Once I Was the Wind #lyrics #livemusic from an empty garage http://youtu.be/EWFNUcK92Ig

I love singing acapella in a room with crazy acoustics.  This was pure serendipity.  I wrote this song about 12-14 years ago back when I was studying music at Eastern Washington U. I sang it with a simple cello accompaniment for my junior recital. Today it seemed perfect because it is so calm and still today. I’m feeling peaceful.

You don’t need to watch the video. It’s for listening with less distraction.

ONCE I WAS THE WIND

ONCE I WAS THE WIND AND I SAW EVERYTHING THROUGH A DUSTY, IMPATIENT HAZE

I MISSED A LOT OF LIFE BECAUSE I NEVER STOOD IN PLACE

ONCE I WAS THE WIND

BUT NOW I’M ONLY IN A DAZE

ONCE I WAS A FIRE BURNING CONSTANTLY FOR HOUR AFTER HOUR

I NEVER LOVED THE SIMPLE LIFE

MY LIGHT WAS FAR TOO BRIGHT

ONCE I WAS A FIRE

BUT NOW I’M ONLY LIKE THE NIGHT

(chorus)

AND AS A RIVER I RUSHED TOO MUCH

AND AS A SPARROW I FLEW TOO HIGH

I NEVER GOT TO SEE I WAS MEANT TO BE

ONCE I WAS A FIRE

BUT NOW IM

I’M ONLY LIKE THE NIGHT

ONCE I WAS A SONG AND EVERYONE HEARD THE WORDS EXCEPT FOR ME

I RAMBLED ON AND ON AND NEVER HEARD A SINGLE THING

ONCE I WAS A SONG

BUT NOW I’M ONLY LIKE A DREAM

(Chorus)

ONCE I WAS A SONG

BUT NOW I’M ONLY LIKE A DREAM

(bridge)

SO IF I SEEM A LITTLE SAD, MY FACE A LITTLE LONG

IT’S JUST BECAUSE I’VE STOPPED PRETENDING

WHO I AM IS WRONG

ONCE I SANG A DREAM

BUT NOW I ONLY DREAM THE SONG

AND AS A RIVER I RUSHED TOO MUCH

AND AS A SPARROW I FLEW TOO HIGH

I NEVER GOT TO SEE I WAS MEANT TO BE

ONCE I SANG A DREAM

BUT NOW I ONLY DREAM…..

Posted on July 28, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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