Twin Escalators

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about

qayak meets inuit in strange houses
he tries to describe them, they sing a song to welcome him.

lyrics

The architecture was new to me, unlike anything I'd ever seen
As soft as pillows, and as warm inside
Twin Escalators to explore the ice

There was a rocket sled above, marooned
Intended certainly to reach the moon
Some subatomic thing had crossed the years
And led the occupants between the ears

There are words to classify the quality of his movements across the ice

So, sliding down below the atmosphere, I had feeling there was purpose here
Steered by a vision of a future time.
Where chaos ruled them: we would organize.

Surveying strangers pointed and explored.
They were the strangers here, we tried to ignore them.
The biggest one reached out his hand to me.
And we had cinched the deal - we didn't know what would follow.

Hey: your friends are all aboard, travelling through this kindness.

credits

from Qayak 1, released September 25, 2012

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Tuktu Seattle, Washington

Neil Wilson, Joshua Kohl, Trent Schreiner and Ben McAllister,
playing vital music in the tradition of Shackleton and Rasmussen.

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