You Must Believe in Spring

Beneath the deepest snowsThe secret of a roseIs merely that it knowsYou must believe in spring When lonely feelings chillThe meadows of your mindJust think if winter comesCan spring be far behind? Just as a tree is sureIts leaves will reappearIt knows its emptinessIs just a time of year The frozen mountains dreamsOf April’s meltingContinue reading “You Must Believe in Spring”

What is This Thing Called Love?

I was a humdrum personLeading a life apartWhen love flew in through my window wideAnd quickened my humdrum heart Love flew in through my windowI was so happy thenBut after love had stayed a little whileLove flew out again What is this thing called loveThis funny thingCalled loveJust who can solve its mysteryWhy should itContinue reading “What is This Thing Called Love?”

Ahead by a Century

First thing we’d climb a treeAnd maybe then we’d talkOr sit silentlyAnd listen to our thoughtsWith illusions of somedayCast in a golden lightNo dress rehearsalThis is our life And that’s where the hornet stung meAnd I had a feverish dreamWith revenge and doubtTonight we smoke them out You are ahead by a centuryYou are aheadContinue reading “Ahead by a Century”

Go No More A-Roving

So we’ll go no more, no moreSo we’ll go no more, no more So we’ll go no more a-rovingSo late into the nightThough the heart be still as lovingAnd the moon be still as brightFor the sword outwears its sheathAnd the soul outwears the breastAnd the heart must pause to breatheAnd love itself have restContinue reading “Go No More A-Roving”

January Hymn

On a winter’s Sunday I goTo clear away the snowAnd green the ground below April all an ocean awayIs this a better way to spend the day?Keeping the winter at bay What were the words I meant to sayBefore you leftWhen I could see your breath leadWhere you were going to Maybe I should justContinue reading “January Hymn”

12 Days of Christmas

The 12 days of Christmas runs from December 25 to January 5. January 6 is Epiphany, celebrating the coming of Magi (3 Kings Day). Epiphany Eve, January 5 is also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 days of Christmas was originally a chant, with French origins. In 1780, it was published for the first timeContinue reading “12 Days of Christmas”

Christmas Waltz

Originally released as the B-side to the famous White Christmas, this fabulous Christmas tune was written on a hot, dry California summer day, at the request of Frank Sinatra. Merry ChristmasMerry ChristmasMay your New Year dreams come true Frosted window panesCandles gleaming insidePainted candy canes on the treeSanta’s on his wayHe’s filled his sleigh withContinue reading “Christmas Waltz”

I've Got Everything I Need, Almost

In 2019, Downchild has been celebrating 50 years of making sweet Canadian blues. The cherry on the cake has been having their song I’ve Got Everything I Need, Almost inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Congrats gents, long may you play! I got everything I need, almostI got everything I need, almostBut IContinue reading “I've Got Everything I Need, Almost”

Northern Sky

I never felt magic crazy as thisI never saw moons knew the meaning of the seaI never held emotion in the palm of my handOr felt sweet breezes in the top of a treeBut now you’re hereBrighten my northern sky.I’ve been a long time that I’m waitingBeen a long that I’m blownI’ve been a longContinue reading “Northern Sky”

River

River, released nearly 50 years ago, is a classically Canadian, non-Christmasy, Christmas-time tune of lost love. It’s perfect for those who may have the Christmas blues, or are just tired of listening to the fake, off-tune, glittery tunes the radio churns out 24/7 this time of year. It’s coming on Christmas They’re cutting down treesContinue reading “River”