serenade the wind

lyrics

hush now baby hush
hush
pull tight the covers and
sleep my child
the morning comes
and soon the dawn
you really should be sleeping

but mommy there’s a noise outside
a gently weeping wave of trees
i hear the moan
i hear a sigh
stacatto pulse of rainfall

hush and close your eyes a while
it’s only rain
it’s only storm
the lightning is all over now
you really should be sleeping

but mother there’s a voice inside
a slowly building sound of breeze
i feel the moon
i feel its cry
revolving rim of nightfall

well if you must
i’ll throw these blinds
we’ll open up the window wide
we’ll turn out all the lights
and then
we’ll serenade the wind

serenade the wind
serenade the wind

(September 1994)