Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Alt Xmas Tune #8: Roesy - Trailing The True Star

When I lived in the UK in the early naughties a whole host of singer-songwriters such as Damien Rice, Paddy Casey, Mundy and Damien Dempsey who made their name in Ireland at that time. Roesy was a major part of that scene in Ireland but I never got into his music in the same way I became fans of Damien Rice and The Frames. However, in the last few years I've appreciated his music and lyrics immensely. For this Alternative Christmas song I'm sharing Roesy's well known song 'Trailing The True Star' in the hope that you'll discovery the brilliance that is Roesy's songs.






I for one have got eyes for you 
All the promise of January and warmth of June 
I’d been down 
Down with the crows below 
You came in the night, whispering of white 
And God knows, God only knows 

I’m sailing not failing 
I’m trailing the true star tonight 
High up on a crescent moon 
Your name is spoken, a dream is woven. 

Trailing the true star tonight 
Trailing the true star 
Trailing the true star tonight 

You’re one of loneliness’s favourite things 
Giver of great grace and joy 
The first blossom of Spring 

I’d been down 
Down with the crows below 
You took me by the hand, to make me a better man 
And God knows, God only knows 

I’m sailing not failing 
I’m trailing the true star tonight 
So high up on a crescent moon 
Your name is spoken, the dream is woven. 

Trailing the true star tonight 
Trailing the true star 
Trailing the true star tonight 

I kissed the morning sun 
I pray our lives will be happy and long 
I’m looking down, down at the crows below 
I’m not gonna fall in, cause I know what that bring 
And God knows, God only knows 

I’m sailing not failing 
Trailing the true star tonight 
You’re so high up on a crescent moon 
Your name is spoken, a dream is woven 

Trailing the true star tonight 
Trailing the true star
credits
from Colour me colourful, released 24 March 2006 
N4 Records 2006 
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