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The GIFT

The GIFT is Lianne Fournier's first solo album of original compositions

Lyrics from the album The GIFT.

EAT SING LOVE DOWNTOWN GOODBYE HELLO THE GIFT BY THE LIGHT OF THE FIRE LOVE WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN THE RIGHT WAY GRACE OF AN ANGEL THE ROAD BREATHING LESSONS

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EAT SING LOVE

Music & lyrics: lianne Fournier


Finding the home of rocks and trees

A whole other world that’s dear to me

When the sun’s in your heart

That’s a good place to start

Walk around, feel the ground

Hold the truth in your arms

Hang on

The stillness of the night

Watch the stars fall through the sky


All of these roads are clear to see

Standing alone in front of me

Taste the wind in your hair

Touch the mist over there

Follow dreams to the edge

Of the cool mountain air

Hold on

To silver shades of blue

Songs of love and thoughts of you


So many years in the making

Color the darkness and free your mind

Morning doves and meadowlarks

Calling to the light


Now that we live so carelessly

Hang on to love so recklessly

Turn around, hear the song

That belongs in your heart

Never mind all the times

When your soul fell apart

So long

To fairy tales and dreams

Someday it will dawn on me


DOWNTOWN

Music & lyrics: lianne Fournier


There’s a lot of chat

About this and that

The world is a crazy place

You start singin’ a tune

Just to lighten the mood

There’s no need to be afraid


You make your own paradise

You gotta get on your way

You’re a time machine in a lover’s dream

Wake up, seize the day


Slow down

Right now

The sun shines all the time

(Slow down)


We’re pollutin’ the air

Like we don’t have a care

A product of society

So you get on the bus

Forget about Gus

To change your reality


So you’re down and out

Well get over yourself

Life isn’t always grand

There’s a man on the street

And he’s draggin’ his feet

You might as well lend a hand


Slow down

Right now

The sun shines all the time

Slow down


You make your own paradise


GOODBYE HELLO

Music & lyrics: lianne Fournier


Goodbye to the everlasting highway

Goodbye to the only one that got away

When the sun’s in the horizon

There’s a soul that keeps on rising

Painting pictures on the corner of my


Secrets and opinions at stake

Falling on the sidewalk as they sway

Is it truth or is it fiction

Do the pieces come together

Do they lie beneath the corners of my life


Silver moonlight

Gentle rain

Love the way you call my name

Listen to the honey bees

Cast aside those silly schemes


Counting all the fire flies

Sprinkle stardust in your eyes

And sigh


Hello to the pavilion of dreams

Hello to the holy name on the marquee

There’s a cold wind that is blowing

And the sunshine lights the candles

That are burning in the corner of my mind



THE GIFT

Music & lyrics: lianne Fournier


I’m thankful for the gift of life

The sweet kiss of a moonlit night

The calm caress of Northern Lights

The power of an eagle’s flight


I love the taste of falling rain

The sunshine on a golden plain

I get off from the scent of a perfumed flower

And the freshness of a season’s change


I’m in love

I’m in love with the earth and its offerings

I’m in love

I’m in love with your smile and the joy it brings


I’m thankful for the gift of love

The comfort of a mother’s touch

The soft embrace of a summer breeze

The silence of a winter’s eve


I love the open prairie sky

The brilliance of a butterfly

The haunting sound of a lone loon’s cry

And the spirit of a storm’s display


I’m in love

I’m in love with the earth and its happenings

I’m in love

I’m in love with your soul and the hope it brings

I can’t believe I’m in this life

Sometimes I take it for granted and that’s not right

I’m blessed to be here singing you this song


I’m in love

I’m in love with the earth and its offerings

I’m in love

I’m in love with your smile and the joy it brings

I can’t believe my crazy luck

To be put in this place, as if that’s not enough

I’m blessed to be here singing you this song




BY THE LIGHT OF THE FIRE

Music & lyrics: lianne Fournier


I sit here inspired by the light of the fire

The warmth and the beauty surround me

Leap to the stars pour into my heart

The sweetness of life in the air

Anything goes as the chapters unfold

The spirit I give will come back to me

Suspended in time, it’s a wonderful ride

I have the courage to love


And one day, a small step away

We’ll dance by the light of the fire

All day, get carried away

Together we light the sky


Once in a while I look life in the eye

Embracing a powerful mystery

With friends by my side, an infinite bind

The essence of love in the air


Stop looking and see

You better want what you’ve got

Stop thinking and be

The world is a fantasy


There goes the sun as the full moon arrives

A forest of natural symphonies

Like rainbows sublime, it’s a magical time

We have the courage to love



LOVE WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN

Music & lyrics: lianne Fournier


Sometimes the heart is full of sorrow

Sometimes we need a helping hand

Sometimes we try to be the hero

Sometimes we just don't understand

But in the midst of all this suffering

We can keep our spirits high

With kindness and compassion

We can certainly get by

It's all about love

Love, love

Love always wins out

It's all about love

Love, love

Love will never let you down


Sometimes a friendship falls apart

Sometimes a stranger’s more forgiving

And when it's time to work it out

Someone you love will come and help you,

Touch your heart once more


Sometimes you lose the ones you love

Sometimes the tears are never ending

Yes you will hold themin your heart

You’ll keep on living through the pain

You’ll find your way back home





THE RIGHT WAY

Music & lyrics: lianne Fournier


Get around, get lost, get a job, get along

Get anything you want, get a life, get out of town

Get peace of mind, get rest, get laid

Get to know who you really are

You’ll find you’re no one


Say what you mean, mean what you say

Don’t say a thing, say everything

What’s that you say, I say nothing

Yes I say nothing


You’re looking for the right way home

You’re looking for the right way

The right way home

The right way


Take a hike, take up yoga, take your pick, take your time

Take me out to the ball game, take the A train, Take my lead

Take me in your arms, take my love

Take me as I am

You’ll find I’m no one


Do the hustle, do the tango, do your homework, do the deed

Do you see the seasons changing, do you see what it all means

Do you care, do you share, do you wear flowers in your hair

Do you love, do you dream


You always have a choice

You can find your voice

Just rise and shine your love


What do you think, what do you feel

What do you remember when you waken from your dreams

Are you there, are you scared

Are you emerging from your lair, are you drifting out to sea



GRACE OF AN ANGEL

Music & lyrics: lianne Fournier


Somehow we are drawn together

Take a chance through stormy weather

Flowers grow by gravel roads

We share another day

Making music, stolen kisses

Slipping in and out of focus

Text goodnight, turn down the light

We talk another day


Love is the answer so they say

Open your arms now go away

Suddenly the sky is falling

Things have gone astray

Hanging on to wings of an angel


Cherished in her heart he lingers


Sleeping while her song awakens

Laugh and cry, a year goes by

She thinks another day

Locked inside his heart she lingers

Treasured in a frozen prairie

Laugh and cry, the years go by

He drinks another day


Time heals all wounds that's what they say

Hang on to what you know and pray

All alone, the crowds are cheering

Now you can have your way

Following the dream of an angel


Now the summer months are ending

Broken hearts in need of mending

One plus one as we move on

We breathe another day


Follow your dreams that's what they say

Answer to no one, come what may

Damn it all, I care too much

To throw it all away

Honouring the grace of an angel



THE ROAD

Music: Lianne Fournier Lyrics: Honey Hill


Where are you hiding

Where do you keep your dream

What is your deep desire

Could you be waiting

For someone to find you

Someone to remind you of

The road to the home of love


The road is a secret

You need to know the way

Learn how to read the signs

You must have been there

Enough to remember

When it is time to turn


I know where it is

I'll take you with me

I have seen it from a distant shore

I know where it is

I could show you

What you've been waiting for

I know where it is

I'll take you with me

I know how to find the golden door

I know where it is

I could show you

What you've been waiting for


Would you be willing

To walk on a wilder trail

With someone to take care of

The home on the road of love


I know where it is

I'll take you with me

I have seen it from a distant shore

I know where it is

I could show you

What you've been waiting for

I know where it is

I'll take you with me

I know how to find the golden door

I know where it is

I'll take you with me

I have seen it from a distant shore

I know where it is

I could show you

All of your dream and more



BREATHING LESSONS

Music & lyrics: lianne Fournier


As I watch the leaves fall to the ground

I see colours stir

And all this change before my eyes

A stitch in time

I dance alone ‘neath a starlit sky

Celebrating life

Even when I think I’ll come apart

Faith or fear


I come and go on a rolling train

My soul’s alive

Like a fire leaps in to the night

Pure and wild

Will you dance with me by the light of the moon

Will you break my fall

Will you take me in your arms

Love is strong

Oh love is strong

And that’s where I’m bound

When I find the road

To a sea of smiling children playing in the sand

I'll taste the rapture

And learn how to breathe


Now I finally see how a garden grows

The sun came up as the rain came tumbling down

A rainbow’s grace

I dance alone ‘neath a starlit sky

Celebrating life

Even when I think I’ll come apart

It takes some time

But I know I’ll be alright

I’m gonna stand and touch the sky

Well I’ve come too far to throw it all away

I go on

I have to face my fears

Reach for the stars

To a galaxy of truth