The NORTH Project & Gaggle - Earth (Krummavísur)

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EARTH (Krummavísur)

Lyrics by MaJiKer




Crumbs of earth in clattering ground
Coiled in vitro, knotted round
Feathered marks of memory
Feathered marks of memory

Furrow deep in fertile land
Far beneath with dredging hands
Under stone and story
Under stone and story

Out of frost's intrusive claw
Excavate with strain and saw
Svelte and melting deeper
Svelte and melting deeper

In through holes where humans fell
Hammer, fracture, bone and shell
Scrape and scrambling fever
Scrape and scrambling fever

History packed in icy earth
Echoes in these holes have birthed
Fable and folklore fading
Fable and folklore fading

Unleash plates, uproot and bore
Out this country's fevered core
Crust now ripe for raiding
Crust now ripe for raiding

Sand and silt, we slide below
Soil our feast where gardens grow
Fur and fir trees feeding
Fur and fir trees feeding

Crunch-crunch night is crumbling near
Crush-crush fears buried here
Grass-filled clouds are sinking
Grass-filled clouds are sinking


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from NORTH, released November 3, 2014

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The NORTH Project London, UK

Traditional melodies from Sweden, Norway and Iceland reworked and reinterpreted to evoke the beauty of nature.

With new lyrics in English about nature, written by the project’s creator MaJiKer, each track features a different vocalist or group with layers of choral harmony, vocal samples & human beatbox.

All profits go to Naturskyddsföreningen, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.
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