Shadowlands and Shifting Sands

(Arr of traditional sea song, Captain Kidd)

 

I live in shadowlands, shadowlands, shadowlands

I live in shadowlands, shadowlands, shadowlands

I work  on shifting sands, shifting sands, shifting sands

I work on shifting sands, shifting sands

 

My name is never known, never known, never known

My name is never known, never known

My fate lies far from home, far from home, far from home

My fate lies far from home, far from home

 

I live in shadowlands and work at their command

Adrift on shifting sands, shifting sands, shifting sands

Adrift on shifting sands, shifting sands

 

I am driven to the grounds, to the grounds, to the grounds

I am driven to the grounds, to the grounds

By sea-chains I am bound, I am bound, I am bound

By sea-chains I am bound, I am bound

 

And soon the tide will turn, tide will turn, tide will turn

And soon the tide will turn, tide will turn

And then my fate i’ll learn, fate i’ll learn, fate i’ll learn

And then my fate i’ll learn, fate i’ll learn

 

Sea the ships sail by, hear the seagulls warning cry

For today i’ll surely die, surely die, surely die

For today i’ll surely die, surely die

 

Surrounded by the sea, by the sea, by the sea

Surrounded by the sea, by the sea

Waves rush to embrace me, embrace me, embrace me

Waves rush to embrace me, embrace me

 

Oh, come to my rescue, my rescue, my rescue

Oh, come to my rescue, my rescue

My love to be with you, be with you, be with you

My love to be with you, be with you

 

Shadowlands and shifting sands, shifting sands, shifting sands

Shadowlands and shifting sands, shifting sands

Shadowlands and shifting sands, shifting sands, shifting sands

Shadowland and shifting sands, shifting sands

 

(Vocals, Olivia Naio; Musical arrangement and production, Chris Quick; Recorded Leeds, 2016)