on the isle of eye

by oliver oat

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released March 18, 2011

all songs written by oliver oat 2007-2010
bass guitar on argos by arno breuer
drums on argos by floyd raynor
all songs recorded by oliver oat 2009-2010
except argos recorded by floyd raynor and oliver oat 2009
mixed and mastered by floyd raynor



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Track Name: map
draw me a map
let mountains grow out of the paper
show me where rivers rise
could I follow them down to the shore

draw me a landscape
for me to explore
show me a road to follow
then draw me some more

draw me a city
then draw me a house
show me where families live
could you give me the key

draw me a subway system
show me where I could get off
which way to the petting zoo
which way to the park
which way to the sea

draw me a map
a map of your mind
Track Name: argos
I am the guardian
the tales are true
but you
you are much luckier than me
I put your wounded eye on a triangle, softly

would you like to trade
I have kaleidoscopes she gave me
kaleidoscopes she made for me

she spoke to me in many ways
but all the things she said were like a thunderstorm
and then our child was born
and I sailed away

I'd tell you all I could
I'd tell you of the good (all the good about her)
I'd tell you all, I would
I should, but then I'd get emotional

you know that I can't cry
I could try
but the flood might sink the island
and your father would be glad and mad at once

I'd give you one of mine
I'd take some wine
and with a spoon you'd pop them out with ease
but please, they'd only burst
because they're cursed
because they're mine

just let me listen to this song and doze away