From the recording The List of Whales

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The List of Whales
by Carrie Ferguson

They say they’ve never seen it, they’ve only heard it sing
Deep in the dark, somewhere out there swimming
And by the size of it’s voice, they know it’s bigger than the blue
It only sings one word, with all it’s might it thunders “bloop”

Love, sing me the list of whales,
fragile and strong, a mysterious song
It’s the list of whales
And there is something that we know
But we can not remember

With your lungs full of sky, and your hair full of leaves
On this October afternoon it’s hard to believe
The ocean keeps its secrets, but memories flow through our blood
Fossils tell their stories, voices frozen in the mud

Love, sing me the list of whales,
deep and dark, your ancient heart
Knows the list of whales
And there is something we believe
But we can not remember

Now we live in our cities, forget our six degrees
Don’t remember when the ancients crawled back into the seas
Everything is changing, is nothing built to last
Remember what we treasure as it slips away so fast (ends on Eb)

(Love, sing me the)
fragile and strong, a mysterious song
It’s the list of whales
And there is something that we love sing me the
list of whales,
deep and dark, your ancient heart knows the
list of whales
And there is something we must do
And then we do remember