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Hope

WE

We is you and We is me
We is more than family
It’s gonna take We, to give a dam
To release the anger, the big I AM
We’re on the cusp
There’s a trend on the way
aware of the world
and a different today

contentment, happiness, serenity for you
Why are they now boring, hippy, taboo
Cynics may say We will never win
but We know hope in others and hope within

societies and systems, cultural norms
history shows some won’t weather the storms
knock yourself out in pursuit of the dream
you’ll keep on buying, till It’s not what it seems

Our inner voice knows what we’ve seen
what we’ve allowed, what we’ve been
Time that’s coming, time that has past
yesterday, tomorrow, today, at last

Listen to the silence, softly between
Let music transport, to the should have been
Look up from shadow, let the still voice be heard
allow hope not hatred to get the last word.

We is you and We is me
We is more than family
It’s gonna take We, to give a dam
To release the anger, the big I AM
We’re on the cusp
There’s a trend on the way
Aware of the world
and a different today
Cynics can say We will never win
but We know hope in others and hope within




Lyric Sheena Hope

WE

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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WE

We is you and We is me
We is more than family
It’s gonna take We, to give a dam
To release the anger, the big I AM
We’re on the cusp
There’s a trend on the way
aware of the world
and a different today

contentment, happiness, serenity for you
Why are they now boring, hippy, taboo
Cynics may say We will never win
but We know hope in others and hope within

societies and systems, cultural norms
history shows some won’t weather the storms
knock yourself out in pursuit of the dream
you’ll keep on buying, till It’s not what it seems

Our inner voice knows what we’ve seen
what we’ve allowed, what we’ve been
Time that’s coming, time that has past
yesterday, tomorrow, today, at last

Listen to the silence, softly between
Let music transport, to the should have been
Look up from shadow, let the still voice be heard
allow hope not hatred to get the last word.

We is you and We is me
We is more than family
It’s gonna take We, to give a dam
To release the anger, the big I AM
We’re on the cusp
There’s a trend on the way
Aware of the world
and a different today
Cynics can say We will never win
but We know hope in others and hope within




Lyric Sheena Hope

WE

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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WE

We is you and We is me
We is more than family
It’s gonna take We, to give a dam
To release the anger, the big I AM
We’re on the cusp
There’s a trend on the way
aware of the world
and a different today

contentment, happiness, serenity for you
Why are they now boring, hippy, taboo
Cynics may say We will never win
but We know hope in others and hope within

societies and systems, cultural norms
history shows some won’t weather the storms
knock yourself out in pursuit of the dream
you’ll keep on buying, till It’s not what it seems

Our inner voice knows what we’ve seen
what we’ve allowed, what we’ve been
Time that’s coming, time that has past
yesterday, tomorrow, today, at last

Listen to the silence, softly between
Let music transport, to the should have been
Look up from shadow, let the still voice be heard
allow hope not hatred to get the last word.

We is you and We is me
We is more than family
It’s gonna take We, to give a dam
To release the anger, the big I AM
We’re on the cusp
There’s a trend on the way
Aware of the world
and a different today
Cynics can say We will never win
but We know hope in others and hope within




Lyric Sheena Hope

WE

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

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

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

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


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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