Maui’s Whale is a collection of songs that I’ve enjoyed composing over the last few years. Several have been written since I’ve settled back in God’s Own Country. Maui’s Whale comes from the legend of the North Island of New Zealand being fished up by Maui. Jude Madill, who designed the CD cover, created a wonderful image which captures the idea of the North Island as a large fish.
Honey I’ve Been Thinking – the colours of the rainbow, the colours of my tears
Maui’s Whale – riding Maui’s Whale from the head to the tail
Flying to St Thomas – fly like a migrating bird, out from the winter wind and the rain
The Dancer – the ocean of her echos in my mind
Every Creature – a soul lives on
So Many People – searching for the saving grail
At Least Until Eternity – did Jesus play his guitar gently weeping?
Memory and Longing – beyond language