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            On SoundCloud Listen to:  Man In The Long Black Coat  ~  Happy Dog  

                                                                        Blue Horizon Stealing Time  ~  Warm Sea 

                                                                        Cloudstreets  ~  Beautiful World ~ Breathe

                                                                                                            Bonny At Morn ~ The Travellers' Prayer

                                                                         The Flither Girls ~ The Ploughboy's Dream

                                                                         The January Man ~ I am a Farming Man

                                                                         Yorkshire Bound  

        Song Lyrics: Happy Dog  ~  Blue Horizon  ~  Stealing Time  ~  New Beginning  

                                      Warm Sea  ~  Breathe  ~  I am a Farming Man  ~  Cloudstreets 

                                      To Fight For His King  ~  The Journey  ~  Beautiful World

                                      Love Song for Richard  ~  Compassionate Angel  ~  Yorkshire Bound

                                      The Flither Girls  ~  Dry Land

 

Happy Dog

God! If I could have some of your spirit

Some of your sense of self

Some of your just being able to live in the moment

Simple things, naturesí instinct

And a devotion that will last till the end of all time

 

Sheer Joy! I see you live with sheer joy!

 

Oh but why do we mud up our minds?

With a soil that sticks fast

A tangled web of roots to trip us

As we weave our journey pastÖ

 

Come on! Letís run and tumble, down, this grassy hillside

You can bark! spinning your tail

And I will laugh and my coat will flap like wind in a sail!

And Iíll learn to live, live for the moment

Find a new path, together we can seize this day

 

Sheer Joy! I want to feel your sheer joy!

 

Oh but why do we mud up our minds?

With a soil that sticks fast

A tangled web of roots to trip us

As we weave our journey pastÖ

 

Running through woods, now you lead the way

Smell the ground, the leaves, the trees

Right now, this is all that we need

And Iím loving these things, these simple things

Sharing a love that will last till the end of all time

 

Sheer Joy! I think I feel your sheer joy!

 

And I wonít mud up my mind

With a soil that sticks fast

I wonít get caught in that tangled web of roots

As I weave my journey pastÖ

 

  Copyright Sarah Dean 2007  

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Blue Horizon

The horizon you see and feel depends upon the place that youíre at

People can tell you to think in colour, but sometimes, greyís where itís at

Donít force yourself out of the hole, just wait for the sides to dry,

Youíll find some purchase, wait till youíre ready, just give yourself time

 

Rub out Grey

Paint in Blue

Changing the Night

Into Day

 

Youíve got to put your trust in nature and the instinct to survive

I donít believe there is a Bible on how to live your life

The secret is just to wait and see and something will come along

Procrastination is your sub-conscious writing for you a brand new song

 

Paint in Blue

Over the Grey

Chasing the Night

Into Day

 

A new horizon will come into view, just take that first small step

Life can seem a struggle sometimes, like itís all an uphill climb

But keep on going to reach the top

Thereís space enough there to free your mind

 

 Just let the world fill your head with light

Natures force cannot be denied

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2007  

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Breathe

 

Breathe, breathe in air

Itís the sort of thing you do and you donít care

It's invisible, bit itís there

You breathe, breathe in air

 

Frosty plumes of silver light

Grey ghosts blown into the night

A shadow on a window pane

A breathe of air to feed the flame

You breathe

 

Donít take it for granted

 

    Copyright Sarah Dean 2007  

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Stealing Time

Who would have thought that so many years could mean so much

And yet you talk of them as all gone to waste 

Who could have dreamed that weíd end up as strangers

Living in the same place, different worlds of time and space 

And who could have learned that to take so much and end up with little

Just memories, pictures, fading in our minds

 

You erase all trace as though all I did was steal your time

You erase all trace as though all I did was steal your time

You erase all trace as though all I did was steal your time

Stealing so much time, Stealing so much time

Nothing was wasted, neither yours, nor mine  

 

Who's had a dream that's been broken by a single word

Whoís tried to scream, knowing it will never be heard

And who can forgive and still face up to the wrong they did

Iíll forgive your trespasses, I know mine

 

You erase all trace as though all I did was steal your time

You erase all trace as though all I did was steal your time

You erase all trace as though all I did was steal your time

Stealing so much time, Stealing so much time

Nothing was wasted, neither yours, nor mine

Your wicked words canít hurt me now

Your wicked words can't hurt me

Your wicked words can't hurt

Your wicked words can't

Your wicked words

You're wicked

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2007

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New Beginning

The January skies lie heavy on my mind

No sign of rebirth, natures waiting to tell us, it's time

For a new beginning.....

 

She's following her path decreed, since the beginning of time

It's a rhythm she knows,

She knows how to rhyme

Like night follows day, like sun follows rain

Clear skies follow haze

Itís a circle of life and spring will come again  

 

So she'll wait for the sun to tell us the time

When the world awakes from the winter benign

And we'll gaze at the leaves unfurling their limbs

Dreaming of warmth and beautiful things

 

We must cast our eyes back, and remember the days

Of birdsong and flowers, soft sunshine haze

The warmth on our faces

Lengthening days...

 

Nature won't let us suffer long in a world too cold

Where the wind plays its songs and takes a hold

She'll brighten our skies and light up our eyes!

And show us all a new beginning

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2009

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Warm Sea

Warm sea, envelope me

Just the sky, Wil and me

And we floated and laughed, so free

Splashing! And our eyes shone with a million waves

(God! What a happy day!)

 

Spin around, look out to sea

The horizon above you and me

The shoreline and cliffs one way

White sand, white stones, blue water, green and grey

(God! What a happy day!)

 

Weíre part of this great ocean, weíre made up of water

Weíre part of this great ocean, weíre made up of water

 

The seagull flying in

Sheís circling in the air

Passes by, so close, so near

Dashing! Oh sheís flown over a million waves

(God! What a happy day!)

 

Gliding, just above the waves

We float, she flies through haze

We are graced by her joyful flight

Flashing! Silver feathers moving shimmering light

(God! What a happy day!)

 

Weíre part of this great ocean, weíre all made up of water

Weíre part of this great ocean, weíre all made up of water  

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2007

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I am a Farming Man

My name is George Dennis, I come from Wolsingham

I am a farmers son and I am a farming man

I've been a laborin' since I was thirteen

When the land she captured me with her red, brown gold and green

And when I was but twenty, a lassie caught me eye!

I asked sweet Valerie if she'd be a farmers' wife

She said "George you're already wedded to this land

But I'll gladly be a farmers wife, because I understand

That you sing...."

 

One for the cow

One for the crow

One to rot

And one to grow

I sow the seeds for I am

I am a farming man

 

Now the heavy heavy horses, oh they knew me fine well

They were my companions and troubles I'd them tell

But you can't talk to a tractor, for they have no soul

But the times they were a changin' and the horses had to go

Oh heavy, heavy horses, soon they'd had their day

No more to walk with heads down, through the sodden clay

But the tractor makes life easy, with its wheels of glistening steel

But I'd rather hold the reigns, that sit behind the wheel

Where I'd sing....

 

One for the cow

One for the crow

One to rot

And one to grow

I sow the seeds for I am

I am a farming man

 

Now when the land is dressed in Gold, She's a beauty to behold

I pray the sun will warm her and give her strength to grow

But the Devil wears a storm cloud, oh he'd gladly cut her down

Wash away her bounty and leave it rotting in the ground

Well I'd gladly work another sixty years or more

There's so much to be done

Up with the sunrise and home with the setting sun

But the future of this land, I'll entrust to a younger man

I hope he'll treat her kindly

But will he be a Farming Man?

And will he sing?

 

One for the cow

One for the crow

One to rot

And one to grow

I sow the seeds for I am

I am a farming man

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2010

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Cloudstreets 

Well it's one of my favourite things

To lie in the Sun

When the Summer birds sing

And look into the blue

Up high, cotton wool

Won't you show me your Cloudstreets?

 

Well I empty my mind

See what I can find, in you today!

I float up to the blue

Up high, cotton wool

Won't you show me round your Cloudstreets

 

Are they faces or planes?

Maybe a unicorn with a flowing mane!

Oh they change, they re-arrange

Never staying the same

 

Well, if I was to try

And paint the beauty in you

What colours would I choose?

You're not just white and blue

You're colours of every hue

 

Weeping willows, wispy trails

Fluffy lambs tails and silver snails!

Seahorse rides with a blue whale!

Into a darkening sky.....

          

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                         .........And the rain falls.....And the rain falls...

                ........And the rain falls...And the rain falls..And the rain falls........

                                   ....................And the rain falls.....And the rain falls..................

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Copyright Sarah Dean 2008

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To Fight For His King

The boy is sleeping, the boy is dreaming

Dreaming of his King

His fathers tears still wet on his cheek

A secret moment

Stolen by sleep

 

The boy is dreaming, tales of battle

And of Haroldsson, young and brave

The boy wants to be

Like him

 

He follows his fathers footsteps, to the dark forest

By shadows of moons light he goes unseen

He hears the whispers, men hungry for battle

There will be bloodshed when the sky turns red

 

The sky is bleeding and forest is weeping

The smell of fear hangs like mist in the air

The cries of battle pierce the silence

The sky is bleeding and the river runs red

The sky is bleeding and blood will be shed

 

He only wanted to be a man

He wanted to be like Haroldsson

In his hand a stick for a sword

He only wanted to fight for his King

 

The leaves of green his only armour

In his hand a stick for a sword

An arrow flies, twas meant for another

He screams "Tis no longer a dream"

"This is no longer a dream"

 

The sun is warm but his body grows cold

He's carried into his fathers arms

Together they float up to the blue

The sky is calling,

New stars are falling

The sky is calling 

New stars are forming

 

He only wanted to be a man

He wanted to be like Haroldsson

In his hand a stick for a sword

He only wanted to fight for his King

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2011

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The Journey

(This song is written in Old Norse)

 

Fugl flaugun silfr fjoūr

Bird flying silver wings

 

Slťttr logr

Smooth water

 

Vestr lopt myrkva, pytr veūr ůūr eūa grimmr

Westward sky grows dark, howling wind, furious and fierce

 

Ferū enda, nyr fyrsta

Journey end, new beginning

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2010

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Beautiful World

Five billion year, give or take a few!

That's all we've got

Till this Sun of ours burns up

Every second of every day

Seven thousand tonnes of helium, just burns away

 

We are the gardeners of this world

Let your green fingers unfurl!

 

 Well if Earths been around for say 24 hours

Last 30 seconds, oh well, that bit's been ours

Nature keep the balance, but we're tipping the scales

We should be saving the planet, we should be changing our ways

 

Oh we reap more that we sow

Cut more trees than we grow

 

Oh oh oh oh oh it's a beautiful world, oh yeah

Oh oh oh oh it's a beautiful world

beautiful world

 

When it comes to oil, yeah! we're pretty slick

Politicians stuck to oil magnets while the worlds getting sick

Don't let your carbon footprint be stuck in cement

This world isn't ours, you know it's only been lent

 

There's enough for everyone's need

Just not enough for everyone's' greed

 

Oh oh oh oh oh it's a beautiful world, oh yeah

Oh oh oh oh it's a beautiful world

beautiful world

 

Since when did hedgerows grow plastic bags for flowers?

Look after the meadows, look after what's ours

 

'Cos we are the gardeners of this world

Let your green fingers unfurl!

Oh we reap more that we sow

Cut more trees than we grow

There's enough for everyone's need

Just not enough for everyone's' greed

 

Oh oh oh oh oh it's a beautiful world, oh yeah

Oh oh oh oh it's a beautiful world

beautiful world, beautiful world, beautiful world

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2010

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Love Song for Richard

Well I think of you in the half light

I think of you at midnight

And I think of you in the twilight

But I push you back come the daylight

Let's take a trip, lets go dreamtime

Take a trip in my own mind

Oh I've got my mind that's saying something

Got my mind I don't need nothing

 

We don't need nobody

Oh we don't need nobody

We don't need nobody 

We don't need

 

Let's take a trip let's fly away

Let's give them the slip let's go today

We don't need nothing

Just the clothes we're in

We won't sink, we'll swim

 

'Cos we don't need nobody

We don't need nobody

Well I think of you in the half light

I think of you at midnight

And I think of you in the twilight

But I push you back come the daylight

Let's take a trip, lets go dreamtime

Take a trip in my own mind

Oh I've got my mind that's saying something

Got my mind I don't need nothing

 

We don't need nobody

Oh we don't need nobody

We don't need nobody 

We don't need

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2012

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Compassionate Angel

She is a statue carved out of stone

I know with her I am never alone

When this head goes to implode

She's there to carry the load

She takes the weight

She is the shoulder, the arms, the neck

Her eyes know the heaviness of my soul

 

She's my compassionate Angel 

I know you're there

My compassionate Angel

All seeing eyes that care

 

Hewn from stone her form is soft

She's solid at one with the earth

Her gaze focuses on nothing but sees everything

She's like no-one I know

But she's every single soul

 

She's there day and night

Through the seasons;

Blazing Sun

Kissed Moonlight

Soft rain

Be kind to my compassionate Angel

Don't wash her away

 

My compassionate Angel

Your sandstone smell comforts me

You comfort me

You comfort me

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2007

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Yorkshire Bound

In the silence of the night

Me and the streets, sleeping tight

Ancient walls they breathe a sigh

They breathe a sigh, so do I

 

Memories flood over me

They step out from shadows

They won't let me be

Thoughts of happy days oh here I've had

Happy days, happy, sad

 

Maybe I should have flown away

But something here oh it makes me stay

Clip my wings, I've gone to ground

I'm forever Yorkshire bound

I'm forever Yorkshire bound 

 

Well I think of friends, me and you

Friends gone, they're just passing through

My life lived in these ancient streets

Love ones...ones yet to meet 

 

Maybe I should have flown away

But something here oh it makes me stay

Clip my wings, I've gone to ground

I'm forever Yorkshire bound

I'm forever Yorkshire bound 

 

And this York stone is wet with tears

A lifetime lived, hopes and fears

Running fast, now I'm a child!

Stepping stones, I think I see you smile?

 

Minster walls made of solid stone

You and me, we're both weather worn

But with you, oh I have grown

Stronger than I could ever know

Stronger than I could ever know

 

Maybe I should have flown away

But something here oh it makes me stay

Clip my wings, I've gone to ground

I'm forever Yorkshire bound

I'm forever Yorkshire bound 

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2009

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The Flither Girls

The flither girls, they climb down to the shore

Risking their lives for one basket more

Fishes love flithers, turn Silver to Gold

Reaping the harvest from deep in the cold

 

Fishing with long lines

A thousand hooks or more

Winter brings long lines

Fishing far from shore

The tide it won't wait

There's so little time

They must gather the bait

Draw the fishes to the line

All the way from Staithes

Down to Robin Hoods Bay

Mile after mile

Walking every day

Seeking precious flithers

Oh the mussels have all gone

Nature can't renew

The damage has been done

 

Waiting for the tide to turn

Waiting for the tide to turn

Waiting for the tide

 

The flither girls, they climb down to the shore

Risking their lives for one basket more

Fishes love flithers, turn Silver to Gold

Reaping the harvest from deep in the cold

 

'Skaning' and 'caving' and 'whipping' of hooks

Shown in sepia photos and history books

Is this all that is left of our fisherfolk lives?

The trawler men have stolen it 

From under our eyes

 

Copyright Sarah Dean 2009

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Dry Land

I know Iím not an island

Thatís one thing of Iím sure

A little solitude is good for me, I find

A time to be stillÖ. and explore

The hidden rivers of my mind

 

But itís down by the river

Down by the sea

Where the water flows

Youíll find me

 

Got no place to go, just going with the flow

I need water.....set me free

  

Donít rock this boat, because the sides are thin

Thereís not much thatís holding me in

Stormy waters, raging sea

Where the current runs strong

Youíll find me

 

I am sinkingÖ..

Need to find some dry land

You are the shore

Can I take your hand?

 

Pull me over, set me down

Iíve done with floating

I need dry land  

Iíve done with floating

I need dry land

 

 Copyright Sarah Dean 2005  

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