I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Wolf-Kate1Kate Wolf (born Kathryn Louise Allen, January 27, 1942 – December 10, 1986) was an American folk singer and songwriter. Though her career was relatively short, she had a significant impact on the folk music scene, and many musicians continue to cover her songs. Her best-known compositions include “Here in California,” “Love Still Remains,” “Across the Great Divide,” “Unfinished Life,” and “Give Yourself to Love.”

Born in San Francisco, California, she started her music career in the band Wildwood Flower before recording ten records as a solo artist. Her songs have since been recorded by artists such as Nanci Griffith and Emmylou Harris (whose recording of “Love Still Remains” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1999). An important mentor, friend and touring companion was Utah Phillips.

GREEN EYES
Kate Wolf

Every night we light the candle
that stands beside our bed,
but sometimes the flame’s too much to handle,
that’s what you said.
That’s what you said,
you should know,
because you built a fire in me and you made it burn,
you followed me watching every move,
matching every turn.
Your green eyes they don’t miss a thing,
they hold me like the sun going down,
warm me like a fire in the night, without a sound.
You were waiting till I heard,
just as patient as that love light in your eyes,
and never threw away a word, or ever talked in a disguise –
I ought to know.
You were a beacon to a sailor lost at sea,
I saw it in your eyes when you looked at me,
so openly.
Your green eyes they don’t miss a thing,
they hold me like the sun going down,
warm me like a fire in the night, without a sound.
The first time I ever saw your laughter
break loose inside and tumble out to me,
my heart knew it had found what it was after,
and it came so easily
we should know.
After all the years of the hard and lonely times,
now our days go by like best friends’ story lines,
yours and mine.
Your green eyes they don’t miss a thing,
they hold me like the sun going down,
warm me like a fire in the night, without a sound.