All My Swim

by Faeland

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1.
Too Much 05:02
In all this mystery and changing Curving unexpected tides Makers carving out their story All our making will decide tonight Mmmm Well here you are again in front of me Wearing clothes I know so well Yea you look different But it feels like the same thing Yet all our stories dig a well So no I don’t ignore you But yes I have been out of touch And don't think I don't adore you If anything a little too much A little too much Mmmm In all this busyness and sameness Heads lay down to unmet eyes Hey what’s the deal with you and wonder? You’re running free to run and hide So no I don’t ignore you But yes I have been out of touch And don't think I don't adore you If anything a little too much A little too much Mmmm In all this mystery In all this mystery
2.
Are we pretending That these hearts beat so far apart? It’s been so long Are you still the one I gave forevers to from the start? And why when the room is full Or when silence drapes these walls Does it every time Rain down with thoughts of you? Well that’s by by the way (By by the wayside by by the wayside) That’s all by by the way Now we’re just a love song A story so sad Lost in a reverie Of what we had And so you’ll live in these song lines And bohemia weeps As we sing so sincerely Of things we never speak We were moving out of time Singing so fast along Forgot the other one Still I learnt your song by heart Cherished verses in the dark I didn’t think they’d etch out such a mark So that’s why when I feel so free So big, so ridden of belief That I find myself singing you back to me Well that’s by by the way (By by the wayside by by the wayside) That’s all by by the way Now we’re just a love song A story so sad Lost in a reverie Of what we had And so you’ll live in these song lines And bohemia weeps As we sing so sincerely Of things we never Never never never never speak [Chorus repeats]
3.
Prayer Song 03:29
Oh cold earth, the warrens and the dust Oh cold earth, the warrens and the dust Oh singing bird, the sunset and the sky Oh singing bird, the sunset and the sky Oh oh the river, the moonlight and the sea Oh oh the river, the moonlight and the sea
4.
All My Swim 05:16
All My Swim by Faeland In the hills silence stays still Time changes moons wane With the water reflections meet Bodies open into the sea Dreaming eyes of stars unfold Of sun on water and a searcher’s shore Lapping waves wash off a desert of sleep Bring me into that tender keep And if you’ll sing this song Quiet river then I will come to you And if you’ll lay me down Quiet river then I will sing to you I’ll give you all my swim Quiet river all my swim I’ll give you all my swim Quiet river all my swim Feels like a lifetime since jumping in Waiting onside now it’s cool on skin The sun was higher when my heart sank Speed me forward to the river bank Do you remember sitting down? Green embankment Weir out of town Do you remember Saltford? In the pouring rain In December hurricane Oh that hurricane And if you’ll sing this song Quiet river then I will wait for you And if you’ll still this heart Quiet river then I will swim to you I’ll give you all my swim Quiet river all my swim I’ll give you all my swim Quiet river all my swim I’ll give you all my swim Quiet river ooo I’ll give you all my swim Quiet river ooo Oooo oooo...(oh oh the river) Oooo oooo...(oh oh the river) Oooo oooo... Oooo oooo Oooo oooo ey ay
5.
Chantress 05:07
Oh the sun was singing lower in the sky And a man unknown to these parts passed by He said a maiden fair is what I seek I’ve been walking through them hills a week The men looked up The women they did speak They said if there’s e’er a moment here That we find free All the girls they run to the places they can be They lift their voices to the clouds Sing their hearts so free and loud You’ll find them down the oak or at the glen They’ll be singing Ooh la lye la lye lye lye lye lye Ooh la lye lye lye lye lye lye lye Our young man to his hat he tightly held What were these things unknown to him Of what they told? A shiver sent unto his spine He said right I’ll wait here till the night The women laughed The men spoke up to him They said this night the moon is full The girls will roam The last thought of theirs tonight is coming home For nothing will they stop their song They’ll be howling there the whole night long Dear gentlemen rest now and let them be [Chorus x 2] And as he slept he heard an ancient song and call Within his bones were notes so sad and beautiful An oak an ash a thorn a drum a hand a heart a song Colliding memories of places he had never walked They’re from the glens of oak they’re by the sea There are nights of song Just weaving down the breeze Find yourself a moment’s rest Hear the sounds of singing breaths You’ll find them down the oak or at the shore [Chorus x 4]
6.
The Wheel 04:26
Oh how the mighty wheel does spin Works to give take away Seeming at whim Oh I have been fattened I have been thinned By its spherical forces And sisters of spin I have been lost I’ve been sacred and found Picked up my pieces when it spun back around I’ve been enchanted I have been fooled By the people it brings me But always I’m schooled As it spins round Round Some would give to lay their hands on its side Stop it in motion and in luck reside I could be fearless but would I be free? As a keeper of circles An infinite queen As an infinite queen As an infinite queen As an infinite queen Mmmm These days I see a difference in shape Of my keeper of circles and meandering fates Thought that this circle was closed Me locked inside It’s a spiral Spiralling out of sight Oh how the mighty wheel does spin Works to give take away Seeming at whim Oh I have been fattened I have been thinned By its spherical forces And sisters of spin By its spherical forces And sisters of spin
7.
Strings 04:23
8.
Silent Story 04:23
Climb to the Northern Star Swim to the south It’s about changing the scenery Moving furniture about Nothing drowned out a melody There’s not enough drops But you say everything’s ok hun That’s where the conversation stops A child that explored so far Swam through the night Now you’re sailing for everyone Holding onto journeys tight Oh you can sing any song that you can make We can sing any song that you can take You with your silent story You with your silent story She’s taking the hemispheres Changing today Trying to start a new anywhere But make it not yesterday It might be about family It’ll keep you afloat But you find it’s the same everywhere You’re the same everywhere you go Oh you with your silent story You with your silent story Oh you with your silent story Oh you with your silent story And the days you come undone I know you fear your web unspun And when my hands may feel afar It’s not for a lack of love We can sing any song that you make We can any song that you can take
9.
Train 04:57
As colour drains from these trees A visitor brings me memories Seconds flat and I’m on that train again A flash of colour spark of light Images are merging in my sight And all I’ve learnt is I’ve a very good imagination This train runs on wild expectation Oh it’s fast but oh it takes so long In the nights amidst the sound Of rolling hills and passing grounds A fool’s heart beats for the destination Mountain sides pass through the dark I’ll stay up late to see the stars And a milky way beams her constellation Some nights this is more than compensation Oh it’s fast but oh it takes so long You could blame it on your daddy For the things not done Come on blame it on your mother For the songs that she sung Take it as a lesson or feel it as a hurt Been fun working out which is better And which is worse Waiting on the way... [x 4] You could blame it on the weather On the moons and tides Blame it on your astrological alibis Hold onto your breathing Or stand and make your lead Sometimes laying there wondering - is it me? As colours drain from these trees A visitor bring me memories Seconds flat and I’m on that train again A flash of colour spark of light These images are blurring in my sights And now I know I’ve such a very good imagination See this train runs on wild expectation Oh it’s fast but oh it takes so Oh it’s fast but oh it takes so long
10.
The wind is blowing in my direction Bringing me questions From which I can no longer run The moonlight shining through these shut blinds Trying to find me Trying to remind me The scent of grasses emerges from my memory Trying to tempt me Back to a place I’d loved before And bless the sunlight who seeks me out in shadow Won’t let me wallow Won’t cease till I follow her lead So I will pack up my bags and head To the green To the green Take a deep breath and give Myself up to the breeze To find a place which knows it’s all I’ll ever need I’ll pack up my bags and I’ll come home Oh to exchange regretful morning flashes For a fire’s burning out ashes Could turn this to a beautiful refrain I haven’t seen a sunrise for what seems like a lifetime Yet she was my lifeline So I will pack up my bags and head To the green To the green Take that deep breath and give Myself up to the breeze To find a place which tells the answers that I seek I’ll pack up my bags and I’ll come home I’m dreaming I’m dreaming It starts with dreaming It starts with dreaming I dream I’ll pack up my bags and head To the green To the green Take a deep breath and give myself up to the breeze To find a place that knows it’s all I’ll ever need Ill pack up my bags and Ill come home I’ll pack up my bags and I’ll be home
11.
Find Me 04:41

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released January 20, 2018

Rebecca Nelson - lead vocals, guitar, backing vocals
Jacob Morrison - guitar, backing vocals, ukulele, banjo
Lizzie Tucker - double bass, backing vocals
Martin Solomon - violin, Celtic Harp, accordion, mandolin
Rowan Sterk - drums, percussion
Matthew Heyse-Moore - clarinet
Michael Stanton - Rhodes piano, Hammond organ, santoor
Sarah Moody - cello
Emma Trevena, Holly Marjoram, Lydia Medland, Joan Ward, Jessica Langton - backing vocals on "Chantress"

Songs written by Rebecca Nelson & Jacob Morrison

Recorded by Ben Capp in Bristol, UK
Additional recording by Pete Thomas

Production by Rebecca Nelson & Jacob Morrison
Additional production by Rowan Sterk

Mixing & additional production by John Hendicott
Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering

Front cover artwork by Jen Howarth
Album design by Bredon Patter

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Faeland Bristol, UK

Folk-inspired acoustic medicine to soothe both mind and spirit.

Ethereal acoustic stylings” – BBC 6 Music

“A really fabulous band making glorious folk music” – BBC Introducing

Faeland’s music has been described as “soul balm”, “ethereal” and “worldly yet otherworldly”. Their debut album attracted widespread acclaim in 2018, being championed by BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing.
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