midgard

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released July 4, 2015

this is about trees

an album by aidan stoddart
cover art by maddy de michele! thank you so much, maddy!

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Track Name: la lueur
sing me a song in the cloisters
the winds of the past set me free
walking under stones and sculpted spirits
the rocks, stories they're telling me

footsteps cradled in warm light and shadow
and the fire that dances in my heart
flicker through the glass panes, raining down color on the cobbles
it's silent but for the soul of the world.
Track Name: theodore in the fog
then came the fog again
ethereal over the moss
ephemeral for all of us

and I went out to lie
under grey kells, an hêtre's embrace
were sidhe lanterns in that place?

get lost, wander alone
find an abode, where when moonlight has shown
i know i'm stuck here, but for a moment in the world
a reprieve in the fog

i've been trapped in a struggle
my thoughts have all been muddled
in the cloud now, i am alone

part of a drowsy cast of forest friends and denizens
i am lying at last
still as the misty trunks

get lost, wander alone
find an abode, where when moonlight has shown,
i know i'm stuck here, but for a moment in the world
a reprieve in the fog

get lost, wander alone
find an abode, where when moonlight has shown,
i know i'm stuck here, waiting for the storm to pass,
but dew replaced my rain, here in the fog.

i was lost.
Track Name: midgard
midgard is where we roam
in this winter place, i’ve found a home
wandering in the snow
even in the night, i know

someday i’ll find you
then i’ll have woken up

but the drowsy dreams aren’t so dark,
for now i’ve got the drifts albus
Track Name: dia dhuit
dia dhuit
Track Name: pevensie
trees,
we stand in slumber
silence and snow pad cold ground around us

restless, caught in a drowsy fog-earth
dream, in the twilight of the world

the white was kind but it's been too long

and that light shines through new leaves
the birds of our dreams sing us awake
oh darling, do you know the love you have brought?
Track Name: from iona
clouds; coracle boat-
small and sleepy on the waves,
under stars of the north.

your berries have been painting ardent light,
ever emerald, ever blue,
ever every hue.

and paintbrush lanterns can see into hearts,
whereof the lights of a thousand suns can but dream.

bear the lantern as you walk,
patient footsteps on earthy roads,
for you don’t want to charge a destrier into the heart of a wanderer.
Track Name: samwise sings on a lonely mountainside (part i)
do you remember those little white flowers on the road?
in ithilien before this charred rock.
the snowflake blossoms rimmed a melancholy head of stone,
and crowned it a king in the tea-time light.

do you think we’ll see that light again when it’s all over?
because i miss the dragon flowers dancing, and the creaking of the forests.

we were born in a storm,
so some of them say, with sleepy colors in their worried eyes.
then i hope in this desperate metaphor,
we’ll end an age with breathing plants, not dead earth.

do you think we’ll see that light again when it’s all over?
because i miss the dragon flowers dancing, and the creaking of the forests.

i feel alone, feel alone,
not alone on this mountainside,
feel alone with you at the end of all things.
Track Name: samwise sings on a lonely mountainside (part ii)
i want to live where the woods meet the hills,
so i can bid farewell to the silvan folk as they pass,
i’ll have a garden there,
and my flowers and i will stare at the blue sky,
and remember,
our adventure, wilds of the world, how small we are.

But all I see is cloud on this mountainside.