This Table, This View
(for mum, who missed out on so much)

You painted pictures of faraway places
Crystal streams and evergreen trees
Fields with sunshine, flowers and bees

The paintings hung inside my head
Until your last breath made me realise
What you painted was no surprise

You told me to look for the stars
Imagine a better view
If only you'd followed your words
This table would be for two

If you could see me here
I've done this all for you
If only you could sit down with me
You'd marvel at the view

To see you now
While I think of you
Here at this table
This view

So I pull up an empty chair
Place it close to my table
Pour out a solitary drink
Wish you could have been able

To see me now while I think of you
Here at this table, this view
To see you how I'm missing you
Here at this table, this view

You tought me to look for the stars
Try and paint a better view
If only you'd believed your words
This table would be for two

To see you now
While I think of you
Here at this table
This view
To share with you
Though I'm missing you
Here at this table
This view
Here with this painting
Your view

The River

I'll give you a reason and tell you a lie
I'll give you a reason and tell you a lie

Take me down to the river I want nothing else
Just leave me alone for a while
Mmm, let me think it over, then I'll tell you why
I'll give you a reason and tell you a lie

It's been a long, hot summer, oh yeah
No peace from one day to another, oh no

I don't care about the changing seasons
Give me the river and I've got my reasons
So, take me back home, take me back home

I watch the sun shine
Like spears through the trees
As sharp as silence cutting through a breeze
My answers for questions
Well, I just don't know

Give me the river and watch my words flow

You Pick Me Up Then Throw Me Away

Don't leave me waiting when I'm alone
Don't let time slip away and say
You don't need me anymore

It's just the way you say your words
Talking down to me like you no longer care

I don't know what I need to do
Even when we're through
I don't know what I have to say

When you pick me up and throw me away
Pick me up
Pick me up and throw me away
Pick me up and throw me away
Throw me away...

It use to be easy now it's so hard
But as time went on and on
You freed me

It's more than love
The way I'm feeling
You can't really see because
Your eyes are deceiving

I don't understand your ways
Can't make sense of you
It feels like you're playing games

When you pick me up and throw me away
Pick me up
Pick me up and throw me away
Pick me up and throw me away

Where are you now...
...now that I need you?

Words, Words, Words

Everything you do comes back to you
Everything you say repeats another way

There's no hiding when there's no bounds
No conspiring you'll always be found

One trip of a word and everyone's heard
There's no falling back words are your facts

You know it's not right, words tumble from sight
You've said your bit, you know that's it

Think twice, think twice before you think first
Or your words become a literary curse

Words, words, words, characters on a page
A digital dilemma that fuels the rage
Words, words, words, no longer can be burnt
Mistakes made lessons not learned

 

 

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