our youtube song video

big thanks goes out to my friend uncleblack today, who made a fresh
recording of our song “Paper Boats” on YouTube – view on youtube
or click the arrow to watch the video below

Thank you lk!! (it’s beautiful mate :) ….this is one of those songs i can listen to all day on a loop, uncleblack somehow captured the mood of my poem with this beautifully wistful sound, even tho we live a world apart, he in the UK and I in Australia, we have communicated mainly via email, and occasionally via video chat…..he just has a way with the poetic, himself being a beautiful poet.

This song is only available for watching via youtube, but you can find more of uncleblack’s music available as recordings etc through Treetops Records and The Katie Winter and now on youtube under the label TreetopsRecords

Paper Boat Tears
words by Karin Taylor
music by uncleblack

Tomorrow when I wake
I am starting something new
I will make some paper boats
and ready them for you
I want my tears to be
with the fishes in the sea
with the whales and leviathans
and the dolphins who are free
I am building paper boats
like little funeral pyres
to contain from here my tears
and send them out for miles
Once the boats are soakeded
with my tears all splashed upon them
I’ll stand at waters edge
and send them out onto the ocean
then part of me has melded
with the deep blue open places
and the peace that comes from letting go
will heal me down the ages
Next I’ll dream the whale
has met me in the sea
that he understands my sorrows
and sing songs to comfort me
so tears now do flow freely
upon my paper boats
and help me send my sorrows
on the origami floats
And where the whale is leaping
deep blue waters are my tears
and when the dolphins gather
I have shared with them my cares


  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

    well done guys….

  • thanx so much vampvamp :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonover 3 years ago

    Very sweet music and lyrics Karin…well done to you both…xx

  • aw thank you so much Karen, it always touches my heart, i’m so glad you like it :) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 3 years ago

    Bravo Karin,wonderful…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thank you so much dear Vickie, BIG hugs! xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    So beautiful my friend- touching words- and your gorgeous work again to enjoy- thinking of you Karin- and wishing you a great day!

  • thank you so much dear Rosie, so happy you enjoyed it, thinking of you often too :) xxxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 3 years ago

    Beautiful and yet sad at the same time. Congratulations to you both! :o)

  • aw, thank you so much dear Marilyn, it’s wonderful to hear from you, it does have a hint of sadness, most definitely, the way lk sings (uncleblack) reminds me of the way i feel when i hear Puff the Magic Dragon :) xxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 3 years ago

    :-) tender and lovely!

  • thank you dear Leslie, so wonderful to see your smiley face! ;xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 3 years ago

    OMG incredible, what a stunning song, sung so beautifully.

    congrats to you both

    a super duper WOW xoxoxo

  • aw, thank you so much Lisa, lol, i love such enthusiasm, you made my face light up with a big smile! :) xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 3 years ago

    Very special Karin, such an amazing collaboration by you both…..exceptional lyrics and song…

  • dear Tracey, it’s wonderful to see you, always…thank you from my heart xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethover 3 years ago

    thats great

  • are dear MT..thank you so much, it means so much to me that you like it! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mariska
    Mariskaover 3 years ago

    ….how absolutely lovely!!!!!!!!
    ….that it touches the soul and makes  one cry. With love Mariska x0x

  • dear Mariska, thank you so much for listening to our song, i’m so glad it touched you so deeply, with much love, karin xox

    – © Karin Taylor