Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar, and Bouzouki - Glyn Collinson
Bass, Drums, and Production,- Ben Clayton
Da Quays Studios
, 2009

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Glyn Collinson
Posted 10/08/2010 - 18:50

Here's a video of us playing it live...

Glyn Collinson
Posted 11/09/2009 - 14:30

I rarely ever tell people what this song is about, mainly because it sounds so cheery, but is effectively a breakup song. As time moves on, you loose contact with people that you might have had a really strong connection with at one point or another. I figure there are two kinds of songs that you could write about these people. The first: a "you cow, how dare you leave me? Were all our years together meaningless..." etc (reference: all of country music), or you could write a song wishing them well on the journey of life.

This is the later kind, although I won't embarass the girl I originally wrote this for by naming and shaming her.

From the sunrise in the morning
The tide will fill the bay
There's a girl the storm's ignoring
She's at home with the foam and spray
Turned her back on the rising sun
Waves at her command
Keep your eyes on the Shifting Sands, girl
Keep your eyes on the Shifting Sands

As the train pulled out the station
The sun rose through the sky
Fuelled by her elation
The town went rolling by
When she turned her back on the midday sun
On her way to a foreign land
Keep your eyes on the Shifting Sands, girl
Keep your eyes on the Shifting Sands

By the time the sun was setting
She found herself so changed
There wasn't any regretting
The life that she'd exchanged
Turned her back on the setting sun
Path in her right hand
Keep your eyes on the Shifting Sands, girl
Keep your eyes on the Shifting Sands


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Shifting Sands copyright Glyn Collinson 2008, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License