Night Leaping

I like to run at night with the wind surrounding me
And no one there to hold me back
to keep my spirit in
The fields will never stop for me, into infinity
The darkness protecting me I see that now
it won’t hurt me

I call it night leaping
I run until the world appears as one
runway into the sky
The clouds stretch before my eyes
and no one can stop me tonight

The heavens rain down on me
and I wonder why they are crying
The ground beneath my feet, it’s growing weaker
But nothing will slow me down
cause time is way too precious
The only light is the moon
and I know she is smiling

The beauty of the night
makes me sigh with the trees
I have watched the sun rise for so many years
I can’t miss anything
I run until I find the pavement
some days I hope I never will
Because sometimes I’m just not ready
to go back into reality

I’m grounded no matter how fast I’m going
I can come back
My body can’t hold my energy and I start flying
But I am not afraid of where I will end up
My legs may take me far away
but my soul will come back home

Sung by Naomi Bindman

© 2008 Night Leaping by Ellen Bindman-Hicks | All Rights Reserved

The Last Time

The last time I saw him was ten months ago
he’s gone, oh now he’s gone
the last time I saw him was ten months ago
he left, oh yeah he left
the last time I saw him was on a train
he gave me a kiss and then he told me
not to feel the pain
so I told him that this is the end
and he said, oh yeah he said,
I knew that all along, all along, all along
I knew that all along.
So yesterday I went to the train
and when I looked down the track
I swear I saw your face
but you left, ten months ago
and you’re not coming back, that, yeah, I know
cause you’re gone, oh well
and I’m moving on, moving on
I was all along.

Sung by Naomi Bindman

© 2008 The Last Time by Ellen Bindman-Hicks

Rule Book to Life

I don’t even know if this is right
but no one has a rule book to life
I’m tired of pretending
that I know what to do
cause everyone can see that it’s not true
Inside I still feel like I’m ten
but my reflection’s telling me that that was then

 

I dreamed that my life spun by
without looking back and
I had no time to catch it
I was off track

 

Childhood is over,
my life’s in these hands
and never letting go
is my only plan
I’ve tried to be normal but it feels too fake
I’ve decided if I change I’ll do it for my own sake
I’ve seen too many people fail
basing their lives
on what other people say
but really you’re the one who drives
I don’t break that easily
I will keep fighting you will see

 

I’ve lost the ones I love as well
but most people cannot even tell
We’ve got so little time left in life here
and too many people are ruled by their fear
I know I’m not the only one
who doesn’t know what’s right
And after all I think we’re writing
our own rule books to life.

 

Sung by Naomi Bindman

© 2008 Rule Book to Life by Ellen Bindman-Hicks | All Rights Reserved

Unsolved

 

I could say I remember your voice
and I could even say I remember your smell
but it’s been 15 long years
since you disappeared
and left me all unsolved

 

And that’s where the answers come in, yeah
that’s where the answers lie
would you lie? did you ever lie?
did you see us cry, well—
why why why did you have to…?

 

I could tell you all the stories I’ve been told
and I could even ask you if any of them are true
but it’s been 15 cruel years
since you whispered in my ear
and left us all with one brief phone call

 

And that’s where the answers come in, yeah
that’s where the answers lie
would you lie? did you ever lie?
did you see us cry, well—
why why why did you have to…?

 

I could say I remember your voice
but I would have to say I remember nothing at all
but what I have are 15 long years
full of love and tears
and music that everyone can hear

 

And that’s where the answers come in, yeah
that’s where the answers lie
would you lie? did you ever lie?
did you see us cry, well—
why why why did you have to die?

 

Sung by Naomi Bindman

© 2009 Unsolved by Ellen Bindman-Hicks | All Rights Reserved

Tangled Up in Lies

There’s a spider web
that we all are woven into
Why do we try to hide?
Why do we try to hide?

Because time is speeding up

it’s slowing down as well
We are watching the fall
Tangled up in lies, we are
Tangled up in lies

Why do we pretend
when we all know the truth?
Is it not worth the risk?
Is it not worth the risk?

We’re all holding a piece
We can’t do it alone
We all know the way
We all know the way

Sung by Naomi Bindman

© 2008 Tangled Up in Lies by Ellen Bindman-Hicks | All Rights Reserved