Choir of One (I was Justice)

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A song about loss, integration, found family and tea.

This song was written for the album in 2019.

Inspired by Anne Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy (2013-2015).

Percussion performed using tea set bowl and bamboo whisk.

lyrics

I am a remnant, less than a limb
The only singer of an ancient hymn
My songs were joyful, those days are gone
I was the chorus, now only one

[Chorus]
I was Justice, I was fire
I once was many, I was a choir
I was Justice, I was fire
I once was many, I was a choir

My bodies stolen, their minds replaced
I am a vessel; whose was this face?
I was of one mind, so very vast
Now I sing solo of a mournful past

[Chorus
I was Justice...]

I once was teeming, I knew them all
I felt each being that walked my halls
My voices rang, throughout my walls
Now I'm but one voice, so cracked and small

[Chorus
I was Justice...]

I crossed the stars, to spread her way
I was a war crime: oh, how I’ve paid!
My bow was broken, I was cast away
Now I seek vengeance for yesterday

[Chrous 2]
I was Justice, I was fire
I once was many, I was a choir
She is still many, she is a war
Her voices clashing, she'll burn us all

She grants me Mercy, but takes her toll
Another vessel whose life she stole
I will be justice, paired with a Sword
Head of a vessel with a crew onboard

[Chorus 2
I was Justice...]

I am a remnant, less than a limb
The only singer of an ancient hymn
This is an echo of my life before
I hold them tightly as we go to war

We are justice, we are fire
We are now many, we are a choir
We are justice, we are fire
We are now many, we are a choir
We are now many
We are a choir

credits

from Going through Changes, released October 21, 2019
Lyrics, lead vocals and main melody by Nat Titman.
Harmony lines, alto vocals, synth and percussion by Jenny Hackett.
Soprano vocals and cello guest performed and recorded by Jane Cameron.
Produced by Jenny, recorded, mixed and edited by Nat and Jenny.

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Quarries & Corridors Nottingham, UK

Quarries & Corridors are Nat Titman and Jenny Hackett, a musical duo based in Nottingham, UK.

Their debut album, Going through Changes, released in October 2019 and features 55 minutes of new music over 11 tracks.

An eclectic mix of folk and synthpop, inspired by life's struggles and the fantasy fiction that gets us through them.
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