You are not my pearl To that I am resigned For to an outside world You cannot be defined
Who am I That I decide By who's decree Do I preside
Like a morning sun That sweeps winter to spring Like an evening sun On a distant sea
What will become Of all the things That we have done
Beauty so far
Like the evening sun That meets the sky at dusk Far out on the horizon All things merge to one
Visions to a blind man I cannot say what I can see An earthquake to a child I cannot know what I can feel
Something about pride Keeps our secrets inside Lies draw them blind Yet still they can't hide This deeper divide That rides with us till we die
I want to hold it up to sunlight And see the truth shine through
Against that tide I tried to hold out Tried to be so hard and strong
Escaping to warmer seas An old whale cruising a summer's night Hunted and hunted all of my days But the prey will be hunted no more Instead I'll be dancing the waves
It's not what I wanted Nor you I suspect It's not love were without Seems we've lost all respect
You smile so solemnly That smile used to say hello to me
You only touch the surface You only ever cruise You never see the depths Deep inside of you
To see love end up as a motto
copyright/all rights reserved Joe Fogg 2011
Sifting through a hundred poems/songs written in my teens and early 20's I'm now extracting lines from each and merging together here - just see what I get. I'll then play around with them and see what comes!
Feel free to plunder anything that sparks and idea.
I'm noticing a few themes emerging - sun, sea, freedom....