I See Beauty : 4 poems from Karen Dalton

by Pauline Drand

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based on four unreleased poems from Karen Dalton, with original music by Pauline Drand.

"Sung in a bell-clear voice that's as fresh as morning, KD's lines seem even more like dark, ancient prophesies." Peter Milton Walsh - The Apartments

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released May 14, 2016

lyrics by Karen Dalton
music by Pauline Drand

Pauline Drand - voice + guitares

cover pic by Jérôme Sevrette

without whos : Pierre Lemarchand and Peter Walker (merci !)

Produced by Brifo
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Track Name: The Remedy
Be humble but strong
Walk on the tightrope
Seek danger/challenge
You cannot fail – Know it – Move
Use the phone, write letters
Make a tape and send it everywhere
FOCUS it is your gift
No one else can take it
Give it all you have
Until you can’t and then
Give more
Seek no advice
Listen to nothing but your heart
Branch out, let them know you exist
Someone does !
The effort bears the fruit

4 hours a day ! 6 hours a day ! Do it or die !
Track Name: Topanga Canyon
Lover of tears crying, rain trickling secret rocks
Trees reaching away walls, rotting cliffs,
Leaves, fear, ashes, earth
Lover of music screaming discord
In old forgotten caves

I beyond recognition, i
Weep the sharpened edge of my confessions
Lover of fear, shuddering out flung arms
Bleeding from flowers of self-denial where
We lay naked in the night
And did not love

Far down the sea was turning sand
The fog hanging ragged points
The perilous narrow road
The cast up starfish
Track Name: Long Way Home
« Let’s take the long way home » you said
So we rode along the rocky way
The water used to go

Under to evergreen trees
Down someplace where I can’t follow
You cast your mind around, imaging ideas
Dreaming of clear water

“Take of your rings” you said
And stay with me
The flowers will remembered from this day
And we’ll have a secret then
Before they fade away

About those tears that might have been
For the love I’m in
Track Name: I See Beauty
I see beauty that is not touched
I see love that is not felt
I see truth that is not spoken
Someday it all shall return

I see wisdom that is ignored
I see legends that are not lived
I see grace that is not wanted
Someday this world will learn