Madelyn Johnson

Madelyn Johnson

 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
BandFolkCeltic

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If You Wouldn't

Written By: Madelyn Johnson

I know it's hard to think outside these thoughts
They're loud and they're ours and it's just what we want
But we are not posters on your walls, nor thinly plastered molds
Unmoving and hollow

Please don't make me out that small
The truth is you don't know me at all
I'm a saint and I'm a sinner
I'm a failure, I'm a winner
And I'd just like if you wouldn't cover me with any of these

Please don't come any close to me
If you're cruel and unkind to any earthly thing
Because what makes you think I'd want you to be
Cruel and unkind to any part of me?

Please don't make me out that small
The truth is you don't know me at all
I'm a saint and I'm a sinner
I'm a failure, I'm a winner
And I'd just like if you wouldn't cover me with any of these

Please don't smile if you're tearing at my back
Because no stranger's worthwhile if my suffering makes them laugh
I feel just as you, I laugh and cry and come anew
And those fleeting thoughts you speak
Won't soon fleet from me

Please don't make me out that small
The truth is you don't know me at all
I'm a saint and I'm a sinner
I'm a failure, I'm a winner
And I'd just like if you wouldn't cover me with any of these
I'd just like if you wouldn't bury me with any of these
I'd just like if you wouldn't the way you wouldn't want me

Email: sylvester3476@yahoo.com

Lullaby

Written By: Madelyn Johnson

Dream my darling, dream
I hold you now asleep
Wrapped here beneath
So you can dream

Waves will pour over
Skies will fold in two
Sun will shine all over
Here, when you dream

Soft whispers at night when you dream
Breathe slowly, my darling, safe with me
I hold you now asleep
Wrapped here beneath
So you can dream

Tell me the secrets you keep
Tell me the worlds you see
Here, when you dream

Tell me of the worlds you know
Tell me of stars, of wishes, of gold
Tell me all the stories untold
Tell me secrets you keep when you dream
I hold you now asleep
Wrapped here beneath
So you can dream

I hold you now asleep
Wrapped here beneath
I hold you now asleep
Wrapped here beneath

So you can dream

Email: sylvester3476@yahoo.com

Never Next To Me

Written By: Madelyn Johnson

We would lay by lavender fields
And make our futures of the clouds
And you would keep those secrets, secrets from me

We would sleep by willow trees
And you would stretch your hand to me
And whisper all these beautiful things
Promises you could never keep

And I,
I walk alone
To this Alter
To your grave
And I,
I'm buried bones
And you were never next to me

A town so small,
A miner's fell
The dolls so few,
You knew them well
Didn't you, my dear?

But you would kiss me on my hand
And give me strings you'd wrap around
And swear eternity
Didn't you, my dear?

But I,
I walk alone
To this Alter
To your grave
And I,
I'm buried bones
And you were never next to me

I ran along the Westward streets
On wet cement in my mother's dress
To find a drunk
To find a wretch
A laughing dog who'd bet
His promises away

And I,
I walk alone
To this Alter
To your grave
And I,
I'm buried bones
And you were never next to me

I,
I walked alone
To this Alter
To your grave
And I,
I'm buried bones
And you were never next to me