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Desert Raven
Jonathan Wilson Lyrics


Fuzzy way
Haze in the assault was awaking
The sand was a grayish shade of blue
Spirits held desire
Were her eyes they did admire
The evening that we only thought we knew

Further out to see
I heard the birds wings over me
The vibrations in the air through my ears
The sun was rising, slingin' low
The day was saddled up to go
The desert's lonely nightfall disappear

The raven who flies through the desert sky
Is wiser then you and me
The birds have a peace
The stillness asleep
And the desert raven he has poetry

Close your eyes and fly to let the diamonds make the night
And crystal blue will turn to ruby red
The plants become a maze under the heavens star hazel
Pegasus he gallops over head

The buffalo at night they follow close the river's edge while
Saffron slowly grows inside the cage
The starry minds of hyacinth the moon below the sun's eclipse
The sandy canyon flows beyond the wave

The raven who flies through the desert sky
Is wiser then you and me
The birds have a peace
The stillness asleep
And the desert raven he has poetry

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Written by: Jonathan Wilson

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The Smartian

Fuzzy white haze in the asphalt was a lake
And the sand it was a grayish shade of blue
Spirits held desire
While my eyes they did admire
The evening that we only thought we knew

Further out to see
I heard the birds wings over me
The vibrations in the air through my ears
The sun was rising slinking low
The day was saddled up to go
The desert's lonely nightfall disappear

The raven who flies through the desert sky
Is wiser than you or me
The birds have a peace
The stillness a sleeve
And the desert raven he has poetry

Close your eyes and fly to let the diamonds make the night
Crystal blue will turn to ruby red
The plants become a maze under the heavens starry hazel
Pegasus he gallops over head

The buffalo at night they follow close the river's edge while
Saffron slowly grows inside the cage
The starry minds of hyacinth the moon below the sun's eclipse
The sandy canyon floats beyond the wave

The raven who flies through the desert sky
Is wiser than you or me
The birds have a peace
The stillness a sleeve
And the desert raven he has poetry



All comments from YouTube:

Ben Burton

this is an absolutely fucking brilliant song. the album is spectacular. it sounds like the best of mid 70's psych-folk but there is no need to compare it to any other bands because it stands alone as a reminiscent yet fresh and original sound. 

Jack Gerard

Ben Burton So very well said. Yes. JW is pretty close to it, for me, musically. Every record he puts out is brilliant. At least to my mind they are. And then there’s his touring with Tom a Petty, producing music by Roger Waters and having killer (people in the know might call it legendary) Laurel Canyon parties. Crosby and Nash stopping over to jam. I mean...wow!

🤙🏼❤️🌞

Bob H

Takes me back to 1974, KMYR FM Abq, NM.

Jelle Lieshout

Agree totally. Nobody I show it to believes it's from the 2010's !

Tzeitel Bartholomew

This song began playing on the NPR station while my son screamed in his car seat. He suddenly stopped crying, then began to cry again when it ended. So I took note of this but dismissed it as a fluke. Since then when we drive (he hates being in the car seat) I play it on repeat and he will stay calm. When I stop playing it he freaks out again. So, who cares what I think of this song? My 15 week old apparently loves it!! Thank you!!

Alex Baum

@Tav Taverner this was about a guy’s kid. Surely your response wasn’t meant to be for this. Try to chill out a little bit and get things right next time.

Sergey Kalabin

Wow!) Because this music is awesome!!!

BIÉ

@Tav Taverner You have some ignorance problems, don't you?

Sean Klein

@Tav Taverner Lol ... what. Dude is playing a synth.

Tav Taverner

First 0:54 seconds is irrelevant (CUT!), indicative of a drug problem, annoying, unnecessary, and maybe stop trying to be trippy Kanye West white guy or whatever, but rest of song good

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