Dot Allison

Lyrics

Dot Allison Lyrics
  1. Long Exposure
  2. Can You Hear Nature Sing?

Long Exposure

I didn’t think you’d lie to me
My love for you it was pure
Like glitter on snow
I cannot quite believe the deceit
What a fool love brings...

I held your memory high, encased in glass
Nothing could shatter or tarnish your sacred remains
But you came with your wrecking ball at last
What a fool I have been...

‘Cos I called through the trees
I called from the beach
I waited for you
Crying from all cliffs
and the photograph
That I held in my mind
Had a long exposure
Long exposure
To the truth

So I commit rare love to ink
That very night saw my letter dropped onto her fire
How could you turn so easily?
What a fool love brings...

For I called through the trees
I called from the beach
I waited for you
Crying from all cliffs
and the photograph
That I held in my mind
What a long exposure
Long exposure
To the truth

Orchards of cherries lie bruised on the ground
Bitten, discarded in grief all around
You settle for such easy fruit
What a fool that love brings…

For you’ve called through the trees
You called from the beach
You’ve been looking for me
Crying from all cliffs
and the photograph
That you held in your hand
Had a long exposure
But here I am, here I am, waiting
Here I am, here I am, waiting…

And that photograph of you
It’s fading in the sunlight
and that photograph of you
It’s fading in the sunlight…

Can You Hear Nature Sing?

Autumn’s touch, harvest worn
Winter’s grasp beckons us on
Hallowed seed, occasional thorn
Unpick the wire around our dawn

Can you hear nature sing
A myriad of melodies?
Can you hear through her tears
A myriad of melodies?
Can you hear nature sing
Myriad of melodies?
Can you hear through her tears?

Acorns crack, upon the stone
Blossom, sepals, calyx unfold
Pregnant fruit, hanging low
Thaws my form into the snow

Can you hear nature sing
A myriad of melodies?
Can you hear through her tears?
A myriad of melodies?
Can you hear nature sing
A myriad of melodies?
Can you hear through her tears?

Mother smothering
With her favourite illusion
A forest of borrowed white
Evergreen devastation
Mother smothering
With her favourite illusion
There’s a fire
Within our dawn

Can you hear nature sing
A myriad of melodies?
Can you hear through her tears?
A myriad of melodies?
Can you hear nature sing
A myriad of melodies?
Can you hear through her tears?
A myriad of melodies
Can you hear nature sing?
A myriad of melodies
Can you hear through her tears?