Volkova's Lament

from by floatinghome

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €1 EUR  or more

     

about

image #02
VOLKOVA'S LAMENT
Painting of a tempestuous whirl-pool scene with a siren rising through it's centre.
[SPRAYPAINT ON WOOD: 2500x2500mm]

Taken from the album "Dreams for Dreamers" by Floatinghome, 2016

lyrics

(Aglaopheme and her sister)
in a tower by the ocean
sits a princess who sings
the boats to shore
the boats to shore
and the sailors who hear her
can't help but fall in love

so no boat ever leaves
she'll sing 'til no man sails the sea

her sister is the mermaid
who makes the waves
she makes the waves
she makes the waves
hers is a story
of heartache and woe

she fell in love with a sailor-boy
and tried to flip his boat
come in to my arms, she sang
come in to my arms
and he came and he drowned
now he's dead

she's never known love
she's the tempest that rages through winter
she knows not of her sister
for at birth she was cast from the shore
for the safety of all
to give that storm space to rise
and it rose
and it rose
until it claimed love

and tried through she did
she could not understand
so she sings no more
she sings no more

she hears an air
and dances her sister's tune

if she ever happens upon torre a mare
she'll learn the air her sister sings to the ocean
and the sailors can once more sail
and volkova can once more find love
when the seas calm

credits

from Dreams for Dreamers, released September 2, 2016
Augi Dethier: drums
Simon Bèriaux: keys
Rèmy Lehembre: bass
Fabrice Bihain: electric guitars
choir: Augi, Simon, Wallis Bird, Dave Hedderman, Aimee Bea, Ben Kritikos, Jenny Lindfors, Jess Kavenagh
Aidan Floatinghome: everything else

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

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.
... more

contact / help

Contact floatinghome

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code