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Another song from the archives. This one is about a woman torn between two men of differing temperaments, and wanting to stay with both. In those far-off days when I was writing songs to my guitar, this was one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it.
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He's a storm. Destructive in his force.
The other's warm. Sunny pleasure, he'd endorse.
And I am the rainbow, the rainbow that they made.
Yes I am the rainbow. Without them, I'd slowly fade.

Consider the mayfly who lives only a day
And if the weather was stormy, he'd sit on the windowpane
And his life would be a chill
Never straying from the sill
His pleasures unfulfilled
For this fly of May life would be a rainy day.

Consider the mayflies whose day is brimming with sun
The dryness and the heat would slow them one by one
And if the heat would spare the swarm
They could drone on through the warm
Never knowing of the storm
And with passion shunned, dreary lives would soon be done.

Now consider the mayfly whose day has pain'n'glow
He'd not partake of sunshine, forsaking rain'n'woe
Yet even with all of this
There'd yet be some to miss
If passion brought not bliss
To get the final gain, low and behold, you need a rainbow.

And I am that mayfly not willing to settle for less
I'll not give up his passion or the other's caress
For the rainbow's bred from fight
And consists of fragile light
Man's glimpse of heavenly sight
No, I won't take less, needing both men, I must confess.
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said 4634 days ago (September 12th, 2006)
wish i had more words to express how much i enjoyed listening to mayfly.
SmokeyVW said 4633 days ago (September 12th, 2006)
hush now
i feel like a pint o Guiness about now... this is the kind of song that would
quiet the pub - if only for a minute or two... but still, that's quite an

and, now i can hear the applause break the silence...

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TAREK said 4633 days ago (September 13th, 2006)
Love it!
Beautiful song...beautiful performance I could keep on listening to it 1000 times.
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Joanna said 4633 days ago (September 13th, 2006)
Thank you!
Thank you so much, bornagainpagan, smokeyvw, and TAREK, for your
kind words and your support of the song. You three made my day!
Check out my latest song called Baby, It's Cold Outside
thetiler said 4633 days ago (September 13th, 2006)
I didn't know you could pick THAT well
Nice story! Thanks for lettting us hearer's partake of that lyrical passion
that you have.

I am really bold over by the flow of the guitar Joanna! I didn't know!

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Hi, I'm Joanna (not Jo, that's someone else). Garageband has allowed me to indulge my love for singing beyond concerts in the shower. My favorite part of songwriting is writing the lyrics. This makes sense, of course, because writing is what I d... [see more]

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