Waters wide

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‘Excellent’ - Gideon Coe, BBC 6 Music, ‘Wonderful’ - Peter Culshaw, The Arts Desk.
'Waters wide' is the debut album from Koral Society encompassing geographic pop-folk songs of desire, love, loss and joy.
Caroline Trettine’s guitar-based songs are transformed by the virtuosic Mosi Conde on kora and Alison Rayner on double bass into fine, vibrant melodic textures and intricate rhythms. They are all experts in their musical fields, coming together to create original world class culturally blended world folk music.

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released May 8, 2017

Koral Society are: Caroline Trettine, Mosi Conde, Alison Rayner
Produced by Felix Macintosh

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Caroline Trettine’s guitar-based songs are transformed by the virtuousic Mosi Conde on kora and Alison Rayner on double bass into fine, vibrant melodic textures and intricate rhythms. They are all experts in their musical fields, coming together to create original world class culturally blended world folk music. ... more

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Track Name: Heaven and earth
Should we love
make heaven earth
draw the sun from its quiet berth?

And if we love
turn earth to fire
would it make hell of heaven's desire?

And is desire worth burning for
catching light at the earth's core?

Yes let heaven come to earth
and roll the sun to its gold hearth!
Track Name: Hope
Hope takes me up
when I'm down
she gives me wings
so by her side I ride the currents of my life.

Lying on the fruit of her breast
if I could always feel the soft and swell
always awake in a sweet unrest
lying still so I can hear her breath
I'd live forever or fall to my death.

If I fall prey to her ascent
hope gentle and heaven and sent
in the perpetual movement of her dreams
I am content
I am in my element.

Lying on the fruit of her breast
if I could always feel the soft and swell
always awake in a sweet unrest
lying still so I can hear her breath
I'd live forever or fall to my death.
Track Name: I keep the faith
This is what I know
I keep the faith in the darkness of the early morning
and dawn won't be a warning
it's always an awakening.

I keep the faith
even though I have been laid low
I fall down, I get up, I grow.

I see beauty in the world
I see beauty in you
I know that all that glisters isn't gold
I know betrayal cuts with a scalpel
I know how to wear a villain's smile.

I keep the faith
I fall down, I get up, I grow
And I love and I trust and care
I don't wear the mask of caring
I hold betrayal and caring
And I grow, I grow
I grow.

I keep the faith
I keep the faith
I keep the faith
I keep the faith.

This is what I know
This is what i know
Track Name: In your arms
In your arms I'm innocent
safe from harm
in your arms I'm your child
you're my home.

In your arms I lay
and I'll stay
all is calm
the world falls away
when I'm in your arms.

In your arms I'm not alone
I've done no wrong
in your arms I'm your child
you're my home

In your arms I lay
and I'll stay
safe from harm
the world falls away
when I'm in your arms.

In your arms
in your arms
in your arms
in your arms.
Track Name: Sing down the moon
Thresholds I have known
some invite you like a crown
or a queen or the moon...
don't lose the art of going home.

How to cross a bridge
and get to the other side
walk calmly you're always alone
above the sweet waters wide.

In love's open window
the green willow sways with the tide
if I sing soft and mellow
could I sing down the moon.

My heart floats up like a balloon
I take comfort from the lonely night stars
accompanied by faithful guitar
could I song down the moon?

Don't shine on me as if I'm your clown
I think you're my fortune
If I can sing a queen a tune
I can sing down the moon.
Track Name: Sleep with me
Sleep with me
put love to bed
set my heart at rest
let my lips be kissed.

Sleep with me
my heart's awake
let our hands entwine
put your mouth to mine

and let's dream
a sleepless dream.

Sleep with me
before it's all too much
and my heart bursts
let our lips touch.

Sleep with me
let torment sleep
and let us kiss
sweet kisses deep

and let's dream
a sleepless dream.

Sleep with me
put love to bed
set my heart at rest
and let my lips be kissed.

Sleep with me
my heart's awake
let our hands entwine
put your mouth to mine...
Track Name: Rainbow
In the centre of the rainbow
in the yellow with the blue
in the sun in the raindrops
life is true.

In the glow of the rainbow
in the tints of the clue
in the joy and the sorrow
life is true.

In the arc of the rainbow
the colours are one
in the choir of the colours
in the universal song.

In the light of the rainbow
in the variegated hue
in the shadow of the light-flow
life is true

L'arc en ciel
c'est beau
je t'aime

In the rain in the sunshine
in the morning dew
in the green of the rainbow
I love you.

L'arc en ciel
c'est beau
je t'aime
La vie est belle.

L'arc en ciel
entre le soleil et les larmes
l'arc do nos bras
de nos coeurs
de nos espoirs
comme un berceau d'amour.

l'arc en ciel
c'est beau
je t'aime
la vie est belle.
Track Name: Leaving
So love has left you
high and dry
left you bitter
with the lie
left you cold
too cold to cry
left you
high and dry

So now you're leaving
no goodbyes
with her quiet ghost
to exorcise
you going to walk
from sunset to sunrise
you're leaving no goodbyes.
Track Name: Beside you
Beside you, by your side
I have nowhere to hide
Beside you, too close to see
my body tells me.

Beside you, I can't touch
I love you too much
Beside you, I'm gone astray
my heart a runaway.
Far away, far away
if I could stay
beside you.

Beside you
Beside you

Love moves me
Love takes me
Love binds me
Love breaks me

Beside you.
Track Name: The Water's wide
There is a sea I can’t get over
Neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat which carries two
And both shall row, my love and I.

Down in the meadows the other day
Gathering flowers both fine and gay
Gathering flowers red and blue
I little thought what love can do.

I put my hand into a soft bush
Thinking the sweetest flower to find
I pricked my fingers to the bone
And left the sweetest flower alone.

I lent my back against an oak
Thinking it was a trusty tree
First it bended then it broke
And so did my false love to me.

There is a ship and it sails the sea
Loaded deep as deep can be
But not deep as love I’m in
I know not if I sink or swim
(repeated)

Love is fine and love is fair
And love’s a jewel when it is new
But when it’s old it growth cold
And fades away like morning dew.

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