Poems

by Plastic Swans

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1.
The Angel 03:40
I dreamt a dream! What can it mean? And that I was a maiden Queen Guarded by an Angel mild: Witless woe was ne'er beguiled! And I wept both night and day, And he wiped my tears away; And I wept both day and night, And hid from him my heart's delight. So he took his wings, and fled; Then the morn blushed rosy red. I dried my tears, and armed my fears With ten thousand shields and spears. Soon my Angel came again; I was armed, he came in vain; For the time of youth was fled, And grey hairs were on my head.
2.
Hymn 03:44
At morn–at noon–at twilight dim- Maria! thou hast heard my hymn! In joy and woe–in good and ill- Mother of God, be with me still! When the hours flew brightly by, And not a cloud obscured the sky, My soul, lest it should truant be, Thy grace did guide to thine and thee; Now, when storms of Fate o'ercast Darkly my Present and my Past, Let my Future radiant shine With sweet hopes of thee and thine!
3.
Eldorado 03:04
Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado. But he grew old- This knight so bold- And o'er his heart a shadow Fell as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado. And, as his strength Failed him at length, He met a pilgrim shadow- "Shadow," said he, "Where can it be- This land of Eldorado?" "Over the Mountains Of the Moon, Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride," The shade replied- "If you seek for Eldorado!"
4.
If 03:53
If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss: If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
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To my wife 03:41
I can write no stately proem As a prelude to my lay; From a poet to a poem I would dare to say. For if of these fallen petals One to you seem fair, Love will waft it till it settles On your hair. And when wind and winter harden All the loveless land, It will whisper of the garden, You will understand.

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PLASTIC SWANS are
Štefan Rybár - vocal and guitar
Martin Fischer - piano and keyboards
Pavol Stajanča - guitar
Roman Hríbik - bass
Matej Hríbik - drums

music by Plastic Swans
lyrics by Edgar Alan Poe (Eldorado, Hymn), Oscar Wilde (To my wife), Rudyard Kipling (If), William Blake (The angel)

recorded in 22-27 February 2012 at LAVAsound studio
produced by Marek Rakovický and Plastic Swans
recorded and mixed by Marek Rakovický
mastered by Darius van Helfteren

arangements for additional musicians: Richard Bešťák

additional musicians: Peter Dvorský - viola, Alena Spišiaková - oboe, Gabriela Pekárová- transverse flute, Tibor Ďuriak - trumpet

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released May 14, 2012

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Plastic Swans Slovakia

2007 - the band´s founding
2009 - Plastic Swans (EP)
2010 - Mingled Stories (LP)
2011 - Poľana (single)
2011 - Spánok (single)
2012 - Poems (EP)
2013 - Victoria (single)
2013 - Tokio (single)
2014 - Ireland shores

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