How It Happened

from by Dan Lyth and the Euphrates

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    Sixty page book printed on thick matte paper stock. 13cm x 14cm (CD case size). Contains photographs of the recording process, illustrations of the recording locations, all of the lyrics and a 6000 word short story. Comes with a CD and download code.

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    Sixty page book printed on thick matte paper stock. 13cm x 14cm (CD case size). Contains photographs of the recording process, illustrations of the recording locations, all of the lyrics and a 6000 word short story. Comes with a download code (but no CD).

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lyrics

The M8 was closed with drifts on the road
The lorries lay down, made angels of snow
Cars formed a conga but nobody danced
All the brains and the fingers had no freaking chance

Of getting to work, but there was no point
The blackouts remained, the panic was taut
And up in the sky the silver iodide
Lined every cloud high, made every cloud lie

The lines were all down, the days were all dark
Lives were undone and chaos was sparked
The cables installed along ocean floors
Is where we had lived too long for sure

Animals scoffed “Inadequate beasts!”
As digital kids fought over feed
There were fires on the ridges in no time at all
Weirded out voices and bangs on the door*

So we took a boat and sailed it for years
Attacked every month by monsters and fears
Through pestilent storms and cauldrons of sea
Till one day at last the doldrums we reached

Silence of calm. Stillness of sea.
Absence of wind. Banquet of peace.
I sit and write, watch you and the child
I catch a smile, I think we’ll be fine.

* Reference to a line from 'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy

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from Benthic Lines, released May 12, 2014

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Dan Lyth Fife

From Fife, Scotland. Recently finished recording an album entirely outdoors.

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