Lydia (2018) - Single

by The Magic Lantern



The second single from the The Magic Lantern's third album 'To The Islands'.


Oh Lydia
Don’t believe the hype
There’s nothing you can find ‘round here
And you might have to turn around
And start all over again
‘Cos at least then you’ll be headed
Where the sun can warm your skin
And then you’ll know
I meant it well

But promises of green and gold
Will turn to turtle shell
And fall like autumn rain from your eyes
And in the pools that form around
Your tired and angry feet
There’ll be scattered lights reflecting
All the dreams you just can’t carry anymore
So let them go, go, go

Then just go home
Then just go home

But sure as what is been is done
You’ll sing your own song
A warning’s just a challenge to carry on
And maybe you’ll outsmart us all
And see your name in lights
But though every door looks the same
Only one can lead you back the way you came
Don’t lose your way,

Then please come home
Then please come home

One day please come home
One day please come home.


released March 23, 2018
Written and performed by Jamie Doe
Produced by Fred Thomas
Recorded and mixed by Alex Killpartrick
Mastered by Mandy Parnell


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The Magic Lantern London, UK

The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of singer-songwriter Jamie Doe.

Following his stunning third album ‘To The Islands’, his new EP ‘The Life That I Have’ sits with and acknowledges the inevitability of a loss witnessed in slow motion.

Currently recording his fourth album, he finishes the year with a first instrumental release 'My Soul Is A Strange Country' for solo piano, out now.
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