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Barefoot on a concrete ledge
Raindrops falling on my hands
See the nightly city from fifteen stories
above the ground
It’s a long way down

You wanted me to be the best
But I’m failing every test
I am sorry father
I am not your daughter
I can’t make you proud
It’s a long way down

Nothing can erase the shame
There is only one escape
Throw my head back and breathe in
I have to be brave

Young girl in a white nightgown
Strangely twisted on the ground
She is smeared in red stains
Has a smile on her face
She’s found a way out
It’s a long way down


from Born Before the Wind (album), released March 31, 2017
Maaike Siegerist, voice, guitar
Susanna Downes, piano

Words and music: Maaike Siegerist


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Maaike Siegerist Bristol, UK

From the Netherlands but based in Bristol, Maaike Siegerist combines inspiration from Maggie Reilly's folk rock collaborations with Mike Oldfield, and the dark fairy-tale atmosphere of gothic metal ballads by Within Temptation. Her new single 'Call of the Last Wildcat' is a portrait of the beautiful and fierce Scottish Wildcat, a UK species on the brink of extinction. ... more

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