The Akedah

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lyrics

we’ve been travelling far you and i
across gold desert lands and under fire skies
and i’ve tasted and i’ve seen
though in between the days were lean
still water is churned from rocks
and the floods run dry

but one quarrel against you i will say
you weave stories of richness
to look forward to someday
but how weary is my heart
i’m tired of this fits and starts
the beginning of the dawning
but darkness devours day

you bring me to a place
then drop me like old clothes
you bring me to a place
then you drop me like old clothes
and i see repetition in how this story goes
it feels like you bring me to a place
then drop me like old clothes

well maybe that’s not entirely fair
folks say you’ve been good to me
so why would i swear
or smite the hand that feeds
maybe it’s just my jealousy and greed
but i think you can take these cries
they’re my desperate prayers

wait a little longer
i’ll wait a little longer...

credits

from Norden, released November 7, 2015
Vocals, Guitar / Anna

Viola / Georgie Harris

Acoustic and Electric Guitar / Olly Peel

Percussion / Tim Steemson

Production, Recording / Sean Hatton and Jonny Middleton

Photography / Sophie Emma Buxton

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ANNA UK

Nordic singer/songwriter Anna Westin grew up along the rocky coastline of Canada and Sweden. Her early musical memories were an exploration of vocal and instrumental harmonisation in choirs and small ensembles. Though now based in London, Anna feels most at home in the resonance of Celtic/Scandinavian sound, and enjoys using music to explore new ways of connecting and storytelling. ... more

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