City of Crows

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Everyone else around here has a goddamn counting corvids song. Here's one that actually about crows. Ha, just kidding. It's actually about something else entirely.

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One's for pleasure, two's for pain
Three's an early morning in the mist and rain
What brings you to our little town?

Four's a whisper, five's a roar
How many birds are you looking for?
We'll help you find your way around

With your eyes so bright and your voice so sweet
Leaving little bread crumbs at your feet
Do you know where the path you're walking goes?

Where the sun is hidden and the night's unreal
The rivers glow and the trees are steel
You call my name where the wind and the water blows

And you'll find me when you're down in the city of crows
Derry derry down, down down, derry derry down down down


Six is a choice that you never took
Seven's with the ravens hitting up the books
And eight's been waiting for your smile

Nine flew south down to Hollywood
Ten's just a little misunderstood
We hope you're staying for a while

Well the sunlight world can deceive your eyes
Come and take a ride under darker skies
Where my brothers and sisters play our shows

Well I've got wings but I ain't no angel
When the moon starts looking strange you'll be
Staring at my gift of a silver rose

And you'll find me when you're down in the city of crows
Derry derry down, down down, derry derry down down down

BRIDGE:
When the world spreads out like a lover's dream
Forests shimmer and the mountains gleam
And the towers shine where my concrete garden grows
And you'll find me when you're down in the City of Crows!

Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie
Must have been listening to Old Magpie
But we know better you and I

You've heard my song and you've played my games
I've asked my riddles now you know my names
And now the time has come to fly

Cause the clouds were never really mist at all
As you'll see when I sing my call
And a million pairs of wings rise up in rows

But I'll be here in this setting sun
Any time you wanna count us one by one
And soon you'll know how the rest of the story goes...
When the world falls away from beneath your taloned toes...

And you'll find me when you're down in the City
Find me when you're down (derry derry)
Find me when you're down...
In the City of Crows

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from Ship of Dreams, released July 1, 2012

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Ship of Dreams Seattle, Washington

Post-apocalyptic-steam-powered-time-travelling-vampire-faeriepunk-space-cowboy geek music. Ship of Dreams is Aaron Corwin and Shanna Washburn, occasionally joined by Betsy Tinney and Sunnie Larsen. We can be found at coffee shops and house concerts around Seattle. ... more

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