Kirsty McGee

Kirsty McGee

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Folk - Americana | Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 187   
Member Since: 2018
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Norah Jones, Tom Waits

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Story Behind the Song

'You can't see the diamond for the sequins in your hand'

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Lyrics

Old Tom lies blind, tell me, what do you see
Why'd you shake your locks when you look at me
Oh love is blind, love is blind as the adder in the sand
You can't see the diamond for the sequins in your hand

Old Tom lies blind, tell me, what do I do?
If it weren't for my eyes, I'd be blinded like you
For I cannot see further than this once-promised land
I can't see the diamonds for the sequins in my hand

Oh love unravels like a tumbling sea
Unravelling love, why do you carry me?
If I drown in your arms, make it easy for me
Let me die before I ever know you're gone away from me

Old Tom lies blind tell me what do you say?
Why'd you shake your head so sadly?
Why'd you turn and look away?
Oh love's tides and her currents I will never understand
If I can't see the diamonds for the sequins in my hand

Oh hold me close like you used to do before
I have come a long way since you went from my door
And though I rage, oh how I need you
Won't you take me by my hand
Won't you help me find my way back home
through this blinding sand?

Oh love unravels like a tumbling sea
Unravelling love, why do you carry me?
Oh I've seen how you sparkle when I let you float free
Won't you take me once more to your breast before you're gone from me?

Oh you sparkle like a diamond when I let you float free
Won't you take me once more to your breast before you're gone from me?

Song Length
4:16
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Peaceful, Still

Subject Matter
Lost Love, Sadness

Similar Artist
Lucinda Williams, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Kirsty McGee
Music Credits Kirsty McGee
Producer Credits Kirsty McGee, Barkley McKay
Publisher Credits Touch Tones
Performance Credits Kirsty McGee, Mike West, Barkley McKay
Label Credits Hobopop Recordings