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A song inspired by the life and work of Rachel Carson.

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Born in Spring of 1907 underneath a Pittsburg sky
Carson commandeered a library cos the books were running dry
She consumed books on the ocean, she absorbed the natural world
On the banks of Allegheny grew a bright spark of a girl

Unsinkable sailor at the edge of the sea
We’re indebted to this pioneer who took on the industry
With a belly full of heptachlor, dieldrin in the veins
Corporations seem like gods sometimes but it’s us who hold the reins

In Parnassus Pennsylvania summer 1925
Graduating at the top of class, a class of forty five
On she went to read at Johns Hopkins, majored in biology
She began her lonely voyage, sailing on the devil’s sea

Unsinkable sailor at the edge of the sea
We’re indebted to this pioneer who took on the industry
With a belly full of heptachlor, dieldrin in the veins
Corporations seem like gods sometimes but it’s us who hold the reins

In the silent spring of 1962, beneath a barren sky
Where once birdsong filled the ether, now we’re deafened by the lies
Muller advertised the qualities of fateful DDT
Went to war with the mosquito, ignorant of what would be

Unsinkable sailor at the edge of the sea
We’re indebted to this pioneer who took on the industry
With a belly full of heptachlor, dieldrin in the veins
Corporations seem like gods sometimes but it’s us who hold the reins

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from Unsinkable Sailor, released April 22, 2016

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Wilful Missing Bradford, UK

We are a 5-piece from Bradford, you may have heard our music in Waterloo Road.

Our music here is 'Pay what you think it's worth'. If you like what you hear, please take some away for further listening.

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