Linen Fortress

Story Behind The Song

This is a song I wrote about a last Saturday morning. the sun is just coming up, and my wife and I lay in half-awake silence, just drinking in the moment of being together.

Song Description

A mellow acoustic ballad, acoustic guitars, organ, bass. Simple, and to the point with vividly descriptive lyrics.

Song Length 3:40 Genre Folk - Americana, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Peaceful, Quiet Subject Morning, Feel, Touch
Similar Artists Alison Krauss, Ari Hest Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Quiet now, my love
Lay your head on my shoulder
Tangled up in white,
The curtains sifting light as dawn approaches

Covered in your skin,
A blanket of solace,
And you mold to me so well,
it's hard for me to tell
Where you end and I begin

Moments are fleeting and fragile to touch,
And this one must come to an end
Like every good thing does.
So lay with me and make-believe
The morning never comes.
Safe inside this linen fortress we'll hold on

Caught in silver dream where silence is golden
Face wrinkled in debate between the sleep and wake
you side again with slumber
And I will lay here still in my quiet defiance
of times endless march
Beneath the bed frame arch,
I lay just breathing you

Moments are fleeting and fragile to touch,
And this one must come to an end
Like every good thing does.
So lay with me and make-believe
The morning never comes.
Safe inside this linen fortress we'll hold on

Quiet now, my love
Lay your head on my shoulder
Tangled up in white,
The curtains sifting light as dawn approaches

A really listenable song right from the start with gentle guitar and into the gentle vocal. The harmony comes in nicely adding a good dimension to the wonderful feel. Very well played and sung, excellent job, so much so I listened to it twice!

Lyrics Drew Hale Music Drew Hale
Producer Grant Floering. Drew Hale Performance Drew Hale (Guitars, Organ, Bass), Grace Burgess (Female Vox)
This track is on 7 Member Playlists
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Roy Elkins Folk 2019 11/19/2018
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Douglas Amell Great Americana 9/6/2017

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