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The Magpie Returned The Ring

by MARCUS DOO & THE SECRET FAMILY

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Recorded in Estudios Reno, Madrid, April/May 2010

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released March 10, 2011

Produced and mixed by Luca Petricca
Engineered by Luca Petricca & Karim Burkhalter
Mastered by Angel Luján
Cover art by Helio León


Contact: foldingleafmusic@gmail.com

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Track Name: Lion
Lion

Don’t leave me now, I can’t save myself
and don’t lead me on, I know nowhere else
there’s a lion in my room tonight
a lion for real
why aren’t I screaming out, could it be this part of me

I’ve loved you since, the first word was found
a puzzle of the air, still rests amongst cloud
there’s a lion in my room tonight
a lion for real
why aren’t I screaming out, could it be your part of me
Track Name: Sarah - Anne
Sarah - Anne

The morning burns in her arm, where the faded blue mermaid swims
and reflects through the trees, the tapestries
where her mother’s memory begins

won’t you come Sarah-Anne
won’t you take back faith from the Devils hand.
won’t you come Sarah-Anne

her body becomes a vessel
and her smile a dark sail
on what foreign land do I reach my hands
in attempts to save myself

won’t you come Sarah-Anne
won’t you take back faith from the Devils hand.
won’t you come Sarah-Anne

nothing moves or stirs, her fingers fall like fate
only in these rhythms of victory
could we now hope to communicate

won’t you come Sarah-Anne
won’t you come Sarah-Anne
won’t you take back faith from the Devils hand.
won’t you be mine

as the towers of Molloch take their toll
and shadow the soul
master our days are gone here,
our childhood ways have aged here
master our days are gone,
and the only songs left to be sung
are the songs of ourselves
our childhood ways have aged here

don’t leave me alone like this
don’t leave me alone
Track Name: Remind me
Remind Me

I was still there when the fayre moved away to entertain some other town
I was still there to see her hair kissed, caressed you loved by some other clown
if I lose my heart would you heart would you remind me
that it was my blood that wrote those final notes.
if I lose my heart would you remind me it’s left in the only place that could be home.

stabbed in the back like the bull who is killed for a watching crowd
and I can only see red because I’m hurting like hell and I’m falling down

if I should die here would you be there to be my final sight
if I should fall here would you be there to tell me the dark is going to be all right
if I should die here would you be there to be my final sight
if I should find hope would you be near
to pull me out

won’t you remind me, my love
won’t you remind me, won’t you remind me
my love
Track Name: Secret Family
The night approaches just like a tiger
and I can feel those neon eyes come to stare me down
I’ve got to run, just to survive her
the unwritten word is never heard once you’ve hit the ground
and there’s no sun without the father
I have one of blood and so many more of heart
and there’s no joy without the mother
she’s holding us together, though it tears her apart

to this secret family I hold on

time falls as heavy as a bible
and I can hear those sacred souls screaming from this burning barn
when I was young, I was cain’d but I was able
I never meant my brother any harm
to all the sister of the disappeared
I would give you my hand if you give me your ears
to all the faithfully departed
who remind the earning blind all they own is time

to this secret family, I hold on

and all these children of this secret family
they are all the thoughts that have given move to me
my son trust, my daughter grace
the child self-love, the child self-hate
each was a birth of great pride, great hope
and to all my children in turn
I have given my life

to this secret family, I hold on
to this secret family, I hold on
and hold on tight
Track Name: El Principio
El Principio

Devuélveme los años
llévame a tu parque
juguemos con canicas
comamos gelatina
prométeme que hoy
serás todo lo que eres
prométeme que hoy
tendremos,
toda la vida
prométeme que hoy
tendremos, tendremos
toda la vida, toda la vida...
Track Name: Solipsism
Solipsism

Solipsism!, solipsism!
my friends
there’s something in her eyes
that tells me rise
there’s something in her eyes
the birds are singing
and all is answering
in her eyes

it is the roar of creation
it’s the surface of the rhyme
remembrance
is all but ringing out

I close my eyes and the world disappears, love
I close my eyes and the world disappears, boys
I close my eyes and the world disappears, girls
I close my eyes and the world disappears

gentlemen

I close my eyes and the world disappears, boys
I close my eyes and the world disappears, now
I close my eyes and the world disappears, boys
I close my eyes and the world disappears

now
Track Name: Drove all night
Drove all night

I drove all night to see her smile
I drove all night to watch her sleep
I drove all night to see her eyes
I drove all night to be her side

in drunk ideals I’ve lost my life
with words unwound and hurt unbound
in drunk ideals I’ve lost my child
I drove all night to see her eyes

if she calls, I would say I’m sorry
if she called I would hear her voice
and in time she may look for me
and I’ll find myself again
Track Name: Made to Measure
Made to measure

Highland hills, old men’s teeth,
an unrepentant flag of grief
it doesn’t matter where I’ve gone, who I’ve met, it never lets me go
it never leaves me go
consider the lilies in her bed
consider the shadows in my head
consider the flags we’ve had to burn
consider the nights I’ve had to turn away from it all
I turned away from it all
time and bone are still made to measure
forgive me, forgive me not’s
it’s all instant pleasure

so we raised the hill at Heptonstall
the three sisters, I’ve read them all
none knew where the skull would fall
they all wrote alone
they all lived and died at home

so I praised the God of transience
I wore his cloak, mocked elegance
betrayal was my last defence
against a dark inheritance
of passing, surpassing, trashing, ignorant pretentious cash-ins
cynicism, the depressive prison
where which to wear is the big decision

I’m tired of it all
I want something simple, something more

time and bone are still made to measure
forgive me, forgive me not’s
it’s all instant pleasure

the muse dies with museum debts
the muse dies with museum debts
they raised the price without regrets
but histories beauty was a whore, histories beauty was a whore
a whore
whore

1,2,3,4

time and bone are still made to measure
forgive me, forgive me not's
it’s all instant pleasure
Track Name: 1919
1919

Beyond the iron gate, a garden
before there’s only love
sow every kiss you are given, bring something with you when you come

the neighbours won’t endeavour, expecting bad weather
and they think they’re bathing babies,
but they’re drowning sons and daughters
with their fears

we’re waiting for you, we’re waiting for you
because you’re something real
we’re waiting for you, we’re waiting for you
because you’re something new
you’re something true

the dream of your arrival in this sinking Viking myth
and you are warming frozen bodies with your burning lips
the Bow bells ring
above the horse, above the cart
how could I look at those working hand and not believe in art
and arts’ great tragedies

we’re waiting for you, we’re waiting for you
because you’re something real
we’re waiting for you, we’re waiting for you
because you’re something new
you’re something true

the beauty grows as the body fades
decay reveals such mysteries
like how strong the heart can be
once filled painful dignities

we’re waiting for you
because you’re something real, something true
we’re waiting for you,
because you’re something new
you’re something real,
love.
 
Track Name: We could go out
We could go out

We could go out, get real drunk, we could be somewhere else
we could go out, get real drunk, we could be someone else 

I could put on that dress, look so pretty
you’ll be so proud to hold my hand
I could try, try and be better
I could be a better man 

I could watch you move, through a crowded bar
be the only one I see
I could try and make you smile, you could fall
back in love with me
 
you could hold a lost last year, you could hold it
just like a baby
you could calm a future’s fear, look at me now
because it could save me 
 
we could go out, get real drunk, we could be somewhere else
we could go out, get real drunk, we could be someone else 
Track Name: Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel

The fallen angel
the first great poet falls to earth
let this be the verse:
“im gonna show you beauty, but it’s gonna hurt”.

the last sweet virgin opens her legs
the game is close your eyes, lay down
and play dead

come with me girl, (don’t hurt me )
come with me now
I don’t want to go back there on my own this time (don’t hurt me)
hold my hand, hold my hand going down
I don’t want to go back there on my own again

are these your words, is this your sword
is this the kind of faith you mean
kill all those children before they’re kings!
sell their mothers gasoline!
are these your words Is this your sword
Is this the kind of faith you mean
kill all those children before they’re kings!
hold to your rein!
 
are these your words, Is this your sword
Is faith still floating down this stream
merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily…
Life is but a dream.
Track Name: Ephemeral
Ephemeral

Raise your head look what you see
she was a bird and I was her tree
and for a while I was a home
I wonder if she thinks of me

the magpie steals a diamond ring
she only sees what’s glittering
I could only give a folding leaf
in a world of brighter offerings

love became a silver sword
sharpened by her own accord
there to cut my heart in two
half for me and half for you

it’s over now, it’s over now

Lord my hopes an old man of the sea
who saves up all my dreams for me
I’m gonna learn me how to swim
and go-a-go-a gathering

it’s over now, it’s over now
it’s over now, its over
now