Rip Current

by Porphyry

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First single release of the upcoming Ursa Minor/Coming Home EP, due to be released in June 2017.


The moon is full
You see the tide
You wade in

The night is still
Silver distilled
It begins.

You say the pain is just a memory
Then why do you feel ashamed?

These things you can't ignore
They'll take you to the ocean floor
From the wine-dark sea
Take the star
It is what it is
And you are what you are

Rip Current ripping you from the shore
Current you current now current then no more
And you knew one day you would have to
Face this tide
Now the moment has come for you to be
Gored by the beasts that you hid
By covering your eyes.

The moon is full
You see its shadows
You've been deceived

Now you know
No man alone
Can succeed.

The pain was never just a memory
Now you start to take the blame

These things left unresolved
Will end you once and for all
So take the star from the wine-dark sea
It is what it is
And you'll be what you'll be.


released January 18, 2017
Composed, arranged and performed by Daryl Coyle.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Niall Doran.
Recorded at Start Together Studios, Belfast.



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Porphyry is the moniker of Northern Ireland-based musician Daryl Coyle.

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