In The Wild Wood

by Trish Mo

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released December 10, 2014

Produced by Danielle Caruana at The Compound, Fremantle
Engineered by George Nikoloudis
Mastered by Guissepe Vizzone at Sound Sculptors
Music & lyrics by Trish Molloy, arranged by Danielle Caruana and Trish Molloy
Vocals, guitar, piano, melodica: Trish Molloy, drums: Theo Felice, Trumpet: Jimmy Murphy, wurly: Danielle Caruana, backing vocals: Monique La Fontaine & Danielle Caruana
Artwork Zach Barclay
Helped hugely by Arts Qld and profoundly generous friends

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Track Name: Red Dress
Mangroves waiting for the tide
coming in, coming in,
In the mist the Red Dress hides
waiting, waiting
Bringing love and darkness both,
calls it in, calls it in,
Waiting for her night’s betrothed
Rolls him in, rolls him in

And the Red Dress takes the night
Fills it with her perfumed tide,
Tender love songs of the dead
Bringing love sick men
to her drowning bed

He smells her sweet perfume
floating, floating
Hears her sweet and muddy tune
singing, singing
Sees the scarlet of her dress
drifting, drifting
Tastes her fiery tongue’s caress
drinks it in, drinks it in

She takes him to her breast
rocking sucking
As his earth life lays to rest
sleeping dreaming
And the tide will take them deep
stealing stealing
And his earthly soul will sleep
dreaming dreaming

To her bed of sea grass soft
lying laughing
She holds her dying man aloft
screaming weeping
Where he lies forevermore
crying sighing
Miles from the Mangrove shore
Dreaming, in her cold and tender law

And the Red Dress takes the night
Fills it with her perfumed tide
Poison fingers on his cheek
Drawing blood to make him weep
Icy kisses on his lips
She swings her savage barren hips
Tender love songs of the dead
Bringing love sick men
To her drowning bed.
Track Name: Marie
She left in the dead of night
When all but her heart was quiet
She left for the sea.
Her passage ticket in her pocket
Her mother’s picture in a locket
One more refugee.
Her family hungry and poor
Her country torn apart by war
She hid in the back of a smugglers van,
They drove for days to the coast
To meet the small leaky boat
They put their lives in the hands of fate
And faith would keep them afloat

O Marie! Marie!
Never again would she see, Marie,
Her home or her dear family, Marie
Her life would begin on the sea,
She gave all for the hope to be free.

It was the first time she’d seen the ocean
Her heart was taken by its motion
And the way that it rocked, and it sang, and it moaned,
When the tiny ship set sail, the other passengers began to wail
Goodbye! goodbye! goodbye! to my home...
But Marie could never look behind
The sea already took her heart and mind
On the sea she felt she was halfway home.
When the sky grew dark and violent
And the crew grew dark and silent
Marie let her mind sing and dance and be tossed by the foam,
She’d already found her way home...

O Marie! Marie!
Never before had she seen the sea,
Enchanted and drawn by its deep mystery
It was love at first sight
It already set her heart free
Like the stars free the night.

No matter how the rain and wind would blow
She never sheltered in the hold below
The other passengers left her alone.
Day and night she stayed on deck
Holding the locket round her neck
And whispering to the waves, to the foam.
So when pirates came one night
And the crew began to lose the fight
Lose the promise of a new life,
A new home
Marie felt her freedom saved
As she leapt laughing into the waves
Into the waves, waves
And sank like a stone
She’d found her way home
She was free

O Marie! Marie!
Enchanted and loved by the sea Marie,
It held her and let her be free, Marie,
It rocked her and rolled her to sleep
It gave her a home in the deep

O Marie! Marie!
Enchanted and loved by the sea, Marie
Drowned in its deep mystery, Marie
It was love at first sight
It set her heart free
Like the stars free the night
Track Name: Anya
Anya
He gets lost in her eyes
They’re pretty as a wing
They’re deep as a world
She makes him sing

She looks at him straight
And he’s gone gone gone
Already its too late
Already it feels wrong
And he knows he don’t belong

So he stands on her verandah
Waking up the town
Anya! sweet Anya
O won’t you come down?
But she’s barred her doors against him
She doesn’t understand
The fury of his love, this tormented man
This tender man

She burst into his world
Trailing the sun
She’s only a girl but he’s made her the one
And he just wants her to see him
See into his true heart
But she just turns away
And it’s tearing him apart

So our fading town awakes
To his anguished pleas
Anya my Anya
Your love could set me free
And though I’m nearly broken
For you I will be strong
And if you can’t accept my love
Then please accept my songs

And he sings on her verandah
Waking up the town
Anya! sweet Anya
O won’t you come down
But she’s barred her doors against him
She doesn’t understand
The fury of his love
This tormented man
this good man