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We rode out to the world's edge
In a van as white as sun
For three long weeks, above the dunes
We were free to run and run
On the long sands of Traigh Eais
The driftwood fuelled our play
The beach grasses were the parapets
Of the castles that we made

We were castaway heroes
On an island, lost at sea
Bleached blond and shoeless
With no fear for what might be
With no fear for what might be

We sought no rescue from our respite
Asked no-one to save our souls
Only the hourglass was the enemy
The sand was slipping through the hole
And when we all grew weary
Of carrying a load so light
We burrowed deep like earthworms
And dreamed our way through night

We were castaway heroes...


released May 7, 2015
Words, music, acoustic guitar and vocals: Fergus McNeill
Keyboards and vocals: Alison Urie
Everything else: Andrew Howie

Recorded and produced by Andrew Howie in Granny's Attic



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The Wayward Puritans Glasgow, UK

Inspired by working with and for a charity (Vox Liminis) that is developing creative community within criminal justice, the Wayward Puritans are Fergus McNeill and Alison Urie (plus assorted collaborators). There are professional musicians leading the music side of Vox, don't worry, but we have been inspired to experiment and create as part of it. ... more

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