Song For A Siren - with Silo String Quartet (bonus track)

from by Jennifer Kingwell

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    Includes unlimited streaming of The Lotus Eaters (The Night Terrors Tour Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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This was originally recorded and released on The Jane Austen Argument's debut full length album, 'Somewhere Under The Rainbow', and beautifully arranged for string quartet by Kim Lajoie, who recorded, mixed, mastered and co-produced the original 'The Lotus Eaters' EP. It's my Dad's favourite.

lyrics

There is a ship
Its sails were like two hearts beating, and
Its pace was like two wrists pulsing…
To a compass that fell silent
At the sound of song

And sometimes it sailed by the wind
Sometimes it sailed by the stars
Sometimes it sailed by the captain’s map
But it always sailed her into his arms
Again

There is a ship
That foundered in storms
The anchor was missing, and
The whisky was whistling
A ditty of shame and sin

And sometimes it sailed by the wind
Sometimes it sailed by the stars
Sometimes it sailed by the captain’s map
But it always sailed her into his arms
Again

There is a ship
It’s been moored for too long
And the crew is long gone
The first mate took them with him
To seek a treasure, oh! forbidden

And sometimes it sailed by the wind
Sometimes it sailed by the stars
Sometimes it sailed by the captain’s map
But it always sailed her into his arms

But the birds sang over the sails,
Yes the birds sang over the sails
And the birds sang over the sails
And the wind cried mutiny

There is a ship
That sails in green waters
And it steers by a light of gold
And far below, the mermen are singing
To the sailors who come and go

And sometimes it sails by the wind
Sometimes it sails by the stars
Sometimes it sails by the captain’s map
But it will never sail me into your arms
Again, again, again

credits

from The Lotus Eaters (The Night Terrors Tour Edition), released January 15, 2016
Vocals: Jennifer Kingwell
Violin: Aaron Barndan
Violin: Attilla Kuti
Viola: Ceridwen Davies
Cello: Caerwen Martin

Written and composed by Jennifer Kingwell

Produced by Jake Mason and Jennifer Kingwell
Recorded at Van Ness Studios
Engineered and mixed by Jake Mason at Van Ness Studios
Mastered by Myles Mumford at Bakehouse Studios

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Jennifer Kingwell Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne based, Darwin born, Jennifer Kingwell is a musician and performer of ‘delicious contrasts’, crafting songs from punk ukulele anthems and sultry piano ballads to epic alternative pop.

Possessing a voice described as ‘dynamite’(T-Squat) and ‘ranging from silver tongued angel to gruff pirate’, Jennifer Kingwell is nothing short of ‘a formidable powerhouse’ (Herald Sun).
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