Fading Like The Sun

by Slim

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A new winter's tale recounting Tony Kurz's failed attempt at the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland in 1936.

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Slim – Fading Like The Sun

We were the wild cats on the run
Between us, doubters were there none
But through those tunnel doors only paper tigers roared
And dreams they faded like the sun
Yeah all our dreams they faded like the sun

Her silence beckoned us to sing
And from each ledge so steep to cling
So would this wily ground and icy rocks abound
To steal the crown from all who would be king

On Eiger’s face her frosty frown
Gave every heart such dressing down
Below the valley floor shone like a candy store
Any avalanche could drown

And we were fading like the sun, but never falling
Fading like the sun without a care
This magic hour almost run, as we went fading
Fading like the sun

A tempest speared horizon’s eye
Brought leaden clouds where once blue skies
We longed to see for miles beyond our fading smiles
And safe into the summit’s arms to climb

Our weary ropes did she ensnare
Like dusty cobwebs in her hair
Despite our path so true a bitter stare she threw
We were crushed without a care

And we were fading like the sun, but never falling
Fading like the sun without a care
This magic hour almost run, as we went fading
Fading like the sun

My every hope is hanging listlessly, my dying sinews thee implore
Well I could give myself away to Eiger
But I couldn’t love you more

And we were fading like the sun, but never falling
Fading like the sun without a care
This magic hour almost run, as we went fading
Fading like the sun

And we were fading like the sun
Yeah we were fading like the sun
This magic hour almost run, as we went fading
Fading like the sun

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released December 17, 2013
Written by Andy Black

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Slim London, UK

Slim's new LP is a barn-storming folk-rock romp through tales of love, loss, booze and madness. With big productions, there's everything from americana, celtic folk, country balladeering, and even a gospel choir thrown in for good measure there'll be a full tour to come and of course, a fair few 'Gallows Tree Tales' to tell. Visit www.slim-music.com to keep in touch and join the Facebook page!:o) ... more

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