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FOR THE BRAVE AND OPEN HEARTED

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  • Sep 7
    Lensic Performing Arts Center,  Santa Fe NM
     
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    Fiddlers Dream,  Phoenix AZ
     
  • Sep 22
    Sedona Creative Life Center,  Sedona AZ
     
  • Oct 28
    Unity Of Taos,  Taos NM
     

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BRAVE BIRD LYRICS    By Martha Reich (ascap) (c) (P) 2018

IF YOU ONLY KNEW

Do you see her standing over there
With her raven hair flowing everywhere
She is strong and she is brave
So pretty and never afraid
Oh I wish I could be, more like
more like she

Do you see her swaying in the breeze
She is dancing so gracefully
She is sweet and she is free
Like nectar from a honey bee
Oh I wish I could be, more like
more like she

Look inside her heart
That’s where her beauty starts
Radiates light into the dark
And where she walks there is a spark
Oh where she walks there is a spark

Oh how the world sees you
My dear friend so true
If you only knew
How I love you
If you only, if you only knew

Do you see her soaring in the sky
Cause I didn’t notice as she went on by
I didn't see her unfurl her wings
She keeps them with her sacred things
Oh I wish I could be more like,
oh more like she

Cause that’s who you truly are
For us all a shining star
My dear friend so true
If you only, if you only knew
If you only, if you only knew

FADE AWAY

I got nothing left to talk about
And I got nothing left to say
No matter how hard I try
The words they slip away
 
I got nothing left to do
But I can’t keep still
Not sure what’s false or true
And I probably never will

But I just want to be so beautiful
I just want to be on your mind sometimes
I just want to be so precious to you
Like a flower opening on the vine

But I get lost in the clouds
Voices in the air
Everyone talking so damn loud
That I fly and I disappear

But I just want to be so beautiful
I just want to be on your mind sometimes
I just want to be so precious to you
Like a weeping willow along the Rhine

And when I fade away hey, I want to be
A sweet mystery
When I fade away hey, I want to be like the sea
Turning green and blue and grey
When I fade away

And I can’t recall where I am
Or remember your name
I love you all just the same
I’m just waiting here for the rain

I just want to be so beautiful
I just want to be on your mind sometime
I just want to be so precious to you
Like a pink and white valentine

When I fade away
I want to be a sweet mystery
When I fade away hey, I want to be like the tree
Turning green and red and grey

When I fade away
When I fade away
When I fade away

SO BRAVE

I held my breath like a Christmas tree
Before it’s cut down on that sacred eve
All I wanted was to never be found
So I would never make one single sound

I held my breath like a lullaby
Perched in a branch just a little too high
All I wanted was to sing
I was too afraid of so many things

The birds they’ll take it all away
Every hurt that you’ve ever sustained
Now you’re riding that tidal wave just trying to be so brave

Held my breath like a flickering flame
Underneath the thunder storms and the rain
All I wanted was to kiss the sky
But I was too afraid that I might die

The birds they’ll take it all away
Everything that made you so afraid
And now you’re riding that tidal wave
Just trying to be so brave

But every breath that I never take and every time I made a little mistake
Oh I was dying just trying to be

I Held my breath like a butterfly’s wings
Sown together by a little string
All I wanted was to fly away
I was too afraid so I stayed

The birds they fly everyday
No matter what anyone says
And I’m going to be just like those birds
Just you wait and see

THE RIVER

I thought I was crazy
I realized I was alive
My mind’s like a spiraling shell on the changing tide
and I’m just waiting here for the moon to rise

I was born as a raindrop in a storming October sky
and down below me the land was eternally dry
and I’m just waiting for the right time to fall down

I am the river that flows by your door
when your praying for something
and you get so much more
oh I am, I am your flood

I am the tear that falls from your eyes
when your feeling the pain and you don’t know why
oh I am, I am crying

I am the water that runs through your veins
I am that feeling when your cold and insane
I am the winter that lives in your bones
oh I am the longing you knew me when I wasn’t so old

I am the rainbow that hides in the clouds
when the thunder comes out and the sun is loud
Oh I am, I am your hope

I am the wine that flows through your blood
I am the longing we all know of
I am the wind that blows through the trees
Oh I am the river,
Please don’t forget me

I'D RATHER BE SURPRISED

Don’t ask me no more questions
Cause I don’t know anything anymore
Don’t know what color the sky is
Been looking too long at the floor
Don’t know what day it is
that’s ok I don’t mind
I’d rather be surprised
Most of the time

I’d rather be surprised
Though it knocks me off my feet
I’d rather be surprised like a new born baby
I’d rather be surprised though it always makes me cry
Like how the sun looks when it goes down and rises in your eyes

Don’t ask me no more favors
Cause I’m all out of good deeds
I got holes in my pockets
From crawling on my knees
Looking for that perfect love
That lives inside of me
I found yours just in time to set each other free

I’d rather be surprised
though it knocks me off my feet
I’d rather be surprised like a new born baby
I’d rather be surprised though it always makes me cry
Like an old man laying in his bed the day he says goodbye

I’d rather be like a new born baby
I’d rather be like a new born baby
I’d rather be surprised

Over The Rainbow    Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
There is a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
and wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
away above the chimney tops, that’s where you’ll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

If happy little blue birds fly
Over the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?