A rainbow song

And the rainbow brought the spring
And she didn’t say very much
She sat at my table
She kissed me in the darkness

The rainbow brought you summer
And she walked down the lane
And she told me that she loved me
And that I would never feel any pain

The rainbow brought autumn
And still I hadn’t learnt
That she came with the sun
And left with the rain

And the rainbow brought winter
And windows in the soul
And waterfalls and fires
And footsteps in the snow

I did not awaken the sun

I did not awaken the sun
When I thought of you
But the clouds just seemed
To clear away

I did not make the full moon shine
When I thought of you
But I did awake from my cloud
To see its brilliant light

Some things are fixed and do not change
And only the clouds of forgetfulness
Hide them from a mind
Full of anxieties and cares

Love has many jars to choose from

Love has many jars to choose from
Containing many different things
I look up at the sky and ask
What jar do I get today?
This jar is nearly empty
This jar hasn’t been opened
This jar has only animal fat
This jar has sweet gold honey

Love has many jars to choose from
Stacked up in the larder
High up on the special shelf
Are the ones for which you have to try harder
Love do you favour kings only?
Love do you favour only beauty?
Love what have I done wrong?
And how have I failed in my duty?

Song: Go into love

Go into song
Go into fire and water
Go into caves
Go into the graves of the solar system

Go into song
Go into the bellies of fishes
Go into elephants
Go into the wishes of finches

Go into song
Go into gondoliers
Go into the hammer and sickle
Go into grizzly bears

Go into song
Go into my love
Go into my lovers dreams
Go into my lovers heart

Go into love

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This is a music sheet PDF of song

Sweet nothings

I used to love
Sweet nothings
When the sun shone
In the fields
I used to love
Sweet nothings
When she burnt
Our swords and shields
I used to play
With sweet nothing
And we’d walk
The avenue
I tried to capture
sweet nothing
But then
Away she flew

Now in comes
The Irish band
They play
Their songs of love
I go in search
Of sweet nothing
I leave
A trail of blood
I followed her
Into a mirror of debt
And I never came out alive
Now I’m tied
To these steakhouse blues
With sweet nothing
By my side

With sweet nothing
In my ears
With sweet nothing
And so many tears
Do you despise
The proof of your eyes
The sweet nothing of your fears

I longed for sweet nothing
I believe
She might have died
Perhaps to go
To heaven
Perhaps
A place to hide
Chances come
And chances go
They dance
Around the floor
While sweet nothing fades
In morning light
And disappears too soon

We Cannot Pass Beyond This Point

We cannot pass beyond this point
Our emotions are buried in stone
We stand together on this plinth
Nakedly alone

Somewhere in the garden of a queen
Somewhere by a fountain in a park
Our type of beauty rarely seen
By visitors in the dark

We could stand here forever side-by-side
Never moving towards one another
Sculptures of two lovers with lover denied
Trapped in stone the moment we fell in love

The big storm came and a tree fell down
We are knocked over and crushed by glorious wood alive
Our pieces are packed up in a crate
And lie forgotten in a palace archive

The sculptor more experienced one day may return
And find his work forgotten in a grave
And refashion us from white marble
And proceed to remodel us and save

If that day comes may we be made flesh and blood
May we be free to embrace as we walk through the park
May we be freed from stone to fall in love
And sit by this fountain in the dark

1999

I’ll find a lover

I’ll find a lover
Full of honey
I’ll gorge myself
I’ll act a little funny
But do not worry
Going mad is good for you

These days
Like a moon landing
I’ll find a lover
I’ll scatter her dust
Into the moons empty sky

I don’t know why
Why do I die
If I offer you my wake
Would you come
With a trumpet and drum
Or shooting off a gun
To kill off all the scum

That feed that feed
On the honey I need
As I grope through death
To the lover I left
Hungry for the honey
With my animal chewed chest

It’s the old rivalry
Love in fear of death
It’s all I have left
Money does not mend
It only manages
But love makes bees
Happy

I’ll find a lover
Full of honey
I’ll fill my hands
With her sweetness
I’ll drain her mouth
Of her syrup
I’ll scoop the sunlight
Out of her hollow

Death will sit and watch
Like a beast subdued
By the music crying
Death will be crying
As it burns
Like a bush fire
Its smoke vanishing
Drifting away in the wind

Love – You Hold Out Your Hand

Love – you hold out your hand to me
Suddenly the world is blanketed in snow
Icicles hang from your fingertips and I feel cold

Love – you hold out your lips to me
Suddenly everywhere is cold and blue
Your long white dresses clink like ice
The wood of your bones creaks in the wind

Love – you look at me with your eyes
Ice frozen cages that capture the past
Hard as memorial stones
Bright as the blinding sun upon the snowfield

My heart like a tulip bulb aching to flower
Wrapped in the chains of your winter
Love – your body like a pillow of snow and ice
Love – why do you look back into the blizzard