In the Company of Birds

Peggy Watson
words/music by P. Watson

Lyrics

Jasmine flowers scattered round the sidewalk and the street
Smelled like springtime yesterday
Broken up, I'm all broke down
Lately I've just felt that way

The moon is full tonight
Looking down on this sorry old town
Shining with a heavenly light
A heavenly light

My neighbor's house is all lit up 
Might as well be Christmas Day
He's got Jesus in the garden and a preacher on TV
I can see him in there washing dishes
and he looks so far away  - Just like me

The moon is full tonight
Looking down on this sorry old town
Shining with a heavenly light
A heavenly light

Oh Love, promises to light your way
How I've stumbled down that street
It doesn't matter how many times that song's been played
For that pretty girl crying on the front porch
Cause he was nothing but a liar and a cheat

Wish I was young again
A slender blade of grass
Use your imagination like I do
I could take you so far downstream
You'd think it was just a dream - and it's true

The moon is full tonight
Looking down on this sorry old town
Shining with a heavenly light
A heavenly light

Peggy Watson
words/music by David Beldock

Lyrics

So I went to the station, as I told you I might

And I lay down on the floor

Just me and the Haitian, a porter named Dwight

Swore he once was a toreador

 

Now I know I was laughing as I lay there on the floor

Well, maybe once I cried

There at the station, with your train pulling in

And the sun coming up outside

 

            Feel the wind

            When it's moaning so soft and low

            Feel the wind

            Singing wild and high

            Sending my baby home

 

Well, I met your father on a Saturday night

Felt like February in June

He said don't bother, you won't see my daughter tonight

And never will be too soon

 

But everywhere I go and everybody that I meet

It's you who stays on my mind

He and your mother, well they made you

Which proves that it takes all kinds

                                                                                                                       

            Feel the wind

            When it's moaning so soft and low

            Feel the wind

            Singing wild and high

            Sending my baby home

Peggy Watson
words/music by P. Watson

Lyrics

Out here on my own

Staring at the stars

Wondering where you are tonight

Every breath I take

Brings you back to me

I wish I'd never said goodbye

 

The music of your voice

Gathers in the wind

Plays across my memories

I surrender to the sound

Lay my shield down

And remember what you gave to me

 

I know the joy of feeling strong

The beauty that lives on

When the flames have turned to embers

And how you moved me with your dance

On the edge of hope and chance

It's you that I still dream of

This is love

 

If I could just erase

The foolish things I said

And find a way to mend your heart

I'd steal back the time

Sow the fallow fields

Of tenderness that blossomed in the dark

 

Now, the memory of your eyes

Is all that lights the sky

When there's no one I can turn to

I long to feel your knowing hands

And pray you'll understand

It's you I'll always dream of

This is love

Peggy Watson
words/music by Jose Seves

Story

I originally heard this song performed by the Chilean group Inti-Illimani years ago. It is a fantasy describing how beautiful life could be when the dictatorship ends and everything comes back to life.

Peggy Watson
words/music by P. Watson

Lyrics

Follow me down to the Moon Lake meadow

You don’t need a reason

Drink up the sky and the soft summer sounds 

It’s something to believe in

 

No walls here, just tall green grass

Ancient oak tell stories of the past

Lay with me, our love needs no words

In the company of birds

 

Close your eyes, let the chorus begin

Songs tumble from the trees

I feel your breath float across my skin

I fly on the bluebird wing

 

No walls here, just tall green grass

Ancient oak tell stories of the past

And I love you in this world without words

In the company of birds

 

All your doubts can sleep in the sun

While I wander in your charm

We won’t be judged by the starling or the dove

You’re innocent in my arms

 

No walls here, just tall green grass

Ancient oak tell stories of the past

And I love you in this world without words

In the company of birds

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