wilf jones songs 3

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                    the heft and the edge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     26/5/2017 wkj fantasy
 

 

 

 

 

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          LYRICS                                          odds and sods

 

  
    Winter Won’t Last

    The Lie

    The stars go wheeling...

    The same CNN

    Mother and Child...

    Love Remains


    © wilf jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Winter Won’t Last


The churchyard is deep in snow
All the angels are lost and cold
All the flowers that were laid
For Christmas Day
They’re only a memory now

Was a time when the old church was mine
I’d sit and listen to the silence for hours
Couldn’t say that I prayed
What was there to say
She’s only a memory now

They tell me that winter won’t last
There’s a warm spell blowing in from the sea
And the days will be longer
nights lit with stars
We just have to hold on for now

That’s what they say
That’s what they say

It was too hard to stay here, I know
Your angel was lost in the cold
The promise we made
On that faraway day
Well it’s only a memory now

She gave us our lives
She gave us our lives

Now she’s lost in the cold
And I stay and you go
And we never say more than ‘hello’

The churchyard is deep in snow
Like our love lost deep in the cold
And the future we made
On that faraway day
It’s not even a memory now
Can’t be a memory now

They tell me that winter won’t last
There’s a warm spell blowing in from the sea
And the days will be longer
nights lit with stars
We just have to hold on for now

They tell me that winter won’t last

 

 

 

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The Lie


With an open hand
You’re reaching out
A promise of hope
You’re offering me
But there’s a closed fist
In that open hand
It’s such an easy lie
You think I can’t see

Well I don’t care what you say
And I don’t care what you do
Your words don’t fit
The lie in your eyes
Yet you’re wondering why
I don’t trust you

I see your arms open wide
The smile on your face
I want to believe
You’re setting me free
But it’s a Judas kiss
And a deadly embrace
The coldest of lies
That’ll crucify me

So I don’t care what you say
And I don’t care what you do
Your words don’t fit
The lie in your eyes
Yet you’re wondering why
I don’t trust you

Oh I can’t see past your desire
I can’t tell what the truth is
Your words seem like the words of a friend
But I don’t see where the proof is

I can’t see past the greed
Your right hand never opens
Your left hand takes back just what you need
And your promises lie broken

Oh I don’t care what you say
And I don’t care what you do
Your words don’t fit
The lie in your eyes
Yet you’re wondering why
I can’t trust you
(next several voices come in low)

We can’t see past your desire
We can’t see past your greed
We can’t see past the lies you tell
We can’t see past the deeds

We can’t see past the past
And we can’t see past the pain
We don’t believe in your paths to peace
And we know just who to blame

Oh we don’t care what you say
And we don’t care what you do
Your words don’t fit
the lie so deep in your eyes
And you’re still wondering why
We just don’t trust you

(Rpt chorus as football crowd rolling chant without accompaniment)

 

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The stars go wheeling past the windows of our room


It’s been so long since
I went to sleep with you:
I’d lie awake and listen to you breathing,
And watch the stars go wheeling
Past the windows of our room.

It’s been so long since
I woke up close to you:
I’d roll away, pretend to still be dreaming,
And hope you’d soon be leaving
Take the children up to school.

And the fault was not in me not loving you,
And the fault was not in you not loving me,
But nights go flying by,
And our lives just never change,
And as the years go rolling by
I see that lovers become strangers.

It’s been so long since
I walked out just with you:
We’d bus the kids to all their destinations
We’d plan out their vacations
And we’d take a family room.

Been such a long time since
I really lay with you:
I tell myself that these things have no meaning
Love is not the same as feelings
I’m just not sure that it’s true.

And the fault is not in me not loving you
And the fault is not in you not loving me
But time goes whirling by
And we’re waiting for a change,
The fire we knew has died
And our lust is kept for strangers.

But the fault is not in me not loving you,
And the fault is not in you not loving me;
But the nights go flying by,
And our lives just never change,
As the years go rolling by
All lovers become strangers.

No the fault is not in me not loving you
And the fault is not in you not loving me,
Not loving me,
Not loving me,
Well…
Maybe.

It’s been a lifetime since
I went to sleep with you:
I’d lie awake and listen to you breathing
And watch the stars go wheeling
Past the windows of our room.
 

 

 

back to top                                                                               attempt at country & w!!

 

 

The same CNN


Sitting in the same hotel room
Staring at the same CNN
Wondering why all of the news
Is the same since I don’t know when
All the same since I don’t know when

They focus on the people
Bound by violence or gain
It’s a world full of trouble
We all glory in the pain
They focus on the suffering
Keen to show the helping hand
Concern for the dying
Let the obits roll as planned

Don’t you just love the daily news
It fills all the time between
The deaths we all saw the day before
Disasters  -  yet to be seen

And I’m lying in the same hotel room
Looking at the same CNN
Just wondering why all of the views
Are the same since I don’t know when
All the same since I don’t know when

They focus on the people
With their teeth in the debate
The echoes fill the rubble
in the ruin of their hate
Like crows forever circling
With their wisdoms in demand
You can see the experts vying
‘make their comments on the damned

Don’t you just love the daily news
It fills all our lives between
The stories we all heard the day before
And the liars - at the next scene

I’ve had enough of this hotel room
Now my eyes are getting so weak
I kind of know the drugs that I use
Ain’t gonna see me through the next week
Not gonna see me through the next week

So I’m gonna get out in the morning
Gonna take that early train
You gotta fifteen minute warning
I’ll be there on CNN

Gonna file my report
‘Bout the suffering and pain
‘Bout the guts and guns and glory
Gonna blow you all away

Gonna file my report
‘Bout the lies and cries and screams
I’ll fill your lives with misery
Gonna light up all your screens
Yeaahh!

Don’t ya just love the daily news
Don’t ya just love the daily news
Don’t ya just love the daily news
Don’t ya just love the daily news

Gonna see me live in each hotel room
My face up there on CNN
And I’m wondering why all of you
Are the same since I don’t know when
Just wondering why all of you
Are the same since I don’t know when

It’s all the same, all the same, all the same, it’s all the same

The same since I don’t know when
All the same since I don’t know when
All the same since I don’t know when
 

 

 

back to top                                                                                     way too many news reports

 

Mother and Child on a Train


I    fell    back
Into a dream
And the sound of her voice
filled me

The move-ment
Carried me away
And the calm of her song
stilled me

My dream   warm
Carried me away
Falling back through the years
And my mem’ry
To-the  soft    voice
That gentled my fears
For the rest of my years
Her love grew me

No   thing    lost
Though memory fades
There are days when her voice
Can yet fill me

And-my   cra - dle
Safe in her arms
And the peace of her song
Will begin me

The train rolls
On through the miles
And the cries of her child
Now fall silent

And-the-world   smiles
As the breath of her child
In the sweetness of sleep
Fills the silence
And-we fall   back
Into a dream
Where the sound of a voice
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Can still the world
 

 

back to top                                                                                          attempt at lullaby!

for Řivind Hatland

 

Love Remains

 

If you remember me
Think of the days when we
Would dance and sing
Through the summer
Let winter go by

Forever I’ll dream of you
Under that birdsong blue
We laughed and loved
To be lovers
Let tomorrows go by

Time was made
From our moments together
And love remains
Though our days are soon gone

The garden now silent falls
Only a cold wind calls
To meet you walking
With the roses
As mem’ries wash by

But long I will walk with you
Unseen I will sit by you
My hand in yours
Waiting for a summer
Let sorrow go by

My hand on yours
I’ll wish you a summer
Let sorrows go by

 

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“Let sorrow go by” was recorded by Řivind Hatland
in 2012.

You can listen to it here