The Mapless Sea

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about

Inspired by a series of books by Ursula K Le Guin, called The Earthsea Quartet, The Mapless Sea is a song about journeys. About how journeys can be a reason in themselves, and the destination is secondary. It's about listening to the world around you, following your deepest instincts, watching and listening for signs, sensitivity to the soul of the earth, like in Paolo Coelho's "The Alchemist".
And finally, it's about the dark in us all; the instincts and behaviours we wish we could change, but always come back to.

lyrics

There was a boy who wandered
Travelled the oceans wide
Followed the constellations
They kept telling me I’d be just fine
They kept telling me I’d be just fine

Boy of the mapless sea
Called to the birds above
Followed the tides of the moon
She kept telling me I’d be just fine
She kept telling me I’d be just fine

Well the boy had a shadow
He followed it all the way
It whispered to him at night
Keep on rowing and you’ll be just fine
Keep on rowing and you’ll be just fine

Follow the silver lights
That shine beneath the waves
Swim down to the bottom
Keep on swimming and you’ll be just fine
Keep on swimming and you’ll be just fine

When he got to the bottom
There was nothing to find
Broken boats and bottles
Swim back up and you’ll be just fine
Swim back up and you’ll be just fine

So the boy left his shadow
Beneath the rolling sea
All the waves were singing
Keep on rowing and you’ll be just fine
Keep on rowing and you’ll be just fine

Calling out, tearing at the darkness
Calling out, slipping through a memory
Calling out, swallowed by a shadow
Calling out, out across the morning…

credits

from Vena Portae, released August 18, 2014
Dom: Guitars, vocals
Emily: Banjo, piano, vocals
Ruben: Scissors, percussion, bass, air organ, wine glasses, ebow, backing vocals
Jesper: Drums
Christian Kjellvander: Backing vocals

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