This is an elegy to the home towns left behind. It’s about the villages too stifling to ever allow you or itself to flourish. About those who left to protect their mental health or to be the best version of themselves. To those who moved to the city and return “home” for Christmas and funerals, feeling like a tourist. For the lonely people in rented house shares with no idea what they’re doing. And it’s for those who didn’t want to or couldn’t leave, and are still hanging in there.
The lyrics for this song were written at 4am on the 24th June, 2016.
With thanks to Jherek Bischoff for playing violin on the track, and Aniela Marie Perry for cello.