Belfast, Maine: Alex meets a potter named Dehmie and they become friends. She makes and glazes a colorful oval pot as a gift for him. Alex senses that the gift may be a sort of communication between two like-minded artists.
 
Dehmie calls the clay pot a “boat” as she gives it to him and says, “Whenever you look at this boat, think of how I believe in you.”
 
Alex told this story to Khalid and Will, who collaborated with him to create this documentary song. The recording is a run-through after the first draft of the song was completed.
 
Lyrics:
Dehmie came into my life
She made the most beautiful thing
A boat made of clay that she gave to me
This feels like a weight that could make me feel lighter
Like a weight that could make me feel lighter

She’s been through school, been through self-doubt
She said whenever you look at this boat
Think about how I believe in you
This feels like a weight that could make me feel lighter
Like a weight that could make me feel lighter
 
It’s thin but when I hold it in my hands
It’s heavy
Maybe it can hold the weight
I carry, I carry
This feels like a weight that could make me feel lighter
Like a weight that could make me feel lighter

 
Story Source: Alex Wilder
Teaching Artists: Khalid Taylor, Will Foote, Malcolm Brooks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.