WhitherwardThe Anchor
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A dreamy, nautical-themed opening for the album of the same name.

written by: Ashley Norton, Edward Williams
produced by: Whitherward
engineered by: Edward Williams
assistant engineer: Max Masano
mastered by: Kedron Porter
performances by:
Ashley Norton - vocals
Edward Williams - vocals, electric guitar
Patrick Hershey - acoustic upright bass
Stephanie Groot - electric violin
Tony King - drum set, percussion

The Anchor is the story of a forgotten soul waiting for release - waiting to be rescued.
There's an anchor at the bottom of the ocean
Staring up at the roof of the sea
At the ship casting shadows on its garden
Of bottles and ropes and weeds
And the anchor is covered in coral
'Cause she's been waiting for way too long
For the ship to pull up on her heart strings
To the sun where she belongs

How long will she wait for the weight?
To buckle her knees and break?
How long can she hold her breath?
Before they all think she's dead
She can wait, she can hold on too
But she won't believe the ship is you
And the anchor is me

And the ship has forgotten the anchor
And how his sailors cast her over the side
And now as he sails for the harbor
He slowly drags her behind

How long will she wait for the weight?
To buckle her knees and break?
How long can she hold her breath?
Before they all think she's dead
She can wait, she can hold on too
But she won't believe the ship is you
And the anchor is me

There's a snail at the bottom of the ocean
He's been chewing through strings in the weeds
He bit the last one
Like a rubber band gun
And set the anchor free

How long will she wait for the weight?
To buckle her knees and break?
How long can she hold her breath?
Before they all think she's dead
She waits, she holds on too
And now she knows the snail is you
And the anchor is free
Song Comments

Itso's Earworms
Love the vocal arrangement of this one - so creative and compelling! Love the song overall too; loved it ever since I heard it several months ago. ;) Thank you for your fine music, Ed, Ashley and co.


Eve's New Life, Eve's New Station
great new song from one of my favorite bands on IMP, the title cut from their new record too!


Groovy and 60's Style
STATION PHOTOGRAPH provided and authorized by Ashley E. Norton and Edward A. Williams aka WHITHERWARD. Photo by Lulu Grace Photography. "THE ANCHOR" IS NOW BEING PLAYED IN THE KAYAK BIG 25! Hi Ashley and Edward! I am listening to "The Anchor" as we speak! The best time for me to write a blurb about a song is as I first listen to it when the rush of emotion is brand new! So glad I "ran into you" in Itso's FB thread tonight. I am so happy I get to redeem myself and have the privilege of seeing and hearing Whitherward "Live in Omaha" on Wednesday September 27, 2017 at the hotel and for the big gig at the tavern the next evening! I thought I had totally blown my chance to do so when I missed you here last spring and this really gives me something to look forward to! I LOVE that YOU LOVE OMAHA!!! I have been cajoling the MonaLisa Twins to come here when they finally get to tour America. Now I have an awesome fellow indie artist to recommend our groovy city to them. As far as your song goes, I love the first hearing of it; the lyrics, the melody, the harmonies and instrumentation, your sweet voice Ashley, Edward's manly baritone voice; everything about it! Two thumbs and two big toes up! I am so EXCITED I get to meet you in September and will begin to work on a guest list of about two dozen of my closest friends and family to bring with me to your gig. "Welcome Back to Omaha Husker Hugs" will be the order of the day! By the way, Ashley, whither you come as a blonde or a brunette. either way is great! Tell Edward the same goes for him, lol!


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