… And asks you Beautiful, unanswerable questions.

•Tuesday 17 November 2015 • Leave a Comment

Under the Harvest Moon

    Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.

    Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.

        — Carl Sandburg

Maybe just the touch of a hand … 

•Saturday 28 February 2015 • Leave a Comment

Thinking Out Loud
When your legs don’t work like they used to before
And I can’t sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks

Darling I will be loving you till we’re 70
And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I’m thinking ’bout how

People fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Well me I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you right now…

So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
And I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are

When my head’s overgone and my memory fades
And the crowds don’t remember my name
When my hands don’t play the strings the same way
Mmm, I know you will still love me the same

Cause honey your soul can never grow old
It’s evergreen
And baby your smile forever in my mind
In memory

I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
And maybe its all part of the plan
Or I’ll just keep on making the same mistakes
Hoping that you’ll understand

That baby now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
And I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are

So baby now

Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Oh darling, place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are
That maybe we found love right where we are
And we found love right where we are

But there’s a full moon risin’ …

•Wednesday 18 September 2013 • Leave a Comment

Harvest Moon

Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleepin’
We could dream this night away.

But there’s a full moon risin’
Let’s go dancin’ in the light
We know where the music’s playin’
Let’s go out and feel the night.

Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.

But now it’s gettin’ late
And the moon is climbin’ high
I want to celebrate
See it shinin’ in your eye.

Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

Look how they shine for you …

•Sunday 21 April 2013 • 1 Comment

Yellow
Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah, they were all yellow.
I came along,
I wrote a song for you,
And all the things you do,
And it was called “Yellow”.
So then I took my turn,
Oh what a thing to have done,
And it was all “Yellow.”

Your skin,
Oh yeah your skin and bones,
Turn into something beautiful,
You know, you know I love you so,
You know I love you so.

I swam across,
I jumped across for you,
Oh what a thing to do.
Cos you were all “Yellow”,
I drew a line,
I drew a line for you,
Oh what a thing to do,
And it was all “Yellow.”

Your skin,
Oh yeah your skin and bones,
Turn into something beautiful,
And you know,
For you I’d bleed myself dry,
For you I’d bleed myself dry.

It’s true,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine.
Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And all the things that you do.

Oh my goodness ku‘u pu‘uwai …

•Monday 31 December 2012 • Leave a Comment

Pili Mau Me ‘Oe

Hanu i ke `ala ou e ka pikake
Hali`a ka mana`o i ka hui mua
Hana lauwiliwili me ka li`a loko
He `i`ini ko`u e pili me `oe

[Hui:]
Wrap your arms around my waist
Come honihoni me
Oh my goodness ku‘u pu‘uwai
Now that you are in my arms
E ula la‘e hou
Darling pili mau me ‘oe

Helele‘i mai ka ‘ohu noe i ka ‘ili
Hali‘ali‘a i ka ulu aloha
Pa‘a pono ‘ia la i ku‘u manawa
He ‘i‘ini ko‘u e pili me ‘oe

[Hui]

‘A‘ole ka mana‘o e poina wale
Ka popohe o ka pikake anuhea
‘Ae no ho‘i ua poina ‘ole
Maopopo ia‘u pili mau me ‘oe

[Hui]

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Translation:

I breathe in your fragrance, O sweet jasmine
And am reminded of the time we first met
When love’s desire twisted and turned within
I longed to be close to you

Chorus:
Wrap your arms around my waist
Come kiss me
Oh my goodness, … my heart
Now that you are in my arms
What a feeling!
Darling I’ll always be close to you

Lightly falls the mist on your skin
It reminds me of when love first began to grow
I hold this dear to my heart, my affections
I long to be close to you

My mind will never forget
The shapely beauty of the cool, sweet jasmine
Yes, indeed, unforgettable
It is clear – I’ll always be close to you

Falling in love is all bitter sweet …

•Tuesday 14 February 2012 • Leave a Comment

How Will I Know

There’s a boy I know, he’s the one I dream of
Looks into my eyes, takes me to the clouds above
Ooh I lose control, can’t seem to get enough
When I wake from dreaming, tell me is it really love

Chorus:
How will I know (Don’t trust your feelings)
How will I know
How will I know (Love can be deceiving)
How will I know
How will I know if he really loves me
I say a prayer with every heart beat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I’m asking you what you know about these things
How will I know if he’s thinking of me
I try to phone but I’m too shy (can’t speak)
Falling in love is all bitter sweet
This love is strong why do I feel weak

Oh, wake me, I’m shaking, wish I had you near me now
Said there’s no mistaking, what I feel is really love

oh tell me

chorus

If he loves me, if he loves me not (X3)

chorus

Let Me Back In

•Saturday 7 January 2012 • Leave a Comment

Explosions in the Sky