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So Far From The Shore

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So Far From The SHore is about being adrift at sea for so long you turn into a fish.

There is no subtext, no deep or hidden meaning, no analogy or metaphor. It is just about turning into a fish.

There is great bass playing by Jordan, some of my most complicated time signature changes, and possible my favourite chord progression ever near the end. I like this song, though am unlikely to play it live very often because it is so tricky.

It is about turning into a fish.

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Maybe the stars that come out now are the ones that smile on us and guide us home
If that's case put your sunshades on, pull the shutters down we won't see them

Drink the sea water, dive down taste, it's fresh deeper down below, below the keel
And the sirens sing with each lapping wave, we're driftwood, sunbaked salt and burning tongues

So far from the shore,
from the place we used to call our hearth, our home
We'd sleep and we'd dream and the monsters found they couldn't roar

So far from the shore
From the warm embrace of the all our families
We'd drink and we'd sing and our songs would rise up with the sun



This device that we use to map our way, gathered dust and rust, it clinks and clanks at night

Makes a fine sound as we throw it out to sink to swim to find it's own way home

Have the mermaid's come do they sing to us, with their sweet and rotting fishy lullabies?

Tie me to the mast again and we'll dive into the belly of the beast!

Thirst is just dim memory
There are scales beneath my skin
Don't want to the be the last man overboard
Wet my gills and slip away
Oh oh oh....

So far from the shore,
from the place we used to call our hearth, our home

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from Fit The Fourth, released June 1, 2015

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Tom Slatter London

A latter-day Victorian street-theatre barker with a guitar promising tales of mystery, imagination, ‘orrible murders and bloody great waving tentacles’ is how Tom Slatter has been described. Since 2010 he has been scaring audiences with five albums and numerous EPs of storytelling songs. ... more

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