This song features the sounds of a reed bed that I recorded along the Fife Coastal Path in Scotland. As well as the rustling of the reeds, if you listen carefully you might also be able to make out some birdsong, a passing bee (around eleven seconds in!), the crackling of a thistle-head (recorded in the studio) and even a banjo.
Merlyn Driver: vocals, acoustic guitar, thistle head
Viljam Nybacka: banjo
Original composition by Merlyn Driver
"I feel most spiritual when I’m out in the woods. I feel part of nature. Or looking up at the stars. [I used to say] I was an atheist. Now I say, it’s all according to your definition of God. According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist. Because I think God is everything. Whenever I open my eyes I’m looking at God. Whenever I’m listening to something I’m listening to God"
Let's build a temple of our own
By the night
Come all you non-believers
Come build with me
But let's not have it linger
Let us take the whole thing down
So by the hour that we wake
There will be not a trace left of us
Of all the rules we made
And we'll say, "all we need ..."
"All we need is a little bit of rain" [ x 4 ]
And when you're standing on the edge
Looking down at all creation
It is the rain that blows on through
To let the desert bloom anew
When all is calm
And all is still ...
All we need is a little bit of rain [ x 3 ]
All we need is a little bit of sun