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  • Andrew Shearer@Gloabal Cafe 2014
  •  I've been listening to At The Water's Edge - very impressed, really like it. Has a sort of 
Lou Reed / Velvet Underground feel to it - good songs, quite quirky and unusual, thoughtful lyrics and some stand out guitar playing! Brian Hurrell, Wychwood,
  •  Andrew Shearer@ Monument Newbury 2014. Photo by Wendy Page
  •  Listening to Andrew Shearer's CD, At The Water's Edge. Very impressed! *Dances* Raji K


Silent Valley


That evening you said you had some news
When you said it, I kind of knew
That next morning I was filled with fear
Eyes filled with tears
Tears of joy
Would it be a girl or a boy?
I wanted to tell my father
He was going to be a grandfather
Would he be cool
Or was I just being a sentimental fool?

Was it a mistake?
Or was it fate?
Was it an opportunity?
For you and me
Now we shall never know
Now there's nothing left to show
Just a silent valley
Between you and me

I guess we played it sensible
Rather than being sentimental
Too soon for baby born from lust
Even though there seemed to be so much trust
Sometimes I wonder what might have been
Could it have been the start of some beautiful dream?

Later I remember looking at your face
When you were sleeping at my place
It felt like home
I was no longer alone
You loved the picture in my room
So I bought it as a Christmas present for you
Silent valley
Between you and me

Now there's nothing inbetween
Except beautiful views of what has been
And all those times that seemed so bad
All those times we were so sad
And when you drove me crazy
In the distance it all seems so hazy
Across this silent valley
Between you and me

I try to write you letters
To make things better
But everything I do
Is just misconstrued
I just seem to make things worse
And all that is left is now cursed

I should have followed my heart
But now we're apart
I guess I followed my head
And you've discovered someone else instead
I hope he has more success
Where I just left a mess

And so I sing this song
Even though it's far too late and you've long gone
In time I guess I've forgotten who you really are
But I still worship you from afar
Across this silent valley
Between you and me
Across this silent valley
Between you and me

© 2008 Andrew Shearer.

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