21st Century Hymns

by Kimwei

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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
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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)
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Ink Magician 06:13
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Good Morning 02:50
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
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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
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Peace 04:52
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Shattering 05:41
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
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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.
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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
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Starlust 05:36
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
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Sophie 06:21
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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released November 1, 2009

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