‘We Come In The Wind’ is based on the 3 Imramma or Wonder Voyages of Irish Literature; The Voyage of Bran, The Voyage of Maeldun and The Voyage of St. Brendan. It’s like my version of ‘Been Through the Desert on a Horse With no Name’ with no desert, no horses, only a load of water, islands and boats. It’s a dream journey.
I love these stories, especially Bran and the Silver Branch and Maeldun. I spent a whole summer writing the verses for this fairy tale number about the journey through the islands, but it was the night I played in Abbeyfeale and I was waiting to go on in the Glorach Theatre and I was sitting in a theatre set with a bookshelf and I said I’d pick a random book and blindly pick a line and I did and it said ‘Go tell my lady’ and I put that in the song, and driving home i came out with the chorus ‘We come in the wind, we leave in the wind’. I only say this because these are the best moments of life, things like this.
There is a penny drop vibe in this song, in the chorus, the band have seen it, I’ve felt it, it’s when people go from thinking it’s about a sweet dream to this is about birth and death.
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