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A mermaid falls in love with a man and allows herself to become human in the hopes of gaining his affection. After sacrificing her form, her voice, and living in agony, she is given the choice to kill him when she fails, and to return to her life in the sea.

Story’s country of origin – Denmark

Based on the tale “The Littlest Mermaid,” by Hans Christian Andersen.

lyrics

Verse 1
Underneath and below
And caught in the undertow
Water-weighed
My seaweed hair long
My voice like a siren song
Underplayed

Lift
Trade it in for a chance
At a doomed romance
My soul for a dance on the shore

Chorus
Take me, I’ve laid it all out at your feet
And sold who I was for this moment
I am walking on the points of swords
Wrapped in a silent heat
It’s too late to retreat from the wave line
Far from home, on my own
I am seafoam

Verse 2
Look in my eyes
I am living this pretty lie
Masquerading
Thinking you would see through it
And know that I knew it
Mutely fading

Bridge
Sister, your salvation is at hand
Spill out his blood on the sand
Leave him to die and recover your life
Look, we have brought you the knife

Chorus
Leave me, I’ve laid it all out at his feet
And lost who I was for this moment
I am walking on the points of swords
Wrapped in a silken sheet
It’s too late to retreat from the wave line
I will throw myself out beyond the wave line
My sisters, won’t you go on home
Leave me alone
I am seafoam
Oh, I am seafoam

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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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