/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A beautifully designed double gatefold package, with amazing artwork by Elly Lucas. Complete with full colour booklet including all lyrics and track notes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Edgelarks via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 4 days

      £12 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £1 GBP  or more

     

about

The true story of a friend of a friend. Conditions were so bad for this family of Afghan refugees, that they decided the best future for their five year old daughter would be for her to walk to northern Europe – from Greece, accompanied only by a couple of teenage cousins. (Although unmentioned, there is a small hopefulness here – the children made it, and were granted asylum in Germany).

For J, who told it, and her friends, who lived it.

lyrics

She walks across the mountains
Leaving footprints that get swept away
I cannot see her face, I do not know her name

The world has only made it's turn
Five times beneath her feet
They carry her when the miles are too long for the day

Chorus
Could you tear the map apart?
Erase the borders where they start
These lines we draw in the sand
Are only made by human hands

Children of the shadows,
Of the borderlands
Their parents' sent them, because to hope was better than to stay

Chorus

Five year olds they learn to read,
Five year olds learn wrong from right
Five year olds they sleep outside, and skip borders in the night

And it's only by some lucky chance
Some accident of birth
That I only know another side of this earth

Chorus
Repeat verse 1.

credits

from Edgelarks, released October 6, 2017

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Edgelarks: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin UK

Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. The new band name comes with a new project, taking the roots of their previous work - British traditional musics, Indian classical slide guitar, stomping roots beatbox harmonica party; adds a strong stem of original writing; and runs wilder with each gig. Edgelarks will be launched Autumn 2017... ... more

shows

contact / help

Contact Edgelarks: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this track or account

If you like Edgelarks: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, you may also like: