Oh My Soul

from by Marika G.

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A bit of spiritual honesty is good for the heart. The machine of Religion has taken many a stray path, and I am to blame. Yet, I am still a sheep waiting for my Sheperd to plant these hooves into eternal soil.

lyrics

Oh my Soul,
I’m a black sheep in wolf clothes
A weed stuck between your toes.
Oh my soul,
Plant these hooves back into your soil,
As a flower at the gates of gold, oh my soul.

I have been abandoned, I have been abused.
I appreciate your patience, but it’s a race against my fuse.
In the shadows of the valley, climbing desert hills of sand,
Just as lost as I am wayward, but I’ll hold on to your hand.

Oh my Soul,
I’m a black sheep in wolf clothes
A weed stuck between your toes.
Oh my soul,
Plant these hooves back into your soil,
As a flower at the gates of gold, oh my soul.

I have been defeated, I have been mislead.
I appreciate your silence, but could you speak to me instead?
Cuz I need a bit of guidance, for the narrow road ahead.
I’m spinning ‘round in circles, or is it all just in my head?

I don’t want religion, that chains you to a robe.
And makes you only human, to fit the box I hold.
And open at my leisure, depending on the ballot.
I'm the lowest of your creatures, and I’ve had it.

Call me what you may, but I’m only being honest,
Seldom do we pray expecting God to act upon it.
Seldom do we have the faith to leave it up to Him...

Oh my Soul,
Burdened carts before the weakest foals,
Pruning faster than my heartbeat grows,
Oh my Soul...
I’d rather curse the dark than to be exposed,
collapsing like a star in your morning glow.
Just me and a guitar...
Fabricating hope.

I’ll meet you where you are,
but I doubt your rope is long enough,
I’ll meet you where you are,
I have to believe you’ll hold the rope.

credits

from the Marika EP, released May 20, 2012
Lyrics written by David “Tokyo” Speirs
Production, recording and mixing by Tokyo Speirs at Solar Sound Studios, London ON.
Music and arrangements by Tokyo Speirs & Marika Gauthier
Performance by Marika Gauthier & Tokyo Speirs
Additional mixing and/or editing by Paul Mack
Additional electric & slide guitar by Gustavo Analog

Mastering by George Seara

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Marika G. Ottawa, Ontario

Marika is what bright, new solo artists from Montreal should sound like.
With a whole mess of familiarity and just a tinge of strange, her unique sound peaks its flagship debut out from the sordid indie alternative pop fog to remind us that good music still exists. She dives into disparate genres every song and makes no excuse for it.
Climb aboard each layer of this shameless emotion-ocean.
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