But the Lady is faithful, she rides the bright sea
Her bowing is graceful, full of dignity
She speeds ‘cross the water, the wind at her back
And the crew hopes she’ll carry them home
“The Lady,” by Urban Tapestry (Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Allison Durno, and Jodi Krangle) plus Tom Jeffers on bass, Dave Clement on lead guitar, and Kylea Fulton on pennywhistle
An immigration song…about vampires.
“Underpass Mary,” a song for new and short-lived gods.
If there be anything here
That cometh not in the name of the powers of light
Then in the name of the powers of light let it be gone
This is an odd song – hard to parse, kind of urban fantasy, and probably about knocking California into the ocean or something. I like it a lot.
By Leslie Fish, lyrics and chords available here. There are…way too many chords in this song. Fish has a “one word, one chord” style of text-setting, but this is an extreme example of the trope.
According to the liner notes for Avalon Is Risen, the chorus has been effectively used as a banishing ritual.