From the recording gretchen parlato — FLOR

Music: Chris Morrissey
Lyrics: Gretchen Parlato

Lyrics

what does a lion say?
by gretchen parlato

morning
waking and dreaming
lives little lion
what does he say?
wondrous unknown to me

slowly
days turn to nighttime
holding this moment
as i'm holding you
dont blink an eye

all that lies ahead
to sleep in your own bed
but
for now i find, pride intertwined
the rise and fall
i love it all

patient
words will come someday
til then just line your
trucks in a row
what does a lion say?

lion
calling for mama
ill brush your mane and sing you to sleep
do it again tomorrow

blooming
so many questions
dont have the answers for everything
that swirls in your mind

one day you’ll let go
run ahead i know
so
pretend
this never ends
all that i have in life and love
i give to you

lion
for now just tell me
what does a lion say?