A Square of Sky

by Aquiline

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Digipak with booklet, featuring the wonderful artwork of Jan Neil and full liner notes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of A Square of Sky via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Where you stand Doesn’t count for nothing Where you stand Where you draw the line Just so I see where you stand There’s a light ahead Talking to yourself It won’t pass for leaping from the shelf A look becomes a lie All that you deny Draws the shades behind your eyes So can’t you Tell me what you'd say Before you give yourself away Where you stand We can’t wait forever Where I stand There’s a place for you Count up the lines in your hand They’re the roads you’re on Would you take the ride To where our journeys coincide You hear the boarding call The way the story plays out it’s Time to take the fall So why don’t you See me in that way You can’t just wish these words away
Out of the Clouds Enters a miracle child Too dark for sunlight There's a storm in his smile And he's worn like stones In your shoe And they're bruising bones But you just can't walk away As he steps into the day On his own Out of the shade One unaccompanied flight Too great to fade He is etched with insight And he's worn like shoes Over stone Though his bones are bruised You just can't walk away As he steps into the day Having grown
Ooh-Oooooh Ooh-Ooh-Ayy-Yay Ooh-Oooooh Ooh-Ooh-Ayy-Yeey-Yay Ooh-Oooaah Aah-Aah Ooh-Oooooh Mmm-mmmm Mmm-mmm-yay-yeah Mmmay-yaah Taah-tikka-tikka-Taah Ooh-Oooooh Ooh-Ooh-Ayy-Yay Ooh-Oooooh Ooh-Ooh-Ayy-Yeey-Yay Tookay-mayyey-bologna
Out of everything You can name There is a shape You retain I stretch my hand To reach a star Next thing I know I freefall I'm falling with you On my way down I hear your laughter You tell me something I can’t hear Did I forget What brought me here Those words that take me back to you Those words that bring me back to you
The rain it tries to relieve But oh the smoke finds its way through The dirt is permanent residue Reminder on my shoes And when I turn around all I can do is Cover myself In ways to forget but mostly Just in your love The sea is more than engulfing You're nearly always capsized The wind is again unrelenting Kick you around it will try But when I turn around all I can see is the Colour of gold Dusted on everything really a sight To behold The fire the haze the wire the blaze The bliss of it the golden mist And when I turn around all I can do is Cover myself In ways to forget but mostly Just in your love
This goodbye One of a million We danced on the grass That's now worn thin That withers under another's gaze This goodbye That leaves me empty Is cast on a breeze That fails to pass the message I look straight behind And see you looking straight ahead As if the goodbye Wasn't even shared The tools of trade that kept you in the workplace Are carried off to unknown places Passed along the line to be forgotten A laugh that starts to be A little harder to remember A man who doesn't listen talks to himself His words remind me of myself Fading just like they do This goodbye Is my reminder That even memory passes This silent goodbye The cats have gone As if they knew That all goodbyes Are said anew All of the dreams We wordlessly shared Don't cover the penny I offer For your thoughts of this goodbye Of this goodbye That's all You close your book for the last time Soon those who have forgotten you Will themselves be forgotten
Long Bright Summer Short Slight Tremor There is a place Where you hide away You find someone to blame Heart Spring Open Some Thing Given There is a space Where you make a circle You give yourself a name You can hear the stars Calling out to you From a square of sky Just past knowing Unspoken words And if you heed the call I will be there for you
I'll stand in shallow water and welcome the sun I'll drink to the moon when the day is done There is no other light that shines on me You're staring me down but I still can see And it feels like I'm breaking ground Like it's starting to turn around I'm going all in After a lifetime of dealing out But there's a wind that's blowing through the shroud And I hear my own voice calling out aloud And if it came down to you Would you go Would you go I've got a book of salutations and I'm working through the list But I know you've always waited for the things I missed You stand your ground till I stop running round So spare me a kiss as I pass through your town But it feels like I'm breaking ground And though you never tried to bring me round I'm here to let you know That I'm hoping you'll still be round And it doesn't matter where this river takes you And though I don't believe there's anyone with stakes in you I do think Grace will follow you Do you know Do you know


With its subtle rhythms, rich textures and spacious playing, the music on this album takes its time to develop, embracing the listener in its emotional warmth.

The diversity of the tracks, ranging from jazzy grooves to spare, beautiful ambient soundscapes and delicate, atmospheric pop, belies its unity. This is a proper album, best listened to from beginning to end.


released December 5, 2014

The band features highly regarded players from a fascinating blend of musical worlds, including jazz, pop and classical figures such as Tony Buchanan (soprano and alto sax, flutes) and Adam Simmons (soprano and contra-alto clarinet, flute, shakuhachi), Imogen Manins (cello), Gérard Vandenbrocque (violin), Lucy Belfrage (oboe), Robin Gist (guitars), Barnaby Gold (drums), Alexander Nettelbeck (piano, Rhodes) Lisa Schouw, Christine Sullivan and Simone Gill (vocals), along with Gordon Harvey on bass, keys and treatments and more wonderful players.


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