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Phantom Island (Espied)

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Written and performed by

Math Charlton

Year Written

2016

Year Performed

2016

Length

5.43


From Album

Phantom Islands

Track Listing

  1. Phantom Island (Espied)
  2. Rupes Nigra
  3. Emerald
  4. Bermeja
  5. Crocker Land
  6. Thule
  7. Phantom Island (Resolved)

Influenced

Phantom Island (Resolved)


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Lyrics

At the right location,
But no revelation,
Could be misled,
Or just mistaken.

Landfall but with wet feet,
Sand shore but with no beach,
See it afar,
Closer vanishes.

Darkness, fog and sea ice,
Cloudbanks or mirages,
Terra firma?
Terror not firmer.

Once there but now sunken,
Not there but predicted,
Facts forgotten,
Or simply made up.

Work this out, work this out, can’t work this out…

Notes

This song is the opening track of the Phantom Islands album and explores themes based on islands that once appeared on old maps but have now been proven not to exist.

This track explores the many reasons behind Phantom Islands. When writing, the song oddly settled into its current 9/8 - 5/8 time signature very quickly. The main theme evolves from the sound of waves and surrounds two verses and a bridge. The song is largely replicated in its natural successor: Phantom Islands (Resolved).

The sounds of the waves were sourced from www.freesfx.co.uk.