The River - Garth Brooks

You know a dream is like a river

ever changing as it flows

and a dreamer's just a vessel

that must follow where it goes

trying to learn from what's behind you

and never knowing what's in store

makes each day a constant battle

just to stay between the shores . . .and

 

I will sail my vessel

`till the river runs dry

like a bird upon the wind

these waters are my sky

I'll never reach my destination

if I never try

so I will sail my vessel

`till the river runs dry

 

too many times we stand aside

and let the waters slip away

`till what we put off `till tomorrow

has now become today

so don't you sit upon the shoreline

and say you're satisfied

choose to chance the rapids

and dare to dance the tide . . . yes

 

I will sail my vessel

`till the river runs dry

like a bird upon the wind

these waters are my sky

I'll never reach my destination

if I never try

so I will sail my vessel

`till the river runs dry

 

and there's bound to be rough waters

and I know I'll take some falls

but with the good lord as my captain

I can make it through them all . ..yes


I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry

Yes, I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
'Til the river runs dry

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTccrePAC9E

Unknown you - Michael Patrick Kelly

Only the light colours the universe,
enflames the darkness in a rainbow ablaze
Only the dawn shimmers in the morning,
a red-glowing sun at each brake of day
Only the moon, sovereign over the night,
lays down in our dreams her star ridden crown

Only the sky lifts up our eyes
and our best-hidden mumbles towards unknown love
Only the earth holds fast to the roots
and sculpts in the clay your adorable face
Only the rain washes into the soil
and makes life spring up among desert sands
Only the wind beats after the clouds,
tumbles your hair like a lover so rough
Only the fire heats up my skin
and leads my soul to the burning azure.

Unknown you, unknown you,
who are you, where are you from?
Unknown you, unknown you,
do I look like you, do you look like me?
Unknown you, unknown you,
can we talk this through and take a walk?

Only the mountains pierce through the skies
and the thunder-bolt spikes into hundred-year trees

Only the whale makes the ocean sing
and the bird crosses the seas in ascending winds
Only the wild beasts perfume the woods
and the creeping things set the prairies in a nighttime symphony

Only life begets life to mystery, in a breath, in the dust

Unknown you, unknown you,
are you the genius behind it all?
Unknown you, unknown you,
are you the author of the book of life?
Unknown you, unknown you,
can I hear the secrets hidden in your heart?

Only woman enlightens the world with beauty and grace
and man changes matter into a holy place

Only friendship triumphs over storms and shipwrecks
and love makes our lips tremble with words and tender kisses
Only man and woman dance the dance of life
and watch over the child of love
Only brother and sister implore fraternity
and the prodigal children give back hope to mankind

Unknown you, unknown you,
are you the love I am looking for?
Unknown you, unknown you,
do you suffer too and are you happy, like me?
Unknown you, unknown you,
are you my friend and the father of us all?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veUmYTikOo4