„Labyrinth Song“

Performed by Asaf Avidan
From the album “Gold Shadow”
Polydor / Universal Music 2015

Evening rises darkness threatens to engulf us all
But there’s moon above its shining and I think I hear a call
It’s just a whisper through the trees my ears can hardly make it out
But I can hear it in my heart vibrating strong as if she shouts
Oh Ariadne I am coming I just need to work this maze inside my head
I came here like you asked I killed the beast that part of me is dead
Oh Ariadne I am coming I just need to work this maze inside my head
If only I have listened to you when you offered me that thread
Everything is quiet and I am not exactly sure if it really was your voice I heard
Or maybe it is a door that’s closing up some hero’s back on his track to be a man
Can it be that all us heroes have a path but not a plan?
Oh Ariadne I am coming I just need to work this maze inside my mind
I wish I had that string it’s so damn dark I think I’m going blind
Oh Ariadne I am coming I just need to work this maze inside my mind
For the life of me I don’t remember what I came to find
Now tell me princess are you strolling through your secret grove?
And is the moon still shining? You’re the only thing I’m thinking of
The sword you gave me it was heavy I just had to lay it down
It’s funny how defenceless I can feel here when there’s nobody around
Oh Ariadne I am coming I just need to work this maze inside my heart
I was blind. I thought you’d bind me but you offered me a chart
Oh Ariadne I am coming I just need to work this maze inside my heart
If I’d known that you could guide me I’d have listened from the start
Somewhere there up there midnight strikes I think I hear the fall
Of little drops of water magnified against the barren wall
It’s more a feeling than a substance but there’s nobody around
And when I’m in here all alone it’s just enough to let me drown
Oh Ariadne I was coming but I failed you in this labyrinth of my past
Oh Ariadne let me sing you and we’ll make each other last1

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