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A Life Lesson Lyrics

A Life Lesson by Leila Vey

©2002. Music & Lyrics by Leila Vey

If I could teach you one thing, it would be this:
Nothing lasts forever;
There is no lasting bliss.
In the circle of experience
Pain follows joy, which follows pain.
To understand this now would be your gain.

Chorus:
Showers follow sunshine
And sunshine follows rain.
What you feel today will surely
One day change again.
What you believe right now
May not be true next year.
The only thing you know
Is in this moment right here.
Right here.

Fairy tales can come true,
But ever after is a lie.
Love can rock your world,
But you’ve really got to try.
All life’s greatest blessings
Are mixed with bitter pain.
To understand this now
Would truly be your gain.
(Chorus)

Take care that all your promises
Are ones that you can keep.
Sparkling waters that fulfill today may someday prove too deep.
Remember that this too shall pass;
A new dawn comes to view.
To understand this now
Is to embrace the future you.
(Chorus)

Be careful not to give away
Your soul for what’s ahead.
Your hopes and dreams have power
And will lead you when they’re fed.
But even dreams can sometimes die
As fresh ones spring anew.
To understand this now will help you to…
Believe in you.
(Chorus)

The Handwriting’s On The Wall Lyrics

Handwriting's On The Wall by Leila Vey

©2008, Music & Lyrics by Leila Vey

Another hour wasted watching hands move on the wall,
Another night of waiting to hear footsteps in the hall.
You should know better than to plan this night for two.
Ah, you know, girl, after a working day
He won’t have anything left for you.

Another broken promise; there’s that glazed look in his eye.
Another day of rain falling from a clear blue sky.
How can the heart stay open when the trust is all but gone.
When all that’s left of love is just a broken hearted song?

Chorus:
And the handwriting’s on the wall;
Ambivalence has come to call.
Another nail in the coffin of a dream gone sour,
Another fatal blow to the ivory tower.
Yeah, the handwriting’s on the wall;
This one’s heading for a fall.

Another day of talking but you know he’ll never hear.
All alone you wander in a sea of aimless fear.
It’s not so bad right now, but what’s in store around the bend?
At any time the world could turn and you’ll be praying for an end.
(Chorus)

Yeah, this one’s heading for a fall.

I Am Lyrics

I Am by Leila Vey

©2004, Music & Lyrics by Leila Vey

I am the waves upon the shore,
Rolling on the sand.
Ebb and flow, as it goes.

I am the moonlight on the sea,
Sparkling bright and free.
I am Light. Let it be.

Chorus:
Everything, everything I see,
Everything is part of me.
Blessed be, blessed be, blessed be.
It’s a part of me.

I am the breeze upon your brow,
Whispering truth to you now.
When you hear, I am near.

I am the rustling leaves,
The forest green,
Where Spirit moves quite unseen.
(Chorus)

I am the rock beneath your feet,
Foundation strong,
A place where you belong.

I am the open plane,
Life giving rain
Falling on golden grain.
(Chorus)

I Choose Love Lyrics

I Choose Love by Leila Vey

©2013. Music & Lyrics by Leila Vey

I look around and I can see
How grace and beauty follow me.
With every blessed morning sun,
A new day dawns,
New gifts are won.
And as each day draws to its close
I’m wrapped in warmth and comfort.
With my loved ones gather ’round,
I am blessed as love abound.

Chorus:
I choose love to guide me through my day.
I choose love in all my work and play.
I choose love in all I say and do.
I chose love; I choose you.

I have chosen; here I stand.
With grateful heart, I take your hand.
And looking into eyes of love,
I know below is as above.
And in the light of sacred space,
I gladly take my place
By your side as love surrounds.
Joyful blessings all around.
(Chorus)

I Will Thrive Lyrics

I Will Thrive by Leila Vey

© 2014. Music & Lyrics by Leila Vey

Rattling around this empty space,
Silence swallowed up by silence.
All alone in a world full of lovers,
Feeling the sting of choices past.
All is still; only the sound of my tears
Like heavy raindrops falling.
I’m all alone with no one to love me,
No one to hold me,
All alone.

Chorus:
But I’m okay; I’ll be fine.
The night is dark,
But I have candles burning brightly.
The dawn will come.
The sun will shine again.
And I’ll survive, and I will thrive.
And I’ll find love again,
And warm my bones again.
I will survive, and I will thrive.
And I will live my life
With all the joy that I can find.
I will survive, and I will thrive.

Funny how hope, it plays a game.
Is what I see real, or just a dream?
Do I see only what I want to see,
Or could this really be what I’ve been looking for?
Do I trust that one day love will grow
In this dark and thirsty soil?
Do I wait to see what seeds were sown,
Or journey on in search for more?
(Chorus)

One day soon, love will come
Knocking at my door, and I’ll be there,
Open heart and trusting soul,
Willing to give my everything.
One day soon, someone will reach for my hand
And claim me for his own.
One day soon, I’ll see love in his eyes,
And know that I’ve come home.
And in the meantime…
(Chorus)

Life Is A Game Lyrics

Life Is A Game by Leila Vey

©2008, Music & Lyrics by Leila Vey

Promises of friendship, of a happy family,
Candles and roses, dancing in his arms so happily,
Picket fences, Sunday picnics
By the woodland stream.
Love looks so sweet in every young girl’s dreams. But…

Chorus:
Sometimes it’s not all you hoped that it would be,
So you gotta find the blessings in every little thing you see,
And if you’re feeling down ‘cuz nothing stays the same.
Just remember Mama told you that this life is just a game.

Little bundle smiling, full of promise, full of light.
Will he grow up happy? Oh, his future looks so bright.
Cap and gown and wedding plans
And a career to beat the band.
But children often come all set with other plans.
(Chorus)

When I was young I dreamed of writing music all day long,
And finding someone who would like to sing my heartfelt song,
Hear my tunes on silver screen
And attend the big awards.
It would just be nice to see some open doors. And you know…

Sometimes it is all you hoped that it would be.
Still, you’ve gotta find the blessings in every little thing you see.
And if you’re overwhelmed ‘cuz nothing stays the same,
Just remember Mama told you that this life is just a game.

Finale:
Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.
Don’t let it get you down or you’ll be singing the blues.
You’ve gotta juggle what comes, smile, and lay no blame.
Just remember Mama told you that this life is just a game.
Just remember Mama told you that this life is just a game.
Just a game… Just play the game!

Midsummer Miracle Lyrics

Midsummer Miracle by Leila Vey

©2009. Music & Lyrics by Leila Vey

Going about my business,
Living life day to day.
I wasn’t looking for a change,
But you found me anyway.
An unexpected surprise;
Your eyes burned in my soul.
It was only a matter of time before our love would rise.

Chorus:
It was a miracle that blew you to me
On that midsummer’s breeze,
And it’s a miracle that brings us here
Through all the strife we’ve seen.
And the more I learn to understand
The powers here at play,
The more I see eternity within your eyes
And I bless each special day.

And whenever I close my eyes,
Your gentle breath is there,
Surrounding me with beauty
In all the ways you show you care.
How can I find the words
For something so vast within?
You draw me home in your arms;
You take me flying in your eyes.
(Chorus)

Something More Lyrics

Something More by Leila Vey
© 2004, Music & Lyrics by Leila Vey Christensen

Stars shine as night falls
And stillness fills my soul.
The dark before the dawn is upon me,
As deep as blackest coal.
Nothing’s around me; All I know I gone.
Hope, a tiny beacon, glows,
A flicker on the shore,
And soon the day will break and
I’ll find something more.

Chorus:
Shine on me.
Shine your light on me.
Shine on me.
Oh, shine your light on me.

Finest wine and best of times
Are all ahead of me.
Silk and roses, candles burn,
Quiet fireside dreams.
In the night he comes
And he touches me.
Love, each tender moment brings
My dream of something more,
And one day soon my heart will sing
The song it was created for.
(Chorus)

Whisper, love, upon the wind
And I will hear the call.
His heart and mine are ever blessed
In union deep and tall.
In the night he comes,
And he touches me.
Love, each tender moment brings
My dream of something more,
And one day soon my soul will sing
The song it was created for.

Song For A Small Child Lyrics

Song For A Small Child by Leila Vey

(c) 1990. Music & Lyrics by Leila Vey Christensen

From a tiny seed you began to grow;
We loved you from the start.
In warmth and love you sprang to life
Under Mommy’s tender heart.
We smiled each time we felt you move;
Our souls were filled with awe.
How wonderful, this miracle;
We felt the world applaud.

Babe, tiny babe, entrusted to our care,
We pray that we are worthy of the trust placed there.

You reach for those around you
And we melt with your embrace.
There is nothing we’d deny you
And your trusting little face.
And it always makes me wonder
As we watch you sleep and play,
The joy you bring into our lives
Grows greater every day.

Child, precious child, as we watch you bloom and grow,
We pray that love will follow you
And everything you know.

Remember, child, the love here,
And you’ll never be alone.
We belong with one another
And we’ll always be your home.
For wherever life may take you
As you walk your chosen way,
There’s a trail within your heart that leads
You home with us each day.

Child, precious child, as we watch you bloom and grow,
We pray that love will guide you
And its peace you’ll always know.

The Beating Of My Heart Lyrics

The Beating Of My Heart by Leila Vey

©2001. Music & Lyrics by Leila Vey

The darkness falls and all is still
The street light dies and there is no vision
The mist descends in a blanket of chill
As the beating of my heart echoes without end
But the silence is my friend.

I need to think I carry Light
I need to think it’s here in my darkness
Holding my heart, breathing in the fire
Giving my strength to live in the mire of my life.

Nothing to see yet nothing to fear
The stillness reigns in a quiet splendour
Searching for answers and finding them here
As the beating of my heart echoes without end…
The silence is my friend.

I like to feel I carry Light
I like to feel it’s here in my darkness
Holding my hand as it leads the way
Guiding me on to the dawn of a new day.

Blinded by the brilliance of a new day’s light
Visions come in the night and restore my sight
The veil is lifted and new warmth flows in
And the beating of my heard echoes without end…
The silence was my friend.

I know that I am in the Light
I know that it was there in my darkness
Guarding my heart safely with great love
I always knew that I would rise above my strife.

I know that I am the Light
I know it’s with me when I walk in darkness
In the beating of my heart I can hear the Name
With every breath I know that I am that I am.
With every breath I know that I am that I am.