On A Day Like This​.​.​.

by Meklit

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released April 20, 2010

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Track Name: Walk Up
walk up
walk up straight through the roof
straight through the hole in the ceiling
take your place in the sky
 
oh look around at the clouds
that hold you
that hold you
 
and the birds surround you
the birds surround you
they circle you and make
a tornado from the air
 
it feels just like you dreamed
just like you dream
 
oh, your shoulders are clear
they have given up the weights and the knots
the weights and the knots
the weights and the knots
 
no more gravity around you
no more gravity
no more gravity
 
and in a funny way you identify with the
piece of paper you saw
floating down the street
earlier in the day
 
who knew this
who knew this would be easy
 
and you suddenly think of the kings
and the poets in the past
and how they must have felt just like this
on a day like this
on a day like this
 
Track Name: Float and Fall
well the sound of your step
reminded me of the snow
that winter before i left for good
 
and the knock that you knocked
had an accidental rhythm
 
you asked me for tea
and i knew you liked it sweet
i remember, with two sugars
 
i am happy to see you again
 
the wrinkles when you smile
are like rings upon a tree
you reminded me of plane rides baby
of take-offs and landings
and watching the earth from the sky
 
well a moment of dark, a moment of light
the memories dance so strange and slow
a moment of darkness and of light
i alight, you alight
we drift and we float and we fall
 
in the hour before the evening arrives
and the air smells suddenly of the rain
 
i wait on the step
on the stoop of your house
the house that you grew up in
 
and the air and the air
turns suddenly cold
and the sky prepares itself for night
 
i know every person who passes me by
their history is also mine
 
well a moment of dark, a moment of light
the memories dance so strange and slow
a moment of darkness and of light
i alight, you alight
we drift and we float and we fall
  
Track Name: Leaving Soon
 
he strum the guitar light
the way he stroke my back
cause he’s shy sometimes
 
i ask him to dance
but he wont dance
no he don’t know he’s
beautiful
 
he pull back the veil and
show the color of his heart
it’s blue, so blue
so blue
 
but yes, i know
you’re leaving soon
 
well baby no
don’t come so close
you’re leaving
leaving soon.
 
well baby no
dont come so close
your’re leaving
leaving soon
 
he take me to the roof
and show me the moon
near full tonight
 
and there we lay
with my guitar and play
oh lovely
 
my dear, my dear
so far from here
you’ll be, you’ll be
maybe you can stay with me?
 
well baby no
don’t come so close
you’re leaving
leaving soon
 
well baby no
don’t come so close.
you’re leaving
leaving soon
 
well your eyebrows, they arch softly
like branches toward the water
and your fingertips
they remind me of the moon
 
time it passes quickly
been years and years already
i am glad you’re leaving
 
Track Name: You And The Rain
spirit of a distant day
wrap me in red
cover me in clover
yes darling, clover
 
hallow me simply
with just a little water
 
with rain on my shoulder
with rain on my shoulder
 
in some countries there are
a hundred words for rain
 
one for the kind it falls
slow like pearls
one for the kind that makes you brave
one for the kind it’s warm and wide
one for the kind that smells of new life

one for the kind that pelts
and bruises
 
one for the kind that carries you, carries you, carries you, carries you, carries you
 
oh you and the rain
you and the rain
you and the rain
you and the rain
you and the rain
you and the rain
you and the rain and the rain and the rain and the rain
 
Track Name: Soleil Soleil
soleil soleil
 
i’ve been dreaming, dreaming of the sun
of its lovely, lovely melody
holy queen of sunshine
shine it down on me
 
face in the sun and
body in the breeze
my baby bring me sunshine
shines it down on me.
 
Track Name: Call
 
the heavy, sweet orange
made the branch bow low
 
once admired from on high
it is ready
for hungry hands
 
it casts upon you a little spell
its halo grows
and power swells
you are seduced by its call
oh yeah its call
 
when the dreamer
wants a lover
like the orange
she dress in color
 
when the sparrow
wants a lover
she sing her notes
into the ether
 
she cast upon you a little spell
her halo grows
and power swells
you are seduced by her call
oh yeah her call
 
now the time
for standing in the middle of the midnight hour alone
it has gone
no more staring at the stars
no more
 
now the time
for building has come
and love will build itself a house
as tall as the sky
it will sway in the wind
but it will not fall
till the time for falling has come
 
Track Name: Walls
be gentle
be gentle, gentle with me
i feel fragile this year
be gentle, gentle with me
 
and the walls
the walls
i counted ten thousand walls around my heart
cant you see my walls
 
some are made of cardboard
some are made of clay
some are made of memories
of that sad, sad day
oh i know every single one of my walls
 
i walk amongst them, in between them, shout from on top of them
i walk amongst them, in between them, shout from on top of my…
 
some hold bones
like graveyard stones
like fossils in the sea
some are painted red
for mystic me
 
one has a flower growing sideways
out of a crack
and one day that plant may grow
that wall will crumble, crumble, crumble
 
they appear and disappear
there’s one that knows when you're not here
it’s when I miss you that I
see right through that wall
 
but when you’re with me
all I can see is
brick and mortar and mud
why do you, do you
do this to me, do you, do you
do you, do you do?
 
can walls have roots
or branches like a tree
i don’t know how deep this goes
you got to help me, help me, help me
please, please, please
 
Track Name: Under
night saturated
breeze wavers
swim closer
 
take off your shoes
walk barefoot
 
i live in a small house
but you wont mind
 
green, green, green everywhere
then the turquoise moment
everything at half speed
 
lights flashing
and eyes closing
closing, closing
closing, closing…………….