When Snow Falls at Night

When Snow Falls at Night

Slow down, take it easy, take your time there’s no hurry. It’s Christmas.


The third song from  Stone Owl on the Shore

A flawed masterpiece

—Lord Henry Douglas


When snow falls at night, There’s a hush in the darkness
The peace that you feel is the breath of the Earth.
Catch the air cold and crisp, taste the flakes falling on your tongue,
Your warmth beside me is more than I deserve,
More than I deserve,

Slow down take it easy, take your time there’s no hurry
Stop. Look around, enjoy what you have.
Sometimes you have to let go, watch the world from your window
Christmas is a good time to take a new path.
To take a new path.

The daft days are the days between Christmas and Hogmanay.
Let’s take a walk to look back and before.
With the blue sky above and the white hills beneath our feet
Our worries dissolve with the turn of the door.

Life’s not a race, no winners or losers
The planet’s too small, there’s nowhere to run
Santa can’t leave us presents for ever…

Turn off your screens, step from your car my friend,
Put away your phone, take the buds from your ears.
How did we fall into digital slavery,
Let’s cast off our toys, raise a glass and sing cheers. . .

Words and Music: Noel Chidwick

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Sailing the Painted Ocean

Noel Chidwick: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Mark Toner: lead guitar, bass, backing vocals
Jenny Johnson: piano
Quasar One: synthesisers
Lord Henry Douglas: Party Host
(Lord Henry appears by kind permission of Space Pilot Publications)

Music & Lyrics: Noel Chidwick
Recorded at Fireside Studios
Mixed and Produced by Noel Chidwick
Mastering by John Rogers, Big Label Sound Studio
Cover Design by Big Hearth

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