A wonderful song with light trip-hop shades by Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys
Artist about the track:
‘A Stereoscope is a device by which two photographs of the same object taken at slightly different angles are viewed together, creating an impression of depth and solidity.’
The song, which plays out on a choked up Sunday, draws from a personal letter Lucy received in which the writer uses the image of a stereoscope to bring past and present into a single lucid moment.
The lyrics begin with Lucy looking at the writer looking through the stereoscope. The layers of looking draw her into memory and bring up borrowed and remembered phrases and feelings, including a question from ‘The Lady With The Braid’, a song by the late 60’s/70’s composer Dory Previn, in which she asks her visitor if they would mind if she leaves on the light.
Stereoscope Sunday’s got my throat Stereoscope Sunday’s got my throat Your blue eyes Pressed against the portal Past present Dim dazzling Do you mind if I leave on the light Do you mind the theft of a line My my my my morning My my my my mourning Weight in my hands To stop me from the calling Tick tock full stop Words of wonder Words to right Words of royal beauty bright Write write write write Right right right right right Lips to the page A tree a death a thought To be set To be saved To be treasured To be stored away A day a day a day day A day a day a day a day Stereoscope Sunday’s got my throat Stereoscope Sunday’s got my throat