song: the way to lindisfarne

Uncertain of the future we make our way to Lindisfarne
Where the sea conceals the road and the way becomes a mystery
pilgrims on a journey we have come to find our history
in our dereliction, in the ruins of all our wrongs
paying homage to our losses, the reason we have come

Will you meet me on the island, the island Lindisfarne
You will find me in the ruins where the arches frame the sky
laying bare the naked skeleton  of what could not survive
It’s there among the fallen, we‘ll undress what we’ve become
retrieving all we should’ve saved, and all we left undone

If you meet me on the island, the island Lindisfarne
We could start at the beginning as if we still had time
as if we could recover what was never yours or mine
You’ll undo all your longing and I’ll empty myself of you
Then we’ll return to lives unshadowed by the love we chose to lose

And once we’ve left the island, when we’re far from Lindisfarne
we’ll pretend this was a dream and that we always knew
you’ll never have me in this lifetime and I must burn each thought of you
it’s just the last thing I remember, where the sea draws over stone
There were still two travellers waiting for the sea to free the road

They are the ghosts of our surrender to another history
and they will take the road not taken, the road we couldn’t see.

acknowledgements:  Robert Frost & dear friends MG and CG who took me there

8 thoughts on “song: the way to lindisfarne

  1. Pingback: Song by Nina Nakamura: The Way to Lindisfarne | beijas

  2. I see that I can download your songs here…Do you have an album where I can get the whole lot all at once? Not that I’m unwilling to download these, but so you can perhaps receive compensation for your gift? Two is just not enough…


    • Hey… I’m not sure what name to use with you… may I call you beijas? Is that spanish or portuguese? I’ve only recently come out of musical hibernation and so…. sadly I don’t have a CD … unless I MAKE a homemade one I guess…and I only have 3 new songs of my own out although if you go through to the soundcloud site I’ve also uploaded some covers. And I know it’s a mission to download the songs as some of them are in .wav format so the sound quality is reasonable but they’re HUGE as opposed to mp3 format which is much smaller. I’m so thrilled you like my songs though! Thank you!


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