The List of Whales

from by Carrie Ferguson

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The List Of Whales (4:12) Piano, Guitars, Bass, Drums, Strings, Harmonies

Three part acapella harmony singing begins this lush pop ballad, an urgent plea to remember our connection to the natural world.

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The List of Whales

They say “we’ve never seen it, we’ve only heard it sing
Deep in the dark, somewhere out there swimming
By the size of it’s voice, if could be bigger than the Blue
It only sings one word, with all it’s might it thunders “Bloop”

Love, sing me the list of whales, fragile and strong, a mysterious song
It’s the list of whales
And there is something that we need
But we can not remember

With your lungs full of sky, and your hair full of leaves
On this October afternoon it’s hard to believe
The ocean keeps its secrets, but memories flow through our blood
Fossils tell their stories, voices frozen in the mud

Love, sing me the list of whales, deep and dark, your ancient heart
Knows the list of whales
And there is something that we know
But we can not remember

Now we live in our cities, forget our six degrees
Don’t remember when the ancients crawled back into the seas
Everything is changing, is nothing built to last?
Remember what we treasure as it slips away so fast...

Love, sing me the list of whales, fragile and strong, a mysterious song
It’s the list of whales
And there is something that we love
Sing me the list of whales, deep and dark, your ancient heart
Knows the list of whales
And there is something we must do
And then we do remember

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from The List of Whales, track released January 5, 2014
Carrie Ferguson - piano, lead and backing vocals
Jim Henry - guitars, mandolin
Garrett Sawyer - bass
Zoe Darrow - violins
Stephen Katz - cello
J.J. O'Connell - drums, backing vocals

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Carrie Ferguson Northampton, Massachusetts

Carrie grew up playing an enormous upright, chocolate-brown piano. It had a darkly booming, slightly furry quality to it, like the weather in her hometown of Arcata on the North Coast of California. Ferguson credits its sonorous voice, combined with the perpetual fog and clamminess as instilling in her the baseline aesthetic of melancholic optimism that permeates her words and music today. ... more

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