LYRICS TO 'EYES OF THE ANGELS' CD

1. DAY DAWN - Excerpt © E. Pauline Johnson - Public Domain; © 2002 Rosemarie Hurst

All yesterday the thought of you was resting in my soul,
And when sleep wandered o'er the world that very thought she stole
To fill my dreams with splendour such as stars could not eclipse,
And in the morn I wakened with your name upon my lips.

Awakened, my beloved, to the morning of your eyes,
Your splendid eyes, so full of clouds, wherein a shadow tries
To overcome the flame that melts into the world of grey,
As coming suns dissolve the dark that veils the edge of day.

Cool drifts the air at dawn of day, cool lies the sleeping dew,
But all my heart was burning, for it woke from dreams of you;
And O! these longing eyes of mine look out and only see
A dying night, a waking day, and calm on all but me.

The night is gone, beloved, and another day set free,
Another day of hunger for the one I may not see.
What care I for the perfect dawn? the blue and empty skies?
The night is always mine without the morning of your eyes.

 

2. EYES OF THE ANGELS - © 1998 Rosemarie Hurst

When the wind caresses my cheek,
I think of you and your lips whispering to me;
Whispering to me like the sound of the sea
Inside a shell.

And those words that you stab me with
Are really unkind,
Are you speaking your truth?
I can't tell.

chorus:

And the stars are the eyes of the angels
Shining down on me;
And the sparkling dew that kisses the flowers,
Are my tears I shed for thee.

The tapestry of Life is a web
Woven like a dream;
Translucent rain-like droplets
Where my Truth is often seen.

Heaven is where I was with you;
Hell is where I am now,
'Til you removed mask,
Yet still remained unbowed.

chorus
And the stars...etc

When the wind caresses my cheek,
I think of you and your lips whispering to me;
Whispering to me like the sound of the sea
Inside a shell.

And those words that you stab me with
Are really unkind,
Are you speaking your truth?
I can't tell.

chorus

And the stars... etc.

 

3. FADED AWAY - © 2002 Rosemarie Hurst

You came to me like a new day,
And silence that shrouded me for so long,
Like a dream, faded away;
You woke me with your songs.

You woke me with your songs;
Silver and gold from the shade.
You brought me the wondrous dawn
And took away the gray.

You took away the gray,
Brought a new day;
But like a dream,
You faded away, faded away;
Faded away.

You came to me like a new song;
A precious jewel that came my way;
The friend I'd waited for for so long
But then you faded with the dawn.

You faded away,
And back came the gray.
And like a dream,
You faded away, faded away;
Faded away.

 

4. SEPTEMBER'S MORN (BOWEN ISLAND) - © 2002 Rosemarie Hurst

If I take the wings of morning,
Dwell in the parts of the sea,
Will you find me, find me?

And clouds drop down the dew.
God is watching you,
To where He'll lead me, lead me.

chorus:
In the cove the sun is shining
On the beach called September's Morn;
I'll be there in the dawn.
I'll be there in the dawn.

And I'll offer gifts of rubies and gold,
All the love your heart can hold.
I can hear you everywhere you hurt.
I can feel everywhere you hurt.

For the wine of life is sometimes bitter.
Harvest's gathered too soon.
But I'll wait here for you
Down by the purple lagoon.

chorus:
In the cove the sun is shining
On the beach on September's morn;
There you can find me
In the golden dawn.
If I take the wings of morning...

 

5. I'M NO ANGEL - © 2002 Rosemarie Hurst

I'm no angel.
You couldn't tell
What was behind the mask,
Didn't ask.

I'm no angel.
Oh what the hell;
I could turn you over
Like a pebble in my hand,
Found in the sand.

I could pull the wool
Over your eyes
With my clever disguise,
Tell you sweet lies,
What you wanted to hear, my dear.

If you'd listened to me
You would've known what true love was
But this way we both have lost.
For the sound of the fury
Is paid at a Higher cost,
All our precious dreams are tossed.

It's like a grain of sand
In which the world is found;
The soft touch of your hand
Brings me down to the ground.
Is this what you want to hear, my dear?

For I'm no angel.
You couldn't tell
What was behind the mask,
Didn't ask.

I'm no angel.
Oh what the hell;
I could turn you over
Like a pebble in my hand,
Found in the sand.

I'm no angel, couldn't tell,
Didn't ask, what's behind the mask.
I'm no angel.
You couldn't tell, couldn't tell.
No angel. No angel.
No angel. No angel.
No angel.

 

6. JE T'AIME - © 2001 Rosemarie Hurst

Oh mon ami, oh mon ami, je t'aime.
Je t'aime.
Ecoutez le monde dedans
Les conques de mer.
Et vois la douceur des étoiles
Et du ciel.

Regardez la mer mêlée au soleil!
Mais, j'ai embrassé l'aube d'été.
J'ai levé une à une ses voiles,
Et ses chaînes d'or d'étoile en étoile.

Et je danse, et je chante.
Et je danse, et je chante.
Oh mon ami je t'aime.
Oh mon Dieu, je t'aime.

Oh my friend, oh my friend, I love you.
I love you.
Listen to the world within the seashells.
See the sweetness of the stars in the sky.

Look how the sea mixes with the sun!
But I have embraced the summer dawn,
Lifted her veils, one by one,
And golden chains from star to star.

And I dance, and I sing.
And I dance, and I sing.
Oh my friend, I love you.
Oh my God, I love you.

 

7. SOUL SONG - © 2002 Rosemarie Hurst

In the softness of night
Your sweet breath
Like hyacinth on air.

I swallow the moon
With innocent eyes,
My fingers play your hair.

A lute for songs.
A place where the heart belongs.
A lute for songs.
A place where the heart belongs.

Blessed night where fragile stars
Shiver in the cold.
And here, all the love we can hold --
My soul hearing something from your soul.
My soul hearing something from your soul.
My soul hearing something from your soul.

You are my soul-song,
A melody in my brain,
A rhythm in the rain.

A voice in the wind,
A song I'd like to sing.
A rhythm in the rain.

A voice in the wind,
A song I'd like to sing.
A voice in the wind,
A song I'd like to sing.

 

8. TREE OF LIFE - © 2002 Rosemarie Hurst

Robins herald Morning
Who's still silent within Night's embrace.
Her fingers of shadow
Enshroud the trees.
Then Dawn with her pink passion
Rises like a phoenix from the sea,
And in that calm place
Where angels whisper in the woods
Shall you find me, find me.

There is a garden in Paradise
Where you will find the Tree of Life,
And its fruit is of the sacred kind,
You'll savour its sweetness 'til the end of time.
And in that calm place
Where angels whisper in the woods
Shall you find me; shall you find me.

Here, in the heart is where Passion stirred.
Here, in the soul is where I'm heard.
Here, in the eyes are windows to Life.
Here, Truth and only Truth you'll find.
Here.

 

9. WORDS - © 2001 Rosemarie Hurst

Words are like butterflies
Giving me freedom on the air.
Words are like bursts of stars,
Magical prayers.

I give you my words
Like a lovers' kiss.
Warm and inviting
Like this, like this.

Sometimes loneliness is my intimate companion
This road we two shall walk down.
And the river runs on with its memory of spring
When autumn gives up her gown.

Do you hear me then, in the whisper of the night,
Am I haunting you in your dreams?
When the air is fresh in the fall
Or on the river where sunlight streams?

Words are like butterflies
Giving me freedom on the air.
Words are like bursts of stars,
Magical prayers.

I give you my words
Like a lovers' kiss.
Warm and inviting
Like this, like this.
Warm and inviting
Like this, like this.

 

10. I SHALL REMAIN - © 2000 Rosemarie Hurst

I watch the sunset in the evening,
Walk on down to the sea,
And Venus comes rising
To greet you and me.

And I'll take you by the hand
And let you carry me away,
And night time follows
This glorious day.

Like rainbows follow the rain;
Clouds follow the wind.
I'll follow you, my dear
Down to the sea.

Listening to Moonlight Sonata
I thought I was looking into God's eyes;
So I will tell you my truth
And take away my disguise.

And I'll tear down all my walls,
And show myself to you,
Even though I'm afraid,
What else can I do?

And I will take care of you
In your darkest hour.
Tears still fall from my eyes
For I still love you, anyhow.


C & P 2003 Rosemarie Hurst. SOCAN
Except "Day Dawn" - words by E. Pauline Johnson.
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