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Lyrics - A NEW LANGUAGE

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by The Cantrells

Lyrics to songs from "A New Language"
(All songs Emily Cantrell)

Table of Contents:
Empty Bottle
Only Time Will Fade
Carried Away
Eva Marie
Don't Lock Up Your Love
Colorado Song
Fallin' Asleep with the Moon
Foxfire
A New Language


"Empty Bottles"
1991, Emily Cantrell (Sombrero Moon Music -- BMI)

I'm going, I'm leaving
The time is past for grieving
And though the oak trees whisper spring
They know not sorrow love can bring
They know not sorrow love can bring

I'm going, I'm leaving
And with me goes the striving
So tired of tricks and twisted tales
of empty bottles, half-mast sails
Empty bottles, half-mast sails

There was the sweetest moment
when you'd draw me close
And open your heart
It seemed so deep and wide
Where I could safely climb inside

But I'm going, I'm leaving
I've left off from the cleaving
To dreams of what I could not see
For empty bottles, you and me
For empty bottles, you and me.

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"Only Time Will Fade"
1991, Emily Cantrell (Sombrero Moon Music -- BMI)

In the flickering of a moment
Comes a lifetime of desire
For wanting just to be with you
It's been sad that feelings lie
And ice can come of fire,
And only time can tell me what is true.

Only time will fade
Only time will fade
As the eons roll on by
Our love will stay the same
We'll go on forever
And only time will fade

From the softest rays of early light
Til evening's darkest hour
As every moment blossoms
Our love is like a flower
That's lost among a fragrant field of blooms

As the eons roll on by
Our love will stay the same
We'll go on forever
And only time will fade.

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"Carried Away"
1991, Emily Cantrell (Sombrero Moon Music -- BMI)

I've known for awhile that your make-believe smile
Is just there so I won't feel so bad
And I'm telling you now that I just can't allow
My poor heart to be treated this way
But I'm not gonna get carried away

I'm not gonna get carried away...
Not gonna get carried away with myself
It's easy to say but it gets harder every day...
Without you by my side

Next time I fall, I'll make sure that it's real
So I won't have to make these amends
But I might never fall 'cause it's you that I call
Every time that I want to say
I'm not gonna get carried away

I might hang my pack on someone else's rack
And be done with your sweet memory
I'd e free of your face, be clean gone from the place
I thought I'd be able to stay
But I might have to be carried away.

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"Eva Marie"
1991, Emily Cantrell (Sombrero Moon Music -- BMI)

Last night I danced with you
Gazed in your eyes so blue
And I knew I'd never want more
Than to look in your eyes

Each time we'd slow the pace
My heart would start to race
And just for a moment all time would stand still
Before rushing on

(Chorus)
Eva Marie, Eva Marie
Someday you'll dance with another
But I hope you'll always love me

Love is a giveaway
Lasting from day to day
And I'll never ask it from you
But you'll have all of mine
All the time

(Chorus)

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"He Was a Fiddler"
1991, Emily Cantrell (Sombrero Moon Music -- BMI)

Some time ago on a mid-winter's night
I gave a young traveler a ride
We came to a house that was dancin' with light
And the lad and meself went inside

Sea-green were his eyes
And fair was his face
And his outfit was just out of vogue
I could tell by the shape of his carryin' case
He was a fiddler and therefore a rogue

In the gay lights his eyes were like pieces of jade
And he asked if he might play a tune
And something there was in the way that he played
Made me thing of the stars and the moon

His bow made a strand of sound sweeter than dawn
Each note seemed to hand in the air
Oh, he was a king -- ev'ry listener a pawn
And he played as if no one were there

After the song ev'ry heart had been won
And he took his praise so gallantly
I wanted to speak but then no words would come
So profound was his strange melody

I remember the last look of him that I stole
For he stayed on and I went my way
Oh, but such is the light of a magical soul
That can change a life just in one day.

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"Don't Lock Up Your Love"
1991, Emily Cantrell (Sombrero Moon Music -- BMI)

I don't want you
To pretend you
Take me lightly
If you see through
(Those) veils of darkness
It's a heart test
When you feel it
Don't conceal it

Don't lock up your love
Don't lock up your love
It's the only thing I have to say
The only thing that gets in the way
Is when you just start to walk away
That's when you lock up your love

Every morning
Is a dawning
Just waking up to
Someone like you
Those veils of darkness
It's a heart test
When you feel it
Don't conceal it

Those veils of darkness
It's a heart test
When you feel it
Don't conceal it

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"Colorado Song"
1991, Emily Cantrell (Sombrero Moon Music -- BMI)

Colorado's bright blue sky hangs above my head
Silver clouds go driftin' by the cliffs of gold and red
Before my eyes the pine trees sway and call me up a rise
On a grassy sea I've spent my day;
now my heart climbs up to the skies

Nothin' in the city makes a song like this breeze
I'm alone but I'm the same as sky and wind and trees
Ii don't know where I'd rather be
High on a mountain or ridin' the prairie

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"Fallin' Asleep with the Moon"
1991, Emily Cantrell (Sombrero Moon Music -- BMI)

Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight
I only wish I might
Have a word with you tonight.

I have found somebody who
Takes all my time and then some, too
So I'll be seeing less and less of you
Even though you're still my friend

Cause I'll be singing a new song
It won't be such a blue tune
I'll be giving up all of my old ways
Like fallin' asleep with the moon

Songbird, sea breeze
This time I'm sure that he's
The one apart from all of these
That only wants someone to please

Here's;s a love that's here to stay
Even though it's edges fray
It'll be just like today
When I miss the moon again

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"Foxfire"
1991, Emily Cantrell (Sombrero Moon Music -- BMI)

Like a foxfire burning in a smoky wood
Where mischief comes into play with good
Your invitation tantalized my senses
What you said was never plain
But I saw sunlight though the rain
Never fearing the outcome or its consequences

I won't say it happened consciously
A foxfire burns alone with no one there to see
But when we parted ways at last
I kept alive a specter of the past

In my heart a habit grew
Of wondering what became of you
And in my mind, a tangle of hypothesis
I was thinking of a last hurrah
When I heard your were moving to Alaska
Just a cup of tea...to meet and reminisce

I won't say it happened consciously
A foxfire burns alone with no one there to see
But you left on the day I came
So I guess everything's the same

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"A New Language"
1991, Emily Cantrell (Sombrero Moon Music -- BMI)

I've been thinking and dreaming of a new language
One that everyone can understand
Thinking and dreaming of a new language
To cross over the seas and light the land

Burning and roaming from heart to restless hear
A calm infusion to still the pain
Churning and storming through every whole and part
A triumph of spirit over material gain
This new language is a way to say I love you
Tearing down the barriers that stood before
A way of saying you are me and I am you
Sunlight streaming in through every open door

I've been thinking and dreaming of a new language
One that everyone can understand
Hoping and dreaming for a new language
To cross over the seas and light the land
To cross over the seas and light the land
I can see the light...I can feel the light

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