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 yours now
I know this is yours now
I know this is yours 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

© Richard Thompson/Tim 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

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