Kay Bell: lyricist‒writer‒author

 
 

SONG DEMOS

FRAGILE WINGS - Spiritual

01:30
Kay Bell/Wendy Ford
Artists - Wendy Ford

Story

These words were inspired one day, observing a carer, on an outing, with 'special needs' teenagers at my local shopping centre. I found it perplexing that most passersby avoided eye contact and chose to miss the experience; watching these young adults who were so delightfully immersed, moment to moment, in their outing.  Made me wonder why we can't all live with such perpetual joy.

 

In this instance the lyrics came first, followed by Wendy creating a lovely melody to complete the song.

Lyrics

V1

Maybe you feel I don’t shine, quite as bright

Turning away, convinced you’re being polite

But if you try and look through these eyes

You won’t see that same old story

CH

Don’t be scared; don’t stop and stare

No need to stand way over there

Take a chance and show you care

And you’ll hear my spirit sing, beneath these fragile wings

V2

Maybe my mountains are harder to climb

What’s easy for you might-take-me much more time

But feel, like this heart, beating inside of me and

You won’t see that same old story

CH

Don’t be scared; don’t stop and stare

No need to stand way over there

Take a chance and show you care

And you’ll hear my spirit sing, beneath these fragile wings

Bridge

Like you I ache; sometimes I break

I need my time to cry

But even with these fragile wings of mine

I’ll teach you how to fly

CH X2

Don’t be scared; don’t stop and stare

No need to stand way over there

Take a chance and show you care

And you’ll hear my spirit sing

Don’t be scared; don’t stop and stare

No need to stand way over there

Take a chance and show you care

And you’ll hear my spirit sing

Beneath these fragile wings