the song
title : Dragonflies
written by : Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 2008? Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocals, backing vocals
with :
Teddy Borowiecki [nothing?] piano?, moog?, hammond organ?, bass accordion? string arrangement
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
John Douglas ukelele
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Alan Kelly accordion
Kevin McGuire double bass
Jack Maher acoustic guitar
and guests :
Clea Friend cello
Donald Gillan cello
music
key : A flat major
time-signature : 3/4
tempo : MM 55 (bar)
form : VBR VBR M VBR vbr M VBR Rx
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Dragonflies

a lost summer’s day
a lifetime away
what do you find
slow turning sun
with somewhere to run
are on your mind

not the flash that you saw
and was gone
in the wink of an eye

as soon as we’re here
we disappear
like dragonflies

their miracle blue
can never tell you
how we came to be
each different kind
accidental, designed
before you and me

and we ask the whole
of our lives
and maybe there’s no why

as soon as we’re here
we disappear

like dragonflies

how can something so fragile leave us helpless
we all feel helpless once in a while
how can something so fragile leave us humble
we all need ‘humble’ once in a while

and now nature can sing
such beautiful wings
did you think of this?
that each of us know
in our hearts
we must go
that’s what beauty is

and just as the dream you were in
dissolved in the morning sky

as soon as we’re here
we disappear

like dragonflies


na-na-na

how can {ooohh etc.} something so fragile leave us helpless
we all feel helpless once in a while
how can something so fragile leave us humble
we all feel humble once in a while

now nature can sing
such beautiful wings
did you {wah-ee-ah} think of this?
that each of us know
in our hearts we must go

and that’s what beauty is

and just as the dream you were in
dissolved in the morning sky

as soon as we’re here
we disappear

like dragonflies

as soon as we’re here {ah-hah}
we disappear
like dragonflies

as soon as we’re here

as soon as we’re here
we disappear

like dragonflies


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader
recorded by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008;
additional recording by Teddy Borowiecki in ‘his mum’s garage’, somewhere in Canada
mixed by : Mark Freegard and Eddi Reader at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
mastered by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 5:15
song timing : 5:12
released on
album : Love is the way track 1