Leonie Macpherson

Leonie Macpherson

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THE LYRICIST Sometimes words are all one has though thoughts confusing tend to web a tangled weave that poses as a map between our heart, our head.

Biography

I write with the left and right side of my brain fighting for supremacy. I write quality, not quantity. I would label myself a lyricist though I do also create musical backings and have had a publishing/recording deal.

Lyrics

World Turning

Written By: Leonie Macpherson

Skip in the dirt of a dry oasis
Stories of pain on their smiling faces
As they leap in the puddle of a flood long gone
Is the wealthy world in a drought of compassion?
So they play in the ashes of a brave deserted dream
An unpaid debt from the land of the living

World, world turning, world turning away

Pray to the sky for the winds of fortune
Pray to the holder of a silver spoon
Blame our god or the bureaucratic machine
For an unshared gift from the land of the living

World, world turning, world turning away

The Big Sleep

Written By: Leonie Macpherson

I'm done here today
I'm meeting my maker, leaving my heathen ways
One mortal slave walking away

Finally, rest for the wicked
A finally blissful being
Finally burdens of yesterday
bid farewell to the toll of a bell

And I still believe life is a journey far beyond brick and steel
I might believe Eden is real

Rest my soul - It's just the moon and me falling into a big sleep
Rest my soul - I missed my eulogy
I was lost in a big sleep

I do believe death is tug-of-war between faith and fear
But I do believe I'll still be near

Rest my soul - It's just the moon and me falling into a big sleep
Rest my soul - I missed my eulogy
I was lost in a big sleep

Some do believe life is a harder trial than felo de se
One could believe that I'm free

Rest my soul - It's just the moon and me falling into a big sleep
Rest my soul - I missed my eulogy
I was lost in a big sleep

Shout

Written By: Leonie Macpherson

You can shout it but who listens anyway?
You can write it but who'll read it on the page?
And if you mess it up who'll come and save the day?
There's no-one here but me.

You can do it but who'll send that job your way?
You can think it but nothing ventured, nothing gained,
You can know it but the answer blows away.

Shout, let it all out - think about the chances you've been taking,
Shout, let it all out - balancing out on the edge of breaking.

You can walk a straight line but you're going 'round and 'round,
You can fool them but I claimed you from the Lost and Found,
You can stand straight but your life is rockin' up and down,
You can lean on me.

Shout, let it all out - think about the shit that you've been taking,
Shout, let it all out - forget about the mess that you've been making,
Shout, let it all out - think about the time that you've been wasting while you could have been with me,
You could've been with me.

You can want her but her mind is miles away
You can mean it but she don't care what you say
You could see it, still it hit you in the face!

Shout, let it all out - tell me 'bout the times that you've been taken,
Shout, let it all out - the times you were stood up and been left waiting
Shout, let it all out - while there's no-one here but me,
Nobody here but me.

Discography

Singles: Freshwater, Lost in the Light, Three Words, So Young (No current releases)