Bird of Passage
“Bird of Passage” is a personal statement on identity-crisis and confusion, inspired by the Rehof brothers' experience of moving from Denmark to the United States and back again. Communions’ Rehof brothers, though born in Denmark, lived for 11 years in Seattle before moving back to Copenhagen in their teens. “The refrain “I make my kingdom everywhere” is not an empowering line, but rather an ironic one that attempts to gauge the paradox of being everywhere and nowhere at once” says Martin. Having a foot on each side of the Atlantic, as has been the case for him, can be dizzying. And while he might feel on one hand like he is part of everything, a hybrid “like a sphinx”, he also feels, in a sense, that he is nothing; a dilemma which the song’s chorus encapsulates, and which the song’s abstract and multifaceted lyrics allude to.