Swimming with Astronauts (single)

by Plumes Ensemble

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Advance single for "Folk Songs and Future Loves", coming December 1st 2014


released October 23, 2014

Veronica Charnley: vocals
Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau: harp
Louise Campbell: clarinet and bass clarinet
Pemi Paull: viola
Geof Holbrook: piano
Phil Hornsey: marimba
Preston Beebe: percussion
Jean-Christophe Lizotte: cello
Saam Hashemi: electric guitar

recorded at Mechanicland Studios in Montréal
engineered and mixed by Saam Hashemi
mastered by Greymarket Mastering

written by Veronica Charnley
arrangement by Geof Holbrook

artwork by Ernestine Donnerberg

This recording was made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


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Track Name: Swimming with Astronauts
The front crawl, you used to hate so much.
Put your head down a little longer now, stay inside the lane.
Now hold it, hold your breath in, crawl out of your skin.
When you’re weightless, well then you can begin.

Put your head down…

The past few weeks in a haze, you’re trying to get away
from someone already remote, you reach for a different note.
Oh, you reach for a different note.

Strings from your suit unravel from moving fast across.
There’s nothing between you and the water, and letting go of the loss.
Oh, you’re letting go of the loss.

Tuck your legs in, put your arms out, and your head down!
Push your legs out, tuck your arms in...

The astronauts train beside you now.
They’ll show you, they’re gonna show you how.
When you’re falling, try not to catch yourself.
To turn around just takes a little tilt.

Put your head down...

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