The Selkie

from by Damh the Bard


The story of a man who feels trapped by his life, and yearns to see freedom and love walking towards him through the waves.


The Selkie
(Damh the Bard)

Watch the ocean rolling in,
Moonlight tripping off the waves,
Along the bays.
Like a mirror between the worlds,
I catch the reflection of a star,
But it slips through my fingers.
Then out from the water,
From out of the waves,
Two eyes are looking at me.

(Chorus 1)
Oh, I want to go to the sea again,
Oh, where the Selkies dance and I don't feel alone.
Oh, I want to go to the sea again.

Water dripping from flowing hair,
White horses gallop upon the shore,
Then canter once more,
Leave your skin upon the beach,
Free your mind and dance with me.
Within the sea.
I turn back to look at the places I know,
But my Selkie Woman calls to me,
And I go.

So I run into the waves,
where my Selkie is waiting for me,
And together we swim.
She takes me into her world,
Where I am her King and she is my Queen,
I have always lived here.
What could awake me from out of this sleep,
Could that be the dawning Sun?
No, No!

(Chorus 2)
Oh, I want to go to the sea again,
Oh, where the Selkies dance and I don't feel alone.
Tonight I'll go down to the sea again.


from Herne's Apprentice, released February 1, 2002


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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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