The Perfect Dark (2017)

by Unkindness Of Ravens

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Lovingly created double album on six panel digipak - Over 100 minutes long released 2017 on DG Records

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Perfect Dark (2017) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released February 24, 2017



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Unkindness Of Ravens Ireland

Dark, dramatic and melancholic music from the tragically beautiful wilds of rural Ireland.

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Track Name: The Wolf and the Hound
The Wolf and the Hound

A tree lined avenue
And the trail of a red dress
Is all I remember
Of a once sacred place
Where winds blow hard
Through pines so tall
And stand like ghosts
In your place when you fall

When it came crashing down
Just like you said
And silence cannot replace
The voices in your head
Like statues we stand
Against the wind
Against the rain
And when our hearts lie still
They'll remember our names

Will the ides pull us down
In the time of the wolf
And the hound

Take time to look for
Traces of the past
And feel the wonder
In the things that cannot last
Between these lines
Are words like a knife
Can you see them
Cut through the perfect darkness
Of her mind

Could a word save you
If cut in stone
Could your footsteps lead you back
Where old fire burn
We'll be chasing the moon down
With old tired hearts
We are just flesh and bone
Condemned from the start

Believe the words we put down
In the time of the wolf
And the hound

Old fires burn

Leaves falling
Wolves running
Books burning
Ink flowing
Hearts beating
Souls mourning
Lives ending

Old fires burn
Track Name: Ad Astra
Ad Astra

With those eyes
You could rule the world
Suck us into those whirlpools
With you

You watched their dreams
Be pulled asunder
It doesn't matter
Because they're going underneath
The ground

Do you dare
To cast the circle
Or be the prey
To the vulture
Above you

We set a course
For the stars
Left our lives of bolts and bars
So far behind us

To the stars
Bolts and bars

Ad astra per aspera
Laborare est orare
Track Name: What Have We Done?
What Have We Done?

The howling winds
Sing your requiem
The sea washed me in
And now the tides
Want me back again

You are the song
That drives men
To their graves
Bathe in white light
Safe from decay

What have we done
The moon before the sun
Whats done cannot be undone
And our time will come

You know so much
About the things
We all crave
You hurt so much
Deep inside
Lies the blame

Walk with me black whisper
Burn with me in rapture
We'll never forget
When our time comes

What have we done?
Track Name: Rambling House
Rambling House

Rambling with Katie (Poitin)
Danced with the fairies
The small green king
The moonshines in

Rambling House
Track Name: Backstage Hotel Blues
Backstage Hotel Blues

These Backstage Hotel blues
All good things must end
But we are here now
That's good enough my friend

My friends
With my friends

Twenty flights of stairs
A window river bend
Laughing but I'm sad
Why does this have to end?

Golden fields
Fly past like the years
We're flying like the years

We'll do it all again
No palace in a rage
Angelo is dead
A camel on the stage

I got no sleep
Border bread is sweet
Track Name: The Eleventh Hour
The Eleventh Hour

As the eleventh hour closed in
She faced the night
And she felt it
On her skin,
So many times

These memories are like
Burnt bridges to your past
No more
Reaching back too far
We'll chase the night

Our hearts slow down
Turn life around
We'll chase the night
Once more

When the night
Is on the wing
And makes us all
Her own

The road's the
Only holy thing
Left in this world
For us

When rain comes down
Turn the clock around
The rain comes down

Time was never on our side
But we kept our heads above the water
The wolf was always at the door
But we tried to always pay on time
We can't turn back the clock
But we can hold onto each other
We'll fall ten million times
But we'll rise on each others shoulders

My friend I am by your side
We will face this world together.