Arrow In The Sun

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A hand at dark
Reaches for my heart
To pull me in
But man, I will not give
To the roaring flame
Dancing high above our graves
Or to the royal blood
Of the ghost of God above.

A silver moon
Pulls your tides into
The island’s eye
But no, I will not climb
Up that mountain
Just to fire an arrow in the sun
Or to the water’s edge
Of an island.

A secret hymn
Your voice on the wind
Is in my head
But I will not depend
On a ferocious king
Inside the cloud of unknowing
Or on my trembling hands
For an arrow in the sun again.


from Island Eyes, released May 5, 2015


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Island Eyes Victoria, British Columbia

Island Eyes is Victoria, BC musician Derek Janzen. He has been quietly recording and releasing homemade music from out of his bedroom since 2008.

Over the years he has played along side some great acts including Wolf Parade, Mount Eerie, Frog Eyes, Car Seat Headrest, Cousins, and We Are The City.

His next full-length record, "Other Light", is set to release in this summer.
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