John O'Donohue (Lyrics)

Songbook (engl.Lyrics)

John O’Donohue

1.Born in a green field in Carnew
Fed on Irish grass I grew
By a man called Tom O’Donohue
He named me John and it is true
Where ever I travelled people knew
Here comes John O’Donohue

2. I know there is another one
with that well blessed Irish name
he's a poet and a lighted man
but me I’m still the only one
given four legs to kick and run
to  follow that Swissmusic man
 
Chorus: Uh-u-uuuuh, peace, hope andjoy to you
                Uh-u-uuuuh, we shared a dream and we got through
      Uh-u-uuuuh,  on the mission John O’Donohue, John O’Donohue
 3. One day this guy came up to me
Put a tackling and acart on me
Saying join my song and follow me
Heading for Clare we left Carnew
Swiss music man and walking shoe
And me young John O’Donohue

 4. But Clare was windy, full of rain
He took me where the sun would shine
A boat to Belgium he did find
In Dublin Town we said adieu
Left for  Europe and the new
Singing here comes John O’Donohue

Chorus

Bridge:
Landing there on the Flanders shore
Swiss music man was looking for
Carrots, hay, busking for more
For our daily living there was much to do
I was the singer, he my crew
Announcing John O’Donohue
He cared for money I did not
I got famous, he not so much
Since he hadn’t got a skin to touch

Chorus 

5. We brought the joy of tenderness
To those who run in restlessness
Just by lighting up some blissfulness
While men gets caught in stubborn tenses
We crossed borders, jumped some fences
Walked through the dark to light the senses

6. We walked across to Switzerland
Softening mountain hearts there to make friends
We made it through until the end
From the unseen world I’m calling you
Still I journey here with you
Your old friend John O’Donohue

 Chorus 2x


3.Call of the soul

1. Stone ear awakening
    by the tide of the sea  
    with sounds being pregnant
    in earths womb asleep  
 
2. Stone ear awakening
    on the wings of  love
    vibes from a distance
    songs from the stars   

 

Chorus:
Call of the soul, when walls do fall
let your wings grow to follow the call of your soul
Call of the soul, when walls do fall
let your wings grow
take off to follow the call of your soul

 

3. Stone ear awakening
    memories of  mankind
    for ages so blind
    awakening to see    

 

4. Stone eye is watching
    all through the curtains of night
     drinking the milk
     from a distant starlight

 

Chorus:
Call of the soul, when walls do fall
let your wings grow to follow the call of your soul
Call of the soul, when walls do fall
let your wings grow
take off to follow the call of your soul