Words Falling Slow – Small Swift Birds


Words Falling Slow is a twice weekly blog series written by Michael Timmins in which he writes about the writing, recording, history and inspiration behind some of the songs included in the Notes Falling Slow box set. You can pre-order Notes Falling Slow here. You can listen to a new recording from the box set here.

Is there a natural phenomenon more phenomenal than the migratory practices of song birds? Can one feel any greater emotion than when holding ones child for the first time? How is it that the very things that matters most to us, the things that at one point in our lives seem unassailable and unshakeable are often the very things that we let disappear from our lives? These are the questions of Small Swift Birds. We humans are truly mysterious beings: as unfathomable, epic and fragile as the natural world around us.