Set Sail

by reb fountain

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The Set Sail Project was formed to raise funds for Christchurch after the devastating earthquakes of September 4, 2010 and February 22, 2011.

Just after the Christchurch earthquakes some friends and I got together to record this song - Set Sail thanks to Jeremy McPike at York Street & the superb engineering and production talent of Simon Gooding . Lauren Drescher designed some beautiful artwork. Anton Steel directed an awesome music video to accompany it featuring Lola Fountain-Best​. Great thanks to NZ on Screen for sharing their incredible footage with us.

We’re donating all the proceeds from the single ’Set Sail’ to Christchurch Resettlement Services who support people from refugee and migrant backgrounds living in Christchurch to settle successfully in New Zealand - they are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and value the provision of a professional service delivered in a holistic, culturally responsive and collaborative way, with an emphasis on social justice which respects individual and community identity.

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SET SAIL
©reb fountain 2017

We set sail from different places
Course chartered different paths
High seas haunt different faces
Heart set on the same the same land
Aotearoa the long white cloud
If I believed in halos you’d be at my bow
Like a lighthouse leadin’ a blind ship in
I know I’m home when you’re on my horizon

I sailed over New Zealand
Just to find the best place to be
Some people say Invercargill
Locals swear by 90 mile beach
We set sail for New Zealand
Brought so little left so much for our journey
Steering for a place that feels like home, and country

Some of us came long ago
Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Some of us came yesterday and
Some of us will be here soon
We sang songs to guide us to break our bread
To raise the anchor watch the ocean carry off our dead
We sang songs to welcome the new dawn
I’ll sing a song for you when I get home

I sailed over New Zealand
Just to find the best place to be
Some people say Port Lyttelton
I dropped my anchor and I climbed up Kapiti
We set sail for New Zealand
Brought so little left so much for our journey
Steering for a place that feels like home, and country

When the storm settles and the wind lifts us on
The rainbow sails she’s a warrior’s song
The shore becomes our paradise and all the toil and suffering light
And all the ships assail in plight fly gently on the earth tonight

I sailed over New Zealand
Just to find the best place to be
Some people say Raglan city
I’d cross the ocean for a swim at Moeraki
We set sail for New Zealand
Brought so little left so much for our journey
Steering for a place that feels like home, and country

Sang anchor me on the ferry
Don McGlashan and his band and me
Cast off with your friends and take the long way home across the southern seas

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released March 3, 2017

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reb fountain Auckland, New Zealand

Reb sailed into Lyttelton Harbour carrying generations of migrant stories imbued in her bones. She has spent forever travelling, performing, studying, recording & working as a musician & songwriter who’s not afraid to get her $20 ex-army boots muddy as hell walkin’ to the next town for a show. Bent on carving her own line, Reb is one minstrel you don’t want to miss. ... more

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