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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.


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


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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

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