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Lyrics: Dancing with the Miller's Daughter

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(ALL SONGS © Emily Cantrell)

(Not included here: Reflections Off the Water, by Kostas; Peaks of Otter, by Jim Schulz; Still Water Pool, by Bob Nolan.)

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Contents:
Shooting Stars
Red Sombrero
The Owl and Me
Alone at Last
Under the Rose
See You Again
It's All Yours


Shooting Stars
[© 1995, Emily Cantrell, Sombrero Moon Music -BMI]

You told me all about her
Underneath the shooting stars
How you love her but you leave her
And you can't go very far
Away until you're back again
Starting it all over
And we watched the stars fall from the sky
But we never ran for cover

Chorus:
And I said there goes one
Lighting up the sky
There goes one
Gone so very fast - watch how they fly
There goes one
Lighting up the night
There goes another shooting star
Too late - it's passed you by

The northern summer's cool night air
Made us feel like dancin'
Or maybe it was talk of love
Or stories of romancin'
But when you stopped and looked at me
And you asked me what I thought
I looked above and I searched the stars
And the answer that I got was

Chorus: (twice)

There goes another shooting star
Too late - it's passed you by
Too late
Too late


Red Sombrero
[© 1995, Emily Cantrell, Sombrero Moon Music -BMI]

Ever running to the sea
The way my dreams get away from me
The distant mountains stand so still
But the river is a wishing well
The river is a wishing well

Summer drew me to her shore
The river opened up her door
I stepped inside the cool retreat
To feel my mother's heartbeat
Just to feel my mother's heartbeat

Chorus:
I lost one shoe in the wild Missouri
But I don't care 'cause I'm in no hurry
Take it away downstream
Take my troubles, but leave my dreams
Take my troubles, but leave my dreams
Leave my dreams

Dreamers lose the light of day
But their nights are filled with golden clay
Hand me down a red sombrero
And let the river flow
Let the river flow

Chorus

I lost one shoe in the wild Missouri
But I don't care 'cause I'm in no hurry
Take it away downstream
Take my troubles, but leave my dreams
Leave my dreams
Leave my dreams


The Owl and Me
[© 1995, Emily Cantrell, Sombrero Moon Music -BMI]

Like an owl opening its eyes to starlight
I am opening my eyes to you
And in the darkness I can see a light
That makes a way for precious few

How can I flail for words
When love has set the stars in the sky?
How can I ever understand the mystery
That lies before the owl and me?

Se levanta la lechuza en la selva estrellada
Ya los ojos a ti así ábro
Y en la obscuridad vemos la luz
Que ilumina la senda preciosa
¿Cómo alcanzar palabras?
El amor dibuja estrellas en el cielo
¿Cómo puedo comprender el misterio
Que elúde la lechuza?


Alone at Last
[© 1995, Emily Cantrell, Sombrero Moon Music -BMI]

Right back where you want to be
Nothing blocks your way to see
No one takes a part of what you own

Plenty of the space you crave
Time to spend instead of save
That's the only place that you call home

Chorus:
Nothing to weigh you down
You're running so fast
No one to answer to
You're alone at last

There may come a time
When you will find your aim not so true
And there is something wanting in your world

When you dance there's only air
The chance you take is your own dare
No one stands to catch you when you whirl

Chorus:
Nothing can stop you now
No ties to the past
You've never felt so free
You're alone at last

Repeat first chorus


Under the Rose
[© 1995, Emily Cantrell, Sombrero Moon Music -BMI]

There's a flower that grows in the shape of a rose
And its beauty is with me wherever I go
But its sweetness was lost in the winter's first frost
And the chill has stayed ever with me

Oh, a long time ago when the world was still bright
There was fortune far as I could see
And this blossom still shines in the heart of my mind
But it holds only sorrow for me

Oh, the bitter winds blow in a sad tremolo
And they stir 'round the memory of our long ago
But the winds have no power to blow away my sorrow
And so it sits ever with me

Chorus (twice)

And this blossom still shines in the heart of my mind
But it holds only sorrow for me


See You Again
[© 1995, Emily Cantrell, Sombrero Moon Music -BMI]

Climb a mountain and reach way up high
Paint a picture and let it fly
Try to hold on to something you love
Touch a hand, but you're touching a glove

Chorus:
Now you're with me and now you're not
Steam is rising - it's getting hot
For the summer's falling into the rain
And I just want to see you again
I just want to see you again

Someone's kneeling beside a stream
Hair of sunlight, a flaxen dream
Now I can tell you all that I see
But you're a world away from me

Chorus (three times)


It's All Yours
[© 1995, Emily Cantrell, Sombrero Moon Music -BMI]

There's a song that I wrote
And I wrote it for you
It's wrapped up in ribbons and packaging
If you open the box
I can't say what you'll find
You can take it on home
Put it up on the shelf
It's all yours
It's just a thing that I made
You can take it outside
And sit down in the shade
It's all yours

Chorus:
Oh, the melody comes from my heart
But the words are just words
You can take them apart
It's all yours
It's all yours

It's just a song that I wrote
But I wrote it for you
It's a kind of a last- minute gift
And I've had it awhile
Since I first saw you smile
Won't you take it with you
You can whirl it around
It's all yours
It's just a song for a lark
Take it out late at night
It might glow in the dark
It's all yours

Chorus

It's all yours
It's all yours