A Tiny Rose

My father was a thinker, and he thought the most of me

He said I'd have a heliopad and access to the sea

He said "it's good, look for the book

I know you'll have inside"

And when he said these things to me

My mother, she would cry

Chorus   "A tiny rose, is all she needs to be

A tiny rose, no further than that seems

Stiff icing rose, you might think that that means

A tiny rose, is all she needs to be"

- My father was a dreamer, and he dreamt the most for me

He never told me that in life there are no guarantees

He said, "there's no free lunch, but I've a hunch

That you'll go far"

My mother acted like he'd made

A wish upon a star

Chorus  "A tiny rose, is all she needs to be

A tiny rose, no further than that seems

Stiff icing rose, you might think that that means

A tiny rose, is all she needs to be"

- My father saw my pain and strife

And sadness found in life

He told me, "don't you go alone"

I said, "I can't reply"

Before the day I found true love, he said he must depart

I wish he'd known I'd finally grown

A bléssed mortal heart

Chorus   A tiny rose, is all you need to be

A tiny rose, no further than that seems

Stiff icing rose, you might think that that means

A tiny rose, is all you need to be



Fiji Mermaid

Selected Lyrics


from Colors That Shine


Through Stones

It's true that we have to make our way

Through stones (repeat)

Chorus  Through stones, we will have our say

We'll make another day, we'll make our way

Through stones

- I knew I would sometimes feel alone

But I did not feel under my feet

The true stones

A vale of tears walked I

Through which a world

I could not circumscribe

The path on which I walked and made my marks

They weren't writ in stone, but written in the dark

A past that I knew not why, it slowed my way

It made it rough and shady each day

And then one day a thought came to my mind

A clear white air, that breached the sky

And then I could feel my feet, I knew I'd walked

Through stones

Chorus  Through stones we will find our way

We'll have our say, we'll make a better day

Through stones


Don't Be Cold While You're Young

Don't be cold while you're young

Though the pain is still there

You have every right to love

You have every means to care

Don't be cold like a wave

That sweeps all out to sea

Find the one that you love

And the place you need to be