The Spirit Garden

by Gareth Davies

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1.
Embers 04:18
Embers Feelings fall, like leaves to ground Unlike the river, which makes no sound She breaks their fall Her silver waters recall I didn't even feel the cold As in her waters I fall See and take it all And as the cuts run deeper The autumn stone sails your soul Into the cold light of dawn I never knew the fire could burn so long Embers hold you to the rise of the sun And in the distant morning mist I hear her voice call Those who have time no more Those who learned to love And let love learn Where is home And still the embers burn
2.
Lodestone 03:05
Lodestone Sewn into the lodestone Memories of the people Who have known my heartbreak Long before this day had come Like a hole in my soul Leading me down "Run with the deer and the hare So I may leave which way to turn Until tomorrow" This she did say to me Like a hole in her soul Leading her down Why're you turning from me?
3.
Seasons Of The Mind I found myself a little far From the garden Till I found a way With you Holding to the past Held in seasons of the mind I need you to hold me To the right track Don't go, I need you to breathe Holding to the past Held in seasons of the mind
4.
Cage Around My Heart You ask where I have been, I had to build a cage Around my damaged heart You can still see the dream, Reflect in the bars Where I keep it from harm All the anguish it leaves, Washed away in the rain When the silver image it plays Off the mirrored bars of the cage
5.
Alexandria 04:37
Alexandria Can you see Sunset in your eyes Hold it until dawn Now don't let curiosity kill Our dream unborn Maybe I can reach you alone Maybe you can run until dawn Where I'll take you away Over land and sea Look to the north, I will come Drawn by your fire We will meet again Maybe I can reach you alone Maybe you can run until dawn Where I'll take you away Over land and sea Just you and me
6.
Uist interpolating Illusions I'm holding a broken vision of you To the dawn sun, seeing if it'll fuse Into an image of me with you So take these shards away with you I'm tired of their wounds
7.
Thistledown Longing Down deeper in thought Pain is all I took a walk on our Thistledown hill It's not the same alone Good times recalled But now I know It's not the same for her She took a walk on our Thistledown hill With a stranger My wound still raw Heart on the floor Now I must find a way Now I must fly away Beauty, see where you find home Hey river, guide me down River, how can you see Down to the sea My tears blind me I took a boat, Burning, they were, my thoughts I tried to quench the flame This beauty she fools me none A siren I know she'll be Just quench my fire
8.
Passing Place Like the leaves upon The limbs of a tree You define me Like the valleys hold Off a passing storm You shelter me Yellow, golden leaves are falling Into amber skies Where I see your face On this passing place All souls travelling to one whole Guided by a silver light Learning to find the way On this passing plane
9.
The Shore Spirits I look to rainclouds And all I see is blue sky Like the day you came And every moment since I feel like I've known you before I could lose myself In your eyes evermore Come take a walk with me Along the shore Where we'll outlive the sea These sands of time Are nothing, Nothing to you and I
10.
Changing Form The Temple bell it may stall But the sound still comes from the garden Like your heart, though departed And gone to beat in The Spirit Garden I had a dream where you were still here In the sun, we were one And you said "Now for a time I've got to go But I'll be in The Spirit Garden And all the times I see you falling I will reach out to you Sometimes you won't even notice The helping hand from The Spirit Garden And all the love you gave to me I will return to you Sometimes you won't even notice Between the worlds lie The Spirit Garden

about

Gareth Davies, originally a blues/metal guitarist turned acoustic singer-songwriter, takes us into his sonic bower of songs inspired by nature and poetry on his debut album The Spirit Garden.

With a leaning towards old folk themes and eastern mysticism, his honest and beauteous poetry balances the frail virtuosity of his guitar playing; and whilst resemblances with the acoustic consciousness of the 60ies spring to mind, one cannot help but wonder why music such as this is so scarce nowadays.

More Gareth Davies:
www.facebook.com/AeolianUK
soundcloud.com/davies-acoustic

Reviews:
Active Listener: active-listener.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/album-review-gareth-davies-spirit-garden.html
Rockblog Bluesspot: rockblogbluesspot.com/2014/06/17/gareth-davies-the-spirit-garden/

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released April 11, 2014

Written & composed, performed & produced by Gareth Davies.
Artwork by Gareth Davies & Georg Tkalec.

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