Forest, Oh Forest, Protect Me

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we were lovers in the autumn
dead leaves in your hair
embers dancing with the stars
on the trails of the air
forest oh forest protect me
in your giving arms
lure me into majesty
with your humbling charm

maybe i'm right
i've been wrong many times before
the future seems bright
we're staring straight at a fiery sun

you were just a common stranger
looking for a ride
I was looking for someone
to hide in
came to branching paths in the wood
we broke out in a run
took the one less travelled just for fun


from By The Back Stair, track released June 9, 2011



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Banded Stilts

"Banded Stilts reach back to the grand old folk traditions within a contemporary alt-roots sound" ( and utilize a variety of instruments including guitars, accordion and violin to tell stories of ghost towns, gold rushes and goners. The group has showcased at Sappyfest, Halifax POP Explosion, the ECMA's and have toured the country by train. "Little Village" is the bands debut LP. ... more

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