The Moving Cloud

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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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Ribbon Road are:

Brenda Heslop
Jill Heslop
Geoff Heslop

For the last 20 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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Track Name: As Lovely For Me
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
Track Name: Broken Gold
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
Track Name: Every Beat Of My Heart
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
Track Name: Let Me
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
Track Name: Still Nearer
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
Track Name: The Ache Inside
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
Track Name: Just For Crying
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
Track Name: Heaven On Earth
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
Track Name: You Settle My Mind
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
Track Name: Only You
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
Track Name: Against The Night
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
Track Name: Goodnight
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