The Slave of the Hourglass

from April 2020 SINGLE by FLOATINGHOME

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This song, "The Slave of the Hourglass", is a song written for the wonderful short film "Le Temps d'un Sablier" by Belgian filmmaker, Michaël de Nijs. It features Augi Dethier playing on the drums and Simon Bèriaux singing some backing vocals.


if we only had more time, the chances would come back around
moments pass but once
then they become mist or memories, residing in the mind
they'll dim you down or light you up

and when the last grain falls
and you still have breath
you'll stop from counting all the sand that falls away
and when your eyes fill up
if it's not with joy
close them tight and find a dream that fits you well

time can pick you up

the glass-blower stretches sand 'til time has dissappeared
late into the night
for fear his time may pass away
fill your days with fun and love and no time for regrets
where loss knocks you down
time can pick you up

and when the last grains fall
and you find you still have breath
you can flip the hourglass and keep on counting
or let time pick you up

time can pick you up


from April 2020 SINGLE, released September 4, 2020
"The Slave of the Hourglass":
Augi Dethier plays drums
Simon Bèriaux sings some backing vocals
Aidan performed the other instruments (guitars, clarinets, cello, vocals, synths and effects)
Absent on this recording are Fabrice Bihain and Rèmy Lehembre


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floatinghome Berlin, Germany

Floatinghome is the brain-child of Irish singer / producer, Aidan. Based in Berlin and playing a folk-rock music with hints of Aidan's native Ireland creeping into the rythems, their sophomore album, "Dreams for Dreamers" is out now.
They have performed all over Europe, including support slots with Villagers, Get Well Soon, Anaïs Mitchell and Wallis Bird.
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