The Book of Sand

by Daniel and the Moravians

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released June 20, 2012

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Daniel and the Moravians is Daniel Monaghan, Martin Kociš, Andy Bendy and Slovakian Kačka based in Central Europe

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Track Name: Fiona
Fiona
It was summer, I was 17, I climbed into my black machine , started rolling, to meet her
On the radio Leonard Cohen playin', in the back seat my guitar was layin', in the sunlight

Emerald eyes and golden skin, laughter like a bouquet of begonias
Forest fairy, water sprite, I prayed for her each day and night Fiona

Sands of time, flowing by....
If I could save a single grain, I'd keep this one enchanted day as mine

We were sipping dandelion wine, the dancing flames us hypnotized, bejewled us
In my heart a holy song was ringing, the same a nightengale was singing, Hallelujah

On a lakeside beach of trees and stars, I held you closely in my arms, in the moonlight
Venus burning overhead, the winds of heavan around us swept like a warm light

Sands of time, flowing by....
If I could save a single grain, I'd keep this one enchanted day as mine

Angels, surround us.....
Your soft skin, like satin....

That was long ago, and far away, many moons ‘ve since waxed and waned, in the night sky
But as a magic lantern lights the way, my mind forever finds your name, Fiona

Emerald eyes and golden skin, laughter like a bouquet of begonias
Forest fairy, water sprite, I prayed for her each day and night Fiona

Sands of time, flowing by....
If I could save a single grain, I'd kiss you for that one eternal night
Track Name: Crickets on the Hill
Crickets on the Hill
When I was a little boy, crickets sung up on the hill
Fire flies and bumble-bees
Carved my name into a tree
And I waited for the world, to hand me a pearl, to lift me up high above
When I was a little boy, read by flashlight in the dark
Learned an ancient wiccan spell, that I'd use to break your heart
And I waited for the world, to hand me a pearl, to lift me up high above
Now I am a mean old man, staring down a setting sun
Feel the cold wind on my teeth
Feel the dampness in my lungs
And I‘m waiting for the world, to hand me a pearl, to lift me up high above
Track Name: Hangmans cove
Hangman’s Cove
The highway sign says Hangman‘s Cove
She's ridin' armageddon down a shiny black road
A pack of tarot cards and a Cupid switchblade The night sky lit up by Algul‘s gaze
Saw an old man with an evil glass eye
Pulled the car over and let him inside
Atop an iron cross a dead bird sings
If you wanna ride you gotta wear his ring
Danger, don't let him touch you darling
Run away, far from his freezing arms
Danger, there is a hidden door
Ghostship burning through a sea of dead corn
Map in her lap from a nightmare drawn
A pale horse standing beneath a hollowed out tree
A leather sack of whiskey and a rusted old key
Danger, don't let him touch you darling
Run away, far from his freezing arms
Danger, there is a hidden door
A mountaintop shack a ring of ironwood trees
Whispering voices carried by the breeze
Full red moon on a black door shines
Pulling out her key like she made up her mind
Danger, don't let him touch you darling
Run away, far from his freezing arms
Danger, there is a hidden door
Track Name: Crow inthe graveyard
Crow in the graveyard
Like a crow with the graveyard
an archer‘s bow with a bear‘s heart
an old apple tree with a songbird‘s melody
I‘m in love with you

Like a little worm with a mud pile
A guilty man with his lawyer‘s smile
An arsonist, with that sweet blue flash of flint
I‘m in love with you

The warmth of your breath
And the curve of your neck
Leave me speechless

The sound of your cry in the hot humid night
Leaves me blind

Just like a ghost with his lost life
The same as a moth with a streetlight
A pirates ship, with a thick foggy mist
I‘m in love with you

The warmth of your breath
And the curve of your neck
Leave me speechless

The sound of your cry in the hot humid night
Leaves me blind

Just like a slave with the free road
A condemned man, with a rainbow
A sleepy town with a murder going down
I‘m in love with you

The sea with the stars,shining down from afar
Track Name: Wheel King
Wheel King
Tornadoe, tidal wave, sandstorm, flood
Typhoon, earthquake, avalanche of mud
All evil deeds rewarded with a wave of his hand
There is a Buddha walking in the Human lands
The entire world shook by his magnificent sight
The minds of men froze by his miraculous might
Sacred words are whispered through the waters and the sands
There is a Buddha walking in the Human lands
We saw his light, We’ll never sleep again
We saw his light, and now we are awake
We saw his light, and we’ll never sleep again
We saw his light, now we’ll be free
Floating on a Lotus Flower, travelling through time
Wearing robes of wind fire, blazing sphere of light
Sees through men’s minds as through water in his hands
Theres a Buddha walking in the Human lands
Dimension hopping, shape shifting, Lord of all the Lords
Fa Giver, Wheel King, Enlightened one the Source
All evil deeds rewarded with a wave of his hand
There is a Buddha walking in the Human lands
We saw his light, We’ll never sleep again
We saw his light, and now we are awake
We saw his light, and we’ll never sleep again
We saw his light, now we’ll be free
Tornadoe, tidal wave, sandstorm, flood
Typhoon, earthquake, avalanche of mud
All evil deeds rewarded with a wave of his hand
There is a Buddha walking in the Human lands
Track Name: Yellow # 5
Yellow #5
She came to me I was broken down, choppin' trees down with a scowl
Pouring hydrochloric acid all over the ground
I only eat raw meat I said, she fed me lettuce beans and bread
She knocked me right up side my head, till I was falling down
She said you must not eat the beasts, our stomachs wont digest their meat
Besides don't they look kind of neat just wandering around?
She's lifting up the wasps and bees, her little fingers like a breeze
The trees are singing happily, now they have their queen
Don‘t you ever go, and leave me here alone, don‘t you ever go
My Eastern European Queen, I beg you now that I may be,
Beside your side eternally, wherever we may go
Tiannamean, Brazil, Berlin, Pittsburg, City Ho Chi Minh
Through all the oceans we will swim, and never touch the ground
Don‘t you ever go, and leave me here alone, don‘t you ever go
She's jumpin on a trampoline, her skin is gold, and warm, and clean
No collagen, or thorazine, or yellow number five
Ah, Petra are you posionous, I asked her as I kissed her lips
We walked along the frozen cliffs for ever in the sun
Don‘t you ever go, and leave me here alone, don‘t you ever go
And if I had a million lives, I'd spend them all right by your side
We'd watch the sun and moon and tides, eternally arrive
Track Name: One human season
One Human Season
Days of summer gone
they have thundered by
and now the redness spreads, and infects the leaves
And all our dreams....are covered by
The ivy veined hands of time

Where did you go?
I loved you so
With flowers in your hair, sunlight on your lips
No fear in your eyes, no surrender of your skin
No hate in your heart, no ice on your tongue

December trees............the branches like our lives
with nothing in their hands....... reaching for the sky
And nothing keeps them warm, no sun on them shines
And all of Heavens wrath, tries to break them in half

Upon a Giant wheel... we are pulled into this world
and then we're cast aside, without a reason why
But the wheel journeys on, but we are left behind
without a closing scene, or a hero‘s wake

Now we take the walk, that all of us must take
Those who wear the ring, the ring of human fate
One Human season, thats what we get
One gust of wind, one candles breath
One flat rocks skip, on a summer pond
One gentle kiss, from a child‘s lips
Track Name: Rowboat in the ocean
Rowboat in the Ocean
Well the journeys long, and the road is thin
And evil lurks at every inch, but the knowledge of the light
Keeps us ridin'
No we don't want no other prize, only freedom us, can satisfy,
Even the richest, robes for kings, are rags up there
The darkness employs many tricks, tries to fool us with it‘s promises of
Treasure, flesh, fame and earthly power
But we were not born yesterday, we know that gold will be washed away,
But that golden light will shine eternally
Climb inside, this small rowboat
The oceans wide, our fate unknown
Starry night, full moon glowin'
May this golden ray of light be our compas home
Well the cold is deep, the mountain cruel
The biting wind, a cobalt blue
But there is a key pressed in our palm, and we are climbin'
The desert‘s vast, the scorching sun
Boils us till we're almost done
But from the heavens falls a single drop of water
Their siren songs seduce our hearts
They try to capsize us on their jagged rocks
But we know, from their beauty, will be a pile of bones
We march across a feild of fire, a deadly valley of desire
But in the distance, on the hilltop, sits a lamb, yeah, yeah
Climb inside, this small rowboat
The oceans wide, our fate unknown
Starry night, full moon glowin'
May this golden ray of light be our compas home
They cuss us down, like rattle snakes
Spit their bile in our face
But our minds are calm and our eyes stare straight ahead
Their wicked tongues, devisin' schemes
Our reputations, submarined
But in our hearts not a single bud of hatred blooms
Their arrows sharp, their eyes enraged
They throw us in a pit of snakes
But from our pockets we pull a tiny wooden flute
Climb inside, this small rowboat
The oceans wide, our fate unknown
Starry night, full moon glowin'
May this golden ray of light be our compas home
Track Name: The Unravelling of the Cord
The Unravelling of the Cord
We Wander through this world
Like lost inside a dream
All we love, we lose
Our memories wiped clean
All our lives we strive
We fight for loss and gain
An insatiable appetite, and all of it in vain
I dont wanna die, we scream into the void
We clasp our hands so tight, as if we could hold on
With the unravelling of the cord, were dropped into this sea
We fight amongst the waves, we live our destiny
With the unravelling of the cord, in delusion live our lives
We watch our children age, we watch our families die
I held my young boys hand...I watched his shining eyes
I pulled him close to me...and we stared into the night
I dont wanna die, I screamed into the void
I clasped his hand so tight, as if I could hold on
With the unravelling of the cord, were dropped into this sea
We fight amongst the waves, we live our destiny
With the unravelling of the cord, in delusion live our lives
We watch our children age, we watch our families die
Track Name: You've got a way
You’ve got a Way
I don’t want to be a winner, lighting smiles form a podium
Stare out on a crowded room, and thank God for it all
I just wanna slip away with you, like two thieves on the avenue
Pulling shut the curtains disappear into the night
You’ve got a way, of holding me when I’m down
You’ve got a way, of holding me when I’m down
We’re bombing some poor country, I’m sitting in a sprinkler development
It’s 4am, the lawns are soaking wet
And if I had a rocket ship, I’d streak across your border, packing up your Buddha statuettes
And disappear right now
You’ve got a way, of holding me when I’m down
You’ve got a way, of holding me when I’m down
The world is moving fast now, I don’t know if I’ll make it
Every time they reach a marker, they’ve already erased it
We’ll find a little mountain, where they move slower than molasses
And chew on every berry there, as if it were our last
You’ve got a way, of holding me when I’m down
You’ve got a way, of holding me when I’m down
We’d build a little kingdom, it’d be full of law and order
With a squirrel as a Sheriff, and a blue bird as a Magistrate
And when the sun awoke our courtyard, it would be a time of worship
I’d lift you to the heavens and thank the universe
You’ve got a way, of holding me when I’m down
You’ve got a way, of holding me when I’m down
Track Name: Calm Mind
Calm Mind
Sweet, sweet wind awake me, warm warm breeze blowing home
Big bright moon, take me
Rollin‘ home, rollin‘ home
A long, long road awaits us
Sure, sure feet flyin‘ home
Calm mind, awaken
Take hardship as joy
Calm mind awaken
Take hardship as joy
Calm mind, awaken
Take hardship as joy
A sweet, sweet song is ringing
Round the warm green Earth, it’s sung
A ray of light illuminating
All souls going home, all souls going home
All souls going home, all souls going home
Track Name: Sleep of the Innocent
The Sleep of the Innocent
It was a cold bitter morning, when he walked home in pain
His scared eyes in chaos, englassed by the rain
Oh why, why, why, why, his soul screamed inside
Oh, why did I do, what I’ve done?
When they came, he was weak, he caved into their demands
His whole body weeps, when he remembers taking their bribes
In his hand was a scapel, on his face a white mask
In his eye a lone tear, as the blood stained his hands
And the deeds of the wicked
Are never outgrown
And the cold, cold, cold poison
Goes down so slow
May the warm wings of truth carry you home
May the white light of peace, lift up this stone
May the innocent sleep, Be yours to behold, to behold
In the black graveyard hours, he’s wide-eyed and alone
His heart beats in panic, as he stares at the phone
The freedom of truth, so close to his grasp
He approaches the table and extends his frail hand
And the deeds of the wicked
Are never outgrown
And the cold, cold, cold poison
Goes down so slow
May the warm wings of truth carry you home
May the white light of peace, lift up this stone
May the innocent sleep, Be yours to behold, to behold
Track Name: Song for Isabella
Song for Isabella
On the day, that you were born, I held you in my arms
I will watch over you, until he calls me home
As a bee, with grace, the nectar takes
But the flower, unharmed, behind remains
May the steps you take, and the moves you make be kind
Like a spider trapped, in its own silk web
Like a hunter caught by its own cruel snare
The creeping vine of craving binds the soul
And if the winds they howl
And if the seas should rage
I'll be here
And if they cut you down and chase you out
I'll be there
As a fletcher shapes, his arrows straight
Like the tranquil calm of a deep blue lake
May the deeds you do, and the words you say be true
Like a bird who soars, from a net, escaped
Like a monk who sits in a mountain cave
May you break the cage, and cast off these chains
And if the winds they howl
And if the seas should rage
I'll be here
And if they cut you down and chase you out
I'll be there
I know, the wheel turns slow
A giant barrel filled by a drip
The silversmith, bit by bit
Blows off the dust, and an immortal remains
Like people who, by passion boiled
Like a field overgrown by weeds is spolied
May your mind be reined, and like a horse thats tamed ridden home
Like the moon from behind the clouds set free
May your virtue shine for all to see
Like a lamp held high on a dark and lonely street
Track Name: Remember why we came
Remember Why We Came
We awake before the sun,
in the silent light of dawn
In the starlit light we sit,
in the infant arms of morning
And remember why we came
And remember why we came
In the soft dark light awake
In silence look within
Free from every thought
Hands folded in jiejin
And remember why we came
Track Name: Summer Hay
Summer Hay
I'm standing on a precipice, on one side utter decadence,
The other side a princess sits brushing her golden hair
A queen amongst the other ones, a relic to an ageless love
Lie beside me ocean water, never let me go
It is your mind, that beats you to the ground
It is your mind, that's got you spinning all around
If we died out here, I wouldn't mind,
I've died a hundred million times
What is one more little death? we'll start it all again
Petruska, Petra, papillion, the sweetest bird beneath the sun
Will you lie awake at night and think of me? You should and will
It is your mind, that beats you to the ground
It is your mind, that's got you spinning all around
I‘m standing here my mouth agape, within the world we both created
Emerald fields of apple berry sweetest summer hay
Ah, it's beautiful beyond belief,
The greenest blades of grass beneath you feet
There's music on your lips and flowers in your hair
It is your mind, that beats you to the ground
It is your mind, that's got you spinning all around
Track Name: Atlantis
Atlantis
Bad news, they‘ve taken a noose, and tightened it around your neck
Sent a prayer to the moon, but like a child‘s baloon,
It went drifting away in the wind
And now the sun has declined to continue to shine,
She's taking her rays back to space
And I'm afraid that it's true, the day‘s been subdued,
It‘s forever night here my friend
But we're still believing, that it's ours to steal,
And we climb every ladder
Like it leads to the sky, oh my my, and then this stormy weather
Will make way for the sun
I still believe in the grass, in the breeze,
I still believe that the dawn
Will awake with the mice, and over virtue and vice,
Spread out her wings like a song
We'll fly to the stars, we'll populate Mars, we'll break into Heaven
I swear
Where we'll oust the old king, and each person and thing,
We'll be freed from their shackles and chains
And Atlantis will raise, from it's watery grave,
And the mountains will sing out in praise
And the sun will be sworn to stay forever warm,
And turn black night back into day
We're still believing, that it's ours to steal,
And we climb every ladder
Like it leads to the sky, Oh my my, and then this stormy weather
Will make way for the sun
Well the sand is too quick, to stand a top of it,
I believe that I'm sinking again
But I wrote you this letter, so that if it gets better,
You know where to find me my friend
Yes you'll know where to throw me a hand
Yes you'll lend me the warmth, the warmth of your hand…
Track Name: Clean Ship
Ease your burdens, all tossed overboard
A clean ship is sailing, an entire world reborn
A free mind is breathing, on it nothing forms
A clean ship is sailing, into the diamond morning