We throw our bodies down like shadows Carve out worlds between the sheets Climb each other like a mountain You push through me like the city streets
We are peaks of knees and elbows Shifting plates, the ocean’s moan Monolithic marble marvels Pale as a new moon, hewn from a wishbone
Lust is only surface water There are riches buried deep beneath This is how the land lies This is how the land lies This is how the land lies Through its teeth
This hand is my land, and my land is yours Trust is a voyage of chasms and contours We thought that we were free to love We thought we were just crossing borders All the while, we were starting wars
We are the thrust, the dip, the hollow Arcing boughs and slopes and seams Engineers of atmospheres We are cartographers of dreams
Lust is only surface water There are riches buried deep beneath This is how the land lies This is how the land lies This is how the land lies Through its teeth Through its teeth Through its teeth
Video directed by Nick Singleton. Produced by Fran Smith and Nick Singleton. Performance and choreography by Sandrine Monin and Sam Vaherlehto, with special thanks to Phoenix Dance Theatre. Thank you to Craig Lomas at Mechanics' Theatre, Wakefield, and Simon Lee Photography.