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One Salt Sea
lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2011

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     Dm                             Gm
The Hollow Hill's a stew it seems; cats have manned the walls;
 C                              Dm     C        Dm
Bogies cling to ceiling beams; pixies roam the halls
 Dm                           Gm                 C
Quarter-bloods don't shiver; Changelings mingle free
   C                            F   Am   Dm
As every rushing river runs to one salt sea

    Dm                         Gm             Dm
   Blood to blood is calling, salt and water flow
    Dm    C       Dm      C       Gm             Am
   Closer to the sea, as farther back in time we go.
    Dm                          Gm                 Dm
   Blood for blood is calling; tears more tears decree,
      C                            F   Am  Dm
   As every rushing river runs to one salt sea.


The past in all its starkness―the traces lay it plain:
Children trapped in darkness, boxes full of pain,
A single silver sliver; they paint the scene for me--
As every rushing river runs to one salt sea

The kingdoms gird for slaughter; this won't be done in play.
Lives are spilled like water in war among the fae.
All eagerness, they quiver, deaf to wisdom's plea,
As every rushing river runs to one salt sea

Two, the ocean races, that of one blood remain;
A single skin encases the slayer and the slain.
But blood will blood deliver, though later comes the fee,
As every rushing river runs to one salt sea