From the album Honey from Dried Grass

Lyrics

You Can Hear Me There
by Christopher Cook

I was born at sea
I’m not really from anywhere
But when I dwell near thee
I know you can hear me there

It’s hot now in the summertime
The river is laying still and flat
I look to the rise where early this mornin’
The sun rose red and fat

I sing into a cloud
I throw my voice with great care
And I try not to be too loud
‘Cause I know you can hear me there
Oh, you can hear me there

I once was a disciple of blue
He took me under his ragged wing
I thought that without him
I could never rise and sing

But I can tell he was in my room today
He can talk to those walls all he wants
Me and him – we got nothing left to say
He’ll have to find someone else to haunt

I put my hand into a cloud
I felt the water for the river there
And we covered the sun like a shroud
‘Cause I know you can hear me there
Oh, you can hear me there

I was born at sea
I’m not really from anywhere
But when I dwell near thee
I know you can hear me there

I sing into a cloud
I throw my voice with great care
I hope I’m never too loud
‘Cause I know you can hear me there
Oh, you can hear me there