Sweet Mystery

Singer Songwriter John McKenna's Sweet Mystery

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Requiem For a Poet

How many rhymes live behind those deep blue eyes, 
how many words are lost and tossed 
until you find a speck of truth 
soon covered up again

It comes as no surprise when the truth begets the lies 
when you're talking to a friend and they see it in your eyes
and there's no escaping now and then you want to run and hide

Requiem for a poet who can't show it but he knows 
that a poet who can live it can not give it till he goes

One day they'll find your works in a box of memorabilia, 
maybe then they'll hear you maybe then they'll feel 

what you couldn't feel yourself as you put them on a shelf 
'cause there's no one listening now and then you need a little help

And if you journey you will find your way 
though people say it can't be done 
I believe you'll find a way to tame 
the words that you couldn't bear to say 
though they'll never hold the truth 
of who you are when there's no one 

listening now and then you wish you were a star

Requiem for a poet who can't show it 
but he knows that a poet who can live it 
can not give it till he goes 

John McKenna 1998

 

Seven Mountains

Seven Mountains stand between 
the heavens and the hills of green

Seven castles mark the way 
to the seven roads to love youll find someday

Now I have seen a vision in the distance 
and I have tasted the dust of the longest road, 
lately my prison has been lifting

Ive been letting go of the burden 
and laying down the load 

Now I believe its time I returned to the love 
Ive been missing  Ive been waiting 

Seven Mountains stand between 
the who I am and the who Ill be

Seven angels hold the keys 
to the seven doors to love that stand before me 

Now I have seen my life in all its changes
And finally I have learned to be my own best friend
I knocked upon the door to heaven 
I turned and ran away 
When I realized they were coming down to let me in

Now I believe its time I returned to the place 
Ive been missing  Ive been waiting

Seven Mountains I will climb 
and I will claim this love of mine

Seven Gates will open wide 
to the seven rays of light that fill my eyes

Seven Mountains stand between the heavens and the hills of green

Seven castles mark the way to the seven roads to love youll find someday

2000 John McKenna

 

Blue on Blue

I dreamed a dream, I dreamed I was awakening to love  
I dreamed I was free, Cause Id learned to believe in me enough 
so I could fly 
I dreamed you were looking up at me with blue on blue eyes
Blue on blue, Blue on blue eyes

I dreamed of the angels at the end of the journey, 
I dreamed I saw the light behind the blue blue skies, 
I dreamed I was loving you in fields that were burning
I dreamed you were looking up at me with blue on blue eyes

Blue on blue, Blue on blue eyes

I dreamed of the beauty at the end of the journey, 
I dreamed I saw the love behind the worlds disguise 
I dreamed I was loving you as my bridges they  were burning

I dreamed you were looking up at me with blue on blue eyes

Blue on blue, Blue on blue eyes

And we played and wed run and we laid in the sun 
and you said Id be the only one 
and we laughed until we cried, 
In a dream of you lookin up at me with blue on blue eyes

Blue on blue, Blue on blue eyes

I dreamed a dream, I dreamed we were awakening to love 
I dreamed we were free, Cause wed learned to believe in us enough so we could fly

  1999 John Mckenna

There are Reasons For it All

Just a sweet remembering of seasons soft with thoughts of love I lay me down in clover fields and better days, only love remains and there is no pain

Can you believe can you believe there are reasons for it all Sometimes behind this crazy dream I see the waves that rise and fall upon  the ocean of our make believe  

She tells me just to breathe she tells me just to breathe and to let  go there are reasons for it all in time you'll know

Can you believe can you believe there are reasons for it all

Remembering a vision of a castle wall with windows full of Red Cliff Autumn sunshine falling in on us and as we turned to leave I felt the moment stop  I saw the path we weave with open arms to welcome us

Can you believe can you believe there are reasons for it all  we learn to laugh before we learn to fall but we have it all 

we learn to see  we have it all we learn to be 

we have it all when we can believe

Can you believe can you believe there are reasons for it all Sometimes behind this crazy dream I see the waves that rise and fall upon  the ocean of our make believe  She tells me just to breathe she tells me just to breathe and to let  go there are reasons for it all in time you'll know

J McKenna 1999

The Bridge

There is a bridge that you can cross
on the other side is freedom
You can pay no greater cost than when you're standing 
in between the two shores 
on the bridge that you must cross

You must build it with your mind 
the bridge that you must cross

You must leave your pain behind 
the bridge that you must cross

You must learn to say goodbye to the old world

You must learn to say goodbye 
to the judgments that confined you 
to the past and all the things you once believed that didnt last they only brought you grief  kept you trapped and in between
the two shores  
and the bridge that you must cross

There is a bridge that you can cross  
on the other side is freedom 
The choices are so simple   
If only you could see them

John McKenna 1998  

 

FIELDS OF LOVE

I won't fight, I'm not right 
ain't no wrongs been done upon me

But I can stand in the face of any storm 
I wear my battered hopes 
like a tattered cloak upon me 
Don't look like much but it keeps me warm

I carry on my back my brother, 
who has fallen by the roadside

I won't be comin' back till summer, 
when I lay me down in fields of love

I'll carry on my back 
any burden that you're weary of 
I've been down the track 
I have laid me down in fields of love 
I won't be comin back 
until I see the grass is  golden  

and I lay me down in fields of love 
till I lay me down in fields of love

I carry on my back these children, 
who have fallen from their mothers arms 
They won't be comin back till I heal them, 
and I lay them down in fields of love

John McKenna 1998

 Sweet Sweet Mystery

There's an angel in the corridor acting like a troubadour 
singing me my lines

There's an angel on the avenue who shared with me a point of view 
that blew my mind 

Now I believe now I believe, that they're all around me sweet sweet mystery

There's a lighthouse in the distance 
sending out a beacon to bring you in

There's a voice and ringing laughter now 
to let you know the path is near its end

There's a poet on the radio speaking out the rapture and the pain 
There's an angel on the second floor telling me to close the door and remain

Now I believe now I believe, that they're all around me sweet sweet mystery Now I believe in the sweet sweet mystery 

We are all around you
We are so glad that we all have found you

There's an angel in the corridor acting like a troubadour 
singing me my lines 

There's an angel on the second floor telling me to close the door 
and leave my world behind 

Now I believe now I believe, that they're all around me sweet sweet mystery Now I believe in the sweet sweet mystery  

  John McKenna 1998

 

Dram On Crazy Child

Dream on crazy child for the moments you remember,
When the smile that she gave you left you cold and lost and lonely
lookin back on yesterday

Dream on crazy child. Dream on till the night falls in around you
till the night falls in around you

Dream on crazy child of everything you ever wanted so to be,
before they took the magic out of what you could believe,
the heights that you could reach

Dream on crazy child.
Dream until you waken in the garden that you left behind
so long ago to wander where you wanted so to find
a little happiness and a certain kind of freedom

Dream on crazy child there are seasons you remember when the world
just waited on your voice to call them to the game you were all destined so to win

Dream on dream again
Until the night falls in around you
When the night falls in around you
When the night falls in around you

When the night falls in around you

John McKenna 1998


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