The Round Soul of the World

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Written and produced by Laura Hyland
Performed and recorded live by Clang Sayne: L Hyland (vox, guitar), Judith Ring (vox, cello), Carolyn Goodwin (bass clarinet, vox), Matthew Jacobson (drums,vox).
Recorded by Leslie Keye, Arad Studios,Dublin

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released March 23, 2016

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Clang Sayne Ireland

Laura Hyland's group, Clang Sayne has been described as "exhilarating in its refusal to confirm" (The Wire), and "showing an uncatagorisable approach to songcraft" (Tokafi).

Featuring Laura Hyland: composition/voice/guitar, Judith Ring: voice/cello, Matthew Jacobson: drums/voice, Carolyn Goodwin: bass clarinet/voice.

Their new LP, 'The Round Soul of the World' is due for release in March'17.
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Track Name: Curse you mocking moon
Curse you, mocking moon
It's not as though you ever cared
or dared to do a thing
but sit upon your perch and watch
and while away the night time with your
guileless gormless grin

Mocking moon

Waning to the quick
waxing full and waxing new and waxing ever fatter
while the whole world boos and claps
at these fools that you have trapped
and at your hoax to coax the mad ones from their heads
and lure lovers to their beds.
And to sooth the swooning dreamers
sinking in your lonely hue

Mocking moon

Curse you, mocking moon
long ago I fell in love with you
and the way you called the swelling seasalt tide
and swelled my blood to teaming life
and made the months and lit the crooked wayward path
for burning souls with borrowed light.
And the way you loved the night

Curse you mocking moon
we made a deal and I believed in you
but oh your night it is so dark and cold
and I can't see two feet in front of me
nor tell wood from towering tree
nor ditch from darkened road,
mocking moon, light the way and see me home

Curse you mocking moon
where are you now that I need you
hiding out behind some cloud
and what am I to do but sit and wait
and shake my fists at the dark vault of the sky
and curse the day I was beguiled
by the craters of your eyes.
And when you show your face I'll do
as wolves and loons and godforsaken creatures do
and howl at you


© Laura Hyland 2010
Track Name: The round soul of the world
The Round Soul of the World

You are round - perfectly so.
And I am full of indentations, inconsistent.

But who knows -
maybe we too are spherical from a distance.

And I will give you this:
my will, my word, these hands.

And I ask in return:
a roof above my head, my keep,

and love to warm my palms,
that I might roll between them
the round soul of the world.

© Laura Hyland
Track Name: Curse you mocking moon
Curse you, Mocking Moon

Curse you mocking moon
It's not as though you ever cared or dared to do a thing
but sit upon your perch and watch
and while away the night time with your guileless, gormless grin

Waning to the quick.
Waxing full and waxing new
and waxing ever fatter,
while the whole world boos and claps
at these fools that you have trapped,
and at your hoax to coax the mad ones from their heads,
and lure lovers to their beds,
and to sooth the swooning dreamers
sinking in your lonely hue.
Mocking moon

Curse you mocking moon.
Long ago I fell in love with you
and the way you called the swelling seasalt tide,
and swelled my blood to teeming life,
and made the months,
and lit the crooked wayward path
for burning souls with borrowed light,
and the way you loved the night.

Curse you mocking moon
we made a deal and I believed in you
but oh, your night it is so dark and cold
and I can't see two feet in front of me,
nor tell wood from towering tree,
nor ditch from darkened road,
mocking moon, light the way and see me home.

Curse you mocking moon
Where are you now that I need you -
hiding out behind some rotten cloud
and what am I to do but
shake my fists at the dark vault of the sky,
and curse the day I was beguiled
by the craters of your eyes,
and when you show your face I'll do
as wolves and loons and godforsaken creatures do
and howl at you.

© Laura Hyland 2010