To a little girl

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to a little girl

to a little girl standing on a pier
birds screaming high in the sky
couldn't dance, couldn't move
just staring at her shoes

to a little girl running on a beach
wind blowing warm through her hair
sand and sea
the smiling strangers stop and stare
strangers stop and stare

quiet the streets you came back to
quiet the land the sky 
where are the men where are the boys?
they lie is fields of poppies, poppies

quiet the streets you came back to
quiet the land the sky
where are the men where are the boys?
they lie in fields of poppies, poppies
now
poppies now

a man is standing on a railway track
another calling out his name
a man is lying on a railway track
a mothers son, a brothers pain
the sound is rising in the black and white
a curtain closing on a dream
silent staring in the black and white
a silent ending on a screen

I thought of you as the keys fell under my fingers
and how you learned to play yourself
no dots no lessons

just a natural flowing from your soul
through your fingers on the piano
in the air, sharing with the people that you

met in the pub and brought home to the house

in the small hours when grandma was asleep
grandma was asleep

singing together
laughing drinking
drinking in the company of strangers
of strangers
who became friends
who became friends

words julie murphy
music julie murphy and ceri owen jones

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from Every bird that flies, released March 1, 2016

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julie murphy Swansea, UK

Julie Murphy is a singer songwriter and member of Welsh folk innovators fernhill. She writes songs at the piano at home in the Welsh countryside. Her fourth solo album 'Every bird that flies' is available now

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