CC Carter Music
White Willow
broken moonlight
on the water
in the midnight of my life
i see that necklace that i gave her
lying on the dresser
but i wont ask her
where she's been tonight
and i can smell the rain
come through the window
her fingers linger for a moment on my skin
she shakes down her wet hair
leans and lights a candle
and we smile together
because there is no blame

and in the morning
slow sleepy loving
in the gray dawn like a dream
she has such pretty eyes
she tells such pretty lies
and then my pretty friend
is always gone again

i watch the sunlight streaming through the willows
their white flowers falling falling down like rain
see optomistic children throwing stones into the water
i know this old river is in every moment new again

and late in the evening
when she comes knocking
i open up the door
to let her in
and she smells like summer
like night and jasmine
as she stands there smiling
moonlight on her skin
Lyrics Credits: CC Carter
Music Credits: CC Carter
Producer Credits: CC Carter
Publisher Credits: CC Carter and Lynn Sheppard
Performance Credits: CC Carter
Label Credits: Broken Melon Music
Short Song Description:
A song about a non-traditional relationship
Long Song Description:
Finding the good in life and love even when it is not
every thing we expect or what society expects of us.
Story Behind the Song:
Considering my life at forty- something.
In a relationship that was not to continue.
Still finding the good in love and life.
Song Length: 3:31
Primary Genre: Folk-Rock
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: General
Subject Matter 2: Unrequited Love
Mood 1: Quiet
Mood 2: Serene
Similar Artist 1: Bob Dylan
Similar Artist 2: Neil Young
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later