The Jaguar Song

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After my dear friend helped put my soul back together, I stayed away. I didn’t resume my long walks in strange forests, and I didn’t keep in touch. This was written for her, from her, seeing through her eyes as what she might think of me now.

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i have long hunted for you
(child, sister, fool)
i have held tatters of
(your body, of you)
broken pieces bleeding river water
(into my open hands)
and still you have
(not come back)

where have you gone?
(oh shattered girl, oh fool)
are you walking in snow
(wishing for fire)
are you flying above the sky
(on wings made of stars)
or are you lost
(alone– beneath the gravestone)

i have long waited for you
(feckless nomad)
i have kept your soul for you
(your flesh decayed)
i am done waiting here without you
(come follow me)
and still i can’t
(forget you)

where have you gone?
(oh shattered girl, oh fool)
are you sleeping on streets
(ashen, filthy, cold)
are you diving beneath the waves
(and praying for air)
or are you lost
(alone– beneath the gravestone)

i have long mourned for you
(too soon taken)
i have seen your eyes in dreams
(staring at me)
it was not my place to stop your fate
(even though I tried)
and still I’m lost
(without you)

come back, child
come back, sister
(come, come back, come back here, come…)

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from DAZE, released May 1, 2011
Lyrics & Vocals: Ty Barbary

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Catfolk Mc Kinney, Texas

Catfolk is Ty Barbary, Ekunyi Faol, and Jerynn Barbary. With heavy influences from SJ Tucker, Heather Alexander, Alexander James Adams, and other stunning pagan and filk artists, we create magical, spiritual, and/or terrifically geeky music together and alone. ... more

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