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Any Given Day, 2012

Lyrics

 

The prettiest sight my baby blue eyes

Have ever seen.

No silver or gold could light up my soul

Like evergreen.

 

Looks good in white, under the snow.

Upon a mountain so high, and in the valleys below.

Looks good in lights, but also looks nice all on its

Own.  On its own.

 

The prettiest sight my baby blue eyes

Have ever seen.

No silver or gold could light up my soul

Like evergreen

 

Looks good by day, under the sun

And on the fields and the plains, where the little kids run.

Looks good by train, when I’m headed back home to  

Everyone.  Everyone.


The prettiest sight my baby blue eyes

Have ever seen.

No silver or gold could light up my soul

Like evergreen.


Looks good at night, under the stars.

Beneath a moon so bright, oh wherever we are.

‘Cause it looks good in my eyes, but it looks even better in my

Heart.  In my heart.


The prettiest sight my baby blue eyes

Have ever seen.

No silver or gold could light up my soul

Like evergreen.


The prettiest sight my baby blue eyes

Have ever seen.

No silver or gold could light up my soul

Like evergreen.

-Written by Emily Hurd

Any Given Day, 2012

Lyrics

 

It could be summer baby. It could be spring.

The sun could burn the grass and everything.

It could be hotter than a summer night.

But I still wanna hold you like it's cold outside.

 

We could have days of blue skies. We could have years.

We’d see forever in a sky this clear.

This weather’s better than it’s ever been.

But let’s just stay together like we’re snowed right in.

 

I want you in my arms so I can keep you close

To turn most any time into the time I love the most

Beneath the blanket where we stay until the morn,

Turning common nights into the eve of something more.

 

There could be blossoms blooming out in the trees,

Your window's open wide to draw the breeze.

And maybe it's warm enough to break a sweat.

But come and curl up right beside me ‘fore we freeze to death.

 

I want you in my arms so I can keep you close

To turn most any time into the time I love the most

Beneath the blanket where we stay until the morn,

Turning common nights into the eve of something more.

 

It could be summer baby. It could be spring.

The sun could burn the grass and everything.

It could be hotter than a summer night.

But I still wanna hold you like its cold outside.

Oh come on and let me hold you like it's cold outside.


-Written by Emily Hurd 

Any Given Day, 2012

Lyrics


Children believe in the magical things.

Was I ever so young to have sung to that tune?

Well I must have been once in my life because

Now I believe it too.

 

Little ones know what I chose to let go.

They forgot to forget what I went and outgrew

But I must have known once in my life because

I can remember too.

 

The secret to joy of the girls and the boys

Is easy if I understand:

You leave out the practical, keep out the tactical.

Believe in the magical because you can.

 

All of these kids can see more than I did

My inhibited years with my limited views

But I must have seen once in my life because.

Lately I see it too.

 

The secret to joy of the girls and the boys

Is easy if I understand:

You leave out the practical, keep out the tactical.

Believe in the magical because you can.

 

Children believe in the magical things.

Was I ever so old to care whether they’re true?

‘Cause they gotta be once in our lives because

We need the magic too.

Oh they gotta be once in our lives because

We need the magic too.


-Written by Emily Hurd

Any Given Day, 2012

Lyrics


I have a heart that’s made of snow it melts right to the

Floor whenever you’re around.

I have a sentimental side. You brought it out tonight.

But you knew that by now.

 

All of the things I want to last, they come too slow and leave too fast.

And I can’t leave the past behind.

And in this world that’s built around the putting up and taking down.

You’re always hanging round my mind.

 

I have some real old-fashioned ways.  I choose what stays in place

And tend to keep it up.

You are the one thing that's been clear through all the cloudy years.

That's how I know it's love.

 

All of the things I want to last, they come too slow and leave too fast.

And I can’t leave the past behind.

And in this world that’s built around the putting up and taking down.

You’re always hanging round my mind.

 

Remind me to remind you: you remind me.

I am where I like to be with you beside me.

Remind me to remind you: you remind me.

I am where I like to be with you beside me.

 

You make me want to ring a bell so every one can tell.

It feels as bright as that.

I’ve decorated all these words. I know that they’ve been heard.

And that you love me back.

 

All of the things I want to last, they come too slow and leave too fast.

And I can’t leave the past behind.

And in this world that’s built around the putting up and taking down.

You’re always hanging round my mind.


Remind me to remind you: you remind me.

I am where I like to be with you beside me.

Remind me to remind you: you remind me.

I am where I like to be with you beside me.


-Written by Emily Hurd

Any Given Day, 2012

Lyrics

 

In the spirit of giving, I walked out the door.

Far from my flat, to a forested floor.

And I gave pause a little, and then I gave more.

In the spirit of giving, I walked out the door.

 

In the spirit of asking, I talked to my heart.

And I listened a while 'til it said from afar

That the things that it wanted, it had from the start.

In the spirit of asking, I talked to my heart.

 

In the spirit of taking, I looked off the ground,

And I took in the sky 'til some heaven came down.

And I felt that this season should happen year round.

In the spirit of taking, I looked off the ground.

  

In the spirit of loving, I strolled down the street,

And I saw all the strangers exactly like me.

And I spoke to them sweetly in words we don’t speak.

In the spirit of loving, I strolled down the street.

  

In the spirit of living, I lightened my soul.

Cast off the hurt that I don’t need to hold.

Until all that I carry is yet to unfold.

In the spirit of living, I lightened my soul.

 

In the spirit of giving, I headed back home

And I lit up a fire, I let it burn low.

And I laid down to sleep with the fears that I’ve known,

But in the spirit of giving, I let them all go.


-Written by Emily Hurd

 

 

Any Given Day, 2012

Lyrics


Here in the windows of my eyes  

I got a candle burning all the time

So if you’re ever passing by

You’ll know.

These are the days, when the days grow dark, so

If you’ve lost your way or who you are,

And you need a flame, or just a spark,

I’m home.

 

Just like a chain of light, find a reason to shine.

Like a chain of light, pass it right down the line.

Like a chain of light, if your candle goes out, hold it out to mine.

Let’s keep the lights on.


Here in the windows of my eyes

I got a candle burning every night so

That everything I feel inside,

Will show.

These are the days that it matters most.

We got to keep our friends and family close

So we can light the hearts of any of those

Grown cold.

 

Just like a chain of light, find a reason to shine.

Like a chain of light, pass it right down the line.

Like a chain of light, if your candle goes out, hold it out to mine.

Let’s keep the lights on.


Here the windows of my eyes

I got a candle burning clear and bright

And we’ve made you feel we’re all alright,

I hope.

Peace to you, and peace to me

And then some peace to those we cannot see

Until every single soul will be

Aglow.


Just like a chain of light, find a reason to shine.

Like a chain of light, pass it right down the line.

Like a chain of light, if your candle goes out, hold it out to mine.

Let’s keep the lights on.


-Written by Emily Hurd

Any Given Day, 2012

Lyrics


Call up the neighbors.  Tell 'em any old time will be just fine. 

And if there are takers, I’ll heat some wine.  Mmm. 

Haul out all the good plates, so if the meal isn’t good, at least they could

Say that we had the good taste to treat 'em good.

 

Because it’s a Sunday.  Because it’s a Monday.

Because it’s a day and we’re free.

Because you’re here.  Because I’m here.

Because of you.  Because of me.


Let’s shovel the front walk in a relative line. Flip the lights on the pine.

You start 'em with small talk, I’ll heat the wine. Mmm

Yeah we know the house is a train wreck, and the pantry is shot, but we’ll use what we got.

No we don’t need a rain check.  We do this a lot.


Because it’s a Sunday.  Because it’s a Monday.

Because it’s a day and we’re free.

Because you’re here.  Because I’m here.

Because of you.  Because of me.


Help 'em into their coats, hun. Thank 'em for coming by, wave 'em all goodbye.

This night was long one, you’re still looking fine.  Mmm.

So stoke up the fire. Come and curl up beside me; we’ve got all night.

And if you’re not too tired, I’ll heat more wine.

 

Because it’s a Sunday.  Because it’s a Monday.

Because it’s a day and we’re free.

Because you’re here.  Because I’m here.

Because of you.  Because of me.

 

Because it’s a Tuesday.  Because it’s a Wednesday.

Because it’s a day, and it’s fine.

Because you’re here.  Because I’m here.

Because we’re here.  Because there’s wine.

 

-Written by Emily Hurd

Any Given Day, 2012

Lyrics


If you got joy, burnin' in your voice, and you’d

Sing out if you thought you could, I wish you would.

If it pleases you, it’ll carry through, and you’ll

Do us all some good.

 

If you got dreams that you haven’t seen, and you’d

Live ‘em if you thought you could, I wish you would.

If it lights your face, it lights every place, and it

Makes us all feel good.

 

If you can see what your world could be but

No one believes but just you alone.

Don’t sit and hide out, just let 'em shine out

'Til we all find out and want to know.  (Oh oh oh)

 

If you got love trying to bubble up, and you’d

Love me if you thought you could, I wish you would.

If your love is true, I might love you too, and we’d

View all love as good.


If you got passions that you could fashion

But can’t imagine you’d let em show.

Don’t sit and hide out, just let 'em shine out

'Til we all find out and want to know.  (Oh oh oh)

 

If you got trust in the rest of us, then the

Rest of us feel understood, as we should.

It will take time until we have all have good will,

But still, the world is good.

It will take time until we have all have good will,

But still, the world is good.


-Written by Emily Hurd 

Any Given Day, 2012

Lyrics


Morning glow in this great big town

Is the virgin snow on an ancient ground.

I rub my eyes but it’s still the same.

So I let my mind see what it may.

Fields of white any given day.


I wonder now as I wander out

And the city sounds start to fly about.

Do the you hear what I hear today?

I can hear the bells of a holiday.

Silver bells any given day.

 

Pulls me into back then

Like a brand new gift from a real old friend.

You’ll see when you’re feeling this way.

It’s a silent night any given day.

O' holy night any given day.


The day begins like the days of yore.

And I talk in hymns that I’ve heard before

I sing 'em soft as the day gives way  

To a winter night and a light display

It came upon any given day.

 

Pulls me into back then

Like a brand new gift from a real old friend.

You’ll see when you’re feeling this way.

It’s a silent night any given day.

O' holy night any given day.


It’s 2 am in this quiet town,

And a single hand buys a few around.

These humble gifts are the ones that stay.

And they keep my heart out of the grave.

Rest ye gents any given day.


Pulls me into back then

Like a brand new gift from a real old friend.

You’ll see when you’re feeling this way.

It’s a silent night any given day.

O' holy night any given day.


-Written by Emily Hurd

Any Given Day, 2012

Lyrics


I will remember you by Westminster chimes,

Ringing through the darkness, softly singing me the time.

You tend to echo like a song inside of me,

Always on the hour, and every time between.

 

I will remember you by bells at the door,

Welcoming the weather and the friends you waited for.

I feel we're home again when snow begins to fall.

Or any time the wind blows, or any time at all.

 

I will remember you by beds of scarlet coal.

Flashing in your starlit eyes when we would huddle close.

Sometimes I see those fires burning in the sky.

Lighting up my memory one star at a time.


I will remember you when lakes go to frost

Making us a valley that we like to walk across.

And there you go again, you’re crossing into view.

Long as there is me, dear I remember you.


-Written by Emily Hurd