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Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

The Door

I want to wind a net to catch me when I fall
I want a flag to fly to tell me when you call
I want an olive branch delivered to the ark
I want to fall upon your body in the dark

I wear a mask that looks at you with tears
And wants to know the lovin’ that it fears
But I’m scared of getting lost & breaking down
And dreamin’ how to find the nearest town

You’re not a man that I have never loved
I met you and my heart was hand in glove
C’mon, it’s getting late, it’s time to go,
I want to go someplace that I don’t know

Well, I’m more or less than what you saw of me
I’m letting loose, I’m shipping out to sea,
Well, baby, don’t you want to sail with me?
Let’s go and be the people we could be
Let’s go and be the people we could be

Cos I don’t want to hang around
Until you’ve seen through me
So I’m hiding here till I am found,
But I’m waiting on my knees
I’m waiting on my knees

Well, I’ve never travelled down this road before
This love is one that I have never wore
Don’t leave me still and happy on the floor
Grab my arm and pull me through the door

Copyright © 2005 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

I Belong to You

I only see you in my dreams at night
And, when I wake up, I just don’t feel right
I miss the way you used to sing your songs
When I was with you, I felt I belonged,
I belonged to you

The days are long and I am filled with doubt
No longer feel like things will all work out
The world was right, but now it’s all gone wrong,
When I was with you, I felt I belonged,
I belonged to you

There was a time I heard you speak to me
Too scared to look, I wonder what we might have been,
I used to hear your tunes and hum along
When I was with you, I felt I belonged,
I belonged to you

But times are changin’ and my head is clear
And it’s enough to know that you are always near
And, in the brightness, I am growing strong,
And, now I’m with you, I know I belong,
I belong to you


Copyright © 2008 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

The Last Line

I can see what you’re made of
But that don’t, don’t explain it all,
As I’m lying here beside you,
It’s the little things that I recall,
What you were wearing, you were all I could see,
You were caring, but you never cared for me,
And the night sky shone down on us all,
I blew a kiss to the moon,
And, into your arms, I crawled.

I bite down, and the raw skin is broken,
Then I sit back, and I bleed for a while,
I am scared to look out, when the window is open,
I don’t wanna fall, I’ve already been falling for miles,
And lifetimes are dreams that we’ll never remember,
At least that’s how it seems at the end of December,
And I am made out of magic that you can’t understand,
But, in the deepest of darkness,
I’d still know the shape of your hand


Copyright © 2008 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

The Door, Part 2

I’ve felt the heat around you and I have closed my eyes
I keep a lid upon it, I hold it deep inside,
I throw my mind aside, I wash my sense away,
I know that I can’t leave until you go away

Why d’you wanna go someplace you know you should not be?
What’s she gonna do for you that I won’t do for free?
Does she hear your voice inside her head?
Does she know the words you haven’t said?

Chorus
Well, I see you know, you’re crawlin’ out my door
And I’m not the one that you’ve been lookin’ for
How could you, how could you want her more?
I watch you wadin’ back towards the shore

Well, you turned me on but left me for too long
I’ve fallen into standby, I was wrong
And I’m waiting for the happiness again
I don’t love you now...forever...until the end


Chorus
Well, I see you now, you’re crawlin’ out my door
And I’m not the one that you’ve been searchin’ for
How could you, how could you want her more?
I watch you wadin’ back towards the shore

Well, I see you now, you’re crawlin’ out my door
And I watch you wadin’ back towards the shore
Yeah, I see you now, you’re crawlin’ out my door
Don’t leave me...



Copyright © 2005 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

The Brightest Star

I’m surrounded by the people who need time to lose their faith
I’m confounded by the reasons why the light is getting late
I could try to cast a shadow on the clock that sings the rhyme
I could try to tell the time to tell the time

Chorus
And it’s always the brightest star that keeps coming back for more
And it’s always your smilin’ face that I see when I peer round the door
And I’d fly to you forever if you’d show me your watch when I land
And I know that I am lucky to be your friend

He kept rhymin’ and stepwritin’ what he knew to be the truth
He was headstrong and strong-headed in his youth
But, for all his foolish pranks, well he was always giving thanks
And I knew that he was beauty more than proof

Chorus

She’s a happy face who wandered out onto a cloudy day
She’s got painted toes that tell you that her love has gone away
And I never really knew her, it just wasn’t meant to be,
But I knew that, just like magic, she was made out of me

Chorus

We are endless turning pages for the woman in the shoe
We can see ourselves within the witches’ brew
And the brightest star is guided by the lighters up above
And I know that, in our own way, we’re in love

Chorus

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

Coming Home

The day breaks, my soul shakes,
And the moon has gone into hiding
And I’ll tell you some secrets,
I should not, I should not be confiding,
And baby, it’s been you always,
You’re with me every time I look in the mirror
And I can’t stand the time
As I feel you getting nearer and nearer

And I miss you,
And it’s all, it’s all that I can do
And I’m, I’m coming home to you

I walk the line, it don’t stop,
I just go round in circles,
With the sun and the moon and the stars
We are our own little miracles
And baby, maybe,
I’ve spent too much time thinking about you
But I can’t find myself
While I’m livin’, while I’m livin’ without you

And I miss you,
And it’s all, it’s all that I can do
And I’m, I’m coming home to you

Water and electricity
They mix together inside of me
No wonder magic bounds and bounds
And lightning flashes all around

The road is long,
And my heart, my heart is travelled,
Now I wander the clouds,
While my mind, while my mind unravels,

And I, I miss you,
And it’s all, it’s all that I can do
And I’m, I’m coming home to you



Copyright © 2008 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

I Was Free

You were lonely, and I was free
The time had come now, but it left right after me
And, in a lifetime, I will never know
How you can need me, but always let me go

Chorus
And there was nothing that I could say
To turn the nighttime into the day
And we were breathing with all our hearts
But, in the morning, we’d break apart

We had our moments, they tended to be blurred,
I’d sing to soothe you, even if you’d never heard
But now you’re careful, whenever I’m around,
And I keep my voice down, ‘cos you’re not worth the sound

Chorus
And there was nothing that I could say
To turn the nighttime into the day
And we were breathing with all our hearts
But, in the morning, we’d play our parts

I heard a whisper, it said that you’d returned,
I couldn’t help it, my body burned,
If only this time, our souls would unite,
We’d travel onwards for years of light

Chorus
But, there is nothing that I can do,
To make you realise you want it too,
‘Cos, in the darkness, we’d sing our songs,
But then that morning, I knew that you’d be gone


Copyright © 2009 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

I Feel Better

The way you look at me in the darkness
Makes me feel like I am shining
And I listen to your stories
As our bodies are entwining

Chorus
And every time you touch me
It melts my tears away
And I feel better everyday

I watch you waving through my window
And I count all the ways you know me
And I am thankful for tomorrows
I’ll look for all the love you show me
Chorus

And there are times when you aren’t with me
I get tired and I miss you
But then I hear your voice in the distance
And I can’t wait until I kiss you
Chorus

And I am frightened by forever
I worry that I’ll lose the game
But then you pick me up in an instant
When you’re near me, I can love the rain
Chorus


Copyright © 2008 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

Ripe for Love

You tried to lead me to the edge
I said “I’m not afraid to swim”
You left my hand now burning red
So sure that I would jump right in
And so it happens every time
I close my eyes and feel for you
I count the stars, I count the signs,
To all that we could turn into

And I was looking to the sun
To wash the blood the blood from off my face
And I’m not thinking we are one
I think we’re from another place
But all these knots you’ve left inside of me
Break off from place to place
And “All these things that I have done”
Just puts a smile upon my face


Chorus
So, if you want me, let me know,
Let’s head out into the night
Cos I am ready for this show
My lips are red, my face is white,
Look around, the rainbow’s high
Blue and orange is above
Down below is fuel for life,
All around is ripe for love


I hear the poets singing to
The foolish parts inside that melt
Crawl up my ears and down into
The way that life can just be felt
And, now I know that was has been is not
It’s not what’s yet to come
Oh, how can we shed a tear
Before the setting of the sun?

Chorus


Copyright © 2006 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

You Keep Me Going

I was born of your wisdom, I came out of your dreams,
And it’s too late now to say you don’t know what I mean,
‘Cos I was yours and you were mine and we were ours and they were theirs
And, if you’re with me now, then baby I need more than just your prayers

Chorus
‘Cos I’m playing the part of an angel that has fallen from the heavens,
And I’m naked and I’m running and I know that I’m alone in this night
And I am tempted by the fountain but the devil knows I won’t destroy the flowers
I have known what love can do and I’ll believe it ‘till I see the morning light

I’ve closed my eyes and let them hold me down and kiss me on the mouth
But it wasn’t you so I came to and said they had to cut it out
‘Cos I was spinning in infinity of fears you were not real
But, how could that be true? How could I feel the way that I did feel?

Chorus

Well I fell back in wonder and awe at the ghosts that I’d seen
Of the lovers who knew me and wanted to crown me their queen
And the wheel that kept moving while the bell rang out clear in the night
Though the clock, it stood still, and the time, it ran out of my sight

Yes, I fell back in wonder and awe at the ghosts that I’d seen
Of the lovers who knew me and wanted to crown me their queen
And the wheel that kept moving while the bell rang out clear in the night
Though the clock, it stood still, and the time, it ran out of my sight


But you kept me going
Just like you keep me going
Repeat...



Copyright © 2009 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

Inhale

I was watchin’ and a-waitin’ just to see the place you fall
And now I know there is no knowing, and I think I know it all
Insinuations catch me offguard and so the time stays still
In situations, I can be myself and now I think I will
I think I will...look over hills and dales
Feel the forest all around me and inhale

Feel your fingers chasing angels like a drumbeat in the night
Casting out my own reflections in the dark of candlelight
This very night I feel amazing, love is all that I can see
And now the time is right to go cast your nets upon the sea
Upon the sea, then look over hills and dales
Feel the forest all around you and inhale

In different languages, I hear the truth that lingers through us all
If I am lucky, then he might come back & bring his silver ball
Life is a journey but there’s nowhere else except the place we stand
And, by now, we should have realised we’re in the promised land
The promised land, just look over hills and dales
Feel the forest all around you and inhale


Copyright © 2007 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

Water in the Sky

There is water in the sky
As sure as time goes by and by
And, for the love of you and I,
I’d dance forever
Because I’ve lived out on the land
In the water, and on the sand,
So long as I can hold your hand
You’ll be my river

Chorus
And it’s hard, it’s oh so hard
But I’m just tryin’ to find a way to live without you
You make me feel like I am going somewhere
And, yet, you let me know I’m home

I want to show you round the farm
And feel your hand upon my arm
And I’d succumb to all your charms
And you don’t even have to try
If you would out your arms around me,
I’d be oh so glad you found me
And the sunshine would surround me
And I’d never ever cry

Chorus

Well you’ve left me feeling blue
And there’s nothing left to do
And I am dreaming heavy boots
Across the river
And I’m not used to giving in
But this is one hand I can’t win
Cos, in your arms, I’ve felt
The meaning of forever

Chorus


Copyright © 2008 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

Skimming Stones

The poetry rocks
And the rivers don’t stop
And I’m takin’ a break in a stream
Reflections of love
Watch the flights of a dove
‘Till I’m not even sure what I mean

Chorus
But, if I were her,
I’d close my window,
And, if I were her,
I’d lock my door,
And, if I were me,
I’d watch you searchin’
For the best stone to skim on her

Half-moon pretences
Invisible fences
And flowers that symbolise us
Light up the heavens
And count up to seven
And show us whatever we trust

Chorus

Treetops of old
Watch my story unfold
And they whisper their different endings to me
I shake out their shivers
And I call little rivers
And I tell them “Go and talk to the sea”

Chorus


Copyright © 2006 Marie Conniffe

Marie Conniffe
Marie Conniffe

Lyrics

Follow the Sound

Stolen oceans in my mind
Lose their grip while life unwinds
Before you fall up to the sky
Let me see the place you hide

Chorus
And, if you make it in your room,
Be sure to break and break it soon
The quickest way is miles around
Close your eyes and follow the sound

Who needs space when heads are worlds apart?
I wish that I was in your heart
I wonder what you’re going through
I’m beating in the night for you

Chorus

This is where we’ve always been
This is where I let you in
This is where the story ends
Write a song for all my friends

Chorus


Copyright © 2007 Marie Conniffe