When Snow Falls at Night

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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,

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.

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. . .


from Stone Owl on the Shore, released November 7, 2014
Words and Music: Noel Chidwick
Noel Chidwick: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Mark Toner: backing vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar
Jenny Johnson: piano
Quasar One: synths



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

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