Vanessa Carlton Debuts Live “House Of Seven Swords” Video

Last fall, Vanessa Carlton released her long-awaited fifth studio album Liberman along with a music video for the track “House Of Seven Swords.” Now we get another video for the song, this time in the form of a live performance filmed in Nashville last December. It follows a previously-released live video for the new song “Matter Of Time.” Vanessa wrote “House Of Seven Swords” for her younger brother, who was just about to graduate from college. As Vanessa explained last year, “The words and the melody kind of came at the same time, and I realized I was kind of writing it for him. At the same time, the song is absolutely a message to myself, too, probably.” See the live performance below:

As with the “Matter Of Time” video, this performance was filmed in Nashville on December 17, 2015, and features Skye Steele on violin. Jesse DeFlorio directed, filmed, and edited the video.

Earlier this month, Vanessa shared the latest Liberman single, “Nothing Where Something Used To Be.” She released a remix of the song… which is actually the original version.

Vanessa’s latest album, Liberman, came out last October. It was preceded by the singles “Blue Pool,” “Willows,” and “Operator,” and followed by “House Of Seven Swords” in November and “Nothing Where Something Used To Be” in April. Vanessa has spent the last few months touring the United States and recently headed off to Europe for more performances. You can buy Liberman on iTunes now. Keep checking back here for all the latest Vanessa Carlton news.

 

Lyrics:

Strength and devotion
Come without warning
You’ll know when you know what to do

No simple scheming
You should be sleeping
Sometimes you just can’t think it through

That’s the way it is, love
Go whichever way you need to go
Nobody can tell you how to build your house of seven swords

That’s the way it is, love
Together and yet still we’re on our own
Nobody can tell us how to build our house of seven swords

Shaman won’t tell you
Preacher will try to
You could take your time and take a trip

Let your eyes see hidden things
Your heart beat like a drum
Let your eyes see hidden things
Your heart beat like a drum

That’s the way it is, love
Go whichever way you need to go
Nobody can tell you how to build your house of seven swords

That’s the way it is love
Together and yet still we’re on our own
Nobody can tell us how to build our house of seven swords

That’s the way it is, love
That’s the way it is, love
Your House of Seven Swords

That’s the way it is, love
Together and yet, still, we’re on our own
Nobody can tell us how to build our house of seven swords

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