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Clare The Dragonfly

by Emma Dean

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Clare The Dragonfly
once, in a little pond
in the cool water
lived a little water beetle
called ‘Clare’
once in a little while
sadness would overcome her
when her water beetle friends
flew off the lily pad stem

she sang:
what will become of them?
where did you go my friends?
and will I ever see you again?
oh, come back to me
oh, come back to me

many sunsets later
in the cool water
Clare decided she must look for herself
so she climbed to the top of a lily pad stem
and she felt the sun beating down again
so warm, she fell into a slumber

she dreamt:
what will become of me?
where will I go and what will I see?
is this the end, or am I finally free?
oh, I feel release
oh, I feel release
then something magic happened
as the sun shone down from the sky
rebirth a transformation
Clare turned into a dragonfly
her wings began to shimmer
she looked around with brand new eyes
then without hesitation
she took flight
she sang look what became of me
I’m flying high, high above the sea
I promise that I’ll visit you so that you can see
oh, now I’m finally free
oh, now I’m finally free
oh, now I’m finally free

now I’m finally free now I’m finally free…


released January 23, 2017
Music, lyrics and choir arrangement by Emma Dean
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tony Dean
Artwork by Frances Turner

Dragonfly Choir:
Aimee Wilson
Ara Williamson
Caitlin Apelt
Chani Ridley
Christine Richards
Christopher Dean
Claire Stephensen
David Truong
Frances Turner
Ian Burridge
James Casey
Jasmine Richardson
Janene Stack
Jane White
Jen Dobbyn
Katie Swan
Lauren Kippin
Linda Charlton
Linda John
Lyn Fairlie
Maria Woolford
Michael Wyper
Michelle Roberts
Natasha van Kempen
Paula Nutting
Paul Dobbyn
Pippa Daines
Ray Sharpe
Tony Dean
Yasmin Powell

With special thanks to Kath Quigley and Backbone Youth Arts!


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Emma Dean Brisbane, Australia

Emma Dean is an imperfect, romantic and passionate human-being who loves to write theatrical pop songs about love and the human spirit. When not on stage,
she is a passionate advocate of the magical healing qualities of group singing, and proudly leads a colourful community choir called Cheep Trill who she considers to be her extended family.
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