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(for Gerry Vigoda)

lyrics

all of my strength, all my pride, these two eyes of blue
everything I call my own first came from you
age five: I ask why the ice melts - is it alive?
you smile and talk to me as we drive
you say everything changes when winter's gone
ice melts and water flows on
I looked around
at the snow on the ground, and I saw...

the sun growing hotter, the ice cracking free
clear rushing water as it raced toward the sea, past me

then came the silence, the fury, the wars that we'd wage
our house was colder than hell, heated only by rage
I grew tall
and stopped asking why 'cause I knew it all
the ice thick between us, a solid wall
you tried with fire and you tried with steel
only to reveal
nature's strange design
warmth can only come in time

now the sun's growing hotter, the ice cracking free
clear rushing water from you to me
mother to daughter, the ice cracking free
clear rushing water from you to me

over in Killarney
many years ago,
my mother sang a song to me
in tones so sweet and low.
just a simple little ditty,
in her good old Irish way,
and I'd give the world if she could sing
that song to me this day.

"too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, too-ra-loo-ra-li,
too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, hush now, don't you cry!
too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, too-ra-loo-ra-li,
too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, that's an Irish lullaby."

now the sun's growing hotter, the ice cracking free
clear rushing water from you to me
mother to daughter, the ice cracking free
clear rushing water from you to me

credits

from Just Getting Good (music & film download), released December 9, 2016
Thaw by Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda
Irish Lullaby by J.R. Shannon

© WB Music Corp (ASCAP) and My Hat Music (ASCAP)
All rights administered by WB Music Corp. All rights reserved.

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