR CHOICE

SKIM THE SWELL WHERE THE GULL CRIES

OR SING, SOFT TO THE STARS

A LULLABY

                                  (c) Ruth Bell 2016 

WALK FREE

 

IS THERE SOMETHING I DON'T UNDERSTAND

MAYBE SOMETHING (GOD FORGIVE ME)

PRE-PLANNED

SWEPT UNDER, PUSHED THROUGH

WHY THE SURPRISE? IT'S NOTHING NEW

 

HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS

THEY USED TO BE

WHAT YOU PUT ON A CAKE

FOR ALL TO SEE

NOW IT'S THE NUMBER OF THOSE

TRAPPED IN A PLACE THEY'D NEVER HAVE CHOSEN TO BE

 

CAUGHT IN THE CROSS-FIRE

THE ULTIMATE CRIME

FOR LIVING LIFE TO CLOSE TO THE LINE

WHILE THE POWERS THAT BE

UNACCOUNTABLY

WALK FREE

WALK

FREE

                                    (c) Ruth Bell 2016 

YOUR MOTHER'S WORLD

 

HUSH MY BABY, DON'T CRY

YOUR MAMA'S HERE TO DRY YOUR TEARS

CLOSE YOUR EYES

EVERYTHING'S FINE, KNOWING YOU'RE MINE

JUST FOR NOW

 

DREAM YOUR LITTLE BABY DREAMS

I SIT AND WATCH THE RISE AND FALL AS YOU BREATHE

FOR SOMETHING SO SMALL

IN YOUR MOTHER'S WORLD

YOU'RE HER UNIVERSE

 

HER PERFECTLY COMPLETE

UTTERLY UNIQUE

UNIVERSE

HER ANGEL CHILD, HER EVERYTHING

HER REASON WHY

YOU'RE THE SONG THAT SHE SINGS

HER DAY AND NIGHT, HER LITTLE DARLING

IT'S ONLY RIGHT YOU'RE THE SONG

THAT SHE SINGS

                                          (c) Ruth Bell 2016 

LOVE'S EMBRACE

 

YOU'LL FIND ME

SOME DAY WHEN I'M FREE

MY BONES WILL FIND THEIR OWN WAY

TO WHERE THE RIVER

MEETS THE SEA

 

IT'S A LONELY DESTINATION

BUT EVERY PUZZLE LEAVES ITS CLUE

THE STONES ARE ROLLED IN SILVER

WHERE THE AMBER BECOMES BLUE

 

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE OCEAN

THE RIVER BED IS WIDE

ENOUGH TO HOLD ETERNITY

WHERE THOSE TWO WORLDS COLLIDE

 

WHERE THE MOUNTAINS REACH THE OCEAN

I'VE FOUND MY RESTING PLACE

WHERE SOUL AND SPIRIT MINGLE

LOST

IN  LOVE'S EMBRACE

                                 (c) Ruth Bell 2016