Across the bridge

by Red Sonnet

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Across the bridge is the debut release from Red Sonnet.

"Some albums are meant to entertain us while others are riddled with emotion and will make you feel every word and note deep within your core. English folk band Red Sonnet‘s debut album, Across the Bridge, falls under the latter category and will leave you both smiling and shedding a few tears." (Franca G. Mignacca - Bucket List)

"...it is beautiful...wouldn't have guessed it was their first...love the crossover into popular music...they have produced an exceptional album..." (John P. Olsen, 'New Age Music World')

"The melodies are absolutely stunning...I can visualize the comparisons to Enya or Clannad, however I most enjoy the music when I can hear the individuality of the artist, as presented in all of the selections on the CD. A wonderful story in each and a great compliment to my stream casting site..." (Marie Michaels host/owner of 'musicbeyondwords.com')

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released September 18, 2014

Words and music: Sharron Harris and Jan Harris

Sharron Harris: vocals
Jan Harris: Piano, guitars, programming

Cover art: Sharron Harris (detail from original painting 'Lupins')

© 2014 Jan Harris
℗ 2014 Jan Harris

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Neo-classical folk rock.

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Track Name: Fallen
The fog has gone and the dawn is breaking now
Sweat turns red upon your face
And you can feel the fear twisting its jagged knife
No harvest in these fields so that you can survive

The killing pulled you to this ground
Guns blazing around you
Deafening with their sounds
Ooo...clouds are gathering
Rain is falling with your mother's cries

The lilac blooms lie across the open page
The words are heavy in the air
All prayers to our Father - has he foresaken this place?
The lion soon will come to this battle that we face

The killing pulled you to this ground
Guns blazing around you
Deafening with their sounds
Ooh...clouds are gathering
Rain is falling with your mothers cries
Track Name: When Your Love Was Close To Me
What you carved in stone I'd held to be my own
When your love was close to me
I felt the silent stare of eyes that I claimed to share
When your love was close to me

And I found that you were leaving soon
You couldn't stay
The cruel hand of destiny
Was taking you away
And there was nothing I could do
To keep you here
Nothing good that I could say
To keep you near

All the things you said echo here inside my head
Since your love was close to me

You'd said that you were leaving soon
You couldn't stay
The cruel hand of destiny
Was taking you away
And there was nothing I could do
To keep you here
Nothing good that I could say
To keep you near

So the fires burn - the eagles soar with the sun
And all the waves crash into the sea
Track Name: Across The Bridge
Soft, the rain, that falls upon the ground
The lightest touch of sound
You grasp your cloak
As we move towards the brae
And vanish in the haze

Across the bridge in the blazing summer light
Our men take up the fight
There's hopes and dreams
To make the final plain
And never fight again

Here in this shelter we will stay for a while
But soon they'll be looking for us
So before the dawn we'll start on our way
Track Name: Eliah's Sonnet
Butterflies and a poet's song
A country fair all summer long
No winds breaking this sleep-inducing air

Colours blend in endless shades
Painted by the morning rays
The apple blossom drops upon the ground

You read the words of the simple sonnet
I feel the presence in my bones

And you can see the prettiest sunshine
Coming through those trees by the lane
Eliah can I steal your soft hands?
Wont you read those words once again?

Farmer takes his mid-day meal
Sitting by his tractor wheel
The field he ploughs seems to never end

Falls asleep to the humming bees
That weave themselves into his dreams
I wonder if he'll ever wake at all?

You read the words of the simple sonnet
I feel the presence in my bones

And you can see the prettiest sunshine
Coming through those trees by the lane
Eliah can I steal your soft hands?
Wont you read those words once again?
Track Name: Sacred King
We feel the warmth of the summer breeze
Rise through the vale
See the dancing lines of heat-haze fields
Their colours gold and pale

Coming closer now with their heads held high
The riders have returned
And through the air I feel a stir...

Bring your Sacred King back to this land
Hold fast the faith of all those who take a stand
Help us to break this darkness while we can

Moving through the fields as we reach the plains
The sun beats down
And I see the smoke rise in ghostly plumes
There's bodies all around

I can't take this pain but I have to stand
With all those who know
A hundred thousand faithful souls

Bring your Sacred King back to this land
Hold fast the faith of all those who take a stand
Help us to break this darkness while we can
Track Name: The Whitest Stone
And so she sings the 'Song of morning'
White light fills the scented air
And the words of all the faithful prophets -
Well, they sound so fair...

This is the whitest stone
The city that they spoke of
We've come back to our home

Ripened fruits of summers harvest
Ephahs of grain upon the ground
And the Lord who takes his throne before us
Wears His sovereign crown

This is the whitest stone
The city that they spoke of
We've come back to our home
Track Name: He Weaves A Strange Art
In that song he weaves a strange art
The truth of his sonnet reaches my heart
Never through this storm but the time will be soon
I'll find all those feelings he hides in his rooms

Through these flames we run and we crawl
The letters of his love reach to my soul
Coming to the edge of this ocean in blue
His words fall around me but their meanings are true

In that song he weaves a strange art
The truth of his sonnet reaches my heart
Never through this storm but the time will be soon
I'll find all those feelings he hides in his rooms