So I Do

by Michael Brunnock

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1.
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
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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
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Shine 04:03
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
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Give 03:56
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
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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.
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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
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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
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Born Again 02:31
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!
9.
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
10.
Breast Plate 05:23
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
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Words 03:09
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
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Secret 02:56
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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released December 29, 2019

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