The Queen of the Night

by Raibard

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New songs to groove, sing and trip with. Hard textures, intimate portraits and a midnight feast of delightful tunes on this entirely original album.

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released May 4, 2017

Raibard is Daniel Gil lead/rhythm guitars, & vocals Adam Morrison bass guitar Phil Mackay drums & percussion
All songs and lyrics written by Daniel Gil except lyrics for Ophra by Yehuda Halevi and lyrics for Pomegranate by Marty Newman.
All music recorded, mixed, and mastered by Daniel Gil
Artwork Cohavit Gil

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Raibard Boston, Massachusetts

Raibard - once described as what sounds like “ . . . the lovechild of Jimmy Page, Joan Baez, and Dave Grohl.” Raibard combines a myriad of previous musical traditions in a way that sounds cohesive and natural; seamlessly weaving the stories and songs of their lives into a new tapestry of modern rock. ... more

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Track Name: Forest of Song
Forest of Song

the forest of summer
the forest of night
the forest that sings the soul into the world with/of delight

chorus:
shining in between the cracks of existence
is a (there lies) the forest
a forest of song
always present
ever light
ever sweet
ever strong
(might)


the forest of mind
the place beyond time
the concert stage of the forever place

chorus

the forest of love
the forest of song
the forest of possibility's endless fidelity

chorus
Track Name: Always Home
Always Home


you are always home
you carry it with you inside

you have greatness of soul
no matter where your body goes

you are always home

you carry yourself
with the pride of a people

who are masters of the inside
without a mask and no reason to hide

you are always home

your kindness flows from the sunshine
and your moon knows no pain

I wish for you always
to remain

and remember the strength of your name

you are always home
(written for my daughter on the occasion of her graduation from high school)
Track Name: False Prophet
False Prophet

The false prophet
he lives his lies
Building his fences
he fantasizes
In his smile
A harsh decree
never really caring for you and me

In the cruel distance
his mind can see
Neighboring valleys
for those who flee
Into his arms
to be saved
always from fear they can't explain

Chorus:
The real prophet/seeker spends his life mending lives, and hiding the extent of his true vision

Freed from his/your prison of expectation, he rides the wave of contemplation, and sees the real true, within me and you/it's all within yourself

Fear and anger
his bread and wine
Capitalizing on the time
of your weakness
He will proceed
to consume your every need

Solo

Seeking new new victims
to build his pride
Always embracing those who hide
and seek comfort within themselves
Tempting them with freedom from their shells

In his cold clutches
from punishment
He will save you
with sentiment
of his fake kindness
you can't flee
Never really caring for you and me

Chorus
Track Name: The Queen of the Night
The Queen of the Night

The Queen of the night
She is light in the darkness
The Queen of the light
She has night in her eyes

And when I look, in her eyes, I see light, streaming downwards
And when She looks in my eyes, she sees the tears, flowing upwards

The Queen of the night
She is light in the darkness
The Queen of the light
She has night in her eyes

Hope in the night
Have faith in the light

The Queen of the night
She is light in the darkness
The Queen of the light
She has night in her eyes

And when I hear, Her voice, I feel silence, calling out to me
And when She hears my voice, She knows me, within

The Queen of the night
She is light in the darkness
The Queen of the light
She has night in her eyes

Hope in the night
Have faith in the light (in your own light)
Hope in the night
Have faith in your own light

The Queen of the night
She is light in the darkness
The Queen of the light
She has night in her eyes

And when I feel Her touch, I feel the edge, of madness
And when She feels, my heart, She feels the depth, of darkness

The Queen of the night
She’s the light in my darkness
The Queen of the light
She’s the night in my eyes

Hope in the light
Faith in the night

Faith in the light
Hope in the night

Hope in the night
Faith in each other's light

The Queen of the night
She is light in the darkness
The Queen of the light
She has night in her eyes
Track Name: Meaning
Meaning

Meaning, it’s in a touch
It’s in a smile
We give from the true
Place of Hiding, inside
Inside, Where you’re you

The Wings, of a butterfly, have nothing
On the wings of your child
The wings of a child
Who needs you

Have you, expanded
The glass of your mind
To a prism, a prism filled
Filled with the shine?

Or do you try, to be in the try
In the try, try
Trial of confused

The Wings, of a butterfly, have nothing
On the wings of your mind
The wings of a mind
Who needs you

Sunlight, and fields of
Fields of dew
They open themselves
Open themselves, when
You reach within you

The Wings, of a butterfly, have nothing
On the wings of your soul
The wings of a soul
Who needs you
Track Name: Ophra
Ophra (The Waters of My Tears)

In the waters of my tears
In the waters of my tears

Ophra washes her garments
In the waters of my tears

And spreads them in the Sunshine of Her radiance

She demands no water of the sunshine
Having my two eyes

And no other sunshine than her beauty

She is likened to the Sun
The Sun making red in Her rising

The clouds of dawn, with the flame of Her light

(3rd verse & chorus is from the poem ‘The Fair Maiden’)
Track Name: Pomegranate
Pomegranate

The ruins must be a mile deep
And for all that compost, vegetation is spare
Even in summer, the cisterns are full
A secret kept for the siege

Has It begun?
We came to Jerusalem
To wait
To hear the silence

On this dry crust
It’s not rain we expect
Even defeat of our foes, even miracles
Even miracles can’t disrupt, patience that takes
Patience that takes precedence over prayer

Has It begun?
Overripe, a Pomegranate
No worm may corrupt
The city reveals its only treasures are men
Each a walled city

Each a walled city
Prophecy threatens
Prophecy threatens with invasion

We came to Jerusalem
To wait
To hear the silence

It’s always this way - Orphans and widows
The crowds of faithful, The Crowds Are Faithful
In Shifts We Wait, For love abstracted
For Love Abstracted, In shifts we wait

Has it Begun?
We came to Jerusalem
To wait
To hear the silence
Track Name: Witness
Witness

Til’ we see
The death and birth
Of the new sun
Of Harmony

We are witness to the destruction
We are grown from the light

We see through all
And are truly seen by none
We stand until the sprouting of
True fruition

We are witness through the ages of man
To the fading of the light and its dawning

Torn from each other
We gather the broken shards
And rebuild the time
When we were witness

We are witness to the destruction
To the fading of the light and its dawning

We are witness through the ages of man
We are grown from the light