This song gives me goosebumps every time.
I'll be the one that comes with my ship and drops the anchor down.
Will you be the one that smiles for me?
I'll bake you muffins and apricot tea.
If you want to glide in the night sky,
I'll be the one that comes with my plane and pulls the stars out of the night,
And brings them to the day for you.
Oh, will you be the one that smiles for me?
I'll bake you muffins and apricot tea"
Everything in two sentences.
"This old machine has been good to me
All of my life I have waited for you
Waited for you
Waited for you
Waited for you. "
(Paul Baribeau - Strawberry [Acoustic])
This version is so much better than the one on "Yikes"!
"To say that you are cute would be like saying a strawberry is sweet,
'Cause a strawberry has secret flavors that are sharp, and tart, and red, and deep
And I would love to find you growing wild out by the woods,
I would make a basket with the front of my t-shirt, and take home as many of you as I could.
And to say that you are pretty would be like saying that the ocean is blue,
'Cause the ocean is full of all kinds of colors, and I see all kinds of things when I look at you
And I want to explore you with my tennis shoes off
Standing ankle deep in a tide pool with my khaki pants rolled up.
And to say that you are funny would be like saying that the night sky is black,
'Cause the night sky is filled with stars and comets and planets that no one has seen yet
And I want to look at you lying down on my front lawn
I'll try to take you all in at once, but you just go on and on and on..."
(Elephant Parade - Boat Song)
I want to fly in a balloon too.
"I want to sleep on a boat
And I'll sail away with you
Oh, but the winds are much to strong And I am feeing weak so...
So, I want to fly on a balloon
And I want to fly with you
Oh, but the winds are much to strong
And I am feeling weak so...
So, I don't know if you like to sleep on boats, too
I won't make you go
But you'll come, I know
I know. "
(Chasing Dorotea - The Anchor Song)
Those who know it, love it.
"You've gotta a sparkle in your heart stronger than the brightest sun
And every time you come around I know for sure that you're the one
You're the parachute that saves me when I feel the need to jump
You're the records that I play and you sing the songs I need to hear
There is an ocean in your eyes deeper than the dark blue sea
And every time you fall asleep I want the waves to swallow me
You're the island that I swim to when I need to find a rock
You're the cables that connect me when I need to feel attached to something"
Both illustrations found here.