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Back to Poet's Lake

by Reichenbach Falls

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From the album Wayfarer Beware, coming 2024 on Observatory Records


Back to Poet's Lake

Is it that late?
Time flies when you’re coming undone
But there’s no-one to blame
It can happen here to anyone

On the road not taken
Back to Poet’s Lake in the fall
I hope to find her
I just don’t ever find her at all

And when the car broke down
She said “Well, I suppose we’re hiking and
Let’s talk it through, maybe I’ll come back to Scotland
Take account of what is lost and what merely forgotten
What might be retrieved”

Matthew 18 says
Jesus loves the little ones
But the weather here up north
It says something different

It was all forsaken
Up at Poet’s Lake and a pall
Fell upon everything
And we got nothing at all

And when the rain came down
She said “Well, this really figures and
Darling what’s the point, even if I did come back to Scotland
It would still be lost, or have you forgotten
You were the first to leave
And nothing gets retrieved”

It’s all ruins now
But Rosie people lived here once
They saw the end was coming
Just not in time to save themselves

And it’s back to the old train station
It’s back to Poet’s Lake in the fall
I hope to find her
I just don’t ever find her at all

I hope to find her
I just don’t ever find her at all


released November 3, 2023
lyrics: Davies
music: Davies / Anderson

Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonathan Anderson at Protection Island Studios, BC, Canada


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Reichenbach Falls UK

A folk-pop project currently based in Scotland and Canada and widely acclaimed in outlets including the Guardian, Line of Best Fit, Exclaim! and Music OMH.

Following the home-spun lockdown release 'the past may be dead but its nails still grow', 2024 will see the release of our first studio album in eight years, 'Wayfarer Beware', from which 'Back to Poet's Lake' is the first single.
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