Hand​-​Me​-​Down Centuries

by The Ruffled Feathers

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1.
03:40
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
2.
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
3.
03:21
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
4.
03:29
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
5.
03:36
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
03:34
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
9.
05:02
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
10.
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

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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.

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government
of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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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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