The Waterboatman

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track 8. The first of two epics on the album, this song deals with insects, and what they may have overheard.

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If you go near the river today
To meet a friend or a lover
You'd better watch your tongue
and keep your secrets guarded

For eavesdropping amongst the reeds
The water boatman sits

hes's been seen on the shoulder of kings
listening in
A fly on the wall
Of a river of conversation.

where power and intrigue writhe and seethe
the water boatman flits

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from Sounds of the Insect World, released December 28, 2012

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Spirit Level Swansea, UK

Swansea- based blues folk rock band Spirit Level played together from 2011 - 2013, though most of the members had been playing together for much longer as a loose improvisation/noise/metal/video game music band. After two albums, guitarist and songwriter John Mear left to concentrate on his other material. The other members of the band continued on in a more progressive style as News From Nowhere. ... more

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