Heart of Sand

from by Fear of the Forest

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    In a four-panel 'digipack' eco-card case, with intriguing original artwork by Carol Arnold, moody and mysterious photography by Scott Brimley.

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Once you could see the fires burn
As blackened stones can testify
I knew that I would not return
Misshapen, false, infantilised

Win or lose
Win or die
See it shine
A pitiless sun on a pitiless land
I survived
Where all gods die
But now I find
I've buried my heart in a heart of sand

Now all the stones they will stay dead
Whether the stars are green or red


from Fairy Tale Ending, released November 21, 2016
Kate Arnold - hammered dulcimer, vocals
Jonathan Clayton - cello
Chris Cornetto - cajon, trumpet
Matt Dolphin - vocals
Elizabeth Nott - hand drum, percussion
Mark Stefanicki - hurdy gurdy

Written by Kate Arnold



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Fear of the Forest London, UK

Fear of the Forest is a unique project combining folk, classical, medieval and Middle Eastern influences with intriguing lyrical content. Fronted by Kate Arnold on vocals, hammered dulcimer and violin, the band’s sound has been described as ‘punk baroque’ and combines a strong percussive element (two Iranian dafs/frame drums!) with unusual time signatures and modal elements. ... more

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