Paper Hearts

This is my first song, inspired by current circumstances and by the signs of hope that I’ve been seeing on my daily walks around the neighbourhood. I’m a writer and not a musician, though, so if someone would like to put my words to music, please get in touch. I would love to be able to hear the song.

Paper hearts in the window, 11 April 2020 (Sonia Nicholson photo)

A big black cloud keeps hanging over us
And we’re afraid that the storm will come
The only thing to do is hunker down
And stay away from everyone

Heroes pass outside against the wind
In the cold and risking it all
To save us from the tempest raging
To save us from ourselves

This is our time to be kind, to be calm, to be safe
Side by side as one but not face to face

We’re in this together though we’re far apart
Sharing our love through the window with paper hearts
Our light shines so much brighter when the sky is dark
One day we’ll meet again and make a fresh start
Until then we’ll fill the world with paper hearts

The forecast shows no end in sight
And it’s getting hard to be alone
But the only way to do our part
Is to change the way of life we know

This is our time to be kind, to be calm, to be safe
Side by side as one but not face to face

We’re in this together though we’re far apart
Sharing our love through the window with paper hearts
Our light shines so much brighter when the sky is dark
One day we’ll meet again and make a fresh start
Until then we’ll fill the world with paper hearts

It only takes one wanderer to stir up the rain and snow
But with our paper hearts we’ll remind them the place to be is home

We’re in this together though we’re far apart
Sharing our love through the window with paper hearts
Our light shines so much brighter when the sky is dark
One day we’ll meet again and make a fresh start
Until then we’ll fill the world with paper hearts

Let’s fill the whole world with paper hearts

Published by Sonia Nicholson

Sonia Nicholson is an archivist, executive assistant, and writer. She was born and raised in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada and studied French and Spanish at the University of Victoria. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia with her husband, two children, and two rescue dogs. Follow her on Twitter @nicholsonsonia_

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