Serenity

by Paul Fogarty

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I wrote this song back in 2001. Been working on it off and on til now, 2017. The song is called "Serenity" - that's the name I gave the person for whom the song was written. It ain't her real name, but it fit like a glove to the mood, the vibe, and what I was trying to say. So it's a play on words, the name, but it's a song about surviving ritual abuse as a little kid.

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Well she never knew serenity
she never knew no other world
than closed chaotic tokens
like secrets all unspoken
where loving gestures and warm embraces
darkened the smiles of loving faces

pray, don’t stay, steal your soul away
from those hearts of clay baby seize your day
steal your soul away, serenity

And though time is never wasted
better to at least have tasted
moments full of thoughtfulness
than to take rank with the dead caress
of eyes that aim to burn through you
and faces that will turn against you

Pray, don’t stay, steal your soul away
from those hearts of clay baby seize your day
steal your soul away… Serenity

Well she lifted wings, serenity
she came to know her one true love
that filled her empty crying
like the secrets of the dying
so their mirrored minds were one
united not to be undone

Pray, don’t stay, steal your soul away
from those hearts of clay baby seize your day
steal your soul away… Serenity

Well she found her love, serenity
she found her dreaming prince of ages
was longing for eternity
to see her face among all faces
so their mirrored minds were one
united not to be undone

pray, don’t stay, steal your soul away
from those hearts of clay baby seize your day
steal your soul away, serenity

credits

released July 3, 2017
Written, composed and arranged by Paul Fogarty.
Song lyrics and melody by Paul Fogarty.
Vocals by Paul Fogarty.
Piano by Paul Fogarty.
Produced by Paul Fogarty

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Paul Fogarty Waldenbuch, Germany

Born and raised in the Australian bush Paul Fogarty had plenty of time to kick his creative engines into overdrive.
"You could go weeks without anything happening at all," he says.
Fogarty made up for the emptiness with a creative drive that has produced more than 1000 songs. He plays lap slide, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica and plays live concerts in Australia and Europe.
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