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"Archer" is the sixth in a series of singles that will later comprise the new album by The Society Islands. These singles will be released on a triweekly basis (well, at least most of the time); the album will be released whenever The Society Islands feel the stars are aligned the right way.

The album will most likely feature comprehensive bonus material, the scope of which depends - not least - on you, dear listener (yes that's right: the more songs you buy, the more money we have to blow on crazy shit).

lyrics

In my sleep you come to me
Smelling of moss and blood and prey
Drop the quiver, drop the rags
Don't light your moon, don't wake me up
Don't blow it all to hell

The season has passed
and I'm frightened of the things to come
How my world's running out of scent
How to live and to die alone
And in my wake you can feel me tense
with the string of your bow

You pinch one eye
You breathe in deep
You anchor low

And then you let go

Who tends the grounds you took from me?
Did you give them to the deer
parading every morning?
And if I try I'll get to see
So don't light your moon, don't wake me up
Don't blow it all to hell

The season has passed
And I'm frightened of the things to come
How my world's running out of scent
How to live and to die alone
And in my wake you can feel me tense
With the string of your bow

You pinch one eye
You breathe in deep
You place the anchor low

And then you let go...

credits

released August 29, 2012
Lyrics & Music by Boris Rogowski
Produced by Boris Rogowski & Stephan Kriegeskorte
Recorded at the Convent-facing Room, Cologne
Mixed and Mastered by Boris Rogowski

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The Society Islands Köln, Germany

The Society Islands is the musical project of Cologne, Germany-based composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Boris Rogowski. The music of The Society Islands oscillates between Neo-Folk, chamber music and Indie Rock and is further characterized by unconventional stylistic shifts and ominous undertones. ... more

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