Living By The Water (Briggs Anne)

I was living by the water Late July moon's early quarter Summer mornings, early dawnings Paid no heed to me, gave no warning Of their endless way Seatide flowing in the river Is all the music I would ever Have, a long, long day since I went away By the sea curlews calling Hear the summer stars falling Fire burning in the sun Lighting up their way On the lonely sands of the western strands It was there I made my way On the mountain there my song I'll sing When the wind plays in the raven's wing And I saw moorland horses Dancing over the plains of the deadland marshes Down to the sea voices from the empty moor They call me past the stranger's door Because I keep no company I make no enemies The tide is turning, there is no waiting Day was long, the sun setting Sand shifting in the wind These times they have no end On the lonely sands of the western strands It was there I made my way