EMERALD ROSE: SONG LYRICS
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Penny In The Well

An Emerald Rose original, and the opening song to our second CD "Bending Tradition". This song speaks of a personal journey to one's own center -- to the rediscovery of ancestral roots, and of hope renewed for the future.

I drive my car between the white and yellow lines
(I know this path)
I know this path, and I follow all the signs
(but then I hear)
The blackbird's call from a distant rowan tree
(and I must leave)
Leave this road, I must journey to the sea
(and so I'll go...)

chorus
Down to the shore where the warm wind fills the sheets
(and I will find)
Find the crew that will help me feel complete
(and then I'll sail)
Off to the land where my ancestors dwell
(and then I'll...)
Throw my penny in the well
Throw my penny in the well

I loved a lady once who danced into my life
(and then she came)
Came to bed, and then she came to be my wife
(but in my heart)
There was a hole that all our laughter could not fill
(a cold wind blew)
A cold wind blew us from our home upon the hill
(so let me go...)

chorus

The loving heart it is the bird that sings the song
(she sings the song)
And even hatred cannot cage her spirit long
(although we see)
The nations fight, still as people we are joined
(we all are joined)
Our love for life shall be our planet's common coin...
(so let us go)

Down to the shore where the warm wind fills the sheets
(and then we'll join)
Join the crew, so that we may be complete
(and then we'll sail)
Off to the land where our ancestors dwell
(and then we'll..)
Throw our penny in the well - oh yes we'll
Throw our penny in the well - come let us
Throw our penny in the well

Brian "Logan" Sullivan--vocals, guitar
Arthur Hinds--vocals, guitar
Larry Morris--vocals, percussion
Clyde Gilbert--vocals, bass

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