Unending Dawn

by Taylor Project

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about

Scuffy the Little Red Painted Tugboat noted in a classic 1946 Golden Book that “there is no beginning and there is no end to the sea!” And as per many a hilarious-drinking-problem-pun, “it’s five o’clock somewhere!” There is also no beginning, and no end, to the dawn. It’s always dawn somewhere, whereupon some things will never see the light of day again, and other things will just begin again. Again. The closest we get to escaping this is in a plane, while the usual pre-dawn rituals of drunks and rubbish trucks and fitful forgotten dreams are carried out far below.

Liz thought of these lyrics while listening to the Handsome Family, looking out her window as the last planes landed in the sunset.

We recorded up in Elmore in May 2017. Andrew did the mixing. We basically took an Agile development framework (without calling it as such), aiming for a quick turnaround from inception to production. Hence the release of this Taylor Project track, along with “Elon Musk (through a glass darkly)”, in June 2017 as a pair rather than as part of a full album.

lyrics

Late in the night
And early in the morning
When drunk people fight
And babies get born
Is the unending dawn

The unending dawn
The unending dawn

And dreaming of anger
In bottomless wells
Dimming like street lights
To emptying bins
Is the unending dawn

Some things have an end
And some things begin again
Some things have an end
And some things begin again
In the unending dawn

The unending dawn
The unending dawn

Somewhere a plane is leaving
And another will arrive
Somewhere a plan is racing
Its flight path escaping
The unending dawn

Some things have an end
And some things begin again
Some things have an end
And some things begin again
Some break and some bend
And some things are said again
Some make and some mend
And some things begin again
In the unending dawn.

credits

released June 6, 2017
Sarah Taylor – lead vocals
Liz Taylor – piano
Andrew Bonnici – synth organ, backing vocals
Scott Boydle – drums

Recorded and mixed by Andrew Bonnici @ Elmore
Mastered by Adam Dempsey

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