The Whaler

by Rain the Shining

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Call me Ishmael. I’m the whaler.
Or maybe just an instrument at sea.
Cautiously avoiding a failure
from every peril chasing whales at sea.
The wind; I’m its maker.
A man.
Call me Ishmael. I’m the whaler.
Or maybe a narrator out at sea
It's calling me again. I'm aware of
the yawning jaws of time now widening.
The wind; I’m its maker.
A man.
Call me Ishmael. I'm the whaler.
Viva sobriquet! In my name.
Songs in the air fly
Wind explodes from my lungs.
Explode as if pierced by the point of
this whale boat; In my name.
Call me Ishmael I’m the whaler
Viva sobriquet! In my name.
And that's all right with me
As the world looms on
Know I've filled my cup.
I’ll take a rest. Then take my chances
like any man or gull
diving head first into a gulf.
Call me Ishmael I’m the whaler
And I’ll take a rest then take more chances.

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released February 16, 2019
All music and lyrics written and performed by Ryan Smith

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Rain the Shining Baltimore, Maryland

Formed many years ago, Rain the Shining played shows, figured out recording, and wrote many songs without much ambition to do more than that. Now their shared ambition is raising good kids.

Sketches in a Crowded Kitchen is a series of demos written, performed, + recorded by founder, Ryan Smith in his kitchen—a hold over until RtS returns to original form featuring Jonny Byslma and Mike Van Meter.
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