Spun

you spun
with a fire that blinded the sun
words flew like daggers glinting with hints of love
landing in soft tissue, piercing shrill notes
twisting three-hundred-sixty
degrees

you weaved
like a master of musical tapestry
take that minor and slip into a major key
dancing on ladders of scales, out of our reach
we gape-mouthed,
breathe

you teased
with low baritone growl seducing slow
take it up high with a silky string of flow
soul-shuddering soulful croon
there was no where to go, but
other worlds

far beyond,
we flew with you, never looking down
lighting our own lamp, into black expanse,
face-to-face in the dark we embraced
spoken in songs we counted on you
to sing

~ Emily C.

5.26.17

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Purity Ring

 

My jams for today. LOVE Purity Ring and their entire album, Another Eternity, is fantastic.

2 songs with lyrics for you today. Check them out. Oh, and the second video below…dark, for you dark poetry people, even though the message is bright.

“Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

Tell me that you wanna move me around like that
I will watch your lips curved in a smooth combat
Make your way through my tears and I’ll relax
If you’re the truest one I’m gonna make you a season
Climb up in my rattling spine and I’ll contract
Tell me I’m the only one and I’ll move back
If you see your daydreams in me they’ll not lack
What’s been waited in me, I’ll make it click with reason

Watching me is like watching a fire take your eyes from you
Hope it isn’t repetition
Though that’s the only thing that keeps and takes you
Watching me is like watching a fire take your eyes from you
Hope it isn’t repetition
Though that’s the only thing that keeps and takes you

I can feel your knees sinking into the bed
Searching in my dark eyes to break what’s been said
There’s a will of grace until the sadness down
There’s a light in my skin that’s been dimmed
I’mma dig you up and give you what I took
Pull you up and tuck you in and make you look
I’mma smooth your shoulders down and calm what’s shook
It was all forlorn, if only for a season

Watching me is like watching a fire take your eyes from you
Hope it isn’t repetition
Though that’s the only thing that keeps and takes you
Watching me is like watching a fire take your eyes from you
Hope it isn’t repetition
Though that’s the only thing that keeps and takes you

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

It was all forlorn, if only for a season

Watching me is like watching a fire take your eyes from you
Hope it isn’t repetition
Though that’s the only thing that keeps and takes you
Watching me is like watching a fire take your eyes from you
Hope it isn’t repetition
Though that’s the only thing that keeps and takes you

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey”

 

“Begin again
Begin again
Begin again

I’ve been watching your kindness keep
A lonely company
Look at the fire and think of me
I’ve been watching you creep
Around my wandering feet
Trying for years to flee

I need not one thing more
Oh wrap the ground around
Your gentle winding mind
Oh guard the pounding sound
Breathe in your fiery air
Oh wrap the ground around
Give back an hungrier stare
Oh guard the pounding sound

You be the moon I’ll be the earth
And when we burst
Star over oh darling
Begin again
Begin again
Begin again

You be the moon I’ll be the earth
And when we burst
Star over oh darling
Begin again
Begin again
Begin again

Begin again
Begin again
Begin again

Begin again
Begin again
Begin again

My moon oh my moon
Not even into
Another eternity
Will you stop your lovely orbiting
I had held it a world away
Until my body ‘gan to say oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh

I need not one thing more
Oh wrap the ground around
Your gentle winding mind
Oh guard the pounding sound
Breathe in your fiery air
Oh wrap the ground around
Give back an hungrier stare
Oh guard the pounding sound

You be the moon I’ll be the earth
And when we burst
Star over oh darling
Begin again
Begin again
Begin again

You be the moon I’ll be the earth
And when we burst
Star over oh darling
Begin again
Begin again
Begin again

Begin again
Begin again
Begin again

Begin again
Begin again
Begin again

You be the moon I’ll be the earth
And when we burst
Star over oh darling
Begin again
Begin again
Begin again

You be the moon I’ll be the earth
And when we burst
Star over oh darling
Begin again
Begin again
Begin again”

 

 

Only Love

Want your heart ripped out and demolished and shoved back down your throat?

Here. Have some Mumford & Sons.

My latest harmonium addiction…first recording for you is “Only Love.” Only a few run throughs before I recorded this, but I hope you enjoy it!

P.S. If you listen carefully, you will hear a spring cacophony of birds joining in the song, particularly clear in the middle and at the end.

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Here are the lyrics:

Loneliness and all
I was stuck to the spot without a friend
Alone again

And I hunger and I thirst
For some shiver
For some whispered words
And the promise to come

And you saw me low
Alone again
Didn’t they say that only love will win in the end

I didn’t fool you but I failed you
In short, made a fool out of you
And a younger heart

And I rage and I rage
But perhaps I will come of age
And be ready for you

And you saw me low
Alone again
Didn’t they say that only love will win in the end [x2]