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Rosemary, Rosemary give me a sign
I won't pretend, haven't the time
If songs were like wishes, then would you be mine
I have a song for you

Rosemary, Rosemary fragrant and fine
Giants and jackdaws discuss the Divine
Sweet pea, Nasturtium and Ivy entwined
Hallowed and held so dear

All the ways I have wasted my time
Nothing is wasted on you
All of the days I spent wasting my life
I've saved these days just for you

Look away, look away, to another land
Where the sunlight spills over your hair
Look away, look away to a mother's land
Graves and holy wells rest with a prayer

Rosemary, Rosemary,
Rain's coming down, better come in, don't make a sound
Someone is sleeping so deep in the ground
Nobody's left to see

Magpies, wood pigeons and rooks congregate,
Filling the trees overhead
Apples grow ripe, then they fall to the ground
Feeding the living and dead

Look away, look away, to another world
Close your eyes as it comes into view
Down the road, through the hedge, cross the open field
There's a dream that I'm dreaming with you

Rosemary, Rosemary
Open your eyes, look to the hills
Your help will come
Blackberries bursting so sweet on the vine
This life is sweet to me

And of all the places I've spent all my time
I'm never that far from you
And all of the time I have had on my hands
There’s always more left to do

Look away, look away, to another land
Where the storm rises up from the sea
In a way, it is strange, in a foreign land
Loneliness is a comfort to me


from Where The Whales Go To Die, released April 28, 2015
lyrics and music by Marjie Preston



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Tacky Little Hatshop

Tacky Little Hatshop fuses manic keyboard, acoustic guitar, and jungle drums to create a strange yet comforting blend of space folk (think Feist meets Tom Waits).

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