Skimming Stones

by @jtsteam

Liner Notes

I've no idea why this idea turned up today, but I'm glad it did. I live quite near the seaside, and it's nice and peaceful to walk along the shore sometimes, especially when I'm just trying to get my thoughts in order.

And I just can't resist skimming stones... I scored a twelve once, honest! (Okay, the last skips were tiny, it may just be wishful thinking...)

It's another bit of #ukulele #folk. #fuc

Lyrics

The kids are building castles in the sand
The mums and dads are strolling hand in hand
The seagulls eye the picnics, waiting for their chance

A family's at the kiosk for ice cream
A hardy soul is swimming in the sea

While I sift through the shingle
As I wander on my own
Trying to find a rock the perfect shape for skimming stones

Frisbees flying as they catch the wind
Sunbathers show off their bronzing skin

And I sift through the shingle
As I wander on my own
Trying to find a rock the perfect shape for skimming stones

The sky is fading out from blue to red
Folks are heading home to find their bed

I still sift through the shingle
And wander on my own
Trying to find a rock the perfect shape for skimming stones

If I can score a ten, then I'll meander home
Till then I'll fill the hours at the shoreline skimming stones
I'll while away the hours at the shoreline skimming stones



Another top classy observational song, that added uke really takes it to another level! Excellent

You have a real talent for the folk ditty. I can see an audience listening intently in a little folk club and being transported elsewhere. Really like this song.

Lovely description of a relaxing day. All the instrument tones are really appealing.

the feel of the music really fits that messing about solitary doing something but nothing. lovely space you have created.

the guitar reminds me of gerry marsden, or maybe its just the chords on the first line. you do an excellent job of describing a seaside day, and i like the way you sing. some places, they call it skipping, rater than skimming, stones....but skimming sounds classier

Ten skips over the ocean! Gotta be a calm sea. Best wishes & a good song.

@beacon

I really like this, and love the sound you're getting out of your ukulele. While it definitely has the @jtsteam vibe, it feels very different in character. Great job.

I can see your words. Great descriptive tune.

What a delightful song! I can just see the images so clearly in my mind. This sure brought me a smile!