Ups and Downs

by Ravensong

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1.
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…………
2.
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
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05:09
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
4.
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?
5.
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...

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released January 26, 2019

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

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Ravensong is releaseing a full length album in 2020 called 'Spooky Action at a DIstance' . The band line up as of January 2020 is
Calvin Batley - Guitar , Vocals
Nelson Curado - Drums
Tom Heck - Bass

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