breaking blue

by blackmailed & bereft

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €1 EUR  or more



Finally, after twenty years together, a love song for my wife Gill.


twist and shine
sinew and serpentine
catching a curve in space
a perfect pace
breaking blue
feels fine
blur the dividing line
into a cool embrace
a spray of lace
breaking blue

mystify, mirror and magnify
making a hole in time
your eyes and mine
breaking through
feels fine
tilt the horizon line
leaving the world behind
mind to mind
breaking through

sunlight on the mountain
draw my eyes up to the sky
three lives and counting
never let your step slip shy
it's the gathering season
be yourself be all you know
there's no good reason
take my hand and on we go

touch and sound
chasing a dream around
scenting the smallest trace
a hopeful case
breaking through new ground
look at this world we found
into a warm embrace
a sacred place
breaking through

sunlight on the mountain....


released May 20, 2017
percussion, mixing and mastering - Josh Clark
fiddle parts written and played by Gina Griffin
female voices - Anita Heffernan
male voices and guitar - Chris Liddle
wriitten and produced by Chris Liddle



all rights reserved


blackmailed & bereft Ireland

The name of the band comes from two words introduced into the english language by the Border Reivers - blackmail and bereave. The Liddles were a prominent Reiver family in the 15th/16th centuries.

contact / help

Contact blackmailed & bereft

Streaming and
Download help