WHERE WE ARE NOW

I N S P I R A T I O N


This song starts off quite gloomy but lifts with an optimistic chorus. It took a lot of cutting and pasting to get the words to come round to that way of thinking. The "bright golden haze on the meadow" in the first verse is a nod in the direction of Rogers and Hammerstein. The more I know, I know I know nothing were the words of the late Doctor Robin Armstrong of the Hill Farming Research Institute to whom I pay respect (although, for him it would not have been a cigarette, it would have been a pipe). To listen to this song, click on Soundcloud.


Where We Are Now

Somehow it seems, the hopes and the dreams,

Have folded and faded away.

There is no bright golden haze on the meadow,

And the sky is downcast and grey.

Chorus

I don’t want to wish my life away as I sit here and I wait

For the clouds to roll over and clear

Who could believe, we’d be where we are now,

Or where we will be next year?

 

Nothing is certain in this wicked world.

Some lessons seem so hard to learn.

As I stand by a window, strike up a match,

And watch a cigarette burn.

 

Isn’t it strange the way people change?

Sometimes there is no other way

The more I know I know I know nothing,

And there is nothing more I can say.

 

Paul J Openshaw (March 2015)




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