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The scientist looks deep into herself and sees the darkness growing. Deep as the earth beneath her feet. She has dug deep many times, searching for answers. She knows how to dig. So she sees the darkness in her bones and she keeps digging, working it out, thinking it through. The Butcher lost his love and the darkness got in but his bones kept on shining. And there really is more to life than just the island.

She thinks of the star-gazer and knows that she loves him. She loves him so she will be the light so instead of digging she starts to climb, scaling the outside of the lighthouse. Powered on by the same impossible love that keeps the bones shining their warning, she too becomes the light. Reaching the top of the lighthouse she stares up into the sky and sees these wonders that the star-gazer always talked about. She sees their light shining and knows beyond any doubt that of course there is more to life than this stupid island, this foolish world.

She reaches out embracing the broken lamp, realigning it to the light of the stars and to the light that she has become and now the lighthouse is filled with light and so too now everywhere is illuminated - the island, the ocean and the desert where the star-gazer lies broken.

Without knowing how, she takes to the air and flies to him between his stars, across his galaxies to his side where together they take to the air and he is saved.

Because of course there is more to life and of course there is light.
Because this is the universe and you are not alone.

lyrics

I have dug down so much deeper than these chitterling bones
I have known a darkness blacker than I hope you ever know
I have felt the breath of death on the nape of my neck I know my name, I know my name

I am not like him he is a star gazing dreamer a true born believer in the goodness of the soul
Maybe that is why I love him so, I love him so, I love him so

I feel the darkness rising, I will bring the light
I see the black horizon, I will bring the light
I'll be the silver lining, I will bring the light and I will find you

I will rise I will fly on these galaxies I will find you and bring you back home
I will rise I will fly on these galaxies
This is the universe and you are not alone

I understand this darkness in the bones of the butcher and I understand that same darkness in my own
I understand how any man might fall but I am not any man at all, I am not any man at all

O feel the darkness rising...

I am lost in the desert and the stars have died tricked by the devil with a butcher's knife
I have given up on hope I will give up on life I know my fate, I know my fate

I see the darkness rising...

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from The Butcher, released May 27, 2016
Esther Dee and Jamie Lawson

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paul mosley London, UK

After an exceptional reception to Paul Mosley’s last album and debut for Folkwit Records, Paul has taken his creativity up another notch after tending lovingly to ‘The Butcher’ – his folk opera over the past two years, to reveal what is in fact his seventh solo record. ... more

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