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Lisa Hannigan — Braille lyrics

For you, I leave my light on
To do its best against the storm.
And you came in like the tide and
I knew that we could keep each other warm.

You bring crocosmia and fuschias,
And I, I sing your name into the night.
A king of salt and stones, your compass,
It swings from you to me tonight.

We’ll swim without a word between us,
Our breath held in.
We reel in love in the ocean,
Braille on our skin, on our skin

I fill a glass with what you’ve gathered
They wilt against the window pane
In the morning sees you off with nets to scatter
You will come in with the tide again

We swim without a word between us
Our breath held in
We read enough in the rush of
Braille on our skin, on our skin

We swim without a word between us,
Our breath held in.
We read enough in the rush of
Braille on our skin, on our skin.


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12 responses

  1. Roger

    THANKS!!! Thanks for the post!!! I love Braille!!!

    17 January, 2011 at 20:28

  2. Sylvia Wood

    I love this music that I just heard on “Onadine”.

    18 February, 2011 at 02:22

  3. lapetite

    Gorgeous artist, gorgeous song :)

    13 July, 2011 at 10:47

  4. Bob

    Can’t get this song out of my head since hearing it on Ondine (and I don’t want to either : -)

    12 August, 2011 at 10:23

  5. Rebecca

    Where can this song be purchased?

    23 January, 2012 at 01:29

  6. Tiberius Spock

    This is one of those perfect little songs. Problem: can not find the song anywhere except the movie version which has the talking at the beginning. Also, why isn’t this song a mega-hit? Don’t get it. You maybe get to hear a truly great song maybe once or twice a year. This song should make her a household name but, yet, it hasn’t.

    19 April, 2012 at 19:01

    • IKZZR

      I agree, this song would go viral if folks could buy it…

      3 September, 2012 at 16:00

    • try that =]

      5 January, 2013 at 17:16

  7. John Ibeafu

    Tnks Tiberius, u spoke of my heart. I tnk ‘Ondine’ wld hav been incomplet witout this beautifl crown song. tnks judy 2!

    29 November, 2012 at 08:37

  8. Michael

    do you know why it will not become a staple ??? Because its not american, ( I hate america ) if its from somewhere else its gets pushed aside….thats to bad because it really is a terrific song !

    9 January, 2013 at 17:28

    • carlos casteneda

      How is this song’s marketing issue America’s fault? America is waiting for Lisa, where has she been?
      If Braille were put up on the Google App store, iTunes, Amazon, etc. it would be massively popular, and Lisa would get the broader recognition she deserves. I suspect this has more to do with the film’s rights to the song than anything else. Perhaps she could get around it with an alternate version?

      14 September, 2013 at 14:27

  9. Sherree

    Love this Song!

    5 October, 2013 at 14:56

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