Silhouettes Against the Soil

by Blarney Castle

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Trina Avedisian This song has such mystery in the beginning. LOVE the first 8 measures all by themselves!
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Wine soaked skies, red dawn on the horizon
We say farewell to tomorrow’s friends
The vines reach over their gravestones
They shake hands with those who weep

Silently they march, silently they fall
They are silhouettes against the soil
Our steady lips, they speak of sorrow
Empty melodies they float away


We wake, we sing, we speak of memories
Of towns and souls, of lives just swept away
Every whisper, every voice
Will drown beneath our song

They move forth, wounded trumpet call
Their eyes look forward, hands on their hips
They beckon all others towards them
They drink but give no lip


Red fires of their heart, they burn
They burn from the ground up
They topple, they topple and rest in the soil
And become dark to the eye

Faceless cannon through the gut
Entrenched in the bodies of water
And light gleams from its surface
And rests on the back of our eye


By the daybreak rain has washed them gone
The silhouettes against the soil
Drowsy children play in the rain
Seldom looking down


released October 14, 2016
Composer: Joel Tyrone Myers
Recording and Mix Engineer: Alexander Tobin at Western Sound Studio
Assistant Engineers: Joseph Samyn, Andrew Paulissen
Mastering Engineer: Ian Gorman at La Luna Studio
Artwork: Lynnae Strait



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Blarney Castle Kalamazoo, Michigan

Named after the famous Irish castle, Blarney Castle is quickly becoming a fixture in Southwest Michigan since their origin in early 2015. The six members met while studying music at Western Michigan University. Their music combines the technicality of Western classicism with the rich folk music heritages of Ireland and Scotland and a progressive energy that appeals to audiences of all ages. ... more

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