ALBUM INFO AND LYRICS
 
  Magicfolk (2007)    
  All songs written, arranged and produced by
  Michelle Glover and Ben Glover. All songs
  copyright Michelle Glover and Ben Glover.
  Recorded & mixed at Ashwood Recording
  Studios, Norwich by Sotos Yiasimi 2007.
  Mastered by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge
  2007. CD design, photography and original
  artwork © 2007 Michelle and Ben Glover.
   
  1. Green Man   7. Angel
  2. Sheba   8. Furies
  3. Persephone   9. Egypt
  4. Little Spirit   10. Narcissus
  5. Aibo   11. Diving Bell
  6. Heliopolis   12. Sea Priestess
       
 

GREEN MAN (2003 Ben Glover)

 

Waiting at the junction

that runs underground
 

of the old straight track

my cats eyes are bonfires
 

holding me back

linking the hills
 

too much road rage

of the old straight track
 

in the Aquarian age

 
 

 

Waiting at the junction
   

Dazzle in the mirror

for the lights to change
   

and nothing on the radio

I saw the sign
   

forget what the lights say

 
   

I’ll find another way

I’m not waiting
      for the green man
    Cross through the circle I’m not wasting my time
   

climb over the barrow,

 
   

the tarmac’s old

Go past the Long Man
    and the pavements are narrow and over the hill,
    walk with the green man leading you places
    take the contraflow the road never will
    you don’t need traffic signs  
    to follow the ley lines walk with the green man
      take the contraflow
    You take the high road you don’t need to wait for him
    and I’ll take the one to say when you can go
     
     
   

SHEBA (2004 Michelle Glover)

 

DIVING BELL (2003 Ben Glover)

   
watching
 

I’m taking on water

   
from a tall window
 

Out in this desert of stars

   
up high
 

My instruments are shot to hell

   
overlooking the desert
 

I’m probably heading for Mars

   
orange and hot
 

I’ve taken on too much

   
watching you walking away
 

this time

   


 

I’ve pushed my luck too high

   
reaching
 

to climb down

   

from the tower of Babel

   
   
high and dry
 

Diving bell

   
my pillar of flame
 

why did I go

   
moves away
 

I’m cold as hell

   
on the plains of Africa
 

and twice as low

   
   
   
cries
 

I’m counting the hours

   
deaf to the world
 

With each breath of air

   
a bird
 

There’s fine rain coming

   
cracks its wings
 

From somewhere

   

a feather falls

 

It’s an Arctic winter

   

past my prison window

 

This night goes on for days

   
and drifts
 

I could sail this ocean

   
on the heat haze
 

always

   
of your footsteps
   
   
padding in the sand
 

I’m walking on water

   
along the kingdom of dust
 

I’m over the moon

   
 

I couldn’t leave the Odyssey

   
lost heart of Solomon
 

too soon

   
song of Sheba
   
   
breathes through the air
  There’s a million people
   
on feathers
  waiting - for me
   
falling down to my feet
  There’s a million people
   
  asking - for me
   

dream or reality

  I’ve seen the Sea
 

or is it - real?

  of Tranquillity
       
       
    PERSEPHONE LITTLE SPIRIT
    (2004 Michelle Glover) (2002 Michelle Glover)
   

Drawn to the place of Persephone

little spirit you are
   

Drawn to the dark passageway

little spirit that doesn’t care
   

Under the white cypress tree

how, where, or why
   

Fixed by the eyes of Persephone

sleep in the sun
   

 

sleep in the shade
   

I will go, I will follow you

as flies spin by
   

Down to the river of forgetfulness

 
      hear in my quiet
    Ah.. Persephone see in my dark
    κόρη της νύχτας when candle flames die
    (Daughter of the night) wake in the night
    κόρη της άνοιξης burn bright little soul
    (Daughter of the spring) little spirit that you are  
       
       
   

AIBO (2004 Ben Glover)

EGYPT (2006 Ben Glover)

   

I can’t see where you’re looking

Go beyond the pylon gate
   
and your eyes are much too blue
See the desert rimmed
   

There’s more compassion in my dog

with light
   
and it’s made by Sony
Limestone walls white
   

You don’t know the weakness of our race

Climb the eternal weight 
   

Minds as fragile as a face

 
   

 

The heron and the crocodile
   

Android blue I like your style

Find a path across the stars
   

Show me where to lose the smile

Chasing Orion
   
Slowly turning on the Nile
   

I find the world too crowded nowadays

 
   

It’s hard to navigate

Mistaken time
   
there’s always someone in the way
Fighting off the years
   

Are there pavements on your planet

lift the draperies
   

are there binbags, are there boxes?

Let your castles go
   

You don’t seem to see them

Come down to our century
   
with your eyes
and tell us what you know
       
   

Android blue, you’re really wired

Go beyond the pylon gate
   

Can we go, I’m feeling - ready to leave

Past the shadow of the lion
   

Tomorrow I’ll be ready for you

Leave the stale dungeon
   

Android blue

Leave your fallen temple
   
 
   

You’ve taken a hard look around

Go to the river side
   

It seems that nothing’s changed

The poppies
   

your mind at all

and the cornflowers
   

I wish you could offer me more hope

still grow
   
But your expression is unreadable
for the pharaoh
   
 
   
Android blue, you’ve been so patient
 
   
The day has been so slow
 
   
Maybe tomorrow I’ll be ready for you
 
    Android blue  
       
     
    HELIOPOLIS ANGEL
   

(2005 Michelle and Ben Glover)

(2002 Michelle Glover / A. Emerson)
   

place of pillars

give me power give me light
   

god of the setting sun

in the dread of the dark
   

steps in the desert

give me strength to survive
   

sunk into the sand

to live to the edge of time
   

voice of the bird

spread your wings over me
   

in the mountain’s hand

 
      give me hope in the day
   

a temple buried

to send out the battle cry
   

beneath a pillar of flame

give me help in the battle
   

from the eye of Horus

help me not to die
   

phoenix flies again

 
    city of Aten give me power of empathy
    city of the sun give me strength of sympathy
       
       
    FURIES (2005 Michelle Glover. Translation into Greek by Carola Scupham)
   

Τισιφονη, Μεγαιρ(α),Αληκτω

Tisiphone, Megaera, Alecto
   

ποτε δεν λησμονειτε, Ερινυες

unforgetting Furies
   

μεσ'υπνηλια και νυστα

O drowsed in sleep
   

πνιγεται ο πονος μου

too deep to heed my pain!
   

Ξυπνατε, ακουετε

Awake and hear,
   

Η Κλυταιμνηστρα σας φωναζει, σηκω!

Clytemnestra calls - Arise!
   

 

 
   

Νυσταγμενα ουρλιαζετε

Yelping, drowsed again?
   

σηκω! στο φριχτο εργο

Up and do your deed of hell!
   

Προσμενει η ψυχη μου

my soul awaits
   

παιρνει χαμπαρι Μοιρα

tidings of coming fate
       
   

Μανιαι, Τρελλες

Maniae, Madnesses,
   

Κοραι πια της Νυχτας

Daughters of the Night
   

Λυσσαζετε, φρενιαζετε!

strike with madness!
    Αρπαζετε! Seize!
   



 
    γυρω ψυχη τυλισσει Round the soul entwining
    Χωρις Λυρα και Μουσα Without lute or lyre
    τρελλη ψυχη μαραινει Soul in madness pining,
    στη φωτια λειωνει Wasting as with fire
     
     
    NARCISSUS SEA PRIESTESS
    (2005 Ben Glover) (2006 Michelle & Ben Glover)
    Caught by the window we’ll build a fire of Azrael
    You see yourself sideways with cedar and sandalwood
    So good looking and juniper
    Your face is double glazed when the weed begins to stream
    Take another moment and turn back  
    You can’t tear yourself away we will see all the past
    From the mirror trap of the high sea down
      and the hollow land of marshes
    Lost in conversation  
    On the telephone fay Morgana
    Will you listen to yourself and the priest of the sea
    Turn your best speech on  
    It’s a good impression of you we’ll be the star
    You’re more in love than you knew that rises from the sea 
      these are the moon-tides
    Eridanus had a daughter and these belong to me
   

But Narcissus

take two twigs
    would only kiss the water  
      of the juniper tree 
    Seems like everything cross them, cross them  
    is going your way  
    It all went right for you today look into the coals of the fire
    So you think about it for a while of Azrael 
    Drown yourself in a smile Fay Morgana
         
    CREDITS    
     
   

Geoff Charlton - drums (all tracks), darabuka, congas (Egypt, Sea Priestess, Sheba)

     
    Michelle - lead vocals (all tracks), acoustic guitar (Green Man, Sheba, Persephone, Little Spirit, Aibo, Heliopolis, Furies, Egypt, Diving Bell, Sea Priestess, Angel)
     
    Ben Glover - bass (Green Man, Aibo, Heliopolis, Narcissus), guitar (Narcissus), keyboards (Green Man, Aibo, Sea Priestess), backing vocals (Heliopolis, Sea Priestess)
     
    Miki Kovalkovic - keyboards (all tracks), backing vocals (Heliopolis)
     
    Rhea - backing vocals (Aibo, Heliopolis), bass clarinet (Heliopolis)
     
    Sotos - guitar (Sheba, Green Man, Angel, Little Spirit, Narcissus, Sea Priestess), bouzouki (Green Man, Persephone, Furies, Egypt)
     
    Jay - bass (Sheba, Persephone, Little Spirit, Angel, Furies, Egypt, Diving Bell, Sea Priestess)
     
    Lee Morant - lead guitar (Sea Priestess, Furies)
     
    Tom Abbott - lead/guitar (Green Man, Sheba, Little Spirit, Sea Priestess, Narcissus, Egypt, Angel, Aibo, Heliopolis), banjo (Persephone), backing vocals (Heliopolis)
     
    Josephone - flute (Egypt, Green Man, Persephone), backing vocals (Green Man, Aibo, Narcissus, Heliopolis), sax (Narcissus)
     
    Vicky Grady - backing vocals (Green Man, Angel, Egypt, Diving Bell)
     
    Ozzita Gorman - backing vocals (Sheba, Angel)
     
    Andy Hines - lead/guitar (Green Man, Sheba, Persephone)
     
    Chris Scupham - piano/keyboards (Diving Bell)
     
    Andreas Yiasimi - Greek backing vocals (Furies)
     
    Charlie Petch - additional backing vocals (Sheba)
     
         
         
   
   
     
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