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  1. Gossamer Wings

From the recording Bricks & Dust

"Gossamer Wings is a very beautiful, poignant and haunting song"
Philip Lymbery CEO Compassion In World Farming

Lyrics

GOSSAMER WINGS

I thought I saw a bumble bee
Busily buzzing by
It seemed to me when I was young
They filled the whole of the sky
I thought I saw a butterfly
With beautiful gossamer wings
But it’s been awhile
Since I’ve seen
Either of these things

I thought I saw a beautiful sight
A meadow full of flowers
We used to play there everyday
All of our waking hours
But I guess it’s just a trick of the light
Reflecting off the corn
If you shield your eyes
It breaks the disguise
And the colours are all gone

I remember the song thrush singing
Waking me up at dawn
I remember watching them catch
All the worms upon my lawn
But that was many years ago
And now they’re all long gone
I thought I heard a song thrush call
But I guess that I was wrong

I thought I saw a bumble bee
Bimbling through the sky
I thought I saw a butterfly
Slowly flitter by
But to tell the truth all I saw
Was a plain and empty sky
The reason they’re gone
Is the saddest of songs
It’s simply you and I
The reason they’re gone
Is the saddest of songs
It’s simply you and I