Through The Door

from Through The Door by Char MacKay

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There's a crushed blue velvet hat there in the corner,
You can see it through the dust motes in the light;
And I could wear it if I wanted,
And someday if I'm brave I might
Step through the door

A door that stands between what's now and remember when,
Concealing sad regrets and might-have-beens,
Through the door.

Brocaded drapes trail gracefully by paintings there,
Childish fingers smudging unicorn whiteness;
And I could paint those paintings deftly,
And touch that graceful burning brightness
There through the door;

A door that shelters childish dreams and carefree laughter,
Of hopes for love and happily ever after
Through the door.

There are treasures to be had - if I choose to take them;
If I choose to tread that path - I'd gladly make them'
And if I couldn't find my way back home
Would that be sad?

The costumes drape a form that might be mine someday,
If I lose the clumsiness some say I show;
With a queenly grace in velvet draped -
Serenity I'd calmly go In through the door.

A door that's built of secret fears of simply living
And fears of treasured people not forgiving;
Through the door.

I touch the frame and gaze inside that wonderland;
If maybe it's not now, perhaps tonight.
I'll take that step beyond the threshold
As if it's always been my right'
Step through the door

Forget all my fears about the possibilities and step through that door like it belongs to me;
Through the door.
If I could crush my fears... I'd go tonight


from Through The Door, released October 13, 2017
Char MacKay - vocals, acoustic guitar
Maya Bohnhoff - harmony vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - bass, drum programming
Betsy Tinney - cello
Sunnie Larsen - violin


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Char MacKay Spokane, Washington

I’ve been writing and performing songs at conventions since 1995. Through The Door is a collection of some of the most popular songs, inspired by authors (like Lois McMaster Bujold) TV (Star Trek, Game of Thrones), gaming, and general silly things like nursery rhymes and my take on the world. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed writing them. ... more

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