Ups and Downs

by Ravensong

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released July 20, 2018

Calvin Batley - all music @Ravensongdk
Rico Querin - Producer @Ricorecordingstudio
Tess Garman - Artwork @kenket
Jessica Lobo - Agent: @JLMusicServices

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Ravensong Luxembourg

Ravensong is an eclectic, one man, solo project, with a focus on alt rock and rhythm. I have written songs for years and love the art and craft of it. I am interested in dynamics and crescendo and a touch of rule breaking in structure and approach. Hypnotic grooves and thoughtful lyrics that are often ironic and layered finish of the sonic scapes I try and create on a bed of rock!!- Enjoy! :) ... more

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Track Name: Systems Govern Rational
SYSTEMS GOVERN RATIONAL
(There’s only you)

If falling is only the half way,
I don’t know what I’ll do
Devotion is so critical
It brings us ever closer in view

But if I don’t, if I don’t, have you….
Steps forward become minimal
As systems govern our rational

Oooohhh there’s only you
There’s only you

The motion of falling is appalling
And the mind betrays the heart in its way
(But) follow your life with all yearning
And your world will fall into place

Cos if I don’t, if don’t have you…..
We might as well all be sentinels
As systems govern your rational

There’s only you
There’s only you…………
Track Name: Girls Night Out
Girls night out.
(Ancestral junk-comedy)

Hold me now,
she muttered, eyelids fluttered
bless this - bless this now,
I need you beyond all conceiving

Keep me sound
I need this grounding
(what ya do, what ya doin’?)
(Why’d ya do, why’d ya do it?)

Hold –hold me now
develops
the lessons of life, are served in spun moments…

And, ‘even though you are unequivocally and absolutely, the one who is to blame
I must admit my part in this inane façade we’ve played has been tipsily participant and engaged
And, even though I would love to sit and chinwag on the finer points of getting laid, how I am irresistible and game.
all I need from you is the admission that you know it’s all your fault and that you know you get the blame!

even though you are the one who is absolutely the one to blame…(even though)
even though you are the one to blame
( even though, even though, even though, even though, even though……)
even though you are the one to blame – I won’t blame you for this pain
even though you are the one to blame- I don’t want you to have to feel this pain
even though you are the one to blame – I don’t need to make you feel ashamed
even though you are the one to blame- I don’t want you to have to feel this pain



Hold me now
she whispered, caressing his senses
bed me down
I can not contain the fire inside me


Show me -Show me why
I decided on you, (alone, it was you, alone, it was you)from a sea of so many..?
try and try
and I will accept you as worthy…


And she said, ‘Even though you are unequivocally and absolutely, the one who is to blame
I must admit that my part in this inane façade we’ve played has been drunk, partic’pant and engaged!
And, even though I would love to sit and chinwag on the finer points of getting laid, how I am irresistible and game.
all I need from you is the admission that you know it’s all your fault and that you know you get the blame!



even though you are the one who is absolutely the one to blame…(even though)
even though you are the one to blame…
( even though, even though, even though, even though, even though……)


even though you are the one to blame – I won't blame you for my pain
even though you are the one to blame- I don’t blame you for my pain


he said, ‘I did not realize that 'getting laid' , as you indelicately say, required any blame or a shamed excuse.(as if you were on a mischief ruse.)
and I do not like what’s implied when it was me the passing fish upon your crafty hook, (your club camouflage) Your make up ruse- you know it’s true!

and if you’d like to describe how that night was somehow in any way, other than how you staged the play, that day, your way, then just say!
Truth is though I have known you but an hour and few, I have also met more than one of you and I would suggest it is the light of morn, just begun to dawn ,and denial of that makes you say,


'Even though you are the one who is absolutely the one who is to blame'
even though you are the one to blame
( even though, even though, even though, even though, even though……)

even though you are the one to blame – I won’t blame you for my pain
even though you are the one to blame- I don’t want you to have to feel this pain
even though you are the one to blame – I don’t need to make you feel ashamed
even though you are the one to blame- I don’t want you to have to feel this pain


And she said, ‘even though you are unequivocally and absolutely, the one who is to blame
I must admit my part in this inane façade we play has been tipsily participant and engaged
And even though I would love to sit and chinwag on the finer points of getting laid, how I am irresistible and game.
all I need from you is the admission that you know it’s all your fault and that you know you get the blame!

even though you are the one who is absolutely the one to blame
even though you are the one to blame
( even though, even though, even though, even though, even though……)

even though you are the one to blame – I don’t want you to feel this pain
even though you are the one to blame- I don’t want you to feel this pain
even though you are the one to blame – I don’t want you to feel this pain
even though you are the one to blame- I don’t want you to feel this pain
Track Name: Boys Day In
Boy's Day In

And her tears cascade down her walk of shame
Try as she might, she can't refute the blame

But she feels there's a reason for everything
And she feels he never listened so I finally gave in

If it is all about you
(what you do? Why'd you go and do it?)
Because of me or because of you?
(what you do? Why'd you go and do it?)
Leaving you sickens me
(what you do? Why'd you go and do it?)
Because of him, because of me?
(what you do? Why'd you go and do it?)

I don't really want to break up with you
I don't really want to talk about it anymore
I don't really want to see his hands running all over you
and you begging him for more

I've lived life without you....we killed our own fream
(there's a point to this)
I live life without you because of the things we believe
(There's no point to this)
-Heven help me

And his rage cascades as she sets the blame
Try as he might he won't take the shame
and he feels there's a reason for everything
And he feels if she only listened we could solve anything

If it is all about you
(what you do? Why'd you go and do it?)
Because of me or because of you?
(what you do? Why'd you go and do it?)
Leaving you sickens me
(what you do? Why'd you go and do it?)
Because of him, because of me?
(what you do? Why'd you go and do it?)

I don't really want to break up with you
I don't really want to talk about it anymore
I don't really want to see his hands running all over you
and you begging him for more
Track Name: Big Black Hole on the Brightside of It
Big black hole (In the Middle of Me) On the bright side of it-
(error in judgment-comedy)-


Midnight comes a strolling and it’s drowned in a din
(And the) conversations flowing to the drunken chagrin
(An it’) suddenly ain’t so funny with closing and winds

(Drums jungle jazz-swing/shakers)
There’s a hole in the middle and it’s looking at me
(bass Latin)
There’s a whole in the middle that’s a ‘used to be we’
There’s a hole in the middle and it’s looking at me
Though the only one to notice is the absence of glee

(drums- double hat/tambourine)
there is a hole in the middle and it’s looking at me
hole in the middle where we used to be
there’s a hole in the middle and it’s looking at me
nothing really present where I used to be

(drums-ad bell/ skiffle)
there is a hole in the middle and it’s looking at me
hole in the middle where we used to be
there’s a hole in the middle and it’s looking at me

nothing really present where I used to be
nothing really present where I used to be
nothing really present where I used to be…

‘Think on the bright side of it,
Blood would stain the carpet and the sides
and the maid is off,
‘Til Tuesday. ( I think at least)
rigor will have set and gone again.( again)
Think of the drama, (oh, I know)
Effin’ palaver,
With the law and all;
Everyone helpless,( sad and pale)
Trying hard to find some sense in this
(In this)
I’m not disabled, (some sense in this)
I could see my way to cover
All, the hall.
So that there’s no waste (waste the waste!)
Sprayed upon the house that all of they
Will still
Still have to live in (oh, oh no!)
If I stay upon my bloody course
Of course
I could be weeping
Perhaps (perhaps)
Perhaps, I’ll have a pint and try and call!
(drunk call! chorus)
well, it’s better than dying
(yes, that’s best!)
it´s better than lying to myself,
that I... could do it
(oh, that I)
(oh, I) could really do it

ummm, I wonder if you’ll wake (awake)
(oh, oh)I wonder if you’ll
mute the phone
(oh, oh, oh, oh!)
I wonder if you’ll delete my name?

You, (yes you!) You´ve gone and lost a screw
You’ve gone and done the only thing guaranteed to make you blue
Well you seem serene
Beneath your pomp and cream
At least I have the self respect to stalk for dignity

(Well it hear it comes), (ear drums!) I’m gonna ring you up
Ring you up and call you all the things that rhyme with slut
Buuuhht, I love you so (violins and crying)
( why did you have to go?)
Now I cannot see the phone
While I am crying
Walking home.

I wonder if you’ll wake (awake)
I wonder if you’ll mute the phone
(oh, wohow-oh; oh, oh, oh)
I wonder if you’ll delete my name?

(if there is to be a c section then it will be here-consider it. Tripplet stab rhythm lines and violin and guit/reed/basoon

(Add- bass sax and cello)
Your bra, your bra! I have your new pink bra
Legit reason, thank you gov(ernor), for some repartois!
And its only 4
(I could still knock on the door)
Nice and early, rise and shine. How about some corner wine?

Tell her straight,
( not wait)
(you love me take me back!!)
take no nonsense, set her right
I’ll be lucky all that night
Yes, it’s true, I’m pissed(pissed, I’m pissed)
if my mum where here right now
she’d say, ‘Its true he’s done you proud!’

ummm, I wonder if you’ll wake (awake)
(oh, oh)I wonder if you’ll
mute the phone
(oh, oh, oh, oh!)
I wonder if you’ll delete my name?
Track Name: The Afternoon Tea Suppository
The Afternoon Tea Suppository

It's been years since I last saw you
It's been many years since I last knew you

It's not the same without you
It's not been the same without you

I wonder what you did with your life?
And I wonder how you are spending your time?
And I wonder who you are loving tonight?
....heaven help me...heaven help me...

It's been years since I last held you
But all of these years I've always loved you

It's not the same without you
It's not been the same without you

I wonder what you did with your life?
And I wonder how you are spending your time?
And I wonder who you are loving tonight?
....heaven help me...heaven help me...