Lost Cities EP

by The Ruffled Feathers

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released October 22, 2010

Charley Wu
Gina Loes
Andrew Lee
Sam MacKinnon
Matty Jeronimo

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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: Home
Verse:
F# / D#m
A cold wind blows, a cold wind blows,
Through this city I call my home
Well a cold wind blows, a cold wind blows,
Across my face and down my throat
A cold wind blows, a cold wind blows,
But I’m not ready I can’t go home
A cold wind blows, a cold wind blows,
Like bursting bellows, fed by coal

Chorus:
C# B
And we wear our scarves just like a noose,
F# G#
And we wear our skin, what to cover up the bruise
F#
Of the nights
C# B
Spent in dreamless sleep, in blacked-out ecstasy
F# G#
Burned blind by neon streets, that shine so bright
F# C#
I swear I’ve, I’ve walked these hollow streets
B
A hundred times
Track Name: Close
We did a kind of dance
You showed me all of your steps
I followed you, I followed you right to your room

And in the dark
You took me apart
And put me back together
Got me workin’ even better than I started

‘Cause I’m not afraid no more of getting’ close
And I’m not afraid no more of tellin’ ya how I feel
And I’m not afraid no more of going in for the kiss
And I’m not afraid of how much I’m gonna miss ya when we can’t go on

We played our little game
You showed me all of your tricks
Ya let me win, showed me to win
Showed me how to breath you in

And in the dark
I took you apart
Got to askin’ lots of questions
To see what kind of connection had been started

‘Cause I’m not afraid no more of getting’ close
And I’m not afraid no more of tellin’ ya how I feel
And I’m not afraid no more of going in for the kiss
And I’m not afraid of how much I’m gonna miss ya when we can’t go on

And in the dark
Ya took me apart
And put me back together
Got me workin’ even better than I started

‘Cause I’m not afraid no more of getting’ close
And I’m not afraid no more of tellin’ ya how I feel
And I’m not afraid no more of going in for the kiss
And I’m not afraid of how much I’m gonna miss ya when we can’t go on
Track Name: Ghost Pirates
Come with me we’ll flee this city
Hope aboard my sinking ship
The ocean waves know no pity
We’ll be ghost pirates on the midnight drift.

Let’s throw rocks into the ocean,
Our wallets and our purses too.
If we set our hearts in motion,
There ain’t nothing we can’t do.

ON FRIDAY NIGHTS WE’LL BURN THIS CITY
And wear skinny jeans to mask the scars
NO HEIGHTS WILL EVER MAKE US DIZZY
‘Cause our peaks lie off so far, so far.

WE CAN MARCH TO AN UNVOICED BANNER
But who’d be there to lead the way
TO BETRAY US ALL WITH LIES AND PANDER
Just like the one’s in olden days.

UNDERGROUND THERE’S A WHOLE NEW CITY
Of philistines and bourgeois-versed
WHO DRINK ALL NIGHT AND DON’T GROW WEARY
Cause even Jesus Christ died of thirst

I bet Jesus was a lonely sailor
He kissed his betrayer on the lips
But I’m a different kind of sailor,
I prefer the music of your hips.
Track Name: Paloma
Beauty, resting, over, your head
Peace and, quiet, wrapped around your shoulders and
No one, ever, questions, its weight
Not one, feather, out of place

It’s been the longest time
Oh you’re so refined
Dressed for the moment
Paloma!
The water’s gone down
Take a look around
What ya gonna do now it’s up to you?
Groundless boundlessness
Oh you have only begun
Paloma!
So white, so bright in the sun

It’s been a pleasant flight
Oh what a delicate delight
Dressed for the moment
Paloma!
The water’s gone down
Take a look around
What ya gonna do now that you are through?
Groundless boundlessness
Oh you have only begun
Paloma!
So white, so bright in the sun
Track Name: Novy Mir
I dreamt a dream of Novy Mir,
A city afloat in the atmosphere,
There’ll be marches and banners, there will be millions there
In a Soviet Shadow there will be no more tears

It is a nuclear future
To clear the air
Novy Mir
Nyet, nyet, nyet
Novy mir
Nyet, nyet
Track Name: Your Embrace
I left my home
For the place I was born
Just as I found someone to hold on to
I had no choice
Even when I heard his voice calling my name
Now my only hope
For when I return
Is one thing will still remain
Take me, take me back
Take me back to the place
Where I find myself in your embrace.