Annie Moscow

Live&Alive/ 2009

Annie Moscow

Lyrics

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BUTTERFLY’S WING/Annie Moscow

The world can turn on a butterfly’s wing 

There’s a universe in the tiniest things 

And all my striving only brings 

The laughter of the angels

 

A thousand things I've tried to change 

But ev'ry change remains the same 

And all roads lead me home again 

To the laughter of the angels 

The laughter of the angels

 

The words I long to hear you say 

A ton of gold would hardly pay 

For all the pounds those words would weigh

 

The world can turn on a butterfly's wing

 

 

FOURTH OF JULY/Annie Moscow

 

You're so insecure

You're even crazier than me

Every time you come around 

I light up like a Christmas tree

 

You tell me all your crazy stories

You crack me up for days

You make me play my songs for you

You know the words to every one

And when I play you sing along

 

You bring me the 4th of July

You bring me the 4th of July

You're my parade down Main Street

You're the glittering fire in the sky

You're the flag waving cheerleader who makes me smile

Whenever you come by

 

And you bring me the 4th of July

You bring me the 4th of July

Friends like you

I wish I had a million

Friends like you

You're one in a million

Sometimes I don't feel as

American as Apple Pie

But you bring me the 4th of July

 

 

LAND OF DREAMS/Annie Moscow & Rachael Gold

 

The silver stars are shining my friend

Cast all your troubles out the day is at an end

A lover's voice is calling you free

Whisper a melody and trip the moonlight fantasy with me

 

In the land of dreams

Everybody wears a smile

Nothing really bad is ever as it seems

Like a movie

In the land of dreams

Flying like a bird we travel

Through the netherworld of magic and moonbeams

 

A better day is dawning my friend

Sew up your broken heart and let the healing in

You'll journey through the new world tonight

Open your eyes and see that promises of happiness can be

 

In the land of dreams

Everybody wears a smile

Nothing really bad is ever as it seems

Like a movie

In the land of dreams

Flying like a bird we travel

Through the netherworld of magic and moonbeams

 

Like a movie

In the land of dreams

Everybody wears a smile

Nothing really bad is ever as it seems

Like a movie

In the land of dreams

Flying like a bird we travel

Through the netherworld of magic and moonbeams

 

 

LITTLE BOY/LITTLE GIRL  /Annie Moscow

 

I was once your little girl

And you were once my little boy

We traveled all around the world

And settled on the Isle of Joy

Where we laughed and danced - we said

How did we end up here

Where everything our hearts desired would just

Falls into our hands

 

It would fall

Like the gentle rain

That flowed into our hearts and veins

Electrifying 

Everything we’d do

It would fall

Like the mountain stream

That touched on every hope and dream

As we dreamed 

The dream of me and you

 

Time went by and how we tried

To hang on to those precious years

But time can be a prison

When you let the magic turn to fears

So we’d hurt each other - You said

How did I end up here

I said Isn’t that my heart’s desire

You’re crumpling in your hand

Then we’d fall

Like little kids

You’d say I don’t I’d say you did

And we’d scrape our knees and go a round or two

We’d just fall

To the same old tune

And blame it on the mean old moon and go on

With the dream of me and you

 

Now you won’t be my little boy

And I won’t be your little girl

Surrounded by these little toys

That make pretend this little world

But I wonder

Where do we go from here

When everything our hearts desired

Is just falling into pieces

 

It just falls

And an angry star

Comes crashing down and all we are unravels

No matter what we do

It just falls

And the winter rain beats against my heart again

That’s all

 

It just falls

And the pent-up rain

Comes pouring through an open drain

Just beating down on everything we do

It just falls

And we fall apart

Your tracks surround my broken heart

I still love you

 

MY OLD SHOES/Annie Moscow

 

My old shoes were full of holes

Everywhere I went I stubbed my toes

Scratched so bad and worn so thin

But still my feet just slid right in

 

My new shoes don’t fit that right

They're a little too shiny, a little too tight

But I know that soon they’ll fit much better

 

I feel so pretty when they’re on my feet

But sometimes My toes just wanna retreat

To that old beat up and tattered leather

‘cause nothin’ ever fit me better

 

In my new shoes I can dance

In my new shoes I can fly

I can dance (yeah)

I can soar

Like I never could before

I feel like I can do anything at all in my new shoes

 

But they’re still a little too shiny and new

A little more shiny than I’m used to

But I know in time they're gonna fit me better

'Cause I’m doin’ my best to stretch the leather

 

My old shoes are so worn and thin

It would be so easy to slip right in

They were made for me in the exact right size

But they’re falling apart before my eyes

 

THE WATER IS WIDE/Traditional

 

There is a ship and she sails the sea

She's loaded deep as deep can be

But not as deep as the love I'm in

I know not if I sink or swim

Oh love is gentle and love is kind

The sweetest flower when first it's new

But love grows old and waxes cold

And fades away like morning dew

The water is wide - I cannot cross

And nor have I the wings to fly

Build me a boat that can carry two

And both shall row

My love and I

And both shall row

My love and I

 

 

YOU WERE ONE OF MINE/Annie Moscow

I hope you’re doing well

I hope you’re doing fine

I hope perhaps you think of me

From time to time

 

If our paths are set in wet cement

Then I think we've had our time

So I take my comfort in the fact that

You were one of mine

 

That I met you in this lifetime

And we had a magic time

Well that's more than I could wish for in

Another place and time

And I'll miss the love you gave to me

But I'll comfort myself in the memory

Of what we had and what will be

You were one of mine

 

Oh I could cry how I miss you now

And I hope you're doing fine

Oh I could cry how I wish you'd stay

Forever in my life

 

If we're all just actors on a stage 

And our time is pre-ordained

Then I'll smile as I let you go

Until we meet again

At the big cast party in the sky

Where we'll laugh about this time

As we gather round with the ones we love

You were one of mine