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  1. Sea Legs

From the album The Quality of Light

Although it might come across as a metaphor for finding one's equilibrium in a shaky world, it was actually based on a true story. It's the song most obviously inspired by my India experience. On my 4th day in India in Dec 2012, I ended up in the hospital needing urgent surgery to remove a disc from my lumbar spine. My right leg had started to atrophy and was very weak, and there I was, trying to recuperate, challenging it by trying the often choppy waves of the Arabian Sea.
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Written by Kiva Simova
Wurlitzer keys, ocean effect and vocals: Kiva Simova
Percussion loop (cherry tank): Jim Casson
Electric bass: Ian de Souza

Lyrics

SEA LEGS

Taking those baby steps wobbly at first
Unable to tell between blessing and curse
Waves always crashing
With hope often dashing
I struggle to stand
Put my feet upon land

Getting my sea legs
To move past the fear
I traveled so far just to see my way clear
Learning to crawl again
Only to fall again
Waiting for signs to appear

Sometimes the contrary winds can be strong
Blurring the edges between right and wrong
And high is the cost when your balance is lost
And you're stuck on the ground
A voice without sound

Getting my sea legs
To move past the fear
I traveled so far just to see my way clear
Learning to crawl again
Only to fall again
Waiting for signs
Getting my sea legs
To move past the fear
I traveled so far just to see my way clear
Learning to crawl again
Only to fall again
Waiting for signs to appear, to appear, to appear