Carmel Charlton

Performer, Songwriter, Musician, Folk, Country, Gospel and Instrumental

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Dreaming Still - 2007

 

 

CD INFORMATION

 

Track 1  I Rode on the Wings of an Angel   

Track 2  Love at Leisure   

Track 3  The Road to Kakoda   

Track 4  The SAS (For those who lost their lives while serving)   

Track 5   A Time for Remembering   

Track 6  Back to Brookton   

Track 7  I was Young and Played with Time   

Track 8  Dreaming Still   

Track 9  Australia my Land  /  Wings of an Angel (Reprise)  

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Acknowledgements:

Carmel Charlton: Vocals, piano, guitar

Gwen Atkinson: Spoken word

Erik Kowarski:  Violin, percussion

John Ralph:  Harmony vocals, mandola, whistle, 12 string guitar

Emma White: Cello

Special thanks to John Ralph for the beautiful harmonies and instrumentation.

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Erik Kowarski at Pocket Universe, Bayswater, Western Australia.  Produced by Carmel Charlton & Erik Kowarski.

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I RODE ON THE WINGS OF AN ANGEL

 

I rode on the wings of an angel

Swung from a crescent moon

Slid down a silver moonbeam

Danced to a magical tune

 

I rode on the wings of an angel

Across a windswept sky

Frolicked with clouds

With birds as they few by

 

Chorus

I rode on the wings of angel

Saw the earth below

The mountains and rivers

The great deserts and snow

 

I rode on the wings of angel

Into realms unknown

Circled the spinning earth

Woke when the night had flown

 

I rode on the wings of an Angel

Saw the sea below

Saw fish swimming

In the dreamy undertow

 

I rode on the wings of an Angel

Traversed the Milky Way

Saw earth in darkness

Glow with the birth of day

 

I rode on the wings of an angel

Rode on the wings of an angel

Rode on the wings of an angel

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THE SAS

 

Fly the flags half mast!

Ring the church bells in muted tone

Light the candles one by one

Lay your flowers for those now gone

 

Shed a tear for those who died

In life and death a nation’s pride

Australia’s sons we honour you

While such men as you were born

Our nation but must stronger grow

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BACK TO BROOKTON

 

It took me back to Brookton, I often long to go

To paddocks decked with clover, to bush I love and know

Where heat in dancing waves makes heavy air so still

A sheep dog’s bark is heard before he rounds the hill

 

I heard a kookaburra just before dawn

Not in country paddocks where gums and sheoaks grow

But from a garden tree on a small suburban lawn

His merry laughter, heralding the morn

 

Chorus

I miss the smell of earth turned up behind the plough

The line of sweating horses plodding on

I often sit and ponder why things that were are not

And things that are – are not just what they were

 

The constant flow of traffic disturbs my peaceful days

I long for open spaces, the joy of simple ways

Do the windmills still turn? The peach trees still bloom?

What of that humble cottage I used to call my own

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DREAMING STILL

 

The dreamer stood on top of a hill

I am that dreamer, dreaming still.

Gone is the day when young I stood

Surveying the world so sure I would

 

The hill is there, the trees, the grass

Everything as it was

Only I am different now

Dreaming there upon the brow

 

Chorus

Conquer its heart, bend its will

I am the dreamer, dreaming still

Dreams are for the old not young

When life is vital, just begun

 

A dreamer stands on top of a hill

I am that dreamer standing still

Hopes and fancies strew the way

What have I to show today?

 

Little things that might have been

If only I had ceased to dream

Never mind the where and how

Turn those dreams right into now

 

Dreams are grand, dreams are gentle,

Naked, sentimental

Dreams are wasted, parasital

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CARMEL CHARLTON PO BOX 853 INNALOO WA 6018

  MOB: 0412 777 061 EMAIL: carmel@carmelcharlton.com

 

 

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