only then

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lyrics

Only when all the books are in their colours
and only when the piano's tuned,
only when birds perch on the table
and flowers of every colour bloom.
Only when your old hymn board is hanging
and covered in chalk scrawled made up names,
we'll wait till the scrabble clock is ticking
and we've filled all the mismatched picture frames.
Only when your sure nimble fingers
have sewn up a patch on both on both my knees,
Only when all the walls are covered
with maps from the places we have been.

Only then, only then is a space created,
into which, into which, more can come?

Only when autumn prayers make patterns,
awaiting their moment to be read,
only when winter's snow starts melting
and windows are opened wide again.
Only when paint splashed clothes are packed up,
still covered in colours that we chose,
only when washing lines hang heavy,
as morning light streams through the clothes.

Only then, only then is a space created,
into which, into which more can come?
Only then, only then is a place we imagined,
happening, happening, until we are done?

And don't look too far ahead,
it's just out reach and packed with distractions,
yes there's no silver thread that we're waiting for,
cos life's already here.

credits

from the night​-​time, released July 16, 2016
Cello - Frances Jones
Vocals - Fie Meneghello

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James Dey Leeds, UK

James was born in Halifax, England in the summer of 1982. Growing up in a vicarage in Bradford with four brothers, the house was full of music. James released 'Landing Lights' in 2005, composed for theatre companies for several years before finally completing his second album 'the night-time' in 2016. He aims to write music of hushed beauty, telling small stories of seemingly unremarkable things. ... more

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