The imagery of Roker Pier – a place important to my childhood and the setting of a twenty year recurring nightmare – morphs into the troubled fragments of my imagination and subconscious. The astonishing power of the sea has always been so terrifying beautiful – a duality that has pre-occupied me over and over again. The song began on a dreary afternoon. I was anxious, overwhelmed, very low and tired – starting to lose my breathe as a panic attack took a hold. A companion soothed me, saying among other things, ‘you want to live but you don’t know how’ – holding my hand, stroking my hair and helping me to breathe. The attack floated away and within an hour or so, I had written the song. The voice(s), however, largely work in the realm of my own inner conflicted personality across time.
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