Beautiful folk song by John Pierce O’Reilly
Artist about the track:
The first song from an upcoming EP ‘Iffley Road’, iombhá was written after the loss of a loved one. I wrote the lyrics originally as a poem, writing from both my own perspective as well as that of the person themselves. While the lyrics do express feelings personal to me, they also leave space for listener empathy, and audiences have been able to relate the sentiments to their own experiences and feelings. The recording was made in the space of a few hours, and hopefully captures the warmth and immediacy I feel inherent to the song.
Over eyelids dark night fell And my lost voice stutters Because my tongue Is shattered To lie with my hands turned up And be utterly empty A peacefulness so big It dazes you Peace never seemed so tedious Never quite like this This revelation flutters When I stare and brood As I do often Fears, doubts, and even dreams Are lifted And I am all at sea At war I stride upon my star You may think that I have slipped Into apathy Into the blue