How The Tiger Lost Her Roar

from by Karyn Ellis

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What were you thinking, my love? I asked.
As the porter hoisted my bags to the shore.
Surely you knew it couldn’t last
When the ship sails, will you be aboard?

I came to this country a penny’s bride
With twelve storage trunks to my name
And two tiny babes swaying by my side
To enter my husband’s domain

In the new land, across the northwest corridor.
The new land, where the tiger lost her roar.

Late scavenger birds go hungry
As the food on the table goes cold
But I didn’t know of his anger
Didn’t show up that much in the post.

In the new land, across the northwest corridor.
The new land, where the tiger lost her roar.

I wasn’t so much seeking a better place
I knew there were no streets of gold
I only wanted a little grace
Not to pace in this cage till I’m old.

In the new land, across the northwest corridor.
The new land, where the tiger lost her roar.

What were you thinking, my love? I asked.
Did you think that there could be more?
Surely you knew it wouldn’t last
And when the ship sails, will you be aboard?

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from More Than A Hero, released October 22, 2013
Karyn Ellis - vocal, ac. guitar
Ali Berkok - accordian
James Robertson - el. guitars, banjitar

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Karyn Ellis Toronto, Ontario

Her songs are at once sad and hopeful; her voice delicate and dynamic. Described as a “gentle powerhouse of a songwriter” Karyn Ellis delivers thoughtful, crafted lyrics about every day wonders, beauty and hope.

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