T/VOTD 07/26/2022: LEVIATHAN by EDWYN COLLINS

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TRACK OF THE DAY 07/26/2022:
LEVIATHAN by EDWYN COLLINS

LEVIATHAN
is the fifth track from Edwyn Collins‘ sixth solo album Home Again, released on September 17, 2007. It was recorded in 2004 by Edwyn Collins and not mixed until 2006 by Edwyn Collins and Seb Lewsley, after Edwyn Collins recovered from his stroke.

 

EDWYN COLLINS: LEVIATHAN

 

LYRICS:
So I stood on the edge of my world
At a place where the sky meets the sea
But my haven was a cauldron of bile
For the sea was bewitched and defiled
There’s a passage leads down to the shore
There’s a step for each day of the year
They are ancient but they’ve stood the test of time
Those who venture need have little to fear
So I stood on the old harbor wall
As some black headed gulls reeled then stalled
It was winter and the gulls heads had turned white
Like so many spellbound ermine blessed with flight
Surveying their enchanted domain
Whilst the wind howled an ancient refrain
So I stood on the edge of my world
At a place where the sky meets the sea
But my haven was a cauldron of bile
For the sea was bewitched and defiled
And the sea was black and swollen
And the sky was red and molten
But the tide rose and fell
For the moon had broke the spell

 

ABOUT EDWYN COLLINS
Edwyn Collins is a Scottish musician, producer and label owner from Edinburgh who has been active in alternative rock, post-punk and indie pop since the 70s. First he founded the band Nu-Sonics at the age of 17, a few years later comes the first success with his post-punk band Orange Juice. The band splits in 1985 and Edwyn begins his solo career, releasing ten albums and countless singles.

Despite the great international success with the hit single “A Girl Like You”, Edwyn is considered relatively unknown, even in Europe. In his native Scotland, however, he is the leading figure in the alternative music scene. Despite two strokes and interim severe disability with permanent damage, he has managed to produce new records again and even give concerts.

 

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