True North

from by Keegan Snaize

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    "True North" had a long time getting written & recorded as a complete song.

    It was originally sketched out as a ruff demo in Wellington, New Zealand back in 2005 - with the lyrics hinting at embracing your worst fears and revelling in the potential danger:

    'Beneath the shadow of the wave
    Right before it breaks
    I will take my chances.'

    After sitting idle on a dusty hard drive for a year or two, we listened again to the demo & it became a possible choice for the Keegan Snaize album.

    As the track began to take shape, it seemed to lend itself perfectly to an arrangement using vintage synth drums & cheap keyboard sounds - we figured this would splice together in an oddly comforting way with the confused, lost at sea-shanty words.

    Why not just download it NOW for free and see if it don't give you the itch to hear ( and hopefully buy) some more of our home-recordings that we've tried our best to make sound all proper and that.

    KS x
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lyrics

Beneath the shadow of the wave
Right before it breaks
I will take my chances.

This treading water, finding ways
To keep my bones afloat
Has its consequences...

And they'll pull me down again.

So I'm done with all this thinking
I just can't work it out
My compass spins around
And true north's heading south.

I'm falling into feelings
Random, raw & wild
Drifting on the tide
I'll let the sea decide.

Inside the belly of the whale
Sunk without a trace
You will find me dancing.

(And midnight chancing)

Upon his ribs I'll carve the days
Till I get back to shore
Then I'll leave you standing

'Cos I'm not playing games
And I can't wait...

I'm done with all this thinking
I just can't work it out
My compass spins around
And true north's heading south.

I'm falling into feelings
Random, raw & wild
Drifting on the tide
I'll let the sea decide.

credits

from Portmanteau, released April 23, 2010
Written & recorded by David Keegan & Simon Snaize.
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston.

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