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  1. Drift

From the recording Drift

<p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">There is a moment in some relationships when you realize that you are so far apart, a slow drift, as imperceptible as the continents moving until the moment when you are oceans apart. And you wonder; how did we get here? Wanting to breach the gap, to find some common ground, you feel the other on the edges of you, the spaces once inhabited empty as the endless sea. Drift is about the small movements we make within relationships that either move us together or apart.</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">I had in my mind this idea that relationships were like a vast sea upon which the continents move, and could not get it out of my head. This formed a lot of impetus for Drift. Carried within was also a sorrow over the loss of an animal we had named `NightEyes` (after a character in a Robin Hobb book). I was quite tramatized by his death and the first line of the song was in my head when I thought about NightEyes. It seems a weird and superfluous start to a song fundamentally about a relationship, but I find when writing that thoughts and images are often juxtapositioned on top of each other, often in ways that are not apparently linked, but somehow have made a connection within my mind.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Written in Autumn 2007 <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/drift/id315490253?i=315490459&uo=4" target="itunes_store"><img style="border: 0;" src="http://r.mzstatic.com/images/web/linkmaker/badge_itunes-sm.gif" alt="Drift - Heartwood" /></a></span></span></p>

Lyrics

<p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Your night eyes are so sad my love</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Their dark pools my abyss</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">I heard the dying cry my love</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Within the continental drift</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Oh our continents have drifted</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">So far on the molten tides of time</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Oh how I wonder when our shores will meet again</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Once we were Pangea love, a solid entity</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">But the wild beauty cultivates</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">From shifting boundaries</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Oh our continents have drifted</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">And the ground is not stable like it was</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Oh I am lost in the shifting faults of love</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Though the sea expands between us, shifting constantly</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">At the edge of my world is carried</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Still the shape of we</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Oh our continents have drifted</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">All these techtonic plates within our hearts leaves us divided</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">We are now worlds apart</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Your night eyes are so sad my love</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Their dark pools my abyss</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">I heard the dying cry my love</span><br style="color: #997066; font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Within the continental drift</span></span></p>