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Tender Eyed

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Wisdom comes with age, that's a good reason to value and respect older people, they can advise you on the many issues you'll encounter in life. Some people never grow wise though, they only get older. I'm a good example of that. Anyway, this song contains some sound advice someone once gave me and I'm passing it on pretending to be smart. It's about not giving in too easily because life is unfair man. So take charge of your life, don't accept empty promises and stand up to your oppressors, being physical or psychological. And talk about it. Don't shove it under the carpet. As for the Leah part, the story goes that she asked for someone else to be married to and she got her way, albeit after a long long time. So if you want something, ask for it, you might get it. Or not, but at least you've asked.


Stained with red eyed mourning
And pulled from the dead crow’s beak
Came the old man’s warning
Not to turn my cheek

Hollow a promise spoken
Grown from the barren ground
Bending the pact that choked them
They came and took my crown

Don’t you cover this up

Leah was tender eyed and broken
Nailed to the churches door
Telling a tale softspoken
A long forgotten lore

Don’t you cover this up


from Tales of Woe, released December 1, 2018


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Silas J. Dirge Amsterdam, Netherlands

Silas J. Dirge is the moniker adopted by songwriter Jan Kooiker. Combining an acoustic folk sound with Morriconesque guitars, he sings about everyday subjects like giving in to your black soul and having conversations with Death.

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