The Delaware Side

from by Kristina Stykos

/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $1 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    This package features a jewel case with full color artwork, including a 12 page booklet with intro by Kristina & lyrics, and photos of all the players on the album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of In the Earth's Fading Light via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

     $10 USD or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 6 Kristina Stykos releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of In the Earth's Fading Light, The Lost Tapes: 1982-1992, Horse Thief, Wyoming Territory, Beautiful Blood, and Raven. , and , .

     $35.10 USD or more (35% OFF)

     

lyrics

THE DELAWARE SIDE

It’s not hard to explain
It’s just hard to feel this pain
I was young; I was unafraid
Drawn just like a moth into the flame

He was standing by the fire, shaking off the snow
Now I’m thinking that I done wrong – I guess I’ll never know
His old coat was tattered and blue, his eyes shone like gold
He knew the land like the back of his hand; he asked me to go

I’m already gone, I’ll love you while the night is long
I’m already free, free to take your love with me
Oh, freedom

My father forbid me to go

Anywhere near the troops in town

He said a girl’s proper place is at home 

And that we owed it all to the crown

But my blue soldier was my country, my blue soldier was king
We lay down on the blade of his knife, he gave me his ring
I looked up at his face so fair, our fates closer than twine
I still feel the caress of his hair, falling

I’m already gone, I’ll love you while the night is long
I’m already free, free to take your love with me
Oh, freedom

I left under the cover of night
To that empty place up the hollow
I held close to my dark pony’s mane
And proceeded to my sorrow

His bare back in the pale moonlight, her form slipping away
Curse the night and the bitter hand that I was forced to play
Nevermore like an old plum tree, withered on the vine
Nevermore, just the memory, of our sweetest times

I’m already gone, I’ll love you while the night is long
I’m already free, free to take your love with me
Oh, freedom

I was just seventeen on that day
When they took my blue soldier away
On my heart there a secret I wore
Standing like a stone in the door

Now I’m thinking that I done wrong, I can feel the shame
Burning hot like a wasted fire, pouring down like rain
Rain in the gutter or rain in the sea, ain’t no difference how
Just one big old river of life, too wide to cross now

I’m already gone, I’ll love you while the night is long
I’m already free, free to take your love with me

credits

from In the Earth's Fading Light, released January 1, 2005
Kristina Stykos: vocal and guitar
Bela Fleck: banjo

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Kristina Stykos Chelsea, Vermont

Kristina is a music producer, recording engineer, songwriter, performer and landscape gardener based in Vermont. Her recording studio, Pepperbox Studio, is solar, wind and generator powered. She has engineered & produced over 20 albums for herself and clients. Her songwriting and composing have been supported by the Ucross Foundation and Brush Creek Artist Residency in Wyoming. ... more

contact / help

Contact Kristina Stykos

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns