Saqqara

by Esbe UK

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    releases September 25, 2020

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Your breath, a breeze from the dunes Your kiss, a jewel from the sky An embrace with the warmth of sun My love knows no bounds To prove my love I'll lay me down with the leopard No fiercer beast lives To tear my heart from you I'd take the fiery viper And hold him in my arms No piercing fangs of poison Could kill my love for you My love knows no bounds To prove my love I'll lay me down with the leopard No fiercer beast lives To tear my heart from you I'd take the fiery viper And hold him in my arms No piercing fangs of poison Could kill my love for you My love knows no bounds To prove my love I'll lay me down with the leopard No fiercer beast lives To tear my heart from you My love knows no bounds
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Carry me away With arms of steel so soft I'd swear the wind was holding me
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Eyes Of Blue 05:30
In the half-light I can nearly see Could it be reality Eyes, eyes of blue Fleeting glimpses of a hidden dream Wishing that it could be true Eyes, eyes of blue Drawing closer to me into view Closer still, I nearly see Ceaseless search was not in vain now As you come closer to me Eyes, eyes of blue Eyes, eyes of blue Eyes of grey and eyes of brown Dark and deep they cannot be Eyes, eyes of blue Hide behind a smouldering soul Closed from where the world should be Eyes, eyes of blue Drawing closer to me into view Closer still, I nearly see Ceaseless search was not in vain now As you come closer to me Eyes, eyes of blue Eyes, eyes of blue
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I'll Fly 03:45
Out of the cold of morning I see a ray of light As the day is dawning Relinquish death of night Held like a leaf in the palm of a breeze, I'll fly So, like a bird who has longed to be free , I'll fly Soar on the wings of freedom I'll spread my wings one day Lifted to the mountain With skies no loner grey Held like a leaf in the palm of a breeze, I'll fly So, like a bird who has longed to be free, I'll fly
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View the moon with desert eyes Drawing love from our hearts Midnight cool with twilight stars Lunar meeting words are our bond Words are our bond Paint the moon red With tears of pain You're calling my name You're calling my name Paint the moon red With tears of pain You're calling my name You're calling my name
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Your midnight sun eclipses my love Your midnight sun gives light from above Bring in the night Bring in the night Bring in the night Darken your face Night sky to dawn, you're waiting for me Shadows can't hide the love that you see Passion of love Is waiting for night Passion of love Wait for the night
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Your breath, a breeze from the dunes Your kiss, a jewel from the sky To prove my love I'll lay me down with the leopard No fiercer beast lives To tear my heart from you To prove my love I'll lay me down with the leopard No fiercer beast lives To tear my heart from you My love knows no bounds I'd take the fiery viper And hold him in my arms No piercing fangs of poison Could kill my love for you My love knows no bounds
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Drawing closer to me into view Closer still, I nearly see Ceaseless search was not in vain now As you come closer to me Eyes, eyes of blue Eyes, eyes of blue Eyes of grey and eyes of brown Dark and deep they cannot be Eyes, eyes of blue Hide behind a smouldering soul Closed from where the world should be Eyes, eyes of blue Drawing closer to me into view Closer still, I nearly see Ceaseless search was not in vain now As you come closer to me Eyes, eyes of blue Eyes, eyes of blue

about

Saqqara, is my fifth studio album. It's particularly special to me during the Covid 19 pandemic as it's a memory of journeys taken before global travel restrictions. Saqqara is the oldest necropolis pyramid in Egypt and its silhouette became the inspiration to record a collection of songs recollecting images of the art and artefacts I saw en route down to Aswan.


I travelled by road, following the Nile, pausing at the wonderful sites along the way, and each time falling more in love with the beauty and majesty of these ancient creations. The hot dusty desert is a bleak but romantic setting for the looming pyramids and the sumptuous brightly painted wall art inside.


As I recorded each song, back in my north London studio, I was happily transported back to that glorious hot summer, with visions of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Tutankhamun, and earlier still, King Khufu. Processions around the newly built pyramids, then clad in sun-gleaming limestone, became the location for my own personal film song sound-track.

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releases September 25, 2020

All tracks composed and produced by Esbe.

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Esbe UK London, UK

Esbe is a Royal Academy of Music graduate, a composer, producer, and vocalist from London. Her music is an eclectic blend of many influences, from her pure classical roots, but uniquely drawing on contemporary, world music and film scoring. Esbe’s writing has been partly inspired by her North African and Eastern European heritage. This eclectic blend makes for a unique and distinctive sound. ... more

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