Fire To Burn 03:16
I chopped the onions up Kettle is filling up I set the table out Stars are rolling out Fog rolls on the hills That bucket needs emptying I rinsed the kidney beans Smell garlic and rosemary Sit out on the porch I’ll wind up the torch So I can see you As the kindling takes a hold Sets fire to the cold And I can feel it A lowing in the field Realer than the real Draw in fading light Drinking in the sight
In the middle of a fog There’s nothing to be seen It’s like an island in the cloud Nothing’s quiet, nothing’s loud At the bottom of a well There’s water to be found See it ushering from the mouth Of the little water pump that draws it out In the middle of a wood There’s magic in the air Mushrooms pushing up from the loam Where the little beetles hide and call their home At the bottom of a lake A sleeping Bluebird lies Safe in the dreams of a watery grave Now we drink from the bottle that bears its name In the middle of a frost They found his frozen bones What was he doing? Did he fall asleep? With a fire on the range and a blanket on his knee At the bottom of a hill I’ll wait a while for you To go swimming in the lake Is as cold as a human body can take In the middle of the night That’s when you see the stars I can see Orion’s Belt, Casseopoea, satelites as well
YOU! 03:40
You Smiling at the sight Kneel Where fallen trees let in the light You Shiver as you swim Feel The nerves recede under your skin You Out there in the field Listen As horny neighbours make a meal Meanwhile out in the scenery A fog lies over the hill And shoulder to shoulder We make a space A ritual hollow to be filled You Howl into the black Hear Animal voices answer back Down in the town With the people there A fog hangs over the lake The fells all melt into silhouettes And your eyes go the colour of wet slate
And Then... 01:44
The fog came out The light came out The worms came out The birds came out The rains came out The penny buns came out The coats came out The maps came out The sky came out The words came out The time came out The flies they bite The bats came out The stars came out The moon came out The fire went out


4 Songs composed and recorded on a Zoom H4N at Dodgson Wood, Coniston, and London, The British Isles. As part of the Natives residency project.


released May 2, 2013

Written, recorded and produced by Nicolas Burrows


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FELL London, UK

Fell is Nicolas Burrows, an artist, illustrator and musician living in London, with band members Jon Rulton (Bear Driver, Dream Giant), Dav Shiel (Beth Jeans-Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny) and Matt Giraudeau (Dogtanion).

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