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  1. Children of Lir

From the recording Children of Lir

<p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Children of Lir comes from a Celtic myth of the same name. From the first moment I read it I was struck, perhaps because it is a story of 3 brothers and a sister, an echo of my own life, or maybe just by the frail beauty of the swans and the lonesome cry of death. How do you cope when paradigms are shifting around you, when all that you know crumbles into a new system of beliefs? Who are you if you have no place of belonging?</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Written in Autumn 2007 <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/children-of-lir/id315490253?i=315490623&uo=4" target="itunes_store"><img style="border: 0;" src="http://r.mzstatic.com/images/web/linkmaker/badge_itunes-sm.gif" alt="Children of Lir - Heartwood" /></a></span></span></p>

Lyrics

<p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">When on feathered wings take flight</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Oer the hills, beating the time</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">To the swans final song</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Sung so sweet, sung for so long</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">As they leave rocky shores</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Flying west with the sun</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">And I watch from the land I love</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">My past come undone</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Oh Children of Lir where have you gone?</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">The hills they are bare but echo your song&nbsp;</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Echo your song</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">The stones silently fall, and where do I belong?</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">On the hollow faerie mound</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">The silence calls, mocking the time</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">When the swans haunting song</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Carried far, resounding strong</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">As their stories they drift</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Upon the stormy seas</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Lost in the waves of time</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">The island, it is me</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Oh Children of Lir where have you gone?</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">The hills they are bare but echo your song</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Echo your song</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">The stones silently fall, and where do I belong?</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">When the bells so loudly toll</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">An anthem rung, drowning the sound</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Of the swans final song</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Silver notes, fading withdrawn</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Change swiftly comes&nbsp;</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">On the wings of a dove</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">The voices once heard are gone</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Where are they love?</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Oh Children of Lir, where have you gone?</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">The hills they are bare, but echo your song</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Echo your song</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Oh Children of Lir, where have you gone?</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">The hills they are bare but echo your song</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Echo your song</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">The stones silently fall, and where do I belong?</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Do I belong?</span></span></p>