1. Silent Siren

From the recording A Child's Bestiary


Silent Siren IV. Dissolving into sea foam She floats among the waves The storm rolls on, the sea grows calm Her memory fades away III. The pain of slicing knives Separates her flesh The dance leads on, she hides her frown Each step to please her prince II. To a witch she sells her voice Her siren, clarion call All for the love of an unknown man And half his worthless soul I. Her first trip to the surface She saves a drowning prince He never knew of his protector Never caught her name There’s a moral to this tale A lesson to be learned Don’t trade your voice for anything Own it, don’t silence your song