The Tears Of Isis

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When Isis cried, her tears formed the river Nile. So much of our culture started in Egypt and came from that great river. This is a song for our ancestors.

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The Tears Of Isis
(Ray Cooper)

Like the drawings, the drawings of dreams
So incomplete, like the unseen
I dreamed a dream, I thought we had spoken
You smiled so sadly, that was enough
Never nearer, than the shadow,
Maybe that's all, we need to know

I'd like to meet all my mothers and fathers
All the way back through the shadows of time
I'd like to tell them, tell them they did so well
Just to survive, and I will survive

And all the tears of Isis
All the waters of the Nile
They bring me their blessings
I am their orphan child

I went down, down to the river
I felt the waters touch my skin
I let my fingers break the tension
Between the seen and the unseen
Never nearer than the shadow,
Maybe that's all......

And I carry, carry that river
I feel it flowing in my veins
And I'm riding, riding these rapids
And I don't know where it will end

And all the tears of Isis
All the waters of the Nile
Bring me bring me their blessings
I am their orphan child

Never nearer than the shadows
Maybe that's all that is revealed
Like finding the source of a great river
Is just a muddy field

I'll raise a stone in bonny Scotland
I'll splash whiskey on the ground
I'd like to do my very best for you
And never let you down
But I'm never nearer than the shadow

But all the tears of Isis
All the waters of the Nile
They bring me bring me their blessings
I am their orphan child

Never nearer than the shadows
Maybe that's all that is revealed
Like finding the source of a great river
Is just a muddy field

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from Palace of Tears, released August 29, 2014

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Ray Cooper UK

Ray Cooper is a singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist currently residing in the depths of Sweden where he moved in 2000. He left Oysterband in 2013 after a year in which they picked up 3 BBC2 Folk Awards and appeared live on the "Later..with Jools Holland' show. Since then he has carved out a successful solo career. ... more

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