The Grey Funnel Line

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out 11/10/17 on Self Sabotage Records


Lyrics by Cyril Tawney

I don't mind the wind or the rolling sea
the weary nights never worry me
but the hardest time in a sailor's day
is to watch the sun as it dies away

The finest ship that sailed the sea
is but a prison for the likes of me
but give me wings like Noah's dove
and I'll sail away to the girl I love

O once my heart was wild and free
like a flashing spar on the open sea
but now that spar has washed ashore
and come to rest at my true love's door

And oh my god if dreams were real
I'd have my hands on the wooden wheel
and with all my heart I'd turn around
and tell the boys we were homeward bound

I'd pass the time like some machine
until the waters turn to green
and dance on down that walk ashore
and sail the grey funnel line no more

but here's one more day on the grey funnel line.


from Little Mazarn, released December 15, 2017
Jeff Johnston, saw
Lizzie Karr, vocals
Kendra Kinsey, vocals
Lindsey Verrill, vocals and bowed banjo

Westin Brown, Alma Hernandez-Reyes, Hali Karimi, Moritz Kunz, Eli Laby, Kai Lewin, Sebastian Mendez, Ian Null, Aislyn Robbins, Zane Shapiro, Lulan Soutter, Laurel Tashjian, bass and cello on ‘The Grey Funnel Line’

Special thanks to the Austin Waldorf School and Westridge Middle School orchestras and parents.


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Little Mazarn Austin, Texas

Inspired by the 1960s primitive folk revival and early “high lonesome” Appalachian sound, as well as modern minimalism and ambient music, Little Mazarn combines imaginative songwriting with dreamy and innovative use of traditional instruments and textures. ... more

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