Secret Child

by Gabriele Morgan

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Rich and intense melodic pop rock a la Garbage with soaring strings and guitar lines, featuring standout female vocals.

"She looks at ashes and she sees fire" is the first line of Secret Child and sets the stage in this plea for the exorcism of a stubbornly wishful thinking inner child who tells herself what she wants to believe rather than face a harsher reality.

Secret Child is the first song in the"Secret Child" song cycle collection.

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She looks at ashes and she sees fire
Bring out the dead she will insist they live
She's not an optimist she's just a liar
She resurrects but she cannot forgive

She cannot see straight
She's dreaming wide awake

God take this fury God take her brain
Steal the rogue designing that's laid her low again
God take the dreaming that's made her heart run wild
God I pray you take this secret child

Nothing so broken she can't wish together
She conjures happy endings that never were
The sun is always shining cause she makes the weather
She's the guard the prison and the prisoner

She's found her promised land
Her's castle's made of sand

God cut this cable untwine the braid
Part the combination that faith and loss has made
Rend us asunder the union is defiled
God I pray you take this secret child

Not cleared for takeoff and she's out of runway
I see the writing and she hears the call
Her deathless fantasies will kill me one day
She takes the leap of faith and I will take the fall

A refugee from fact
Re-writes the final act

God take this tender this fevered dervish blur
Beg her surrender I want me out of her
I give you my broken betrayed and beguiled

Double-hearted wish besotted
Future-casting everlasting
Truth massaging chain miraging
Dizzy hazy fucking crazy

Take this secret child

Copyright 2000 Gabriele Morgan

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released August 15, 2011
Gabriele Morgan - Vocals, keyboards, guitar, production, engineering, composition

Gar Robertson - Bass

David Salinas - Drums

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