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To A Far City

by Jim Griffin

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    - A bonus instrumental track
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    - All four different versions of the original album cover artwork (in
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  • Limited Edition Cassette
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    A run of only 20 hand-numbered and signed cassettes. These include beautiful full colour on-body printed cassettes with revised artwork and a six-panel j-card with all lyrics. The version of "An Ocean Mind" on these is a different mix (the "Old Vinyl Mix") and can only be found on these cassettes. Each cassette comes with a hand-written die-cut download card and one individual jigsaw piece.

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Journey to the Interior Maybe to find who we were Maybe to plan an escape Or somehow communicate With a world that drags us along Further and faster from home Clinging to the coat-tails of time Carried away on a tide Of well-meant philosopher talk Abstracted we're ebbing too far And losing sight of the shore-line Sliding under an Ocean Mind Come on now and don't be late Ancient gardens still await And twilight moulded paths will take Us back to peaceful pools and lakes Come on now and don't be late Come on now and don't be too late There's a journey that I’ve got to take
(i) Clouds 10:00
Do we believe too much In things as they are? Superstitious reverence For that which exists Finding no cause To value the rare, delicate soul O I had such thoughts, but... >>A dream of eight wooden giants, fog-bound and fading Exploding and sparking an ancient moon-bog alight Oscillating from something back to nothing In the black Connemara night<< >>A distant pulsing in my still-waking mind Twisting and turning I seek to find again Those flickers of thought, quenched by first Winter rain I plod on, Traveller my name<< Divine turns inane Wonder to rationality And all of that from before Slowly leaves O to dwell in visions, Little memories and dreams of childhood From which we journey far To slowly return After we twist and turn Inch our way out Cease to exist but It's not the end See that departure point? See how it shines? How fast a vista turns To a moment behind See how it shines then fades away? This is what you were like Just a dot in my hand
This wait is nearly over And I can hardly Believe these eyes of mine When I set them on you You know it's true, Yes you do Liga tastes good, Just like it should.
I was on my way To see the Lady of the Valley I had trouble all the day I thought that she would help me She never helped me Or even got the chance to hold me Like a baby Lessons of solitude The gifts of my journey Long shadows fall And tears as sweet as nectar Your faithful servant's called Finally, to his knees he falls Imperfect, somewhat flawed In this at least he's like us all Heavy rains and I Tumble to the meeting of the waters The hand that closed my eyes Did I dream or was it hers? On the road to Tara There's a waterfall and well If you stop between them You will find there still The headstone of a pilgrim.


Inspired by
“The Narrow Road to the Interior” by Matsuo Bashō (Genroku 2)
“The Quest of Iranon” by H.P. Lovecraft (February 28th, 1921)
and a rainy Summer’s day at Derrigimlagh at half three in the afternoon.

Mastered by Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering, Limerick www.facebook.com/wavmastering.ireland

Paintings and Drawings by Mary Griffin


released November 15, 2017

Released as a limited edition, hand-made CD by the Reverb Worship label in the UK (Cat. #RW 384) . Each CD comes with it's own hand-written die-cut download card and unique jigsaw piece.

Available at: www.reverbworship.com

Written and Performed by Jim Griffin

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