So Far Away Lyrics

All contents copyright Mariah Ver Hoef, 2009



“So Far Away”


I don’t know what to say
It has always been this way
Build a tower and tear it down
Move on
Try to settle down
Put my feet in the ground
But it always turns
Upside down

Trying to forget
What I can’t get back
All I once had
So far away, so far away, so far away
So far away, so far away, so far away


Hard to comprehend
It is at an end

When I was naive
I used to believe
That one day there’d be
A place for me
But then again I’ve been
Wrong all along

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It’s not my turn
Live and learn, I have tried
But the river is wide
And what do you know
It’s time to go
Say goodbye one more time

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"Copper River"


Salmon are running in the Copper River
Making their long way home
Undeterred they carry on
To where they were born

Salmon are running in the Copper River
Sun is shining on the raging water
I yield to thee
O mighty
Copper River


The current is strong in the Copper River
No boulder or log will stand in its way
Wide and strong, oh, the power it commands
Will bring you to your knees

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The sky is blue above the Copper River
What lies beneath is dark and troubled
It carves its way through the land
Bends it to its will
Until it is left with sand

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Gulls may fly along the Copper River
Fish my brave the waters but it’s what they know
The scar that is left behind when it runs dry
Will remain to remind time
Of the mighty river that once ruled this land
Of the mighty river that we could not command
Of how we would bow down
To the Copper River
Oh

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"Left Behind"


It has been a cold summer here so far
I think there will be an early winter this year
August fourth in a hat and scarf
Pardon, do I have the right hemisphere
I look at this pretty ribbon I won
I should be pleased, proud of what I’ve done
I am in my way but how can I be
Happy when there’s no prospect of sun

Hold on to what is yours
You’ve got nothing to hide
All that matters will be fine
And I will not be, I will not be, oh, no
Left behind


Inspiration can grown on trees you know
Have you ever stopped to wonder
How a leaf knows when to turn gold
Keep in mind always to remember
Never to believe everything you’re told
And I’m afraid that they were right this time
That sorrow lasts longer than joy or rhyme
It’s not fair but it doesn’t care
And I can’t change the ways of life

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All is changing again
Moving and trying to make it all happen
I lost this time but I must trust
That all will be well in the end
All will be well in the end
All will be well in the end

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"Roses, Lace, and Ruffles"


Every little girl wants a pony
Every little girl wants to be beautiful
Like the girl in the magazine
Says we should be
We were once two little girls
Who shared secrets and dreams
But time has pushed us apart
In opposite directions
So take off the makeup
And look me in the eye
And tell me you are not that girl
I knew once upon a time

We all must find our own way one day
And that day, for us, has come and gone
We’re choosing our own paths
You’re going east and I’m going west
And I’m sorry it has to be


Roses, lace, and ruffles
Pink ribbons in our hair
The world was ours back then
Best friends forever
Now I honestly don’t know
You, do I anymore
No, nor do you know me
We are just such different people
So take off the makeup
And look me in the eye
And say that you are not that girl
I knew once upon a time

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It’s a hard thing, I know
But neither of us can be any less than what we are
And I just wanted to say
There’ll always be the good old days
And if I could go back I wouldn’t change a thing

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"Hercules"


Sun, traveling down the sky
Too busy to say goodbye
Hope there’ll be something new this time
But there’s too many all at once
Tumbling round and round
Unfinished, awaiting to be

What can you say, no one’s Hercules
But could you try, could you try
Someone tells you that you can’t so you hide
You are brave, I can see
But you’re just too shy to say why


Blue, stretching across the sky
As far as the eye can see
There’s a world out there beyond our reach
And there is a message in the sand
Written by two small hands
But soon the waves will wash it away

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"Deep Ground"


Just about time, the end is in sight

City flashes by, cars and lights shine
So brightly, pass so quickly
To sleep peacefully is a fantasy
And all that I can say
Is had it happened a different way
Would I be here today
Had the Santa Maria gone astray
And what if the Roman Empire never fell
What if Julius Caesar had lived to tell
Would the flag still fly if England never was
It’s all because

Everything from everywhere that has ever been
Has brought us right here, right here
And everyone from everywhere that has ever seen
Has led us right here, right here and
Anyone from anywhere that does anything
Could take us where we are going


This deep ground has many stories to be told
I can feel, in the soles of my feet
There is beneath this concrete, secrets
And I can hear them whisper
Of lives lived on this land
And it makes me wonder
Of what would have happened
And I wish the Civil War had never begun
But would we now be two nations
With many more wars to come
And where would we be if Hitler had won
It’s all because

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"Summer Skies"


Buds unfolded, green is here again, yesterday
A storm is gathering at the far edge of the sky
There will be a storm tonight
And I wait patiently
For the sweetness to fall on me

Summer skies, take me back
Summer skies fade from blue to grey to black
Ever changing yet ever the same
Eternal


Birds are building their nests in the trees
Long time ago
And they are singing all throughout the night
That now will not get dark
And I wait patiently
For the sweetness to fall on me

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Every year, summer comes the same
But not me
Every time the air turns warm again
I am a different girl
And I am waiting patiently
For the sweetness to fall on me

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Here it comes around again
And I am still singing this song

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"Voices"


I am walking tonight by myself
But I assure you, I’d be walking
With someone else
If I had that someone to hold my hand
My will is racing with my mind and they’re
Leaving my body far behind
And when the tempest blows out
What will I find?

And the voices in my head are talking to me
Telling me I should move on
Stop dragging my feet
But it’s not that easy, you know
It’s not that easy, you know
When you’re alone


My lucky coin always lands head-side-down and
I can’t see the sky for the clouds and
Though I’m sitting pretty
No one has the time of day for me, for me
And this is the end of the long, long road
That I have walked too many times before
Trying to have faith tomorrow may
Be better than today

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This is a dead-end one-way street
This is a dead-end one-way street
Can’t turn around, can’t retreat
This is a dead-end one-way street

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"Lady of Sea Winds"


Good morning sky, it’s hard to find
Faith to say there’s blue behind that grey
It’s so thick, I think it’s a myth
Why do you hide and
There’s puddles in the yard
It looks like April in January
I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know
So don’t tell me

Lady of Sea Winds is come
When she’s had her say, we must obey
Everyone
Lady of Sea Winds


We were supposed to go tomorrow
But that was before and now no more
And there’re two new lines stretching across
My best friend’s face and
There’s puddles in the yard
It looks like April in January
I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know
So don’t tell me

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Wouldn’t you say it’s kinda early
To be melting
Wouldn’t you say, wouldn’t you say
Wouldn’t you say and
There’s puddles in the yard
It looks like April in January
I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know
So don’t tell me, me, me, me, ah

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You know her name,
Her name is Chinook


"Irish Moon"


Irish moon is rising over the trees
It looks the same under a different sky
I wonder how many others are out there tonight
Watching the same moon pass by
I can’t believe this is my last night
These two weeks have gone by too fast
Though I will be sad I will be glad to go home
So many things have come to pass

And it’s a long, long way to be tonight
Halfway around the world
The time of my life, but now I must
Say goodbye to beautiful Ireland


I will always remember this day
And those that have come before
The people that I’ve met and the friends I’ve made
Shall remain to make this something much more

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I must say that I have fallen in love
If not with the land, the with the people within
The happiness, the warmth
The kindness I’ve received
Is something I won’t forget soon

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"Let Go"


One thing that I’ve learned is life is good
But not perfect
We are human and cannot be, it is a fact
But if we do try to be our best
That is all anyone can ask
And maybe this is a song sung by a girl
Like so many before
Maybe it is true, maybe it is not
Cannot be sure
But I cannot hide from what I am
I am a teenage girl

So many things that I cannot change and
I must let go
There’re so many things that I cannot change
I must let go
There’re so many things I cannot change
I must let go
I know, I know


I know that I can but I am
Not that brave
I am not ashamed to say that I am afraid
Of finding out what the answer will be
Either way it scares me
In so many ways, I am the same
In so many others, I am out of place
I do not want to fade away into the crowd
I am proud of our difference

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So many things that I thought I wanted
Maybe I don’t
My mind keeps changing on me
I think I’m getting close
To breaking free of my shell
I’m letting go, I’m letting go, I’m letting go

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"Sanctuary"


The tears behind my eyes won’t fall
They won’t fall
I try, I try, but not enough sometimes
And too hard where they don’t care
You don’t care
I say “It’s blue,” you say “No, It’s blue
Don’t ask me to give you the time of day
I don’t have it to give away
Not for you”

And I wish I could just disappear
And sing myself to sleep somewhere
No one else can find
It will be my
Sanctuary


Now I’m finding again
Just what I ran away from three years ago
Endless days that look the same
They’re all the same

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The end is in sight, in sight
Sun’s coming up about
The time I want to say goodnight
About the time I want to say goodnight
Goodnight

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I need a sanctuary from me