Janice Marie Foote's Musings

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Driftwood Lyrics

Driftwood...

Leaves quiver inside spring's silent breezes
The sparrow's song calls me into peace
Cool waters ripple with hope's memories

What happened to all my yesterdays
Why do we keep living their lonely ways
When life should move along as it feels
Instead of lying dazed inside confusion
As time floats by upon life's peaceful waters

Oh I'm just a lonely piece of driftwood
Driftwood driftin' through life's twists and turns
A simple existence carved out of cool waters
Driftwood driftin' with no special place to go
Driftwood driftin' over life's cool waters

One day I'll lodge ashore and build me a home
Made solely out of driftwood, love and peace
Oh driftwood keep on driftin' through cool waters

Some day hands'll come together from the sky
That'll help this lonely piece of driftwood
Lodge onto communal shores of everyday life
Where love extends beyond familial last names
Come let's all get lost inside life's peaceful waters

But for now I'm just a lonely piece of driftwood
Driftwood driftin' through life's twists and turns
A simple existence carved out of cool waters
Driftwood driftin' with no special place to go
Driftwood driftin' over life's cool waters

Oh life birth spring's song into my depraved soul
Drown me in love's sweet familial memories
Oh cool cool waters come wash over me
 
Though if most my days are done and gone
Let the rest remain inside three sides of peace
Even strangers who are driftin' on through
Ask you to put your guns down ending all wars
That are disturbing life's peaceful waters

Yeah I'm just a lonely piece of driftwood
Driftwood driftin' through life's twists and turns
A simple existence carved out of cool waters
Driftwood driftin' with no special place to go
Driftwood driftin' over life's cool waters
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Would'ves Could'ves Should'ves...

I know things could've turned out differently
If we hadn't turned our backs on each other
But would'ves could'ves and should'ves won't change us

Though unlike Humpty Dumpty we don't have to fear
If either of us takes a great fall off the brick wall
'Cause we can put each other back together again

Oh I would've
And you could've
Yeah we should've
When we were thick like thieves in the heart of it all
But alll the would'ves could'ves and should'ves
Mean nothing on the back of love's ill fated truths

Sure I know some days had more questions than minutes
As we turned out our pockets answers coming up empty
Wishing we had enough fight left in us even to lose

'Cause another bridge was built to narrow this divide
Inside this city that sleeps upon pews of loneliness
Where supplicants pound their fists in rites of devotion

Oh I would've
And you could've
Yeah we should've
Before reaching a split at the end of our road
But all the would'ves could'ves and should'ves
Mean nothing in the midst of it all falling apart
 
So if you ever get lonely and need a shoulder to lean on
Come on over and lay your weary head upon mine
We'll drink down a cool throat of Black Eyed Lemonade

Lazily on the back porch of love's sheltered refuge
We'll watch laughing leaves dance from boughing branches
As day turns to night leaving us sleeping under the stars

Oh I would've
And you could've
Yeah we should've
When facing the truth of our consequences
But all the would'ves could'ves and should'ves
Mean nothing as our future is buried under past tenses
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Reachin' Grabbin' and Holdin'...

Oh Lord everyday how I try try try try tryyyyyy
To put my life back into centrifugal motion
But the failure of this day pushes me face down

And page by burning page each passing day turns
Until one day we turn and reach the end of our book
Inside this resistance backed by temporal existence
 
So I keep askin' why I'm reachin' grabbin' and holdin'
Onto anything below me that'll ground me
Especially if all this reachin' grabbin' and holdin'
Onto fleeting days is what's weighing me down
 
Oh Lord help me get my life back
Before it veers off the tracks
And there'll be no turnin' back
After it veers off the tracks
Straight into a life of perdition

Oh Lord I know dancing with ghosts is no good
But sometimes I need a diversion from reality
That lies at the shore of life's river of temptation

And with apologies delivered underneath redemption
I'll throw wayward wants aside reach for hope's truth
As I strip away resistance down to a bare bones existence

Damn I'm so tired of reachin' grabbin' and holdin'
Onto promises delivered like a badly spent sermon
But maybe all this reachin' grabbin and holdin'
Will pull my soul out of life stuck in neutral
 
Oh Lord help me get my life back
Before it veers off the tracks
And there'll be no turnin' back
After it veers off the tracks
Straight into a life of perdition

Oh Lord I know what I would've could've should've
On lost days that slipped through cracks in time
As life bleeds out sins of unpromised yesterdays

And everyday I'm learning with my life in yearning
Pushing my soul through skin with careworn hands
To shatter resistance and reveal my true existence

So to hell with all this reachin' grabbin' and holdin'
Onto time dissipatin' into thin air before my eyes
'Cause all this useless reachin' grabbin' and holdin'
Onto emptiness has torn my life and dreams apart

Oh Lord help me get my life back
Before it veers off the tracks
And there'll be no turnin' back
After it veers off the tracks
Straight into a life of perdition
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Summer's Song...

Spring has laid bare summer's endless beauty
Tiger lilies are dancing under the swooning sun
Can you taste jasmine on the tip of your tongue

La la la la love won't you come walk with me
I'll hold your hand I'll hold you close
I'll be loving Anais to your traveling Henry
Inbetween sliding rainbows and shooting stars
Don't you know you're so alive in my heart

Oh hush come listen with me
Come listen to summer's melody
The pretty songbirds are singing
Singing so lovely summer's song
As my love for you goes on and on

Come take my hand we'll swim in blue taffy skies
Where caramel sighs complement your smiling eyes
Sweet pink cotton candy will melt in our mouths

La la la la love kiss my cherry blossom lips
'Cause like yesterday this day will end
With your hand in mine and mine in yours
Under mellifluous skies so happy and so free
Two dandelions blowing in a summer breeze

Oh hush come listen with me
Come listen to summer's melody
The pretty songbirds are singing
Singing so lovely summer's song
As my love for you goes on and on

We'll live inside love that'll never come undone
Always believe our broken hearts can mend
As long as the moon courts the sun

La la la la love don't close your eyes too long
When nature is singing summer's song
Or you may miss life in front of you
You may miss life giving youth
You may miss life's living truth

Oh hush come listen with me
Come listen to summer's melody
The pretty songbirds are singing
Singing so lovely summer's song
As my love for you goes on and on
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Crawl Up...

Oh c'mon c'mon c'mon
C'mon baby crawl up
Crawl up beside me
C'mon c'mon c'mon
C'mon lover crawl up
Crawl up inside me

Oh lover c'mon crawl up
Crawl up beside me
Come explore the darker side of love's obeisance
We'll backslide into an abyss of dusky tenderness

Come drown your fevered heart into submission
Let your mind swim inside servitude's patience
Together we'll travel under porcelain blue skies
Chasing the emotional calm within this storm

Oh c'mon c'mon c'mon
C'mon baby crawl up
Crawl up beside me
C'mon c'mon c'mon
C'mon lover crawl up
Crawl up inside me

Oh lover c'mon crawl up
Crawl up beside me
Strip me down beyond the emotional pale
Wrap your ardent flesh around my naked bones

Come run across the Kalahari Desert with me
We'll dance barefoot and willd with Bushmen
It'll be us against the unclothed earth
The way it was always supposed to be

Oh c'mon c'mon c'mon
C'mon baby crawl up
Crawl up beside me
C'mon c'mon c'mon
C'mon lover crawl up
Crawl up inside me

Oh lover c'mon crawl up
Crawl up beside me
Exhale our temporal existence into oblivion
Where time and fate have lost all measure

Come slip your arms around my white hot flesh
Drink down my emotions lik a shot of absinthe
Oh hurry come catch me oh come on and catch me
I'm falling falling falling for love's ill-fated truths
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Rainy Days...

Rainy days are drip drip dropping on my windowsill
Memories have me wrapped up inside tomorrow
Where raindrops dance on my tongue without sorrow
Loneliness is surely a sad book to read and follow

No I'm not gonna let these grey days get me down
So I'll put on my overcoat fly this coop for the day
Wander backstreets of wisdom on a prayer of truth

How my heart is burning and my heart is yearning
Above me dizzy skies are turning turning turning
Raindrops fall like polka dots onto streets below me
Mannequins dance the latest fashions behind glass

Rainy days are drip drip dropping on my windowsill
As I wander city streets forgetting tomorrow
Strangers passing by gutters filled with sorrow
While time marches on whether you stay or follow

Shadows undulate underneath skycrapers
They're mimicing clouds swimming overhead
Above the sun chasing the moon across the sky

No don't leave me at my coldest hour
It's so lonely when the wind's howl is all I hear
After night is borne bringing this day to an end
The sun dancing with the moon in a river of stars

Rainy days are drip drip dropping on my windowsill
As I pack away hopes inside tomorrow
Where raindrops dance on my tongue without sorrow
Leading down railroad tracks where memories follow

Dreamily I trace formless shapes in clouds
Underneath migrating birds heading south
The years pass me by I wonder where they go

Even though I know lovers come and lovers go
I wonder will I meet a lover who will stay
Or is everyone meant to walk away
As we head down this temporal road of life
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Goodbye to Summer...

We're on the first page of November
When we're all trying to remember
Our carefree days of summer
As cold wind cuts us to the bone

Fall brings back the rains once again
Slowly washing away sanguine memories
Onto sidewalks of days that slipped on by
It's time to dig out that old favorite record

It's time to say goodbye to summer
Autumn shades are falling down
Her many shades of red, gold and brown
That swim beneath the equinoctial sky

It's time to say goodbye to summer
The earth is returning into herself
As we hold onto spring's hope eternal
While entering into life's darker seasons

The sun is languorously dancing westward
Sunflowers are sleeping under sienna skies
Sometimes my love I wonder where you are
Are you alone sitting at a not so strange bar

Tender edges of autumn leaves are browning
Whimsically they dance inside adagio breezes
Don't you wish we could be as wild and carefree
It's time to let go of life's complexities

It's time to say goodbye to summer
Autumn shades are falling down
Her many shades of red, gold and brown

That swim beneath the equinoctial sky

It's time to say goodbye to summer
The earth is returning into herself
As we hold onto spring's hope eternal
While entering into life's darker seasons

Endless cerulean skies are turning grey
Lightning illuminates loves untold truths
Hidden beneath life's eclipsed ambiguities
Days are getting shorter nights are growing colder

For six full moons Persephone will be underground
Playing hide and seek inside Hades lost and found
As autumn colors dance above our heads
It's time to start dreaming beyond yesterday

It's time to say goodbye to summer
Autumn shades are falling down
Her many shades of red, gold and brown

That swim beneath the equinoctial sky

It's time to say goodbye to summer
The earth is returning into herself
As we hold onto spring's hope eternal
While entering into life's darker seasons
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Where is My Love?...

Love fades under the rising sun
Emptiness surrounds me under the morning sky

Where is my love
Where did he go
My heart wants to know

Where is my love
Can he hear me calling
At the break of dawn
Or is he too far gone
Traveled too far south
Along with summer birds

Oh love
You should have prayed with me
You should have stayed with me
I could have knitted us a home
Out of love and understanding
Its warmth would outlast the sun
That sets at the end of the day
Not like my true love for you
That remains under the rising moon

Love falters under the pale moonlight
Silence surrounds me under the evening sky

Where is my love
Where did he go
My heart wants to know

Where is my love
Will he return
Before winter sets in
Or will all there'll be to show
Is lonely hands shoveling snow
Deep in the heart of sorrow

Love fades under the rising sun
Emptiness surrounds me under the morning sky

Where is my love
Where did he go
My heart wants to know

Where is my love
Time bring him back to me
Today not tomorrow
Save me tears and sorrow
'Cause for his temporal love
I'd beg steal and borrow

Oh love
You should come back to me
I'll make breakfast in bed
Peel grapes at at midnight
I'll handfeed your desires
Everything you could need
You won't want for anything
Beyond the grasp of your fingers
Underneath memories that linger

Love falters under the pale moonlight
Silence surrounds me under the evening sky

Where is my love
Where did he go
My heart wants to know

Where is my love
Will he return
Before the first summer's eve
Stretches across blue skies
When purple flowers bloom
Inside my sassafras heart
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Cold, Cold Sky...

Snow falls from the cold, cold sky
The sparrows song has flown away
Chasing warmth across skies of silence
Leaving us to sing winter's song of solace

Evening stars hang upon truths and lies
Even after time has said all its goodbyes
To her, to him, to all that painfully reminds
To the sun, to the moon, to all left behind

Snow falls from the cold, cold sky
Burying fears beneath a blanket of calm
Silence has been repealed from prohibition
Long lost dreams are being put on exhibition

Walking on leaving behind all that's gone
I hold myself quietly inside mornings dawn
Even when silence threatens to slow me
I'll keep on going inside winds secretly knowing

Snow falls from the cold, cold sky
Airborne thoughts linger in mid-air
Leaving life still and unprotected
When love leaves so unexpected

A trail of hearts longing and broken
Filled with emotions left unspoken
Lead back to life's bittersweet truth
Where loneliness dwells beyond youth

Snow falls from the cold, cold sky
Icicles form intricate webs of delicate beauty
Time freezes memories inside winters start
Promising hopes return before spring departs

Even after childhood dreams have disappeared
Love's hidden memories still lived on here
Inside a heart that repeatedly falls and tries
When all life has to offer is more goodbyes
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... jmf (c) ...