Jane Siberry

Viking Heart – Jane Siberry

Can you see who it might be?
Tell old man to ring the bell
Climb the steps up from the sea
Strange and dark and very tall

Can you see who it might be?
Visitors – they are so few
Head so proud but curls so free
Looks like someone I once knew

David – of the Viking heart
Glitter of the sea
It couldn’t
It wouldn’t
It daren’t be

The men they see him up the coast
At the drinking house of Morley Arms
Hails the sea with every toast
and he hails the ladies with his charms

All the ladies he does love
Each day I saw his bosom swell
He’s not like me – I love but one
And I love that one and I know him well

Ah – but all the love
In the world was not enough
So I couldn’t
I wouldn’t
I daren’t say no

David – how you made me feel
Every crack in every wall
Climb above the traps of man
Shout above the sirens call

But now the siren’s all you hear
Shamed and dizzy you can’t stop
All the things we used to fear
Are you spinning – little top?

The strangeness of it all
Is you know yourself so well
But you couldn’t
You wouldn’t
You daren’t say no

Signs of you – they disappeared
Poems and candles – I don’t need
Flowers that you brought to me
Fell into a book I never read

I cut my hair off like a man
Too much trouble and what’s more
It was tarnished by your hand
Gone my hair…into a drawer

I said – should you leave?
and you – you just agreed
so we couldn’t
we wouldn’t
we daren’t say no

now I have been a woman true
taking all that life does send
I thought I could love just you
but the heart does sway and the body does bend

tales of you sometimes they come
I smile and nod quite naturally
my thoughts so rarely to you run
I watch the glitter of the sea

*****

can you see who it might be?
tell old man to ring the bell
climb the steps up from the sea
I cannot see – I know him well

David of the Viking heart
glitter of the sea
it couldn’t
it wouldn’t
it daren’t be

By admin on October 7, 2013 | V Song Lyrics | 23 comments
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O Shenandoah * Sail Away – Jane Siberry

Sail away, sail on out
Cross the wide Missouri

O Shenandoah I long to see you
Far away you rollin’ river
O Shenandoah I long to see you
Away I’m bound away ‘cross the wide Missouri

Sail away, sail on out
‘Cross the wide Missouri
O Shenandoah I am a rover
Far away you rollin’ river
A-searchin’ for the greenest clover
Away I’m bound away ‘cross the wide Missouri

So it’s fare thee well, my love
I’m bound to leave you
Far away you rollin’ river
But Shenandoah I’ll ne’er deceive you
Tho’ away I’m bound away ‘cross the wide Missouri

O Shenandoah I love your waters
Far away you rollin’ river
O Shenandoah I long to see you
Away I’m bound away
‘Cross the wide Missouri

Sail away, sail on out
‘Cross the wide Missouri

By admin on September 21, 2013 | O Song Lyrics | 22 comments
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O Holy Night – Jane Siberry

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth;
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope
the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn;
Fall on your knees,
oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!



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Nasty And Delicious – Jane Siberry

These are songs both nasty and delicious.
Speeches as facts and
speeches as wishes.

About closing up the gap between
What we say and what we mean
And the force that can come
Through a human being
When what we say IS what we mean.




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La Jalouse – Jane Siberry

la jalouse
I said no
la jalouse
I told you to go

you trick me with all your lies
trick me ’til I’m on your side
drag me into your stinking pit
jalouse
don’t cry (baby)
just get out and never come back

la jalouse
mon amie mon contre amie
mon amie mon contre amie
la jalouse
I told you to go

something you said
tipped me off to who you were
we were talking in the kitchen
I closed my eyes I put the glass down
I knocked the table over then I
I grabbed your shoulders then I
I threw you as hard as ever

la jalouse
where would you go anyway
(here, have some wine)
la jalouse
let’s talk about old…let’s review some things

you made me crazy lose my mind
now I can’t remember why
I don’t even like the guy

By admin on September 16, 2013 | L Song Lyrics | 8 comments
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Jacob’s Ladder – Jane Siberry

We are climbing Jacob’s ladder
We are climbing Jacob’s ladder
We are climbing Jacob’s ladder
Children of the world

Every round goes higher higher
Every round goes higher higher
Every round goes higher higher
Children, listen now

Love will lift us higher higher
Love will lift us higher higher
Love will lift us higher higher
Children of the world

We are climbing Jacob’s ladder
We are climbing Jacob’s ladder
We are climbing Jacob’s ladder
Children, listen now

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Half Angel Half Eagle – Jane Siberry

someone’s mother falls to the sidewalk
on the next street someone looks up
in the cathedral a burst of laughter
in another city the pigeons fly up and scatter.
someone puts down in a New York subway
a newspaper picked up in Australia
for each event the inarticulate glory
the equal and opposite will tell the story

HALF ANGEL HALF EAGLE
ONE EYE ON THE WORLD
HALF ANGEL HALF EAGLE
ONE EYE ON THE WORLD
BE READY

five intelligent minds huddled in a fancy restaurant
all that brain power bent on…..
WHAT SHALL I? WHAT SHALL I?…

one lone car cruising the warehouse district
one lone figure shuffling along the wall
two shadows leaning from the backseat window
someone’s mother is about to fall
fuckinghonkyniggerjewwaspjapdagofag
fuckinghomelesspreacherdykecabbiefuckingunionscab
GET OUT GO BACK A STORM IS COMING
(a shudder in the colour of the warehouse wall)

HALF ANGEL HALF EAGLE
ONE EYE ON THE WORLD
HALF ANGEL HALF EAGLE
ONE EYE ON THE WORLD
BE READY

have a good time but don’t relax
have a good time but be on guard
you don’t need that much not that much
get the wings up ready to go
get the wings up ready to go
what shall I? what shall I?

a shudder in the colour of the warehouse wall

By admin on September 7, 2013 | H Song Lyrics | 2 comments
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