Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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Games That Children Play

I'd been fooling around with some chords in this zone for several days and the song decided to pop up and mug me tonight. With the remnants of the cold, I'm not sure if I can actually sing it in the key I wrote it in (D), but the capo is my friend. :)

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2008

Games That Children Play

Take your hand and spin the wheel
And tell me if these things are real.
It's magical
And phantasmical.
Watch now as I roll the dice
And never the same number twice.
Empirical
And somehow lyrical.
There’s a song that’s searching for us
If I only find the words I need to say.

(Chorus)
Over, under, down the hollow.
Chase the rabbit, learn to follow.
Find a bit of magic in an ordinary day.
If you had to make a choice
And, having made it, give it voice
Would you tell me all the words that you’ve been waiting there to say?
As we’re remembering the games that children play.

Round and round, we chase the ball,
But in the end, we see it fall
Into a hole
Until we pay the toll.
Shimmering bubbles drifting there,
Dancing in the autumn air
Until they pop
Or someone hollers stop.
There’s a song that’s searching for us
If I only find the notes I need to play.

Tell me, tell me, do you see
A cat there talking in that tree?
So graciously
And quite loquaciously.
Twist the world and tweak it there
And conjure castles in the air
From fairy dust
And somehow learn to trust.
There’s a song that’s searching for us
If I only find the chords I need to play.

(Chorus twice)
We’re remembering the song
We forgot for much too long
Getting strong from all the games
That children play.
Tags: filk, lyrics, musings
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