Wildflower

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Verse 1
You sailed me away to the island
In the centre of the lake
Where we would stay, playing music
To the god who sits and waits
Patiently for the trees
To uncover what they hide
Turn your treasure map the right way up
You said ‘let’s see what we can find’

Torches shining through the silhouetted leaves
And breaking blackened night
As the soles of our shoes
Wear thin we didn’t read the signs
Southern cross up above
Shining brightly, guiding us
Hold your breath and take the step
Towards the end of where we are

Chorus
Would you hold me?
Just one last time
Before the night circles in
Before the darkness wraps you up

I had you
But I couldn’t give myself
And so I’m giving you
Away to someone else

Verse 2
In the clearing there we see
A million fireflies like neon lights
Do you remember how we used to
Watch them pass us by
Suddenly all I see
Is an ancient hollow tree
And buried deep within its core
A little wooden box and nothing more

You gather soil
I’ll dig this seed into the ground
We’ll turn around
It’s just polite to close our eyes
While its roots are found
Old and weary moon
Kiss the young and innocent assembly soon
Hold the flower in your palms
Wild purple petals kept us coming

Would you hold me
Just one last time
Before the night circles in
Before the darkness wraps you up

I had you
But I couldn’t give myself
And so I’m giving you
Away to someone else

Don’t try to hand me what I’ve given you
Because it’s yours to keep
There’s still an island, still a flower
Still a box without a key
I’ll close the lid
Seal it up
And I’ll float it off to sea
And maybe someday they will find it
Lying still in oceans deep

credits

from For War Within, released April 28, 2013
‘Wildflower’, ‘Love, For The Day Is Near’ & ‘Animals Built Babel’
Music and lyrics by Angeline Armstrong, Cello part written by Caleb Tong

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Wild. Melancholy. Keatsian. Raw. A little bit tribal; a little bit classical; a little bit indie; a little bit rock; a little bit folk.

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