Blue Orkney Sky

from Notes From An Island by Ivan Drever

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Song writing can be a strange thing. Sometimes a song can be completed in ten minutes, others, like this one sat in a book of lyrics for ten years. Originally written in Telluride, Colorado whilst on tour with Wolfstone.

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I've seen what sits under a blue Orkney sky
I've sat there and heard all her songs come alive,
on a warm night, under moonlight,
I drove through her islands and run with her streams
I've listened to tales from her daydreamer’s dreams,
on a clear night, close to midnight.

Under a blue Orkney sky
pictures that fade in the blink of an eye,
catching the well that will never run dry
under a blue Orkney sky.

I've heard voices close to an angel that sing
I've witnessed these songs on some old guitar strings,
on a warm day, in an old way,
I've witnessed her friendship, I've shaken her hand
they came to her islands from far distant lands,
It's a long way, to your highway.

I answered a prayer that I heard late one day
I conquered my fear in the old-fashioned way,
In my own time, in a straight line,
I harnessed the power that you gave me in June
and for my return I will give you this tune,
and I thank you, I will see you.

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from Notes From An Island, released March 17, 2021

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Ivan Drever Inverness, UK

Ivan Drever hails from Orkney in Scotland, he has recorded a host of albums both solo and with other performers. Having worked with the Knowe O’ Deil and as a solo artist, Ivan joined Wolfstone in 1990, their work saw them perform worldwide. Ivan’s songs and tunes have been recorded by an impressive list of artists. ... more

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