Verglas

by Sienna Dahlen

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This album was inspired by Lhasa de Sela and the texture- light of "verglas" (ice rain).

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released October 30, 2012

Sienna Dahlen-voice, acoustic guitar, piano
Karl Jannuska-drums, percussion
Andrew Downing-5 string cello
Pierre Perchaud-electric guitars

Justin Haynes- Guest guitarist on "Jaded Heart"

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Sienna Dahlen Toronto, Ontario

"Sienna Dahlen has made a beautifully compelling record that is soulful and unique."
Ron Sexsmith

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Track Name: Jaded Heart
Jaded Heart (Music and Lyrics by Sienna Dahlen)

I can see the future
Drawing the horizon
Quick!
Turn the page

Give me an eraser or
Arm me with a taser but
Quick!
I must engage

For that scene must not be seen again
Pull the curtains
Raise the lights
Folks, it's the end

Chapters of my past tense
Born out of pretense
Live on in vein

Unfolding like a bad dream
Spawning in my blood stream
Who's left to blame?

When the sun's rays point to everyone
And the moonshine blew your mind a kiss
Just for fun

Jaded Heart
Jaded Heart
Track Name: Stray
Stray (Lyrics and Music by Sienna Dahlen)

Starin' out the window
Rain's pourin' down
Listenin' to the wind blow
This city all around

Traces of your footsteps
Still scattered on the ground
We do a little two-step
No one hears a sound

But I know
When you walked away
Today
Darlin', you were gonna stray
And you have gone astray

Percevoir le matin
À travers les yeux fermés
Cachée dans un beau rêve
Dans ce lit je veux rester

Me balader sur ton ventre
Et dans tous les coins perdus
On fut saisi par le moment
Arrosées d'un vertige fou et soul

Mais je sais
Quand je partirai
Today
Chérie, tu vas t'égarer
Tu vas t'éloigner de moi

Starin' out the window
Rain's pourin' down
Listenin' to the wind blow
This city all around

Traces of your footsteps
Have all sunk into the ground
The pieces of our two-step
Were lost and never found

Mais je sais
Quand je partirai
Today
Chérie, je te sourirai
Je me souviendrai
De toi
Je te sourirai
Je me souviendrai
Toujours
De toi
Track Name: Lil' Drummer Boy
Lil' Drummer Boy (Words and Music by Sienna Dahlen)

He wears a prairie smile
Speaks from his inner child
Lil' drummer boy
Paints a picture of time

He's never one to race
Braids rhythms out of space
Step into his pace
Leave your worries behind

When his clock strikes ten
As the sun descends
Dreamland
Awaits you
Delirium
Takes you
All reason
Escapes you
New freedom
Elates you

And with this new found pulse
Your heart may beat a waltz
Lil' drummer boy
Marches on for humankind
Track Name: Words
Words (Words and Music by Sienna Dahlen)

Words don't mean a thing
Without a heart behind the mouth
Actions won't arise without a spark
Don't burn yourself
Believe

Slide in closer
Lying next to you is all I need
Carelessly I whisper words I
Cannot help you speak

But the day strides forward
While the night crawls down
Then the day climbs slowly
And the words fall out

It's your right to be
Someone you've denied
You've got time
Time to grow those wings
Cut the sky
If the stars make way
For your passage tonight
There will be light

Golden amber
Oscillating
Signifying you
Earth-tone shades
It's autumn now and
Nina sings the blues
Sings the blues

And the day strides forward
While the night crawls down
Then the day climbs slowly
And the words, they fall out
Track Name: Sanguine
Sanguine (Lyrics and Music by Sienna Dahlen)

Listen to the sanguine sing
Blissful trickle ringing
Mystic charmer min-g-ling
Sensuously stinging

Beauté Fatale
Sang du printemps
Reaching for the light
Resonation
Buzzing with delight
War -b-ling call
Goo-g-ly eyed

It's spring
La la la la
La la la la la
La la
La la la la la la lahh
La lahhh
Track Name: Verglas
Verglas (Words and Music by Sienna Dahlen)

A deep hush falls
On Montreal
Winter casts
Her weighted spell

Bare-skinned maples
Line the park
Keeping watch
In the dark

On était
Le premier jour
De la nouvelle décennie
On s'approchait
De minuit
Sans un mot
Elle nous quittait

D'inombrables
Grands érables
Se courbaient, la saluaient

Dans la brume
Sous la lune
Ils créaient
Une voie sacrée

Deep hush falls
On Montreal
Winter casts
Her weighted spell

Bare-skinned maples
Line the park
Keeping watch
In the dark

Through the center of the night
Burst a voice so full of life
Primal whisper laced with pain
Bled right through the icy rain

Un tapis de bois tissé
Se tricotait sous ses pieds
Elle pleurait
Des larmes blanches
Qui tombaient sur
Chaque branche

Ancienne âme
Esprit jeune
Bon courage
Petite brune
Track Name: Carrie
Carrie (Lyrics and Music by Sienna Dahlen)

Carrie gets you down by the weight on her shoulders
Carrie knows how much she can take
As she bends
Broken

Carrie needs someone strong at night
To hold her
Carrying the burden of time has taken
Its toll

Sliding away watch her sliding away
Cut the slack
Pull back the reins secure life before she
Fades to black

Carrie appears like a dream late at night
Out of nowhere
Retrace the path of her shadow-less figure
If you dare
When Carrie sings
When Carrie sings
When Carrie sings
It sounds like a prayer

Carrie gets you down by the weight on her shoulders
Carrie knows how much she can take
As she sways
Winded

Carrie sings herself lullabies
In the pale moonlight
Sunrise is one breath away
Last breath at stake

Sliding away watch her sliding away
Cut the slack
Pull back the reins secure life before she
Fades to black

Carrie appears like a figment of my dark imagination
Piercing the night with a voice
That is screaming salvation

When Carrie sings
When Carrie sings
When Carrie sings
You bathe in her revelation
Because Carrie...
Farewell Carrie...