Musical Boxes

from Songbirds by Kate Dimbleby



When I started singing with my audiences, I became passionate about hearing everyone's voice.

Imagining everyone around me as Musical Boxes with different tunes inside. I would walk the streets of Bristol and ask people "What's your sound". The answers were always surprising.


What we are is delicate
and should be held like tiny birds
as we feel it let it go
and flutter there

What we are is ancient true
Held deep within the trees
Let the water in to feed us

Like musical boxes
We lock up our sounds
And save them til everyone’s out

Imagine the noise we could
make with our voices
If we let it out
If we let it out


from Songbirds, released November 5, 2020


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