Alice Mansfield-Zech

Alice Mansfield-Zech aus Nüziders wird von Manuela Schallert unterstützt.



Good orderly direction
Text/Musik: Alice Mansfield-Zech

There were times I was sure you didn’t hear me
There were times I’d have sworn you weren’t near me
Yet the closer I look, life becomes an open book
And I see your fingerprints so clearly.
The years of darkness have passed, but it’s not easy
I often stumbled and fell, had a sad tale to tell
And I begged with all my heart that you release me.

The darkness has given way to light
Once dreamed prospects fill me with delight.
Now my prayers are simple thanks, as I stroll along the banks
Of the river flowing to the sea, the water rushing infinitely
Full of endless beckoning changes, poor heart take flight as my spirit dances.

In the depths of despair I’d write you a letter
Trusting that you could make me feel better
There were things I had to learn, past chapters I had to burn
To finally free me from feeling like a debtor.
I challenged you to lift a habit, so vile.
Now things are well, I haven’t written for a while.
Turned to you to show the way, when my life had gone astray
But you knew it had to be and now you smile

The darkness has given way to light
Once dreamed prospects fill me with delight.
Now my prayers are simple thanks, as I stroll along the banks
Of the river flowing to the sea, the water rushing infinitely
Full of endless beckoning changes, poor heart take flight as my spirit dances.

I have asked you, pleaded, begged and made demands
My behaviour can get quite out of hand.
Yet it never seems to phase you, disappoint or amaze you.
You simply steady me again til I can stand.

I just want to thank you and give praise
For your guidance and patience and grace
At times the path was rocky and I’ve stumbled more than once
But then you carried me ahead to brighter days.
I pray I will remember when I’m lonely
I just need to call the one and only
A higher power than me, with the wisdom to see
That change will come to pass, but slowly.

The darkness has given way to light
Once dreamed prospects fill me with delight.
Now my prayers are simple thanks, as I stroll along the banks
Of the river flowing to the sea, the water rushing infinitely
Full of endless beckoning changes, poor heart take flight as my spirit dances.




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