Before Dawn (instrumental title: Sail Away by Tom Harrell) [AM1] 

Lyric: Ann Malcolm

Publisher: Tom Harrell Music

Recordings: Incident’ly, Sound Hills records (SSCD-8053), Japan 1994;

The Crystal Paperweight, Abeat records (AB JZ 083), Italy 2010

 

Sail away, sail away before the dawn,

Before the light of day appears.

Fade away, fade away like rainbows do,

The colors that we two have seen.

When tomorrow comes, I won’t think about you,

I’ll stare like strangers do, just lost,

Unaware of how I really must look.

I dream of ships at sea,

And storms.

The waves envelope me,

And I sink

Before there is time to fear,

Before there is time to cry,

You sail away.

I chase the light of dawn,

Admiring the sun.

All colors blend as one,

And there, a vision of you still remains.

 

The Crystal Paperweight (instrumental title: Young Love by Tom Harrell)

[AM2]  Lyric: Ann Malcolm

Publisher: tom Harrell Music

Recording: The Crystal Paperweight, Abeat records (AB JZ 083), Italy 2010

Once upon a time, so cliché,

I fell in love at first sight that day.

Love was fresh as morning dew.

Ev’ry song I sang seemed new.

Then, days were long and hopes were so high that

I thought love was a cloudless sky.

Time was pressed in that crystal stone

You said to hold when I felt alone.

Shining, heavy and shining,

Smooth, shining, cool and shining.

It was always there

In a small perfect world that is memory.

Young love!

 

3.

Childhood (instrumental title: Wishing Well, Tom Harrell Music)[AM3] 

Music: Tom Harrell

Lyric: Ann Malcolm

Recording: The Crystal Paperweight, Abeat records (AB JZ 083), Italy, 2010

Moonshine and fireflies dance among stars.

Farewell to Alice who flew up to Mars.

Fall into somewhere or stay where you are,

If you please.

Throw in a coin and just daydream awhile

Run with a kite or sit still with a smile

Follow the rabbit who never has time.

1.    Mystery wishing well deep

       Promises secrets to keep.

       Scenes of a childhood forever mine.

2.    So many coins in the well

       So many stories to tell

       Daydreams and verses that rhyme

       Scenes of a childhood forever mine.

 

4.

Evening (music: Claude Debussy ( Beau Soir ) )

Lyric: Ann Malcolm

Publisher:

Recording: The Crystal Paperweight, Abeat records (AB JZ 083), Italy, 2010

Waking to sounds of waves

Folding into the shore,

I arise and look out on many shades of blue.

Yesterday lingers somewhere in the morning light,

Misty clouds glisten over the sea.

Underneath them an island breaks the open space;

A sleeping body reclining there on the horizon,

Waiting for day to pass.

Why does time seem to stand still?

The sun slips away…

I remember time.

 

 

5.

Give (instrumental title: Reason by Tom Harrell)

Lyric: Ann Malcolm

Publisher: Tom Harrell Music

Recording: The Crystal Paperweight, Abeat records (AB JZ 083), Italy, 2010

What’s the use of livin’  if you can’t be givin’ ,

Holding out your hand to touch your fellow man,

Who stands alone and hoping that you’ll throw a rope in…

Save a drowning soul that’s sinkin as you’re livin’.

On and on in silence, cold with no expression,

Cool, removed and vacant,

Never call that livin’.

On and on in silence, tryin’ not to see it,

Walkin’ even faster,

Never call that livin’.

Give!

Give!

Just give and you will see and understand.

Just give and you will see and understand.

Just give and you will see and understand.

Just give and you will see and understand.

Improvisation: All those lonely places, those bodies without faces. Sittin’ on the pavement covered with disgraces, holds a little rat he’s talkin’ like a friend to… another drowning soul, sinkin’, sinkin’.

 

6.

The Red Cat (instrumental title: When And Where by Tom Harrell)

Lyric: Ann Malcolm

Publisher: Tom Harrell Music

Recording: The Crystal Paperweight, Abeat Records (AB JZ 083), 2010, Italy

You show up when lights grow dim

Insisting to come in.

Scratching on the wall you try to

Test my will, it’s you who wins.

I wonder where do you belong

And also where you’ve been.

Looking in your eyes I’m sure

We’ve met before somewhere.

When have we met?

Where have we met?

When have we met?

You and I?

 

 

 

 [AM1]Die sollte anklickbar sein.

 

 

 [AM2]Ganzer Titel anklickbar sein

 

 

 [AM3]Anlickbar usw.

ncident’ly (instrumental title: Evidence by Thelonious Monk)

Lyric: Ann Malcolm

Publisher: Thelonious Music Coorperation

Recording: Incident’ly, Sound Hills records (SSCD-8053), Japan 1994

Incident’ly I got some evidence baby it’s hot

Don’t appear to be so preoccupied when you are not

What are charms for? Use the back door!

Just between you and me in confidence

Hey, thanks a lot.

 

Improvisation: The funny thing ‘bout picking up clues – when you least expect an interesting piece of news – sort of falls in your lap, right out of the blue, if you’re sitting down like me on the park bench. (Don’t interrupt me ‘til you get the details)

She was about tot close the shop when suddenly she stopped and pulled a travel phone (update this to cellphone/iphone) from her handbag, dialled away. I guess it was long distance ‘cause she spoke so loud, announced it was her birthday, said the cat is out, whatever that means.

© 2014 by Ann Malcolm, createt by Anouk-Fototdesign.ch