Rebekah's Song

by Caroline Kendall

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released October 9, 1998

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Caroline Kendall Brighton, UK

Singer songwriter based in Brighton, UK.

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Track Name: Set It Free
Unknown and unbroken
We are born, born of fire and steel
You rise and fall between these sounds
And I rise and fall between the pages
Written in your hands.

When the lines have all been spoken
I will lay me down at ease
Bordering a silent river
Seeking out a sweet release.

I'm needing to set it free
Cast away the laws we lay down
And set it free,
The world is opening
Before my eyes now.

Far beyond the realm of princes
Far beyond the realm of thieves
Kings and slaves walk hand in hand
But you and I we take our leave.

I'm needing to set it free
Cast away the laws we lay down
And set it free,
The world is opening
Before my eyes now.

Born of earth
Born of fire and steel
You rise and fall between these sounds
And I rise and fall between the pages
Written in your hands.
Track Name: A Question for a Thought
A question for a thought - is there any word
I ought to say before I turn to you?
Can you recommend a line, a sentence
pure and fine, or a simple word of truth?
My hands are too cold to hold you
But breathe my body back into life.
Damn your concern
Give me warmth and give me light.

Kiss it better, kiss it worse - is my body
Blessed or cursed under your command?
Your free to fill this mind - an empty space
With no design to hinder a giving hand.
My heart is too sad to love you
But breathe my spirit back into life
Damn your concern
Give me shelter, give me light.

Now this morning is near at hand I could not know
where to stand between your loving and my life
So could you recommend a place - somewhere far
Without a trace of the shame that turns the day to night?
My head is too proud to show you
But breathe my senses back into life
Damn your concern
Give me freedom, give me light.

My heart is too sad to love you
But breathe my spirit back into life
Bless your concern
Give me peace, give me light.
Track Name: Portrait
Why should a picture so astound me?
Because I saw your face sketched in its symmetry
In the unity of line and colour.
Wiser, wiser than the night that sends me down the line
Carry on believing, carry on but I'm out of time.
Pale as morning your eyes stared
Dimly through an parallel of trees
And the frozen earth rose up to meet your mouth
As you kissed the ground.

Why should a song so enlighten me?
Because I heard your voice threading through its melody
Like a symphony of wine and sorrow.
Healer, healer with the winds of change blowing round your feet.
Tell me your story sailor, tell me why you're all at sea
And I will weave your portrait into a golden tapestry
But wear it well, I do not wish to be
Just another of your mysteries.
Track Name: Evelina
Evelina, wiser than ages of golden light.
Can you picture her old and grey?
No, she could not see it that way.
Declined to begin the day
With a tunnel vision.

Evelina, when you were younger,
Did you have your vision of Mary?
Did you see her in red and gold
Like Bernadette's patois soldier?
Did you see a reflection of you
Silhouetted in the sky?

But Evelina you clutch at thorns
As you try to smell the roses
For the roses are trapped forever in a white portrait
Like your lover is trapped forever in your mind.
Track Name: Rebekah's Song
Seasons of light return again to clothe the land
And witness the turning of the grain.
Silencing hours and stilling all time
Breathing in solitude and harmony with the mind.

But these winters of steel, challenging rage,
Wrote words upon the water that whisper through the age
Leaving nothing redeemed and nothing betrayed
'Til caressing summer's insolence we fall among the days.

In the hours before the storm began
We were inside you, yearning but recklessly tame
And falling in transit, believing in reasoning
I couldn't hear the river sing or the wind chime.

So listen.
And still I believe in a gentle peace that holds all in her palm
So please sleep at ease tonight.