Black Cotton

 

Dressed in black cotton

the kettle's on the stove

All the lights and humble wisdom

you forever told

Children at your feet

as we looked up to a mighty soul

I could still smell your leather boots

telling tales of roses red and white

while the tea was getting cold

 

We all feel the rain

in winter we get cold

we're all forever ageing

some of us don't grow old

We all live to learn

learn to love the ones we loose

with colours not designed to fade

reminding me of you

 

Coloured head to toe

with younger spirits than your own

I was hiding in the office

there comes a time you learn to feel alone

Mother I see you wave your wand

singing carols from the kitchen

I remember thinking

one day I will sing along

but now you're gone

 

We all feel the rain

in winter we get cold

we're all forever ageing

but some of us don't grow old

We all live to learn

learn to love the ones we loose

with colours not designed to fade

reminding me of you

 

There's only one release

the release is the reward

There's only one reward

the reward is the release

There's only one release

the release is the return

of something so magnificent

 

We all feel the rain

in winter we get cold

we're all forever ageing

but some of us don't grow old

We all live to learn

learn to love the ones we loose

with colours not designed to fade

reminding me of you