the man of the crowd

by mouse party

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a long time in the making. I've been singing Poe's poems since before I knew I wanted to write music first and foremost.


released September 26, 2016

All lyrics: Edgar Allen Poe

Guitar, harmonica, vocals, butchered fiddle: mouse party



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mouse party Amherst, Massachusetts

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Track Name: Deep in Earth
Deep in earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone
Track Name: To ______
I heed not that my earthly lot
Hath little of Earth in it,
That years of love have been forgot
In the hatred of a minute:
I mourn not that the desolate
Are happier, sweet, than I,
But that you sorrow for my fate
Who am a passer-by.
Track Name: To F____s S. O____d
Thou wouldst be loved?- then let thy heart
From its present pathway part not!
Being everything which now thou art,
Be nothing which thou art not.
So with the world thy gentle ways,
Thy grace, thy more than beauty,
Shall be an endless theme of praise,
And love- a simple duty.
Track Name: To Helen
HELEN, thy beauty is to me
Like those Nicèan barks of yore
That gently, o'er a perfumed sea,
The weary way-worn wanderer bore
To his own native shore.

On desperate seas long wont to roam,
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy Naiad airs have brought me home
To the glory that was Greece,
And the grandeur that was Rome.

Lo, in yon brilliant window-niche
How statue-like I see thee stand,
The agate lamp within thy hand,
Ah! Psyche, from the regions which
Are holy land!