MAKES ME WANT TO SING

It’s time to rise, I open my eyes
And my hopeful heart takes wing
This room is so bright, bathed in light
And it makes me want to sing

I leap from my bed and fill my head
With the promises today might bring
So much to do, an adventure or two
And it makes me want to sing

There are some who would say
That the future of our world lies
In the shadow of a big, black cloud
But I see the sun breaking free
And I want to sing out loud
I want to sing out loud

So, I write down some words and greet the birds
Maybe they can sing along
I'll hum them my tune and by afternoon
We’ll create some magical song

Now on with the day, one question if I may
Where does it go from here?
Do I keep it inside, just let it hide?
Or do I spread it ‘round the world, far and near

There are some who would say...

Now gather round to hear my sound
There’s a story I want to share
A time and a place for the whole human race
Where all troubles fly off in the air

So away with your fear, sing loud and clear
And welcome the joy it will bring
This joy I have found is all around
And it makes me want to sing
TOWARDS IDEAL

Greet each day with searching eyes
Look for truth in the face of lies
But once in awhile, let your mind be free
To imagine things as they could or ought to be

With a delicate brush, it paints a new sky
Reshapes the clouds, turns the sun on high
Creates this dream no one else can see
Envisions a world of endless possibilities

It opens it’s wings and soars to new heights
Finds dark corners and sheds some light
Calls to the child and the hero within
To fill the spirit with wonder and let this journey begin


Away on a path of light
To explore unknown lands
Climb the highest mountains
Behold the view of giants

Launch into the stars
Discover friendly planets
Build fantastic cities
Inhabit them with gods

And as the night unfolds
The sky reveals a soul
Aurora dancing wildly
Rembrandt’s colours on fire

Speeding towards the dawn
Advancing, evolving, growing
Alive among the stars
Rational being, child romantic, he soars


The journey ends up just beyond
This world we know and live upon
A vision of life towards ideal
The waking mind will soon discover it’s not yet real

Though it seems an impossible place and time
Reality is not so far behind
Follow a line from cause to effect
And show the laws of nature their due respect

The world can be more than what it may seem
This one thought becomes a theme
Seeking expression, seeking form
Growing inside a creative soul, soon to be born

Into a book or onto a screen
There are many places we could take this dream
Chisel a stone until the shape is right
Paint on a canvas in fanciful flight

But this is the life it will live and hold strong
Sing to the bright sky, this vision is now a song
A SONG

Waterfalls, stepping stones
Coloured leaves sing and dance
In the stream of love
In the flow of life
Myths and legends
Echo through forests of time

Take this day with open hands
Be a river, be a song
With a beating heart
In the autumn sun
An ancient tale
Of childhood dreams
The water sings
For all who listen

Time, when it’s lost, has no need to be found
And news from the mean old world dies on the breeze
Here in this place, a melody’s grace
Fills the air, puts a troubled mind at ease

Waterfalls, stepping stones
Coloured leaves sing and dance
In the stream of love
In the flow of life
The water sings
The water sings

Take this day, with open hands
Be a river, be a song
With a beating heart
In the autumn sun
An ancient tale
Of childhood dreams
In the stream of love
In the flow of life
The water sings
The water sings... a song
JUST CLOUDS

Storm clouds are gathering
Farewell, morning sky
The promises of sunrise
And hope appear to die

Storm clouds gather
Blacken my morning sky
I hear crowds whisper
They say all hope will die
Just a lot of rumours
Of how all hope will die

They’re just clouds, I say
They will soon go away
The sky is still blue
It’s just hidden from our view

They stare, disbelieving
Saying my mind is lost
Wrapped in self-deceiving
For which I’ll pay a cost
All this self-deceiving
Will bear such a heavy cost

It’s just rain, I say
It will bring crops our way
And when the rainfall ends
We can sing and dance with our friends

Just a thunderstorm
Cold air meeting warm
And when the storm has cleared
We will laugh at what we feared

But they persist
And I begin to see
That they welcome these clouds
As the way it all should be

“Come over to the dark side”,
They whisper into my ear
“Reside in the shadows
Explore your deepest fear”

“Come over to the dark side
We beg you to join us here
Reside in the shadows
Explore your deepest fear
Here there is mystery
A vast uncharted unknown
We push the boundaries
Uncertainty becomes home”
New adventures
Never been tried before
Progression, innovation
Beyond each creaking door”

“The future of our world lies
In the shadow of a big, black cloud”
But I see the sun breaking through

Storm clouds open
The wind shakes every tree
A deafening thunder
Silences my plea
Such a roaring thunder
And no one hears my plea

Just a storm, I sigh
But the crowds chant their reply
Leaving doubt where the sun once shone
And my dream, it is all but gone

I wander through the chaos
Feeling tired and drained
Unsure if my spirit follows
Or is washed up by the rain

BIRTHRIGHT

I have always known the truth
I was born into it’s glory
Lost sight of it in my youth
Believing in all those stories

Now I’m on my way back home
They say I can’t go there again
This long road I walk alone
They say it is paved with pain

But my eyes see cloudless sky
And my spirit finds it’s compass
This vision I can’t deny
I see it come into focus

There’s no greater song to sing
Than the one inside your heart
There’s no greater life to live
So isn’t it time to start?

I’ve had days ‘neath darkening skies
And thought I’d faced my deepest fears
But now I have to close my eyes
When this brilliant light appears

It is shining from within
Illuminates my very being
I don’t know where to begin
On this path that I am seeing

I am timid and filled with dread
Though my heart, my heart rejoices
There’s a battle inside my head
A vision of grandeur in a sea of doubting voices



Take comfort in shadows, my friend
For they allow our souls to blend
Accept who you are, as we all are too
Unworthy of glory and damned through and through

This brilliant light you see
It is all you are meant to be
A birthright, your own light
You can claim it each new day
Power beyond measure
Let it shine and guide the way

There’s no greater song to sing
Than the one inside your heart
There’s no greater life to live
So isn’t it time to start?