My Chibougamau Baby

from It's Getting Late by Illiteratty

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the prodigal wanderer

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Chibougamau Baby

You came west with a fishnet in your hands
Hoping to go underground and fight for the cause
Your inner child began to make demands
Fortunately you never managed to break any laws
But ah, the sky has unearthed you now
This big world has reached in and birthed you now

So cry, my Chibougamau baby
Cry with a sorrow that can’t be explained
You’ve only lost the comfort of the dark
You’ll feel better when you see
How your love has been unchained

You cast aside your fishing net in tears
And let the salmon show you which way to go
You stumbled into light, so sincere
Reaching for the wings you already know so well
But ah, the sky walks inside you now
The thing you sought cannot be denied you now

So cry, my Chibougamau baby
Cry with a sorrow that can’t be explained
Let the river overflow with diamonds
And rush along with a force
That can’t be contained

You know you lived your life like a question mark
But now an answer comes floating out of the dark

Cry, my Chibougamau baby
Cry with a sorrow that can’t be explained
You’ve only lost the comfort of the dark
You’ll feel better when you see
How your love has been unchained

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from It's Getting Late, released February 23, 2021

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Illiteratty Vancouver, British Columbia

We play metafolk… meaning, original swing, European cabaret, celtic, rockabilly, a cappella, folk, world, pop, with sharp lyrics and up to five-part vocals.

Our instrumentation is for three to six musicians, and our full complement includes guitar, mandolin, violin, keys/accordion, upright bass and small percussion. Our music is funny, angry, idiosyncratic, intelligent, and extremely varied.
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