She waits

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She waits for the sea
That took her man away
To bring him back
Smelling a bit like fish but she doesn't mind
He takes her out on a paint-flaked rowboat
And goes out til the end
But it always comes back to the shore
And goes out again.

He tells her stories
About how the mist and the sea
Are like lovers at dawn
And how he's not surprised
They thought the world was flat
Cos out in the ocean
That's all you can see
So why not
Fall over the edge
Of the sea
That took her man away
Once more.

Doing circles in the water
And all they can see
Are their breaths
Floating around
And the sure sign of land
When they get there
He'll be back before long
And she doesn't mind.

Cos the tide is like boats
It always comes back.


from ORCHARDS, released January 3, 2012
mixed by Lex Low.


tags: folk Toronto


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Orchards Toronto, Ontario

Orchards is a Toronto-based folk band delivering a modern twist to old folk sounds. They are a trio with no center but three equal parts, with theatrical antics to boot. With strings, horn, guitar, banjo, and vocals with epic melodies, they are reminiscent of Odetta and The Carter Family. ... more

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