Let My Spirit Rise

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A tower of smoke.
A tower of holy ghosts
has covered this place like the soil on the bones i laid
but I was not made to be that brave.
Clouded eyes over an arid face,
a storming mind from all the thundering of life.
O will you let my spirit rise?

O the howling glow
the lonely sound of voices slowly echos
into the bright flame like a log beneath a rolling wave
But I was not made to be afraid
Fires dancing on a houses shape
but fires die a lot like our old country sides
O will you let my spirit rise?

In the magic hour on the southern shore
I can see your shape in the dirty water
At the break of day, in the morning light
I will lift my hands to the holy mountain
as my body lies on the forest floor
I can hear the drums of the feral ocean
and on the silver wind, I will lift my voice
to the Son of Man, I will sing your praises.

Let my spirit rise.

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from Mt. St. Helens, released August 21, 2012

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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. ... more

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