Songs, Video Recording

Song: “Ocean Dreams and Backyard Plans”

Ocean Dreams and Backyard Plans

A song about two different people who nevertheless find each other, like what they see, and decide to walk the same road thereafter.

Lyrics

Look at the boy
in the northwest corner of this fair land we love.
Fast by the islands and whales
walking the tree-lined trails.

He looks to the sky
and he picks a star to steer himself by.
Someday I'm gonna stretch my legs, I'm gonna
gallop all of this earth.

Now look at the girl
from the southern plains and the valley of horses.
In the shadow of the great big mountain
she has lived her whole life.

But she's got a plan
one step at a time and she will make her way out.
Every season will have its time
she's got her feet on the ground.

But his ocean dreams
and her backyard plans
they jostle and join together like
the joining of hands.

He travels south
and she makes her way northward, arriving
at the city of the sparkling spire
that points the way to the future.

She likes the laugh
that curls from the corner of his mouth and lands on hers.
He likes the shining level water
resting in her eyes.

But his ocean dreams
and her backyard plans
they jostle and join together like
the joining of hands.

She wants to patch
the missing pieces in the tottering fences.
He wants to catch a crop of stars
falling in an open field.

He is on fire
when a phrase leaps out from a new book he's reading.
She gets a smile when she coaxes growth
from a stubborn seedling.

But his ocean dreams
and her backyard plans
they jostle and join together like
the joining of hands.

How far will they go?
Well no one knows,
no one knows.
But look at them go
again.

He flies too close
to the sun sometimes and he gets a little burned.
She keeps her nose to the grindstone
and sometimes her eyes get blurred.

He catches sight
of a passing train that carries all their tomorrows.
She catches light in a vase
she picked out for the mantel this fall.

But his ocean dreams
and her backyard plans
they jostle and join together like
the joining of hands.





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