What If?

Day is dawning
And day is daunting
Blind for a second
As the sun beckons
But I do not go
Hand to the window
Eyes are searching
For the birds soaring

So empty in the room
So sorry for the gloom
What if flowers could help this heart?
What if I go back to the start?

Night is drawing
And night is daunting
Trust the stars
To lighten scars
Hard, clasped hands
Wedding bands
Touch me, my man
Tell me who I am.

So empty in the room
So sorry for the gloom
What if flowers could help this heart?
What if I go back to the start?
What if flowers could help this heart?
What if I go back to the start?

Scatter

The girl by the sea with a G&T
Wears a red dress
Careful not to tread on a broken heart
She carries it through to the moonlit dunes
Kneeling with her hands opened out

A girl with a heart under stars
A girl in the dunes growing scars
If only the moon could bring back you
Waiting for you

She looks to the night with the light in her hand
And blows a kiss as the heart spreads out
Confetti on the ocean gleam
I want to hear your heart sing

A girl with a heart under stars
A girl in the dunes growing scars
If only the moon could bring back you
Waiting for you

A scatter of love in the sea
Burnt beauty
A scatter of love in the sea
Burnt beauty.

Down by the River

Down by the river
I wrote all my tunes
The gin in my liver
It rose me so blue

Up grew my daughter
She soaked up my wounds
Fetched eggs and water
While I slept in the dunes
While I slept in the dunes

I wasn’t there
Now I’ve come to miss you
Never combed your hair
Never came to kiss you

Down by the river
I loved you, I did
Wide eyed mother
Just wanted a kid

Up grew my daughter
With a ghost in her house
Deserved my heart
Not the sound of guitars
Not the sound of guitars

I wasn’t there
Now I’ve come to miss you
Never combed your hair
Never came to kiss you

All that I’ve missed
Down by the river
All that I’ve missed
Down by the river.