Denny, Sandy - One Way Donkey Ride Lyrics




There you may stand in your splendour and jewels
Swaying me in both directions
One is the right one, the other for fools
How do I make my selection?
The city lies silent in the warm morning light
The sand is as golden as saffron
Oasis of love, sweet water of life
God bless the poor ones who have none though they have tried

Someone is drowning down there in the flood
But this river will dry by tomorrow
Is it ocean or stream, this love in my blood
Bringer of joy or of sorrow?
The end of the journey must soon be in sight
Birth is the start of the swansong
Oasis of love, sweet water of life
God bless the poor ones who want some but are denied

No one is given the map to their dreams
All we can do is to trace it
See where we go to
Know where we've been
Build up the courage to face it
While we fumble in the darkness where once there was light
Roaming the land of the ancients
Oasis of love, sweet water of life
God bless the poor ones whose patience never died

While we stumble in blindness where once there was sight
Searching for trees in the forest
Oasis of love, sweet water of life
God bless the poor ones, so helpless they have cried
God bless the poor ones who have none though they have tried
God bless the poor ones who want some but are denied
God bless the poor ones whose patience never died
God bless the poor ones on that one way donkey ride





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Denny, Sandy One Way Donkey Ride Comments
  1. Neal Baker

    What an amazing poem, amazing song, amazing voice. Thank you Sandy Denny. I wish you were still around to know how so many of us have loved you over the years.

  2. David Cooper

    one way trip

  3. Keith Keller

    Posting tomorrow and Thanks.....

  4. chris ott

    deeply beautiful...beyond price n words,,,,thanky

  5. RapeState U

    See where we go to, know where we've been;
    Build up the courage to face it.

  6. pommieNZ

    bought this album when it first came out still got it still brilliant as good as Joni Mitchell! and she is the best

  7. LiteGauge

    Wow, this is so good!

  8. Charles Daly

    May God rest you, Sandy.