Song to the siren

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On the floating, shapeless oceans
I did all my best to smile
til your singing eyes and fingers
drew me loving into your eyes.

And you sang “Sail to me, sail to me;
Let me enfold you.”

Here I am, here I am waiting to hold you.
Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you here when I was full sail?

Now my foolish boat is leaning, broken love lost on your rocks.
For you sang, “Touch me not, touch me not, come back tomorrow.”
Oh my heart, oh my heart shies from the sorrow.
I’m as puzzled as a newborn child.
I’m as riddled as the tide.
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or should I lie with death my bride?

Hear me sing: “Swim to me, swim to me, let me enfold you.”
“Here I am. Here I am, waiting to hold you.”


Written by George Maru

12 November 2007 at 20:12

Posted in musiek

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  1. dit klink amper asof die kat weer gekom het….!?

    (Open 5:9) Toe sing hulle ‘n nuwe lied en sê: U is waardig om die boek te neem en sy seëls oop te maak, want U is geslag en het ons vir God met u bloed gekoop uit elke stam en taal en volk en nasie,

    Leer solank die woorde… ons gaan dit van die 21ste Mei 2011 begin sing…!

    johannes coetzee

    13 November 2007 at 8:51

  2. Sjoe! Wat ‘n stem! Wie is sy? (vergewe my oningeligtheid) Ek sal graag nog van haar musiek wil luister.


    13 November 2007 at 20:55

  3. Die groep is This Mortal Coil. Die song is op die plaat It’ll end in tears.

    Vanaf Wikipedia:
    This Mortal Coil was a musical dream pop project of Ivo Watts-Russell, founder of the British 4AD Records label. The project brought together key 4AD artists, as well as others not signed to the label, under an umbrella name: among others, This Mortal Coil featured contributions from Howard Devoto, Colourbox, Dead Can Dance and, pivotally, Cocteau Twins. Between 1983 and 1991 This Mortal Coil released three albums –It’ll End in Tears, Filigree & Shadow, and Blood — each of which consists largely of atmospheric interpretations of songs by 1970s artists such as Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Roy Harper, Gene Clark, and Tim Buckley. Two tracks from the first TMC album, It’ll End In Tears, feature vocals by Elizabeth Fraser of the Scottish group Cocteau Twins, who also recorded for 4AD: the more well-known of these is the ethereal cover of Tim Buckley’s Song to the Siren, which created considerable renewed interest in Buckley at a time when his albums were not widely available; the recording was also used by David Lynch for the film Lost Highway (1997).

    The name “This Mortal Coil” is drawn from Hamlet and is a poetic expression referring to the earthly condition.

    George Maru

    14 November 2007 at 7:10

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