All lyrics written by

Janaya and Jolissa Trudel

 

THE ROADTRIP SONG

 

I can hear the lone road it’s

calling out my name

It makes me wanna roam

get off of this main drag

Oh do you, do you hear it too?

 

Got an itch beneath my feet

 won’t let me sit still

This place has got me beat

 of these faces I’ve had my fill

Oh do you, do you feel it too?

 
You’ll be my better half

 I’ll be your second home

These hurting hands are hanging

on the brink of the unknown

 the unknown

 

Hey sister,

we’ve been talking

'bout this for a while

time to get ourselves

a set of wings and fly

Hey sister

 let’s follow the moon tonight

If we catch him, we’ll say

“Mister, Howdy Do?”

  

See the lights out our window

making circles round our heads

And we sing as the wind blows us

along this trip we tred

Oh do you, do you see them too?

Written by Jolissa & Janaya Trudel

IF I WERE

If I were a candle you'd be the stars

and heavenly mist I wish to be with

to be one with 

And if I were a river you'd be the clouds

I yearn to rise and to turn up into your arms

I'd be your prize

But I'm not your candle

I'm not your river
I couldn't ever be

I couldn't hope to be

we're so far apart

we simply can't reach eachother's hearts

your heart, oh no, my love

oh no, my love

But if I could be a rock and you a kite

we'd be tied to each other safe and tight

I would keep you grounded

you'd keep me light

But I'm not your rock

I'm not your wife

can't give you anything

can't give you my life

though I wish I could

my love, this is goodbye

Goodbye

my love, this is goodbye

Written by Jolissa Trudel

HOME

Home is where the wind blows

but my skin is numb

or maybe it's a hurricane around me

all I know is I'm dumb

I have no light to guide me home

Home, I wanna go home

Oh, I wanna go home

where the grass is green 

beneath the shade 

of the apple tree of home

I wanna go home

I have a little garden

where I like to roam

dig my fingers in the soil

feel the heartbeat of the earth

but it's not my home

Home, I wanna go home...

where the ground holds me

as I sleep beneath the stars of home

I wanna go home

My feet are so tired

my back's so sore

but I'll keep on walking

'till I can't no more

'cause I'm not yet home

Home, I wanna go home...

where I can put up my feet

and breathe in the air

so sweet of home

Home, why won't you take me home?

why won't you take me home?

Oh how I crave

the sweet embrace of home

I wanna go home.

Written by Jolissa Trudel

HOMESICK HEART

I don't like to travel, I don't tend to roam

the only place I want to wander

is right back home

but I don't have any money

and I don't have a car

all I've got is my homesick heart

Well I make my cup of coffee

like the day before 

but there's an aching feeling

knocking at the door

'cause I wanna go, go back to the start

and try to dry the tears 

of my homesick heart

Homesick Heart, why do you cry?

you've got an empty feeling

but you don't know why

you don't take to pretty things 

or music or art

Oh, what will it take to please you, 

Homesick Heart?

Well I've got the funny feeling 

I wanna get home soon

even though I'm sitting in

my living room

I could kiss my lucky rabbit's foot

or wish on a star

but that won't mean nothing to

my homesick heart

Oh I try, and I try

to remember the song

the one to remind me

where this old heart belongs

This world ain't nothing

I haven't seen before

busy people don't know 

what they're running for

maybe we should pack up

and go back to the start

maybe then you'll stop your crying, homesick heart

What'll it take to please you, 

Homesick Heart?

Written by Janaya Trudel

 

A FIREFLY'S LAMENT

Catch me in a jar, keep me there for a while until my light goes out

Soon as the lid is lifted and my wings

are free to fly, I will go without a doubt

 

I stop to grasp at the rays of the light instead of walking towards the sun

I sit before a table adorned with a feast

but I settle for the crumbs

 

People come and people go

time will tell and time will show

If its there, and if there’s more

of what I’m really searching for

 

Fast cars and mason jars

 they’re all the same to me

Why does it take so little to

sweep me off my feet?

Starlit skies and hazel eyes,

all these will pass me by, cause I’m

Easy to catch, hard to satisfy

  

I splash in a puddle

at the side of the road

when I know there’s a river at the end

Why would I settle for merely a lover

when I know I could have a friend?

 

People come and people go, time will tell and time will show

Oh, is it love? Could it be?

The one to finally capture me?

 

I’m like a firefly

Easy to catch, hard to satisfy

Written by Janaya Trudel

GREY SKY

I can see the leaves a-changing

and the geese flyin over head

It would be silly observation

to think that all is dead

 

I can hear yellow trees a-singin

in the song that the wind brings

And my soul leaps in jubilation

for these dappled things

 

Don’t you think it’s funny

 Don’t you think it’s right

That you don’t light a candle

but in the mid of night, Oh

Don’t you think it’s funny

Don’t you think it’s right

You never see the colours

like you do against a grey sky

 

When the blue, autumn breeze is howling and the eve is bitter cold

You don’t fear of growing up

as much as growing old

 

I can feel a certain kind of sorrow

when the summer stumbles into sleep

and the shy whisper of winter

is tugging at my sleeve

Don't you think it's funny

don't you think it's right

you don't light a candle

but in the mid of night

you don't believe your daddy's strong 

until you see him cry

you never see the colours like you do against a grey sky

 

Written by Janaya Trudel

BROTHER

The sun has gone to bed

you lay awake in dread of 

the voices in your head

Your blood is on the ground

but you don't make a sound

the light will come around

And you don't know

what you're up against

the animals speak

but they're not your friends

don't look them in the eye, brother

There's magic on your skin

but you won't let it in

don't let the shadows win

The jungle of your heart

a battle from the start

the wolves have made their mark

And you don't know

what you're up against

the animals speak

but they're not your friends

don't look them in the eye, brother

The darkness steals the daylight

the thunder scolds the sky

but nothing stands against a man

who's not afraid to die

Don't look them in the eye, brother.

Written by Janaya Trudel

CANTALOUPE MOON

Cantaloupe moon

oh how you loom

over our heads

over our hearts

just as we start

just as we start

Long dusty road

sweet summer storm

his hand in mine

our bare feet running

away from the rain

with everything to gain

Cantaloupe smile

just one more mile

will you see us through

let us see through 

this haze of night?

the darkness gives me

such a fright

My midnight walker

not much of a talker 

but neither am I

not under these skies

not as the stars serenade

When all is gloom

man in the moon

my hungry eyes

they search the skies

I seek your face

When will you again illuminate?

Written by Jolissa Trudel

Simple sisters from the heart of the Saskatchewan prairies singing about the loveliness of life, the problem of pain, and the ache for home.

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