Stone Owl on the Shore

by Painted Ocean

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released November 7, 2014

Recorded at Fireside Music, Edinburgh
Engineer: Noel Chidwick
Mixing: Noel Chidwick, Mark Toner
Produced by: Noel Chidwick, Mark Toner
Mastering: Andy Jackson (Tube Mastering)
Artwork: Mark Toner
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© Painted Ocean, 2014

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Prog-folk music from Scotland. Songs inspired by ancient history and future history.

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Track Name: Forest Glades
Floating seagull, soaring high,
Sliver wings against the sky, of
Yellow and blue, I see you.

Flight of owl, gliding low,
Silent wings, white feathers glow,
Catching my light, startling sight.

Forest Glades upon the ground,
Watch the sun without a sound.
Standing there on friendly earth,
I can sense the universe.

Ancient moon who sees the sun,
Lights the darkness, night's begun.
You shine with the sun, your lights are one.

Ghostly starlight, distant bright,
Lights the secret of the night.
Burning afar, there you are.

Ancient trees all watch the sun,
Climbing high, the day's begun.
Morning breeze, singing leaves.

Ancient trees all drink the sun,
Growing tall, the day's begun.
Morning breeze, singing leaves
Track Name: When Snow Falls at Night
When snow falls at night, There's a hush in the darkness
The peace that you feel is the breath of the Earth.
Catch the air cold and crisp, taste the flakes falling on your tongue,
Your warmth beside me is more than I deserve,
More than I deserve,

Chorus
Slow down take it easy, take your time there's no hurry
Stop. Look around, enjoy what you have.
Sometimes you have to let go, watch the world from your window
Christmas is a good time to take a new path.
To take a new path.

The daft days are the days between Christmas and Hogmanay.
Let's take a walk to look back and before.
With the blue sky above and the white hills beneath our feet
Our worries dissolve with the turn of the door.

Coda
Life's not a race, no winners or losers
The planet's too small, there's nowhere to run
Santa can't leave us presents for ever...

Switch off your screens, step away from your car my friend,
Put down your phone, pull the buds from your ears.
How did we fall into digital slavery,
Let's cast off our toys, raise a glass and sing cheers. . .
Track Name: So Near Yet So Far
A bang, a shimmy, shakes our tiny space
We’ve had a problem, Houston, no-one’s had to face
Look out of the porthole at the Moon’s unblinking eye
A billion hearts are praying
We feel every word they’re saying
We will refuse,
Yes we will refuse
We will refuse
We will refuse this chance to die

So near yet so far
So near yet so far
So near yet so far
Back to Earth we are descending
Touch not the moon my dreams are ending
So near yet so far

My fears condensing on the instruments
The dials and switches, sing a sad lament
Our minds together, our brains are sharpened knives
Pencil paper slide rule flashing
Numbers multiply dividing
We calculate
We calculate
We calculate
We calculate to save our lives
Face pressed to the glass,

The moon looks so beautiful.
Hidden from Earth,
We are alone
We are alone with our thoughts.

A slingshot ride back towards our roots
I’m not to feel the dust beneath my boots
We’re a falling star, set in the sky above
There’ll be no lunar landing
My family, I’m returning
We’re coming home,
Yes we’re coming home,
I’m coming home
I’m coming home to you my love

So near yet so far
So near yet so far
So near yet so far
Back to Earth we are descending
Touch not the moon my dreams are ending

So near yet so far
So near yet so far
So near yet so far
So near yet so far
Back to Earth we are descending
Touch not the moon my dreams are ending
So near yet so far