Salamander Green

(Ralph Covert -Waterdog Music / ASCAP)

Cinder grey and salamander green
Butcher's broom and lemon thistle tree
Lady's bedstraw, ladies in the rain
Your lady's waiting in a field of grain

The smell of fresh basil and bitter cups of tea
Fools, feasts and lovers, and salamander green

Dandelion kisses for your nose
Sand and mud and puddles for your toes
Spanish ivy, brambleberry wine
Drowsing in the early morning light

Apples and lemons and salamander green
Fools, feasts and lovers, and the changing of the leaves

And waltz with me over the ice and over the snow
Lay me down where the cold winds never blow
Waltz with me over the bridge and into town
And we'll dream away all of the bitterness we've drunk down

Stood outside your window in the mist
Whistled for you with the lips you'd kissed
Dreaming in the colors of van Gogh
You lay in plums and honeysuckle rose

Fresh bread is baking, and drifting on the breeze
Fools, feasts and lovers, and salamander green

Waltz with me over the ice and over the snow
Lay me down where the cold winds never blow
Waltz with me over the bridge and into town
And we'll dream away all of the bitterness we've drunk down
Waltz with me over the ice and over the snow...

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