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Lyr Req/Add: Octavius (Linda Kelly)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Octavius
Date: 11 May 06 - 01:24 PM

This one is on hissyfit's fish out of water. Anyone have the lyrics?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Octavius
From: nutty
Date: 11 May 06 - 01:26 PM

Just PM Linda Kelly or Pistachio(Hissyfit), I'm sure they would oblige.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Octavius
Date: 11 May 06 - 02:02 PM

Found it:

By Linda Kelly

Soft eerie light on the water
Silent she rolls with the ocean beneath her
Columns of ice rise above her
Slowly the cold cloak of winter descends

I am no match for you

Moonlight has captured her beauty
Pale silhouette in the blandness beyond her
Swanlike in elegant motion
One fleeting moment and then she is gone.


Forced by the passage of time and degree
Locked in a prison of death ice and sea
Statues of frozen flesh, blood withered bones
Death came to those who were so far from home

Soft eerie light on the water
Square sailed a breathless wind often becalmed her
Floating her haunted path eastwards
Too late her journey would not take her home


Caught in the grip of the icestorm
Lifelike a flickering candle was over
Slowly our breath fading from us
Caught with the dying words left in our eyes

Chorus (was)

Steer us beyond that which we have to fear.
Keep us in memory of those we hold dear.
Onward Octavius drifts into night
Dwarfed by cathedrals of glistening light.

Soft eerie light on the ocean
Gleaming the Arctic stars shine high above us.
Onward our dead souls are drifting
Caught in a journey of time and degree

Chorus (was)

Soft eerie light on the water
Thirteen long years that it took to discover
Crew frozen fast in an ice strom.
Caught in the journey of time and degree

A true story. Octavius was the first ship to pass throught he Northwest Passage – unknowingly. The crew froze to death in the icy waters of Newfoundland and the ship drifted for thirteen years before it was discovered.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Octavius
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 11 May 06 - 04:12 PM

some background-my husband was looking in the Daily Express newspaper, which has a kind of "Does anyone know the answer to this ?"sort of column-to which someone had posed the question -What was the first ship to sail through the North West Passage? -and the story of the Octavius unfolded. Our Website is under reconstruction-at which pont all lyrics will become available -including a bunch of new songs which we have yet to record.

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