Forest in the Dark

by Elsie White

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released January 1, 2012

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tags: folk Chatham

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Track Name: Forest in the Dark
When I sleep my subconscious keeps singing your name. It seems very much that you've seeped into my brain. At night when my body is a-resting from the day I find that my mind still has something to say.

And it's you to surface in the blue, blue dark. You're light, we're quiet and the music starts to play. It warms all the points of the star of my heart and we glow like a house in the forest in the dark.

When I'm waking I try not to think of you dear. My thoughts fly in all directions into the clear wide sky and I do my best every day to get by. Sometimes it's enough. The rest I just slide down the line.

It's you to surface in the blue, blue dark. You're light, we're quiet and the music starts to play. Your hand finds mine and that's where it wants to stay. We drift through the bliss of my dream and forget the day.

When I seek some peace, oh, when I search for real release from fear and sorrow, loss and grief, your eyes rise and you're what brings relief. Baby, you turn over my new leaf.

It's still you to surface in the blue, blue dark. You're light, we're quiet and the music starts to play. It warms all the points of the star of my heart and we glow like a house in the forest in the dark. Ooo ooo! In the dark, in the dark.
Track Name: Shanty Song
I've had a dream to go out to sea since the day I could see out. My daddy always told me that there was a fine route through all these islands and down to the open and that's where life would begin. So I've been plottin' and schemin' and savin' myself for when I set sailing.

Girls in the shanties around aren't the same. They like ribbons and sweet pies. I don't care, I'm my own little girl and I'll love the ocean 'til I die.

I sit at the docks when the ships come in, wonderin' and wonderin' and wonderin' where they've been. Someday they'll take me with them. I know I'm ready now. Whatever help they need on board, I know that I could learn how.

Late in the evening when mother's asleep and father is up with his brothers I hear them talking of lands far away, of sights that compare with no others. Like suns that keep setting for days and the way that the dolphins rise out of the water. Then he'll catch me listening and say, "Thelmar Maria, my daughter...

I see you at the docks when the ships come in, wondering and wondering and wondering where we've been. Someday we'll take you along but you're not ready now. You're just a little girl, too small for the stern or the bow. Too small for the bow!"

Well, I love my family and I love my shanty but I need to be on the water. Tomorrow I'll go to the docks and I'll set my stocks on getting aboard her.

I know they'll take me with them. I know I'm ready now. Whatever hand they need on deck, I know that I could learn how. Then I will be where I belong between the wide sky and the waves. Then I will sing a sweet sea song and feel the wind in my face. Wind in my face.
Track Name: Thorn
There is a thorn in my side. There is an angry hive of bees in me.

I went down to the river and asked if I could give her my all. Rocks flew up in my face. I had to leave that place.

You say I don't wanna hear about you. I don't know how to live without you. If you say leave, I wouldn't doubt you will.

There is a rock in my shoe. There is something brewing that don't smell right. The power went out for days. After the tornado craze, I just sit tight.

You say I don't wanna hear about you. I will figure out how to live without you. If you say leave, I wouldn't doubt you will.

There is a thorn in my side. There is an angry hive of bees in me. (x2)
Track Name: Compassion
Don't get put down. Don't get pushed 'round. Hey! This is your life. Day by day, I hear you say the same things and it ain't right. There's a switch somewhere. There's a lever there. Pull it, push it, turn the wheel. Go on, pull it. Push it. Turn the wheel. We all get tangled up. You gotta wrangle with your problems, baby 'cause they ain't goin' nowhere.

I think you'll find you get some peace of mind if you remember about death.
There is only one day. There is only one way. (x2) Compassion, compassion, old fashioned love.

Magic's everywhere. Can't you hear the spirits calling so loud? The world's fallin'. We oughta be holding hands when it comes down. Each of us creates our own truth. It is up to me and it is up to you what you wanna do. It is up to you what you wanna do.

I think you'll find you get some peace of mind if you remember about love.
There is only one day. there is only one way. (x2) Compassion, compassion, old fashioned love.
Track Name: New With Me
Gather me into your arms I will follow you. I've been away for so long; I won't trouble you now with my stories of pain and undoing.

Take me so close to you love. I am new with you. Come be new with me too, love, new with me too.

Soak me through with your eyes I will gather you fresh like the rain from the skies. It won't matter too much all the clouds passing by. They dissolve, so

take me so close to you love. I am new with you. Come be new with me too, love, new with me too.

Bathe me again in your light. You will see when we're one we will burn twice as bright and shadows will fall. So will the walls that cage me.

Take me so close to you, love. I am new with you. Come be new with me too, love, new with me too, love, too. Come be new, love, new. Come be new, love, you! Come be new.