Children of the Sea

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Children of the Sea

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A ship to shore, a girl a boy,
fastened golden pins of the sea.
Of fear, of rain, a tongue betrays,
wash your sins away and face the day.

 

All you children of the sea,
one single heart does beat
your chains will fall away.
Darkness grows when you’re alone,
but your mother lies below
she’ll lift you up electric blue and green.

 

Of men, of rage, a girl betrayed,
once a garden raised falls below.
One heart, one hand, will lift the land,
a crumbling tower falls into the sea.

 

All you children of the sea,
one single heart does beat
your chains will fall away.
Darkness grows when you’re alone,
but your mother lies below
she’ll lift you up electric blue and green.

Children from the Sea - French Folktale
Servants carried Marin, tied hand and foot and with a stone around his neck, to the top of the cliff. From there they hurled him into the sea. He ended up, he never knew how, in a wave-washed cave. There he hid, living off shellfish and grasses. One day as he sat sadly dreaming deep within the cave, the sea suddenly churned before him. Up rose a girl, who ventured as far as the sand of his cave. She could come no closer because a chain of rippling gold held her back by the ankle. Marin recognized his sister, Marinette. They kissed, both trembling, half laughing and half crying. To be twins means a lot, and they felt the bond so strongly. "You see," said she, "our godmother, the sea fairy, caught me and saved me from the sea waters. But I have to live with her in her sea castle. Today I've only a quarter of an hour to be with you. Tomorrow I'll have a half-hour, and perhaps I'll tell you how you can free me. The day after tomorrow I'll have an hour. But if you don't free me that day, I'll have to go back forever to the castle in the sea."