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Composed & arranged by Anthony Jones, inspired by:
"Lureinlay" by Monica Richards (Naiades 2012)
"Oceanfront Lament" by Anthony Jones (Monastic 2005)
Lyrics by Monica Richards (except lyrics by Anthony Jones)


Long have I dwelt o'er the
Realm of the Drowning Man
Still I was empty...
Long have they been dashed against my shores
Still I was waiting...
And to my wat'ry depths they sadly sank
And I was sinking

I put them all to sleep
One touch of my voice
Then dead at my feet
It was nothing...

In the early hours
A grey dawn misty morn
The turning tide
Surveyed with flooding eyes
The sky breaking through
The morning silent

And yet I hear the sound
The faintest beat
Of heart that sank itself
Beneath my waves
There was something...
I realize I'm nothing like my kind
Your heart is still beating

(Ocean lament, hear, hear me.
Lost in your waves, send him your waves
Send him waves, ocean.)

You gotta sing out strong
You've got a voice that melts the glaciers down

Keep your heart alive I'm almost there
Keep your heart alive and I'll bring you home


from Aestuarium, released October 31, 2019
Harmonium- Anthony Jones


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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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