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Maria Daines: MUSIC


(Maria Daines/Paul Killington)
September 3, 2011



Photographs of Custard, a Shar Pei, courtesy of Sian & Gavin

A song for Sian and Gavin for their wonderful dog Custard, which was written as part of a fund raising project 'song in a million' for rescue dogs in the care of DDA Watch. Sian wrote the most heart-touching letter about Custard's happy life when she and Gavin took this beautiful dog into their lives and hearts as a young and adorable pup. Now, many years later Custard is a wise and loving, gentle soul who makes friends wherever he goes and he has given many children confidence because he is so calm and peaceful to be around. Paul and I had the greatest pleasure of meeting Custard at the DDA Watch 'No Voice No Choice' fund raising event in Surrey on August 6th 2011 and he made a huge impact on us, sitting beside him and looking into his beautiful and much loved eyes was an unforgettable moment and I hope we will meet this lovely companion dog again in the future.

We created a song from the inspiration of Sian's expressive words in return for a donation direct to DDA Watch to help the 'Magnificent Seven' rescue dogs reach a happy future. Links to this project are at the bottom of the page.

'One Love in a Lifetime'

Oh gentle spirit of my heart
You've taught me all I need to know
You lean on me I lean on you
And both of us have watched you grow

From a tiny pup safe in my arms
The journey we began as one
We'd never let you come to harm
For you are ours, our heart, our love

These days we take things slowly so
For you are frail and oh I know
And you are with me, just to care
My precious soul, you're always there

The person I was meant to be
Is in your eyes when you look back at me
I found in you the love I need
You made my heart a place of peace

Older now we share our days
We pass our time in simple ways
We walk together, you and I
You've brought us joy and changed our lives

For nobody could love you more
When you and I are feeling sore
We sleep and dream, our hearts as one
And walk the beach forever young

Trust and faith and a spirit wise
Lingers in your gentle eyes
The one we love and hold so true
For us that love belongs to you

One love in a lifetime
One love in a lifetime
One love for a lifetime
One love, for all time...

I see the beauty of life in you
In every moment your light shines through
You're the missing piece I could not see
And I am blessed because you love me
You love me, you love me...

© Maria Daines/Paul Killington
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(mcps) ASCAP



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