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LYRICS


Lamplighter
Kiss You
This Time Next Year
In the Moonlight
Float Like A Feather
Old Weathered Fences
Quietly Determined
Love Remains
Dominoes
Good Morning
Once And Again Friend
The Queen

Lamplighter

Lamplighter
Words and Lyrics by Dawn Mitschele

Light up the town
Light up the city
Make things glow
Make things pretty.

Where are you now
Its getting late
the streets are growing dark
we're all here waiting again.

Lamplighter
you burn it all before the night falls.
Your wasted flame
burns all day then nothing else remains.

You've forgotten
who you really are.
Now you have left us
all here in the dark.

The lanterns hang low
but there's a full moon
to guide us where
ever we may choose.

If you feel the light of love
maybe you'll see
what you're so afraid of.

Lamplighter
you burn it all before the night falls.
Your wasted flame
burns all day then nothing else remains.

You've forgotten
who you really are.
Now you have left us
all here in the dark.

Burn, burn, burn, burn
Burn, burn, in the fear
Burn, burn, burn, burn
Burn, burn, in the love.

Lamplighter
you burn it all before the night falls.
Your wasted flame
burns all day then nothing else remains.

You've forgotten
who you really are.
Now you have left us
all here in the dark.

So light up the town
Light up the city
Make things glow
Make thing pretty.



Kiss You

Lyrics and Music by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)

Stay back, ‘cause I might get too close,
And I don't want to act so soon.
Stay back, ‘cause I might get too close,
And I can feel your breath from across the room.
And I look out at you.

And I want to kiss you,
And I want to kiss you.
And my heart it says I want to kiss you.
I want to hold you, I want to hold you.
And my heart it says I want to hold you.
But I don't, no, I won't.

Despite what's best, I move closer and closer,
And the room, it gets smaller
As I get weaker.
And now I'm there on your shoulder.
And I look up at you.

And I want to kiss you,
I want to kiss you.
And my heart it says I want to kiss you.
I want to hold you, I want to hold you.
And my heart it says I want to hold you.
And so I do, yes, I do.

And we are met with heat,
We are met with the sweet
Unknowingness of what to do next.
And we roll, until we slow
To a stop.

And the first light of day does break,
And I'm holding my hand to your face.
And we fear not what this could mean
‘Cause we know that the best things in life are unseen.
And who knows when I'll want to kiss you again.



This Time Next Year

Words and Music by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)

There’s a new year upon me
I’m begging for some reform.
There’s an obvious reflection
That I’ve been running from.

Sometime early last summer
I started holding my ears,
Covering up my eyes,
I couldn’t speak through my fears.

Take me, oh take me I said
To the man I adored.
Take me, oh take me
Cause I am barely me anymore.

Oh, I pray
That it never comes to this again.
This time next year,
I’ll be so much clearer
And closer to the ones I love.
I’ll be everything to me
And it will change how I see
Everything, everything
This time next year.

There are songs that you’ve written
There are lines of my own
That tell all the story
Of our love and our wars.

There’s the dream that began us
The one that took us by surprise
And now that dream is hidden
In the tears from our eyes.

Take me oh take me I said
To the man I adored.
Take me oh take me
Cause I am barely me anymore.

Chorus

Hand me my crown
And I’ll put it on.
Hand me my crown
And I’ll put it on.

Chorus



In the Moonlight

Lyrics and Music by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)

Well, something comes out of nothing at all,
And I will drink from my cup
As the voices they call to me in time.
And they tickle me on the back of my neck.
And they are calling me back from the dead
Of my sleepwalking in the afternoon light.

I bow to the truth that they're telling me,
Bow to the love coming over me.

Oh, Graces, I can hear your cries
And they are, they're calling me out into the night.
And up into the trees that I climb
To sing my songs to you
In the moonlight.

Now lately it’s become so obscure
And I can't hear, no,
The whispers you're making anymore.
Oh, I am, I am lost.

And I bow before this humbleness,
Bow to the answers in silence.

Oh, Graces, well, I can hear your cries
And they are, they're calling me out into the night
And up into the trees that I climb
To sing my songs to you
In the moonlight.

And I know, I know, I know, I know you are always here
When I'm weak from all of my fears.
You know, yes, I know, I know, I know, I know
All I have to do is close my eyes
And you are right there inside.
Yes, I know that you'll take me to places
That I have never been
And I know, well, there's more to this than traveling.



Float Like A Feather

Lyrics and Music by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)

Watch the feathers float around me.
They float to the ground
And they don't make a sound.
Will you be like the feathers
And never hurt me?

I was born in a town of trees
Where the leaves in the fall fell on me.
Will you be like the leaves
And fall on me gently?

I am bound by this sense of lightness,
And I can feel when the earth, it moves like this,
And when the rocks fall down
They’re too heavy to bear,
I'll need you to remind me
It’s not always like this.

I am sitting, watching the sea.
I grab a fistful of sand,
Let it fall through my hand.
Will you be like the sand and
Fly on the wind?

Now I watch as a leaf it falls on the stream
And it carries it down and all around.
Will you be like the stream and carry me?

I am bound by this sense of lightness.,
And I can feel when the earth, it moves like this,
And when the rocks fall down
They’re too heavy to bear,
I'll need you to remind me
It’s not always like this.

Now as the seasons are slowly changing
And all of those things that we have left behind.
And I want to thank you for making things clearer.
You know how to ease my mind.

'Cause I am bound by this sense of lightness.
And I can feel when the earth, it moves like this,
And when the rocks fall down,
They're too heavy to bear,
I'll need you to remind me
It’s not always like this.



Old Weathered Fences

Words by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)
Music by Dawn Mitschele and J. Ciccolella (ASCAP)

I see you in things like Old Weathered Fences
And I, and I know you'd like to take a photograph.
And, oh, I hear you in things like passing conversation
And I, I know exactly when you'd react.

Oh, and you are, yes, you're taking up all my time,
Even though I never see your face.
You are, oh, you're only in my mind and in all
Of those pretty things that I will find along my way.
Oh, they're captured so sweetly in those signs that greet me.
You know how they lead me toward your memory.

I feel you in things like late nights in summertime.
You'd count the stars lying on your back.
And I hear you in things like, oh, my father's stories and I,
I know exactly when you'd laugh.

Oh, you are, yes, you're taking up all my time,
Even though I never see your face.
You are, oh, you're only in my mind and in all
Of those pretty things that I will find along my way.
Oh, they're captured so sweetly in those signs that greet me.
You know how they lead me toward your memory.

Oooh, and your mouth, I can see high up in the clouds
And your hands, and your hands are in the stems of my garden.
Oh, but am I foolish, am I foolish
To think that this could keep me close to you?

Oh, you are, yes, you're taking up all my time,
Even though I, I never see your face.
Oh, you are, you're only in my mind and in all
Of those pretty things that I will find along my way.
Oh, they're captured so sweetly in those signs that greet me.
You know how they lead me towards your memory.

I see you in things like Old Weathered Fences
And I, and I know you'd like to take a photograph.



Quietly Determined

Lyrics and Music by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)

Barely seen are her strong and sturdy feet.
Yet on a high cloud rests her head so high and out of reach.

But she'll make her way,
Carving through space as she sings.

I am quietly, so quietly determined,
You can make your mistakes about me.
I am quietly, so quietly determined.
I am quietly, so quietly.

I'm here, she says, in this sacred waiting room,
Just delivering on her fate that's late to bloom.

But she'll make her way,
Carving through space as she sings.

I am quietly, so quietly determined,
You can make your mistakes about me.
I am quietly, so quietly determined.
I am quietly, so quietly,
Me.



Love Remains

Words and Music by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)

Make me something I won’t forget
And I’ll put your love on my shelf.
Just for a while until I come back
And I’ve got it all figured out.

This life we made, we were so brave.
We jumped right in to the fire.
This love remains, oh, nothing changes
Just movin’ on for a while.

All these days you made so clear
That you’re the hunter and I’m your dear one
That is running off into the trees
But it’s not your time to capture me.

This life we made, we were so brave.
We jumped right in to the fire.
This love remains, oh, nothing changes
Just movin’ on for a while.

Oh oh oh oh oh oh…

When I come back I wanna hold you
Like I always knew that I could hold you.
And when I come back I wanna love you
Like I always knew that I could love you.
And when I come back I wanna give you
Everything that I always knew
I could give you.

This life we made, we were so brave.
We jumped right in to the fire.
This love remains, oh, nothing changes
Just movin’ on for a while.

This life we made, we were so brave.
We jumped right in to the fire.

This love remains, oh, nothing changes
Just movin’ on for a while.
For a while.

Movin’ on, yes, I am, movin’ on, for a while, movin’ on.



Dominoes

Lyrics and music by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)

Heads are turning, oh, each one is yearning,
As the one they're looking at turns away. Oh, they turn away.
And hearts are burning, oh, everything is churning,
As the one they're looking at is getting away. Oh, they're getting away.

And, oh, we are like Dominoes
And we are falling in one long row now, I say,
We're Dominoes, and we're falling head over our, our toes.

And she's falling for him, and he is falling for me,
And I am falling for somebody else, who’s falling for you.
Oh, we're falling like Dominoes,
Oh, we’re falling like Dominoes,
Oh, we're falling, and, oh, we're falling way too fast.

And minds are dreaming, each time believing
That you'll appear on my doorstep
Well, maybe today, oh, maybe today.
And hands are praying, don’t you hear what I'm saying?
Oh, I tell you if you pour on me that kind of love,
You know that I won't, no, I won't run away.

And, oh, we are like Dominoes
And we are falling in one long row now, I sing,
We're Dominoes, and we're falling head over our, our toes.

And she's falling for him, and he is falling for me,
And I am falling for somebody else, who’s falling for you.
Oh, we're falling like Dominoes,
Oh, we’re falling like Dominoes,
Oh, we're falling, and now we're falling way too fast.

And if I had, oh, one wish it would be to be back up on my toes,
And I would fall, as you fall and turn around,
And we would fall, well, nose to nose, not like…

Dominoes that are falling
And we're falling in one long row now, I sing,
We're Dominoes, and we're falling head over our, our toes.

And she's falling for him, and he is falling for me,
And I am falling for somebody else, who’s falling for you,
Oh, we're falling like Dominoes,
Oh, we’re falling like Dominoes,
Oh, we're falling, and how I wish we were,
How I wish we were, oh, fallin’ nose to nose.




Good Morning

Lyrics and Music by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)

Good Morning, the ocean is calling.
It still sounds the same,
Even though I have fallen.

Good Morning, to all of my family,
The ones who raised me,
And the ones who saved me.

Good Morning, to how it all used to be,
When I would run,
Now I run wild with a new set of dreams.
Oh, let’s go out to the sea.

'Cause my body's just a body like your body
In this body of water.
And the waves are taking shape.
We're gonna ride this all the way together.
And the hope is getting higher
‘Cause you have brought me home.

Good moments, we're making them here today,
When we gather all together in the sunshine.

And good love, is what we are giving,
When we're living just like this hand in hand.
Oh, let’s go out to the sea.

'Cause my body's just a body like your body
In this body of water.
And the waves are taking shape.
We're gonna ride this all the way together.
And the hope is getting higher
You have brought me home.
You have brought me home.
You have brought us all home.

And I'll take all of this peace
When I'm out here floating free.
Yeah, I'll take it all with me.
Will you take it with you?

Good night, to the day that shows me
You will always hold me
Every season of my life.

Good night, good night.
I can't wait to awake
To another sunrise.



Once And Again Friend

Lyrics and Music by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)

My once and again friend, you cross my mind, now and then
And when you do I wish that I could ask you......

How does your heart fare? '
Cause the weather's felt a bit cool in there
The last few times that I've
seen you out somewhere.
And I want to remind you
that my heart knows you,
It rolls like you,
it opens and closes its doors too.
And I see you in there,
but I will not stare.
You can use whatever mask feels safe to wear.

My once and again friend,
I love you like I loved you,
from the beginning,
and I will love you till the end.
Once and again friend,
you make it hard to defend
all the love that I want to send to you.

I will love you the same
and I will not blame you,
Even if you can't say my name
without feelin' some kind of pain.
I know how deep forgiveness gets,
to work through hurt without regrets.
I've already taken the dive to accept
what's mine, and seen it as a gift of the divine.
So now's your chance to be your love,
to show you what you're made of.

CHORUS

It hurts to see yourself in me, I know, but when you come to something
Like a wound in need of mending, will you see it as your own?
Will you own what you've been shown? Or will you choose not to see me anymore,
Slam the door, hit the floor when I come walkin' by,
As if to hide what I've already spied with my loving eye?
My once and again friend, you're out there doing the best you can, savin' the world,
Tryin' not to pretend and I'll see all your beauty even if I never see you again.
CHORUS

And I'm not asking for anything, no, I'm not asking for anything, I'm not asking for anything my friend.
I'm not asking for anything, no, I'm not asking for anything, I'm not asking for anything, my friend.
I will love you to the end, my friend, I will love you to the end, my friend, I will love you to the end.
Even if I never see you again.



The Queen

Words and music by Dawn Mitschele (BMI)

Make me a queen, she says
To every man she meets.
Put a crown on top of her head,
And you better believe.

She’ll treat you just like a king,
Yeah, she’ll give you everything.
That is until, the next better thing
Comes along, then she’ll be gone.
Oh oh oh…

She twirls and she dances,
She pins her hearts on the wall.
She loves and she romances
And gives them their dreams after all.

She’ll treat you just like a king,
Yeah, she’ll give you everything.
That is until, the next better thing
Comes along, then she’ll be gone.
Oh oh oh…

Oh ,well, make no mistake
One day she might stay
If you treat her just like a queen.
And she’ll take to her throne
Like she never has known
And she’ll see…

She’ll treat you just like a king,
Yeah, she’ll give you everything.
That is until, the next better thing
Comes along, then she’ll be gone.

That is until, the next best thing
Comes along, then she’ll be gone.