Zodiac Sky

by blackmailed & bereft

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Gill Newlyn wrote the main melody for this song. In the summer time we play in a bar in town and we'd often be asked for 'Wild Mountain Thyme'. Instead of repeating the melody for the instrumental break Gill wrote her own tune and this is it turned into a song.


when the darkening wind starts to wear you down
and the cold in the stone is falling skyward
dream of the time still to come
when the days of the strengthening sun
come around again
we silently fly the zodiac sky

when the stars cut your eyes with a diamond blade
and the teeth in the gale are tearing through you
when the world turns away from the sun
the journey to light has begun
to come around again
we silently fly the zodiac sky

when the drag of the day starts to draw you down
and the truth in your smile is slowly fading
remember there is no disguise
for the power of the light in your eyes
it will shine again
we silently fly the zodiac sky


released March 2, 2015
Josh Clark - percussion
Gina Griffin - fiddles
Anita Heffernan - harmony vocals
Chris Liddle - acoustic guitar and vocals
Produced by Chris Liddle
Mixed and mastered by Josh Clark
written by Liddle/Newlyn ©2015



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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.

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