Timing and Expectation

Due for release in 2022

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It is well documented that the happiest folks in the world are the ones who can keep a check on their expectations and this is a life skill that I find myself practicing every day.

But there is another thing at play, timing.

It occurred to me one day that I could some up my life experiences, both the big ones and the small ones, with how good or bad my timing was and my expectations on how things might turn out.

And then I thought Hey, Timing and Expectation will be a cool name for my fifth studio album.

I'm slowly building this album one song at a time. I'm hoping to complete Timing and Expectation in 2022; watch this page for further updates.

Timing and Expectation

Lyrics

Falls of Thunder


Falls of Thunder
(I was inspired to write this song about Victoria Falls while listening to Aboriginal elder, George Walley, at George's song writing seminar in February 2020)


Where do you come from Falls of Thunder?
Where must the rain fall so you can flow?
Through the changing smiles on both sides of the border,
May your mist rise, may your mist rise, may your mist rise and free us all.

Through the eyes of a child I came to your water,
To dance in the mist and watch the hippos play.
And the rainbows end shone deep in the valley,
And even a child's, even a child's, even a child's breath was swept away.

I remember the border, your humble existence,
You always had a smile for a child like me.
While we waited and wondered the mist rose from your river,
Until it was time, until it was time, until it was time to go home.

In December a picture as silent as the enemy,
No water, no wonder, no hippos at play.
I pray for the rain and the sound of your thunder,
Let no man take, let no man take, let no man take your spirit away.

Where do you come from Falls of Thunder?
Where must the rain fall so you can flow?
Through the changing smiles on both sides of the border
May your mist rise, may your mist rise, may your mist rise and free us all.


ã Copyright Jane Laws 2020
Unauthorised copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental of this song prohibited.

Help Me Free My Mind


Help Me Free My Mind

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Will you take me to a strangers town,
Where the river flows and I won't feel down.
Where the mountain air will free my soul,
Just let me know, please let me know, let me know when it's time to go.

It's like sugar, it's like wine,
It's like maybe I'll be fine.
It's like rust, like dust, sometimes.
It's like a flower in spring, it's like everywhere I've ever been,
It's like holding on to something I can't find,
Help me free my mind.

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It's like you, it's like me,
It's like a scene from a horror movie,
It's like a fickle breeze, a falling leaf, a bird's cry.
It's like trust, like lust, it's like feeling like I've had enough,
It's like holding on to something I can't find,
Help me free my mind.

chorus


ã Copyright Jane Laws 2020
Unauthorised copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental of this song prohibited.

Travelling Man


Travelling Man

Before I make it home again
I'll ride the Snowy Mountains Highway,
And I'll climb the highest mountain in this Great Southern Land.
And I'll write about Jack Riley as I ride along the byway,
Learning more about this country than I'll ever understand.

Before I make it home again
I'll spend a night on desert sands,
And listen to the dreaming and the meaning of the land.
And I'll wonder where I'm going when a sister takes my hand,
Learning more about this country than I'll ever ever understand.

Before I make it home again
I'll know the Cradle Mountain man,
Painted on a sidewalk with his native animal clan.
Resting in the valley, alone, without his companion,
Learning more about this country than I'll ever understand.

Before I make it home again
I'll sing a song with a stranger and,
I'll cry for those who died so I can be a travelling man.
And I'll smile at the wonder when I remember where I am,
Learning more about this country than I'll ever ever understand.
Learning more about this country than I'll ever ever understand.


ã Copyright Jane Laws 2020
Unauthorised copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental of this song prohibited.

Wings of Hope


Wings of Hope
Music and Lyrics ~ Jane Laws
(Theme song for On Aspiring, written by Wendy Campbell)

And I will keep on searching along the wings of hope,
Hearing only angels voices, fearing nothing in my way.
And I'll share with you my dreams, as my tears wash my pain away.
Along the wings of hope I fly today.

Where I am, it's not where I'm meant to be,
And this road I find me on isn't really me.
I must find a way, find a way to save me from myself.
I am letting go, and holding on to the wings of hope.

You may be the one who's taken all of my heart,
But the mountains and the stars have captured my soul.
I am drowning, drowning in a sea of fear and glory.
I am letting go, and holding on to the wings of hope.

I've learnt to trust the arms of a stranger,
I've known the summit glow, I've learnt to dare.
And in my prayers, I pray for strength and confidence.
I am letting go, and holding on to the wings of hope.

And I will keep on searching along the wings of hope,
Hearing only angels voices, fearing nothing in my way.
And I'll share with you my dreams, as my tears wash my pain away.
Along the wings of hope I fly today.



ã Copyright Jane Laws 2018
Unauthorised copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental of this song prohibited.

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