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 ;-)
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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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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