FUTURE ISLANDS : BACK IN THE TALL GRASS [SONGS OF CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA]

Από το άλμπουμ των Future Islands, Singles, 2014. Αντλώντας από παιδικές αναμνήσεις, το τραγούδι περιγράφει τον κολπίσκο πίσω από το Δημοτικό Σχολείο του Newport, όπου ο Samuel T. Herring έπαιζε ως παιδί επιστρέφοντας από το σχολείο, ενώ μεγάλωνε στην Ανατολική Βόρεια Καρολίνα.

A song from Future Islands album Singles, 2014. Drawing from childhood memories, this song describes a creek behind Newport Elementary School where Samuel T. Herring used to play in as a kid on his way home from school, while growing up in Eastern North Carolina.


Home isn’t open
It’s like, when you get here
The tracks by the creek bed
The minnow’s the body
Crawdads with their heads down low
Back in the tall grass
Stinging my cattails oh!
Looking for brother
It feels like winter
But it’s the heart of the summer
We can’t go swimming
As long as we slumber

Cuz we’re a long way from home
A long way from home
How did we get here?

One step takes me home
Two steps back on my own
Three skips to each stone
Four steps back and I’m gone
And I wanted you to know
I was thinking about you
And you look like a rose
Especially, when I’m a long way from home

A long way from home

How did we get here?
Back to the body
Words jump like salmon
One step takes me home
Two steps back on my own
Three skips to each stone
Four steps back and I’m gone
In that backwater
Running through the woods
In that red water
In the mirror
Thinking of you
Spend all day just thinking of you
In the mirror thinking of you
Spend my days just thinking of you
In that backwater
Running through the woods
In that red water
In the mirror
Thinking of you
Long way from home
(Long way from home)
Long way from home
(Long way from home)
Long way from home…


posted by Marina Kanavaki

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  1. Resa August 24, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    If it wasn’t for Oannes blog, I wouldn’t know any new music.
    It seems the young in my life all listen to hip-hop and rap. Drake’s the big thing.. and Beyonce.
    I like this song!

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    1. marina kanavaki August 25, 2020 at 11:44 am

      I’m glad you liked it! It’s another band I wasn’t too familiar with their work.
      …and I know what you mean about Drake etc! 🙄😬🙄

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      1. Resa August 25, 2020 at 8:39 pm

        🙄😬🙄

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        1. marina kanavaki August 26, 2020 at 11:09 am

          😘😘😘

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