Lyrics - Undone

 

Undone in Sorrow

Over yonder in the graveyard
Where the wild, wild flowers grow
It’s there they laid my own true lover
She's gone from me, forever more

 

Fairer than the sweetest flower
Restless as the wildest wind
Born with a love deep as an ocean
That was the girl that I loved best

 

I left her there back in the mountains
To see the world riches to gain
Oh, when I returned no earthly treasure
Could ease this heart so full of with pain

 

There so high upon the mountain
Beneath that little mound of clay
The girl that I returned to marry
So still among of flowers lay

 

I'll go back and I will wander
I’ll lay aside my earthly gain
And I’ll not end a man of riches
Undone in sorrow I’ll remain

Written by Ola Belle Reed, arrangements by Margot Merah and Sophie Janna // if the rightful owner requests the removal of these lyrics, we will do so immediately

The Tide

Embers on the water the sun fades clear

And the moon will soon be laughing down

As our eyes rest again on the same cold sphere

On her icy beauty, the ocean’s crown

 

And we’re turning on the tide, the tide and the time

The waves on your shore, the silence and the roar

That cuts across the space and time between our walls 

As I feel your senses call, and our hearts pitch and roll 

on the swell of the tide

 

My candle is burning low and I know it’s time to go

But tonight I hold you with me and wake up in the arms

Of your scent, your voice, your touch, your glow

The echoes of your closeness resound in me

 

And we’re turning on the tide, the tide and the time

The waves on your shore, the silence and the roar

That cuts across the space and time between our walls 

As I feel your senses call, and our hearts pitch and roll 

on the swell of the tide

 

Written by Jack Durtnall

Hunter Moon

Running through the fields
I know you run
I know you're running from the pain
Inside your heart that’s living there
Trees stand tall beside the road
You pass them fast as they grow slow
I know the pain you’re running from I know

 

The hunter moon is rising on the land

Let the moonlight guide you

Shines a light and shows you where you stand 
Like it did for those before you

 

Falling skies and shooting stars

Passion joy and broken hearts
I've seen the hurt behind the eyes, I know
Always strong, hold on to what wasn’t wrong
I know you’ve known it all along
I know you’re strong

Hunters and collectors
They don’t wander darkened skies
Nothing lasts forever
Your moon it will arise
it will arise and rise

You inside, you shine so bright
I know the darkness that you fight
Trust in me I’m at your side you know
Just trust in me I'm at your side
you know

Written by Margot Merah

Here Now

I am like a child to your lead 
The water runs and I am in too deep 
The fields are wide and far away the sea 
And I'm torn like the cotton on your sleeve 

And I know not where you were and where you'll be 
I know not where you were and where you'll be 
But we're here now, we're here now 

When October comes you'll set the sails for me 
A blackbird bowing down perilously 
From branch to branch I'll climb till I can see 
When a year has passed, what's fake and what is real

It was summer when I first saw your feet 
And I liked the way they seemed to fit with me 
So I dreamed a path where I thought you would lead 
And that is when the bird begins to sing 

Written by Sophie Janna​

Bonnie George Campbell

High upon Highlands and low upon Tay
Bonnie George Campbell rode out on a day
Saddled and bridled so gallant rode he
Home came his good horse but never came he

 

Saddled and bridled and booted rode he
With a plume on his helmet and a sword by his knee
Home came his saddle all bloody to see
Home came his good horse but never came he

 

Down came his mother with her heart full of woe
Down came his bonnie wife, her hair hanging low
The fields they are green and the corn is unshorn
The barns they are empty and the baby's unborn

Traditional, arrangements by Margot Merah and Sophie Janna

Tipping It Up to Nancy

There lived a woman in our town, a woman you ought know well
She loved her husband dearly but the other one twice as well
With me right finnickinario, tip finnick-a-wall
With me right finnickinario, tipping it up to Nancy

She went into a chemist shop a remedy for to find
“Have you anything in your chemist shop to make my husband blind” 

“Just give him eggs and marrowbones and make him suck them all
Before he has the last one sucked he won't see you at all”

 

She gave him eggs and marrowbones and made him suck them all
Before he had the last one sucked he didn’t see her at all

“If in this world I cannot see here I cannot stay
I'll drown myself”, “come on” says she “and I'll show you the way”

She led him to the river she led him to the brim
But sly enough of the old man it was him that shoved her in

“Oh help me dear husband don't leave me behind”
“Oh well” he says “you silly old fool, you know your husband’s blind”

Traditional, arrangements by Sophie Janna and Margot Merah

The Blackest Crow

As time draws near, my dearest dear, that you and I must part

What little you know of the grace and awe of my poor aching heart

Each night I suffer for your sake, you're the one that I hold dear

I wish that I was going with you or you were staying here

 

I wish my heart was made of glass wherein you might behold  

There your name I wrote my dear in letters made of gold

Oh there your name I wrote my dear believe me when I say

You are the one I love the best until my dying day

 

The blackest crow that ever flew would surely turn to white

If ever I prove false to you, the day would turn to night

Bright day would turn to night my love, the elements will mourn

If ever I prove false to you, the seas will rage and burn

 

And when you're on some distant shore, think of your absent friend

And when the wind blows high and clear a line to me, please send

And when the wind blows high and clear, please send a note to me

That I might know by your handwrite how time has gone with thee

 

Traditional, arrangements by Sophie Janna and Margot Merah

Motherland

Where in hell can you go, far from the things that you know

Far from the sprawl of concrete that keeps crawling its way 

A thousand miles a day

 

Take one last look behind, commit this to memory and mind

Don't miss this wasteland, this terrible place

When you leave, keep your heart off your sleeve   

 

Motherland, cradle me, close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep

Keep me safe, lie with me, stay beside me don't go 

 

My five and dime queen, tell me what have you seen 

The lust and the avarice, the bottomless, cavernous greed 

Is that what you see?  

 

It's your happiness I want most of all 

And for that I’ll do anything at all

If you want the best of life and the most from love

If there's anything that I can do at all   

 

Now come on shot gun bride, what makes me envy your life 

The faceless, the nameless, the innocent and blameless and free 

What's it like to be?  

 

Written by Natalie Merchant // if the rightful owner requests the removal of these lyrics, we will do so immediately

Torn Screen Door


Late summer day and my love and I were walking 
Over hills and fields we walked laughing and talking 
Came across an old farmhouse standing broken and bare 
It used to be someone's home now no one lives there 

And through the crack in the window pane I hear the sound of the falling rain 
Another farm being left run down, another family moved into town 
Had a life that they tried to save, but the banks took it all away 
Hung a sign on a torn screen door, nobody lives here no more


And there's a red barn standing held together with nails and dust 
And a tired old Massey Harris all wires and rust 
Weeds overgrown in a garden sown with care 
It used to be someone's home now no one lives there 

They worked their fingers to the bone 
Nothing left they can call their own 
Packed it in under leaden skies 
With just the wheat waving them goodbye 

 

Had a life that they tried to save, but the banks took it all away 
Hung a sign on a torn screen door, nobody lives here no more

 

Written by David Francey // if the rightful owner requests the removal of these lyrics, we will do so immediately

Lonesome Robin

Rise up from your bed of straw 

See if you can bend that short bow one last time 

Speak from your wounds and say you don't care 

You know it'll prey on your mind 

Wherever your arrow it falls to the ground 

Lay lonesome Robin down, one last time 

 

No more Robin no more 

Your outlaw days are over 

 

When you were a little boy 

You had to go to bed early when the sun still shone 

Falling asleep was the end of the world 

Tomorrow would never ever come 

So now lonesome Robin won't you close your eyes 

So that the sun it will rise one last time 

 

No more, Robin, no more 

Your outlaw days are over 

 

And time's taken your time away 

Time and deception have whittled your mind 

All of the times that ever you had 

Have took to its heel and run 

Hold on to whatever is closest to you 

That's all lonesome Robin can do, one last time 

 

No more, Robin no more 

Your outlaw days are over

 

Written by Bob Coltman // if the rightful owner requests the removal of these lyrics, we will do so immediately

Bowley’s Dance

 

I know it’s late, I know you’re tired, we should be sleeping

For today is yesterday and morning’s near

But you may take me in your arms while Bowley’s singing

About the thought of you, the very thought of you my dear

 

And we’ll dance, dance, humming to the tune

In the middle of the night with a lamp pole as our moon

 

I’ve seen them peeking through the windows raising eyebrows

At the sight of lovers dancing in the night

But with a smile I will endure their disapproval

For what to them might seem so wrong to me feels right

 

The trumpet plays a jazzy solo

And my feet no longer touch the ground

Then you whisper in my ear that you love me

You never knew true love could be found

 

Small rays of sun start to arrive just as I wonder

If it’s more than just another day that starts

That maybe in the deepest night while quick-quick-slowing

Good old Cupid shot his arrow through my heart 

Written by Margot Merah

 

Who Knows Where The Time Goes

Across the evening sky all the birds are leaving
How will they know it's time for them to go
Before the winter fire I will still be dreaming
I have no thought of time

For who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

Sad deserted shore your fickle friends are leaving
How will they know it’s time for them to go
I will still be here I have no thought of leaving
I do not count the time

 

I am not alone when my love is near me
And it will be so until it's time to go
So count the storms of winter and the birds in spring again
I have no fear of time

For who knows how my love grows
who knows where the time goes

Written by Sandy Denny // if the rightful owner requests the removal of these lyrics, we will do so immediately

What You Do With What You’ve Got

You must know someone like him, he was tall and strong and lean
With a body like a greyhound and a mind so sharp and keen
But his heart just like a laurel grew twisted around itself
Till almost everything he did brought pain to someone else

It’s not just what you’re born with, it’s what you choose to be
It’s not how big your share is, it’s how much you can share
And it’s not the fights you dream of but those you really fought
It’s not just what you’re given, it’s what you do with what you’ve got

And what’s the use of two strong legs if you only run away
And what use is the finest voice if you’ve nothing good to say 

What good is strength and muscle if you only push and shove
And what’s the use of two good ears if you can’t hear those you love

Between those who use their neighbours and those who use the cane
Between those in constant power and those in constant pain
Between those who run to evil and those who cannot run
Tell me which ones are the cripples and which ones touch the sun


Written by Si Kahn // if the rightful owner requests the removal of these lyrics, we will do so immediately

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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