Ebony River

from Versailles ep by Eddie Cole

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Inspired by The Franklin River in Tasmania's south west wilderness.
In the early 1980's it was slated for damming for hydro electricity but was spared. The water is the color of coca cola, so, 'Ebony River'.


I climbed every mountain
I forded the sea
To drink from your fountain
In a forest ravine

And all of the rivers that will never reach the sea
All of the sleepers never had a chance to dream
All of them silent in the valleys of the dammed
All of them lying in a galaxy of sand

Oh Ebony

And all of the worlds that are hidden from our eyes
All of their glory like the Palace of Versailles
All of it hid like the secrets of the heart
Only concealed until the revolution starts

Through the wake of the valley
Your torrents are free
Till the chains of the ocean
Bear you to me

And all of the clouds gather boulders from the sky
Roll them down the river like the marbles of a child
Civilization once the kingdoms of the wild
Swept on your cascades through the jungle of the mind

Oh Ebony


from Versailles ep, track released July 15, 2018
Written produced and performed by Eddie Cole except bass guitar and shaker by Cameron McKenzie


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Eddie Cole is an artist from the hills east of Melbourne Australia. He plays a blend of gospel infused roots folk.
He has played festivals, shared bills with legends along with performing his own headlining shows.

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