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about

With this song I wanted to capture the animalistic, and wild aspects of the Pagan paths. I was picturing the night of the Winter Solstice, when all over the planet Pagans gather to celebrate the rebirth of the Sun Child, the Mabon. I also wanted to give a feel that he, too, was watching us......

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The Mabon
(Damh the Bard)

Twisting shapes in the moonlight,
I hear the rhythm of the distant Pagan drums,
Within the hills,
Shadows dance in the sunlight,
I feel the power of the wise and ancient ones,
Now I must go.

(Climb)
Beyond the world we see,
Where Spirit runs with bull and stallion,
Cross Earth and Sky and Sea,
The Mabon I shall be.

(Chorus)
By Earth and Water, Air and Fire,
With blood and spirit and desire,
A fire in my head I will wear the antlered crown.

Fires burning at midnight,
Across the world I hear my story being told,
Father and Son.
Chanting voices at midnight,
Are singing songs about the power that I hold,
The newborn Sun.


(Climb)
Beyond the world we see,
Where Spirit runs with bull and stallion,
Cross Earth and Sky and Sea,
The Mabon I shall be.

(Chorus)
By Earth and Water, Air and Fire,
With blood and spirit and desire,
A fire in my head I will wear the antlered crown.
And in the forest dance with me,
And in your heart you shall be free,
For I am you, and you shall find,
That you are me.

Shadows cast in the sunlight,
I see my children turn their eyes towards the sky,
Towards the Sun.
Dawn of life in the sulight,
Mithras, Osiris, Dionysis, Herne and Pan,
We all are one.

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from The Hills they are Hollow, released July 1, 2003

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Damh the Bard – is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality and love of folk tradition is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic tradition, his performances are both entertaining and educational, speaking directly to the heart, and never without a good splash of humour. ... more

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