Ships & Lanterns

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Ships & Lanterns

We built our lanterns
And we hung them high
A thousand days together
We built our lanterns
And we hung them high
A pact against the weather

The cherry blossoms
Weighing down the trees
And they wave at me
And with a heavy heart I left
But even April can’t make up for
Forty days and nights of grey and rain

We built our lanterns
And we hung them high
A pact against the weather
We built our lanterns
And we hung them high
A thousand days together

You caught me staring at the clearing skies
And it’s no surprise that I’m on my way back home
Not even April shines a light
On those forty days and nights of grey and rain

I sold off the mountains
For a safe house on an island

Now the winters sail past
Like the ships that brave the sea
They are bright as they move on
Watching over me

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from The Air on the Set, track released February 20, 2015
Written by Emilie Marzinotto and Joseph Donovan. Performed by RECEIVERS. Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Joseph Donovan at Mountain City. Mastered by Ryan Morey.

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RECEIVERS Montreal, Québec

"It’s a particular feeling, and you know the one. Night sky, smokestacks, street-lights, shouts. Office towers turned into mirror walls, and trees’ leaves gone grey in the dark. Receivers’ music is the dense, noir melancholy of electric guitar and electronics; it’s the lull and lullaby of Marzinotto’s voice. It’s alienation, hope, and back-lit dream..."
-Sean Michaels (2014 Giller Prize Winner)
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