So I Do

by Michael Brunnock

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released December 29, 2019

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Track Name: Fallen Leaves
Fallen Leaves

Fallen leaves tumble there way down
From the trees, and they’re withered and brown
Sun shines bright, tears are in my eyes
A marble headstone where you lie.

Chorus
I miss you still. Why did you have to go.
You broke my heart. I guess you know.
I tried so hard to tell you so.
Oh, How I loved you.

I mouth a prayer that I cannot say.
I leave you there, start to walk away.
A fallen leaf flits across my hand.
It has your touch and I understand

Chorus
Track Name: Man Over Board
Man Overboard

The Mason is recalling
As the lentil stands upright
How the quarry lived before the dynamite
I am his mighty mansion
A monument to see
Fleeting for a moment
in the mothers memory

I’m falling . Throw me a line
I’m a man overboard.

Well I walked the plank and I jumped the track.
I feel the sword point in my back
Did I cross the deck with my eyes closed
Do I need to know to gain repose
Cos I’ve fallen throw me a line ….

Oh won’t you help me I’ve fallen,
Throw me a line X 3
Verse 1
Chorus
Track Name: Shine
Shine


The script is undermined
I’ve already learned my lines
I am led astray
By the wisest of council
When the cupboard is bare I will feel the hunger .
I know its useless to compare .
But I compel a judgment .

Chorus
I need to find a way to reach you
You‘re on my mind . when I read the signs
The moon is on the rise .
The sky is open,
The heavens align
When you shine .

I’ve all the finesse of a bull in the china .
While dancing Swan lake
With legs like Fontaine
How do I explain
My awkwardness
Track Name: Give
Give

Time’s a thief, every heartbeat lives a little
I don’t want to rush it
When it’s time to leave, I don’t want to be in the middle
Got to live life not waste it

And I hear again
The silence makes it clear
If I give a little give a little love
Then I’m searching no more

Floating like a ballerina
With laces undone
For a moment weaving through the melody
On the count of my drum

If it wasn’t for my crimes
There wouldn’t be the rhymes
The story of the fall
Making sense out of it all
Cos I’m almost home, my sin almost atoned
I almost said those words
To make my conscience clear

My wish almost came through
Green is almost blue
And all I’ve got to do, is try harder to let it go
Cos I am almost home, my sin almost atoned
I almost said those words
I almost said those words
Track Name: Mis-Underestimation
Mis-Underestimation


Wake me up from my sleep
Where gone are the blues that weigh me down,
Give me the kiss of life,
I’ve swallowed mouthfuls of pride.
I’m washed up on the tide.
As soon as I can stand
And I feel I’m alive
I’ll draw a line in the sand.
I put my learning aside
For the more I know
I know I know nothing at all .

I’m staring down my enemy
He’s wearing a mirror where his head should be .
Only a fool tries to change the sea
For a moment together the was ship Ice and me .

On this artic night so clear and so bright,
I’ve abandoned my post,
The white bull charges and as he gores the hull,
I’m down in her belly playing in her band.
I get to watch her go down.
I’m dressed as a woman behave as a child.
The bargain is made with my chin on the surf.
I will change my ways.
Track Name: Little Boy Blue
Little Boy Blue

Little boy blue has blown his horn
The birds are down in the corn
He takes the farmyard by storm
Burns down the hay barn
We all leave for Jericho town
Time is up, put the word around
We shout at the walls that tumble down
We’ll tremble while they’re falling

His trumpet and horn acclaim
While the archer strains and takes aim
Like lightning it comes and enters my chest
I need ointment not armor – hindsight is best
And I kid myself while lying on my back
Floating in this melting pot
Where a flag and a fool make a patriot
Have I freedom of speech or rhetoric
While he confiscates everything ironic

I’m not drinking blood like Orange Crush
I’m not taking the word of a burning Bush
Cos this drop in the ocean might have fallen as rain
Or rolled down the window that I breathe on
I am the winner when the victory is for all
We all live on this little blue ball
In the soul of winter hope is born
In the soul of winter hope is born
In the soul of winter
Track Name: Dance to The Wind
Dance to the Wind

I dance to the wind, I can’t turn around
Birds sing in me, I’m stuck in the ground
I might know more than I pretend
But when I talk, I tell it to the wind

Oh Oh
On how much time can we depend?
Oh Oh
We’re all together in the end

I grew up on that hill outside your window,
I’ll be here until your grandson cuts me down.
Yesterday a butterfly spent half its life behind your window
I am awake even thought they say that I sleep for half a year

Oh Oh
On how much time can we depend?
Oh Oh
It’s enough to know
We’re all together in the end

Oh Oh
On how much time can we depend?
Oh Oh
We’re all together in the end

There’s nothing but embers that once were trees
The white bears’ throne tumbles into the sea
Even as her breath blows you down
You still drain her blood from the ground
Track Name: Born Again
Born Again

Your hands, my head, your smile, my trial, your stare, my tear, your hopes, my fear, your word sincere
You know, I don’t think so
Your sixes, my sevens, your heaven, my hell, your bell, my chime, your clock, my time, your words divine
You know, I don’t think so

Is this what I need to be born again?
Is this what I need to be born again?
Is this all I need?

Your wisdom, my youth, your bin, my sin, your frown, my guilt, your gain, my cost, your grace, my loss, you know, I don’t think so

Is this what I need to be born again?
Is this what I need to be born again?
Is this all I need?

Your paper, my pen, your paint, my picture, your camera, my movie, your cinema, my rules, your stools, my spoon, your anenema
Is this what I need?
This is what I need!
Track Name: Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

Seven hills and catacombs, Oxymandius syndrome
I’m a man of this world, a man of this world
I’m smug simplistic self-serving
Intuition’s unnerving
Will the voices quiet, if I give them life?

Give me a reason
Give me a reason
To let you live
You take it too far
Mother nature calls
Niagara Falls
Give me my ball

In Berlin baby, a working lady, made the curtain fall, iron and all
Conversations with Shiva, I sing along with the diva
The sun falls down in Portugal skies
Give me a reason
Give me a reason
To let you live
You take it too far

Mother nature calls
Niagara Falls
Give me my ball

Come on in and read me
Turn me inside out and teach me
Tear down my walls
Tear down my walls
Track Name: Breast Plate
Breast Plate

William said to James, I’ll meet you on the plains
By the Boyne we’ll settle old scores
Year after year his ghost still appears
Three hundred summers and more

With God on our side and a whistle and a drum
Wearing the enemy down
I wish we’d just walk
I wish we could talk
And March be a month of the year

All our heroes reborn to be murdered in song
Painted on the end of our streets
You blame the Red Hand for taking your Sands
But there’s a high tide a coming

Singing rise up, rise up
In the name of Pearce and Connolly
Choking the dove
Killing for Love
To honor their memory

I’m lying bare, how I miss your warmth in my bed
Oh my Rosemary, how I long to be
Lying in your arms tonight
The night’s been so long
I’m faced with the dawn
For a flicker of light to appear
I hear her sigh, her sweet scented breath
Whisper so soft through her tears

Be Patrick’s flame, burning on the hill
For we’re all one and the same
And when the song that is sung
Will hurt no one
That’s when our day will come

Christ with me, Christ before me
Christ behind me, Christ in me
Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me
Track Name: Words
Words

After sunset before the moon
The evening songbird’s twilight tune
Promising dreams, yet undiscovered
A communication with my lover

If I take these words and capture in a song
All my love here belongs
The moment a brand new day is breaking

A new horizon, an amber glow
With a kiss to sweet kiss
I let it go
With the morning magic yet undiscovered
A communication with my lover

If I take these words and capture in a song
All my love here belongs
The moment a brand new day is breaking
Track Name: Secret
Secret

I never thought I’d come to this conclusion
I thought I’d save my love for a rainy day
Wonder is the heart of contemplation
You’re the one who holds my heart
And I’m waiting for you now
Like a flower waits for the sun to shine
And I’ll be with you some how
Though the winds of change they blow so hard
And the moon-light over flows
With a secret that goes untold
I love you so, so much
But I never could say it right

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