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First One Home (2022 Remix)

by The Curator

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A 2022 remix of the song "First One Home" originally from the 2014 Curator album "Inside the Whale and other stories"


There's someone waiting in my life again
In moments that I find, I will think of them
Day and night and time and tide again
All the roads ahead are leading back to them
Once I waited for my time to pass
Not knowing where I wanted it to go
There's someone waiting in my life again
And I'll soon be there with you

And now there's someone looking out for me
Shouting in the dark when I am drawing near
Moon and stars and a silent ship to steer
And glowing phosphoresence slips astern of me
Once I waited for the race to ebb
With the water breaking hard upon my prow
But now there's someone looking out for me
And I am looking out for you

And when I'm walking in the rain
Or fighting hard against the wind
There's someone calling out my name

Someone's placing bets on me
In a dirty bookies shop
Just before the ten to three
Newly printed notes and shiny currency
Amongst silent gambling men
Awaiting news of Wetherby
Once I waited at the starting gate
With nothing riding on the race at all
Someone's waiting at the post for me
And I bet I'll be the first one home


released June 3, 2022
Piano and Vocals - Alistair Murphy
Drums and Percussion - Pat Mastelotto
Bass - Mark Fletcher
Vocals - Diana Hare
Violin - Steve Bingham
String Arrangement - Phil Toms
& Featuring the Ely Sinfonia conducted by Steve Bingham


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The Curator UK

Alistair Murphy is a British songwriter, record producer and musician.

He has released four albums with his band The Half Life as well as solo albums under his own name and his stage name The Curator.

As well as recording and producing a host of his own albums under various names he has produced four albums by Judy Dyble and two by Terry Stamp of the cult proto-punk band Third World War.
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