John Powers

John Powers

BandFolkAcoustic

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Cover band: 
No
Record Label: 
Srewop Music
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Lyrics

The Patch Quilt

Written By: John Powers

In the living room she sits in her easy chair
Stitchin’ a quilt with hands she can’t see too well
But her heart guides the needle and thread
The years fade, as I read what she said

Rosie’s dress, Jackie’s pillow and Johnny’s shirt
The blouses your sister made when your arm got hurt
Grandma’s apron, Daddy’s tie and Charlie’s britches
They’re all sewn together with hope and loving wishes
Bedside prayers, smiles and tears, the happy and sad years
Pieces of family and dreams, sewn into every seam

In the living room she sits in her easy chair
Sewin’ a quilt for her angel with the golden hair
Now her daughters older with a family of her own
But she’ll always be her baby, though she’s grown

Rosie’s dress, Jackie’s pillow and Johnny’s shirt
The blouses your sister made when your arm got hurt
Grandma’s apron, Daddy’s tie and Charlie’s britches
They’re all sewn together with hope and loving wishes
Every patch a sweet memory, oh they seem to me
Fragments of our yesterdays won’t seem so far away
Pieces of family and dreams, sewn into every seam

When We Were Young

Written By: John Powers

When we were young, out playin' in the sun.
Yesterday, we were just havin' fun.
Runnin' free, no worries on our mind.
All day long, with no sense of time.

Carefree days passed us by but they're still in our memory.
Like an old friend they come to visit now and then.
In a moment we're back in time and we're young once again.
Lookin' back on the greatest times that have been.

When we were young, we climbed the highest tree.
Swung and swam, skipped a rock and skinned our knees.
Helpin' Grandma, bakin' up an apple pie.
Headin' for the lake with Grandpa and a fishin' line.

Carefree days passed us by but they're still in our memory.
Like an old friend they come to visit now and then.
In a moment we're back in time and we're young once again.
Lookin' back on the greatest times that have been.

When we were young, playin' in the sun.
When we were young, just havin' fun.
When we were young, no worries on our mind.
When we were young, there was nothin' but time.
Nothin' but time …

Discography

Common Quest - NFD Volume One
Common Quest - NFD Volume Two
Common Quest - NFD Volume Three
Winter Wonderland - A Common Quest Christmas
Common Quest - Homegrown
All You Can Eat Buffet - 2 HOUR LIMIT

* Several more tracks are available at website