song: Duck Island (© 1998 Gudrich/Gudrich)

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Lyrics

And when the ducks came in flight

And the sea winds were storming

One knew what a great day did break!

 

And when the blackcherry night turned into a blueberry morning

In expectation the island did wake

And when the ducks came in flight

And the sea winds were storming

One knew what a great day did break!

 

And when the blueberry morning turned into a sunflower day

The ducks they all came together

And beat their wings to the sun and stuck their heads to the wind

For this is the way ducks do gather!

 

An island is chosen by voices of ducks

To be island of ducks for one year.

On one glorious day in this circle of time

The great ducks do all gather here!

Our wings carry wisdom, our eyes know the world

And all of us share what we learned.

Of knowledge and secrets and ways of the world

And things only ducks could have heard.

 

And when the sunflower day turned into a raspberry eve

The ducks stuck their heads to their feathers

And under orangy light the isle burst with pride

For here it was the great ducks had gathered!

 

And when the raspberry eve turned into a blackcherry night

The island had sunken to dreams.

But the ducks they did wake and flew swift with the winds

Far away, to the stars, so it seems!

 

An island is chosen by voices of ducks

To be island of ducks for one year.

On one glorious day in this circle of time

The great ducks do all gather here!

Our wings carry wisdom, our eyes know the world

And all of us share what we learned.

Knowledge and secrets and ways of the world

And things only ducks could have heard

Story

Originally written in Finland in 1998, this song was inspired by all the beautiful little islands around Helsinki - after our time in L.A. we loved the Finnish nature and tried to spend as much time in it as possible. Often, we would use the time between soundcheck and show to take a walk rather than "hang out" backstage. This earned us a somewhat undeserved reputation as "snobs" - the "stars" from LA who didn't wanna hang with the local bands. But that was not the case at all - we just really wanted to experience nature!

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Liner notes

Xavi: vocals, guitars

Sabú: soprano recorder, acoustic guitar, vocals

Joe: drums, bongos

Recorded September 2020 & May 2022 at Material Studios, Liverpool.

Engineered and mastered by Jim Power.

Mixed by Jim Power and Sabú & Xavi Gudrich.

Produced by Sabú & Xavi Gudrich.

℗ 2022 Gudrich/Gudrich