Thousand Acre Smile

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    Six edgy retro-psychedelic rock songs and a ballad by salty-dog songster from sixties.

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Inspired by my daughter, Lydia---a true shining star in my life!


Yesterday she was a child
wore flowers in her hair
Now she’s dancing center stage
living life without a care
Ribbons & rainbows are her reality
all the world’s her fantasy

(chorus)She’s a girl with a thousand acre smile
eyes as wide as a country mile
Wears her heart out on her sleeve
when she says I love you,
you got to believe
In the girl
with a thousand acre smile

The day she wore her mother’s dress
with ruffles, roses & all the rest
Took her father’s breath away
left his hair a little more gray
(They say the) apple doesn't fall
far from the tree
But how she shines
Is still a mystery to me


Well now she’s gone out on her own
looks much the same but how she’s grown
No she hasn’t lost those star-blue eyes
time tells all and then it flies
Seasons turn, apple blossoms grow
we always seem to reap
more than we sow


In dreams as clear as yesterday
I see my little girl with rag dolls play
Now grand-babies bounce upon my knee
& I thank the Lord for His majesty
Perfect love in a perfect world
from a grain of sand to a precious pearl


from bornagaingone, track released May 15, 2013



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skip leon Rhode Island

Salty dog songmeister from sixties with Eric Lichter Dirt Floor studio sound - heartsongs with hard edges - homilies of love, hope and rage

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