This was written during the Tankwa Artscape residency. I finally managed to record something half decent. That’s Rodney Buys on keys.

We were dropped off at a remote spot and had to find our way back. We were not allowed to take our phones with. But I never leave with a notebook and pen. Lara and I performed this in the desert to the other residents and guests.

The song was inspired by the beauty of the desert. I discovered after the fact….that where I sat to write the song…was once a river. So the lyrics fit perfectly.

Here are the lyrics

A tribe of stones with no way home are calling out to me
The unknown stars and plains of broken blue

cloud all I can see
the vastness of familiar things are trinkets for slumbering kings
and still               I walk alone

Until my heart splits in    two
beneath shifting sands…
I walk alone.
I     walk     alone 

It looms, it looms…touching the skies
The Dreaming Gods breathe silence
Stilling my desires that rivers through my bones
As I walk alone

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