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Nothlit (Riding the Thermals)

from Going through Changes by Quarries & Corridors

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On identity, acceptance and finding your form.

This song was written for the album in 2019.

Inspired by K. A. Applegate's Animorphs book series (1996-2001).


I was lost
Nowhere to hide
No one to trust
No silent ground
Kept to myself
Not fitting in
Far from the flock
Keeping my distance

I took the call
Grasped in my hand
Found my form
Left the ground
And took to wing
A flash of red
Soared into freedom
Riding the thermals

Is this life?
Soaring high
Swooping freely through the sky
Has my soul been set free?
Is this how I’m meant to be?

Then forced to hide
And stayed too long
Lost my chance
Trapped in my freedom
No turning back
No backing out
No way to run
No solid ground

Hold back the pain
Retreat inside
Lose myself
Within this mind
Take to the sky
A flash of red
Swept up in instinct
Riding the thermals

Boy or bird?
Which is me?
Am I trapped?
Am I free?
Blessed or cursed?
Lost or found?
No place for me on the ground

Who am I?
What am I?
A bird. A boy
Not quite human
Something else
Something more
Finding my way
Riding the thermals

Found some truth
Amid pain
No one word that can explain
Life can be
So much more
Take to wing
Watch me soar!

Biding my time
Riding the thermals


from Going through Changes, released October 21, 2019
Vocals and flute performed by Nat Titman.
Synth arranged by Jenny Hackett.
Lyrics written by Nat.
Melody composed by Nat and Jenny.
Flute parts composed by Jenny.
Produced by Jenny, recorded, mixed and edited by Nat and Jenny.


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Quarries & Corridors Nottingham, UK

Quarries & Corridors are Aly Thymia 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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