My heart is in Havana

Havana, ooh na-na (ay) Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (ay, ay) He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na All of my heart is in Havana (ay) There’s somethin’ ’bout his manners (uh huh) Havana, ooh na-na He didn’t walk up with that “how you doin’?” (When he came in the room)…

Plum Season

My mother loved the summer But not for the weather She loved the mid-season plums June, July, August sweet ones My father kept them plenty Always stocked in our pantry Some ripe and some well past peak Till she was too sick to eat Still at my childhood home The only home that I’ve known…

The Vineyard

If you had a vineyard On a fruitful hill And you fenced it and cleared it Of all stones yountil You planted it With the choicest of vine And you even built a tower And a press to make wine And you looked that it would bring forth sweet grapes And it gave only wild…

Peony

I want you to meet me at my houseboat Be sure and wear your little black rubber rain coat Write you a letter on thin lined note paper Hide it in the tree where the houseboat float Pulled a pully bone and make a fat wish Crawdad in the skillet, gonna catch a catfish Write…

The Return

I know you say you know I don’t mind But I know you just say that to save time I promise you this time we’ll be fine You say thats what you say every time But this time will be different, this time I won’t miss it I’ll be there in a minute just give…

Waiting at the aisle

I’ve waited a hundred years But I’d wait a million more for you Nothing prepared me for What the privilege of being yours would do If I had only felt the warmth within your touch If I had only seen how you smile when you blush Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate…

My heart awaits

A dream is a wish your heart makes When you’re fast asleep In dreams you will loose your heartache Whatever you wish for you keep Have faith in your dreams and someday Your rainbow will come smiling through No matter how your heart is grieving If you keep on believing The dream that you wish…

Faerie Queen

Over on the hill There grows a flower Growing quicker still More perfect by the hour Deep within that flower Is a tiny chair All a-fringed with gold The fairy queen sits there… It is in her breath That the wind does blow It is in her heart As pure as winter snow It is…

Sauvage

What you’re looking for won’t be found easily It grows upon the mountain in a sacred place Up beyond the clouds, in ancient ground, so they say And many men have died trekking up that away Once he’s gazed upon her, a man is forever changed The bravest men return with darkened hearts and phantom…

Thinking of you

You are the hole in my head You are the space in my bed You are the silence in between What I thought and what I said You are the night time fear You are the morning when it’s clear When it’s over you’re the start You’re my head, you’re my heart No light, no…

The Swing

It’s the swing It’s the swing like a pendulum It marks the moments as the years go by in an innocent phase The swing into never, never land There was a darkness like an old friend That scratched and crawled up the wall Into my life, into my destiny Into my desire It’s the swing…

Hostess

Welcome to where time stands still No one leaves and no one will Moon is full, never seems to change Just labeled mentally deranged Dream the same thing every night I see our freedom in my sight No locked doors, No windows barred No things to make my brain seem scarred   Have fun shopping!…