Sleepless Swans: My Life Lived In Reverse

by Elliot Vernon

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Written and recorded in October 2010

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released December 15, 2015

Elliot Vernon - all instruments, vocals, production

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Elliot Vernon UK

Keyboard player of Alestorm

Musician/producer of various other projects over the years

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Track Name: The Light Will Blind Us All
Though i wait for you here
And time will pass

Here i will remain
Darkness will not take my place here
Sigh into the shadows
A sight what of isn't really there

The sands fall so slowly
The glass fills never full

I must wait, i must wait
I must wait, must i wait?

Must i wait? Must i wait?

CHORUS
We light a candle
The light will blind us all
A sign of passing
The rite unbinds us all

Your sight will never leave me
Your voice will still be heard
Your life will never grieve me
Your voice will echo

Light soaks through my eyes
I can see the sky

Here i will remain
Darkness will not take my place here
Sigh into the shadows
A sight what of isn't really there

I take a stand, i open my eyes
I raise my hands, i see the sky

I must wait, i must wait
I must wait, must i wait?

Must i wait? Must i wait?

CHORUS
We light a candle
The light will blind us all
A sign of passing
The rite unbinds us all

Your sight will never leave me
Your voice will still be heard
Your life will never grieve me
Your voice will echo
Track Name: Birdsong
The bottom of this glass
Seems so far away
The endless glass down which i fall
Another day awaken
But sleep begins to take its hold
The light of dawn fading as i close my eyes

The aching numbness in my head pains me
The countless numbers of my pain numbs me
My faithful attitude towards my lethargy
Keeps me here in my cell of apathy

My life lived in reverse
I recognise this day
This day i lived so long ago
Another day forsaken
As sleep begans to cast its mold
The white of dawn fading as i make my ties

The birds begin to sing to me
And though they lull me to my sleep
I wonder if the birds would see
That all i wish is to rise from my abyss
Track Name: Veiled in Black and White
A feeling of wonder comes over me
The moon, so pale, smiles through the night
A sign, a blessing, a light for those who are lost
A light, caressing the shadowed land of winter frost

The stars peer down upon me
Reminding me of where i wish to go
The stars appear now to watch me
Guiding me with their aethereal glow
The wind sighs through autumn leaves
The world veiled in black and white
And stars blink through barren trees
As i pass through the moonlit night

An owl calls from across the distance
And stirs the thoughts inside my mind
The dew upon the grass invigorates my senses
I close my eyes and see

I see the way the world was meant to be
I feel the way world was meant to feel
I know this life laid out for me
Track Name: The Blue Hour
Instrumental