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Selkie's Life

from Come Adventure With Me by Marc Gunn

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“Selkie’s Life” is a song about taking care of yourself and finding happiness. It was written about my love of the ocean. Instead of me longing to get back to the ocean, I wrote it from the perspective of a male selkie who left it’s life as a seal in the ocean to live on land as a human for a while, only to be called back to the ocean. The music is very beach inspired by and flowing.

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I’m going back to the ocean
I’m gonna feel the sand
I’m gonna roll in the waves
Like a seal swim away from the strand


I got to live among men
I swooned the ladies well
I gained many new friends
None of them compare to the swells


Going down to the ocean
I missed the ocean


I tried to ride the waves
I thought that I could thrive
I struggled to go with the current
Every twist and turn felt contrived


Going down to the ocean
Back in the ocean


Got cold after a few days on the island
Good friends and lovers aren't warm enough for me
I wanna be free again, not hiding
The ocean is the place I need to be


I’m gonna dive neath the waves
I’m gone with the setting sun
I’m going back to the depths
Where a selkie’s life was begun


Going down to the ocean
Back in the ocean

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from Come Adventure With Me, released March 4, 2024
Lyrics and music Marc Gunn

Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals; Nathan Deese: bass, ukulele, whistle

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Marc Gunn Atlanta, Georgia

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats--Sci F'Irish music.

He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans alike for its unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic.
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