Smoky Bay

by Owls of the Swamp

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A concept record about my personal experiences travelling throughout Iceland in 2006. A journey about extremes, lightness vs dark, summer vs winter, warmth vs cold.

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released August 1, 2007

Recorded by Pete Uhlenbruch.
Production, mixing and mastering by Simon Moro.
Guest performances by Bianca Chen (vocals) and Finn Keane (electric guitar).

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Owls of the Swamp Reykjavík, Iceland

Australian atmospheric indie-folk now based in Iceland. New EP coming in 2016.

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Track Name: Midnight
Please send me the morning, please send me the light, for I've been waiting all through the night, and when dawn touches and bathes my wounds, the weight will have lifted, the centre is shifting, I've been to the valley, I've been to the snow, I've been to the graveyard where the devil's children go, I've been to the mountains, I've been through the fjords, and I've got the feeling I've been here before.
Track Name: Meet me at the BSI
I left from her house on the 5th of December, we stayed up all night and I'll always remember, how she held the gaze of an Egyptian queen that swept me right off my feet and into a dream, and we'd felt we'd been lovers before, we knew we'd be lovers once more, we drove the ghost right out of her basement, the misguided soul was a case of misplacement, she slept like a child for the first time in ages, she slept in my arms as we slept through the ages, and we'd felt we'd been lovers before, we knew we'd be lovers once more.
Track Name: Heart of the Mountain
At the place where the river makes love with the ocean, the heart of the cosmos is beginning to open, how far down this path do you think you can go? how far down this path do you think you can go? the lightning struck hard on the glacial mountain, it knocked the man off his feet, the new shaman was chosen, how far down this path do you think you can go? how far down this path do you think you can go? all of the way, all the way, all the way, the snow came down fast as we drove through the mountains, the blizzard blew strong, and so did our emotions, how far down this path do you think you can go? how far down this path do you think you can go, all of the way, all of the way, all of the way.
Track Name: 61 Names
Where the fire meets with ice, a place where death is transformed into life, they've got 61 names for the devil, they've got 61 names for the devil, it's called the city of old soles, that's why I feel like I've been there before, they've got 61 names for the devil, we may never meet again, and right now you're my oldest friend, I've met you once, I've met you twice, and you know I'll be back again, we may never meet again, but right now you're my only friend, I wish you love, I wish you peace, and lay down roses at your feet, where they've got 61 names for the devil, they've got 61 names for the devil, they've got 61 names for the devil, they've got 61 names for the devil.
Track Name: Sleepwalker
I was not myself today, your coldness took my warmth away, you stole my light I want it back, winter madness and frozen black, I was not myself today, your coldness took my warmth away, you stole my light I want it back, winter madness and frozen black, sleepwalking all day long, you're sleepwalking all day long, you're sleepwalking all day long, sleepwalking all day long.
Track Name: Sand and Snow
Well it was well understood that we had to part ways, wasn't easy at first for I had to give way, to the feeling that had grown, deep within me had grown, the strongest of roots in the strongest of clay, which I had to dig up wasn't easy at first, but with time came a spade and a rain that gave birth, to the new life that dwells deep within me, which is stronger than roots than the strongest of clay, now it's well understood that we're on different paths, now I walk with a rod whilst you walk with a staff, and we're similar in that we're both different now, I walk in the sand as you walk in the snow.
Track Name: Storm in the Sea
The storm in the sea is beginning to breathe on its own, she's gathered her forces and plotted her courses, and now is the time to let go, and I won't go down on this ship reserved for broken hearts, now is a good time as any to make a new start, and listen here she comes, and I won't go down on this ship reserved for broken hearts, now is a good time as any to make a new start, I won't go down on this ship reserved for broken starts, now is a good time as any to make a new start.
Track Name: What are you running from?
What are you running from? what are you running for? are you running from loneliness? or are you running from God? now don't make excuses, you know they only start fires, and don't live on empty hopes, they'll only make you tired, of everything, and if I've seen the whole over, and if I've seen the whole world through, and everything that I've seen, still reminds me of you, then what are you running from?
Track Name: Dawn
Welcome, I am the dawn, and I have come to keep you warm, when you let my light shine in, then the healing can begin.