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Songwriter(s): Jimmy McCarthy

Lyrics

I skimmed across black water, without once submerging
Onto the banks of an urban morning
That hungers the first light, much much more
Than mountains ever do.
And she like a ghost beside me, goes down with the ease of a dolphin
And emerges unlearned, unshamed, unharmed
For she is the perfect creature, natural in every feature
And I am the geek with the alchemists' stone

For all of you who must discover,
For all who seek to understand,
For having left the path of others
You find a very special hand

And it is a holy thing, and it is a precious time
And it is the only way
Forget-me-nots among the snow, it's always been and so it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally

For all of you who must discover
For all who seek to understand,
For having left the path of others
You find a very special hand

And it is a holy thing
And it is the only way
Forget-me-nots among the snow, it's always been and so it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally

One bright blue rose outlives all those
Two thousand years and still it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally

Available on

A Woman's Heart Then & Now Compilations 2010 Mary Black
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs Main Releases 2008 (1991)
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs DVD DVD/Video 2008 The Late Late Show RTE (1991)  
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs - The Song Book Books 2008  
Mary Black Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD/Video 2007  
Mary Black Live Main Releases 2003  
Mary Black Live DVD/Video 2003  
Looking Back Odd Releases 1995  
The Mary Black Song Book Books 1993  
The Collection Main Releases 1992
The Collection Live DVD/Video 1992  
Babes In The Wood Main Releases 1991
Adam At The Window Singles/Promos 1991