What It's All About

06:06
01/18/2018
Grayson Hugh

Story

(This song tells what, ultimately, life and love is all about, to me. It's about Beauty. Good memories that linger in your mind and leave a sweet smell. Visions of the ocean, the fog, her hair, her curves, her eyes, the trees, the sky, the tidal rivers emptying into the open arms of the sea. As the Navajo say at the close of their Navajo Way Blessing Ceremony:
"With beauty before me may I walk.
With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty all around me may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.
My words will be beautiful…" That's what it's all about.)

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

words & music by Grayson Hugh

I just want to see you down by the beach

where the reeds grow wild and tall

where the lonely roads have lost their reach

and the songs of thunder fall

there's a mist down by the rocks and sea

comes climbing up the pines

and the stars and ships are shining distantly

and it's so dark here on the borderline

 

And we keep ourselves free

and we keep ourselves free

and the moon is shining for you and me

that's what it's all about

that's what it's all about

 

Now we've come to the edge of the ocean

and the night goes on and on

and our lives like stones are breaking free

all our goodbyes

all our goodbyes they have gone 

(down to the ocean)

and all our time apart has turned to leaves 

(down to the ocean)

in a thousand unsung rains 

(going down to the ocean)

and we go floating

we go floating on through the cypress trees 

(to the ocean)

with the moonlight in our veins

 

And we keep ourselves free

and we keep ourselves free

and the moonlight is shining for you and me

that's what it's all about

that's what it's all about 

I want you to play it

 

And this is the moment of our singing

this is the story that we hold

and this is the heartbeat that we come bringing

these are the things 

all the things of young and old 

(down to the river)

this is the sound of the future falling 

(down to the river)

and the full moon it does not hide 

(going down to the river)

and this is the rhythm of the wild river calling 

(to the river)

as we go tumbling in the tide

 

And we keep ourselves free

yeah we keep ourselves so free

and the moonlight is shining for you and me

that's what it's all about

that's what it's all about

'cause we've always known each other

yeah, we've always known each other

and here we are again

just you and me in the darkness

and way far off all the boats are shining

and all the whales are dreaming for us, baby

and the dolphins are wandering right here to the island where we are

just you and me, you and me, you and me together

that's what it's all about

what it's all about

 

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