Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper


I'd been working on this song for several days. First, basic chords for chorus and verse, then constructing the chorus, then putting together a couple of verses and realizing that I needed a bridge. And I was hacking on the bridge last night ("Oh, no! Key change!) when daisy_knotwise wandered in from the computer, watched me trying to hack away, then decided to wander back to the computer and look at some loldogs to give me enough room to get the thing together.

Thank you, dear. :)

I think it's done now. Although it may get a different title eventually. We'll see.

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2008


If you’re walking round past midnight,
Take a look up at the starlight.
There’s a new world waiting for us.
Let’s go learn to fly
And I’ll meet you on the far side of the sky.

In all your past romances
Were you out there taking chances?
Would you lay it on the line if there’s
A risk that you might fall?
Did you harbor the suspicion
That in Cupid’s competition
That your own humiliation
Was the point behind it all?

If you had the chance to take it
Would you fear that you might break it?
Would you think it much too fragile,
Much too dangerous to touch?
Or would you wait a little longer
For the feeling to grow stronger
In the hope that your temptation
Would not prove to be too much?

Did you ever stop to wonder
Why any road would lead you back to me?
And I’m waiting for the sound of thunder
That’s chasing after lightning
In a life that’s much too frightening
To see,
To see.

If you’d like to come along now,
If you’d sing another song now,
If you’d travel on a journey
Of a million miles or more,
If you have no need to hide me
I would have you here beside me
And somewhere before we’re done
I think we’ll finally learn to soar.

There’s a new world waiting for us.
Let’s go learn to fly
And I’ll meet you on the far side of the sky.
Tags: filk, home, lyrics, musings

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