The Family Fortune

from by Things Behind The Sun

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Our five-track EP, full of our newest, most energetic music, personally sent to you as a professionally printed compact disc, inside a very cool jacket! Also note that purchasing a physical copy also automatically includes a free download of the album, for your immediate aural gratification! Unfortunately, we are only able to ship to the continental United States, but we will continue to work on expanding our shipping horizons! (Please be patient with our shipping process as well- it requires one of us to find time to get to the post office and, again, mail it to you personally!)

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Hey, folks- this is David from Things Behind the Sun. I just wanted to drop by and write a little note about this track. The melody you hear played on the cello in the very beginning is from a tune called "Lullaby of Takeda", a very old Japanese folk song. The original lyrics are sung by a young girl who has been taken from her home to serve as a babysitter to a wealthy family. She sings of her sufferings in this new home, and how she longs for her true home and family far away. In the very end of "The Family Fortune", you'll hear us all sing this melody again, while Jordan sings a modified version of the chorus as a countermelody at the same time. As Japanese blood runs in my veins, this song really has a significant meaning to me, and it's my favorite TBTS track. Thank you so much for taking time to listen to it- I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I do! -dh


Bidding farewell to all the
Things we took for granted
Oh, my soul

What I wouldn’t trade for the
Misfortune we’ve been handed
Oh, my soul

You and I will never let it go
It’s hard to break a heart
That’s turned to stone

Oh, where do we start
Now that it’s over, the war is won
The roots of our family tree
Have come undone

Oh, tell me my love
Tell me we’ll never drift apart
We’ll bury the family fortune
In our hearts

They trampled and burned the fields
Our fathers once had planted
Oh, my soul

And left us to tend an empty
House that's barely standing
Oh, my soul

You and I can never let it go
It’s hard to break a heart
That’s turned to stone




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