"On the whole I am inclined to think that a witch should not kiss. Perhaps it is the not being kissed that makes her a witch; perhaps the source of her power is the breath of loneliness around her." - Emma Donoghue

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britishdelirium:

Bat For Lashes - Lilies

And so I finished up my prayer, rose slowly and I stared
But I was empty as a grave and ghostless was the air
Lay back to bed and dulled my eyes and searched those fruitless skies
Again begged the thunderbolt to strike, to mark me or else I would die

Oh the lilies on the hill
Oh the lilies on the hill

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Bat For Lashes - Lilies





the witch in the wood — the lady of the forest, cloaked in yellow leavesDOWNLOAD (or listen on 8tracks)
a forest (cover) - bat for lashes; I hear her voice calling my name / the sound is deep in the dark / I hear her voice and start to run / into the trees, into the trees
the witch in the wood - louisa john-krol; there’s a black crow at my window / with the hollow eyes of a seer, oh / tell me, do you know the witch in the wood? / come robin, tell me, have you seen the witch in the wood?
medicine wheel - lia ices; and all the animals alike will tell us why, they’ll tell us why / we’re bears in winter and we think it through inside / we’re aging snakes and shed our skin to stay alive
isobel - björk; in a forest pitch dark / glowed the tiniest spark / it burst into a flame / like me, like me / my name isobel, married to myself / my love isobel, living by herself
bundles - mariee sioux; like my sisters, those does, woven in red shrouds / wearing bare ribbons of tightly wrapped muscles / and bearing the burden of being that gift from the forest / that turns humans wooden when opened
la belle dame sans merci - susan craig winsberg; I met a lady in the meads / full beautiful, a faery’s child / her hair was long, her foot was light / and her eyes were wild
the voice - celtic woman; I am the voice in the fields when the summer’s gone / the dance of the leaves when the autumn winds blow / never do I sleep thoughout all the cold winter long / I am the force that in springtime will grow
lady of the wood - eisley; and he ripped his wing off of his arm / and he stepped through the blooming door / scarecrows were walking through the rows toward him / have you seen the missing lady of this wood?

the witch in the wood — the lady of the forest, cloaked in yellow leaves
DOWNLOAD (or listen on 8tracks)

a forest (cover) - bat for lashes; I hear her voice calling my name / the sound is deep in the dark / I hear her voice and start to run / into the trees, into the trees

the witch in the wood - louisa john-krol; there’s a black crow at my window / with the hollow eyes of a seer, oh / tell me, do you know the witch in the wood? / come robin, tell me, have you seen the witch in the wood?

medicine wheel - lia ices; and all the animals alike will tell us why, they’ll tell us why / we’re bears in winter and we think it through inside / we’re aging snakes and shed our skin to stay alive

isobel - björk; in a forest pitch dark / glowed the tiniest spark / it burst into a flame / like me, like me / my name isobel, married to myself / my love isobel, living by herself

bundles - mariee sioux; like my sisters, those does, woven in red shrouds / wearing bare ribbons of tightly wrapped muscles / and bearing the burden of being that gift from the forest / that turns humans wooden when opened

la belle dame sans merci - susan craig winsberg; I met a lady in the meads / full beautiful, a faery’s child / her hair was long, her foot was light / and her eyes were wild

the voice - celtic woman; I am the voice in the fields when the summer’s gone / the dance of the leaves when the autumn winds blow / never do I sleep thoughout all the cold winter long / I am the force that in springtime will grow

lady of the wood - eisley; and he ripped his wing off of his arm / and he stepped through the blooming door / scarecrows were walking through the rows toward him / have you seen the missing lady of this wood?



I’ve come to burn your kingdom down — warrior women, and their battlesDOWNLOAD (or listen on 8tracks)
horse and I - bat for lashes; I had been dressed in a coat of armor / they called a horse out of the woodland / take her there, through the desert shores / they sang to me, this is yours to wear / you’re the chosen one, there’s no turning back now
seven devils - florence + the machine; holy water cannot help you now / see I’ve come to burn your kingdom down / and no rivers and no lakes can put the fire out / I’m gonna raise the stakes, I’m gonna smoke you out
the shield and the sword - clare maguire; and we don’t speak, so we’re left in constant silence / and it’s haunting me, so I’m ready now to fight this / you have the shield, I’ll take the sword
lead horse - melissa auf der maur; (instrumental)
après moi - regina spektor; be afraid of the cold, they’ll inherit your blood / après moi le deluge, after me comes the flood / I must go on standing, you can’t break what isn’t yours / I must go on standing, I’m not my own, it’s not my choice
rome - susanne sundfør; come back, bring the children home / you know we are all alone, in a flooded dome / tell it like it is, tell me slowly, like a true story / tell it like it is, the king is dead, he’s gone
pearl’s dream - bat for lashes; and when the battle was done, I was promised my sun / but with a thousand knights gone to any kingdom I run
abraham’s daughter - arcade fire; and with his sword up, raised for the slaughter / abraham’s daughter raised her bow
anna vreizh - cécile corbel; moi, la fille de l’armor / je ne crains pas la mort [I, the daughter of the armor / I don’t fear death]

I’ve come to burn your kingdom down — warrior women, and their battles
DOWNLOAD (or listen on 8tracks)

horse and I - bat for lashes; I had been dressed in a coat of armor / they called a horse out of the woodland / take her there, through the desert shores / they sang to me, this is yours to wear / you’re the chosen one, there’s no turning back now

seven devils - florence + the machine; holy water cannot help you now / see I’ve come to burn your kingdom down / and no rivers and no lakes can put the fire out / I’m gonna raise the stakes, I’m gonna smoke you out

the shield and the sword - clare maguire; and we don’t speak, so we’re left in constant silence / and it’s haunting me, so I’m ready now to fight this / you have the shield, I’ll take the sword

lead horse - melissa auf der maur; (instrumental)

après moi - regina spektor; be afraid of the cold, they’ll inherit your blood / après moi le deluge, after me comes the flood / I must go on standing, you can’t break what isn’t yours / I must go on standing, I’m not my own, it’s not my choice

rome - susanne sundfør; come back, bring the children home / you know we are all alone, in a flooded dome / tell it like it is, tell me slowly, like a true story / tell it like it is, the king is dead, he’s gone

pearl’s dream - bat for lashes; and when the battle was done, I was promised my sun / but with a thousand knights gone to any kingdom I run

abraham’s daughter - arcade fire; and with his sword up, raised for the slaughter / abraham’s daughter raised her bow

anna vreizh - cécile corbel; moi, la fille de l’armor / je ne crains pas la mort [I, the daughter of the armor / I don’t fear death]



the wood is full of shining eyes — lost in enchanted woodsDOWNLOAD (or listen on 8tracks)
into the woods - cilla jane; I went into the woods today to see what I could find / I saw an owl and he told me that he was wise / I went into the woods today to see what I could find / I saw a fox and he told me to run away and hide
the mountain adventure - haruko; but then I heard some voices say / lay down, lay down, we’ll be your security / we think you should stay, oh, we know you should / because the night is dangerous in the wood / and I said no, let me go, let me go / I am restless and I am sad and I’d rather be walking instead
surrender - ólöf arnalds; stream of cold, breathing slowly / tired feet press the ground / gentle flow, scent of growth / that opens me / and I surrender now, I stand up now / I open to only you now
the magic wood - joan baez; the wood is full of shining eyes / the wood is full of creeping feet / the wood is full of tiny cries / you must not go to the wood at night
the woods - polly paulusma; I saw it all crystal clear / I know who brought those children here / the badgers tried to keep them warm / the foxes gave them milk / woodpeckers tried to hammer a home / the spiders spun them silk
wild eyes - mariee sioux; we’ll try / to leave these branch arms behind / the swaying hands of pines, their needles / tugging at your skin, trying to pull you back / deep in their wooden womb of a hundred hearts hanging suspended
away we go - eisley; we will sing loud, bellowing out / as we strike towards the sound / and we’ll hold hands just like children / on our path through the woods / sneak soundly, there’s bound to be a witch hiding somewhere / so we’ll bring matches, if she snatches I will rescue you
a forest (cover) - bat for lashes; come closer and see, see into the trees / find the girl, while you can / come closer and see, see into the dark / just follow your eyes, just follow your eyes

the wood is full of shining eyes — lost in enchanted woods
DOWNLOAD (or listen on 8tracks)

into the woods - cilla jane; I went into the woods today to see what I could find / I saw an owl and he told me that he was wise / I went into the woods today to see what I could find / I saw a fox and he told me to run away and hide

the mountain adventure - haruko; but then I heard some voices say / lay down, lay down, we’ll be your security / we think you should stay, oh, we know you should / because the night is dangerous in the wood / and I said no, let me go, let me go / I am restless and I am sad and I’d rather be walking instead

surrender - ólöf arnalds; stream of cold, breathing slowly / tired feet press the ground / gentle flow, scent of growth / that opens me / and I surrender now, I stand up now / I open to only you now

the magic wood - joan baez; the wood is full of shining eyes / the wood is full of creeping feet / the wood is full of tiny cries / you must not go to the wood at night

the woods - polly paulusma; I saw it all crystal clear / I know who brought those children here / the badgers tried to keep them warm / the foxes gave them milk / woodpeckers tried to hammer a home / the spiders spun them silk

wild eyes - mariee sioux; we’ll try / to leave these branch arms behind / the swaying hands of pines, their needles / tugging at your skin, trying to pull you back / deep in their wooden womb of a hundred hearts hanging suspended

away we go - eisley; we will sing loud, bellowing out / as we strike towards the sound / and we’ll hold hands just like children / on our path through the woods / sneak soundly, there’s bound to be a witch hiding somewhere / so we’ll bring matches, if she snatches I will rescue you

a forest (cover) - bat for lashes; come closer and see, see into the trees / find the girl, while you can / come closer and see, see into the dark / just follow your eyes, just follow your eyes



when you say goodbye, my lungs ache filled with water — lovesongs for selkiesDOWNLOAD (or listen on 8tracks if the download link stops working)
the kissing gate - kíla; (instrumental)
sealwoman/yundah - mary mclaughlin; torn between sea mists and solid land / nights when I’ve ached for a human hand / I’ll come to you while the moon shines bright / but I must go free with the first streak of light
the maiden and the selkie - heather dale; lord, long have I loved you / as a selkie on the foam / I would gladly go and wed ye / and be lady of your home / but I cannot go into the ocean / I cannot go into the sea / I would drown beneath the waves, love / if I went along with thee
swim with me - noe venable; but nothing’s quite the same / bottom of the sea / nothing’s quite the same / since I asked him to swim with me
saltwater queen - the battle of land and sea; ship wrecked / bloody open sea / you whisper and cry in harmonies / for your saltwater queen
the selkie - iona leigh; she said I’d like to see the land / my feet have only felt wet sand / but when seven years and one day is done / back to the ocean I’ll return / his honour and word he gave her true / as clear as waters crystal blue / back to the sea I’ll let you go / for my heart it does love you so
seal jubilee - bat for lashes; the seals, they cried in jubilee / the sharks, they howled along with me / and birds, they flew into the wind / the whale, he roamed in the lonely sea / and I dived into you, I dived into you
you brought me up - méav; you brought me up and out of the water / you brought me up to forget / I had ever been, I could ever breathe / in the water under your heart
the great selkie - cécile corbel; for he came on night to her bed feet / and a grumbly guest, I’m sure was he / saying, here am I, thy bairn’s father / although I be not comely / I am a man upon the land / I am a silkie on the sea / and when I’m far and far frae land / my home it is in sule skerry
sea people - emilíana torrini; when I look into your eyes / I can breathe in water / like you / when you say goodbye / my lungs ache filled with water / cause I will always love you

when you say goodbye, my lungs ache filled with water — lovesongs for selkies
DOWNLOAD (or listen on 8tracks if the download link stops working)

the kissing gate - kíla; (instrumental)

sealwoman/yundah - mary mclaughlin; torn between sea mists and solid land / nights when I’ve ached for a human hand / I’ll come to you while the moon shines bright / but I must go free with the first streak of light

the maiden and the selkie - heather dale; lord, long have I loved you / as a selkie on the foam / I would gladly go and wed ye / and be lady of your home / but I cannot go into the ocean / I cannot go into the sea / I would drown beneath the waves, love / if I went along with thee

swim with me - noe venable; but nothing’s quite the same / bottom of the sea / nothing’s quite the same / since I asked him to swim with me

saltwater queen - the battle of land and sea; ship wrecked / bloody open sea / you whisper and cry in harmonies / for your saltwater queen

the selkie - iona leigh; she said I’d like to see the land / my feet have only felt wet sand / but when seven years and one day is done / back to the ocean I’ll return / his honour and word he gave her true / as clear as waters crystal blue / back to the sea I’ll let you go / for my heart it does love you so

seal jubilee - bat for lashes; the seals, they cried in jubilee / the sharks, they howled along with me / and birds, they flew into the wind / the whale, he roamed in the lonely sea / and I dived into you, I dived into you

you brought me up - méav; you brought me up and out of the water / you brought me up to forget / I had ever been, I could ever breathe / in the water under your heart

the great selkie - cécile corbel; for he came on night to her bed feet / and a grumbly guest, I’m sure was he / saying, here am I, thy bairn’s father / although I be not comely / I am a man upon the land / I am a silkie on the sea / and when I’m far and far frae land / my home it is in sule skerry

sea people - emilíana torrini; when I look into your eyes / I can breathe in water / like you / when you say goodbye / my lungs ache filled with water / cause I will always love you



floriental:

Bat for Lashes - Rosie


1 year ago · 88 notes · originally from floriental
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till the siren come calling — elusive, dangerous, deceitful daughters of the seaDOWNLOAD (or listen on 8tracks if the download link stops working)
the mermaid part I: the storm - helen trevillion; (instrumental)
watershed - vienna teng; now I will unsettle the ground beneath you / send my waters ashore / creep into your bed / find you in every corner
sirens - i am harlequin; sirens, in the dark / on their heads, their hands, their lips, but they don’t have a heart / they say they are everything you need / but they will kill you for your greed
follow the map - melissa auf der maur; forgive him all his sins / he knows not where he’s been /  bury him at sea / he’ll never return to me / forgive him all his sins / the mistress of the sea deceived him
mermaids - xandria; cry, for they leave you cold and dead / ride till the last sun is set / don’t dive too deep, too deep into the sea / come and be a child of the blue / we make the azure dream come true
what if - emilie autumn; what if I’m an ocean, far too shallow, much too deep / what if I’m the kindest demon, something you may not believe in / what if I’m a siren singing gentlemen to sleep
in the shallows - daughter; let it all rain down / from the bloodstained clouds / come out, come out to the sea my love / and just drown with me
sealwoman/yundah - mary mclaughlin; torn between sea mists and solid land / nights when I’ve ached for a human hand / I’ll come to you while the moon shines bright / but I must go free with the first streak of light
siren song - bat for lashes; till the siren come calling, calling / it’s driving me evil, evil / I was a heart breaker, I loved you / the same way I do / but I’ve got so much wickedness and sin

till the siren come calling — elusive, dangerous, deceitful daughters of the sea
DOWNLOAD (or listen on 8tracks if the download link stops working)

the mermaid part I: the storm - helen trevillion; (instrumental)

watershed - vienna teng; now I will unsettle the ground beneath you / send my waters ashore / creep into your bed / find you in every corner

sirens - i am harlequin; sirens, in the dark / on their heads, their hands, their lips, but they don’t have a heart / they say they are everything you need / but they will kill you for your greed

follow the map - melissa auf der maur; forgive him all his sins / he knows not where he’s been /  bury him at sea / he’ll never return to me / forgive him all his sins / the mistress of the sea deceived him

mermaids - xandria; cry, for they leave you cold and dead / ride till the last sun is set / don’t dive too deep, too deep into the sea / come and be a child of the blue / we make the azure dream come true

what if - emilie autumn; what if I’m an ocean, far too shallow, much too deep / what if I’m the kindest demon, something you may not believe in / what if I’m a siren singing gentlemen to sleep

in the shallows - daughter; let it all rain down / from the bloodstained clouds / come out, come out to the sea my love / and just drown with me

sealwoman/yundah - mary mclaughlin; torn between sea mists and solid land / nights when I’ve ached for a human hand / I’ll come to you while the moon shines bright / but I must go free with the first streak of light

siren song - bat for lashes; till the siren come calling, calling / it’s driving me evil, evil / I was a heart breaker, I loved you / the same way I do / but I’ve got so much wickedness and sin



werewolf howl — a fanmix for she-wolvesDOWNLOAD
howl - florence + the machine; if you could only see the beast you’ve made of me / I held it but now it seems you’ve set it running free / screaming in the dark, I howl when we’re apart / drag my teeth across your chest to taste your beating heart
let yourself go wild - jasmin tabatabai; I want to taste you / I want to feel you / I want to touch you / deep down inside / to show you / it’s not so bad / let yourself go wild
she wolf (falling to pieces) - david guetta feat. sia; your love be in that frozen time / hungry for that flesh of mine / but I can’t compete with the she wolf / who has brought me to my knees / what do you see in those yellow eyes
the hunt - melissa auf der maur; (instrumental)
the wolf - fever ray; eyes black, big paws and / its poison, and its blood / and big fire, big burn / into the ashes, and no return
howl! - bat for lashes; and watch as the people run to your door / they hurt your heart, they hurt it well / and came to your assistance in a humanitarian swell / werewolf howl, werewolf howl / roar, scream, shriek, yip, yowl / werewolf howl
wolves - the good natured; when I’m lost in desire, magical wish / wolves will take me home / I hear the howling and it’s time to let go / the moon is raising and I’ll never be alone / wolves will take me home

werewolf howl — a fanmix for she-wolves
DOWNLOAD

howl - florence + the machine; if you could only see the beast you’ve made of me / I held it but now it seems you’ve set it running free / screaming in the dark, I howl when we’re apart / drag my teeth across your chest to taste your beating heart

let yourself go wild - jasmin tabatabai; I want to taste you / I want to feel you / I want to touch you / deep down inside / to show you / it’s not so bad / let yourself go wild

she wolf (falling to pieces) - david guetta feat. sia; your love be in that frozen time / hungry for that flesh of mine / but I can’t compete with the she wolf / who has brought me to my knees / what do you see in those yellow eyes

the hunt - melissa auf der maur; (instrumental)

the wolf - fever ray; eyes black, big paws and / its poison, and its blood / and big fire, big burn / into the ashes, and no return

howl! - bat for lashes; and watch as the people run to your door / they hurt your heart, they hurt it well / and came to your assistance in a humanitarian swell / werewolf howl, werewolf howl / roar, scream, shriek, yip, yowl / werewolf howl

wolves - the good natured; when I’m lost in desire, magical wish / wolves will take me home / I hear the howling and it’s time to let go / the moon is raising and I’ll never be alone / wolves will take me home





the divers and the sailors and the women on the pier — songs for lovers lost at seaDOWNLOAD
fisherman’s woman - emilíana torrini; I’m pretending to be a good fisherman’s woman / just like anna ingun’s mom / the gladiator of all fisherman’s wives / makes it a lot easier thinking of you / on the sea where you have to be a month at a time / working hard in the day / your hands cracking from the cold and the salt / in the night when you go to bed / you try to sleep by listening to the boat breathing / and the only thing, the only thing you can think about is me
penelope’s song - loreena mckennitt; now that the time has come / soon gone is the day / there upon some distant shore / you’ll hear me say / long as the day in the summer time / deep as the wine dark sea / I’ll keep your heart with mine / till you come to me
moon and moon - bat for lashes; lover when you don’t lay with me / I’m a huntress for a husband lost at sea
follow the map - melissa auf der maur; follow the map, back to the start of his broken heart / bury him at sea, he’ll never return to me / forgive him all his sins, he knows not where he’s been / bury him at sea, he’ll never return to me / forgive him all his sins, the mistress of the sea deceived him
gardener - haruko; he always wanted to be a gardener / and now he’s floating down in the ocean / where his dreams died long ago
harbor - vienna teng; sail your sea, meet your storm / all I want is to be your harbor / the light in me will guide you home / all I want is to be your harbor
the diver’s wife - joanna newsom; and in an infinite regress / tell me why is the pain of birth / lighter borne than the pain of death? / I ain’t saying that I loved you first / but I loved you best / I know we must abide / each by the rules that bind us here / the divers and the sailors and the women on the pier

the divers and the sailors and the women on the pier — songs for lovers lost at sea
DOWNLOAD

fisherman’s woman - emilíana torrini; I’m pretending to be a good fisherman’s woman / just like anna ingun’s mom / the gladiator of all fisherman’s wives / makes it a lot easier thinking of you / on the sea where you have to be a month at a time / working hard in the day / your hands cracking from the cold and the salt / in the night when you go to bed / you try to sleep by listening to the boat breathing / and the only thing, the only thing you can think about is me

penelope’s song - loreena mckennitt; now that the time has come / soon gone is the day / there upon some distant shore / you’ll hear me say / long as the day in the summer time / deep as the wine dark sea / I’ll keep your heart with mine / till you come to me

moon and moon - bat for lashes; lover when you don’t lay with me / I’m a huntress for a husband lost at sea

follow the map - melissa auf der maur; follow the map, back to the start of his broken heart / bury him at sea, he’ll never return to me / forgive him all his sins, he knows not where he’s been / bury him at sea, he’ll never return to me / forgive him all his sins, the mistress of the sea deceived him

gardener - haruko; he always wanted to be a gardener / and now he’s floating down in the ocean / where his dreams died long ago

harbor - vienna teng; sail your sea, meet your storm / all I want is to be your harbor / the light in me will guide you home / all I want is to be your harbor

the diver’s wife - joanna newsom; and in an infinite regress / tell me why is the pain of birth / lighter borne than the pain of death? / I ain’t saying that I loved you first / but I loved you best / I know we must abide / each by the rules that bind us here / the divers and the sailors and the women on the pier



Bat For Lashes- The Haunted Man

Still I’m holding out my hand
Standing by my haunted man
Yes, your ghosts have got me too
But it’s me and you