Mes Amis

 

Music and Lyrics by Patrick Godfrey Copyright  2008 Apparition Music Inc.

SOCAN

 

The robin and the lark are singing in the park.

Calling you away, on this lonely day.

So run along and see, what may come to be,

And set your young heart free.

 

ItÕs so hard to lose a friend, and say goodbye.

You canÕt believe how the story ends,

ThereÕs no reason why.

So walk down to where the river bends reflections in the sky.

ItÕs no use, you canÕt pretend,

Now itÕs your turn to cry.

The tears are flowing from your eyes.

 

Petals on the water,

Drifting in slow circles,

In this crystal light are all you feel and see,

Mes amis, et mes deaux belles filles.

 

A dreamy Summer day, you can hear the children play.

Dancing in the street, their laughter oh so sweet.

You know the dreams they share,

Can be scattered in the air,

And sometimes, itÕs just not fair.

 

My FatherÕs Mother died when he was just a boy.

Left him alone in Montreal with just his favorite toy.

They sent him down to his Uncle Lee, to try to make him whole.

He rode that sad train all night, with his MumaÕs soul.

The tears were flowing from his eyes.

 

Peering from the window, watching moonlit fields fly by,

And wondering, at the end, does someone wait for me?

Oh Mes Amis, et mes deux belles filles.

 

The night was cold and long, so we sang another song.

Fado, or the blues, which heartache will you choose?

Pink shadows on the lawn, foretold the coming dawn.

I turned, and you were gone.

 

WeÕll meet tomorrow night, by the apple tree.

I know IÕll feel alright, because youÕll sing to me.

Your sweet songs of liberty, under the star bright sky.

I know youÕll stay with me,

Because itÕs my turn to cry.

 

The tears are falling from my eyes.

Tears of love, tears of joy,

No tears of rage for that little boy, or for me.

Mes Amis, et mes deux belles filles.

 

The robin and the lark are singing in the park.

Calling you away, on this lonely day.

So run along and see, what may come to be,

And set your old heart free.

 

Set your old heart free.