season under ice

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written by steve sellors

a man works at an aquatic driving range (where you can hit golf balls into the water into a lake- the golf balls float, see?) as a night watchman. during his labours he meets and befriends a mystrical aquatic creature from the lake, and over the course of the season, they become good friends, sharing meals, mystrical things and poplar dreams....

however, the golf season and driving range season ends, and the night watchman's job ends for the year. all winter long he dreams of the mystrical being.

in spring he returns with great hope to meet the mystrical being again...

my beautiful and charming says we shouldn't try to be mystical here.

it's about a family of beavers, who came to visit the nightwatchman regularly.

It's Canada, eh... beavers are mystical.


Season Under Ice © SS 2005

The stars shine still in near perfection
The lake is filled with their reflection
I stand alone and blinded to the sight
Cuz you’ve been gone a season under ice

Just like you I'll dream a hundred frozen nights
Since you’ve been gone a season under ice

The moon can rise if it still wants to
But I won’t see; I only want you
To sit with me beside the lake tonight
But you’ve been gone a season under ice

The sun will rise; I do not doubt it
I’ll close my eyes; I’ll do without it
I’m losing hope it could ever happen twice
Since you’ve been gone a season under ice

When Jack Frost comes to end the season
The winter numbs all sense and reason
So I’ll stay right here another hundred nights
And you’ll be gone a season under ice

But you'll be gone...


from call of the wheel, released September 15, 2012
produced by tim davidson and sandy mackay with help from bill preeper
at ripple effect music in saint john new brunswick canada

drums john morrison
soprano sax martin davidson
piano, guitar, acoustic bass, banjo, vox: sandy mackay



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sandy mackay St John, New Brunswick

sometimes lives on a little island in a big river in New Brunswick.
Plays strings keyboards and bagpipes.
We're writing new songs these days, it's fall coming into winter and enjoyable snow!
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