The Great City

by The Revere

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released January 19, 2010

Recorded in Mercy Studios, New York City, NY.

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The Revere Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Revere is a power trio; energetic, dynamic, at times explosive and other times delicate. From the Philadelphia area, the band is made up of brothers Sean Kelly (guitar, vox) and Pat Kelly (drums,vox), and Michael Pearson on bass...the band has pressed forward with their newest release, “Behold, the Sea Itself!” It is part two and the conclusion of their two album narrative. Join the journey. ... more

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Track Name: Sleep is a Celebration
1. Sleep is a Celebration

Please, beg me to sleep
Because, oh, this is my dream.
I’ve stepped inside my host’s abode.
Please beg me to sleep
Because I continue to dream
At the arrival of his guests in droves.

When the party begins
There is music of quickened strings
And melodies of endless delight.
The musicians play the song
While the ghosts sing along
And their voices set sail over the night.
I sat down at the feast
Once the playing had ceased
To come across the face of that beautiful girl.
She stared straight into my eyes
Although I wasn’t bothered by
Her deliberate, yet delicate words.

Please, beg me to sleep!
Praise the kindness of our host!
Please, beg me to sleep!

Once the party resumed
You could hear the player’s tune
Perpetual and persistent to the end.
Joined by the tapping of the rain
They kept time like picture frames
Each drop broke up the beat on each descent.
And so the dancer’s hit the floor
Begging to the players, “More!
We want to feel the beat inside our bones!”
This made the sound grow louder still
And with joy their hearts were filled,
For the sound that filled the room was now their own.
Track Name: The Old Man and the Inn
2. The Old Man and the Inn

Here we are, the inn, full of beds in silken rooms,
Meeting here at quarter past the first light.
Follow me, pursue
Her voice that calls you too.
We depart, must go.

Old, lead us straight into her fine rejoice
Man, go at once to find her godly voice
“All hope in me.”
“All their hope in me.”

Walls adorned by the things of travelers since.
“See where we’ve been! What treasures somewhere else exist!”
Follow me, pursue.
Old man, you’ll lead us through.
We depart, must go.

When we came upon the strength of a man so aged.
Such a fire burned, as the hour turned after first light.
While he spoke to us in length fixed on every eye,
He spoke tenderly with intensity after first light.
Track Name: The Woman
3. The Woman

We entered trees, and spoke the first we’d ever speak,
Heard distant melodies; they were the breeze above our feet.
Pristine tunes, they were parading in our shoes
As we walked along, retelling strangely vivid dreams.

She’s so sweet.
How fair her cheek, red-white, like a queen.

Among other things, she was beauty, words in a song,
Telling me softly that I’d go along.
Worthy of hope and her faith in me strong.
Courage, courage!

She entered dreams, and spoke the first she’d ever speak,
Her distant melodies; they painted pictures in our sleep.
Unseen truths, they were pervading as we snoozed
Such a lovely face – revealed the place that we’d convene.
Track Name: With all of you by my side, I'm not alone
4. With all of you here by my side, I’m not alone.

I see, lovers
Through my window
And they’re walking, and they’re holding hands.
I see, panes and glass
Through my window
Embracing, the lovers pass

With all of you by my side, I’m not alone.
Track Name: The Rose
5. The Rose

She sure can walk like a rose.
Her pedals waving back and forth in natural pose.
I thought, how beautiful, how radiant she glows
It’s easy when you’re gold.

In 2 days I’ve caught her eyes three times watching me
And counted 7 more as I, myself, looked to see
The softness of God’s touch,
His boldness supreme
To create such a creature as she.

God! She sure walks like a rose!
I’m staring; keep my focus on the ground and the road.
I thought I’d glance but missed the chance – did she notice? Did she know?
She’s beauty and she’s gold.

In 2 days I’ve caught her eyes three times watching me.
Was I looking first?

Many steps we’d taken through the last line of trees.
We found ourselves in rolling valleys tasting the breeze.
The endless hills, green, so vibrant they sing.
My heart rejoicing in…

Can’t you hear her exhale?
Her steady breaths, her shoulders rest, such calmness prevails.
Shall I take the chance, planning words in advance, to project my steady ways?
Leading lovers to celebrate.

We speak loving words, only kindness, loving words.
Leading lovers to celebrate.
Track Name: The Valley
6. The Valley

We have more than the air inside our lungs
To breathe in the warmth and the light of the sun
“While earth is alive her creatures, they thrive,
We are lonelier each day we reside.”

I told her, listen. Still is the breath of the mighty inside of his hill.
Lovely and airy I float with the shade
“Tell me of your family, (and) the place from where you came.”

Don’t you get tired, you keep me inspired
I’ll need it when I’m down and overcome
Speak to me softly then, we’ll never set foot again
Inside the walls of peaceful dreaming’s feast.

Lonelier, she is still, growing each day apart from her windowsill
Lovely and airy I float through the shade.
“Tell me of your family, and the place from where you came.”

Lovely one you breathe in the sun you hold me in won-der and
Something awaits me here
Might she be, oh no, would she be, oh no, could she be the one - Lovely

We have the air that’s inside of our lungs
And we breathe the warmth and light of the sun
Alive is the earth, she thrives, as we each reside
In her. Lovely, lovely one.
Track Name: Giants I: The Incline
7. Giants I: The Incline

The ground was soft, like sheets beneath their feet
Steadily climbing
The world was still, and the city beyond the hill,
Concealed on the other side
In (his) wisdom, he understands
The guide holds their faith in his hands
They trust him, they trust him,
I am your guide

The ground was sloped, the giant was rising east.
We were climbing
The cloud was still, the mountain, the slope, the hill,
(was) Hiding its head up inside
Of the room, little cavern, (in) which you loom
We’re transfixed by the sky
We can see, you’re afraid,
But come stand in my shade.
I’ll let you rise.
Track Name: Giants II: Felix
8. Giants II: Felix

Giants nod off in the clouds ‘bout their heads.
We climb onto their backs
“Listen dear, December’s not alone
The minstrels tapping lets me know”
“There I was, there I was, there I was
Writing to my love.”

Oh candle keep
Your light on me
You’re all I have

MAN! How the mountains adore
The landscapes of the world!
We can see everything now
He will tell
How his love, his adored
Was the only thing in this world!
We can see everything now
“Dear, my dear,

I have prolonged every word in this note
But now I must insist, I must.
Listen dear, December’s not alone
The minstrel’s tell me ‘she must know’
There I was, there I was, there I was
Running to my love.”

Oh can you keep
Your light on me?
She’s all I have.
Track Name: The Time, the Light, the Heart
9. The Time, the Light, the Heart

“The song breathes forth from the mouth
And shakes the woods of their leaves
I reckon the song belongs to a woman
With dark and woven hair, I believe.
But don’t you quote me
I have a friend who’s seen her as clear as you and I
He said he was drawn by a voice
And that she was soft on the eyes.”

Bring me the time!
Bring me the light!
Bring me the heart of man in reds and golden whites!

It’s like she’s opening her arms
Dressed so lavishly charms
Begging us, not desperation
Just destination should we carry on.
All this time we’d never heard such sound before

Can we believe what we’ve just seen?
After the man explained, our hearts agreed.
What brilliance lungs can breathe!
“Wait you’ll see,” he said. “You’ll see.”

Bird sing, speak, your greetings unto me.
The town’s below, past this theater tree.
We’ve arrived apropos upon this great city!

Good morning, I sing and welcome you in.
Their bodies all moving in motion like spring.
Takes breath to behold their humble abode.
For when we’re here this brilliant city is our home.
Thank God we exist! In splendors like this!
Their bodies all moving in motion like spring.
Take rest for a while. We’ll bring your luggage inside.
Our walls keep out death, so rejoice! feel alive!
Track Name: Rest
10. Rest

Regardless of the room around us,
Regardless of the mood you’ve found us
We will leave.
This tired state is past, behind us,
These walls of stone, they keep, surround us.
He will lead again.

In our time, here in bed,
We begin thoughts pensive.
We hold our eyes shut
We’re afraid, that our dreams
Float away.

Regardless of the crude abyss and
Regardless of our hope insisting
We will stay.
This tired state is past, behind us,
These walls of stone, they keep, surround us.
He will lead again.
Track Name: The Great City
11. The Great City

This is a day for joyous song
Sing to God rejoicing!
In voices five hundred strong.
Each one gladly joins in.

Lovers, load your ships with things
Lovers, call the tide
Lovers, loathe the darkened things
But Lovers stay alive.
I’m afraid of darkened things
You can call the tide
If I never make it back
Does it mean I’m still alive?

You have your rest. Now take your leave.
The ocean’s stomach swirls and spits out demons from the deep.

We have no more time!
We have no more time!
Let us celebrate the kindness of our hosts.


Behold the sea itself – a mammoth churning in the dark.
Reflecting all the light we shine - illuminating spark!
We are holding out!
We celebrate and shout!
We feast until the glow commands, “You must embark!”

Lovers, we rejoice for the great moment’s coming soon
When dawn reveals its joyful eyes and calls us like a tune.
“I’m the gold of day.
Now you are on your way.
We bid our hosts! We bid our guests! Farewell, goodbye, adieu!”

We must leave their home
And call the sea our own.