Ancient Shadows

by Priscilla Hernandez

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This project that could be placed in the “ethereal gothic genre,” is a compilation of themes I’ve written on over the years. Some of them have been rescued from my childhood long before I ever dared to sing them. Some hidden in folders full of dust, others that have always been muttered shyly till I gave them a new shape. Songs portrayed as stories that highlight the dual nature of all things, the bitter and spellbinding dark side of fairy and ghost tales: haunted houses, faerie creatures, mourning willows, dreams and hypnagogic nightmares… A fantasy in the realms of twilight. It’s been a very intimate journey for me, an experience that allowed me to feel again “old passions”, “old fears”, “ancient shadows” casting over me their undeniable influence in shaping my being till I have become what I am. A journey within that now I’m longing to share with you… Use the player at the side to preview the songs and you'll find a link to purchase the album directly from me with no intermediates.

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released October 31, 2006

Priscilla Hernandez

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Priscilla Hernandez Barcelona, Spain

Ethereal gothic singer-songwriter and fantasy illustrator from Spain.
DISCOGRAPHY: Ancient Shadows (2006)
The Underliving (2011)
Official site: yidneth.com

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Track Name: I Steal the Leaves
I steal the leaves
But I'll bring them back in spring

I bring the daylight with my spells
That light will fade where my shadow dwells
My voice arises in this song
that brings a silence deeper than a tomb

And I could grant any wish you dream
for all the promises I shall not keep
this way we're linked in each other's chains
and thus the cycle runs again

I am the chaos that brings the order back
Rush every second and then stop the time
As dead and breathless as any newborn life
Can be both shapeless or graceful like swans are

I... I... I steal the leaves
But I'll bring them back in spring

And I could grant any wish you dream
For all the promises I shall not keep
This way we're linked in each other's chains
And thus the cycle runs again

I'm the open window. I am the closed door
When I say maybe. I state not anymore I am your courage/ I am your inner doubt
When I push forward I make you step back

I... I... steal the leaves
But I'll bring them back in spring
I steal the leaves
Track Name: Away
Memories fade
Oh I just try to scream
Noone may hear my cries
It's so quiet in here
But if my memories fade...
memories fade... away...

Away... Away...
won't you take my pain away?

Away... Away...
won't you take my pain away?

Oh if I try to scream
don't leave me aching here!
come to release me!

Oh if I try to scream
so loud you'd even hear
Oh if I try to scream away!

Tears I cannot save
when I fall into the silence
with its freezing voiceless songs
(whispering) lower than a sigh

Darling don't be afraid
of this dreadful scary darkness
it just tries to take your pain away

Away... away...
won't you take my pain away?

Away... Away... to forget
the grief that I once felt

Oh if I try to scream
don't leave me aching here!
come to release me!

Oh if I try to scream
so loud you'd even hear
Oh if I try to scream away!

I wish I were safe
back in my shell
out beyond the furthest end
far away