Wolves & Crows

by James and the Knave

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Our first EP

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released June 30, 2012

Written by James Fenton

Performed by James Fenton and James Emery

Violin by Nick McLeish

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James and the Knave are an acoustic duo from York.

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Track Name: Dusk In Our Eyes
I ran into the cold,
In the hope that you would hold
My hand.

It was a sigh of relief,
From which I could not breathe
Back in.

And I came home,
With dusk in my eyes,
And said I want no part of this.

The sun fell away,
On a quiet a lingering day,
There was blood in the sky.

And I was broken before
The thought of what I saw
You to be.

And I came home,
With dusk in my eyes,
And said I want no part of this.

This was the snow on the fires.
Farewell to romance.
Track Name: Elizabeth
He left his home three years ago,
Left a father there to die all but alone.
Saw you not as a woman but as a part of it all,
With the earth and the soil as worth far more than your soul.

It was not fair on you,
Elizabeth.

And he will dream,
Dreams you shall not know,
Hold a grief that he cannot show.

With a dance for the blood and the rain.

You married a god without the thought of a choice,
Gave life to a child who will never know your voice,
Loved him enough to leave it all behind,
And came to his land with a strong and hardened mind.

It was not fair on you,
Elizabeth.

And he will dream,
Dreams you shall not know,
Hold a grief that he cannot show.

With a dance for the blood and the rain.

But the faith was too strong
And the rains did not come.

'I am the land and the rain' said he,
And you did not stand a chance.
The mist came down from the edge of the sea
To dance that final dance.
Track Name: Wolves & Crows
Show me the sound that a frozen river makes,
Show me the heart that's far too cold to break,
I'll take it from your hands.

Show me how to pass this broken place,
Show me how to live with a silent grace.
We are wolves which howl at crows.
Hold a grief god only knows.

Show me how the small gods are found,
Then throw me down to the cold and lifeless ground,
The rain will drown our words.

Can't they see how much I have to lose?
You are more to me, my far-off silent muse.
We are naught without our eyes,
Naught without our lies.

Find me, find me in the likeness,
Of a sort of darkness,
Which is mostly formless.

Hold me, hold me back from envy,
Back from hateful jealousy,
Of those who know more love than me.
Track Name: Bright Winter
How can we live in a world
That is all covered in snow,
For all the year?

Trees need the sunlight to grow,
Bright souls have nowhere to go,
In the snow.

But don't wait for me.
No, don't wait for me.