Dot Allison

Lyrics

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

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?

One Love

I felt the breeze
Your robe of God
You left me broken
On my knees
My glass-blown dreams
Ground into sand
Tossed in my eyes
But now I see

My flower
It had to lean toward the sunlight
To pollinate
Love don’t bloom in the shade
My flower Fire Lily, Juliet Rose, Blood Camellia
My stem arcs toward the light
My petals close in the shade
No you need to shine, shine, shine here
Focus your photons of light
Shine on me
On one love

How can the one
Etched in the stars
Be thrown aside
For spare parts?
Your shadow glowed
Along the road
You pulled the blackout curtains
On our shoots

My flower
It had to lean towards the sunlight
Cross-pollinate
Love can’t bloom in the shade
My flower, Fire Lily, Juliet Rose, Blood Carnellia
Stems arc toward the light
And my petals closed in her shade
No you need to
Shine, shine, shine here
Focus your photons of light
Shine on me
On one love

Through the prism of a song
Words unconscious, like petals fall
Sepals are closing upon our day
In the shade I will fade away
No you need to shine...
Focus your photons of light
On one love