Arcadia

Light up, spark the detonator
Now I’m homeward bound, way to see you later
If you make that step you’re the instigator
Got my mind made up, I’ll be your navigator
If you want me to travel over moonlit miles
For a precious smile
Following my lonely heart
Call on me, take me

Far over the seas
I return in my dreams
Sailing home under the stars
To be safe in your arms
Ever near, travel through time
Ever close in my mind
Say you will truly be mine
Say you’ll always be mine

We are a winning combination
We’re two stars aligned in a constellation
When I get too low you’re my inspiration
Never let me down, you’re a revelation
One that comes along once in a lifetime
Oh I realise
You give me love free and wild
Oh my child, lead me

Far over the seas
I return in my dreams
Sailing home under the stars
To be safe in your arms
Ever near, travel through time
Ever close in my mind
Say you will truly be mine
Say you’ll always be mine

Our empire stretches from the deserts
To the ice fields
Love and courage can take us anywhere
We dare to go

Far over the seas
I return in my dreams
Sailing home under the stars
To be safe in your arms
Ever near, travel through time
Ever close in my mind
Say you will truly be mine
Say you’ll always be mine

Song Notes

Tim speaking about the track on the day it was released:

It’s great to hear “Arcadia” getting such a good reaction from you. This song was a little gift from the cosmos. One day this spring I was walking to the studio instead of taking the subway because it was a really nice day. Somewhere between Union Square and the Flatiron building the melody of the chorus started to evolve in my head. It kept going round in a loop, so I rushed to the studio to record a quick guide melody before I had the chance to forget it. It’s one of the freshest songs we have, we started recording it in the last session we did with Rick. I think it was in May. Then I started writing the lyrics on the plane back to NYC from the Kendal Calling festival. The recording was only finished a few months ago in August. We’ve played it every night of this tour and I’m looking forward to seeing people singing along now that it’s been released.