She Dreams

It has taken me ages…but today during my lunch-break at work (when I was editing my book), I came to the conclusion that I had to write the song “She Dreams” that I refer to several times in Annabelle’s story. I have the music in my head…but I can’t write music, so the lyrics will have to do.

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I don’t want to hear her scream

I want her to live her dream

Let’s go build a boat for me and you

And sail away on the ocean blue

We’ll stop at every bay we pass along the way

Dancing in the sand, walking hand in hand

No matter where we roam

She dreams of finding home

 

I thought my girl was wild

Turns out she’s just a child

I thought she’d make me free

Turns out she just needs me

Didn’t think I really cared

Never thought I was prepared

To carry her broken heart

Now I need my girl to start

 

Finding herself a voice that sings

Growing herself a pair of wings

Beat them hard and away you’ll fly

Don’t give up til you’re up on high

Don’t limit what you can acheive

If only my girl would believe

That she can make her dreams come true

Your dreams are the best part of you

 

I love it when your eyes gleam

I want you to live your dream

Let’s go build a boat for me and you

And sail away on the ocean blue

We’ll stop at every bay we pass along the way

Dancing in the sand, walking hand in hand

No matter where we roam

She dreams of finding home

 

She dreams she’ll the best

She dreams of a great quest

She dreams she’ll pass the test

She dreams of finding rest

 

Any difference I could make?

Does love mean laying awake?

Praying about your lover

Hoping that’s she’ll discover

She has beautiful ideas

But she’s held back by her fears

Doesn’t know where she belongs

I keep on singing her these songs

 

If you ever quit this team

I want you to live your dream

Let’s go build a boat for me and you

And sail away on the ocean blue

We’ll stop at every bay we pass along the way

Dancing in the sand, walking hand in hand

No matter where we roam

She dreams of finding home

 

Keep that smile beaming

Stay forever dreaming

I hate to see you look glum

I need your dreams to become

Stronger than the shame

Stronger than your tears

Stronger than the pain

Stronger than your fears

 

No matter where we roam

She dreams of finding home

I Won’t Let You Down And Run

dauWhenever I go to any kind of dance event, I find myself with the opportunity to dance along with songs in public that previously I have only danced to in my bedroom.

Saturday night featured two songs from Dua Lipa. Jack says he is looking forward to her next album. I haven’t heard her first album, so I suddenly feel as if I am going to have to google her music so Jack doesn’t realize quite how behind the times I am. (I don’t care really!)

Anyway, this was actually one of the first songs played on Saturday. Jack grabbed my hand and twirled me round. He knew all the words off by heart. I knew the music. But I was just reading the lyrics…when Jack knows these songs off by heart, I sometimes wonder whether he has been listening to these songs and thinking of me. I don’t know. When I hear emotive lyrics, I think of a special someone. Over the last eight years, that was Jack, then Goldfinch, and now it’s Jack again.

The line that I picked up on from this song was: “Just another chance so that I can show, That I won’t let you down and run”. Yeah, that’s exactly what Jack and I have given each other…another chance. I am so glad it is paying off!

All The Man That I Need

I have been nominated for the 3-Day Lyric Challenge by talesfromthemindofkristian  who this week has been delighting us with Norwegian folk music…but who normally features top picks from the cream of classic crooners – some of my all-time favourite tunes.  I have always applauded Kristian’s musical choices.

Have a look at Kristian’s post below to see what is involved in this very fun challange:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/3-day-lyric-challenge-day-2-2/

The Rules:

1 Thank the person who nominated you – thank you Kristian!
2 Share one of your favourite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
3 Nominate three other bloggers each day. 

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I have shared many of my favourite songs in previous posts…but there is room for more I am sure.  As I am soon going to lose him, I am going to make this a Goldfinch themed challenge.

So first up on Day One of The Challenge, is a song that I have been singing to Goldfinch this past weekend.  I sang it to him while walking hand in hand in the autumn sunshine, I sang it to him when we curled up on the sofa relaxing in my little nest, and I sang it to him while he held me close and we danced under a moonlit sky during the otherwise silent hours of Monday morning.

How do you know that you can actually hold a tune? When the man who is holding your hand doesn’t find you an embarrassment and try to shut you down!  Or else he is just really really kind!  Or thinks it’s hilarious to let myself make a fool of myself!  The jury is out on that one!

 

I used to cry myself to sleep at night
But that was all before he came
I thought love had to hurt to turn out right
But now he’s here
It’s not the same, it’s not the same

[Chorus:]
He fills me up
He gives me love
More love than I’ve ever seen
He’s all I’ve got,
He’s all I’ve got in this world
But he’s all the man that I need

And in the morning when I kiss his eyes
He takes me down and rocks me slow
And in the evening when the moon is high
He holds me close and won’t let go
He won’t let go

 

FOWC with Fandango — Silent

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/your-daily-word-prompt-moonlit-october-9-2018/