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The Hunting Owl (live at ChoissyStrasse, Bern, May 2016)

from Our Ears Are In Excellent Condition by Merz

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From the album No Compass Will Find Home


Darkness scorns the fallen light
The troubled son greets love with spite
And these well-worn tragedies
Are the sombre ways of beauty’s decree

When the shrew leaves the long grass
He’s caught in the glassy, long glance
The veils that protect are ripped
Exist and then don’t exist

He patrols the night
From ultra high
He patrols the night

The hunting owl he’ll come into sight
Like a cloud blown across the night
He’ll cover the moon in your sky
Put you in shadow from ultra high (x2)

He patrols the night
From ultra high
He patrols the night

Caught up by it
Talons are gripped
You’re gone through a crack in the night
Wings cover the moonlight
A black falling sky


from Our Ears Are In Excellent Condition, released March 12, 2017
Written by Conrad Lambert


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Merz UK

Merz is an English musician, singer and songwriter who, since 1999, has released six albums and a bunch of EP's via Epic Records, Gronland Records, Accidental Records & Dampfzentrale Bern. His music is an eclectic construct of electronics, psych-folk and experimental-pop. ... more

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