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    Stars             fraser/henderson© 


I waited for the night to see the stars 
in the dark shine so clear, 
funny how they are always there, 
but in the daylight disappear 

    All our longing cannot make them show, 
    'til heaven is ready, we must wait below... 

As a kid, I walked to school 
under leaden skies, 
afraid to look up and hope too much,  
never sure what would be there 

    All my dreaming couldn't make you stay, 
     you left fading, that January day... 

I search the sky after dark 
to see the faint stars glow, 
funny, how the further and fainter they are, 
the further back in time we go... 

    All our searching has led us to this, 
    light from the past still exists... 
    All our searching has led us to this, 
    light from the past still exists...

Alexis Lake                 ©Fraser/Henderson 

There's something in the moon tonight,       VERSE 
the stars shimmer by it's side, 
their light keeps me running on this road. 
A summer wind goes rushing by, 
September whispers in its sigh, 
and the lake level falls every day. 
I watch the birds, they fly away, 
I hear the hurtful things you say, 
and I wonder- how to make love stay. 

    Oh, these choices that come to us,        CHORUS 
    and how we re-arrange 
    A life we thought would always stay the same- 
    all that can change. 

SOLO    
CHORUS repeats 

Oh the pine woods are still and dry,        VERSE 
they're whispering a sweet goodbye, 
for them, I would have stayed. 
I'm gonna drive down that road, 
take it wherever it goes, 
and find a place to rest- 
Take back my life, take back this town, 
let this crumblin' house fall down- 
and I won't look back this way. 

CHORUS

Brave One                                ©Fraser/Henderson

He would love, he would laugh, have a job to go to if he could
he would walk the streets of his neighbourhood, head held high, feeling good
But like a desperate bird against a window,
Sees the way, but cannot get through...

    He is the Brave One, he is the Brave One
    He is the Brave One, he is the Brave One
    trying to figure it out with a head full of doubt, 
    He is the Brave One

There was a time when they held each other, they would not let go,
Whispered promises of the sweetest kind,
They thought they could read each other's minds,
But now a shadow passes over their eyes 
making it so hard to recognize...

    They are the Brave Ones, they are the Brave Ones,
    They are the Brave Ones, they are the Brave Ones,
    Put their love for each other first,
    Over power of government and church,
    They are the Brave Ones

I remember knocking at your back door, 
your sister answered and she said,
you were unavailable, unavailable, unavailable,
Too young, I couldn't get it through my head,
How I'd hurt you with those stupid things I'd said,

    You were the Brave One, you were the Brave One
    You were the Brave One, you were the Brave One
    Trying to figure it all out, when your world was so full of doubt,
    You were the Brave One, 
    Oh, you were the Brave One,

    Oh, so brave, and strong, and beautiful!

Running Up the River           ©Fraser/Henderson

    "Once upon a time, water's so fine, 
    life was good upon this river..."                 

Coming out of Savona, 
the Thompson River was all we saw, 
Running through a hot dry land, 
making monuments of rock and sand 

Coloured sage, old blood and bone, 
hidden stories behind each stone.     
We rode that road in summer dusk, 
the Steelhead swimming ahead of us 

Left the highway behind, 
the trucks, the trailers,  the dotted line. 
Hit gravel road and dusty air, 
we didn’t have a care 

With the moon and stars as our guide, 
the river flowing by our side 
Those fish are swimming hard to survive, 
in a world where they ought to thrive… 

     We were running up the river, 
     we were running from the sea, 
     we were running up the river, 
     like those Steelhead, 
     running free 

          I will return like those fish out in the sea, 
          I will always wonder if there’s a place for me... 

     We were running up the river, 
     we were running from the sea, 
     we were running up the river, 
     like those Steelhead, 
     running free 

        "Once upon a time, water's so fine, 
          life was good upon this river, 
          once upon a time, water was so fine, 
          once upon a time, water's so fine, 
          life was good..."

Some Things  Aren’t  Meant To Last  

  ©2013 Fraser/Henderson

When was the last time you took a deep breath?
Gazed at the night sky, had a full days rest?
We rush around sometimes we can’t see,
 that it’s in this moment, where we should be.

When was the last time you talked to your Mom & Dad?
Saw your family or had a good laugh?
You chase that pot of gold, one day you’ll wake up old
Never having touched the rainbow,
You’re moving way too fast, some  things  aren’t meant to last;
 
   Snow, ice cream, childhood, sweet dreams,
   Summertime and a bottle of wine,
   Lazy Sunday, even Monday, finds you wishing fast for Friday,
   Now it’s in the past,
   Some things aren’t meant to last!

         Oh baby wake up, look at the moon
                and stars before they fade,
         Feel the pull of the moon, 
                 morning comes so soon.

When was the last time you took a deep breath?
Looked at the night sky?
Had a full days rest?
We rush around,  sometimes we can’t see
That it’s in this moment where we should be.

  Snow, ice cream, grown-up day-dream,
  Spring time, cherry-red wine
  How quick the kids grow,
  How fast the times go.
  Now is just the beginning,
  You’re moving way too fast,
  Some things aren’t meant to last!

It’ll Be Alright                   

Fraser/Henderson ©2012  

 Time to pass this way again, time to do it without falling down  
Tripping over traces, of all the pretty places that you go  

I recognize this road. It used to be smooth now it starts to erode  
Much use, much neglect, little potholes become bigger yet…  

It’ll be all right when the sun comes up,  
it’ll be all right when the day becomes the night,  
And I’m not waiting for the sound,  
of your footsteps coming ‘round….  

All the lovers say call in a truce and call it a day,  
Recognize the difference in their eyes and say that you will,  
Throw off this life of bitterness, throw down the disguise….  

It’ll be all right when the sun comes up,  
it’ll be all right when the day becomes the night,  
And I’m not waiting for the sound,  
of your footsteps coming ‘round….  

It’ll be alright when the sun comes up  
It’ll be alright when the sun comes up  

It’ll be alright when, It’ll be alright when  
It’ll be alright when the sun comes up.

Wedding by the Lakeside         

©2013 Fraser/Henderson
 
He came down from Chapperon Mountain
Down to the lake for a summer job
That’s when he met the girl from town
And they set about falling in love…
            Every evening when the work was done
            They’d meet by the lake to have some fun
            The cry of the loon, the rustling grass
            They tried to make the summer last
 
They dreamed of a Wedding by the Lakeside
They'll fire up the barbeque,
Invite all their friends to see them kiss and say “I do”…
 
Come winter, back on the mountain,
He thinks of his girl and the days he’s counting,
They try to call, they try to write letters,
But its just so hard to get together-
            But in the summer their love grows fast,
            Its like no time has passed,
            The old folks watch them and say,
            “those two are getting married some day”
 
They’ll have a Wedding by the Lakeside,
They'll fire up the barbeque,
Invite all their friends to see them kiss and say “I do”…
 
He booked the lake, but started to worry,
She baked the cake, but thought, “what’s the hurry?”
He has the mountain, she has the town,
Who are they kidding tryin’ to tie each other down?
            They turn the corner and the lake’s in view,
            They see each other, and they know what’s true,
            Their summer love has grown up now,
            All they have to do is take their vows…
 
They’re having a Wedding by the Lakeside
They've fired up the barbeque
All of their friends are here to see them kiss and say “I do”…
“I do”

 

Storm Watch            

Fraser/Henderson ©2008  

In a wild place , wind in my hair  
Dark cloud above threatening to break  
Tie everything down ‘cause it’s gonna blow  
These ropes and wires, I sure hope they’ll hold  

     You’ll never know when a mountain  
          storm will come up and take you,  
     You’ll never know what’s in those  
           cards so you’d better be grateful…..  

I have a safe place, a warm embrace,  
Late summer day keeping winter at bay.  
I’ve come far enough to see a little mystery,  
Lived long enough to know what fills my soul…  
You’ll never know when a mountain  
storm will come up and take you,  

       You’ll never know what’s in those  
          cards so you’d better be grateful…  

In this timeless place there’s a path we trace,  
Made by those who have come before.  
And in the song we sing we hear their echoing,  
By the sacred fire our hearts reach higher...  

       You’ll never know when a mountain  
          storm will come up and take you,  
       You’ll never know what’s in those  
          cards so you’d better be grateful…