Spirit

by Iona Leigh

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released December 31, 2007

Written and Performed by Iona Leigh
Piano arrangements and performance by Kevin Webster

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Track Name: Ocean (Live)
Colour me purple in your evening light
Wash me upon your shore in the night
Carry me above your crashing waves with ease
Blow me along your coast in the breeze

In my dreams I bathe in the water
And sail to a faraway land
In my dreams I fly across the ocean
And I dance upon your sparkling sand

Soothe me and heal me with your salty waves
Hold me close and wash my tears away
I hear your waters lap in deep conversation
Within your presence I find my inspiration

And I dance
And I dance
And I dance upon your sand
Track Name: Eternal Beauty
I feel the rush of life in me
I feel the pain that bleeds in me
When I am you and you are me
When pure spirit lives in me
I feel the sea-storm crushing me
I feel the bright stars watching me
When rain falls her tears touch me
When trees hold and protect me

Eternal beauty
You are in all I see
Eternal beauty
You set me free

I feel that memories fade into me
I feel the passion born in me
When the sun awakes for me
When the wise moon sets for me
And I feel anger burns in me
I feel regret takes over me
When fear and doubt capture me
When gilt twists the truth in me
Track Name: Freedom of my youth
It’s a Tuesday afternoon
I’m sitting in my room
As the sunshine pours through my window
The cars are passing by
The busy old wind sounds a sigh
I’m overwhelmed with emotion
The freedom of my youth

The way you look at me
The way you sit and be
I watch with inspiration
As I daydream
You remind me of who I am
You tell me that I can
And I like the way you make me feel
The freedom of my youth

All these things ahead of me
All theses things unknown
Memories of exploring
And the ways in which I’ve grown
I’m still here but nearly there
In a world of ‘in-betweens’
Un-pealing secret layers
Unveiling my new seems

I question things I’m meant to say
Instead I sit and pray
I search for my own path
I listen deep within
I learn to walk before I run
I study hard and earn my fun
But nothing’s set in stone
This is the freedom of my youth

I’m following my own heart
I’m ready for a new start
I’m going where the wind blows
And everywhere along the way
I keep my goals all clear in sight
And I keep my suitcase light
I’m open for persuasion
This is the freedom of my youth

All these things ahead of me
All theses things unknown
Memories of exploring
And the ways in which I’ve grown
I’m still here but nearly there
In a world of ‘in-betweens’
Un-pealing secret layers
Unveiling my new seems

I’m following my own heart
And I’m ready for a new start
I’m going where the wind blows
And everywhere along the way
I keep my goals all clear in sight
And I keep my suitcase light
I’m open for persuasion
This is the freedom of my youth
Track Name: One day
I’m sitting here as the rain is pouring
As my tears are falling
Down, down, down
Wishing you weren’t walking
On your own
I want to be beside you
I just want you to know
You’re never alone

I wanna laugh disco dance
And have bubble baths with you
Eat Chinese take-outs
With chopsticks and you
I want to kiss you
Draw pictures and fly kites
With you, you, you

So I’ll wait for you
‘Till the miserable morning
And leave the midnight search
Behind in my mind
I’ll be here when you need my arms to
Keep you safe and warm
And I will keep you
Far away from harm

I wanna laugh disco dance
And have bubble baths with you
Eat Chinese take-outs
With chopsticks and you
I want to kiss you
Draw pictures and fly kites
With you, you, you

I’ve been wanting you for so long
I’ve been wondering can I be the one?
Can I be? Maybe baby
I will be all yours one day
Track Name: I let you go
Sky-scapes on hill-scapes mountains set the land
And I walked with you as once we walked hand in hand
The sky lines the hillside the grass against the sand
And I sang to you as once we sang, hand in hand

I let you go where have you gone?
I let you go and it’s one year on
I let you go and it’s been so long
Where have you gone?

You told me then that you loved me so
I feared if your love I returned I could never let you go
You looked upon gently underneath starlight
But I told you my heart I could not give, not this or any night

I thought that you would wander for a while
But I never thought you would travel so far I miss your eyes yours smile
I think of you each night I ask the angels where you’ve gone
I pray the next will be the day of your return at dawn

Days are long and all is lost as I’m without you here
For I’m a fool who loved you true but my heart froze in fear
I feared that I might love you more and you would break my heart
But now I know this could not be worse than one year apart

And when you return to me I’ll tell you of my love
And I’ll never let you feel alone I wish on stars above
Let my love return to me to him my heart belongs
I will not let my fear return and of love I’ll write my songs
Track Name: Firelight
It was the first day of spring equinox on Easter morn
Flowers began to bloom under the full moon taking form
And silently I watch the stars by firelight glow
Flames of wisdom sparking ideas to grow
The night so young the moon so old
I felt new life beginning to unfold

Fire burning
Dancing turning
Drumming learning
By firelight and O

Dark eves turn lighter and morning is brighter
As the shorter days gain length
The grass grows green greener and the wind is warmer
All life is gathering strength
My cold cheeks see the sunlight shine from far behind the cloud line
Blue skies remember their place in the summer and O

And silently I watch the stars by firelight glow
Flames of wisdom sparking ideas to grow
The night so young the moon so old
I felt new life beginning to unfold
Track Name: Brown haired maiden
Brown-Haired Maiden fresh and fair
Light and bright with lightsome air
Tuesday when I trusted the
All the week was worth to me

Young were we when first fond love
Found us in the hazel grove
Sweet thy kisses were to me
And thy voice sweet melody

Brown-Haired Maiden with a witching smile
Full of love and free from guile
Softly ‘neath the Hawthorn tree
Came thy whispered truth to me

God be with the Brown- Haired Maid
In the sunshine and in the shade
Every Tuesday saved for thee
Brings a year of bliss to me
Track Name: Fly
Don’t listen to the anguish inside
It’s only telling you to hide
Don’t listen to the fear outside
It only wants you to cry
And don’t let the dark clouds
Overshadow your glow
The only truth I know
Is to shine my light and O

Fly away on wings of love
Fly away to peace above
Fly away in search of the new
And fly away across oceans blue

Let the golden rays warm your face
As you enter a new time and space
Let the wind and rain wash away your pain
There is new pleasures to gain
They say that time is a healer
Lets pray that saying is true
From dark to light and day and night
Comes the time to take flight

Fly away on wings of love
Fly away to peace above
Fly away in search of the new
And fly away across oceans blue

across oceans blue
across oceans blue
Track Name: In your dreams
The sunlight shines on the ocean blue
The waves break free as you call my name
I see you walking that path alone
I’m wondering what you’re thinking

Is it true do you think of me?
Or have you left ‘us’ all behind you?
I really need to know
Am I still part of your future
Yeah and I

I wanna be, I wanna be
In your dreams
You are here in mine
Yeah and I wanna be, I wanna be
In your dreams
Babe you’re here in mine

The moonlight shines on the cold grey hills
The stars gleam bright in the midnight sky
If I wish upon the brightest star
Maybe you’ll return to me

Is it true do you think of me?
Or have you left ‘us’ all behind you?
I really need to know
Am I still part of your future
Yeah and I

I wanna be, I wanna be
In your dreams
You are here in mine
Yeah and I wanna be, I wanna be
In your dreams
Babe you’re here in mine
Babe you’re here in mine
Babe you’re here in mine
Babe you’re here in mine
Track Name: Dark clouds
Dark clouds of your fear returning
When the light is lost
Remember there is always a path to follow
Through the snow fields and night frost
Listen to your heart’s words of warning
Don’t follow what you think you know
Walk through waves of wisdom
And forests filled with snow

Let your mind be taken over
Allow your intuition to rule
If you are ready to let go
Your passion becomes your tool, say

Fear I won’t let you return
I’ll crush you up and make your burn
Fear I won’t let you return
From you I’ll teach my mind to learn
Fear I won’t let you take hold
My heart is too string and vision bold
Fear I won’t let you take hold
It’s clear to me you freeze me cold

These dark clouds I’ll start to deal with
While the days are young
I’ll banish this weather from my kingdom
With weapons from my tongue
I stood in my truth in the light
And I ran through obstacles ahead
The shapes and shadows in front of me
All heard me when I said

From you I’ll teach my mind to learn
To learn
Track Name: Home
I never thought I’d find you here
And I never thought love could be so near
But now I feel my heart can’t be wrong
Now I feel I’ve found where I belong

Home
Feels like home
Feels like home
Feels like home

I’ve been living in the north of this isle
And I’ve been loving you and this weather for a while
The beauty I feel I can’t pin down
It’s sort of like a Sunday in this town

There is no reason to question why
The mountain stream reflects so in the sky
So a mystery it shall remain
Now I know that no place is the same as home
Track Name: For my love
Early I wept one evening in June
As the clouds gathered softly around the moon
I stared at the sky for the light it was dim
And I thought of the time when I held him

For I know not where my love has gone
And I know not with whom he shares a home
For the time has past with no words to say
But this song I’ll sing for my love each day