Poems

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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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Track Name: The Angel
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.
Track Name: Hymn
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!
Track Name: Eldorado
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!"
Track Name: If
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!’
Track Name: To my wife
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.