Slow Horns (split w/ Tyler Butler)

by First Nations

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released November 29, 2009

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First Nations Grande Prairie, Alberta

First Nations (currently known as Wand) is Grande Prairie AB musician Derek Janzen. He has been quietly recording and releasing homemade alternative music from out of his bedroom in the cold and dark of the north since 2008. He has played along side some great acts including Mike Edel, Happy Trendy, and Stacy Lloyd Brown. ... more

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Track Name: Royal Blood
In the half-light of dawn
you came down from the mountain
clothed in suns
and you bore the disease
of some kind of crooked priest.
And those heavy winds
shook the bones of the dead
and their children
and now i know only in light
can you see what you've darkened.

Unthread your woven arms now
and lift the blindfolds from your eyes
ya, i know, i guess thats fine.
So just spill your royal blood out
and put your wedding rings back on.

I had a dream
that 2 severed hands were rising up
to pluck out the stars and i will admit
i'm not too sure what to think of it.
Maybe when i die
i'll forget about it.
Ya, maybe when i die
thats when i'll sleep the safest.

Oh!

I don't really wanna stay here.
I don't really wanna climb these hills alone.
I don't really wanna sharpen all your swords
and i don't really wanna carry your anchors home.
I don't really wanna stay here.
I don't really wanna climb these hills alone.
I don't really wanna sharpen all your swords
and i don't really wanna live where no trees have grown.

Unthread your woven arms now
and lift the blindfolds from your eyes
Ya, I know, i guess that’s fine.
So just spill your royal blood out
and put your wedding rings back on.
Track Name: Wooden Half-Arrow
In the light of the sun
I can see where you are.
I can see all the drums
that you beat in the dark.
And I can see all the smoke
that you have in your lungs
Coming out of the mouth
where your song is sung.

It’s the best time of year
to be here I am told.
And I can hear every word
that you say better than anyone.
I built you a house
on a mountain peak
And I will out your nails,
I’ll make your structure weak.

I’m coming home, to the only place that I know.
So put down your bow, and all your arrows.