Drifting

Reprise

I’ve lost my soul
And my body doesn’t belong to me anymore
I feel like a small boat
Drifting away from the shore
Will you join me?
Shall we just be?
Together, we are stronger
And we see brighter
A whole new world
Is awaiting to be discovered
But feelings cannot be put into words
They are also drifting, undercovered.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Lockdown

Reprise

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How do you feel today?
I feel tired, anxious, weird, afraid and lonely
Fair enough…You’re experiencing a new situation

But be reasonable
Concentrate on good things

You’re alive and healthy
You have a roof above your head
You may dance in the kitchen if you want to
You have food
You have water to drink and also to take a shower
You have lot’s of toilet paper!
You have internet connection, a smartphone, a PC and a television
You have books, maybe some of them you don’t even knew they were there
You have friends and family
You have time

So, how do you feel today?
Grateful!

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Life is a rollercoaster

Reprise

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Have a nice day!
Even if it’s pouring down
And you forgot your umbrella
Even if you’re late
And you just missed the bus
Even if that stupid pigeon
Ruined you new suit 

Have a great day!
Even if you are sick
And you have no medicine
Even if you want to leave
But the others force you to stay
Even if you’re craving for a cigarette
But you quit smoking

Have a beautiful day!
Even if you’re vegetarian
And they only serve meat
Even if you pray for peace
But the war has already started
Even if you lost the love your life
For your best friend

Have an awesome day!
Even if you wish to work
But they are all on strike
Even if you judge your neighbour
But your son has a gun
Even if you dream with Champagne
But all you have is cheap wine

Have an extraordinary day!
Even if it’s raining cats and dogs
And you’re completely soaked
Even if you are only 38
But you already feel like 83
Even if you’re getting married
But suddenly, you’re not so excited.

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A hint of Ireland

Am I stil in Brittany?
As I go down the street
It looks like Ireland to me
Good old memories
Dancing in my mind
Green valleys
Sheperd hills
Stone houses
With colourful eyes
Mystic fog and humid air
Redhead children playing outside
And sunny days sometimes
The pub on the corner
Is missing from the pictures
Was I dreaming?
Oh, so it is France indeed
I hoped it was Ireland instead
I shall drink a bitter cider
Wishing it was a Guinness pint.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz


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Immortality

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Death will never tear us apart
You belong to that special category
You are everywhere
Your voice is in my mind
Always
Your wise advice are dancing in my brain
Faultless
Your sweet hug keeps me company
All the time
Memories will be my best friend
No matter what
Your body is weak and shrunken
It’s OK
On day, the pain will slide away
Forever
But our love will remain
For Eternity
Why would you need a cracked body
If you already have the most important?
A beautiful and clear soul
And remember, yours is immortal.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz



Red berries

Red berries
Falling from the tree
Red berries
For you and me
Red berries
Chasing Christmas before time
Red berries
Is this a crime?
Red berries
Hoping to find us at the end of the line
Red berries
Allowing the world to resign.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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I’m ready

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I used to be afraid of everything
Avoiding my own deepest feeling
Everytime others moved too fast
I felt apart
I counted the words inside my head
And my face turned into bright red
Whenever someone stared at me
I just wanted to vanish and feel free
Life was easy though
Because the usual things flow
Naturally
Simply
Now I’m ready to unwrap my wings and fly
I’ll use my imagination to colour the sky
In green and blue
As long as there will be me and you.

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Let’s go!

What if we only have two minutes left?
What if the stars fall from the sky?
What if our friends are no longer here?
What if the sea drowns all the fishes?
What if there is no future anymore?
What if Earth swallows us up?
What if our family leaves us behind?
What if the sun doesn’t rise?
We must not waste time
Let’s go!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Ode to my Mother

You are the roots of the most beautiful tree
The branches and the fallen leaves too
Your inconditional love
Heals our deepest wounds
And your long arms
Wrap us in an endless hug
Beyond distance and time
You go through harsh winters
Always with a smile
And hot summers
Are way less brighter
Than your inner light
That keeps shining
No matter what.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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A sprinkle of Autumn

Brown and orange leaves
Cracking beneath my feet
My heart beats so fast
Unwilling to let it all go
Tree branches sway in the wind
Stripped of clothes and prejudices
Life can start over
Again an again.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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