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Circe

by And Tears Fell

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1.
Devil’s Lullaby (T. Downing/S. Downing) Please don’t ask for consolation I cannot help you anymore It seems a hopeless situation A sad reality You never asked for my opinion You never spoke when I was there You were held by three chameleons Blowing smoke rings in the air Hold me, come hold me now Enfold me in the sky Let me hear the evening song The devil’s lullaby And should you fall One winter’s day The angels and devils around us surround us And take your soul away How many times did I tell you I could not love you anymore? Now memories compile upon memories I find I’m missing you But you were cold and introspective And didn’t care enough to smile And on your back, the three chameleons That kept you naked, like a child (chorus)
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Black Rose 05:38
Black Rose (T. Downing/C. Palmer) Everything is fine tonight All that’s in my mind tonight Absence makes the heart grow fond Now I cannot see beyond tonight Days fly Colors turn to gray And disappear as Darkness becomes day Give me the black rose… I feel so alive tonight A holy cause and hunger for tonight An aching heart and furrowed brow Please let me kill the sacred cow tonight (chorus) And in the death, you and I are one Blood rains down and water hides the sun An aching heart and furrowed brow Please let me kill the sacred cow tonight (chorus)
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Chamber of Light (Downing/Downing) Knocking down the old ideas Try to find what’s right I could say, “I’m fine, how are you?” But that would be a lie Having it all, wanting nothing What a way to go… Wanting it all, having nothing I only want to go home Feelings in the chamber of light All I know is shadows I can’t tell the day from night Oh no, not from here Bringing back my fantasies Could it be right? I only wanted solace from you Could you hold me tight? Seeing it all, hearing nothing What a way to go… Hearing it all, seeing nothing I only want to go home Feelings in the chamber of light All I know is shadows I can’t tell the day from night Oh no, not from here
4.
Mr. Sleep 04:32
Mr. Sleep (T. Downing/C. Palmer/S. Downing) At night, when life grows quiet The day comes to an end I draw the curtains and the shades And listen to my friend He weaves a tale of melancholy Warm thoughts and laughter He reaches past my conscious mind And shows me the hereafter All good children come with me Into the realm of shattered dreams Close your eyes and count to three I am Mr. Sleep… This longing that I hold inside For happiness and color Makes me wish I had a friend With new thoughts to discover And when I’m past the point of dreams And hopes of the mundane I hear the sound of thunder Music, sacred and profane All good children come with me Into the realm of shattered dreams Close your eyes and count to three I am Mr. Sleep…
5.
Ghosts 04:54
Ghosts (Downing/Downing) I kneel beside the chamber door Another ghost I see Peering through the keyhole Staring back at me Who is in the shadows? Who lurks in the dark? Who’s that with the killer’s eyes? Will he hit his mark? I run from every foreign sound In shelter I find peace The devil knocks upon my door I wait for day’s release I’m thinking of the sunrise Looking toward the day Peace be with you, everyman ‘Til sunlight comes again I see it in the people dwelling In the countryside I see it in the infant’s eyes The fear of genocide (chorus 1) I summon up my courage To be with me in the night But I shake with trepidation As I blow out the light (chorus 2)
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Faith, Maybe 03:27
Faith, Maybe (T. Downing/S. R. Downing/S. Downing/C. Palmer) She was talking about How history was at an end But she swore to God She’d find someone to love again But the clouds blew away And left her sitting all alone And she cried and her eyes Shed tears until the light was gone As we run in circles, spinning madly round and round I try to make her see the happiness I’ve found She asks me what to look for, in human nature I hold her hand and reply, “faith, maybe…” She was talking about how history was at an end But she swore to God she’d find someone to love again She asks me what to look for, in human nature I hold her hand and reply, “faith, maybe…” “Which one,” she cries, “faith, or maybe?” “As we run on down that twisted path of life, Who will save me?”
7.
Rain 03:35
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Tapestry 04:01
Tapestry (T. Downing/S. Downing/C. Palmer) Sitting high above the sea A ship on the horizon I see a figure, strong and bold My joy has overcome me Waiting so long for you Waiting so long for you Tattered days and shattered lifetimes So long… I say a prayer to gods above And thank the fates that brought you I weave a spell to call you in To make you love me forever Waiting so long for you Waiting so long for you Your touch… Your kiss… So long… I weave you into my tapestry I will make you love me I weave you into my tapestry So sensually… You won’t forget, this is not your home And you still won’t love me How could I touch a fated soul And hope that you would not leave me? (refrain) (chorus)
9.
Josephina 03:27
Josephina (T. Downing) Never in a million years Will I let you in You would destroy my delicate world And I would not deny you Oh come in, come out of the rain The sky is black tonight Would you remain my pride and joy And make me kiss the ground? Oh how weak have I become When you are near me now I can’t remember any time When I have felt secure Oh Josephina…
10.
Nightmares 04:25
Nightmares (T. Downing/S. Downing) Looking back in anger My vision fades to white A thousand stags and lions Pass each other in the night Distant drums and echoes Are still pounding in my head But still my conscience tells me That we should all be dead Not one of us are jesters But still we wear the mask And find our hands are severed By the blades of our one task You could have been destruction You could have held the gun And rid the population Of every last one of us Help me to understand This gnawing here inside I’m looking for someone to take my hand And bring me down And lead me home again Would you stay right here beside me? Will you love me ‘til the end? So many have challenged So many have lost We try to save our foolish pride But what will be the cost? We terrorize each other To win the gift of fire We cave in to our wishes And every last desire (chorus)
11.
One More Time (T. Downing) I can’t see the day from here I can’t see the sun from here I don’t want to run away from here Let me out of here Let me see again Let me touch your face Just one more time Love flies the skies tonight In the darkest hour On the wind tonight Just one more time I can hear the bells from here Ringing in the sky, from here Something tells me not to run away from here (bridge) (chorus)
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13.
Visions of the Looking Glass (Downing) As we rowed along the river The child’s eyes on me I wonder how it must be Chasing rabbits through the trees I fix my gaze on golden hair A lightning mane of fire I tell her mystic stories That have sprung from my desire (chorus) Oh Alice, will you sing for me? A song above the storm And crawl beneath my blanket, You can keep your teacher warm And if it’s all too much for you, I will walk away And you can read the stories, child I love you anyway Guilded by the willow trees We flowed on ‘til the night Smoke-filled visions of the looking glass And rabbits fill my sight I love this girl called Alice Obsession to the core Perfect face and dainty hands I want her all the more (chorus) As we rowed along the river The child’s eyes on me I wonder how it must be Chasing rabbits through the trees Through smoky dreams I held her tight As I teetered on the brink of madness And tears fell down on the stony ground And formed a sea of sadness Alice, will you sing for me?
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Just Like St. Augustine (J. Carlson) It's Christmastime in Paris and you're leaving on the train Could have been the Queen of Persia or the Queen of Spain Oo-ee, ooh my, just like St. Augustine Deep among the nightclubs Winston Salem's crucified Drop of whiskey blood rolls from his eye Oo-ee, ooh my, just like St. Augustine Too many crooks, too many victims, too many witnesses Too many sat in the streets, tired and powerless Oo-ee, ooh my, just like St. Augustine If you try to lose me then I'm already lost Everything I've worked for, everything is lost Oo-ee, ooh my, just like St. Augustine

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Second album from Epithet recording artist duo And Tears Fell, released in summer 1990.

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released August 15, 1990

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And Tears Fell Seattle, Washington

And Tears Fell was an eclectic art-rock recording project founded by Todd & Samantha Downing in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. Twenty years, a move to Seattle and five albums later, Todd put the project to bed for good. The REQUIEM album is a tribute to Samantha, who lost her battle with cancer in 2005. ... more

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