Girl in the Lighthouse

by Charm of Finches

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This song is a bonus track not included on Charm of Finches' forthcoming debut EP "Home".


Girl in the Lighthouse

There was once a girl who lived in a lighthouse
There was once a girl who lived on the edge of a cliff
She watched the waves come crashing in.

One night in her sleep she heard a voice call
That her little home would not last at all
Against a wave that would come in from the sea

And as she tossed and turned in her bed
She didn’t want to leave like the voice said
So she decided to build a sandstone wall

And as the waves grew higher and higher
She tried to shield her home of desire
It was buried in the foam

Should she have listened to the voices in her head
She may not have ended up being stone dead
Should she tell herself it's best not to fight
With all the beings, the creatures of the watery night

As her tender soul found its way free
Her broken body came in from the sea
And was washed onto a lonely shore

Wasn’t long before a sailor found her
Beautiful face and fair hair around her
He was struck to the heart by Cupid’s shaft

As he assembled her body on the sand
Her rosy cheeks was Poseidon’s command
And the sailor met her deep blue eye

Now all is happy as you probably can tell
The girl and sailor were married as well
And make a fairytale of this little story

She didn’t listen to the voices in her head
She didn’t end up being stone dead
She didn’t tell herself it's best not to fight
But Poseidon gave her mercy and all has gone right.


released June 12, 2014
Lyrics and music written by Charm of Finches
Recorded by Fraser Montgomery @ The Aviary, Melbourne
Mixed and Mastered by Evripedes Evripidou @ Emotion Studio, Melbourne
Photo courtesy of Mara Ripani


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Charm of Finches are Melbourne-based sister duo Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes. They make haunting chamber folk full of beauty and candour for the famished soul.


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