Emerald Rose

Emerald Rose

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Folk - Rock | Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,214   
Member Since: 2004
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Song Description

Dreamy, lyrical ballad with whistle and echoing guitars, with an obscure but thoughtful lyric about the fear and joy surronding initiation and change.

Story Behind the Song

Arthur has had this song for about 10 years now, and we recorded an early version of this on our demo CD, "Emerald Rose." The MP3 of that song, to our surprise, reached #1 on the mp3.com "goth" charts! This is a newer, guitar-enhanced version that we feel

Lyrics

DAGGER OF THE MOON
words and music by Arthur Hinds

Is there a song that invests the stone
Of cavern and spring and mound
With its cadence in starlight
The blistered palm holding its tune

And would you still stand
Ear cocked, alone
With the baying of blood-eared hounds
Suffer facing the serpent's bite
And the dagger of the moon

Sing the heart of water
Shape the dun clay
See the fire
Think on the wind
Spread your wings and fly
Let the mirror call you
Touch her doorway
And know desire
But open it not
Lest you surely die

Come hear the craft of the cauldron crone
And dance in his secret round
On cloven step, the circle spoke
On salted sands and tidal runes

And hear you a song the enchants the stone
Of dolmen and ringèd mound
Beyond the cloth of astral smoke
Without the strident clockwright's tune
Open your eye and then invoke
The dagger of the moon

© Emerald Rose 1998

Arthur Hinds-- vocals,guitar
Larry Morris-- pennywhistle
Brian (Logan) Sullivan -- guitars
Clyde Gilbert -- bass


Song Length
4:13
Genres
Rock - Gothic, New Age - Progressive
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Anxious, Tranquil

Subject Matter
Spirituality, Fear

Similar Artists
Dead Can Dance, Seal
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Arthur Hinds
Music Credits Arthur Hinds
Producer Credits Emerald Rose
Publisher Credits Emerald Rose
Performance Credits Emerald Rose
Label Credits Emerald Rose