Hymns For Her

by Sorcha Chisholm

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1.
You come and take away my fear You come and wipe away my tears When this world is tumbling down I’ve found my heart no longer needs to drown chorus: ‘cause you are the Light in my Darkness You are the hand that I can hold When there’s nothing but noise you are my silence My life is a story you have told I have to believe in something real I have to remember not to think just to feel Give me the strength to change what I can And the courage to accept your plan (chorus) Look out my window See the black crows circling the sky But they don’t know I’ve got a diamond Right here between my eyes
2.
Feeling so lost Didn’t know where to turn Watching all my bridges burn Got to find out where I belong Her words can make me strong pre-chorus: (She says) Where you are now is where you’re meant to be Make your choice it’s easy You can live in fear and doubt Or you can try to work it out (and) chorus: Give it up to the Goddess Tell your Mother what’s been troubling you (you’ve got to) Give it up to the Goddess You know She will see you through For there to be darkness There must be light For me to be wrong Sometimes I must be right Whatever I feel whatever I know I am alive so I must grow (Pre-chorus and Chorus) You were born for a reason Got to stop all that people pleasing Make a change step out bold Don’t you know your life is gold (Pre-chorus and Chorus)
3.
The Garden 04:29
Thistles blew around the afternoon The breeze blew in across the crystal lake Wandering the paths of memories lost Scent of blossoms heavy on the air On the air On the air Where I come from I cannot know How I came to be I cannot tell All I know is hidden in the moment Far away you think of me again Again Again And somewhere there’s a clock running backwards Telling me I’m running out of time I’ll play Morning of the Ghost for you When it’s though then I’ll be on my way Whispering the lies you thought were true I’ll bide my time and track the stars by night By night By night And somewhere there’s a clock running backwards Telling me I’m running out of time Yes somewhere there’s a light shining darkness Illuminating shadows in my mind And I’m running through The Garden Yes I’m running through The Garden Yes I’m running through The Garden Searching for the Gate Searching for the Gate Searching for that Flaming Gate
4.
Sarah 04:06
Here’s song about a little girl that I once used to know In the fountain from the oak tree little pebble wishes we would throw Little pebble wishes we would throw chorus: She could see through time and space She could dance alone She could ask stupid questions And she learned how to smile at it All the day she played her people How they used to travel far In the grove old Christmas lights And demons out the bedroom window Demons out the bedroom window As she grew up The people faded Her mind made up Not contaminated How things would break Things would shatter In her cave it wouldn't matter (chorus) Oh how she learned to See through time and space How to dance alone How to ask stupid questions And how to cry at it all Here’s a song about a little girl that I once used to know Here’s a song about a little girl Sarah Sarah Sarah
5.
Fugly 03:18
Ugly feel a little ugly Is that girl in the mirror really me? Maybe there’s no one to blame but me So I’ll just shove another chocolate in my face And pray this feeling goes away Pray this feeling goes away Pray this feeling goes away Pray this feeling goes away But does God really listen anyway? Lumpy feel a little lumpy None of these clothes want to fit And so my charm just fades that little bit more Lumpy feeling fat and ugly No it’s not my period so Hey hey fuck you bud I’ll loosen this noose around my neck Got to loosen this noose around my neck Loosen this noose around my neck See what it feels like to breathe Sisters burst your blisters And spit in the face of those who oppress you! Yeah Sisters burst your blisters And spit in the face of those who would oppress you! Sisters they’re only trying to twist us So spit in their face How sweet the taste of Amazing Grace My skin only keeps me in Yeah my skin only keeps me in My skin only keeps me in So tell me where is Beauty? What is Beauty? Where is Beauty? Ugly I’m not ugly I just refuse to conform to those patriarchal norms Ugly I’m not ugly I just refuse to take heed of that misogynistic creed Ugly 
I’m not ugly Ugly ugly ugly C’mon!
6.
chorus: Boiling bitter wine To soak my senses dry Boiling bitter wine Should I feel something When I feel nothing A pawn at your altar Your beaded forehead What would you say If I ran away Before he placed his hand on my head? But Daddy I’m a grown up girl Beating a path in this blown up world I don’t need you to hold my hand I don’t need you to understand I don’t need your manufactured deeds from Above I just want your Love That would be enough But how you forced it down that (chorus) So now I’m at the bar Just drinkin’ and suckin’ tar Yeah I’ll have another I’ll take on you and your brother You won’t know what hit ya in the pants Now I’m the bride But I don’t see you at my side Bearing your babies but cleaning your ass While you run around in that chariot of yours I’m leaving now before I live the lie The mouth of this bottle is cold As cold as a fleshless kiss The smell of this room is old Staler than staler than this (chorus) Give me something to feel There must be something to feel Oh give me something to feel There must be something to feel Oh give me something to feel There is nothing to fear now Cause I’m at my altar Wearing beads around my neck Aeons ago you were the ones absorbing all my health So I’ll bring this cup to my lips And swallow down these pips And one day soon I’ll be growing vines of my own One day soon your line will come undone One day soon One day soon One day soon That line will come undone
7.
Jezebel 05:25
chorus: Jezebel Remove your veil Let the sun warm your pink seashell Dance the dance of a thousand nights And the wind like a thief Will steal all sighs Painted face Averted eyes Daughter of Babylon You will rise Above the silk Beyond the jewelled wall Chase your pulse Obey your call (chorus) Samaria Will be green again Your name still stirs the lust of Men Immortalised by the baying hounds Keepers of Moonlight Hear them howl! (chorus)
8.
Dear Lady 03:44
Follow the road dear lady Over the hill dear lady You will find your feet When you think you’ve been beat And the road will go on dear lady I’ve known ye long dear lady And I know that you’re strong dear lady And you’re never alone or far from home ‘Long as you follow your heart dear lady There’ll come a time dear lady When you’ll know your own mind dear lady And all the tears that you’ve shed And all the blood that you’ve bled Will write the words to this song dear lady Softly your step dear lady Dance with me dear lady For the night is young With life just begun And your life is a dance dear lady
9.
I will take me back in time Where the fields are ripe with barley and rye It will be where I am found With my ear pressed up close to the ground In the village there are voices Travelling between the lips of fear The night brings calming noises Of life that knows no boundaries I am the one they are hunting For I know too much and a woman never should Reveal the source of wanting If this is right then the devil’s misunderstood These dungeons they call holy Are filled with screams from the recently deranged Damned are they too early By the ones who fail to learn from the strange My flesh is torn asunder The altar cracks and bleeds down the rack Devices oiled and new Mary you bitch you never warned us did you I am the one they are burning For I feel too much and a woman never should Reveal the source of yearning If this is right then the devil’s misunderstood Flames leap higher Take me deeper I heard you moan that day in the fields I’ll make the call and forgive them For they know not what they do Throughout the ages Throughout the pages Of his-story Forever more
10.
Prayer 04:37
Beautiful Deity I know you’re watching me From Infinity Wink your silver eye at me Behind every shooting star Beneath every coral bed Your song is singing And dancing around and around my head Swirling twirling Swirling twirling My flesh your soil The thoughts I breathe Water coursing through my veins And fire make my spirit bleed Burn and bleed Burn and bleed I watch your face Staring back at me Close my eyes And I see all Three I see all Three I see all Three O Beautiful Deity I know you’re watching me From Infinity Wink your silver eye
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released July 7, 2016

Produced by Jakey Slater

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Sorcha Chisholm Tokyo, Japan

Sorcha Chisholm is an Australian folk rock singer songwriter based out of Tokyo.

Her sound and style is atmospheric folk, with her songs mainly composed on the piano or guitar. Sorcha has also explored rock, blues, jazz and cabaret.

Sorcha is interested in mysticism, women’s stories and empowerment. Her songs touch upon many of these themes and more.

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