fishworshipper

2014 – for The Frank Horvat Band – 3:07

Music by Frank Horvat
Words by Lisa Horvat

Recording

Album: Strange Machine
Buy Song: iTunes or CDBaby
Date: May-August 2014
Location: THE FARM, Toronto
Musicians: Frank Horvat (organ), Felicity Williams (vocals), Thom Gill (guitar), Bram Gielen (bass), Jean Martin (percussion), Oleksandra Fedyshyn (violin), Erika Nielsen (cello)
Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin
 

Strange Machine - The Frank Horvat Band

  1. fishworshipper The Frank Horvat Band - Frank Horvat (organ), Felicity Williams (vocals), Thom Gill (guitar), Bram Gielen (bass), Jean Martin (percussion), Oleksandra Fedyshyn (violin), Erika Nielsen (cello) Buy on iTunes 03:06

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Programme Notes

I wrote fishworshipper after I discovered an old notebook which contained angst-filled poetry that my now wife, Lisa, had written as a teenager. The words really jumped out at me as something that would work well in a musical context. This is one of many poems that I used for my two band albums, I Can See You and Strange Machine.

fishworshipper feels like a very “poppy” song when I listen to it but I like how that approach compliments the melancholy words. When writing songs, I sometimes like the idea of using very few lyrics and just having the vocalist repeat certain phrases over and over with different melodic patterns.

– Frank Horvat

Lyrics

Now as I allow myself
my feelings to be incessantly
washed in and out by the departing tide
shattering my heart into fragments
pieces that were too small to mend.
For it is too late to turn back now.

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