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The Eagle and the Dove

There’s a full moon in a distant land
A young girl walks across the sand
Dreaming of a love she’s never known
Not far away a young man walks
Escaping from the troubled thoughts
Of another year spent alone

The night is finally over, it’s time to head for home
They jump onto a bus, and look around
Their eyes meet for the first time, their lives begin again
Everything is said without a sound

This day is perfect, it was always meant to be
Since time began a path was laid to this your destiny
This love is magic we can see it in your eyes
The eagle and the dove, fly off into the sky

When there’s someone special in your heart
It’s hard to be so far apart
But destiny was always on your side
Now through the hard times you have come
Another chapter has begun
Together and with those whose lives you’ve tied

Take a look around you, at those you hold so dear
We wish you every happiness and more
If fate was so determined to bring you here today
We know this love will last forevermore


Having written and performed a song for my stepdaughter’s wedding, Federika gave me strict instructions to write another song for my stepson’s wedding six months later. Having only recently returned to music after a twelve-year break, I had doubts if I could write to order like that, but to my surprise, the song popped out like a pearl from an oyster, although the story behind their romance did help.

My stepson was on a three-month tour of South East Asia when on New Year’s Eve, and much the worst for wear he literally jumped onto an open taxi while it was moving. He was hanging off the back of the taxi when a young girl grabbed his arm and dragged him in. They fell in love, and not long after, they married in his wife’s hometown of Seattle. His wife is known to all her friends as The Dove, hence the title of the song.