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The Feast
Words and Music by Dave Laurence • From the album Right Here

I asked you to come here tonight to join the celebration,
I wanted you to know that I have put away my pride.
And though it’s no surprise that you’d reject the invitation,
The time has come for us to set our differences aside.
 
There will be a feast tonight right here at my own table,
I’ll take down my good china and prepare your favorite meal.
You know that I would tell you to your face if I was able,
but I must bare my conscience in the hope that I can heal.
 
I prepare a table in the presence of my enemy,
the one in the mirror who seeks to be released.
I will break this bread and raise a glass to your memory,
Rise up from the table and walk away in peace,
Rise up and be grateful for the feast.
 
I’ll start the conversation by accepting your apology,
The one you never offered that you don’t even know you owe.
And I will do my best to understand your terminology,
Knowing that your silence is the blessing you bestowl.
 
When the meal is over, I’ll smile and walk you to the door,
Thank you for the evening and bid a fond farewell.
And as I clear the table, a peace I never felt before
Will rise up from within me and I’ll know that all is well.
 
I prepare a table in the presence of my enemy,
the one in the mirror who seeks to be released.
I will break this bread and raise a glass to your memory,
Rise up from the table and walk away in peace,
Rise up and be grateful for the feast.
 
And I’ll forgive you, I’ll let it go,
But there’s one thing you’ve got to know.
The only way to see this through
Is if I learn to forgive me, too.
 
I prepare a table in the presence of my enemy,
the one in the mirror who seeks to be released.
I will break this bread and raise a glass to your memory,
Rise up from the table and walk away in peace,
Rise up and be grateful for the feast.


©2017 David L. Laurence (BMI). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
 
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Flight 1205
Words and Music by Dave Laurence • From the album Analog Soul

I was at the airport while my ship was coming in,
Waiting on a girl who said she’d like to try again.
Knowing that my chance to save this love would all depend
on Melancholy Air, flight 1205.

We had faith and we had love and we had hope,
but the only knot I tied was at the end of my rope.
I’m staring at the tarmac and relearning how to cope,
Melancholy Air, flight 1205.

Elizabeth, Elizabeth, I would have hung the moon,
But we shot it much too soon.
That big board saying ‘Flight Delayed’  sings a sadder tune,
Melancholy Air, flight 1205.

She needed time to think things through and make them clear,
I figured we would be forever in a year.
But to my wondering eyes another suitor did appear,
Melancholy Air, flight 1205.

I sat and watched his British accent do me in,
She kept insisting they were nothing more than friends.
But when she called me by his name, I knew it had to end,
Melancholy Air, flight 1205.

Elizabeth, Elizabeth, you could have had my name,
But you forgot it, what a shame.
I look at the arrival board and wonder why I came,
Melancholy Air, flight 1205.

I have told you this before,
No one could love you more, my heart was true.
But I can’t do this anymore,
The things I’m living for won’t wait for you.

I don’t like airports, seems they always leave me blue,
Flight delays and baggage claims and hearts breaking in two,
If I never fly again, I’ll put it down to you,
Melancholy Air, flight 1205.

I was at the airport when my ship sailed yesterday,
I guess I’ll go sit at the dock of the bay.
What I’d give to make this memory go away,
Melancholy Air, flight 1205.

Elizabeth, Elizabeth, your love was just a lie,
There’s nothing left now but goodbye.
That last plane out of Morgantown isn’t gonna fly,
Melancholy Air, flight 1205.
That last plane out of Morgantown just ain’t gonna fly,
Melancholy cancelled 1205.


©2013 David L. Laurence (BMI). Used by permission. All rights reserved.