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about

This song is a duet with the marvellous Adrian Crowley.

lyrics

Sickle swing, the curl it brings to dormant air
Carving ripples over the heads, over ears of the barley fields
Dicing the stagnant summer sky, in chunks it lies
Over the thirsty, crisp quills of the barley fields

How heavy the news in the beak of the bird?
How deep the pile as it darts from the light?
Is this body treading steady towards horizon and song
Or descending in time into dark, soulless night?

Build one, build two, build three, build four
Second upon second upon second upon stem
Build five, build six, build seven and on
Fear every second upon second upon stem

Forward right, follows left, my coupled boots tread
A mirror to the action, my jagged blade threads
First hill then vale, my stomach heaves and falls
As I count every second of the slow death of corn

How heavy the news in the beak of the bird?
How deep the pile as it darts from the light?
Is this body treading steady towards horizon and song
Or descending in time into dark, soulless night?

Count one, count two, count three, count four
Second upon second upon second upon stem
Count five, count six, count seven and on
Fear every second upon second upon stem

Fear every second upon second upon stem
Fear every second upon second upon stem

credits

from Light The Boats - Album 2013, released September 16, 2013
Gill Sandell - vocals, acoustic guitar, footsteps
Adrian Crowley - vocals
Anna Jenkins - violin
Jon Clayton - cello
Owen Turner - bass, sickle samples

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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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