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Sheena Hope

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You have mined my secrets, one by one
I am naked in your gaze, calm and undone
I hear your heart beating, in tandem with mine
Still or in motion, together we're fine

What says I love you more than a home?
Four walls won’t create that, not on their own
Protection, pride, pillars we’re told
If unconditional love lives there
It's property gold

Grounded yet weightless, like the rustle of leaves
Two hearts together blown by the breeze
As evenings grow darker, outside or indoors
I am at home when that smile is yours

I heard a whisper of your heart’s desires
Extension of mine, we’ll stoke those fires
As the weather grows colder, outside or indoors
I am at home when my warmth is yours

What says I love you more than a home?
Four walls won’t create that, not on their own
Protection, pride, pillars we’re told
If unconditional love lives there
It's property gold

Lyrics Sheena Hope

HOME

Please be optimistic, start walking in defiance
be proud to confound that cynical reliance
shared optimism, like love it is contagious
Watch the road grow brighter, be courageous

Chorus
We’re striding from the shadows
We can see the path extend
We’re almost out the woods now
We’re allowing hope to trend



Life’s overhanging branches will snag on misery
Try to keep smiling till the leaves fall harmlessly
It’s a walk of defiance, for that view beyond the trees
facing the future, sunshine on the breeze


Chorus


The quicksand of indifference,
It will always bring you down
and the path of least resistance
is where that sand is found

Chorus


Please stay optimistic, keep walking in defiance
be proud to confound that cynical reliance
Spread optimism, like love it is contagious
Watch the road grow brighter, be courageous

Chorus

Lyric Sheena Hope

The Walk of Defiance

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


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HOME

You have mined my secrets, one by one
I am naked in your gaze, calm and undone
I hear your heart beating, in tandem with mine
Still or in motion, together we're fine

What says I love you more than a home?
Four walls won’t create that, not on their own
Protection, pride, pillars we’re told
If unconditional love lives there
It's property gold

Grounded yet weightless, like the rustle of leaves
Two hearts together blown by the breeze
As evenings grow darker, outside or indoors
I am at home when that smile is yours

I heard a whisper of your heart’s desires
Extension of mine, we’ll stoke those fires
As the weather grows colder, outside or indoors
I am at home when my warmth is yours

What says I love you more than a home?
Four walls won’t create that, not on their own
Protection, pride, pillars we’re told
If unconditional love lives there
It's property gold

Lyrics Sheena Hope

HOME

Please be optimistic, start walking in defiance
be proud to confound that cynical reliance
shared optimism, like love it is contagious
Watch the road grow brighter, be courageous

Chorus
We’re striding from the shadows
We can see the path extend
We’re almost out the woods now
We’re allowing hope to trend



Life’s overhanging branches will snag on misery
Try to keep smiling till the leaves fall harmlessly
It’s a walk of defiance, for that view beyond the trees
facing the future, sunshine on the breeze


Chorus


The quicksand of indifference,
It will always bring you down
and the path of least resistance
is where that sand is found

Chorus


Please stay optimistic, keep walking in defiance
be proud to confound that cynical reliance
Spread optimism, like love it is contagious
Watch the road grow brighter, be courageous

Chorus

Lyric Sheena Hope

The Walk of Defiance

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

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

Luck

Chorus

I broke a mirror, is seven years the fine?
when I last looked, that reflection was mine
I broke a mirror, good luck or bad?
do you not know, there’s a choice to be had?


Don’t be scared to be lucky in love
embrace the moments that may not run out
lucky white heather, black cats on the move
The luckiest cats have nothing to prove.


chance is blowing on the throw of a dice
chance is wondering if you’ll win twice
luck is finding love, then gifting it back
giving up then gaining something you lack


Do you work hard yet still feel lucky?
Earn lots of cash? entitled and cocky?
maybe it’s others who get all the luck
maybe your miserable and don’t give a fu…


Lucky white heather, black cats on the move
bird shit on shoulders, life will improve
I broke a mirror, is that really bad?
Do you not know, there’s a choice to be had?


Lyrics Sheena Hope

Luck

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

Walk

Chorus

Follow, follow the road, keep on walking
follow, follow the path, you don’t need talking
Listen, listen inside that steady rhythm
Where footsteps transport 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 is 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 walk is what matters at the end of the day

Lyrics Sheena Hope

Walk

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

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HOME

You have mined my secrets, one by one
I am naked in your gaze, calm and undone
I hear your heart beating, in tandem with mine
Still or in motion, together we're fine

What says I love you more than a home?
Four walls won’t create that, not on their own
Protection, pride, pillars we’re told
If unconditional love lives there
It's property gold

Grounded yet weightless, like the rustle of leaves
Two hearts together blown by the breeze
As evenings grow darker, outside or indoors
I am at home when that smile is yours

I heard a whisper of your heart’s desires
Extension of mine, we’ll stoke those fires
As the weather grows colder, outside or indoors
I am at home when my warmth is yours

What says I love you more than a home?
Four walls won’t create that, not on their own
Protection, pride, pillars we’re told
If unconditional love lives there
It's property gold

Lyrics Sheena Hope

HOME

Please be optimistic, start walking in defiance
be proud to confound that cynical reliance
shared optimism, like love it is contagious
Watch the road grow brighter, be courageous

Chorus
We’re striding from the shadows
We can see the path extend
We’re almost out the woods now
We’re allowing hope to trend



Life’s overhanging branches will snag on misery
Try to keep smiling till the leaves fall harmlessly
It’s a walk of defiance, for that view beyond the trees
facing the future, sunshine on the breeze


Chorus


The quicksand of indifference,
It will always bring you down
and the path of least resistance
is where that sand is found

Chorus


Please stay optimistic, keep walking in defiance
be proud to confound that cynical reliance
Spread optimism, like love it is contagious
Watch the road grow brighter, be courageous

Chorus

Lyric Sheena Hope

The Walk of Defiance

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

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

Luck

Chorus

I broke a mirror, is seven years the fine?
when I last looked, that reflection was mine
I broke a mirror, good luck or bad?
do you not know, there’s a choice to be had?


Don’t be scared to be lucky in love
embrace the moments that may not run out
lucky white heather, black cats on the move
The luckiest cats have nothing to prove.


chance is blowing on the throw of a dice
chance is wondering if you’ll win twice
luck is finding love, then gifting it back
giving up then gaining something you lack


Do you work hard yet still feel lucky?
Earn lots of cash? entitled and cocky?
maybe it’s others who get all the luck
maybe your miserable and don’t give a fu…


Lucky white heather, black cats on the move
bird shit on shoulders, life will improve
I broke a mirror, is that really bad?
Do you not know, there’s a choice to be had?


Lyrics Sheena Hope

Luck

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


About Me

Bio

wrote lyrics many years ago but didn't have confidence to share them. Started writing again a few years years ago.

CV/History

singing since age 8 in Gaelic choir and at the mod. First job was as a singing waitress at a Jacobean banquet. Sing in a choir today and have written the Lyrics for a cantata performed Christmas 2018

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