Forgotten Tree – Lyrics

1. Tzion
2. Worship at our Temple
3. Celtic Woman
4. Struck Down
5. Dropped out of Bed
6. Fly Away
7. June for April
8. Rose to Love
9. Who can Tame the Tongue?

10. Forgotten Tree

1. Tzion

Yes a man is born into trouble, it comes like the day turns to night,
 the sun turns to rain
And a man is born into trouble like a Jew in Germany like a slave in chains

And the wind is so heavy and the earth rises to meet

Within this body of clay a heart of gold does beat


Chorus

And with the wind in my hair and with the sun on my face 
join me and run to the higher place

Yes a man is born into trouble, comes like the heat to the desert
like the pain to the cut
 and a man is born into trouble,
like a woman says ‘love’ like a woman turns away
And we live on the border yeah the border of night and day

within this body of clay, with sorrow and so much pain,
sorrow and so much pain

Chorus

And with the wind in my hair and with the sun on my face 
join me and run to the higher place

Yes a man is born into trouble, comes like the child hurt in play
and like lovers in what they say

And a man is born into trouble, like a church in Russia
and like a power play
 And yes run the good race, fight the good fight, within this body of clay and that’s all I want to say

Lyrics by Davyd Homan

2 Worship at our Temple

Mark has rattled that little bone in my head
Blowing strong she’s right on, sweet NZ

Running around getting our stuff together

Single wing that flies with out a single feather

Meeting at the paddock like perfect,
no drugs in me but I feel like an addict

Patches of rock that are sticking out like mange,
no scape dog she’s the beautiful Paeroa range

Deer and boar they have a home on her true
Her top scrapes then it just cuts into the blue

Also looks like a giant pushed dirt over a grave,
not sure if I’m fool hardy or brave

Dust is spiralling from the car like a vapour trail,
soon so quiet slip through the air under a sail

At take off there is always a safety check,
who wants to break and then spiral into the deck?

Standing there I feel the glory of a thermal
We have come to worship at our temple

Lyrics by Davyd Homan

3. Celtic Woman

Celtic woman she’s my friend,
good things she placed in my heart sometimes flow from my pen

Brick by brick she pulled down the wall of fear
She used them to built a bridge to the land she calls “I care”

Celtic woman hair fiery red I’ve watched her mouth shaping words ‘love’ she softly said
 I’m like that moth dancing near the sweet golden flames Weary of the fire weary of the desire in case I’m maimed

Celtic woman she’s a good thing
She’s like the sun that’s rising, making birds sweetly sing
I’ll head out through that scary no man’s land,
to fight my way through to reach the other side then touch her hand
Celtic woman she’s my friend

Lyrics by Davyd Homan

4. Struck Down

Struck down ………………………………………………………………..

5. Dropped out of bed and into life

He dropped out of bed and into life sat there thinking about the after life
He dropped in front so he dropped back to see if anyone had some smack

Chorus

Johnny stop doing it, stop frying your brain get back with sweet Mary Jane

The girls call him a cute lay about
dropped into class only to drop right out

Dropped into Mary’s then drop right off right in the middle of Rachmaninov

Chorus

Johnny stop doing it stop frying your brain get back with sweet Mary Jane

He dropped doing drugs yeah dropped the scene,
decided to live bright and clean

He dropped the question didn’t drop the ring
Its now clear the family can’t sing

Chorus

Johnny stopped doing it stopped frying his brain he’s now married to that sweet Mary Jane

Lyrics by Davyd Homan

6. Fly Away

The olive branch will soon lie broken its a sign its a symbolic omen
and dead on the ground lies a dove and soon to
be joined by brotherly love

I see war paint quietly being put on do you know?
It won’t be very long
 Seven thousand war horses waiting at the gate

G-d knows the right time, the time to evacuate

The time has now come now come to pass that the weapons have the power to turn sand to glass
 Those poisonous dark clouds will darken the sky and blinding lights will consume many innocent eyes

Yet many will leave and fly away like a large flock there they will land in the cleft of The Rock

Lyrics by Davyd Homan

7. June for April in December

Is commitment dead? Maybe she’s lost
I thought I saw her in the haze of the frost

Yes it was you in the middle of the bridge throwing something over that looked like garbage

Chorus

You’re murdering commitment saying her words where like brick with out mortar
 committing a crime greater than manslaughter

Most say you were lead by that little member,
when leaving June for April in December

Your will is like a butterfly that is blown on the wind
saying I am sinless, layer skin on skin

Chorus

Your murdering commitment saying her words where like brick with out mortar
 committing a crime greater than manslaughter

So many excuses from your mouth roll yet in the distance there’s a lone bell does toll

Are you listening to me and myself?
That’s your name, enemy of Abel a friend of Cain

Chorus

Your murdering commitment saying her words where like brick with out mortar
committing a crime greater than manslaughter

Lyrics by Davyd Homan

8. Rose to Love

I’ve been a loner riding on the plains for too long
Sat by many fires but sang the same song

I’ve seen the whirling wind dust turn to a spiral staircase in the sky,
to say I want to be alone would be a lie

I’m yearning I’m a turning to Rose to love

I’ve been a sitting next to this flaming fire for too long
Thinking that to live all alone is so wrong

Life it is so very short, there it goes a shooting star falls through the sky
Just like that spark jumps to the ground, flickers then just dies
I’m a yearning to Rose to love

Lyrics by Davyd Homan

9. Who Can Tame The Tongue?

They say war starts with a shot from a gun,
but I say words start them by rolling off the tongue

The tongue can set your world on fire as one man calls another man a liar
You better believe the tongue can spit fire

Chorus

Who can tame the tongue?
 Who can tame the tongue?
 Can you tame your tongue?

Its so true sticks and stones do break bones and its so true words can hit as hard as a stone

Those words can break our spirit like flowers if hail falls on them shower after shower

You better believe your words they have power, power

Chorus

Who can tame the tongue?
 Who can tame the tongue?
 Can you tame your tongue?

I saw words strike out like men use their feet

I saw that name lying so still on the street

That name was kicked and a bruised in mud,
it lay their hurting no sign of the blood
Hey, I would suggest you speak out some love, love

Chorus

Who can tame the tongue?
 Who can tame the tongue?
 Can you tame your tongue?

Lyrics by Davyd Homan

10. Forgotten Tree

If I were the rain I would fall on you the dry flower

If I were healing I would heal your broken wings

If I were the light to you I would come a blazing

If I were the calm I would enter your storm

Chorus

But I’m only me a wild forgotten tree

Standing on a desert plain calling your name

If I were a word, to you I would be the word love

If I were sweet peace I would come and fill your heart

If I were the time, for you I would stand so still

If I were a boat, from the trouble we could float

Chorus
But I’m only me, a wild forgotten tree standing on the desert plain
Calling your name, calling your name,
So from the sun I’ll give you shade

Lyrics by Davyd Homan