From the recording Bones & Secrets
Vocals & Harp: Shannon Kingsbury
Double bass, Percussion: Jeff Bird
Cornet, Water Harp & Percussion: Gary Diggins
Tuba: Colin Couch
Vocals: Tricia Brubacher, Tannis Slimmon, Sue Smith
So the story goes, at the bottom of the sea lies a skeleton woman amoung the weeds One day a fisherman casts his rod,
He pulls up her bones instead of a cod
When he reaches the shore, he runs for his life,
but she's caught in the line: his new ghastly wife
I've read this story and it comes to me in dreams,
I wake in a sweat and I just can't breathe, I just wanna:
Break free from the cage of these ribs. Break free...
So the story goes, in the firelight,
fisherman takes pity on skeleton's plight Carefully untangles her from the line,
puts her back together, almost looks alive
She takes his heart and plays it like a drum, sings back her flesh and they join as one
I'd kill to know what made them so unafraid,
'cause me I just wanna melt away. I just wanna:
Break free from the cage of these ribs, I just wanna... break free...
I just wanna break free from the cage of these ribs, I just wanna... break free ...
So the story goes, the lovers ran away, helped by the creatures she knew 'neath the waves
As for me, you can see I'm still here,
but I think I feel a tug on this line over here...