LYRICS

Dawn

CD:All lyrics (eng)

Date: 2006

ⓒIneke van Doorn

Dawn My eyes are still full of sleep
Waking up so tenderly
His soothing arms around me
Leading me
While dawn is breaking

The light is chasing my gloomy dreams
Slowly memories of last night
Come to mind again
I smile
Softly calling his name

I feel his warmth close to me
Hiding from reality
I will tell him all he wants to know
All my secret places

The night has taken our thoughts away
Leaving us time, leaving space
Just to celebrate our love
Pure and soft as the dawn
Growing bright

I touch his face while he is sleeping
Hoping that he will stay
I hold my breath, see his lips moving
For words he will never say Daydream Funny the way I feel
Canít find anything near me
to ground on
Could I be dazed
So many things seem to have changed
Shadows lost in daydreams of you

Darkness has spread its wings
A sparkle of happiness
surrounds me
Could it be you
Giving a sign that it be true
Daydreams lost in traces of love

Clear sound invading
my lonely thought
Youíre right in front of me
Youíre playing your song
For a while
a glimpse of your smile
glitters in reverie
like gold to me

Funny the way I feel
Canít open my eyes
without longing
Each soft spoken call
will waken them all
Daydreams lost in love I Don't know What I'm heading For Theyíre riding the subway on a breezy night
Crossing the streets alone
Maintaining an easy conversation
Jumping up and down a bit
while walking on the pavement
Clean, shaven, bold
Running from pillar to post
Knowing exactly where to go
They smile from ear to ear
Was it a course they took
Or is it a secret congregation
Something I could sign up for?
Well doesnít this remind you of an old score?

I Donít Know What Iím Heading For
I Donít Know What Iím Heading For
I Donít Know What Iím ....
Well do you do you know? Sixth Avenue a dazzling sun, sixth avenue
burning, iron pavement
the stunted trees are still in line
breathlessly a clock strikes three

there is this woman with a filter cigarette
her shining blouse matches the scene
it moves so fast, got no time to think
just time for one drink

catching the light within my glass
afraid I could be lost
smoke and songs
in a bottle with answers
circling from hand to hand

meanwhile she could be gone
did I call her name?
just one, and then Iím gone
close the door. The Collar No More
I struck the board
And cried I will go abroad
What? Shall I ever sigh and pine
Though my lines and my life are free?

Free, loose as the wind
As large as a megastore
Shall I be still in suit
No harvest but a thorn

Red wine, golden corn
All drown by my tears
Is the year lost to me
Have I anything to crown?

Flowers, garlands
Are they all a waste?
Not so, but there is fruit
And I see that you have hands

No More
I struck the board
And cried I will go abroad
What? Shall I ever sigh and pine
Though my lines and my life are free?

Leave your cold dispute
Of what is fit and what is not
Leave your cage, your rope of sands
Which petty thoughts have made

Go away, and take heed
I will go abroad

As I raved and grew more
Fierce and wild at every word
I thought that I
Heard one calling: Child!
Then I replied at once
My Lord, I will go my way.

Free adaptation of "The Collar" by George Herbert (1593-1633)

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