I think this is one of the few times where I envisioned a video at the same time that I was composing the song. And it has kind of worked out that way: shot footage in December for what will be a companion video.
Here are the lyrics:
What I Pray For
Lying down upon the grass, I ain’t lonely or afraid
We’re surrounded everywhere by flowers on parade
Here we are, the time is right to see what we have made
Cause over there, beyond the hill, a house beneath the shady tree
i pray for, a house beneath the shady tree I pray for
a house beneath the shady tree…
Looking up, the clouds are colored yellows, reds and blues
Darling can’t you smile or are you just a bit confused?
The wind died down, but where it blows is not for us to choose
Cause over there, beyond the clouds, the watercolor skies are what
i pray for, the watercolor skies are what I pray for
i pray for, the watercolor skies…
look beyond the crowded rooms, beyond the winter kill
go by car, by graveled road to find the old windmill
lean your face into the wind to feel how time stands still
when it does, you’ll know you’re there, a quiet place for us to play
i pray for, a quiet place for us to play I pray for
i pray for, a quiet place for us to play….
©2010 Chance (Upside Down Left Handed Music, BMI)