Mary Hopkin - Water, Paper and Clay


Water, paper and clay,
Air to carry you,
And fire to burn the way,


Water to bless the child,
Drink the holy wine,
Rain and sea, the berry tree,
Storm and calm, the will to be kind,


Bright paper leaves we'll throw,
Dream of your wedding day,
Ashes and pens, the confession to cleanse,
The printed vow and the unwritten way,


Old clay to bury you,
Bring you safe to ground,
Salt and sand, the practical hand,
The pull of the earth and the world going round,


Fire to burn and prove the clay,
Fire to turn the ground,
From the flames you'll fly and feel the air,
And the rush of the wind will bear you down,

(Chorus) x 4 (Fade)