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BLACK CAT
by Alisha Sufit 1970

Rose in the garden and I don't care;
All my illusions they've gone in thin air.
Some takes you up, some brings you down,
When it's not lost then it just can't be found.

Chorus:

Black cat crossed my mind today,
Says he'll take my heart away,
Keep the sun from shining through,
Keep me from you.

You didn't look, you just saw what you want.
Now you sit crying here right out in front.
Found me a friend, found me a friend,
How can it start, if you won't let it end.

You think you're so private, you think you're so true,
Baby I tell you I know why you're blue.
Just let it go, just let it go,
You'll never say yes if you always say no.

© Alisha Sufit

 

THE HIGH STREET
Alisha Sufit 1971

I was flying down the high street
on a Sunday afternoon
When I came across this friend of mine, lost in time.
He really couldn't see me
because his head was in the way.
Well he asked me how I am.
That's a mystery to you and me,
I really couldn't say.

I was sliding down the staircase,
half past Christmas day,
When I came across this big fat man, eat all he can.
I wondered if he saw me
because his eyes were very thin.
It's all in the mind he said.
Well that amuses me,
Because his head's very small
to get the whole world in.

I was passing by the castle,
on the very first day of spring,
When I came across the king and queen, looked pretty mean.
Perhaps they thought they knew me
because they ordered me about.
They want me to bow down.
Well they made me laugh
Because they look so daft,
stuck up their golden crown.

I was walking through the forest
on the night of hallowe'en,
When I came across this unicorn, he had one horn;
I wondered if he heard me
when he lifted up his head.
I asked him for a ride.
Well he spread his wings
And he did some things
I never will confide.

I was floating up a mountain
and the sun was going down,
When I came across this one-eyed child, looked pretty wild.
I wondered if he saw me
when he stopped me with a look.
He sang a little song.
Oh he'll set you free,
He'll let you be,
back where you belong.

I was sailing on the ocean
about mid-summer’s day,
When I came across the promised land,very hard to find.
I wondered was I dreaming
or maybe I had died,
But I really didn't care.
You don't ask why on the other side,
be thankful you are there.

© Alisha Sufit

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THE DREAM
by Alisha Sufit 1971

I had a dream about you
Standing right out in that light;
Oh I had a dream about you
Everything works out alright.

There's no cause to be sad,
There's no reason to cry,
You ain't going nowhere
Till the day you die.

My love dd I ever tell you
I believe every word that you speak.
My love did I ever tell you
I hope that you find what you seek.

There's no cause to be sad,
There's no reason to cry,
You ain't going nowhere,
Till the day you die.

Sometime's it's so hard to believe
What everyone knows to be true.
Sometimes it's too good to believe
I'm standing here right next to you.

There's no cause to be sad,
There's no reason to cry,
You ain't going nowhere,
Till the day you die.

© Alisha Sufit

 

PEACE SONG
by Alisha Sufit 1971

Oh how I love that peace
When it can be had.
Oh how I love that peace
when it can be felt.
Oh how I love that peace,
then I am sure
it goes by the name of
forevermore.

Oh how I love that silence
when it can be found.
Oh how I love that silence
when it can be heard.
Oh how I love that silence
Hear what it says,
It goes by the name of
For always.

Oh how I love that light
when it can be seen,
Oh how I love that light
when it can be shown.
Oh how I love that light,
then I can see
It goes by the name of
Eternity.

Oh how I love that joy
when it shines all around,
oh how I love that joy
when it shines down on me.
Oh how I love that joy,
then I know
It goes by the name of
Forever so.

© Alisha Sufit

 

HARVEST SONG
by Alisha Sufit 1971

You reap what you sow,
You sow what you reap,
You reap what you sow,
You sow what you reap,

So let's all sow the good seeds right now,
But remember -
You can have your cake and eat it too, yeah,
You can sow your seeds and bake them
When they've grown right through,
Seed cake my love does for you.

If you love me
Well I love you,
And if I love you
Then you love too,

So let's all find the needle in the haystack
Allelulya!
You can sow the sun back in the sky,
You can sow the sky right back around the sun
And that's a good harvest for anyone.

© Alisha Sufit

 

 

 

FATHER TIME
by Alisha Sufit 1971/72

There's only one you
and there's only one I,
There's only one sun
and one moon in the sky

And that funny little man
Well he won't go away
And his name is Father Time,
And there's only one thing
left to him I can say
And it’s put your arm in mine.

There's only one time at a time
and one place,
and it's not very far
from the edge of your face

And that funny little man
well he won't go away
and his name is Father Time,
and there's only one thing
left to him I can say
and it's put your arm in mine.

There's only one you
and there's only one me,
and we're all just a part
of the fish in the sea,

And that funny little man
Well he won't go away
And his name is Father Time,
And there's only one thing
left to him I can say
And it's put your arm in mine.

And if you had never been given a name
You'd be every inch of yourself just the same

And that funny little man
Well he won't go away
And his name is Father Time,

And there's only one thing
left to him I can say
And it's put your arm in mine.

© Alisha.Sufit

 

THE PHOENIX
by Alisha Sufit  1971

She looked into his eyes,
Firelight flashes,
She saw the phoenix rise
From the ashes.

Do you remember where it starts?
Do you remember where it ends?
Oh do you take it to your hearts,
Or leave it with pretence?

She looked into his eyes,
Firelight flashes,
She saw the phoenix rise
From the ashes.

He thought he was alone.
Well now he knows it's true,
But he can feel at home
Since he met you.

She looked into his eyes,
Firelight flashes,
She saw the phoenix rise
From the ashes.

Oh when she looks at you,
If she loses that golden line.
She knows it's not the truth,
Until you shine.

She looked into his eyes,
Firelight flashes,
She saw the phoenix rise
From the ashes.

© Alisha Sufit

 

DO YOU HEAR THE WORDS
by Jim Moyes 1970s

Do you hear the words when someone's singing,
Or do you follow the tune.
Have you got the time for conversation?
Must you really be there by noon?

Just be where you are and see the picture,
Just be where you are and hear sound.
Minds grow form the inside and the outside,
Just in being now is truth found.

No idea fixes the essential,
Is there something else to be said?
Only keep your mirror shining brightly,
And don't wander far from your head.

© Jim Moyes