The Moving Cloud

by Ribbon Road

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1.
When I'm sad and it's bad day Who could tell things are in such a bad way I am still 'cos I just can't say Or even whisper what they all say When I smile it's to relieve you To show that I believe you For a while I can really see you I know I'll never leave you Tumbled and worn, a maid all forlorn Crumbled and gone like a dream Troubled and torn, a man of the morning Could love be as lovely for me When I wake I try to listen Dew glistens on first grass My mistake, and I'm found missing The ground is kissing me at last When I turn I know that you hide me Right beside me each step of the way Where I burn you move inside me You find me where I hide away Foolish and failed, a shadow in grey Lonely and laboured too long Cool in the shade where memory betrays me Please stay with me, love is too strong When I'm sad and it's bad day Who could tell 'cos I just can't say Or even whisper what they all say Tumbled and worn, a maid all forlorn Crumbled and gone like a dream Troubled and torn, a man of the morning Could love be as lovely for me Could love be as lovely for me Could love be as lovely for me
2.
Broken Gold 04:12
Seasons meet, I overflow You keep the depth in me Reasons weep, but are overthrown 'Cos you believe in me Fighting over times gone by Then fighting on for more May lightning strike just one more time Then strike me to the floor Every mystery is crowned to make a queen And every lily was a dream Every final shout, another knife in me A broken heart I didn't really mean The fields of youth I feel in you You feel the truth in me The silver moon has moved away The moon was cruel to me The gold that grows in bridal sheen The gold that grows apart They spat and spurned that bridal turn Enfolded in my heart Every mystery is crowned to make a queen And every lily was a dream Every final shout another knife in me A broken heart I didn't really mean So rock the boat, go gently now And whisper the sweet lullaby Tell them how you're empty now The reason why I cry Tell them how you're empty now The reason why I cry
3.
Catch me when I fall I always knew I would fall And you couldn't see for the fear in my eyes Fear in me, clear in me Catch me when I cry Sometimes I just want to die And you couldn't know that I'd nowhere to go But the fear in me, tears in me Every beat of my heart tears me apart Thinking of you Every time I believe, I'm sure that you'll leave Will it be soon Catch me in your arms I never would cause any harm And you couldn't feel that it's all very real Like the fear in me, here in me Catch me in your voice I never did have any choice And all that I say seems to get in the way For the fear in me, fear in me Every beat of my heart tears me apart Thinking of you Every time I believe, I'm sure that you'll leave Will it be soon Catch me in your kiss I never fought you for this And you couldn't tell every time that I fell To the fear in me, too near for me Every beat of my heart tears me apart Thinking of you Every time I believe, I'm sure that you'll leave Will it be soon
4.
Let Me 04:30
Smooth away the tears, bless the funeral brow Now I'm very near, let me show you how Far away from Eden, beauties grow and bloom I know how you'll be needing all my dreams for you I recognise the feeling, the broken rocking chair And very soon you'll believe in all the love and care Rest your head with me, rely upon my shoulder It's best to take your time to love and to hold her Fancy flee away, washed in cooling rivers I can feel the sway but there's more you can give her Fretted breezes blowing, a rose's piercing thorn Let it help you in knowing that roses don't stay that long Like a boat that's sailing over stormy seas I know all your failings, cast them onto me Like a fountain flowing, pearls of milk and wine Let it help you in knowing I'm gonna make you mine Smooth away the tears, bless the funeral brow Now I'm very near, let me show you how
5.
Still Nearer 05:21
Hold my tears when I can't cry Catch my heart when I can't fly Pin me down so that I can do no more harm Don't leave now, just be there with your arms Hold my hand when I can't see When I don't understand help me feel When I can't walk soothe my soul The words won't talk but your arms say it all Hold my pain when I can't move Say my name so I've nothing to prove All I do is as nothing to you Safe and calm in your arms Hold me close when I can't breathe Hold me tight so that I still believe Take your place so that I have nothing to fear Every day brings me nearer Hold my face, make it shine A gentle touch, make it mine Love won't stay if you keep on walking away Every day brings me nearer, still nearer Nearer, still nearer Nearer, still nearer
6.
When the baby cries And I defy the fear Every time the crow must fly away To leave me here And your heart must beat it's tireless heat In burning sway Reunion spent, but wordless sent away When the baby cries And I deny the pain I have to close my eyes I know that things will never be the same And the time it takes for a heart to break It's all the same to me All I ever wanted to be When the baby cries I've nothing but a shadow Each step I take I force myself to let it go And the strain of pride, I can't decide To make it on my own But no-one ever really wants to know Which way to go When the baby cries I'm searching for a face Arms held out in solitude But I can't find the place And the blanket of a memory Imagined love was blind Forcing for a smile just one more time When the baby cries And I am left alone And the feeling, all-concealing Means this heart is not a home And the ache inside me breaks inside me Breaks you too, I know Now I am lost with nowhere else to go Which way to go You'll never know, you'll never know
7.
Open your heart to me, it's all I can hear Make a new start for me - see, I'm crying new tears I don't know what to feel or what I should say Didn't want you to see how I'm crying this way Open your hand for me, now that I know Please understand for me as I let the tears flow I thought I was stronger, I thought I would fly Let me stay a while longer while I cry Open the door to me now that I'm here It's all been too much for me, holding hurt onto fear You've got me broken down and I've had to fall Just sit here with me now, as I cry for it all Hold me slow, it's just for crying Let me know, I'm tired of trying Don't make me turn, don't be concerned It's just for crying Open your heart to me, don't be afraid Truth comes to set us free from mistakes that are made Honestly taken, the love that you crave My heart is breaking and I'm crying again Hold me slow, it's just for crying Let me know, I'm tired of trying Don't make me turn, don't be concerned It's just for crying Don't try to turn, don't be concerned It's just for crying
8.
Once your heart is broken, don't look back Once the words are spoken, don't feel bad There's a special place and though I miss your face After all is said and done, don't look back One more faithful step, now don't look back Every tear you kept, but don't feel bad Every wasted breath is maybe all that?s left Treasure island stories make me sad Once your love is given, don't look back The only road to heaven, don't feel bad The only lips to kiss, you only live for this Don't be sad in heaven, don't look back Day and night I want you, don't look back I can feel the fight but don't feel bad Dance with me this time, forgive the pardoned crime Don't be sad in heaven, don't be sad in heaven Don't be sad in heaven, don't be sad in heaven Don't be sad in heaven, don't look back
9.
In your warm arms I don't need to be forearmed Eyes closed, you settle my mind In sweet embrace I gaze on your lovely face No-one can take your place, infinity mine A mirrored calm wrapped in a tender heart Just who you are brings me to tears And the things you say take my breath away The price you paid, forgiven for years Further than every extreme Deeper than I'll ever be Brighter than I had imagined my dream would be When I awake, through every cruel mistake You understand, you're holding my hand Every twist of pain, you catch the heavy rain A debt I can't repay, you settle my mind Further than every extreme Deeper than I'll ever be Brighter than I had imagined my dream would be
10.
Only You 03:54
A winter day, not many thoughts have come my way Since you And people say they know the way for me But I know they don't come true The empty eyes will smile and scorn But I was cold when you were born The spreading trees they tried to shelter my shoulders But their branches have broken before Every time my life is over With every kiss I cry Every minute sees the way they're getting older For every moment lost I try A winter day, but I don't walk alone It's just a solitude of heart And if I listen I can hear the tune That only you impart And when the wind won't blow I come in close 'Cos I still feel the chill And though I long for someone's hand to hold I know you always will Every time my life is over With every kiss I cry Every minute sees the way they're getting older For every moment lost I try A winter day, but I don't walk alone It's just a solitude of heart And if I listen I can hear the tune That only you... that only you... That only you
11.
To sing against the night is more than I can bear To sing you out of sight, may every curtain tear May every bird that's born and every head that's shorn Be blessed in heaven's arms, heaven's warm To give each word to flight beyond this final hour And when my cup is filled and I am standing still May we be blessed in heaven's arms To sing against the night, the dove will call you through To bring their eyes in sight of all that's good and true For all the fear and dread of all that's lying dead May they be blessed in heaven's arms To sing against the night is more than I can stand To bring the end to flight I need your open hand And when the sun goes down she'll wear her golden crown And you'll be blessed in heaven's arms To sing against the night, it's all we have to do To sing it out of sight and make a sweetheart true And on that final day when I come home to stay I'll be blessed in heaven's arms I'll be blessed in heaven's arms
12.
Goodnight 06:21
Close your eyes, goodnight, it's alright You're in my arms, sleep tight, it's alright When He comes ? just go, I'll know Dream sweet dreams, goodnight, goodnight Lay it down, goodnight, it's alright I'm here now, sleep tight, it's alright All those angry words have all passed away Dream your dreams, goodnight, it's alright Let go the pain, sleep tight, it's alright Never to let go again, goodnight, it's alright No more tired eyes, don't try to say it anymore Dream sweet dreams, goodnight, it's alright Dream your sweet dreams, goodnight Goodnight, goodnight

credits

released January 7, 2001

Brenda Heslop - vocals, guitar
Geoff Heslop - vocals, guitar
Paul Flush - piano, keyboards
Rod Clements - bass, slide and acoustic guitars, mandolin
Paul Smith - drums, percussion

Produced by Geoff Heslop
Engineered by Mickey Sweeney

All songs written by Brenda Heslop
Published by Ribbon Road Music
Cover painting and design by Geoff Heslop

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For the last 26 years, Brenda Heslop has been one of the undiscovered talents of songwriting. Only now is she starting to get the attention she has so long deserved, with singers taking up her lovely songs and spreading the word.
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