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The Ruins Of Winter

by David Sutherland

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1.
The World Is Waiting The world is waiting The air is still The warm sun fades To the evening chill A gentle whisper Soft and low Can you hear it It’s time to go Sure as night follows day So will love find a way Reach out to touch The sparkle and shine I’ll be yours You’ll be mine And the world is waiting for you And me The world is waiting
2.
Ruins Of Winter Come in from the cold You’ll catch your death out there There’s no fun in getting old When this chill is in the air Yesterday was summer We’d long forgotten spring But the ruins of winter Are here again I’ve set a simple fire With kindling and coal As the flames reach higher All we really need is snow Yesterday was summer How soon the mercury falls And the ruins of winter Catch us all The cold cold ground Is as hard as stone The soil has been turned And the seeds have been sewn Away from the fire I am chilled to the bone Chilled to the bone Yesterday was summer But it’s gone without a trace And the ruins of winter Are laid to waste
3.
A Beautiful Way Moonlight shadows and starry skies Campfire songs and lullabies Ooh sweet baby James Lips that linger eyes that shine Kisses sweet as bluebird wine Oh they spark the flame It’s a beautiful way to be inspired It’s a beautiful way to start the fire It’s a beautiful to be inspired It’s a beautiful way to catch fire Empty rooms with powdered floors The ghosts are not so restless anymore As sunlight fades the shimmering hues To pastel shades, and watercolour blues The quiet space will hold the secret Until one by one the layers Are stripped bare Therein lies the inspiration Names and dates and conversations All the answers will be there It’s a beautiful way It’s a beautiful way to catch fire Vapour trails in summer skies The colours of the poets warm sunrise The fruits of labours loved and lost The Golden Dawn, the Rosy Cross It’s a beautiful to be inspired It’s a beautiful way to start the fire It’s a beautiful way to be inspired It’s a beautiful way to catch fire
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Winter in Your Arms   The morning mist rests on the meadow Through the sunrise shadows play The heavy dew rolls off the leather Of my winter boots today   The leaves are brown and they are falling Another year is fading fast The dying embers of October Bridge the seasons as they pass   Despite the fire and all you left me To keep me safe and free from harm I am cold, and I will miss again Winter in your arms   I hear the song-thrush, she is calling Such a haunting melody She will nest among the hedgerow Lined with mud and gathered leaves   The lower fields are lying fallow Come the spring they’ll take the plough I will sow the golden barley Soon as the frost will allow Despite the fire and all you left me To keep me comfortable and warm I am cold, and I will miss again Winter in your arms
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My Favourite Place I’ve climbed the hills of Wester Ross And fished the river Tweed Braved the Holy Island tides To drink the sweetest mead I’ve painted doors in Notting Hill Climbed Newton’s Apple tree But you, with me Is my favourite place to be I’ve sailed among the islands Anchored off the coast of Greece Swam the deep clear waters Of the Mediterranean Sea Shared kisses in Verona On Juliet’s balcony But you, with me Is my favourite place to be Could the sun shine any brighter Could the sky be more blue Could this day get any better Than lying here with you I’ve flown across the ocean Seen New England in the fall Travelled south to Dixie Played the blues with Jelly Roll I’ve climbed the gates of Graceland Memphis, Tennessee But you, with me Is my favourite place to be

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a small collection of songs loosely concerning love and loss in a pastoral setting

all songs written, performed and produced by david sutherland
as part of the 100 days of songwriting programme

community.100daysofsongwriting.com

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released August 13, 2020

Written, performed and produced by David Sutherland

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