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  1. Still Life

Lyrics

Still life

Vs1
This house doesn’t see much change these days
Most things in here never move at all
Kept right where Addy placed them long ago
The only that thing that moves? Clock hands on the wall

Most chairs don’t get pulled out at the table
Now and then the kids and grands stop by
She likes to have them over when she’s able
But these days no one can stay
She barely hears hello before they say goodbye

Chorus1
It’s still life ; what she has will do
Still life; may not look like living much to you
In her heart she’s still a mother and a wife
It’s still life

Vs2
The portrait hanging there above her bed
of a book, some bread, a man who bows to pray
Takes Addy back to 1950 in her dreams
Right back into the arms of her dear husband, Ray

She recalls their first apartment well
Every laughing moment, each caress
A picture has a thousand words to tell
It can’t move anything but her memory
Of a good, strong man who gave to her his every breath

Chorus2
It’s still life; she still enjoys the view

Still life; may not look like living much to you
In her heart she’s still a lover and a wife
It’s still life

Tag
Sometimes she sits there in her chair for hours
Like a fading vase of garden flowers
Yes, but she holds all her colors in her mind
It’s still life

Robin Monterosso©2014 Wing and Waltz Records