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  1. Liberty

From the recording Lightning In The Dark

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A song about mystery and revelation. It contrasts the dangers of nationalism with the longing for freedom and independence. Essentially uplifting.

Lyrics

Liberty

You are the fire that bled
The ghosts from the forest dead
The slender poem you offered me
You are the burning web
The arc of passion’s thread
You are the line that wounded me
A land with no history
No magic, no mythology
Between heaven and the sea
An elemental place
No pentagram, no cross
No foundling babe, no loss
Beyond the perfect pain it cost
Borne by our grace
You are the coin of night
Spent in the darling light
The silky falling folds of the sea
You are the salted tide
Running from the cut inside
The healing face I needed to see

But if you could be anything
If you could be anything
If you could be anything you want to be
If you could be anything
If you could be anything
If you could be anything for me
Be my liberty

You are the unseen cast
Bringing all these things to pass
A spirit wind blowing free
The amber moment still
The black field, the burnt mill
Tempered skies to set us free
A land with no history
No magic, no mythology
Between heaven and the sea
An elemental place
No pentagram, no cross
No foundling babe, no loss
Beyond the perfect pain it cost
Borne by our grace
You are the unbroken line
The star, the cardinal sign
Held by a breath of gravity
You are the morning blest
With holding the unborn dust
The dead and you and me

But if you could be anything...

© Liberty music by Tom Fairnie; words by Tom Fairnie & Bob Shields 18th May 2014