Lyrics by Lady Shaula

(these were on a website that closed - I'm collecting them again here). 

They'll be in bits and pieces while I accumulate them once again - and save them in several places this time!

Freight Trains

Freight Trains are falling from the sky and I think I might die tonight 

Boulders crashing through the air, bombs like trees falling everywhere

The forest is falling, upwards downwards and side to side and do I dare

Look out of my window I stay under the covers and wait for morning light

 

v.1 There's a sliver of moon with the darkest light

near the winter solstice longest night

and an arctic blowtorch heads from across the sea

and instead of turning when it hits the land

it does something the bureau doesn't understand and it heads

straight towards me

 

and you can feel that it's gonna be such a storm 

so you get ready like usual to keep the house warm 

and you tuck the animals and the kids in tight

and reassure them that everything will be all right

 

and the lights give a flicker and then they go dark

but that's expected up here in a forest park

and the mighty Mountain Ash trees keep me safe 

in my forest home

I know this place

 

Freight Trains falling from the sky I wonder if tonight I'm gonna die

Boulders flying through the air, disguised as trees landing everywhere

The forest is falling, upwards downwards and side to side nowhere to hide

Look out of my window I stay under the covers and wait for morning light

 

and God can you keep my children safe tonight

I'll keep vigil till the morning light

and I'll join my spirit with the mighty trees 

and try to hold fast this deathly breeze  

 

{instrumental]

and a kookaburra calls out the sun is here

 it's the longest darkest night of the year

and against all odds somehow I'm still here

and another distant bird answers the call 

and we know that some of us didn't fall

and it's gonna be time to look outside

and find out how many of us died

 

and it doesn't seem possible we all got through 

but at the very least I know that there was me and you

and as we step outside hand in hand

I'm shaking my head

I don't understand why my house is still standing surrounded by freight trains 

smashed to the ground. 

 

The forest is falling

 

Freight Trains VERSION TWO

Freight Trains falling from the sky I think I might die tonight  

Boulders crashing through the air, bombs like trees falling everywhere 

The forest is falling, upwards downwards  side to side.  Do I dare 

Look out of my window Stay under the covers. wait for morning light 

  

v.1    Sliver of moon, darkest light 

Winter solstice longest night 

Arctic blowtorch heads across the sea 

Instead of turning as it hits land 

Something the bureau doesn't understand

it heads straight towards me 

  

Skin can feel it's such a storm 

Get ready like usual, keep the house warm  

Tuck the animals and kids in tight 

Reassure everything'll be all right 

  

Lights give a flicker then go dark 

Expected up here - forest park 

Mighty Mountain Ash trees keep me safe  

My forest home I know this place 

  

Freight Trains falling from the sky I wonder if tonight I'm gonna die 

Boulders flying through the air, disguised as trees landing everywhere 

The forest is falling, upwards downwards side to side nowhere to hide 

Look out my window stay under cover wait for morning light 

  

God can you keep my children safe tonight 

I'll keep vigil till morning light 

Join my spirit with the mighty trees  

Try to hold fast against this deathly breeze   

  

{instrumental] 

kookaburra calls out the sun is here 

After longest darkest night of year 

Against all odds somehow I'm still here 

Distant bird answers call  

Some of us didn't fall 

Time now to look outside 

Find out how many of us died 

  

Just not possible we all got through  

all I know is there's me and you 

Step outside hand in hand 

Shake my head don't understand

my house still standing surrounded by freight trains  

smashed to the ground.  

  

The forest is falling

[Copyright Salathe Music - Composed by Shaula Salathe after the natural disaster of June 8, 2021 in Mount Dandenong, Australia] 

 

SLOWLY BY SLOWLY

I look across at you in the middle of the night

Your features undefined by a distant light 

and I know each feature of your face 

and understand we're one

and angels we have heard on high

smile at what's begun 

and slowly by slowly you steal my heart

 

v. 3? I glance at you in a room I know so well

My mind finds comfort in your warm sweet smell

and we talk a little of the past

and fill the room with dreams 

and I wait for your smile of angel beams

and slowly by slowly you steal my heart