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Spiral Staircase

from The Signal by Jim Griffin

  • Limited run of 100 CDs
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    High gloss digipak case showing full artwork by the amazing Unlovely Frankenstein. With 8-page colour booklet containing full lyrics, extra artwork and my immense gratitude.

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    Split single featuring "Our New World Will Bathe in Ancient Light" from "The Signal" and "Crack the Sky" by Jeremy from the album "The Road to Zion". Released as a limited run lathe cut 7" black vinyl single on the Fruits de Mer Records label (UK). Both tracks are taken from the Fruits de Mer Members' Club CD "Music For Amphibians". (www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/amphibians.html for full details)

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Spiral Staircase

Descending slowly
Down the spiral staircase
You start to feel uneasy

Patrician faces
Staring down at you there
Tin-type spectres

Glowing faintly
In cold electric light
The frame of a doorway

Your father's study
Inside he dreams a future
That slipped from his hands

Take the notebook
Start to read
Finally, his thoughts revealed

I've been here all these years
I don't know can you hear
My signal?
I reversed my machines
For broadcast
They'll alert on receipt
Of your answer

There you are shining still In Winter
The brightest star on my horizon

You close the journal
Now a darkness gathers
Your fingers start to tremble

Revealed in verses
Daring ancestors stare
Out like ciphers

Familiar strangers
Now seen in different light
Reframe your perception

As truth is dawning
The room explodes with sound
Machines spring to life

Take the notebook
Start to write
Finally his...


from The Signal, released November 6, 2020
Final Signal Burst containing fragments from The Signal Corps:
David Colohan - Crumar Orchestrator
The Heartwood Institute
Grey Malkin
Tomás Mulcahy - Space Birds Sound Design
Robin Parmar

“Matter Anti-Matter” written and read by Evelyn Cosgrave

Did you see the moon last night
Orbiting our planet
Oscillating between truth and fantasy
Hovering between you and harmony?

Do you believe in a parallel universe
Where the same but different moon
Orbits the same but different planet?

Did you hear me call last night
Falsetto in the dark
Warbling amid shrieks and melody
Hammering beyond faith and sanity?

Do you believe in a parallel universe
Where you but a different you
And I but a different I
Separated by a quantum chasm
But essentially the same?


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