Song for David

by Candythief

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The first single from the forthcoming album Partisan. Official launch 5 June at Hutstock, as part of the Festival of Britain, Southbank, London


It's been a while since we found our first silver hairs
We will be crowned with greater numbers to wear
We're old enough to know the force that remains
We have cut ties in anger and we've been surprised

Your hair will never turn grey and coarse
Your skin stays velvet over your bones
And its points of paint and colour will be lit
By endless midday sun
Long after winter’s done

One tree is taken; the ground is left with a wound
All of the forest feels it tearing too soon
Grief we pay in trade for love that we knew
The widest circle of words would be too few

If we wax sentimental, you'd laugh at us
And it's not like you were some kind of saint
But now there's a gap that'll always show up
In endless midday son
Long after winter's done
The weight you carried does go on
But absence makes it seem so long

High water marks are seen, now that you've left
us with a dare, to live in weak flesh, & care


released June 5, 2011
Words & music composed by Diana de Cabarrus
Drums & backing vocals - Jem Doulton
Bass - Conrad Molleson
Violin - Jason Dickinson
Guitars & vocals-Diana de Cabarrus
Clarinet - Alex Ward
Shakers - Roy Dodds

Recording & mixing by Ash Gardner at House of Strange
Recording & mixing by Riz Maslen
Mixing by Roy Dodds
Mastering by Loz Gill @ Fat as Funk


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