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01 May 2008 @ 07:22 am
Song of the Week #10 - Shaye "Beauty"  
This is probably in my top 10 favorite songs of all time.

Shaye is a collaboration between Tara MacLean, Damhnait Doyle, and Kim Stockwood. All from Eastern Canada, and all with successful solo careers. In 2003 they released their debut and the second single was this track, "Beauty," which included a video that helped celebrate Tara's sister who was killed in a car accident a few years earlier.

Amazing harmonies, amazing melodies, amazing lyrics, amazing video.

I could write for pages on each nuance that I love, but instead, I'll let the music take you where it does.

Click here or on the image below and then click on "Videos" and it will auto-start if you have updated Flash. If you don't, you can see the youtube version without this stellar video here . To stream their 2007 release track by track, click in the top nav bar and it will play the full album (also recommended).

Dahmnait starts the song, Tara has the 2nd verse and Kim takes the very powerful "Someday you will come back..."




Bridge

So you've come to this bridge
In an unfamiliar land
You know it's a bridge you are going to walk on
And the only thing you know is
Everything you know
Will do you no good from here on

And the day that you spin
From your little cocoon
Well, you can't be prepared
For the beauty you'll find there
And you will find beauty
In the toughest of places
And I will be thinking of you out there

So pick up your bags
Look around at your friends
And you know none of them
Would ever have enough strength
To cross the bridge and lose control
I never felt this bold
Never felt this good

And the day that you spin
From your little cocoon
Well, you can't be prepared
For the beauty you'll find there
And you will find beauty
In the toughest of places
And I will be thinking of you

Stay true to your nomad skies
Keep your eyes out for coyote
A thousand secrets are lost
In the archival dust
So lay your ears upon the tracks

One day you will come back
With wrinkled hands and grey hair
And there you will stand on the spot
And you'll marvel how the place is still the same
Though you are somebody else now
Fly on butterfly

And the day that you spin
From your little cocoon
Well, you can't be prepared
For the beauty you'll find there
And you will find beauty
In the toughest of places
And I will be thinking of you out there



For more Shaye:
"No Mermaid" (live)
"This is the Moment" (live)
"Lake of Fire" (live)