in the arms of the river - single

by waywardbreed

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Sandra Middleton I have heard this so many times live and loved it It resonates so deeply with everything I have been through over the past few years. Just so beautiful.
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The first song from the forthcoming album 'brother songs' to be released through Hawk Moth Records

lyrics

I went down to the mouth of the river
And she brought our lips together
Filled me with her salt water and longing

I asked the river won't you please hold my hand
Untouched by beast or by man
I gathered my friends all around me
My brothers, my sisters and me...

What would I do?
What would I do?

I long to be in the arms of the river
Sleep with you all through the winter
And wake from this dream full-feathered a swan

But my dreams lay face-down in the water
The reflections have all disappeared
I'd lost all I held around me
My brothers, my sisters and me.

What would I do?
What would I do?

credits

released March 2, 2016
Justin Avery: vocals, acoustic guitar
Elizabeth Barker: vocals
Alison Ferrier: backing vocals
Andrew Watson: violin
Chris Willard: electric guitar
Christopher Mildren: keyboards
Domenic Stanton: electric bass
Duncan McBride: drums

words and music by Justin Avery
recorded by Alison Ferrier
mixed by Jeff Lang
mastered by Simon Grounds

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waywardbreed Melbourne, Australia

sweet, melancholic folk.

contact waywardbreed@gmail.com for gigs, lyrics, poetry, or just a chat

" hushed songs that swell with a powerful stoicism, illustrated by beautiful imagery...The work of a true craftsman...a balm for the darkened soul." - Bandcamp Hunter

"(Gathering for the Feast) is a record that's personal, revealing & spacious all at once." - Robbie Buck 'The Inside Sleeve' (ABC RN)
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