The 13th Heron

by YenTing Lo, Mateusz Pulawski

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1.
I grew up on a boat Everyday waken up by its horn But boundaries are the shores Thus we never set off nor we ever land You may not agree but a land is just a bigger vessel Yet ocean never block away the lands Instead, it’s the only path to the world So I’d say Let the wave carry up and down With or without you I’m sailing on The storm will sweep us to the land of Oz Set sail from the dawn The wind summons us all Heave away, feel the salt in your eyes It’s time we go on another voyage
2.
If there’s a land with free air to breathe If there’s a bridge we could walk across And if there’s a sky we could sleep underneath If there’s a place where we share who we are without regret If no one’s afraid to love what they love No one’s afraid to fall apart If no one’s to blame, if no one’s to hate No one to feel ashamed This will be my prepared goodbye If someday, if you receive it Please save some tears for more tomorrows to shed No matter how the fear approach anywhere, anyhow You gotta show your burning name, waving flag Somewhere a land where we could be proud of a place we call home A home that’s more than just piles of bricks Home is where you know you can be who you want to be Where we love I believe we are born to love Although broken glass reflects broken hearts No one wants to be such an angry man No one wants to fall apart nor to be ashamed In case I’m gone, I’ve prepared my goodbye If you receive it Please save some tears for more tomorrows to shed No matter how the fear approach anywhere, anyhow You gotta show your burn.... You gotta prove that you have once lived Hold on to your pain, don’t let them wipe it away
3.
Number 13 04:05
4.
Here’s my souvenir for you A handful of promise that I once have made Moon dust The proof that I have engraved your name on the far side of the moon It’s a truth or it’s a lie? You’ll never know if I only face you with one side Craters The proof that we are protected by the sacrifice of the moon Boiling lava blood solidifies my trace of escape and struggle Let it rain, all the meteor rain No more fear now No more force tears us apart When our names are hidden in the safest place Let’s go somewhere far away Let’s make somewhere else home Not any light could reflect Our secret base on the other side This is the only way we could survive...vive! drip, drip, vive. dripping, dropping, meteor rain drop, drip, drop, drip Eleven: 0.6741, 23.4731 Twelve: -3.0128, -23.4219 Fourteen: -3.6441, -17.4786 Fifteen: 26.1323, 3.6333 Sixteen: -8.9734, 15.5011 Seventeen: 20.1911, 30.7723 No one could ever wipe away the existence of you and I For I already have our names engraved on the other side
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The Sun Song 07:32
Silky heat softly touches the tattered flag you wave Burning wind excites the sweat, makes broken pieces chime The beam enlights the dusty world and evaporates the woe Such a warm language you speak that melts my wall of ice Rains have become the pond inside Reflects even more color than a rainbow ever has There was once a giant chasing the sun Fighting against the wind and wave Laughing at the storm His eyes outshine the sky Need no shade to hide Reminds me of an old dream that I haven’t thought of for a long time But why? Can I still recognize the song of mine? The one that I have written For the morning dew that awakes the rising sun which atones the past
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Odyssey 01:32
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When we celebrate flowers dying Broken petals wither and fall Then we mourn how life’s a spark lost in the dark Can I be found on the map of stars? When our footprints become fossils When an amber freezes all my thought We’ll become crystal thousand years from now Will they know how to understand all our facial expressions When they see one of us laughing with tears or crying with a smile Not a photograph can store our sepia dreams Yet dreams are just chemical reactions in our brains Like potassium, sodium, calcium and such How I miss the gravity supporting unconditionally Orientation is missed when the sun don’t rise from east Have we really left behind all our history and time We cry and mourn for how memories fade away With our hair of grey Will there be rain? What’s the color of the sky? Will we have a moon to bring along the tides? How can I keep track of time? How long is a day? Will we be the smallest creatures? Or invading giants? Are we dust that no one notices like ashes from the fire? Nothing will ever be the same Everything will have to change We cry and mourn for how beauty fades away Until we learn to celebrate stars dying How the explosion bursts into light Yes, we’ve traveled thousands light years from home When will we know how to move on from this point of no return There’s no word to describe Why laugh with tears or cry with a smile And this is how we’ve become one of the stars that we wished upon Our past gone in the dark but shines in our heart We’re one of the stars that we wished upon
9.
What’s the secret of herons in the world of us dreamers That they do come back (They’ll come home, they’ll come home) In the world that’s blinded and shifting They scream so you can hear them They’re on their way YenTing and Mateusz, that is what you just heard now The secret of herons

about

What’s the secret of herons? - They always come back.

This album is a metaphorical journey set off from home, in search of the place to be. From boat on the sea to land, crossing the atmosphere; to the moon, the sun, and then further into space. Will herons come back this time?

What’s the secret of the 13th? - That was a lunar mission that didn’t land on the moon as planned, it looped around and returned home instead.

The music on “13th Heron” is as eclectic as the story behind and the lyrics are sprawling. The main attitude behind the compositions and performance of YenTing and Mateusz is jazz, but the mood and style of the tunes goes from hip-hop and neo soul, through folk, rock, modern brazilian and world music, all the way to classical, serialism and, to top it all off, fusion of all the abovementioned genres.

《蒼鷺十三號》

在疫情肆虐的 2020 年,妍婷與波蘭吉他手 Mateusz Pulawski 兩人在自己家中,從無到有,合作完成了這張融合了爵士、neo soul、搖滾及古典等眾多音樂風格的《蒼鷺十三號》。這張專輯是一趟有野心的宇宙之旅。從家鄉島嶼啟航、抵達新的陸地、突破大地層、登月、追日,一路直達時空的盡頭。

但就像返回地球的十三號登月任務,鷺想遠飛,卻總是折返。

credits

released October 2, 2020

【 Mateusz Pulawski 】Producer, composer, arranger, mixing & mastering, recording, guitars, bass, percussion, voice
【 YenTing Lo 】Producer, lyrics, composer, arranger, voice, flute, art design

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YenTing Lo Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jazz singer, songwriter, arranger and flutist from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, graduated from the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2019. Currently active performing on all kinds of stages between Europe and Taiwan.
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來自高雄的八年級生,歌手、詞曲創作、編曲、自由創作者。高分畢業於阿姆斯特丹音樂院,活躍於歐洲及台灣各地爵士舞台。

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