Flower On The Water



"Awakening" photograph by Sammy Nuttall

I've been reflective, spending some quiet time and sending Blessings to all those affected by the Bali bombings, 10 years ago today.

After singing "Waltzing Matilda" at the first annual Memorial Service in Bali, John Williamson visited the site of the attack. He noted some words written at the scene and the song "Flower On The Water" was born. Not only are the lyrics beautiful, the music always touches my heart.

Click here to visit John's site and you can hear a little of the song.


Flower On The Water
By John Williamson

To hear your voice, to see you smile

To sit and talk to you awhile

To be together the same old way

That would be our greatest wish today


To hear you laugh, to hear you cry

Or just a chance to say 'goodbye'

To say the things we didn't say

That would be our greatest wish today


But all we can do is throw a flower on the water

Look for the sun through the rain

Lay a little frangipani gentle on the water

Remember how we loved you


To comb your hair, to lace your shoes

Buy some flowers, let you choose

A phone call when you're away

Just to see if you're okay

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