The Bell

let the bell ring

let the bell ring

take the cotton out of your ears

and look to the sky, birds guide us to heaven

guide us through this night

so let's start wishing for a better place to be

no more of these narrow streets

the ones that repeat

And when you don't get what you want when you want it

and you find yourself alone

let the bell ring

let the ring

 

Dandelion Serenade

I have been waiting on this landscape

for you to take over, this garden with your gold

to multiply this fertilized soil

surround with wishes and let these wild hearts grow and grow

 

a dandelion serenade

a dandelion serenade

 

I see mountains and mountains

back and fourth and all in between

blinded by no horizon

look at this pasture green

with no end in sight

I believe, I believe in our light

 

a dandelion serenade

a dandelion serenade

 

A Nightingale's Song

I've been a military wife, a cheerleader and a pearl

I've been rich and I've been poor

I've been a punk rocker, a tap dancer and a teacher

so what's left

well it's a future

and I've helped drunken friends hold down

I've helped a homeless women find a home

I've helped myself out of an almost marriage

maybe I can help you, maybe you can help me

 

lost and found, this nightingale sings on and on

lost and found, this nightingale sings on and on

 

I've met sinners, believers and freedom fighters

I've seen ghosts and angels, and I've seen a seer

I've had lovers, liars and friends

it's always hard to begin again and again

 

lost and found, this nightingale sings on and on

lost and found, this nightingale sings on and on

 

I can forgive, I can hold a grudge

I can despise, and I can love

sometimes these are strong feet

other times it's hard to sleep

 

lost and found, this nightingale sings on and on

lost and found, this nightingale sings on and on

 

In This Tree

in this tree, across the street

I sit and wonder, what could be

past spells on your house

well, they seem to leak

 

and it's in your heart not your head

that's what you said

 

open the door, walk around

place those pebbles on the ground

but around and around, you go

yes, no, maybe so

blessing or burden, what's to believe in


 

and it's in your heart not your head

that's what you said

 

and I'm in a forest of leaves

find me, find me

and I'm in a forest, in this tree

find me, find me, find me

 

Honeycomb

honeycomb, honeycomb, be my honeycomb, be sweet, be sweet

each time we meet it's an open field

a thunderstorm at our feet

it has me, it has me, almost believe

so I wear french lavender and black roses

hoping you'll notice

honeycomb, honeycomb, be my honeycomb, be sweet, be sweet

 

honeycomb, honeycomb, I've been around, South bend, Chi-town and London

seen dark places where no one sleeps

people ignored and left alone

when we all just want the same thing

we all just want to be loved

honeycomb, honeycomb, be my honeycomb, be sweet, be sweet

 

this honey is sweet, this honey is sweet, it anticipates everything

 

Rip Van Winkle

different lands, different languages

we all know the same sunrise

can you feel the dirt, do you know the rainfall

mmmmemories I am trying to remember everything

living in history

 

change is a house of mystery

a detective story turning

the brave and the bold

we think of ourselves getting old

mmmmmemories, I am trying to remember everything

living in history

 

thunder and lighting take over

ghosts, well they put us asleep

mmemories, I am trying to remember everything

living in history

wake up wake up to the life you lead

mmmemories, I am trying to remember everything

living in history

mmmemories

mmmemories

 

The Mighty Mermaid

you live in murky water

looking for light

find it with all your might

live as the sea breaths but you just can't see

this oceans deep

 

let the haters make tornadoes

let their waves falter

you are, you are, you're fathers daughter

strong and unique, you know you just better believe

believe

 

you have a mermaids heart

you have a mermaids heart

you may never win

you may never know better

you may never see the sun

in this

weather

 

you have a mermaids heart

 

Little Match Girl

little match girl

keep your fire

nothings too much for trying

work work work work

wishes can sing

work work work work

wishes they have wings

they have wings

 

little match girl

heaven isn't the only ending

so turn toward the sun

and watch the butterflies

watch them run

watch them run

 

no snow, no undertow,

no more going slow

I know, I know, I know

I know, I know, I know

what a winning streak seeks

it's you and me

it's you and me

we are on a winning streak