21st Century Hymns

by Kimwei

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released November 1, 2009

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Track Name: 21st Century Hymns
21 Century Hymns

Verse 1
Come the sun or come the rain
The seasons are changing again
Whatever comes I know I’ll heal
Whatever comes I’ll grow I’ll heal

Chorus
And time makes it all ok
And time makes it all ok
And time dries our rain soaked limbs
Give me time, give me peace
To write 21st Century Hymns
21st Century Hymns

Verse 2
To know which way the river bends
To know which routes are not dead ends
But come the sun or come the rain
Got some sun-block and a raincoat just in case

Chorus
Instrumental (Chorus Form)
Chorus

Outro
Give me time, give me peace
To write 21st Century Hymns
Give me time, give me peace
To write 21st Century Hymns
Track Name: Angel Watching
Angel Watching

Verse 1
Angel Watching, say it’s ok to be me
Angel Watching, say it’s ok to be human
And just as I am
Angel Watching, say it’s ok to be living here
When I feel so far from Heaven and you
Help me to make Heaven here

Chorus
There is a way that I can talk to you everyday
And I can feel safe with your waiting
And watching over me

Verse 2
Angel Watching, say it’s ok to be angry or sad
Help me to share when I’m happy
And never be scared
Angel Watching, help us to all come together and see
That we can make a little Heaven here

Outro
Only with you x4

Find heaven in you
Find heaven in me x4

And we can feel safe with you waiting
And watching over
Over us all

(Copyright Kimwei 2006)
Track Name: Good Morning
Good Morning

Verse 1
In 20 years I’ll wake up
Still be saying
‘Good morning my dear’.
If this impossible tide
Of good fortune continues
It’ll just have got better each year.

Chorus
And no-one quite remembers
How hard they hit puberty
They tell me it all goes downhill
From that crash
But they didn’t know you
Or me

Verse 2
In 40 years we’ll wake up
Still be saying
‘Good morning my love’
There’ll be photos by the bed
Of the things that we said
And the mountains we climbed
In the past

Chorus
And we can’t quite remember
How hard we hit puberty
This impossible tide of good fortune
Has left nothing still standing
But you and me

Verse 3
So tomorrow I’ll wake up
And be saying
‘Good morning my dear’
This can only get better
Things can only get better
It can only get better this year…

End
Track Name: Two Lifelines
Two Lifelines

Verse 1
Love made lines on our hands
Laughter made lines on our faces
Maps of emotions on the skin
Your back lined with your past

Verse 2
You have never seen your tattoos
I trace them for you with fingertips
So you can have them back
Again

Chorus 1
Two lifelines once entwined
Can only unravel with new links in the chain
And they will never be the same
And I will never be the same again.

Verse 3
Read your skin with fingertips
Awakening your surfaces
Coming to know you inside out
Boundaries of your soul defined

Verse 4
Perhaps I can wait before you trace
The lifeline of my spine
Because while I discovered your body
You held my gaze

Chorus 2
Two lifelines once entwined
Can only unravel with new kinks in the chain
And they will never be the same
And I will never be the same again.

Instrumental
Chorus
Chorus
End
Track Name: Shattering
Shattering

Verse 1
Today, my saviour is away
My saviour is away
And I am not afraid
I’m special anyway
So I am not afraid of this upgrade

Verse 2
So sure, the mirror is a door
I put on my red shoes cause I got those
Fairytales confused
Can’t control my jaw
It mixes metaphors
Makes a jigsaw of my words
And spits them out onto the floor

Chorus
Ask me anything that you want
And the answer finds me
God I think I’m real
Couldn’t have designed a body
That could hold this consciousness
That’s shattering the air

Intro 2

Verse 3
I am still myself I know I am
I am you and I am me
I am the sky the sea the animals and plants
And I am me.
My own prophet my own prophecy
Intensity became a lucid dream

Verse 4
So I dream all things into being
If sunlight never sleeps
I am the sun I am the dream
It’s now. My universe is now.
Infinity is now. Subconscious bubbles
Break the surface as the burst.

Chorus

Instrumental
Chorus
Chorus speeding up
Instrumental
Intro
End
Track Name: After The Rain
k: mother, on the island you grew up was there a rainy season?

m: When it rained it poured my love and I couldn't see a thing.
Do you know the rain can wet you through? It can wash you away

k: On the island I grew up, a drizzle wears away the stones.
Mother when you caught that plane, did the downpour stay behind?

m: My dear, the rain can stick to you. I never could get dry.

k: Mother there is history that I never could escape just by
shaking out my shoes after the rain.
Track Name: Cloud The Casts No Shadow
Cloud The Casts No Shadow

V1
I’m going back
On a plane that casts no shadow
Or so it seems from this height
Looking down
To find cloud can cast a shadow
No matter how white
Tears from the sky

Chorus
So high
So white
But a cloud can cast a shadow on your life
I climbed
So high
I'll out run my shadow one of these nights

V2
She's going back
On a cloud that casts no shadow
At the end of her life
She'll say 'I let my tears
Drown your boat, my child
I just wanted you to stay
With me and fight’

Chorus
Track Name: Starlust
Starlust

Verse 1
I chase the sky the world over
Each time she wears a different robe
Like a lover picking out new clothes
Hoping to keep this relationship

Bridge 1
In her evening dress
Stars cloak her skin like freckles
Glowing white hot embers of noon

She hides emotions in the clouds:
Garments of white muslin
An invitation in

Chorus
As soon as these stars struck, this is Starlust
She sparkles, she does not hide the moon
Stars turn to dust, this is Starlust
She sparkles, she does not hide the moon

D minor section

Verse 2
Queen of the stars
The bright white silverlight of the sky
Does she notice, the flowers in my hair?
Her silverlight kisses purple petals
Maybe I have worn them for her
And she has worn her evening dress for me

Bridge 2
This elegant blue-black
Hemline cut low over the shore
An anklet of city lights
A shawl of muslin cloud cover
A necklace of silent lightning
And a heart of searing white gold.

Chorus

D minor section

Break
Home of the angels
Turning lights on in the dark
Home of the magic
That can trip a falling star
A new night
For blossoming beliefs
On a clear night
I can see so far, can see so far

Verse 3
Home of the angels
Turning lights on in the dark
Home of the magic
That can trip a falling star

Chorus

D minor section
End
Track Name: Sophie
Sophie

V1
For every piece that I slice off and give to another
My heart grows ten fold
Why then should there be so many conditions
on how the cake be cut and shared out?

PRE
She said "The biggest slice goes to my friends and my wife
The crumbs are left to lonely strangers"
I said "Is it that we ration our love
Carefully incase we should run out?"

Chorus:
I bring to you a thousand pieces
I bring you a shape with a thousand corners
To the loveless stranger I bring that which I being to you
There is always enough
There is always enough

V2
So every time we pass, with blinkers on, a bright light shadowed
And couldn't see it glowing until now
Now your floating with me on this landscape of lyrics
A raft of words expands to hold us all

PRE 2
She said "The safest space goes to the friends in my life
Then room is made for lonely strangers"
I said "Never thought to ration our love
Carefully incase we should run out"

Chorus

PRE 3
She said "The biggest slice goes to the friends in my life
The crumbs are left to lonely strangers"
I said "If we're going to ration our love
Is is such a shock that we run out?"

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