Gillian Tunmer

Gillian Tunmer

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Silver Wings

Written By: Gillian Tunmer


I’m finding it hard -
Having trouble believing
That today you’re flying off
That you’re really leaving
Can’t imagine being apart
You’re taking my world
You’re taking my heart
Into the clouds on a silver wing
I’m losing you
Losing everything

Silver Wings
Take special care
Silver Wings
My stowaway heart’s up there

We’ve been together
Constantly
Ever since university
Planned our family -
Our direction
Filled our home
With love and affection
Now you need some space
Want to be free
So I’m letting you go
Indefinitely

Silver Wings
Take special care
Silver Wings
My stowaway heart’s up there

Lord put an angel on the wing
Surround my family
In a protective ring
Keep them safe in your hands
Stay with them
After the plane lands

Yes, there’s been thunder
Storms and rain
But I know our sun
Will shine again
So I’ll be here
Waiting patiently
For those silver wings
To bring you back to me

Silver Wings
Take special care
Silver Wings
My stowaway heart’s up there
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©GBT – G.Tunmer 13 September 2009.

I’ll Succeed

Written By: Gillian Tunmer


I’ve been wandering through life
So aimlessly
Letting everyone make
My decisions for me
But I’ve finally woken up
Simply can’t ignore
All the hope and opportunity
Waiting outside my door
You can laugh and ridicule
And put me down
You can toss me in the ocean
But I won’t drown
‘Cos inside I got my toolbox
Everything I need

I’ve got heart and determination
I’ll succeed
I’ll succeed

You can say hurtful things
That will make me cry
But you won’t kill my dreams
They’ve got wings and they can fly
So I’m not going to let you discourage me
Won’t listen to all your negativity
I’m taking charge of my life
Listening to my inner voice
Where I go to from here
Is going to be my own choice
Success isn’t always guaranteed
But inside I got my toolbox
Everything I need

I’ve got heart and determination
I’ll succeed
I’ll succeed

I want my life to have purpose
Want to feel proud
Want to hold my head up high
When I’m in a crowd
Want to have that special something
That is unique to me
Want to be my own person
With my own identity
I’m not starry-eyed or naïve
I’m just full of faith and I believe
‘Cos inside I got my toolbox
Everything I need

I’ve got heart and determination
I’ll succeed
I’ll succeed
I will succeed

©GBT – G Tunmer 17/10/2009

Chains that Bind

Written By: Gillian Tunmer


I’m a prisoner of society
Ingrained sense of responsibility
Always doing what’s expected of me
Want to run away
Want to break free
Of this self-imposed captivity
Want to leave it all behind
Get rid of all these ties that bind

Chains that bind
Tie you down
Lock your mind
Chains that bind
So many chains that bind

There’s a tiger inside of me
Pacing about so restlessly
Wants to get out
Wants to be
Out in the open
Unfettered and free
Exploring every possibility
Need to break these shackles
Confining me
But everywhere I look
All I can find

Chains that bind
Tie you down
Lock your mind
Chains that bind
So many chains that bind

I’m a model of propriety
Common sense
Practicality
Handcuffed to reality
Is this my fate my destiny?
There’s a world I need to find
But there are so many
Chains that bind
How can I be all I want to be
With all these chains around me?

Chains that bind
Tie you down
Lock your mind
Chains that bind
So many chains that bind

©GBT-GTunmer 23Sept2009

The Game You Play

Written By: Gillian Tunmer


I keep looking at your chessboard
Trying to get some clues
Which move it was that sealed my fate
Made me finally lose
I think if I could take
Just one move back
I would retreat and not attack
I’d be more patient and I’d wait
Do anything to avoid checkmate

You tossed me aside so easily
Turned your back and walked away
You tossed me aside so easily
Is that the game you play?

You introduced me to the game
Taught me everything
Showed me just how special
A queen was to her king
So I though it was forever
How could I be so green?
You simply took a lowly pawn
Made another queen!

You tossed me aside so easily
Turned your back and walked away
You tossed me aside so easily
Is that the game you play?

You left the chessboard for me
But it will never be the same
Every time I catch a glimpse of it
I’ll re-live that end game
So please don’t try and call me
I’m not ready to be your friend
I can never start a new game
Until I let this one end.

You tossed me aside so easily
Turned your back and walked away
You tossed me aside so easily
Is that the game you play?


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©GBT – G Tunmer 14 September 2009

What is happening to me?

Written By: Gillian Tunmer


Sitting on the ocean floor
Don’t know what’s real anymore
Don’t know who I am
Where I belong
What is right or what is wrong
Water’s closing over me
Blurring my reality
Nothing I can say or do
Will stop the waves from rushing through

What is happening to me
Is this real or just a fantasy?
Will I wake to a brand new day
With color painted over this gray?

Was always in control and knew
Exactly what I had to do
Now I’m confused
Insecure
Nothing feels right
I’m so unsure
Every day I’m losing ground
Every word’s a jangling sound
I’m slipping into a great abyss
Where life is empty and meaningless

What is happening to me
Is this real or just a fantasy?
Will I wake to a brand new day
With color painted over this gray?

There’s no music in my ears
Just crashing waves and endless tears
I’m living in a place where I’m all alone
Surrounded by darkness
The deep unknown
My camera’s always close to me
But I can’t capture this reality
The film is starting to unwind
Strange pictures flashing through my mind

What is happening to me
Is this real or just a fantasy?
Will I wake to a brand new day
With color painted over this gray?

All I wanted was a simple life
No disharmony, no strife
I tried to be all I could be –
So what is happening
What is happening…to me?

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©GBT - G.Tunmer 9August 2009

Rainbow Smile

Written By: Gillian Tunmer


Even though you promised
Said you wouldn’t be late
Like every groom before me
I’m being made to wait
My stomach’s churning
Doing cartwheels inside
And my heart is pounding
On a roller coaster ride
So many memories flooding through
Of all the special times I’ve spent with you

And all the while
Your rainbow smile
So happy and carefree
And all the while
Your rainbow smile
Undoing me

Walking barefoot in the fountain
Dancing in the gazebo
Swimming in the moonlight
Kissing under the mistletoe
Glowing in the candlelight
As you sipped champagne
Soaking and bedraggled
When you were caught in the rain
Lying in the park twisting flowers in your hair
Watching as you cuddled
Your graduation teddy bear

And all the while
Your rainbow smile
So happy and carefree
And all the while
Your rainbow smile
Undoing me

The agony of waiting
Was all made worthwhile
When I saw you in the doorway
And you started to smile
No other memory will come close
None can ever compare
To the way I felt inside
When I saw you standing there
And as you came toward me up the aisle
All I could see was your rainbow smile

And all the while
Your rainbow smile
So happy and carefree
And all the while
Your rainbow smile
Undoing me

©GBT – G Tunmer 22 Sept 2009

My Little Frog Heart

Written By: Gillian Tunmer


I feel so lost when you go away
Never quite know
What to do with my day
It’s no fun going out alone
So I just kick around
All day at home
If you were a bit closer
Hadn’t traveled so far
Right now I’d be leapfrogging
To where you are

My little frog heart
Is falling apart
Feeling very blue
Lonely without you
My little frog heart
Is missing you

Something inside me comes alive
When I hear you arrive
I want to laugh I want to sing
I want to do the Froggy fling
You make my world so complete
You put a jingle in my heart
And a spring in my feet
We’ve got such a special bond
You belong in my pond

My little frog heart
Is falling apart
Feeling very blue
Lonely without you
My little frog heart
Is missing you

I hopped a lot of roads
Kissed a lot of toads
But when I first kissed you
Straight away I knew
That you and me were meant to be
So I’ll follow you wherever
’Cos this love will last forever
I’ve kissed no one else since
You became my froggy Prince

My little frog heart
Is falling apart
Feeling very blue
Lonely without you
My little frog heart
Is missing you

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©GBT-GTunmer 11 Sept 2009

Destiny’s Door

Written By: Gillian Tunmer


We were standing hand in hand
On life’s waiting shore
Innocently knocking at Destiny’s door
And as the door opened
A ray of light
Lit up the ocean
Colored the night
And we were amazed
Left in awe
Of what lay behind Sweet Destiny’s door
We were given a glimpse
Of what was to be –
Of the glorious path that was our destiny

Destiny! Oh Destiny!
Make your dreams a reality
Destiny! Oh Destiny!
You’re in charge of your own destiny

Years later I was back on that lonely shore
Once again knocking at Destiny’s door
But as the door opened up for me
Sadness and tears was all I could see
Along the path
My dreams lay scattered
With a heart that had been shattered
I cried to Destiny to close the door –
I didn’t want to see anymore

Destiny! Oh Destiny!
Make your dreams a reality
Destiny! Oh Destiny!
You’re in charge of your own destiny

So Destiny took me by the hand
She wanted me to understand…
When Destiny’s door opens wide
You determine what’s inside
It’s your reality behind that door
Not some illusion
You’re yearning for
So everything you feel
Everything you do
Every choice that you make
Is reflecting back at you

Destiny! Oh Destiny!
Make your dreams a reality
Destiny! Oh Destiny!
You’re in charge of your own destiny

©GBT – G Tunmer 7 Sept 2009