Hornsby, Bruce - Halcyon Days Lyrics




Bright light streaming in, through my window pane
Think I'll stare at the shapes it makes
on the floor and then stare again
You've got your curtains drawn,
anything I can do?
Maybe a rose or a pillow or a picture or a funny joke just for you
To carry you away
Let me bring you, some tokens of esteem
Close the door on the world, make it our own beautiful scene
There's a darkness visible, maybe only to me
Maybe just a dream, a time-slowing-down dream,
a hole you're sinking down deep
Comes loose at the seams, make the dream leave

Some rise by wrong
And some by virtue fall
And those convicting may be the guilitiest of all
Wash it all away
I'd love to bring you, on a silver tray,
some halcyon days

Feel a strong gravitational pull, holding you down
And the air feels thick, having a hard time
moving through, moving round
I'm hoping you may let me, help to pull you through
You're here so you might as well let me see
If I can do that for you
Carry you away
Feeling so helpless, mostly I'm a clown
Every now and then gotten so even
up can feel like down
In the hour of my reflection, I've had enough of disaffection
Like a starless sky, no light in our eyes
Maybe change this tonight, some brighter times, some lovely rhymes

Some rise by wrong
And some by virtue fall
And those in judgment could be guiltiest of all
Wash it away
I'd love to bring you, on a silver tray,
some halcyon days

Maybe just a dream, some ever-present dream, evanescent scenes
It could seem so for me, this is for me

Some rise by wrong
And some by virtue fall
And those in judgment could be guiltiest of all
Wash it away
I'd love to bring you, on a silver tray,
some halcyon days





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Hornsby, Bruce Halcyon Days Comments
  1. Bruce MacLennan

    Been a fan since The Way It Is........

  2. Fernando Moreno

    Bright light streaming in through my window pane
    Think I'll stare at the shapes it makes
    On the floor and then stare again
    You've got your curtains drawn
    Anything I can do?
    Maybe a rose or a pillow or a picture
    Or a funny joke just for you
    To carry you away

    Let me bring you some tokens of esteem
    Close the door on the world
    Make it our own beautiful scene
    There's a darkness visible, maybe only to me
    Maybe just a dream, a time-slowing-down dream
    A hole you're sinking down deep
    Comes loose at the seams, make the dream leave

    Some rise by wrong
    And some by virtue fall
    And those convicting may be the guilitiest of all
    Wash it away
    I'd love to bring you, on a silver tray
    Some halcyon days

    Feel a strong gravitational pull holding you down
    And the air feels thick, having a hard time
    Moving through, moving 'round
    I'm hoping you may let me help to pull you through
    You're here, so you might as well let me see
    If I can do that for you
    Carry you away

    Feeling so helpless, mostly I'm a clown
    Every now and then gotten so even
    Up can feel like down
    In the hour of my reflection
    I've had enough of disaffection
    Like a starless sky, no light in our eyes
    Maybe change this tonight
    Some brighter times, some lovely rhymes

    Some rise by wrong
    And some by virtue fall
    And those in judgment could be guiltiest of all
    Wash it away
    I'd love to bring you, on a silver tray
    Some halcyon days
    Maybe just a dream, some ever-present dream, evanescent scenes
    It could seem so for me, this is for me

    Some rise by wrong
    And some by virtue fall
    And those in judgment could be guiltiest of all
    Wash it away
    I'd love to bring you, on a silver tray
    Some halcyon days

  3. Sricharan C

    What a lovely lovely song. I'm on a big Hornsby trip right now.

  4. Hunter Babcock

    Oh my gosh. One of my favorite songs of all time. THANK YOU!

  5. August Mozart

    So sad I missed this show in Carmel, Ca....he just gets better!

  6. chas ames

    Bruce, please consider making an official video for this song.

  7. Blumengeschenk

    Danke vielmal für die wundervolle Musik. LG

  8. horseman942

    As Bruce mentioned at the beginning of the song, he wrote it for his wife, Kathy. Might this explain why Bruce had Sting sing on the album version of this song? Bruce has jokingly mentioned in the past how Kathy very much enjoyed sitting next to Sting at the Grammy awards :)

  9. Wagner Jacobson

    Beautiful

  10. TJ Shull

    As a young person (20), I wish more people my age could enjoy and appreciate your music as much as I do. Love that you uploaded this and wish you would come play in Texas!

    Megan Davey

    TJ Shull im thankful that my kids enjoy hearing what I share with them. My 15 year old daughter asked me to play this again, then I found it on her playlist!

  11. DJ-D THE MIDWEST MIXUR-VIDEO EDITS

    Beautiful music my friend!

  12. gregoir

    I was lucky enough to see him do this solo live. Thanks for uploading :-)

  13. Piano Man 1855

    I’m relatively new to your music, but I do enjoy playing them, from one piano player to an other!

  14. Shannon Erickson

    Love this!!!!

  15. Grégori Lisbôa

    So beautiful for this afternoon.