/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £0.69 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a lovely gatefold case complete with lyrics. Artwork by Hugh Gummett.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Who Does Not Know The Famous Swan via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      £5 GBP or more 

     

lyrics

North of the island, a brittle scar. We’ll go together and never return. ‘Cause everything feels different so maybe I’ll stay, there’s pressurised remains beneath this plane. It’s a concept I don’t understand, fifteen hundred galaxies within a grain of sand. Now you tell me just how to be, keep on living and don’t give in. Out through the glow, we’ll see the light show. On a brigantine, bound for Roa, it struck the coast and we saw you laid below. With noon-sight on the meridian, we watched the stars and knew where to go. Although thousands had fled I’d stayed, ships were lined across the sea. Here alone I’m surrounded by the last know brilliance of this land. Freed from underneath, awash in saline. I took the air, and held for hope, that we’d be alright against the tide. On a snow, out into dusk. As we left the world, the world left us. The sweetest sound and luminent sights, portrayed for us and never described. But right then, my heart was spent. As I left the world, the world stayed behind.

credits

from Who Does Not Know The Famous Swan, released October 28, 2012

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

sootytern Lancaster, UK

sootytern… “what?”, “it’s a bird!”, “oh..” are Jayson (Vocals/Ukelele), Fenton (Mandolin), Peet (Bass) and Ewan (Drums). They are best known for playing sessions in caves. Hailing from Cumbria and inspired by their island home of Walney, they play folk/pop avian/science-based loveliness. ... more

contact / help

Contact sootytern

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code