The Spirit Garden

by Gareth Davies

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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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Track Name: Embers
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
Track Name: Lodestone
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?
Track Name: Seasons Of The Mind
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
Track Name: Cage Around My Heart
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
Track Name: Alexandria
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
Track Name: Uist Interpolating Illusions
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
Track Name: Thistledown Longing
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
Track Name: Passing Place
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
Track Name: The Shore Spirits
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
Track Name: Changing Form
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