Steer by the Stars

from by Telling the Bees

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Beautiful cardboard gatefold sleeve designed by Rima Staines, with astrolabe design on CD. Lyrics included.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Steer by the Stars via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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This ship is set to sail
It’s time to leave the harbour
We burnt our maps so long ago
How will we go further?

Aha, we’re gonna steer by the stars

The wind is running with the tide
I see the sky is darkening
A comet calls and an empire falls
It’s time we were departing

So tired of all these bloody wars
Hypocrisy and human flaws
It’s time to sweep the stable clean
It’s time to leave

Come rain or golden sun
We’ll whistle for a fair wind
And wherever we land
The stars will guide us safely in


from Steer by the Stars, released May 1, 2015
Song © Andy Letcher, arrangement © Telling the Bees 2015.



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Telling the Bees Oxford, UK

Telling the Bees are an innovative acoustic band making a unique and original music they call darkly crafted folk.
They met in 2007 at Oxford's legendary Catweazle Club, and as a four piece released two acclaimed albums, Untie the Wind and An English Arcanum. In 2011 they expanded to the current five-piece line-up. Steer by the Stars is their third album.
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