Heartbroken Man

from by Jess Ward

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Packaged in a card gatefold case with original embroidery artwork by Jess Ward plus lyrics booklet and photographs by Andy Lee

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Mermaid's Lament via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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There is a heartbroken man
Out sailing the weather
Doing all that he can
To keep it together
And it was always his plan
To love her and keep her
But he's sad and he's scared
That he'll lose her forever

He is a soft spoken man
And he never will shake her
Always holding his tongue
He does nothing to break her
Or make her come back
To the earth where she stands
All he can do
Is hold out his hands

He is a hardworking man
Out earning a living
And when he comes home
He just carries on giving
His love to the children
And his back to the work
His hope for some healing
And an end to the hurt
Of a heartbroken man
Doing all that he can

He is a longsuffering man
And he doesn't deserve it
And he can't understand
He can only observe it
And stand in dismay
As she loses her way
Waiting all night
For the words he can't say

And so the heartbroken man
Goes out sailing the river
Doing all that he can
To get through the bad weather
And he wants to believe
He could always forgive her
But he's sad and he's scared
That he'll lose her forever


from The Mermaid's Lament, released September 21, 2014



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Jess Ward Wales, UK

I come from Pembrokeshire in West Wales where I have been lucky to live all my life in a land of crashing waves, rugged cliffs, mirrored pools, twisting oaks, windswept thorn and peeping primrose.
After many years performing and creating with my guitar I have now found my dream instrument in the Celtic lever harp.
I play a Telor model, made at Telynau Teifi, The Harp Centre of Wales in Llandysul.
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