LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #39: “Fathomless”

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🔥LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #39: “Fathomless”🔥. There is a nautical meaning to the word “fathomless”; but this song carries the metaphorical sense, as explained in the video. (See you there). In my head, there is a light band, string quartet and cor anglais. Definitely one for the next album! 😉 Here are the lyrics:

I’ve always swum to the bed of the sea;
have no desire just to skim.
Somehow the pull of the deep conquers me:
Love living out on a limb.

There is a space where my mind loves to go,
somewhere beyond all earthly bounds.
Out in the blue where the stream starts to flow,
such travel always astounds!

[Refrain]
Still need to love with all my might
Can’t let the simple out of sight.
Though love’s complex, when it connects,
easy is the word which comes to mind.

Once dug a well in the ground with my hands;
wore down my fingers to the bone.
Still digging now down that well while I can:
It’s now become my new home.

I run a mile from the shallow and slight;
life’s just too short to misspend.
That’s why I’m wary of love at first sight:
Need time for roots to descend.

[Vocal bridge]
Endless fathomless I fly
Nothing less will ever satisfy

Black comes in shades, but it never turns white;
dear’s always dear; cheap is cheap
Trite doesn’t have the same meaning as light:
Simple needn’t mean it isn’t deep.

I have an old submarine in my head —
go far and deep in descent.
Some think I should have an anchor instead;
but I will never relent.

[Refrain]
Still need to love with all my might.
Can’t let the simple out of sight.
Though love’s complex, when it connects,
easy is the word which comes to mind.

 

 

© Alan Morrison, 2019

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