Black Swan Rising

by Beth Patterson & Randy Jackson

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STONE GROOVE RECORDS - SGD109B

©2012 Beth Patterson/Speak Jolly Music
℗2016 Stone Groove Records

"Black Swan Rising" originally appeared on the album Hippocampus, released on October 31, 2012 on Speak Jolly Music - SJM2112

Featuring Randy Jackson of ZEBRA on lead guitar and backing vocals.

lyrics

I see a black swan rising
While around me fiends disguising
False prophets proselytizing
Revelations realizing

Run with the dog men and leave your mark
Walk with the wounded and send forth your spark
Work on the Sabbath and turn no stone
Cast out your demons and need not atone

Stoic waking
Lively dreams
Life's no longer
What it seems...

Swan bows his head in grieving
Redemption soon receiving
While shadows fall, deceiving
And minds still unbelieving

Shamelessly honor your craving for doom
Soothe a companion, or temper a room
Throw off the shackles of hatred and need
Sacrifice slumber that seraphs succeed

Stoic waking
Lively dreams
Life's no longer
What it seems...

Black wings strongly beating
The air around me heating
Catch the moment fleeting
The barest tender greeting

Sing to the cygnets that dwell in the nest
Forge a great fortress for those you love best
Rise from the water and teach them the game
Show them the strength they may need for the same

Stoic waking
Lively dreams
Life's no longer
What it seems...

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Lyrics by Beth Patterson
©2012 Beth Patterson/Speak Jolly Music (BMI)

credits

released May 9, 2016
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Beth Patterson: lead & backing vocals; electric bouzouki; bass
Randy Jackson: lead guitar; backing vocals
CJ Solomon: drums

Recorded by Lu Rojas at Oak Street Recording, New Orleans, LA.
Mastered by Mike Hogan at Necromancer Digital.

Cover layout, logos and lettering by Randy Michaud for FrameWerks.
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Beth Patterson New Orleans, Louisiana

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Beth Patterson - a Louisiana player of the Irish bouzouki who easily crosses genre boundaries ranging from Irish to Cajun to Metal. She has performed in 17 countries across the Americas, Europe, Oceania & Asia. She has 7 solo albums & appearances on over 130 albums, soundtracks, videos, commercials & voice-overs. ... more

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