Cycles of Life

by Amy Duncan

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1.
I see pictures of happiness shining like gold when I'm dreaming A love so right it could never die never leaving And I am remembering days gone by and I'm grieving for another love For another love lost, for another love lost In my heart I know time will heal and I'm growing Its safe in the silence the space in the silence is showing That we're all connected like waves on an ocean flowing in perfect rhythm The ebb and the surge of the tide, endless cycles of life And I'm thankful for everything, just to be alive is a blessing I'd rather face the rain than anaesthetize the pain numb the feeling Because after the rain the sun comes out again, revealing, I walk with my shadow My shadow is walking with me, is always walking with me I'm searching for something, a new understanding, a meaning And learning to live with the way things are and believing That there is a reason, my sense of direction is leading me the right way As I create what unfolds, I create and unfold
2.
I will lift you when you have fallen down And I will be there when there is no one around I'll never leave you no I won't I'll not deceive you no I won't I will protect you when danger is near And I will help you overcome your fear I will believe you when others don't And I will see you when others won't And if we lose touch look around I'm always here to be found You can always count on me When the one you love has gone I'll nurture you until you're strong You can always count on me And at the end when you take your last breath I will be with you at the moment of your death I'll never leave you no I won't I'll not deceive you no I won't
3.
To this age I have grown How the time has flown Precious days I have known In this life I am shown When the dead are watching I am wide awake When the dead are watching I live for their sake From this day I will go How long the line no one knows Golden way winding road The meaning of life is told When the dead are watching I can be myself When the dead are watching I can see the wealth When the dead are watching I know how to give When the dead are watching I can really live This life
4.
A million miles from you Oh what can I do Still unknown to me I have yet to see The moment when your eyes Become revealers of your very soul When the time is right I will be able to let myself go I live a quiet life Never become a wife I will wait for you Love free and true For the moment when your eyes Become revealers of your very soul When the time is right I will be able to let myself go To let myself go I will be able To let myself go
5.
Ivory Tower 02:58
I never showed how I felt I just closed myself away So you couldn't get to me But its never you I hide from It's the anger that is haunting me It's the ghost I have yet to see I've been living so long in my ivory tower And the anger might set me free You remind me of someone I want to run away I want to run I want to run But its never you I run from It's the anger that is haunting me It's the ghost I have yet to see I've been living so long in my ivory tower And the anger might set me free Its the anger that is haunting me Its the ghost I have yet to see I've been living so long in my ivory tower And the anger might set me free
6.
I slipped through a crack in the world on Monday I don't think anyone heard me go away It happened so quickly And now I don't know where I am Everything here looks the same The washing is still hanging I watch through the window pane I'm trying to find my way back in again But I don't know where I am I could be anywhere Strange city I could be anywhere A foreign country I could be anywhere In another world I don't know where I am I slipped through a crack in the world Can you hear me calling Yoo-hoo Can you hear me calling Yoo-hoo
7.
Wild Animals 03:17
I tread carefully It's night time and there could be Wild animals They're out there roaming free They might be hungry Wild animals Wild animals If I reach out my hand They might not understand Further into the trees Feel a figure brush past me A wild animal! A wild animal! If I reach out my hand He might not understand He might not let go And swallow me whole Wild animal Wild animal
8.
Navigating 03:19
I see the light at the end of the tunnel I'm coming through the dark and the struggle Feeling bright when I think of tomorrow Leaving behind the pain and the sorrow I'm finding the way out Keep going through the dark I'm finding the way out Navigating from the heart Just keep going through the dark The past fades away In the hues of a sunset I dream of the day Even though I'm not there yet I'm finding the way out Keep going through the dark I'm finding the way out Navigating from the heart Just keep going through the dark
9.
Running Boy 03:08
I woke again today a clear sunny day Reminded me that spring is on its way Through the dark winter we have grown again The joy after pain I might live to see the summer The waves break on the shore Sea scent on our skin A running boy Laughing and singing those songs again There's been moments I thought I could not get through But somehow the pain gave way to you This precious gift of life I might live to see the summer The waves break on the shore Sea scent on our skin A running boy laughing I might live to see the summer The waves break on the shore Sea scent on our skin A running boy laughing A running boy
10.
I know you're there somewhere A person who I'm drawn to I saw a look in your eyes Of someone who I recognise I don't wish to posess you Your spirit is like a bird in flight And I don't wish to be with you You seem as far as a star in the night And I don't wish to capture and tame this fleeting moment Let it stay wild I used to be so in need Of someone who I could hold onto So what is love? A white dove Flying free on an open breeze I don't wish to posess you Your spirit is like a bird in flight And I don't wish to be with you You seem as far as a star in the night And I don't wish to capture and tame this fleeting moment Moment
11.
A voice floats on the airwaves in a song Separate from earthly ties the right from the wrong Like an angel from the heavens messenger divine A heralding of changing times Images are moving on the tv screen The film that I am watching I have already seen The light against the dark is the recurring theme A conflict that has always been The voice is leading me into the light Now everything is going to be alright If I tune to the right station I can hear the song I know that its been playing all along When the world joins in the chorus then its not just me When life opens in harmony The voice is leading me into the light Now everything is going to be alright

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released April 15, 2013

Amy Duncan ~ vocals, guitars, double bass, piano, keyboard, bowed double bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 7)
Fiona Rutherford ~ Harp
Ted Ponsonby ~ Dobro
Calum Malcolm ~ keyboard (8,11)
Robert McFall ~ Violin
Brian Schiele ~ Viola
Su-a Lee ~ Cello
Liam Bradley ~ Drums

Produced and Mastered by Calum Malcolm

All songs and string arrangements written by Amy Duncan

Track 5 keyboard and 2 & 9 bass by Duncan/Malcolm.
Track 7 bass and 1, 3 & 8 electric guitar by Malcolm/Duncan

Cover photo by John Need www.johnneed.co.uk
Design by Lillias Kinsman-Blake

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Amy Duncan Edinburgh, UK

"The Scottish multi-instrumentalist's eighth album sits between Cocteau Twins and the Blue Nile, its broad cinematic sweep, folktronic textures, crystalline vocals and lyrics imbued with introspection and memory-lane inventory-taking yielding moments of breathtaking beauty." Dan Cairns, The Sunday Times ... more

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