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The Thorn

from Shifting Circles by the endgame

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Words & Music © Sarah Tyler

The snow was falling thickly
The hillsides glistened white
The travellers left no footprints
As they passed into the night
And then on the horizon
A stooping shape appeared
His body clothed in linen
His eyes so wet with tears.
He said: “Follow me, this path is hard to find.
Follow me, don’t fall too far behind.”

They saw his heart was broken
He shivered with the pain
They saw his flesh was bleeding
In drops as large as rain
And then they saw the rosethorn
That had splintered in his breast
It knived into his being
And promised him no rest.
He said: “Follow me…”

And so they stumbled onwards
Across the frozen land
Their footsteps trudging slowly
Beyond a rocky strand.
He said: “Follow me…”

They lost sight of the stranger
As day began to dawn
Yet on the ground was blooming
A rose without a thorn


from Shifting Circles, released March 7, 2014


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Airplay on 'BBC Introducing', BBC Radio Scotland and Spark FM; Track of the week on Premier Radio and unsigned band of the fortnight on Shoreditch Radio
'A female-fronted band who show that they know their way around a great tune' - The Crack, Feb 2014
'An eclectic approach to their rock art' - Cross Rhythms, March 2014
'An equilibrium of despair and hope' - emergingindiebands.com March 2014
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