Orchid

from Arrows by Kettle of Kites

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LYRICS

In much of the science fiction works of Isaac Asimov the creation of a parallel universe set in the future serves as a tool to explore forward thinking ideas but also to focus our attention on our present. 'Orchid', between present and possible future, ,reality and fiction, is the song from Kettle of Kites’ concept album ‘Arrows’ which is closest to our own current reality and is set in the moment when humanity is forced to abandon earth, now polluted and uninhabitable because of radioactive substances. The apocalyptic and nostalgic atmosphere of the song brings you into a world of fiction described by Asimov but also one we may not be so far away from inhabiting ourselves.

lyrics

Maybe we're the last to be witness to this paradise
Before the architect’s fist hammers down in the still of night
Then the tidal wave charging the shore...

And it's no more
We burned it all
All

And the ash falling like snow

Maybe we're the last to be witness to this perfect ring
All the cardinal sins that we hid from are resurfacing
Time is bleeding out faster as the clock hand falls...

And it falls on the hour
We spent it all
All

We could be the last to see the dawn break
Pressed like flowers on the pages of history

Broken hourglass
Vacant photograph
Maybe we're the last
Broken hourglass
Vacant photograph
Maybe we're the last
Maybe we're the last
Broken hourglass
Vacant photograph
Maybe we're the last
Broken hourglass
Vacant photograph
Maybe we're the last
Maybe we're the last
Broken hourglass
Vacant photograph
Maybe we're the last
Broken hourglass
Vacant photograph
Maybe we're the last
Maybe we're the last
Maybe we're the last

credits

from Arrows, released October 11, 2019
Tom Stearn - Vocals, backing vocals, classical guitar.
Marco Giongrandi - Electric guitar, claps.
Pietro Martinelli - Electric bass, claps.
Riccardo Chiaberta - Drums.

Music and Lyrics by Tom Stearn | Arranged by Kettle of Kites
Recorded in April 2018 by Emi Cioncoloni at "El Fish Recording Studio" in Genova, Italy.
Mixed and Mastered in June 2018 by Nick Huggins and Ben TD at "A Pocket Full Of Stones Studio" in Melbourne, Australia.

Photographs by Carlotta Cardana - carlottacardana.com
Graphic Design by Legno - sitodilegno.com

Produced by Kettle of Kites | © 2019 Kettle of Kites | kettleofkites.com
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Kettle of Kites Genoa, Italy

Kettle of Kites is an indie art rock band. It’s a soaring crescendo and then a simple folk melody. It’s a vast wide open space and then an intimate living room – a geometric maze to find your way through.

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