The Mermaid's Lament

from by Jess Ward

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lyrics

If you only knew
What I feel for you
And if you only knew
How I dream about you

Oh you cast your net too wide
And missed the treasure caught inside
Now I am caffled in the mesh
Amongst the seaweed and the fish
My hair is twisted in the rope
And now you leave me losing hope
I'm losing hope, I'm losing hope
I'm losing hope, I'm losing hope

While you make good with another love
One you never even told me of
We the fishes in the sea
None so completely caught as me

Everyone a little hooked
With here a word and there a look
With every step and every beat
You love to flirt you love to cheat

Then a rhythm now a touch
But none has loved you quite so much
Of all the fishes in the sea
No one has loved as deep, as deep as me

And you missed my beauty fair
The gleaming lustre of my hair
The shining fire in my eyes
The fleshy power of my thighs
The silk and supple of my skin
The flutter and the beat within
The warmth and moisture of my breath
The rising, falling of my breast

And how you broke the heart inside
Because you cast your net too wide
Now I am caffled in the mesh
Amongst the seaweed and the fish
My hair is twisted in the rope
And now you leave me losing hope
I'm losing hope, I'm losing hope
I'm losing hope, I'm losing hope

Busy with your earthly love
A soft and greyling feathered dove
Coo - cooing so gently at your breast
In the warm and cosy feathered nest

But take warning, pay me heed
For I could still a siren be
And still enchant you with my song
And make her see where you belong
How I could lure you to the depths
Where all the sunken souls obsess
But I have chosen not to speak
And I have chosen to be meek
And grant you another chance
As you take the final dance

But if you only knew
How I feel about you
And if you only knew
How I dream about you

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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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