"The Blanket Of Night" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey, Craig Lee Potter, Mark Potter, Peter James Turner and Richard Barry Jupp....
Paper cup of the boat
Even chest of the sea
Carry both of us
Carry her, carry me

From the place we were born
To the land of the free
Carry both of us
Carry her, carry me

The ocean
That bears us from our home
Could sail us
Or take us far, if so
The danger
That life should lead us here
My angel
Could I have steered us clear?

Gone, the light from her eyes
With the lives that we made
Just the two of us
In the night on the waves

Moving silent her lips
By the moon's only light
Sowing silver prayers
In the blanket of night

The ocean
That bears us from our home
Could sail us
Or take us far, if so
The danger
That life should lead us here
My angel
Could I have steered us clear?

Paper cup of the boat
Even chest of the sea
Carry both of us
Or, swallow her, swallow me


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"The Blanket of Night" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey Craig Lee Potter

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    General CommentThis song deals with the journey, both physical and spiritual, of two immigrants attempting to flee where they're from and head somewhere safe and new.

    Garvey says;

    "It was written in between enormous humanitarian disasters. It was a general sort of… I think it's crazy that depending on a person's income or social status they can or cannot be ignored. As if we're not all immigrants at some point or another. Look at New York: the centre of Western capitalism on the one hand, but a city built by immigrants and lived in by immigrants on the other hand. That's what can happen when you open your arms to the world and get your ideas together. I just think, we made a deal. I met a girl who worked for Kofi Annan, many years ago, and I asked her, what was the point of everyone agreeing to find refugees a home after the Second World War? She told me those laws were eroded and bypassed little by little. Countries were looking for excuses not to accept refugees. And the arguing and politicking from both sides [in the UK] – there's no empathy, no humanity. It was bugging me. So I wrote that song."
    niteflite01on March 18, 2014   Link

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