A song inspired by Robert Macfarlane's UNDERLAND

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  • تم نشره في 2019/05/21
  • We wrote this song for the launch of Underland by Robert Macfarlane, performed first at Daunt Books on the 2nd May, but we ran out of time to set up a camera to film it, so here it is a few days later, performed during a concert up in our home, Wigtown, the Book Town of Scotland in the back room of The Old Bank Bookshop.
    We'll do a proper recording of it soon, when time allows, and we have plans of filming a music video somewhere underground - any ideas?
    LYRICS
    Hiding from the world around
    A little owl sees underground
    A piece of bronze to weigh me down
    A hand above to pull me out
    I stumble through the darkest time - Deep time
    On winds the starless river - Lost to our eyes
    Crying for the dead, I feel alive - Dive in
    If you see me, weep a million tears - A billion years
    From terror to warmth in the twist of a tunnel
    A crack in the ice, it could all come tumbling....
    Hiding from the world around
    A little owl sees underground
    A piece of bronze to weigh me down
    A hand above to pull me out
    Through pain and power and violent shadows
    Emerge, return and cover the sadness
    Sometimes we bury to forget the past
    Sometimes we shelter what matters the most
    Sometimes we need to block out the GHOSTS……
    Below, beyond our time
    Always leaving light behind
    No one to hear you shout
    Hiding from the world around
    A little owl sees underground
    A piece of bronze to weigh me down
    A hand above to pull me out
    A spring in spring above the reflection
    The brightest sun, the water RUNS……
    Leave a mark to tell my children’s children’s children’s child
    Bury the fear, the fight so we don’t wipe them out
    Running through the world around
    A little boy sees overground
    A fleeting thought to weigh me down
    A hand below to pull me out
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    THANKS to Helena Cochrane for holding the camera so steadily.
    Underland is available in every good independent bookshop, or you can find it too at our spiritual home, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights here: mrbsemporium.com/shop/books/underland/
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  • Abdulla Alyaqoob
    Abdulla Alyaqoob 27 أيام قبل

    bookerystore.com/downloads/underland-a-deep-time-journey/

  • Jill Armstrong
    Jill Armstrong 5 أشهر قبل +1

    Beautiful .... thank you. Robert Macfarlane, our inspiration ...