Pocketful of Sand

by Kathy Muir

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This song is about a gesture that took place many years ago when a girl was given sand. In her shoe. Rather than this be a cheeky gesture, it was offered as a memento, something this songwriter has never forgotten.

Fast forward to today and the song tells the story not of a girl with a shoe full of sand but of a man with a pocketful of sand.

The music video comprises a series of time-lapse sketches to reflect a storyboard I provided to South Korean artist Jun ("Sean"), Sung Hyun. I spent months trawling the internet to find a 'visual language' with which to speak to Sean so that images in my mind's eye when writing the song could come to life...

If you want to know more about the making of Pocketful check out this video bit.ly/makingpocketful

lyrics

See the light I can see
Be the one I can't be
Hold it all in your dreams
And keep it safe

I still remember the day
You'd light the sky night or day
And I believed what you'd say
And keep it safe

So was this love or another guise for everybody

You carry your pocketful of sand
Hold it tight and not slip through your hand
Half for now and half for later
Remind yourself of what you gave up
You carry your pocketful of sand
Reach inside and hold out your hand
Feel it fall through your fingers
A waterfall of sweet reminders

See the light I can see
And all the space in between
Hold it close in your dreams
And keep it safe

So was this love or another guise for everybody

You carry your pocketful of sand
Hold it tight and not slip through your hand
Half for now and half for later
Remind yourself of what you gave up
You carry your pocketful of sand
Reach inside and hold out your hand
Feel it fall through your fingers
A waterfall of sweet reminders

You carry your pocketful of sand
Hold it tight and not slip through your hand
Now feel it fall through your fingers
A waterfall of sweet reminders

credits

released May 19, 2017
Written and performed by Kathy Muir
Piano embellishments: Kiera Osment
Producer: Steve Hansen
Mastering: Alex Théoret
Cover and video artwork: Jun (Sean) SungHyun

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Kathy Muir Stamford, Connecticut

Kathy brings a unique spectrum of songs to the stage. Whilst comfortable playing acoustic pop, her jazz and blues influences weave through her songs. Kathy's vocal and lyrical style remains singular and instantly identifiable: an expressive range that is soft and intimate, yet sassy and upbeat with a natural, unforced delivery that captures the imagination. ... more

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