TRACK REVIEW: Ruth Lyon – Paper Aeroplane | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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It’s a real art to write a song which does the very thing it makes important. Ruth Lyon’s Paper Aeroplane slows down time, and seems to suck all of the heaviness out of the world and hold it in its grasp so that we can see things clearly again.

The track celebrates a child’s outlook through the eyes of an adult, and perhaps most movingly of all reminds us that the child inside us can look after us. That place of total peace and happiness every child can instinctively create for themselves, just by playing, is something we can always access. Ruth’s finely painted, perfectly concise lyrics say it best: “In my imagination, I found out what I used to know”.

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