O a day, a day in the merry month of May,
I went out on a day.
Fortune’s fool, I went out though I didn’t know the way,
I didn’t know the way.
Where’s he gone? My love with the eyes of blue and gray.
He’s gone out on a day.
Seasons come and seasons so quickly blow away,
I cannot make them stay.
I’m untried, I know not of men and their cruel ways,
Or how to make them stay,
How to love, my fingers all slick with slipping days,
I cannot, cannot make them stay.
O, a moment – my heart leapt, I blushed to meet his gaze.
Now everything has changed.
The hemlocks shiver, the cold scotch broom, it bends and waves,
And I don’t know his name.
O, his smile – and I thought, sure, to have one taste,
But twice the pledge was paid.
When I awoke and turned for to ask of my love his name,
I found the forest changed.
The forest changed!
Still sweet blooms the hawthorn, and sweet still, O the gorse does remain.
It’s only I have changed.
Still sweet sings the woodlark. More sweet, still, the nightingale’s refrain,
And I have ears in vain.
This is a great album. Starts brilliantly with Sister Starling and had me completely immersed throughout. I get lost in it to the point where it is always a surprise when the last track ends. Elevators was an early favourite and for me its the standout track - but its a close thing yorksprof
These songs are the kind of gems that rarely come about for anyone without a long practice of songwriting. The language of the lyrics is always original, connecting commonly felt things in new ways. The music, delivery, and band are perfect vehicles for these wonderful songs. pdxshinn
A very good album. I am really impressed with the whole team, but words of appreciation are due to the Leader, who I feel has much more to share. This album affects not only the music, but also the words.
I hope to hear this music live someday. The best in Poland. Kind regards. Grzegorz Werner