"Wilderness" as written by and Natasha Khan....
I took my lanes to the sea
We had just pressed the shells into our bones
And we saw the queen in the sky
Gently revealing the treasures of her crowns
Took off all of our Armour
Every last single drop of gold
And we banished the land
Lifted our bodies right up into the cold

In the darkest night
I call out to my brothers
Come join me in flight

And the tears they did roll
From the salty sea, the rainy sky
And the wide eye, the wide eyes
My heart it did swell
As the grandest of stars burst out names in the skies
I can see but a thousand
Of families and friends I have thought but long gone
And the thunder claps hands as I embrace them
And we held on to every single last word

In the darkest night
I call out to my brothers
Come join me in flight

Lyrics submitted by Jae26

"Wilderness" as written by Natasha Khan


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  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics of this song kind of feel like a mix of some previous pieces, through ideas such as the armour, queen, sea and the lost companions in the sky. But overall I actually think it might be the end of the adventure embarked upon in 'Horse and I', or even the start of something new. But the imagery does symbolise death/transition...maybe Natasha is going to try something new, lyric or sound-wise. Who knows?
    ambrielon May 17, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually, I was in Brighton a few days ago where Natasha lives. The first thing I noticed were the small shopping streets called 'The Lanes', which lead to the sea. But, I'm not sure if it's got anything to do with the song. I just happened to notice that :D
    Atomicwoofon April 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think to the songs of this album as the chapters narrated by Natasha about her life in New York and the conclusion of the relationship whit a musician.
    She tells her vision of the town('Glass'), the early days after the love is over and she try to continue her life as ever('Sleep alone'), some regrets and a reference to the musician's band('Moon and Moon') and to her youth('Daniel'). Then the appearance of an alterego that could erase all the mistakes and be more attractive and exuberant than Natasha, and her consciousness of this presence(from'Peace of mind'to'Two planets'). At the end, Natasha take back the control of her mind and realize that she has to go on with her career in music('Travelling woman') and Pearl disappear('The big sleep'). The last song('Wilderness') is the leaving from NYC and coming back to England. About this song I can't understand why it's been left out from the CD (bonus track on iTunes); of course it's a good move for the major's cash, but very bad for all the fans.
    Straydogon May 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell now, I did some relistening and I got the feeling this song was meant to be a part of Fur and Gold, not Two Suns. But now you've mentioned that, I think I'm doing a U-turn on this song.
    ambrielon May 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI could definitely see this song on fur and gold. It has the animal and forest imagery. Every time I listen to this song I think of the Canadian wilderness.
    Jae26on May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "I took my legs to the sea," but I am not sure. This is my favorite Bat For Lashes song. I believe it is a great song to listen to while working. It is very beautiful and inspiring to me.
    HearUsSingon November 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningNatasha stated on the 'Two + Two' documentary that the song is about going down to the ocean and swimming in the sea.

    Source: youtu.be/…
    BatLoveron January 03, 2015   Link

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