Eleven Feathered Sons

from The Wanderlings Volume One by Leslie Hudson

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The sister of eleven brothers-turned-swans takes a vow of silence while she works to free them from their stepmother’s curse. Enduring the sting of nettles, the accusation of witchcraft, and the sentence of execution, she risks her life and love to save them.

Story’s country of origin – Denmark

Based on the tale “The Wild Swans,” by Hans Christian Andersen.

lyrics

Verse 1
To be born into light
To be raised for a fight
To be stained like a blight
On a rose
To be out in the wood
To pretend that I could
To believe that I should
Follow this road

Lift
Oh, please, are you hearing my pleas?
Help me, please

Chorus
Brothers, I am coming
Will you call me on?
What are you becoming every dawn?
Mother, you have cursed them
Eleven feathered sons
Beneath the shadow of their wingspans
I will run

Verse 2
To be found on the sand
To be given a plan
To be crushed in my hands
As they burn
To be silent and strong
To be jeered by the throng
To be caged for my song
Like a bird

Lift
Oh, please, are you hearing my pleas?
Help me, please

Chorus
Brothers, I am coming
Will you call me on?
What are you becoming every dawn?
Mother, you have cursed them
Eleven feathered sons
Beneath the shadow of their wingspans
I will run

Bridge
Witch, they cry, my work lament
Now my strength is all but spent
Tens of limbs with one wing bent
Save me, I am innocent

Lift (x2)
Oh, please, are you hearing my pleas?
Help me, please
Oh, please, are you hearing my pleas?
Help me, please

Chorus
Brothers, I am coming
Will you call me on?
What are you becoming every dawn?
Mother, you have cursed them
Eleven feathered sons
Beneath the shadow of their wingspans
I will run, I will run

Outro
I will run
I will run, oh
Mother, you have cursed them
Eleven feathered sons
But the shadow of their wingspans
Came undone

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from The Wanderlings Volume One, released April 16, 2015

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Leslie Hudson Stratford, Ontario

Leslie Hudson is a Canadian singer songwriter and pianist. Her albums range from storytelling styles to bluesy bar rock to dialed-up, full-band homages to pop culture. With lyrical piano skills and a voice that cuts through the crowd, her songs dive deep into archetype and folklore, modernizing ancient voices as she shines a spotlight on the shadowy paths we walk through life, myth and media. ... more

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