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    

 

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

 

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 truthAnd 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
You mirror the season’s change
You move from gold to blue
And nobody will explain
Why you can’t stay

 

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

 
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Open Book with Mark Murphy performing at The Sunset Concert Series, Port Jefferson, NY - August 2018