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In the cities of your eyes

by In The Cities Of Your Eyes

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Do the feet dance to a different dancers song? Born in another skin, is skin such a mask? My sun is your sun above the ever changing sky. My moon is your moon as it ties me to a trial. To hope for stars to map and show where all the lost belong, looking for a dance of hope, a dance of all the strong, to move through gates and doors and locks to reach another song. Can a heart beat for a different persons soul? Born of another land, is faith such a mask? My soil is your soil underneath we dare to tread. My sea is your sea as it washes all my threads. To hope for stars to map and show where all the lost belong, looking for a dance of hope, a dance of all the strong. To move through gates and doors and locks to reach another song.. My earth is your earth, underneath we dare to tread................ My sun is your sun above the ever changing sky and My moon is your moon as it ties us to a trial.... to hope for stars to map and show where all the lost belong, looking for a dance of hope ...... a dance of all the strong......
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Hush, hush, time to be sleeping Hush, hush, dreams come a-creeping Dreams of peace and of freedom So smile in your sleep, my baby Once our valleys were ringing With sounds of our children singing But now silence reins till the evening And houses stand empty and broken Hush, hush, time to be sleeping Hush, hush, dreams come a-creeping Dreams of peace and of freedom So smile in your sleep, my baby We stood, with heads bowed in prayer While soldiers laid our cottages bare The flames filled the clear evening air And many lay dead in the morning Hush, hush, time to be sleeping Hush, hush, dreams come a-creeping Dreams of peace and of freedom So smile in your sleep, my baby Where was our fine fearsome mettle, Our men once so valliant in battle? They stand, cowed, huddled like cattle And we're to be shipped o're the ocean Hush, hush, time to be sleeping Hush, hush, dreams come a-creeping Dreams of peace and of freedom So smile in your sleep, my baby No use in pleading or praying Gone, gone, all hope of staying So hush, hush, the anchor's a-weighing Don't cry in your sleep, my baby Hush, hush, time to be sleeping Hush, hush, dreams come a-creeping Dreams of peace and of freedom So smile in your sleep, my baby
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Old gods die and new gods rise But one god's flag always flies. One god's banner marches on - By every army it is born. Worshiped by rich - feared by poor - The blood red endless god of war. Many names this god has held. In every kingdom he has dwelled. By sword, by ax, bomb and gun, By rain and snow, cloud and sun; In every season he brings his storm The endless blood red god of war. In every land he's sown his seed. On every land his victims bleed. In every season, his scythe does swing And only misery his reaping brings. Those who gain and fill their purse Like the war god bear my curse. The crow's on the cradle with warning words; The dead on the field with circling birds. The rich sit back and gain from war While battle's burden falls on the poor. Let us turn and worship no more The blood red god of endless war.
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Tumbling through the wild cascade On swift black wings A sharp cocked eye discerns afar Approaching skeins A steady beat of harnessed hearts An arrow’s flight Sailing on the high wide winds Away from night And when the water cracks like bone And day is done Remember then that steady pulse Towards the dawn
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Walking out into the gloaming There is no sense of time or place The distant lights are all around me I cross the sand but leave no trace The shores are black and never ending The jetsum cast up cannot leave There are no nets, no pier or harbour Nothing lost can be retrieved The breakers foam across the horizon As figures hunch against the wind We never meet or come together We never begin and so we never end Walking out into the gloaming Till there is nothing left of home Each grain of sand a soul departed A life once lived under each stone
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Carry me under your frozen haul Sail me up to reach the Northern Light Holy Krasin guided by moon and stars take me home before you pull me back
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Bonus tracks:
19. S.Q.E. - Low Depth
20. Temple Music - They That Go Down To The Sea In Ships
21. Palace Lido - Ayvalik
22. The Gray Field Recordings - Are You Safe?
23. Amboo - On Alti

*Also contains back cover and booklet of stories from the refugee camps.

"And I decided to go
Round the world on freedom’s bicycle
By ways illegal
As the travels of wind.
When asked for my address
I give the address of all sidewalks
I chose as permanent residence.
When asked for my papers,
I show them your eyes
And am allowed to pass
For they know that travel in the cities of your eyes,
my dear,
Is the right of all world citizens." - Nizar Qabbani

Proceeds from this album will go to help refugee camps in the Dodecanese islands, Greece (Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros).
www.facebook.com/groups/inthecitiesofyoureyes/

Some of the camps your purchase of this album benefit:
Samos: gogetfunding.com/help-the-refugees-in-samos/

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released January 1, 2016

artwork and layout by Graeme Swinton.
Children photos by Matina Katsiveli.

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