So little of what we observe,
Is the girl herself.
Elaborate, scented coiffers.
Adieu d'amour.
Vast is the heirs ballroom.
Let the rich give you presents.
Heaven pours from her throat,
As she sings and as she dances.
The fumes of rich swine,
Honeyglazed and dripping, playing in the air.
My mouth eager and wishing.
But I return to this nightingale.
Her hair all fiery red.
Deep it is and wild.
My weakness will be fed.
Boys whipped on the alter of diana,
Sometimes until they died.
The cunning wily merchant,
And his four crippled horses.
Tales told in warlike manner.
The storyteller by the fire .
While musing deeply on this sight,
The songster stirred my desire.
You are sweet and fine to listen to.
Long tresses about her neck.
Yet much is false.
This mighty evening, I've seen no face.
This is crushing me.
My quill it aches.
Turn loose the swans
That drew my poets craft.
I'll dwell in desolate cities.
You burned my wings.
I leave this ode,
Splendid victorious through the carnage.
I wanted to touch them all.
I wanted to touch them all.

Lyrics submitted by Strange_Child

Turn Loose the Swans Lyrics as written by Adrian Jackson Aaron Stainthorpe

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think it's about a girl who has many suitors who are trying to win her favor. The song is using some strong imagery to show the lust of the suitors. For example this situation is compared with the contest that was held in ancient Sparta in front of the altar of Diania. Apparently the hero of this song believed that he was the one that she loved. The swans is probably a symbolism of purity and their releasing is the decision of our hero to search for a purer heart.
    Aegipanon November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThrough all that is going on throughout the evening, his mind is on the the redheaded songster. He wants to take her to his bed. Somehow her actions are igniting his will to write.
    Christopher1974on March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like a man who is in love with a woman who is known as a celebrity for her singing.
    Anilandon April 28, 2007   Link

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