Sum Of The Parts: Collected Songs 1977​-​2014

by Wayne Francis

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1.
03:20
A WAYS TO GO With a ways to go, when the boats are slow and the daytime's losing light If I live to see us sailing free, I swear I'll do what's right With no regrets or unplaced bets still hanging up over me Hey mister, make some headway I can see With no means to fail, I will ride the rails on the continent's divide Where I hail from you take what comes if you really do want to ride By diesel force we set our course through forest, outcrop and field We're moving now, I can hear those big iron wheels Lost and waylayed at the crossroad, where the sun is going down Now you might see the best in me, but I have no explanation for Her fingertips up my sleeve There's a bus to meet on this prairie street, I'm here looking out for the sign If I fall asleep, I can travel cheap to Ontario's north pine When morning breaks, the cold Great Lakes are shining up through the trees Halfway home, I may make it by degrees Lost and waylayed at the crossroad, where the moon is riding high Now you might see the best in me, but I'm sitting in this hotel room Well she said I might need the key Like a hard luck Joe, when the cash is low, where the river meets with the tide Take it as it comes, when you ride your thumb, when it's the only way to get by A midnight run on one-oh-one and take my word she was looking fine She rescued me from one more closing time Lost and waylayed at the crossroad with the big sky filled with stars Now you might see the best in me, but we pulled into this motor inn Well she was getting too tired to see With a ways to go, when the boats are slow and the sun is up on the rise I'll jump this strait as to not be late when the rumours I've come arrive Now you might see the best of me, I'll leave the dusty road behind This only son's reworked the grand design
2.
CALM WITHIN THE STORM The earth reveals itself in all her glory We're standing by on feet of clay As nature demonstrates in all her splendour The price that we will have to pay Ironclad evidence in every corner Since greed assumed its faceless form So sad to see the world in all its grandeur Seek calm within the storm The seawall strains against a new horizon One looming dark from far off shore The race is on to reach an understanding The race is on to bar the door Mismanaged arrogance may throw the balance And blur the landscapes they transform The answer in our grasp is drifting farther From calm within the storm (Bridge) When you're lost in time, counting the cost of time The planet pays no mind to our concern Great glaciers form the line, like yardsticks of decline The roadway serpentine, nowhere to turn The earth reveals itself in all her glory Sun shine on the human race And nature demonstrates in all her splendour The long ascent that we must face How can it be our chance may soon be squandered Exotic weather morphs into the norm In a sea of space the earthrise fragile beauty Calm within the storm Ironclad evidence in every corner Since greed assumed its faceless form So sad to see the world in all its grandeur Seek calm within the storm
3.
WINGS OF A DREAM All but once in a while, I keep my eyes straight ahead There's not a stone left unturned, I keep my conscience well fed My mind never wavers, living life here at hand I don't ask for no favours, I see the lay of the land I keep my hand at the ready, over uneven ground I never pause to consider, you're still nowhere to be found Well at least I never do til I am gliding on, the wings of a dream All but once in a while, it's all clear in my mind The more often I see, the raw feelings refined I used to reach for a number, I used to reach for the phone I didn't slow down to wonder, if you're even alone It was a natural act, like the moth to the flame Now I find no occasion, to even think of your name Well at least I never do til I am flying on, the wings of a dream Oh, those are the times I must surrender Days and nights too numerous to name These borrowed wings have no way to be rising When gravity returns to rule again On the wings of a dream, is a place I'm content A refuge where the past, knows it can't make a dent I don't look for excuses, that may lie in the weeds Temptation calls, I refuse it, my standard always exceeds There's a smile on my face, the sun and waters will shine The ecstacy is forgotten, of your lips kissing mine Well at least it is forgotten til I'm riding on, the wings of a dream
4.
MILLER'S ROAD By the miller's road it's rising and the night is almost black Call the mothers and the daughters, there may be no turning back Now you may see the one you need and thank the Lord I'm him By the miller's road it's rising and the stars are in good trim By the miller's road it's rising and the world is dressed in spring There'll be no explanation for the magic it might bring Now you may see the friend you need inside the dream I'm in By the miller's road it's rising where the moss hangs on the limb Now the movie stars ride cadillacs With the diamond dogs upon their laps That seat will slide back just a little more By the miller's road it's rising as the moon climbs in to view You can leave it all in my hands, I will do what I must do Now you may see a friend in need there looking back at you By the miller's road it's rising and we've dusted off curfew Now the millionaires can drink champagne And toast the girls and raise the cain Still Saturdays mean all the world to me By the miller's road it's late now and the tide has slipped away Here lost amid the wonder at the dawning of the day I've heard that lonesome stories end where dreams come true begin By the miller's road it's rising, feel the earth beneath you spin You have arrived where you belong with sunshine on your skin On the miller's road returning and the day is in fine trim
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CRYSTAL CLEAR Everybody's calling, everybody's asking me why this all went down Anyone who's been there when love turns the other way Knows it takes all that to unmake my day You might say you knew me when, you might say it all began By the cold moonlight, well at least you got that right I will tell you before long, I got too much going on I'll bide my time from there to here, now I see that crystal clear All the cool contenders Try their best to hitch a ride on some passing train Hear the whistle blowing Seems like your chance has come and gone Looking like this time, we see who belongs You might say you knew me when, you might say it all began By the cold moonlight, well you ain't got that right I am through with wasting time, I got bigger hills to climb It's a blessing in disguise, crystal clear before my eyes Crystal clear before my eyes Can't work both sides of the mirror, now I see that crystal clear
6.
HALFWAY TO INFINITY Returning home by dawn, I thought of you We talked the hours away, the whole night through We wandered past the storefronts, dampened by the rain Tonight that silver bird steals you time zones away That much is plain So halfway to infinity must do, for infinity is you I waited for your sign, my thoughts were pure I slept through fevered nights, you held the cure The light was growing dim across the vast terrain I need you here to hold me, there's silence on the wire That much is plain So halfway to infinity must do, for infinity is you The gift I gave to you, still lies unclaimed You're not inclined to take my call, well some things never change Far off the church bell tolled, I thought of you I walked the streets alone, dropped out of view The cruel revolving door, not subjugating pain My sin was loneliness, I'm still not over you That much is plain So halfway to infinity must do, for infinity is you So halfway to infinity must do, for infinity is you
7.
MARKET SQUARE Following the river southward There beside the old abandoned line Freight trains, coal and engineers would Pound along the bottomland in vain to run on time Sometimes in the darkness of a late night on the road You still can feel it running side by side, its mighty load Now only cattails grow The train gets to the station Market Square is silent waiting for the sun The boys are home from overseas Now mothers sleep and lovers feel the joy of what's begun Out beyond the shuttle yard, the watchman passes by Checks his pocket for the time another day will rise A newborn baby cries, and the years have learned to fly The night is streaked with neon light, the sky's betrayed for miles The dealers and the needy vie for space out among the aisles Don't take your love to Market Square, you'll surely be received Into the arms of emptiness where youth is never retrieved The headlights pass to mark the time, the weeks turn into years The seasons change unnoticed, mirages come and then disappear Don't take your love to Market Square, where shadows are drawing the lines Between the home that waits for you and the dream you're hoping to find Don't take your love to Market Square, the darkness and the cold The song of springtime marches on but the roses never unfold
8.
EASTERN WINDSONG There's a place I have been, when the strange flags came in Then to leave with their cargoes in store And the seagulls converse, while the stevadores curse Every ship that would leave its home shore And it's all a surprise unto each young boy's eyes With the summer vacation near end And behind the screen door's closing Words of warning trailing through the yard But the hangouts all were chosen It wasn't just a show of disregard And the eastern windsong rippled with each day that seemed a year Throwing stones that never landed, seeing both sides of the mirror Morning kitchen was a time when Wood and coal would crackle at our backs All the fences could be climbed then In a world of rusty railroad tracks And the eastern windsong echoed, calling children by their names From the swimming holes in morning to the evening streetlight games Daylong hockey by the trestle Frozen toes each flashing pain in spurts In the darkness then to nestle See dance time sisters, crinolines and skirts And the eastern windsong whispered, til I drop off into sleep Being much too kind to tell me of what I will have to keep There's a place that I know, where the trains come and go And the platform with suitcases fill And I go there at night, when the full moon is bright And the nighthawks are calling so shrill And it's all a surprise unto each young boy's eyes With the summer vacation near end
9.
WHEN TRUE LOVE COMES HOME TO STAY When true love comes home to stay Resplendent in the old fashioned way Callous time knows no boundary, even rust has no say When true love comes home to stay When true love comes home to bless The feelings two believers confess Be certain and steadfast, as we live for the day When true love comes home to stay Can you remember the day and the season On wings lifting off from the ground Can you untangle the rhyme from the reason For someone to be staying around When true love comes home to touch And whisper in our dreams we entrust There's a highway before us and a star lights the way When true love comes home to stay When true love comes home to stay
10.
DESTINED TO BE Lost in a daydream as summers slip by Stay for none and they wait least for me Going back to that place where the stars filled the sky In love with those nights running free Oh my Michelle, there's a stranger it seems Waiting as destined to be We took the sleeping roll down through the field It's never that easy you see Coming in past the cornerpost far down the lane Although weathered still marking the way The late show is hazy with voices so low The pale moon holds promise of day Oh my Michelle, there's a stranger it seems Waiting somewhere in between Long goodnights, doorsteps and kindness redeemed It's never that easy you see Farewell to the countryside portraits designed And farewell aspirations revealed Farmhouses watching like ghosts through the trees Abandoned, their secrets concealed Oh my Michelle, there's a stranger it seems Waiting as destined to be Boards on the windows stand witness to time It's never that easy you see Oh my Michelle, there's a stranger it seems Helping on with your stockings and jeans We took the sleeping roll down through the field It's never that easy you see
11.
TALKING WITH THE ANGELS Now the sun is falling nightward in the sky and Nursery rhymes are put away The shade is on the window, the lamp is burning soft to Keep the cold moonlight at bay Your dreams on wings are now slowly lifting up Not under any lock and key When you're talking with the angels might I ask Can you put in a word for me Now there's time for mending all the fences falling A time for turning every stone The road I've come is hard and somewhat widely travelled Where some stay lost and some get home But here at night time when sleep comes stealing in You are a miracle set free When you're talking with the angels might I ask Can you put in a word for me Every night when the clocks say bedtime comes around I pause to listen at your door You toss and turn for what seems a lifetime passing Then dreamland invites you to explore The morning sun is rising, outside the wind is stirring You're just about to do the same Let me be the one to be there, following your footsteps growing It just comes natural these days Until the earth can complete its circle and And then the sandman sets you free When you're talking with the angels might I ask Can you put in a word for me When you're talking with the angels might I ask Can you put in a word for me
12.
06:14
SYLVAN LAKE The green leaves quiver in the wind, by waters crystal blue I scan the far side of the shore, scented candles burn for you Take me to a state of grace, forgive me each mistake I made along the crooked path that leads to Sylvan Lake The first time I had set my gaze, where the white swans gently ply I was a boy not twenty-one, whose dreams had filled the sky But all that changed one moment, homeward bound for goodness sake Until I spied the fair maid on the shore of Sylvan Lake I knew from whence I saw her face, before I knew her name That all I'd done or dreamed to do, would never be the same My fate had changed forever, not one protest could I make I was beholden to the lass that dwelled by Sylvan Lake So I summoned all my courage, took a stroll one evening fair And soon I found myself at peace, where beauty filled the air I confessed my love, she said, "No hearts tonight will break" And I lay with her 'til morning came to bask on Sylvan Lake She told me I must go a while, there's business to attend But when the autumn leaves change hue, I may return again I waited through that season, and when winter's grip did break Still no word had made its way to me from Sylvan Lake Years have passed, the decades fly, a new century was born Ten thousand days and nights have gone, I keep her memory warm Through the troubles and the good times, through it all I cannot shake The vision of the lady I had known by Sylvan Lake One morning came like all the rest, I was bracing for the day When the message I'd been waiting for, upon my table lay "Remember darling, I'm the one, who'd made a grave mistake And do you still recall the time we spent by Sylvan Lake" I told her I remember well, and every detail drew And much to my surprise and joy, she knew every detail too We revelled in the happy times, and all we did partake When the world was young and fleeting by the shores of Sylvan Lake So I looked around my house, for all that's dear to keep And foremost there among it all, my children fast asleep "Oh may I buy some time," I asked, "To place candles on their cake" I held my breath and waited for a sound from Sylvan Lake She answered very softly, but she answered very plain "Though you had waited years for me, I cannot do the same Though I may be the world to you, I fear no fence or stake Can ever bind or tie me to the shore of Sylvan Lake" So every day the sun will rise, I perform my duty well I live my life still incomplete, I hear the mission bell It's then my mind will wander, deep within a hollow ache Consumes me 'til the day when I return to Sylvan Lake
13.
FINE COUNTRY LIVING It takes fine country living to help me refrain From recalling the pain of what I believe It takes fine country living to help me remain In control of my fortunes and of someone deceived It's a hard way to break, as I lie in my bed still awake And hope that whenever I open my eyes she'll be there (CHORUS) If she finds someone's face, appearing each day in my place And the grey light of dawn only comes to remind me she's gone (Verse Instru) Here the roads are drifted white, how are you and the city tonight If you're dressed all so fine, then don't tell me the reason this time (CHORUS) There's a fire that's burning gold, tries in vain to diminish the cold There's a storm in the air as I check all in need of repair
14.
WEAVER OF THE MOONLIGHT In he strolls with his whiskered chin, he's out of another time His old guitar looks battered and well used But the strings still have a ring to them, as they dance to every rhyme And capture every ear that is tuned in to someone's mind The table that he sits before's like any stage I've seen There sits his hat and weathered gear And there is no one around this room who'd trade away tonight As they listen to the stories about everywhere he's been His foot taps on the floor below and his fingers find the notes His face lights up when something moves his heart And he sings of many legends, from old minstrels he does quote And I can't believe the reverance that greets each new tale he starts He seems the surest remedy for when you're feeling down Uplifted by the honesty you see And by the words he brings to you, you'll find your way around A few detours on the highway and yet through it all he's free So stranger tell us secrets that are locked behind your eyes Though some are painful thoughts you must recall And tell us of the world you've known, in sunshine or disguise The transparency of fortunes and how little love it buys Oh weaver of the moonlight, is it true your magic ends With the first dim rays that beckon morning light And is it true you'll travel far with just your songs to lend To anyone who feels the need to smile or call you friend In he strolls with his whiskered chin, he's out of another time His old guitar looks battered and well used But the strings still have a ring to them, as they dance to every rhyme And capture every ear that is tuned in to someone's mind
15.
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN (CHORUS) The road not taken always will remain In some dark subconscious recess of my brain A stranger to the sunlight, perhaps the moon can sway The shape the path not chosen takes today We meet, by chance, young travelers waylayed We take, our stance, in a dream the angels made The thought of hearth and home With you I'd come to crave But you set me loose out on the storm tossed waves CHORUS The times, between, are not easily retraced Sublime, the theme, that tied us each in place My love outlasted time And regret that came to me For not following you home to set you free CHORUS Long years, removed, who foresaw the circumstance Still time, is cruel, in the game of second chance Ships passing in the night Like some Greek tragedy I return unto my solitude at sea CHORUS
16.
FEATHERWEIGHT On your way featherweight, go out find your place in the world And some tall trees where your wings will unfurl And rise above on the windsong while the centuries turn Off you go featherweight, your first few small steps on your own Your fences are the stars high above Though you're knee high at best to a mill grinder's stone I see you're waiting for your place in the sun And I'll stand behind you down the long road to come Count on me featherweight, you know that I've big dreams for you Held together on a wing, prayer and glue So please don't be shy you've got growing to do Step aside featherweight and just look at what you have become A nest there in the boughs high above Safely out of harm's way up on your highest rung I see you're waiting for your place in the sun And I'll stand behind you down the long road to come Fare thee well featherweight, who'd believe that this day would come true But the years waste no time passing through The revolve and rebound in the light's changing hue And with a touch of regret slowly slip out of view On your way featherweight, go out find your place in the world And some deep earth where your roots will unfurl And call that space home now while the centuries turn
17.
BALLAD OF THE BLUENOSE Well now gather 'round and I'll tell you true 'Bout the ghost of a legend and the waters she's been through Out of Lunenburg she was born to fame With her crew unsung, never to complain She was lightning on the wind the Bluenose was her name Barely one year old when she had her way Outsailed the finest ships in Nova Scotia of the day And the word had spread and by fall she'd be With her mainsail high, through the wind and waves Sailing home from Gloucester hailed the fastest of the sea So fare thee well, now be on your way Fare thee well with the light of day Fare thee well through the mist and sea Sail your way home to me More than ninety-nine tons she displaced with ease And she proved the greatest miracle to ever catch a breeze But still every year she would earn her keep Where the Grand Banks heave and the storms contrive She would fill her hold with bounty of the deep Well the decades glide and her prowess grew And long the list of schooners who could never follow through But as time drew on and with bills to pay Sad misfortune led to the southern sea And now her papers read, "West Indies Trading Company" (CHORUS) "Twas a cruel day back in forty-six Just off the coast of Haiti was the devil playing tricks On an unmarked reef underneath the blue There she came to rest, lying brave and true A thousand miles or more from where her dreams were cast anew Then from Lunenburg down to Gloucester town And all across the ocean to her northern fishing ground For that one long day, yea the wind stood still As the rigging creaked, you could feel her pain Like a ghostly voice was echoing that Bluenose was her name (CHORUS)
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02:18
CLOUD NINE On the road to nowhere big time We took it on the chin But we found the high road, road sign Chased it down the last hairpin There can be no one misleading us Lay back your weary head and count down slow It's getting time to go (CHORUS) The wildwood blossoms are opening Through the city, town and countryfied mix Wildwood blossoms, the sunny side Of the street is nicely doing the trick By the old gazebo counting down to liftoff so sublime The wildwood blossoms are opening Above and beyond cloud nine On the crest of whitecaps crashing It's down to sink or swim But we caught the driftwood passing And hang ten on the limb There can be no one denying us Our sea legs in the end come rain or snow I guess by now you know, it's getting time to go (CHORUS)
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LET THE RIVER RUN FREE There's an old ship I have found It is my shelter when the rain comes falling down These lines I've earned upon my face This turning planet draws and high noon summer can't erase This I say to you my friend The letter of the law is not ours to defend The moon may have its way tonight with soldiers weary of the fight Let the river run free and in, into the sun Lest whoever may be wanting, should find a ship to sail upon Where the river and sea are the union of one Feel the wind at your back, clean and strong Look to any compass point from here The love that one man finds, ten more watch disappear The northern lights like phantoms dance The dreams dim one by one, all lost in tangled circumstance Down by this old railyard tonight The watchman passes by in dream dispersing light Hold on for one more day my friend, where love and branches never bend Let the river run free and in, into the sun Lest whoever may seek glory, will find the wind to ride upon And the truth we believe binding, is not undone There's an old place I have found It is my refuge when the darkness falls around The moon may steal across the sky, the dawn returning by and by
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INGREDIENTS OF LOVE A chance encounter, airport lounge Side by side until touch down Share a taxi into town Those are just a few, ingredients of love A sun drenched ocean skinnydip Saltwater kisses on our lips With intertwining fingertips Those are just a few, ingredients of love (Bridge 1) Who here could let go and still remember Those gentle, sweet reminders tucked away Who among us holds a thought so tender And dreams a dream that recreates the day A late night caught out in the rain Then fingers strum a warm refrain Smiling faces make it plain We've unlocked the key, ingredients of love Whispered conversations spark As knowing glances find their mark Then to lay beside you in the dark Those are the precious few, ingredients of love (Bridge 2) Elapsing time may alter our perceptions Winds of change may come and they may go The seeds we've sown still live since their inception At peace within the garden where they grow The joy exerting suntanned limbs Embracing days filled to the brim Drift off as movie lights are dimmed How could we deny, ingredients of love I saw you off one summer's 'eve Left clinging to my last reprieve We kissed farewell and I believed We'd soon meet to renew, ingredients of love (Bridge 3) Almost half a lifetime passed so quickly I spent it where the coast and sunrise met Where I would go my love for you went with me I found you by the hills where sun would set Fast forward now to mountain peaks A distant avalanche unleashed Your hand in mine as my heart seeks Those elusive fading few, ingredients of love I'm resolved to live life undeterred The love inside me, I have learned To make peace in what's not been returned And keep alive the fragile few, ingredients of love
21.
VINTAGE DENIM BLUE JEANS You hitched a ride with me home past the duty free store We took the tunnel to town, the Great White Way at our door Those memories, one or another, illustrate my dreams Piano chords would rise to the rafters, wild to be a part of that scene Love held together like my, vintage denim blue jeans I felt you taking my hand uptown out for a stroll And under stonework reaching the sky, a famous bridge I am told Some old card tricks while waiting to see us on the TV screen The miner sang like Elvis Aaron Presley, wild to be a part of that scene Love held together like my, vintage denim blue jeans Love held together like my, vintage denim blue jeans Don't know what holds these patches together since those days back when All I know is I'll never leave you, let me say it once again You hitched a ride with me home past the duty free store Then go on our separate ways, just like too often before You will find me here waiting for you, ever patiently I can hardly wait for the moment, my imagination runs free Love held together like my, vintage denim blue jeans Love held together like my, vintage denim blue jeans Love held together like my, vintage denim blue jeans
22.
03:59
WAGES Well the wages of youth and those lost hands for hire Are calling us home once again He's squandered a fortune in years that were no one's to spend And while songs of regret lie in weeds on the shoulder Scattered sand of a dream world gone bust As I look back I see the old highways now trail off to dust Well the wages of love and those lost nights of wonder See her stand in an angel's disguise Waiting for those who might stray where that temptation lies Wasting away all the goodness you've gathered The feelings that surely can last All for the touch of a stranger who's off like the past And the wages of gold in its legend's illusion Always beyond one more hill The scenery's changed but that goldrush is running on still Carried on in the darkness there, crossing the border And into the city's grim streets The miners in grandeur, the user's fall back in defeat Well the wages of war and the men marching onward Are leading us out in the chill The campaigns you assemble where truth is the first blood to spill All for the sake of those hungry for power Carving their lines in the soil As the weapons pour in, making jokes of our forefather's toil Still the wages of sin are the coldest reminder For each with our right to decide Weighing the balance of nature and man's careless pride For some a deterent, for some only bother We all search for proof they exist Still we die with the soldiers the word of the scriptures enlist
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WHERE A NATION FOUND ITS WINGS Imagine if you will, when our lives were still As peaceful as a river at night Sailing safe into the harbour, with a promise to take flight But now mending seams of a dreamer's dreams Scattered four ways to the wind Tied impossibly together by the will to not give in Ode to one bucolic summer where your voice and vision rings And our wandering feet on Great George Street, where a nation found its wings Where a country's born, castaway lovelorn, in the dust of history In the rear view of my mind eye's undiverted destiny Imagine if you will, when the time stood still And the world was all around us in spin We endured in every weather, strength in reason, strength in kin The steel in our eyes exemplifies The best we dared to dream Riding shotgun on the highway, shining future to redeem Ode to one bucolic summer where your voice and vision rings And our wandering feet on Great George Street, where a nation found its wings Where a country's born, castaway lovelorn, in the dust of history In the rear view of my mind eye's undivided destiny Imagine if you will, when our lives were still As peaceful as a river at night Sailing safe into the harbour, youthful promise to take flight Now we're mending seams of the broken dreams Scattered three sheets to the wind Tied impossibly together by the will to not give in Ode to one bucolic summer where your voice and vision rings And our wandering feet on Great George Street, where a nation found its wings Where a country's born, castaway lovelorn, in the dust of history In the rear view of my mind eye's undetermined destiny We are joined as one forever like the long road sea to sea
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02:44
VIOLA Oh Viola, I can see your face You tore down walls armed only with your dignity and grace With quiet unsung bravery You made this land we love a better place Along the line some scars have healed yet still we run this race That calls to our attentions the path we can't retrace And now drawing on the lessons that you layed before us plain From your world of shadows, shadows still remain Oh Viola, I can see your face You tore down walls armed only with your dignity and grace With quiet unsung bravery You made this land we love a better place They had whisked away your freedom for a penny you won't pay From the dust of history, we'll chart a brand new way By understanding answers that you layed before us plain From your world of shadows, shadows still remain Oh Viola, I can see your face Gazing back through destiny with dignity and grace You give these times new currency You made this land we love a stronger place You make this land we love a better place
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03:53
AFTER ALL In my own way I will serve, thee I promise to be there for Far beyond the spoken word, yet whose limits we prepare for And I'll wait upon the morning, in the hope it finds me well With the dawn detail emerges and I'm still standing after all In my own way I sustain, the wheels' determined forward motion Behind my back the shadows claim, the dreams who fall prey to erosion And I'll wait upon the morning, in the hope it finds me well With the dawn detail emerges and I'm still standing after all In my own way I have seen, the son in time become a father Where some might fail to come up clean, or find their way through storm filled waters As we wait upon the morning, in the hope it finds us well With the dawn detail emerges and to be standing after all In my own way I recall, back to where the road divided One to rise and one to fall, the years reveal how I decided And I'll wait upon the morning, in the hope it finds me well With the dawn detail emerges and I'm still standing after all

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Wayne Francis Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

A singer-songwriter from Canada’s east coast. New compilation due in 2020, featuring the new song “Viola” about Canadian civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond.

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