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The Wishing

The greatest gift
was an idea
tucked in my skin
til it came clear
I took it out for a coffee
I fed it silence til it spoke to me
I did not like
all that I heard
With truth like needles
in every word
but still I held it up to the light
hid it from you in
our bed at night
it began to grow
clearer every day
til eventually
you read it on my face
so now I pass
it on to you
not an idea
but just the truth

Now I know when we wish
why we close our eyes
like a part of us knows
that to wish is not wise
that with every hello
comes eventual goodbyes
that a wish blows away before we’ve realised

The greatest gift
was a way out
suddenly I had
an exit route
it gave me hope clear as crystal
I held it close like
a pistol
and now I get to point
and point it right at you
firing bullets til
one of them gets through

you know this doesn’t
have to be sad
you might find freedom
we nevver had

Now I know when we wish
why we close our eyes
like a part of us knows
that to wish is not wise
that with every hello
comes eventual goodbyes
that a wish blows away before we’ve realised
That the flower’s bare
and though it feels right
on the wind is despair
and the seeds of a wish
that we both let go
are scattering for other lovers to sew

So I blame you
for letting us get to here
and I blame you
for shielding me from my fear
and I blame you
for pretty much everything
Like it wasn’t up to me at all

Now I know when I wish and I close my eyes
that the part that was yours has said all it’s goodbyes
and that every hello I try on for size
is the wishing that’s waiting to be realised
So now I’ve dared
there’s a scent on the wind that has never been there
and the seeds of a wish someone else let go
are settling here for the wishing to grow

The Wishing

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Artist's Description

The title track to my album ‘The Wishing’ Due for release Nov 15th

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