Steve Dennis

Steve Dennis

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Lyrics

Live in the Moment Now

Written By: Steve Dennis

Live in the Moment Now Lyrics by Steve Dennis, copyright 2006

1.Can you hear the bells a'tolling, can you hear that drum rolling
Something monumental's about to happen in our world.
So many wouldn't even notice, half their lives they lay commatose,
And the other half lamenting how their life seems like a blur.

Chorus
Well tomorrow's tapping at your shoulder, yesterday is growing older
Listen to the marching sound as time goes by
Who knows what's around the bend or what will get us in the end
The legacy you leave will all depend on how
You live in the moment now
You live in the moment now

2. Some rely upon the use of brain numbing substances
Some are only happy in the extreme and on the edge
But any minute knows no limits, every moment a shooting star
Lights up some darkness somewhere, just as soon to disappear.

Chorus

Bridge
And I would spend eternity
In your warm embrace my love
As long as you are next to me
We'll be spirits soaring, spirits free

3. Show me all your deepest passions, love must not go out of fashion
Take where your soul and heart's desire knows no bounds
Don't fret about where you're going, and forget about where you've been
I only really care for who you are right now

Chorus

Mary Must Never Be Dammed

Written By: Steve Dennis

Mary Must Never be Dammed Lyrics by Steve Dennis, Copyright 2006
(NB. This is a protest song against the Queensland Government plan to dam the Mary River)

Chorus
Blessed is our Mary, from her home in the mountains
She tumbles down the Conandales and wanders through our lands
She is angel, she is sacred, she is holy
And Mary must never be dammed
Mary must never be dammed

1. From the Blackall Range to Fraser Island
She is the lifeblood of the valleys and the plains
Past thriving towns and fertile farmlands
Carrying the liquid gold of precious summer rains

Chorus

2. She quenched the thirst of megafauna
She was a baby when the Conondales arose
And she has witnessed evolution
The generations, she has watched them come and go

Chorus

Bridge
And on toward the ocean, carrying so much that is vital for the sea
We know her flow is crucial for survival of the fisheries
For survival of the Great Sandy, survival of the Great Sandy
Survival of the great Sandy

3. What of her threatened children, the lungfish, the turtle, and the cod
We must fight to stop extinctions, the future of the Mary must flow on and on.

Chorus x 2

Mary Must never Be Dammed

Written By: Steve Dennis

Mary Must Never be Dammed Lyrics by Steve Dennis, Copyright 2006
(NB. This is a protest song against the Queensland Government plan to dam the Mary River)

Chorus
Blessed is our Mary, from her home in the mountains
She tumbles down the Conandales and wander through our lands
She is angel, she is sacred, she is holy
And Mary must never be dammed
Mary must never be dammed

1. From the Blackall Range to Fraser Island
She is the lifeblood of the valleys and the plains
Past thriving towns and fertile farmlands
Carrying the liquid gold of precious summer rains

Chorus

2. She quenched the thirst of megafauna
She was a baby when the Conondales arose
And she has witnessed evolution
The generations, she has watched them come and go

Chorus

Bridge
And on toward the ocean, carrying so much that is vital for the sea
We know her flow is crucial for survival of the fisheries
For survival of the Great Sandy, survival of the Great Sandy
Survival of the Great Sandy

3. What of her threatened children, the lungfish, the turtle, and the cod
We must fight to stop extinctions, the future of the Mary must flow on and on.

Chorus x 2

Prisoners and Hostages

Written By: Steve Dennis

Prisoners and Hostages lyrics by Steve Dennis, Copyright 1990

1. It's early Sunday morning, I roam the streets around your mother's home
I walk alone.
I try to find solutions, and somehow solve the problems of our lives,
So intertwined.
We have lived together, we have seen the world and laughed and struggled through
from day to day.
And we have loved each other so tenderly, it's sad to see it all just slip away.

2. I feel the winds cool whisper, a message sends a shiver up my spine,
Is this a sign.
As swandives gain momentum, this house of cards come tumbling down,
And I wonder how.
And so a feeling lingers, a subtle ache that spreads, it permeates my every bone and pore
And soon becomes constricting, like in a prison cell, I've got to find the key now to open up the door.

Chorus

Are we just prisoners, hostages the war of love
Why are we fighting anyway
Has the time now come to loose the bonds
Do we try to end this sentence for liberty

Instrumental

3.The more I walk the more I think of you so lonely, and it fills my eyes, I just want to cry
If only I could see things clearly, see a formula in black and white of how we could try
Try to make a future, lock the past away bar re-enacting good times that we had
Maybe then we'll find, find a paradise, or am I self deceiving, is it really worth believing,
or..

Chorus

LIve In The Moment Now

Written By: Steve Dennis

Live in the Moment Now
1.Can you hear the bells a'tolling, can you hear that drum rolling
Something monumental's about to happen in our world.
So many wouldn't even notice, half their lives they lay commatose,
And the other half lamenting how their life seems like a blur.

Chorus
Well tomorrow's tapping at your shoulder, yesterday is growing older
Listen to the marching sound as time goes by
Who knows what's around the bend or what will get us in the end
The legacy we leave will all depend on how
We live in the moment now
We live in the moment now

2. Some rely upon the use of brain numbing substances
Some are only happy in the extreme and on the edge
But any minute knows no limits, every moment a shooting star
Lights up some darkness somewhere, just as soon to disappear.

Chorus

Bridge
And I would spend eternity
In your warm embrace my love
As long as you are next to me
We'll be spirits soaring, spirits free

3. Show me all your deepest passions, love must not go out of fashion
Take where your soul and heart's desire knows no bounds
Don't fret about where you're going, and forget about where you've been
I only really care for who you are right now

Chorus