Peregrine North

by Peregrine North

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1.
05:38
November is summer gone brown Time can never be so bound The reasons we make in our hearts Are never as honest as we are The stars are ghosts in the sky It's so hard to think of the space and the time How I long to take wing to the sky And see for myself the beginning of light The beginning of light The beginning of light And his eyes were sequoia of a century's time When he spoke, they would listen, the mountains, the pines Oh I never had thought on the river's demise But the sound of the ocean rang clear to the sky Clear to the sky Clear to the sky And he pulled his grey hood o'er his eyes Like the sun in disguise And he turned back a space, and said, "Bright be your face, I was always a peregrine here, I was always a peregrine here."
2.
You know the way it gets in London The soakin' streets are filled with nothin' But the northern wind that comes so suddenly The bus is come and gone again I threw a rock into the Thames And where it sank I will not ever see And mine the mind of many questions The learner of a thousand lessons And the dreamer of a thousand faded dreams And you the one that kept me guessin' A silence loud enough to deafen The melodies that once were life to me Life to me Life to me And maybe someday we will learn And hear at last the hinges turn The rusted iron broken in our hands I'll gather up the hyacinths And take a turn about the garden Thinking of these castles in the sand But now the clouds walk low and silent A glimpse of blue beyond the iron As you walk the lonely castle of your mind And as I live amidst the silence I dream of days beyond the iron When speaking isn't such a tragic thing Tragedy Tragedy (Repeat "And maybe...tragic thing") And as I live amidst the silence I dream of days beyond the iron When living isn't such a tragic thing Tragedy Tragedy
3.
05:53
A raindrop in the everness The ins and outs of a grand indifference A life in boxes sparkles for a time Another day retiring I was never afraid of anything But I think I'll fear the winter when it comes But remember me when the days are long And the summer stars are running I wish I could've stayed around to see the spring And tell the boy with the dark brown hair That it never would've worked between us But I wish I could've seen his face just one more time And I'd rather take back everything And say that I was wrong Than hear again the drip-drip-drop Of the rain that soldiered on And I could build a mountain out of metal in the tide And I could build a universe where only I reside But remember me when the days are long And the summer stars are running I wish I could've stayed around to see the spring And tell the boy with the dark brown hair That it never would've worked between us But I wish I could've seen his face just one more time So remember me when the days are long And the summer stars are coming down I wish I could've stayed And I would've all my days But the tears they run like rivers now Like rivers now And the tears they run like rivers down my face The stagelights came up slow and I watched you go The theatre door let in so much of the deepest winter cold And I think I'll write about it if the ink will find the page I'll remember the boy with the dragon eyes and the things we didn't say So remember me when the days are long And the summer stars are running I wish I could've stayed around to see the spring And tell the boy with the dark brown hair That it never would've worked between us But I wish I could've seen his face just one more time, just one more time I wish I could've heard him play just one more time, just one more time My name's not on the sheet but can I stand here on the street Just to hear you play just one more time, just one more time
4.
07:26
Purple dawns that take you to the other Smiles break the sorrows of the day Emerald grass can make you think of summer Of a time that you never thought could fade And do not act as though you didn't know how to fight As though not trained from youth in the art of war And do not act as though you didn't know how to love The faintest star of winter could've shown you the door And you lost her with the coming of the wintertime The shadow king upon his iron throne When you rested by the linden tree in brighter times Do not tell me all those things you didn't know And do not act as though you didn't know how to fight As though not trained from youth in the art of war And do not act as though you didn't know how to love The faintest star of winter could've shown you the door When kingdoms lie in ruin you'll remember When voices turn to silence then you'll see I did not ask for kingdoms or for answers I asked you for an ounce of honesty And do not act as though you didn't know how to fight As though not trained from youth in the art of war And do not act as though you didn't know how to love The faintest star of winter could've shown you the door
5.
I can't forget the water, but you never said I could I didn't solve the riddle, but you never said I would And I would throw the keys away and leave the open road And live within the confines of my convalescent hope Do you think that there's a difference? Do you think that there's a difference? I never could quite tell the truth and I'd never tell you lies The vintage prints and sentiments and faces in the light The flycatcher reminded you of worlds you thought you knew His song was so familiar but you always knew the truth You think that there's a difference? I really think there's a difference 'Cause I saw the horizon flatline And there was no more talk of mountains But how you missed the mountains And you'd give anything for rain You think that there's a difference? I think that there's a difference 'Cause you thought that no one saw you When you turned back to the mountains But I saw you turn away And you were crying for the rain I saw you turn away And you were crying for the rain
6.
04:28
I counted all the hours from the midtown to the sea It wasn't very far to where the dinghies lined the beach In pebbled rock, in broken glass, across the tiger sea So many hopes, so many dreams, so many lives to lead I think I lost direction And don't look for me in April in the places where I'd hide The promises of yesterday have somehow turned to lies And you know I would only go Where eagles wouldn't dare to break my heart Break my heart I passed the varnished ships that were at anchor in the breach Their velvet silence weighed like twenty cannons shot to sea I took the faded vessel with no name upon the stern I knew my hands were able, I had watched a city burn I think I lost direction And I'll write upon the sandstone in a place where you can find The promises of wintertime that summer turned to lies And you know I would only go where eagles wouldn't dare to break my heart Break my heart (x3)
7.
07:07
A polished shield, a platinum sword I called my friend a kingly steed We chased the comets in their orbits I slew the monsters of the sea Where is the one of whom they spoke? Where is the daughter of the stars? I thought me brave but now I know I'm a broken thing The mirrors never get you far But no one told poor Perseus that mirrors are for monsters But you must look Andromeda straight in the eye And no one said Andromeda would take so very long to find They say she can light the stars with the look in her eye To cross the barrows of infinite space To spin a bridge between the stars To find a way to make the world a smaller place To break the mirrors in my heart But no one told poor Perseus that mirrors are for monsters But you must look Andromeda straight in the eye And no one said Andromeda would take a thousand years to find They say she can light the stars with the look in her eye He said, "It would change my world if I could just look in her eye." "Oh brave Andromeda Won't you come and set me free Write a letter, send it to me Send a rocket over the sea and I'll be there."
8.
05:39
I come from a place where the sun first awakes I come from a place where the sea meets the sun If you asked, I would say that my home is a place Where the memories fade into grey I come from a country I do not recall Sable dreams and a childhood's wandering thought I imagine the salt in the air in the fall The roses in winter's array When my heart tells me so, I will go to that place I will go there in satin, with diamonds and lace If you see me there watching the rise of the sun You will know that the sky is not grey Have you heard of the things that they say of my home? Tell me stories of summer, the way that it shone Sing a tale of a lady, a minstrel's refrain Sing the song of an exile's pain When my heart tells me so, I will go to that place I will go there in satin, with diamonds and lace If you see me there watching the rise of the sun You will know that the sky is not grey Someday I'll return there, where day first alights On the inlet that flows to a traveler's road And perhaps you will see me at sun's gentle rise Watching sea turn dawn's silvery grey When my heart tells me so, I will go to that place I will go there in satin, with diamonds and lace If you see me there watching the rise of the sun You will know that the sky is not grey (x2)

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released March 14, 2015

Rachel Shrader: acoustic and electric guitar, vocals
Tyler Brown: lead guitar (Peregrine, Shadow King, Andromeda, Suffolk Song)
Tyrel Choat: lead guitar (Anything for Rain)
Patrick Smith: bass guitar
Valmir Hajro: drums
Produced, engineered and mixed by Zach Tucker
Mastered by Ben Napier
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Green Audio Productions, Fort Worth, Texas
All songs written by Rachel Shrader

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