Lyrics

Echoed Light

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ECHOED LIGHT 
Music & Lyrics © Meg Tennant

I am the north wind in the pine trees
In the darkest winter freeze 
I am running wild and icy 
Just as hollow as can be 

But you are a sweet breeze in the morning 
Warm and steady across the blue 
You are wistful, you sail unguarded 
To meet the wonder of something new 

When love comes out of nowhere 
It’s like a promise or a prayer 
An echoed light 
Reflecting everywhere 

I’ve been a bull’s eye for love’s bad arrows 
So I’ve learned to carry this heavy shield 
And I swore I would pay no attention 
To the moonlight at my heels 

But when love comes out of nowhere 
It is a promise and a prayer 
An echoed light 
Reflecting everywhere 

At the party, in the kitchen 
Behind the bottles and the ice 
Two rosebuds in a blue vase 
I make a wish for us, I make it twice 

Because love comes out of nowhere 
It is a promise and a prayer 
An echoed light 
Reflecting everywhere

 
 

GLASS HEART  
Music & Lyris © Meg Tennant & Julia Rohan  

The glass heart you gave me, it sits on the shelf  
On top of a picture of us  
Just a paperweight now, what used to mean so much  
Has collected a year’s worth of dust  

And I saw you yesterday  
Just like always you were looking away  
It doesn’t make sense  
I can’t let go of you yet  
‘Cause you let go of me and I fell, oh I fell  

That sweater you left here, the one I wore all the time  
Still hangs on a hook by the door  
I guess I should give it to the Salvation Army  
At least it will keep someone warm  

And I saw you yesterday  
Just like always you were looking away  
And it doesn’t make sense  
I can’t let go of you yet  
‘Cause you let go of me and I fell  

So take back this glass heart, it’s broken  
A dollar store trinket, a token  
I’m ready to move on without you  

When I saw you yesterday  
Just like always you were looking away  
Now I’m looking too  
For a new heart that’s true  
Sometimes the truth and the lie look the same  

So take back this glass heart, it’s broken  
A dollar store trinket, a token  
I’m ready to move on without you




NOT DONE YET 
Music & Lyrics © Meg Tennant

There’s no rabbit in the hat
Everybody knows that 
That’s what they tell you 
When you’re trying to get back to yourself 

There’s no way to win 
There’s just a bruise on the shin 
From the time you tried to kick 
All your dreams off the back of the shelf 

But you’re not done yet 
You’re not done yet 
You don’t have to give in 
‘Cause there’s a promise written on the wind 
Written on the wind 

Before the end of the race 
You’re gonna fall flat on your face 
You can lie there and make a scene 
Or you can fly like a Phoenix out of yourself 

‘Cause you’re not done yet 
You’re not done yet 
You don’t have to give in 
‘Cause there’s a promise written on the wind 
Written on the wind 

I’m sure there is a light 
A beacon so bright 
It’ll blind you to the naysayers 
It’ll keep you surfing high on the swell 

‘Cause you’re not done yet 
You’re not done yet 
You don’t have to give in 
‘Cause there’s a promise written on the wind 
Written on the wind 
Every minute is a minute to begin 
It’s written on the wind 
You’re not done yet 
You’re not done yet 
You’re not done yet 
You’re not done yet

 
 

HOOKED ME LIKE A HABIT 
Music & Lyrics © Meg Tennant 

It’s hard to pay attention with this ruckus going on 
Just beneath the surface of my heart 
It’s not easy to listen to sensible advice 
I’m still looking for a light switch in the dark 

You hooked me like a habit 
You haunt me like the wind 
Like the wind when it howls down this road 
But I could turn a corner 
I could walk away 
Walk away, no need to carry this load 

I saw you with somebody, no she wasn’t just a friend 
You leaned into her to say some quiet words 
All that I could hear was the song that disappeared 
As the evergreens let loose a flock of birds 

You hooked me like a habit 
You haunt me like the wind 
Like the wind when it howls down this road 
But I could turn a corner 
I could walk away 
Walk away, no need to carry this load 

Until today I thought we still had something 
A steady stream, a rushing river flowing 
But a dream is just a dream until you wake up 
And I woke up just in time 

…to see you hooked me like a habit 
You haunt me like the wind 
Like the wind when it howls down this road 
But I will turn a corner 
I will walk away 
Walk away, no need to carry this load 

I will turn a corner 
I will walk away 
Walk away, no need to carry this load 
Walk away, no need to carry this load 
I am stronger, stronger than you know


 

SUNNY SHORE CAFÉ 
Music & Lyrics © Meg Tennant & Mark Ripp 

The day I went to meet you 
At the Sunny Shore Café 
My footsteps on the gravel 
Made two sparrows fly away 

The windows all were open 
To the rolling western wind 
I thought about the birds that flew 
Wondered where they went 

Were they happy with their circumstance 
Or did they have regrets 
Did they question their decisions 
Or did they just forget 

I’m too used, too used to waiting round 
Never knew what really had me down 
The road that runs beyond the edge of town 
Ain’t always on the ground

Can I blame you like I want to 
Something that you said 
Leaves me lost and lingering 
From an empty bed 

I’m too used, too used to waiting round 
Never knew what really had me down 
The road that runs beyond the edge of town 
Ain’t always on the ground 

I left before you got there 
The wind followed me 
A rambling song I used to know 
Whistled through the trees 

If I was a bird up there 
Then what would I see 
You down at the Sunny Shore 
Looking up at me 

I’m too used, too used to waiting round 
Never knew what really had me down 
The road that runs beyond the edge of town 
Ain’t always on the ground


 

KITCHEN LIGHT  
Music & Lyrics © Meg Tennant  

Late last night in the kitchen light  
By the window looking out at the moon  
I wrote a tune, something new  
That I promise to sing for you soon  
But I worry, I guess, is it really for the best  
To tell what my heart is holding inside?  

So for now won’t you listen to the hum of the wind  
For it carries the sound of the sea  
Where the wings of the gulls lift them gracefully above  
And there are treasures buried beneath  

Late last night in the kitchen light  
By the window looking out at the moon  
I wrote a tune, something new  
That I promise to sing for you soon  
But the worry is mine that a tune will outshine  
The way this love has so simply begun  

So for now won’t you listen to the sound of the sea  
For it comforts a weary soul to sleep  
Where a dream takes flight outside of time  
And a limitless promise we keep  

Late last night in the kitchen light  
By the window looking out at the moon  
I wrote a tune, something new  
And I promise I’ll sing it for you soon


 

SILENCE & SNOWBANKS  
Music & Lyrics © Meg Tennant & Michael Young  

Boot steps on the stairs  
In the frozen morning air  
I can hear the engine starting  
It idles in the dark  
Down the street a dog is barking  
I hear you scrape the ice away  

Silence and snowbanks  
Tire tracks and footprints  
A note on the table  
That’s all you left for me  

I hear you drive away  
Do I have to start this day  
With its empty sky and the trees so dark and barren  
I wish I didn’t care  
I want to be somewhere  
Where I don’t have to feel the things I’m feeling  

Silence and snowbanks  
Tire tracks and footprints  
A note on the table  
That’s all you left for me  

You said a lot of things  
Cryptic words between the lines  
You call it poetry  
I call it messing with my mind  

They’ll say a lot of things  
But they can’t say we never tried  
It doesn’t matter now  
We’re gonna leave it all behind  

Silence and snowbanks  
Tire tracks and footprints  
A note on the table  
That’s all you left for me 
  

  

A DAY OF GRACE   
Music & Lyrics © Meg Tennant   

Sun shining, a day of grace   
Early morning, a silent place   
Where dreams are found   
A peaceful sound   
A day of grace   

Slow waves, a day of grace   
Sky blue and open, the seagulls chase   
Clouds are tossed   
Sadness lost   
A day of grace   

In the clear, clear days by the sea   
White curtains billow in the breeze   
When the sea wind sings a song   
Nothing can go wrong   
In a heart where love is strong   

Blue ocean, a day of grace   
Distant trees, there is no trace   
Of steps in the sand   
Across this land   
A day of grace   

So much worry in our hearts   
We try so hard to play our parts   
But in this moment now   
Everything is new   
This happiness is true   

Sun shining, a day of grace   
Early morning, a silent place   
Where dreams are found   
A peaceful sound   
A day of grace 
 

  

SHINE A LIGHT ON US 
Music & Lyrics © Meg Tennant & Trudy Artman  

Shine a light on the stone  
On the daisies and the grass  
He will never be alone  
The Living Water rushing past  

Listen to me, sister moon  
Glistening down along the river  
He was whisked away too soon  
To his rest he was delivered  

Shine a light on us  
Shine a light, shine a light, shine a light  
Shine a light on us  
Shine a light, shine a light, shine a light  

We’ve been clearing off the shelves  
Notes hand-written in the night  
The window’s plants are dry and tangled  
But still leaning to the light  

Shine a light on us  
Shine a light, shine a light, shine a light  
Shine a light on us  
Shine a light, shine a light, shine a light  

High above this daily race  
He is free from time and space  
Life’s a complicated thing  
Some find a way to leave with grace  

Shine a light on the stone  
Let them see it from the road  
Shine from heaven’s distant home  
To celebrate this one who’s flown  

Shine a light on us  
Shine a light, shine a light, shine a light  
Shine a light on us  
Shine a light, shine a light, shine a light 
 

  

LIVE ON LOVE   
Music & Lyrics © Meg Tennant & Janet Lillian Russell   

Some folks live on good intentions   
Some folks live on old pretensions   
You and I, we just live on love   

Some folks take all your attention   
Others leave without a mention   
You and I, we just live on love   

La la la la la la la la   
We just live on love  
La la la la la la la la  
We just live on love   

Some get bitter, some they smoulder   
Some are looking for a shoulder   
You and I, we just live on love   

Some folks worry now they’re older   
Long dark nights are getting colder   
But you and I, we just live on love   

La la la la la la la la   
We just live on love  
La la la la la la la la  
We just live on love   

Round and round and round the wheel   
What you think and how you feel   
What does a starry night reveal?   

You are there without a sound   
When trouble comes to knock me down   
‘Cause you and I, we just live on love   

La la la la la la la la   
We just live on love  
La la la la la la la la  
We just live on love 
  

  

LET’S WALK THIS ROAD  
Music & Lyrics © Meg Tennant  

Sometimes the stars just align  
Some things are beyond words to explain  
Some days you wake up and everything’s changed  

It takes a brave heart to follow  
A path that beckons though it’s overgrown and wild  
I want to walk down that road outside the city  
Sun shining through the evergreens  

Let’s walk this road  
Come on, walk this road  
They say the light gets brighter  
When you reach the open sea  
Let’s walk this road  
Come on, walk this road  
To where the waves are rolling endlessly  

And when the night falls down  
We can make our blankets of starlight and leaves  
Listen to the crickets, smell the dewy darkness  
Dream our dreams whatever they will be  

Let’s walk this road  
Come on, walk this road  
They say the light gets brighter  
When you reach the open sea  
Let’s walk this road  
Come on, walk this road  
To where the waves are rolling endlessly  

City steel and concrete, trying to take up your time  
It can feel a little lonely, that kind of uphill climb  

But we can walk this road  
There’s magic on this road  
They say the light gets brighter  
When you reach the open sea  
Let’s walk this road  
Come on, walk this road  
To where the light on the ocean  
And the sound of the waves  
Will feel like home  
Yeah, it feels like home