The Lark at Heavens Gate

by Kenny Mitchell

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HARK, hark! the lark at heaven’s gate sings,
And Phœbus ’gins arise,
His steeds to water at those springs
On chaliced flowers that lies;
And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes;
With everything that pretty bin,
My lady sweet, arise;
Arise, arise!

William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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released February 2, 2016

Music by Kenny Mitchell
Lyrics and Vocal performance on Solar Eclipse by Paul Foy.
Lyrics, Vocal performance and Song Artwork on 'Something of You' by Nathan Jon Tillett
Album Cover Artwork by Nathan Jon Tillett
Recorded, engineered, and produced by Kenny Mitchell

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North East of England based Guitarist/Keyboard player.

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Track Name: Solar Eclipse Pt 1
We threw the ancient coins high, twisting
back upon themselves, scattering flies from fallen
festering leaves.

‘We will cut the Devil’s throat, we will cut it for a groat or
even a tuppeny bit’.

We, the Serpent’s copper,
Grubbing worms, our ritual of predation.

For hours we watched, the branches writhed o’erhead,
Transformed to shimmers, light and wind conspired,
No more nor less corporeal than shadowed
Tales we knew.

Then, with the shadowing of the sun
Came darkness, brimming, bringing fear to life,
Like ragged black crows’ voices in the brume.

And in the deepening black glowed Baily’s beads
Igniting raindrops, little pearls of fire
That singed our flesh and cleared our thoughts
For darkened learnings of discovery.


And in those woods we swallowed the horrid toad,
Becoming echoes of a boundless place.

The blade is long, the blade is thin, the blade
Could do most anything - if only blades
Felt obligation
But boys, once echoes
Of a time when sound was spectral substance,
Now only wisps caught in the roar of wind.


The Devil’s throat is bloodless, deepest black embraced.
We shivered, shadows forming deep in depthless shadows;
Our fear rose up, a pulse through trees, the vanished moon.
We watched as adults through our childish eyes
The ghostly beauty of forgotten day.
Track Name: Something of You
Found the old fire hearth, at the old place today
Cold ashes like snow, on the dreams of yesterday
Sat on the old stump, stared for a while
Something within me, ignited a smile

I still feel, feel something
Is it real, real or nothing ?
Can I heal, heal the suffering ?
I still feel something of you

Thought I saw something shining, through the old blackened stones
To have it I reached out, a strange heat warmed by bones
Faint glowing, the embers, took fuel from my breath
White light through the darkness, like new life from death

I still feel, feel something
Is it real, real or nothing ?
Can I heal, heal the suffering ?
I still feel something of you

Now the flames of that old fire, seemed to rage through the night
All the deadwood and drybrush, of my mind set alight
The smoke clears the skyline, I know that you’re gone
I found the old fire hearth, I found a new dawn

I still feel, feel something
Now it’s real, real as living
I can heal, heal the suffering
I still feel something of you
I still feel, feel something
Now it’s real, real as living
I can heal, heal the suffering
I still feel something of you