Memories Lyrics

All contents copyright Mariah Ver Hoef, 2009



“The First Wildflower”


Leaves of brown
On the ground
Melted out
From last year
Green buds
On the bow
Of all
The tall trees

In blue skies
Clouds sail by
Paying their respects
To the first

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Wildflower
On the mountain
Same purple and blue
As the rainbow a brow the hill
Wildflower
On the mountain
Let me sit with you
And watch the season unfurl


In the valley
Below
The snow
Is almost gone
The birds
Are singing
Telling us
It's spring

In blue skies
Clouds sail by
Paying their respects
To the first

Chorus

The sun
In the sky
Waves goodbye

Chorus




"Waterfall"


She stands on the crest of a hill
With her face to the wind
Recalling all those times
That she spent listening
To that voice which sang her to sleep
Singing her mother's songs
She peers through the leaves

At the waterfall
On the mountain
Dancing
In the sun

Fifteen years now
She's been in this world
Though it may seem young to some
She is not a little girl
All over this earth
She has traveled
Yet though all this time
Still here her heart id held

By the waterfall
On the mountain
Dancing
In the sun

She stands on the crest of a hill
With her face to the wind




"Blue Moon"


Great round eyes
Shining down
Glowing gold in the night
On a branch
Of a tall spruce
Struggling to survive this harsh world she lives in

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And the blue moon in rising
Above the tallest mountain
In the distance by the pale blue light
She spreads her wings
Ready for flight
Bows her head
And jumps into the sky


Mother of five
Brown and white
Trying to stay alive
A nest full of young
Hungry time to hunt
Flying all night yet her work has just begun

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She must not delay
Or hwer pray
Will find a way to escape
It really is a matter
Of life or death
Not only for her but for her young as well

Chorus

She swoops
Down to the ground comes up
A squirrel in her grasp
She lets out a sigh
As she lands
She knows her babies won't freeze tonight

Chorus




"Shores of Ireland"


My name is Arin
And I'll tell you a tale
Of my great, great grandmother
When she was a wee girl
She lived in the village
Where the sea meets the moors
And one misty evening
She went in search for flowers

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On the shores of Ireland
The cliffs dropped away
And the water writhed
Wave after wave
Crashing, flying, salty spray
And over the roar
Of the sea upon the shore
There ca me an unearthly music
From across the wild moors


The song called to her heart
She dropped her boquet
And set out over the heather
To see for where it came
She had not gone far
She was lost in mist all around
And all she could do then was
Follow the haunting sound
The sky grew dark
Yet the music played on
Growing steadily louder
All the time
Then the moon came out
She emerged from the mist
And there on a rock
A silhouette sits

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The song faded away
And the figure turned to see
Who had interrupted
The lovely melody
It rose to it's feet
Eyes shone through the night
All the beauty of the world
One face in the moonlight
In a voice like the wind
Howling through the eves
Of an old shack
It spoke with unease
Tell me wee lass
Why ye come to me
The spirit of music
Is there something that ye seek

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My young great grandmother
Didn't know what to say
And take with her silence
The spirit slipped away
Then she cried
No please wait
Fair spirit
Just tell me your name
The small shape paused
On the wind it came
Floating across the heather
Kara is my name
Now some folks say
If you listen and you might
You can still hear her
That strange song in the night

Chorus




"Her Home"


Wings as white as snow
Cobwebs on the wind
A face as fair as moonlight
Hair as black as coal
A gown of silver
Hangs on a tiny frame (hangs on a tiny frame)
While eyes like glowing sapphires
Look out across her domain

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And the rain falls on the flowers
In the meadow
While the petals act as a shelter
Where she's made her home


Tall blades of grass
Shimmer in lakes of green
And the wind toys with the willow
By a restless stream
Drops of water
Turn the surface to rings
While the sprinkle of their soft music
As they light upon the leaves

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A tiny heart beats
In a chest still quite young
A whole life lies before her
There is much yet to come
Tonight the world may drown
Tomorrow it will dry (tomorrow it will dry)
And with the light of the dawn
She will spread her wings and fly

Chorus

And the rain falls on the flowers
In the meadow
While the petals act as a shelter
For a fairy's home




"In Time"


It will soon be dark yet the day is yet young
The sun doesn't seem to want to stay long
He doesn't seem to want to wait 'till night has truly come
before he turns around again
For we're just a short stop on his way
Around the world
He carries the day
On his shoulders
He shines away the night
Like he's always done

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And the wind blows
And the tree grows
And the birds fly
Snow falls
And the eagle calls
And the living die
Roses bloom
Beneath the moon
In time


Like the light the warmth has faded as well
The cold has gained control
And under her cruel rule the ice has frozen
Over
The land stands still and white
Like she's in waiting
Though she's cold and dark
She is beautiful

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The dream is growing clearer all the time
Petals unfurling
To the midnight sky
Reaching up for the stars
The horizon melts into the sky
As the last scrap of light
Falls to the other side
Into their waiting arms

Chorus




"My Life"


Maybe I didn't win my race
So I came in seventeenth
I just lost a little faith
That's all
I can still laugh
That is enough
Some of this stuff
Is so small

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And all my worries and regrets
All the times that I've cried
Can't abide to the many times
That I have smiled
And I just keep breathing
My heart keeps beating
I will not stop living
My life


Maybe it aint light right now
The stars are winking out
Waiting for the moon to fall down
Through the sky
But darkness can blind
So I'm keeping in mind
The sun still shines
Somewhere

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Winter seems so long
Stretching on and on
Till it's too far gone
Up ahead
Among the ice and snow
There's a lining of white gold
Set with friends as strong as stone
That it'd never trade

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"Grey Stone"


Days roll away,
Seasons change
Yet I stay the same
Grey stone
The same birds fly
The same clouds fill the sky
The same pose dies
Alone

I am a statue
My name has been forgotten
I've stood here for a thousand years
Where no one's found me since
I once had a story
But that was lost long ago
Now only I truly know
In the silence

Life goes on
All around
Running on the ground
While I am standing still
Time alters everything
But somehow I'm missing
From that ring
I always will

I am a statue
My name has been forgotten
I've stood here for a thousand years
Where no one's found me since
I once had a story
But that was lost long ago
Now only I truly know
In the silence




"Memories"


I can still hear
The waves upon the shore
I can still see
The birds above me
We walked us three
Along the beach
Out of the rain
On the coast of Spain
I remember it clearly
As though it was yesterday
Though I was only eight
In my mind it is engraved

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Memories
Of the past years
A song hanging on
To times long gone
No way to bring them back
I know that and yet
I treasure them still
I'm only human after all


I can still feel
The sun upon the hill
I can still hear
The wind in my ears
You stand by me
Laughing in the breeze
Watching our kite fly
And dance in the sky

My childhood
Is still mine to hold
I'll never let it go
No matter how old I may grow

Chorus

In every little twist
There's something to be gained
When I find them I'll remember
It might be coming around again

Chorus




"River"


Winding past mountains so high
Under a starry spangled sky
The only sounds are the rustling leaves
As they stir in a midnight breeze

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I am a river
Wild and free
Unpredictable
On my way to the sea
I don't know
Just where I'm going
I don't really care so long
As I'm free


The moon shines down on my rippling water
And over the wind you can hear my laughter
The moon's come out to play tonight
So I will dance with the moonlight

Chorus

Here comes the mournful wolf cry
Haunting the stillness of the valley
A lone figure on the ridge above
Calling out for a long lost love

Chorus

Chorus


I am a river
On my way
I don't know
I don't know
No I don't know

I am a river




"Winter's Eyes"


It's dark outside I know
The new fallen snow
Covers up the ground
Where my home stands
Was it only yesterday
When the white came
My yesterdays and tomorrows
Walk hand in hand
Down he streets
Of my mind
Worn by the hundreds of feet
Of my memories and dreams
Left far behind

But I won't cry for them
Though they are gone
For they are all just a part
Of moving on

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And I cant sleep tonight
But that's alright
It's cold across this line
Yet I'm fine
Because I have everything that I need
Right here


It is that time
When everything is magical
But soon the novelty will fade
And it will become just one more day
In our lives
That still run in patterns
And when the earth turns
So do we
So hold on tight
Let's ride 'til our race is run
And when we have won
Let us stand up and shout
We just spun the sun

And every tear that falls
From the sky
Is turned to white
By winter's eyes

Chorus

And every tear that falls
From the sky
Is turned to white
By winter's eyes

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The sun will shine again
At least that much I know
It never yet has failed before
Time will keep rolling on
Just like it has always done
The hands behind the glass
Keep spinning around
That old face
That never shows it's age
But watches me with those eyes
To remind me
I still have time

For I am yet young
There's so much left for me
So many roads to come
So many nights to sleep

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"Green Moon"


The green pearl sails tonight
To take me away from here
And I want to say goodbye
I hope I return here
Someday

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And the inches are rising on the window frame
From the snow falling outside
And I'm watching the flames dance lower
Goodbye my friend, goodbye


I am off on a quest
Upon the untamed seas
In search of a new life
For my heart and me
Someday

Chorus

Fare-thee-well, mother
Fare-thee-well, father
Fare-thee-well, my brother
We will see each other
Again someday

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The green pearl sails tonight
To take me away from here
And I want to say goodbye
I hope I return here
Someday, Someday
Someday, Someday
Soon




"The Wild Roses"


I cant stay here in the rain another day
This castle is bound to fall
The cruel wind is blowing against the stones
On these cold, cobbled walls
And the wild roses
And the wild roses
And the wild roses

They call me Jazmyn from far away
Princess of foreign lands
I stand with pearls scattered in my hair
Fallen petals against the midnight strands
From these wild roses
From these wild roses
From these wild roses

I am to wed today without a care
I am betrothed
I am a bride and should be overjoyed
Yet I'm crying alone in this grove
With the wild roses
With the wild roses
With the wild roses

It is the same sky
The same sun, the same moon
That I loved so long ago
In my home
Above those wild roses
Above those wild roses
Above those wild roses

I am here and I accept my fate
Far from home with not a friend
The only ones that seem to understand
Are in this garden
The wild roses
The wild roses
The wild roses

I am going to be a queen
How bad can that be
They'll love me and I'll learn to do my best
For this country
And my wild roses
And my wild roses
And my wild roses

My wild roses
My wild roses
My wild roses

The wild roses



"Take My Hand"


Little girl wont you come
With me tonight
Grab your well loved bear
And hold on tight
I can take you
Far and wide
I can show you
There's nothing to hid

And we'll fly away on a rainbow
Across an emerald sky
The green earth stretches below
And the galaxies up high

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Take my hand and we will sail away
Far from the light of day
Take my hand and we will climb up high
Right into the sky
Take my hand and we will start
To walk among the stars
Take my hand and we will be there soon
To dance with the moon


Come on little unicorn
So bright
Like a beacon on the hill
In the night
Like a snowflake
So white
With your golden horn
Come with us tonight

And we'll fly away on a rainbow
Across an emerald sky
The green earth stretches below
And the galaxies up high

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I see you little fairy
In the tall grass
Please come out
We've something to ask
Wont you come
With us to travel
We're going on an adventure
To another world
And we'll all fly away on a rainbow
Across an emerald sky
The green earth stretches below
And the galaxies up high

Chorus

Take my hand and we will be there soon
And I'll dance with you