Cycles of Life

by Amy Duncan

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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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Singer/songwriter with elements of pop folk. Emotive songwriting conveyed through pure and honest vocals.

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Track Name: Cycles of Life
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
Track Name: Song To Myself
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
Track Name: When The Dead Are Watching
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
Track Name: Your Very Soul
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
Track Name: Ivory Tower
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
Track Name: Crack In The World
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
Track Name: Wild Animals
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
Track Name: Navigating
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
Track Name: Running Boy
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
Track Name: This Fleeting Moment
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
Track Name: Everything Is Going To Be Alright
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