Song for Zula

 

Song for Zula

Some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
Oh but I know love as a fading thing
Just as fickle as a feather in a stream
See, honey, I saw love,
You see it came to me
It puts its face up to my face so I could see
Yeah then I saw love disfigure me
Into something I am not recognizing

See the cage, it called. I said, come on in
I will not open myself up this way again
Nor lay my face to the soil, nor my teeth to the sand
I will not lay like this for days now upon end
You will not see me fall, nor see me struggle to stand
To be acknowledged by some touch from his gnarled hands
You see the cage it called. I said, come on in
I will not open myself this way again.

You see the moon is bright in that treetop night
I see the shadows that we cast in the cold clean light
Oh my heart is gold and my feet are white
And we race right out on the desert plains all night
So honey I am not, some broken thing
I do not lay in the dark waiting for thee
Now my heart is gold, my feet are light
And I’m racing out on the desert plains all night

So some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
All that I know love as a caging thing
Just a killer come to call from some awful dream
And all you folks, you come to see
You just to stand there in the glass looking at me
But my heart is wild, and my bones are steel
And I could kill you with my bare hands if I was free

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Oh my…did I need to sing…

Phosphorescent is one of my favorite groups. And this song just fucking hits home.

I’ve been dying to record it for a while. Finally got to it. I hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think, I like the dark emotion of it mixed with strong and empowering messages.

The video is powerful, too. I’ve included it at the bottom.

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9 thoughts on “Song for Zula

  1. I think that going from a song comprised mainly of synthesis to something as organic as a harmonium is wonderful. I like the inverse, too. Wonderful interpretation of the song, Em. Thanks for sharing, I hadn’t heard it before.

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    1. Thanks, Rob! Yes…I love how organic and primal the harmonium is. It can evoke so much from the audience and the musician, alike. They are so powerful in person, too…just fills the room. 😊

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