Lady of Turquoise

by Cary Grace

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Costume Jewellery (Extended Version)
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Moonflowers (Fade to Black)
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Sacrifice
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Memory
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Castle of Dreams
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The Land of Two Fields
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Lady of Turquoise

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I will be unlocking a new track for streaming and download as each new calendar day commences (at midnight GMT), from December 1st through December 13th.

Download version comes with full lyrics booklet in .pdf format, and as always, is free with every CD purchase.

This album will not be officially released to streaming sites, etc. until January 31st, 2020.

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releases January 31, 2020

Produced and mixed by Cary Grace.
Engineering by Graham Hinton.
Graphic Design by Cary Grace.
Photographs by Moonshayde Photography.

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Cary Grace UK

Cary Grace is an American expat, residing in England since 2005. She is as much at home wielding a soldering iron as a guitar, and runs
Wessex Analogue, manufacturing Wiard brand boutique modular
synthesizers. She devotes as much of her free time as possible to making and listening to music, and finds much of her creative inspiration exploring the beautiful English countryside by motorbike.
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Track Name: Khepera at the Dawn
Instrumental.
Track Name: Letterbox
Broken lines of sodium light
Mark old Roman roads at night­—
So if my words can’t comfort now,
Perhaps someday their echoes might
Guide the muse unto your door;
Take something less and make it more­—
For, every stone that’s raised anew,
Rests upon those laid before.

Meet me where the lines converge:
The shadow of the power surge.
It can’t be found on any map,
But directions may emerge—
From north to south and east to west,
They are not all as they suggest—
Freedom is a cunning trap,
And words are imprecise at best.
Track Name: Without a Trace
If I could get a fix on you,
If I could navigate the void­—
But star-crossed pilots can’t triangulate
By constellations long destroyed.

And now the wind has changed,
And you have taken to the skies—
Gravity can’t hold you anymore.
I knew the day would come
From the remoteness in your eyes,
And from the colours that you wore.

I always knew you were a beautiful explosion,
Blazing into space.
Glanced off the atmosphere,
Shocked breathless, but alive—
Then gone without a trace.

If I could get a word to you,
If I could tune in to the shift—
But nothing’s familiar since the shockwave hit
And set the frequencies adrift.

Now the light has changed,
can’t find you out there anymore—
Ancient as a distant star.
Time, it blasts away the dazzling disguise,
And shows you only as you are.

I always knew you were a beautiful explosion,
Blazing into space—
Smashed through the atmosphere,
shocked breathless but alive,
Then gone without a trace.
Track Name: Into Dust
Needle in groove, time after time.
Blood from a stone, nickel and dime.
Two sides to the coin, take it on trust.
Body and soul, dust into dust.

Body and soul...

Anything goes—play it by ear.
Preach to the choir, and you’re in the clear.
Sleep of the dead—sleep of the just.
Body and soul, dust into dust.

A matter of form, to bitter end.
A perfect storm for a fair weather friend.
As good as gold—until you rust.
Body and soul, dust into dust.
Track Name: Afterglow
After the glow came the blackout,
And you held it in your white hand.
It was all the same to you,
always the antilogy—
A silent song for a many-coloured night.

It seems like a longer time ago
than it really was,
The last time I felt the sun on my face.
But it doesn’t matter anymore really.
Seasons change, seasons end,
seasons come around again—
And every time you do the full circle,
It seems a little smaller somehow.
A little more shallow, a little more predictable,
As if it’s slowly drawing in on itself.
Spinning down.
Running out of ideas.

But I just want to wind it all back,
Take it all back to the beginning.
Grab onto the momentum and let it move me,
Let it move me, like it moved you.

I remember the snow
swept down in swirling arabesque,
Along the hard grey veins
in the ruined pavement.
You welcomed the storm like an old friend,
And shaking off the violent charge
of concealment,
You tried to drown out the clotted sound
of humdrum beating against commonplace.
You were striking. You spit conflict.
The cold air boiled off your strange skin—
And you showed them all
you knew too much.

On the last night,
I had a dream that time was up,
And we were all trying to run out
before the clocks did.

You said you were sorry, but, you had to go—
‘Cause you were having drinks
with Baphomet at the end of the world.
Fair enough I said,
and locked the door behind you.
Track Name: Film Noir
Take the lenses from my eyes—
I cannot bear the sharp detail.
Let me watch you through a veil of indistinction—
Like a child, and smile.

Take the windows from my walls—
I was not made to look outside.
I am contented with my pride—
No frame of reference, no contempt.

Take the sun out of the sky—
The night is much more apropos.
But what do I know anyway?
This is the day, and I am still dreaming.

Bleed the colour from my heart—
Give me a love that’s black and white.
The same old film, play it again, but at the end,
I will suspend my disbelief.
And I will watch you through a veil of recollection,
And pretend to smile.