Sunken Ship (held beneath the waves)

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Sunken Ship (held beneath the waves) was played on BBC 6 Music on the BBC Introducing Mixtape with Tom Robinson on 13/03/2017. The track was played again for a second time on BBC 6 Music on 01/04/2017 on The Tom Robinson Show.

This is what Tom Robinson had to say about the song "...It has a lyric every bit as mysterious as it's title and it's one that I personally found deeply affecting."

...This is a song about life/love/loss from the perspective of an elderly lady. As the songs character tells and shares her stories, she somehow lives on through them as they are told and passed down, rather than being lost to the sunken ships beneath the waves. I work as a Care Assistant in a Nursing Home and I wrote this song as a result of various conversations I've had with the residents. The song also touches on the themes of loneliness and isolation that many find themselves facing as they grow older.


Sunken Ship (held beneath the waves)

Life like a furrowed field to the plough
Reveals the journey travelled up to now
Each twist and turn of the creases in the brow
Memories of the curtains final bow

Stories shared and handed down
Listen carefully to each sound
For Time plans to steal them to their graves
In the sunken ship held beneath the waves

“Please stop by again just to check and say ~ hello
If you have the time before you go
I’ve stories to tell you of how I met my Joe
The man I loved and couldn’t bare to let go”

The photographs hung upon the wall
Happy days captured recall
Time plans to steal them to their graves
In the sunken ship held beneath the waves

Lend a shell to every sound
To the yarns spun handed down
Now shared, no more confined to watery graves
Of the sunken ships held beneath the waves


from Sunken Ship (held beneath the waves) / A Little Light, released February 17, 2017
written and performed by Pete Guy featuring the Manor House String Quartet

Pete Guy - vocals, guitars, banjo and piano
Vaughan Jones - violin 1, violin 2 and viola
Trevor Burley - cello

string arrangement - Vaughan Jones
strings recorded by Steve Lockwood at BlackFrog Studios, Thame. UK



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Feather House Baldock, UK

FEATHER HOUSE is the musical home of Singer-Songwriter PETE GUY that brings his songwriting and musical collaborations all together under one roof. The debut double A side single featuring the songs Sunken Ship (held beneath the waves) and A Little Light is the shared musical journey with composer VAUGHAN JONES who wrote and performed the string arrangements for the tracks with his String Quartet. ... more

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