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    Comes in a beautiful digipak with a 16 page booklet containing all song lyrics, album credits and original illustrations by Andrew Rayner. Designed by John Sandell.
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lyrics

Open the door and into the night
Adjust the straps on my shoulders
Turn my face to the shadows
And stride

Distance is no extraordinary thing
Felt by nations with fine machines
So hush that mind

Enter the town with the sun on the rise
Tiptoe past heads on pillows
Touch the ramp from the harbour
In time

Distance is no extraordinary thing
Felt by nations with fine machines
So hush your minds, and

Row boys, row boys

I walk the length of the island
I witness the fires and the murders
I cast the first and final orders
Aside
And after the bullets, after the bombs
I sweep the dust from the bodies
Nothing to see but sorrow

Distance is no extraordinary thing
Felt by nations with fine machines
Lost generations, hearts out of sight
Fickleless friends and free birds in flight

Row boys, row boys

Back on the boat, face to the helm
I feel the gaze of your eyes
Distance is no extraordinary thing
I find

credits

from Light The Boats - Album 2013, released September 16, 2013
Gill Sandell - vocals, flute, piano
Adrian Crowley - electric guitar
Ali Friend - double bass
Andrew Rayner - backing vocals
Anna Jenkins - violin
Ben Eshmade - french horn
Chris T-T - backing vocals
Jo Silverston - cello
Liz Moore - harp
Owen Turner - backing vocals, cornet
Rory McVicar - backing vocals
Stacy Gow - cymbals
Timothy Victor - backing vocals

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Gill Sandell UK

Modernist folk songwriter, singer and guitarist
Accordionist and flautist with Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

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