Aleutian Letter

May 21, 2015 8:31 AM

Home demo for a future studio recording. A contemplative tune about a man working on the DEW Line in 1950s Canada, writing a letter home to his estranged wife. Lyrics below the fold. (Pardon the tentative lead vox, as this one's a tiny bit above my normal range and it's brand-new.)

I guess you saw me right away, 6’2”
Sargent dock worker, summer freight
So new

Nine years, they sent me North to stay: COB-2
Deep freeze, skywatching, night and day
Long DEW

And you lie to save your skin
And I lie to save our world
And this eye will scan the strait
As the silent winter moon blooms

I guess there’s not much more to say or do
Lie back and dream of far-away blue

posted by mykescipark (3 comments total)

Lovely, really like the backing vocals, really great mood.
posted by greenish at 10:42 AM on May 26, 2015

This is very solid song. I like it quite a bit.
posted by Thistledown at 3:07 PM on June 30, 2015

The whole album is out now! [Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube (playlist)]
posted by mykescipark at 11:25 AM on October 5, 2018

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