Blue Feather [2014]

by Robert King

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released February 13, 2014

Produced by Martin Stephenson
All guitars, vocals and percussion Robert King, except for bodhran: Geoff King (on tracks 1 and 7)

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Robert King Tain, UK

Acoustic adventures, worlds within words
Wandering the green skin of the earth in the thin blue line of its atmosphere between the hands of earth and sea

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Track Name: The Adventure
Have you heard it whispered, have you heard it sung?
Written on the inside of your ears when you were young?
It’s the backbone of the story, the poem between the years
The shadow in the north and the sun in the south saying ‘cast off your fears’

Concrete walls and cigarettes will hide it from view
But it’ll seep through the cracks, creep up on the few who
Dare to dance with dervish spontaneity
Venture to the lands between the hands of earth and sea

Follow your soul
To dangerous paradise
Swallow you whole
Shot from the bow of life
Passionate, open eyed
Leaving your doubt behind
Blown to the sky

The adventure begins at your front door, and then the current carries you in...

Follow your soul
To dangerous paradise
Swallow you whole
Shot from the bow of life
Passionate, open eyed
Leaving your doubt behind
Blown to the sky
Track Name: Microcosmos
Open your eyes
Welcome to this world
Black and then white
Rainbow unfurls

When it seems like the clock is ticking
If you could see the universe in a second
Glance at the skies, let stellar inspiration
Set free your heart’s intention
It’s as real as it feels

Open your ears
Listen through what they say
Words disappear
In their place revelations

When it seems like the clock is ticking
If you could see the universe in a second
Glance at the skies, let stellar inspiration
Set free your heart’s intention
It’s as real as it feels

Listen lovers, don’t forget what you have
You mobilise each other into introspective action
To intuit direction to an intricate perception
Of the intimate perfection,
The infinite connection of us all

When it seems like the clock is ticking
Take your hands from your eyes
See the universe in a second
Glance at the skies, let stellar inspiration
Set free your heart’s intention
It’s as real as it feels
Yes it’s real!
Track Name: Yes
I know something beautiful will happen
I don’t know what, I just know

In between the chords I’m strumming
Can’t you feel it coming?
Something beautiful is just a way of saying
That all I wish for and all I’ve been praying
Will come true

I know something beautiful will happen
I don’t know what, I just know
Track Name: Children of Children
Light the candles, don’t avert your eyes
Let the shadows out from where they hide
Come sit and lay bare bedrock-a-bye night
So your day will burn a thousand times
As bright

Please don’t hide
In metal pillows and paper sheets
Please do cry
Salt of your eyes falls home to the Earth at your feet

Whisper softly of the pain you nurse
How you treat time’s passing as a curse
In the quiet hours you can taste
Wisps of memories like cirrus trails
You can’t trace

Please don’t close
The lids of the eyes you were blessed with
Please hold close
Your unquenched innocent breath

Please don’t hide
Our steely shells and cloaks of confidence keep out the rain
But at the cost of what sight?
We lose our everything if we’re anything less than who we’ve always been
Track Name: Play Me a Tune in the Back Yard and I Will Do Maths Instead
I would have found you if you had been in the place I thought you should have been
I would have found you if you had been in the place I thought you should have been
I would have found you if you had been in the place I thought you should have been
But you weren’t there and I didn’t know where to look

Love is real...

I would have taught you that 3 plus 3 is 6 and 6 plus 6 is 12
And 12 plus 12 is 24 and if you’d wanted to go further
I would have shown you the door
I would have shown you the door

Love is real...

Oleyoleyololololo!
Track Name: Wizard in Disguise
Purposefully distracted from the moment
Perfect portents and overblown omens
Chasing the dancing light on the wall like the grail
Getting so engrossed in the detail, chase your tail

Fish and chips, computer quips
Quills and ink, cheap thrills and tricks
A stick attached to perfect hips
Impending doom, apocalypse
We could buy the perfect kind of weather
To curse and then complain about together
Will our worries wash away
With the perfect kind of rain?
Stop, take a deep breath
And listen here...

There’s a wizard in disguise hiding inside
He will take you by surprise and he’ll blow your mind
In the falling leaves he is leaving us signs
Invisible to most, most of the time
I’ll get on my way, he will be by my side
With spells upon my tongue, screaming “I’m alive!”
Wizard in disguise, hiding inside
The magic he will teach you will blow your mind

Building a range of mountains from a million molehills
Can’t see the forest or the leaves for the chlorophyll
Manufacturing mirages to quench thirst
Filling up on satisfying metaphors, fit to burst

Train your brain for segregation
Thick as thieves that plague the nation
Slackers, schemers, politicians, dreamers
Point the finger at the unbelievers
They’re the reason we’re in neck deep
Scapegoats in a flock of black sheep
I have heard the grass is green
Underneath the guillotine
Stop all that nonsense
And listen here...

There’s a wizard in disguise hiding inside
He will take you by surprise and he’ll blow your mind
In the falling leaves he is leaving us signs
Invisible to most, most of the time
I’ll get on my way, he will be by my side
With spells upon my tongue, screaming “I’m alive!”
The magic he will teach you will blow your mind
Track Name: The Lesson of the Mirror
Sit by the fire and I’ll tell you a tale
Of something quite close to our hearts
Through thoughtless struggle we try to prevail
But this I would like to impart:
That when it comes to our oldest beliefs
In foundation there lies a flaw
To challenge with anger, to fight to survive
Is to hammer your head on the door

But it seems a little strange
That we refuse to change
Yeah I find it a little odd
That we can’t seem to learn
It’s like holding up the mirror
It’s holding up the mirror
It’s holding up the mirror
It’s like holding up the mirror

The lovers were loved, the haters were hated
That’s how the fairytale was
By disillusionment we have been baited
To feel justified in our cause
When the storm comes, batten down the hatches
Lock all the doors to the night
With tinderbox nerves and, and the striking of matches
Fire unto fire we will fight
Fire unto fire we will fight

But it seems a little strange
That we refuse to change
Yeah I find it a little odd
That we can’t seem to learn
It’s like holding up the mirror
It’s holding up the mirror
It’s holding up the mirror
It’s like holding up the mirror

What we do to each other, we do to ourselves
So it’s been said and it’s true

Isn’t it obvious?
It should be obvious
I think it’s obvious
Isn’t it obvious?
It’s obvious!
It’s obvious!
It’s obvious!
It’s obvious!
Track Name: Through Which All Things Come Alive
All things are merely possibilities
They’re hiding underneath the guise of things
All things they recycle and renew
Like remembering to breathe
Oh life breathes and then it sings

Thank you, I love you
Thank you, I love you
(world...)

There is no secret key, no hidden door
For you are only unlocking yourself
And with this you unlock a greater truth
The eternal reminder
The power of love

Thank you, I love you
Thank you, I love you
(world...)

I can feel it coming to life...
Track Name: Tributaries
Meltwater runs from glaciers
In trickles and rivulets
And slowly, as the pace picks up
Carves valleys from solid rock
It all adds up...

Don’t expect everything at once
Or how could you enjoy it?
Just surrender all resistance
To the flow of the river
It doesn’t matter how fast you make it
Just as long as you ride it
It doesn’t matter which course you take
All tributaries lead to the same place
And you’ll find your way to the ocean

Slow water comes to a standstill
Has time to contemplate
In pools and eddies, dropping sediment
Continues clearer and bathed in light
Oh, translucency
It takes time for perspicacity to realign

Don’t expect everything at once
Or how could you enjoy it?
Just surrender all resistance
To the flow of the river
It doesn’t matter how fast you make it
Just as long as you ride it
It doesn’t matter which course you take
All tributaries lead to the same place
And you’ll find your way to the ocean

Don’t expect everything at once
Or how could you enjoy it?
Just surrender all resistance
To the flow of the river
It doesn’t matter how fast you make it
Just as long as you ride it
It doesn’t matter which course you take
All tributaries lead to the same place
And you’ll find your way to the ocean
You’ll find your way to the ocean