Shelter as we go​.​.​.

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“Each of the songs [on Shelter as we go …] in their own way, you know, you're looking for safety, you're looking for that safe haven, for that sanctuary,” Ayalik says. “Whether it's in the person that you love, whether it's bringing your family somewhere else. If you're trying to protect the land that you're on; we all want safety and shelter and that just seemed like a fitting phrase to call the album.” - Holly Gordon

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released July 7, 2017

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Quantum Tangle Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Fusing of old-world sounds and new-world flair, the Juno Award-winning group Quantum Tangle is embracing their blended background. Combining their talents of throat singing, haunting melodies and traditional legends, Grey Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik are excited to present pieces that look back through history to challenge, educate and encourage the next generation to be socially aware. ... more

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Track Name: Tiny Hands
Tiny Hands

What have you seen in your short, long life?
Where did those tiny feet roam?
All the things you have done,
on top of being a wife
a daughter, a mother, a home

Chorus


What have you seen in your short long life?
What has your heart overcome?
The traditional ways that are hidden away
Can be revived by the beat of a drum


What have you seen in your short, long life?
What did those tiny hands do?
Stretching, scraping, fixing, making
Mending the skins that our souls fit within
Stitching nothing can undo

Chorus


What have you seen in your short long life
A witness to so many wrongs
Relocation, damnation, and misinformation
Summation: our nation’s still strong

What have you seen in your short long life?
When did they silence your voice?
The stories they spun made you swallow your tongue
Made you feel like it was your choice

Chorus

Track Name: Igluvut
Igluvut

Walk across the ice with me
We'll take our little family
Tundra, taiga, journey far
Guided by the northern star
Walk across the ice with me

With your strong hands and my strength too
We lay each block and set it true
Spiral, curve and tap to lock
Our house stands proud, snow turns to rock
With your strong hands and my strength too

(Chorus)
Making Shelter as we go
Stronger than the wind we know
Making Shelter as we go
Stronger than the wind we know

The dome, the womb holds life with care
Through storms that taunt or weather fair
Emerge and squint at day so bright
When tired we rest by qulliq light
The dome, the womb holds life with care

It's time to leave, it's time to roam
We leave this house but take our home
What once held life now just a shell
We say goodbye and wish it well
It's time to leave, it's time to roam

Chorus

Please stay standing stout and true
For tired legs that might pass through
Give them peace and warmth, a place to live
Who knew snow had so much to give?
Who knew snow had so much to give?
Who knew snow had so much to give?
Track Name: Freeze, Melt, Boil
Freeze, Melt, Boil

Black and White and Yellow and Red
Drinking poison, brainwashed heads
It’s all safe the suit man said
Then why do young ones wind up dead?

Chorus
Take my bones out of this soil
Break my back from all this toil
Mix that water in with oil
Stand and fight and make blood boil

Don’t ask questions, don’t ask why
Just accept and don’t even try
Let the old ways burn and die
Embrace the new, no need to try

Chorus

With your guns and vicious hounds
You force us from our sacred grounds
We raise our voice in righteous sound
For all the tribes to gather round

Winding snake with body long
You test our will but it stands strong
We beat our drum at motives wrong
Awake our mother with our song

Chorus
Track Name: Love is Love Pt.1
Love is Love Pt.1

A bridge between two people
A link between two hearts
A path into the future
I do was not the start

You met me on my path
You helped me on my way
I love you now and always
And I’ll remind you everyday

Chorus
I think you forget that I love you,
Just making sure you remember I do
I think you forget that I love you,
Just making sure you remember I do

No matter where we wander
I’ll get lost with you, and you with me
Across the land, sky, and water
When you’re by my side I’m free

The road will wind and turn
The light will fade and dim
Through the dark he’ll hold my hand
And I will stand by him

Chorus

Before ticking time and man-made laws
Before we learned to fear what’s up above
We all walked the earth with gentle steps
Not banished to our loneliness

Old is new
Love is love
When I’m with you
Love is love
Track Name: Love is Love Pt.2
Love is Love
Track Name: Tiny Hands (Reimagined)
Tiny Hands

What have you seen in your short, long life?
Where did those tiny feet roam?
All the things you have done,
on top of being a wife
a daughter, a mother, a home

Chorus


What have you seen in your short long life?
What has your heart overcome?
The traditional ways that are hidden away
Can be revived by the beat of a drum


What have you seen in your short, long life?
What did those tiny hands do?
Stretching, scraping, fixing, making
Mending the skins that our souls fit within
Stitching nothing can undo

Chorus


What have you seen in your short long life
A witness to so many wrongs
Relocation, damnation, and misinformation
Summation: our nation’s still strong

What have you seen in your short long life?
When did they silence your voice?
The stories they spun made you swallow your tongue
Made you feel like it was your choice

Chorus