Lyrics, design and cover designs: The Seahorse

The Seahorse 

I saw you drift alone

Into the unknown

Swept up in a blue might

Twirling in the blue light

I saw you clinging on

Until you were gone

Swept away so slight

Swirling beyond sight

Like water through the sand I saw you disappear
I tried to follow just to keep you near

Losing you my only fear

Across the sea I looked for thee
From shore to shore for evermore
For so long to say that I was wrong

I saw you drift alone

Into the unknown

Swept up in a blue might

Twirling in the blue light

I saw you clinging on

Until you were gone

Swept away so slight

Swirling beyond sight

 

I saw you drift alone

Music: Rushana Brandanger

Lyrics: Britt Embry

Seahorse design and cover designs: Britt Embry

Underwater image (modified by Britt Embry): MN84, Shutterstock.

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/1jHoVi9VSFlThakVVGd5Gr

About the song:

The Seahorse is a song about taking care of what and who we love and need, be it nature, an animal or another person – or there may come a time when nothing we say or do can bring them back to us, leaving us with only longing and regret. The song was inspired by Justin Hofman's photo of a little seahorse clinging to a pink plastic q-tip highlighting the problems that plastic is causing in our oceans. 

 

About the design: 

I recently heard a theory that the ocean itself has a 'heartbeat'. On the cover, the beat in front of the seahorse is a healthy heartbeat that symbolises a time before humans began their destruction. The heartbeats behind are what a heart attack looks like – and the flat line is death. Pretty serious stuff, but it poured from my hand and seemed fitting.