Branwen in the Temple to Burn

from by Monica Richards and Anthony Jones

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Composed & arranged by Anthony Jones, inspired by:
"Branwen Slayne" by Monica Richards/F&TM
(Annwyn, Beneath the Waves 1996)
"Left in the Temple to Burn" by Anthony Jones
(If The Moon Could Sing 2017)
Lyrics by Monica Richards/Anthony Jones

lyrics

O my dear brother I am damnified at Caer Siddi
For mine husband hath this twelfmonth treated me with cruelty
Albe to please thee I didst cheerfully accept his proffred hand
I was ne'er wary he was ruler of y Uffern land
For when his gastful subjects they didst first espy hir friendless Queen
Eftsoone they wept for I to them was noughte but a living thing
Hence with despight his consorted kingdoms stony heart eshewde
And I am thrall'd to sufferance in poverty and servitude
For I am one of three great queens of the Cymry
Loneliness
Patience
Wisdom
Happiness
O my brother thou art King of y Island o the Mighty
Alfeare of thy rage hath placed silent sentinels at Caer Siddi
Ynow for bane or worse that may betide I send my gentle bird
Whilst I bemoan mine outcast state tho hold my tongues unthrifty word
And I am one of three great queens of the Cymry
Loneliness
Patience
Wisdom
Happiness

In the sands, you said you felt free
That this somehow led you back to me
But time and again you left me playing the fool
Now I know that your heart is cruel

You should have left me
In the temple to burn
Should have left me
In the temple to burn

Will the desert call you back, my friend?
Then will you feel the same about me once again?
But I won’t be here waiting for you
The fires have come and they will burn me through

You should have left me
In the temple to burn
Should have left me
In the temple to burn

Loneliness
Patience
Wisdom

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from Aestuarium, released October 31, 2019
Harmonium- Anthony Jones
Acoustic Guitar- Daniel Price
Bass- Sean Brennan

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Monica Richards Los Angeles, California

Best known for her musical work as half of the critically acclaimed duo, Faith and the Muse, and her own solo releases, Monica is a composer, writer and artist living near Los Angeles.

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