Saturday, October 10, 2009

Summerlea

Summerlea.ogg Summerlea.mp3 (live demo - piano)

William tells me he wrote this about days gone by and his own childhood. When I read it, I think about it from a parent's perspective, about my own kids. So, when I got these lyrics from William I decided to import a grand old tradition from England and name my estate. My house is now called "Summerlea". If I had one song to leave for my kids, this would be it.

This recording isn't exactly as it should be. The song is written for guitar, and I will record it on guitar as soon as I fix both my capo and guitar pickup.

Summerlea
wmh - 6 April 1995

I've traveled so far to meet you
On a road that seemed forever
Never knowing where you are
Or where I'll be when I get there
Chasing phantoms in the nighttime
Spurred by lonely moments past
Guided by the stars in Heaven
To realize the dream at last.

Return me there
To Summerlea
Forever where the children play
We'll run and hide
And should it rain
We'll come back again some other day

Seasons of our lifetimes
Live within us all the while
Youth, you know, won't die away
It only lies somewhere inside

Summerlea
Return me there
To pass the chance would be a sin
And if you leave
It behind completely
You can never go back again

Return me there
To Summerlea
Forever where the children play
We'll run and hide
And should it rain
We'll come back again some other day

We'll run and hide
And should it rain
We'll come back again some other day

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