Carrie Ferguson

Sunlight

04:20
01/05/2014
Carrie Ferguson

Story

A rollicking fiddle and piano driven song about life’s adventures and the quest for love, and the maturity that can eventually come from both.
         

Lyrics

Sunlight

I was born of royal blood but I threw it all away
I left home when I was young, they couldn’t make me stay
I climbed the highest mountains and I sailed the deepest seas
Until I met a Northern Queen who pledged her love to me (6/4 measure?)

I loved her like water I loved her like wind
I sang to her my soul but I couldn’t let her in
And she could not make me settle and she would not block my flow
She loved me like sunlight and then she let me go (6/4 measure?)

And in the West I mined for gold and wrestled grizzley  bears
I dove for pearl oysters and I lived on prickly pears
But in the Southern mountains was where I fell in love
Struck in a summer rainstorm like thunder from above (6/4 measure?)

She loved me like water she loved me like wind
She’d never take me with her onlGy tell me where she’d been
And I could not make her settle and I would not block her flow
I loved her like sunlight and then I let her go (6/4 measure?)

Now I’ve had love of every shape and all of it was fine
Sometimes it takes a few mistakes to know your own mind
I’ve chosen things I thought were great that tore my soul apart
Sometimes it takes a few mistakes to know your own heart (6/4 measure?)

So love me like water, I’ll love you like wind
Sing to me your soul and I’ll take you where I’ve been
My heart, it longs to settle, there’s nowhere I want to go,
Let our love be sunlight so on and on it flows (stays 4/4, holds for 2 measures)