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Track 2 of 10 from new DIY series The Forest and the Trees. Future-folk for a changing world. A song a month(-ish) from my little room over the garage.

This song is a climate change fable set In the Bosnian town of Visegrad, where there's a beautiful Ottoman-era stone bridge over the Drina River. In the center there's a small sitting area called the kapija, where people can meet friends, chat, smoke, hang out. It's also where they dumped bodies into the river below during the Bosnian War. As those waters begin to rise, bringing new cataclysm, one young man is only thinking about a loved one he lost.



Great green river cuts through the town
On its way forward
The past rushed over, submerged

You know I can’t quite find you
My breath is still inside you
A kind of storm

Rise green tide, take over
Wash away our fears
Soon we’ll meet on the kapija

I know you can’t oblige me
Your kiss is still inside me
A kind of storm

And the wheels turn around
And the walls hold their ground
And the breeze feeds the fire

As fleets go to ground
In faraway sounds
The bridge keeps its head over water


released November 15, 2020
Music, words, and art by Bill Crandall


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Bill Crandall Takoma Park, Maryland

Bill Crandall is an American singer-songwriter and photographer.

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