3rd January 2021

3rd January 2021

Several years ago Phil Swann wrote a song that was inspired from a sign which he saw when he was driving to Plymouth "the spirit of discovery." He recently told me that he wasn't very happy with the original lyrics so I  have now rewritten the lyrics.

 The song is about explorers like the Pilgrim Fathers from Plymouth, the Wright brothers' first aeroplane flight and the first person to climb to the top of mount Everest. 

Phil has started recording the song using my lyrics. On the recording Phil is playing guitars and mandolin and I have contributed the vocals, bass and keyboards. Eventually we will probably get Jules to sing it. We have also asked Martyn Hillstead to add some drums and or percussion.


SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY


THEY SAILED FROM PLYMOUTH'S HARBOURSIDE

UNCHARTERED WATERS TO BE CROSSED

WITH PRAYERS NOT TO BE LOST

FAR FROM THE SAFETY OF THE LAND

OF GREAT REWARDS THEY WOULD DREAM

THEIR EYES WERE ALL AGLEAM


WITH THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY, DISCOVERY, DISCOVERY


A FEW MILES SOUTH OF KITTY HAWK

IN DECEMBER 1903

TO DEFY GRAVITY

THEY LAUNCHED THEIR BIPLANE

NEARLY A MINUTE OF FLIGHT

NOT REACHING A GREAT HEIGHT


WITH THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY, DISCOVERY, DISCOVERY


SOME SUCEEDED AND I REALISE

IS IT FAIR JUST TO CRITICISE

THE MISTAKES OF ALL THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED BEFORE


TO REACH OUT AND NOT LET GO

IT'S IN OUR MINDS BECAUSE WE NEED TO KNOW

LEARNING FROM ALL THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED BEFORE


HE CLIMBED THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK

THE AIR SO RAREFIED

HIS AMBITION SATISFIED

ON THE MOUNTAIN HIGH IN THE CLOUDS

SO MANY MOUNTAINEERS

HAVE DIED OR DISAPPEARED

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