House Upon a Hill

by Through The Ether

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Frank Smith (words, music), Sven Fredheim (music). Recorded and produced by Sven in his home studio, Hobart, Tasmania. Frank Smith's vocals recorded by Phillip Victor Bova at Bova Sound in Ottawa.

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House Upon A Hill - Frank Smith
We were
Younger then
Easier to
Please
That was
Long before
This bitterness
Brought us to
Our knees
 
You had
A lovely glow
An abundant
Heart
A gentle smile
This is
Tearing me apart
 
Inside a house
Upon a hill
With a gold
Thatched roof
Hearts thumping fast
But I held you still
Against all odds
Against all weather
The rain could pour
All day
It didn't matter
It didn't matter
 
Streaks of
Silver grey
Upon your
Head
Deep creases
In the corners
Of dimming hazel
Eyes
 
If I held
A candle then
Like I'm holding now
It wouldn't flicker
It would burn bright
Even stronger
 
Inside a house
Upon a hill
With a gold
Thatched roof
Hearts thumping fast
But I held you still
 Against all odds
Against all weather
The rain could pour
All day
It didn't matter
 
Inside a house
Upon a hill
With a gold
Thatched roof
Hearts thumping fast
But I held you still
 Against all odds
Against all weather
The rain could pour
All day
It didn't matter
It didn't matter

 

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released February 24, 2015
House Upon A Hill - Frank Smith: vocals; Sven Fredheim: vocals, piano, guitar, drums/percussion, keyboards. Artwork by Dianne Schlotterlein

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Through The Ether Hobart, Australia

Through The Ether is a long distance musical collaboration between singer-songwriters Sven Fredheim (Hobart, Tasmania) and Frank Smith (Ottawa, Canada). Born out of mutual admiration of each others' work, the two began sharing songs through the ether between Australia and Canada in winter 2015. The sound of Through The Ether is best described as wistful, timeless folk-noir. ... more

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