Grey rocks, and greyer seas, And surf along the shore— And in my heart a name My lips shall speak no more.
The high and lonely hills Endure the darkening year— And in my heart endure A memory and a tear.
Across the tide a sail That tosses, and is gone— And in my heart the kiss That longing dreams upon.
Grey rocks, and greyer sea, And surf along the shore— And in my heart the face That I shall see no more.
- Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943)
This jazz-inspired, romantic and touching song of love lost is set against the backdrop of the freely moving sea. Twists and turns in the tonality make for some exciting and tender moments that add to the bittersweet mood.
“Grey Rocks and Greyer Seas” won an Honorable Mention in the 2005 Diana Barnhart American Song Competition.