Time passes, and life in the forest is full of light, shade and love.
The second song from Stone Owl on the Shore
Floating seagull, soaring high,
Sliver wings against the sky, of
Yellow and blue, I see you.
Flight of owl, gliding low,
Silent wings, white feathers glow,
Catching my light, startling sight.
Forest Glades upon the ground,
Watch the sun without a sound.
Standing there on friendly earth,
I can sense the universe.
Ancient moon who sees the sun,
Lights the darkness, night’s begun.
You shine with the sun, your lights are one.
Ghostly starlight, distant bright,
Lights the secret of the night.
Burning afar, there you are.
Ancient trees all watch the sun,
Climbing high, the day’s begun.
Morning breeze, singing leaves.
Ancient trees all drink the sun,
Growing tall, the day’s begun.
Morning breeze, singing leaves
Words and Music: Mark Toner
Additional music: Jenny Johnson
Sailing the Painted Ocean
Mark Toner: Lead vocals, guitar
Noel Chidwick: acoustic bass, percussion, backing vocals
Jenny Johnson: piano, keyboard, backing vocals
Birds of Craiglockhart Dell, Edinburgh: Dawn Chorus
Quasar One: synthesisers
Recorded, mixed and produced by Noel Chidwick and Mark Toner
with thanks to Paul Wishart of 7th Harmonic.
Artwork: Noel Chidwick; Stone Owl by Mark Toner
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