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Greg Bond: Music

12. Spellbound

(Greg Bond)
September 20, 1999
Prancin' round the yard.
Like we were on a big white horse.
Waving at all the royal subjects.
You were a princess with a tinfoil crown.
I was your brave defender.

Dressing up in the clothes
From an old steamer trunk.
Sipping juice from broken tea cups.
You were the prettiest girl in the
Whole wide world.
I was a handsome courtier.

We were spellbound.
We were older then.
We danced together in
Our parent's shoes.
Oh! How we danced!
How we danced!

Remember how we laughed and played
Long after summer sunlight faded
Some bright secret kept us there -
The magic made us Spellbound.

Swimming in the stream
Where the current ran slow.
Splashing in the crystal water.
You were a mermaid in a bathing suit
I beat my chest like Tarzan.

Making up a rhyme with some magic words.
Mixing the blood from our fingers.
You made a vow you would marry me -
When I became a grownup.

We were spellbound
We were wiser then.
We sang some simple songs
We learned at school.
Oh! How we sang!
How we sang.

Remember how we laughed and played
Long after summer sunlight faded
Some bright secret kept us there
The magic in the air
That made us
Think the world was ten years old
And only fairy tales were told.
No hint of violent storms ahead
The brooding clouds instead
Would keep us

Spellbound
Timeless
Transported,
On a shaft of light
Through an open window.

Spellbound
Wide eyed
Enchanted
By the ritual of rising sunglow
Hiding shadows -
The dawning of another day!