Path Into The Woods

from by Rosie Hodgson

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Inspired by the story of Tristan & Isolde, I first recorded this song with the London-Irish band Crossharbour.

lyrics

There's a path into the woods
That I have walked many times,
I creep to seek my lover in the dark,
And silently we meet
Underneath the pale moonlight,
I creep to seek some solace in his arms...

And though the storms are raging,
My heart needs no guide,
Though my vow I'm breaking,
My love I cannot deny.

And I cannot undo
That which done by God,
So for this life unto him I am bound,
But from his bed I'll slip
Slip out into the cold
For you, my love, I cannot be without...

And though the storms are raging,
My heart needs no guide,
Though my vow I'm breaking,
My love I cannot deny.

Diana turn your head,
Shine not upon these darkest hours,
So softly all upon the cold earth tread,
To go and lay me down
All within these starry bowers
And stronger grows my longing every step.

And you'll cry, "Sweet Isolde,
How can you live in the lie?
For you have broken my resolve
And my love I cannot deny."

Well last night I dreamed
Of a kingdom upon its knees
And you and I, my love, will bear the blame,
But let the kingdom fall
Let the walls crumble around me,
And my sweet sinner, give me my sin again.

But you'll cry, "Sweet Isolde,
How can you live in the lie?
For you have broken my resolve
And my love I cannot deny."

credits

from Rise Aurora, released December 1, 2016
Words & music by Rosie Hodgson.
Arranged by Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Piggott.

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Rosie Hodgson England, UK

Rosie is a folk singer/songwriter from Midhurst, West Sussex. Having grown up surrounded by traditional music, her voice possesses a naturalness and maturity, bringing "a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old". (Folk Radio UK)

Rosie is currently working with fiddle player Rowan Piggott.
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