Butterfly

Michele Gedney © 2015

 

You are safe here in our circle

You’re ready to receive

And by the time I hear you it’s time to leave

 

I can tell you hear me singing

You’re moving in the air

And by the time I reach you, you’re not there

 

We are singing from the middle of the storm and 

like the wind it carries you up to reach the sky

We are singing to be heard above the thunder and the rain

Now unfold your wings and you will fly

Butterfly

 

You are speaking without saying

Beginning to ascend 

And by the time you’re flying it’s time to land

 

You are safe here in our circle

But I might never know

When you’re following the sound where do you go?

 

We are singing from the middle of the storm and 

like the wind it carries you up to reach the sky

We are singing to be heard above the thunder and the rain

Now unfold your wings and you will fly

Butterfly

Grateful 

Michele Gedney © 2015

 

I’m staring at the letters on the page

I don’t remember how they got there

Maybe you were with me

Maybe they’re not really mine

 

I’m practicing the chords you taught me

I doubt I’ll ever get them right

Maybe all this trying

may be all I need to fly

 

I don’t sleep anymore and I’m tired but 

I am grateful just the same

I can’t find any time and I’m tired but 

I am grateful

And I need you to know I will be

forever grateful to you

there’s a fine line

 

I’m looking up into the night sky 

And, yes, I’m feeling pretty small

But in the absence of light

I do believe I’ll see it all

 

I don’t sleep anymore and I’m tired but 

I am grateful just the same

I can’t find any time and I’m tired but 

I am grateful

And I need you to know I will be

forever grateful to you

there’s a fine line

This is Yours Now

Michele Gedney © 2015

 

You smile and you disappear into the crowd

And I dare not go

Magic and mystery lost in the sound

And I dare not go

 

And a page turns over

And a page turns over

 

I know this is yours now

I know this is yours now

I know this is yours now

Call when you get home

 

All you will ever need and all I do

is keep letting go

Every note you hear is inside you

We are letting go

 

And a page turns over

And a page turns over

 

I know this is your now

I know this is your now

I know this is your now

Call when you get home

Open Your Heart Now

Michele Gedney © 2015

 

How many years - have you been waiting

How many dreams - have you been saving

You never know; maybe these clouds will pass 

You never know; maybe your love will last this time

 

How many years have you never tried

How many hopes have you pushed aside

You never know; maybe your heart won’t break

You never know; maybe you will be saved

 

When will you believe

When will you begin

Any step you take will lead you in

Open your heart now

 

You never know; maybe your luck will change

You never know; maybe you’ll be amazed

 

When will you believe

When will you begin

Any step you take will lead you in

Open your heart now  

Second Chance 

Rick Gedney © 2015

 

There’s a nice old man

Living outside of town 

You might not notice when he comes around

 

Well, I don’t know much but his name is Tom. 

He says he moved out here after Vietnam

He says “life is getting shorter a little each day…

little by little it slips away.”

 

There’s a lady I know

She lives alone in this town

I thought she’d like to meet Tom when he comes around.

At first she said “no”, then “well, maybe I can”

“but I’m not really into taking care of some man.”

 

She says “life is getting shorter a little each day…

Little by little it slips away.”

 

It takes an open heart

For a second chance.

A lack of fear in the circumstance.

You say, well who am I to tell them what to do?

Well, I kept my heart open so I know that it’s true.

 

Life is getting shorter; it’s a little cliché

But little by little it slips away

Life is getting shorter a little each day

Little by little it slips away 

Little by little it slips away

Yeah, little by little it slips away.

Persuasion

© Thompson/Finn

 

You and I, tempted by the promise of a different life

Time has fled, there's a constant battle

Running through my head

I don't know what to do cause I still believe

 

After all the foolish things you put me through

I could always make a start on something new

And I've always been the one who's open to

Persuasion

 

Blind romance, there'll be no half measures given half a chance

But we never learn, trusting in the fire while the cruel flame burns

And we need to repair what was never there

What got left behind

 

After all the foolish things that we've been through

I could always make a start on something new

And I'll always be the one who's open to

Persuasion

 

And it's written in my heart so that everybody can see it

And it's written in my soul, after all I still believe it

I still believe it, I still believe it

 

I don't know what to do cause I still believe

After all the foolish things you put me through

I could always make a start on something new

And I'll always be the one who's open to

Persuasion

 

Sounds Like Rain

Michele Gedney © 2015

 

There is a little space

Between the days

I could not find another time today

 

Here in this quiet place

I will replay

The rushing moments

I don’t mind it

 

Sounds like rain

Sounds like rain

Sounds like rain

I hear what you’re saying anyway

 

You’re sleeping next to me 

Behind your eyes

Your dreams are giving you away

 

The only sound I hear 

Is falling rain 

And I’m not sleeping and I don’t mind it

 

Sounds like rain

Sounds like rain

Sounds like rain

I hear what you’re saying anyway

The Earth Will Move

Michele Gedney © 2015

 

Swirling all around you now

Hiding in the shadows and the shade

Searching for a place to rest

It’s only light, don’t be afraid

 

Passing softly through you now

Drifting on the sounds as they recede

Listening for a silent moment

It’s only air, now you can breathe

 

You might be ready to slow it down

Take in the space and the stillness now

The words will come, they always do

Don’t try so hard, the earth will move

 

Stirring underneath you now

We tread so lightly on the fragile ground

The tiny seeds are pushing through

It’s only time you’re waking to

 

You might be ready to slow it down

Take in the space and the stillness now

The words will come, they always do

Don’t try so hard, the earth will move

The Night Before

© Lennon/McCartney

 

We said our goodbyes, the night before.

Love was in your eyes, the night before.

Now today I find, you have changed your mind,

Treat me like you did the night before.

 

Were you telling lies, the night before?

Was I so unwise, the night before?

When I held you near, you were so sincere,

Treat me like you did the night before.

 

Last night is the night I will remember you by,

When I think of things we did it makes me wanna cry.

 

We said our goodbyes, the night before.

Love was in your eyes, the night before.

Now today I find, you have changed your mind,

Treat me like you did the night before.

 

Words and Music:  © John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Learning to Fall

Michele Gedney © 2015

 

I am watching through a window

You’re moving so fast, your feet don’t touch the ground

I think that somehow if I don’t look away

I can keep you from falling down

 

I know that fear won’t bring me closer

I know that logic has its place

I know that in the end, my heart will hear the truth

And you know everyone is running at their own pace 

And standing still won’t keep you safe

 

And I am learning to fall

I am learning to fall

I’m just learning to fall 

Let me know when I hit the ground

 

You are standing closer to the edge

Than I would ever dare to go

There’s no anticipation showing on your face

As you leap into the unknown

 

And I am learning to fall

I am learning to fall

I’m just learning to fall 

Let me know when I hit the ground

Turning

Michele Gedney © 2015

 

Take down the wilted flowers now

Hard as you’ve tried to keep them warm

Soon they would only disappear

Fly away in a windy winter storm

 

Take down the wilted flowers now

Why do you always look away

When suddenly colors disappear

In a cycle of gray and green and gray

 

And you are turning too

You mirror the season’s change

You move from gold to blue

And nobody will explain 

Why you can’t stay

 

Take down the wilted flowers now

Look through the window; see the snow

Nothing can really disappear

It’s only the way we come and go.

 

And you are turning too…

Safe and Sound

Michele Gedney © 2015

 

Is there love enough?

Is there love enough to feel?

Is there hope enough?

Is there hope enough to heal?

Is there room here in your mind

where you put your fear to disappear?

 

I’m praying we’ll stand our ground

I’m praying we’re safe and sound

Right now

 

Is there faith enough?

Is there faith enough to dream?

Is there peace enough?

Is there peace enough to believe?

When it feels like holding on

is just holding onto only air

 

I’m praying we’ll stand our ground

I’m praying we’re safe and sound

Right now

 

Words and Music: Michele Gedney

© 2015