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As big as the ocean

from FAWM 2022 by The Fishermen & the Priestess

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@elesimo: I was looking for more collabs to do and @mikeskliar reached out to me with this beautiful lyric. As soon as I read it I could hear the song in my head, so I grabbed the guitar and recorded it in a single take.

Mike-- So I had heard @elesimo's song where he uses four different languages, one on each track of a four track cassette, and thought about words that can't really be translated into other languages- started writing this lyric and sent it to him- he composed some great music and did such an emotionally moving and wonderful performance here, its great to hear- hope everyone enjoys it as much as I just did!

lyrics

Is there a word in your language for that feeling
That has me so happy but reeling
When my heart leaps past the ceiling
What is it you call it

Is there a phrase that conveys the emotion
When my feelings are as big as the ocean
And no movement is a wasted motion
What is it that you call it

If something happens but there’s no name to label
Can we feel it as much as we are able
If something happens but there’s no name to label
Can we feel it as much as we are able

Is there a word when there’s a smile and also a tear
Does that word exist in this hemisphere
If I use another language am I making it clear
What is it that we call it

If something happens but there’s no name to label
Can we feel it as much as we are able
If something happens but there’s no name to label
Can we feel it as much as we are able

Is there a word when there’s a smile and also a tear
Does that word exist in this hemisphere
If I use another language am I making it clear
What is it that we call it

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from FAWM 2022, track released February 26, 2022
Music (c) 2022 Beto Dealmeida.
Lyrics (c) 2022 Mike Skliar.

Photo by Mathyas Kurmann on Unsplash

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The Fishermen & the Priestess Bodega Bay, California

The fishermen and the priestess is the solo project of Beto Dealmeida, a musician interested in nature, vintage sounds and electronics.

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