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Anna Mieke – ‘Ornament’

Anna Mieke – ‘Ornament’

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The Wicklow singer-songwriter releases her first song since 2022’s album Theatre.

‘Ornament’ finds the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist exploring a transitory existence and was recorded in Black Mountain Studios.

Anna Mieke was joined by Matthew Jacobson, Ryan Hargadon, Nick Rayner – and Brían Mac Gloinn on the recording which was co-produced by Anna Mieke and Nick Rayner.

The song was recorded during the Theatre sessions.

Anna Mieke is on a US / CA tour at the moment.

3 Nov – Newport RI
4 Nov – Brooklyn NY
5 Nov – Brattleboro VT
6 Nov – Cambridge MA
8 Nov – Toronto ON
10 Nov – Chicago IL
14 Nov – Los Angeles CA
15 Nov – Parkfield CA
16 Nov – San Francisco CA
18 Nov – Portland OR
20 Nov – Seattle WA
21 Nov – Vancouver BC

Ornament Lyrics

Standing deep in a vibrant sea
Bathing in the opposite lives you lead
House of glass, hang your silence in the leaves
Sydney dreams, pictures and figurines

Watch you shimmer in a midnight scene
Oh shapeshifter, I can’t tell who’s real
Memory hangs, silent as a bell
Pendulum life, shadow on the sill


Leaving so soon, where does the time go
Must be more to this
All of you is ornament, left here still
Brighter days do you feel them now

Oh emptiness, changes with the light
Tired of being in the same place too long
Pastel views and fireflies
Staring from the other side

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Dua Lipa

Another view a different life
Truth will find you when time’s right
Just a sentimental phase
Keeps me in the car somedays

Heavy silence after rain
Leaving so soon, where does the time go
Must be more to this
Passing through invisible lines
Brighter days do you feel them now

Oh endlessness, changes with the light
Tired of being in the same place too long
Pastel views and fireflies

Endless hour
Scene from a life I never knew, never will
Strange disguise
Dissolve before I recognise
Monochrome lover
Oh god, do you miss her stillness?
Endless hour
Scene from a life I never knew, never will
Strange disguise
Dissolve before I recognise
Monochrome lover
Oh god, do you miss her, still, now?


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