Hull’s electro-poets Cobby & Litten performed their new material at the weekends John  Grant: North Atlantic Flux Festival at Jubilee Church. The EP was commissioned solely for the festival and gives a nod to the Hull Trawler Tragedies. We’ve included the lyrics to our favourite from the EP, ‘HOME’, which was written by author/wordsmith Russ Litten and orchestrated by Steve Cobby.

 

 

Hey Rowland!

Get on that VHF

Send word to our lass

Get my suit out of Turners

Get your best frock on

Tell em in Halfway

Tell em in Rayners

We’re steering by the stars above

We’re rising up through rime and foam

We’re steering by the light of love

We’re coming home

We’re coming home

No more will I leave the land

No longer will I roam

Kiss the bains goodnight god bless

We’re coming home

We’re coming home

Three ships of ghosts

Back from the storm

We’re coming home

We’re comin

Men of stars

Ancient bones

We’re coming home

We’re coming home

The sea is cold

Hearts are warm

We’re coming home

We’re coming home

Deckie Learner

You’re coming home

Chief Engineer

You’re coming home

Bosun

You’re coming home

Cook

You’re coming home

Spare Hand

You’re coming home

Trimmer

You’re coming home

Mate

You’re coming home

Wireless Operator

You’re coming home

Skipper

You’re coming home

Second Engineer

You’re coming home

Third Hand

You’re coming home

Assistant Cook

You’re coming home

You’re coming home

The sirens sing me to sleep

 

Check out the rest of the EP here…

 

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