Skeletons And Sirens

from by Kate Crowley

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Written on Inishmor off the west coast of Ireland, Skeletons and Sirens is the story of love as a storm. Thanks to the broken English of three French backpackers who could read my face and heart.


keletons and sirens all on the shores of the Aran Islands
I could have a man in every port
I could have left a trail of broken buoys
That's not what I wanted though it’s hardly a choice
If you listen carefully to my voice
I was sailing east on the rising tide
My trusty boat my sails hoisted high
The hull was patched with paper the colour of milk
The sails were woven of hair
The texture of the rawest silk
Oh no no oh no no no
Now there came something strange
It came when the wind changed,
And French soldiers told me
That your love is like a storm at sea
I awoke awash on a foreign shore
The birds had stolen my sails and both my oars
Three women of the sea
They approached me
And speaking in pirates French, 
They asked me
They said “oh no girl, where have you been
no clothes, no hair, no skin?
Oh it must, it must have been
the devil the devil you have seen”
And I said oh no no no
No there came something strange
It came when the wind changed,
And French soldiers told me
That your love is like a storm at sea
So I climbed aboard the sailors boat
The hull was cast of iron and sails were stone
It was the company that lent this vessel buoyancy
And we sailed on peacefully
On six of the seven seas
Six of the seven seas
As we sailed on so long
The flesh it scattered from my bones
Leaving only skeleton exposed
A swirling from the sea arose
I cried Oh no no no
Oh no no no
Now when I sing, its in the shape of a wave
Yes now when I sing its in the shape of a wave
Watch me watch me dissipate
In the shape of a wave
In the shape of a wave.


from Measured In Moons, released March 10, 2014
Kate Crowley - vocals, guitar
Sivan Agam  - cello
Rob Moss – clarinet



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