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Shells, Rocks & Bones

by Sorcha Chisholm

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Mastery 04:15
Mastery Like a fog in me Twisting endlessly Through the night I stumble Blackened eyes A hollow prize No one but fear in the mirror You see me I want your gaze Feed me with your breath On stage up there I'm made of air Vibration's all that's keeping me alive You think you know All there is to show Then the door is closed And the whispers gather Indisposed Nobody knows How far you'll go For that sweet dull thunder Makeup lights Bodice laced tight Watch me lose myself Eyes and hearts and blood and tears How Art enraptures Life Sound Hold me in your wreath All around and there'll be Sound The last thing to feel It'll fade and there'll be... Nothing left Nothing left All I was is all there is Oh but it was the perfect performance Oh yes it was the perfect performance Oh yes it was the perfect performance Oh yes it was the perfect performance Sound Hold me in your wreath All around and there'll be Sound the last thing to feel It'll fade and there'll be Sound Hold me in your wreath Sound The last thing to feel It'll fade...
A light sprinkling rain Caresses the town The sun will not shine On this little town Oh the birds will not sing The curtains are drawn A babe will not cry Once it is born For the House on the Hill High in the East Keeps a strange surveillance A long time ago When life was a dream A man from the Sea Came wandering He walked with a cane And a wolf at his side He came upon the town Like the swelling tide At the inn where he stayed They had the least idea Of what his intentions were here Guilty of innocence The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter wears a yellow dress Nineteen summers and a winter time Elona of the Amber Eyes She made herself a garden Of Shells, Rocks and Bones The moonlight spilled about her The sea it churned below Then she was spirited away To where the Rock of Ages lay The Wolf was waiting for her to show her the sign She gazed upon it calmly with knowing Amber Eyes And she smiled "Come with me, my Ancient Child All will be revealed Take it now your Fate is sealed" The Lighthouse was abandoned For it had lost its light But when the sky was darkest It burned Amber bright As though it were guiding some Unseen force The villagers were frightened They say the place was cursed But the House on the Hill Might be standing still... Waiting...
Jewellery Box playing in the back of my mind Playing in circles Playing with Time Ancient melody A lullaby rhyme Keeping my secrets Keeping them mine Padding so softly down grey marble halls The Woman with soft velvet skin Unto the Chamber of Whispers she calls The Watchers that dwell deep within "Hasten and listen!" she hisses and sneers "The time is now close at hand, it won't be long 'til the King disappears Be ready to heed my command" The moonstone of Isis shudders and gleams From around the neck of the Child Tossing and turning the king in his dreams Around him the Watchers abide Deep in the Atrium of the Night Nestled in soft velvet skin The Child awakes and blinks at the sight In the sky the moon seems to grin Gravestones and rainbows the sun comes and goes The Kind rules the Wasted Lands Sleeping forever awaiting his foe The Earth it moves where he stands Moves where he stands The Watchers are waiting The Woman weaves on The Child finds the key to the locks The moonstone of Isis whispers the future From inside the Jewellery Box


released May 7, 2020


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Sorcha Chisholm Tokyo, Japan

Sorcha Chisholm is an Australian folk rock soul singer songwriter based in 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.

Her themes explore mysticism, the human condition, women’s stories and empowerment.
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