Terreiro do Paço

by Kiran Leonard

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released 20 December 2014

All songs by Kiran Leonard except track 2 by Washington Phillips (1880-1954).

Tracks 1 + 5 recorded at SSH studios, Manchester, 13.12.14 by Nick, Evan, and Siôn. With thanks to them, Amy, Tory, Laurie, Joshua, Freya, Cameron, Samuel, Benedict, Nina, Andrew, Mary, Will, Helene, Simon, Mum, Dad.

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Track Name: Kindlier Hearts or a Dearer Ground
the silhouette of bin bags in a still room
out walking ‘cross the windrows, cause i’m leaving home soon
and i’m trying to make the most of them
these hills trace a history
but a home can’t be sustained
as we all get older, and perspectives change
though hearts remain the same

*

the sky bears no features and is dark blue
sat in an irish pub, i am drinking with you
and i’m still getting used to that
we talk about astral weeks;
i’m no fan of it, but you say that it’s
good at setting the mood with
a member of the opposite sex

this digression discomforts me
and skews the illusion of your neutrality
you’re not supposed to feel those things!
to admit that you’re human too
recalling the personal,
sat in a dimly lit room, not all-
knowing, but in love and vulnerable

*

during long car journeys on winter nights
talking about work days makes me realise
our distinctions are blurring
and sometimes you’re as lost as me
dozen chapters further into the same
manual, but no nearer the end
and that’s somewhat comforting

you used to say:
"don't worry about growing up and not knowing what to do
cause i’m unsure myself which path to take for when i grow up too"
i thought you were just being funny
and it was just a joke to make me feel better
cause i thought you had an answer
for every problem that there was, but now i
know you were telling the truth

*

time’ll move further on, but we won’t notice
perhaps we’ll reconvene every solstice
back to that shuddering landscape
and maybe we’ll all go out walking;
through a ten-force gale a lark will start to sing
on certain fingers there may sit a ring
we’ll go and look out towards the horizon
and we'll see different things
Track Name: A Mother's Last Words to Her Son
i never can forget the day
when my dear mother did sweetly say:
"you are leaving, my darling boy,
you always have been your mother's joy

now as you leave for this world to roam
you may not be able to get back home
but remember jesus, who lives on high
he's watching over you, with a mighty eye

the world is so full of sin and woe
and pain and sorrow everywhere you go
but remember jesus, who's everywhere
you get in trouble now, he'll meet you there"

and i think of my mother dear
and all the times she tried to steer
my wandering mind, gone astray
by saying: "son, accept the way"