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My Wilderness

by Piers Faccini

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No Reply 03:44
I called out to the darkness I've been looking for my eyes Has anybody seen them Can anybody help I cried? I called out to the darkness I've been reaching for my hands Has anybody held them Lyrics : Does anyone understand? In the silence I heard my reply And no one will ever know why I called out to the darkness I've been looking for myself Can anybody find me Is there nobody left? I called out to the darkness Why don't you ever hear me And who hides behind you Is there no way I can see? In the silence I heard my reply And no one will ever know why
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Lyrics : "Help me I am helpless" Cried the beggar to the thief "Help me find a home again I need safety and relief I'm weaker than the smallest breeze I have lost all my belief" "Come with me" the thief replied "I'll show you a land that's free Where no door has ever closed Onto the likes of you and me For just as you cannot steal the sun You cannot steal all that I've seen" Roam until I roam no more Run until I run no more "I'll go with you" the beggar cried "I'll follow you my friend I'll be the shadow on your path Round each and every bend As I stand before you now Naked until the end" "All is well" the thief he laughed "Let's hit the endless trail You will be rewarded fast As long as you don't fail I’ll pick the locks upon the gates Of heaven and in we'll sail" Roam until I roam no more Run until I run no more
3.
Lyrics : Sweet and wanting The wind is moaning Countless are the names she’s calling Upon the tide To cross the water A gentle sleep Will soon be falling Seven days Seven nights Seven years Seven lives Mourning Mourning Bound and turning The evening’s closing Endless are the ties we’ve broken Upon the bridge The crowds are walking Our last words will soon be spoken Seven days Seven nights Seven years Seven lives Mourning Mourning New morning New light A new morning New light
4.
Tribe 03:53
Lyrics : There were voices shot to the skies There were cries sent to unblind eyes There were downturned palms unraised From fists to claps that drowned out in praise There were shouts shut from the back of tongues Swallowed down throats to choked up lungs Joy brimming from the deepest well From the source sprung to break the spell How low the mighty fall How low how low Once a raindrop became a sea From one seed grew a forest of trees From two bodies generations came To walk the ground and disappear again Until a siren blew among the reeds Warning of crops that no longer feed Sending buds up to flower and bloom Under cover of the darkest moon How low the mighty fall How low how low For one embrace a whole people prayed For one tribe a whole lament was played Now the wind blows against the shore This song of songs will be sung no more From the ashes of the ruins will grow A new time to scatter and sow Over the desert a rainbow spans A bridge of hope across the western lands How low the mighty fall How low how low
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That Cry 04:23
Lyrics : That cry was a bellowing cry Up came the sails and down went the sigh That cry was a deafening cry A note unbroken by the lay or lie Out to the east and out to the west Cried out more until they cried out less That cry was a bellowing cry That sound was an ocean of sound A liquid salt over water and ground That sound was a tide of sound The washed up mud on a burial mound Out to the north and out to the south Words are like pearls from a gilded mouth That sound was an ocean of sound So raise up your voice and shout Shout til the crying is out Raise up your voice and shout Shout til the devil is out People cry and people sing These are the words we tell These are the words we bring That shout was the flame of a shout The burnt up ashes in the dust of a drought That shout was a fireball shout The blackened trace from the battle and rout Out to the east and out to the west Cried out more until they cried out less That shout was the flame of a shout That wail was a piercing wail The cold dry snap of descending hail That wail was the peak of a wail The very last step on an endless trail Out to the north and out to the south Words are like pearls from a gilded mouth That wail was a piercing wail So raise up your voice and shout Shout til the crying is out Raise up your voice and shout Shout til the devil is out People cry and people sing These are the words we tell These are the words we bring
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Lyrics : Turn away turn the earth over the spade Turn away turn the mud under the clay Digging in deep I’m digging in slow The roots go deep but the branches grow Turn low now the day begins to glow Turn low take the grain and start to sow Digging in deep I’m digging in slow The roots go deep but the branches grow Everyone Everyone Everyone Everyone..
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Lyrics : Cursed and run from town to town His shadow stays like a dog heel down Through the smoke and through the flames From the highest mountains to the lowest plain Redemption brings the final cost He's the walking ghost of your lover lost There are always people who Need someone and now it’s you Here was sorrow and here was I Here was anger and here was my Wilderness where I'd remain Emptiness forever retain So count with me the battle scars They're our memories behind the bars Sister sister tell me it's true Do you need someone like I want you There are always people who Need someone and now it’s you Sister sister tell me it’s true Do you need someone like I want you
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Dreamer 03:36
Lyrics : I dreamt the dreamer was lying I dreamt that the dreamer was wrong I dreamt the dreamer was dying I woke and the dream was gone I saw the blackest star Swallowing up the ground I saw towering flames When it crashing down I saw a stranger's eye Or was it my own I saw the mirror break And I was left alone I dreamt the dreamer was lying I dreamt that the dreamer was wrong I dreamt the dreamer was dying I woke and the dream was gone I saw great pillars fall Opening up the skies I saw foundations razed Saw it with my own eyes I saw my own head wound Strangely bathed in light I saw the patterns dance Like birds into the night I dreamt the dreamer was lying I dreamt that the dreamer was wrong I dreamt the dreamer was dying I woke and the dream was gone I heard silence fall When the noise was drowned Under the sliding ground I heard the quiet resound I've dreamt a hundred times Each time the same And tonight when I dream I'll dream it all again
9.
Lyrics : Say but don't say Say that you'll stay Say but don't say Say that you'll stay One step today Is further away One step today Is further away To this fate we are all exposed But lives made of stone grow cold Are we young or are we old? Say you don't know Say you won’t go Say you don't know Say you won’t go For one step today Is further away One step today Is further away In this way we all get exposed But lives made of stone turn cold Are we young or are we old? One step today Is further away One step today Is further away In this light truth gets exposed Lives made of stone turn cold Are we young or are we old?
10.
Lyrics : Fast to the edge Close to the south The remains of the sky Are woven into shrouds Broken and wild Charcoal in black The promise of rain Is swollen in the clouds Strange is the man free in his heart Strange is the man unchained at last Clear is the sap Under the bark Carried from the root It opens the bud Dry is the tongue Cracked at the mouth He trembles in thanks As he drinks from the cup Strange is the man free in his heart Strange is the man unchained at last Over at the seam Red to the vein He's whispering soft All the names of the dead Laughing to himself Unbound and set Now the wind is his pillow And the skies are his bed Strange is the man free in his heart Strange is the man unchained at last
11.
Lyrics : I heard mute voices mouthing prayers to unknown ones Whose mouths had once prayed to gods in the songs of broken tongues I heard drum breaks roll from the edge of the falling heights Cascading sounds colliding devouring up by the night I heard the snap of wings beat as the flocks spread west I stood and listened to the silent echo that it left Calling you calling me I heard the poison moaning inside the depths of me I felt it turning like driftwood on dead seas Until I heard it take root and branch fruit against the skies For my empty hands to pick them free of claps and of cries And overcome and overrun I remembered once again the fear The fear of being alone the fear of never leaving here Calling me calling you Still it takes and still it holds And still it comes it opens and folds And still I wait and still I lie And still the rope around me is tied And so the voices guide me between tension and release And so the voices throw me between turmoil and relief And the voices inside voices speak to this voice that remains Until our voices join together for one last refrain Calling me calling you And still it takes and still it holds And still it comes it opens and folds And still I wait and still I lie And still the rope around me is tied
12.
Lyrics : I'm drowning in my sleep I waded into deep I'm drowning in my sleep I waded into deep And this world or so it seems When it unfolds is a perfect dream There's no one here but me Out on the open sea There's no one here but me Out on the open sea And the many names that I have been Are all the same across an empty screen There's no one here it's strange I'm moving out of range There's nothing here it's strange I'm moving out of range
13.
Lyrics : I heard you say stay by my side I heard you say stay by my side Don’t leave me here Don’t leave me here Don’t leave me here alone They said that I was there with you They said that I was there with you But I denied But I denied Three times I denied I heard the whisper of my name I heard the whisper of my name And then I ran And then I ran Three times I ran Oh I fled when the sun came up Oh I fled when the sun came up I tried to hide I tried to hide To hang my head and hide Oh I’ll regret til the end of my days Oh I’ll regret til the end of my days How I betrayed How I betrayed Three times I betrayed I covered myself in shame I covered myself in shame I lied I lied Three times I lied Blind Blind I walk Everywhere I search I search for you Alone Alone I walk Everywhere I seek I seek for you Everywhere I search I search for you

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released September 26, 2011

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Labels: Tôt ou Tard / Six Degrees
All songs written and produced by Piers Faccini
Recorded at home in the Cevennes by Piers Faccini and Patrick Jauneaud
Additional percussion on 'Tribe' and 'Dreamer' recorded by Tommaso Galati in Roma
Violin (part II) on 'That Cry' recorded by Luca Tarantino in Lecce
Trumpet on 'The Beggar & the Thief', 'Tribe' and 'Dreamer' recorded by Xavier Thibault at Sonosapiens, Paris
Lyrics on My Wilderness written by Piers Faccini and Francesca Beard
Mixed by Patrick Jauneaud at Les Studios de la Fabrique, St Remy de Provence
Mastered by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios, London
Artwork by Piers Faccini
Album design by Uncle O

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If my songs were maps I'd want them to stretch from the English moors to the Saharan dunes via the plains of the Mediterranean.

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