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The story of

The Song for the Blind Girl

album Sung Poetry / 2020-07-31
ethereal songwriter/ el. piano, voice

The Song for the Blind Girl is a sad, mellow singer-songwriter tune inspired by the incredible Czech poet Jan Skácel. To his beautiful, sorrowful messages, our own loneliness was added, and the feeling that in being alone, we're never truly alone.

In the "Proverbs", Jan Skácel says: 'And no one can write a song for a blind girl nor a bird without wings'. It made me sad that a blind girl won't get a song of her own - and that's how this song got created. (There is also a song for a wingless bird, but that will be the music of our futures ;-)

"In the "Proverbs", Jan Skácel says: 'And no one can write a song for a blind girl nor a bird without wings'"

At the time of The Song for the Blind Girl's release (it was also the very first music video we ever did), the first Covid quarantines were happening all around the world, making, by chance, the song's feeling very relatable... so we ended up making the video literally alone outside, near a nearby forest.

The Song for the Blind Girl was also put in a second video - Tilly's exploration of the Abandoned Sanatorio del Gottardo in Switzerland, a beautiful though sad place immediately reminiscent of a similar feeling the song is carrying.

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& lyrics

I was there, you know
 In the streets of cold stairs' sorrow
 Ticking of the huge tower clock
 Counting off the bumping into every rock
 
 I was there where you, and I
 Laughed because of no more tears to cry
 With the blindfold of all the torments
 Seconds lasted hours, hours moments
 
 Bland words to bland cries
 Grey clouds with grey skies
 
 Nothing really makes up for much sense
 No roads guiding you in color-ways
 Still there, in the night still
 Holding your hand, sharing chills
 Whispering the truths of the wind
 Alone in that empty crowded street
 
 Still there, missus, always was
 Still there even if not seen enough
 Do you hear me, do you even know?
 I can't see that where you don't belong
 
 Closed eyes to closed doors
 Lost in the howls and the roars
 
 Nothing really makes up for much sense
 No roads guiding you in color-ways
 
 But there is still much to see
 Without the eyes that always lie to me
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