Jen Cass
2010-06-00
Jen Cass

Lyrics

The willow tree swayed and the clouds rolled away

I lay on my back in the breeze

And whispered my plans to the mud on my hands

And the bruises that covered my knees

I was a child I was reckless and wild

Fearless and free and profound

I flew through the world like a Cannonball Girl

Safe with no feet on the ground

 

The world it did spin, casting time to the wind

And I struggled and failed and held tight

To my faith and my truth, the ideals of youth

To the path that I hoped would be right

A young woman-child I was reckless and wild

Fearless and free and profound

I flew through the world like a Cannonball Girl

Searching for my solid ground

 

And you were a plan that I told to those clouds

A promise I made and refused to put down

So long before you were here laughing out loud

I could feel you…

I could feel you…

 

I watch your sweet face, every hair out of place

As you dance to the drummer you hear

And your perfect heart is my best work of art

You make everything else disappear

And you are my child; you’re so reckless and wild

Fearless and free and profound

You’ll fly through the world like a Cannonball Girl

Safe with no feet on the ground

Go and fly through the world like a Cannonball Girl

Safe with no feet on the ground

Rise

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Jen Cass
2010-06-00
Jen Cass

Lyrics

You can close down every road You can barricade my soul Tied in chains, what remains You can never conquer Turn the key, slam the cell door I am free Oh…I will rise You can tell me white is black Say my God has turned his back But right and wrong don’t belong To those who hold the power Against the lies, well, the truth always survives Oh…I will rise Chorus: I will rise I will rise Though you witnessed my demise Oh…I will rise Roll the stone away again No, you can’t keep my spirit in Oh…I will rise You can take away my eyes Tear the sun down from the sky In days so dark that the night stars Feel like an explosion Out of ash Through the acrid air I fly Oh…I will rise Repeat Chorus
Jen Cass
2010-06-00
Jen Cass

Lyrics

A hundred year old farm And I lie wrapped up in your arms beside a fire We’re safe inside this place I feel your hand upon my face and your heart beating But when the morning comes you start to fade away And I remember how and my heart breaks every day Two men at the door Our son is playing on the floor the baby’s sleeping And I can’t catch my breath They say there’s honor in your death That they’re so sorry, so sorry Two little words and now I live another life Where I’ll always be their mother but I’ll never be your wife again Your war still rages on They say a thousand more are gone and I still feel you You’re my unanswered prayer Made to a God who wasn’t there, I still believe in Where does God go when the bombs ignite the flames When he cannot be on both sides but they all invoke his name And how can God be true When he can take a man like you without a reason? Children always grow They do it even when they know they have no father They effortlessly fly They do not stop to wonder why their fate was chosen And every day they pass your picture on the stairs A stranger in a uniform with blue eyes just like theirs And they…kiss you goodnight Kiss you goodnight Goodnight