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PICTURED WITHIN (lyrics by Jon Lord)

here be friends...
here be heroes...
here be sunshine...
here be grey...
here be life...
here love lies bleeding...
memories so hazy...
and dreams that drove me crazy

here be down...
here be paradise...
here be starbright...
here be pain...
here be smiles in eyes like rainbows...
my father and my mother...
my sisters and my brother -
pictured within

where there're shadows ill met by moonlight...
there are dragons I have slain...
and here be bright eyes with hair so golden...
sunrise and sunset and running free...
and laughing at the rain

here be home...
here be travellin'...
here be thunder...
here be blue...
and Sometimes heaven and thoughts of wonder...
the Miracle of children...
a poet and a pilgrim

kith and kin - pictured within
lose and win - pictured within

EVENING SONG (lyrics by Sam Brown)
transcribed by Randall Nichols

Here am I
Let me paint for you
A picture
Bluest skies
As the sun burns through
Into evening
Warm and calm
Now the dusk is due and welcome
On my skin, in my bones
I can still feel the sun
Soothing my soul
And leading me gently
Into evening

Here sit I
In my cozy chair
I'll listen
To the world
As it drifts in through
The open window
Music and memories
Will fall on my ears
Songs I hold dear
And I'm happy here
With myself alone
In the evening
In the evening of my life
Here am I

Days go by
And still I don't see
The treasures in my life
Now I find
My dreams are here around me
Every thought, every mood
That passes me by
Is so precious to me
In the evening of my life
Evening of my life.

WAIT A WHILE (lyrics by Sam Brown)
transcribed by Merlijn Rotte

Wait before you go,
So you will know, what I am feeling as you leave
I understand, your need for some time
Some solitude

Wait a while, before you go
You should know by now, my heart belongs to you

I know that you must leave
And I can see, that it's not easy for you, no
Buy I'll be here and know that my soul
Is always near you

Wait a while before you go
You should know by now I love you and so I will wait a while

Shake the vow and the leaves start falling
Spill the wine and our dreams come tumbling down
All around
The sand of time is slipping through my fingers
You and I, still the memories linger on
And on

Now I know that if I can only let go
And wait a while, you'll be here again with me
The same old friends we've always been

Wait a while before you go
You should know by now I love you and so I will wait a while
Wait a while
Wait a while
For you