Hand​-​Me​-​Down Centuries

by The Ruffled Feathers

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released July 28, 2017

Gina Loes: Vocals, Ukelele, and Guitar
Andrew Lee: Trumpet and Vocals
Molly MacKinnon: Violin, Vocal Harmonies, Viola
Sophia Xiang: Piano and Keys
Paolo Brian: Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Sam MacKinnon: Drums and Percussion

Guest Musicians: Doug Gorkoff (Cello), Todd LeBlanc (Sound Design and effects)

Recorded at Fiddlehead Studios on Mayne Island, British Columbia.
Recorded and edited by Adam Iredale-Gray. Additional recording and editing by Todd LeBlanc.
"Cadaverine" mixed by Tom Dobrzanski at Monarch Studios in Vancouver, BC. All other songs mixed by Todd LeBlanc.
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering 2017.

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The Ruffled Feathers Vancouver, British Columbia

Taking inspiration from the likes of Beirut, The Arcade Fire, and Belle and Sebastian, the band weaves fables of revolution, love stories, and cities away from home. Listeners expecting conventional guitar-driven indie-pop will find themselves swept into complex arrangements of trumpets and mandolins instead. ... more

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Track Name: Burgundy
Given some time
I'll find my way
Only instructions
Mountains and ocean

When it's time to go
All that I need
Is tucked in my pocket
Basic necessities

It's been a long time coming
If not now then when

Yesterday seemed
Like one of my dreams
Sightings of ancient
Hand-me-down centuries

It's been a long time coming
If not now then when
I feel the weight
Of what I've left undone
Where will I go
What will I become?

It's been a long time coming
Track Name: How Many Days
How many days
Will you wait
To let me know
You've been visiting home
You've been visiting home

I'll wait around 'til it's too much
Then find you in the open air
You haven't changed at all

Don't ask
It's better left unsaid
There was so much more to this

How many hands must I hold
Until I know that I will never let go
I will never let, never let
Never let go

Don't ask
It's better left unsaid
Still I won't miss a chance to reminisce
There was so much more to this
Track Name: Cadaverine
Master and Publishing owned and controlled 100% by The Ruffled Feathers www.theruffledfeathers.com, ruffledfeathersmusic@gmail.com or (778) 316-5272

Gina Rae Loes 15% (BMI) IPI 602066296
Andrew Douglas Lee 30% (SOCAN) IPI 637703439
Molly Jean MacKinnon 14% (SOCAN) IPI 751682625
Samuel William MacKinnon 14% (SOCAN) IPI 650215090
Paolo Brian Mischianti 14% (SOCAN) IPI 635885212
Sophia Xiang 14% (SOCAN) IPI 748842795
Track Name: Le Marche
Fall to your knees
Rare and wild
Here the air is sweet
And the sun tastes like lemonade

Days getting warmer
Crystal water rains down
Take off your clothes and bathe in the sunlight
There is no one else around

When you take a breath
It tastes like sweat
Salty water
Here you can stay
It's out of the way
And it's nice to have a friend

Oh let's get lost in Le Marche
Let's get lost, in Le Marche
Let's get lost in Le Marche
Let's get lost
Let's get lost

Come and lend a hand
In this telescope land
Here the air is sweet
And the sun tastes like lemonade
Like lemonade
Track Name: Caravan
It's been a while
Where have you been
Never felt so lost

Come with me she said
I'll show you to live
As you once did

Close your eyes
There's so much more than this
On the horizon awaits a caravan
It carries you away
Don't hesitate

All those things you used to dream about
Are hiding in the darkness
They're hiding in the darkness
They become a memory
Of who you used to be
Dig deep

Don't hesitate
Dig deep
Don't hesitate
Dig deep
Track Name: Sea of Hesitation
It came one day
Out of the bog grew the ghoules of my conscious
Whisked away
Far from the life in my youth I expected

Where I go is so devoid of love
barely keep my head up above in the sea of hesitation

It yearns to stay
Fast in my mind with impaired locomotion
Keeps me this way
Keeps me this way
All of the faults and the fractures I sustained

Maybe I will come around
Despite hereditary hand-me-downs
Chained and shackle bound
Skewered by a rusty hook and thread
I'm sinking even deeper than dread
In the sea of hesitation
In the sea of hesitation
In the sea of hesitation
In the sea of hesitation
In the sea of hesitation

Wildfires sweeping across the plains
Black sludge bleeding out from my veins
Hot tears falling like acid rain
Brand new blood surging through my brain

The wool you pulled over my eyes
Knit tight
Embroidered with paradise
In the sea of hesitation
In the sea of hesitation
In the sea of hesitation
In the sea of hesitation
In the sea of hesitation
Track Name: Strange Dreams
I never thought I'd ever wake from a strange dream
Oh these strange dreams
Keeping me asleep

You won't believe how far I ran
I was stranded
With the radio on, playing desert songs

I don't know what's right for me
How am I supposed to know
I find myself in a strange dream

Everybody wants a piece
In these strange dreams
Oh these strange dreams
How they are haunting me

You won't believe how hard they try
Just to feel like they belong
In this world gone wrong

I don't know what's right for me
How am I supposed to know
When everybody's living so carefree
Who's gonna tow the rope
Who's gonna steer the wheel
And find themselves in a strange dream

I find myself in a strange dream
I find myself in a strange dream
I find myself in a strange dream

I don't know what's right for me
How am I supposed to know
When everybody's living so carefree
Who's gonna tow the rope
Who's gonna steer the wheel
And find themselves in a strange dream
I find myself in a strange dream
I find myself in a strange dream
Strange dream

I never thought I'd ever wake
Track Name: Wood Buffalo
I wait for you beside the bus stop
So many days you've been gone
Why ya gotta go home so often?
Why ya gotta leave me in the big city?

Every morning when I wake up
You're the first thing on my mind
I'm losing time, I'm losing my respect
I put it in your palms
You held me to your chest

I'm never going to know just how you're doing
I'm never going to know you in the day by day way
I'm never going to know just how you're doing
I'm never going to know ya, never going to know ya

I miss the feeling to be near you
Together we're made more alive
You went to find a place to call your own
And it took a lot of love to let you go

I'm never going to know just how you're doing
I'm never going to know you in the day by day way
I'm never going to know just how you're doing
I'm never going to know ya
Never going to know ya

I'm never going to know just how you're doing
I'm never going to know ya, never going to know ya
I'm never going to know just how you're doing
I'm never going to know ya, never going to know ya
Track Name: Only 25
All alone, quiet telephone
Silenced in fright
A horrible tome
Invading your home
Infecting your life

Most of this time I've been waiting to die
I'm only 25 what's that going to do to my life?

Now that I have to pick up where you left
Oh I wish that I could reset
Back to a time we never met
Put on a smile, chamber a round
Bullets fly faster than sound
You won't hear a thing unless you miss!

When I'm staring out
With ire in my eyes
That's my being in flames
A sinful thought
I reek of pot and washed out beer stains

Most of this time I've been begging to die
I'm only 25 what's that gonna do to my life?

Now that I have to pick up where you left
Oh I wish that I could reset
Back to a time we never met
Put on a smile, chamber a round
Bullets fly faster than sound
You won't hear a thing unless you miss!

Now that I have to pick up where you left
Oh I wish that I could reset
Back to a time we never met
Put on a smile, chamber a round
Bullets fly faster than sound
You won't hear a thing unless you miss!

It lurks it looms, it took it all away
My life, I've lost it all
My love is gone, it took
It took it all away

It lurks it looms, it took it all away
My life, I've lost it all
My love is gone, it took
It took it all away
Track Name: Kiss Me In The Moonlight
It hurts me to hear
The sound of your voice
From so far away
I want you here
I want to be near to you again
Near to you again
And again

Do I just let you be right?
Ya we should probably know better
Than getting too close when we're not together
You tried to tell me before
You tried to tell me goodnight
But it felt so right just to kiss me in the moonlight
It's alright, you can kiss me in the moonlight

It hurts me to hear
To hear the sound of your voice
From so far away
I want you here
I want to be near to you again
Near to you again,
And again, and again, and again

Do I just let you be right?
Ya we should probably know better
Than getting too close when we're not together
I could take a step back
And I could put up my guard
But it gets so hard
Always being on guard

I'm starting to feel it
It's harder to bear
My heart would be lighter
Had you never been there
You tried to tell me before
You tried to tell me goodnight
But it felt so right just to kiss me in the moonlight
It's alright, you can kiss me in the moonlight
It's alright, just want to kiss you in the moonlight