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The Power of Leaves

What do you see, look along the path?
Always forward searching for light
or reaching skyward, for the stars out of sight
forever the dark forest is left and right
We’re beating our path, blind to the trees
but only love has the power of leaves

We clear our space; we grow then expand
There’s always endeavour, in our homeland
A decorative tree, lonely forests that fall
our insatiable yearning to have it all



community creatures, we sentients are
There’re no tree families, don’t be bizarre
We conquered their shadows to stand in the sun
Masters of the earth but we understand none

But still minds reach out to a touch within
visualising slowly the power of green
We breathe in, then we breathe out
The scent of the forest, in its sounds we swim


What do you see, look along the path?
Always forward searching for light
reaching skyward, for the stars out of sight
When the old forest was left and right
Still beating our path, ignoring the trees,
Yet only love has the power of leaves


Lyrics Sheena Hope

The Power of leaves

TODAY

The sun comes up on another day
tomorrow starts early, but it won’t stay
the sun will go down on another today
each precious moment just slipping away



each heartbeat, each breath, the rhythm within
to not wring every minute of life, what a sin
Life passes us by as we gaze at our feet
Lift your head and walk, then the path is complete


Why do we talk of “spending” time?
Cause the currency of life is a special thing
It is worth much more when we give it away
You can never buy time no matter what they say


One day I will look back on my time
and wish I’d enjoyed more loving of mine
family, friends that’s where the light shone
Cause work will just replace me after I’ve gone


Lyrics Sheena Hope

Today

Mountain climb
Chorus
I look at my life and the decisions I have made
Regrets I take with me all the way to the grave
I know that no prayers can turn back time
Cause my heart starts each day with a mountain climb
----

I think of you always, as often as I breathe
It’s involuntary without a reprieve
The pain of our parting is still there today
And time is an enemy carrying you away

----chorus

Do you hate me I wonder or think of me still.
The years of silence haunt me and always will
Inside is a hollow that is shaped just like you
God knows this ache can still break me in two

----chorus

I hope that you’re happy and blessed with good things.
I will love you forever whatever life brings.
In my heart I rehearse conversations with you
But my mouth can’t deliver what I know to be true.
-----chorus

Still while I am breathing I hope for the best
You’re here on this planet and for that I am blessed
We don’t have any contact and that’s not ok
But you’re in my heart always and that’s where you’ll stay
-----
Last chorus
I look at my life and the decisions I have made
Regrets I take with me all the way to the grave
I know that my prayers never turned back time
But some days the mountain is easier to climb

Lyrics Sheena Hope

Notes ( I thought this could have a melancholy bare feel to start but becoming lighter and richer towards the last verse)

Mountain Climb


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The Power of Leaves

What do you see, look along the path?
Always forward searching for light
or reaching skyward, for the stars out of sight
forever the dark forest is left and right
We’re beating our path, blind to the trees
but only love has the power of leaves

We clear our space; we grow then expand
There’s always endeavour, in our homeland
A decorative tree, lonely forests that fall
our insatiable yearning to have it all



community creatures, we sentients are
There’re no tree families, don’t be bizarre
We conquered their shadows to stand in the sun
Masters of the earth but we understand none

But still minds reach out to a touch within
visualising slowly the power of green
We breathe in, then we breathe out
The scent of the forest, in its sounds we swim


What do you see, look along the path?
Always forward searching for light
reaching skyward, for the stars out of sight
When the old forest was left and right
Still beating our path, ignoring the trees,
Yet only love has the power of leaves


Lyrics Sheena Hope

The Power of leaves

TODAY

The sun comes up on another day
tomorrow starts early, but it won’t stay
the sun will go down on another today
each precious moment just slipping away



each heartbeat, each breath, the rhythm within
to not wring every minute of life, what a sin
Life passes us by as we gaze at our feet
Lift your head and walk, then the path is complete


Why do we talk of “spending” time?
Cause the currency of life is a special thing
It is worth much more when we give it away
You can never buy time no matter what they say


One day I will look back on my time
and wish I’d enjoyed more loving of mine
family, friends that’s where the light shone
Cause work will just replace me after I’ve gone


Lyrics Sheena Hope

Today

Mountain climb
Chorus
I look at my life and the decisions I have made
Regrets I take with me all the way to the grave
I know that no prayers can turn back time
Cause my heart starts each day with a mountain climb
----

I think of you always, as often as I breathe
It’s involuntary without a reprieve
The pain of our parting is still there today
And time is an enemy carrying you away

----chorus

Do you hate me I wonder or think of me still.
The years of silence haunt me and always will
Inside is a hollow that is shaped just like you
God knows this ache can still break me in two

----chorus

I hope that you’re happy and blessed with good things.
I will love you forever whatever life brings.
In my heart I rehearse conversations with you
But my mouth can’t deliver what I know to be true.
-----chorus

Still while I am breathing I hope for the best
You’re here on this planet and for that I am blessed
We don’t have any contact and that’s not ok
But you’re in my heart always and that’s where you’ll stay
-----
Last chorus
I look at my life and the decisions I have made
Regrets I take with me all the way to the grave
I know that my prayers never turned back time
But some days the mountain is easier to climb

Lyrics Sheena Hope

Notes ( I thought this could have a melancholy bare feel to start but becoming lighter and richer towards the last verse)

Mountain Climb

Chameleon Lover








I don’t know what to want, I wish I knew
I’ve forgotten the choices I had before you
The past’s overwhelming, I go with the flow
you never ask, so you don’t need to know
I’m a chameleon lover, I follow your lead
Just give me a chance and I’ll get up to speed


breakup fogginess is here in my head
I thought I could lift it beside you in bed
I can’t see my choices, I’ve lost my say,
Don’t you just love always having your way




If you love sport, then we’re all right
I don’t really want to go out tonight
If you love booze, well here we go
Pass me the bottle; I’ll put on a show



You’re cold in bed even though you are hot
Will steamy sex thaw you when a kiss did not
I’m a chameleon Lover, I follow your lead
But I think I know this is not what I need



I know what I want, that’s something new
I’d forgotten the choices I had before you
the fog it has lifted, outlining the past
Don’t need to explain, cause you’ll never ask
I was a chameleon lover; I followed the Lead
Then I did what I wanted and got what I need


Lyrics Sheena Hope

Chameleon Lover

Water


We can’t live without it, on its own, crystal clear
The colour always borrowed from far and near
When no light shines, it is black as ink
Our hearts reflect like water, all that we think

The love we have together is reflected all around
It bounces with light, it transfers to sound
You only have to listen, you only have to look, at
The colours around you, the path you took

Chorus
we’re alone, an island, with water all around
to make that loving mainland, connections must be found
When life seems sad and hopeless, no colour and no shine
remember waves reach land every single time

Listen to the Ocean, whispers from the sea
The spirit in water calls to you and me
The colour it changes, as beautiful as the sky
Mirror of the wonders, way up high


I have found my mainland, it is full of love
We watch the blue ocean lit up from above
I hope your heart is open, to let the light shine in
reflecting like water, the changes from within


Lyrics Sheena Hope

Water

Artic Alice

Spring won’t be blooming for me, not this year
Spring won’t be melting my icicle tears
I’ve been warning it off, steering it away
No love and no warmth, bleak is to stay


ice in my veins, my breath and my words
Don’t come near, love will founder or worse
That signal is broadcast, they’ve seen that chilled light
those ships that pass by me in the cold night

Chorus
I feel that freeze deepen right to my core
no-one would dare encounter this shore
Artic Alice could be my new name
I hug the cold closer and know who to blame


I’m stuck in my tower, cold and alone
Trying to imagine how the summer sun shone
I wish I could trust those ships sailing away
One day I’ll have to, or winter will stay


If I allow that cold anger to seep to my core
And chase away anyone who encounters my shore
Then Artic Alice will become my new name
A cold-hearted bitch with no-one to blame



Lyric Sheena Hope

ARTIC ALICE

Follow The Road (Walk)

Chorus

Follow, follow the road, keep on walking
follow, follow the path, you don’t need talking
Listen, listen inside that steady rhythm
Your feet will take you from what your missin


Step one, step two and three and four.
with momentum you’re up through the door
follow, follow the sun, the rain, then the stars
keep moving and forget that pain of yours


Walk the walk, less talk of doubt
just keep breathing in and out
today will always be the day
when what’s important again holds sway


Listen, listen to your footsteps, heavy or light
inside that rhythm your hearts alright
stop or start and come what may
The journey is what matters at the end of the day

Lyrics Sheena Hope

Follow the Road ( Walk)

MACHRIHANISH

Chorus

Magical, magical Machrihanish
Where sunsets stay in my mind forever
Just being, on the beach my troubles vanish
Magical, magical Machrihanish


A walk on the links, the dunes, to the sea
a hidden corner of the world for me
The waves beat their rhythm, a song of the shore
The wind whispers its message of so much more



Where images stay in my soul and inspire
Like the colours of the water with the sky on fire
Bold and beautiful Mull of Kintyre
Backdrop to the place which I’ll never tire


Of mild misty mornings that muffle the sound
Or wild windy weather that can’t spoil my round
Of Jura and Islay in the hazy background
This is the place where my dreams are found

Lyrics Sheena Hope

Machrihanish

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The Power of Leaves

What do you see, look along the path?
Always forward searching for light
or reaching skyward, for the stars out of sight
forever the dark forest is left and right
We’re beating our path, blind to the trees
but only love has the power of leaves

We clear our space; we grow then expand
There’s always endeavour, in our homeland
A decorative tree, lonely forests that fall
our insatiable yearning to have it all



community creatures, we sentients are
There’re no tree families, don’t be bizarre
We conquered their shadows to stand in the sun
Masters of the earth but we understand none

But still minds reach out to a touch within
visualising slowly the power of green
We breathe in, then we breathe out
The scent of the forest, in its sounds we swim


What do you see, look along the path?
Always forward searching for light
reaching skyward, for the stars out of sight
When the old forest was left and right
Still beating our path, ignoring the trees,
Yet only love has the power of leaves


Lyrics Sheena Hope

The Power of leaves

TODAY

The sun comes up on another day
tomorrow starts early, but it won’t stay
the sun will go down on another today
each precious moment just slipping away



each heartbeat, each breath, the rhythm within
to not wring every minute of life, what a sin
Life passes us by as we gaze at our feet
Lift your head and walk, then the path is complete


Why do we talk of “spending” time?
Cause the currency of life is a special thing
It is worth much more when we give it away
You can never buy time no matter what they say


One day I will look back on my time
and wish I’d enjoyed more loving of mine
family, friends that’s where the light shone
Cause work will just replace me after I’ve gone


Lyrics Sheena Hope

Today

Mountain climb
Chorus
I look at my life and the decisions I have made
Regrets I take with me all the way to the grave
I know that no prayers can turn back time
Cause my heart starts each day with a mountain climb
----

I think of you always, as often as I breathe
It’s involuntary without a reprieve
The pain of our parting is still there today
And time is an enemy carrying you away

----chorus

Do you hate me I wonder or think of me still.
The years of silence haunt me and always will
Inside is a hollow that is shaped just like you
God knows this ache can still break me in two

----chorus

I hope that you’re happy and blessed with good things.
I will love you forever whatever life brings.
In my heart I rehearse conversations with you
But my mouth can’t deliver what I know to be true.
-----chorus

Still while I am breathing I hope for the best
You’re here on this planet and for that I am blessed
We don’t have any contact and that’s not ok
But you’re in my heart always and that’s where you’ll stay
-----
Last chorus
I look at my life and the decisions I have made
Regrets I take with me all the way to the grave
I know that my prayers never turned back time
But some days the mountain is easier to climb

Lyrics Sheena Hope

Notes ( I thought this could have a melancholy bare feel to start but becoming lighter and richer towards the last verse)

Mountain Climb

Chameleon Lover








I don’t know what to want, I wish I knew
I’ve forgotten the choices I had before you
The past’s overwhelming, I go with the flow
you never ask, so you don’t need to know
I’m a chameleon lover, I follow your lead
Just give me a chance and I’ll get up to speed


breakup fogginess is here in my head
I thought I could lift it beside you in bed
I can’t see my choices, I’ve lost my say,
Don’t you just love always having your way




If you love sport, then we’re all right
I don’t really want to go out tonight
If you love booze, well here we go
Pass me the bottle; I’ll put on a show



You’re cold in bed even though you are hot
Will steamy sex thaw you when a kiss did not
I’m a chameleon Lover, I follow your lead
But I think I know this is not what I need



I know what I want, that’s something new
I’d forgotten the choices I had before you
the fog it has lifted, outlining the past
Don’t need to explain, cause you’ll never ask
I was a chameleon lover; I followed the Lead
Then I did what I wanted and got what I need


Lyrics Sheena Hope

Chameleon Lover

Water


We can’t live without it, on its own, crystal clear
The colour always borrowed from far and near
When no light shines, it is black as ink
Our hearts reflect like water, all that we think

The love we have together is reflected all around
It bounces with light, it transfers to sound
You only have to listen, you only have to look, at
The colours around you, the path you took

Chorus
we’re alone, an island, with water all around
to make that loving mainland, connections must be found
When life seems sad and hopeless, no colour and no shine
remember waves reach land every single time

Listen to the Ocean, whispers from the sea
The spirit in water calls to you and me
The colour it changes, as beautiful as the sky
Mirror of the wonders, way up high


I have found my mainland, it is full of love
We watch the blue ocean lit up from above
I hope your heart is open, to let the light shine in
reflecting like water, the changes from within


Lyrics Sheena Hope

Water

Artic Alice

Spring won’t be blooming for me, not this year
Spring won’t be melting my icicle tears
I’ve been warning it off, steering it away
No love and no warmth, bleak is to stay


ice in my veins, my breath and my words
Don’t come near, love will founder or worse
That signal is broadcast, they’ve seen that chilled light
those ships that pass by me in the cold night

Chorus
I feel that freeze deepen right to my core
no-one would dare encounter this shore
Artic Alice could be my new name
I hug the cold closer and know who to blame


I’m stuck in my tower, cold and alone
Trying to imagine how the summer sun shone
I wish I could trust those ships sailing away
One day I’ll have to, or winter will stay


If I allow that cold anger to seep to my core
And chase away anyone who encounters my shore
Then Artic Alice will become my new name
A cold-hearted bitch with no-one to blame



Lyric Sheena Hope

ARTIC ALICE


About Me

Bio

wrote lyrics many years ago but didn't have confidence to share them. Started again a few years years ago and enjoy writing simple poetic lyrics with a story that I hope will chime with songwriters.

CV/History

singing since age 8 started in Gaelic choir and still sing in choir today. First job was as a singing waitress at a Jacobean banquet. Have written the Lyrics for choir performed Christmas 2018 and have sold lyrics through songbay

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