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Changing Faces

by The Deep Dark Woods

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1.
Treacherous waters, it’s darker than night I'm hiding my face away from the city lights My companions have left me, they've all made new acquaintances They've tied my hands and tossed me to the waters I do what I have to, to keep my heart from sinking I've cried "Oh Lord, have mercy on them" I've learnt the seek the shadows, I prefer the silence The taste is bitter, I'm standing still The Belvedere shines brightly, it's up upon the hillside Everyone is gone and the night time is still The water isn't moving, the air it is lifeless My body aches and my senses are gone Your enemies can't harm you, better look out for those that know you I'm sinking like a stone but I'm standing still
2.
I've travelled together with cold hearted people Far from my home by the beautiful sea I've travelled along through all sorrows and dangers But how could I ever be single again? Talk to me softly before you must leave me Talk to me gently but say what you will I think of you often, glad memories recalling How could I ever be single again? I've all alone beneath cold winters shadow I've sat near the brook where we used to lay I'll never get over how suddenly you left me How could I ever be single again? Talk to me tenderly as you are leaving Talk to me carefully but say what you must I think of you often glad memories recalling How could ever be single again? Talk to me softly before you must leave me Talk to me gently but say what you will I think of you often, glad memories recalling How could I ever be single again?
3.
As I was a walking last merry May Where the wind and the waves and the ladies do stray I heard the voice of my loved one say (Crying O-oh my love for you is gone.) 
 She had a voice like an angel and skin like a dove And the song she was singing was all about lost love I said that we're married, I promise I gave (O-oh my love for you did fade.) 
 I told her I'd have money and other pretty things I'd forever be faithful until death springs But that ring on her finger, she tossed it away (Crying O-oh my love for you is gone) 
 I bowed my head and I took a great leap From the cliffs of the mountain to the waters so deep The rocks in the ocean will be my death bed (Crying O-oh my love for you is dead) (O-oh my love for you is dead)
4.
Anathea 03:26
Lazlo Feher stole a stallion, Stole it from the misty mountains And they chased him and they caught him And in iron chains they bound him Word was brought to Anathea That her brother was in prison. "Bring me gold and six white horses, I will buy my brothers freedom.” "Judge, oh, judge, please spare my brother, I will give you gold and silver." "I don't want your gold and silver, All I want is your sweet favors.” "Anathea, oh, my sister, Are you mad with grief and sorrow? He will rob you of your flower, And he'll hang me from the gallows.” Anathea did not heed him, Straight way to the judge went running. In his golden bed at midnight, There she heard the gallows groaning. Cursed be that judge so cruel Thirteen years may he lie bleeding Thirteen doctors cannot cure him Thirteen shelves of drugs can’t heel him "Anathea, Anathea, Don't go out into the forest. There among the green pines standing, You will find your brother hanging."
5.
I’ve travelled this world over with no money in the bank Been to the halls of Ypres and seen the statues of Constantine the great But when I get home tonight I’ll be wishing I was never born (cause these highs are so high and the lows are way too low) 
 I’m hoping that a change will come real soon But that change I’ve been hoping for it never seems to bloom I’m dying since I left all of you (these highs are so high and lows are way too low) 
 I look at other people, so happy and content But my brain it just wanders, I can’t listen to what’s being said There ain’t no point to this horrible mess (these highs are so high and lows are way too low) 
 When I get home tonight When I get home tonight, I’ll just lay there in my bed Turn on the TV and dwell on things were left unsaid If I could I surely would Stand on the ground where my father stood. 
 I just lay here, so restless and forlorn Hoping that Gabriel will blow his mighty horn I keep begging them all to never drift away (These highs are so high and lows they always stay.) When I get home tonight
6.
Oh, If I could I’d waltz on back to you
 I’d make my home in Carolina
 Don’t mourn for me with sorrow too intense I’ll be back with money for us to spend It’s too bright in here to get myself together All alone I’m pining for you babe Oh, to spend a pleasant evening with my love Everything reminds me of you All this thinking about you is making my heart break Can’t stand another day without you
 The air is thick and the breeze it gives me chills Just wanna lose myself in her I’ve got the fever for you, honey
 I can’t seem to get you off of my mind I’m a fool for your love
 And everything reminds me of you
7.
I arose, early in the morning Just as the dew was forming She was there, the day we shared In the meadow The day is bright, the season it is changing My thoughts are rearranging The forest springs and the larks they sing In the meadow The nights are long and the mornings they come early The bindweeds they are curling The flowers bloom and the summer looms In the meadows By and by, her nature so enticed me She knew me so precisely We prepared a dwelling there In the meadow
8.
Yarrow 04:48
I woke up the birds were singing My love I wished to see There she was on the edge of the bed She was waiting there for me The light shone through my window It was gleaming through her blouse She laid down beside me We spent the day entranced (Yarrow, yarrow, yarrow she said to me I am a wounded man, yarrow I'll take from thee) The love we shared that morning I long for it today But I'm in Tuscaloosa I'm a million miles away The evening's so hot and it’s cloudy It's thick with tomorrow's rain I'm tired of these fools that surround me They're just looking for something to gain (Yarrow, yarrow, yarrow she said to me I am a wounded man, yarrow I'll take from thee) I looked there behind me To see what I could see There she was, my beloved She was coming after me For the flowers they'll all wither And the tall pines they will fall If ever I lose my love It'll be my downfall (Yarrow, yarrow, yarrow she said to me I am a wounded man, yarrow I'll take from thee)

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released May 14, 2021

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The Deep Dark Woods listen to Fairport Convention, Bob Dylan, Shirley Collins, Incredible String Band, Percy Sledge, Al Green, Neil Young, Kevin Ayers, The Grateful Dead, early Steeleye Span, Planxty, The Band and many other groups.

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