2/9/16 – Scianka – The Iris Sleeps Under The Snow – 1995 – 2015

Scianka 2011My last day in Poland before flying to Italy tomorrow, I caught the train from the three cities, Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk and after visiting what was once the free city of Danzig and sitting on that Sopot beach with the local legends before finally catching the train to Warsaw from Gydnia station – I stumbled across this.

Scianka come from Sopot and are essentially a Polish Indie band that seem to have released records in both Polish and English. I can trace their releases from 1995-2015 but have no idea when this track is from. It’s an intriguing piece with that wonderful non perfect English speaking take on English language lyrics.

She is lost in her eye
In the pupil she falls
To a tunnel
Deep into her woods
Secret and serpent-like
Walks under the moons
Under the bones
The Iris sleeps under the snow

She waits for a bus
And snowflakes fall on her coat
Alone as her thoughts
They waltz with her nose
And here comes the bus
And they’re gone

She waits for a plane
She wears high-heeled jets
To scratch the sky
But lipstick tattoos
Don’t hurt much enough
To kill all those guys
And break down this night
Though somewhere inside
It’s salty and wild
Endless and green

Only your bus doesn’t stop here