Copper Limbs

Copper limbs and broken ribs

Stone cold glance in one last stance

Another creature falls under human arson.

 

Hey my talented friends and readers,

I wrote a poem that turned into another song today.  A plea to warn against the tragedy of domestic violence. I look forward to hearing your reactions.

The soundtrack I shared on my SoundCloud channel is still a draft and was recorded with my iPhone, so please forgive the quality.

If you want to read the words of this song, I enclosed the lyrics below.

Lots of love to you all,

Always,

© Hailie


Copper Limbs

Verse 1


 

Walking towards you I feel

Like a robot chained in pain

Following a path programmed

For my copper limbs to climb

 

Walking towards you I feel

Like a fallen queen who lost

The battle for her own heart

Voiceless tower with no sound

Hook:


 

And Now

You’re tearing me apart.

A rabid dog

Lashing on its bone.

Our love

Our love is gone

Verse 2


 

Walking towards you I dream

I could cover miles and miles

Run back to where I came from

One breath to traverse it all

 

You grab me and I recoil

You hit, and I face you stone cold

You may have a hold on me

But I am keeping my dignity

Hook (x2):


 

And Now

You’re tearing me apart.

A rabid dog

Lashing on its bone.

Our love

Our love is gone

Verse 3


 

I watch you and I can see

Anger lines carving deeply

The face that I once loved

A long long time ago

Hook (x2):


 

And Now

You’re tearing me apart.

A rabid dog

Lashing on its bone.

Our love

Our love is gone

Bridge


 

Our little girl mourns

Her dad’s turned monster

And it is no dream

I urge her to stay there

Hidden under the bed

 

How could you?

How could you do that…

To her? To us? To me?

You once called us your destiny.

How could you?

How could you?

Hook (x2):


 

And Now

You’re tearing me apart.

A rabid dog

Lashing on its bone.

Our love

Our love is gone

 

Epilogue


 

Copper limbs and broken ribs

Stone cold glance in one last stance

Another creature falls under human arson.

 

Copper limbs and heartless beast

Stone cold glance in one last stance

Another creature falls under human arson.

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34 Comments Add yours

  1. Your lyrics are really strong

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    1. Thank you, Kaylaan. I wanted them to be strong. We always hear songs about love and beauty and nowadays mostly about superficial things. Domestic violence and family dramas are a recurring plague that is close to my heart. To me a home should be filled with love and support, not violence, nor blame of any sort.

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  2. ivor20 says:

    Deeply moving, and enchanting. You’ve traversed my lazy Sunday from a calm seaside ripple into surfers ocean wave, Ah, now I’m astir, and my writing shall begin. Your talent inspires me. xx

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    1. Oh Ivor! How lovely it is to read your reaction to my art ❤️ Thank you for your words which are always a comfort. I am looking forward to reading beautiful words from you today then 😍 Much love my dear talented friend 🤗

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      1. ivor20 says:

        Thanks Hailie, you give me much joy.

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        1. So do you, Ivor ❤ I am wholeheartedly grateful for our artistic bond and friendship. I hope we can meet, drink tea and share stories someday. How lovely that would be. Hugs from France!

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          1. ivor20 says:

            Hugs to you from Geelong 😊

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  3. Diana says:

    Goodness, how you move me. This topic tears the very flesh from my disbelieving heart. You do it great justice, my dear friend. The words; the perfectly matched photo. 💕 Much admiration for what you do, dear heart x

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    1. Merci my D! It is not my first piece on the topic. I think I have shown you my short story – A Lion’s Roar (a short story) – and Red Ocean (a poem). Violence at home is heartbreaking and devastating. It tears people’s souls apart, deprives them of a safe place that should be their refuge. It can take many forms. I am often portraying a violent husband, because that is what I witnessed in my father but there are many shapes and forms. Female too. Thank you for your lovely encouraging words of support my lovely friend.

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      1. Diana says:

        Blessings to you, dear heart. “A Lion’s Roar” was incredible, shocking and more. I can sense how strongly you feel, and it transmits straight to, and through me. Violence at home is incomprehensible to me. Love always xo

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        1. Thank you ❤ Blessings to you too, my D ❤ It is incomprehensible to me too. I still see it happening around me. It makes me sad and mad. I want to shake sense into people, but that would be violence too, so I try and talk about it as calmly and constructively as I can. I don't understand how people still use violence as a means to communicate. It only produces pain and only pain, it cuts any road that was previously open to communication.

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  4. Singledust says:

    your voice is haunting and the words tell of a loving woman yet broken, she should be given much respect and treasured. I love the soft melody and the story you tell in the lyrics. i hope it gives courage to those who have encountered this violence and know that they can make a change and don’t feel they still need to stay to make things better.

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    1. How I treasure your words and your feedback, Gina ❤️ You have such a kind, perceptive heart. I am grateful to have crossed your path here. I am ecstatic you liked my song, voice and lyrics.

      You are right, when you are in a cycle of violence there is no fixing it, you have to escape. I believe that the memories of the life before the violence happened can make that necessity difficult to accept and when kids are in the midst, taking that step out is never easy, though it is the only way.

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      1. Singledust says:

        Sadly i know of that violence, not in my childhood but later in life and wish I never had, but that’s in the past, it’s hard to trust again and to let someone in, especially when they becomes too intense, it triggers a lot of emotions. fortunately I have good people in my life to help me get through these bad memories and experiences. I am so so grateful to have connected with you too, you are such a delight and the brightest star in my dark universe. yes your voice is very soothing, reminds me of the singer Mree, not sure you heard of her, same haunting voice like yours.

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        1. I am so sorry you had to go through that. When someone you place your love in betrays that trust, it’s very hard to move on and find that ability to trust again. Probably because you don’t trust your own instincts anymore. You feel so bright to me too. I could never picture you dark. You have such depth of soul and are so perceptive, always. It feels lovely to exchange with you.
          Thank you for your lovely reception and your sweet compliments.
          I don’t know that singer, but I will certainly check her out.
          I wholeheartedly hope we can meet someday. I would love to get to know real life you, as I am sure every minute of it would be a delight.

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          1. Singledust says:

            too true Hailie, for a time I lost my confidence in my own judgement and that was very demoralising. But it’s good to b able to talk about it now, as part of a journey of healing from past hurts.

            I feel the same about you! Such a deep connection over these lines and thoughts. I too hope fortune brings us togetehr one of these days, I’ll keep wishing and maybe it will come true! We would have a brilliant time together. I have French family ancestry and that would be lovely to explore too! Blessings on you always dear friend!

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          2. You’re strong, and some people just don’t show their true colors right away. What matters is that you got out and found yourself again.

            That would be amazing! It will be amazing! I will visit. One of my best friends is Malaysian too. I told you about her. She lives in Singapore. We met at Uni. I have no choice but to travel back to your area of the world and meet you and her. Wow! That is fantastic about your French family ancestry. Which parts of France do they come from?

            All my love and blessings back to you my Gina ❤️

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          3. Singledust says:

            i lose and find myself all over again and again it seems Hailie, though i think i am lost more than found, I feel like i am Henry in the story the Time Travelers Wife, i never know if I am in a metaphysical world or reality.

            i need to go look up where in France as my uncle had done some research on that but he says we have a family crest and all that, sounds interesting but i am not sure I will ever have a chance to go back to that place of my ancestry, well keeping hope alive for now. maybe one day i will email you more details to find out more.

            ah one day we shall meet then! Singapore is very close and we would have lots to talk about for sure!

            meanwhile, take care and continue writing and making beautiful music my dear friend!

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          4. I understand the in-between worlds feeling, and everything else you describe really. People and nature are my connection to reality and words my bridge between my overactive imagination and all the worlds around real and imaginary alike. That is a lot to explore. I think it is only natural to feel lost while our creative minds keep jumping from one to another.

            I would love to learn more about your family ancestry. Please do email me about it when you find out more.

            I am looking forward to the day we will meet and the lovely chats we will have.

            Take care too my lovely G! Keep your beautiful mind creating too.

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  5. Mark Ryan says:

    I’m lulled into safety with the melody, then jarred by the words and lyrics. The copper limbs I take to be bruises, on a surface that refuses to give. As mentioned in other comments, haunting in places. I like the sign off.

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    1. Hey Mark! thank you for listening to my newest musical creation. It sounds perfect described that way. If you are ever looking for more work, and I make it out, I could hire you as my publicist 😉 Your intuition is spot on, that is exactly what I meant by copper limbs. That and the fact that she is mechanically walking through life, numbed from all this violence, deprived of what it feels to be happy and alive.

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      1. Mark Ryan says:

        Hehe, i think i’d have to work for free and the love of the work 🙂 This interested me a lot, the copper limbs especially. There was definitely a power there in the lines, but it was interchangeable to the person i felt. I didn’t think about the mechanical side of it, it’s an interesting analogy – and sad too.

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        1. Thank you for your words 😊 I am thrilled this piece spoke to you. This expression “copper limbs” had been haunting me ever since I came up with it. There is something special about this song. It is stronger than the ones I have composed before I think. It is also definitely darker and sadder but it feels real and engaged.

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          1. Mark Ryan says:

            If it has a strong theme, it probably shines through harder. The term is interesting, very visual and tactile.

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        2. Ps: working with you sounds like it would be such a treat. Can’t wait!

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  6. Kae Bucher says:

    Powerful !… wow !

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    1. I am delighted you think so! This one is very important to me.

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  7. Your passion has no limits, I love that about you. Truly amazing

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    1. Thank you M 🙂 Passion is part of the essence of life. I try to expand always! Thank you for your kind words ❤

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      1. I do agree. My absolute pleasure.

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