From the recording In the Earth's Fading Light

Kristina Stykos: vocal, piano and guitar
Susannah Blachly: fiddle

Produced by Kristina Stykos.
Recorded by Kristina Stykos at Pepperbox Studio, Chelsea VT except for Karen Almquist’s track recorded at Red Rooster Studio, Berkeley CA, and Bela Flecks tracks recorded on the road.
Edited, mixed and mastered by Corin Nelsen at Imaginary Road Studios, Windham County VT.


In the Earth's Fading Light
(c) 2005 Kristina Stykos/BMI/Horse Thief Publishing

It’s a matter of life
In the beak of a dove
It’s a fountain of stars
Releasing their love
In the cascading light, I see you

Through the sleet and the ice
My way is revealed
Like a terrible vast
And mine-laden field
I will fight for my soul and I will be healed

Many nights there’s a glow
But I cannot read
If only my heart
Could bring what I need
From this window so high, carry me

It’s a moment of choice
There will be no command
Just silver and gold
Or dirt in our hands
Like a fledgling must fly, so must I

You have given me clues
Precluding my fall
I am given to fear
But you are my all
In the earth’s fading light, hear you my call

Fly, fly fair Pleiades
Place your kiss upon my brow, take me now