Some Time Ago (On a Cold Winter Night)

from by Daniel Gadd

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Some time ago on a cold winter night
I sat and I gazed out to sea.
I saw a young girl in the mouth of a wave
And I heard a voice calling to me.

I threw myself in, I scarce felt the cold
As I struggled and kicked against the tide
And just as my strength was certain to fail
I felt a warm hand at my side.

Her eyes were a green that shone with the water.
Her hair was all silver and flowed with the moon.
With a smile so lonesome and a face so pale
Gently she sang a sorrowful tune.

Into my ears she whispered her song.
I can’t remember the words.
With the softest of lips, she gave me a kiss
And I became lost in her verse.


As if in a dream I drifted at sea.
The hours and the minutes drifted too.
I woke up aching on a beach of black stones
And I lay there the whole morning through.

Now a long time has passed but I still return
To that ocean-side rock where I saw her.
There’s some folks who say that she carries men down
Into the depths of the water.

There’s some folks who say that she’ll drag a man down
Well I say to free him is far crueller.


from As if in a dream I drifted at sea, released February 27, 2017



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Singer and songwriter from Cape Town. Based in London, UK.


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