This is the lyric to the song ‘Slow Pulse Boy’ by And Also The Trees. It is a remarkably evocative piece which is a constant inspiration. If you like this, go and check them out.
Somewhere the blast furnace explodes
Plumes of amber in the night sky
Each explosion bounces
From horizon to horizon
From horizon…to horizon.
And for a while, the slow pulse boy
Stood by the window
And let the fire sink into his skin.
Again all was still…
But for the empty tin,
Rolling up and down the gutter
On the breeze.
Then we were standing very close.
I could live in the space
Between his heart beats.
Outside the furnace erupts again
And dark red rivers
Filled our veins with frenzy.
We could tear up the floors
And find all the things we’d ever lost.
And the fire still burns in our jack-boots
So we chase the explosions
From horizon to horizon,
Wrap ourselves around the distance
For as long as we can hold.
Somewhere a girl is singing.
There is calm in the air
But there is greater calm than I can bear.
Tomorrow the sun shines.