Beside the Sea

by Summer Russell

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New life for an old song: this is the first track I've recorded using my shiny home studio equipment. I hope you'll enjoy the sound. If you would like to help this song become a video, please visit www.patreon.com/summerrussell.

lyrics

My love he lived in a land so fair, the star of three blue seas
And here I dwelt in a land so far that kept my love from me.
And the waves rolled on
With a mournful song
And I cast three stones into the sea
To bring my love back to me.

And when the waves gave no reply, I spun a golden thread
And wove a net of golden knots from the hair upon my head.
And the waves rolled on
With a mournful song
And I cast my net into the sea
To bring my love back to me.

And as I stood beside the stones, so battered by the wind,
I swore that if I lost my love, I'd never sing again.
And the waves rolled on
With a mournful song
And I cast my voice into the sea
To call my love back to me.

When all my treasures I had spent, I sat and wept to see
That nothing I could sacrifice would bring my love to me.
And the waves rolled on
With a mournful song
And I cast my heart into the sea--
What use was it now to me?

And then I watched the tide retreat, and bid my love goodbye
And sat beside the rocky shore 'til all my tears had dried.
And the waves rolled on
With a quiet song
And I stood and smiled beside the sea
My heart returned, whole and free.

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released March 26, 2016

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