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Dawn Greetings

I started off writing this song about love found… but it ended up being about love lost.

Download the song here.


I picture your face in the quiet hours of morning
I trace the lines of laughter and of pain
You take a peek from behind long lashes
You smile as we lean into a soft, dawn kiss

‘Cos when I am with you, warm in your arms
Free from the barb of words
There is nowhere else I’d rather be
It’s here that my soul entwines with yours

Love, where are you?
I miss you
I love you
Love, where are you?
I miss you
I love you

‘Cos when I am with you, warm in your arms
Free from the barb of words
There is nowhere else I’d rather be
It’s here that my soul entwines with yours

The Return

I’ve written another song, again playing on a JE poem I wrote. You can download it here.

What tears, what smiles I shed
To see you sitting there
Broken, blinded and beaten

At the sound of my voice
You enliven
At first disbelieving
And then hoping my touch
Affirms my return
My kiss reignites
Life thought extinguished
Hopes thought dashed

Through our embrace
Our lifeblood flows
Swiftly filling up our souls
With urgent love

You clutch me
As though I
May suddenly vanish
Vanquish your troubles
Feel my arms around you
Know that I shall be with you

Firebird

One of the loveliest additions screenwriter Sandy Welch made to Jane Eyre was a play on the colour red and the description of the firebird, Rochester’s metaphor for Jane.

So when I came to write a song inspired by the series (something I had wanted to do for sometime, only my damned muse always lets me down) I thought it would be wonderful to base it on this scene.

Firebird, do you cry?
Firebird, do you dream
To spread your wings
And soar into the sky
Into the heart of things?

You little thing,
Quiet and calm,
Caged inside yourself,
I sit and stare and wonder
What’s underneath that mask:
Firebird, dare to fly.

A flash of red
Your lightning smile
Reveals the soul within:
I am mesmerised.
And those who catch
A glimpse will say
They’d caught a glimpse
Of heaven.

When days are dark
Do not fear;
Nestle in this nest
I have made for you;
And rest your tired wings
Until the day
You set the sky
On fire.

The song is here.