UT AD QUI PATIUNTUR IN TENEBRIS SCAPULAE DARIUNTUR   (SCAPULIS SOUIS OBUMBRABIT)

(let those who suffer in darkness be given wings)

Foggy Dew



THE GATE

All lyrics © October Browne 1995- 2011

SONG OF O


IS IT STRANGE YOU CAN CHANGE YOURSELF BUT YOU CAN’T CHANGE ME

CHECK IT OUT FROM THE START WHAT YOU GET IS WHAT YOU SEE

LOST IN TRYING TO BE THE LADY IN YOUR FANTASY

IN THE MIRROR THERE WAS NO ONE LOOKING BACK AT ME

I TRIED TO RHYME WITH A LINE IN YOUR POETRY

 

HERE SHE IS IN YOUR TOWN WITH HER SUITCASE IN HER HAND

THINKS SHE’LL STAY A WHILE

YOU KNOW SHE SAILED HERE FROM ANOTHER LAND

YOU GIVE GOOD PHONE BUT HER MONEY’S KINDA GETTING LOW

YOU’RE LOOKING SCARED ARE YOU NOT AFRAID TO LET IT SHOW

WHAT IS IT YOU WANT FROM HER?

I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW

 

SHE’S COME A THOUSAND MILES

TO LAY HER HEAD DOWN IN YOUR SWEET ARMS

SHE’S SO TIRED

PLEASE JUST HOLD HER AND PROTECT HER FROM ALL HARM

A STRANGER IN THIS TOWN NEEDS MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO REST

SHE FEELS WEIGHT DOWN BY A HEART THAT’S FUL OF EMPTINESS

PLEASE DON’T YOU LEAVE HER ALONE X 3

IN THIS DARKNESS

The Banks of Sweet Thyme

 

Bring me primroses that bloom in the springtime

Gather me fruits that grow red on the vine

Summer has passed  me and autumn  grows chilly

As I stand on the banks of sweet thyme

 

Sing to me softly like the clear throated starling

Songs of the maidens that come  from the sea

I do believe ‘twas the song of the siren

That took my young lover from me

 

He dressed in his finest and boarded  a black ship

Bound for the indies he sailed from the shore

But the course was uncharted  and the crew and the captain

Never were seen anymore

 

I’ve always been true to my dark handsome  lover

Never known anyone’s kiss

I’ve never known love like the love of my sailor

Lost to the sea’s dark abyss

 

Bring me primroses that bloom in the springtime

Gather me fruits that grow red on the vine

Summer has passed  me and autumn  grows chilly

As I stand on the banks of sweet thyme