This Is My First Step

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This is a character song. I thought about what someone else,a rather idealised and spiritual person, would do in my situation. I thought how every step in their life is something new, different and special and how that compares to every step of a normal persons life being the same, mundane and imperceptibly gradual in progression from one thing to another.

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Something quite fragile breaks from the wall
And falls to the floor and unsettles the dust.
This is my first step.

I climb up though the pieces fall
Around like asbestos snow.
This is my first step.

Everything is distant,
Everything is shifting away,
I need to walk some more.
Something must be closer,
Something seems so far away,
I need to walk some more.

This is my first step.

I left home and I spoke to God
And everything in between
Someone somewhere's seen something
And slipped it in my dreams.

Everything is distant,
Everything is shifting away,
I need to walk some more.
Something must be closer,
Something seems so far away,
I need to walk some more.

This is my first step.

And a phrase you might've heard
Erodes into a word.

This is my first step.
This is my first step.

credits

from So This, released November 15, 2016
All Instruments and Vocals - David Cooper

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Barabajagal Dunedin, New Zealand

Barabajagal are a band who make music.

It's pretty ok stuff really.

It's rooted in psychedelia but incorporates so many genres that it doesn't really seem too definable. But it's ok with that.

Despite being a kiwi band the songwriter is actually rather English, so whenever he sings you'd be hard pressed to go "wow, those kiwis huh". Still, New Zealand-ish.

Pronounced Bah-Rabba-Jaggle.
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