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Dance of the Leaves

from by Siobhan Owen

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Written in October 2015, when the northern hemisphere is in autumn and the southern is in spring. Living and dying are part of the same wave, and you fly like a leaf in the woods.

lyrics

’Tis the end of October, the year is grown old,
the trees all apparelled in scarlet and gold,
there’s smoke in the chimneys and wind in the eaves,
and our days measured out in the dance of the leaves.

When you walk in the forest beneath a grey sky,
after miles of a journey, you ask yourself “Why
do I let the wind bully and pluck at my sleeves,
to be battered and blown by the dance of the leaves?”

Well, you know why, and I know why.
“Fire in the dark” is the heart’s reply;
so let the leaves burgeon and let the leaves fall:
for to live without dying is no life at all.

The fox and the parson will never agree:
one lives by the light of his holy decree,
while the other one steals and cheats and deceives,
but they both have a place in the dance of the leaves.

And you know why, and I know why:
“Fire in the dark” is the heart’s reply;
so let the leaves burgeon and let the leaves fall:
for to live without dying is no life at all.

They swirl in the air everywhere that you roam,
go dancing in front of you all the way home.
So we’ll follow our fortune wherever it weaves,
through the wind and the rain and the dance of the leaves.

All saints and all sinners, whatever their plans,
Must tumble together in destiny’s hands.
All kings and all beggars, all scholars and thieves,
they’ll be cradled alike in the dance of the leaves.

And you know why, and I know why:
“Fire in the dark” is the heart’s reply;
so let the leaves burgeon and let the leaves fall:
for to live without dying is no life at all.

Well, you know why, and I know why;
a leaf is a life in the vast blue sky,
but a tree is a tale that is known by its fruits,
and the truer the story, the deeper the roots.

credits

from Entwined, released April 25, 2016
Written and produced by Ben Heneghan & Ian Lawson.

Vocals: Siobhán Owen
Flute: Catherine Handley
Harp: Ben Creighton Griffiths
Guitar: Hwyel Maggs
Double bass: Ashley John Long
Backing vocals, accordion: Ben Heneghan

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Siobhan Owen Adelaide, Australia

Siobhan is a Welsh born Australian Celtic singer / harpist with a unique vocal style - blending her ethereal soprano voice with heart wrenching Celtic lilts. Performing at festivals and concerts around Australia from an early age, Siobhan is rapidly gaining recognition on the international stage. She returns to Europe in June 2016 for performances in Italy, Germany, France, Siberia, and the UK. ... more

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