Selected Lyrics

Fiji Mermaid


from Colors That Shine


Through Stones

It's true that we have to make our way

Through stones

It's true that we have to make our way

Through stones

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



 



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 blesséd 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