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Solid Air: Listen

A Song, A Scent, A Photograph (from Allegra Broughton & Sam Page CD, 2007)

(Solid Air)
August 7, 2007
Allegra Broughton
A SONG, A SCENT, A PHOTOGRAPH

Never knew why some folks were happy just holding hands
They seemed to move in a universe I didn’t understand
Now when I taste the bitter tears of love’s lost harmony
I treasure every picture in my heart’s gallery.

Oh, a song, a scent, a photograph, and time goes tumbling
Making real in memory those who’ve gone around the bend
Time is just a veil they say, fluttering in the wind
Take a moment in your heart to open it again.
(open it again)

People love to talk about their travels and long-lost friends
Raise a toast to time, because you can’t go home again
But life in all its majesty just focuses the lens
And furthering the future only brings it closer in.

Oh, a song, a scent, a photograph, and time goes tumbling
Making real in memory those who’ve gone around the bend
Time is just a veil they say, fluttering in the wind
Take a moment in your heart to open it again.
(open it again)


I look back in my mind to a perfect summer day
The air is warm, the water cool, it holds me in its sway
Love is young and full of hope, our hearts not yet broken
The water wide anfd welcoming upon my naked skin.

Oh, a song, a scent, a photograph, and time goes tumbling
Making real in memory those who’ve gone around the bend
Time is just a veil they say, fluttering in the wind
Take a moment in your heart to open it again.