Hungry Like You

from by Lydia Ooghe

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This is a song about the chambered nautilus. Its shell is a beautiful embodiment of Fibonacci sequencing. What lives inside is an odd, ancient, endangered little animal that's hard to study because it likes to stay so deep underwater.



They call me sailor, don’t quite know why
no ship, no sail, no flag to fly
red sky in the morning is just a sky
I’m kind of shy

My shell’s a spiral, I’m told it’s gold
nearly perfection to behold
it’s only the room that unfolds, unfolds
as I grow old

Folks all over the world call me
a miracle of mathematical beauty
but if you’re ever meditating on me
look beyond the symmetry
I’m a creature, can’t you see
simply seeking pleasure, me, immeasurably
hungry like you, baby

I drift, I roll and sometimes I glide
I bounce along, I bank and dive
I move how I must move to stay alive
from tide to tide

Folks all over the world believe
you can see the universe uncurl in me
heaven ever swelling elegantly
but I’m an animal like thee
breathing cause it needs to breathe
in between the mystery and the geometry
hungry like you baby

I grow and grow, the walls follow
exploding slow and lo, behold
a chamber greater than the one before
in time, in time as I unwind
I find it will not bind me
it becomes the one I leave behind me

Folks all over the world agree
Mother Nature made me very fair to see
so paint me, put in your poetry
but inside I’m just a freak
a monster of the dark and deep
brave and stupid, wise and weird
and mighty and weak
hungry like you, baby

Funny like you, babe
frightened like you, babe
hungry like you, baby

Sleeping like you, babe
waking like you, babe
hungry like you, baby

Living like you, babe
dying like you, babe
hungry like you, baby


from Each One a Creature (Demo), track released August 22, 2013

Lydia Ooghe: Music & lyrics, vocals, guitar and banjitar
Reginald Pace: Trombone and horns arrangement
Lauren Serpa: Flute
David Hood: Bari sax
Marcus Tenney: Trumpet
Daniel Clarke: Synthesizers, organs and percussion
Ryan Corbitt: Tracking and mixing (at Songwire Studios)


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