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Softly Sleeping

by the endgame



Recorded and produced by Martin Neil and featured on the newly released Northumbria Community CD

This song was written in response to the Tsunami disaster in Japan on March 11th 2011. It became particularly poignant when we discovered that, by sheer coincidence, we had recorded it exactly a year from the day of the original disaster...


A yellowed photo, a scattered toy
A knot of rubble to fill this void
And I want you to know, yes I want you to know
When the town is softly sleeping
And the subtle sun is creeping to my door
I can catch your gentle laughter
And the words that tumble after – “Carry on..”

Tho’ left to wonder, I’m free to breathe
A scant survivor, a last reprieve
And I want you to know, yes I want you to know
When the town is softly sleeping…
“Carry on for me, my lovely
Carry on for me, my dear
For the world is full of shadows
And the broken disappear…

“When the mocking plumes are rising
And there’s blood on the horizon, carry on.
For the reckless and the fallen
For the heroes and the wardens, carry on…
“Some may speak of near disaster,
And a force they cannot muster, carry on.
When the earth is slewed and shattered
And there’s little left to salvage, carry on…

“Carry on for me, my lovely…
When the town is softly sleeping…
Carry on, carry on, carry on…


released November 30, 2012
Music and lyrics (c) Sarah Tyler 2011


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the endgame UK

Airplay on 'BBC Introducing', BBC Radio Scotland and Spark FM; Track of the week on Premier Radio and unsigned band of the fortnight on Shoreditch Radio
'A female-fronted band who show that they know their way around a great tune' - The Crack, Feb 2014
'An eclectic approach to their rock art' - Cross Rhythms, March 2014
'An equilibrium of despair and hope' - emergingindiebands.com March 2014
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