Lyrics to the songs on my Ancestors 7" / CD-single

All songs written, copyrighted and published by Edith Frost / Marfa Music (BMI)

AncestorsSecretsCold And On My Mind


Ancestors

when we go to glory
when our time is over
will we stand unspoken for
when the light becomes too blinding

when my ancestors come to meet me
they’ll have questions about my drugging
they may look on my enemies kindly
when my life becomes a memory
will my ancestors meet me up there

they may look upon me
they may take it badly
all the men I used to love
all the things they won’t approve of

when my ancestors come to meet me
well I hope that they welcome me there
they’ll forgive me forgetting their names
when the place becomes too frightening
will my ancestors meet me up there


Secrets

why’d I give my love away
why’d I call out the unspoken
why’d I change what seemed alright
to bring my love out in the open
when I socked it away for years
I guess I’d made a barricade
and hung my key by the door
so that’s what secrets are for

there’s a storm coming down in the morning
with a freezing rain to add to our worries
and I won’t speak of these things anymore
I’ll just bury them down in drifts of snow
where spring may come to see them grow

there’s a storm coming down from Virginia
and a woman’s heart that yearns for the sun
and I won’t speak of these things anymore
I’ll just bury them down under drifts of snow
where spring may come to see them grow


Cold And On My Mind

we’ll never know
much about anything
yeah, we hope
winter will turn to spring
winter will turn to
winter will turn to
winter will turn to spring

we’ll get high
talk about what went down
we’ll look around
seasons are falling, yeah
seasons are falling
passions are calling
passions are calling, yeah

we’ll never know where the summer goes
we’ll never know where the summer goes
we’ll never know where the summer goes
it’s cold and on my mind

we’re talked out
back to the world we go
we’ll turn around
silence is falling, yeah
silence is falling
passions are calling
passions are calling, yeah

we’ll never know where the summer goes
we’ll never know where the summer goes
we’ll never know where the summer goes
it’s cold and on my mind

yeah we’ll never know where the summer goes
we’ll never know where the summer goes
we’ll never know where the summer goes
it’s cold and on my mind