The images taken by Stonnington locals and our visual designer Stu Brown inspired some beautiful lyrics to magical songs.

Act 1 Song

Lyrics by Tomas Parrish
Music by Imogen Cygler

Images from top left to bottom right by: Ines Iachelini @moko_creative | Stu Brown @hellostubrown | Stu Brown @hellostubrown | Alyssa Coombs www.alyssacoombs.com.au
Location: various, Prahran & Malvern

These four images inspired these lyrics:

There is a downward slope,
That leads to a place unseen.
Said to be made of squares and string,
Where circles reign supreme.

Find yourself on mountain peaks,
Peaking behind flamingo beaks,
Slip between reflected light
Where day is dark and dark is bright.

But on the other side
Is a place you’ve never known.
A place only felt in wriggles,
And heard in the echo of giggles.

To get there you must checker through,
Hop and hide in puddles,
Whisper amongst the leaves and dew,
To get there you must checker through,
Hop and hide in puddles,
And pop yourself in bubbles.

To find yourself on mountain peaks,
Peaking behind flamingo beaks,
Slip between reflected light
Where day is dark and dark is bright.

And whether you make it through
The rust and heat and squares,
You’ll come away and realise
You must come back up the stairs.

Act 4 SongS

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Lyrics by Willow Sizer
Music by Imogen Cygler, inspired by Willow Sizer

Image by: Jimmy Degenhardt @jamesm_deg
Location: Williams Rd, Prahran

Here always

Sunrise on my back
Warm red light
Seasonal variations
Seed in the air
Light rainfall in spring 
Vines through the autumn;
To bloom as to wilt. 
Frost at twilight 
13 full moons
I’ll wait for you soon

The garden where the people come 
And go with tea on painted plates,
Painted smiles, painted hours.
Lost in grounds 
Lost in the words 
Lost in the time 
And steady, they come - they go.

Here always

In the garden where shadows fall,
Time of day certain hour calls,
Makes wattle glow - ah!
You turn to me… a fleeting beam

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Lyrics by Margot Tanjutco
Music by Imogen Cygler, inspired by Margot Tanjutco

Image by: Jayde Kirchert
Location: Jam Factory, Prahran

Give me the sky
And I’ll help you to fly
Give me your love
And I’ll give above and bring it back to you

Let me be presently,
Presently, presently
All we need is
Presently, presently.
Clear as day, dark as night.

Utopia is to catch the light.
Moons for days,
Suns for nights,
Measured waits for balanced rights.

Let me be presently,
Presently, presently
All we need is
Presently, presently.
Presently, presently,
Presently.

Do you see this place we’re in?
Do you see this place we’re in?
Dreaming dreams that haven’t been.
Giving, taking, sweetening.

Will you see this place we’re in?
Will you see this place we’re in?
Dreaming dreams that haven’t been.
Giving, taking, sweetening.

Utopia is to catch the light.
Moons for days,
Suns for nights,
Measured waits for balanced rights.

Let me be presently,
Presently, presently
All we need is
Presently, presently.
Presently, presently,
Presently.

Do you see this place we’re in?
Do you see this place we’re in?
Dreaming dreams that haven’t been.
Giving, taking, sweetening…

Banner image credit: Russell Mason @stonningtonurbs