Carried

Album: Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This drifting chamber piece about being transported over the threshold of life was written during the Spring of 2012 and was inspired by Tunstall's adopted fathers' struggle with illness. Her dad, David Tunstall, was an eminent physicist and lecturer at St. Andrews University. He died in August 2012 aged 73.
  • The song deals with the question of where we go when we die. "I had become interested in the fact that when you die, very few of us will remain where we fall," Tunstall explained to Radio.com. "Who takes you there? And then a few months later I was literally doing the carrying. I had my father's ashes in a backpack and I was just thinking how bizarre that this song had become literal and I had never intended it to be so."

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