Bowhead

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This track takes you on a journey about grief from the perspective of a little boy who loses his friend. It's also about a whale in space and features a traditional Okinawan instrument called a Sanshin.

Full of dreamy, ambient vibes.

lyrics

Why in my mind
Without my friend
Bowhead and me 
Sailing through the stars

Did you ever look up to the sky and wonder
Just how far that shooting star had been
How many millions of asteroids had come and gone

And while you stood in awe and watched
It's light fading away 
The pictures jumped inside your brain

Why in my mind
Without my friend
Bowhead and me 
Sailing through the stars

To everyone else you seemed lost
But in reality you were just hiding
In a much safer location

That day he fell away from you
The real world became dull
The blacks and grey's were all that were left

Playful technicolour had all but gone
Trying to find your friend
In your mind you'd replaced him with a whale

Like a protective older brother
You would share adventures together
Sitting atop the bowhead
Sailing through the stars

Why in my mind
Without my friend
Bowhead and me 
Sailing through the stars

And while you seemed happier
You were no longer ours
The day you lost him
We also lost you 
the only way you can cope
Is by exploring with bowhead
In the big starry dark blue

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released August 23, 2019
Written, Performed & Produced by Kat Ward & Kieren Johnstone

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Boxtape Horsham, UK

Experimental Indie Folk Duo

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