Black Horse Coming



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Secret Volcanoes
By
belljar

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Copyright: belljar 1999

Published by ffg 1999

Black Horse Coming

Black horse coming, over the hill

I wonder if he’ll see me if I keep quite still

Black horse coming over here

And it fills me with wonder and it fills me with fear
Black horse coming, coming my way

And I’ve been watching him from the very first day

Black horse coming, breathing down my neck

And I don’t know, no I don’t know if I can face him yet



If I can face him, if I can face him yet

Black horse coming, nearer each glance

Should I stand my ground or should I take my chance

Black horse coming, hooves are getting loud

Will he knock me down, will he knock me down, If I stand my ground?

If I stand, if I stand my ground

Black horse coming I’ve known it a while

Such a beautiful sight but it don’t make me smile

Black horse coming tearing down my walls

Tearing down my fortress, my precious fortress and destroying it all
Black horse coming, stole into my room

Tried to hold him off but he came too soon

Black horse coming he tore me apart

Blocked out the sun, blocked out the sun and sowed pain in my heart


And he sowed; he sowed pain in my heart

At my heels

I tried to put you down, to put you to bed

I closed the curtains, I turned off the light

I drew the door gently too and I bid my goodnight

But you burn on, you burn on
I had it all planned, I’d worked it all out

I’d buried you deep, I’d covered my tracks

I left no name and no mark and I didn’t look back
But I can’t shake you off,

You’re like a dog at my heels

And I can’t walk away,

You’re like a dog at my heels
But you burn on, you burn on
I tried to put you down, to put you to bed

I closed the curtains, I turned off the light

I drew the door gently too and I bid my goodnight
But I can’t shake you off,

You’re like a dog at my heels

And I can’t walk away,

You’re like a dog at my heels
But you burn on, you burn on

Second Time Around

The cynic says you can’t teach this old dog any new tricks

The cynic says you’re way past your best

The cynic says been there, done that, bought the T-shirt

The cynic says put your feet up, stay home and rest
Just when you think you’ve got it sorted

Just when you think you’ve got it contained

It all breaks out again
Second time around and I’m not forcing it

Second time around and we’re speaking in whispers

Second time around and I’m just letting it

Fall to the ground, where it all breaks out again
The innocent says, now that irony’s over

The innocent says, perhaps we’ll give it one more try

The innocent says, more of the dove, less of the serpent

The innocent says I’ll live even when I die


What would I say, now that irony’s over?

What would I say, would I give it one more try?

What would I say, more of the dove, less of the serpent?

And do I believe I’ll live, even when I die?



Sigh of relief

I’d cranked it up, twisted it tight,

Raised the stakes and I climbed out of sight.

I’d shortened the odds, placed my bets,

Narrowed the field and I took a deep breath,
A sigh of relief

And I took a deep breath

Coming down

Feeling human
I’d scaled the heights, reached for the stars,

Ran out of air ’cos I pushed it too far

Down a lonely road, the one I knew best,

But the wind was chill and I took a deep breath,


And today I feel like I’m just coming down.

The air up there was getting pretty thin.

And I’m feeling like I’m just looking around

And I’m taking it in - trying not to stare.


The views were great, but I couldn’t see,

My eyes were closed to all beauty could be.

And it seemed so right, that living death -

Come down and live, so I took a deep breath,


Maybe Sometimes
Maybe sometimes

There’s no need to make a sound

Maybe sometimes

The words just can’t be found

Maybe sometimes,

Could even be more times

You’re better off leaving your thoughts in your head

Maybe sometimes

They’re just better unsaid
Maybe sometimes

You should keep your advice

Maybe sometimes

You should keep your lips shut tight

Maybe sometimes,

Could even be more times

The world’s just too big and your words aren’t big enough

Maybe sometimes,

To be quiet is to love

Save me from speaking, I’m always speaking

And I know that when I’m speaking

I’m not looking in your eyes

Save me from crowding, I’m always crowding you out

And I know when that when I’m crowding

That your heart just passes me by

Small is Beautiful
Small is beautiful, I’ve heard it said

When things get too big you can’t

Keep them in your head

You can take your big ideas and your big hat and your big shoes too

’Cos small is beautiful and I don’t need you

Spoiling the view


I’d rather know two or three than a thousand, smiling, nameless faces

So won’t you let me be cos I won’t be thinking of changing places
Small is beautiful, keep it that way

If you let it get too big, you can’t give it away

You can take your techniques and your ten top tips for success

’Cos small is beautiful and I’m convinced that more is less



Bethlehem’s Hospital
Let’s all go down to Bethlehem’s hospital

Let’s all go, won’t you take my hand?

And if your mind’s too weak for the weight of the world

Let’s all go to the healing land
And don’t you be scared by the needles they use

And don’t you worry there’ll be a bed

And don’t be anxious as you wait in the queue

They’ll give you something to ease your head


And don’t you be scared to admit that you’re weak

And don’t you be ashamed to lay it all bare

‘Cos the world’s too big and bad and it’s got you beat

Bring in the pieces, sit down, give them in right there


There’s really nowhere else left for you to go

For help to heal a broken mind

Hold my hand and we’ll take it nice and slow

And I’m sure they’ll be gentle and I’m sure they’ll be kind


Such a Fall

Your hands could hold so much

I never thought of such a fall

But I’m seeing how frail it all is

This life that we live

Stretching silk and hoping for steel

Your hands could hold so much

I never thought of such a fall


But fall you did

Never thought I’d see it come to this

But fall you did

And I am undone
Your heart had felt so much

The beauty and the touch of it all

But it’s breaking apart at the seams

Stealing your dreams

Showered glitter that turned into dust

Your heart had felt so much

The beauty and the touch of it all
You’re old now - thought you’d always be young

You’re weak now -thought you’d always be strong

You’re slow now -thought you’d always be quick

You’re old, you’re weak, you’re slow - and I am undone


Your eyes had seen the world

Grace like a flag unfurled in the wind

But now you’re calm and so still,

Been dragged through the mill

Came up breathing, but only just

Your eyes had seen the world

Grace like a flag unfurled in the wind

Virtual Grace

We live in a virtual place

We’re touched by virtual grace

Out of mind, not defined

Perfect in virtual space
We live in virtual time

Treading a virtual line

Not quite yet, still not set

The future’s virtually mine


But I want to feel my body

Touch the earth beneath my feet

I want to kneel in a real place

Touch your hand and get complete
I have my virtual friends

On them I virtually depend

Send messages, read bulletins

They’re means to virtual ends


I Believe


And I believe in secret volcanoes

And I believe in the world below.

And I believe in secret volcanoes

And I believe in the world below.

And I believe that this ship will reach its port.

I believe that behind the mist

The sun waits.

I believe that beyond the dark night

It’s raining stars.


They will not rob me of hope,

And it shall not be broken,

They will not rob me of hope,

And it shall not be broken,


And I believe in secret volcanoes

I believe in the world below.

And I believe in secret volcanoes

And I believe in the world below.

And I believe that this ship will reach its port.


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