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

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A song about beauty.


Up so late it’s early and the night it overhangs
Standing in the tall grass I reach out and touch your hand
Midnight birds are stirring now, they jettison the ground
Tie the sky in ribbons of their immaculate sound

Lying on our backs we see the grass goes to the ceiling
And sometimes words are not enough to say what I am feeling
Sometimes words are not enough
Whoah, Windflower

All those years he painted you, we haven’t got your name
Reaching through the canvas to you, again and again
Aching beauty, he knew every contour of your skin
Rendered you in oil so not to render you in sin

There’s a feeling that I get, it doesn’t have a name
A cuttlefish emotion, like a pleasurable ache
If I could I’d paint you, I would wear it on my skin
’Cause I know you feel the same when skylarks start to sing


from Steer by the Stars, released May 1, 2015
Song © Andy Letcher, arrangement © Telling the Bees 2015. Featuring Barney Morse Brown on backing vocals.



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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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