Witness at the Gate

by Leannan Sidhe

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Sometimes the only thing you can do for someone you care about is to stand back, let them fall, and bear witness to the trials they go through. That may not sound like much, but sometimes it’s enough for someone to know that their struggle is recognized.

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(Apathy, action, friendship, greed)
(Compassion, power, knowledge, need)

Watching you slide is the hardest thing to let happen
Watching you hemorrhaging light as you sink below
An angel falls to the sound of the weeping skies
Another bringer of hope is lost to the endless show

(Apathy, action, friendship, greed)
(Compassion, power, knowledge, need)

We all make our choices
We are who we chose to be
Those who choose to fall I witness
For the sake of a memory

(Apathy, action, friendship, greed)
(Compassion, power, knowledge, need)

And I can hold the line
(but it does no good, does no good, does no good)
If you’re happy where you are
And I can light your path
(If you cared to see, cared to see, cared to see)
But I won’t be a falling star

(Apathy, action, friendship, greed)
(Compassion, power, knowledge, need)

They’ll tell you there’s no going back
And it’s true you can’t undo
But there is always room for change
At each new choice to change the view

(Apathy, action, friendship, greed)
(Compassion, power, knowledge, need)

And I can hold the line
(but it does no good)
If you’re happy where you are
And I can light your path
(If you cared to see)
But I won’t be a falling star

(Apathy, action, friendship, greed)
(Compassion, power, knowledge, need)

I’m no devil at the crossroads
It’s not for me to choose your fate
I’m no angel to stand judgement
I’m but the witness at the gate

(Apathy, action, friendship, greed)
(Compassion, power, knowledge, need)

And I can sing you home
(If you listen hard)
When you open up your ears
And I can offer hope
(If you don’t shut it out)
While you’re trapped inside your fear

And I can hold the line
(but it does no good)
If you’re happy where you are
And I can light your path
(If you cared to see)
But I won’t be a falling star

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released March 17, 2019
Lyrics and Music ©️2017 By Shanti Singleton

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Leannan Sidhe Seattle, Washington

Leannan Sidhe is a fey musician with wandering feet, a shimmering soprano voice, and who writes music that tends to the bittersweet. She performs mostly in the Pacific Northwest, but will happily travel further abroad if the opportunity is provided.

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