The Night Country

for february 2010, fireball wrote a bunch of words and sent them out to farflung folks to put them to music. seventeen songs came back from that venture. fireball added a little bit to many of the songs, with mixed results. here is information about the songs.

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boats & bridges

      words by fireball
      music and performance by sarah c. hanson
      nome, alaska
      backing vocals added by fireball

So lovingly the many folds
in this paper boat that my hand holds:
The words within I labored long to write.
So longingly I held the pen
that bled the words I want to send:
This message on a small boat in the night.

O! This paper boat.
O! The words I wrote.

On the rocks along the riverside --
the river deep, the river wide --
To far and distant shores the waters flow.
I hope you get this note from me,
But all I can do is set it free:
My song has such a long long way to go.

O! This paper boat.
O! This little note.

So swift the current flows away
Far off in the evening grey --
Frail ship of words, you are no longer mine.
If it makes it to your sands,
And you but hold it in your hands,
Then I'll be satisfied, my valentine.

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