Winterborn

by Jaime Regan

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released March 6, 2013

musicians:
Jools Owen - drums on House Keys, All Thumbs & B/W
Robin Coward - piano on Hollow Stones
Jaime Regan - all vocals and other instruments

Produced by Julian Tardo & Jaime Regan

Engineered, mixed & mastered by Julian Tardo
at Church Road Recording Company, Hove,
from summer to winter 2011 - 2012

Album artwork by Sul Regan

Photography by Jason Light

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Track Name: House Keys
House Keys

In the blood red dawn wearing streetlight crowns
and the amber snow is the only sound
lay your jet black coat on the milk white ground
spread you arms and legs carve an angel out
hope the angel lands where

your house keys lie
your house is miles and miles

reinstate your highness with a helping hand
shake your snow jewelled mane
brush your black coat down
with your open palms drawing down the clouds
circling this square now we own this town
now we own this town where

your house keys lie
your house is miles and miles

in the blood red dawn wearing streetlight crowns
and the amber snow is the only sound

your house keys lie
your house is miles and miles
Track Name: Rain-Stripped Rose
Rain-Stripped Rose

you’ve got your eye on me
I’ve got my hand in your head
and when the lights go down
that’s when the trouble begins

rain stripped the rose
shed your clothes at the door
all that I’ve done turns to bone
how am I to know where you go
when you’re gone you just
fade in the dust coloured dawn

you said “I want you whole”
“I only have what I have
a head of circling crows
that long to lower me down”

a thief with swollen hands
you drive us both off the map
but when the rafters moan
I try to bend with the branch
bend with the branch

rain stripped the rose
shed your clothes at the door
all that I’ve done turns to bone
how am I to know where you go
when you’re gone you just
fade in the dust coloured dawn

you’ve got your eye on me
I’ve got my hand in your head
and when the lights go down
that’s when the trouble begins
Track Name: There's A Voice In The Well
There’s A Voice In The Well

there’s a voice in the well
there’s a voice in the well
whose it is I can’t tell
but there’s a voice in the well

split down the seam
I was split down the seam
pulled out of my sleep
by the voice in my dream

fall.........follow me down

I rose from our bed
the house was stone still
I made my way down
to the mouth of the well

a bent rusted copper coin
moon hung low
lit the diamond strewn lawn
bathed the garden in gold

fall.........follow me down

I knelt at the edge
I was soaked to the bone
in the whispering darkness
I softly spoke
“you go to sleep sweet girl
go to sleep I’ll be at your side
there’s no need for you to weep”
Track Name: All Thumbs
All Thumbs

I met you on a spider’s web
taught that hire-wire we learned to walk
arms stretched out
but so as not to fall

into these bodies of water
whirlpools that could swallow you whole
if it doesn’t go down in the storm
it gets washed back to shore

and it’s cold
cold on this side of the road
cold on this side of the road
the last words you wrote

kept my laces tied fingernails clean
learned to pilot these heavy machines
constantly juggling the coals and the fire

still my face has grown harder
the face of my dear father
it stares back
through the eyes in the mirror at mine

and it’s cold
cold on this side of the road
cold on this side of the road
the last words you wrote

as your coal black eyes

clocks tick backwards
now sunset is dawn
night nourishes worries ignored
and when I’m all thumbs
the sun’s just a hole in the sky

and it’s cold
cold on this side of the road
cold on this side of the road
cold on this side of the road
the last words you wrote
Track Name: To The River
To The River

I could fill every room
of your house with a great excuse
quote my childhood alibis
evidence
and reasons why

(or) I could be there when you wake
drive the whole way through
if I leave now I’ll be there when morning comes
and we’ll walk the banks of the Ouse

first saw you at the river’s edge
pockets full of precious stones
heavy air hanging near
thought you were Virginia’s ghost

lightning clears thunder rolls
count the miles in between
you and I and the river bed
sweet Ophelia in the reeds

I’ve been wrong in my time
leaned hard on you
your eyes run for miles
run me right through

I could be there when you wake
drive the whole way through
if I leave now I’ll be there when morning comes
and we’ll walk the banks of the Ouse
if I leave now I’ll be there when morning comes
Track Name: Second Sun
Second Sun

this old faded house just grew
one room too small
soon we’ll have to learn how to make do
with the cradle in our arms

now it’s light when we wake
traffic shakes the window frame
and I want to wipe the smile
off the old clock face

now it’s light when we wake
traffic shakes the window frame
and I want to wipe the smile
off the old clock face

‘cos this old faded house just grew
one room too small
soon we’ll have to learn how to make do
with the cradle in our arms

now it’s light when we wake
broken sleep bellyaches
and jackdaws in the chimney
well they can stay

now it’s light when we wake
count the days and weigh each name
and stretch the tape on flickbook Saturdays

‘cos this old faded house just grew
one room too small
soon we’ll have to learn how to make do
with the cradle of our arms
Track Name: Take This Darkness
Take This Darkness

stood on the end of the wind blown pier
the last day of the year
a sweet tooth honey trap
keeps me looking back
under our feet where we would lie
before the tide rose
we blew the embers and watched
the starlings dance
I knew you were right
there’s only so much darkness in a night

took your remnants to the ledge
the railhead cinder grey
words rose off the page
I watched them float
away under our feet where we would lie
before the spring tide
we blew the embers and watched
the starlings dance
swirling sparks
circle this advice
when you’re in the depth
of winter’s chest
there’s only so much darkness in a night
Track Name: Hollow Stones
Hollow Stones

keep the candles close
the house gets cold
and the fuses blow
when the weather takes its toll
the cables fall in the heavy snow

seasons I know
shadows all trade in gold
slow as she grows
I’ll dissolve in your arms

I’ve taped the windows closed
to throw a bone in November’s spokes
as the light unfolds
the winterborn
return to hollow stones

seasons I know
shadows all trade in gold
slow as she grows
I’ll dissolve in your arms