Dan Licht – Requiem For The Doctor

LP Limited Release 2007

Tracks

1. The Trumpet Call
2. Old Friends
3. Water In A Dry Place
4. Big Sky Country
5. Footsteps
6. Thank You
7. Old Blue Coat
8. The Man With The Gladstone Bag
9. When The Storm Is Over
10. Samsara Sun

Dan Licht - Requiem For The Doctor

All songs written, performed & produced by Dan Licht.

Recorded & mixed on four track by Dan Licht,
except The Man With The Gladstone Bag, recorded, mixed & mastered at Atlantis Studios by Stuart Prentice.

© 2007

Lyrics

THE TRUMPET CALL

And God blessed the boy
who heard the trumpet call
Old man plays the blues
from somewhere down the hall
And dark is the night
for a world in white, in white
And crimson is the sky
for the longest goodbye
goodbye, goodbye

And God blessed the boy
who painted walls
Young man plays the blues
sun starts to fall
And dark is the night
for the woman in white, in white
And crimson is the sky
for the longest goodbye
goodbye, goodbye

And God bless the boy
who became the man
And I had a dream
we were walking in Amsterdam
And dark is the night
for a world in white, in white
And crimson is the sky
for the longest goodbye
goodbye, goodbye

OLD FRIENDS

Old friends don’t have to try and pretend
Old friends will be there time and again
And I, I want you to know
I love you so

Old friends don’t have thoughts to defend
Old friends will be there in the end
And I, I want you to know
I love you so

Old friends don’t have thoughts to defend
Old friends will be there in the end
And I, I want you to know
I love you so

WATER IN A DRY PLACE

Instrumental

BIG SKY COUNTRY

I waited so long
night after night
for the day to come
walk into light
to the call of the wild
through the mind of a child

I moved through the mire
skin and bone
trying to get higher
to higher ground alone
I fell on dark days
but now I’ll find my way

From rooms of sorrow into the wide
big sky country in mind
At the end of the line
big sky country in mind

I moved through the mire
skin and bone
trying to get higher
to higher ground alone
I fell on dark days
but now I’ll find my way
to the call of the wild
through the mind of a child

FOOTSTEPS

Lately I’ve been walking in your footsteps
trying to get to you
and if I’m going crazy
be sure to wake me
while I’m trying to move on through

And lately I’ve been walking in your footsteps
round and round again
and the river moves slowly
through the valley
through the places we went then

And from this empty room
I hear the windy night
I wait for the sun to come around
Shine the light on down on me

And lately I’ve been walking in your footsteps
round and round again
and the river moves slowly
through the valley
through the places we went then

THANK YOU 

Thank you for receiving me
taking time to believe in me
knowing all the while
I believed in you

Thank you for your wild, wild hair
in the crowd I could find you there
moving like the wind
through the air

Thank you for the long, long nights
smoking jah ’til the morning light
knowing all the while
that we’re alright

Thank you for receiving me
taking time to believe in me
knowing all the while
I believed in you

OLD BLUE COAT

Please do not disturb
when I wear my old blue coat
it’s only melody and rhyme
it had many holes
and it reminds me of the pain
that’s why I can’t wear it all the time

Please do not deny me
when I wear my old blue coat
left so long in a vale of tears
it keeps me strong
but if I wear it for too long
it leaves me drifting down the years

Please do not forsake me
take me as I am
and I’ll do the best I can
in time, in time
Please do not deny me
a chance to start again
to free myself from sin
in time, in time

Please do not remind me
when I wear my old blue coat
in the valley of my mind
it takes me back
down a well worn beaten track
through the dreams I leave behind

Please do not defy me
when I wear my old blue coat
a broken circle in the sand
it tells my heart
I must go right back to the start
to know now where I stand

Please do not forsake me
take me as I am
and I’ll do the best I can
in time, in time
Please do not deny me
a chance to start again
to free myself from sin
in time, in time

THE MAN WITH THE GLADSTONE BAG

Beautiful boy
take my hand
and in time you’ll understand
that this world is beyond our command
but you’ll be alright

As long as I
and my friends
until our journey ends
who knows where
who knows when
be by my side

In time I will tell you
about the man with the gladstone bag
as the wind blows cold down the mountain side
In time I will tell you
about the good times that we had
but we can never ever turn back the tide

And I recall
we’d smoke on the hill
your father and I
as the city stood still
music in our heads
music to fill the dead of the night

Beautiful boy
take my hand
and in time you’ll understand
that this world is beyond our command
but you’ll be alright

In time I will tell you
about the man with the gladstone bag
as the wind blows cold down the mountain side
In time I will tell you
about the good times that we had
but we can never ever turn back the tide

WHEN THE STORM IS OVER

When the storm is over
and the rain has washed away
we raise our heads up to the sun
and learn to breathe again
We gather by the water
we watch the children play
we say a prayer when the day is done
and learn to live again

When all that we feel
all that we know
all that we are is revealed

Love be the way
we open up the door
on the fields of May
be not burdened anymore
when the light of the day
fade from the sky
way up on high

When the storm is over
from high up on a hill
we gather where the sun will set
memory our amulet
From the tempest in the harbour
by beating heart be still
we know we’ll never be the same
we try to free our minds again

When all that we feel
all that we know
all that we are is revealed

Love be the way
we open up the door
on the fields of May
be not burdened anymore
when the light of the day
fade from the sky
way up on high

SAMSARA SUN

Instrumental