Ed Fram

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Ed Fram

Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
But you were always so good
at avoiding unwanted attention
You feared fame would give you purpose or at least it could
Taking you back to the start of some kind of circular perfection
The kind you've been trying to escape so long
Where the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on
Where the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on

Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
With the priest, his scales weighing your every word
Working out if they make sense enough to be heard
Or if they are plainly too absurd for repeating
The bride will see you now
Take to your seats and bow
The formality is only fleeting
And the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on
Yes, the little girl circles and the lone lover plays on

Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
Where the vultures pick up the scraps
From the table at love's last meal
I gave it my all hun, I had your back
But don't worry none, it ain't a big deal
So sweep the steps, clean as you go
Who knows when the mayor might show
Where the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on
Where the little girl circles and the lone lover plays on

Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
Your near murderous desire to fall in love
A fear for me it ain't written from above
Love's a gold dust, like sprinkling salt they say
Once it's been given, it can't be taken away
From the little girl that circles, as the lone lover plays on
From the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on ...

The little girl circles

Lord knows who crowned you,
the Queen of my heart!
Were you lost when I found you,
puzzling over Picasso’s art?
Your mystical manner turned my world upside down, like luckless Job’s
You tore down my crown and accused me of being in robbed robes

It’s been a minute before midnight for a long old while
And I hear falling in love is going out of style
We danced naked, bare beneath the truth
Knowing we’d make it anywhere, from London to Duluth ...

You came in on steely seas, the weary traveller here to please
In danger I’d been a dabbler, never lived a moment I didn’t seize
But I must confess a little shiver came down me, it came down from my face to my feet
When I saw a slither of your leg, from underneath your neat pleat

It’s been a minute before midnight for a long old while
And I hear falling in love is going out of style
We danced naked, bare beneath the truth
Knowing we’d make it anywhere, from London to Duluth ...

You said “Don’t be (sad and) bereft”, as you turned to wave at my door
I realised then you’d never left, we’d been here before
With our jail bars overlapping, in adjoining cells
When the inspector comes tapping, cast him under your spell

It’s been a minute before midnight for a long old while
And I hear falling in love is going out of style
We danced naked, bare beneath the truth
Knowing we’d make it anywhere, from London to Duluth ...

From London to Duluth

You can crown your dome with a parasol
Drape your neck with the jewels you stole
But your purpose drifts so distantly, like a port lost at sea
Tell me, how much pain must there be, to contain that kind of beauty?

With no place to hide, tethered to each tide
And nothing but a broken temple inside, in which to confide
How could you ever be free?
Now tell me, is it him you see while you’re here looking at me?

You always were a few steps ahead of anything I ever said
All has been settled and seen, but who bled the roses red?
Take my dreams, put them with yours
And tell me, does it leave you wanting more - will it open heaven’s doors?

You can crown your dome with a parasol
Drape your neck with the jewels you stole
But your purpose drifts so distantly, like a port lost at sea
Tell me, how much pain must there be, to contain that kind of beauty?

That kind of beauty


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Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
But you were always so good
at avoiding unwanted attention
You feared fame would give you purpose or at least it could
Taking you back to the start of some kind of circular perfection
The kind you've been trying to escape so long
Where the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on
Where the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on

Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
With the priest, his scales weighing your every word
Working out if they make sense enough to be heard
Or if they are plainly too absurd for repeating
The bride will see you now
Take to your seats and bow
The formality is only fleeting
And the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on
Yes, the little girl circles and the lone lover plays on

Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
Where the vultures pick up the scraps
From the table at love's last meal
I gave it my all hun, I had your back
But don't worry none, it ain't a big deal
So sweep the steps, clean as you go
Who knows when the mayor might show
Where the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on
Where the little girl circles and the lone lover plays on

Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
Your near murderous desire to fall in love
A fear for me it ain't written from above
Love's a gold dust, like sprinkling salt they say
Once it's been given, it can't be taken away
From the little girl that circles, as the lone lover plays on
From the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on ...

The little girl circles

Lord knows who crowned you,
the Queen of my heart!
Were you lost when I found you,
puzzling over Picasso’s art?
Your mystical manner turned my world upside down, like luckless Job’s
You tore down my crown and accused me of being in robbed robes

It’s been a minute before midnight for a long old while
And I hear falling in love is going out of style
We danced naked, bare beneath the truth
Knowing we’d make it anywhere, from London to Duluth ...

You came in on steely seas, the weary traveller here to please
In danger I’d been a dabbler, never lived a moment I didn’t seize
But I must confess a little shiver came down me, it came down from my face to my feet
When I saw a slither of your leg, from underneath your neat pleat

It’s been a minute before midnight for a long old while
And I hear falling in love is going out of style
We danced naked, bare beneath the truth
Knowing we’d make it anywhere, from London to Duluth ...

You said “Don’t be (sad and) bereft”, as you turned to wave at my door
I realised then you’d never left, we’d been here before
With our jail bars overlapping, in adjoining cells
When the inspector comes tapping, cast him under your spell

It’s been a minute before midnight for a long old while
And I hear falling in love is going out of style
We danced naked, bare beneath the truth
Knowing we’d make it anywhere, from London to Duluth ...

From London to Duluth

You can crown your dome with a parasol
Drape your neck with the jewels you stole
But your purpose drifts so distantly, like a port lost at sea
Tell me, how much pain must there be, to contain that kind of beauty?

With no place to hide, tethered to each tide
And nothing but a broken temple inside, in which to confide
How could you ever be free?
Now tell me, is it him you see while you’re here looking at me?

You always were a few steps ahead of anything I ever said
All has been settled and seen, but who bled the roses red?
Take my dreams, put them with yours
And tell me, does it leave you wanting more - will it open heaven’s doors?

You can crown your dome with a parasol
Drape your neck with the jewels you stole
But your purpose drifts so distantly, like a port lost at sea
Tell me, how much pain must there be, to contain that kind of beauty?

That kind of beauty

Been and gone”

I’ll be leaving with the stars, blown out like candles
The same breath that’ll take me to seas afar
Leave your flowers by my gate, the hour is getting late
And there’s no telling where we are ...

From the harbour sands to someplace upland,
thick with bees a-hummin’
We’d prepared for rain,
climbing the fuchsia-lined lane
As the angels with their harps came a-strummin’

The mist on the hill seems so far until,
you’re close enough to breathe it
Like the love I had for you sailing in the blue,
when you just wouldn’t believe it

Your shadow in the tide gets longer
As I ride by each sinking sun
So far and wide like the world’s hunger
To chase what’s already been and gone
Yes, to chase what’s already been and gone ...

Been and gone

I knew our lives would be together woven
Like the plaits you wore as a little girl
Though but a boy, the heart had chosen
For you to look after mama’s pearls ...

I’ll take my fast feet to nowhere, I’ll take them out of sight
With these hands busy but empty of power
I’m struck down by the moonbeam light
But your purity before the midnight hour
Tells me it’ll all be alright...

Lovers’ dreams carried on gondolas by candlelight
Ancient melodies chiming from each bell tower
Lost to time all those last kisses goodnight
But your beauty before the midnight hour
Tells me it’ll all be alright...

Before you came to me I travelled the long roads, I travelled overnight
Not an inch of earth left to scour
I never landed in any trouble I didn’t invite
But your serenity before the midnight hour
Tells me it’ll all be alright...

I’m lost for words, but there’s no poet I can’t recite
In my hand a stolen flower
Reminds me Heaven’s far from sight
But your forgiveness before the midnight hour
Tells me it’ll all be alright...

I knew our lives would be together woven
Like the plaits you wore as a little girl
Though but a boy, the heart had chosen
For you to look after mama’s pearls ...

Mama's pearls

Heal me with your truth, O Lord!
I’m so tired and so full of sin
Heal me, let me rest assured
That I’ll be gathered safely in
Forever beyond the fold
A stray one all alone
Take me young, take me old
Lead me all the way home

He tells it straight,
His words like an arrow they fly
To pierce every shield of hate,
His truth don’t lie
A truth that won’t bend to wicked ways
A truth unchanged, no matter who pays

Take me over cliffs and haunted hills
Beneath me, only barren land
Past many a disused mill
Above screaming sea and silent sand
Past many a love laid to rest
Under bridges running east and west
Take me to where your truth is my own
Lead me all the way home

He tells it straight,
His words like an arrow they fly
To pierce every shield of hate,
His truth don’t lie
A truth that won’t bend to wicked ways
A truth unchanged, no matter who pays

The warm hand gives tenderly
What’s been yours from the start
The cold one grants grudgingly
Only as it waves to depart
So feed me generosity, not gold
To give freely what can’t be sold
And let the bells ring out from Jerusalem to Rome
Let the bells ring out and lead me all the way home

Lead me all the way home

Brush off the dawn dust
Say adieu to the dew
It ain't love it ain't lust
Just your arms overdue
the burden of caring

Everyone relies on someone
At least some of the time
Just make sure you ain't leaning on me
When you think I'm doing just fine

So quit horsing around
in crooked stables
Singing songs ain't sound
With food to decorate tables
untouched by the starving

I better be quick
See 'em before they go
I better be quick
See 'em before I'm laid low

Now why you actin' all mysterious?
I can't figure it out
Why you lookin' so serious?
Seriously making me doubt

Go home, go on home my honey
Go find a place to belong
I dunno if it's sad or funny
That I ain't right and you ain't wrong

And I'll see you by the gate
Pail of milk by the quarter
It ain't choice, it ain't fate
Charity, I never bought her
A free-for-all
(Till all are free)

When freedom comes

I dreamed I dreamed
Of daisy-kissed feet
When the lights go out
And there’s no one but you to meet

I dreamed I dreamed
Of perfect dreamy nights
Where no morn can break
And there’s no one but you in my sight

I dreamed I dreamed
Of boundless things
Where seasons stand still
And the sunless silence to your eyes that it brings

I dreamed I dreamed
Of lovers who can’t be saved
Where the sea waves tribute
To us and all the rivers it gave

So I dreamed I dreamed
Of daisy-kissed feet
When the lights go out
And there’s no one but you to meet

I dreamed I dreamed

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Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
But you were always so good
at avoiding unwanted attention
You feared fame would give you purpose or at least it could
Taking you back to the start of some kind of circular perfection
The kind you've been trying to escape so long
Where the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on
Where the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on

Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
With the priest, his scales weighing your every word
Working out if they make sense enough to be heard
Or if they are plainly too absurd for repeating
The bride will see you now
Take to your seats and bow
The formality is only fleeting
And the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on
Yes, the little girl circles and the lone lover plays on

Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
Where the vultures pick up the scraps
From the table at love's last meal
I gave it my all hun, I had your back
But don't worry none, it ain't a big deal
So sweep the steps, clean as you go
Who knows when the mayor might show
Where the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on
Where the little girl circles and the lone lover plays on

Walk the river
With moon and misery for company
I'll be on the other side
The other side, my honey
Your near murderous desire to fall in love
A fear for me it ain't written from above
Love's a gold dust, like sprinkling salt they say
Once it's been given, it can't be taken away
From the little girl that circles, as the lone lover plays on
From the little girl circles, as the lone lover plays on ...

The little girl circles

Lord knows who crowned you,
the Queen of my heart!
Were you lost when I found you,
puzzling over Picasso’s art?
Your mystical manner turned my world upside down, like luckless Job’s
You tore down my crown and accused me of being in robbed robes

It’s been a minute before midnight for a long old while
And I hear falling in love is going out of style
We danced naked, bare beneath the truth
Knowing we’d make it anywhere, from London to Duluth ...

You came in on steely seas, the weary traveller here to please
In danger I’d been a dabbler, never lived a moment I didn’t seize
But I must confess a little shiver came down me, it came down from my face to my feet
When I saw a slither of your leg, from underneath your neat pleat

It’s been a minute before midnight for a long old while
And I hear falling in love is going out of style
We danced naked, bare beneath the truth
Knowing we’d make it anywhere, from London to Duluth ...

You said “Don’t be (sad and) bereft”, as you turned to wave at my door
I realised then you’d never left, we’d been here before
With our jail bars overlapping, in adjoining cells
When the inspector comes tapping, cast him under your spell

It’s been a minute before midnight for a long old while
And I hear falling in love is going out of style
We danced naked, bare beneath the truth
Knowing we’d make it anywhere, from London to Duluth ...

From London to Duluth

You can crown your dome with a parasol
Drape your neck with the jewels you stole
But your purpose drifts so distantly, like a port lost at sea
Tell me, how much pain must there be, to contain that kind of beauty?

With no place to hide, tethered to each tide
And nothing but a broken temple inside, in which to confide
How could you ever be free?
Now tell me, is it him you see while you’re here looking at me?

You always were a few steps ahead of anything I ever said
All has been settled and seen, but who bled the roses red?
Take my dreams, put them with yours
And tell me, does it leave you wanting more - will it open heaven’s doors?

You can crown your dome with a parasol
Drape your neck with the jewels you stole
But your purpose drifts so distantly, like a port lost at sea
Tell me, how much pain must there be, to contain that kind of beauty?

That kind of beauty

Been and gone”

I’ll be leaving with the stars, blown out like candles
The same breath that’ll take me to seas afar
Leave your flowers by my gate, the hour is getting late
And there’s no telling where we are ...

From the harbour sands to someplace upland,
thick with bees a-hummin’
We’d prepared for rain,
climbing the fuchsia-lined lane
As the angels with their harps came a-strummin’

The mist on the hill seems so far until,
you’re close enough to breathe it
Like the love I had for you sailing in the blue,
when you just wouldn’t believe it

Your shadow in the tide gets longer
As I ride by each sinking sun
So far and wide like the world’s hunger
To chase what’s already been and gone
Yes, to chase what’s already been and gone ...

Been and gone

I knew our lives would be together woven
Like the plaits you wore as a little girl
Though but a boy, the heart had chosen
For you to look after mama’s pearls ...

I’ll take my fast feet to nowhere, I’ll take them out of sight
With these hands busy but empty of power
I’m struck down by the moonbeam light
But your purity before the midnight hour
Tells me it’ll all be alright...

Lovers’ dreams carried on gondolas by candlelight
Ancient melodies chiming from each bell tower
Lost to time all those last kisses goodnight
But your beauty before the midnight hour
Tells me it’ll all be alright...

Before you came to me I travelled the long roads, I travelled overnight
Not an inch of earth left to scour
I never landed in any trouble I didn’t invite
But your serenity before the midnight hour
Tells me it’ll all be alright...

I’m lost for words, but there’s no poet I can’t recite
In my hand a stolen flower
Reminds me Heaven’s far from sight
But your forgiveness before the midnight hour
Tells me it’ll all be alright...

I knew our lives would be together woven
Like the plaits you wore as a little girl
Though but a boy, the heart had chosen
For you to look after mama’s pearls ...

Mama's pearls

Heal me with your truth, O Lord!
I’m so tired and so full of sin
Heal me, let me rest assured
That I’ll be gathered safely in
Forever beyond the fold
A stray one all alone
Take me young, take me old
Lead me all the way home

He tells it straight,
His words like an arrow they fly
To pierce every shield of hate,
His truth don’t lie
A truth that won’t bend to wicked ways
A truth unchanged, no matter who pays

Take me over cliffs and haunted hills
Beneath me, only barren land
Past many a disused mill
Above screaming sea and silent sand
Past many a love laid to rest
Under bridges running east and west
Take me to where your truth is my own
Lead me all the way home

He tells it straight,
His words like an arrow they fly
To pierce every shield of hate,
His truth don’t lie
A truth that won’t bend to wicked ways
A truth unchanged, no matter who pays

The warm hand gives tenderly
What’s been yours from the start
The cold one grants grudgingly
Only as it waves to depart
So feed me generosity, not gold
To give freely what can’t be sold
And let the bells ring out from Jerusalem to Rome
Let the bells ring out and lead me all the way home

Lead me all the way home


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UK-based lyricist. Ever expanding portfolio of songs for purchase and collaboration.

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Poet and author of "The Art of Dylan"

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